Ancient Indian History Multiple Choice Questions


To perform which among the following functions, Rajukas were appointed by Asoka?

[A] Revenue Functions
[B] Judicial Functions
[C] Religious Functions
[D] Military Functions

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Which among the following scripts of modern India have descended from the Sarda Script?

1. Gurmukhi
2. Dogri
3. Sindhi

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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The “Siddhimatrika” script was one of the forms of writing Sanskrit in ancient India. This script, which made Sanskrit works known in China and Japan was developed during the times of ___:

[A] Kanishka
[B] Harsha
[C] Meander
[D] Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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The ‘Saptanga Theory of State’ (Theory of Seven Limbs of the State) was propounded by :

[A] Kautilya in Arthashastra
[B] Manu in Manusmriti
[C] Kalhana in Rajatarangini
[D] Banabhatta in Harshacharita

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The doctrine of ‘Vyuhavada’ is associated with which among the following Sects (or) cults of India?

[A] Shaivism
[B] Vaishnavism
[C] Buddhism
[D] Jainism

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Which among the following Vedic Texts gives a systematic exposition of the ‘theory of rebirth’ for the first time?

[A] Chhandogya Upanishad
[B] Mundaka Upanishad
[C] Satapatha Brahmana
[D] Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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The evidences of ‘pit-dwelling’ have been discovered from which of the following ancient Indian sites?

[A] Lothal and Kalibangan
[B] Burzahom and Gufkaral
[C] Ropar and Rangpur
[D] Kalibangan and Surkotada

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The first astronomical observatory of Harappan Civilization has been found at which among the following ancient Indian sites?

[A] Chanhudaro
[B] Ropar
[C] Daimabad
[D] Dholavira

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Who were Manu, Yajnavalkya , Narada and Brihaspati ?

[A] Law givers of ancient India
[B] Gods of Vedic religion
[C] Buddhist scholars and logicians
[D] Celebrated mathematicians and astronomers of ancient India

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Select the statement which is NOT correct regarding Kalidasa:

[A] Kalidasa was a renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist of Gupta period.
[B] He was one of the nine gems in the court of Chandragupta I.
[C] Kumarasambhavam and Ritusamhara are his two epic works.
[D] His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu Puranas and philosophy

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