Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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1. Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 3
[B] 2 and 4
[C] 3 and 4 only
[D] 1, 3 and 4

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2. The rulers of which dynasty were first to make land grants to Brahmanas?

[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Satvahana
[D] Kanvas

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3. 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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4. The reign of which of the following reigns was known as golden age for Mathura school of art?

[A] Indo-Greeks
[B] Sakas
[C] Kushanas
[D] Gupta

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5. Which sect of Buddhism does not believe in idol-worship?

[A] Hinayana
[B] Mahayana
[C] Vajrayana
[D] None of the above

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

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

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7. Vallabhi era is identical with which of the following era?

[A] The Vikrama era
[B] The Gupta era
[C] The Harsha era
[D] None of the above

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8. At which age Gautam Buddha got Nirvana?

[A] 24
[B] 35
[C] 38
[D] 42

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9. Under whose leadership Shvetambara sect formed?

[A] Bhadrabahu
[B] Sthalabahu
[C] Chandragupta Maurya
[D] Ashoka

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10. Which ruler is credited for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?

[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Bimbisara
[C] Ashoka
[D] Samparati

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