Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 112 of 130)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Chaitanya

    2. Shankara

    3. Jnanadeva

    4. Thyagaraja

    1. Kerala

    2. Bengal

    3. Tamil Nadu

    4. Maharashtra

    5. Orissa

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  2. Who among the following is said to be the founder of the Pasupata Cult?

    1. Basava

    2. Lakulisa

    3. Kusika

    4. Gorakhnatha

  3. The doctrine of transmigration does not find mention to the

    1. Aranyakas

    2. Jataka Literature

    3. Upanishads

    4. Vedas

  4. Most of the Asokan inscriptions are in Prakrit language because it was

    1. the language of the State

    2. understood by a majority of the people

    3. used by the Tathagata Buddha

    4. the only language known at that time

  5. Which one of the following is not known from Asokan inscriptions?

    1. He appointed followers of Buddhist religion to high government posts

    2. He warned the monks and nuns that they would be punished if they created schism in Buddhism

    3. He categorically expressed his faith in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

    4. He made pilgrimages to holy Buddhist places

  6. In which of the following is the name ‘Asoka’ found?

    1. Nittur edict of Asoka

    2. The Allahabad Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta

    3. Junagarh inscription of Rudradaman

    4. Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. l and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  7. The inscription of Asoka are found in

    1. Kharoshthi and Brahmi

    2. Kharoshthi, Brahmi and Greek

    3. Kharoshthi, Brahmi and Aramaic

    4. Kharoshthi, Brahmi, Greek and Aramaic

  8. Megasthenes states “There was no slavery in India.” This statement must have been made because

    1. there was absence of slavery in India

    2. slavery was not prevalent in India in the extreme form as he had seen in Greece

    3. the moved only with the king and elites in the capital

    4. the wrote this on hearsay

  9. The most important source of information for the municipal administrative system of the city of Pataliputra in the Mauryan empire is

    1. Indika

    2. Mudrarakshasa

    3. Asokan inscriptions

    4. Arthasastra

  10. Which one of the following refers to the Mauryas as Kshatriyas?

    1. The Mudrarakshasa

    2. The Greek Writers

    3. The Arthasastra

    4. The Divyavadana

  11. Which one of the following is the most reliable and accurate evidence for fixing the date of Asoka?

    1. Ceylonese chronicles mentioning his contemporaneity with Devanampiya Tissa

    2. Asoka's inscriptions referring to foreign kings

    3. The Puranic literature referring to the genealogy and chronology of the Mauryan rulers

    4. Pali canonical literature referring to the holding of Buddhist Councils

  12. Which of the following kings have left inscriptions mentioning the Sudarsana lake?

    1. Asoka

    2. Rudradaman

    3. Samudragupta

    4. Skandagupta

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  13. The earliest images of the Buddha were made almost simultaneously at

    1. Gandhara and Ajanta

    2. Mathura and Amaravati

    3. Mathura and Gandhara

    4. Ajanta and Amaravati

  14. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Pliny
      • Natural History
      • Ptolemy
      • Geography
      • Strabo
      • Periplus of Erythraean Sea
      • Cosmos
      • Christian Topography
  15. With which of the following regions did India have the closest contact during the Gupta period?

    1. South-East Asia

    2. Central Asia

    3. Iran

    4. Western Asia