Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 30 of 130)

  1. During the Sangam Age, Uraiyur was the capital of which one of the following?

    1. Pandyas

    2. Pallavas

    3. Chalukyas

    4. Cholas

  2. Who introduced the figure of Buddha with the legend ‘BODDO’ on the gold and ‘SAKAMANO BODDO’ on the copper coins?

    1. Dementrius

    2. Huvishka-I

    3. Kanishka

    4. Wima Kadphises

  3. Consider the following statements in respect of the Indo-China conflict of 1962:

    1. In November 1962, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru solicited military aid from President Kennedy.

    2. The United States of America sent ten 130 transport planes and two squadrons of 47 Bombers to help against China.

    3. When General Thapar submitted his resignation in November 1962, the newly appointed Defence Minister proposed General J N Chaudhury as the new Chief of Army.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 only

    4. 3 only

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. The XII Rock Edict of Asoka mentions Satavahanas.

    2. According to the Jaina tradition

    Simuka built both Jaina and Buddhist temples.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  5. Who among the following were first to have issued potin coins?

    1. Mauryans

    2. Magadhans

    3. Satavahanas

    4. Chedis

  6. Match List-I (Officers of the Mauryan Administration) with List-II (Duties As) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Samaharta

    2. Sannidhata

    3. Karmantika

    4. Vyavaharika

    1. Tressurer

    2. Collector General

    3. Chief Justice

    4. Chief of Mines

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  7. Who founded the Theravada Buddhism according to the Tibertan tradition?

    1. Nalaka

    2. Mahakassapa

    3. Nagarjuna

    4. Moggali Putta Tissa

  8. Match List-I (Rock Edicts of Asoka) with List-II (Description) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Rock Edict I

    2. Rock Edict III

    3. Rock Edict V

    4. Rock Edict VII

    1. Condemnation of animal sacrifices

    2. Principles of the Law of Piety

    3. Appointment of Dharma-Mahamatras

    4. Pilgrimages of Asoka

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  9. Who is the only known scribe from Asokan Epigraphs?

    1. Harisena

    2. Ravikirti

    3. Chapada

    4. Kupana Chama

  10. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha?

    1. Parshvaka

    2. Sangharaksha

    3. Vasumitra

    4. Mahakassapa

  11. Which one of the following Asokan inscriptions refer to the ancient city of Isila?

    1. Maski rock edict

    2. Pangoraria

    3. Udegolam

    4. Brahmagiri

  12. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Bhadrabahu wrote kalpasutras during the time of king Udayan of Magadha

    2. Mahavira attained Kaivalya-jnana on the bank of the river Rijupalika

    3. Jainism became the state religion of Lichchhavis

    4. Haribhadra was a Jain scholar who lived in the 9th century AD

  13. Which two among the following scholars participated in the Buddhist Council held during the time of Kanishka?

    1. Vasumitra

    2. Asvaghosa

    3. Upali

    4. Katyayana

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  14. Which Sutra clearly differentiates the status, occupations, obligations, duties and privileges of the four principal castes?

    1. Srauta-sutra

    2. Grihya-sutra

    3. Dharma-sutra

    4. Sankhayana Srauta-sutra

  15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Ancient Kingdom) List-II (Capital)
    1. Anga

    2. Vatsa

    3. Matsya

    4. Surasena

    1. Champa

    2. Kausambi

    3. Viratanagar

    4. Mathura

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