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