Ancient Indian History MCQs

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. These questions are part of GKToday’s 35000+ MCQs Bank Course in GKToday Android App

11. The Iron Pillar at Mehrauli was built during the ruling period of which dynasty?

[A] Kushan Dynasty
[B] Maurya Dynasty
[C] Satvahanas Dynasty
[D] Gupta Dynasty

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12. Who among the following emperors wrote the play ‘Nagananda’ in Sanskrit language?

[A] Harshavadhana
[B] Bindusara
[C] Prabhakaravardhana
[D] Chandragupta II

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13. Which of the following was the main reason of the downfall of Mauryan Empire?

[A] Weak successors of Ashoka who could not control the empire properly
[B] Religious policy of Ashoka
[C] Ashoka maintained friendly relations with his neighbors
[D] None of the above

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14. Chanakya, was also known by which of the following names?

[A] Bhattasvamin
[B] Rajasekhara
[C] Vishnugupta
[D] Visakhadatta

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15. Mahatma Buddha visited the Kaushambi during the reign of which of the following kings?

[A] Dharmasen
[B] Bodhi
[C] Udayana
[D] Satanika

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16. Which of the following was the main expounder of materialistic philosophy?

[A] Ajivikas
[B] Charvaka
[C] Buddhism
[D] Jainism

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17. Which of the following was the first non-Kshatriya dynasty?

[A] Haryanka Dynasty
[B] Shishunaga Dynasty
[C] Nanda Dynasty
[D] Maurya Dynasty

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18. In which of the following edicts or inscriptions Ashoka warns members of the Sangha against causing division in the ranks?

[A] Schism Edict
[B] Girnar Rock Inscription
[C] Kandahar Inscription
[D] Nigali Sagar Inscription

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19. The provinces of the Mauryan empire were further divided into divisions and were headed by which of the following?

[A] Pradeshikas
[B] Rajukas
[C] Yuktas
[D] Sthanikas

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20. Which of the following refers to udaka-bhaga?

[A] Tax on irrigated land
[B] Tax on fertile land
[C] Tax on trade
[D] Tax on production

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