MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Ancient Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 241
Which of the following was not a learning centre of ancient India?

(A) Nalanda
(B) Vikramshila
(C) Koushambi
(D) Takshshila

Answer: (C) Kousambi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 242
Who wrote ‘Natyasashtra‘?

(A) Vasumitra
(B) Bharat Muni
(C) Vatshayan
(D) Ashwaghosa

Answer: (B) Bharat Muni
Explanation: N/A

Q. 243
Bhimbetka is famous for

(A) Statue of Buddha
(B) Cave painting
(C) Mines
(D) None of the above

Answer: (B) Cave painting
Explanation: N/A

Q. 244
Taxila university was situated between which two rivers?

(A) Indus and Jhelum
(B) Jhelum and Chenab
(C) Chenab and Ravi
(D) Ravi and Beas

Answer: (A) Indus and Jhelum
Explanation: N/A

Q. 245
Who translated Bhagavat Gita into English for the first time?

(A) William Jones
(B) Charles Wilkins
(C) John Marshal
(D) Alexander Cunninghum

Answer: (B) Charles Wilkins
Explanation: N/A

Q. 246
Who is called as the second Ashoka?

(A) Harshavardhana
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Vikramaditya
(D) Kaniska

Answer: (D) Kaniska
Explanation: N/A

Q. 247
Banabhatta was the court poet of 

(A) Harshavardhana
(B) Kaniska
(C) Vikramaditya
(D) Kumargupta

Answer: (A) Harshavardhana
Explanation: N/A

Q. 248
Chalukya king Pulakeshin II defeated Harshavardhana on the bank of the river 

(A) Mahanadi
(B) Tapi
(C) Godavari
(D) Narmada

Answer: (D) Narmada
Explanation: N/A

Q. 249
______________________ age is regarded as the Golden Age of Ancient India.

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

Answer: (B) Gupta
Explanation: N/A

Q. 250
Which Gupta ruler founded the Nalanda university?

(A) Kumargupta I
(B) Skandagupta
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Chandragupta I

Answer: (A) Kumargupta I
Explanation: N/A

Q. 251
What was the capital of Kushan king Kanishka?

(A) Puruspura
(B) Allahabad
(C) Sarnath
(D) Kashmir 

Answer: (A) Puruspura
Explanation: N/A

Q. 252
Puruspura is the other name for

(A) Patna
(B) Pataliputra
(C) Peshawar
(D) Punjab

Answer: (C) Peshwar
Explanation: N/A

Q. 253
The Ashokan Pillar at Allahabad provides information about the reign of

(A) Chandragupta Maurya I
(B) Chandragupta
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Chandragupta II

Answer: (C) Samudragupta
Explanation: N/A

Q. 254
Which one of the following Gupta Kings had to face the first Huna invasion?

(A) Skandagupta
(B) Budhagupta
(C) Purugupta
(D) Kumargupta I

Answer: (D) Kumargupta I
Explanation: N/A

Q. 255
The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of

(A) Religion
(B) Art
(C) Literature
(D) Architecture

Answer: (B) Art
Explanation: N/A

Q. 256
Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature?

(A) Dhammapada
(B) Vedas
(C) Meghdootam
(D) Dighanikaya

Answer: (C) Meghdootam
Explanation: N/A

Q. 257
Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka?

(A) Kamban, Banabhatta, Asvagosha
(B) Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra
(C) Asvagosha, Kalidasa, Banabhatta
(D) Kalidasa, Kaxnban, Vasumitra

Answer: (B) Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 258
Who established Mahabalipuram?

(A) Pallava
(B) Pandya
(C) Chola
(D) Chalukya

Answer: (A) Pallava
Explanation: N/A

Q. 259
Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

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

Answer: (A) Maurya
Explanation: N/A

Q. 260
With which of the following is the classic Jivaka Chintamani in Tamil associated?

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

Answer: (A) Jainism
Explanation: N/A

Q. 261
The most important text of Vedic mathematics is

(A) Satapatha Brahman
(B) Atharvaveda
(C) Sulvasutras
(D) Chhandogya Upanishad

Answer: (C) Sulvasutras
Explanation: N/A

Q. 262
Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?

(A) Shakas
(B) Parthians
(C) Greeks
(D) Kushans

Answer: (C) Greeks
Explanation: N/A

Q. 263
The Social System of the Harappans was

(A) Fairly egalitarian
(B) Slave Labour based
(C) Colour (Varna) based
(D) Caste based

Answer: (A) Fairly egalitarian
Explanation: N/A

Q. 264
The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was

(A) Rajaraja I
(B) Rajendra I
(C) Rajadhiraja I
(D) Kulottunga I

Answer: (A) Rajaraja I
Explanation: N/A

Q. 265
Who was the mother of Mahavira?

(A) Yashoda
(B) Trishala
(C) Jameli
(D) Mahamaya

Answer: (B) Trishala
Explanation: N/A

Q. 266
The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was

(A) Worship of forces of nature
(B) Organized city life
(C) Pastoral farming
(D) Caste society

Answer: (B) Organized city life
Explanation: N/A

Q. 267
Most of the Chola temples were dedicated to

(A) Vishnu
(B) Shiva
(C) Brahma
(D) Durga

Answer: (B) Shiva
Explanation: N/A

Q. 268
The Chola kings were ruling over:

(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Andhra
(C) Kerala
(D) Bengal

Answer: (A) Tamil Nadu
Explanation: N/A

Q. 269
That the Rigvedic Aryans were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that

(A) There are many references to the cow in the Rigveda
(B) Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows
(C) Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
(D) All of the above

Answer: (D) All of the above
Explanation: N/A

Q. 270
Who among the following was not a physician?

(A) Sushruta
(B) Charaka
(C) Charvaka
(D) Dhanvantari

Answer: (C) Charvaka
Explanation: N/A

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