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.

141. The harappans used intaglio seals, made mostly of carved and fired steatite :

[A] As an export commodity.
[B] As a medium of exchange in place of coins.
[C] As amulets and charms to ward off evil spirits.
[D] For marking their goods and property.

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142. 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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143. Which of the following statements about the Gupta Empire under Samudragupta is NOT correct?

[A] Prayaga Prashasti of Samudragupta composed by his court poet Harisena is engraved on an Ashokan pillar at Allahabad.
[B] Samudragupta was the first Gupta ruler to have exercised direct administrative control over western and Southern India.
[C] Samudragupta carved out an extensive empire which is evident from the fact that he had performed an Asvamedha sacrifice.
[D] None of the above

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144. 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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145. In which of the following states, Burzahom culture existed?

[A] Rajasthan
[B] Jammu & Kashmir
[C] Maharastra
[D] Gujarat

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146. The rock paintings found at Bhimbetka generally belong to which of the following periods?

[A] Paleolithic
[B] Mesolithic
[C] Neolithic
[D] Chalcolithic

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147. Utnur is an important Neolithic site located in which state?

[A] Telangana
[B] Karnataka
[C] Kerala
[D] Tamil Nadu

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148. Which of the following is / are examples of Megalithic burials?

[A] Dolmenoid
[B] Menhir
[C] Cairn
[D] All the above

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149. Giak and Kiari are Neolithic sites of:

[A] Assam
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Jammu & Kashmir
[D] Maharastra

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150. Balathal is an archaeological site located in:

[A] Gujarat
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Jammu & Kashmir

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