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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ancient Indian History objective questions with answers (History Quiz - 4)

1. Assertion (A) : The Aham and Puram poems of the Padinen Killukanakku group formed a continuation of the Sangam composition
Reason (R): They were included under the post Sangam works proper
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R IS false
[D]A is false but R IS true


2. Assertion (A): The emphasis of Jainism on non-violence prevented agriculturists from embracing Jainism.
Reason R: Cultivation involved killing of insects and pests
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R IS false
[D]A is false but R IS true


3. Assertion (A): The origin of Feudal System in ancient India can be traced to military campaign
Reason (R) : There was considerable expansion of Feudal System during Gupta period
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R IS false
[D]A is false but R IS true


4. Assertion (A) : Asoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire
Reason (R): Kalinga controlled land and sea routes to South India
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R IS false
[D]A is false but R IS true


5. In which of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?
[A]Bhuwaneshwar
[B]Bijapur
[C]Kolkata
[D]Belgaum


6. Assertion (A) : Harshavardhan convened the Prayag Assembly
Reason(R): he wanted to popularise only the Mahayana form of Buddhism
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R IS false
[D]A is false but R IS true


7. Which one of the Chola king conquered Ceylon?
[A]Aditya I
[B]Rajaraja I
[C]Rajendra
[D]Vijayalaya


8. Who among the following presided over the Buddhist council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir?
[A]Parsava
[B]Nagarjuna
[C]Sudraka
[D]Vasumitra


9. Which one of the following animals was not represented on seals and terracotta art of Harappan culture?
[A]Cow
[B]Elephant
[C]Rhinoceros
[D]Tiger


10. Which one of the following statement is not correct?
[A]The statue of gomateshwara at Sravana belagola represents the last Tirthankara of Jains
[B]India’s largest Buddhist monastery is in Arunachal Pradesh
[C]The Khajuraho Temples were built under Chandela rule.
[D]The Hopysalesvara temple is dedicated to Siva


11. In ancient Indian monasteries, aceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the:
[A]Occasion to elect Sanghaparinayaka and two speakers one on Dhama and other on Vinaya.
[B]Confessions of the monks of their offences committed during their stay in the monasteries.
[C]Ceremony of initiations of new persons into the Buddhist Sanghain which the head is shaved and yellow robes are worn
[D]Gathering of Buddhist monks on the next day of the full moon day of ashadha when they take up a fixed abode for the next four months of rainy season


12. The ancient play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadatta has its subject on :
[A]A conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore
[B]A romantic story of an Aryan King and a tribal woman
[C]The story of struggle between two Aryans
[D]The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta


13. Emporer Harsha’s Southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by
[A]Pulakesin I
[B]Pulakesin II
[C]Vikramaditya I
[D]Vikramaditya II


14. Consider the following statements:
The Cholas defeated Pandya and Chera rulers and established their domination over peninsular India in the early medieval times
The Cholas sent an expedition against Sailaendra empire of South East Asia and conquered some of the areas.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only2
[C]Both 1& 2
[D]None is correct


15. Consider the following princely states of the British rule in India:
Jhansi
Sambalpur
Satara
The correct chronological order in which they were annexed by the British:
[A]1,2,3
[B]1,3,2
[C]3,2,1
[D]3,1,2


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