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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 15

1. Match List – I (Officer) with List – II (Department) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Officer)                                (Department)
(a) Sannidhata              (i) Incharge of revenue collection
(b) Samaharta              (ii)Incharge of commerce department
(c) Pa .nyadhaksa        (iii) Incharge of the harem guards
(d) Antarava.msika       (iv) Incharge of the treasury

Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (ii)  (i)  (iv) (iii)
(B)  (iv) (i)  (iii) (ii)
(C)  (iv) (i)  (ii) (iii)
(D)  (i)  (iii) (iv) (ii)


2. Match List – I (Ruler) with List – II (Associated person) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Ruler)                         (Associated person)
(a) Bimbisara               (i) Deimachus
(b) Bindusara              (ii) St. Thomas
(c) Ajatasatru              (iii) Jivaka
(d) Gondopharnes       (iv) Vassakara

Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iii)  (i) (iv) (ii)
(B)  (ii) (iii) (i)  (iv)
(C)  (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(D)  (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)


3. It is generally accepted that a special feature of the period between 200 B.C. and 300 A.D. is the increase in external trade. Which of the following factors did not assist in the increase?
(A) From a political point of view India had become one.
(B) The Mauryas had constructed various roads and introduced uniform system of administration and this helped in increase in trade.
(C) Indo-Greek rulers helped by establishing close relations with countries of the Mediterranean and West Asia.
(D) The Saka, Parthian and Kuana rulers helped by establishing close ties with Central Asian rulers.


4. Match List – I (Ancient Monument) with List – II (Characteristic feature) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                                        List – II
(Ancient Monument)                        (Characteristic feature)
(a) Sa~nchi Stupa                    (i) Tallest Buddhist structure
(b) Nalanda                             (ii) Represents Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina religions
(c) Junnar                                (iii) Contained the relics of Sariputra and Maudgalyayana
(d) Ellora                                 (iv) Rock-cut Chaityahall with circular plan
Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iii) (i)  (iv) (ii)
(B)  (ii) (iii)  (i) (iv)
(C)  (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(D)  (i)  (iv) (iii) (ii)


5. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
         (Ruler)                         (Figure shown on his coin)
(A) Kumaragupta I –               Chakrapuru.sa
(B) Kani. ska –                        Ardokso
(C) Agathocles –                     Balarama
(D) K. satrapaRajuvula–         Pallas


6. Match List – I (Ancient City) with List – II (Modern Representative) and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                                     List – II
(Ancient City)                (Modern Representative)
(a) Dasapura                     (i) Halebid
(b) Dvarasamudra            (ii) Mandsor
(c) Madhyamika               (iii) Nagari
(d) Samapa                      (iv) Jauga. da

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(B) (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(D) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)


7. Who among the following assumed the title of ‘Dharmamaharaja’ which was justified by the performance of numerous Vedic sacrifices including the Asvamedha?
(A) Pu. syamitra
(B) Sarvatata
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Pravarasena I


8. The seat of third Sangam of Tamil poets was located at
(A) Uraiy–ur
(B) Madura
(C) TanjoreĆ¼
(D) Ka~nchi


9. Which one of the following Indian rulers had donated five villages to a Vihara built at Nalanda by Sailendra King Sri Balaputra?
(A) Kumaragupta I
(B) Harsa
(C) Devapala
(D) Bha. S karavarman


10. The rulers of which dynasty of the Deccan have been described by the Arab writers as the four great sovereigns of the world?
(A) Chalukyas of Vatapi
(B) Chalukyas of Kalya. ni
(C) Mauryas of Ko .nka .n
(D) Ra. s. trakutas of Manyakhe. ta



11. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Rajasekhara – Viddhasalabhanjika
(B) Sri Har. sa – Nai. SadhiyaCharita
(C) Mahendravarman– Kavirajamarga
(D) Sudraka – Mrichchaka.tikam



12. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                             List – II
a. Al-Biruni                    i. McCrindle
b. Megasthenes           ii. Beal
c. Faxian                      iii. Legge
d. Xuanzang                iv. Sachau

Codes:
       a b c d
(A)  iv i iii ii
(B)  i ii iii iv
(C)  ii iii i iv
(D)  iv ii iii i


13. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): North India between 750 A.D. and 1200 A.D. witnessed the emergence and full growth of a new politico-socio- economic structure.
Reason (R): There is total unanimity among historians to describe this new structure as ‘feudalism’.

