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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 12

1. Which one of the following pairs is not correct?
(A) Lower Palaeolithic : Hunting, gathering
(B) Upper Palaeolithic : Hunting, gathering
(C) Mesolithic : Hunting, gathering
(D) Neolithic : Food Production


2. Match the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                      List – II
(a) Sarai Khola               (i) Haryana
(b) Tarkhanwaladera     (ii) Pakistan
(c) Kunal                       (iii) Rajasthan
(d) Shikarpur                 (iv) Gujarat

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


3. Which one of the following pairs is correct?
(A) Rock shelter : Langhnaj
(B) Microlith : Mahadaha
(C) Site associated with butchering : Lekhakia
(D) Stone tool workshop : Isampur


4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                            List – II
(a) Rigveda             (i) Vajsaneye
(b) Yajurveda         (ii) Shakala
(c) Samaveda       (iii) Shaunaka
(d) Atharvaveda    (iv) Kauthum

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


5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                 List – II
(a) Digha Nikaya            (i) Dhammapada
(b) Khuddaka Nikaya     (ii) Mahaparinibbana sutta
(c) Vinayapitaka             (iii) Kathavastu
(d) Abhidhammapitaka  (iv) Khandhaka

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


6. ‘Indica’ of Megasthenes was preserved in later Greek accounts. Which one of the following Greek travellers’ account is not associated with ‘Indica’?
(A) Ktesius
(B) Strabo
(C) Arrian
(D) Pliny


7. Which one of the following pairs is not correct?
(A) Rock Edict : Sarnath
(B) Minor Rock Edict : Bahapur
(C) Pillar Edict : Rampurva
(D) Minor Pillar Edict : Sanchi


8. Which one of the following administrative structure in ascending order is correct?
(A) Dronamukha, Sthaniya, Samgrahana, Karvatika
(B) Sthaniya, Karvatika, Dronamukha, Samgrahana
(C) Sthaniya, Dronamukha, Karvatika, Samgrahana
(D) Sthaniya, Dronamukha, Samgrahana, Karvatika


9. What is the correct chronological order of the following?
(a) The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea
(b) Cosmos Indikopleustes
(c) Geography of Ptolemy
(d) Indica of Megasthenes

Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(A) (a) (b) (c) (d)
(B) (a) (c) (d) (b)
(C) (d) (a) (c) (b)
(D) (c) (d) (a) (b)


10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                           List – II
(a) Agathocles          (i) Buddha
(b) Kadphises I        (ii) Samkarshana
(c) Vimakadphises  (iii) Atash
(d) Kanishka I         (iv) Shiva

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



11. Which one of the following evidence is not the correct evidence of Ramagupta in later period?
(A) Manasollasa of Someshwara
(B) Shankararya’s commentary on Harshcharita
(C) Majmat-ul-Tawarikh of Abul Hasan Ali
(D) Sanjan Tamrapatra of Amoghvarsha


12. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R)
Assertion (A): The majority of peasants in the Post-Gupta Period were considered to belong to Sudra Varna.
Reason (R): A large scale incorporation of tribes into caste system started taking place from the Post-Gupta Period.

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) (A) is correct, but (R) is false
(C) (A) is false, but (R) is correct
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false


13. Which one of the following collection of hymns of Alvar poetry collected by Nathmuni?
(A) Periyapuranam
(B) Tirumurai
(C) Nalayira Divya Prabandhan
(D) Tiruttondal Tiruvantati


14. Identify the dynasty to which Queen Rudramadevi belonged to
(A) Chalukyas of Badami
(B) Pandyas of Madurai
(C) Kakatiyas of Warrangal
(D) Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi


15. Which is not true of the contents of the Aihole Inscription of Pulakeshin-II?
(A) Ravikirti, its composer calls himself equal of Bhasa and Kalidasa.
(B) Pulakeshin II is projected a great conqueror.
(C) Pulakeshin II is called Satyashraya.
(D) It is dated in saka era 561 (= 639 – 40 AD)

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