General Studies: Important for Exam: Ancient Indian History MCQ Part 6

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Q. The stupa at Sancho was first constructed during the reign of

(a) Asoka

(b) Kanishka

(c) Dsaratha

(d) Sambuca

Q. Which one of the following kings was the contemporary of the famous grammarian Patanjali?

(a) Gautamiputra Satakarni

(b) Pusuamitra Sunga

(c) Rudradaman

(d) Kanishka

Q. Which of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Mastery – Hinayanism Buddhism

(b) Gisela – Jainism

(c) Lakeisha – Linguists

(d) Pradyumna – Bhagavatism

Q. The themes of Sang am literature is primarily

(a) Love and war

(b) Music and dance

(c) Religion and Philosophy

(d) Love, war and religion

Q. Which of the following dynasties is known to have a large navy?

(a) Cholas

(b) Cheraw

(c) Pal lavas

(d) Pandya’s

Q. Put the following in the correct chronological order:

1. Parsvanatha

2. Buddha

3. Bhadrabahu

4. Mahavira

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 2, 1, 3, 4

(b) 1, 4, 2, 3

(c) 1, 3, 2, 4

(d) 12, 2, 3, 4


The following items consist of two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason (R) are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion.

Select your answer to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly.

(a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is falser but R is true.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Rig-Veda is the earliest of the Aryan texts.

Reason (R):

The Rig-Veda mentions Santa – Sandhu’ region as the original home of the Aryans.

Q. Assertion (A):

Agriculture was an important activity of the Harappan people.

Reason (R):

A copper replica of a plough has been found at Banaras.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Harappan People were the worshipers of ‘Shiva – Pasupathi’.

Reason (R):

The Shiva – Pasupathi seal have been found all over the region covered by the Harappan civilization.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Harappan people had brisk trade with Mesopotamia.

Reason (R):

The Mesopotamian inscriptions refer to a number of commodities of import and export from Milkha.

Q. Assertion (A):

The Buddhist Singhal included a number of females.

Reason (R):

Buddha wanted nuns to play an important role in the spread of Buddhism.

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