Q.1:- In which year was Sakabda/Saka Samvata started ?
- 78 A.D.
- 58 B.C.
- 273 B.C.
- 420 A.D.
Q.2:- With whose reign is the Gandhara school of Art associated ?
- Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Q.3:- Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells ?
Q.4:- The ancient name of North Bihar was ?
Q.5:- The Indus Valley Civilization was Non-Aryan because ?
- It was urban
- It has a pictographic script
- It had an agricultural economy
- It extended up to the Narmada Valley
Q.6:- In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property ?
Q.7:- In how many categories did Megasthenes divide the Indian Society ?
Q.8:- The notion of Saptanga that was introduced in ‘Arthashastra’ includes ?
- Kings, territory, administration and treasury
- Music dance, ragas and wrestling
- Ministers, civil servants, subalterns and those involved in espionage
- Aristocrats, acharyas, traders and monks
Q.9:- Which of the following propounded that ‘destiny determined everything, man is powerless’ ?
Q.10:- In Buddhism, what does Patimokkha stand for ?
- A description of Mahayana Buddhism
- A description of Hinayana Buddhism
- The rules of the Sangha
- The questions of king Menander
Q.11:- Name the last Trithankara ?
Q.12:- How many Tarangas are in ‘Rajatarangini’ of Kalhana ?
Q.13:- The cultivation of cereals first started in ?
- Neolithic Age
- Mesolithic Age
- Paleolithic Age
- None of these
Q.14:- Where was the capital of Sasanka ?
- Karna Suvarna
Q.15:- In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor ?
- Rajraja I
- Rajendra I
- Prantaka I
Q.16:- Emperor Harsha’s southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by ?
- Pulkesin I
- Pulkesin II
- Vikramaditya I
- Vikramaditya II
Q.17:- The Indus Valley Civilization specialised in ?
- Town Planning
- All of these
Q.18:- The earliest city discovered in India was ?
Q.19:- The Rigvedic God Varuna was ?
- Harbinger of peace
- Destroyer of foes
- Guardian of the cosmic order
- God prosperity
Q.20:- Which of the following is the major impact of Vedic Culture on Indian History ?
- Progress of philosophy
- Development of culture
- Rigidification of caste system
- Perception of a new worl
Q.21:- In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at ?
Q.22:- Who of the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha ?
- Chandgragupta Maurya
- Vardhaman Mahavira
Q.23:- Name the clan Buddha belonged to ?
Q.24:- By whom the first republic of the world was established in Vaishali ?
Q.25:- Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located ?
- Indus and Jhelum
- Jhelum and Chenab
- Chenab and Ravi
- Ravi and Beas