Ancient Indian History Selected Questions & Answers Set 3

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Q.1:- The destruction of the Mauryan Empire was followed by a series of invasion, and first to invade India were ?

  1. Indo-Bactrians
  2. Sakas
  3. Indo-Parthians
  4. Kushans

Ans:- (a) Indo-Bactrians

Q.2:- Who among the following rulers has been mentioned as protector of Varna System ?

  1. Pushyamitra Sunga
  2. Kharvela
  3. Gautamiputra Satakarni
  4. Vasudeva

Ans:- (b) Kharvela

Q.3:- When did the Mathura School of Art flourish ?

  1. Sunga Period
  2. Satavahan Period
  3. Suba Period
  4. Kushana Period

Ans:- (d) Kushana Period

Q.4:- What was the capital of Kanishka ?

  1. Purushapura
  2. Pataliputra
  3. Taxila
  4. Mathura

Ans:- (a) Purushapura

Q.5:- Chandragupta Maurya Defeated ?

  1. Porus
  2. Alexander
  3. Seleucus
  4. Ambhi

Ans:- (c) Seleucus

Q.6:- Kautilya was the Prime Minister of ?

  1. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  2. Ashoka
  3. Chandragupta Maurya
  4. Raja Janak

Ans:- (c) Chandragupta Maurya

Q.7:- In how many adhikaranasis the Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ divided ?

  1. 11
  2. 12
  3. 14
  4. 15

Ans:- (d) 15

Q.8:- Which one of the following is the seventh part of the state according to Saptang Theory of State ?

  1. Janapada
  2. Durga
  3. Mitra
  4. Kosha
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Ans:- (c) Mitra

Q.9:- Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ?

  1. Parsva
  2. Nagarjuna
  3. Sudraka
  4. Vasumitra

Ans:- (d) Vasumitra

Q.10:- Which of the following dynasties succeeded Sungas ?

  1. Satavahanas
  2. Kushans
  3. Kanvas
  4. Gupta

Ans:- (c) Kanvas

Q.11:- At which of the following places was the headless statue of Kanishka found ?

  1. Allahabad
  2. Mathura
  3. Sanchi
  4. Takshsila

Ans:- (b) Mathura

Q.12:- The ‘Tripitaka’ was written in ?

  1. Brahmi
  2. Kharosthi
  3. Pali
  4. Sanskrit

Ans:- (c) Pali

Q.13:- Who amongst the following is known as the Light of Asia ?

  1. Jesus Christ
  2. Lord Buddha
  3. Prophet Mohammad
  4. Zarathustra

Ans:- (b) Lord Buddha

Q.14:- Where was the third Buddhist Council held ?

  1. Vatsa
  2. Pataliputra
  3. Kosambi
  4. Kashmir

Ans:- (b) Pataliputra

Q.15:- The first Buddhist Council was held in which of the following cities ?

  1. Nalanda
  2. Gaya
  3. Rajgriha
  4. Bodh Gaya
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Ans:- (c) Rajgriha

Q.16:- Who of the following kings was an ardent follower of Jainism ?

  1. Bimbisara
  2. Mahapadmananda
  3. Kharavela
  4. Pulkeshin II

Ans:- (c) Kharavela

Q.17:- Mahavira Jaina breathed his last at ?

  1. Rajgir
  2. Ranchi
  3. Pawapuri
  4. Samastipur

Ans:- (c) Pawapuri

Q.18:- Gandhara school of art came into existence in ?

  1. Hinayana Sect
  2. Mahayana Sect
  3. Vaishanava Sect
  4. Shaiva Sect

Ans:- (b) Mahayana Sect

Q.19:- Which of the following places is associated with Jainism ?

  1. Kapilvastu
  2. Pava
  3. Prayag
  4. Shravasti

Ans:- (b) Pava

Q.20:- The third vehicle in Buddhism was known as ?

  1. Mahasanghika
  2. Zen
  3. Vajrayana
  4. None of these

Ans:- (c) Vajrayana

Q.21:- Nyaya Darshan was propagaged by ?

  1. Gautama
  2. Kapil
  3. Kanada
  4. Jaimini

Ans:- (a) Gautama

Q.22:- The Indian king who opposed Alexander was ?

  1. Ambhi
  2. Porus
  3. Dhanananda
  4. Chandragupta

Ans:- (b) Porus

Q.23:- Who composed the Gayatri Mantra ?

  1. Vishwamitra
  2. Vasishtha
  3. Indra
  4. Parikshit

Ans:- (a) Vishwamitra

Q.24:- A copper chariot of Harappa times was discovered at ?

  1. Kuntal
  2. Rakhigarhi
  3. Daimabad
  4. Banawali
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Ans:- (c) Daimabad

Q.25:- The ‘Manu Smriti’ mainly deals with ?

  1. Social Order
  2. Laws
  3. Economics
  4. Sate Craft

Ans:- (b) Laws