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1).

Which of the following ancient Indian Kings had appointed Dhamma Mahamattas?

2).

Consider the following statements:
1. Andal was a woman Alvar whose compositions were widely sung.
2. Karaikkal Ammaiyar was a devotee of Shiva who adopted the path of extreme asceticim in order to attain her goal
Which of the above statements is / are correct?

3).

Nābhivarṣa is the historical name of which of the following countries?

4).

Which of the following Greek Explorers is considered to have left the earliest account of India?

5).

Which of the following is not a correct observation as mentioned by Megasthenes about India?

6).

Hathigumpha inscription gives account of which of the following rulers?

7).

Who among the following is the author of oldest surviving Prakrit grammar Prākrita Prakāśa?

8).

Which of the following term is used for a “school” of learning and teaching the branches of Vedas?

9).

Which of the following is not a correct feature of Rig-Vedic economy?

10).

Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

11).

Which among the following is the most unique feature of Dholavira site of the Indus Valley Civilization?

12).

The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of ___:

13).

Who among the following was the 23rd Jain Tirthankara ?

14).

Which among the following Vakataka ruler performed all the seven sacrifices viz. Agnishtoma, Aptoryama, Ukthya, Shodasin, Atiratra, Vajapeya, Brihaspatisava, Sadyaskra and four Asvamedhas ?

15).

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

16).

As per Asoka’s inscriptions, which among the following place was declared tax free and proclaimed only 1/8th part as taxable?

17).

The rulers of which dynasty make land grants to Brahmanas?

18).

Which of the following ruler of Satavahana Empire composed Gathasaptashati?

19).

Which of the following inscription are related to Satavahana period?

20).

Which among the following Satkarni ruler recovered Malwa from the Shaka rulers?

21).

The famous book ‘Brihat Katha’ was written by__?

22).

Who were the first rulers in India to issue gold coins attributed to the Kings?

23).

Which Greek ambassador set up a pillar in honour of Vishnu?

24).

Menander I, the famous Indo-Greek ruler set up his capital at which place?

25).

Which Buddhist monk converted Milinda (Indo-Greek king) to Buddhism?

26).

The conversation between Nagasena and Menander-I related to Buddhism is recorded in which book?

27).

Which Greek King of Bactria invaded India about 190 B.C.?

28).

The governors called Strategos were introduced by __?

29).

Who was the first Saka king in India?

30).

The reign of which of the following reigns was known as golden age for Mathura school of art?

31).

During the reign of which Kushana king, the Fourth Buddhist Council was held?

32).

In the Junagarh inscription, which among the following Saka ruler achievements are highlighted?

33).

Which among the following is an extant Shaka of the Rigveda Samhita?

34).

Who among the following were teachers of Gautama Buddha before his enlightenment ?
1. Alara Kalama
2. Udraka Ramputra 3. Makkhali Gosala 4. Nigantha Nataputta Indicate your answer from the codes given below.

35).

Which of the following Upanishads is written in prose ?

36).

With which among the following places, the twenty third Jain Tirthankara was associated?

37).

Who among the following laid down for punishment for a person becoming mendicant without making adequate provision for dependent wife and children?

38).

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

39).

The Mahasamghika School arose at which among the following places?

40).

The rulers of which among the following dynasties adopted the title Devaputra ?

41).

Rulers of which of the following dynasties maintained diplomatic relations with distant countries such as Syria in the West ?

42).

Who identified “Sandrokottus” of the Greco-Roman literature with Chandragupta Maurya?

43).

The beneficiaries of Asoka’s donations in the region of Barabar Hill were__?

44).

In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?

45).

Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ?

46).

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?

47).

Which one of the following places was a mint centre of the Yaudheyas ?

48).

Who among the following was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins ?

49).

Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?

50).

The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?

51).

Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __?

52).

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

53).

The rulers of which among the following dynasties called themselves “Brahma-Kshatriay”?

54).

Which among the following two dynasties of the Northern India confronted with the Rashtrakutas?

55).

In context with the Mahayana Buddhism faith, the future Buddha is ___?

56).

Which among the following village was the site of the Vikramshila Mahavihara, the renowned educational centre of Pala period?

57).

Emperor Akbar conferred the title of Jagatguru upon which among the following Jaina Philosophers?

58).

The Aryans dedicated whole of a separate Mandala in Rig-Veda for the hymns dedicated to __?

59).

The Boghazkoi inscription was discovered in __?

60).

Which one is the longest epic of the world?

61).

Who was ‘Kanthaka’ in the context of Gautam Buddha?

62).

According to Buddhist traditions, who was Charioteer of Buddha?

63).

What symbol represents birth of Gautama Buddha?

64).

What symbol represents nirvana of Gautama Buddha?

65).

During whose reign was the Fourth Buddhist Council held?

66).

First Buddhist Council was held during the reign of which of the following kings?

67).

Who presided Second Buddhist Council?

68).

Who presided Fourth Buddhist Council?

69).

Who presided First Buddhist Council?

70).

In which Buddhist Council, Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana sects?

71).

During whose reign Mahayana sect of Buddhism came into existence?

72).

Abhidhamma pitaka deals in which of the following?

73).

Which among the following Buddhist scripture deals in the teachings of Buddhism?

74).

Which among the following Buddhist scripture deals in the moral code of conduct?

75).

Which sect of Buddhism does not believe in idol-worship?

76).

The University of Nalanda was set up by which Gupta ruler?

77).

The Vikramshila University was set up by which ruler of Pala dynasty?

78).

The Vallabhi University was set up by which ruler?

79).

Gautma Buddha’s mother ‘Mahamaya’ belongs to which tribe?

80).

Which among the following Bodhisattva holds thunderbolt?

81).

Which among the following University was founded by Ramapala, the ruler of Pala dynasty?

82).

Which of the following Pala ruler founded the Somapuri University?

83).

In the Rigvedic Dasrajan Yudha (Battle of Ten Kings) the Bharatas emerged winner at the bank of __?

84).

In which among the following sacrifices, the sacrificial materials used was sura in Vedic Era?

85).

Who among the following was the author of Abhidhamma treatise Kathavatthu?

86).

The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander-in-Chief was __?

87).

The Kushans issues the coins made of __? 1. Gold 2. Silver 3. Copper Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

88).

Which among the following is / are the terms used for coins of the Gupta period? 1. Dinara 2. Dramma 3. Rupaka 4. Suvarna Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

89).

The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?

90).

Vallabhi era is identical with which of the following era?

91).

One of the writers of the Dharmashashtra disapproved the practice of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide. Identify him from the given options:

92).

Metronymics were borne by the later rulers of which among the following dynasties?

93).

For which among the following offenses, Manu recommended higher punishment to Brahamans than the persons of other varnas?

94).

“The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas”. This was the view of __?

95).

Which of the following Chola kings was the first to capture Maldives?

96).

The minister of the Gahadvala King Govindachandra and author of Kalpadruma was __?

97).

The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script were deciphered by ___?

98).

The earliest evidence of rice cultivation comes from which among the following valleys?

99).

At which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization, the rows of distinctive fire altars with provision of ritual bathing have been found ?

100).

In Pali texts, who among the following is referred to as Nigantha Nataputta?

101).

Which among the following Gupta emperors called himself “Lichchhavi-dauhitra”?

102).

Which among the following Kushana king adopted the epithet Dharma-thida?

103).

In the revenue department of Mauryas, who among the following was in-charge of the collection of all revenues in the empire?

104).

Which among conclusions has been derived from the debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period?

105).

Which among the following is not among Ashtamahasthanas?

106).

In which Buddhist council, Buddhism was divided into Sthaviravadins and Mahasanghikas?

107).

During whose reign the Third Buddhist Council was organized?

108).

At which age Gautam Buddha got Nirvana?

109).

What was the name of Gautam Buddha’s only son ?

110).

Who was the first Tirthankara in Jainism?

111).

On the bank of which river, Mahavira attained Kaivalaya?

112).

In which year, Vardhamana Mahavira was born?

113).

Which of the following Jain Tirthankara have been mentioned in Rigveda?

114).

According to some Jain traditions, who was son-in-law and first disciple of Tirthankara Mahavira?

115).

