Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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51. Which of the following Jain doctrine signifies the system of describing reality from different points of view?

[A] Anekantavada
[B] Syadavada
[C] Nayavada
[D] Pancha Mahavrata

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52. What was the name of Gautama or Siddhartha’s step mother?

[A] Prajapati Gautami
[B] Mahamaya
[C] Yasodhara
[D] Anojja

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53. Which of the following cut down the famous Bodhi tree in the second century BCE?

[A] Ashoka
[B] King Shashanka
[C] King Pushyamitra Shunga
[D] Mahapadmananda

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54. Who was the King of Vajji mahajanapada?

[A] Prasenjit
[B] Shishupala
[C] Chetaka
[D] Udayana

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55. What was the capital of Vatsa mahajanapada?

[A] Kaushambi
[B] Indraprastha
[C] Viratanagara
[D] Mathura

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56. In which year Mauryan King Bindusara died?

[A] 265 BCE
[B] 270 BCE
[C] 273 BCE
[D] 276 BCE

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57. Which of the following were the contemporaries of Ashoka?
1. Antiochius II of Syria
2. Ptolemy II of Egypt
3. Antigonus of Macedonia
4. Magas of Cyrenaica (Libya)
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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58. Which of the following statements are correct about Ashoka’s Dhamma?
1. It emphasised on non-violence and mutual respect.
2. It encompassed a social and intellectual code of ethics.
3. It focused on primacy of ethical behaviour and the recognition of the dignity of human life.
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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59. Which of the following pillar edict is popularly known as the Delhi-Topra pillar edict?

[A] Third Pillar Edict
[B] Fourth Pillar Edict
[C] Fifth Pillar Edict
[D] Sixth Pillar Edict

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60. Which of the following pillar edict talks about Dhamma Mahamattas?

[A] Second Pillar Edict
[B] Fifth Pillar Edict
[C] Sixth Pillar Edict
[D] Seventh Pillar Edict

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