Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 6 of 130)

  1. The Vedic term Rta stands for the

    1. Moral order

    2. Seasons

    3. Priest

    4. Debt

  2. Match List-I contains names of scholars and List-II, the chronology, each has suggested for Tamil Sangam literature. Match the two lists and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List-I List-II
    1. A S Vaiyapuri Pillai

    2. B K A Nilakanta Sastri

    3. V R Ramachandra Dikshitar

    4. N Subrahmanian

    1. 300 B. C to 300 AD

    2. 500 BC to 500 AD

    3. 300 AD to 500 AD

    4. 1st AD to 300 AD

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Kurinchi

    2. Mullai

    3. Marudam

    4. Neydal

    1. Cattle rearing and food producing

    2. Fishing and salt manufacturing

    3. Hunting and food gathering

    4. Food producing and hoarding

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  4. In Tamil poetry, the agam group of poems

    1. Dealt with love

    2. Was in praise of kings

    3. Was in praise of nature

    4. Was in praise of Lord Siva

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Sharamanas

    2. Upasakas

    3. Digambaras

    4. Bodhisattvas

    1. Known for kindness and mercy

    2. Space clad

    3. Aseeties of unorthodox sects

    4. Lay worshippers

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Sanchi Stupa

    2. Pagoda at Purushapura

    3. Hathigumpha inscription

    4. Shinkot inscription

    1. Kanishka

    2. Kharavela

    3. Asoka

    4. Menander

    5. Antialkidas

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
  7. Excepting two Jaina Tirthankaras, all the other mentioned in tradition are mythical. The two exceptions include

    1. Santinatha and Vardhamana

    2. Parsvanatha and Vardhamana

    3. Santinatha and Adinatha

    4. Parsvanatha and Adinatha

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Ajivikas

    2. Arhants

    3. Nirgranthas

    4. Tirthankaras

    1. ‘Free from Bonds’

    2. ‘Ford makers’

    3. ‘A Community of religious men’

    4. ‘Worthy’ or ‘Conqueror’

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  9. Which one of the following statements is not found in Megasthenes'Indica?

    1. ‘India produces fruit and grain twice a year’

    2. ‘Indians neither invade other men, nor do the other men invade the Indians’

    3. ‘The Indian tribes number in all 118’

    4. ‘The skins of gold-mining ants are like those of leopards’

  10. The tree-in-railing symbol appears in

    1. The seals of Harappan culture

    2. The pottery from Buddhist centres

    3. The punch-marked coins of the Mauryan age

    4. The copper plates of the Gupta dynasty

  11. Consider the following scripts:

    1. Brahmi

    2. Kharoshthi

    3. Greek

    4. Aramaic

    Scripts used in Asokan inscriptions include

    1. 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  12. The Mauryan king who wanted a Sophist from Greece in his court was

    1. Chandragupta

    2. Bindusara

    3. Asoka

    4. Kunala

  13. Which one of the following sculptures does not belong to the Mauryan period?

    1. Sarnath lion capital

    2. Dhaul elephant

    3. Standing Buddha from Mathura

    4. Rampurva bull

  14. Consider the following vaisnavite concepts:

    1. Chaturvyuha

    2. Panchavrishnivira

    3. Dashavatara

    The correct chronological sequence of these concepts is:

    1. 1, 3, 2

    2. 1, 2, 3

    3. 3, 1, 2

    4. 2, 1, 3

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Acharange sutra

    2. Anguttara nikaya

    3. Pancharatra samhita

    4. Vajasaneyi samhita

    1. Vedic

    2. Bhagavata

    3. Jaina

    4. Buddhist

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