Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 9 of 130)

  1. The earliest ‘man like creature’ which racially differed from ‘Homo sapiens’ is generally known as

    1. Hominid

    2. Pithecanthropus

    3. Sinanthropus

    4. Eoanthropus

  2. Among the four sites mentioned below, the earliest cultural phase comes from

    1. Banawali

    2. Kot-Diji

    3. Surkotada

    4. Mehrgarh

  3. Which one of the following is the largest burnt-brick structure built in the entire range of the Harappa Culture?

    1. The Great Bath

    2. Granary

    3. Assembly Hall

    4. Lothal Dockyard

  4. Which one of the following Brahmana texts belongs to the Rigveda?

    1. Aitareya Brahmana

    2. Gopatha Brahmana

    3. Satapatha Brahmana

    4. Taittiriya Brahmana

  5. Consider the following statements regarding the identification with Siva, of a figure represented on Harappan seals:

    1. It is shown in the form of a Linga.

    2. It is shown seated in Yogic posture.

    3. It is surrounded by animals.

    4. It is shown with a female figure identifiable with Parvati.

    Which of the above are correct reasons for identifying the figure with Siva?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  6. Consider the following representatives of different cultures:

    1. Arretine ware

    2. Northern Black polished ware

    3. Painted grey ware

    4. Ochre coloured pottery

    Their correct chronological sequence is

    1. 3, 4, 1, 2

    2. 4, 3, 1, 2

    3. 3, 4, 2, 1

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  7. In the Rigveda, the largest number of hymns are on

    1. Varuna

    2. Agni

    3. Visnu

    4. Yama

  8. Which one of the following has been described in the Vedic literature as a form of Prajapate?

    1. Kapila

    2. Nrsimha

    3. Vamana

    4. Varaha

  9. The largest number of discourses delivered by Buddha were at

    1. Sravasti

    2. Kausambi

    3. Rajagriha

    4. Sarnath

  10. With respect to food-discipline of the Buddhist Sramanas, the Buddhist monks were permitted to

    1. beg

    2. accept invitation for meals

    3. accept offerings sent to the monastery

    4. express their wish for any particular kind of food

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  11. Which one of the following characteristics of Buddhism, distinguishes it from Jainism?

    1. Non-acceptance of the authority of the Vedas

    2. Belief in the efficacy of action

    3. Rejection of both extreme pleasure and self-mortification

    4. Attitude of non-injury towards al beings

  12. The doctrine of the ‘manyness of reality’ is a characteristic feature of

    1. Buddhism

    2. Jainism

    3. Both Buddhism and Jainism

    4. Pasupata

  13. At which one of the following places was the Jaina canonical literature codified in the fifth century AD?

    1. Valabhi

    2. Vaisali

    3. Rajagriha

    4. Pataliputra

  14. The king who got a canal dug in Kalina, belonged to the

    1. Haryanka dynasty

    2. Saisunaga dynasty

    3. Nanda dynasty

    4. Maurya dynasty

  15. A bilingual Asokan inscription, inscribed in Greek and Aramaic, is found at

    1. Mansehra

    2. Puskalavati

    3. Sahbazgarhi

    4. Kandahar