Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 1

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Online test Quiz  Set 1 for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL) 

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 1 1

1 .Which among the following chronology is correct regarding four 'samvatas' ?
A.  Gupta-Gregorian-Hizri-Saka
B.  Gregorian-Saka-Hizri-Gupta
C.  Saka-Gregorian-Hizri-Gupta
D.  Hizri-Gupta-Gregorian-Saka
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2 .The home of Gargi, Maitrey, and kapila was at
A.  Vidisha
B.  Ujjain
C.  Pataliputra
D.  Mithila
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3 .Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times ?
A.  Avadh
B.  Ruhelkhand
C.  Bundelkhand
D.  Malwa
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4 .The Social System of the Harappans was :
A.  Fairly egalitarian
B.  Slave-Labour based
C.  Colour (Varna) based
D.  Caste based
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5 .Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilisation of the Early Vedic Age?
A.  Rig-veda
B.  Yajur-veda
C.  Atharva-veda
D.  Sama-veda
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6 .The university which became famous in the post-Gupta Era was :
A.  Kanchi
B.  Taxila
C.  Nalanda
D.  Vallabhi
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7 .Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?
A.  Vikramaditya
B.  Kumaragupta
C.  Harshavardhana
D.  Kanishka
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8 .The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was :
A.  Rajaraja I
B.  Rajendra I
C.  Rajadhiraja I
D.  Kulottunga I
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9 .Which statement on the Harappan Civilisation 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 not generally static.
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10 .The First Tirthankara of the Jains was :
A.  Arishtanemi
B.  Parshvanath
C.  Ajitanath
D.  Rishabha
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11 .The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by :
A.  Kanishka
B.  Ashoka
C.  Harsha
D.  Fa-Hien
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12 .The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks?
A.  Satavahanas
B.  Mauryas
C.  Guptas
D.  Cholas
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13 .The most important text of vedic mathematics is :
A.  Satapatha Brahman
B.  Atharva Veda
C.  Sulva Sutras
D.  Chhandogya Upanishad
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14 .Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?
A.  Shakas
B.  Parthians
C.  Greeks
D.  Kushans
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15 .Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?
A.  Kanishka
B.  Vikramaditya
C.  Samudra Gupta
D.  Asoka
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16 .What inspired the paintings of janta ?
A.  Compassionate Buddha
B.  Radha-Krishan Leela
C.  Jain Thirthankaras
D.  Mahabharata encounters
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17 .Who among the following was the first to invade India ?
A.  Xerxes
B.  Alexander
C.  Darius-I
D.  Seleucus
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18 .Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?
A.  Maurya
B.  Gupta
C.  Kushan
D.  Kanva
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19 .With which of the following is the classic 'Jivaka Chintamani' in Tamil associated ?
A.  Jainism
B.  Buddhism
C.  Hinduism
D.  Christianity
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20 .Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last?
A.  Rajgir
B.  Bodh Gaya
C.  Sarnath
D.  Kushinagar
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21 .Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?
A.  Mauryas
B.  Indo-Greeks
C.  Guptas
D.  Kushans
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22 .Where is Brihadeshwar Temple situated ?
A.  Kanchi
B.  Madurai
C.  Shri Shailan
D.  Tanjore
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23 .In Tamil literature the glorious books 'Shilppadikaram and Manimekhalai' are related to
A.  Jainism
B.  Buddhism
C.  Hindusim
D.  Christianity
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24 .Who established Mahabalipuram?
A.  Pallava
B.  Pandya
C.  Chola
D.  Chalukya
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25 .The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78, was founded by
A.  Kanishka
B.  Asoka
C.  Chandragupta
D.  Vikramaditya
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