Ancient Indian History Selected Questions and Answers Set 4

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Q1.:- Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. Mohenjodaro, Harappa, Ropar and Kalibangan are important places of Indus Valley Civilization.
  2. Harappan people developed planned cities with network of streets and drainage system.
  3. Harappan people did not know use of metals.

Codes:

  1. 1 and 2 are correct
  2. 1 and 3 are correct
  3. 2 and 3 are correct
  4. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

Ans:- (a) 1 and 2 are correct

Q.2:- Who among the following was Not a contemporary of other there ?

  1. Bimbisara
  2. Gautama Buddha
  3. Milinda
  4. Prasenjit

Ans:- (C) Milinda

Q.3:- Mahavira was born in 6th century BC at  :-

  1. Vaishali
  2. Magadha
  3. Sarnath
  4. None of these

Ans:- (A) Vaishali

Q.4:- Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India ?

  1. Mauryas
  2. Indo-Greeks
  3. Guptas
  4. Kushans

Ans:- (B) Indo-Greeks

Q.5:- The capital of Satvahanas was located at ?

  1. Amaravati
  2. Paithan
  3. Naldurg
  4. Durg

Ans:- (B) Paithan

Q.6:- During which Gupta king’s reign did the Chinese traveller Fahien visit India ?

  1. Chandragupta I
  2. Chandragupta II
  3. Samudragupta
  4. Kumaragupta

Ans:- (B) Chandragupta II

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Q.7:- The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are ?

  1. Hindu and Buddhist
  2. Buddhist and Jain
  3. Hindu and Jain
  4. Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

Ans:- (D) Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

Q.8:- Bhagvatism centred around the worship of ?

  1. Shiva
  2. Bhagavati
  3. Skanda
  4. Vishnu

Ans:- (D) Vishnu

Q.9:- Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler ?

  1. Mahendravarman
  2. Narasinghvarman I
  3. Parameshwarvarman
  4. Nandivarman I

Ans:- (B) Narasinghvarman I

Q.10:- The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which of the following dynasty ?

  1. Pratiharas
  2. Palas
  3. Chauhans
  4. Sens

Ans:- (D) Sens

Q.11:- At which of the following places is the famous Kailasha Temple located ?

  1. Ajanta
  2. Badami
  3. Chittor
  4. Ellora

Ans:- (D) Ellora

Q.12:- Ibn Batuta visited India during the reign of ?

  1. Iltutmish
  2. Alauddin Khalji
  3. Balban
  4. Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq

Ans:- (D) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq

Q.13:- The Fourth Buddhist Council was convened during the regime of king ?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Ajatasatru
  3. Kanishka
  4. Mahapadmananda

Ans:- (C) Kanishka

Q.14:- Who was called by Vindhya Adhipati ?

  1. Simuka
  2. Gautamiputra Satkarni
  3. Ashoka
  4. Chandragupta Maurya

Ans:- (B) Gautamiputra Satkarni

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Q.15:- Charak was the famous court physician of ?

  1. Harsha
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Ashoka
  4. Kanikshka

Ans:- (D) Kanishka

Q.16:- The decimal numeral system, including the concept of zero was invented in India during which one of the following dynasty ?

  1. Saka
  2. Gupta
  3. Pala
  4. Chola

Ans:- (B) Gupta

Q.17:- Who was the first known Gupta ruler ?

  1. Srigupta
  2. Chandragupta I
  3. Ghatotakacha
  4. Kumargupta I

Ans:- (A) Srigupta

Q.18:- Where did the game of Chess originate ?

  1. India
  2. Persia
  3. Arabia
  4. Europe

Ans:- (A) India

Q.19:- The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram were built under the patronage of the ?

  1. Chola Kings
  2. Pandya Kings
  3. Pallava Kings
  4. Satavahan Kings

Ans:- (C) Pallava Kings

Q.20:- Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?

  1. Maurya
  2. Gupta
  3. Kushan
  4. Kanva

Ans:- (A) Maurya

Q.21:- When was the ‘Panchtantra’ written ?

  1. Maurya Period
  2. Kanishka Period
  3. Gupta Period
  4. Harsha Period

Ans:- (C) Gupta Period

Q.22:- The archaeological finds from Alamgirpur in Ghaziabad district reflected the ?

  1. Harappa Culture
  2. Vedic Culture
  3. Mauryan Culture
  4. Gupta Period Culture

Ans:- (A) Harappa Culture

Q.23:- The Indus Valley people traded with the ?

  1. Chinese
  2. Mesopotamians
  3. Parthians
  4. Romans
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Ans:- (B) Mesopotamians

Q.24:- The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of ?

  1. Bhakti
  2. Image Worship and Yajnas
  3. Worship of nature and Yajnas
  4. Worship of nature and Bhakti

Ans:- (C) Worship of nature and Yajnas

Q.25:- Who was the author of ‘Buddha Charita’ ?

  1. Asvaghosha
  2. Nagasena
  3. Nagarjuna
  4. Vasumitra

Ans:- (A) Asvaghosha