Indian History MCQ-288

The word ‘Hindu” as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:

(A) the Greeks
(B) the Romans
(C) the Chinese
(D) the Arabs

Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas?

(A) Lopamudra
(B) Gargi
(C) Leelavati
(D) Savitri

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer (using codes given below the lists)

List I (Eras)———–List II (Reckoned from)
A. Vikramaera 3102B.C.
B. Sakaera 320A.D.
C, Guptaera 78A.D.
D. Kali era 58 B.C.
248 A.D.


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

In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak:

(A) Sanskrit
(B) Prakrit
(C) Pali
(D) Sauraseni

The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is:

(A) Chakravarti
(B) Dharmadeva
(C) Dharmakirti
(D) Priyadarsi

The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted: ,

(A) a fine variety of Indian Muslim
(B) ivory
(C) damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
(D) pepper

The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by:

(A) Mahayana Buddhism
(B) Hinayana Buddhism
(C) Jainism
(D) The Lokayata school

According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four aeons (yugas) is:

(A) Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali
(B) Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali
(C) Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali
(D) Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita

Which one of the following temples figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasi?

(A) Jagannath temple, Puri
(B) Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu
(C) Kandariya Mahadev temple, Khajuraho
(D) Chausath Yogini temple, Bhedaghat

The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is:

(A) Sindhu
(B) Sutudri
(C) Sarasvati
(D) Ganga

Which one of the following is not a part of early Jains literature?

(A) Therigatha
(B) Acarangasutra
(C) Sutrakritanga
(D) Brihatkalpasutra

Which of the following were common to both Buddhism and Jainism?

1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas
3. Denial of efficacy of rituals
4. Non-injury to animal life
Select the answer using the codes given below:

(A) 1,2,3 and4
(B) 2,3and4
(C) 1,3, and 4
(D) land 2