Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 52 of 130)

  1. Ashoka's contemporary Greek King of

    1. Ntiochus II Theos

    2. Ptolemy II

    3. Antigonas

    4. Alexander

  2. The existence of store houses as famine relief measure in the fauryan period is known from

    1. Rock edict II from Girnar

    2. Pillar edict II

    3. Minor edict from Sasaram

    4. Sohgaura plate inscription

  3. The earliest Indian coins are not earlier than

    1. 7th Century BC

    2. 5th Century BC

    3. 3rd Century BC

    4. 2nd Century AD

  4. Nagarasresthi and Sarthavaha are referred to in the context of urban administration in inscriptions of the Gupta period from

    1. Madhyadesa

    2. Pundravardhana

    3. Avanti

    4. Saurashtra

  5. About the 5th Century BC the Indian satrapy was paying an annual tribute of 320 talents of gold to

    1. Greece

    2. Persia

    3. Bactria

    4. China

  6. The Gupta gold and silver issue were initially based on the coins of the

    1. Romans and the Saka Kshtrapas

    2. Kushanas and Yaudheyas

    3. Kushans and Saka Kshtraps

    4. Romans and Kushapas.

  7. Which one of the following was not an item of export from India the West during the early centuries of the Christian era?

    1. Pearls

    2. Fine textiles

    3. Preciouus stones

    4. Silver

  8. Which one among the following refers to unpaid labour?

    1. Bali

    2. Sulka

    3. Udranga

    4. Visti

  9. Given below are two statement one labeled as Assertion (A) and he other labeled as reason (R)

    • Assertion (A): There are instances of rural resistance in early medieval Deccan and south Indi.
    • Reason (R): Grants of agrahaa

    Devadana rights to Brahmans and temple respectively undermined the rights of villagers.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both a and R true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both a and R are true but r is not the correct explanation A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but r is true

  10. Which one among the following has different kind of connotation from the other three?

    1. Huen-tsang

    2. Bana

    3. Subandhn

    4. Dandin

  11. During the period of Harshavardhana the fields were watered by the post of the ghali-yanlra. This is known from the writings of

    1. Huen-tsang

    2. Bana

    3. Subandhn

    4. Dandin

  12. Which one of the following is true regarding apad-dharma mentioned in the Smritis?

    1. It meant dereliction of duty

    2. It was permitted only to kshtriyas

    3. It meant special sacrifices done brahmanas for kings

    4. It meant duties permitted to different varnas at times of distress

  13. In ancient India the profession of the Karavara involved work

    1. As a prison guard.

    2. In leather

    3. As a hunter-gatherer

    4. As a sweeper on city streets

  14. In ancient Indian social structure the term aniravasita related

    1. As a prison guard

    2. Vaisyas and Sudras

    3. Sudras only

    4. People outside the varna classification

  15. Who among the following stated that there was not slavery in India?

    1. Strabo

    2. Megasthenes

    3. Fa-hien

    4. Huen-tsang