Indian History MCQ-291

From the third century AD when the Hun invasion ended the Roman Empire, the Indian merchants relied more and more on the:

(A) African trade
(B) West-European trade
(C) South-East Asian trade
(D) Middle-Eastern trade

The following persons came to India at one time or another:
1. Fa-Hien
2. I-Tsing
3. Megasthanese
4. Hieun-Tsang
The correct chronological sequence of their visits is:

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

Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century B.C. ?

(A) Gandhar
(B) Kamboj
(C) Kashi
(D) Magadh

The Indo-Laws Kingdom set up in north Afghanistan in the beginning of the second century B.C. was:

(A) Bacteria
(B) Scythia
(C) Zedrasia
(D) Aria

The term ‘Aryan’ denotes:

(A) an ethnic group
(B) a nomadic people
(C) a speech group
(D) a superior race

Which one of the following ports handled the North Indian trade during the Gupta period?

(A) Tamralipti
(B) Broach
(C) Kalyan
(D) Cambray

Assertion (A): The Aham and Puram poems of the Padinen Kilukanakku group formed a continuation of the Sangam composition.
Reason (R): They were included under the post-Sangam works as against the Sangam works proper,

(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 ofA
(C) A is true but R is false
(D) A is false but R is true

Assertion (A): The emphasis of Jainism on non-violence (ahimsa) prevented agriculturalists from embracing Jainism.
Reason (R): Cultivation involved killing of insects and pests.

(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

Assertion (A): The origin of feudal system in ancient India can be traced to military campaigns.
Reason (R): There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the Gupta period.

(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 ofA
(C) A is true but R is false
(D) A is false but R is true

Assertion (A): Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire.
Reason (R): Kalinga controlled the land and sea routes to South India.

(A) Both A and Rare 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

The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the:

(A) Greeks
(B) Shakas
(C) Parthians
(D) Mughals

Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

(A) Nanda
(B) Maurya
(C) Sunga
(D) Kanva

Hoysala monuments are found in:

(A) Hampi and Hosper
(B) HalebidandBelur
(C) Mysore and Bangalore
(D) Sringeri and Dharwar

Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(A) TheHarappancivilization-PaintedGreyware
(B) The Kushans – Gandhra School of Art
(C) The Mughals – Ajanta Paintings
(D) The Marathas – Pahari School of Painting

In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?

(A) Bhubaneswar
(B) Bijapur
(C) Kolkata
(D) Shravananbelagola