MCQ on Ancient Indian History for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams

MCQ on Indian History (ancient) for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams

1. With which period the Harappan people were associated ?

    (a) Neolithic age        (b) Bronze age        (c) Iron age        (d) Palaeolithic age

2. The Harappan sites remained closest to the river ?

    (a) Indus        (b) Satlej        (c) Ravi        (d) Chenab

3. The Kalibangan sites of Harappan civilisations are on river :

    (a) Bhogavo         (b) Ghaggar         (c) Rangoi        (d) None of these.

4. Which was not in the worship by the Harappan people ?

    (a) Mother Goddess        (b) Pashupati Siva         (c) Natraj Vishnu        (d) Animals

5. Harappan people used to bury dead person having head towards :

    (a) East        (b) West         (c) North         (d) South

6. In independent India largest number of harappan civilisation sites have been found or excavated in :

    (a) Punjab        (b) Haryana        (c) Gujarat      (d) Uttar Pradesh

7. Important crops produced by the Harappan people were :

    (a) Rice, wheat and sugarcane 

    (b) Wheat, Barley and Mustard

    (c) Wheat, cotton and rice

    (d) Rice, cotton and sugarcane

8. Most western sites of harappan civilisantion were found in :

    (a) Sulkogen Dor of Sind      (b) Mohenjodaro of Sind        (c) Lothal of Gujarat        (d) Harappa of Punjab

9. Single largest site of excavations of Harappan civilisation was at :

    (a) Harappa         (b) Mohenjodaro       (c) Lothal       (d) Kalibangan

10. The depth of the Great Bath in Mohanjodaro site was :

      (a) 10 feet         (b) 9 feet          (c) 8 feet          (d) 7 feet.

11. The largest building of the Harappan sites was the :

      (a) The Assembly       (b) The Royal Palace      (c) The Great Granary       (d) The Temple of Pashupati

12. Which one is not correctly matched regarding Harappan sites :

      (a) Kalibangan : Rajasthan         (b) Kot Diji : Baluchistan

      (c) Dholavira : Gujarat                (d) Banawali: Uttar Pradesh

13. Metals not used by the Harappan people were :

      (a) Gold and Silver        (b) Copper and Bronze        (c) Iron and tin        (d) None of these.

14. Harappan people had highly close trade links with the people of :

      (a) Mesopotamia        (b) Constantinople        (c) Egypt        (d) Greece

15. The earliest evidence of agricultural communities were excavated from Mehrgarh situated in :

      (a) Punjab        (b) Sind        (c) Baluchistan        (d) Gujarat

16. It is doubtlessly true that Aryan people did not originate in :

      (a) India         (b) Central Asia         (c) Europe        (d) South East Asia

17. With which language Sanskrit language had probably no link :

      (a) Persian        (b) Chinese         (c) Greek         (d) Latin.

18. Based on similarities of language German Scholar Max Muller opined that the Aryans had origin in :

      (a) Central Asia        (b) Persia        (c) Europe        (d) China

19. The famous ‘Boghaz Koi’ inscription was discovered in Cappadocia of :

      (a) Greece       (b) Central Asia        (c) West Asia        (d) Germany

20. Around how many years back from now the ‘Rig veda’ was probably composed ?

      (a) 2000         (b) 3000       (c) 4000         (d) 5000

21. About which river there remained no mention in ‘Rig Veda” ?

      (a) Saraswati         (b) Narmada         (c) Chenab        (d) Ganges

22. The Aryan civilisation became developed in a vast region from Saraswati basin to the Gangetic doab which was men­tioned in the Rig Veda as the :

      (a) Uttarapatha        (b) Madhyadesa        (c) Saptasindhu        (d) Dakshinapatha

23. How many ‘Samhitas’ were developed by the Aryan people ?

      (a) 4        (b) 6        (c) 8       (d) 10

24. ‘Sapta Sindhu’ region included the river basis of Indus, five tributaries of Indus and the river :

      (a) Saraswati        (b) Ganges        (c) Godavari        (d) None

25. The word ‘Aryan’ originally referred to a :

       (a) Race        (b) Culture        (c) language       (d) land.

