Ancient Indian History Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Quiz Questions (MCQs) on ancient Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

131. Which among the following emperors introduced the two laws of Vyavahar Samta and Danda Samata?

[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Asoka
[C] Chandragupta Vikramaditya
[D] Samudragupta

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132. Which among the following is/ are considered to be the first tangible evidence of expansion of Buddhism?

[A] Statues of Buddha
[B] Edicts of Ashoka
[C] Mahavibhasa
[D] Jataka Tales

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133. Who among the following was behind the “epoch making” discovery of Arthashastra that altered the false perception of the European scholars that Ancient Indians learnt the art of administration from the Greeks?

[A] R. Shamasastry
[B] C. Sivarama Murti
[C] K. S. Neelakantan Unni
[D] Veturi Prabhakara Sastri

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134. Bring out the only incorrect statement:

[A] Rajukas were appointed by Asoka as Judicial Officers
[B] The Sunga dynasty retained the title senapati, even after becoming kings
[C] Kalinganagar was an ancient city destroyed by Cyclone
[D] Asoka has expressed faith in Buddhism in Kandhar Inscription

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135. In Vedic Era, Akhyani is the goddess of which of the following?

[A] Peace
[B] Sacrifice
[C] Forests
[D] Rivers

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136. Which among the following was used to create sculptures in the Mathura school of art that flourished around 1st century AD?

[A] Marble
[B] State stone
[C] Granite
[D] Red sandstone

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137. Which of the following deities were associated with the ‘Rig Vedic Period’ ?

  1. Purandara
  2. Varuna
  3. Savitri
  4. Usha

Choose the correct option:

[A] 1 and 2
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 3 and 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

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138. In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanampiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :

[A] Ashoka
[B] Akbar
[C] Kanishka
[D] Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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139. 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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140. Which of the following is a correct statement about Indus Valley Civilization?

[A] Both Harappa and Mohejodero are is located on the banks of Indus River
[B] Both Chanhudaro and Kalibangan were located within the boundaries of present day Rajasthan.
[C] Both Surkotada and Dholavira are located in Katch of Gujarat
[D] Lothal site was located on bank of Narmada river

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