Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 9

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions  Online test Quiz  Set 9 for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL) 

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 9 1

1 .The language from which the term 'India' is derived is
A.  English
B.  Greek
C.  Persian
D.  Arabic
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2 .Vaishakha Poornima has a great significance because it was on this day
A.  Buddha was born
B.  Buddha got enlightened
C.  Buddha died
D.  All of the above
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3 .The staple food of the Vedic Aryans was
A.  barley and rice
B.  milk and its products
C.  rice and pulses
D.  vegetables and fruits
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4 .With which of the following centres of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya, was associated ?
A.  Takshashila
B.  Nalanda
C.  Vikramashila
D.  Vaishali
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5 .Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler ?
A.  Mahendravarman I
B.  Narasinghavarman I
C.  Parameshwarvarman I
D.  Nandivarman I
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6 .Which one of the following Chola kings conquered Ceylon (Singhal) first ?
A.  Aditya-I
B.  Rajaraja-I
C.  Rajendra
D.  Vijayalya
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7 .Most of the Chola temples were dedicated to
A.  Vishnu
B.  Shiva
C.  Brahma
D.  Durga
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8 .In the Gupta period, the largest number of coins were issued in
A.  gold
B.  silver
C.  copper
D.  iron
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9 .The tax which the kings used to collect from the people in the Vedic period was called
A.  Bali
B.  Vidatha
C.  Varman
D.  Kara
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10 .Buddha preached his first sermon at
A.  Gaya
B.  Sarnath
C.  Pataliputra
D.  Vaishali
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11 .'Charak' was the famous court physician of
A.  Harsha
B.  Chandra Gupta Maurya
C.  Ashoka
D.  Kanishka
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12 .Great Stupa at Sanchi is in
A.  Uttar Pradesh
B.  Madhya Pradesh
C.  Arunachal Pradesh
D.  Andhra Pradesh
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13 .Which one of the following stages of the life of man in Aryan Society, in ascending order of age, is correct ?
A.  Brahmacharya - Grihastha Vanaprastha - Sanyasa
B.  Grihastha - Brahmacharya Vanaprastha - Sanyasa
C.  Brahmacharya - Vanaprastha - Sanyasa - Grihastha
D.  Grihastha - Sanyasa Vanaprastha - Brahmacharya
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14 .Harappa is situated on the bank of the river :
A.  Ganga
B.  Ravi
C.  Yamuna
D.  Sindhu
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15 .Who was the Chola king who brought Ganga from North to South ?
A.  Raja Raja Chola
B.  Mahendra
C.  Rajendra Chola
D.  Parantaka
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16 .What was Chandragupta II also known as ?
A.  Samudra Gupta
B.  Skanda Gupta
C.  Vikramaditya
D.  Ranaa Gupta
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17 .That the Rig-Vedic aryans were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that
A.  There are many references to the cow in the Rig Veda
B.  Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows.
C.  Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
D.  All of the above
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18 .The Aryans successded in their conflicts with the pre-Aryans because
A.  they used elephants on a large scale
B.  they were taller and stronger
C.  they were from an advanced urban culture
D.  they used chariots driven by horses
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19 .The Chola kings were ruling over
A.  Tamil Nadu
B.  Andhra
C.  Kerala
D.  Bengal
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20 .Coins made of metal first appeared in
A.  Harappan Civilisation
B.  Later Vedic Age
C.  Age of the Buddha
D.  Age of the Mauryas
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21 .Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order: I. Nandas II. Sisunagas III. Mauryas IV. Haryankas
A.  IV, II, III and I
B.  II, I, IV and III
C.  IV, II, I and III
D.  III, I, IV and II
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22 .Which of the following are beliefs of Buddhism ? (a) The world is full of sorrows. (b) People suffer on account of desires. (c) If desires are conquered, nirvana will be attained. (d) The existence of God and Soul must be recognised.
A.  (a), (b), (c) and (d)
B.  (b) and (c)
C.  (a), (b) and (c)
D.  (b), (c) and (d)
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23 .Which of the following is not the 'Tri Ratna' of Jainism ?
A.  Right faith
B.  Right knowledge
C.  Right view
D.  Right conduct
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24 .Who among the following was the pioneer of Yoga ?
A.  Patanjali
B.  Vagbhata
C.  Atreya
D.  Vrudukanta
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25 .The Greeks were driven out of India by
A.  Chandragupta Murya
B.  Chandragupta Vikramditya
C.  Ashoka
D.  Bindusara
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