GK Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 1

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  • 1. 

    Who was the founder of Patliputra, known as Patna in modern times?

    • A.

      Bimbisara

    • B.

      Ajatashatru

    • C.

      Ashoka

    • D.

      Udayin

    Correct Answer
    D. Udayin
    Explanation
    Established by Udayin in 490 BCE, Pataliputra, now known as modern Patna, originated as a modest fort situated near the Ganges River. Udayin, the son and heir of Haryanka king Ajatshatru, played a pivotal role in its early development.

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  • 2. 

    The famous Indian ruler Ajatashatru belonged to which one of the following dynasties?

    • A.

      Nanda

    • B.

      Haranyaka dynasty

    • C.

      Maurya

    • D.

      Shunga

    Correct Answer
    B. Haranyaka dynasty
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect. There is no historical evidence or records to suggest that Ajatashatru belonged to the Haranyaka dynasty. Ajatashatru was actually a ruler of the Haryanka dynasty, which was an ancient Indian dynasty that ruled the Magadha region. The Haryanka dynasty was succeeded by the Maurya dynasty, which was founded by Chandragupta Maurya. The Shunga dynasty came into power after the Maurya dynasty. Therefore, the correct answer is Maurya dynasty.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following places was the birthplace of Mahatma Buddha?

    • A.

      Kapilvastu

    • B.

      Kathmandu

    • C.

      Pataliputra

    • D.

      Rajgir

    Correct Answer
    A. Kapilvastu
    Explanation
    Kapilvastu is the correct answer because it is widely believed to be the birthplace of Mahatma Buddha. Kapilvastu is located in present-day Nepal and was the capital of the Shakya kingdom, where Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama. The archaeological remains found in Kapilvastu provide evidence of its historical significance and association with Buddha's life.

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  • 4. 

    Mahavira Jain was the last and __ Tirthankara of Jainism?

    • A.

      24th

    • B.

      25th

    • C.

      34th

    • D.

      22nd

    Correct Answer
    A. 24th
    Explanation
    Mahavira Jain is known as the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Tirthankaras are spiritual teachers who have achieved enlightenment and guide others on the path of liberation. As the last Tirthankara, Mahavira played a significant role in the development and spread of Jainism. He emphasized non-violence, truthfulness, and asceticism as key principles of the faith. His teachings and life story continue to inspire millions of Jains around the world.

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  • 5. 

    In 6th Century, which one of the following was the capital of Kaushal kingdom?

    • A.

      Avanti

    • B.

      Amravati

    • C.

      Shravasti

    • D.

      Mathura

    Correct Answer
    C. Shravasti
    Explanation
    Shravasti was the capital of the Kaushal kingdom in the 6th century.

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