Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 10 of 130)

  1. Consider the following sites:

    1. Hastinapur

    2. Pishtapur

    3. Ropar

    4. Sravanabelgola

    Match these sites with the location labeled as 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the given map, and select the correct answer:

    1. 3 2 4 1

    2. 2 3 1 4

    3. 3 2 1 4

    4. 2 3 4 1

  2. Sudama cave was dedicated to

    1. Jaina monks

    2. Buddhist monks

    3. Ajivaka saints

    4. Pasupata saints

  3. An intelligent appreciation of the relative values of different trade-routs in India is contained in

    1. Arthasastra of Kautilya

    2. Ptolemy's Geography

    3. Indica of Megasthenes

    4. Pliny's Natural History

  4. Which one of the following poets of the Sangam age has referred to a Mauryan expedition against a Tamil chieftain?

    1. Paranar

    2. Avvaiyar

    3. Ilango Adigal

    4. Mamulanar

  5. According to tradition, the author of Silappadigaram is

    1. Sattan

    2. Kamban

    3. Ilango Adigal

    4. Tiruttakkadevar

  6. Consider the following ports:

    1. Sopara

    2. Barbaricum

    3. Poduka

    4. Muziris

    According to the Periplus, which of these ports were located on the western coast?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  7. Coins with legends and portraits were first issued in India by the

    1. Sungas

    2. Sakas

    3. Indo-Greeks

    4. Satavahanas

  8. Which one of the following regions, accounts for discovery of the largest number of Roman coins?

    1. Eastern India

    2. North-Western India

    3. South India

    4. Western India

  9. The monsoon winds, which facilitated India's trade with believed to have been discovered by

    1. Hippalus

    2. Ptolemy

    3. Piny

    4. Strabo

  10. Consider the following:

    1. Slaves

    2. Textiles

    3. Spices

    4. Metal objects

    Which of these were the most important articles of export from the Indian ports in the early centuries of the Christian era?

    1. 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  11. Who among the following was the expounders of the Pasupata system?

    1. Kapilesvara

    2. Kusika

    3. Lakulisa

    4. Parasara

  12. In the Bhagavata religion, besides Vasudeva, the most important deity was

    1. Balarama

    2. Pradyumna

    3. Samba

    4. Aniruddha

  13. During the Gupta age, India had maximum trade contact with

    1. Roman empire

    2. Central Asia

    3. South-East Asia

    4. China

  14. The Gupta era is identical with

    1. Kalachuri era

    2. Kali era

    3. Saptarsi era

    4. Valabhi era

  15. Consider the following kings:

    1. Bhanugupta

    2. Budhagupta

    3. Kacha

    4. Purugupta

    The correct chronological sequence of their rules is

    1. 4, 3, 1, 2

    2. 4, 3, 2, 1

    3. 3, 4, 2, 1

    4. 3, 4, 1, 2