Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 17 of 130)

  1. Consider the following archaeological sites:

    1. Damdama

    2. Kumool caves

    3. Tekkalakota

    4. Naikund

    Their correct sequence in order of their antiquity is

    1. 2, 4, 3, 1

    2. 3, 1, 2, 4

    3. 2, 1, 3, 4

    4. 3, 4, 2, 1

  2. Consider the following pairs:

      • Settlement site
      • Chirand
      • Grave site
      • Porkalam
      • Settlement and Grave site
      • Piklihal
      • N/A
      • N/A

    Which of these pairs are correctly matched?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  3. The majority of Early Stone age tools, in India, were made of

    1. Quartzite

    2. Steatite

    3. Agate

    4. Camelian

  4. Which one of the following tools id NOT related to the Paleolithic culture

    1. Hand axe

    2. Chopper

    3. Cleaver

    4. Celt

  5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Sites) List-II (Cultures)
    1. Chopani Mando

    2. Kulli

    3. Attirampakkam

    4. Inamgaon

    1. Paleolithic

    2. Chalcolithic

    3. Pre-Harappan

    4. Mesolithic

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  6. The ‘Ash Mounds’ from Deccan represents

    1. Sites where personages were cremated

    2. Sites where vedic sacrifices were performed

    3. Remnants of the settlements of Neolithic cattle keepers

    4. Kilns where pots were baked

  7. Excavations at which one of the following sites give evidence of continuous habitation and cultural evolution from the Stone age to the Harappan culture?

    1. Kalibangan

    2. Dholavira

    3. Mehrgarh

    4. Allahdino

  8. Which one of the following Harappan sites is situated north of Hindukush?

    1. Chanhu-daro

    2. Manda

    3. Shortugai

    4. Sutkagen-dor

  9. Who among the following Vedic Gods were part of the religious beliefs of the Mittani people?

    1. Agni, Pushan, Surya, Yama

    2. Agni, Indra, Mitra, Varuna

    3. Indra, Varuna, Mitra, Nasatyas

    4. Mitra, Varuna, Pushan, Rudra

  10. Consider the following texts:

    1. Satapatha Brahmana

    2. Brahadaranyaka Upanishad

    3. Acharanga Sutra

    4. Vinaya Pitaka

    Which of these is/are NOT related to the vedic literature?

    1. Only 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  11. The expression ‘Second Urbanisation’ signifies the

    1. Revival of Harappan cities

    2. Rise of urban centres in the Ganga valley

    3. Birth of towns in the Deccan in the Narmada valley

    4. Re-building of the town of Kollam in

    Kerala

  12. The rules of Buddhist monastic life are laid down, primarily in

    1. Tripitaka

    2. Vinaya Pitaka

    3. Abhidhamma Pitaka

    4. Sutta Pitaka

  13. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Vedangas) List-II (Their subjects)
    1. Shiksha

    2. Kalpa

    3. Nirukta

    4. Chhandas

    1. Etymology

    2. Astrology

    3. Metres

    4. Phonetics

    5. Ritual

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
  14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Archaeological remains) List-II (Sites)
    1. Rock elephant

    2. Quadripartile lion

    3. Sunga-Kanva bas reliefs

    4. The majestic gateway

    1. Sanchi

    2. Samath

    3. Dhauli

    4. Bharhut

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  15. The passage Where reigns the Greek king named Amityoga and beyond the realm of Amtiyoga in the lands of the four kings Yulamaya, Autekina, Maka and Alikyashudala is taken from

    1. Asokan Edict

    2. Dighanikaya

    3. Nearchus (Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes)

    4. Stabo's Geography