Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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41. Which among the following is the keystone of the philosophy and thought of the Upanishads?

[A] Universal Truth
[B] Universal Knowledge
[C] Universal Soul
[D] Universal God

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42. How the White Yajurveda is different from Black Yajurveda?

  1. While the White Yajurveda comprises has a clear distinction between Samhita and Brahamana, the Black Yajurveda comprises both mixed up
  2. While the White Yajurveda is more prevalent in northern India, Black Yajurveda is more prevalent in South India
  3. While the White Yajurveda is otherwise called Vajasaneyi Samhita, Black Yajurveda is otherwise called Taittriya Samhita

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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43. With reference to the religion in early medieval India, which among the following observations is / are correct?

  1. Bhakti became a distinct feature of religion
  2. Tantrism permeated Jainism, Buddhism, Shaivism as well as Vaishnavism
  3. Theory of incarnation became very prominent
  4. Earlier practice of Yajnas gave way to practice of Puja (worship)

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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44. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the agricultural developments during the Indus Valley Civilization?

  1. The crops got differentiated in the Rabi and Kharif
  2. The Harappan people started growing several types of Barley
  3. Domestication of rice

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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45. Which of the following age refers to the Old Stone Age?

[A] Paleolithic
[B] Mesolithic
[C] Neolithic
[D] Chalcolithic

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46. Belan valley which is known for Lower Paleolithic tools is located in:

[A] Maharastra
[B] Gujarat
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Uttar Pradesh

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47. Events which occurred before the invention of writing come under which of the following?

[A] Prehistory
[B] Proto-history
[C] History
[D] None of the above

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48. Which of the following terms describe the meaning of the term ‘Aryan’?

[A] An ethnic group
[B] A hereditary caste
[C] A superior race
[D] Nomadic people

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49. Which of the following was a voluntary tribute?

[A] Dakshina
[B] Bali
[C] Dana
[D] None of the above

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50. Mahavira, who was a contemporary of the Buddha was born at which of the following places?

[A] Kundagrama
[B] Champa
[C] Giribraja
[D] Rajgir

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