Ancient Indian History MCQs

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31. Aihole Inscription is ascribed to which of the following rulers ?
[A] Pulkeshin II
[B] Rudradaman
[C] Kharvela
[D] Ashoka

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32. “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” ” Lead us from Darkness to Light” , this comes from which among the following Upanishadas?
[A] Chandogya
[B] Mandukya
[C] Mukdaka
[D] Brahadaranyaka

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33. There is only one Rock Edict in which Asoka talks about taxation. Which among the following is that edict?
[A] Bhabru Inscription
[B] Nigalisagar Pillar Inscription
[C] Rummindei Pillar Inscription
[D] Barabar Cave Inscription

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34. Which among the following is NOT a correct statement in context with the Gupta Era?
[A] Gupta era is known for extensive achievements in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy
[B] Gupta era crystallized the common elements of Hindu Culture
[C] Maximum number of Gold Coins were issued in Gupta Era
[D] The Gold Content of Gupta Era coins was maximum in comparison to previous major dynasties

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35.  Dhravya guna shastra, which deals with several species of medicinal plants is a part of which among the following ?
[A] Sushruta Samhita
[B] Charak Samhita
[C] Ayruveda
[D] Ashtanga Hridaya

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36. The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the:
[A] Maratha Dynasty
[B] Chola Dynasty
[C] Ganga Dynasty
[D] Vijaynagar Empire

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37. Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its hymns to:
[A] Rudra
[B] Marut
[C] Agni
[D] Indra

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38. Which among the following was used to create sculptures in the Mathura school of art that flourished around 1st century AD?
[A] Marble
[B] State stone
[C] Granite
[D] Red sandstone

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39. In ancient India, the area around which among the following modern areas was known as “Golden Chersonese” ?
[A] Kashmir, Hindukush, Afghanistan
[B] Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Burma
[C] Australia, New Zealand
[D] Iran, Iraq and Persian Gulf

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40. The ancient Indian text Panchasiddhantika deals with the 5 principles of which among the following?
[A] Vedic Rituals
[B] Philosophy
[C] Astronomy
[D] Medicine

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