Ancient Indian History Questions and Answers


  • 1. ”The Wonder that was India” was written by
A.) James Prinsep
B.) A.L.Basham
C.) Arrian
D.) None

Answer: Option 'B'


  • 2. No other ancient law giver proclaimed noble ideals of fair play in battle as ......... did
A.) Manu
B.) Panini
C.) Kautilya
D.) Brihaspati

Answer: Option 'A'


  • 3. Which of the following book advises the king to devote a part of his time everyday for hearing the narrations of History?
A.) Atharvaveda
B.) Brahmanas
C.) Upanishads
D.) Arthashastra

Answer: Option 'D'


  • 4. What is the number of main Puranas?
A.) 14
B.) 16
C.) 18
D.) 20

Answer: Option 'C'


  • 5. According to many scholars the Puranas were completed during the reign of
A.) Parishit
B.) Mahapadma Nanda
C.) Uday
D.) All the above

Answer: Option 'B'

Mahapadma Nanda

  • 6. The Greek ambassador Megasthenes came in the court of
A.) Ajatasatru
B.) Udayi
C.) Mahapadma Nanda
D.) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer: Option 'D'

Chandragupta Maurya

  • 7. The book ‘Rajatarangini’ was written by
A.) Al-beruni
B.) Kalhan
C.) Kalidas
D.) Rajshekhar

Answer: Option 'B'


  • 8. Who wrote extensively about India in a book called ‘Indica’?
A.) Kautilya
B.) Arrian
C.) Diodorus
D.) Megasthenes

Answer: Option 'D'


  • 9. The Harappan civilization was discovered in
A.) 1864-65
B.) 1920-21
C.) 1853-54
D.) 1891-92

Answer: Option 'B'


  • 10. The most important site was excavated by
A.) H.C.Raychaudhury
B.) John Marshal
C.) P.V.Kane
D.) R.D.Banerjee

Answer: Option 'D'


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