Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 27

Free UPSC Indian History Questions And Answers Practice GK General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 27 IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 27 1

1 .Name the ruler whose patronage had been enjoyed by Jainism.
A.  Kanishka
B.  Kharavela
C.  Pushyamitra Sunga
D.  Samudragupta
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2 .To whom is the introduction of Buddhism into China traditionally attributed?
A.  Nagarjuna
B.  Samprati
C.  Vasubandhu
D.  Kashyapa Matanga
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3 .Name the ruler whose reign was a witness to both Vardhaman Mahavira and the Buddha preaching their respective doctrines?
A.  Udayin
B.  Bimbisara
C.  Ajatashatru
D.  Harshvardhana
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4 .The famous Indo-Greek king to embrace Buddhism was
A.  Alexander
B.  Strato I
C.  Menander
D.  Democritus
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5 .What is the first discourse that the Buddha had delivered at the Deer Park in Sarnath called?
A.  Mahaparinirvana
B.  Mahamastabhisheka
C.  Mahabhiniskraman
D.  Dharmachakrapravartan
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6 .The oldest Jain scriptures are regarded to be the
A.  Fourteen Purvas
B.  Twelve Upangas
C.  Twelve Angas
D.  Fourteen Uparvas
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7 .The original teachings of Mahavira are contained in the
A.  Jatakas
B.  Tripitakas
C.  Purvas
D.  Angas
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8 .In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period, women and Sudras speak
A.  Sanskrit
B.  Pali
C.  Prakrit
D.  Sauraseni
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9 .Which of the following rulers did not enter the Buddhist Cold?
A.  Harsha
B.  Samudragupta
C.  Kanishka
D.  Ashoka
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10 .Who among the following rulers had embraced Jainism?
A.  Chandragupta Maurya
B.  Bindusara
C.  Ajatashatru
D.  Pulakesin
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11 .Where was Mahavira born?
A.  Sravasti
B.  Vaishali
C.  Rajagriha
D.  Pataliputra
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12 .The term used to denote a group of families in the vedic society was
A.  Vish
B.  Jana
C.  Grama
D.  Gotra
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13 .According to the Mimansa School of Philosophy, liberation is possible through
A.  Yoga
B.  Bhakti
C.  Karma
D.  Jnana
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14 .The great Hindu law giver was
A.  Manu
B.  Banabhatta
C.  Kapil
D.  Kautilya
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15 .The Svetambaras and Digambaras refer to two sects of
A.  Saivism
B.  Buddhism
C.  Vaishnavism
D.  Jainism
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16 .Who had established the four Mathas or Monastic seats in the four corners of India?
A.  Madhavacharya
B.  Shankaracharya
C.  Bhaskaracharya
D.  Ramanujacharya
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17 .The fourth Buddhist council had compiled an encyclopaedia of Buddhist philosophy, called
A.  Sutralankara
B.  Madhyamika Sutra
C.  Jatakas
D.  Mahavibhasha Sutra
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18 .Buddhism was first propagated outside India In
A.  China
B.  Cambodia
C.  Thailand
D.  Ceylon
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19 .The language adopted for preaching In Mahayana Buddhism was
A.  Pali
B.  Brahmi
C.  Sanskrit
D.  Prakrit
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20 .Who had converted Kanishka to Buddhism?
A.  Parsva
B.  Nagarjuna
C.  Asvaghosha
D.  Vasumitra
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21 .The correct chronological order of the four Buddhist councils held Is
A.  Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Pataliputra, Vaishali
B.  Vaishali, Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Pataliputra
C.  Rajagriha, Vaishali, Pataliputra, Kashmir or Jullandhar
D.  Pataliputra, Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Vaishali
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22 .During the Gupta period, the village affairs were managed by the village headman with the assistance of the
A.  Amatya
B.  Mahattara
C.  Vishyapati
D.  Gopa
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23 .The Sunga dynasty had made ____ the official religion of their kingdom.
A.  Buddhism
B.  The Ajivika Sect
C.  Jainism
D.  Brahmanism
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24 .Most of the Hindu colonies in South East Asia had been found during the reign of the
A.  Mauryas
B.  Rajputas
C.  Guptas
D.  Cholas
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25 .An important part of the eastern court during the Gupta period was
A.  Kalyan
B.  Tamralipti
C.  Broach
D.  Sopara
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