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Indian Ancient History GK Quiz-13 Ancient India History India Objective questions in English mcq.cetjob

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Indian Ancient History GK Quiz-13 Ancient India History India Objective questions

In this educational section we are going to share some important questions based on Indian Ancient History i.e. Ancient India History India Objective questions. These questions is very useful for all candidates who want to prepare for the various competitive exams.


1. Match List-I (Dynasties) with List-II (Capitals) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: 
 List-I List-II
A) Cholas 1. Dwarasamudra
B) Hoysalas 2. Madurai
C) Pandyas 3. Malkhed
D) Rashtrakutas 4. Tanjavur
 Codes: A B C D
            (a) 4 1 2 3
           (b) 3 2 1 4
          (c) 4 2 1 3 (
          d) 3 1 2 4
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2. Who among the following rulers was first to embrace Buddhism? 

(a) Ashoka
(b) Ajatasatru
(c) Bindusara
(d) Bimbisara
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3. The Kailasha temple is located in the caves of
A) Ajanta
B) Ellora
C) Elephanta
D) Karle

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4. The words SatyamevaJayate in the State Emblem adopted by the Government of India have been taken from which Upanishad?
A) Aitareya Upanishad
B) Mundaka Upanishad
C) Adhyatma Upanishad
D) Prasna Upanishad

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5. How did the Maurya Empire finally end?
A) The last Mauryan ruler was killed by his General.
B) The Kanvas of Central India deposed the last Mauryan ruler.
C) The last Mauryan ruler was killed in a battle with the foreign invader from the north-west.
D) The last mauryan ruler had no heir and the throne was claimed by one of his powerful ministers.
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6. The people of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro culture belonged to the
A) New Stone Age
B) Copper Age
C) Iron Age
D) Chalcolithic Age

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7. Match List-I (Dynasties) with List-II (Capitals) and select the correct answer codes given below the 

lists: List-I          List-II
A) Satavahana   1.Magadha
B) Cheta          2.Peshawar
C) Kushan      3.Kalinga
D) Koshala    4.Bagat 

Code: 
 A B C D 
(a) 2 1 3 4 
(b) 3 4 2 1 
(c) 2 4 3 1
 (d) 3 1 2 4
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8. The Rathas of Mahabalipuram, the rock- cut architecture, were built by a king of the dynasty of
A) Chola
B) Hoysala
C) Pallava
D) Rashtrakuta

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9. Who among the following Gupta rulers faced invasion of Hunas?
A) Budhagupta
B) Kumaragupta-I
C) Kumaragupta-II
D) Skandagupta

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10. The building of the famous Kailasa temple at Ellora was executed under the Rashtrakuta king
A) Amoghavarsha-I
B) Govinda-III
C) Indra-III
D) Krishna-I Ams:D 11. The Jaina saint credited with the spread of Jainism in Karnataka (south India) 
was:
A) Bhadrabahu
B) Adinatha
C) Parshvanatha
D) Mahavira

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12. Which one of the following is associated with the Gupta Age of Indian History?
A) Visit of Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang
B) Significant contribution to Indian astronomy by Aryabhatta
C) Significant contribution to poetry and literature by Banabhatta
D) Macedonian invasion

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13. The varnas came to be transformed into the hereditary castes during the:
A) Later Vedic period
B) Gupta period
C) Mauryan period
D) Vedic period

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14. In which one of the following do we come across a detailed account of the municipal administration of Mauryas?
A) The Arthashastra of Kautilya
B) The account of Megasthenes
C) The Mudrarakshasa
D) Mauryan inscription

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15. Consider the following statement(s) what Ajanta Painting portray 
 I. Buddhist elements 
 II. Secular aspects 
 III. Jain culture 
Which of these statements is/are correct?
A) Only I
B) Both I and II
C) I, II and III
D) Only III

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16. The Mehrauli pillar inscription belongs to the period of the:
A) Mauryas
B) Kushanas
C) Sungas
D) Guptas 


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17. Which one of the following mentioned division of the Mauryan Society into seven classes?
A) Ashoka's Edicts
B) Indica
C) Kautilya'sArthshastra
D) Vishnu Purana

