Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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51. Which of the following are correctly matched?
    Terms used in Rig Vedic Age                 Meaning
1. Gotra                                                           Kinship Units
2. Soma/Sura                                                 Intoxicating drink
3. Vish                                                              Lineage
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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52. Which of the following contains the Dhrupada raga?

[A] Rig Veda
[B] Atharva Veda
[C] Sama Veda
[D] Yajur Veda

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53. The Digambaras  used which  of the following terms for the hagiographies?

[A] Purana
[B] Charita
[C] Agama
[D] None of the above

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54. The first Jain council was held at which of the following places?

[A] Patliputra
[B] Vallabhi
[C] Ujjain
[D] Patliputra

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55. Gautam Buddha’s mother belonged to which of the following clans?

[A] Maya clan
[B] Licchavis clan
[C] Koliyan clan
[D] Shakya clan

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56. Which among the following is not one of the realms of “being” as stated by Buddhism?

[A] Bodhisattva
[B] Asura
[C] Prani
[D] Preta

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57. The first Buddhist council was held under the patronage of which of the following kings?

[A] Ajatshatru
[B] Kanishka
[C] Ashoka
[D] Vasumitra

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58. Under the reign of which of the following kings the third Buddhist council held?

[A] Kanishka
[B] Harshvardhana
[C] Ashoka
[D] Kalasoka

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59. According to which of the following the land between Himalayas and the Narmada was divided into 16 independent states?

[A] Anguttara Nikaya
[B] Digha Nikaya
[C] Samyutta Nikaya
[D] Khuddaka Nikaya

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60. Which among the following Mahajanapada was located to the south of Vindhya ranges?

[A] Kamboja
[B] Matsya
[C] Kuru
[D] Assaka

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