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1. Which among the following kings was also known as Mamallan (great wrestler)?
[A]Pulakesi II
[B]Mahendravarman I
[C]Narasimhavarman I
[D]None of the above




 
2. Which among the following is the correct set of the plays written by Harshavardhan in Sanskrit?
[A]Malavikagnimitram,Vikramorvashiiyam and Abhijñanasakuntalam
[B]Svapna Vasavadattam, Pancharatra and Pratijna Yaugandharayaanam
[C]Nagananda, Priyadarshika and Ratnavali.
[D]None of these.




3. Where and when was the second Buddhist council held?
[A]Patliputra in 250 B.C.
[B]Sri Lanka in 1st century B.C.
[C]Vaishali in 383 B.C.
[D]Mandalay in 1871 A.D.




4. Who among the following succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?
[A]Chandragupta II
[B]Chandragupta I
[C]Vishnugupta
[D]Mahendra




5. As per Asoka’s inscriptions, which among the following place was declared tax free and proclaimed only 1/8th part as taxable?
[A]Kushinagar
[B]Lumbini
[C]Kathmandu
[D]Sarnath




6. Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent?
[A]Pratapgarh
[B]Mehrgarh
[C]Quetta
[D]Kalat




7. Which among the following Vakataka ruler performed all the seven sacrifices viz. Agnishtoma, Aptoryama, Ukthya, Shodasin, Atiratra, Vajapeya, Brihaspatisava, Sadyaskra and four Asvamedhas ?
[A]Rudrasena-I
[B]Pravarsena-I
[C]Prithvisena-I
[D]Narendrasena-I




 
8. Who among the following was the 23rd Jain Tirthankara ?
[A]Nemi Natha
[B]Mahavira
[C]Parshvanath
[D]Malinath




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9. The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of ___:
[A]Rigveda
[B]Yajurveda
[C]Samaveda
[D]Atharavaveda




 
10. Which among the following is the most unique feature of Dholavira site of the Indus Valley Civilization?
[A]Its cities were horizontally divided in multiple parts
[B]Its cities were unevenly divided
[C]Its cities were divided into 2 parts
[D]None of these




11. Which among the following Kushana king adopted the epithet Dharma-thida?
[A] Vima Kadaphises
[B] Kuzul Kadaphises
[C] Kanishka the Great
[D] Huvishka




12. Which among the following Gupta emperors called himself “Lichchhavi-dauhitra”?
[A] Shrigupta
[B] Chandragupta I
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Samudragupta




13. In Pali texts, who among the following is referred to as Nigantha N?taputta?
[A] Gautam Buddha
[B] Mahavira
[C] Parshvanatha
[D] Rishabha




14. At which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization, the rows of distinctive fire altars with provision of ritual bathing have been found ?
[A] Mohen-jo-daro
[B] Harappa
[C] Kalibangan
[D] Lothal




15. The earliest evidence of rice cultivation comes from which among the following valleys?
[A] Central Ganga Valley
[B] Belan Valley
[C] Gomal Valley
[D] Bolan Valley




 
16. The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script were deciphered by ___?
[A] Alexander Cunningham
[B] James Princep
[C] Max Muller
[D] Mortimer Wheeler




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17. Which among the following is a Tamil grammatical treatise ?
[A] Pattupattu
[B] Ettutogai
[C] Silappadikaram
[D] Tolkappiam




 
18. Veda which is partly in prose and partly in verses is ___ ?
[A] Rigveda
[B] Samaveda
[C] Yajurveda
[D] Atharvaveda




19. Which of the following Chola kings was the first to capture Maldives ?
[A] Rajaraja
[B] Rajendra I
[C] Rajadhiraja
[D] Rajendra II




20. Who among the following authors is known for his satires exposing the evils of contemporary society ?
[A] Ksemendra
[B] Pravarsena
[C] Sriharsa
[D] Visakhadutta




21. Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is ___?
[A] Arjuna
[B] Bhima
[C] Dharmaraja
[D] Draupadi




22. Who among the following was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins ?
[A] Satkarni I
[B] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[C] Vasishthiputra Pulumavi
[D] Yajna Satakarni




23. Which of the following parts were situated on the west coast of South India ?
1. Kaveripattanam
2. Korkai
3. Musiri
4. Tondi
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.
[A] 1, 2
[B] 2, 3
[C] 3, 4
[D] 2, 3, 4




