Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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41. In which year, Nalanda University was destroyed?

[A] 993 AD
[B] 1093 AD
[C] 1193 AD
[D] 1293 AD

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42. 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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43. The Carvaka School in Hindu Philosophy:
1. is one of the six schools of Hindu Philosophy
2. is predominantly atheistic
3. is one of the present living traditions of Hinduism
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

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

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44. With reference to the political conditions of India in around 4th century BC, which among the following statements is / are correct?

  1. There was no paramount power in Northern India
  2. There were no republican states
  3. There were not more than 16 independent states

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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45. Which among the following was / were the fallouts of the Feudal society?
1. The law and order situation uniformly deteriorated
2. The social gap between upper and lower social strata widened
3. The society become rigid and tabooed
Choose the correct option 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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46. Which among the following statements about the Lion Capital of Asoka is / are correct?
1.It was erected around 250 BC at Sarnath
2. It was engraved with “Satyamev Jayate”
3. Its abacus is engraved with 4 animals viz. lion, elephant , deer and bull
Choose the correct option:

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

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47. Which among the following is / are works of Kalidasa?

[A] Raghuvamsha and kiratarjuniya
[B] Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsha
[C] Malti madhava and Kumara Sambhav
[D] Malti madhav and Kumara Sambhav

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48. The Four Noble Truths are a central theme in the Buddhism. Which among the following statements conform to the Four Noble Truths?

  1. To live is to suffer
  2. Origin of suffering is attached to desire
  3. Individualism contributes to suffering

Select the correct option 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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49. The Hinayana sect of Buddhism:

  1. follows the doctrine of elders and believes in Bodhisattvas
  2. was patronized by Asoka
  3. used Pali Language for canonical works

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 2 & 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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50. Which of the following Rock Edicts of Asoka talks about taxation?

[A] Bhabru Inscription
[B] Nigalisagar Pillar Inscription
[C] Rummindei Pillar Inscription
[D] Barabar Cave Inscription

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