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1. Consider the following statement. c) Only 3


1. Chalcolithic Age in India was marked by the d) None of the above
use of copper and stone. 5. Consider the following statement about Rigvedic
2. Microlith is the tool marked in Paleolithic Period.
Age. 1. The women enjoyed the equal status like men
3. The earliest known agrarian settlement in the and they received upanayana and education,
Indian subcontinent come from the west of study of Vedas etc.
the Indus system. 2. The Rigvedic economy was primarily
Which of the above statements are correct? agriculture where pastoral was their
a) Only 1 and 2 secondary occupation.
b) Only 1 and 3 3. The term for war in the Rigveda is gavisthi
c) Only 2 and 3 or search for cows.
d) None of the above Which of the above statements are correct?
2. Consider the following statements. a) Only 1 and 2
1. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian b) Only 2 and 3
subcontinent are to be found in places along c) Only 1 and 3
or close to the Indus River. d) All of the above
2. The Indus valley people domesticated 6. Which of the following statements about third
animals and harvested various crops. Buddhist council is/are true?
3. They had also merchant class engaged in 1. It was presided over by the elder
extensive trading. Moggaliputta Tissa.
4. The Indus valley people developed 2. Its purpose was to settle the disputes arising
agriculture on a large scale and also practiced out of rival claims to authority.
canal irrigation. 3. It was under the patronage of Asoka.
Which of the above statements are correct? 4. Its proceeding were conducted in Pali.
a) Only 1, 2 and 3 Select the correct code:
b) Only 1, 3 and 4 a) Only 1 and 2
c) Only 2, 3 and 4 b) Only 2, 3 and 4
d) All of the above c) Only 1 and 4
3. Which of the following were the features of the d) All of the above
Harappan houses? 7. Consider the following statement.
1. Rectangular houses 1. Ashoka’s dhamma was neither a way of life,
2. Widespread use of wood code of conduct nor a set of principles to be
3. Brick-dried bathrooms and wells adopted and practiced by the people at a large
4. Most of the houses had central court yard.
but a new religion and a new political
Select the correct code:
philosophy.
a) Only 1, 2 and 3
2. Its contents were so broad and humanitarian
b) Only 1, 3 and 4
that no cultural group or religious sect could
c) Only 2 and 3
object to its propagation by Asoka.
d) All of the above
3. Ashoka gave a new meaning and significance
4. Consider the following statements about later
to the concept by humanizing it.
Vedic period.
1. The society had been rigidly divided into four Which of the above statements are correct?
main caste divisions. a) Only 1 and 2
2. Women were highly respected and b) Only 1 and 3
participated in all religious and political c) Only 2 and 3
activities independently. d) All of the above
3. Prajapati the creator or Brahma occupied the 8. Identify the incorrect statement with regard to
supreme position in the religion. Mauryans.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect? a) Mauryas issued coins mostly of silver and a
a) Only 1 and 2 few copper pieces of metal in various shapes,
b) Only 2 sizes and weights.

