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Ancient History Quizzes & Trivia

In order for us to see how much the world we live in and the people in it have changed it is important to understand our history and how it has shapes our today. The test below is designed to see how much you understood in your ancient history class. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Indus religion did not include the worship of
    • A. 

      Forces of Nature

    • B. 

      Mother Goddess

    • C. 

      Certain animal like Bull

    • D. 

      Trees

  • 2. 
    Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism
    • A. 

      Ashoka

    • B. 

      Samudragupta

    • C. 

      Sanghamitra

    • D. 

      Chitragupta

  • 3. 
    Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answerSymbol Eventa. Elephant 1. Renouncement of worldly pleasuresb. Tree 2. Birth of Buddhac. Empty throne 3. Enlightenmentd. Horse 4. Representation of Royalty
    • A. 

      2 4 3 1

    • B. 

      1 3 4 2

    • C. 

      4 3 1 2

    • D. 

      2 3 4 1

  • 4. 
    Which among the following is also called encyclopedia of Buddhism-?
    • A. 

      Buddhacharita

    • B. 

      Mahavibhasa

    • C. 

      Milinda Panho

    • D. 

      Vinayapitaka

  • 5. 
    Which is the most accepted date of the composition of the Rigveda-?
    • A. 

      1500 BC

    • B. 

      1500 BC to 1000 BC

    • C. 

      1000 BC

    • D. 

      4500 BC

  • 6. 
    The words 'Satyameva Jayate' in the State Emblem of India, have been adopted from which one of the following ?
    • A. 

      Brahma Upanishad

    • B. 

      Mudgala Upanishad

    • C. 

      Maitreyi Upanishad

    • D. 

      Mundaka Upanishad

  • 7. 
    In ancient India, which dynasty issued the largest number of Gold coins?
    • A. 

      Maurya

    • B. 

      Gupta

    • C. 

      Indo-Greek

    • D. 

      Sung

  • 8. 
    Which among the following is the most important work of Tamil Literature of Sangam Period (sometimes also referred as Bible of the Tamil land)?
    • A. 

      Thirukkural

    • B. 

      Purananuru

    • C. 

      Malaipatukatam

    • D. 

      Sangapatinam

  • 9. 
    Which river was called Vipasa in Vedic India?
    • A. 

      Vyas

    • B. 

      Saraswati

    • C. 

      Satluj

    • D. 

      Jhelum

  • 10. 
    Ashoka called the third Buddist council at—?
    • A. 

      Kalibangan

    • B. 

      Pataliputra

    • C. 

      Magadha

    • D. 

      Sarnath

  • 11. 
    Consider the following Statements-1. Nehru had no regard for the upanishads2. He was an atheistWhich among the above statements is true-?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None

  • 12. 
    Consider the following Statements given by Budha-1. There is no rebirth 2. There is no soulWhich among the above statements is true-?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    Which pair among the followings is incorrect-?
    • A. 

      Anga - Champa

    • B. 

      Kashi - Ayodhya

    • C. 

      Malla - Kushinagar

    • D. 

      Kuru - Indraprastha

  • 14. 
    Why Gupta Period is also known as "Golden Age of Indian History"-?
    • A. 

      Because Gold mines were discovered during Gupta period

    • B. 

      Because usage of Gold has increased in ornaments

    • C. 

      Because Art and Culture flourished during Gupta period

    • D. 

      Because Gold was used in place of Copper and Iron

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statement is not true of Ashoka’s Dhamma ?
    • A. 

      There was a stress on non-violence

    • B. 

      Capital punishment was discontinued

    • C. 

      Donation to Brahmans was stressed

    • D. 

      There was a concern for master-servant relationship

  • 16. 
    Which is the only site in Harrpa civiliztion without Citadel-?
    • A. 

      Mohenjodaro

    • B. 

      Lothal

    • C. 

      Kalibanga

    • D. 

      Chanhudaro

  • 17. 
    The hallmark of Vedic religion and culture was—
    • A. 

      Dhyana

    • B. 

      Brahmacharya

    • C. 

      Puja

    • D. 

      Yajna

  • 18. 
    Who of the following kings was an ardent follower of Jainism ?
    • A. 

      Bimbsara

    • B. 

      Mahapadma Nanda

    • C. 

      Ashoka the Great

    • D. 

      Udayin

  • 19. 
    Indica was written by whom-?
    • A. 

      Kautilya

    • B. 

      Vishakha Dutta

    • C. 

      Selecus

    • D. 

      Megasthenese

  • 20. 
    Who among following called Samudragupta as Napoleon of India-
    • A. 

      Sir William Jones

    • B. 

      Vishnu Gupt

    • C. 

      Panini

    • D. 

      V. A. Smith