Ancient Indian History MCQs

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1. The concept of Eight-fold path forms which of the following themes?
[A] Dipavamsa
[B] Divyavadana
[C] Mahaparinibban Sutta
[D] Dharma Chakara Pravartana Sutta

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2. In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known by which of the following names?
[A] Vajrapani
[B] Manjusri
[C] Padmapani
[D] Maitreya

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3. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?
[A] Brahmi
[B] Nandnagari
[C] Sharada
[D] Kharoshti

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4. Which one of the following was a Saiva sect in ancient India?
[A] Ajivika
[B] Mattamayura
[C] Mayamata
[D] Isanasivagurudevapaddhati

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5. Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium?
[A] Maurya sculptures
[B] Mathura sculptures
[C] Bharhut sculptures
[D] Gandhara sculptures

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6. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
[A] Saumilla
[B] Sudraka
[C] Shaunaka
[D] Susrutha

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7. In the context of ancient Indian society, which one of the following terms does not belong to the category of the other three?
[A] Kula
[B] Vamsa
[C] Kosa
[D] Gotra

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8. Which of the following rivers is most mentioned in early Vedic literature?
[A] Sindhu
[B] Sutudri
[C] Sarasvati
[D] Ganga

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9. According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas which of the followings is  the sequential order of the cycle of four aeons (Yugas)?
[A] Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali
[B] Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali
[C] Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali
[D] Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita

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10. By which of the following The term Yavanapriya (mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts) denoted?
[A] a fine variety of Indian muslin
[B] ivory
[C] damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
[D] pepper

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