Q.1:- The principle that distinguishes Jainism from Buddhism is the ?
- Practice of the eight-fold path
- Rejection of the infallibility of the Vedas
- Attribution of a soul to all beings and things
- Belief in rebirth
Ans:- (c) Attribution of a soul to all beings and things
Q.2:- Who was the author of ‘Budha Charita’ ?
Ans:- (a) Asvaghosha
Q.3:- Consider the following statements ?
- Jainism in ancient India condemned the Varna system.
- Jain religious literature was written in Ardhamagadhi.
- Mahavira admitted women into the order of his followers.
Which of these statements is /are correct ?
- 1, 2 and 3
- 1 and 2
- 3 only
- 2 and 3
Ans:- (d) 2 and 3
Q.4:- Lothal is a site where dockyard of which of the following civilization were found ?
- Indus Valley
Ans:- (a) Indus Valley
Q.5:- An advanced water management system of Harappan times has been unearthed at ?
Ans:- (a) Dholavira
Q.6:- Which one of the following Gupta kings granted permission to Meghverma, the ruler of Sri Lanka to build a Buddhist temple at Gaya ?
- Chandragupta I
- Chandragupta II
Ans:- (b) Samudragupta
Q.7:- Which of the following is called ‘The Bible of Tamil Land’ ?
Ans:- (a) Kural
Q.8:- Which one of the periods marks the beginning of the Indian temple architecture ?
Ans:- (d) Gupta
Q.9:- ‘Mrichhakatika’ was written by ?
Ans:- (b) Sudraka
Q.10:- Which one of the following was known as Chalco-lithic age ?
- Paleolithic Age
- Neolithic Age
- Copper – Stone Age
- Iron Age
Ans:- (c) Copper – Stone Age
Q.11:- Taxila University was situated in ?
Ans:- (a) Pakistan
Q.12:- The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of ?
- Chandragupta Vikramaditya
- Kanishka I
Ans:- (c) Rudradaman
Q.13:- Who amongst the following Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan ?
Ans:- (c) Bindusara
Q.14:- A Buddhist council during the reign of Ashoka was held at ?
Ans:- (b) Pataliputra
Q.15:- Language used in the inscriptions of Ashoka is ?
Ans:- (b) Prakrit
Q.16:- The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in ?
- Kautilya’s Arthashastra
- Ashokan Edicts
- The Purans
- The ‘Indica’ of Megasthenes
Ans:- (d) The ‘Indica’ of Megasthenes
Q.17:- Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great ?
- Chandragupta Maurya
- Pushyamitra Sunga
Ans:- (b) Chandragupta Maurya
Q.18:- Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of ?
- Economic Life
- Political Policies
- Religious Life
- Social Life
Ans:- (b) Political Policies
Q.19:- Which one of the following places has no Ashokan edicts ?
Ans:- (c) Pataliputra
Q.20:- Who is said to have become the chief of the Jain Sangh after the death of Mahavira ?
Ans:- (d) Sudharma
Q.21:- Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ?
Ans:- (d) Vasumitra
Q.22:- The Lumbani was the birth place of Buddha is attested by an inscription of ?
- Pushyamitra Sung
Ans:- (a) Ashoka
Q.23:- Which one of the following is NOT included in the eight-fold path of Buddhism ?
- Right Speech
- Right Contemplation
- Right Desire
- Right Conduct
Ans:- (c) Right Desire
Q.24:- Buddha lived approximately at the same time as ?
- Prophet Mohammad
Ans:- (a) Confucius
Q.25:- Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty ?
Ans:- (b) Mahapadmananda