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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 5

1. Some Jaina Mahavidyas are sculptured with a snake mount:
(i) Kali
(ii) Gauri
(iii) Vairotya
(iv) Mahakali

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


2. Which of the following Navagrahas is sculptured as the rio-anthropomorphic snake deity?
(A) Shani
(B) Rahu
(C) Ketu
(D) Mangal


3. Recently in which place broken relief sculpture of King Ashoka has been discovered?
(A) Kanaganahalli in Karnataka
(B) Mahasthan in Uttar Pradesh
(C) Kumrahar in Bihar
(D) Nittur in Karnataka


4. In which Buddhist scripture religious practices in the contemporary period of Buddha has been mentioned?
(A) AmbatthaSutta
(B) Mahavamsa
(C) BhaddasalaJataka
(D) BrahmajalaSutta


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


6. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Ashvaghosha           i. Kumarpala Charita
b. Bhasa                      ii. Mudrarakshasa
c. Vishakhadatta         iii. Balacharita
d. Hemachandra          iv. Buddhacharita
Codes:
      a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) iv iii ii i
(C) ii iii iv i
(D) iii ii iv i


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


8. Arrange the following Nanda Kings in chronological sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) Govishanka
(b) Panduka
(c) Ugrasena
(d) Dhana

Codes:
(A) (b) (c) (a) (d)
(B) (c) (b) (a) (d)
(C) (a) (b) (c) (d)
(D) (b) (c) (d) (a)


9. Select the incorrect answer from the following statements:
(A) The reign of Kumaragupta faced the Huna invasion.
(B) The first Huna Chief Toramana managed to conquer Western India and area around Eran in Central India.
(C) Toramana adopted the Jaina faith.
(D) Mihirakula managed to conquer Sri Lanka.



10. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                     List – II
a. Mesolithic site                               i. Langhnaj
b. Microlith                                        ii. Bagor(Rajasthan)
c. Beginning of Settled Agriculture   iii. Birbhanpur
d. Chalcedony                                  iv. ChopniMando

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


11. In which one of the following places the centre of stone tool manufacture is found?
(A) Mehbubanagar
(B) Malaprabha
(C) Isampur
(D) Palaghat


12. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Rigveda                   i. Kanva
b. Yajurveda               ii. Ranayaniya
c. Samaveda              iii. Pippalada
d. Atharvaveda           iv. Shakala
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) ii i iii iv
(C) iv i ii iii
(D) i ii iii iv


13. Excavations at the sites of the places mentioned in the Mahabharata are related to which one of the following cultures?
(A) Northern Black polished ware
(B) Red and Black polished ware
(C) Painted grey ware
(D) None of the above



14. Which, one of the following places, is not associated with mature Harappan settlement?
(A) Dhalewan
(B) Lakhmirwala
(C) Surkotda
(D) SaraiKhola


15. Arrange the following names in chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) Yoshomati
(b) Pushyabhuti
(c) Naravardhan
(d) Rajyashri

Codes:
(A) (c) (b) (d) (a)
(B) (b) (c) (a) (d)
(C) (b) (a) (c) (d)
(D) (a) (d) (c) (b)

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