UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Ancient Indian History [Nation Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
1526 AD is significant in India’s History because of __

1.Foundation of Mughal empire in North India

2.Arrival of Ibn batuta

3.Arrival of Vasco Di Gama

4.Establishment of East India Company


Question:
Akbarnama was written originally in which among the following languages?

1.Chagtai Turkic

2. Persian

3.Arabic

4.Urdu


Question:
“Gapata Sarah” refers to which of the following?

1.Waste land

2.Jungle or forest land

3.Habitable land

4.Pasture land


Question:
During which of the following period, social and economic status of the Shudras improved?

1.Maurya empire

2.Gupta Empire

3.Magadha Empire

4.Kushana Empire


Question:
Gatka is an ancient martial art from which state of India?

1.Punjab

2.Maharashtra

3.Uttar Pradesh

4.Andhra Pradesh


Question:
Ibn Batuta was a traveler from which among the following current nations?

1.Algeria

2.Morocco

3.Tunisia

4. Libya


Question:
In the name of which among the following Mughal emperors, the East India Company struck the first coins in India?

1.Jahangir

2. Farrukhsiyar

3. Muhammad Shah

4.Jahandar Shah


Question:
In which of the following temples, the pyramidal roof can be found?

1.Bhitargaon temple

2.Dasavatar Temple

3.Shiva Temple of Bhumara

4.Shiva Temple of Koh


Question:
The early Satavahana kings appeared in which of the following regions?

1.Andhra

2. South Maharashtra

3.North Maharashtra

4.None of the above


Question:
Kandarya Mahadeva temple was constructed during which of the following period?

1.6th century AD

2.7th century AD

3.9th century AD

4.10th century AD


Question:
Manyakheta (modern Malkhed) on the banks of Kagina River in Gulbarga district, Karnataka state was the capital of ______?

1.Satvahanas

2.Rastrakutas

3. Hoysalas

4.Kakatiyas


Question:
Miftah-ul-Futuh also known as “Key to the Victories” was composed by Amir Khusro in honour of _?

1.Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji

2.Muhammad bin Tughluq

3.Ibrahim Lodhi

4.Iltutmish


Question:
Mirza Ghalib was a contemporary of which among the following Mughal Emperors?

1.Alamgir II

2.Muhammad Shah

3. Bahadur Shah Zafar

4.Farrukhsiyar


Question:
Mohammad Ghori was first defeated by which of the following rulers?

1.Prithviraja Chauhan

2.Jayachandra

3.Vidyadhara Chandella

4.Bhima II


Question:
Shivaji had formed a council of eight ministers that administered the Maratha empire. The council was named as:

1.Nyaya Pradhan

2.Ashta Sena

3.Ashta Siddhi

4.Ashta Pradhan


Question:
Shivaskandavarman ruled during which of the following periods?

1.3rd Century A.D.

2.4th Century A.D.

3.6th Century A.D.

4.7th Century A.D.


Question:
Simhavishnu was succeeded by which of the following kings?

1.Narasimhavarman I

2.Mahendravarman I

3.Shivaskandavarman

4.Simhavarman


Question:
The ambassador of Emperor James I, who reached in the court of Jahangir in 1615 was __:

1.Sir James Hay

2.Sir Thomas Roe

3. Sir Thomas Howard

4.Sir John Digby


Question:
The Chola provinces were further divided into which of the following?

1. Kottams

2.Nadu

3.Nagaram

4.None of the above


Question:
The famous monastery at Otantapura was built by which of the following Pala ruler?

1.Gopala

2.Dharmapala

3.Devapala

4.Ramapala


Question:
The largest number of Vakataka inscriptions belongs to which of the following kings?

1. Prabhavatigupta

2.Pravarasena II

3. Divakarasena

4.Damodarasena


Question:
The minting of silver coins was first started in the reign of which of the following Gupta kings?

1.Chandragupta I

2.Chandragupta II

3.Kumaragupta I

4.Skandagupta


Question:
The Sayyid dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate is called so because__?

1.Its founder and his successors adopted the title Sayyid

2.Its founder and his successors belonged to the Sayyid tribe of eastern Turkistan

3. Its founder and his successors were descendant of the prophet Muhammad

4.Its founder was a scholar of Islamic theology


Question:
The temple of Virupaksha was constructed during the reign of which of the following king?

1.Vikramaditya I

2. Pulakesin I

3. Vikramaditya II

4.Pulakesin II


Question:
The Venetian traveller Marco Polo visited Kerala in which of the following centuries?

