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'


  • 11. The relics of this civilization were first noticed at
   A.) Mohenjodaro
   B.) Harappa
   C.) Rojdi
   D.) Kalibangan

Answer: Option 'B'


  • 12. The important site of Harappa was excavated by
   A.) R.D.Banerjee
   B.) John Marshal
   C.) D.R.Sahni
   D.) R.S.Sharma

Answer: Option 'C'


  • 13. The Harappan civilization’s known extent in the west is up to
   A.) Sotka koh
   B.) Nausharo
   C.) Dabarkot
   D.) Sutkagan Dor

Answer: Option 'D'

Sutkagan Dor

  • 14. The Harappan civilization’s known extent in the east was up to
   A.) Chirand
   B.) Mitathal
   C.) Rakhigarhi
   D.) Alamgirpur

Answer: Option 'D'


  • 15. Which conclusions have been derived from the debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period?
   A.) Gold Mining was stalled
   B.) Commodities became cheap
   C.) Money economy was gradually replaced by Barter Economy
   D.) There was a decline in trade

Answer: Option 'D'

There was a decline in trade

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