Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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1. Which of the following ancient Indian Kings had appointed Dhamma Mahamattas? 

[A] Asoka
[B] Chandragupta Maurya
[C] Kanishka
[D] Chandragupta-II

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2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Andal was a woman Alvar whose compositions were widely sung.
  2. Karaikkal Ammaiyar was a devotee of Shiva who adopted the path of extreme asceticism in order to attain her goal

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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3. Which of the following Greek Explorers is considered to have left the earliest account of India?

[A] Herodotus
[B] Ctesias
[C] Scylax
[D] Hippalus

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4. The famous book ‘Brihat Katha’ was written by__?

[A] Gunadhya
[B] Sarva Varman
[C] Panini
[D] Radhagupt

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5. Who were the first rulers in India to issue gold coins attributed to the Kings?

[A] Sungas
[B] Kanvas
[C] Indo Greeks
[D] Sakas

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6. Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?

[A] Hastivarman
[B] Mantaraja
[C] Nilaraja
[D] Vishnugopa

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7. Gautma Buddha’s mother ‘Mahamaya’ belongs to which tribe?

[A] Pala
[B] Gupta
[C] Kushan
[D] Koliya

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8. Who was the first Tirthankara in Jainism?

[A] Rishabhdev
[B] Parsavanath
[C] Mahavira
[D] Munisuvrata

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9. In which year, Vardhamana Mahavira was born?

[A] 563 BC
[B] 540 BC
[C] 533 BC
[D] 560 BC

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10. Tirthankara Parswanath’s idol is recognized by which symbol?

[A] Lion
[B] Bull
[C] Tortoise
[D] Serpent

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