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b) They also have one or more symbols of economic and social fronts.
elephant, the tree in the railing symbol and 3. The Bhakti saints mostly belonged to upper
the mountain punched on them. section of society.
c) They enable us to know the economic Which of the above statements are correct?
conditions of the Mauryan period. a) Only 1 and 2
d) They can easily be ascribed to particular b) Only 2 and 3
Mauryan king. c) Only 1 and 3
9. Consider the following statements about the Indo- d) All of the above
Greeks. 13. Consider the following statements about Jainism
1. They were the first to issue coins which can and select the correct statement(s):
be attributed to particular kings with certainty. 1. Before Mahavira, there were 22
2. They were the first who issued gold coins in thirthankaras, Parshvanath being the last.
India. 2. The Jains believe in transmigration of souls
3. They introduced Hellenistic art features in the and the concept of nirvana.
north-west which in turn facilitated the rise 3. Jainism believes in avoidance of all forms of
of Gandhara School of art. extremes of life.
Which of the above statements are correct? Select the correct code:
a) Only 1 and 2 a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3 b) Only 2
c) Only 2 and 3 c) Only 3
d) All of the above d) Only 1 and 3
10. Select the correct chronology of the foreigners 14. Consider the following statements about Ajanta
invading north-western India. and Ellora caves near Aurangabad in
a) Greeks, Parthians, Sakas, Kushanas Maharashtra:
b) Sakas, Parthians, Kushanas, Greeks 1. Ajanta caves consists of three styles of
c) Parthians, Greeks, Kushanas, Sakas architecture - Buddhist, Jain and
d) Greeks, Sakas, Parthians, Kushanas Brahmanical.
11. Which of the following statements are correct? 2. These caves belong to the period of Chalukya
1. The Gupta empire consisted of directly and Rashtrakuta kings who ruled over
administered areas and areas ruled Deccan India.
autonomously by feudal chiefs and tributary Which of the above statements is/are true?
kings. a) Only 1
2. The directly administered areas were divided b) Only 2
into provinces, called desa or bhukti. c) Both 1 and 2
3. The provinces were further subdivided into d) Neither 1 nor 2
districts called pradesa or vishaya. 15. Consider the following statements about stupas
4. The Guptan administration was a highly in India:
centralized administration with a large 1. From the time of Vedic Aryans, the stupas
bureaucracy. were an object of cult worship.
Select the correct code: 2. In Buddhist art and religion, the stupas in
a) Only 1, 2 and 3 modern time were accepted as representing
b) Only 2, 3 and 4 Buddha himself.
c) Only 1, 2 and 4 Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
d) All of the above a) Only 1
12. Consider the following statements. b) Only 2
1. The Bhakti Movement arose out of certain c) Both 1 and 2
socio-economic conditions aiming at the d) Neither 1 nor 2
upliftment of the unprivileged and oppressed 16. Match the correct works of the following Indians:
sections of the society. A. Panini 1. Cataract operation
2. The Bhakti Movements were the products of B. Aryabhata 2. Decimal system
a transitional society when a number of C. Sushruta 3. Ashtadhyayi
changes were taking place on the political D. Varahmihir 4. Brihatsamhita

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Select the correct code: 3. The terracotta pieces represent the


a) A-1, B-2, C-4, D-3 sophisticated artistic works of Harappans
b) A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4 Select the correct answer from the codes
c) A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4 given below:
d) A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1 Codes:
17. Which of the statements given below are correct a) 1 and 2 b) 1 and 3
about Buddhism : c) 1, 2 and 3 d) 2 and 3
1. Mahayana is the old puritan school of 21. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct
Buddhism, in which certain things associated answer from the codes given below:
with Buddha were worshipped as his List-I (Sites) List-II (Discoverer)
symbols. A. Chanhudaro 1. Rafeeq Mughal
2. Kanishka was a great patron of Mahayana B. Kalibangan 2. R. S. Bisht
school of Buddhism. C. Dholavira 3. A. Gosh
Select the correct code: D .Rakhi Garhi 4. N. G. Majumdar
a) Only 1 Code:
b) Only 2 A B C D
c) Both 1 and 2 a) 4 3 2 1
d) Neither 1 nor 2 b) 3 4 2 1
18 . From which of the following Harappan sites that c) 3 4 1 2
granary sort of structure have been unearthed d) 4 3 1 2
1. Kalibangan 22. Which of the following animals is not represented
2. Lothal on Harappan Seals?
3. Harappa a) Goat b) Cow
4. Mohenjedaro c) Tiger d) Elephant
5. Changudaro 23. Consider the following statements:
Select the correct answer from the codes given 1. The difference between the Aryans and
below: Dasyus lies in phallus worship and cattle
Code: keeping
a) 1, 2, 3 and 5 b) 2, 3 and 4 2. Trasadasyu was the chief of non-Aryans who
c) 3, 4 and 5 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 was captured by Aryan Chief Divodasa
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
19. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct
a) Only 1 b) Only 2
answer from the codes given below the lists:
c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
List-I (Sites) List-II (Artefacts/objects
24. Which of the following is not correct regarding
discovered) Rig Vedic age?
A. Banawali 1. Barley a) Vidatha was entrusted with military functions
B. Lothal 2. H-cemetry b) There was religious rights granted to the
C. Kalibangan 3. Horse Terracotta women
D. Harappa 4. Ploughed field c) There was no written documentation of
Codes: events
A B C D d) The concept of Janapada was not there
a) 1 3 2 4 25. “Sangrihitri”, during the Vedic age was
b) 1 3 4 2 a) Purohit
c) 3 1 2 4 b) Commander of Militia
d) 3 1 4 2 c) Treasurer
20. Which of the following statements is/are wrong d) Officer of Fort
in context of Harappan civilization? 26. Which of the following institutions were
1. The Harappans were known for making associated with military functions?
efficient weapons 1. Vrata 2. Gana
2. They were the first bronze users of the 3. Grama 4. Sardha
subcontinent and hence they started using 5. Vidatha
metal money Select the correct answer from the codes given
below:

