Ancient Indian History MCQs

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21.  In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanamapiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :
[A] Ashoka
[B] Akbar
[C] Kanishka
[D] Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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22. 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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23. 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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24. 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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25. Establishment of Svetambara as a separate sect within Jainism was resulted at ____?
[A] Rajgriha
[B] Vallabhi
[C] Ujjaini
[D] Sanchi

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26. Which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization is located on the banks of River Indus in Larkana District of Pakistan?
[A] Harappa
[B] Mohen Jo Dero
[C] Mehrgarh
[D] Suktagendor

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27. The sulbasutras of ancient Indian Scholar “Baudhayan” have reached to a most correct value of which among the following?
[A] π
[B] √2
[C] √3
[D] all of them

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28. As per the ancient Indian Texts, the land between which among the following two rivers has been called “Brahamavarta”?
[A] Saraswati river and Drsadvati River
[B] Saraswati river and Saryu River
[C] Sutudri (Satluj) River and Vipas (Beas) River
[D] Ganga River and Yamuna River

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29. The Indus Valley Civilization has not been deciphered yet. Consider the following reasons:

  1. No knowledge about their language
  2. Small length of inscriptions
  3. Absence of bilingual texts

Which among the above is/ are correct reasons?

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

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30. Consider the following matches:

  1. Kena Upanishad : Sam Veda
  2. Katha Upanishad: Krishna yajurveda
  3. Prasna Upanishad : Samveda
  4. Mandukya Upanishad: atharvaveda

Which among the above is / are correct?

[A] 1, 2, 3,
[B] 1, 2, 4
[C] 2, 3, 4
[D] all are correct

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