Indian History best important quiz with answers and pdf

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Q.1 Which of the following is the oldest seat of learning?

  1. Nalanda
  2. Vikramshila
  3. Taxila
  4. Ujjain

Q.2 The Shrimad Bhagvata Gita contains ……. chapters and ….. Sanskrit slokas or couplets.

  1. 14,500
  2. 16,600
  3. 18,700
  4. 20,800

Q.3 The Ramayana narrates events believed to have taken place in the ….. Yuga or age.

  1. Sat
  2. Dwapar
  3. Kal
  4. Treta

Q.4 Who among the following anticipated Newton by affirming that all things tended to gravitate to the earth?

  1. Aryabhatta
  2. Brahmagupta
  3. Varahamihira
  4. Buddhagupta

Q.5 In ancient India, Nalanda University represented a great centre for the study of

  1. Mahayana Buddhism
  2. Hinduism
  3. Hinayana Buddhism
  4. Jainism

Q.6 Who is the author of Kadambari, from among the following?

  1. Kalidas
  2. Panini
  3. Kautilya
  4. Bana

Q.7 Which sage or scholar had recast the original single Veda into four distinct Vedas?

  1. Patanjali
  2. Kapila
  3. Vyasa
  4. Shankaracharya

Q.8 To whom did the term ‘Macedonia’s madaman’ refer?

  1. Alexander
  2. Xersus
  3. Darius
  4. Phillip II

Q.9 The bronze coins of Natraja or Dancing Shiva during the Chola period invariably depicted the deity with ….. arms.

  1. Eight
  2. Six
  3. Four
  4. Two

Q.10 The two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan are an instance of the …… art?

  1. Early Mathura
  2. Maurya
  3. Gupta
  4. Gandhara

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