Ancient Indian History

Indian History Questions and Answers


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

  • 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'

  • 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'

  • What is the number of main Puranas?
    A.) 14 B.) 16
    C.) 18 D.) 20
    Answer: Option 'C'

  • 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'

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

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

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

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

  • 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'

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

  • 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'

  • 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'

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

  • 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'
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