Ancient History Of India! Hardest Trivia Questions Quiz

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Ancient History Of India! Hardest Trivia Questions Quiz

Welcome to the hardest trivia questions quiz on the ancient history of India! The History of India begins with the birth of the Indus Valley Civilization who was mostly farmers and traders and the country went on to be colonized and is now one of the most populated in the world. Take this quiz and get to go back in time.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which civilization is believed to have been the first one in India?
    • A. 

      Mauryan

    • B. 

      Inca

    • C. 

      Harappan

  • 2. 
    Which statement best describes India's history?
    • A. 

      India was controlled by several different empires before gaining independence from Great Brittain in 1947

    • B. 

      India has always been an autonomous country, meaning India ruled herself

    • C. 

      Great Britain always controlled India and still does today

  • 3. 
    Which is a true statement about India's religious makeup?
    • A. 

      India is a strictly Hindu country with no other religious groups present

    • B. 

      India is mostly Hindu but has a large number of Buddhists, as well as minorities of Christians and other lesser-known religions

    • C. 

      India is mostly made up of people who have no professed religious faith

  • 4. 
    Which of the following would be a typical Gandhi- style protest?
    • A. 

      Fire bombing public buildings to attract the government's attention to your cause

    • B. 

      Forming a guerilla army and attempting to overthrow the government officials

    • C. 

      Staging a protest march in the capital city, holding signs and banners

  • 5. 
    Which empire is ofter referred to as India's "Golden Age"?
    • A. 

      Harappan

    • B. 

      Guptas

    • C. 

      Mauryan

  • 6. 
    Which of the Indian Empires spread the Muslim religion into India in the 16th century A.D.?
    • A. 

      Harappan

    • B. 

      Gupta

    • C. 

      Mughals

  • 7. 
    A social class that one belongs to by birth in Indian society is called a :
    • A. 

      Caste

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Clique

  • 8. 
    Which phrase best describes the relationship between India and Pakistan?
    • A. 

      They had wars before 1947, but have been peaceful since then

    • B. 

      They have been in conflict and had several wars in the 20th century

    • C. 

      They have always been peaceful neighbors

  • 9. 
    Which is true of Sanskrit?
    • A. 

      It was the ancient language of the Aryans and is still spoken by scholars in India

    • B. 

      It is the only language spoken in India now

    • C. 

      It was the language of the Dravidian people before the Aryans came to India

  • 10. 
    Why was Chandragupta Maurya important in the history of India?
    • A. 

      He led the nationalist movement to gain independence from Great Britain

    • B. 

      He adopted and spread the religion of Buddhism throughout India

    • C. 

      He built an empire that would control most of India in the 300's B.C.

  • 11. 
    Study the cartoon.  Think about who the figures represent and what they are carrying on their backs.  What is the point the creator of the cartoon is trying to make about the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan?
    • A. 

      The poor people have to carry the weapons around on their backs, which makes them really tired.

    • B. 

      The poor people of both countries are the ones who pay when the governments spend money on missiles and arms.

    • C. 

      Pakistan and India should spend a lot more money building up their supply of weapons.

  • 12. 
    According to the chart above, which country in South Asia has the highest population in both the mid 80s and mid 90s?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Bangladesh

  • 13. 
    According to the chart, which country's population is growing the fastest?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Nepal

    • C. 

      India

  • 14. 
    FIEAccording to the chart, what is the population of Chennai?
    • A. 

      5.5 million

    • B. 

      6.3 million

    • C. 

      12.9 million

  • 15. 
    What is this famous building located in India, built as a tomb for a ruler's beloved wife?
    • A. 

      The White House

    • B. 

      Taj Mahal

    • C. 

      Shanghai Palace