Ancient History mcq

Ancient History MCQ

1.Sources of Indian History 

2.Prehistoric period

3.Chalcolithic period & Megalithic period

4.Indus Valley Civilization Vedic period

5.Mahajanapada period

6.Maurya Empire

7.Post-Maurya period {Saka, Kushan, Kshatrapa etc.}

8.Gupta Empire

9.Regional state

1.Sources of Indian History 

Q 1. During Alexander’s campaign in India, many writers also came with him, who among the following is not a contemporary of Alexander:

(a) Aristobulus

(c) Yunanis

(b) Nearchus

(d) None of these

Q 2. Rajtarangini has 7826 verses, which are organized in waves. The number of waves is:

(a) Four

(c) Twelve

(b) Ten

(d) Eight

Q 3. Who among the following writers did not write a commentary on the famous Smriti book Yajnavalkya Smriti:

(a) Vishvarupa

(c) Aparārka

(b) Vigyaneshwar

(d) Jimutvahan

Q 4. Sungyun is mentioned in the series of visits of Chinese travelers to India. He came to India in search of Buddhist texts, the time of his coming to India was:

(a) 518 AD

(b) 629 AD

(d) 817 AD

(c) 642 AD

Q 5.Which of the following is the book on the basis of which Matthew Arnold wrote the book ‘Light of Asia’?

a.Aṅguttara Nikāya

(b) Mahaparinibbanasut

(c) Lalit Vistar

(d) Buddhacharita

Q 6. Which of the following is not mentioned in Hiuen Tsang’s descriptions?




d. none of these

Q 7.Which of the following texts contains the collection of teachings of Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism:

(a) Where is Nayadhamma?

(b) Prajaparamita

(c) Kuvalayamala

(d) Appendix Parvan

Q 8. In which of the following texts is it mentioned that Pushyamitra Shunga had performed many yagyas:

(a) In Panini’s grammar

(b) In Nirukta of Yasaka

(c) In Hemchandra’s Appendix Parvan

(d) In Patanjali’s Mahabhashya

Q 9.Vakpatiraj Praneet Gaudbaho is a Prakrit poem. The subject matter of this famous historical book is:

A.Description of the victories of Kannauj King Yashovardhan

B.Complete history of Malwa

C.History of South India

D. None of these

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