The name of wife of Vardhaman Mahavira was __?

116).

Mahavir Swami belonged to which clan?

117).

At which place Mahavira attained Niravana?

118).

Where was the first Jain council held?

119).

Where was the second Jain council held?

120).

Under whose leadership Shvetambara sect formed?

121).

Under whose leadership, Jainism spread in South India?

122).

Which ruler is credited for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?

123).

The grandson of Ashoka, who accepted Jainism was __?

124).

What was the fifth tenet added by Tirthankara Mahavira to the four basic tenets of Jainism?

125).

Tirthankara Parswanath’s idol is recognized by which symbol?

126).

Which among the following define the similarities between Buddhism and Jainism?

127).

Who among the following is the author of ‘Harshacharita’ ?

128).

Who among the following was the founder of Pushyabhuti Dynasty ?

129).

Who was the brother-in-law of Harshavardhan ?

130).

Who assassinated Grahavarmana, the brother in law of Harshavardhan ?

131).

Who wrote Kadambari?

132).

What was the other name of Harshavardhana?

133).

Which among the following play is/are written by Harshavardhan ?

134).

Which of the following Chinese traveller came to India during the reign of Harshavardhana?

135).

Who defeated Harsha Vardhana on the banks of river Narmada in 630 A.D.?

136).

The Chalukya king, Pulakesin II defeated Harshavardhan on the banks of which river?

137).

Which of the following Chinese emperors was contemporary of Harshavardhana?

138).

During reign of Harsha, the Kannauj assembly was held to publicise the doctrines of which of the following sects?

139).

Who among the following wrote ‘Nagananda’?

140).

Who was the founder of Chalukya Dynasty ?

141).

Who was the author of Aihole Inscription ?

142).

Which of the following Pallava rulers invaded the Chalukya Kingdom and captured Badami ?

143).

Which Chalukyan ruler set up it capital at Vengi ?

144).

Who among the following Chalukyan king sent an ambassador to Persian king Khusrau II ?

145).

What was the ruling period of Chalukyas of Badami ?

146).

Who took the title of Vatapikonda ?

147).

Who among the following Pallava ruler built the Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram?

148).

Who among the following Pallava ruler built Vaikuntaperumal temple at Kanchi ?

149).

Who among the following was the author of Kiratarjuniya?

150).

Dashkumarcharitam was composed by whom?

151).

Which among the following Pallava king wrote the famous burlesque ‘Mattavilasa Prahasana’ ?

152).

Which among the following chalukyan king performed ‘Ashwamedha yajna’ ?

153).

The Kadamba dynasty was founded by whom?

154).

Who was the founder of Ganga dynasty?

155).

The famous Konark Sun temple was built by whom?

156).

Who was the author of Dashkumarcharitam and at whose court did he live?

157).

By whom Pallava King Mahendravarman-I got defeated?

158).

Which of the following inscriptions mentions the name of Kalidasa?

159).

Who among the following built the Gomateshwara statue at Sravanabelagola ?

160).

Which of the following inscriptions mentions the name of Kalidasa?

161).

Which among the following Mudra is the gesture of Buddha as depicted in his first sermon?

162).

Who among the following built the Gomateshwara statue at Sravanabelagola ?

163).

Who among the following is known as ‘Mother of Indian Revolution’ ?

164).

Ujjaini located in the Malwa region, came under which Mahajanapada?

165).

Taxila was the capital of which ancient Mahajanpada ?

166).

Which of the following cities was located at junction of Uttarapatha and Dakshinapatha?

167).

Mathura, the famous city was the capital of which ancient Mahajanapada?

168).

Which of the following was the capital of Northern Panchalas?

169).

Ancient Indraprastha was capital of which of the following Mahajanapada?

170).

Viratnagar, capital of Matsya mahajanpada located in which region ?

171).

Which physician was sent by Bimbisara to treat Avanti King Pradyota?

172).

What was the other name of Bimbisara?

173).

Who was the last ruler of Shisunaga dynasty?

174).

Which among the following rulers is often described as ‘the first empire builder of Indian History’?

175).

Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty?

176).

In which year, Alexander invaded India?

177).

Which among the following dynasties were ruling over Magadha when Alexander invaded India?

178).

In which year, Ashoka invaded Kalinga?

179).

Who among the following is the author of ‘Indica’ ?

180).

Who was the Syrian ambassador in the court of Bindusara?

181).

In which rock edict Ashoka mentioned “Every Human is my child…”?

182).

Which Ashokan inscription mentions five contemporary Hellenic Kings?

183).

Which rock edict of Ashoka requests for religious tolerance among sects?

184).

Which rock edict describes Asoka’s first Dhamma Yatra to Bodhgaya and Bodhi Tree?

185).

Which rock edict gives information about Asoka’s conversion to Buddhism?

186).

Which among the following is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple?

187).

The Bhamala Stupa, a ruined Buddhist Stupa, is located in which one of the following countries?

188).

At which among the following places, the Dharma-Chakra Jina Vihara was constructed by Gahadavala Queen Kumaradevi?

189).

The important trade centres of ancient India on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi was__ ?

190).

Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama is ___?

191).

To which of the following ethnic hordes, Toramana belonged to ?

192).

The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are __:

193).

The earliest evidence of Banking transactions in India comes from __:

194).

Who among the following is known as father of Indian Pre-History?

195).

Which among the following was the main occupation of Palaeolithic (Old stone) people?

196).

Which of the following Indus Valley Sites was discovered by Rakhal Das Bannerjee?

197).

Which one of the following archaeologists discovered the Harappa site of the Indus Valley civilisation?

198).

Which among the following Indus Valley site is located in Montogomery (Punjab) in Pakistan?

199).

In the Indus Valley Civilization, Great Bath was found at which place?

200).

The script of Indus Valley people was __?

201).

At which of the following sites, all the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites have been found in sequence?

202).

The Gufkral chalcolithic site is located in which state?

203).

The oldest evidence in human history for the drilling of teeth in a living person was found in which of the following cultures?

204).

The earliest evidence of domestication of animals has been provided by Adamagarh. In which of the following states is located Adamgarh ?

205).

What is the number of prehistoric rock shelters in Bhimbetka?

206).

Which rock edict of Ashoka mentions the purpose of the rock edicts?

207).

Which rock edict of Ashoka appeals for tolerance among sects?

208).

Which Ashokan pillar edict mentions the Dhamma Mahamattas?

209).

Which Ashokan pillar edict provides a list of animals and birds killing of which was prohibited?

210).

According to Sri Lankan chronicle Mahavamasa, Mauryan Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism by__?

211).

Which among the following Ashokan inscriptions mentions the name Ashoka?

212).

Which Greek ruler sent Megathenes in the court of Chandragupta Maurya?

213).

Which among the following major rock edicts of Ashoka are in Kharosthi script?

214).

Among all the pillar edicts of Ashoka, which one is the longest one?

215).

Among all the major rock edicts of Ashoka, which one is the longest?

216).

Which among the following is the bilingual inscription?

217).

Before ascending the Maurya throne, Ashoka was the viceroy of which of the following?

218).

Which Ashokan inscription elaborates the policy of Dhamma?

219).

Which Ashokan inscription prohibits animal slaughter?

220).

Which of the following officers were mandated by Asoka to spread the Dhamma Policy of Asoka?

221).

The Kalinga war was fought in which year of Ashoka reign?

222).

Which Greek ruler sent Dionysuis as an ambassador in the court of Patliputra?

223).

The Ashoka’s Bairut inscription was brought to Allahabad by__?

224).

In the Mauryan empire, the post Devatadhyaksha is related to –

225).

In the Mauryan period, the duties of Mudradhyaksha were concerned with –

226).

As per the officials mentioned in the Arthashastra, the duties related to Crown lands was performed by whom ?

227).

In the Maurya empire, who looked after Markets and check wrong practices?

228).

In the Maurya empire, who was the superintendent of Ports ?

229).

In the Maurya empire, what was the name of department of the Chief of the Mines ?

230).

Who was Paura during the Maurya empire?

231).

In which inscription, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka refers himself as Piyadassi laja Magadhe (Piyadassi, King of Magadha)?

232).

Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is referred as Ashokavardhana in which of the following?