Read the above statements and select the correct answers from the codes given below:
(A) (A) is correct but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is incorrect but (R) is correct.
(C) Both are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(D) Both are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).




14. Which, one of the following, is not the anthology of Sangam literature?
(A) Ettutokai
(B) Tirrukkurala
(C) Pattupattu
(D) Ahinanuru


15. In which year the first English translation of Arthashastra was published?
(A) 1905
(B) 1909
(C) 1915
(D) 1960

MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 14

1. Flake tools of Levallois technique is the characteristic feature of which area of the following geological ages?
(A) Lower Pleistocene
(B) Holocene
(C) Upper Pleistocene
(D) Middle Pleistocene


2. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes below:
List – I                                  List – II
a. Sohagighat              1. Kashmir Neolith
b. Balathal                   2. V.S. Wakankar
c. Bhimbetka               3. Ahar Culture Site
d. Burzahom               4. A.C.L. Carlleyle

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          4          1          2
(B)      4          3          2          1
(C)      1          2          4          3
(D)      2          1          3          4


3. Which one of the following situated in the North-East Afghanistan is a Harappan trading port?
(A) Sutkagen Dor
(B) Mundigak
(C) Shoturgai
(D) Nausharo


4. Which one of the following Buddhist texts mentions five hundred wives of Bimbisara?
(A) Mahavamsa
(B) Mahavagga
(C) Dipavamsa
(D) Mahavastu


5. Which of the below mentioned Indo- Greek rulers issued coins bearing the figures of Krishna and Balarama?
(A) Menander
(B) Agathocles
(C) Heliocles
(D) Archebius


6. Point out which one of the following sites associated with the Nagas had a shrine dedicated to Dadhikarna, the lord of the Nagas
(A) Padmavati
(B) Kantipuri
(C) Mathura
(D) Rajagriha


7. Which one of the following Puranas replaces the Buddha with Krishna in the list of the Avataras of Vishnu?
(A) Matsya Purana
(B) Bhagavata Purana
(C) Vayu Purana
(D) Kurma Purana


8. The earliest Lingodbhavamurti of Siva has been found at which one of the below mentioned sites?
(A) Kanchi
(B) Bhojpur
(C) Gudimallam
(D) Khoh


9. Which one of the below mentioned South Indian temples has wall-paintings?
(A) Kailashnath temple at Kanchipuram
(B) Virupaksha temple at Pattadakal
(C) Vijayalaya Cholishwara temple at Narttamalai
(D) Koranganatha temple at Srinivasanallur


10. Arrange the Pala kings listed below in chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List:
(i) Rajyapala
(ii) Narayanapala
(iii) Devapala
(iv) Gopala

Codes:
(A) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(B) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(C) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(D) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)



11. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
(Works on Medicine)                      (Authors)
a. Bhanumati                              1. Chakrapanidatta
b. Shalihotra                               2. Vangasena
c. Vrikshayurveda                       3. Bhoja
d. Chikitsasarasamgraha           4. Sureshvara

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      4          1          2          3
(B)      3          2          1          4
(C)      2          4          3          1
(D)      1          3          4          2


12. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                 List – II
(Kings)                            (Dynasty)
a. Udayanjeral             1. Pandya
b. Karikala                   2. Chola
c. Nediyon                   3. Pallava
d. Simhavisnu             4. Chera

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      4          2          1          3
(B)      3          4          2          1
(C)      1          3          4          2
(D)      2          1          3          4


13. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Authors)                            (Works on Law)
a. Jimutavahana                1. Manutika
b. Govindaraja                   2. Smritichandrika
c. Vijnanesvara                  3. Dayabhaga
d. Devannabhatta              4. Mitakshara

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)       4          2          1          3
(B)       1          3          2          4
(C)       3          1          4          2
(D)       2          4          3          1


14. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                          List – II
(Temple Style)                      (Name of Temple)
a. Nagara                       1. Temple at Paharpur
b. Dravida                      2. Jain temple at Lakkudi
c. Chalukyan                  3. Nilkantha Mahadev at Saunak
d. Exotic                         4. Kailashnath at Ellora

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      2          3          1          4
(B)      3          4          2          1
(C)      4          1          3          2
(D)      1          2          4          3


15. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Ancient Indian Art styles during the post-Gupta period are named as per dynasties ruling over a particular region.
Reason (R): Rules of the post- Gupta dynasties were the sole patronisers of Art.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 13

