Indian History Solved MCQs


Chapter: Ancient History

Who founded “MATHAS’ in the four corners of India?

A. Madhavacharya
B. Shankaracharya
C. Bhaskaracharya
D. Ramanujacharya
Answer» B. Shankaracharya

Who was the founder of the Gupta Dynasty?

A. Chandragupta
B. Samudragupta
C. Kumaragupta
D. Maharaja Sri Gupta
Answer» A. Chandragupta

The number of Vedas is

A. Eight
B. Four
C. Ten
D. Two
Answer» B. Four

Indus Valley Civilisation became known from excavations at

A. Mohanjodaro
B. Ropar
C. Harappa
D. None of these
Answer» C. Harappa

In which year did Alexander invade India?

A. 623 BC
B. 236 BC
C. 326 BC
D. 362 BC
Answer» C. 326 BC

Who was the founder of Saka Era?

A. Kanishka
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Samudragupta
D. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Answer» A. Kanishka

During the early Vedic period, the society was based on

A. Birth
B. Wealth
C. Religion
D. Occupation
Answer» D. Occupation

Which line of rulers succeeded the Maurayas in Magadh?

A. Sungas
B. Kushan
C. Vardhanas
D. Guptas
Answer» A. Sungas

Which of the following is the oldest monument?

A. Qutub Minar
B. Ajanta Caves
C. Taj Mahal
D. Khajuraho
Answer» B. Ajanta Caves

Which of the following ‘Veda’ deals with medicine?

A. Atharva Veda
B. Yajur Veda
C. Sama Veda
D. Rig Veda
Answer» A. Atharva Veda

The god of war of the Rigvedic Aryans was

A. Varuna
B. Indra
C. Mitra
D. Rudra
Answer» D. Rudra

Which, among the following, is the oldest dynasty?

A. Maurya
B. Gupta
C. Vardhana
D. Kushan
Answer» A. Maurya

Swetambara and Digambara are the sects of which religion

A. Hinduism
B. Buddhism
C. Jainism
D. Zorastrians
Answer» C. Jainism

Monuments containing relics of Buddha are called

A. Viharas
B. Chaityas
C. Stupas
D. Sanghas
Answer» C. Stupas

Charak was the court physician of

A. Chandragupta
B. Kanishka
C. Harsha
D. Ashoka
Answer» B. Kanishka

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
Answer» D. Kanishka

Megasthenes was at the court of

A. Kanishka
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Harsha
Answer» C. Chandragupta Maurya

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

A. 3500
B. 2500
C. 1700
D. 500
Answer» B. 2500

Which is the oldest known civilization in India?

A. Vedic
B. Eipc
C. Puranic
D. Indus Valley
Answer» D. Indus Valley

Which of the following is the oldest dynasty?

A. Maurya
B. Chola
C. Chalukya
D. Nanda
Answer» D. Nanda

Puranas date back to the age of

A. Guptas
B. Cholas
C. Mauryas
D. Mughals
Answer» A. Guptas

Eighfold Path (Ashtmarg) for elimination of human misery was prescribed by

A. Mahavira
B. Buddha
C. Jesus Christ
D. Krishna
Answer» B. Buddha

Which language did Buddha preach in?

A. Pali
B. Magadhi
C. Prakrit
D. Sauraseni
Answer» A. Pali

Original name of Lord Buddha was

A. Vardhamana
B. Sidhartha
C. Kumara
D. Bhodrabahu
Answer» B. Sidhartha

The last Mauryan ruler Brihadratha, was killed by

A. Pushuamitra
B. Vishwamitra
C. Sangamitra
D. Vishumitra
Answer» A. Pushuamitra
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