Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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1. Who presided Second Buddhist Council?

[A] Mahakassapa
[B] Vasumitra
[C] Moggliputra Tissa
[D] Sabakami

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2. Where was the first Jain council held?

[A] Pavapuri
[B] Pataliputra
[C] Jimbhikagrama
[D] Vaishali

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3. Which among the following Pallava king wrote the famous burlesque ‘Mattavilasa Prahasana’ ?

[A] Mahendravarman I
[B] Narsimhavarman
[C] Narsimhavarman II
[D] Paramesvar Varman

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4. Who was the last ruler of Shisunaga dynasty?

[A] Kalashoka
[B] Nandivardhan
[C] Naga-Dasak
[D] Udayin

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5. According to the later Vedic Era beliefs, which of the following Gods were elected democratically?

[A] Prajapati
[B] Adityas
[C] Vasus
[D] Ashvins

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6. Which of the following is the period assigned to reign of Harshavardhana?

[A] 600 – 650 A.D
[B] 606 – 647 A.D.
[C] 500 – 550 A.D.
[D] 550 – 600 A.D.

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7. What metals were known to the people of Indus valley civilisation?

[A] Copper, bronze, silver, gold but not iron
[B] Copper, silver, iron but not bronze
[C] Copper, gold, iron but not silver
[D] Copper, silver, iron but not gold

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8. In the Indus Valley Civilization, the style of script is:

[A] Boustrophedon
[B] Pictographic
[C] Brahmi
[D] Not deciphered yet

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9. In the Indus Valley civilization the Great Granary was found in which among the following sites?

[A] Mohenjodaro
[B] Harappa
[C] Surkotada
[D] Lothal

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10. Who was the first Indo-Greek king, who became Buddhist?

[A] Antiochus II
[B] Apollodotus I
[C] Apollodotus II
[D] Menander II

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