Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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41. At which among the following places, Asoka has erected pillars surmounted with four lions?

  1. Sarnath
  2. Sanchi
  3. Vaishali
  4. Lauriya-Nandangarth

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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42. Which of the following is / are correct observations about the Charvaka School in Hindu Philosophy?

  1. It is one of the six schools of Hindu Philosophy
  2. It is predominantly atheistic
  3. It is one of the present living traditions of Hinduism

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

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43.   Consider the following statements about Kailasanatha temple of Ellora:

  1. Its construction is attributed to the Pallava dynasty
  2. The temple is one of the best early examples of Panchayatana style of architecture

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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44. With reference to historical evidences of ancient India, which of the following is / are correct statements?

  1. Oldest manuscripts on bark or palm leaf known in India are Buddhist
  2. The earliest written record in India dates from the reign of Asoka
  3. The oldest evidences of any foreign language in India were the coins of Indo-Greeks

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

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45. Various edicts of Asoka mention:

  1. Prohibition of animal sacrifice
  2. Religious toleration among all sects
  3. Asoka’s visit of Buddha’s birth place
  4. Amnesty to prisoners

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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46. With reference to the Atharvaveda, which among the following is / are correct statements:

  1. It is a collection of spells, prayers, charms, and hymns
  2. It was the first text which refers Iron as Krishna Ayas

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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47. Which among the following term correctly represents the religious and belief systems in which items in nature such as animals, trees or mountains can have spiritual value?

[A] Animism
[B] Syncretic religion
[C] Tribalism
[D] Hybrid religion

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48. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Sittars or Siddhars were monotheistic and condemned idolatry
  2. Sittars insisted on absolute surrender to Vishnu

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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49. Which of the following observations with respect to the Harappan people is / are correct?

  1. They used pictographic script which still remains undeciphered
  2. They worshipped Lingam, the symbol of Shiva
  3. They believed in life after death

Select the correct answer from codes given below:

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

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50. Which of the following statements are correct about Harappan Valley Civilization?

  1. The drainage pattern of Harappan Civilization was very advanced
  2. While the sun dried bricks were used to make foundation of a house, the roof was made of wood
  3. Wheat and Barley were the predominantly grown crops during the period
  4. Camels and asses were used as means of transport

   Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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