Indian History MCQ-290

In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatya Avalokitesvara was also known as:

(A) Vajrapani
(B) Manjusri
(C) Padmapani
(D) Maitreya

The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called:

(A) Rupaka
(B) Karshapana
(C) Dinara
(D) Pana

Match List I————– with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I————– (Author) List II (Text)
A. Varahamihira 1. Prabandha Chintamani
B. Vishakhadatta 2. Mrichchha-Katikam
C. Sudraka 3. Brihat-Samhita
D. Bilhana 4. Devi-Chandraguptam

5. Vikramankadeva-Charita
Codes:

(A) A-3;B-4;C-5;D-2
(B) A-3;B-4;C-2;D-5
(C) A-5;B-3;C-4;D-1
(D) A-1;B-3;C-5;D-2

Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India?

(A) Chaturvedimangalam
(B) Parishad
(C) Ashtadikgaja
(D) Manigrama

The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 4 If the same were to be dued in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be:

(A) 601
(B) 300
(C) 330
(D) 407

Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because:

(A) Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time
(B) they had renounced the policy of war and violence
(C) caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them
(D) Buddhism provided easier access to Indian society

The Ashoka major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts:

(A) landX
(B) I and XI
(C) II and XIII
(D) II and XIV

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Mrichchakatikam-Shudraka
2. Buddhacharita-Vasuvandhu
3. Mudrarakshasha-Vishakadatta
4. Harshacharita—Banabhatta
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:

(A) 1,2,3 and 4
(B) 1,3 and 4
(C) land4
(D) 2and3

What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India?
1. Gold coins
2. Punch marked silver coins
3. Iron plough
4. Urban culture
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(A) 3,4,1,2
(B) 3,4,2,1
(C) 4,3,1,2
(D) 4,3,2,1

Assertion (A): According to Ashoka’s edicts social harmony among the people was more important than religious devotion.
Reason (R): He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion,

(A) Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
(C) A is true but R is false
(D) A is false but R is true

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Lothal : Ancient dockyard
2. Sarnath : First Sermon of Buddha
3. Rajgir : Lion capital of Ashoka
4. Nalanda : Great seat of Buddhist learning
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
: Codes:

(A) I,2,3and4
(B) 3and4
(C) 1.2and4
(D) land 2

Which- one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilised during the crises in the country?

(A) Sohgaura Copper-plate
(B) Rummindei Pillar-edict of Ashoka
(C) Prayaga-prasasti
(D) Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

The concept of Eight fold path forms the theme of:

(A) Dipavamsa
(B) Divyavadana
(C) Mahaparinibban
(D) Dharma Chakara Pravartana Sutta