Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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1. Which among the following Satavahana / Satakarni rulers recovered Malwa from the Shaka rulers?

[A] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[B] Satkarni I
[C] Hala
[D] Yajnsari Satkarni

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2. Which Greek ambassador set up a pillar in honour of Vishnu?

[A] Megasthenes
[B] Heliodoros
[C] Theodorus
[D] Plato

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3. The conversation between Nagasena and Menander-I related to Buddhism is recorded in which book?

[A] Milindapanho
[B] Panhomenanda
[C] Nagapanho
[D] Menandapanho

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4. The Mahasamghika School arose at which among the following places?

[A] Bodha Gaya
[B] Rajagriha
[C] Sravasti
[D] Vaisali

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5. “The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas”. This was the view of __?

[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Apasthamba
[D] Gautama

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6. Which among conclusions has been derived from the debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period?

[A] Commodities became cheap
[B] Gold Mining was stalled
[C] Money economy was gradually replaced by Barter Economy
[D] There was a decline in trade

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7. On the bank of which river, Mahavira attained Kaivalaya?

[A] Niranjana
[B] Rijupalika
[C] Yamuna
[D] Jamuna

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8. The grandson of Ashoka, who accepted Jainism was __?

[A] Samprati
[B] Kunala
[C] Dasharatha
[D] Salisuka

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9. Who among the following is the author of ‘Harshacharita’ ?

[A] Banabhatta
[B] Hiuen Tsang
[C] Harshavardhan
[D] Bhaskarvarman

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10. Which of the following inscriptions mentions the name of Kalidasa?

[A] Allahabad pillar inscription
[B] Aihole inscription
[C] Alapadu grant
[D] Hanumakonda inscription

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