Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 68 of 130)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the information about Chandragupta Maurya, correct or incorrect, given in source in correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Greak source

    2. Jain source chief

    3. Buddhist source

    4. Brahamanical source

    1. He was born in a humble family

    2. he was the son of a Kshatriya

    3. he was a Sudra

    4. he was the son of a village headman's daughter

    5. he was a Jain

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
  2. Ashoka has been mentioned by name in his inscriptions at

    1. Maski and Gujarra only

    2. Dhauli and Raupnath only

    3. Nittur, Udegolam, Maski and Gujarra

    4. Kandhar, Bairat, Yerragudi and Maski.

  3. Which one of the following mentions Chandragupta Sabha, the council of Chandragupta Maurya?

    1. Arthasastra

    2. Mudrarakshasa

    3. Mahabhashya

    4. Parisistaparvan

  4. Which of the following were meant by Ashoka by the term?

    1. Firm attachment to only one's own religion

    2. Taking care of mother and father

    3. No-violence to living beings

    4. Moderation in both spending and saving

      1. 1 only

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  5. The Mauryan ruler who was also known by the name Amitraghta was

    1. Bindusara

    2. Dasaratha

    3. Sailisuka

    4. Brihadratha

  6. The official credited with the construction of the Sudarshan lake in Saurashtra during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya was

    1. Yavfanaraga tusaspha

    2. Parnadatta

    3. Pahlava Suvisakha

    4. Vaisya Pusyagupta

  7. Which of speak of the state granaries instituted to combat the ravages of famine in pre-Christian times?

    1. Rampurva and Lauriya nandangarh pillar inscriptions

    2. Girmar and Jugada rock inscriptions

    3. Maski and Bairat minor rock inscriptions

    4. Sohgaura and Mahasthangarh plaque inscriptions.

  8. The Cholas, the Pandays, the Keralaputras and the Satyaputras are mentioned as his neighbouring powers by Asoka in

    1. Rock Edict II

    2. Rock Edict XIII

    3. Pillar Edict VII

    4. Minor rock Edicts

  9. Who among the following are the Hinsippas mentioned in the Jatakas?

    1. wood workers

    2. Hunters and trappers

    3. Bucher

    4. Ivory workers

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 3 and 4

  10. Among the four dynasties listed below which ones minted coins made of lead?

    1. Mauryas

    2. Satavahanas

    3. Western Kshatrapas

    4. Guptas

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  11. Paloura, mentioned as a port in the early sources was located on the coast of

    1. Kerala

    2. Vanga

    3. Kalinga

    4. Andhra

  12. According to the Periplus, sea voyages to India were undertaken in the month of Epiphi or

    1. October

    2. July

    3. June

    4. December

  13. Which of the following wee used for drawing water irrigation during the post-Gupta period?

    1. Araghtta

    2. Vapi

    3. Tadaga

    4. Pranali

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 4

      4. 1, 2, and 4

  14. Coconut cultivation in India was know from the period

    1. Mauryas

    2. Satavahanas and Kshtrapas

    3. Guptas

    4. Pallavas and Western Gangas

  15. Which one of the following is not matched correctly?

    1. Angula: Unit of linear measure

    2. Veli: Unit for measuring space

    3. Kamal: Unit for liquid measure

    4. Kalanju: Unit of weight