26. Sir William Jones, the founder of Asiatic Society of Kolkata, tried to prove relations between Vedic Sanskrit with :

      (a) English        (b) European languages        (c) Persian        (d) Greek.

27. Large number of words having similarities with Sanskrit words are found in :

      (a) Tripitaka        (b) Zend Avesta          (c) Bible         (d) None

28. By whom the book ‘The Arctic Home of the Aryans’ was authored ?

      (a) Ganganath Jha          (b) Max Mullar        (c) William Jones       (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

29. In the opinion of Swami Dayanand Saraswati the original home of the Aryans was :

      (a) Persia        (b) Tibet        (c) Mongolia        (d) Russia

30. The original meaning of the word ‘Veda’ was :

      (a) Devotion        (b) Knowledge        (c) Eternal Philosophy        (d) Humanity

31. Which Veda is considered as ‘Collection of Melodies/Songs  ?

      (a) Rig Veda        (b) Sama Veda        (c) Yajur Veda        (d) Atharva Veda

32. Which is considered as the Ritual text or ‘The Book of Sacrificial Prayers’ ?

      (a) Yajur Veda         (b) Samhita        (c) Aranyakas        (d) Upanisads

33. Which area is / was specially associated with the ‘Gyana Marga’ (Way of Knowledge) ?

      (a) Vedas         (b) Aranayakas         (c) Upanisads         (d) None of these

34. Which one has not been correctly matched regarding authors ?

      (a) Sankhya Darshana : Kapila          (b) Yoga Darshana : Patanjali

      (c) Purva Mimansa : Jaimini              (d) Uttara Mimansa : Gautama

35. ‘Bharata’ was originally the name of a :

       (a) River        (b) Tribal Group          (c) Region         (d) None of these.

36. The early capital of the Koshala Kingdom in later Vedic period was :

      (a) Sravasti         (b) Ayodhya         (c) Kashi         (d) None

37. Most important God during the Rig Vedic period was the :

      (a) Indra          (b) Agni      (c) Varuna         (d) Rudra.

38. During the Rig Vedic period the Great Mother of Gods was :

      (a) Aditi       (b) Prithvi        (c) Marut         (d) Durga

39. The King of the dead in the Rig Vedic period was known as :

      (a) Marut        (b) Yama        (c) Hotri        (d) None of these.

40. In Early Vedic period the headman of a number of villages was known as :

      (a) Kula         (b) Gramani        (c) Vispati        (d) Sabhapati.

41. An assembly of the Elders constituted mainly by Brahmanas and elites was known as :

      (a) Sabha        (b) Samity       (c) Ganapati       (d) None of these

42. The ‘Gayatri mantra’ composed by Saint Visvamitra was dedicated to solar God :

      (a) Marut        (b) Savitri        (c) Varun        (d) Agni

43. The rights of which group of people became degraded in the later Vedic period :

      (a) Non-Aryans         (b) Slaves        (c) Women       (d) Bhramanas

44. During the Vedic period the recommended colour of dress for the Brahmin was :

      (a) Yellow         (b) Deep Red        (c) Light Red         (d) White

45. The system of four stages of life : Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyasi have been mentioned in :

      (a) Mundaka Upanishad      (b) Jabala Upanishad        (c) Mandukya Upanisad      (d) None of these.

46. In the Vedic period the main aim of education was :

      (a) Development of efficiency              (b) development of character

      (c) Development of military power       (d) Development of production.

47. In Vedic period tax paid by people to king was known as :

      (a) Niska        (b) Bali        (c) Kulya        (d) None of these.

48. In Vedic period God relating to source of Royal authority was :

      (a) Agni         (b) Prajapati         (c) Indra       (d) Vishnu

49. In the early Vedic period the medium of exchange (as money) was known as:

      (a) Khadira        (b) Loptra        (c) Niska        (d) None

50. In the Vedic period who among the following used to have sacred thread ?

      (a) Kamara        (b) Rathkara         (c) Kulala        (d) None

51. Two epics of the Aryans : the Ramayana and the Mahabharata gave highest importance for the :

      (a) Brahmanas         (b) Kshatriyas        (c) Monarchs        (d) None of these.

