Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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1. Which Greek King of Bactria invaded India about 190 B.C.?

[A] Demetrius
[B] Alexander
[C] Seleucus Nicator
[D] Menander

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2. In the Junagarh inscription, which among the following Saka ruler achievements are highlighted?

[A] Moga
[B] Azes
[C] Rudraraman
[D] Nahapana

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3. Which of the following Upanishads is written in prose ?

[A] Isa
[B] Katha
[C] Brihadaranyaka
[D] Svetasvatara

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4. Who among the following laid down for punishment for a person becoming mendicant without making adequate provision for dependent wife and children?

[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Kautilya
[D] Narada

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5. Who identified “Sandrokottus” of the Greco-Roman literature with Chandragupta Maurya?

[A] D. R. Bhandarkar
[B] Alexander Cunningham
[C] R. P. Chanda
[D] William Jones

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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. During whose reign Mahayana sect of Buddhism came into existence?

[A] Ashoka
[B] Kanishka
[C] Ajatsatru
[D] Nagarjuna

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8. In which among the following sacrifices, the sacrificial materials used was sura in Vedic Era?

[A] Agnistoma
[B] Rajasuya
[C] Sautramani
[D] Vajapeya

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9. The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?

[A] Alexander
[B] Megasthenes
[C] Nearchus
[D] Pliny

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10. Which among the following is not among Ashtamahasthanas?

[A] Lumbini
[B] Rajgriha
[C] Vajrayana
[D] Taxila

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