 
24. Which one of the following places was a mint centre of the Yaudheyas ?
[A] Bayana
[B] Rohtak
[C] Bareilly
[D] Mathura




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25. Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?
[A] Hastivarman
[B] Mantaraja
[C] Nilaraja
[D] Vishnugopa




 
26. Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ?
[A] Pushyamitra Sunga
[B] Pravarasena I
[C] Samudragupta
[D] Nandivarman Pallavamalla




27. In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?
[A] Minor Rock Edict (Ahraura)
[B] Pillar Edict VII
[C] Lumbini Pillar Edict
[D] Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I




28. The beneficiaries of Asoka’s donations in the region of Barabar Hill were__?
[A] Buddhists
[B] Ajivikas
[C] Svetambar Jains
[D] Digambar Jains




29. Who identified “Sandrokottus” of the Greco-Roman literature with Chandragupta Maurya ?
[A] D. R. Bhandarkar
[B] Alexander Cunningham
[C] R. P. Chanda
[D] William Jones




30. Rulers of which of the following dynasties maintained diplomatic relations with distant countries such as Syria in the West ?
[A] Maurya
[B] Gupta
[C] Pallava
[D] Chola




31. Who among the following was the author of Abhidhamma treatise Kathavatthu?
[A] Mah-a kassapa
[B] Mahinda
[C] Milinda
[D] Moggaliputta Tissa.




 
32. In which among the following sacrifices, the sacrificial materials used was sura in Vedic Era?
[A] Agnistoma
[B] Rajasuya
[C] Sautramani
[D] Vajapeya




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33. In the Rigvedic Dasrajan Yudha (Battle of Ten Kings) the Bharatas emerged winner at the bank of __?
[A] The Indus River
[B] The Saraswati River
[C] The Sutlej River
[D] The Parushni River




 
34. The Boghazkoi inscription was discovered in __?
[A] India
[B] Iran
[C] Syria
[D] Turkey




35. The Aryans dedicated whole of a separate Mandala in Rig-Veda for the hymns dedicated to __?
[A] Agni
[B] Varuna
[C] Indra
[D] Soma




36. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
[A] Nagananda ?Harsha
[B] Mudrarakshasa?Visakhadatta
[C] Mrichchhakatika ?Sudraka
[D] Ratnavali ?Rajasekhara




37. Who among the following was a lady Alvar Saint?
[A] Andal
[B] Madhura Kavi
[C] Perumal
[D] Tirupan




38. Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __?
[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Rudradaman
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Skandagupta




39. The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?
[A] Bhaskar Varman
[B] Shashanka
[C] Rajya Vardhana
[D] Harsha




 
40. Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?
[A] Rashtrakutas
[B] Western Chalukyas
[C] Shilaharas
[D] Chedis




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41. “The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas”. This was the view of __?
[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Apasthamba
[D] Gautama




 
42. For which among the following offenses, Manu recommended higher punishment to Brahamans than the persons of other varnas?
[A] Profanity
[B] Murder
[C] Theft
[D] Treason




43. Metronymics were borne by the later rulers of which among the following dynasties?
[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kanva
[D] Satavahana




44. One of the writers of the Dharmashashtra disapproved the practice of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide. Identify him from the given options:
[A] Angiras
[B] Medhatithi
[C] Usana
[D] Visnu




45. Vallabhi era is identical with which of the following era?
[A] The Vikrama era
[B] The Gupta era
[C] The Harsha era
[D] None of the above




46. The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?
[A] Alexander
[B] Megasthenes
[C] Nearchus
[D] Pliny




47. Which among the following is / are the terms used for coins of the Gupta period?
1. Dinara
2. Dramma
3. Rupaka
4. Suvarna
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A] 4 only
[B] 2, 3
[C] 1, 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4




 
48. The Kushans issues the coins made of __?
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Copper
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3




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49. The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander-in-Chief was __?
[A] Dasaratha
[B] Kun-ala
[C] Samprati
[D] Brihadratha




 
50. According to the beliefs of the Pasupata sect, Siva is the lord of Pasu. Pasu here refers to __?
[A] Lion
[B] Bull
[C] Parvati
[D] Jiva




51. King Ashvapati of the Upanishadic Age was the ruler of which among the following Kingdoms?
[A] Kekaya
[B] Matsya
[C] Panchala
[D] Sursena




