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MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 6

1. The method of Radiocarbon Dating was used in India for the first time at
(A) Deccan College, Pune
(B) Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
(C) School of Archaeology, New Delhi
(D) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai


2. Where were the first Palaeolithic tools found in India?
(A) Hallur
(B) Kurnool
(C) Pallavaram
(D) Tekkalkota


3. Arrange the following archaeologists in the chronological order and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
(i) James Fergusson
(ii) James Princep
(iii) Alexander Cunningham
(iv) Edward Thomas

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


4. The Harappa culture people inherited the knowledge of wheat, barley and cotton cultivation from their ancestors of the following:
(A) Kot Diji
(B) Amri
(C) Mehrgarh
(D) Kalibangan


5. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(Kingdom)                  (King)
a. Kuru                    1. Nichakshu
b. Kekaya               2. Parikshita
c. Kasi                    3. Asvapati
d. Vatsabhumi        4. Ajatasatru

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


6. After Hastinapur was swept away by floods the Pandavas shifted their capital to
(A) Kausambi
(B) Kurukshetra
(C) Ahichchhatra
(D) Indraprastha


7. Pataligrama, which later became the famous city of Pataliputra, had been fortified initially by
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Kalasoka
(C) Ajatasatru
(D) Udayabhadra


8. ‘Dharmaraja’ too was a title of
(A) Ajatasatru
(B) Asoka
(C) Kanishka
(D) Harshavardhan


9. During Alexander’s invasion of India which of the following was ruled by two hereditary kings with the help of a council of elders?
(A) Ashtakaraja
(B) Abhisara
(C) Kshudraka
(D) Pattala


10. ‘Pautavadhyaksha’ was incharge of which department under the Mauryan administrative system?
(A) Weights and measures
(B) Forest resources
(C) Navy
(D) Shipping



11. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
       List – I                        List – II
(Ancient Places)      (Modern Location)
a. Pushkalavati      1. Begram (Afghanistan)
b. Kapisa                2. Halebid
c. Gangavadi          3. Charsadda (Peshawar)
d. Dvarsamudra     4. Mysore
Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          2          1          4
(B)      2          1          3          4
(C)      3          1          4          2
(D)      1          3          4          2


12. Identify the Tamil anthology which is devoted to the praise of Chera Kings
(A) Narrinai
(B) Padirruppattu
(C) Aingurunuru
(D) Kuruntogai


13. Nahapana’s defeat at the hands of Gautamiputra Satakarni is attested by which of the following coin-hoards?
(A) Erakina
(B) Nasik
(C) Qunduz
(D) Ujjayini


14. Who among the following rulers had performed the maximum number of Asvamedha sacrifices?
(A) Samudragupta
(B) Kumaragupta I
(C) Pushyamitra Sunga
(D) Pravarasena I


15. A drama named ‘Kauntaleshwar Dautya’ has been attributed to Kalidasa by
(A) Kuntalesha
(B) Bharavi
(C) Rajasekhara
(D) Kshemendra

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