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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31. What were the names of Asoka’s mother, wife & daughter?

[A] Mahadevi, Subhadrangi, Sanghmitra
[B] Subhadrangi, Mahadevi, Sanghmitra
[C] Mahadevi, Sanghamitra, Subhadrangi
[D] None of the above

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32. Saka Year is how many years behind the Christian Era?

[A] 50
[B] 75
[C] 78
[D] 100

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33. Partha was the name of which of the following character in Mahabharta?

[A] Arjuna
[B] Bhima
[C] Krishna
[D] Yudhisthara

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34. Kavi Vatsal was a title assumed by a king belonging to which of the following dynasties?

[A] Pushyabhuti
[B] Pallava
[C] Maurya
[D] Satavahana

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35. Which pillar edict of Asoka is longest of all pillars?

[A] 2nd
[B] 5th
[C] 6th
[D] 7th

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36. In Rigveda the rivers Ganga & Yamuna are mentioned as below

[A] Yamuna Once, Ganga Thrice
[B] Yamuna Thrice, Ganga Once
[C] Ganga Twice , Yamuna Once
[D] Yamuna Thrice, Ganga Twice

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37. In which was the following texts of Kalidasa , Sati system has been mentioned?

[A] Raghuvamsa
[B] Kumārasambhava
[C] Ṛitusaṃhāra
[D] Meghadūta

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38. Which Jain Tirthankar is considered as female by Shwetambar sect of the Jainism?

[A] 16th
[B] 18th
[C] 19th
[D] 20th

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39. In Greek texts, who among the following has been mentioned as Amitrochates?

[A] Bimbisara
[B] Bindusara
[C] Kautilya
[D] Ashoka

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40. Why most of the Greeks, Kushanas & Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism when they established their rules in India?

[A] Buddhism has risen and it eclipsed Hinduism
[B] A policy of war and violence was to be renounced before embracing Buddhism
[C] Hinduism was caste ridden and was not able to attract them
[D] It was easy to access to Indian society by embracing Buddhism

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