52. With which among the following Vedas, the Shatapatha Brahmana is related to___?
[A] Rigveda
[B] Yajurveda
[C] Samaveda
[D] Atharvaveda




53. Which of the following was not a diety of the Harappans?
[A] Shiva
[B] Mother Goddess
[C] Peepal Tree
[D] Vishnu




54. Which among the following places has given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Subcontinent?
[A] Brahmagiri
[B] Chirand
[C] Mehrgarh
[D] Burzahom




55. Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic tools in India, was originally ___?
[A] Palaeobotanist
[B] Geologist
[C] Archaeologist
[D] Historian




 
56. Which of the following is the most common motif of the Indus Seals ?
[A] Unicorn
[B] Bull
[C] Rhinoceros
[D] Elephant




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57. Which of the following Harappan towns is divided into three parts ?
[A] Kalibanga
[B] Lothal
[C] Chanhudaro
[D] Dholavira




 
58. The rulers of which among the following dynasties adopted the title Devaputra ?
[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kushana
[D] Saka-Kshatrapa




59. The Mahasamghika School arose at which among the following places?
[A] Bodha Gaya
[B] Rajagriha
[C] Sravasti
[D] Vaisali




60. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? Sakiyas ?Kapilvastu Koliyas ?Ramagrama
[A] Sakiyas ?Kapilvastu
[B] Koliyas ?Ramagrama
[C] Kalamas ?Allakappa
[D] Mallas ?Kusinagara




61. Who among the following laid down for punishment for a person becoming mendicant without making adequate provision for dependent wife and children?
[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Kautilya
[D] Narada




62. With which among the following places, the twenty third Jain Tirthankara was associated?
[A] Vaishali
[B] Kausambi
[C] Varanasi
[D] Sravasti




63. Which of the following Upanishads is written in prose ?
[A] Isa
[B] Katha
[C] Brihadaranyaka
[D] Svetasvatara




 
64. Who among the following were teachers of Gautama Buddha before his enlightenment ?
1. Alara Kalama
2. Udraka Ramputra
3. Makkhali Gosala
4. Nigantha Nataputta
Indicate your answer from the codes given below.
[A] 1 and 4
[B] 4 and 2
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 2




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65. Which among the following is an extant Shaka of the Rigveda Samhita?
[A] Saunaka
[B] Ashvalayan
[C] Shakala
[D] Sankhayana




 
66. Who was the priest of the Bharatas in the battle of Ten Kings ?
[A] Visvamitra
[B] Vasishtha
[C] Atri
[D] Bhrigu




67. That the homeland of the Aryans was Arctic Region, was propounded by ___?
[A] Max Muller
[B] Edward Meyer
[C] Bal Gangadhar Tilak
[D] Herzefeld




68. Who among the following invented Zero?
[A] Aryabhatta
[B] Varahamihira
[C] Bhaskara I
[D] An unknown Indian




69. Which of the following musical instruments is / are composite or Indo-Islamic in origin ?
1. Sitar
2. Shehnai
3. Tabla
4. Sarangi
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4




70. Which among the following is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple?
[A] Dashavatara temple at Deogarh
[B] Temple at Pathari
[C] Shatrughneshwara temple at Bhubaneshwar
[D] Lakshmana temple at Sirpur




71. Which among the following is the hallmark feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture?
[A] Shikhara
[B] Gopuram
[C] Vimana
[D] Mandapa




 
72. Which among the following is / are works of Kalidasa?
1. Ritusamhara
2. Meghaduta
3. Dasakumarcharita
4. Kumarashambhava
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2, 3 &4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4




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73. Which among the following is the most famous Bronze Image of Chola Period?
[A] Murugan
[B] Nataraja
[C] Venkateshwar
[D] Vishnu




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




75. Which among the following ancient authors has complained of the drain of gold to India (due to trade hegemony of ancient India)?
[A] Ptolemy
[B] Nero
[C] Strabo
[D] Pliny




76. In the revenue department of Mauryas, who among the following was in-charge of the collection of all revenues in the empire?
[A] Sannidhatri
[B] Pradeshta
[C] Yukta
[D] Samahatra




77. The Pagodas at Mahabalipuram had been constructed by ___?
[A] Cholas
[B] Chalukyas of Kalyani
[C] Pallavas
[D] Pandyas



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1. Which among the following kings was also known as Mamallan (great wrestler)?
[A]Pulakesi II
[B]Mahendravarman I
[C]Narasimhavarman I
[D]None of the above





2. Which among the following is the correct set of the plays written by Harshavardhan in Sanskrit?
[A]Malavikagnimitram,Vikramorvashiiyam and Abhijñanasakuntalam
[B]Svapna Vasavadattam, Pancharatra and Pratijna Yaugandharayaanam
[C]Nagananda, Priyadarshika and Ratnavali.
[D]None of these.




