Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 77 of 130)

  1. At which one of the following sets of Harappan sites, have structures with fire altars been discovered?

    1. Chanhudaro and Amri

    2. Banwali and kalibangan

    3. Harappan and Moohenjodaro

    4. Almgirpur and Daimbad

  2. A bronze chariot of Harappan times yoked to a pair of bullock and driven by nude human figure has been discovered at:

    1. Sanghol

    2. Rojdi

    3. Kunal

    4. Daimabad

  3. A highly advanced water management system of Harappan times has been unearthed at

    1. It is distinctly proto-Dravidian

    2. It is distinctly Sanskriti

    3. It is not alphabetical but mainly pictographic

    4. The language used by these scripts has definite Sumerian connections.

  4. Which one of the following is more probable regarding the Harappan script?

    1. It is distinctly proto-Dravidian

    2. It is distinctly Sanskritic

    3. It is not alphabetical but mainly pictographic

    4. The language used by these scripts has definite Sumerian connections

  5. Ananthroupomorphic figure of copper has been reported from the Harppan levels at

    1. Lothal

    2. Kalibagan

    3. Harppa

    4. Rojdi

  6. ‘Brahm’ emerged as the Supreme entity during the times of the

    1. Rigveda

    2. Brahmanas

    3. Aranyakas

    4. Upanishads

  7. the material culture of the Later Vedic people in the Ganga Yamuna valley may be gleaned from

    1. Ochre-coloured pottery

    2. Painted grey ware

    3. Black and red ware

    4. Northern Black polished ware

  8. Match List (Sutra Literature) with List II (Subject they deal with) and select the correct answer by using the codes given be low the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Kalpa

    2. Siksha

    3. Nirukta

    4. Chhanda

    1. Etymology

    2. Phonetics

    3. ritual

    4. Metre

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  9. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Tirukkural

    2. Silppadikaram

    3. Manimekalai

    4. Tolkappiyam

    1. Ilango Adigal

    2. Sathanar

    3. Tolkappiyar

    4. Tiruvalluvar

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  10. The earliest available work of the Sangam Tamils is

    1. Pattinappalai

    2. Tirumurugarruppadai

    3. Maduraikanchi

    4. Tolkappiyam

  11. Which one of the following factors was most responsible for the origin of Buddhism?

    1. Change of tribal state into territorial state

    2. Impact of the increasing use of iron

    3. Growth of the guild system

    4. Challenge of the kshtriyas to the dominance of the brahamanas.

  12. Which one of the following Buddhist sects insists on the necessity of the monastic life, worship of the relics of Lord Buddha, attainment of salvation by oneself alone and in the belief that Lord Buddha will no more be born?

    1. Hinayana

    2. Mahayana

    3. Vajrayna

    4. Lamaism

  13. The Jain temple known for the finest marble carvings in India are situated at

    1. Gwalior

    2. Kiradu

    3. Modhera

    4. Dilwara

  14. Which of the following kings of ancient Indian were patrons of Jainis?

    1. Senika Bimbisara

    2. Chandragupta Maurya

    3. Kharvela

    Choose the correct answerer using the codes given below:

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Balarama

    2. Rama Dasarathi

    3. Kalki

    4. Vamana

    1. Battle axe

    2. Dwarf

    3. bow and arrow

    4. Horse and sword

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