Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple Choice Quiz Questions (MCQs) on Ancient Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

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61. Which of the following was the north-western capital of the Mauryan empire?

[A] Suvarnagiri
[B] Tosali
[C] Ujjain
[D] Taxila

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62. Which of the following was responsible for the security of frontier forts in the Mauryan administration?

[A] Nikayas
[B] Anta-Mahamattas
[C] Senapati
[D] Sthanikas

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63. Which of the following invaded India around 190 BCE?

[A] Menander
[B] Hermaius
[C] Demetrius
[D] None of the above

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64. Which of the following was the most famous ruler of Satavahana dysnasty?

[A] Simuka
[B] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[C] Vashishthiputra Pulumayi
[D] Yajna Sri Satakarni

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65. Which of the following married the daughter of Rudradaman I?

[A] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[B] Simuka
[C] Vashishthiputra Pulumayi
[D] Yajna Sri Satakarni

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66. The material culture of Satvahanas was a fusion of which of the following elements?

[A] Northern and Eastern elements
[B] Eastern and Western elements
[C] Northern and Deccan elements
[D] Deccan and North-Eastern elements

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67. King Kanishka patronized which of the following great scholars and eminent personalities of that era?
1) Ashvagosha
2) Charaka
3) Vasumitra
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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68. Who was the commander of Samudragupta during his southern campaign?

[A] Virasena
[B] Harishena
[C] Banabhatta
[D] None of the above

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69. Which of the following text mentions that the water touched by an untouchable is seen as unfit for consumption by higher caste?

[A] Acharakkovai
[B] Buddhacharita
[C] Mahabhashya
[D] Mrichakatika

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70. ‘Sarthavaha’ refer to which of the following during the Gupta period?

[A] Settled merchants
[B] Caravan Traders
[C] Liquor traders
[D] None of the above

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