1.13th century

2.14th century

3.15th century

4.16th century


Question:
Under which of the following kings the Kushana empire reached its zenith?

1.Kadphises I

2.Kanishka

3.Vasudeva II

4. Vima Kadphises


Question:
Which among the following division of a Veda has been said to suit the last (Sanyas) of the four stages in a man’s life?

1.Mantra Samhita

2.Brahamana

3. Aranyaka

4.Upanishada


Question:
Which among the following is incorrect regarding Buland darwaja?

1.It was built by Akbar in 1602

2.It was built in Fatehpur Sikri

3.It was built to commemorate Akbar’s victory on Gujarat only

4.All are correct


Question:
Which among the following Mughal Emperor was also known as “Ali Gauhar”?

1.Bahadur Shah Zafar

2.Shah Aalam II

3. Muhammad shah

4.Aurangzeb


Question:
Which of the following Chola King assumed the title of Gangaikondachola?

1.Rajendra I

2.Rajadhiraja

3.Rajendra II

4.Virarajendra


Question:
Which of the following Chola king captured Madurai and took the title of Madurantaka and Maduraikonda?

1. Vijayalaya

2.Aditya I

3.Parantaka I

4.Parantaka II


Question:
Which of the following kings along with Chandragupta II defeated the Shaka satraps of Malwa and Kathiawar?

1.Prithvisena I

2.Pravarasena II

3. Rudrasena II

4.Narendrasena


Question:
Which of the following kings founded the Vikramasilavihara?

1.Gopala

2.Dharmapala

3.Devapala

4. Mahendrapala


Question:
Which of the following kings succeeded Nandivarman II?

1.Nandivarman III

2.Virakurcha

3.Dantivarman

4.Aparajita


Question:
Which of the following kings was defeated by Rashtrakuta king, Dhruva?

1.Vatsaraja

2.Harichandra

3.Nagabhatta II

4. Nagabhatta I


Question:
Which of the following kings was the son of Prithvisena I?

1.Prithvisena II

2.Rudrasena II

3.Rudrasena I

4. Pravarasena II


Question:
Which of the following Pandyan King succeeded Prantaka Viranayana?

1.Maravarman Rajasimha II

2.Sundara Pandya

3.Sundara Pandya II

4.Varagunavarman II


Question:
Which of the following periods saw the regular use of fire-baked bricks and perforated roof tiles?

1.Kanvas

2.Shungas

3.Satavahanas

4.Kushans


Question:
Which of the following refers to the royal share of merchandise brought into a town or harbour by merchants?

1.Shulka

2. Bhaga

3.Bhoga

4. Kara


Question:
Which of the following rulers died in the Kalinjar Fort situated in the Bundelkhand region of central India?

1.Mahmud of Ghazni

2.Sher Shah Suri

3.Humayun

4.Jahangir


Question:
Which of the following rulers introduced “Rupee” in India?

1. Akbar

2. Alauddin Khilji

3.Shershah Suri

4.Shah Jahan


Question:
Which of the following rulers of Delhi Sultanate abolished the Iqtas?

1. Alauddin Khilji

2.Muhammad Tughlaq

3. Firozshah Tughlaq

4.Balban


Question:
Which of the following rulers ruled the Vakataka Nandivardhana branch after the death of Rudrasena II?

1.Prabhavatigupta

2.Pravarasena II

3.Damodarasena

4.Divakarasena


Question:
Which of the following succeeded Dantivarman?

1.Paramesdhvaraman II

2.Nandivarman III

3. Aparajita

4. None of the above


Question:
Which of the following tribe originated from the steppes of north Central Asia?

1.Kanvas

2.Shungas

3.Satavahanas

4.Kushans


Question:
Which of the following was the court poet of Harsha?

1.Kalidasa

2. Banabhatta

3.Harishena

4.Bhasa


Question:
Which of the following were employed for the execution of criminals?

1.Kshtriyas

2. Vaishyas

3. Shudras

4.Chandalas


Question:
Which type of coins were issued by the king of Vijayanagar empire, Tirumala Raya ?

1.Varaha

2.Garuda

3.BalaKrishna

4.Hanuman


Question:
Who among the following built the mosque Quwal-ul-lslam at Delhi?

1.Alauddin Khilji

2.Iltutmish

3.Qutubuddin Aiabak

4.Babur


Question:
Who among the following was the founder of Bijapur state ?

1. Yusuf Adil Shah

2.Murad II

3.Mehmood II

4.Ibrahim Zubayri


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