Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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21. With reference to the Maurya Empire, which among the following statements is / are correct?

  1. In Maurya period ring wells come into prevalence for the first time
  2. The rulers of Maurya dynasty were characterized by their metronymics
  3. The government of Mauryas was highly centralised in character

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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22. Consider the following comparisons of the Chaityas and Viharas:

  1. Chaityas were for the purpose of living, Viharas were assemblies for the purpose of discussions
  2. Chaityas used to be made up of woods , Viharas used to be rock cut caves
  3. Chaityas were with Stupas, Viharas did not have stupas

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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23. Consider the following:
1. Fire worship
2. Tree worship
3. Yaksha worship
4. Animal worship
Which among the above is / are pre-vedic phenomena?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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24. Consider the following pairs of Indus Valley sites with their excavations and findings:

  1. Surkotada – The only Harappan site to contain horse remains
  2. Mehrgarh – Earliest agricultural community
  3. Malwan – Southernmost Harappan site

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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25. Consider the following pairs of Mesolithic sites with states where they are located:

  1. Adamgarh – Madhya Pradesh
  2. Paisra – Bihar
  3. Bagor – Rajasthan

 Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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26.   Consider the following Chalcolithic sites:

  1. Dangwada
  2. Kayatha
  3. Eran

 Which of the above has/have yielded evidence of bull worship, fire-altars and phallus worship?

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

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27. Which of the following has been included by the UNESCO in the list of literature signifying World Human Heritage?

[A] Rig Veda
[B] Sama Veda
[C] Yajur Veda
[D] Atharva Veda

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28. What was the capital of the northern part of  Panchala?

[A] Indraprastha
[B] Ahichchhatra
[C] Kaushambi
[D] Kampilya

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29. Which of the following items were imported in the 6th century BCE?

[A] Iron
[B] Gold
[C] Sandalwood
[D] Pearls

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30. Who was the author of Indica?

[A] Kautilya
[B] Megasthenes
[C] Panini
[D] Alexander

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