MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Ancient Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 31
Upanishads are books on 

(A) Politics
(B) Medicine
(C) Social life
(D) Philosophy

Answer: (D) Philosophy
Explanation: N/A

Q. 32
Who used the term Indus valley for the first time?

(A) Max Muller
(B) Sir John Marshal
(C) Dayaram Sahni
(D) S. R. Rao

Answer: (B) Sir John Marshal
Explanation: N/A

Q. 33
Harappa is located on the bank of the river

(A) Indus
(B) Ravi
(C) Beas
(D) Ghaggar

Answer: (B) Ravi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 34
Who is regarded as the great lawgiver of ancient India?

(A) Panini
(B) Manu
(C) Gautam Buddha
(D) Charak

Answer: (B) Manu
Explanation: N/A

Q. 35
First Buddhist council was held at

(A) Rajgriha
(B) Vaishali
(C) Pataliputra
(D) Kundala

Answer: (A) Rajagriha
Explanation: N/A

Q. 36
Who was the patron of the first Buddhist council?

(A) Ashoka
(B) Ajatshatru
(C) Kanishka
(D) Kalashoka

Answer: (B) Ajatshatru
Explanation: N/A

Q. 37
Which of the following animals was not known to the people of Indus Valley Civilizations?

(A) Cow
(B) Elephant
(C) Buffalo
(D) Horse

Answer: (D) Horse
Explanation: N/A

Q. 38
Main occupation of the early Aryans of Rigvedic age was

(A) Agriculture
(B) Pastoralism
(C) Trade
(D) Craftmanship

Answer: (B) Pastoralism
Explanation: N/A

Q. 39
Who of the following was the son of Chandragupta Maurya?

(A) Chandragupta II
(B) Bindusara
(C) Ashoka
(D) Bimbisara

Answer: (B) Bindusara
Explanation: N/A

Q. 40
Sanchi stupa was built by

(A) Akbar
(B) Humayun
(C) Ashoka
(D) Narasimha

Answer: (C) Ashoka
Explanation: N/A

Q. 41
Who is the most prominent God of ‘Rig Veda’?

(A) Indra
(B) Agni
(C) Pasupati
(D) Vishnu

Answer: (A) Indra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 42
Who started the construction of Nalanda (Mahavira)?

(A) Dharmapala
(B) Ashoka
(C) Kumaragupta
(D) Harihara

Answer: (C) Kumaragupta
Explanation: N/A

Q. 43
How many hymns are there in Rig Veda?

(A) 1025
(B) 1028
(C) 1048
(D) 1024

Answer: (B) 1028
Explanation: N/A

Q. 44
The Gayatri Mantra is contained in

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Sama Veda
(C) Yajur Veda
(D) Atharva Veda

Answer: (A) Rig Veda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 45
The hymns of Rig Veda was recited by

(A) Purushukta
(B) Udgatri
(C) Hotri
(D) Brahmana

Answer: (C) Hotri
Explanation: N/A

Q. 46
Which Veda deals with music?

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Yajur Veda
(C) Sama Veda
(D) Atharva Veda

Answer: (C) Sama Veda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 47
How many Upanishads are there

(A) 104
(B) 114
(C) 108
(D) 132

Answer: (B) 108
Explanation: N/A

Q. 48
Who was the founder of Yoga Darshana?

(A) Kapila
(B) Patanjali
(C) Jamini
(D) Badarayana

Answer: (B) Patanjali
Explanation: N/A

Q. 49
The second Buddhist council was held at

(A) Pataliputra
(B) Vaishali
(C) Kashmir
(D) Rajgriha

Answer: (B) Vaishali
Explanation: N/A

Q. 50
Ayurveda is traditionally associated with which Veda?

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

Answer: (A) Rigveda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 51
The largest Indus Valley site is

(A) Mohenjodaro
(B) Rakhigarhi
(C) Kalibanga
(D) Harappa

Answer: (B) Rakhigarhi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 52
At which Indus Valley Site, the remains of horse bones have been found?

(A) Chanhudaro
(B) Kalibanga
(C) Surkotada
(D) Dholavira

Answer: (C) Surkotada
Explanation: N/A

Q. 53
In Mesopotamian records, the term used for Indus civilization was

(A) Dilmum
(B) Meluha
(C) Makan
(D) Failaka

Answer: (B) Meluha
Explanation: N/A

Q. 54
Which of the following Indus Valley civilization gives evidence of a stadium?

(A) Harappa
(B) Dholavira
(C) Kalibanga
(D) Mohenjodaro

Answer: (B) Dholavira
Explanation: N/A

Q. 55
The site of Mohenjodaro was located on the bank of the river 

(A) Ravi
(B) Indus
(C) Beas
(D) Ganges

Answer: (B) Indus
Explanation: N/A

Q. 56
Mohenjodaro was discovered by

(A) Daya Ram Sahni
(B) Rakhal Das Bannerji
(C) N. G. Mazumdar
(D) R. S. Bist

Answer: (B) Rakhal Das Bannerji
Explanation: N/A

Q. 57
The Great Bath of Indus Valley Civilization was found at

(A) Harappa
(B) Lothal
(C) Mohenjodaro
(D) Chanhudaro

Answer: (C) Mohenjodaro
Explanation: N/A

Q. 58
Indus Valley people worshipped

(A) Vishnu
(B) Pasupati
(C) Brahma
(D) Indra

Answer: (B) Pasupati
Explanation: N/A

Q. 59
Which of the following crops was not known to the people of Indus Valley?

(A) Wheat
(B) Barley
(C) Cotton
(D) Pulse

Answer: (D) Pulse
Explanation: N/A

Q. 60
Which of the following metals was not known to the people of Indus Valley?

(A) Gold
(B) Copper
(C) Iron
(D) Silver

Answer: (C) Iron
Explanation: N/A

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