Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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11. Which among the following is a ritualistic Veda?

[A] Rigveda
[B] Yajurveda
[C] Samaveda
[D] Atharvaveda

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12. We find the coins of a very less known prince called Kacha. Kacha is considered to have been from which of the following dynasties?

[A] Vakataka
[B] Satavahna
[C] Gupta
[D] Kushans

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13. 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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14. With reference to historical evidences of ancient India, which of the following is / are correct statements?

  1. Oldest manuscripts on bark or palm leaf known in India are Buddhist
  2. The earliest written record in India dates from the reign of Asoka
  3. The oldest evidences of any foreign language in India were the coins of Indo-Greeks

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

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15. Each term of which of the following sets denotes a kind of tax / cess during Gupta Era?

[A] Bhaga, Bhoga, Vasti
[B] Bali, Udranga, Hiranya
[C] Khila, Udranga, Vasti
[D] Bali, Bhaga, Khila

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16. The image of Buddha with a circular head halo and flying Gandharvas on either side with garlands in hands appeared for the first time during the:

[A] Gandhara School of Arts
[B] Mathura School of Arts
[C] Gupta School of Arts
[D] Amaravati School of Art

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17. What is the half life of Carbon-14 isotope which is radio active in nature?

[A] 2600 years
[B] 3412 years
[C] 5730 years
[D] 8480 years

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18. What was the unit of currency during the Rig Vedic Age?

[A] Tula
[B] Bali
[C] Niskha
[D] Rupiya

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19. Which of the following was the staple diet of the people during the Later Vedic perid?

[A] Lentils
[B] Tila
[C] Godhuma
[D] None of he above

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20. Who among the following wrote the Buddhacharitra?

[A] Nagarjuna
[B] Asvaghosha
[C] Dinnada
[D] Gautam Buddha

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