Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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51. The earliest texts of Jainism are in which of the following?

[A] Ardh-Magadhi
[B] Brahmi
[C] Kharosthi
[D] None of the above

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52. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Ajivikas?
1. They were rigid fatalists.
2. They were determinists
3. They held that the affairs of the entire universe were ordered by a cosmic force called niyati.
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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53. Large territorial states in North India during the sixth century BCE were known as?

[A] Jana
[B] Janapadas
[C] Mahajanapadas
[D] None of the above

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54. What was the capital of Matsya mahajanapada?

[A] Ujjain
[B] Viratanagara
[C] Nalanda
[D] Takshashila

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55. Which of the following items were exported in the 6th century BCE?

[A] Jade
[B] Gold
[C] Pearls
[D] Silver

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56. Bimbisara belonged to which of the following dynasties?

[A] Mughal dynasty
[B] Haryanka dynasty
[C] Slave dynaty
[D] Shishunaga dynasty

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57. Which of the following was a part of the three-pronged policy of Bimbisara to expand his empire?
1. Matrimonial alliances
2. Friendship with strong rulers
3. Conquest of weak neighbours
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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58. According to Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa which of the following captured power after killing his ninety nine brothers?

[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Bindusara
[C] Susima
[D] Ashoka

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59. Which of the following was the first ruler to maintain direct contact with his people through his inscriptions?

[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Bindusara
[C] Ashoka
[D] Pushyamitra Shunga

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60. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Ashokan pillar edicts?
1. They were well-polished sandstone monolithic pillars.
2. Each was surmounted with a finely sculpted animal capital.
3. They were largely confined to the Ganges plain.
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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