Ancient Indian History MCQs

Ancient Indian History MCQs ( Multiple Choice Questions )

Ancient Indian History MCQs on Ancient Indian History for General Studies and General Knowledge preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

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Ancient Indian History MCQs

 

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1. Hemis festival is dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava (Gur Rimpoche) venerated as the representative reincarnate of Buddha. In which part of India it is held every year?

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2. Which among the following is true?

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3. Which rock edict of Ashoka requests for religious tolerance among sects?

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4. Which among the following places has given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Subcontinent?

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5. From which of the following places a dated stone image of a seated Tirthankara belonging to 432 CE was excavated?

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6. Tirthankara Parswanath’s idol is recognized by which symbol?

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7. Which among the following river is most described in Rig-Veda?

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8. The term ‘Rashtra’ first appeared in which of the following periods?

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9. Who was the author of Ajita-Santi-Stava?

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10. Where was the capital of Shurasena located?

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11. Which among the following term correctly represents the religious and belief systems in which items in nature such as animals, trees or mountains can have spiritual value?

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12. Kautilya was the Prime Minister of which of the following kings?

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13. What is the other name of Bindusara as mentioned in Sanskrit literature?

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14. Which of the following caves is situated in Maharashtra?

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15. Which of the following kings succeeded Nagabhatta I?

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16. Which of the following was the founder of the Hoyasala dynasty?

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17. In which state is Brihadeshwara Temple of Thanjavur located?

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18. Balathal is an archaeological site located in:

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19. Which of the following has been a patron of Ajivika order?

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20. As per the ancient Indian Texts, the land between which among the following two rivers has been called “Brahamavarta”?

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21. Kandarya Mahadeva temple was constructed during which of the following period?

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22. Which of the following Kings assumed the title ‘Maharajadhiraja’ according to Asirgarh copper plate inscription?

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23. The ancient port-site of Godavaya is located in which country?

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24. Who among the following was behind the “epoch making” discovery of Arthashastra that altered the false perception of the European scholars that Ancient Indians learnt the art of administration from the Greeks?

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25. During the reign of Guptas in North India , who were their contemporaries in South India ?

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26. Which among the following text of Buddhism speaks about the sixteen Mahajanapadas?

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27. What was the fifth tenet added by Tirthankara Mahavira to the four basic tenets of Jainism?

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28. Which Ashokan pillar edict mentions the Dhamma Mahamattas?

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29. Which among the following is the theme of “Katyayana Srauta sutra”?

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30. Which Buddhist scripture has mentions on the 16 Mahajanapadas?

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31. Which of the following period saw the emergence of various mixed castes?

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32. Which of the following was the only queen of Ashoka to be mentioned in the Allahabad-Kosam pillar edict?

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33. What is the meaning of kalibangan in Rajasthan which shows the prehistoric and pre-Mauryan character of Indus Valley Civilization ?

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34. The Republics of Ancient India were destroyed by which dynasty?

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35. Which of the following emerged as the chief means of livelihood of the Later Vedic people?

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36. Which of the following is not a correct observation as mentioned by Megasthenes about India?

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37. Which of the following items were exported in the 6th century BCE?

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38. What symbol represents nirvana of Gautama Buddha?

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39. Mahavira passed away at what age?

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40. During whose reign the Third Buddhist Council was organized?

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41. Who was the contemporary South Indian ruler of Harshavardhana?

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42. Which among the following ancient Indian Play portraits the rise of Chandragupta Maurya and the machinations of Kautilya?

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43. The Kalinga war was fought in which year of Ashoka reign?

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44. Who among the following was propounder of the Madhyamika Philosophy?

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45. Which lake of Gujarat was built as an artificial reservoir by Mauryas?

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46. Which of the following rulers brought major portions of present-day Karnataka and Konkan under the Rashtrakuta kingdom?

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47. The port of Mamallapuram was constructed during the reign of which of the following kings?

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48. Buddha is often compared to a great physician, and his teachings are compared to medicine. Which among the following noble truth is analogous to prognosis in medicine?

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49. The Practice of Polyandry was common in which of the following in ancient India?

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50. At which among the following places, the Dharma-Chakra Jina Vihara was constructed by Gahadavala Queen Kumaradevi?

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