General knowledge(GK)/Competitive Exams (History) Part 4 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Consider the following statement(s) what Ajanta Painting portray I. Buddhist elements II. Secular aspects III. Jain culture Which of these statements is/are correct?

1.Only I

2.Both I and II

3.I, II and III

4.Only III

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Question:
Bimbisara was succeeded by.

1.Ashoka

2.Ajatashatru

3.Vasudeva

4.Chandragupta Maurya

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Question:
Choose the correct option I. Dharmpala was the founder of the Pala Empire. II. Mihir Bhoja belongs to Pratihar dynasty. III. Mihir bhoja was the devotee of Lord KRISHNA.

1.Only I, II

2.Only I, III

3.Only II

4.All of the above

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Question:
During Karikalas rule the important Chola port was

1.Calicut

2.Puhar

3.Korkai

4.Thondi

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Question:
In his inscriptions Ashoka calls himself:

1.Devanampriya Priyadarshni king

2.Asoka Priyadarshi

3.Dhammasoka (Dharmasoka)

4.Daivaputra

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Question:
In Jainism, Perfect Knowledge is referred to as

1.Nirvana

2.Ratna

3.Kaivalya

4.Jina

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Question:
In what respect did Jainism differ from Buddhism?

1.In its stress on the doctrine of ahimsa

2.In denying the authority of the Vedas

3.In opposing animal sacrifice

4.In its attitude towards tradeIn its attitude towards trade

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Question:
In which one of the following do we come across a detailed account of the municipal administration of Mauryas?

1.The Arthashastra of Kautilya

2.The account of Megasthenes

3.The Mudrarakshasa

4.Mauryan inscription

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Question:
Megasthenes was succeeded as ambassador by

1.Darius

2.Demetrius

3.Deimachos

4.Philip

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Question:
The author of the The Peri plus of the Erythraean Sea? was a :

1.Historian

2.Poet

3.Sailor

4.Musician

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Question:
The daughter who milks animals in the Vedic period was known as

1.Kubha

2.Duhitr

3.Komi

4.Sardha

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Question:
The fourth Buddhist Council was held at.

1.Pataliputra

2.Vaishali

3.Kundalavana

4.Bodh Gaya

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Question:
The granary discovered at Harappa was located:

1.within the citadel at Mohenjodaro

2.in the Lower town

3.near the river Ravi

4.beside the western gate of the city

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Question:
The greatest Chola king in the dynasty of the Cholas of Thanjavur was

1.Parantaka

2.Rajaraja-I

3.Rajendra-II

4.Kulottunga

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Question:
The Jaina saint credited with the spread of Jainism in Karnataka (south India) was:

1.Bhadrabahu

2.Adinatha

3.Parshvanatha

4.Mahavira

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Question:
The main focus of the Rigvedic culture was

1.Indo-Gangetic Valley

2.Punjab and Delhi region

3.Indus Valley

4.Region between the Swat and the Indus

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Question:
The Mehrauli pillar inscription belongs to the period of the:

1.Mauryas

2.Kushanas

3.Sungas

4.Guptas

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Question:
The most famous Chera ruler was

1.Udiyanjeral

2.Nedunjeraladan

3.Senguttuvan

4.Sengannan

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Question:
The most important source of our information on ancient Indias cultural history are:

1.archaeological excavations

2.antiquities and monuments

3.literature and epics

4.inscriptions and coins

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Question:
The Pitaka that contains pronouncements attributed to the Buddha, laying down numerous rules for the conduct of the order is:

1.Vinaya Pitaka

2.Sutta Pitaka

3.Abhidhamma Pitaka

4.All the three Pitakas

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Question:
The varnas came to be transformed into the hereditary castes during the:

1.Later Vedic period

2.Gupta period

3.Mauryan period

4.Vedic period

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Question:
The Veda that contains charms and spells toward off evils and diseases is 

1.Rigveda

2.Atharvaveda

3.Samaveda

4.Yajurveda

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Question:
What were the crops raised by the Harappans? I. Cotton II. Wheat III. Barley   IV. Peas Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

1.I, II, III and IV

2.I, II and III

3.II, III and IV

4.II and III

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

1.Abhaya Mudra

2.Dhyana Mudra

3.Dharmachakra Mudra

4.Bhumisparsa Mudra

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Question:
Which of the all Harappan sites, which has the most impressive drainage system?

1.Harappa

2.Banawali

3.Dhaulavira

4.Mohenjodaro

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Question:
Which of the doctrines of Jainism was added by Mahavira?

1.Do not speak a lie.

2.Observe continence.