52. The heartland of development of the Aryan civilisation was :

      (a) Saptasindhu region       (b) Gangatic region       (c) Kuru-Panchala region       (d) Gandhara region.

53. In which text it has been stated that Sudra or slave may be expelled or killed at will ?

      (a) Aitareya Brahmana        (b) Rig Veda        (c) Kalpa Sutra         (d) None

54. The capital of the ancient State of ‘Kosala’ was :

      (a) Shravasti         (b) Champa         (c) Kausambi         (d) None of these.

55. Which one of the following has not been correctly matched :

      (a) Anga : Champa        (b) Avanti : Ujjain       (c) Kamboja : Dwarka       (d) Gandhara : Champa

56. Which ancient State emerged in the South Indian region :

      (a) Kamboja        (b) Asmaka        (c) Chedi        (d) None of these.

57. King Prasenjit was associated with the ancient State named :

      (a) Magadha        (b) Kosala        (c) Sursena         (d) None of these.

58. Historical King who killed his father to have the throne was :

      (a) Bimbisara          (b) Prasenjit         (c) Ajatashatru         (d) Udayana

59. The Earliest capital of the ‘Magadha’ was :

      (a) Vaishalli        (b) Rajagriha        (c) Gaya        (d) Pataliputra

60. During the reign of King Kalasoka the second Buddhist Council was arranged at :

      (a) Rajagriha          (b) Vaishally         (c) Nalanda         (d) Pataliputra.

61. Who declared himself as the ‘Ekarat’ ?

      (a) Bimbisara        (b) Ajatashatru         (c) Mahapadma Nanda        (d) Sisunaga

62. Name of wife of Jain Tirthankar Vardhamana Mahavira was :

      (a) Trishala        (b) Chellana          (c) Yashoda        (d) None of these.

63. In which city the first Jain Council was arranged ?

      (a) Rajagriha         (b) Vaishally         (c) Pataliputra         (d) None of these.

64. ‘Jivaka Chintamani’, a book of poems composed by Jain ascetic Tevar was in :

      (a) Sanskrit         (b) Prakit         (c) Tamil        (d) Pali

65. The book ‘Prabandhachintamani’ was authored by :

      (a) Merutunga          (b) Haribhadra        (c) Bhadrabahu        (d) None of these.

66. The first Buddhist council held in Rajagriha in 483 BC was presided by :

      (a) Ajatasatru        (b) Kalasoka       (c) Mahakassapa       (d) None of these

67. Which one has not been correctly matched regarding Buddhist Councils ?

      (a) First : Ajatasatru       (b) Second : Kalasoka        (c) Third : Asoka        (d) Fourth : Harshavardhan.

68. The most sacred festival for the Buddhists is held on :

      (a) Vaishaka Purnima        (b) Sarat Purnima        (c) Falguni Purnima        (d) None of these.

69. ‘Milindapanho’, a book based on the questions of Menander, a king of Greek origin was in :

      (a) Sanskrit        (b) Prakit        (c) Pali        (d) Greek

70. ‘Abhidhammakosa’ an encyclopaedia of Buddhism, was authored by :

      (a) Vasubandhu         (b) Nagarjuna         (c) Buddhaghosa         (d) None of these.

71. Who was the most important leader of the ‘Ajivika’ sect ?

      (a) Purana Kassapa         (b) Makkhali Gosala         (c) Upagupta          (d) None of these.

72. Brilliant Sanskrit Scholar Asvaghosha was associated with the Court of :

      (a) Ashoka        (b) Kanishka        (c) Harshavardhana        (d) None of these.

