MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Ancient Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 121
Which of the following ancient Indian scripts is written from right to left?

(A) Pali
(B) Prakrit
(C) Kharosthi
(D) Brahmi

Answer: (C) Kharosthi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 122
Alexander invaded India in

(A) 325 BC
(B) 326 BC
(C) 322 BC
(D) 321 BC

Answer: (B) 326 BC
Explanation: N/A

Q. 123
The battle of Hydaspass was fought between Alexander and ___________.

(A) Dhanananda
(B) Seleucus
(C) Porus
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: (C) Porus
Explanation: N/A

Q. 124
Alexander, the great died in 323 BC in

(A) Macedonia
(B) Babylon
(C) Persia
(D) Kabul

Answer: (B) Babylon
Explanation: N/A

Q. 125
The battle of Hydapass was fought in the year

(A) 326 BC
(B) 321 BC
(C) 265 BC
(D) 319 BC

Answer: (A) 326 BC
Explanation: N/A

Q. 126
Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander the Great?

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

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

Q. 127
Gautam Buddha was born at

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

Answer: (C) Lumbini
Explanation: N/A

Q. 128
What does the word Buddha means

(A) An enlightened one
(B) A liberated one
(C) A conqueror
(D) A preacher

Answer: (A) An enlightened one
Explanation: N/A

Q. 129
Buddha attained enlightenment at

(A) Kapilabastu
(B) Rajagriha
(C) Bodh Gaya
(D) Lumbini

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

Q. 130
First Buddhist council was held during the reign of

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

Answer: (C) Ajatsatru
Explanation: N/A

Q. 131
Who was the first teacher of Gautam Buddha?

(A) Udraka Ramputra
(B) Alara Kalama
(C) Devadatta
(D) Suddhodhana

Answer: (B) Alara Kalama
Explanation: N/A

Q. 132
What symbol represents Nirvana of Gautam Buddha?

(A) Lotus
(B) Bull
(C) Horse
(D) Bodhi tree

Answer: (D) Bodhi tree
Explanation: N/A

Q. 133
What was the childhood name of Gautam Buddha?

(A) Rahul
(B) Gautama
(C) Siddhartha
(D) Devadatta

Answer: (C) Siddhartha
Explanation: N/A

Q. 134
The second Buddhist council was held during the reign of

(A) Ajatsatru
(B) Kalashoka
(C) Ashoka
(D) Kaniska

Answer: (B) Kalashoka
Explanation: N/A

Q. 135
Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana at

(A) Kushinagar
(B) Rajagriha
(C) Kapilabastu
(D) Pavapuri

Answer: (A) Kushinagar
Explanation: N/A

Q. 136
Lotus and Bull symbolizes what major even of Buddha’s life?

(A) Janma (Birth)
(B) Mahabhinishkramana (Renunciation)
(C) Nirvana (Enlightenment)
(D) Mahaparinirvana (Death)

Answer: (A) Janma (Birth)
Explanation: N/A

Q. 137
Third Buddhist council was held at

(A) Kundala Vana
(B) Vaishali
(C) Pataliputra
(D) Rajagriha

Answer: (C) Pataliputra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 138
Who was the patron of the third Buddhist council?

(A) Ashoka
(B) Kanishka
(C) Kalashoka
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: (A) Ashoka
Explanation: N/A

Q. 139
What symbol represents the death or Mahaparinirvana of Gautam Buddha?

(A) Horse
(B) Stupa
(C) Wheel
(D) Arrow

Answer: (B) Stupa
Explanation: N/A

Q. 140
According to Jain tradition, how many Tirthankaras were there in Jainism?

(A) 23
(B) 24
(C) 21
(D) 22

Answer: (B) 24
Explanation: N/A

Q. 141
Who is believed to be the first Tirthankara in Jainism?

(A) Rishabhanath
(B) Ajinath
(C) Mahavira
(D) Parshwanath

Answer: (A) Rishabhanath
Explanation: N/A

Q. 142
Who was the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara?

(A) Parshwanath
(B) Neminath
(C) Anantnath
(D) Mahavira

Answer: (A) Parshwanath
Explanation: N/A

Q. 143
Mahavira was born at

(A) Kundgrama
(B) Lumbini
(C) Sanchi
(D) Pavapuri

Answer: (A) Kundgrama
Explanation: N/A

Q. 144
Who was the first deciple of Mahavira?

(A) Yashoda
(B) Anonja
(C) Jamali
(D) Siddhartha

Answer: (C) Jamali
Explanation: N/A

Q. 145
Mahavira delivered his first sermon at

(A) Pava
(B) Vaishali
(C) Bod gaya
(D) Sravana Belgola

Answer: (A) Pava
Explanation: N/A

Q. 146
The first Jain Council was convened during the reign of

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

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

Q. 147
The first Jain Council was held at

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

Answer: (A) Pataliputra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 148
Who was the twenty-fourth or the last Tirthankara of Jainism?

(A) Rishabhanath
(B) Mahavira
(C) Parashwanath
(D) Neminath

Answer: (B) Mahavira
Explanation: N/A

Q. 149
Who was the patron of the fourth Buddhist council?

(A) Ashoka
(B) Kalashoka
(C) Kaniska
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: (C) Kaniska
Explanation: N/A

Q. 150
The fourth Buddhist council was held at

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

Answer: (D) Kashmir
Explanation: N/A

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