Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 86 of 130)

  1. The jain tex which contains the Biographics of the Firthankaras is known as

    1. Bhagavati Sutra

    2. Adi Purana

    3. Kalpasutra

    4. Uvasagadasao

  2. Consider the following statements: In the second Buddhist Council held at Vaishali, Buddhism was divided into

    1. Sthaviravadins

    2. Mahasanghikas

    3. Vajrayana

    4. Kalachakrayana

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

    3. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    4. 1 and 2 are correct

  3. The earliest epigraphical evidence regarding hagavatism in India comes from

    1. Ghosundi Stone inscription of king Sarvatata

    2. Besanagar inscription of Heliodorus

    3. Nanaghat cave inscription of the Satvahana queen Naganika.

    4. Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

  4. That Bhagavatism first grew up around the Yamuna in Mathura district is evident fro the account of

    1. Justin

    2. Arian

    3. Megasthenes

    4. Strabo

  5. Which one of the following is NOT true of the punch marked coins?

    1. They are the earliest extant coins in India

    2. They bear stamps of more than one punch

    3. Symbols of different types are represented on them

    4. They always bear inscriptions of the issuers

  6. Which one of the following objects of Roman manufacture has been most abundantly found in India?

    1. Pot-sherds

    2. Bronze icons

    3. Lamps

    4. Coins

  7. Four sites have been labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map Inscription detailing Samudragupta's conquests in the South has been found on an Ashokan Pillar at the site labelled

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

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

    List-I (Type of spies) List-II (nature of their work)
    1. Gudhapurushah

    2. Samsthah

    3. Sancharah

    4. Rupajivah

    1. courtesans

    2. Wandering spies

    3. Secret emissaries

    4. Stationary spies

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

    List-I (Names of the territories) List-II (Their capitals)
    1. Uttarapatha

    2. Avantirattha

    3. Sancharah

    4. Rupajivah

    1. Tosali

    2. Pataliputra

    3. Takshashila

    4. Ujjayaini

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

    List-I (King who presented gifts to their contemporaries) List-II (Gifts)
    1. Sandrocottus

    2. Seleucus

    3. Ambhi

    4. Antiochus (I Soter)

    1. Total 80 talents of stamped silver

    2. A large portion of Ariana

    3. Sweet wine and dried figs.

    4. 500 elephants

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  11. The medium of exchange prevalent during the Mauryan periods was

    1. Kapaddaka-purana

    2. Churni

    3. Pana

    4. Dinara

  12. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following?

    1. Geography of Ptolency

    2. Ctesias account of India

    3. Christian Topography of Cosmas indicopllustes

    4. Pliny's natural History

    Which is correct

    1. 4, 2, 3, 1

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3

    3. 2, 4, 3, 1

    4. 4, 2, 1, 3

  13. In his account, Fa-hien does NOT refer to

    1. Peasce and order in the Middle kingdom

    2. Severity of criminal justice

    3. Chandalas as social outcastes

    4. Vegetarianism of the common people

  14. Which one of the following is NOT true of the Rajputs?

    1. Their rise was an important social phenomenon of the early medieval period.

    2. They comprised the ruling and warrior chiefs

    3. They were a landed aristocracy

    4. The Medas were denied entry to their ranks

  15. Which one of the following rulers granted land to high official for their maintenance?

    1. Bimbisara

    2. Chandragupta Maurya

    3. Ashoka

    4. Harshavardhana