73. The Jain Siddhas (devotees) who attained salvation were called as :

      (a) Tirthankaras        (b) Acharyas       (c) Upadhyayas       (d) Mahavratas

74. The ardent followers of Mahavira were known as :

      (a) Svetambaras         (b) Digambaras         (c) Brahmacharyas        (d) None of these

75. In which year Mauryan rule started by Chandragupta ?

      (a) 321 BC        (b) 323 BC       (c) 325 BC        (d) 327 BC

76. With rulers of which dynasty ‘Vishnu Purana’ was associated :

      (a) Haryanka        (b) Nanda        (c) Maurya        (d) Gupta

77. Who, among the following, embraced Jainism at an old age :

      (a) Ajatsatru        (b) Bindusara        (c) Chandragupta Maurya       (d) Dhanananda

78. The books ‘Dipavamsa’ and ‘Mahavamsa’ originated in :

      (a) Afghanistan        (b) Sri Lanka       (c) Tibet       (d) India

79. The rock edicts of emperor Asoka were not written in :

      (a) Kharoshthi scripts        (b) Brahmi Script        (c) Sanskrit script         (d) Aramaic script

80. For around how many years the war of succession among the sons of Bindusara lasted ?

      (a) 3 years          (b) 4 years         (c) 5 years         (d) 6 years

81. In which year Asoka won the Kalinga war ?

      (a) 260 BC          (b) 262 BC        (c) 265 BC         (d) 272 BC

82. During the period of Asoka, there was a city named ‘subarnagiri’ in an area of :

      (a) Madhya Pradesh       (b) Andhra Pradesh        (c) Tamil Nadu        (d) Afghanistan

83. In which year Alexander, the King of Macedonia, started invasion on India ?

      (a) 325 BC       (b) 326 BC        (c) 327 BC        (d) 328 BC

84. King Ambhi who welcomed Alexander to invade India was the king of :

      (a) Gandhara        (b) Taxila         (c) Kausambi         (d) None of these

85. Who mentioned, ” All men are my children” ?

      (a) Chandragupta Maurya        (b) Bindusara        (c) Asoka         (d) Kanishka

86. During reign of Asoka province of ‘Avantiratha’ had capital at :

      (a) Suvarnagiri        (b) Taxila        (c) Tosali         (d) Ujjain

87. During the Mauryan period the head of administration in a district was known as :

      (a) Rajuka         (b) Pradeshika        (c) Yukta         (d) None of these

88. The book ‘Arthasastra’ authored by Koutilya on Political economy was originally written in :

      (a) Pali         (b) Prakit        (c) Brahmi        (d) Sanskrit.

89. Who was mentioned in the history as ‘Amitraghata’ meaning as Killer of foes ?

      (a) Chandragupta         (b) Bindusara         (c) Asoka        (d) Koutilya

90. From which source the system of administration of capital Pataliputra during the Mauryan period may be gathered :

      (a) Arthasastra       (b) Asokan rock edicts        (c) Indica        (d) None of these

91. Which one of the following city was built by emperor Asoka ?

      (a) Tosali          (b) Khotan         (c) Srinagar         (d) Ujjain

92. Who was the last ruler of the Maurya Dynasty ?

      (a) Kunal         (b) Dasharath         (c) Brihadrath         (d) None of these

93. In the history, Asoka has not been mentioned as :

      (a) Kamasoka         (b) Chandasoka        (c) Dharmasoka         (d) Kalasoka

94. According to Megasthenese the Astynomic or the City council of Pataliputra had …….. members :

      (a) 20        (b) 25        (c) 30        (d) 40

95. Which one has not been authored by Patanjali ?

      (a) Gargi Samhita        (b) Mahabhashya        (c) Malavikagnimitra        (d) None of these

96. Pushyamitra Sunga, the founder of Sunga Dynasty rule was a Mauryan General of :

      (a) Eastern India       (b) Western India       (c) Northern India        (d) Southern India

97. Emperor Pushyamitra Sunga was succeeded by his son :

      (a) Agnimitra        (b) Bhanumitra         (c) Narayanmitra        (d) None of these

98. The Satavahana Dynasty rulers had capital at Prathishtana now falling in :

      (a) Madahya Pradesh       (b) Maharashtra        (c) Gujarat        (d) Andhra Pradesh

