Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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51. Which of the following rulers shifted two Pillar Edicts from Topra and Meerut to Delhi?

[A] Alauddin Khilji
[B] Feroz Shah Tughlaq
[C] Babur
[D] Akbar

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52. Which of the following pillar edicts defines the term ‘Dhamma’?

[A] First Pillar Edict
[B] Second Pillar Edict
[C] Third Pillar Edict
[D] Fifth Pillar Edict

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53. In which of the following edicts Ashoka greets the Sangha and professes his deep faith in the Buddha, dhamma, and Sangha?

[A] Minor Rock Edict 1
[B] Minor Rock Edict 2
[C] Minor Rock Edict 3
[D] Minor Rock Edict 4

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54. Which of the following took all the final decisions regarding revenue, law and order, war, or any other matter related to administration in the Mauryan empire?

[A] King
[B] Counil of Ministers
[C] Dhamma Mahamatras
[D] None of the above

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55. Which of the following was the head of the board of cavalry in Mauryan administration?

[A] Padadhyaksha
[B] Hastyadhyaksha
[C] Asvadhyaksha
[D] Rathadhyaksha

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56. Which of the following was the head of the board of war elephants in Mauryan administration?

[A] Hastyadhyaksha
[B] Asvadhyaksha
[C] Padadhyaksha
[D] Rathadhyaksha

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57. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Mauryan society?
1. There was no improvement in the social status of Vaishyas or trading communities and Shudras.
2. This period saw an increase in the number of untouchables.
3. There is mention of  Varna or Sati in the Ashokan edicts.
 Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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58. Which of the following was the second ruler of the Shunga dynasty?

[A] Pushyamitra shunga
[B] Agnimitra
[C] Brihadratha
[D] Devabhuti

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59. The five branches of the Shakas  settled with their seats of power in which of the following areas?
1. India
2. Afghansitan
3. China
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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60. Which of the following is considered as the founder of the Ujjaini Satrapa?

[A] Nahapana
[B] Castana
[C] Bhumaka
[D] Hagamasa

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