Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 28

UPSC IAS Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 28 IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 28 1

1 .The Indus Valley civilisation was discovered in the year
A.  1917
B.  1921
C.  1927
D.  1932
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2 .Who among the following has been called the 'Napoleon of India'?
A.  Samudragupta
B.  Harshavardhana
C.  Chandragupta Maurya
D.  Ashoka
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3 .The achievements of Samudragupta have been chronicled in the
A.  Hathigumpha inscription
B.  Sarnath inscription
C.  Girnar inscription
D.  Allahabad pillar inscription
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4 .The sage who is considered to have Aryanised southern India was
A.  Vasishta
B.  Vishwamitra
C.  Agastya
D.  Yagnavalkya
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5 .Ashoka's prime claim to greatness lay in
A.  His extensive conquests
B.  The promotion of people's welfare by him
C.  His marathon army
D.  His exclusive patronage of Buddhism
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6 .Which Gupta ruler had led a campaign to the south, besides being an accomplished veena player?
A.  Skandagupta
B.  Samudragupta
C.  Chandragupta I
D.  Chandragupta Vikramaditya
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7 .Which Chola ruler had conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka and made it a province of his empire?
A.  Rajindra Chola I
B.  Adhirajindra Chola
C.  Parantaka Chola I
D.  Rajaraja Chola I
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8 .Who among the following are credited with having built the famous Ellora Caves?
A.  The Cholas
B.  The Satavahanas
C.  The Rashtrakutas
D.  The Cheras
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9 .The ancient, medical treatise, Charaka Samhita is attributed to Charaka, who was a contemporary of
A.  Kanishka
B.  Chandragupta Maurya
C.  Ashoka
D.  Samudragupta
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10 .The dynasty that excelled itself as a naval power was that of the
A.  Hoysalas
B.  Cheras
C.  Cholas
D.  Pallavas
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11 .In which of the following caves have 28 new caves been further discovered?
A.  Ajanta Caves
B.  Ellora Caves
C.  Elephanta Caves
D.  None of the above
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12 .The Cresco paintings of Ajanta caves illustrate the art of the
A.  Guptas
B.  Mauryas
C.  Kushanas
D.  Rashtrakutas
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13 .Which of the following is the oldest seat of learning?
A.  Nalanda
B.  Vikramshila
C.  Taxila
D.  Ujjain
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14 .Which is the oldest Indian linguistic text?
A.  Nirukta
B.  Mahabhashya
C.  Ashtadhyayi
D.  Kasikavritti
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15 .The Pallava kings were the makers of the rock-cut temples at
A.  Thanjavur
B.  Mahabalipuram
C.  Khajuraho
D.  Rameswaram
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16 .The cult of Krishna is primarily exhibited through the
A.  Ancient art
B.  Rajasthani school of art
C.  Mughal school of art
D.  Bengal school of art
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17 .The Ramayana narrates events believed to have taken place in the ______ Yuga or age.
A.  Sat
B.  Dwapar
C.  Kal
D.  Treta
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18 .In ancient India, Nalanda University represented a great centre for the study of
A.  Mahayana Buddhism
B.  Hinduism
C.  Hinayana Buddhism
D.  Jainism
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19 .Who is the author of Kadambari, from among the following?
A.  Kalidas
B.  Panini
C.  Kautilya
D.  Bana
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20 .Who among the following anticipated Newton by affirming that all things tended to gravitate to the earth?
A.  Aryabhatta
B.  Brahmagupta
C.  Varahamihira
D.  Buddhagupta
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21 .The Shrimad Bhagvata Gita contains ______ chapters and ______Sanskrit slokas or couplets.
A.  14,500
B.  16,600
C.  18,700
D.  20,800
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22 .The bronze coins of Natraja or Dancing Shiva during the Chola period invariably depicted the deity with _____ arms.
A.  Eight
B.  Six
C.  Four
D.  Two
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23 .Identify the temple, from among the Collowing, that was built by the Rashtrakutas?
A.  The Kailash temple, Mahabalipuram
B.  The Surya Temple, Konark
C.  The Channakeshava temple, Batur
D.  The Shiva Temple, Ellora
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24 .The earliest surviving extant, i.e. still standing, temples date from the ______ period?
A.  Gupta
B.  Sunga
C.  Vedic
D.  Maurya
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25 .The two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan are an instance of the _____ art?
A.  Early Mathura
B.  Maurya
C.  Gupta
D.  Gandhara
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