99. The founder of the Satavahana Dynasty rule was :

      (a) Simuka         (b) Satakarni I         (c) Nahapana       (d) None of these

100. The Nasik Prasasthi was relating to the King :

        (a) Rudradaman        (b) Gautamiputra Satkarni        (c) Simuka        (d) None of these

101. Who was described as the ‘Dakshina Pathapati’ meaning Lord of the Southern Region ?

        (a) Agnimitra        (b) Rudradaman        (c) Satkarni I         (d) None of these

102. ‘The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea’ was written in :

        (a) Persian       (b) Greek        (c) Sanskrit        (d) Prakit

103. The Hatigumpha Inscriptions was relating to a King of modern areas of :

        (a) Bihar       (b) Orissa        (c) Andhra Pradesh        (d) Madhya Pradesh

104. In which century the Kalinga King named Kharavela of Cheta Dynasty emerged ?

        (a) 1st Century BC        (b) 1st AD         (c) 2nd AD        (d) None of these

105. Ashavaghosa wrote ‘Buddhacharita’ in Sanskrit during the reign of Dynasty of :

        (a) Maurya       (b) Sunga       (c) Kushan        (d) Gupta

106. The ‘Mahayana’ and ‘Hinayana’ form of Buddhists emerged during the rule of :

        (a) Asoka        (b) Kanishka        (c) Chandragupta II       (d) Dharmapala

107. With which language ‘Sangam Literature’ was associated :

        (a) Sanskrit         (b) Pali         (c) Tamil        (d) None of these

108. King Elara who conquered Sri Lanka belonged to Dynasty :

        (a) Cholas         (b) Pandyas        (c) Cheras        (d) None of these

109. Which one of the following was not an item of export from India to Roman empire in the ancient period ?

        (a) Silk       (b) Spices        (c) Pearls         (d) Gold

110. Kasyapa Matanga had high role to propagate Buddhism in :

        (a) China         (b) Tibet         (c) Thailand        (d) Indonesia

111. The rulers of Gupta Dynasty were probably :

        (a) Brahmins        (b) Kashtriyas       (c) Vaisyas        (d) Sudras

112. The Founder of Gupta empire, Chandragupta I, married Kumaradevi who was a princess of the kingdom of :

        (a) Vaishally       (b) Licchhavi        (c) Kalinga       (d) Ujjain

113. Allahabad Pillar Inscriptions written by Harisena was in :

        (a) Pali       (b) Prakit        (c) Brahmi         (d) Sanskrit

114. Who was the first King of the Gupta Dynasty :

        (a) Sri Gupta        (b) Ghatotkacha        (c) Chandragupta I       (d) None of these

115. The Allahabad prasasti was relating to emperor :

        (a) Chandragupta I        (b) Samudragupta        (c) Vikramaditya       (d) None of these

116. King Toramana belonged to the race of :

        (a) Saka        (b) Kushan        (c) Huna        (d) Greek

117. Who was called as the ‘Napoleon of India’ by historian Vincent Smith :

        (a) Chandragupta Maurya      (b) Asoka       (c) Chandragupta I       (d) Samudragupta

118. In which century the rule of Gupta Dynasty emerged :

        (a) 3rd AD       (b) 4th AD        (c) 5th AD       (d) None of these

119. The Junagarh inscription was relating to emperor :

        (a) Vikramaditya        (b) Kumaragupta        (c) Skandagupta        (d) None of these

120. Who initiated ‘Digvijaya’ to expand the empire :

        (a) Asoka        (b) Kanishka         (c) Samudragupta        (d) Skandagupta

121. The title ‘Vikramanka’ was assumed by :

        (a) Bimbisara        (b) Bindusara        (c) Kanishka       (d) Samudragupta

122. Chinese Traveller Fa-Hien visited the court of :

        (a) Chandragupta I       (b) Chandragupta II       (c) Harshavardhana        (d) None of these

123. Who performed ‘Asvamedha’ (Horse sacrifice ) at the earliest ?

        (a) Bindusara       (b) Pushyamitra Sunga        (c) Samudragupta        (d) Narasimha Gupta