233).

In context of Mauryan administration, who was regarded as the ‘Chief treasury officer’?

234).

In context of Mauryan administration, who was the chief supervisor of the collection of revenue from the whole kingdom?

235).

Who was the author of the Jivaka Chintamani?

236).

Which of the following ancient Tamil Kingdoms came to be known from Sangam Literature?

237).

Who was the author of the book ‘Manimekalai’?

238).

Who was the author of the book ‘Silappadikarma’?

239).

Which of the following book is the sequel of an epic ‘Silappadikarma’?

240).

In Sangam age, the book ‘Bharatam’ was written by__?

241).

Where was the first Tamil Sangam held__?

242).

Tolkāppiyam belongs to which tamil Sangam?

243).

Who was the author of the book ‘Tirukkural’?

244).

Which of the following book is considered as the ‘Odyssus of Tamil poetry’?

245).

Who built a temple of Augustus at Muzris?

246).

Which of the following was the capital of Chola dynasty?

247).

The Pattini cult was established by which Sangam ruler?

248).

Which among the following was the capital of Chera Kingdom?

249).

Which among the following Harappan site has been divided into three parts?

250).

At which Indus Valley Site, the beared man in steatite image has been found?

251).

Which among the following places in India where all the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites are found?

252).

Which among the following is considered to be the oldest Veda?

253).

Which among the following are important functionaries of Early Vedic period?

254).

Purusha sukta is a part of which among the following vedas?

255).

The hymns of regveda were composed by ?

256).

Which of the following types of Vedic priests was most responsible for making correct arrangements for vedic sacrificial rites?

257).

Which of the following are ritualistic teachings attached to the hymns of the Vedas?

258).

The IX mandala of the Rigveda samhita is dedicated to?

259).

As per the Dharmashastras, what does ‘Anuloma Vivah’ mean ?

260).

Who was the founder of Yoga philosophy?

261).

Which of the following is the oldest Smriti?

262).

Which of the following Vedanga is related to metrics?

263).

The ‘Battlle of Ten kings’ is depicted in which mandal of Rig Veda?

264).

Which of the Brahamana says’wife is half her husband’?

265).

Which of the following Upanishads gives clear reference of four Ashrams of individual’s life?

266).

In which of the following Vedas, the priest is Brahma?

267).

In which Mandal of Rigveda ‘Gayatri Mantra is mentioned?

268).

In the Later Vedic period, who was the god of Shudras?

269).

Which of the following is the equivalent term used for Raja in early vedic era?

270).

According to the later Vedic Era beliefs, which of the following Gods were elected democratically?

271).

Which of the following subjects are dealt in by Kalpa Sutras?

272).

Which among the following age marks a very distinct growth in population of Human beings compared to other ages?

273).

In which state of India, the first Paleolithic site was discovered?

274).

Consider the following statements: 1. Both Ramapithecus & Shivapithecus have been considered the earliest ancestors of modern human beings 2. While Ramapithecus is a male fossil, Shivapithecus is a female fossil Which among the above statements is / are correct ?

275).

Consider the following statements: 1. First human like appearance was in Australopithecus 2. First known Homo species is Homo heidelbergensis Which among the above statements is / are correct ?

276).

At which of the following sites, largest variety of food grains in the Chalcolithic age has been found?

277).

At which among the following sites the where first evidence of cultivation of cotton has been found?

278).

Which among the following is the correct location of an ancient site Deh Morsai Ghundai?

279).

Begram in Afghanistan was a capital of which of the following kings?

280).

World’s first oil paintings have been found in which of the following countries?

281).

In which of the following Russo-Persian wars Russia was defeated?

282).

What was the capital of Surasena Mahajanpada?

283).

“Revere all the Buddhas, revere the dharma, revere the sangha” Which among the following quotes this _________?

284).

“_____________is believed to mark the main site of Hastinapur, which was capital of Kauravas and Pandava The imperial gazetteer of India quotes about which of the following places?

285).

Pushkalavati was capital of which of the following acient Kingdoms?

286).

The place Dharanikota in South India is related to which ancient dynasty?

287).

Which of the following Rigvedic deities represented Storm?

288).

Who among the following was propounder of the Madhyamika Philosophy?

289).

Pushkalavati was capital of which of the following acient Kingdoms?

290).

The place Dharanikota in South India is related to which ancient dynasty?

291).

Which among the following was the capital of Pandyas Kingdom?

292).

In context of Sangam Age, which among the following was the ruling class in society?

293).

Which among the following was the royal emblem of Chola Kingdom?

294).

Which among the following was the royal emblem of Chera Kingdom?

295).

Which among the following was the royal emblem of Pandya Kingdom?

296).

Uraiyur was an ancient Chola city famous for__?

297).

In the Sangam age, ‘Karai’ the revenue term is related with__?

298).

Variyar, the Revenue term was used for which action?

299).

The word ‘Sangam’ of Sangam Age was closely associated with which of the following?

300).

Who is known as the Father of Tamil literature?

301).

Who was the chairman of Third Tamil Sangam?

302).

Who was the earliest known Chola King who conquered Sri Lanka and ruled it ?

303).

The greatest Chera King remembered for building a temple of ‘Kannagi’ the Goddess of Chastity?

304).

Who was the founder of Sunga Dynasty?

305).

Who was contemporary of Pushyamitra Sunga?

306).

Heliodorus’ a Greek ambassador of the Indo-Greek king was sent to the court of which ruler?

307).

Heliodorus was the Greek ambassador of which of the following Indo-Greek kings?

308).

Pushyamitra, the founder ruler of Sunga Dynasty performed how many Ashvamedha sacrifices?

309).

Who wrote Mahabhashya?

310).

Who wrote Malvikagnimitra?

311).

Who was the first Satvahana King?

312).

Which Saka king defeated by Gautamiputra Satakarni?

313).

The achievements of which ruler was recorded in Nasik Inscription?

314).

Who was the mother of Gautamiputra Satkarni?

315).

Who composed Nasik Inscription in which achievements of Gautamiputra Satkarni were recorded?

316).

Who was the court physician during the reign of Kanishka-I?

317).

Who composed Buddhacharita?

318).

Who overthrew Saka rulers from India?

319).

Which of the following passes was used by Sakas to come to India?

320).

Which Saka ruler was responsible for important irrigation works in Saurashtra?

321).

The Sakas introduced Satrap system of government along with whom?

322).

Which among the following were the scholars in the Court of Kanishka-I?

323).

Who was the founder of Gupta Dynasty?

324).

Which Gupta emperor was an expert Veena player?

325).

Who was the court poet of Samudragupta?

326).

Who among the following of Gupta dynasty adopted the title ‘Kaviraja’?

327).

Who among the following rulers of Gupta dynasty started Gupta Era?

328).

Which among the following was the last ruler of Gupta empire?

329).

Which of the following was capital of Guptas?

330).

Which the following rulers is known as the ‘Napoleon of India’?

331).

The achievements of Samudragupta are mentioned in which inscription?

332).

Who assumed the title of ‘Ksitipasatapatih’ (Lord of hundred Kings)?

333).

Which among the following is / are works of Kalidasa? 1. Ritusamhara 2. Meghaduta 3. Malavikagnimitra 4. Kumarashambhava 5. Abhijnana Sakuntalam Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

334).

Which among the following era is identical with Gupta era?

335).

Whom did Skandgupta appointed as the the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra?

336).

Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the period of Samudragupta ?

337).

Who composed Prayag-Prashasti inscription during the Gupta period?

338).

Under whose reign the Chinese traveller Fa-hein came to India?

339).

Who among the following foreign traveller came to India during the reign of Chandragupta II?

340).

The Nalanda University was founded by which Gupta ruler?

341).

The Sudarshan lake repaired second time under the reign of__?

342).

The Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II was succeeded by whom?

343).

Who granted permission to Buddhist king of Ceylon Meghavarman to build a monastic at Bodh Gaya?

344).

Who defeated the Saka king Rudrasimha III and annexed his kingdom?

345).

The gold coins issued during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya were known as__?

346).

Which of the following is / are the 9 gems of Chandragupta Vikramaditya?

347).

