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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 11

1. Which one of the following sites in central India has yielded the largest number of copper hoard implements?
(A) Kayatha
(B) Pondi
(C) Gungeria
(D) Maheshwar


2. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Archaeological sites)    (River Valley)
a. Chandraketugarh      i. Amaravati
b. Korkai                       ii. Ganga
c. Karur                        iii. Palar
d. Vasavasamudram   iv. Vaigai

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


3. Which of the following is not true of Ashoka?
(A) He granted land to the ministers and the upper-most strata of bureaucracy in lieu of salary.
(B) His Dhamma was an ethic meant for good social conduct and cohesion.
(C) He advocated complete tolerance.
(D) He made scathing attacks against the useless rituals.


4. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Find-spots of Inscriptions)    (Kings)
a. Rabtak                            i. Dharmamahadevi
b. Shar-i-Kuna                   ii. Vindhyashakti
c. Angul                             iii. Kanishka
d. Basim                            iv. Ashoka

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


5. Which of the following is not correct about the vedic age?
(A) Some portions of the Rigveda seem to have been added later.
(B) There is evidence of the existence of brahmavadinis.
(C) The varna divisions started during its later phase.
(D) The society was wholly matriarchal.
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6. Which one of the following sites is not associated with Painted Grey Ware?
(A) Gilaulikhera
(B) Noh
(C) Tripuri
(D) Satwali


7. Sanauli in Baghpat district of UP is known for which one of its following Archaeological remains?
(A) Megaliths monuments
(B) Neoliths instruments
(C) Harappan cemetery
(D) OCP culture remains


8. Which of the following was one of the causes of differences between the Buddha and Devadatta?
(A) Buddha’s faith in non-violence
(B) Buddha’s desire to abandon the life of a renunciate after ten years.
(C) Devadatta’s suggestions for making the followers the forest-dwellers.
(D) Buddha’s desire not to allow the women to enter the samgha.


9. Point out which one of the following sites has yielded the remains of a Jaina stupa?
(A) Sanchi
(B) Dhamnar
(C) Nalanda
(D) Mathura


10. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(Form of marriage)      (Meaning)
a. Arsha                       i. stealing a girl who is sleeping, intoxicated or disordered in intellect.
b. Paishacha                ii. the purchase of bride
c. Asura                       iii. the father gives the daughter after receiving a cow and a bull or two pairs from bridegroom.
d. Rakshasa                 iv. the forcible abduction of the maiden from her house.
Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      i           iii         ii          iv
(B)      ii          iv         i           iii
(C)     iii         i           ii          iv
(D)     iv         ii          iii         i




11. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Ashoka’s consecration was postponed for four years even after his actual accession.
Reason (R): The royal astrologer warned him that the coming four years are not auspicious for this occasion.

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.



12. Which of the below mentioned inscriptions of Mauryan times provides details related to famine relief?
(A) Mahasthan inscription
(B) Erragudi inscription
(C) Nittur inscription
(D) Jarrgada inscription



13. Of the following, which does not form a part of Bhagvad Gita?
(A) An emphasis on bhakti
(B) The condemnation of Ajivikas
(C) The imperishable Atman
(D) Great emphasis on karma without having any regard for the fruit



14. Which of the elliptical temples built at the following sites during 3rd-1st century B.C. was dedicated to Naga cult?
(A) Vidisha
(B) Dangwada
(C) Sonkh
(D) Atranjikhera



15. Arrange the following early Acharyas of Shrivaishnava sect of South India in chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List:
i Yamunacharya
ii Pundarikaksha
iii Nathmuni
iv Ramamishra

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

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