124. According to Fa-Hien “Mahayana” Buddhists were most prominent in :

        (a) Kanauj        (b) Mathura        (c) Khotan        (d) Pataliputra

125. The Maitraka dynasty rulers having capital at Valabhi emerged in an area of :

        (a) Maharashtra        (b) Gujarat         (c) Madhya Pradesh        (d) None of these

126. Who was called as the ‘Prince of Pilgrims’ ?

        (a) Fa-Hien        (b) Ibn Batuta        (c) Hiuen Tsang        (d) None of these

127. With which ruler the Nausasi Copper plates were associated :

        (a) Harshavardhan        (b) Vikramaditya        (c) Skanda Gupta       (d) None of these

128. Bhaskarvarman was a king of :

        (a) Indraprastha        (b) Kamarupa         (c) Ayodhya        (d) None of these

129. Chalukya King Pulakesin I had his capital at :

        (a) Vatabi         (b) Mahabalipuram         (c) Kannauj         (d) None of these

130. What was the royal title of Chalukya King Pulakesin II ?

        (a) Vallabheshvara        (b) Satyashraya        (c) Mahasamanta         (d) None of these

131. With which dynasty King Narasimhavarman I was linked ?

        (a) Chalukya         (b) Pallava        (c) Pushyabhuti         (d) None of these

132. Rathas of Mahabalipuram were built by a king of :

        (a) Chola dynasty       (b) Chalukya Dynasty        (c) Pallava Dynasty       (d) None of these.

133. Which one has not been correctly matches ?

        (a) Kiratajuniyam : Bharavi            (b) Dasakumaracharitam : Dandin

        (c) Priyadarshika : Banabhatta       (d) None of these.

134. Which one was not authored by Sanskrit poet Kalidasa ?

        (a) Kumarasambhava        (b) Ritusamhara       (c) Raghuvamsha       (d) Kadambari

135. Who assumed the title ‘Paramsangata’ ?

        (a) Kumarasambhave        (b) Dharmapala        (c) Devpala        (d) Ballalsena

136. Who was the founder of the rule of Rastrakuta dynasty ?

        (a) Dantidurga        (b) Dhruba         (c) Govinda        (d) None of these

137. The Historical founder of the Chola Dynasty rule was :

        (a) Raja Raj        (b) Parantaka        (c) Vijayalaya        (d) None of these

138. In Chola administration ‘Nagaram’ meant assembly of :

        (a) Towns        (b) merchants        (c) citizens        (d) None of these

139. Chola ruler known as ‘Gangaikonda’ was :

        (a) Aditya I       (b) Parantaka I       (c) Rajendra I        (d) None of these

140. Indian king who attacked Ghazni more than once was :

        (a) Anandpala       (b) Jayapala        (c) Trilochanpala       (d) None of these

141. In ancient period India was known as:

        (a) Hindustan         (b) Jambudwipa        (c) Bharatbarsha        (D) None

142. Around how many years back from now the Indus Valley civilization or Harappan civilization emerged (minimum period) :

        (a) 2000        (b) 4000        (c) 5000        (d) None of these

143. Which one of the following places had seaport in ancient period :

        (a) Mahenjodaro        (b) Harappa         (c) Lothal        (d) None of these

144. Which one of the following metals was not in use during the period of Harappan civilisation ?

        (a) Iron        (b) Silver       (c) Copper      (d) Gold

145. The houses of Harappan Civilisation was made of :

        (a) Stones       (b) Wood        (c) Bricks        (d) None of these

146. The dead body of Indus Valley people used to be :

        (a) buried        (b) burnt        (c) thrown in river       (d) kept in hill top

147. The language of Harappan people was :

        (a) Sindhi         (b) Sanskrit        (c) Tamil       (d) None of these

148. Which one of the following has not been correctly matched ?

        (a) Mahenjodaro : Rakhal Das Bannerjee

        (b) Harappa : Dayaram Sahani

        (c) Lothel : John Marshal

        (d) None of these.

