General knowledge(GK)/Competitive Exams (History) Part 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A Janapadin was the ___ of a janapada.

1.Servant

2.Minister

3.Army General

4.Ruler


Question:
Aryabhatta, believed to have been born in the 5th century AD, was a most renowned scholar of:

1.Astronomy

2.Biology

3.Medicine

4.Physiology


Question:
Bimbisara was the founder of which one of the following dynasties?

1.Nanda

2.Haryanka

3.Maurya

4.Shunga


Question:
Champa was the capital of which one of the following Mahajanapadas in Ancient India?

1.Anga

2.Magadha

3.Vajji

4.Kasi


Question:
Chola Empire was divided into:

1.Mandalams, Nadu, Kurram & Valanadu

2.Mandalams, Nadu, Malkhand & Avanti

3.Mandalams, Bhoomi, Avanti &Valanadu

4.Mandalams, Nadu, Kurram & Malkhand


Question:
Choose the Incorrect pair:

1.Yoga darshan Patanjali

2.Mimansa Jaimini

3.Vedant Badarayana

4.Nyaya Darshana Kapila


Question:
Dholavira is situated at the bank of River:

1.Indus

2.Ravi

3.Luni

4.Ghaggar


Question:
During the Gupta Empire, the term ?UPARIKARA? was used for

1.An extra tax levied on all subjects.

2.Periodic supplies of fruits, firewood, flowers etc.

3.It was a voluntary offering by people to the king.

4.King?s customary share of the production normally amounting to 1/6th of the production.


Question:
For which period did Harihara Raya II of Sangma dynasty ruled the Vijaynagara Empire?

1.1446-1465

2.1485-1491

3.1491-1505

4.1377-1404


Question:
Gupta Empire declined in the fifth century A. D. as a consequence of

1.Chalukya raids

2.Greek invasion

3.Hun invasion

4.Pallava raids


Question:
Harihara Raya I who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1336-1356 belonged to which dynasty?

1.Sangama Dynasty

2.Saluva Dynasty

3.Tuluva Dynasty

4.Aravidu Dynasty


Question:
In the Vedic age, who was the head of ?Grama??

1.Kulapa

2.Gramini

3.Vispati

4.Gopati


Question:
On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy , Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?

1.Sankhya

2.Vaisheshika

3.Yoga

4.Uttarmimansa


Question:
The eighth-century tripartite power struggle was among which of the following?

1.Cholas, Rastrakutas and Yadavas,

2.Chalukyas, Pallavas and Pandyas

3.Cholas, Pandyas and Chalukyas

4.Chalukyas, Pallavas and Yadavas


Question:
The Iron Pillar at Mehrauli in Delhi is believed to record the achievements of

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Samudragupta

4.Chandragupta II


Question:
The local name of Mohenjodaro is:

1.Mould of the living

2.Mould of the tree

3.Mould of the dead

4.Mould of the survivor


Question:
The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the

1.Maratha Administration

2.Chola Administration

3.Ganga Administration

4.Vijayanagar Administration


Question:
The traces of Janapadas and Mahajanpadas are found in___?

1.Vedic text

2.Buddha text

3.Jaina text

4.All the above


Question:
Tuluva Narasa who ruled the Vijaynagara Empire for the period 1491-1503 belonged to which dynasty?

1.Sangama Dynasty

2.Saluva Dynasty

3.Tuluva Dynasty

4.Aravidu Dynasty


Question:
Upnishads are books on :

1.Politics

2.Philosophy

3.Medicine

4.Social life


Question:
What is true about Lothal - ancient site?                             I. Lothal was an ancient port of Indus civilization.II. It was excavated by the S.R. RaoIII. Currently it is situated in the Pakistan.

1.Only I , II

2.Only I, III

3.II, III

4.All of the above


Question:
What led to the end of Indus Valley Civilization?

1.Invasion of Aryans

2.Recurrent Floods

3.Earthquakes

4.All the above


Question:
What was the time period of Indus Civilization / Harappan Civilization?

1.2400 BC - 1700 BC

2.2500 BC - 1700 BC

3.2400 BC - 1750 BC

4.2500 BC - 1750 BC


Question:
Where were the hymns of Rigveda composed?

1.Punjab

2.Gujarat

3.Rajasthan

4.Uttar Pradesh


Question:
Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?

1.Alamgirpur

2.Harappa

3.Rangapur

4.Mohenjo-Daro


Question:
Which among the following is not a correct pair?