Which of the following inscriptions mentions Chandragupta Vikramaditya’s authority over North-Western India?

348).

Who among the following Gupta emperor made Ujjain as his second capital?

349).

Which of the following are the famous temples of Gupta empire?

350).

In context of Gupta empire during whose time period was the Iron Pillar in Delhi erected?

351).

What was the name of the Lichchavi princess who Chandragupta-I married?

352).

Who was the father of King Harshavardhan ?

353).

Which of the following is the period assigned to reign of Harshavardhana?

354).

The ruler of Kushan dynasty, Kanishka was the follower of__?

355).

Kushans belongs to which tribe?

356).

Who was the founder of Kushana Empire in India?

357).

Who was the first ruler of Kushana dynasty to issue gold coins in India?

358).

Who among the following introduced Shaka era?

359).

Which of the following was main capital of Kushana king Kanishka-I?

360).

Who among the following succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?

361).

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

362).

Buddhacharita, the epic biography of Gautama Buddha in Sanskrit was written by__:

363).

The last ruler of the Mauryan Dynasty, who was assassinated by Pushyamitra Sunga, his commander-in-chief was __ ?

364).

Who among the following Kushan Emperors was the first to introduce the gold coinage in India?

365).

Rajatarangini, a book that generally recorded the heritage of Kashmir in the 12th Century, was written by__:

366).

Which among the following can best define the Neolithic Revolution ?

367).

Which of the following Harappan towns is divided into three parts ?

368).

Which of the following is the most common motif of the Indus Seals ?

369).

Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic tools in India, was originally ___?

370).

Which among the following places has given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Subcontinent?

371).

Which of the following was not a diety of the Harappans?

372).

With which among the following Vedas, the Shatapatha Brahmana is related to___?

373).

King Ashvapati of the Upanishadic Age was the ruler of which among the following Kingdoms?

374).

That the homeland of the Aryans was Arctic Region, was propounded by ___?

375).

Who was the priest of the Bharatas in the battle of Ten Kings ?

376).

What metals were known to the people of Indus valley civilisation?

377).

At which Indus Valley Site, the remains of Horse bones have been found?

378).

In the Indus Valley Civilization, the style of script is:

379).

What is the meaning of term “Mohenjodaro” in Indus Valley Civilization?

380).

In the Indus Valley civilization the Great Granary was found in which among the following sites?

381).

In the Indus Valley Civilisation(IVC) which among the following site has a unique water harnessing system and its storm water drainage system?

382).

Who is often called as Hindu Luther of Northern India ?

383).

Father of renaissance of Western India was__?

384).

Who was the founder leader of ‘Muslim Faqirs’ ?

385).

Who was the first Indo-Greek king, who became Buddhist?

386).

Who was the first Indo-Greek king, who became Buddhist?

387).

Which of the following are two works of Kalidasa?

388).

Bring out the only incorrect statement:

389).

Devichandraguptam, a play by Vishakhadatta, tells story about which of the following rulers?

390).

Who wrote the book Pancha Siddhantika?

391).

Which of the following Indus Valley sites is not a present in India?

392).

Which Indian city was also known as Kusumapura during the ancient period?

393).

Acharanga Sutra is associated with which of the following religions?

394).

Third Buddhist Council was held at which of the following places?

395).

The famous book Sutrakritanga provides detailed information about the life of:

396).

Which of the following plays of Kalidasa tells the story of mortal King Pururavas and celestial nymph Urvashi who fall in love?

397).

Mundaka Upanishad, the Mandukya Upanishad and the Prashna Upanishad are associated with which of the following Vedas?

398).

Tat Tvam Asi, a sanskrit phrase, originally occurs in which of the following Upanishads?

399).

Jorwe culture, a Chalcolithic culture, was first discovered in which of the following states of India?

400).

At which of the following Harappan sites, terracotta female figures were discovered?

401).

The Neolithic sites Kuchai and Golbai Sasan are located in which Indian state?

402).

The Nitisara of Kamandaka, also known as the Kamandakiya-Nitisara, was composed during the period of:

403).

Which of the following regions was called “Gedrosia” during times of Alexander, the great?

404).

Rummindei Pillar Inscription which talks about taxation in Maurya era has been found at which of the following places?

405).

Which of the following rulers were contemporary of Buddha?

406).

The Greek Ambassador Deimachus of Plataea had visited the court of which of the following rulers of Magadha?

407).

Who among the following is writer of the ‘Kalpasutra’?

408).

Buddhism from India was introduced to which current region by Kasyapa Matanga?

409).

Which of the following was denoted by the term “Kahapana” or “Karshapan” during ancient India?

410).

What was Arikamedu during ancient India?

411).

The ancient port-site of Godavaya is located in which country?

412).

Who among the following legendary kings was also known as “Sarvadamana” in his childhood?

413).

Who among the following translated “Gita Govinda” in 1792?

414).

Which among the following dynasty was identified only on the basis of Coins?

415).

Who among the following were known as Tocharians?

416).

Two schools, viz. Mathura School of Art and Gandhara School of Art flourished in which among the following era?

417).

Who among the following defeated Harshavardhana on the banks of river Narmada?

418).

In which of the following cities of India is located world’s first complete granite temple?

419).

Which of the following rivers was known as “Drishdvati” in Vedic Era?

420).

Nakoda at Rajasthan, which is famous for miracles at Nakodaji, is a temple of which among the following ?

421).

The temples at Belur, Halebidu and Somnathpura are supreme examples of which among the following types of Temple Architecture?

422).

Which among the following Pala rulers is known to have founded the Vikramshila Vihara?

423).

Hieun Tsang, had visited the court of which among the following rulers?

424).

Which among the following is the correct meaning of a word “Manigramam” used in medieval India?

425).

The term “Vitasta” in Rig Veda refers to which among the following rivers?

426).

The deity in most of the Chola temples was__?

427).

In which among the following metals, largest number of coins were issued in Gupta Era?

428).

Sarnath, is related to which among the following events in the life of Buddha?

429).

Kushinara or Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha attained parinirvana was located in which among the following provinces of ancient India?

430).

Agnimitra, who is the hero of Kalidasa’s ‘Malvikagnimitram’ was a king of which of the following dynasties?

431).

Who has written “Kalpsutra”?

432).

In which period, “Arthshastra” was written ?

433).

Yājñavalkya Smṛti was written in which among the following era?

434).

Works of 11th century Sanskrit poet Jayadeva have become the basis of which among the following dance forms of India?

435).

Which king of Ancient India has been given the title” Indian Nepoleon” by VA Smith?

436).

Which among the following site in Bihar is a Buddhist as well as Janism pilgrim place?

437).

Consider the following statements about Lion Capital of Asoka which has been now adopted as India’s emblem:
1.It was erected around 250 BC at Sarnath
2. It was engraved with “Satyamev Jayate”
3. Its abacus is engraved with 4 animals viz. lion, elephant, deer and bull
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

438).

History of which among the following parts of India has been described in the “Rajtarangini” of Kalhana?

439).

During the reign of which among the following Kings, the Gandhar Style of Art developed?

440).

Every five years, Harshavardhana used to donate all his possessions at an assembly at which among the following places?

441).

The Excavated Buddhist Site, Lalitgiri , which was notified as Centrally Protected in the year 1937, is located in which among the following states of India?

442).

Which among the following is NOT a Vedanga?

443).

At which among the following places, Gautam Buddha preached his last sermon?

444).

Which among the following sites in Haryana, is the place as per legends where Lord Krishna delivered the sermon of Bhagavad Gita?

445).

Which century Gautama Buddha was born in?

446).

Where is Largest Monastery in India?

447).

Who among the following was the first Tirthankar of Jainism?

448).

Which among the following kings assassinated Brihadrath, the last Maurya King?

449).

Apart from Madurai, which among the following was also a capital of Pandyas?

450).

Ashoka called the third buddhist council at which of the following places?

451).

Which among the following site has yielded the cultural remains from Neolithic to Harappan era?

452).

“Mahamaya”, the mother of Guautam Buddha belonged to which among the following dynasties?

453).

Which among the following text of Buddhism speaks about the sixteen Mahajanapadas?

454).

Which of the following Pala Kings founded the Vikramshila University?

