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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 4

1. The story of the migration of Videgha Mathava to the east accompanied by his priest Gotama Rahugana is mentioned in which of the following?
(A) GopathaBrahmana
(B) Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
(C) Satapatha Brahmana
(D) Aitareya Brahmana


2. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                             List – II
Buddhist Councils     Places where held
a. First                     i. Pataliputra
b. Second                ii. Vaishali
c. Third                    iii. Kashmir
d. Fourth                  iv. Rajagriha

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


3. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                     List – II
a. Sakyas               i. Vaishali
b. Koliyas               ii. Pipphalivana
c. Moriyas              iii. Ramagrama
d. Lichchhavis i      iv. Kapilavastu

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


4. Arrange the following Pali canonical texts into chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Samyukta Nikaya
(ii) Chullavagga
(iii) Sutta Nipata
(iv) Buddhavamsa

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


5. The following were the leaders of the Ajivika Sect:
(i) Makkhali Gosala
(ii) Nanda Vachchha
(iii) Kisa Samkichchha
(iv) Bhadda

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(D) (iv) only



6. The stone portrait of Ashoka with his name inscribed on it has been found from the stupa remains of which one of the following sites?
(A) Sanchi
(B) Amaravati
(C) Deur-Kuthar
(D) Kanaganahalli


7. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Inscriptions in Kharosthi have been found from Bengal.
Reason (R): Kharosthi was widely in use in Bengal.

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


8. Dasaratha Jataka is found sculptured in stupa remains of the following South Indian sites:
(i) Amaravati
(ii) Nagarjunakonda
(iii) Phanigiri
(iv) Gummididurru

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (iii) and (ii)
(C) (ii) only
(D) (iv) only


9. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): As per the MitaksharaSchool, father could divide his property among his sons during his life time.
Reason (R): The Mitakshara has recognised son’s right of ownership by birth in ancestral property.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? Give your 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.


10. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                            List – II
a. Chandragupta     i. Tushaspha
b. Skandagupta      ii. Suvi┼Ťakha
c. Rudradaman      iii. Parnadatta
d. Ashoka               iv. Pusyagupta

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


11. Coins of Bhagilaya have been found from the following:
(i) Nasik
(ii) Kousambi
(iii) Narmada Valley
(iv) Godavari-Krishna Valley

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (iii) only
(D) (iv) only


12. Shell Inscriptions have been discovered from the remains of Stupas at the following sites:
(i) Bharhut
(ii) Amaravati
(iii) Deur-Kuthar
(iv) Sanchi

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (ii) and (iii)
(B) (i) and (iv)
(C) (i) and (iii)
(D) (ii) and (iv)


13. Fragments of Devi-Chandragupta, a lost drama written by Vishakhadatta is preserved in the following:
(i) Katha-Saritsagara
(ii) Shringara-Prakasha
(iii) Viddhashalabhanjika
(iv) Harshacharita

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (ii) and (iv)
(C) (ii) only
(D) (iii) and (iv)


14. Carving of Naga-Shakha on doorjambs is a characteristic feature of the following regional styles of temple architecture:
(i) Chandella
(ii) Pratihara
(iii) Solanki
(iv) Paramara

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (ii) only
(C) (i) and (iv)
(D) (iii) and (iv)


15. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                   List – II
a. Narasimhavarman I       i. Rock-cut caves at Mamallapuram
b. Shembiyan Mahadevi   ii. Agasteshvara temple at Anangapur
c. Lokamahadevi              iii. Virupaksha temple at Pattadakal
d. Kulottunga – I               iv. Shiva temple at Chidambaram

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

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