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Code: 32. Which of the following is wrong in context of


a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Mahavira and Jainism?
b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 a) Mahavira was born in 540 BC in Kundagrama
c) 1, 2 and 3 near Vaishali
d) 1 and 2 b) His father Siddhartha was the head of Jnatrika
27. Which of the following statements is/are wrong clan
in context of Rigvedic age? c) His mother Trishala, was the daughter of the
1. The most important river during this period Lichchhavi Chief Chetaka
was river Saraswati or Naditarna d) Mahavira attained Kaivalya at the age of 42
2. The main region of the Rigvedic Aryans was 33. Which of the following statements is wrong in
situated West of Indus context of Buddha and Buddhism?
3. The term dasyuhatya (slaughter of dasyus) is a) Buddha attained Nirvana at the age of 42 at
repeatedly mentioned in Rig Veda Bodh Gaya
Select the correct answer from the codes given b) Buddha delivered his first Sermon at Sarnath
below: c) Buddha passed away at a place called
Code: Kusinagar
a) Only 1 b) Only 2 d) Buddha was related to Koshalan dynasty
c) 1 and 2 d) 1, 2 and 3 34. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct
28. Consider the following statements: answer from the codes given below the lists:
1. Jainism recognized the existence of the goods List-I List-II
but placed them lower than the Jina A. Koshala 1. Kausambi
2. Jainism did not condemn the varna system B. Lichchhavis 2. Shravasti
Which of the above statements is/are correct? C. Vatsa 3. Vaishali
a) 1 only b) 2 only D. Avanti 4. Mahismati
c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 Code:
29. Consider the following statements: A B C D
1. ‘Basadis’ in Jainism refer to the temple of a) 2 3 4 1
Tirthankaras b) 3 2 4 1
2. Although Jainism didnot receive much c) 2 3 1 4
patronage from kings as the Buddhism, yet d) 3 2 1 4
its art and architecture was rich than that of 35. Which of the following was famous market of
Buddhists artisans in during 6th century B.C.?
Which of the above statements is/are correct? a) Saddalaputta - Vaishali
a) Only 1 b) Only 2 b) Vassai - Varanasi
c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 c) Unjulavana - Rajgriha
30. Which Buddhist text pleads for protection of d) Jetavahan - Vaishali
cattles? 36. Consider the following statements:
a) Suttanipata 1. Ashokan inscriptions were engraved in the
b) Arya Manjushri Kalpa Brahmi script, which was written from left
c) Tripitaka to right
d) Abhidharma Pitaka 2. Greek and Aramaic scripts were employed,
31. Jainism and Buddhism differ in their approach in writing. Ashokan inscriptions in Pakistan
with regard to and Afghanistan
1. Prescription of strict austere life and penance Which of the above statements is/are correct?
2. Accepting the existence of soul a) Only 1 b) Only 2
3. Belief in the theory of Karma c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
4. Accepting the existence of God 37. Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
Select the correct answer from the codes given 1. Chanda Pradyota – Avanti
below: 2. Udayin – Magadha
Code: 3. Prasannajit – Kosala
a) 1, 2 and 4 b) 2, 3 and 4 Select the correct answer from the codes given
c) 1 and 3 d) Only 1 below:

