Indian History best important quiz with answers and pdf

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Q.1 Which of the following statements about Arthasastra is not true?

  1. It prescribes the duty of a king
  2. It describes the then economic life of the country
  3. It lays down the principles of politics
  4. It highlights the need for financial reforms

Q.2 What is said to be the original home of the Sungas?

  1. Kalinga
  2. Vidisa
  3. Berar
  4. Bharhut

Q.3 Milindapanho is a

  1. History of a dynasty
  2. Prakrit drama
  3. Sanskrit play
  4. Religious conversation

Q.4 Who wrote Ashtadhyayi?

  1. Panini
  2. Katyayana
  3. Jayadeva
  4. Bharatha

Q.5 The first Persian ruler who occupied part of Indian territory was

  1. Cyrus
  2. Cambyses
  3. Darius
  4. Xerxes

Q.6 Alexander the great, was obliged to go back because

  1. He fell ill
  2. He suffered defeat in India
  3. His forces refused to go further
  4. He did not like India

Q.7 The one most important feature of the Mauryan Administration was

  1. Wide powers enjoyed by the provincial governors
  2. The presence of a ‘council of ministers’
  3. The presence of vast, numerous powers of the bureaucracy
  4. An extensive network of spy-system

Q.8 The principles of Ashoka’s Dharma (Dhamma) were taken from

  1. Buddhism
  2. Jainism
  3. Brahmanism
  4. The moral virtues of all Indian religions of that period

Q.9 Which social evil was conspicuously absent in ancient India?

  1. Polygamy
  2. Sati system
  3. Devadasi system
  4. Purdah system

Q.10 The greatest Saka ruler of India, who was a great conqueror, is said to have gained fame by being well-versed in grammar, polity, logic, music etc. and had taken a vow not to kill men except in battle. Who was he?

  1. Chastana
  2. Nahapana
  3. Rudrasimha
  4. Rudradaman

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