3. Where and when was the second Buddhist council held?
[A]Patliputra in 250 B.C.
[B]Sri Lanka in 1st century B.C.
[C]Vaishali in 383 B.C.
[D]Mandalay in 1871 A.D.




4. Who among the following succeeded Samudragupta as the next ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?
[A]Chandragupta II
[B]Chandragupta I
[C]Vishnugupta
[D]Mahendra




5. As per Asoka’s inscriptions, which among the following place was declared tax free and proclaimed only 1/8th part as taxable?
[A]Kushinagar
[B]Lumbini
[C]Kathmandu
[D]Sarnath




6. Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent?
[A]Pratapgarh
[B]Mehrgarh
[C]Quetta
[D]Kalat




7. Which among the following Vakataka ruler performed all the seven sacrifices viz. Agnishtoma, Aptoryama, Ukthya, Shodasin, Atiratra, Vajapeya, Brihaspatisava, Sadyaskra and four Asvamedhas ?
[A]Rudrasena-I
[B]Pravarsena-I
[C]Prithvisena-I
[D]Narendrasena-I





8. Who among the following was the 23rd Jain Tirthankara ?
[A]Nemi Natha
[B]Mahavira
[C]Parshvanath
[D]Malinath




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9. The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of ___:
[A]Rigveda
[B]Yajurveda
[C]Samaveda
[D]Atharavaveda





10. Which among the following is the most unique feature of Dholavira site of the Indus Valley Civilization?
[A]Its cities were horizontally divided in multiple parts
[B]Its cities were unevenly divided
[C]Its cities were divided into 2 parts
[D]None of these




11. Which among the following Kushana king adopted the epithetDharma-thida?
[A] Vima Kadaphises
[B] Kuzul Kadaphises
[C] Kanishka the Great
[D] Huvishka




12. Which among the following Gupta emperors called himself “Lichchhavi-dauhitra”?
[A] Shrigupta
[B] Chandragupta I
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Samudragupta




13. In Pali texts, who among the following is referred to as Nigantha N?taputta?
[A] Gautam Buddha
[B] Mahavira
[C] Parshvanatha
[D] Rishabha




14. At which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization, the rows of distinctive fire altars with provision of ritual bathing have been found ?
[A] Mohen-jo-daro
[B] Harappa
[C] Kalibangan
[D] Lothal




15. The earliest evidence of rice cultivation comes from which among the following valleys?
[A] Central Ganga Valley
[B] Belan Valley
[C] Gomal Valley
[D] Bolan Valley





16. The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script were deciphered by ___?
[A] Alexander Cunningham
[B] James Princep
[C] Max Muller
[D] Mortimer Wheeler




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17. Which among the following is a Tamil grammatical treatise ?
[A] Pattupattu
[B] Ettutogai
[C] Silappadikaram
[D] Tolkappiam





18. Veda which is partly in prose and partly in verses is ___ ?
[A] Rigveda
[B] Samaveda
[C] Yajurveda
[D] Atharvaveda




19. Which of the following Chola kings was the first to capture Maldives ?
[A] Rajaraja
[B] Rajendra I
[C] Rajadhiraja
[D] Rajendra II




20. Who among the following authors is known for his satires exposing the evils of contemporary society ?
[A] Ksemendra
[B] Pravarsena
[C] Sriharsa
[D] Visakhadutta




21. Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is ___?
[A] Arjuna
[B] Bhima
[C] Dharmaraja
[D] Draupadi




22. Who among the following was the first Satavahana King to introduce the Ruler’s head on the coins ?
[A] Satkarni I
[B] Gautamiputra Satkarni
[C] Vasishthiputra Pulumavi
[D] Yajna Satakarni




23. Which of the following parts were situated on the west coast of South India ?
1. Kaveripattanam
2. Korkai
3. Musiri
4. Tondi
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.
[A] 1, 2
[B] 2, 3
[C] 3, 4
[D] 2, 3, 4





