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Ancient India History Quiz for SSC and Railways Exams (Set-5)

Published on Saturday, April 02, 2016
Dear Readers,
Today we are presenting you a 10 question set on Ancient India 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. The famous ruler of ancient India who is said to have been converted to Jainism, towards the end of his life, is
a) Bindusara
b) Samudragupta
c) Chandragupta
d) Ashoka 

2. The harappan economy was primarily _____________ in nature .
a) Rural
b) Industrial
c) Urban
d) Capitalist 

3. Who was the first Muslim invader to enter India?
a) Mohammed Ghauri
b) Mohammed-bin-Qasim
c) Mohammed Ghazni
d) Qutab-ud-din Aibak 

4. The best specimens of Mauryan art are represented by their
a) Stupas
b) Pillars
c) Chaityas
d) Caves 

5. Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?
a) Mahapadma Nanda
b) Ashoka Nanda
c) Dhana Nanda
d) None of the above 

6. The word 'Veda' has been derived from the root word 'Vid' which means
a) Divinity
b) Sacredness
c) Doctrine
d) Knowledge 

7. The Kushan rule was brought to an end by
a) The Nagas
b) The Britishers
c) Samudragupta
d) The Hindu Shahi Dynasty 

8. Ashoka has been particularly influenced by the Buddhist monk
a) Ambhi
b) Upagupta
c) Asvaghosha
d) Vasubandhu 

9. During Kanishka's reign, the centre of political activity shifted from Magadha to
a) Delhi
b) Ayodhya
c) Kannauj
d) Purushapura (peshawar) 

10. Which of the following contributes most for the revival of Sanskrit language?
a) Kushanas
b) Mauryas
c) Guptas
d) Indo-Greeks 


1.c) Chandragupta
2.c) Urban
3.b) Mohammed-bin-Qasim
4.b) Pillars
5.a) Mahapadma Nanda
6.d) Knowledge
7.d) The Hindu Shahi Dynasty
8.b) Upagupta
9.d) Purushapura (peshawar)
10.c) Guptas 


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