Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 18 of 130)

  1. Which one of the following inscriptions of Asoka refers to the grant of concession in land revenue to a village?

    1. Lumbini pillar edict

    2. Sarnath pillar edict

    3. Girnar rock edict

    4. Sanchi pillar edict

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

    List-I (Terms) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Bhaga

    2. Dramma

    3. Nivartana

    4. Vishti

    1. A linear measure

    2. The king's share

    3. A coin

    4. Forced labour

    5. A unit area of land

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

    List-I (Characters) List-II (Related Objects)
    1. Gautama Buddha

    2. Jina

    3. Vishnu

    4. Bodhisalva Maitreya

    1. Flask and rosary

    2. Dharmachakra-pravartana mudra

    3. Katyotsarga pose

    4. Garudadhvaja

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
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      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  4. Gatha-Saptashati is a collection of Prakrit poems dealing with

    1. Love lores

    2. Worship rituals

    3. Astrology

    4. Historical biographies of kings

  5. Which one of the following documents gives evidence of a temple of Augustus at Muziris in South India?

    1. Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

    2. Nearchus

    3. Genealogical Tables

    4. Sangam literature

  6. In the context of South India, Cave Script means

    1. Undeciphered graffiti marks

    2. Tamil-Brahmi

    3. Tamil Grantha

    4. Pallava Grantha

  7. The story of the transformation of a dancing girl into a Buddhist nun is narrated in

    1. Silappadikaram

    2. Manimekhalai

    3. Tolkappiyam

    4. Maduraikkanji

  8. As per, the Allahabad Pillar inscription, in which one of the following ways the kings of South India were treated by Samudragupta?

    1. Violent extermination

    2. Capture and release

    3. Permanent subjection

    4. Total displacement followed by annexation of territory

  9. The play Matta-Vilasa-Prahasana was authored by

    1. Harsha

    2. Raja Rajendra

    3. Jaidev

    4. Mahendravarman

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

    List-I (Definition) List-II (Term)
    1. Sthala

    2. Kedara

    3. Krishta

    4. Tondai

    1. Cultivated land

    2. Creeper

    3. High and try lands

    4. Crop fields

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 3
      • 3
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      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  11. The rise of the Mahajanapadas has NOT been causally linked to

    1. The threat of foreign conquest

    2. Agrarian expansion

    3. Growth of trade and urbanization

    4. Extensive use of iron

  12. Consider the following:

    1. Apavahana

    2. Abhishyandavamana

    3. Ahimsa

    4. Upasaka Status

    In which of these the Arthasastra and Asokan edict correspond exactly?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. Only 1

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  13. The reign of the Greeks in North-western India did NOT witness the

    1. Long distance trade

    2. Proliferation of artisanal and craft production

    3. Extensive land grants

    4. Availability of gold coins in plenty

  14. In the regions ruled by which one of the following dynasties, the state formation had been described as Secondary State?

    1. Satavahanas

    2. Gangas

    3. Chalukyas

    4. Rashtrakutas

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

    List-I (Landscapes) List-II (Features)
    1. Mullan

    2. Marutam

    3. Kurinci

    4. Neytal

    1. Fertile river valley

    2. Pastures and jungles

    3. The littoral

    4. Hills and forests

    5. Parched land

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
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      • 5
      • 1
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      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 1
      • 3