Ancient history-Oldest civilization in the world(history of ancient India)

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  1. The home of Gargi, Maitrey and Kapila was at

1)      Vidisha

2)      Ujjain

3)      Pataliputra

4)      Mithila

ANS:   4) Mithila


  1.  Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times?

1)      Avadh

2)      Ruhelkhand

3)      Bundelkhand

4)      Malwa

ANS:    4) Malwa

  1. The social system of the Harappans was:

1)      Fairly egalitarian

2)      Slave-Labour based

3)      Colour(Varna) Based

4)      Caste Based

ANS:   1) Fairly egalitarian

  1. Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilization of the early Vedic age.

1)      Rigveda

2)      Yajurveda

3)      Atharvaveda

4)      Samaveda

ANS:   1) Rigveda

  1. Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor?

1)      Vikramaditya

2)      Kumaragupta

3)      Harshavardhana

4)      Kanishka

ANS:   3) Harshavardhana

  1. The first Indian Ruler who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian sea was:

1)      Rajaraja I

2)      Rajendra I

3)      Rajadhiraja I

4)      Kulottunga I

ANS:   1) Rajaraja I

  1. The first Tirthankara of the Jains was:

1)      Arishtanemi

2)      Parshavnath

3)      Ajita Nath

4)      Rishabha

ANS:  4) Rishabha

Q&A

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  1. The great silk route to the Indians was opened by:

1)      Kanishka

2)      Ashoka

3)      Harsha

4)      Fa-Hien

ANS:   1) Kanishka

  1. The most important text of vedic mathematics:

1)      Satapatha Brahman

2)      Atharva Veda

3)      Sulva Sutras

4)      Chhandogya Upanishad

ANS:   3) Sulva Sutras

  1. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?

1)      Kanishka

2)      Vikramaditya

3)      Samudra Gupta

4)      Ashoka

ANS:   1) Kanishka

  1. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta?

1)      Compassionate Buddha

2)      Radha-Krishna Leela

3)      Jain Tirthankaras

4)      Mahabharata Encounters

ANS:   1) Compassionate Buddha

  1. Who among the following was the first to invade India?

1)      Xerxes

2)      Alexander

3)      Darius-I

4)      Seleucus

ANS:   3) Darius-I

  1. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

1)      Maurya

2)      Gupta

3)      Kushan

4)      Kanva

ANS:   1) Maurya

  1. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last?

1)      Rajgir

2)      BodhGaya

3)      Sarnath

4)      Kushinagar

ANS:   4) Kushinagar

  1. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?

1)      Mauryas

2)      Indo-Greeks

3)      Guptas

4)      Kushans

ANS:   2) Indo-Greeks

  1. Who established Mahabalipuram?

1)      Pallava

2)      Pandya

3)      Chola

4)      Chalukya

ANS:   1) Pallava

  1. Who according to the Buddhists is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha?

1)      Atreya

2)      Maitreya

3)      Nagarjuna

4)      Kalki

ANS:   1) Atreya

  1.  Which rulers built the Ellora temples?

1)      Chalukya

2)      Sunga

3)      Rashtrakuta

4)      Pallava

ANS:   3) Rashtrakuta

  1.  Who amongst the following also had the name ‘Devanama Piyadassi’?

1)      Mauryan King Ashoka

2)      Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya

3)      Gautam Buddha

4)      Bhagwan Mahavir

ANS:   1) Mauryan King Ashoka

 

  1. The subject matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to:

1)      Jainism

2)      Buddhism

3)      Vaishnavism

4)      Shaivism

ANS:   2) Buddhism

 

  1.  The words “Satyameva Jayate” in the State Emblem of India were taken from

1)      Upanishads

2)      Samaveda

3)      Rigveda

4)      Ramayana

ANS:   1) Upanishads

  1. The famous rock-cut temple of Kailasa is at

1)      Ajanta

2)      Badami

3)      Mahabalipuram

4)      Ellora

ANS:   4) Ellora

  1. Nalanda University was a great centre of learning, especially in

1)      Buddhism

2)      Jainism

3)      Vaishnavism

4)      Tantra

ANS:   1) Buddhism

  1.  The Rathas of Mahabalipuram was built during the reign of the

1)      Palas

2)      Cholas

3)      Rashtrakutas

4)      Pallavas

ANS:   4) Pallavas

  1. Who is hailed as the “God of Medicine” by the practitioners of Ayurveda?

1)      Susruta

2)      Chyavana

3)      Dhanwantari

4)      Charaka

ANS:   3) Dhanwantari

  1.  Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?

1)      Lothal

2)      Kalibangan

3)      Harappa

4)      Mohenjodaro

ANS:   1) Lothal

  1. Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists?

1)      Upanishads

2)      Vedas

3)      Tripitaka

4)      Jatakas

ANS:   3) Tripitaka

  1. Wh
    o was the first known Gupta Ruler?

1)      Sri Gupta

2)      Chandragupta I

3)      Ghatotkacha

4)      Kumaragupta I

ANS:   1) Sri Gupta

  1. Ashoka called the third Buddhists council at

1)      Pataliputra

2)      Magadha

3)      Kalinga

4)      Sarnath

ANS:   1) Pataliputra

  1. Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature?

1)      Dhammapada

2)      Vedas

3)      Meghadutam

4)      Dighanikaya

ANS:   3) Meghadutam

  1. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of misery of mankind?

1)  &
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Mahavir

2)      Gautam Buddha

3)      Adi Shankaracharya

4)      Kabir

ANS:  2) Gautam Buddha

  1. The number system ‘Zero’ was invented by

1)      Ramanujan

2)      Aryabhatta

3)      Patanjali

4)      None

ANS:   2) Aryabhatta

  1. Buddhism made an important impact by allowing two sections of society into its fold. They were:

1)      Merchants and priests

2)      Moneylenders and Slaves

3)      Warriors and Traders

4)      Women and Sudras

ANS:   4) Women and Sudras

  1. Most of the Chola temples were dedicated to:

1)      Ganesh

2)      Shiva

3)      Durga

4)      Vishnu

ANS:   2) Shiva

  1. ‘BULL’ in Buddhism is associated with which event of Buddha’s life?

1)      Birth

2)      Great departure

3)      Enlightenment

4)      Mahaparinirvan

ANS:   1) Birth

  1. Which of the following would be the most accurate description of the Mauryan Monarchy under Ashoka.

1)      Enlightened Despotism

2)      Centralised autocracy

3)      Oriental despotism

4)      Guided democracy

ANS:   1) Enlightened Despotism

  1. Lothal is a site where dockyards of which of the following civilizations were found:

1)      Indus Valley

2)      Mesopotamia

3)      Egyptian

4)      Persian

ANS:   1) Indus Valley

  1. ‘BUDDHA’ means

1)      The Enlightened One

2)      The Religious Preacher

3)      The Genius

4)      The Powerful

ANS:   1) The Enlightened One

  1.  Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

1)      Chandra Gupta Maurya

2)      Samudra Gupta

3)      Vikramaditya

4)      Skand Gupta

ANS:   2) Samudra Gupta

  1. The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation was:

1)      Worship of forces of nature

2)      Organised city life

3)   &nbs
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Pastoral farming

4)      Caste society

ANS:   2) Organised city life

 

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