Ancient Indian History MCQ Questions with Answer
Q1. From which of the following regions, the remains of Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures have been found in a sequence?
(a) Kashmir valley
(b) Krishna valley
(c) Belan valley
(d) Godavari valley
Q2. The Social System of the Harappans was:
(a) Fairly egalitarian
(b) Slave-Labour based
(c) Colour Varna based
Q3. Which one of the following temples figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasi?
(a) Jagannath Temple, Puri
(b) Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
(c) KandariyaMahadev temple, Khajuraho
(d) Chausath Yogini temple, Bhedaghat
Q4. Which of the following Vedic deities is not mentioned in the Boghazkoi inscription? (a) Indra
Q5. The Rig Veda is the
(a) Collection of hymns
(b) Collection of stories
(c) Collection of words
(d) Text of war
Q6. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
|A. Ajit Kesh Kamblin||1. Fatalism|
|B. Sanjay Vethalipultta||2. Atomist|
|C. Pakudh Katyayan||3. Materialism|
|D. Puran Kashyap||4. Materialism Synicism|
Codes: A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 1 2 3 4
Q7. Which ruler founded the famous Vikramshila University for the Buddhists?
Q8. Directions: The following questions consist of two statements, Statement-I and Statement-II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these questions using the codes given below
Statement-I: Mahavira initially joined a group of ascetics called Nigranthas.
Statement-II: The sect was founded 200 years earlier by Parsva.
(a) Both the statements are true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
(b) Both the statements are true, but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
(c) Statement I is true, but Statement II is false
(d) Statement I is false, but Statement II is true
Q9. A Kushan Devakula was found in the vicinity of
Q10. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer using the codes given below.
- Rajaraja Chola I
- Aditya Chola
- Rajendra Chola
- Parantaka Chola I
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 2, 4, 1, 3
(c) 3, 4, 2, 1
(d) 4, 3, 1, 2
Q11. Assertion (A): The emphasis of Jainism on non-violence (ahimsa) prevented agriculturalists from embracing Jainism.
Reason (R): Cultivation involved killing insects and pests.
(a) Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true
Q12. During whose reign did the Gandhara School of Art blossom?
(d) Chandragupta II
Q13. Which one among the following statements about the coins of the Gupta rulers is correct?
(a) The obverse and reverse, both had only the king’s portrait and date
(b) The obverse and reverse, both had only an image of a deity and date
(c) The obverse generally had a king’s portrait and the reverse had an image of a deity or a motif
(d) The obverse generally had a king‘s portrait and the reverse always had a date
Q14. Which among the following coin names occur in the pratyahara inscriptions?
Q15. The unique structure in Mohenjodaro was:
(a) Bathing pool
(b) Assembly hall
Q16. Vaishakha Poornima has a great significance because it was on this day-
(a) Buddha was born
(b) Buddha got enlightened
(c) Buddha died
(d) All of the above
Q17. A collective term used by the Jains for their sacred books is-
Q18. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located?
(a) Indus and Jhelum
(b) Jhelum and Chenab
(c) Chenab and Ravi
(d) Ravi and Beas
Q19. Chanakya was known as ______.
Q20. In which of the following Indus Valley sites the famous Bull-seal was found?
Q21. Which one of the following Janapadas was a republican state in the sixth century BC?
Q22. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?
(c) Special Kalinga Edict
Q23. To whom is ‘Junagarh Rock Inscription’ associated?
(d) Gautamiputra Satakarni
Q24. Why did Buddhism start declining in India in the early medieval times?
- Buddha was by that time considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism.
- Invading tribes from Central Asia till the time of last Gupta king adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists.
- Kings of the Gupta dynasty were strongly opposed to Buddhism.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q25. The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the
(a) Three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent
(b) Three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified
(c) Three main styles of Indian temple architecture
(d) Three main musical Gharanas prevalent in India