Thursday, March 28, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History MCQs For WBCS Exams P1

Page 1

1. Which one of the following is more probable regarding the Harappa Script?
(A) Pictographic
(B) Summerian
(C) Proto Dravidian
(D) Sanskritic

Correct Answer: [A] Pictographic.
Explanation: It was written in the Boustrophedon style. Where the first line is written from left to right and the 2nd line is written from right to left. It was pictographic in nature. 400 to 500 sign or logo symbolic used in this script. It is still an undeciphered script.
2. The great Bath was found in
(A) Mohenjo-Daro
(B) Kalibangan
(C) Lothal
(D) Harappa

Correct Answer: [A] Mohenjo-Daro.
Explanation: The Great Bath was found in Mohenjo-Daro. A bronze dancing girl found in Mohenjodaro. Granary was the largest building of Mohenjodaro.
3. Which emperor has been called Napolean of India?
(A) Samudragupta
(B) Chandragupta II Vikramaditya
(C) Asoka
(D) Kanishka

Correct Answer: [A] Samudragupta.
Explanation: Samudragupta was the greatest ruler of the Gupta dynasty. He was called Napoleon of India by V. A. Smith. He was a follower of Vaishnavism but tolerant of other religions.
4. The first metal discovered by man was
(A) Zinc
(B) Copper
(C) Iron
(D) Aluminum

Correct Answer: [B] Copper.
Explanation: Copper was the first metal discovered by man. The first domesticated animal is the dog.
5. Who composed the Allahabad Prasasti?
(A) Harisena
(B) Vasumitra
(C) Asvaghosha
(D) Nagarjuna

Correct Answer: [A] Harisena.
Explanation: Harisena was a court poet of Samudra Gupta.


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