Ancient And Medieval History + Culture - MCQ Online Test (1)


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QUESTION: 1

Chalukyas had their capital at

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Ans: a

Explanation: The Chalukya dynasty ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries. Their capital was Badami.

QUESTION: 2

The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the

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Ans: c

Explanation: The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the Kathopanishad.

QUESTION: 3

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

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Ans: a

Explanation: North India was ruled by Nanda dynasty when Alexander invaded India.

QUESTION: 4

Who pursued the policy "Blood and Iron"

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The Delhi sultan who pursued the policy of blood and iron was Balban

The policy of blood and iron simply implies that every person should be ruthless when it comes to their enemies and in no way should hesitate while using their swords and making them bleed.

Balban served as the ninth sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty of Delhi.

The famous sultan died in 1287.
 

QUESTION: 5

The main centre or meeting point of Indo-Roman trade in ancient times was

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QUESTION: 6

Who built a tomb for Sher Shah at Sasaram

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The correct option is D
The tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar state, India. The tomb was built in memory of Emperor Sher Shah Suri, a Pathan from Bihar who defeated the Mughal Empire and founded the Suri Empire in northern India.

QUESTION: 7

The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of

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The correct option is A.

The Junagarh/Girnar inscription of Rudradaman is the first inscription in Prakrit.

QUESTION: 8

Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism

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QUESTION: 9

Temple architecture was most developed under

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QUESTION: 10

In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period, women & Sudras speak

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QUESTION: 11

The Hathigumpha inscription (near Bhubaneshwar, Orissa) relates to the king

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following were the first rulers in India to issue coins which can be definitely attributed to the kings

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following Shaka king reconstructed the Sudarshana lake

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QUESTION: 14

Which language was used in the literature of sangam period

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QUESTION: 15

What was the type of marriage in the Vedic period in which, in place of the dowry, there was a token bride price of a cow and a bull

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QUESTION: 16

66 Who among the following Sultan of Delhi had accepted the suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh?

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QUESTION: 17

Who among the following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?

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QUESTION: 18

How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end?

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QUESTION: 19

Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacture of Harappan seals?

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QUESTION: 20

The Meenakshi temple at Madurai is the monument of

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QUESTION: 21

Who amidst the following lived the earliest?

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Panini
(520 - 460 BC)
Bhasa
(200 AD-300 AD)
Ashvaghosha
(80 AD- 150 AD) 
Kalidasha
(4th -5th CE)

QUESTION: 22

The main cause of the conflict between Nawab Sirajuddaulah and the East India Company was that

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QUESTION: 23

The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from

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QUESTION: 24

'Natya - Shastra' the main source of India's classical dances was written by

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QUESTION: 25

 Which one of the following is depicted on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka?

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The correct option is A.
On the wall of the cylinder the bull, the horse, the Lion and the Elephant all in the moving position are being placed in between the Chakras. These could symbolize Bull, Lion, Horse and Elephant rolling the Chakras. Pillar was built by Ashoka to mark the site of Buddha's first sermon.