Indian History MCQ Set-30

Ancient Indian History GK for SSC, UPSC , NDA, State PSC, Railway recruitment examinations, Police recruitment examinations and related government job recruitments examinations by the state governments and the union government of India.

Q.1 Gautama Buddha’s father was of king of which of the following clan?

A. Sakya

B. Koliya

C. Maurya

D. None of these

Answer: A. Sakya

Note: Gautama Buddha’s father, Suddhodana was a king of the Sakya clan and his mother Mahamaya belonged to Koliya tribe of Ancient India.

Q.2 “Saptanga Theory” which deals with seven limbs of ancient political structure was propounded by who among the following?

A. Suddhodana

B. Kautilya

C. Ashoka

D. Chandragupta

Answer: B. Kautilya

Q.3 Which of the following towns of Indus valley Civilization were located on the bank of Ghagghar River?

A. Harappa & Mohenjodaro

B. Kalibanga and Harappa

C. Kalibanga and Banwali

D. None of these

Answer: C. Kalibanga and Banwali

Q.4 Which of the following wife of Ashoka blinded Ashoka’s son Kunala?

A. Devi

B. Karuvaki

C. Padmavati

D. Tishyaraksha

Note: D. Tishyaraksha

Note: It is believed that due to age difference of Ashoka and his wife Tishyaraksha, she was attracted towards Kunala. Kunala regarded Tishyaraksha as his mother due to her place in the Mauryan Empire at the time. After perceiving rejection from Kunala, Tishyaraksha turned so furious that she decided to blind him. Kunala was a son of Ashoka and queen Padmavati.

Q.5 The chief of the Rig Vedic tribal society was known as:

A. Mahisi

B. Gopati

C. Hira

D. None of these

Answer: B. Gopati

Q.6 Which among the following was the primary activity of the Rig Vedic people?

A. Agriculture

B. Cattle rearing

C. Handicrafts

D. Fishing

Answer: B. Cattle rearing

Note: The Rig Vedic society was pastoral in nature. Cattle rearing was their dominant activity.

Q.7 In which of the following place, Gautam Buddha gave maximum number of sermons?

A. Patliputra

B. Shravasti

C. Sarnath

D. None of these

Answer: B. Shravasti

Note: The maximum number of disciple of Gautama Buddha were from Kosala kingdom and Shravasti was the capital of Kosala kingdom.

Q.8 The bronze coin of Nataraj or dancing Shiva of the Chola kingdom depicts how many arms of Shiva?

A. 5

B. 2

C. 6

D. 4

Answer: C. 6

Q.9 The capital of the Magadh empire was located in which of the following place?

A. Patliputra

B. Raigarh

C. Rajgriha

D. None of these

Answer: C. Rajgriha

Note: The Capital of Magadh empire was situateed at Rajgriha or Girivraja.

Q.10 Kind Porus flighted against Alexander the great in which of the following battle?

A. Battle of Hydaspes

B. Battle of Kali Sindhu

C. Battle of Venni

D. None of these

Answer: A. Battle of Hydaspes

Note: The battle of Hydaspes was fought in 326 BCE by King Porus and the Alexander the great.

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