MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 2

1. Which was the first book to deal with Music?
(a) Rigveda
(b) Yajurveda
(c) Samaveda
(d) Atharvaveda



2. The Neolithic Age dates bark to
(a) 6000-3000 B.C.
(b) 4000-3000 B.C.
(c) 5000-300CIB.C.
(d) 3000-1000 B.C.



3. Prehistoric axes are found at
(a) Attirampakkarn
(b) Adichanallur
(c) Arikamedu
(d) Sanur



4. The earliest Iron age occupation in India has been associated with
(a) Ochre coloured pottery
(b) Black and red ware
(c) Painted grey ware
(d) Northern black polished ware



5. There is evidence of the proto-Australoid, the mediterranean, alpine and Mongoloid in the skeletal remains at
(a) Mohenjodaro site
(b) Harappan site
(c) Baluchistan
(d) Egypt



6. The large hoard of copper comes from Gungeria in
(a) Utter Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Arunachal Pradesh



7. The Gupta gold and silver issues were initially based on the coins of the 
(a) Romans and the Saka Kshatrapas
(b) Kushanas and Yaudheyas
(c) Kushanas and Saka Kshatrapas
(d) Romans and Kushanas



8. The ultimate ownership of land during the post-Gupta period lay with 
(a) The cultivation
(b) The village community
(c) The king
(d) The joint family



9. ‘Svayamvara’ is special  from of 
(a) Gandharva marriage
(b) Paisacha marriage
(c) Rakshasa marriage
(d) Brahma marriage



10. Which one of the following is not matched correctly?
(a) Angula - Unit of linear measure
(b) Veli - Unit for measuring space
(c) Kalam - Unit of liquid measure
(d) Kalanju - Unit of weight



11. Dhavanyaloka is 
(a) An epic poem
(b) A work on poetics
(c) A play
(d) A work on Buddhist epistemology



12. Gupta ruler revived one of the following religions 
(a) Vedic
(b) Bhagvatism
(c) Buddhism
(d) Jainism



13. Export-trade in pre-Gupta age was most extensive with
(a) South East-Asia
(b) China
(c) Central Asia
(d) Roman Empire



14. ‘Live well as long as you live. Live well even by borrowing, for once cremated, there is no return.’This rejection of after -life is an aphorism of the
(a) Ajivikas
(b) Kapalika Sect
(c)Charvakas
(d) Sunyavada of Nagaijuna



15. In the systems of philosophy created by Indians, we find elements of materialistic philosophy in which of the following systems?
(a) Karm Mimamsa
(b) Yoga
(c) Samkhya
(d) Vaisesika

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