MCQs on Ancient Indian History - 3

1. Ajivika sect was founded by
(a) Raghulabhadra
(a) Upali
(c) Makkhli Gosala
(d) Anand

2. Who among the following was a Satavahana ruler?
(a) Rudradaman
(b) Nahapana
(c) Vasisthiputra Pulumayi
(d) Maltendravartnan

3. Kanchi was the capital of
(a) Pallavas
(b) Rashtrakutas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Cholas

4. Krishnadevaraya was the ruler of
(a) Chota
(b) Babmani
(c) Pallava
(d) Vijayanagar

5. Who was the founder of Sunga dynasty?
(a) Ajatashatru
(b) Bimbisara
(c) Agnimitra
(d) Pushyamitra

6. Jain works were compiled in
(a) Ujjain
(b) Vaishali
(c) Ballabhi
(d) Vatapi

7. How many Vedas”
(a) 4
(b) 6
(c) 8
(d) 10

8. Which one of the following was the most common occupation for slaves?
(a) Agricultural labor
(b) Working in guilds
(c) Domestic service in Households
(d) Settlement in newly cleared areas

9. The theory of the origin of the state not mentioned in the Vedic literature is
(a) The contract theory
(b) The force theory
(c) The evolutionary theory
(s) The divine theory

10. The vedic age began earliest in
(a) 12001000 B.C.
(b) 2500800 B.C.
(c) 2500 B.C.
(d) 1000 BC.

11. Which one of the following is a Neolithic site in Vindhyan region?
(a) Mahagara
(b) Chirand
(c) Bangarh
(d) Khunti

12. Harappan sites have provided unique plan of settlement comprising of Citadel, Middle Town and Lower Town.
(i) Kunal
(ii) Lothal
(iii) Rangpur
(iv) Dholavira

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (iii) and (iv)
(c) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(d) (iv) only

13. RiverSaraswati is known by which of the following names in Pakistan?
(i) Nara
(ii) Raini
(iii) Hakra
(iv) Wahinda

Select your answer from the codes given below:
(a) (i) and (iii)
(b) (i) and (ii)
(c) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(d) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

14. The Battle of Ten Kings was fought on the bank of which one of the following rivers?
(a) Saraswati
(b) Sindhu
(c) Parushni
(d) Beas

15. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): India had good contacts with Rome.
Reason (R): The rouletted ware had been found at Brahmagiri, Sisupalgarh, Tamluk, Amaravati.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the full 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.



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