455).

Which dynasty Asoka the Great was emperor of ?

456).

The Brihadishwara Temple (Rajarajeswaram) is situated at?

457).

Which among the following mahajanpada was situated on the bank of river Godavari?

458).

At which among the following places, the famous Bull Seal of Indus Valley Civilization was found?

459).

The philosophy of “Nyaya Darshan” has been ascribed to who among following?

460).

A civilization (mature period 2600–1900 BCE) which was centred mostly in the western part of the Indian Subcontinent?

461).

Which among the rulers of Magadh founded the city of Patliputra (Patna) on the bank of river Ganges?

462).

With which among the following branches of Mathematics, Sulva Sutras are related to__?

463).

Simuka was an Indian king and the founder of which among the following dynasty?

464).

Which among the following was the state emblem of Pandyas?

465).

Bhandi was a chief secretary of which among the following Indian Kings?

466).

Which among the following ruler is known for Junagarh Rock Inscription?

467).

After the victory on which among the following, the Vikrama Samvat was founded by the Tuar Rajput emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain ?

468).

The construction of the Delhi Iron Pillar, now located at the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque in New Delhi was constructed in which period?

469).

The name of which among the following king of the Hellenistic Seleucid Kingdom has been inscribed on the edicts of Asoka?

470).

Dhauli Hills , which have major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hills are located in which among the following states of India?

471).

Indus Valley site at Surkotada is located in which among the following states ?

472).

In which state of India is located the ancient trading depot of Bharukaccha?

473).

Which among the following was capital of Mitrakas?

474).

Which among the following sites near Pondicherry gives best support to the view on an ancient trade between Rome and the ancient Tamil country of India?

475).

As per Vedic rituals, which among the following is the divine messenger who receives the prayers and conveys them to the heavenly spheres?

476).

As per the Hindu Philosophy, what is the number of articles under the restraints and practices (Yamas and Niyamas)?

477).

Who among the following was the first famous and powerful king of Sen dynasty?

478).

The silver coins of which among the following kings carried portraits and bilingual legends, which were inspired by the Kshatrapa types?

479).

Hieroglyphic Writing is a part of which ancient civilization?

480).

Kotada timba, which contains ruins of an ancient Harappan city is located in which among the following states?

481).

Yavanpriya in ancient Hindu Texts refers to which among the following?

482).

Who among the following is the author of Dharmasastra?

483).

In ancient India, the term Nishka was related to which among the following?

484).

Vedic mythology refers to an ancient settlement called Pushkalavati after Pushkal, who was the son of King Bharata in the epic Ramayan. What is the modern location of Pushkalavati?

485).

Which among the following dynasties is known to have given the largest grant of villages to the temples and Brahamans?

486).

Rigveda was written during which among the following ages?

487).

For the first time in Indian History, the description of the State Administration was found for which among the following periods?

488).

Who among the following is ascribed for the work Mudrarakshaha?

489).

Which among the following kings have been linked to the Sudaman Caves ?

490).

What was the function of Samharta in Mauryan Administration?

491).

“All Indians are Free and not even one of them is a slave”. Who among the following has observed the above about the Mauryan Empire?

492).

Pushyamitra Shunga, who was originally a Senapati of the Mauryan Empire and assassinated the last Mauryan Emperor Brihadrath in 185 BC was a ____?

493).

There is only one edict, in which Ashoka refers himself as King of Magadha (Laja Magadhe). Identify the edict from the following:

494).

At which among the following places, Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days ?

495).

Ceylon became a stronghold of which among the following branches of Buddhism?

496).

Who among the following was King of Magadha at the time of Mahaparinirvana of Gautam Buddha?

497).

Ashvaghosha, who has written the marvelous work “Buddhacharita” was a court poet of which among the following kings?

498).

Who among the following kings was a contemporary of both Mahavira and Buddha ?

499).

What is the correct Chronological Order of Nandas, Sungas, Mauryas & Hayankas dynasties of Ancient India?

500).

Tanjore , Anhilwada, Dhara & Kanauj were the capitals of respectively which among the following dynasties?

501).

The first Indian Mathematician who treated Mathematics as a different discipline?

502).

The word ” Vihara” in Buddhism means____________?

503).

Which among the following Buddhist Canon is related to dealing with rules for monks and nuns ?

504).

Savatthi was capital of which among the 16 Mahajanpadas?

505).

During the period of Harshavardhana the fields were watered by the pots which were called Ghati yantra. The writing of which among the following authors records this?

506).

At which among the following places, Harshavardhana established a large Buddhist monastery?

507).
The Pasupati seal, discovered at Mohenjodaro archaeological site by Sir John Marshall, which has given rise to the Proto-Shiva theory, has the following characteristics:

  1. Yogic Posture in possibly Hath Yoga
  2. Surrounded by animals
  3. Sitting on a lotus

Choose the correct option:

508).
Consider the following statements:

  1. The rebels in the revolt 1857 had no clear perspective
  2. Many leaders of the revolt were defeated because of betrayal

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

509).

In which year, collector in each District of Bengal was made responsible for settling the revenue and collecting it?

510).
In context with the “Village Headman” of Gupta Era in ancient India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Village headman used to manage the village daily affairs with the consent of the King
  2. No land transaction could be effected without the consent of the Village headman

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

511).
Consider the following statements:

  1. The abundant female images suggest that goddesses played a central role in the Indus Valley civilization
  2. Female God Figurine were abundant but male rare in the Chalcolithic communities

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

512).
Which among the following was / were the reasons behind the Rise of Magadha as imperial power in Ancient India:

  1. Strategic position surrounded by five hills and aggressive policy of rulers
  2. Rich and fertile zone with good communication channels
  3. Association with Buddhism and Gautam Buddha

Choose the correct option:

513).
Which among the following are directly linked to Vedic Literature:

  1. Dharamasutra
  2. Acaranga Sutra
  3. Avatamsaka Sutra

Choose the correct option:

514).
 Bhimbethka in Madhya Pradesh is an ancient Indian site where art prehistoric age are found preserved in rock-shelters. These arts belong to:

  1. Paleolithic age
  2. Mesolithic age
  3. Chalcolithic age

Choose the correct option:

515).

“Gayatri Mantra” has been mentioned in which of the Vedas?

516).

Which among the following veda has been described as “Braham Veda”?

517).

Which among the following system in the Vedic Age has provided for a marriage of a childless widow with the brother of blood relation of her deceased husband for the sake of progeny ?

518).

Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (sky) these are the panchtatvas (5 elements) and when they combine they give rise to new objects. This is a principle of which of the Vedic philosophies?

519).

Which among the following Mahajanpada was located on the junction of two famous ancient Indian Trade routes – Uttarpatha and Dakshinpatha?

520).

In which of the following modern State, most of the 24 Tirthankar of Jainism attained nirvana?

521).

Which among the following is true about Buddha?

522).

King Prasenjita was a contemporary and friend of Lord Buddha. He was a king of ________?

523).

In which of the following works is mentioned the conspiracy hatched by Pushyamitra Shunga to eliminate the last Mauryan King Brihadratha?

524).

Which among the following was main item of revenue during Maurya Period?

525).

The railings of the Sanchi Stupa were made during ?

526).

Kharvela who constructed caves in the Udaigri for jain Monks was a ruler belonging to which dynasty ?

527).

Milinda-Panho is a pali text which record discussion between Milinda and Nagsena. Milinda was a ________?

528).

The Royal seal of Guptas bore the emblem of _________?

529).

Devichandraguptam was a work of _________?

530).

Which among the following sites gives an evidence of maritime trade in harappan era?

531).

Fa-Hien who came to visit India during Gupta Period had the main motive of ___________?

532).

Which among the following is best example of Vijaynagar Art?

533).

There is no evidence of cultivation of which among the Barley , Sugarcane, Rice & Field pea at any of the sites of the Indus valley ?

534).

Evidence of a game which was very similar to chess was found at which of the following sites at Indus valley civilization?

535).

Bhogagamas were villages given by the Kings to his favorites in Pre Maurya Period particularly Purohitas (Priests) or some Setties (Big Merchants) for the purpose of __________?

536).

Gandhar art is a combination of ____________ ?

537).