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Code: List-I List-II


a) Only 1 and 2 A. Samaharta 1. The religious
b) Only 1 teacher
c) 1, 2 and 3 B. Sannidhata 2. Important
d) Only 2 and 3 functionaries
38. Arrange the following pottery cultures in correct C. Tirthas 3. The king
chronological order D. Dharmapravartaka 4. The chief custodian
1. Northern Black Polished Ware culture of the state treasury
2. Ochre Colour Pottery culture and store
3. Painted Grey Ware culture 5. The highest officer
Select the correct answer from the codes given incharge of revenue
below: Code:
Code: A B C D
a) 1 – 3 – 2 b) 2 – 3 – 1 a) 5 4 2 3
c) 1 – 2 – 3 d) 3 – 1 – 2 b) 3 4 5 2
39. Which of the following is/are correct with regard c) 3 1 4 2
to Arthasastra? d) 5 3 4 1
1. It is an important source for the study of 43. Which dynasty adopted the pompous title ‘king
Mauryan age of kings’?
2. It mentions about Chandra Gupta Maurya a) The Magadha b) The Indo-Greeks
3. It was written by Vishnu Gupta c) The Maurya d) The Kushana
4. It gives us the information about the Mauryan 44. Consider the following statements:
administration 1. Satavahanas did not issued any gold coins as
Select the correct answer from the codes given the Kushans did
below: 2. Satavahanas issued mostly coins of Silver
Code: Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 2 and 3 b) 1, 2 and 4 a) Only 1 b) Only 2
c) 1, 3 and 4 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
40. Which of the following statements is/are wrong 45. Consider the following statements:
in context of Mauryan age? 1. At the time of ‘Satavahanas’, all the
inscriptions were composed in Prakrit
1. Slaves were not employed in commercial
language and written in the Brahmi Script
activities
2. The famous stupa ‘Nagarjunakonda’
2. Most of the officials were paid in cash and
prospered most in the second-third centuries
some were paid through land grants
under the patronage of the ‘Satavahanas’
3. Sannidatta was the chief custodian of state
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
treasury
a) Only 1 b) Only 2
4. The Mauryan government had equal control
c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
over all the regions of its empire
46. Match List-I (Terms in Sangam Age) with List-II
Select the correct answer from the codes given (Their meanings) and select the correct answer
below: using the codes given below in the lists.
Code: List-I List-II
a) Only 1 b) 1 and 2 A. Enadi 1. The lowest class
c) 2, 3 and 4 d) 1, 2 and 4 B. Pariyar 2. The Ruling class
41. The Kandahar inscription of Ashoka was in C. Arasar 3. Rich peasants
a) Brahmi and Greek D. Vellala 4. Agricultural Labourers
b) Greek and Kharoshthi 5. Captains of the army
c) Aramic and Kharoshthi Code:
d) Aramic and Greek A B C D
42. Match List-I (Terms associated with Mauryan a) 5 4 2 3
empire) with List-II (Their meanings) and select b) 3 4 5 2
the correct answer using the codes given below c) 3 1 4 2
in the lists. d) 5 1 4 3

