Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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71. Which of the following were the principal crops grown during the Mauryan period?
1) Wheat
2) Rice
3) Barley
4) Millet
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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72. Which of the following officer was in charge of trade, price fixation, and sale of goods produced by state-run manufacturing units in the Mauryan administration?

[A] Panyadhyaksha
[B] Sansthadhyaksha
[C] Rupadarshaka
[D] Pautavadhyaksha

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73. Which of the following refers to tax paid only in cash during the Mauryan period?

[A] Bhaga
[B] Bali
[C] Hiranya
[D] Kara

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74. The famous Taxila Copper Plate is ascribed to which of the following Shaka ruler?

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

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75. Satavahanas claimed their descent from which of the following varna?

[A] Brahmana
[B] Kshtriya
[C] Vaishiya
[D] Shudra

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76. In the Nashik inscription which of the following has been described as ekabamhana?

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

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77. Which of the following allowed the absorption of Tribal communities into Brahminical society?

[A] Kushana Empire
[B] Maurya empire
[C] Gupta Empire
[D] Magadha Empire

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78. Which of the following rulers is considered as the last ruler of the Maukharies?

[A] Ishanavarmana
[B] Grahavarmana
[C] Sarvavarmana
[D] Advaita Varmana

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79. Which of the following Pala ruler was defeated by the Rashtrakuta king, Dhruva?

[A] Gopala
[B] Devapala
[C] Dharmapala
[D] Mahipala

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80. Which of the following Pala ruler was called Uttarapathasvamin or Lord of Northern India?

[A] Gopala
[B] Devapala
[C] Dharmapala
[D] Ramapala

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