24. Which one of the following places was a mint centre of the Yaudheyas ?
[A] Bayana
[B] Rohtak
[C] Bareilly
[D] Mathura




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25. Who among the following was the ruler of Kanchi during the time of Samudragupta ?
[A] Hastivarman
[B] Mantaraja
[C] Nilaraja
[D] Vishnugopa





26. Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ?
[A] Pushyamitra Sunga
[B] Pravarasena I
[C] Samudragupta
[D] Nandivarman Pallavamalla




27. In which of the following inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?
[A] Minor Rock Edict (Ahraura)
[B] Pillar Edict VII
[C] Lumbini Pillar Edict
[D] Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I




28. The beneficiaries of Asoka’s donations in the region of Barabar Hill were__?
[A] Buddhists
[B] Ajivikas
[C] Svetambar Jains
[D] Digambar Jains




29. Who identified “Sandrokottus” of the Greco-Roman literature with Chandragupta Maurya ?
[A] D. R. Bhandarkar
[B] Alexander Cunningham
[C] R. P. Chanda
[D] William Jones




30. Rulers of which of the following dynasties maintained diplomatic relations with distant countries such as Syria in the West ?
[A] Maurya
[B] Gupta
[C] Pallava
[D] Chola




31. Who among the following was the author of Abhidhamma treatise Kathavatthu?
[A] Mah-a kassapa
[B] Mahinda
[C] Milinda
[D] Moggaliputta Tissa.





32. In which among the following sacrifices, the sacrificial materials used was sura in Vedic Era?
[A] Agnistoma
[B] Rajasuya
[C] Sautramani
[D] Vajapeya




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33. In the Rigvedic Dasrajan Yudha (Battle of Ten Kings) the Bharatas emerged winner at the bank of __?
[A] The Indus River
[B] The Saraswati River
[C] The Sutlej River
[D] The Parushni River





34. The Boghazkoi inscription was discovered in __?
[A] India
[B] Iran
[C] Syria
[D] Turkey




35. The Aryans dedicated whole of a separate Mandala in Rig-Veda for the hymns dedicated to __?
[A] Agni
[B] Varuna
[C] Indra
[D] Soma




36. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
[A] Nagananda ?Harsha
[B] Mudrarakshasa?Visakhadatta
[C] Mrichchhakatika ?Sudraka
[D] Ratnavali ?Rajasekhara




37. Who among the following was a lady Alvar Saint?
[A] Andal
[B] Madhura Kavi
[C] Perumal
[D] Tirupan




38. Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __?
[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Rudradaman
[C] Chandragupta II
[D] Skandagupta




39. The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by ___?
[A] Bhaskar Varman
[B] Shashanka
[C] Rajya Vardhana
[D] Harsha





40. Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by ___?
[A] Rashtrakutas
[B] Western Chalukyas
[C] Shilaharas
[D] Chedis




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41. “The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas”. This was the view of __?
[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Apasthamba
[D] Gautama





42. For which among the following offenses, Manu recommended higher punishment to Brahamans than the persons of other varnas?
[A] Profanity
[B] Murder
[C] Theft
[D] Treason




43. Metronymics were borne by the later rulers of which among the following dynasties?
[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kanva
[D] Satavahana




44. One of the writers of the Dharmashashtra disapproved the practice of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide. Identify him from the given options:
[A] Angiras
[B] Medhatithi
[C] Usana
[D] Visnu




45. Vallabhi era is identical with which of the following era?
[A] The Vikrama era
[B] The Gupta era
[C] The Harsha era
[D] None of the above




46. The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?
[A] Alexander
[B] Megasthenes
[C] Nearchus
[D] Pliny




47. Which among the following is / are the terms used for coins of the Gupta period?
1. Dinara
2. Dramma
3. Rupaka
4. Suvarna
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A] 4 only
[B] 2, 3
[C] 1, 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4





48. The Kushans issues the coins made of __?
1. Gold
2. Silver
3. Copper
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3




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49. The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander-in-Chief was __?
[A] Dasaratha
[B] Kun-ala
[C] Samprati
[D] Brihadratha





50. According to the beliefs of the Pasupata sect, Siva is the lord of Pasu. Pasu here refers to __?
[A] Lion
[B] Bull
[C] Parvati
[D] Jiva




51. King Ashvapati of the Upanishadic Age was the ruler of which among the following Kingdoms?
[A] Kekaya
[B] Matsya
[C] Panchala
[D] Sursena




