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. Which of the following is / are features of the Rig-Vedic economy?

  1. It was primarily a pastoral economy
  2. There was cultivation of multiple cereals
  3. There was abundance of wage earners

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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2. 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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3. Who was ‘Kanthaka’ in the context of Gautam Buddha?

[A] Charioteer
[B] Body-guard
[C] Cousin
[D] Horse

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4. Which among the following is / are the terms used for coins of the Gupta period?

  1. Dinara
  2. Dramma
  3. Rupaka
  4. Suvarna

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] Only 4
[B] 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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5. In Pali texts, who among the following is referred to as Nigantha Nataputta?

[A] Gautam Buddha
[B] Mahavira
[C] Parshvanatha
[D] Rishabha

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6. Who was the brother-in-law of Harshavardhan ?

[A] Grahavarmana
[B] Banabhatta
[C] Devgupta
[D] Bhaskarvarman

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7. Who among the following Pallava ruler built Vaikuntaperumal temple at Kanchi ?

[A] Nandivarman II
[B] Aparajita
[C] Mahendrvarman I
[D] Vikramaditta II

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8. At which among the following places, the Dharma-Chakra Jina Vihara was constructed by Gahadavala Queen Kumaradevi?

[A] Bodha Gaya
[B] Rajgrih
[C] Kushinagar
[D] Sarnath

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9. Who among the following is known as father of Indian Pre-History?

[A] Robert Bruce foot
[B] Sir William Jones
[C] E.J.H Mackey
[D] Sir John Marshall

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10. Which of the following types of Vedic priests was most responsible for making correct arrangements for vedic sacrificial rites?

[A] Hotri
[B] Udgatri
[C] Adhvaryu
[D] Nakshotri

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