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Ancient Indian History Objective Questions and Answers

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History of Ancient India MCQs

Question 1
Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?

Related: Questions on Four Vedas

A
Dhana Nanda
B
None of these
C
Ashoka Nanda
D
Mahapadma Nanda
Question 2
When Alexander invaded India, Magadha was being ruled by the
A
Mauryas
B
Sisunagas
C
Haryankas
D
Nandas
Question 3
The largest urban centre in ancient India had been
A
Kannauj
B
Kausambi
C
Taxila
D
Pataliputra
Question 4
Coins made of metal first appeared in
A
Age of the Mauryas
B
Later Vedic Age
C
Age of the Buddha
D
Harappan Civilisation
Question 5
The dynasty that excelled itself as a naval power was that of the
A
Cheras
B
Hoysalas
C
Cholas
D
Pallavas
Question 6
The bronze coins of Natraja or Dancing Shiva during the Chola period invariably depicted the deity with arms.
A
Two
B
Six
C
Eight
D
Four
Question 7
The principles of Ashoka's Dharma (Dhamma) were taken from
A
Buddhism
B
Jainism
C
Brahmanism
D
The moral virtues of all Indian religions of that period
Question 8
Who among the following used to hold a religious assembly at Prayag every five year?
A
Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B
Harshvardhana
C
Ashoka
D
Kanishka
Question 9
Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
A
Sudraka
B
Shaunaka
C
Susrutha
D
Saumilla
Question 10
Who among the following are credited with having built the famous Ellora Caves?

Related: Harrapa and Indus Valley Question Bank

A
The Satavahanas
B
The Cheras
C
The Cholas
D
The Rashtrakutas
Question 11
__ of the Gupta dynasty is known as the Napoleon of India.
A
Samudragupta
B
Srigupta
C
Ramagupta
D
Chandra Gupta
Question 12
The Ajanta caves are situated in—
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Orissa
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Maharashtra
Question 13
Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?
A
Prostitution
B
Slavery
C
Rigidity of Caste
D
Widow remarriage
Question 14
Kalinga was took place in the year
A
240 BC
B
232 BC
C
263 BC
D
261 BC
Question 15
The capital of Maurya Dynasty was:
A
Vaishali
B
Patliputra
C
Ujjain
D
Kashi
Question 16
Who among the following is not associated with medicine in ancient India?

Related: RRB Paramedical Exam Questions

A
Charaka
B
Susruta
C
Bhaskaracharya
D
Dhanvantri
Question 17
Mauryan Dynasty was founded by
A
Chandragupta Maurya
B
Ashoka
C
Pushyamitra
D
Ajatasatru
Question 18
Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?

Related: Data Sufficiency Reasoning Questions

A
Slavery
B
Widow remarriage
C
Prostitution
D
Rigidity of Caste
Question 19
Who among the following has been called the 'Napoleon of India'?
A
Harshavardhana
B
Samudragupta
C
Chandragupta Maurya
D
Ashoka
Question 20
Porus was defeated by Alexander at the battle of
A
Herat
B
Hydaspes
C
Arbela
D
Kabul
Question 21
Gupta empire declined in the fifth century A.D. as a consequence of

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A
Hun invasion
B
Greek invasion
C
Chalukya raids
D
Pallava raids
Question 22
The main occupation of the Aryans was
A
Trade
B
Weaving
C
Agriculture
D
Seafaring
Question 23
In which region was the first metallic coin used In India?
A
The Deccan Plateau
B
The Indo-Gangetic plain of central India
C
The Himalayas
D
Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Question 24
The proud title of 'Vikramaditya' had been assumed by
A
Chandragupta II
B
Kanishka
C
Harsha
D
Samudragupta
There are 24 questions to complete.
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  • Question 11
    Who among the following is not associated with medicine in ancient India?
    Related: RRB Paramedical Exam Questions

    A
    Charaka
    B
    Dhanvantri
    C
    Susruta
    D
    Bhaskaracharya
    The answer should be Bhaskaracharya because he was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.