Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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11. To which of the following ethnic hordes, Toramana belonged to ?

[A] Scythians
[B] Hunas
[C] Yue-chis
[D] Sakas

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12. Which Greek ruler sent Megathenes in the court of Chandragupta Maurya?

[A] Seleucus Nicator
[B] Antiochus
[C] Potlemy
[D] Magas

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13. As per the Dharmashastras, what does ‘Anuloma Vivah’ mean ?

[A] A marriage between a higher caste man and a lower caste woman
[B] A marriage between a lower caste man and a higher caste woman
[C] A marriage between a man and woman of a same caste
[D] A marriage between a man and a woman of same gotra

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14. Which of the following subjects are dealt in by Kalpa Sutras?

[A] Sacrifices
[B] Family ceremonies
[C] Varnas, Ashramas
[D] All of the above

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15. Who is known as the Father of Tamil literature?

[A] Nakkirar
[B] Pushyamitra
[C] Aggatiyam
[D] Agastaya

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16. Who was the earliest known Chola King who conquered Sri Lanka and ruled it ?

[A] Karikala
[B] Elara
[C] Udiyangera
[D] Nedunjelian

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17. Which of the following plays of Kalidasa tells the story of mortal King Pururavas and celestial nymph Urvashi who fall in love?

[A] Malavikagnimitram
[B] Abhijñānaśākuntalam
[C] Vikramōrvaśīyam
[D] None of the above

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18. Which of the following rulers were contemporary of Buddha?

[A] Bimbisar of Magadha
[B] Prasenjit (Pansedi) of Kosala
[C] Udayan of Avanti
[D] All of Above

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19. During the reign of which among the following Kings, the Gandhar Style of Art developed?

[A] Kushana
[B] Shaka
[C] Indo-Parthian
[D] Indo-greeks

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20. “Mahamaya”, the mother of Gautama Buddha belonged to which among the following dynasties?

[A] Shakya
[B] Koliyan
[C] Lichchavi
[D] Maurya

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