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Ancient India History Quiz for SSC and Railways Exams (Set-I)

Published on Friday, March 04, 2016
Dear Readers,
Today we are presenting you a 10 question set on Ancient India History which is very important for your upcoming SSC CGL 2016 and RRB NTPC 2016. Try to solve it.

Ancient India History Quiz for SSC and Railways Exams

1. Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?
a) Sri John Marshall
b) RD Banerji
c) A. Cunningham
d) Daya Ram Sahani

2. Jatakas are the stories of
a) Buddha's life
b) Buddha's previous lives
c) The lives of the future Buddhas
d) Great saints of Buddhism

3. Of all the states in northern India in 6th century BC which of the following states emerged as the most powerful?
a) Anga
b) Magadha
c) Kashi
d) Kosala

4. Koutilya ( also known as Vishnugupta and Chanakya) is the author of Arthasastra which has been compared with
a) Plato's State
b) Machiavelli's Prince
c) Karl Marx's Das Kapital
d) Hitler's Mein Kampf

5. Mohenjo-Daro is situated in
a) Montgomery district
b) Larkana district
c) Chandigarh area
d) Gujarat

6. Mahavira was
a) the 20th Tirthankara
b) the 21st Tirthankara
c) the 23rd Turntables
d) the 24th Tirthankara

7. The Buddhist Doctrines were written in
a) Sanskrit
b) Pali
c) Tibetan
d) Not written in any language but orally transmitted

8. The first Buddhist Council was held at
a) Lumbini
b) Kapilavastu
c) Rajagriha
d) Avanti

9. "The Indica" was written by
a) Koutilya
b) Patanjali
c) Megasthanes
d) Panini

10. The last Mauryan king was
a) Pushyamitra sunga
b) Ashoka
c) Harsha
d) Brihadratha


1. d) Daya Ram Sahani
2. b) Buddha's previous lives
3. b) Magadha
4. b) Machiavelli's Prince
5. b) Larkana district
6. d) the 24th Tirthankara
7. b) Pali
8. c) Rajagriha
9. c) Megasthanes
10. d) Brihadratha

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