Ancient Indian History Quiz Set – 2 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.1. Which Buddhist council was held during the reign of Kanishka?

[A] 1st
[B] 2nd
[C] 3rd
[D] 4th


Q.2. With reference to ancient India, ‘Siddhamatrika’ is a __?

[A] Buddhist text
[B] Jain Goddess
[C] Temple architecture style
[D] Type of script


Q.3. How many realms of “being” are there according to Buddhism?

[A] 8
[B] 10
[C] 12
[D] 6


Q.4. The material culture of Satvahanas was a fusion of which of the following elements?

[A] Northern and Eastern elements
[B] Eastern and Western elements
[C] Northern and Deccan elements
[D] Deccan and North-Eastern elements


Q.5. The Chola provinces were further divided into which of the following?

[A] Kottams
[B] Nadu
[C] Nagaram
[D] None of the above


Q.6. Which of the following authorities lays down a priority of inheritance which places the wife, followed by daughters immediately after sons?

[A] Brihaspati
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Narada
[D] None of the above


Q.7.Which among the following was / were the fallouts of the Feudal society?

The law and order situation uniformly deteriorated
The social gap between upper and lower social strata widened
The society become rigid and tabooed
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3


Q.8 .Mahatma Buddha visited the Kaushambi during the reign of which of the following kings?

[A] Dharmasen
[B] Bodhi
[C] Udayana
[D] Satanika


Q.9. Which of the following kings is considered as the last known ruler of the Nandivardhana branch of the Vakataka dynasty?

[A] Prithvisena I
[B] Rudrasena II
[C] Pravarasena II
[D] Prithivisena II


Q.10. “Samaya” referred to which of the following in Chola administration?

[A] Corporate organisations
[B] Caravans
[C] Villages
[D] Peasants


Q.11. At which of the following harappan sites, an Inkpot has been discovered?

[A] Harappa
[B] Lothal
[C] Kalibangan
[D] Chanhudaro


Q.12. According to the Jaina traditions, who among the following Tirthankaras was from the same Yadava clan as Krishna?

[A] Neminatha
[B] Mallinatha
[C] Parsvanatha
[D] Adinatha


Q.13. Ajivika was founded by which of the following?

[A] Makkhali Gosala
[B] Janak
[C] Krishna
[D] Tirugyan


Q.14. The southward march of Harsha was stopped by which of the following Chalukyan Kings?

[A] Pulakeshin
[B] Pulakeshin II
[C] Kirtivarman
[D] None of the above


Q.15. The use of agrahatta can be seen during which of the following periods?

[A] Cheras
[B] Cholas
[C] Pandyas
[D] Pallavas


Q.16. Which of the following two towns of Indus valley Civilization were located on the bank of Ghagghar River?

[A] Harappa & Rojari
[B] Harappa & Mohen jo Dero
[C] Kalibanga and Banwali
[D] Rangpur and Surkotda

Answer: C [Kalibanga and Banwali]


Q.17. Which among the following animals was / were surely domesticated by Indus Valley People?

  1. Humped Zebu Cattle
  2. Sheep
  3. Goats
  4. Dogs
  5. Horses

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1, 2 , 3 & 5
[B] 1, 3 & 5
[C] 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5


Q.18. Who was the King of Vajji mahajanapada?

[A] Prasenjit
[B] Shishupala
[C] Chetaka
[D] Udayana


Q.19. Dharmapala was challenged by which of the following Pratihara rulers?

[A] Nagabhata I
[B] Vatsaraja
[C] Nagabhata II
[D] Bhoja II


Q.20. Which of the following places emerged as an important weaving industry centre during the Chola administration?

[A] Ujjain
[B] Madhurai
[C] Kanchipuram
[D] Kudamukku


Q.21. Which among the following Chera King is famous for the legends surrounding Kannagi (he built a temple dedicated to Kannagi) and is also known as “Red Cherra”?

[A] Karikala
[B] Senguttuvan
[C] Nedum Cheralathan
[D] Elkara


Q.22. Consider the following pairs:

Foreign traveler Indian-King

  1. Megasthenes : Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  2. Fa Hein : Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Hiuen Tsang : Harsha
  4. Ibn Battuta : Muhammad bin Tughlaq
  5. Al Beruni : Mahmud of Ghazni

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1,3 and 4 Only
[B] 1,3 and 5 Only
[C] 3,4 and 5 Only
[D] 1,2,3,4 and 5


Q.23. What was the capital of Kuru mahajanapada?

[A] Kaushambi
[B] Mathura
[C] Indraprastha
[D] Vaishali


Q.24. Buddhism spread in Kashmir during the reign of which of the following kings?

[A] Kanishka
[B] Kalasoka
[C] Ashvaghosha
[D] Ashoka


Q.25. Which of the following was the most important crop of Sangam period?

[A] Wheat
[B] Barley
[C] Maize
[D] Rice


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