Q.1:- Where did Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as Dharma Chakra Pravartan (i.e. Turning of the wheel of the law) ?
- Both Gaya
Q.2:- When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha ?
Q.3:- Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last (Mahaparinirvan) ?
- Both Gaya
Q.4:- Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty ?
Q.5:- Who among the following was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire ?
- Kumar Amatya
Q.6:- With reference to ancient Jainism, which one of the following statements is correct ?
- Jainism was spread in South India under the leadership of Sthalabahu
- The Jains who remained under the leadership of Bhadrabahu were called Shvetamabaras after the council held at Pataliputra
- Jainism enjoyed the patronage of the Kalinga King Kharavela in the first century BC
- In the initial state of Jainism, the Jains worshipped images unlike Buddhist
Q.7:- Ashokaram monastery was situated at ?
Q.8:- Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy ?
- The Third Buddhist Council
- The Kalinga War
- His embracing of Buddhism
- His sending of missionary to Ceylon
Q.9:- The most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age was ?
Q.10:- Who of the following did not adorn the court of Kanishka I ?
Q.11:- In which of the following inscriptions the name of Ashoka has been mentioned ?
- Bharbru Edict
- Rock Edict XIII
- Rummendei Pillar Inscription
- Minor Rock Edict of Maski
Q.12:- The last Mauryan emperor was ?
- Avanti Varma
- Nandi Vardhana
Q.13:- Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development ?
Q.14:- Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC ?
Q.15:- Which among the following is the sacred book of Buddhists ?
Q.16:- Which one of the following had not come to India with Alexander ?
Q.17:- Buddha’s preachings were mainly related to ?
- Belief in one God
- Practice of rituals
- Purity of thought and conduct
- Idol worship
Q.18:- Which one of the following is not common in Buddhism and Jainism ?
- Non-violence (Ahinsa)
- Indifference to Vedas
- Rejection of rituals
Q.19:- The doctrine of three jewels – Right belief, Right conduct and Right knowledge is the crownings glory of ?
- None of these
Q.20:- Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in the book of ?
Q.21:- The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was ?
- Vishnu Gupta
- Upa Gupta
- Brahma Gupta
Q.22:- Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time ?
- James Princep
- D. Sankaliya
- R. Goyal
- N. Mishra
Q.23:- The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the ?
Q.24:- Who constructed Sanchi Stupa ?
- Gautam Buddha
Q.25:- The silver coins of the Gupta period were known as ?