Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 12

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions  Online test Quiz  Set 12  for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL) 

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 12 1

1 .Which dynasty immediately succeeded the Maurya dynasty and ruled Magadha Kingdom?
A.  Satavahana
B.  Sunga
C.  Nanda
D.  Kanva
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2 .The capital of the ancient Chola kingdom was
A.  Uraiyur
B.  Kaveripoompattinam
C.  Thanjavur
D.  Madurai
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3 .The script of the Indus Valley Civilization is
A.  Kharosthi
B.  Undeciphered
C.  Brahmi
D.  Tamil
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4 .Name the famous King of Kushan dynasty.
A.  Kanishka
B.  Pulakeshin
C.  Harsha
D.  Vikramaditya
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5 .Which of the following does not have a Stupa ?
A.  Ranchi
B.  Sanchi
C.  Barhut
D.  Dhamek
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6 .The site of birth [nativity] of Gautam Buddha is marked by :
A.  a monastery
B.  a 'Rummindei Pillar' of Ashok Maurya
C.  a statue
D.  a Peepal Tree
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7 .Which one of the following tribal assemblies was normally involved in the election of the tribal chief ?
A.  Samiti
B.  Sabha
C.  Gana
D.  Vidata
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8 .During which of the following periods of Indian History did the kshatriyas have a distinct identity ?
A.  Age of the Buddha
B.  Maurya period
C.  Post-Maurya age
D.  Gupta period
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9 .Chinese travellers visited India primarily because
A.  they were interested in Buddhism
B.  they were invited by the Indian kings
C.  they were interested to study Indian culture
D.  they were interested to stay in India
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10 .The term 'Upanishad' literally implies
A.  Knowledge
B.  Wisdom
C.  Sitting near
D.  Recitation
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11 .The Sage who is said to have Aryanised South India, was
A.  Yagnavalkya
B.  Vashistha
C.  Agastya
D.  Vishwamitra
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12 .The origin of Indian music can be traced to which of the following Vedic Samhitas ?
A.  Rigveda
B.  Samaveda
C.  Yajurveda
D.  Atharvaveda
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13 .Ashok spread Buddhism all over India and Ceylon by
A.  Teaching the Triratnas
B.  Sending the Dharma Mahamatras
C.  Waging wars
D.  Becoming a Buddhist Monk
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14 .In which Rock Edict Ashoka mentions about the casualities of Kalinga War and declares the renunciation of war ?
A.  Maski Edict
B.  Rock Edict XIII
C.  Rock Edict XI
D.  Rock Edict X
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15 .The Earliest Settlements of Aryan tribes were at
A.  Uttar Pradesh
B.  Bengal
C.  Sapta Sindhu
D.  Delhi
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16 .Pancha siddhantham of Varaha mihira deals with
A.  Astrology
B.  Astronomy
C.  Medicine
D.  Anatomy
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17 .Which one of the following coins was issued in silver during the Gupta period ?
A.  Kakini
B.  Nishka
C.  Rupyaka
D.  Dinar
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18 .Lothal, the dockyard site of the Indus Valley Civilization, is situated in
A.  Gujarat
B.  Punjab
C.  Pakistan
D.  Haryana
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19 .Buddha means
A.  Great Conqueror
B.  Great Saint
C.  Wise one
D.  Enlightened one
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20 .Varahamihira was
A.  An Astronaut
B.  A Space Shuttle
C.  A Power Station
D.  An Ancient Astronomer
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21 .During the reign of Bindusara there was unrest at_____.
A.  Ujjayani
B.  Pushkalavati
C.  Takshsila
D.  Rajagriha
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22 .Name the Greek Ambassador at the Mauryan Court.
A.  Alexander
B.  Megasthanese
C.  Plato
D.  Aristotle
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23 .Who was the contemporary South Indian ruler of Harshavardhana ?
A.  Krishnadevaraya
B.  Pulakeshin II
C.  Mayuravarma
D.  Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar
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24 .Which one of the following is the most lasting contribution of the Rastrakutas ?
A.  Kailasha Temple
B.  Pampa, Ponna, Ranna, the three writers of Kannada poetry and Kailasha Temple.
C.  Patronage of Jainism
D.  Conquests
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25 .Ravikirti, a jain, who composed the Aihole Prashasti, was patronized by
A.  Pulakeshin I
B.  Harsha
C.  Pulakeshin II
D.  Kharavela
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