Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 51 of 130)

  1. That men in some areas of India lived in underground pits is suggested by excavations in

    1. Bihar

    2. Kashmir

    3. Karnataka

    4. Rajasthan

  2. The predominant funerary practice at Harappa was

    1. cremation

    2. Burying ash kept in an urn

    3. Extended burial of the body along with pottery

    4. Making a memorial to mark the site

  3. The story of the migration of Videgha Mathava to the east with his priest is mentioned in the

    1. Aitareya Brahamana

    2. Satapatha Brahmana

    3. Goptha Brahmana

    4. Brihadaranyaka Up

    5. Goptha Brahmana

    6. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

  4. Aranyani, Goddess of the forest, is first mentioned in the

    1. Rik Samhita

    2. Athrvaveda

    3. Aranyaka texts

    4. Upanishadic texts

  5. Advaryu mentioned in the Vedic literature was

    1. An associated the Vedic

    2. One of the ratnins

    3. A type of chariot

    4. A category of sacrificial priest.

  6. Which of the following statements regarding the hymns of the Regveda are correct?

    1. They refer to the Himavant and the Mujavant

    2. They mention geographical terms like Aryavarta and Dakshintya.

    3. Most rivers mentioned in them flow in areas West of the Yamuna and the Ganga.

    4. They mention the ruling families of the Kurus, Panchalas and the Ikshvakus

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  7. The group which figures prominently in the context of cattleraids in the Rigueda was that of the

    1. Mlechchhas

    2. Dasas and Dasyus

    3. Panis

    4. Nishadas

  8. Which one of the following systems of Buddhismemerged around the Seventh Century AD?

    1. Theravada

    2. Hinayana

    3. Mahayana

    4. Vajryana

  9. The doctrine of void (Shunyta) was first expounded by the Buddhist philosopher

    1. Nagarjuna

    2. Nagasena

    3. Ananda

    4. Ashvaghosh

  10. The first Tamil Sangam is said to have been instituted by

    1. Tiruvalluvar

    2. Parasurama

    3. Mamulanar

    4. Agastya

  11. Which one of the following pairs of ancient ports and places heir location is correct?

    1. Palai

    2. Marudam

    3. Mullai

    4. Nedal

  12. Among the following sites, sculptural evidence regards the first representation of the Buddha in human form has come from representation of the Buddha in human form has come from

    1. Arikkamedu: Coromandel

    2. Nelcynda: Malabar

    3. Masalia: Konkan

    4. Colchi: (Korkai)

  13. Among the following sites, sculptural evidence regarding the first representation of the Buddha in human form has come from

    1. Bharhut

    2. Mathura

    3. Sanchi

    4. Amaravati

  14. Which of the following is/are true regarding Budhism?

    1. It did not reject Varna and Jati

    2. It challenged highest social ranking of Brahamana Varna

    3. It regarded certain crafts as low

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. None

  15. Which tow of the four kings listed below were on friendly terms equally with Vardhmana Mahavira and Gautama Buddha

    1. Bimbisara of Magadha

    2. Prasenjit of Kosala

    3. Pradyota of Avanti

    4. Ajatasatru of Magadha

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 1 and 4

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 3 and 4

  16. Which one of the following is a commentary on the Digha Nikaya?

    1. Dipavamsa

    2. Lalitavistara

    3. Netti Prakaran

    4. Sumangala Vilashi

  17. The term Nigrantha is associated with

    1. Ajivikas

    2. Charvakas

    3. Jainas

    4. Pasupatas

  18. The Jaina system of thought closely resembles

    1. Vedanta

    2. Sankhya

    3. Vaisesika

    4. Yogachara

  19. The original cannon of the Jainas is believed to have consisted of

    1. 6 angas

    2. 8 angas

    3. 10 angas

    4. 12 angas

  20. Which one of the following Kingdoms was known for wealthy merchant's profession Jainism and building Jaina temple?

    1. The Gurjara-Pratihara

    2. The Chaulukya

    3. The Gahadavala

    4. The Kakatiya

  21. The Besnagar inscription of Heliodorus refers to

    1. Samkarshana and Vasudeva

    2. Samkarshna, Pradyumna and Vasudeva

    3. Vasudeva only

    4. All the Panchaviras

  22. The Yaudheyas, a kshtriya tribe, worshipped exclusively the God

    1. Indra

    2. Vasudeva

    3. Paupati

    4. Kartikeya

  23. What is the significance of Kayavarohana in the history of Saivism?

    1. It is the same as Pasu-pasavimokshana, one of the principal characteristics of the Pasupata sect.

    2. It was the birth place of Lakulisa

    3. It was one of the Vratas of the kapalikas

    4. It was a ritual prescribed for those adhering to the Kalamukha sec.

  24. Which of the following places are known for Sun temples?

    1. Mandasor

    2. mulasthna

    3. konarak

    4. Madhera

    Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3 only

    2. 3 and 4 only

    3. 2, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  25. Which of the following terms denote monastic establishments of different religious affiliations?

    1. Vihra

    2. Matha

    3. Basadi

    4. Mandapa

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  26. The Hindu God who has sometimes been identified by Greek authors with Herakles is

    1. Skanda

    2. Siva

    3. Krishna

    4. Parjanya

  27. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Nayana

    2. Vaisshika

    3. Sankhya

    4. Mimamsa

    1. Jaimini

    2. Kapila

    3. Kanada

    4. Gautma

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  28. Which of the following are mentioned in Asokan inscriptions?

    1. Cholas, Cheras, Pandyas and Pallvas

    2. Cholas, satyaputrs, Cheras and Paqndyas

    3. Pandyas, Satyaputras, Andhras and Cheras

    4. Cholas, Pandyas, Bhojas and Andhras

  29. In the Mauryan administration the official designated as Rupadar saka was:

    1. Examiner of silver and other metals

    2. Superintendent of courtesans

    3. Manager of stage

    4. Examiner of coins

  30. Which one of the following inscriptions mentions the name of both Chndragupta Maurya and Asoka?

    1. Shahbajgarhi rock edict

    2. Maski edict

    3. Junagarh inscription of Rudramman

    4. Junagarh inscription of Skandagupta