1.Ellora Caves ? Rastrakuta Rulers

2.Mahabalipuram ? Pallava Rulers

3.Khajuraho ? Chandellas

4.Elephanta Caves ? Mauyra Era


Question:
Which among the following is not correct?

1.The capital of pandyas was Madurai

2.The capital of Cheras was Vanchi

3.Capital of the Videha Kingdom ? Mithila

4.Capital of Gahadwal Dynasty ? Kannauj


Question:
Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

1.Maurya

2.Gupta

3.Kushan

4.Kanva


Question:
Which among the following Kavya of Sanskrit, deal with court intrigues & access to power of Chandragupta Maurya?

1.Mrichhakatika

2.Ritusamhara

3.Kumarasambhava

4.Mudrarakshahsa


Question:
Which empire lasted the longest among the following?

1.The Palas

2.The Pratiharas

3.The Rashtrakutas

4.The Senas


Question:
Which is the correct chronology of the excavation of the site in the Indus civilization?  I. Mohenjo-DaroII. ChanhudaroIII. HarappaIV. Lothal

1.III, I, II & IV

2.I, III, II & IV

3.II, I, III & IV

4.III, IV, II & I


Question:
Which king started the organization of Kumbh fair at Allahabad?

1.Harshavardhana

2.Dhruvasena Ii

3.Narshimhvarman

4.Akabar


Question:
Which of the following is true regarding the Aryan Economy?     I. Aryans, crossed the nomadic stage.II. Lion, elephants, & Boar were not known to them.III. Coins were known to them.

1.Only I

2.II, III

3.I, III

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following statement is wrong?

1.Sunga dynasty was founded by pushyamitra

2.Ashoka the great Mauryan king died in 332 BC

3.Ashoka invaded the kalinga in 261 BC

4.Chandragupta Maurya earned the title of the Liberator.


Question:
Which of the following statement is wrong?

1.Dharmpala was the founder of Pala dynasty.

2.Vikramashila University was founded by Dharmpala ?

3.Bhoja was the founder of Pritihara Empire.

4.Krishna III was the last Rashtrakuta king.


Question:
Which of the following statement is/ are correct?     I. In the 326 BC Alexander invaded India.II. Ambhi (king of TaxilA.  welcomed Alexander and his menIII. Alexander died in 332 BC

1.All are correct

2.Only I, III

3.Only I, II

4.II, III


Question:
Which of the following statement is/are correct?      I. Pulakesn I was the first ruler of the Chalukya dynasty?

II. Harshavardhana attacked the Chalukya territory during 608-642 AD?

III. Vikramaditya I died in 608 A.D.

1.All are correct

2.Only I

3.Only II,III

4.Only I, III


Question:
Which one of the following item was collected only in case under the Mauryas?

1.Kara

2.Bhaga

3.Pranaya

4.Hiranya


Question:
Which one of the following was an important Port of the eastern coast during Gupta period?

1.Kalyan

2.Tamralipti

3.Sopara

4.Baroch


Question:
Which one of the following was the capital of Kosala?

1.Sravasti

2.Shuktimati

3.Kaushambi

4.Indraprastha


Question:
Who among the following Kushan Emperors was the first to introduce the gold coinage in India?

1.Vima Kadphises

2.Vima Taktu

3.Vasishka

4.Kujula Kadphises


Question:
Who among the following was worshipped during Early Vedic Civilization?

1.Varuna

2.Indra

3.Surya

4.All the above


Question:
Who is the excavator of Harappa site?

1.Daya ram sahni

2.Rakhal das Bannerji

3.Mackey

4.B.K. Thapar


Question:
Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander the Great?

1.Bimbisara

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Ashoka

4.Pushyamitra Sunga


Question:
Who was the first Gupta ruler who assumed the title of Maharadhiraha?

1.Skandhgupta

2.Chandragupta I

3.Chandragupta II

4.kumaragupta


Question:
Who was the first Indian ruler who had territory outside India?

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Kanishka

4.Huvishka


Question:
Who was the last Hindu emperor of northern India?

1.Harsha

2.Pulakesin II

3.Rajyavardhana

4.Skandagupta


Question:
Who was the main male God worshipped by Indus people?

1.Lord Vishnu

2.Vishnu

3.Brahma

4.Indra


Question:
Who was the ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab?

1.Alexander the Great

2.Darius III

3.King Porus

4.Chandragupta Maurya


Question:
Who were the immediate successors of the Mauryas in Magadha?

1.Pandyas

2.Sungas

3.Kushanas

4.Satvahanas


Question:
Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Samudra Gupta

3.Vikramaditya

4.Skand Gupta


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