Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 17

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 17 IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 17 1

1 .The Vedic economy was based on
A.  trade and commerce
B.  crafts and industries
C.  agriculture and cattle rearing
D.  all the above
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2 .Two popular Assemblies of the Vedic period were
A.  Sabha and Mahasabha
B.  Mahasabha and Ganasabha
C.  Sabha and Samiti
D.  Ur and Kula
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3 .The normal form of government during the Vedic period was
A.  democracy
B.  republics
C.  oligarchy
D.  monarchy
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4 .Which of the following Vedas was compiled first?
A.  Rigveda
B.  Samaveda
C.  Yajurveda
D.  Atharvaveda
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5 .The term Aryan, Indo-Aryan or Indo-European denotes a _____concept?
A.  Linguistic
B.  Racial
C.  Religious
D.  Cultural
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6 .Which of the following does not represent an important source material for the Mauryan period?
A.  Literary works
B.  Foreign accounts
C.  Numismatic evidence
D.  Epigraphic sources
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7 .Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?
A.  Mahapadma Nanda
B.  Ashoka Nanda
C.  Dhana Nanda
D.  None of the above
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8 .According to Strabo, the Tamil kingdom to first send emissaries to meet Augustin in Athens in 20 BC, was
A.  Pallava
B.  Chola
C.  Pandya
D.  Chera
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9 .The beat specimens of Mauryan art are represented by their
A.  Stupas
B.  Pillars
C.  Chaityas
D.  Caves
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10 .Ashoka has been particularly Influenced by the Buddhist monk
A.  Ambhi
B.  Upagupta
C.  Asvaghosha
D.  Vasubandhu
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11 .Which of the following Sanskrit language?
A.  Kushanas
B.  Mauryas
C.  Guptas
D.  Indo-Greeks
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12 .Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium?
A.  Maurya sculptures
B.  Mathura sculptures
C.  Bharhut sculptures
D.  Gandhara sculptures
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13 .Who had got the Konark Sun Temple constructed?
A.  Kanishka
B.  Ashoka
C.  Narasimha Deva II
D.  Rajendra Chola
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14 .During Kanishka's reign, the centre of political activity shifted from Magadha to
A.  Delhi
B.  Ayodhya
C.  Kannauj
D.  Purushapura (Peshawar)
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15 .The Kushan rule was brought to an end by
A.  The Nagas
B.  The Britishers
C.  Samudragupta
D.  The Hindu Shahi Dynasty
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16 .In the context of ancient Indian society, which one of the following terms does not belong to the category of the other three?
A.  Kula
B.  Vamsa
C.  Kosa
D.  Gotra
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17 .After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements have been found In
A.  Punjab
B.  Haryana
C.  Gujarat
D.  Uttar Pradesh
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18 .The Indus Valley civilisation can be said to belong to the
A.  Paleolithic age
B.  Primitive age
C.  Neolithic age
D.  Bronze age
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19 .Who wrote Mrichchhakatika (Clay Cart)?
A.  Akbar
B.  Kalidas
C.  Sudraka
D.  Dandin
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20 .Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
A.  Saumilla
B.  Sudraka
C.  Shaunaka
D.  Susrutha
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21 .The Jatakas are a collection of stories
A.  Meant for children
B.  Based on pet Hindu myths
C.  About Jains saints
D.  Pertaining to several different earlier births of the Buddha
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22 .The deep transforming effect that the Kalinga War had on Ashoka has been described in
A.  Archaeological excavations
B.  Rock edicts
C.  Coins
D.  Pillar edicts
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23 .The proud title of 'Vikramaditya' had been assumed by
A.  Harsha
B.  Chandragupta II
C.  Kanishka
D.  Samudragupta
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24 .Architectural developments In India manifested themselves In their full glory during the period of the
A.  Guptas
B.  Nandas
C.  Mauryas
D.  Cholas
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25 .Gautam Buddha as a prince was known as
A.  Gautam
B.  Siddhartha
C.  Rahul
D.  Suddhodhana
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