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.

ONLY MCQ Ancient History collection of important questions for various upcoming exams like SSC (Steno, JE, CGL, CHSL, CPO, MTS etc), RRB (Group D, JE, NTPC etc), State Exam (UKSSSC, UKPCS, UPSSSC, UPPCS, BPSC, BSSC, etc) etc.

Ancient Indian History MCQs

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14. Which among the following is true?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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22. Which Ashokan pillar edict mentions the Dhamma Mahamattas?

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23. Mahavira passed away at what age?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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30. Where was the capital of Shurasena located?

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31. What symbol represents nirvana of Gautama Buddha?

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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. Balathal is an archaeological site located in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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47. 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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48. 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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49. Which of the following kings succeeded Nagabhatta I?

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

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