Indian History solved MCQs

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chapter:   Ancient History

1. Who founded “MATHAS’ in the four corners ofIndia?

a. Madhavacharya

B. Shankaracharya

c. Bhaskaracharya

d. Ramanujacharya

2. Who was the founder of the Gupta Dynasty?

a. Chandragupta

B. Samudragupta

c. Kumaragupta

d. Maharaja Sri Gupta

3. The number of Vedas is

a. Eight

B. Four

c. Ten

d. Two

4. Indus Valley Civilisation became known fromexcavations at

a. Mohanjodaro

B. Ropar

c. Harappa

d. None of these

5. In which year did Alexander invade India?

a. 623 BC

B. 236 BC

c. 326 BC

d. 362 BC

6. Who was the founder of Saka Era?

a. Kanishka

B. Chandragupta Maurya

c. Samudragupta

d. Chandragupta Vikramaditya

7. During the early Vedic period, the society was based on

a. Birth

B. Wealth

c. Religion

d. Occupation

8. Which line of rulers succeeded the Maurayas in Magadh?

a. Sungas

B. Kushan

c. Vardhanas

d. Guptas

9. Which of the following is the oldest monument?

a. Qutub Minar

B. Ajanta Caves

c. Taj Mahal

d. Khajuraho

10. Which of the following ‘Veda’ deals withmedicine?

a. Atharva Veda

B. Yajur Veda

c. Sama Veda

d. Rig Veda

11. The god of war of the Rigvedic Aryans was

a. Varuna

B. Indra

c. Mitra

d. Rudra

12. Which, among the following, is the oldestdynasty?

a. Maurya

B. Gupta

c. Vardhana

d. Kushan

13. Swetambara and Digambara are the sects ofwhich religion

a. Hinduism

B. Buddhism

c. Jainism

d. Zorastrians

14. Monuments containing relics of Buddha arecalled

a. Viharas

B. Chaityas

c. Stupas

d. Sanghas

15. Charak was the court physician of

a. Chandragupta

B. Kanishka

c. Harsha

d. Ashoka

16. The Buddhist Sangha was divided into two sects-the Hinayana and the Mahayana during the reign of

a. Harsha

B. Ashoka

c. Dharampala

d. Kanishka

17. Megasthenes was at the court of

a. Kanishka

B. Ashoka

c. Chandragupta Maurya

d. Harsha

18. The Indus Valley Civillisation reached its zenith in ………. BC:

a. 3500

B. 2500

c. 1700

d. 500

19. Which is the oldest known civilization in India?

a. Vedic

B. Eipc

c. Puranic

d. Indus Valley

20. Which of the following is the oldest dynasty?

a. Maurya

B. Chola

c. Chalukya

d. Nanda

21. Puranas date back to the age of

a. Guptas

B. Cholas

c. Mauryas

d. Mughals

22. Eighfold Path (Ashtmarg) for elimination ofhuman misery was prescribed by

a. Mahavira

B. Buddha

c. Jesus Christ

d. Krishna

23. Which language did Buddha preach in?

a. Pali

B. Magadhi

c. Prakrit

d. Sauraseni

24. Original name of Lord Buddha was

a. Vardhamana

B. Sidhartha

c. Kumara

d. Bhodrabahu

25. The last Mauryan ruler Brihadratha, was killedby

a. Pushuamitra

B. Vishwamitra

c. Sangamitra

d. Vishumitra

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