Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 4

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Online test Quiz  Set 4 for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL) 

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 4 1

1 .Where do you find the temple of Angkor Wat ?
A.  In Thailand
B.  In Malaysia
C.  In Cambodia
D.  In Myanmar
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2 .Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription ?
A.  Chandra Gupta Maurya
B.  Samudra Gupta
C.  Vikramaditya
D.  Skand Gupta
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3 .The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation was
A.  worship of forces of nature
B.  organised city life
C.  pastoral farming
D.  caste society
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4 .Name the capital of the Pallavas
A.  Kanchi
B.  Vatapi
C.  Trichnapalli
D.  Mahabalipuram
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5 .The word 'Veda' means
A.  knowledge
B.  wisdom
C.  skill
D.  power
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6 .Which metal was first used by the Vedic people ?
A.  Silver
B.  Gold
C.  Iron
D.  Copper
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7 .Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by
A.  Pratiharas
B.  Rashtrakutas
C.  Palas
D.  Chalukyas
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8 .In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year'
A.  260 BC
B.  261 BC
C.  126 BC
D.  232 BC
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9 .The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are
A.  Hindu and Buddhist
B.  Buddhist and Jain
C.  Hindu and Jain
D.  Hindu, Buddhist and Jain
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10 .The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronised by the
A.  Pallavas
B.  Pandyas
C.  Cholas
D.  Cheras
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11 .Name the clan Buddha belonged to
A.  Gnathrika
B.  Maurya
C.  Sakya
D.  Kuru
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12 .Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play ?
A.  Banabhatta
B.  Harshavardhana
C.  Baskaravardhana
D.  Bindusara
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13 .During which Gupta King's reign did the Chinese traveller Fa-hien visit India ?
A.  Chandra Gupta I
B.  Samudra Gupta
C.  Chandra Gupta II
D.  Kumara Gupta
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14 .St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the
A.  Cheras
B.  Parthians
C.  Pandyas
D.  Cholas
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15 .The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of
A.  Pucca bricks
B.  Stone
C.  Wood
D.  All of the above
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16 .Who started the Saka Era and when ?
A.  Kadphises in 58 BC
B.  Rudradaman I in AD 78
C.  Vikramaditya in 58 BC
D.  Kanishka in AD 78
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17 .In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
A.  Bengal
B.  Bihar
C.  Orissa
D.  Uttar Pradesh
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18 .Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka's administrative policy?
A.  The third Buddhist Council
B.  The Kalinga War
C.  His embracing of Buddhism
D.  His sending of missionary to Ceylon
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19 .The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was
A.  Vishnu Gupta
B.  Upagupta
C.  Brahma Gupta
D.  Brihadratha
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20 .Harshvardhana was defeated by
A.  Prabhakaravardhana
B.  Pulakesin II
C.  Narasimhasvarma Pallava
D.  Sasanka
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21 .Which of the following statements about the Guptas is NOT true ?
A.  They ruled mainly over parts of north and central India
B.  Kingship was hereditary and the throne always went to the eldest son
C.  The judicial system was far more developed than in earlier times
D.  Land taxes increased and taxes on trade and commerce decreased
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22 .Which of the following was NOT composed by Harshavadhana?
A.  Harshacharita
B.  Ratnavali
C.  Priyadarshika
D.  Nagananda
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23 .Which of the following is not one of the animals carved on the Sarnath Pillar ?
A.  Humped Bull
B.  Deer
C.  Elephant
D.  Horse
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24 .The 'Kannauj assembly' organised by Harsha was held in honour of
A.  Fa-Hien
B.  Itsing
C.  Hieun-Tsang
D.  Megasthenes
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25 .The first metal used by man was
A.  Aluminium
B.  Copper
C.  Iron
D.  Silver
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