Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (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.

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21. Which among the following was / were the reasons behind the Rise of Magadha as imperial power in Ancient India:

  1. Strategic position surrounded by five hills and aggressive policy of rulers
  2. Rich and fertile zone with good communication channels
  3. Association with Buddhism and Gautam Buddha

Choose the correct option:

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

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22. Bhimbethka in Madhya Pradesh is an ancient Indian site where art prehistoric age are found preserved in rock-shelters. These arts belong to:

  1. Paleolithic age
  2. Mesolithic age
  3. Chalcolithic age

Choose the correct option:

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

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23. Which among the following was main item of revenue during Maurya Period?

[A] Bhaga
[B] Pindikara
[C] Hiranya
[D] None of the above

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24. The Royal seal of Guptas bore the emblem of _________?

[A] Hasti (Elephant)
[B] Mayura ( Peacock)
[C] Garuda (Eagle)
[D] Tiger

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25. Aihole is called the cradle of Indian temple architecture. Which among the following dynasty is related to the construction of magnificent temples in Aihole?

[A] Chalukya
[B] Chola
[C] Chera
[D] None of the above

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26. Which among the following was the most important grain grown in the Vedic Age?

[A] Wheat
[B] Barley
[C] Maize
[D] Rice

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27. Which of the following place of Andhra Pradesh is well known for a Buddhist Stupa?

[A] Amaravati
[B] Srikakulam
[C] Rajahmundry
[D] Chittoor

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28. Which school of art is also called as mature School ?

[A] Kushana School
[B] Andhra School
[C] Arafat School
[D] Mathura school

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29. What was the meaning of Visthi in the Gupta Era?

[A] Religious Functionaries
[B] Forced Labor
[C] Prostitutes
[D] Police

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30. Who among the following is seemed to have known the importance of zero?

[A] Bhaskaracharya
[B] Aryabhatta
[C] Budhayana
[D] chanukya

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