Ancient Indian History MCQ Questions with Answer
Q1. The earliest city discovered in India was
(c) Mohenjo Daro
Q2. The word ‘Hindu’ as a reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:
(a) The Greeks
(b) The Romans
(c) The Chinese
(d) The Arabs
Q3. The credit of the discovery of the first Paleolithic in India which opened the field of prehistoric studies in the country goes to
(b) De Terra and Paterson
(c) Robert Bruce Foote
(d) H D Sankalia
Q4. Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?
(d) Mohenjo Daro
Q5. Horse remains are found in :
Choose the correct answer from the following :
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 4 and 1
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 3
Q6. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak:
Q7. Which one of the following was a land measure?
Q8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer(using codes given below the lists)
|List-I (Eras)||List-II (Reckoned from)|
|A. Vikrama era||1. 3102 B.C|
|B. Saka era||2. 320 A.D|
|C. Gupta era||3. 78 A.D|
|D. Kali era||4. 58 B.C|
|5. 248 A.D|
(a) A – 2; B – 4; C – 5; D – 1
(b) A – 1; B – 3; C – 2; D – 4
(c) A – 4; B – 5; C – 2; D – 3
(d) A – 4; B – 3; C – 2; D – 1
Q9. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilization?
Q10. Which one of the following is the smallest measure?
Q11. The name by which Ashoka has generally referred to his inscriptions is:
Q12. List A consists of some Harappan sites and list B consists of the measurements of the scales found at places mentioned in list A. Match them correctly.
|1. Harappa||(a) 25. 56 mm|
|2. Mohenjodaro||(b) 93. 4 mm|
|3. Lothal||(c) 6. 7056 mm|
Choose the correct answer :
(a) 1-a, 2-b, 3-c
(b) 1-a, 2-c, 3-a
(c) 1-b, 2-c, 3-a
(d) 1-b, 2-a, 3-c
Q13. Which of the following was not an ancient seaport?
Q14. Which of the following were common to both Buddhism and Jainism?
- Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
- Indifference to the authority of the Vedas
- Denial of the efficacy of rituals
- Non-injury to animal life
Select the answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3, and 4
(d) 1 and 2
Q16. Given below are two statements :
Assertion (A): Mohenjodaro and Harappa cities are dead now.
Reason (R): They were discovered during excavations.
In the context of the above, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (a)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (a).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
Q17. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:
|A. Vishakhadatta||1. Medicine|
|B. Varahamihira||2. Drama|
|C. Charaka||3. Astronomy|
|D. Brahmagupta||4. Mathematics|
(a) A – 1; B – 3; C – 4; D – 2
(b) A – 2; B – 1; C – 3; D – 4
(c) A – 2; B – 3; C – 1; D – 4
(d) A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2
Q18. Match List – I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists : [UP–PCS 2012]
|List – I (Harappan Sites)||List-II (Locations)|
|A. Manda||1. Rajasthan|
|B. Daimabad||2. Haryana|
|C. Kalibanga||3. Jammu Kashmir|
|D. Rakhigarhi||4. Maharashtra|
Code : A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 1 2 3
Q19. Lord Mahavira died at
(a) Saravana Belagola
(b) Lumbini Garden
Q20. The Upanishads are the _______.
(a) Great Epics
(b) Story Books
(c) Source of Hindu Philosophy
(d) Law Books
Q21. The practice of land grants to brahmins and Buddhists was initiated by
Q22. Who among the following credited with authoring Brihatsamhita?
Q23. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
|A. Gupta||1. Badami|
|B. Chandella||2. Panamalai|
|C. Chalukya||3. Khajuraho|
|D. Pallava||4. Deogarh|
(a) A – 4; B – 3; C – 1; D – 2
(b) A – 4; B – 2; C – 3; D – 1
(c) A – 2; B – 3; C – 4; D – 1
(d) A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2
Q24. Who was the president of the first Jain council?
(d) Nagarjuna Suri
Q25. Which one of the following statements regarding Ashoka stone pillars is incorrect?
(a) These are highly polished
(b) These are monolithic
(c) The shaft of pillars is tapering in shape
(d) These are parts of architectural structures