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WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

MCQs on Ancient Indian History For UPSC, WBCS, SSC CGL, Rail NTPC P9


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9181. Who was to Kaivartta chief who rebelled against the Pala ruler Mahipala II of Bengal?
A
Divya
B
Mayuraddhvaja
C
Dhekata
D
Gandhata
A
Correct Answer: A. Divya
Explanation: The Varendra rebellion means the revolt against King Mahipala II led by Divya. The Kaivarta were able to capture Varendra by this rebellion. Later on, in 1082 CE, King Rampala was succeeded to recapture his fatherland Varendra by defeating Vim with the assistance of neighboring vassals.
1882. Rice cultivation is associated with the Harappan site of
A
Kot Diji
B
Ropar
C
Kalibangan
D
Lothal
D
Correct Answer: D. Lothal
Explanation: Lothal was the first dockyard in the world. It was called the entrance of Harappan civilization was located at present-day Gujarat. Lothal was discovered by S.R. Rao in 1954. Evidence of rice found in Lothal and Rangpur both are located in Gujarat
170883. What is the meaning of the word 'Tripitaka'?
A
Book
B
Truth
C
Conclusion
D
Basket
D
Correct Answer: D. Basket
Explanation: Tripitaka means three baskets. These are Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka. Vinaya Pitaka and Sutta Pitaka were compiled in the first Buddhist council in 483 BC, soon after the Mahaparinirvana of Gautam Buddha. It was organized under the patronage of Ajatshatru, at Rajgriha, in the Sattapani Cave.
2584. The Origins of Indian Music may be traced to one of the following Vedas
A
Yajur
B
Atharva
C
Rig
D
Sama
D
Correct Answer: D. Sama
Explanation: The Vedic age was considered to be around 1500 BC to 600 BC in India. Earlier Sama Veda was known as Saman. It contains 1,875 verses that are primarily taken from Rig Veda. An earlier trace of Indian music is found in Sama Veda.
171185. Ganjam inscription depicts about which king?
A
Karbala
B
Samudra Gupta
C
Sasanka
D
Rudradaman
C
Correct Answer: C. Sasanka
Explanation: Ganjam inscription depicts about Gauda king Sasanka. His capital was at Karnasubarna, in present-day Murshidabad in West Bengal of the Indian subcontinent.
176086. Who introduced Gold Coins in India?
A
The Greeks
B
The Cholas
C
The Maurya
D
The Kushanas
D
Correct Answer: D. The Kushanas
476187. Mahavira's first disciple was
A
Bhadrabahu
B
Sthulabhadra
C
Charvaka
D
Jamali
C
SSC CGL/CHSL - 2013
Correct Answer: C. Charvaka
400588. Seleucus Nicator was defeated by
A
Asoka
B
Chandragupta Mautya
C
Bindu Sara
D
Brihadratha
B
SSC CGL/CHSL - 2012
Correct Answer: B. Chandragupta Mautya
297489. Which is the port-town of Indus valley civilisation?
A
Kalibangan
B
Lothal
C
Ropar
D
Mohenjodaro
B
SSC CGL/CHSL - 2011
Correct Answer: B. Lothal
349890. The coins of which of the following reveal their love for music ?
A
Matuyas
B
Nandas
C
Guptas
D
Cholas
C
SSC CGL/CHSL - 2011
Correct Answer: C. Guptas



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