Ancient Indian History MCQ Questions with Answer
Q1. In which Indian state, Inamgaon is located?
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Andhra Pradesh
Q2. Which statement on the Harappan Civilization is correct?
(a) Horse sacrifice was known to them.
(b) Cow was sacred to them.
(c) ‘Pashupati’ was venerated by them.
(d) The culture was generally static.
Q3. Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?
(a) The Pottery
(c) The boats
(d) The houses
Q4. The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is:
Q5. Who among the following was not a physician?
Q6. Which one of the following is not a part of early Jainsliterature?
Q7. In the context of ancient Indian society which one of the following terms does not belong to the category of the other three?
Q8. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of the misery of mankind?
(b) Gautam Buddha
(c) Adi Shankaracharya
Q9. The Gayatri mantra is dedicated to:
Q10. How many of the sixteen Mahajanapadas were situated in the Ganga valley?
Q11. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
Q12. Which one of the following sculptures were invariably used green schist as the medium?
(a) Maurya sculptures
(b) Mathura sculptures
(c) Bharhut sculptures
(d) Gandhara sculptures
Q13. Milindapanho is in the form of a dialogue between king Menander and the Buddhist monk:
Q14. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?
(c) Special Kalinga Edict
Q15. The following map shows four of the sixteen Mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India:
The places marked A, B, C and D respectively are:
(a) Matsya, Cedi, Kosala, Anga
(b) Surasena, Avanti, Vatsa, Magadha
(c) Matsya, Avanti, Vatsa, Anga
(d) Surasena, Cedi, Kosala, Magadha
Q16. In which Mahajanapada has situated the city of Mahishmati?
Q17. Tiruvachakam, which occupies a place in Tamil sacred literature analogous to the Upanishads, contains the compositions of
Q18. The area between rivers Saraswati and Drisadvati has been defined by the Manusmriti as
Q19. Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India?
Q20. Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godawari was
Q21. The list of sixteen Mahajanapadas is available in
(b) Chhandogya Upanishad
(c) Samyukta Nikaya
(d) Anguttara Nikaya
Q22. Buddhism made an important impact by allowing two sections of society into its fold. They were
(a) Merchants and Priests
(b) Moneylenders and Slaves
(c) Warriors and Traders
(d) Women and Sudras
Q23. The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated inVikramaSamvat, the year would be:
Q24. Milinda Panho is in the form of a dialogue between king Menander and Buddhist Monk
Q25. ‘Buddha’ means-
(a) The Enlightened one
(b) The Religious Preacher
(c) The Genius
(d) The Powerful