MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Ancient Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 1
The Harappan civilization was discovered in the year

(A) 1901
(B) 1921
(C) 1935
(D) 1942

Answer: (B) 1921
Explanation: N/A

Q. 2
Lothal is a site of which of the following civilization?

(A) Mesopotamian
(B) Egyptian
(C) Indus valley
(D) Persian

Answer: (C) Indus Valley
Explanation: N/A

Q. 3
The people of Indus valley civilization usually built their houses of 

(A) Pucca bricks
(B) Stone 
(C) Wood
(D) All of the above

Answer: (A) Pucca bricks
Explanation: N/A

Q. 4
The Indus valley site Kalibangan is situated in which of the following state

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Gujarat
(C) Madhyapradesh
(D) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: (A) Rajasthan
Explanation: N/A

Q. 5
The Harappan civilization belongs to 

(A) Pre-historic
(B) Proto-historic
(C) Historical Period
(D) Post-historic

Answer: (B) Proto-historic 
Explanation: N/A

Q. 6
The Indus valley people traded with

(A) Chinese
(B) Mesopotamian
(C) Parthians
(D) Romans

Answer: (B) Mesopotamian
Explanation: N/A

Q. 7
The local name of Mohenjo Daro was

(A) Mound of the living
(B) Mound of the great
(C) Mound of the dead
(D) Mound of the survivor

Answer: (C) Mound of the dead
Explanation: N/A

Q. 8
The earliest city discovered in India was

(A) Harappa
(B) Rangpur
(C) Mohenjo Daro
(D) Sindh

Answer: (A) Harappa
Explanation: N/A

Q. 9
The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavation of Mohenjo Daro was made up of 

(A) Terracotta
(B) Steatite
(C) Bronze
(D) Red Limestone

Answer: (C) Bronze
Explanation: N/A

Q. 10
Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race?

(A) William Jones
(B) H. H. Wilson
(C) Max Muller
(D) General Cunningham

Answer: (C) Max Muller
Explanation: N/A

Q. 11
The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

(A) Barley and Rice
(B) Milk and its products
(C) Rice and Pulses
(D) Vegetables and Fruits

Answer: (B) Milk and its products
Explanation: N/A

Q. 12
The main occupation of the Indus Valley people was 

(A) Agriculture
(B) Hunting
(C) Cattle rearing
(D) Trade

Answer: (A) Agriculture
Explanation: N/A

Q. 13
In which language was the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita originally written?

(A) Sanskrit
(B) Apabhramsa
(C) Prakrit
(D) Pali

Answer: (A) Sanskrit
Explanation: N/A

Q. 14
Who discovered Harappan civilization?

(A) Sir John Marshal
(B) Dayaram Sahani
(C) R. D. Banarjee
(D) Cunningham

Answer: (B) Dayaram Sahani
Explanation: N/A

Q. 15
Who composed the Gayatri Mantra?

(A) Vishwamitra
(B) Vashistha
(C) Indra
(D) Parikshit

Answer: (B) Vishwamitra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 16
Which of the following river has no mention in Rigveda

(A) Sindhu
(B) Saraswati
(C) Yamuna
(D) Periyar

Answer: (D) Periyar
Explanation: N/A

Q. 17
Ashtadhayi was written by

(A) Ved Vyas
(B) Panini
(C) Shukadeva
(D) Balmiki

Answer: (B) Panini
Explanation: N/A

Q. 18
The literal meaning of the word Arya is

(A) Superior
(B) Learned
(C) Priest
(D) Warrior

Answer: (A) Superior
Explanation: N/A

Q. 19
The earliest settlement of Aryan tribes was at

(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Bengal
(C) Sapta Sindhu
(D) Delhi

Answer: (C) Sapta Sindhu
Explanation: N/A

Q. 20
Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charm and spells?

(A) Rigveda
(B) Samaveda
(C) Yajurveda
(D) Atharvaveda

Answer: (D) Atharvaveda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 21
Kalibangan is situated in

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Gujarat
(C) Punjab
(D) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: (A) Rajasthan
Explanation: N/A

Q. 22
Jain literature is also called as

(A) Pitaka
(B) Agam
(C) Kalpa
(D) Sutt

Answer: (B) Agam
Explanation: N/A

Q. 23
Which one of the following place is not associated with Gautam Buddha?

(A) Sarnath
(B) Bodh Gaya
(C) Kushinagar
(D) Pawapuri

Answer: (D) Pawapuri
Explanation: N/A

Q. 24
What was the real name of Gautama Buddha?

(A) Siddhartha
(B) Mahendra
(C) Suddhodhana
(D) Vardhamana

Answer: (A) Sidhartha
Explanation: N/A

Q. 25
In which language, were the Buddhist literary works generally written?

(A) Pali
(B) Prakrit
(C) Sanskrit
(D) Apabhramsa

Answer: (A) Pali
Explanation: N/A

Q. 26
Where did Lord Buddha deliver his first sermon?

(A) Lumbini
(B) Kushinagar
(C) Bodh Gaya
(D) Sarnath

Answer: (C) Bodh Gaya
Explanation: N/A

Q. 27
What was Lord Mahavira’s name prior to acquiring the knowledge?

(A) Anshuman
(B) Vardhaman
(C) Sudhakar
(D) Tirthankar

Answer: (B) Vardhaman
Explanation: N/A

Q. 28
Which of the following Harappan site located in Gujarat?

(A) Kalibanga
(B) Ropar
(C) Banawali
(D) Lothal

Answer: (D) Lothal
Explanation: N/A

Q. 29
The word Tirthankar is related to which religion?

(A) Buddhism
(B) Judaism
(C) Hinduism
(D) Jainism

Answer: (D) Jainism
Explanation: N/A

Q. 30
The stupa of Sanchi was first constructed during the reign of

(A) Kanishka
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Ashoka
(D) Bimbisara

Answer: (C) Ashoka
Explanation: N/A

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