Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 23

Free Quiz Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 23 UPSC IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

1 .Which of the following works of Kalidasa gives information about the Andhras?
A.  Sakuntala
B.  Malavikagnimitra
C.  Meghaduta
D.  Kumarasambhava
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2 .The first ruler of the Satavahanas was
A.  Simuka
B.  Govinda
C.  Sri Satakarni
D.  Nahapana
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3 .The Sunga period saw the growth of one of the following religions. Identify.
A.  Brahmanism
B.  Saivism
C.  Buddhism
D.  Nature worship
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4 .Who erected the Garuda pillar at Besnagar?
A.  Bhagabhadra
B.  Heliodorus
C.  Menander
D.  Antialkidas
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5 .Which among the following was not affected by the invasion of the Persians on India?
A.  Script in the North-West
B.  Coinage
C.  Court Ceremonies
D.  Sculpture
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6 .During the pre-Gupta age the foreign trade was most extensive with
A.  South East Asian Countries
B.  China
C.  Central Asia
D.  Roman Empire
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7 .Whose general was Appolodotus?
A.  Euthydemus
B.  Demetrius
C.  Diodotus
D.  Antichos
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8 .In whose court did Asvaghosa live?
A.  Harsha
B.  Samudra Gupta
C.  Kanishka
D.  Ashoka
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9 .The ancient Chola kingdom existed in the delta of the river
A.  Tungabhadra
B.  Cauvery
C.  Krishna
D.  Godavari
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10 .What is said to be the original home of the Sungas?
A.  Kalinga
B.  Vidisa
C.  Berar
D.  Bharhut
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11 .Milindapanho is a
A.  History of a dynasty
B.  Prakrit drama
C.  Sanskrit play
D.  Religious conversation
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12 .Which of the following statements about Arthasastra is not true?
A.  It prescribes the duty of a king
B.  It describes the then economic life of the country
C.  It lays down the principles of politics
D.  It highlights the need for financial reforms
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13 .Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?
A.  Slavery
B.  Rigidity of Caste
C.  Prostitution
D.  Widow remarriage
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14 .Alexander the great, was obliged to go back because
A.  he fell ill
B.  he suffered defeat in India
C.  his forces refused to go further
D.  he did not like India
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15 .The principles of Ashoka's Dharma (Dhamma) were taken from
A.  Buddhism
B.  Jainism
C.  Brahmanism
D.  The moral virtues of all Indian religions of that period
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