What was used normally in the construction of Roya Houses during Mauryan period?

538).

Battle of the Hydaspes was fought between Alexander and King Porus in 326 BC. Hydapses means which river________?

539).

Algebra was invented by which of the following Ancient Indian Mathematicians?

540).

”Kaviraja” or King of poets was a title of _________?

541).

Which among the following comprises ” Code of Laws” ?

542).

Who among the following king is related to Repair of Sudarsana Lake?

543).

Who among the following is propounded of Madhyamika Philosophy ?

544).

Sankara is related to which of the following?

545).

The ancient places of Badami, Dwarasamudra and Warangal are related to which of the following dynasties?

546).

Konark Temples are related to which of the following dynasties ?

547).

Chandella Kings are related to which of the following temples?

548).

Mahabalipuram was a port city of which of the following dynasties?

549).

Narasimhavarman-I was one of the most famous Tamil kings of the Pallava dynasty who ruled South India and founded Mahabalipuram. His another name is _______?

550).

‘Saptanga’ Theory which deals with the 7 limbs (sapta anga) of ancient political structure was propounded by ?

551).

In which period of the Indian History , the number zero as well as decimal system were invented?

552).

In ancient India, which dynasty issued the largest number of Gold coins?

553).

Aihole is called the cradle of Indian temple architecture. Which among the following dynasty is related to the construction of magnificent temples in Aihole?

554).

Who among the following has been described by Banabhatta as “a lion to the Huna deer’?

555).

Which among the following place is related to coronation of Chola Kings?

556).

The capital of Chola empire was Thanjavur (Tanjore), where Brihadeshwara temple was constructed by ___________?

557).

Who among the following is said to have crossed the Vindhyas in the later Vedic age and aryanise the south ?

558).

Which among the following is the most important work of Tamil Literature of Sangam Period (sometimes also referred as Bible of the Tamil land)?

559).

Who among the following is compiled the work ” Ravanavadham”?

560).

Which among the following have been proved to be the best source of info regarding ancient India?

561).

which among the following Brahman provides details of cultivation process?

562).

Which among the following was the most important grain grown in the vedic Age?

563).

In Vedic age which among the following grains was referred as vrihi?

564).

” Karmara” in the vedic age was referred to the people occupied with the profession of ______?

565).

Brahma Sutra of Badrayan are the logical point of starting of which of the following philosophies?

566).

Gopatha Brahman is a part of which of the following Vedas?

567).

Which among the following philosophy deals with Logic?

568).

Which river was called Vipasa in Vedic India?

569).

Four Noble Truths are one of the most fundamental truths of which of the following religion?

570).

Kena Upanishad is of which of the following Vedas?

571).

Shatapatha Brahmana belongs to which of the following Vedas?

572).

After death of Bindusara, who among the following is considered to help Asoka to capture the throne?

573).

Which Buddhist council was held during the reign of Kanishka?

574).

Sarnath is associated with which aspect of Buddha’s life?

575).

Which of the following places is known for painted rock shelters belonging to Paleolithic and Mesolithic ages ?

576).

The bilingual Inscriptions of Asoka involved which of the following two languages?

577).

The Jivaka which is mentioned in Buddhist literature was one among the following ?

578).

What is the meaning of kalibangan in Rajasthan which shows the prehistoric and pre-Mauryan character of Indus Valley Civilization ?

579).

Which was the second capital of Kanishka?

580).

Kumārasambhava is an Sanskrit epic poem written by Kalidasa. It literally means birth of Kumara. Who was Kumara in this epic?

581).

Kumarila Bhatta , who was a Hindu philosopher and scholar from Prayag, was an acharya of which of the following ?

582).

Queen Trishala was the name of mother of ________ ?

583).

In which of the following age human shifted from food gathering stage to food producing stage ?

584).

Charak was a contemporary of which of the following Kings?

585).

The meaning of Mohenjo dero is ‘mound of the dead’. The same meaning is expressed by which of the following names ?

586).

Which of the following authorities lays down a priority of inheritance which places the wife, followed by daughters immediately after sons?

587).

Madurai was a capital of which of the following dynasties?

588).

Who has written the biography of harshavardhana?

589).

The following were the immediate successors of imperial Mauryas?

590).

During the reign of Guptas in North India , who were their contemporaries in South India ?

591).

Navanitakam is a work on which of the following ?

592).

Giak & Kiari are located in which of the following ?

593).

Which of the following place of Andhra Pradesh is well known for a Buddhist Stupa?

594).

The Taxila or Takshashila was located between following two rivers ?

595).

What was the correct rank of ” Baladhikarana” in the Gupta Age?

596).

What were the names of Asoka’s mother, wife & daughter?

597).

Nude male torso has been found at which of the following place?

598).

Mehrgarh in the Indus valley civilization is known for which of the following?

599).

Katyotsarga pose is a gesture of which of the following

600).

Which of the following group represents right combination of Triratnas of Jainism?

601).

Who among the following was last satavahana ruler ?

602).

The three sangams were organized under the chairmanship of which of the following?

603).

Nigashtha, Natputra, Nirgranth & Saatputra are various names of which of the following?

604).

In which of the following the philosophical and spiritual thoughts are contained?

605).

During the reign of which of the following some Yavans’ or Greeks were converted to the Vaishnava Cult?

606).

The earliest epigraphic evidence for the existence of the Bhagavata cult is found in Madhya Pradesh which is the Garuda pillar inscription of Besnagar. It was erected by whom?

607).

Who among the following is considered to organize a confederacy of 10 tribes or Kings against Sudas?

608).

Which among the following is incorrect regarding Kushanas?

609).

Meander who was an Indo Greek king accepted which of the following religion ?

610).

Which among the following are correct about Chola King Rajendra Chola1?

611).

which among the following sentence is incorrect about Rajadhiraja Chola I?

612).

Which among the following is incorrect about Devdasis?

613).

The regions where the Aryans settled in India was called Saptasindhu , which was pronounced as haptahindu as well. What was the other term used for this area?

614).

Which among the following is Incorrect regarding the early Vedic religion?

615).

The famous Gayatri mantra is addressed to which of the following vedic goddess?

616).

Who among the following was the most important divinity during the early Vedic era?

617).

In which of the following marriages in Vedic era, a girl was given by her father to the sacrificial priest in as a part of fee or Dakshina?

618).

Gandhar Kingdom of Later vedic phase was mostly located at which of the following places?

619).

Which among the following is true?

620).

Which school of art is also called as mature School ?

621).

What was the meaning of Visthi in the Gupta Era?

622).

Who was the creator of Ravanabadha?

623).

Amarsimha whose work Amarkosha is related to which of the following ?

624).

Which among the following is not correctly Matched?

625).

Which among the following is Not correctly matched?

626).

Which among the following is Not Correctly matched?

627).

Who among the following is seemed to have known the importance of zero?

628).

Which among the following is NOT correct ?

629).

Which among the following is Not Correctly matched? (Vedas & Brahman)

630).

Which among the following is not Correctly matched?

631).

Who among the following assumed the title of ” Mahendraditya”?

632).

Which among the following has been used in the sculptures of Mathura school of Art?

633).

What was the job of Rupadarshaka in Mauryan Era as per Arthashashtra of Kautilya?

634).

Which among the following is related to history of Kashmir?

635).

Which of the following was a common way of Chola kings Raj raja-1 and Rajendra 1 to commemorate their victories?

636).

Which of the following was an Indian sage cum Guru and is said to have transmitted Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet in the 8th century?

637).

“The greatest law giver ” of ancient India was who among the following?

638).

The ancient city of Raj Griha which is modern Rajgir near Patna was built by which of the following kings?

639).

Who among the following is famous for saving the empire from the Huna tribe, which had overran Asia and Europe.

640).

Mudra Rakshas is a work of Vishakhadutta. This work was depicted which of the following?

641).

Nalanda University was founded by which of the following ?

642).

Bagh caves near Gwalior represent the paintings of which of the following era?

643).

Saka Year is how many years behind the Christian Era?

644).

Partha was the name of which of the following character in Mahabharta?

645).

Which among the following pairs is NOT correctly matched? (Traveler – During reign of King)

646).

