Ancient Indian History Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Quiz Questions (MCQs) on ancient Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

1. Consider the following statements:
1. Andal was a woman Alvar whose compositions were widely sung.
2. Karaikkal Ammaiyar was a devotee of Shiva who adopted the path of extreme asceticim in order to attain her goal
Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Which of the following Greek Explorers is considered to have left the earliest account of India?

[A] Herodotus
[B] Ctesias
[C] Scylax
[D] Hippalus

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3. Which of the following is not a correct feature of Rig-Vedic economy?

[A] Primarily pastoral economy
[B] Cultivation of multiple cereals
[C] Abundance of wage earners
[D] Sedentary agriculture society

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4. Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 3
[B] 2 and 4
[C] 3 and 4 only
[D] 1, 3 and 4

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5. Rulers of which of the following dynasties maintained diplomatic relations with distant countries such as Syria in the West ?

[A] Maurya
[B] Gupta
[C] Pallava
[D] Chola

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6. The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?

[A] Bhaskar Varman
[B] Shashanka
[C] Rajya Vardhana
[D] Harsha

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7. In which Buddhist Council, Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana sects?

[A] First Buddhist Council
[B] Second Buddhist Council
[C] Third Buddhist Council
[D] Fourth Buddhist Council

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8. Which of the following Pala ruler founded the Somapuri University?

[A] Gopala
[B] Kumarpala
[C] Dharmapala
[D] Ramapala

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9. Which among the following Kushana king adopted the epithet Dharma-thida?

[A] Vima Kadaphises
[B] Kuzul Kadaphises
[C] Kanishka the Great
[D] Huvishka

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10. Mahavir Swami belonged to which clan?

[A] Kosala
[B] Huna
[C] Jantriak
[D] Sakya

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