149. Original settlement of the Aryan people was around modern :

        (a) Afghanistan        (b) Punjab        (c) Gujrat       (d) None of these

150. During which period (Around) Aryan people emerged as important :

        (a) 3000 BC       (b) 2000 BC       (c) 1000 BC       (d) None

151. Caste system of India originated during the period :

        (a) Indus Valley Civilisation        (b) Vedic Civilisation        (c) Maurya Period        (d) Kushan Period

152. In how many sections Vedas have been divided ?

        (a) 2        (b) 4        (c) 8       (d) None of these.

153. Aryan kings belonged to which one of the following groups ?

        (a) Brahmin        (b) Kshatriya         (c) Vaishya       (d) None of these

154. In which language the religious scriptures i.e. Holly Books ol Buddhist were written ?

        (a) Pali        (b) Prakit        (c) Sanskrit        (d) None of these

155. Which one of the following ‘16 Kingdoms of ancient India’ was not in modern areas of Uttar Pradesh ?

        (a) Koshal        (b) Malav        (c) Batsya         (d) Magadh

156. Who, among the following killed his father to become king ?

        (a) Ajatashatru         (b) Mahapadma Nanda        (c) Sishunag       (d) None of these

157. Which one of the following powers invaded part of India at the earliest ?

        (a) Persian        (b) Greek        (c) Chinese       (d) None of these

158. Alexander fought battle of Hydepas against :

        (a) Dhanananda        (b) Porus        (c) Chandragupta Maurya        (d) None of these

159. A king of which Dynasty was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya ?

        (a) Nanda       (b) Sunga        (c) Harshanka       (d) None of these

160. Who, among the following Maurya kings embraced Buddhism ?

        (a) Chandragupta Maurya        (b) Bindusara        (c) Ashoka        (d) None of these

161. Who was the last king of Maurya Dynasty ?

        (a) Bindusara        (b) Pushyamitra        (c) Brihatdrat       (d) None of these

162. In which language ‘Artha-Shastra’ was written ?

        (a) Sanskrit         (b) Pali        (c) Prakit        (d) None of these

163. Greek ambassador Megasthenese was sent to the court of Chandragupta Maurya by Greek king Selucus reigning in modern area of :

        (a) Iran         (b) Iraq        (c) Turkey       (d) None of these

164. Who, among the following Maurya ruler, ruled for the longest time ?

        (a) Chandragupta Maurya       (b) Bindusara         (c) Ashoka       (d) None of these

165. A part of which one of the following region of India could not be brought under administration by Chandra Gupta Maurya ?

        (a) Eastern India       (b) Northern India        (c) Southern India       (d) None of these

166. Who, among the following performed ‘Horse Sacrifice Function’ ‘Ashyamedh Jogya’ at the earliest ?

        (a) Chandragupta Maurya       (b) Pushyamitra       (c) Basumitra        (d) None of these

167. The capital of kingdom of Minander was located at :

        (a) Puruspura        (b) Indrasprastha        (c) Sakal       (d) None of these

168. Two books ‘Mahabangsha’ and ‘Deepbangsha’ have stated many areas of reign of emperor :

        (a) Ashoka        (b) Kanishka       (c) Harshabardhana       (d) None of these

169. During the reign of Bindusara, Ashoka worked as the administrator of :

        (a) Ujjain         (b) Vaishali        (c) Indraprastha        (d) None of these

170. Before embracing Buddhist religion Ashoka was devotee of :

        (a) Lord Bishnu        (b) Lord Shiva       (c) Lord Krishna       (d) None of these

171. Originally Kushans were people living in modern areas of :

        (a) Afghanistan         (b) China       (c) Persia i.e. Iran        (d) None of these

172. Which one of the following Buddhist conference was arranged by emperor Kanishka ?

        (a) 1st conference       (b) 2nd conference       (c) 3rd conference       (d) 4th conference

173. Who among the following was not associated with the court of emperor ‘Kanishka’ ?

        (a) Ashwa Ghosh         (b) Nagarjuna         (c) Charaka         (d) Banbhatta

174. Which one of the following Dynasties introduced Gold Coin at first in India, imitating the coins introduced in Roman empire ?

