Ancient Indian History MCQ Questions with Answer
Q1. The earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian subcontinent has been obtained from
Q2. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites?
(a) Drains and well
(d) Temple with Shikhar
Q3. The term ‘Apabhramsa‘ was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote:
(a) Outcastes among the Rajputs
(b) Deviations from Vedic rituals
(c) Early forms of some of the modem Indian language
(d) Non-Sanskrit verse meters
Q4. The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year:
Q5. Which one of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband?
(b) Manava Dharma Shastra
Q6. Which among the following was the most extensive Harappan city?
Q7. The home of Gargi, Maitreya and Kapila was at
Q8. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2 and 3
Q9. Which one among the following sites is located in the valley of Ghaggar and its associated rivers?
Q10. The origins of Indian music could be traced to
(a) Rigvedic Samhita
(b) Yajurvedic Samhita
(c) Samavedic Samhita
(d) Atharvavedic Samhita
Q11. The following persons came to India at one time or another:
1. Fa-Hien, 2. I-Tsing, 3. Megasthanese, 4. Hieun-Tsang
The correct chronological sequence of their visits is:
(a) 3, 1, 2, 4
(b) 3, 1, 4, 2
(c) 1, 3, 2, 4
(d) 1, 3, 4, 2
Q12. In which Indus valley civilization sites, the people were known to water reservoir technique?
Q13. Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times?
Q14. The site of Alamgirpur is located on the bank of river:
Q15. Assertion (A): The origin of the feudal system in ancient India can be traced to military campaigns.
Reason (R): There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the Gupta period.
(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
Q16. Which ruler murdered his father, Bimbisara to ascend the throne?
Q17. Whose army did Alexander the Greek ruler confront on the banks of the river Jhelum?
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
Q18. The first Tirthankara of the Jains was:
Q19. In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?
Q20. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of the misery of mankind?
(b) Gautam Buddha
(c) Adi Shankaracharya
Q21. ‘Mrichchhakatika‘ an ancient Indian book written by Shudraka deals with:
(a) The love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan
(b) The victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshatrapas of western India
(c) The military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta
(d) The love affairs between a Gupta king and a princess of Kamarupa
Q22. ‘Buddha’ means-
(a) The Enlightened one
(b) The Religious Preacher
(c) The Genius
(d) The Powerful
Q23. In the Indus valley civilization period, Lapis-Lazuli was imported from:
Q24. ‘Prince of Piligrims’ was the name attributed to
(b) Hiuen – tsang
Q25. Consider the following statements:
- VardhamanMahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi chief Chetak
- Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshalan dynasty
- Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara, belonged to Benaras
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3