Ancient Indian History - MCQ Test 2


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QUESTION: 1

What does Korralai stand for Sangam social system

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QUESTION: 2

During Mourya period the Tax on Land was collected by officer:

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Sita- Adhyaksha

Explanation: Kunyadhyaksha - Officer of the
forest matters

Yuvaraj - Officials belonging to the royal family

Ayudhadhyaksha - Officer of weapon manufacturing and

Pratihara or Dauwarika - Gatekeeper of the royal palace,
eceep en king s co~rt and frontie~ .checkpost. Pautavadhyaksha - Officer for weights and
measurement

Antaravedlka or Antaryamrsika - Head of the harem-guards

Milnadhyaksha - Officer of time and place determining

Samaharta - Collector of revenue department Sannidhata - Head of treasury
Shulkadhyaksha - Officer of the department
relating to

Prashasti - Head of prisons royal income, punishment, etc.

Pradestri - Equivalent to modern day comnussiOner

Sutradhyaksha - Officer of the textile department

Nayaka - Head of the city security
Sitadhyaksha - Manager of the royal fanning Paur - Kotwal of city
Suradhyaksha - Officer of the custom
department

Vyabaharika - Chief judge

Sunadhyaksha - Officer of the slaughter-house Knrmantika - Head of industries and factories
Mudradhyaksha - Officer of the royal symbol,
coin and

Milntriparishad adhyaksha - Head of the council of min- passport department

isters
Vivitadhyaksha - Officer of the pastureland Dandapala - Head of police and disciplinary
department -

Dyutadhyaksha - Officer of the gambling department
Durgapala - Head of the royal fort Bandhanagaradhyaksha - Officer of the prison
department

Navadhyaksha - Inspector of animal husbandry production of grains. (xxiii)Naukadhyaksha - Officer of the shipping department Of these tirthas, the posts of mantrin, purohita, senapati and
Pattanadyaksha - Officer of the ports Ganikadhyaksha - Officer of the brothels 29
Adhyakshas (xxvi)Sansthadhyaksha - Manager
of the trad~

Koshadhyaksha - Treasury officer

Sainya Vibhagadhyaksha - Officers of infantry, cavalry,
 
Akaradhyaksha - Mining officer elephants, and chariot departments..
Lauhadhyaksha - Metallurgy officer Devatadhyaksha - Officer ~f the religtous
mstitutions

Lakshanadhyaksha - Officer of the coin- minting

Gaudhyaksha - Officer of arumal husbandry
 

QUESTION: 3

According to Buddha, the cause of all human sorrow is trishna which means

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QUESTION: 4

Who was Nagarjuna?

Solution: Nagarjuna, (flourished 2nd century ce), Indian Buddhist philosopher who articulated the doctrine of emptiness (shunyata) and is traditionally regarded as the founder of the Madhyamika (“Middle Way”) school, an important tradition of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy.
QUESTION: 5

“Tripitaka” Texts are related with which Vedic religion:

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QUESTION: 6

Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism?

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QUESTION: 7

Which of the following religions does not believe in Judgement Day or Destruction of Universe

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QUESTION: 8

Irrigation tax in ancient India was knownas-

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QUESTION: 9

The Nadistuti sukta hymn of the rig Veda mentions

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following caves are famous for Trimurti

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Elephanta 

Explanation: Trimurti is considered the most important sculpture of Elephanta and is described as a ‘masterpiece of Gupta- Chalukyan art’. It is placed at the back of the cave facing the entrance, on the north-south axis and is also known as Maheshmurti or Trimurti Sadashiva. The three-headed image of Shiva is of a height of 20 ft and represents Panchamukha Shiva. Creation, destruction and protection are the three essential aspects that are represented by the three heads of Shiva.

QUESTION: 11

The last great ruling dynasty of Magadha was

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QUESTION: 12

Among the four dynasties listed below, which one minted coins made of lead ?

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QUESTION: 13

Where is the famous Virupaksha Templelocated

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Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
QUESTION: 14

The language of Sangam Literature was

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QUESTION: 15

Which was the oldest University ? 

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QUESTION: 16

Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent?

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QUESTION: 17

Vindhyashakti was founder of which of the following dynasties in ancient India?

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Vindhyashakti (c. 250 – c. 270 CE) was the founder of the Vakataka dynasty. His name is derived from the name of the goddess Vindhya.

QUESTION: 18

”The Wonder that was India” was written by

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QUESTION: 19

The system Governing villages through autonomous elected panchayats was evolved by: 

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QUESTION: 20

In ancient India the name of Varahamihirawas associated with

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Astronomy

Explaination: Varahamihira also called Varahaor Mihir, was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain. He was born in Avanti region, roughly corresponding to modern-day Malwa

QUESTION: 21

Emperor harsha’s South ward march was stopped on the Narmada river by:-

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QUESTION: 22

The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by –

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QUESTION: 23

The important port of Indus Valley people is

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QUESTION: 24

Which of the following dynasties wasruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

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QUESTION: 25

The ancient Chola kingdom existed in the delta of the river

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QUESTION: 26

The Harappan civilization was discovered in

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QUESTION: 27

Brahmi Script of Ashoka was deciphered for first time by-

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James Prinsep who held a high rank in the service of the British Eash India Company in Bengal, was the first to decipher edicts of Ashoka. He deciphered Brahmi script in 1838. Prinsep found that on most of the earliest inscriptions and coins, there is a mention of a king referred to as 'Piyadasa' meaning 'pleasant to behold'. On some inscriptions, the king is named as Ashoka. The deciphering to the Brahmi script by Prinsep provided a new direction to investigations into early Indian political history.

QUESTION: 28

Paintings inscribed on walls of Ajanta are related to

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QUESTION: 29

Which of the scripts depicted on Dharamraj Rath in Mahabalipuram?

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QUESTION: 30

The Idol workship in India dates back to:

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QUESTION: 31

The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is

Solution:  The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscription is “Piyapins” or Priyadarsi. He is also referred to as “Qevanompiya” and “Ashoka” in his inscription.
QUESTION: 32

Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period

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QUESTION: 33

Which among the following kings was also known as Mamallan (great wrestler)?

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QUESTION: 34

The wheel was an important discovery of :-

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QUESTION: 35

There was a sharp class division at harappa and mohen-jodaro. this is clear from the?

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QUESTION: 36

Buddha attained mahaparinirvana in the republic of:-

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QUESTION: 37

Bhumisparsha mudra – hand position of Sarnath belogs to which of the following ages-

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QUESTION: 38

Hathigumpha inscription is attributed to which of the following emperors?

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QUESTION: 39

Gupta empire declined in the fifth century A. D. as a consequence of

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QUESTION: 40

Which Chinese traveler visits Bhimnal:

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QUESTION: 41

The word ‘Sindhan’ used by the Indus people denoted –

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QUESTION: 42

In Buddhism, what does Patiomokkha stands for?

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QUESTION: 43

The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the

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QUESTION: 44

Which of the following four vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells

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QUESTION: 45

The capital of Kalinga was

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QUESTION: 46

During Sangam period Kon, Ko and Mannan is synonyms of:

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QUESTION: 47

Mauryan officer responsible for the slaughter-house

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QUESTION: 48

The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by

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QUESTION: 49

In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddha’s First Sermon at Sarnath is—

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QUESTION: 50

After large scale destruction and death in the battlefield against Sikander, womens of which of the following state raised arms-

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