Ancient History Quiz

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Important Quiz on Ancient History Quiz for UPSC,PSC,Railways,Banking and other competitive exams.

Q 1 – Consider the following statements:

  1. The most popular deity of Sangam period was Murugan.
  2. Murugan is also named as Karthikeya, the son of Lord Siva.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A – Only 1

B – Only 2

C – Both

D – Neither 1 nor 2

2.Q 2 – Uttara Mimamsa philosophy belongs to …

A – Shebari Svamin

B – Gaudapada

C – Ishvarakrishan

D – Vyasa
Q 3 – In reference to the Vedic period, which one of the following assemblies was related the election of the tribal chief?

A – Vidata

B – Sabha

C – Gana

D – Samiti
Q 4 – Consider the following statements:

  1. Milind-Panha is written by Nagasen.
  2. Milind-Panha is originally written in Pali language.

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:

A – Only 1

B – Only 2

C – Both

D – Neither 1 nor 2
Q 5 – In reference to Vedic period, the term ‘Aranya’ refers …

A – Buffalo

B – Camel

C – Elephant

D – Wild animal
Q 6 – Which among the following sources says that the Mauryas were from Sudra varna?

A – Western literature

B – Purvas

C – Jatakas

D – Puranas

Q 7 – In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Goat represents …

A – Kunthunatha

B – Aranatha

C – Mallinatha

D – Munisuvrata
Q 8 – Rudradaman was a ………… king.

A – Saka

B – Satavahana

C – Kanva

D – Kushan
Q 9 – Who among the following had written Mrichchakatika?

A – Panini

B – Sudraka

C – Surdas

D – Tenali Rama Krishna

Q 10 – Which one of the following is the most authentic source to determine the Indus period?

A – Radiocarbon dating

B – Indus inscription

C – Finding of Mesopotamian goods at Indus sites

D – Finding of Indus goods in Mesopotamia
Q 11 – In reference to Buddhist symbolism, the Conch shell refers …

A – Thoughts

B – Knowledge

C – Inexhaustible treasure and wealth

D – Crown
Q 12 – In reference to Jain Tirthankara, Goose represents …

A – Sumatinatha

B – Padmaprabha

C – Suparshvanatha

D – Chandraprabha
Q 13 – Vasara style of architecture was prevalent in …

A – South India

B – North India

C – West India

D – East India
Q 14 – In reference to Sangam period, consider the following statements:

  1. Most likely there was well defined varna system.
  2. There were chiefly two classes in Tamil Society – one who tilted the lands themselves and those who got it tilted by others.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A – Only 1

B – Only 2

C – Both

D – Neither 1 nor 2
Q 15 – In reference to Vedic age, the term Suta refers …

A – Chamberlain

B – Charioteer

C – Crowned queen

D – Advisor

Q 16 – Who among the following Gupta rulers had issued the silver coins?

A – Chandragupta I

B – Samudragupta

C – Chandragupta II

D – Skandagupta

Q 17 – The evidence of rice husk has been found at …

A – Harappa

B – Mohenjo-Daro

C – Chanhudaro

D – Rangpur
Q 18 – Consider the following statements:

  1. The Harappan people used burnt bricks extensively.
  2. Stones were not easily available around the Harappan sites.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A – Only 1

B – Only 2

C – Both

D – Neither 1 nor 2
Q 19 – In reference to Indian Philosophy, who is the founder of PurvaMimansa?

A – Kapial

B – Patanjali

C – Jaimini

D – Uluka Kanada

Q 20 – In reference to Buddhism, consider the following statements:

  1. The Buddhist monks were forbidden the use of garlands, perfume, and other items of self-beautification.
  2. The norms for the nun were even more strict.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A – Only 1

B – Only 2

C – Both

D – Neither 1 nor 2

Ans1.C, 2B 3 D. 4.C 5 D 6D 7A 8A 9B 10A 11A 12 A 13A 14B 15B 16C 17D 18C 19C 20 C

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