Ancient Indian History Quiz Test – SET 1 :: Competitive Exams

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Q1.Which Buddhist monk converted Milinda (Indo-Greek king) to Buddhism?

[A] Nagasena
[B] Gautam Budha
[C] Shakyamuni
[D] Mahadharmaraksita

Correct Answer: A [ Nagasena ]

Q2.Which rock edict of Ashoka appeals for tolerance among sects?

[A] Major Rock Edict X
[B] Major Rock Edict XI
[C] Major Rock Edict XII
[D] Major Rock Edict XIII

Correct Answer: C [ Major Rock Edict XII ]

Q3.The Excavated Buddhist Site, Lalitgiri , which was notified as Centrally Protected in the year 1937, is located in which among the following states of India?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Odisha
[C] West Bengal
[D] Karnataka

Correct Answer: B [Odisha]

Q4.Establishment of Svetambara as a separate sect within Jainism was resulted at __?

[A] Rajgriha
[B] Vallabhi
[C] Ujjaini
[D] Sanchi

Correct Answer: B [Vallabhi]

Q5. Kautilya was most ardent advocate of royal absolutism during Maurya era
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: A [ Only 1]

Q6.Who among the following laid down for punishment for a person becoming mendicant without making adequate provision for dependent wife and children?

[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Kautilya
[D] Narada

Correct Answer: C [ Kautilya ]

Q7.Which of the following book is the sequel of an epic ‘Silappadikarma’?

[A] Jivaka Chintamani
[B] Manimekalai
[C] Bharatman
[D] Kunal

Correct Answer: B [ Manimekalai ]

Q8.The philosophy of “Nyaya Darshan” has been ascribed to who among following?

[A] Kanad
[B] Gautam
[C] Panini
[D] Bhartṛhari

Correct Answer: B [Gautam]

Q9.In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanampiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :

[A] Ashoka
[B] Akbar
[C] Kanishka
[D] Chandragupta Vikramaditya

Correct Answer: A [Ashoka]

Q10.With respect to Apbhramsa, consider the following statements:

It developed from Sanskrit Language but deviates from the norm of Sanskrit grammar
It is a direct precursor to modern Hindi language
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 & 2]

Q11.What symbol represents nirvana of Gautama Buddha?

[A] Lotus
[B] Wheel
[C] Horse
[D] Bodhi Tree

Correct Answer: D [ Bodhi Tree ]

Q12.Where was the first Tamil Sangam held__?

[A] Madurai
[B] Kapatpuram
[C] Kaveripattnam
[D] Kural

Correct Answer: A [ Madurai ]

Q13.As per the Hindu Philosophy, what is the number of articles under the restraints and practices (Yamas and Niyamas)?

[A] 5
[B] 15
[C] 20
[D] 36

Correct Answer: C [20]

Q14.Select the statement which is NOT correct regarding Kalidasa:

[A] Kalidasa was a renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist of Gupta period.
[B] He was one of the nine gems in the court of Chandragupta I.
[C] Kumarasambhavam and Ritusamhara are his two epic works.
[D] His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu Puranas and philosophy

Correct Answer: B [He was one of the nine gems in the court of Chandragupta I.]

Q15The image of Buddha with a circular head halo and flying Gandharvas on either side with garlands in hands appeared for the first time during the:

[A] Gandhara School of Arts
[B] Mathura School of Arts
[C] Gupta School of Arts
[D] Amaravati School of Art

Correct Answer: A [ Gandhara School of Arts]

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