Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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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. The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of ___:

[A] Rigveda
[B] Yajurveda
[C] Samaveda
[D] Atharavaveda

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3. During the reign of which Kushana king, the Fourth Buddhist Council was held?

[A] Kanishka
[B] Huvishka
[C] Vasudeva
[D] Vasishka

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4. Which among the following is an extant Shaka of the Rigveda Samhita?

[A] Saunaka
[B] Ashvalayan
[C] Shakala
[D] Sankhayana

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5. 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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6. Which among the following village was the site of the Vikramshila Mahavihara, the renowned educational centre of Pala period?

[A] Antichak
[B] Aphasad
[C] Basarh
[D] Chandimau

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7. Which one is the longest epic of the world?

[A] Ramayana
[B] Ramcharitmanas
[C] Mahabharata
[D] Hanuman Chalisa

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8. Abhidhamma pitaka deals in which of the following?

[A] members of great community
[B] teachings of Buddha
[C] moral code of conduct
[D] matters of psychology and metaphysics

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9. Which among the following Kushana king adopted the epithet Dharma-thida?

[A] Vima Kadaphises
[B] Kuzul Kadaphises
[C] Kanishka the Great
[D] Huvishka

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10. In which year, Vardhamana Mahavira was born?

[A] 563 BC
[B] 540 BC
[C] 533 BC
[D] 560 BC

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