Maharashtra History MCQ Set-1
In this set, we have compiled the first set of Maharashtra History MCQ GK for Maharashtra PSC, UPSC, competitive examinations in India and Maharashtra Government Job recruitment examinations. Find out the questions along with the answers below.
Q.1 Which of the following languages have been originated from the Maharashtri Prakit?
A. Marathi language Only
B. Marathi and Konkani languages
C. Marathi and Sinhala languages
D. Marathi, Konkani and Sinhala languages
Answer: B. Marathi and Konkani languages
Note: Maharashtri Prakit was a commonly spoken language from 4th century BCE to 875 CE and was the official languages of Satavahana dynasty. Modern day Marathi and Konkani languages have been originated from the Maharashtri Prakit language.
Q.2 The Chalcolithic sites found throughout Maharashtra belongs to which of the following culture?
A. Satavahana Culture
B. Jorwe Culture
C. Malwa Culture
D. None of these
Answer: B. Jorwe Culture
Note: The Jorwe culture is dated back to 1400-1000 BCE and the culture is named after the type site found in Jorwe village of Ahmednagar district.
Q.3 The largest settlement of Jorwe culture was found in which of the following place?
Answer: A. Daimabad
Note: Daimabad is a deserted village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. B.P. Bopardikar discovered the site in 1958 and till date, it is found to be the largest settlement of Jorwe culture.
Q.4 Which of the following is CORRECT about the Jorwe culture?
I. Jorwe culture was preceded by Malwa culture
II. Jorwe culture was succeeded by Iron Age Megalithic culture of Deccan and Northern Black Polished Ware culture
A. Only I is correct
B. Only II is correct
C. Both I & II are correct
D. None of the above is correct
Answer: C. Both I & II are correct
Q.5 Which of the following dynasty took over the rule of ancient Maharashtra from the Maurya Empire?
A. Satavahana Dynasty
B. Vakataka Dynasty
C. Kadamba Dynasty
D. Chalukya Dynasty
Answer: A. Satavahana Dynasty
Note: The Maurya Empire ruled the ancient Maharashtra from 4th century BCE to 3rd Century BCE. Around 230 BCE, the rule of Maurya Empire was taken by the Satavahana Dynasty.
Q.6 Which of the following dynasty took over the rule of ancient Maharashtra from the Satavahana dynasty?
A. Kadamba dynasty
B. Chalukya dynasty
C. Vakataka dynasty
D. Rashtrakuta dynasty
Answer: C. Vakataka dynasty
Note: The Vakataka dynasty ruled approximately from 250 BCE to 470 CE.
Q.7 Which of the following was/were the commonly used language of the Vakataka empire?
A. Maharashtri Prakit
C. Maharashtri Prakit & Tamil
D. Maharashrti Prakit & Sanskrit
Answer: D. Maharashtri Prakit & Sanskrit
Q.8 Who among the following was the founder of the Vakataka dynasty?
Answer: A. Vindhyashakti
Note: Vindhyashakti founded the Vakataka dynasty around 250 BCE.
Q.9 Which of the following ruler of Satavahana defated the Scythian invaders?
B. Gautamiputra Satakarni
C. Vasishtaputra Sri Pulamvi
D. None of these
Answer: B. Gautamiputra Satakarni
Q.10 During which of the following period, Chalukya dynasty ruled the ancient Maharashtra?
A. 2nd century CE to 8th Century CE
B. 3rd century CE to 8th Century CE
C. 5th century CE to 8th Century CE
D. 6th century CE to 8th Century CE
Answer: D. 6th century CE to 8th Century CE
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