        (a) Maurya       (b) Kushan       (c) Gupta   (d) None of these

175. Who established Gupta empire in India ?

        (a) Sree Gupta       (b) Chandragupta I        (c) Samudragupta       (d) None of these

176. Who among the following was called as ‘Kavi- Raj’ ?

        (a) Samudra Gupta       (b) Chandra Gupta II        (c) Skanda Gupta       (d) None of these

177. Chinese traveller ‘Fa-Hien’ visited the court of :

        (a) Chandra Gupta       (b) Chandra Gupta II       (c) Samudra Gupta       (d) None of these

178. Who among the following is known as Saviour i.e. defender of India ?

        (a) Samudra Gupta        (b) Kumar Gupta        (c) Skanda Gupta       (d) None of these

179. Who was the most powerful Huna emperor in India ?

        (a) Tormana        (b) Mihirkula        (c) Baladitya       (d)None of these

180. The cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora were built during :

        (a) Maurya reign        (b) Gupta reign       (c) Kushan reign       (d) None of these

181. Bengal King Shasanka had his capital in a place now within :

        (a) Maldaha       (b) Dhaka        (c) Murshidabad       (d) None of these

182. Chinese traveller Hieun-Tsang visited the court of:

        (a) Rajyabardhan        (b) Shasanka        (c) Harshabardhan        (d) None of these

183. Vashkarvarman was a king of modern area known as :

        (a) Bengal        (b) Bihar        (c) Assam        (d) None of these

184. Tripartite struggle emerged regarding the capture of :

        (a) Magadh        (b) Kannouj        (c) Vaishali        (d) None of these

185. Who was the founder of Pala Dynasty in Bengal ?

        (a) Gopala         (b) Dharmapala        (c) Devpala        (d) None of these

186. Who may be considered as the founder of Sen Dynasty rule in Bengal ?

        (a) Samant Sen       (b) Hemant Sen        (c) Vijoy Sen       (d) Ballal Sen

187. Who among the following was known as ‘Shailaditya’ ?

        (a) Ashoka         (b) Chandragupta I       (c) Harshabardhan         (d) None of these

188. In the areas of which modern state of Chalukyas of Batapi emerged his power ?

        (a) Maharashtra          (b) Tamil Nadu         (c) Karnataka       (d) None of these

189. Who was the most powerful ruler of Rashtrakuta Dynasty ?

        (a) Dantidurg        (b) Kirtibarman II        (c) Govind III        (d) None of these

190. Who was the most powerful king of Pallava Dynasty ?

        (a) Mahendravarman I        (b) Narasinghavarman         (c) Aparajitvarman        (d) None of these

191. Who was the most powerful ruler of Chola Dynasty ?

        (a) Karichol         (b) Vijoychol         (c) Raja Raj        (d) None of these

192. In which region persons of Indian origin built their kingdoms ?

        (a) West Asia         (b) North Asia         (c) South East Asia         (d) None of these

193. Which one of the following religions emerged at the earliest ?

        (a) Hindus        (b) Jains        (c) Buddhists        (d) Sikhs

194. In Which place Bardhaman Mahavir was born ?

        (a) Kundapur        (b) Benaras         (c) Saranath      (d) None of these

195. In Which modern state of India Lord Buddha Died ?

        (a) Bihar       (b) Uttar Pradesh        (c) Madhya Pradesh        (d) None of these

196. Who among the following kings embraced Buddhist religion at the earliest ?

        (a) Bimbisara         (b) Ashoka         (c) Kaniska       (d) None of these

197. The name ‘Hindu’ for Indians was given by the :

        (a) Indians        (b) Persians        (c) Greeks        (d) Turkish

198. Which one religion did not originate in India ?

        (a) Buddhist         (b) Sikhs         (c) Confucianism         (d) Jain

199. Around which period Aryan settlement in India began :

        (a) 5000 BC        (b) 2500 BC        (c) 1500 BC        (d) 500 BC

200. The width of the main road of Mohenjodaro was around :

        (a) 25 ft        (b) 30 ft         (c) 34 ft        (d) 40 ft