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18. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?
A) Hoyasalas :Dwarasamudra
B) Kakatiyas : Warangal
C) Pallavas :Devagiri
D) Chalukyas : Kalyani
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19. Who among the following wrote commentaries on Harshavardhana's administration and the court life in Kannauj?
A) AI-Beruni
B) Fa-Hien
C) Hiuen-Tsang
D) Ibn Batutah

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20. Which one of the following works deals with the history of Kashmir?
A) Gaudavaho
B) Harshacharita
C) Rajatarangini
D) Vikramankadevacharita

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21. The Veda that contains charms and spells toward off evils and diseases is
A) Rigveda
B) Atharvaveda
C) Samaveda
D) Yajurveda

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22. Who is said to be responsible for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?
A) Ajatashatru
B) Chandragupta Maurya
C) Bimbisara
D) Mahapadma Nanda

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23. Which of the following statements about the Harappan people is incorrect?
A) The Harappans were phallus worshippers.
B) They worshipped gods in the form of human beings.
C) They placed their gods in temples.
D) They looked upon the earth as a fertility goddess.
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24. What were the crops raised by the Harappans? I. Cotton II. Wheat III. Barley IV. Peas Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
A) I, II, III and IV
B) I, II and III
C) II, III and IV
D) II and III
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25. Which of the doctrines of Jainism was added by Mahavira?
A) Do not speak a lie.
B) Observe continence.
C) Do not commit violence.
D) Do not steal.
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Ancient India History India Objective questions

26. The Pitaka that contains pronouncements attributed to the Buddha, laying down numerous rules for the conduct of the order is:
A) VinayaPitaka
B) Sutta Pitaka
C) AbhidhammaPitaka
D) All the three Pitakas

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27. Which of the following statements about the Rigvedic Aryans is incorrect?
A) We do not find any trace of widow remarriage in the Rigvedic period
B) We have some indications of polyandry in this period
C) There are no examples of child marriage in this period
D) The practice of levirate was known.

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28. In what respect did Jainism differ from Buddhism?
A) In its stress on the doctrine of ahimsa
B) In denying the authority of the Vedas
C) In opposing animal sacrifice
D) In its attitude towards trade
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29. Who among the following occupied the supreme position in the Later Vedic pantheon?
A) Indra
B) Prajapati
C) Agni
D) Varuna 


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30. Which type of pottery was most popular with the Later Vedic people?
A) Black-slipped Ware
B) Black and Red Ware
C) Painted Grey Ware
D) Red Ware

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31. A Janapadin was the ___ of a janapad
A) Servant
B) Minister
C) Army General
D) Ruler

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32. The traces of Janapadas and Mahajanpadas are found in___?
A) Vedic text
B) Buddha text
C) Jaina text
D) All the above

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33. During the Gupta Empire, the term “UPARIKARA” was used for
A) An extra tax levied on all subjects.
B) Periodic supplies of fruits, firewood, flowers etc
C) It was a voluntary offering by people to the king.
D) King’s customary share of the production normally amounting to 1/6th of the production. 

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34. Champa was the capital of which one of the following Mahajanapadas in Ancient India?
A) Anga
B) Magadha
C) Vajji
D) Kasi

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35. Chola Empire was divided into:
A) Mandalams, Nadu, Kurram&Valanadu
B) Mandalams, Nadu, Malkhand& Avanti
C) Mandalams, Bhoomi, Avanti &Valanadu
D) Mandalams, Nadu, Kurram&Malkhand 


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36. Harihara Raya I who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1336-1356 belonged to which dynasty?
A) Sangama Dynasty
B) Saluva Dynasty
C) Tuluva Dynasty
D) Aravidu Dynasty

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37. Which one of the following was the capital of Kosala?
A) Sravasti
B) Shuktimati
C) Kaushambi
D) Indraprastha 

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38. Bimbisara was the founder of which one of the following dynasties?
A) Nanda
B) Haryanka
C) Maurya
D) Shunga

