Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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21. Jorwe culture, a Chalcolithic culture, was first discovered in which of the following states of India?

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

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22. Which among the following site in Bihar is a Buddhist as well as Janism pilgrim place?

[A] Bodhgaya
[B] Rajgir
[C] Nalanda
[D] Vaishali

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23. Which among the following kings assassinated Brihadrath, the last Maurya King?

[A] Agnimitra
[B] Pushyamitra Shunga
[C] Vasujyeshtha
[D] Vasumitra

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24. Vedic mythology refers to an ancient settlement called Pushkalavati after Pushkal, who was the son of King Bharata in the epic Ramayan. What is the modern location of Pushkalavati?

[A] Panipat
[B] Pushkar
[C] Peshawar (in Pakistan)
[D] Punjab

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25. Battle of the Hydaspes was fought between Alexander and King Porus in 326 BC. Hydapses means which river________?

[A] Jelum
[B] Indus
[C] Beas
[D] Ravi

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26. Sarnath is associated with which aspect of Buddha’s life?

[A] Birth
[B] Residence
[C] First sermon
[D] Death

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27. Which among the following is Incorrect regarding the early Vedic religion?

[A] They didn’t believe in Idol worship and believed in one supreme god indeed
[B] The Vedic god were classified into three categories- Terrestrial , Atmospheric and Celestial
[C] The people used to worship of spiritual reasons
[D] None of the above

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28. We have read that the writing in the Indus valley Civilization was Boustrophedon. This means that ______?

[A] It was written left to right
[B] It was written right to left
[C] It was written left to right and right to left in alternate lines
[D] It was written up to down

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29. Which of the following two towns of Indus valley Civilization were located on the bank of Ghagghar River?

[A] Harappa & Rojari
[B] Harappa & Mohen jo Dero
[C] Kalibanga and Banwali
[D] Rangpur and Surkotda

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30. On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy, Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?

[A] Sankhya
[B] Vaisheshika
[C] Yoga
[D] Uttarmimansa

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