Ancient Indian History Selected Questions and Answers Set 6

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Q.1:- Where did Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as Dharma Chakra Pravartan (i.e. Turning of the wheel of the law) ?

  1. Sanchi
  2. Sarnath
  3. Sravasti
  4. Both Gaya

Q.2:- When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha ?

  1. Haryankas
  2. Shishunagas
  3. Nandas
  4. Mauryas

Q.3:- Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last (Mahaparinirvan) ?

  1. Rajgir
  2. Both Gaya
  3. Sarnath
  4. Kushinagar

Q.4:- Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty ?

  1. Maurya
  2. Sunga
  3. Gupta
  4. Kushana

Q.5:- Who among the following was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire ?

  1. Sharmana
  2. Kumar Amatya
  3. Rajuka
  4. Uparika

Q.6:- With reference to ancient Jainism, which one of the following statements is correct ?

  1. Jainism was spread in South India under the leadership of Sthalabahu
  2. The Jains who remained under the leadership of Bhadrabahu were called Shvetamabaras after the council held at Pataliputra
  3. Jainism enjoyed the patronage of the Kalinga King Kharavela in the first century BC
  4. In the initial state of Jainism, the Jains worshipped images unlike Buddhist

Q.7:- Ashokaram monastery was situated at ?

  1. Vaishali
  2. Patliputra
  3. Kaushambi
  4. Shravasti

Q.8:- Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy ?

  1. The Third Buddhist Council
  2. The Kalinga War
  3. His embracing of Buddhism
  4. His sending of missionary to Ceylon

Q.9:- The most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age was ?

  1. Vaishali
  2. Nalanda
  3. Taxila
  4. Ujjain

Q.10:- Who of the following did not adorn the court of Kanishka I ?

  1. Ashwaghosha
  2. Parshva
  3. Vasumitra
  4. Vishakhdatta

Q.11:- In which of the following inscriptions the name of Ashoka has been mentioned ?

  1. Bharbru Edict
  2. Rock Edict XIII
  3. Rummendei Pillar Inscription
  4. Minor Rock Edict of Maski

Q.12:- The last Mauryan emperor was ?

  1. Jalok
  2. Avanti Varma
  3. Nandi Vardhana
  4. Brihadratha

Q.13:- Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development ?

  1. Pottery
  2. Seals
  3. Boats
  4. Houses
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Q.14:- Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in  6th century BC ?

  1. Vaishali
  2. Athens
  3. Sparta
  4. Patliputra

Q.15:- Which among the following is the sacred book of Buddhists ?

  1. Upanishad
  2. Vedas
  3. Tripitaka
  4. Agams

Q.16:- Which one of the following had not come to India with Alexander ?

  1. Nearchus
  2. Onesicritus
  3. Aristobulus
  4. Deimachus

Q.17:- Buddha’s preachings were mainly related to ?

  1. Belief in one God
  2. Practice of rituals
  3. Purity of thought and conduct
  4. Idol worship

Q.18:- Which one of the following is not common in Buddhism and Jainism ?

  1. Non-violence (Ahinsa)
  2. Indifference to Vedas
  3. Self-mortification
  4. Rejection of rituals

Q.19:- The doctrine of three jewels – Right belief, Right conduct and Right knowledge is the crownings glory of ?

  1. Buddhism
  2. Christianity
  3. Jainism
  4. None of these

Q.20:- Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in the book of ?

  1. Bhasa
  2. Ashvaghosha
  3. Vishakhdatta
  4. Sudraka

Q.21:- The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was ?

  1. Vishnu Gupta
  2. Upa Gupta
  3. Brahma Gupta
  4. Brihadrath
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Q.22:- Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time ?

  1. James Princep
  2. D. Sankaliya
  3. R. Goyal
  4. N. Mishra

Q.23:- The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the ?

  1. Greeks
  2. Sakas
  3. Parthians
  4. Mughals

Q.24:- Who constructed Sanchi Stupa ?

  1. Chandragupta
  2. Kautilya
  3. Gautam Buddha
  4. Ashok

Q.25:- The silver coins of the Gupta period were known as ?

  1. Dinar
  2. Rupyaka
  3. Satamana
  4. Karsharpana


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