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39. Tuluva Narasa who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1491-1503 belonged to which dynasty?
A) Sangama Dynasty
B) Saluva Dynasty
C) Tuluva Dynasty
D) Aravidu Dynasty

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40. For which period did Harihara Raya II of Sangma dynasty ruled the Vijaynagara Empire?
A) 1446-1465
B) 1485-1491
C) 1491-1505
D) 1377-1404 


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41. Which of the following statement is/are correct? 
I. Pulakesn I was the first ruler of the Chalukya dynasty? 
II. Harshavardhana attacked the Chalukya territory during 608-642 AD? 
III. Vikramaditya I died in 608 A.D.
Code:
A) All are correct
B) Only I
C) Only II,III
D) Only I, III

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42. Who was the ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab?
A) Alexander the Great
B) Darius III
C) King Porus
D) Chandragupta Maurya

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43. Which of the following statement is wrong?
A) Dharmpala was the founder of Pala dynasty.
B) Vikramashila University was founded by Dharmpala ?
C) Bhoja was the founder of Pritihara Empire.
D) Krishna III was the last Rashtrakuta king.

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44. Who was the main male God worshipped by Indus people?
A) Lord Vishnu
B) Vishnu
C) Brahma
D) Indra

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45. Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?
A) Alamgirpur
B) Harappa
C) Rangapur
D) Mohenjo-Daro

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46. Who among the following was worshipped during Early Vedic Civilization?
A) Varuna
B) Indra
C) Surya
D) All the above

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47. Who was the first Indian ruler who had territory outside India?
A) Ashoka
B) Chandragupta Maurya
C) Kanishka
D) Huvishka
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48. Which king started the organization of Kumbh fair at Allahabad?
A) Harshavardhana
B) Dhruvasena Ii
C) Narshimhvarman
D) Akabar
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49. The eighth-century tripartite power struggle was among which of the following?
A) Cholas, Rastrakutas and Yadavas,
B) Chalukyas, Pallavas and Pandyas
C) Cholas, Pandyas and Chalukyas
D) Chalukyas, Pallavas and Yadavas
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50. Which among the following Kavya of Sanskrit, deal with court intrigues & access to power of Chandragupta Maurya?
A) Mrichhakatika
B) Ritusamhara
C) Kumarasambhava
D) Mudrarakshahsa
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51. Who was the last Hindu emperor of northern India?
A) Harsha
B) Pulakesin II
C) Rajyavardhana
D) Skandagupta
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52. Which of the following statement is/ are correct? 
I. In the 326 BC Alexander invaded India
 II. Ambhi (king of Taxila. welcomed Alexander and his men 
III. Alexander died in 332 BC 
Code:
A) All are correct
B) Only I, III
C) Only I, II
D) II, III

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53. Which empire lasted the longest among the following?
A) The Palas
B) The Pratiharas
C) The Rashtrakutas
D) The Senas

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54. What led to the end of Indus Valley Civilization?
A) Invasion of Aryans
B) Recurrent Floods
C) Earthquakes
D) All the above

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55. Where were the hymns of Rigveda composed?
A) Punjab
B) Gujarat
C) Rajasthan
D) Uttar Pradesh

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56. Which of the following statement is wrong?
A) Sunga dynasty was founded by pushyamitra
B) Ashoka the great Mauryan king died in 332 BC
C) Ashoka invaded the kalinga in 261 BC
D) Chandragupta Maurya earned the title of the Liberator.

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57. Upnishads are books on :
A) Politics
B) Philosophy
C) Medicine
D) Social life

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58. Which among the following is not correct
A) The capital of pandyas was Madurai
B) The capital of Cheras was Vanchi
C) Capital of the Videha Kingdom – Mithila
D) Capital of Gahadwal Dynasty – Kannauj
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59. On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy , Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?
A) Sankhya
B) Vaisheshika
C) Yoga
D) Uttarmimansa
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60. Which among the following is not a correct pair?
A) Ellora Caves – Rastrakuta Rulers
B) Mahabalipuram – Pallava Rulers
C) Khajuraho – Chandellas
D) Elephanta Caves – Mauyra Era
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