52. With which among the following Vedas, the Shatapatha Brahmana is related to___?
[A] Rigveda
[B] Yajurveda
[C] Samaveda
[D] Atharvaveda




53. Which of the following was not a diety of the Harappans?
[A] Shiva
[B] Mother Goddess
[C] Peepal Tree
[D] Vishnu




54. Which among the following places has given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian Subcontinent?
[A] Brahmagiri
[B] Chirand
[C] Mehrgarh
[D] Burzahom




55. Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic tools in India, was originally ___?
[A] Palaeobotanist
[B] Geologist
[C] Archaeologist
[D] Historian





56. Which of the following is the most common motif of the Indus Seals ?
[A] Unicorn
[B] Bull
[C] Rhinoceros
[D] Elephant




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57. Which of the following Harappan towns is divided into three parts ?
[A] Kalibanga
[B] Lothal
[C] Chanhudaro
[D] Dholavira





58. The rulers of which among the following dynasties adopted the title Devaputra ?
[A] Maurya
[B] Sunga
[C] Kushana
[D] Saka-Kshatrapa




59. The Mahasamghika School arose at which among the following places?
[A] Bodha Gaya
[B] Rajagriha
[C] Sravasti
[D] Vaisali




60. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? Sakiyas ?Kapilvastu Koliyas ?Ramagrama
[A] Sakiyas ?Kapilvastu
[B] Koliyas ?Ramagrama
[C] Kalamas ?Allakappa
[D] Mallas ?Kusinagara




61. Who among the following laid down for punishment for a person becoming mendicant without making adequate provision for dependent wife and children?
[A] Manu
[B] Yajnavalkya
[C] Kautilya
[D] Narada




62. With which among the following places, the twenty third Jain Tirthankara was associated?
[A] Vaishali
[B] Kausambi
[C] Varanasi
[D] Sravasti




63. Which of the following Upanishads is written in prose ?
[A] Isa
[B] Katha
[C] Brihadaranyaka
[D] Svetasvatara





64. Who among the following were teachers of Gautama Buddha before his enlightenment ?
1. Alara Kalama
2. Udraka Ramputra
3. Makkhali Gosala
4. Nigantha Nataputta
Indicate your answer from the codes given below.
[A] 1 and 4
[B] 4 and 2
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 2




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65. Which among the following is an extant Shaka of the Rigveda Samhita?
[A] Saunaka
[B] Ashvalayan
[C] Shakala
[D] Sankhayana





66. Who was the priest of the Bharatas in the battle of Ten Kings ?
[A] Visvamitra
[B] Vasishtha
[C] Atri
[D] Bhrigu




67. That the homeland of the Aryans was Arctic Region, was propounded by ___?
[A] Max Muller
[B] Edward Meyer
[C] Bal Gangadhar Tilak
[D] Herzefeld




68. Who among the following invented Zero?
[A] Aryabhatta
[B] Varahamihira
[C] Bhaskara I
[D] An unknown Indian




69. Which of the following musical instruments is / are composite or Indo-Islamic in origin ?
1. Sitar
2. Shehnai
3. Tabla
4. Sarangi
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4




70. Which among the following is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple?
[A] Dashavatara temple at Deogarh
[B] Temple at Pathari
[C] Shatrughneshwara temple at Bhubaneshwar
[D] Lakshmana temple at Sirpur




71. Which among the following is the hallmark feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture?
[A] Shikhara
[B] Gopuram
[C] Vimana
[D] Mandapa





72. Which among the following is / are works of Kalidasa?
1. Ritusamhara
2. Meghaduta
3. Dasakumarcharita
4. Kumarashambhava
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2, 3 &4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4




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73. Which among the following is the most famous Bronze Image of Chola Period?
[A] Murugan
[B] Nataraja
[C] Venkateshwar
[D] Vishnu





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




75. Which among the following ancient authors has complained of the drain of gold to India (due to trade hegemony of ancient India)?
[A] Ptolemy
[B] Nero
[C] Strabo
[D] Pliny




76. In the revenue department of Mauryas, who among the following was in-charge of the collection of all revenues in the empire?
[A] Sannidhatri
[B] Pradeshta
[C] Yukta
[D] Samahatra




77. The Pagodas at Mahabalipuram had been constructed by ___?
[A] Cholas
[B] Chalukyas of Kalyani
[C] Pallavas
[D] Pandyas



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