MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Ancient Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 91
Which animal is deemed ‘Aghanya‘ during Rigvedic period?

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

Answer: (A) Cow
Explanation: N/A

Q. 92
‘Gayatri Mantra’ is addressed to which of the following Rigvedic God/Goddess?

(A) Indra
(B) Varun
(C) Savitri
(D) Aditi

Answer: (C) Savitri
Explanation: N/A

Q. 93
The most mentioned river in Rig Veda is

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

Answer: (B) Sindhu
Explanation: N/A

Q. 94
Who of the following stated that the original home of Aryan was Arctic region? 

(A) Max Muller
(B) B. G. Tilak
(C) J. C. Rod
(D) Hurz Feld

Answer: (B) B. G. Tilak
Explanation: N/A

Q. 95
Largest number of Rigvedic hymns are devoted to which of following god?

(A) Agni
(B) Indra
(C) Surya
(D) Rudra

Answer: (B) Indra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 96
How many times river Ganges is mentioned in Rigveda?

(A) 2
(B) 1
(C) 3
(D) Not mentioned

Answer: (B) 1
Explanation: N/A

Q. 97
The Battle of Ten Kings (Dasrajan War) is mentioned in which mandala of Rigveda?

(A) First Mandala
(B) Third Mandala
(C) Fifth Mandala
(D) Seventh Mandala

Answer: (D) Seventh Mandala
Explanation: N/A

Q. 98
The word ‘Satyameva Jayate‘ is taken from

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Mundaka Upanishad
(C) Bhagavat Gita
(D) Manusmriti

Answer: (B) Mundaka Upanishad
Explanation: N/A

Q. 99
The basic unit of Rigvedic society was

(A) Kula
(B) Grama
(C) Vis
(D) Jana

Answer: (A) Kula
Explanation: The Kula (the family) was the basic unit of Rigvedic society.

Q. 100
In Rigvedic society, the head of a village was known as

(A) Kulapa
(B) Gramani
(C) Senani
(D) Jana

Answer: (B) Gramani
Explanation: N/A

Q. 101
___________________ is the shortest Upanishad.

(A) Mundak
(B) Taittiriya
(C) Mandukya
(D) Chandogya

Answer: (C) Mandukya
Explanation: N/A

Q. 102
Which of the following Purana is the earliest?

(A) Matsya Purana
(B) Garuda Purana
(C) Shiva Purana
(D) Vishnu Purana

Answer: (A) Matsya Purana
Explanation: N/A

Q. 103
Which one of the following stages of the life of man in Aryan society, in ascending order of age is correct?

(A) Brahmacharya – Grihastha – Vanprastha – Sanyasa
(B) Grihastha – Brahmacharya – Vanaprastha – Sanyasa
(C) Brahmacharya – Vanaprastha – Grihastha – Sanyasa
(D) Brahmacharya – Grihastha – Sanyasa – Vanaprastha

Answer: (A) Bhramacharya – Grihastha – Vanaprastha – Sanyasa
Explanation: N/A

Q. 104
Who is the God of animals in Rigvedic period?

(A) Ashwin
(B) Rudra
(C) Dyaus
(D) Aditi

Answer: (B) Rudra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 105
Who was the founder of Haryanaka Dynasty?

(A) Jarasandha
(B) Brihadratha
(C) Ajatsatru
(D) Bimbisara

Answer: (D) Bimbisara
Explanation: N/A

Q. 106
Which of the following king was contemporary of Gautama Buddha?

(A) Ajatsatru
(B) Bimbisara
(C) Udayin
(D) Dhanananda

Answer: (B) Bimbisara
Explanation: N/A

Q. 107
Which ruler murdered his father Bimbisara and ascend the throne?

(A) Ajatsatru
(B) Ashoka
(C) Ydayin
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: (A) Ajatsatru
Explanation: N/A

Q. 108
Who was the last ruler of Haryanaka dynasty?

(A) Ajatsatru
(B) Udayin
(C) Anuruddha
(D) Naga-Dasak

Answer: (D) Naga-Dasak
Explanation: N/A

Q. 109
Which dynasty replaced Haryanaka Dynasty? 

(A) Shisunaga 
(B) Nanda
(C) Maurya
(D) Gupta

Answer: (A) Shisunaga
Explanation: N/A

Q. 110
Shisunaga, the founder of Shisunaga dynasty was succeeded by

(A) Munda
(B) Kalashoka
(C) Naga-Dasak
(D) Ajatsatru

Answer: (B) Kalashoka
Explanation: N/A

Q. 111
Kalashoka was the patron of

(A) First Buddhist council
(B) Second Buddhist council
(C) Third Buddhist council
(D) Fourth Buddhist council

Answer: (B) Second Buddhist council
Explanation: N/A

Q. 112
Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty?

(A) Bimbisara
(B) Dhanananda
(C) Mahapadma Nanda
(D) Bindusara

Answer: (C) Mahapadma Nanda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 113
Which dynasty was ruling Magadha, when Alexander invaded India?

(A) Mauryas
(B) Nandas
(C) Guptas
(D) Haryanakas

Answer: (B) Nandas
Explanation: N/A

Q. 114
Who was the last ruler of Nanda dynasty?

(A) Dhandananda
(B) Ramananda
(C) Padmananda
(D) Mahapadma Nanda

Answer: (A) Dhanananda
Explanation: N/A

Q. 115
Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of Nandas at

(A) Taxila
(B) Ujjain
(C) Magadha
(D) Sravana Belgola

Answer: (C) Magadha
Explanation: N/A

Q. 116
Which dynasty ruled over Magadha after Nanda dynasty?

(A) Maurya
(B) Gupta
(C) Kushan
(D) Sunga

Answer: (A) Maurya
Explanation: N/A

Q. 117
The founder of Maurya dynasty was

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

Answer: (A) Chandragupta Maurya
Explanation: N/A

Q. 118
According to the Rig Veda, the most pious river is

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

Answer: (D) Saraswati
Explanation: N/A

Q. 119
How many times the river Yamuna is mentioned in Rig Veda?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5

Answer: (C) 3
Explanation: N/A

Q. 120
Who gave the theory that the Aryans migrated from central Asia and settled in the land of seven rivers.

(A) Hurz Feld
(B) Swamy Dayanand Saraswati
(C) B. G. Tilak
(D) Max Muller

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

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