3.Do not commit violence.

4.Do not steal.

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Question:
Which of the following are two works of Kalidasa?

1.Raghuvamsha and Kiratarjuniya

2.Kumara Sambhav and Raghuvamsha

3.Malti Madhava and Kumara Sambhava

4.Malti Madhav and Kumara Sambhava

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Question:
Which of the following is incorrectly matched (in Gupta administration)?

1.Bhukti??.province

2.Vishya??state

3.Vithika?..city

4.Gram??.village

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Question:
Which of the following Kushan kings, who assumed the title the Lord of the Whole World?

1.Kadphises I

2.Kadphises II

3.Kanishka

4.Huvishka

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Question:
Which of the following statement is wrong?

1.Chandragupa I started the Gupta Era in 319- 20 AD

2.Samudragupta was the greatest king of Gupta dynasty.

3.Chandragupta II was succeeded by his son Skandagupta

4.During the reign of Skandagupta, Gupta Empire was invaded by Huns.

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Question:
Which of the following statements about the Harappan people is incorrect?

1.The Harappans were phallus worshippers.

2.They worshipped gods in the form of human beings.

3.They placed their gods in temples.

4.They looked upon the earth as a fertility goddess.

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Question:
Which of the following statements about the Rigvedic Aryans is incorrect?

1.We do not find any trace of widow remarriage in the Rigvedic period.

2.We have some indications of polyandry in this period.

3.There are no examples of child marriage in this period.

4.The practice of levirate was known.

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Question:
Which of the following was not one of the ruling dynasties of South India in the Sangam Age?

1.Chola

2.Chera

3.Pandya

4.Pallava

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Question:
Which one of following pairs is not correctly matched?

1.Samaveda Samhita - Origins of Indian music

2.Atharvaveda Samhita - Origins of Indian medicine

3.Rigveda Samhita - Earliest prose

4.Yajurveda Samhita - Origins of rituals

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Question:
Which one of the following Harappan sites is NOT located in Gujarat?

1.Surkotada

2.Rangpur

3.Sutkagendor

4.Desalpur

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Question:
Which one of the following Indus cities has houses with doors on the main streets?

1.Lothal

2.Surkotada

3.Chanhudaro

4.Banawali

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Question:
Which one of the following is associated with the Gupta Age of Indian History?

1.Visit of Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang

2.Significant contribution to Indian astronomy by Aryabhatta

3.Significant contribution to poetry and literature by Banabhatta

4.Macedonian invasion

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Question:
Which one of the following mentioned division of the Mauryan Society into seven classes?

1.Ashokas Edicts

2.Indica

3.Kautilyas Arthshastra

4.Vishnu Purana

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Question:
Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

1.Hoyasalas : Dwarasamudra

2.Kakatiyas : Warangal

3.Pallavas : Devagiri

4.Chalukyas : Kalyani

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Question:
Which one of the following works deals with the history of Kashmir?

1.Gaudavaho

2.Harshacharita

3.Rajatarangini

4.Vikramankadevacharita

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Question:
Which type of pottery was most popular with the Later Vedic people?

1.Black-slipped Ware

2.Black and Red Ware

3.Painted Grey Ware

4.Red Ware

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Question:
Which was probably the most popular assembly in which even women enjoyed an equal status with men in the Early Vedic period?

1.Sabha

2.Samiti

3.Gana

4.Vidatha

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Question:
Who among the following built the Gomateshwara statue at Sravanabelagola ?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Kharvela

3.Amoghavarsha

4.Chamundaraya

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Question:
Who among the following foreigners was the first to visit India?

1.Hiuen-Tsang

2.Megasthenese

3.I Ching

4.Fahien

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Question:
Who among the following occupied the supreme position in the Later Vedic pantheon?

1.Indra

2.Prajapati

3.Agni

4.Varuna

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Question:
Who among the following wrote commentaries on Harshavardhanas administration and the court life in Kannauj?

1.AI-Beruni

2.Fa-Hien

3.Hiuen-Tsang

4.Ibn Batutah

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Question:
Who is said to be responsible for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?

1.Ajatashatru

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Bimbisara

4.Mahapadma Nanda

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Question:
Who was the first Gupta ruler who assumed the title of Maharadhiraha?

1.Skandhgupta

2.Chandragupta I

3.Chandragupta II

4.kumaragupta

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

1.Antiochus II

2.Apollodotus I

3.Apollodotus II

4.Menander II

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Question:
Who was the last great ruler of Gupta dynasty?

1.Skandagupta

2.Kumaragupta I

3.Chandragupta II

4.None Of these

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