Ancient Indian History

1. The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of ___:
[A] Rigveda
[B] Yajurveda
[C] Samaveda
[D] Atharavaveda

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2. Rulers of which of the following dynasties maintained diplomatic relations with distant countries such as Syria in the West ?
[A] Maurya
[B] Gupta
[C] Pallava
[D] Chola

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3. In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?
[A] Minor Rock Edict (Ahraura)
[B] Pillar Edict VII
[C] Lumbini Pillar Edict
[D] Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I

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4. The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?
[A] Bhaskar Varman
[B] Shashanka
[C] Rajya Vardhana
[D] Harsha

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5. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
[A] Nagananda Harsha
[B] Mudrarakshasa Visakhadatta
[C] Mrichchhakatika Sudraka
[D] Ratnavali Rajasekhara

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6. In context with the Mahayana Buddhism faith, the future Buddha is ___?
[A] Krakuchanda
[B] Amitabha
[C] Maitreya
[D] Kanak Muni

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7. Who was ‘Kanthaka’ in the context of Gautam Buddha?
[A] Charioteer
[B] Body-guard
[C] Cousin
[D] Horse

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8. Which among the following University was founded by Ramapala, the ruler of Pala dynasty?
[A] Somapuri
[B] Vallabhi
[C] Jagadal
[D] Odantpuri

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9. Who among the following was the author of Abhidhamma treatise Kathavatthu?
[A] Mah-a kassapa
[B] Mahinda
[C] Milinda
[D] Moggaliputta Tissa.

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10. Metronymics were borne by the later rulers of which among the following dynasties?
[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kanva
[D] Satavahana

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