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'

A.L.Basham

  • 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'

Panini

  • 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'

Arthashastra

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

Answer: Option 'C'

18

  • 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'

Kalhan

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

Answer: Option 'D'

Megasthenes

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

Answer: Option 'B'

1920-21

  • 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'

R.D.Banerjee