1. According to Al-Beruni, the antyajas were
(A) Hadi, Dom and Chandala caste of people
(B) Prostitutes
(C) Eight guilds of people below the Sudras
(D) Foreigners


2. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Term)                                (Meaning)
(a) Jajamani system     (i) Cultivable land
(b) Kakini                     (ii) Land measurement
(c) Kshetra                  (iii) Remuneration paid in kind for services
(d) Nivartana               (iv) Copper coin

Codes:
(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)
(A)      (i)         (iii)       (ii)        (iv)
(B)      (ii)        (iv)       (i)         (iii)
(C)      (iii)       (iv)       (i)         (ii)
(D)      (iv)       (ii)        (iii)       (i)



3. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
     List – I                                         List – II
    (Author)                                        (Work)
a. Mammata                            i. Kumarapalacharita
b. Sandhyakara Nandi            ii. Ramacharita
c. Hemachandra                     iii. Kavyaprakasha
d. Bhatti                                  iv. Ravanavadha

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      i           ii          iv         iii
(B)      ii          iv         iii         i
(C)      iii         ii          i           iv
(D)      iv         iii         ii          i



4. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Subinfeudation gave rise to a hierarchy of landlords, different from the actual tillers of the soil.
Reason (R): From 8th century onwards, hierarchical control over land was created by large scale sub infeudation.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.



5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
          List – I                                   List – II
(a) Kirtivarman                           (i) Vatapi
(b) Simhavishnu                        (ii) Tanjaur
(c) Dantivarman                        (iii) Kanchipuram
(d) Vijayalaya                            (iv) Manyekheta

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(B)  (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(C)  (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(D)  (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)


6. In which one of the following ancient literary works a separate section of painting is found?
(A) Panchasiddhantika
(B) Vishnudharmottara Purana
(C) Panchatantra
(D) Natyashastra


7. Which one of the following was the revenue officer of the Chola dynasty?
(A) Aulnayak
(B) Sherundaram
(C) Varitppottagakka
(D) Perumakkal



8. Match List – I (Archaeological Site) with List – II (Identification) and select the correct answer with the help of the code given below:
List – I                                          List – II
(Archaeological Site)              (Identification)
(a) Bagore                            (i) Chalcolithic site of Madhya Pradesh
(b) Brahmagiri                      (ii) Megalithic site of Karnataka
(c) Maheshwara                   (iii) Mesolithic site of Rajasthan
(d) Tekkalakota                    (iv) Neolithic site of Karnataka

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (i)  (iii) (iv) (ii)
(B)  (iii) (ii) (i)  (iv)
(C)  (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(D)  (ii)  (i) (iv) (iii)


9. Which proto-historic site has yielded the evidence of threads of raw silk?
(A) Ahar
(B) Inamgaon
(C) Navadatoli
(D) Nevasa



10. Match List – I (Vedic rivers) with List – II (Present counterparts) and select the correct answer with the help of the code given below:
List – I                                List – II
(Vedic Rivers)                (Present Counterparts)
(a) Vipas                       (i) Jhelum
(b) Paru.s. ni                (ii) Ravi
(c) Vitasta                    (iii) Beas
(d) Sutudri                   (iv) Sutlej

Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)   (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(B)   (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(C)   (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(D)  (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)


11. The BoghazKeui inscription from Asia Minor refers to the following Vedic deities:
(A) Indra, Varu. na, Agni and Surya
(B) Indra, Varu. na, Mitra and Agni
(C) Indra, Mitra, Varu. na and Nasatyas
(D) Indra, Mitra, Dyuas and Nasatyas


12. To which of the following tribes did King Sudasa, described in the. Rig-Veda as having defeated ten Kings, belong?
(A) Anu
(B) Druhyu
(C) Tritsu
(D) Yadu


13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The Greek historian Herodotus tells us that ‘India was the twentieth and most prosperous satrapy (province) of the Persian empire’.
Reason (R): By the time of Alexander’s invasion (327-326 B.C.) all the Persian impact on India had become non-existent.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


14. Who had made the following statement?
‘Bhagavapi Khatrioahampikhatrio’ (Bhagawan [Buddha] was a Kshatriya I too am a kshatriya).
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Prasenjit
(C) Ajatasatru
(D) Sisunaga


15. Which one of the following Sangam poets has mentioned about the hoarded wealth of the rulers of the Nanda dynasty?
(A) Avvaiyar
(B) Mamulanar
(C) Parnar
(D) Ilango Adigal