Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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71. Which of the following was the reason behind increase in manufacture of oil in the post-Mauryan period?

[A] Use of oil wheel
[B] Use of pumps
[C] More reserves found
[D] Oil was the center of economy

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72. Which of the following were the first to issue gold coins?

[A] Shakas
[B] Kushans
[C] Indo-Greeks
[D] Parthians

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73. Which of the following was the capital of Indo-Greeks in the Indian subcontinent?

[A] Gandhara
[B] Sakala
[C] Taxila
[D] Peshwar

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74. Nagasena converted which of the following to Buddhism?

[A] Manender
[B] Demetrius
[C] Gondophernes
[D] Hermaius

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75. Which of the following basic features of Indo-Greek coinage?
1. Bilingual 
2. Bi-script 
3. Precise economic value
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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76. Which of the following Shaka King is believed to be associated with the Vikram Samvat era of 58 BCE?

[A] Maues
[B] Azes
[C] Rudradaman I
[D] None of the above

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77. Which of the following had adopted the title of Mahadandapati?

[A] Maues
[B] Azes
[C] Rudradaman I
[D] Patika Kusulaka

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78. The achievements of Gautamiputra Satkarni were described and eulogised after his death in which of the following inscriptions?

[A] Junagarh Inscription
[B] Naneghat Inscription
[C] Nashik Inscription
[D] None of the above

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79. Which of the following areas were called as the rice bowl during the Satavahanas period?

[A] Krishna – Godavari Delta
[B] Krishna – Kaveri Delta
[C] Krishna – Periyar Delta
[D] Kaveri – Godavari Delta

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80. Which of the following Kushana ruler proclaimed himself as ‘Mahishvara’ on his coins?

[A] Kanishka
[B] Kadphises I
[C] Vasudeva II
[D] Vima Kadphises

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