Which of the following pala ruler founded the University of Vikramsila?

647).

Who was the founder of the Pala Dynasty of Bengal?

648).

Which of the following was used in house making in Indus Valley Civilization?

649).

Which among the following is not correctly matched? (Maurya Kings and contemporary Travelers/ Ambassadors )

650).

Kavi Vatsal was a title assumed by a king belonging to which of the following dynasties?

651).

At which of the following harappan sites, an Inkpot has been discovered

652).

We have read that the writing in the Indus valley Civilization was Boustrophedon. This means that ______?

653).

Which of the following two towns of Indus valley Civilization were located on the bank of Ghagghar River?

654).

Which of the following two towns of Indus valley Civilization were located on the bank of Ghagghar River?

655).

Which among the following was referred to as Buvan Chakshu in Early vedic era?

656).

Painted Grey ware” was used in which of the following era?

657).

Which among the following is a ritualistic Veda?

658).

Who among the following belonged to Sakya clan of Kshatriyas?

659).

In which of the following Buddhist Councils , the compilation of Dhamma Pitaka and Sutta Pitaka took Place?

660).

Which of the following religious text is written in the form of questions and answers?

661).

Which pillar edict of Asoka is longest of all pillars?

662).

The 13th Rock edict of Asoka which is longest among all the rock edicts describes which of the following?

663).

Who among the following erected a monastery stupa at Peshawar ?

664).

Who among the following granted permission to Buddhist King of Ceylon Meghavarman to build a Monastery at Bodh Gaya?

665).

Which of the following dynasties was founded by Mayur Sarman?

666).

Hemis festival is dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava (Gur Rimpoche) venerated as the representative reincarnate of Buddha. In which part of India it is held every year?

667).

During whose reign among the following the Mahayan emerged ?

668).

Fourth Buddhist Council was held at?

669).

Which among the following kingdom in South India was known for an excellent Navy ?

670).

During whose reign Gandhāran style of art flourished?

671).

Which among the following statements is incorrect regarding Ajanta Caves?

672).

Ayodhya temples are located on the banks of which of the following rivers ?

673).

Twang is an area in Arunanchal Pradesh in India, recently in news papers. It is world famous for which of the following?

674).

“Manas Khand” which is mentioned in various ancient hindu scriptures belongs to /refers to which of the following modern states of India?

675).

Which of the following state is the home to Bharat Dynasty?

676).

Preservation of the genealogies of the gods, Risis and famous kings, is the duty of the Sutas or bards. Which among the following says this ?

677).

Which among the following Chera King is famous for the legends surrounding Kannagi ( he built a temple dedicated to Kannagi) and is also known as ” Red Cherra” ?

678).

Extensive burning of the forest marks which of the following era?

679).

Which of the following era / communities represent Jorwe culture?

681).

Which among the following is the theme of “Katyayana Srauta sutra”?

682).

Who among the following are not mentioned in Asokan Inscriptions?

683).

Which among the following sites of Indus Valley era is considered as the oldest “Ploughed field” in the world?

684).

Allahabad Pillar Inscription gives a detailed account of the reign of which of the following?

685).

Which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization marks the “Absence of Mother goddess figurines” ?

686).

On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy, Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?

687).

Which among the following Kavya of Sanskrit, deal with court intrigues & access to power of Chandragupta Maurya?

688).

Four mattas in the four corners of India were founded by ___?

689).

Which among the following is not a correct pair?

690).

Who among the following assumed the titles of sakayavanpallavanidusana (destroyer of saka, yavana and pallavas) and Trisamudrapittoyvahana (one whose horses had drunk waters from 3 oceans) ?

691).

Who among the following wrote Priyadarshika?

692).

Which among the following is not correctly matched ?

693).

Which among the following dynasty is credited for establishing peace in the country after the decline of maurya Empire?

694).

Which among the following is also called encyclopedia of Buddhism?

695).

The age of Guptas in the Indian History is described as Golden Age of Indian History. Which among the following options is not a valid reason behind this?

696).

The people from which of the following ancient places were called as Vrishnis?

697).

Who among the following professed Suddhadvaita philosophy?

698).

Which among the following correctly explains Bhikkhunī Pātimokkha of Buddhism?

699).

Bring out the only wrong statement:

700).

What was the most prominent reason of arrival of Indo-Aryans from central Asia , possibly from the south of the Urals and East of Caspian Sea?

701).

Who among the following Buddhist Philosophers persuaded the Indo Greek King Meander to Accept Buddhism?

702).

During end of which of the following period the urban centers of Gangetic planes declined ?

703).

The name of the state Bihar comes from an old name which denotes which of the following?

704).

Which among the following work was originally called as Jaya Kavya?

705).

Which among the following Buddhist work is written in Sanskrit?

706).

Which among the following is not a Jain Text ?

707).

What is the number of Richas in Rigveda?

708).

Vajasneya belongs to the following Veda?

709).

Bhagwati Sutra gives the valuable information about the life of which of the following?

710).

In Rigveda the rivers Ganga & Yamuna are mentioned as below

711).

Which among the following Brahaman gave an account of agricultural operations for a season?

712).

Nakulin or Lakulin is considered to be a founder of which of the following sects?

713).

Who among the following rulers conquered the Anga Mahajanpada and merged it with Magadha ?

714).

Which among the following was the most famous learning centre during maurya Period?

715).

Who among the following was commander in chief of Brihadratha?

716).

What was the name of the judges and judicial officers in Satvahana Dynasty?

717).

How the hero of Malvikagnimitra of Kalidasa was related to Pushyamitra Sunga?

718).

Which of the following Chinise rulers built the great wall of China?

719).

In which was the following texts of Kalidasa , Sati system has been mentioned?

720).

At which of the following places Aphsad inscription has been found which gives account of later Guptas?

721).

Who among the following has been mentioned as Maharajadhiraja and a Lion to the Huna Deer by Banabhatta?

722).

What is the meaning of a Prasati ?

723).

Which of the following events happened in AD Era?

724).

Which Jain Tirthankar is considered as female by Shwetambar sect of the Jainism?

725).

Which of the following works credits ‘Pushyabhuti’ as the founder of the Vardhana dynasty ?

726).

Who among the following erected Gangaikonda Cholapuram ?

727).

Bring out the Incorrect statement:

728).

Gathas are most sacred of the texts of which of the following faiths?

729).

In context with Vedic culture, in which of the following categories will be kept Gopath?

730).

Ashtadhyayi, Mahabhasya & Nirkuta are related to which of the following?

731).

Which of the following city was known as Avanti in ancient India?

732).

Which among the following Mahajanpada was located south most comparing to other Mahajanpadas?

733).

Bhagwati sutra is related to which of the following religions?

734).

who among the following had written “Rajavalipataka”?

735).

A lion to the Huna Deer, A burning fever to the king of Sindhu, A troubler of the sleep of the Gurjara King, A bilious fever to that scent elephant, the lord of Gandhara, Destroyer of Skills of Latas, An axe to the Creeper, which is goddess to fortune of Malwa” Banabhatta has given these 6 attributes 
to _______?

736).

Who among the following was not among the 9 gems (Navratna) of the Vikramaditya’s court ?

737).

In which of the following modern area “Amri Culture” developed?

738).

The first Buddhist Council was held at Rajagriha ________?

739).

Who among the following annexed Anga to Magadha?

740).

Which among the following best suits to Vajrasana?

741).

Under which of the following trees, Buddha got enlightment?

742).
Consider the following statements:

  1. Both Nalanda University and Vikramshila University Flourished during Pala Dynasty
  2. Both Nalanada University and Vikramshila University were destroyed by Khilji rulers

Which among the above statements hold correct?

743).

Which among the following sites has given the evidence of an earliest recorded “Earthquake”?

744).

The Bijak Inscription is related to which among the following kings?

745).

In which among the following , the first description about the Bhils , a tribe of Rajasthan was found?

746).

Who among the following established Mewar Kingdom in Rajasthan ?

747).
Consider the following statements:

  1. Entire Smriti literature is Post Vedic Literature
  2. Entire Shruti Literature is Vedic Literature

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

748).
Consider the following statements:

  1. The central theme of Kathopnishad is immortality
  2. The central theme of Mandukya Upnishad is Aum

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

749).

