Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple Choice Quiz Questions (MCQs) on Ancient Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

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1. The rulers of which among the following dynasties adopted the title Devaputra ?

[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kushana
[D] Saka-Kshatrapa

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2. The Aryans dedicated whole of a separate Mandala in Rig-Veda for the hymns dedicated to __?

[A] Agni
[B] Varuna
[C] Indra
[D] Soma

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3. Who presided Fourth Buddhist Council?

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

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4. Which of the following Pala ruler founded the Somapuri University?

[A] Gopala
[B] Kumarpala
[C] Dharmapala
[D] Ramapala

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5. The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?

[A] Alexander
[B] Megasthenes
[C] Nearchus
[D] Pliny

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6. What was the fifth tenet added by Tirthankara Mahavira to the four basic tenets of Jainism?

[A] Non injury
[B] Non lying
[C] Observe continence
[D] Non stealing

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7. Who was the author of Aihole Inscription ?

[A] Ravikirti
[B] Hiuen Tsang
[C] Bharavi
[D] Dandin

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8. Who was the author of Dashkumarcharitam and at whose court did he live?

[A] Dandin, Nandivarman II
[B] Bharavi, Nandivarman II
[C] Appar, Dandivarman I
[D] Bharavi, Narsimhavarman I

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9. Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty?

[A] Mahapadmananda
[B] Shisunaga
[C] Dhanananda
[D] Nandivardhan

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10. Which among the following is the bilingual inscription?

[A] Girnar Inscription
[B] Kandhar Inscription
[C] Maski Inscription
[D] Bairut Inscription

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