Which among the following site has given an evidence that the people of Indus Valley Civilization were aware of tides ?

750).

Who among the following first postulated that ” All objects in the Physical Universe are reducible to a finite number of atoms”?

751).

Which among the following Buddhist Text is considered to have been recorded by Buddha himself?

752).

Bring out the only incorrect statement:

753).

Bring out the only incorrect statement:

754).

Which among the following river is most described in Rig-Veda?

755).

The Palaeomagnetic results obtained from India indicated that in the past Indian Landmass Moved to _______?

756).

A village Porunthal came into the news as archeological excavations have established it one of the largest glass bead-manufacturing site in southern India dating back to 2nd century BC to 1st century AD. In which state  Porunthal is located?

757).

In which of the following Buddhist councils, the Buddhism was divided into Sthaviravada and second Mahasamghikas?

758).

Pravarasena-I is said to have performed all the seven sacrifices, viz. Agnistoma , Aptoryama, Vajapeya, Jyotishtoma, Brihaspatisava, Sadyaska and Ashvamedha. From which of the following dynasties, Pravarsena-I belonged to?

759).

“Niska ” was used as a medium of exchange, in which of the following periods?

760).

In Greek texts, who among the following has been mentioned as Amitrochates?

761).

Who among the following were also known as Tocharians?

762).

Who among the following was the Russia born Buddhist Monk in Tibet was a study partner and close associate of the 13th Dalai Lama?

763).

Which of the following Chinese pilgrim gives account of the First Gupta Ruler?

764).

We find the coins of a very less known prince called Kacha. Kacha is considered to have been from which of the following dynasties?

765).

Who among the following was known to have worked in Medicine?

766).

What was the name of the silver coins issued by Guptas?

767).

Most of the Greeks, Kushanas & Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism. This was because of the fact that ____?

768).

The port of Tamralipti in the Gupta Era was located in which of the following parts of India?

769).

Which among the following is not considered to be a Noble Truth as per the Buddhist Traditions?

770).

Which among the following is considered to be the official law book of the Guptas?

771).

Which among the following was the earliest drama of Kalidasa?

772).

Which among the following Second Buddhist Council was held ?

773).

Which of the following Indian playwright was imitated by Ceylon King Kumaradasa, the author of Janakiharana?

774).

Which among the following correctly described the plot of the Indian Play Mudra Rakshasha?

775).

Which among the following deals with the love story of a man called Charudatta and a nagarvadhu called “Vasanthasena”?

776).

Which among the following dynasty was founded by Vindyashakti?

777).

Which among the following emperors introduced the two laws of Vyavahar Samta and Danda Samata?

778).

Which among the following is considered to be the official law book of the Guptas?

779).

Which among the following is correct about Bhaddasala?

780).

Which among the ancient Indian Play has referred to the defeat of Yavanas on the bank of River Sindhu in the hands of Vasumitra?

781).

Bring out the only incorrect statement :

782).

Which among the following was the capital of Vatsa Mahajanapada?

783).

Which among the following is/ are considered to be the first tangible evidence of expansion of Buddhism?

784).

In which year, Nalanda University was finally destroyed?

785).

Who among the following was behind the “epoch making” discovery of Arthashastra that altered the false perception of the European scholars that Ancient Indians learnt the art of administration from the Greeks?

786).

The Golden age of the “Gupta Literary Renaissance” is said to be the reign of whom among the following?

787).

Which among the following is correct about Bhaddasala?

788).

In Greek texts, who among the following has been mentioned as Amitrochates?

789).

Which of the following dynasty was ruling in India, when Alexander invaded India?

790).

Who among the following succeeded Pushyamitra Shunga?

791).

What was “Halivakara” in the Gupta Era?

792).

Bring out the only incorrect statement:

793).

The Practice of Polyandry was common in which of the following in ancient India?

794).

The Kadamba Dynasty was founded by whom among the following?

795).

Which among the following emperors introduced the two laws of Vyavahar Samta and Danda Samata?

796).

In Vedic Era, Akhyani is the goddess of which of the following?

797).

Consider the following: 
1. Persian Deities 
2. Greek Deities 
3. Indian Deities 
Which among the above were engraved in the Kushana coins

798).

In Buddhism, Patimonkha deals with which among the following?

799).

Which among the following river is most described in Rig-Veda?

800).

Who among the following started the practice of military governships in India , by leaving the military governors called “Strategos” in India?

801).

Gandhara School of art is related to which of the following dynasties?

802).

The ancient Indian text Panchasiddhantika deals with the 5 principles of which among the following?

803).

In ancient India, the area around which among the following modern areas was known as “Golden Chersonese” ?

804).

Which among the following was used to create sculptures in the Mathura school of art that flourished around 1st century AD?

805).

Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its hymns to:

806).

The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the:

807).

 Dhravya guna shastra, which deals with several species of medicinal plants is a part of which among the following ?

808).

Which among the following is NOT a correct statement in context with the Gupta Era?

809).

There is only one Rock Edict in which Asoka talks about taxation. Which among the following is that edict?

810).

“Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” ” Lead us from Darkness to Light” , this comes from which among the following Upanishadas?

811).

Aihole Inscription is ascribed to which of the following rulers ?

812).
Consider the following matches:

  1. Kena Upanishad : Sam Veda
  2. Katha Upanishad: Krishna yajurveda
  3. Prasna Upanishad : Samveda
  4. Mandukya Upanishad: atharvaveda

Which among the above is / are correct?

813).
The Indus Valley Civilization has not been deciphered yet. Consider the following reasons:

  1. No knowledge about their language
  2. Small length of inscriptions
  3. Absence of bilingual texts

Which among the above is/ are correct reasons?

814).

As per the ancient Indian Texts, the land between which among the following two rivers has been called “Brahamavarta”?

815).

The sulbasutras of ancient Indian Scholar “Baudhayan” have reached to a most correct value of which among the following?

816).

Which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization is located on the banks of River Indus in Larkana District of Pakistan?

817).

Establishment of Svetambara as a separate sect within Jainism was resulted at ____?

818).

The harappans used intaglio seals, made mostly of carved and fired steatite :

819).
Which of the following deities were associated with the ‘Rig Vedic Period’ ?

  1. Purandara
  2. Varuna
  3. Savitri
  4. Usha

Choose the correct option:

820).

Which of the following statements about the Gupta Empire under Samudragupta is NOT correct?

821).

 In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanamapiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :

822).

Select the statement which is NOT correct regarding Kalidasa:

823).

Who were Manu, Yajnavalkya , Narada and Brihaspati ?

824).

The first astronomical observatory of Harappan Civilization has been found at which among the following ancient Indian sites?

825).

The evidences of ‘pit-dwelling’ have been discovered from which of the following ancient Indian sites?

826).

Which among the following Vedic Texts gives a systematic exposition of the ‘theory of rebirth’ for the first time?

827).

The doctrine of ‘Vyuhavada’ is associated with which among the following Sects (or) cults of India?

828).

The ‘Saptanga Theory of State’ (Theory of Seven Limbs of the State) was propounded by :

829).

The “Siddhimatrika” script was one of the forms of writing Sanskrit in ancient India. This script, which made Sanskrit works known in China and Japan was developed during the times of ___:

830).

Which among the following scripts of modern India have descended from the Sarda Script?
1. Gurmukhi
2. Dogri
3. Sindhi
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

831).

To perform which among the following functions, Rajukas were appointed by Asoka?

832).

Which of the following is not an event in ancient Indian history in BC era?

833).

Which of the following was most probably the first metal to be used in India?

834).

The Jorwe culture of ancient India has been named after site of the same name in which of the following states?

835).

Which of the following terms is not associated with a tool tradition of ancient India / World?

836).

In stone age, the Microliths were most commonly found in which of the following ages?

837).

Which of the following is a correct statement about Indus Valley Civilization?

838).

Which of the following is not a correct statement about Buddhist Canonical literature?

839).

Which of the following rulers were closely associated with Yuehzhi nomadic people?

840).

Which of the following ancient Indian sages did not make substantial contribution to the YOGĀCĀRA (Yogachara) philosophical tradition?

841).

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

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