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47. Arrange the following Dynasty in Chronological 52. Which of the following statements is/are wrong
order. in context of the Guptan period?
1. Shishunagas 1. Most of the plays written during this period
2. Harianka were comedies
3. Mauryan 2. The higher classes speak Sanskrit whereas
4. Nandas the lower classes use prakrit
Select the correct answer from the codes given 3. Amarakosha written during this period was
below: a Sanskrit lexicon
Code: Select the correct answer from the codes given
a) 2, 1, 4, 3 b) 1, 4, 3, 2 below:
c) 2, 4, 3, 1 d) 1, 4, 2, 3 Code:
48. The Shakas and Kushans used two routes from a) 1, 2 and 3 b) 1 and 2
the north-western frontier to the western sea coast. c) Only 3 d) None
Both these roots converged at 53. Hsuan Tsang visited Pallava kingdom during the
a) Mathura b) Taxila period of
c) Broach d) Sopara a) Mahendra Varman I
49. Consider the following statements: b) Narasimhan Varman I
1. The Gupta era in AD 319-20 was started by c) Mahendra Varman II
Chandragupta d) Narasimhan Varman II
2. The great ruler Samudragupta of Gupta 54. Arrange the foreign travellers who came to India
dynasty was known as the ‘Napoleon of in chronological order
India’ 1. Marcopolo
Which of the above statements is/are correct? 2. I-Tsing
a) Only 1 b) Only 2 3. Fa-Hien
c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2 4. Hsuan Tsang
50. Which of the following is/are true about the Gupta Select the correct answer from the codes given
period? below:
1. In Guptas system of Administration the Code:
throne did not always go to the eldest son a) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
2. For the first time civil and criminal laws were b) 4 – 3 – 1 – 2
clearly demarcated c) 3 – 4 – 2 – 1
3. In Gupta period, land taxes increased in d) 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
number, and those on trade and commerce 55. Consider the following statements:
decreased 1. Harsha is said to have written a poem
Select the correct answer from the codes given ‘Ratnavali’
below: 2. Dandin was given patronage by Pallavas
Code: Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 b) 2 Only a) Only 1 b) Only 2
c) 1 and 3 d) All the above c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
51. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct 56. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct
answer from the codes given below the lists: answer from the codes given below the lists:
List-I (Authors) List-II (Books) List-I List-II
A. Ashvaghosha 1. Kamasutra A. Aryabhatta 1. Suryasiddhanta
B. Vatsyayana 2. Gatasaptasati B. Varahamihira 2. Brihatsamhita
C. Hala 3. Milinda Panho C. Palakapya 3. Hastayurveda
D. Nagasena 4. Buddha Charita D. Bharata 4. Natyasastra
Code: Code:
A B C D A B C D
a) 4 1 2 3 a) 1 2 3 4
b) 4 1 3 2 b) 1 2 4 3
c) 1 4 2 3 c) 2 1 3 4
d) 1 4 3 2 d) 2 1 4 3

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57. Brihatsamhita was authored by 63. Which of the following is the correct sequence?
a) Varahamihira b) Aryabhata a) Paleolithic - Mesolithic - Neolithic - Iron Age
c) Bhaskara d) Apastamba b) Mesolithic - Paleolithic - Neolithic - Iron Age
58. The encyclopedia of Indian medicine is c) Paleolithic - Iron Age - Mesolithic - Neolithic
a) Sushrutasamhita d) Neolithic - Paleolithic - Mesolithic - Iron Age
b) Charakasamhita 64. Which of the following is correct with respect to
c) Atharva veda Harappan Civilization?
d) Sulvasutra 1. The remarkable thing about the arrangement
59. Ratnavali was written by of the houses in the cities is that they followed
a) Banabhatta the grid system.
b) Harsha 2. The Indus people were not the earliest people
c) Bhaskaravarman to produce cotton.
d) Bilhana 3. The inhabitants of the Indus region
60. Which of the following statements about worshipped gods in the form of trees, animals
Tantricism is not correct? and human beings and the gods were placed
a) Tantricism admitted both women and shudras in temples.
into its ranks 4. The Harappans were great experts in the use
b) Tantricism permeated Jainism, Buddhism, of the potter’s wheel.
Shaivism and Vaishnavism Code:
c) Tantricism intended to satisy the spiritual a) 1, 2 and 3 b) 2 and 4
desires and worked to raise the masses to a c) 1 and 3 d) 1 and 4
65. Consider the following statements:
state of spiritual ecstasy
1. The Aryans led a settled life and the horse
d) Tantricism arose as result of the large scale
played the most significant role in their life.
admission of the aboriginal peoples in
2. The Rig Veda has many things in common
brahmanical society
with the Avesta.
61. Match List-I (Officials in Mauryan
Which of the following is/are correct?
Administration) with List-II (Functions) and
a) Only 1
select the correct answer from the codes given
b) Only 2
below: c) Both 1 and 2
List-I List-II d) Neither 1 nor 2
A. Rajukas 1. Modern District 66. What do nishka and satamana refer to?
Magistrates a) Village Council
B. Prativedikas 2. Governor of fort b) Herd of animals
C. Durgapala 3. Reporters c) Coins
D. Pradesikas 4. Later day Patwaris d) Earthen pot
Code: 67. Who is the author of Mudrakshasa
A B C D a) Kautilya b) Visakhadatta
a) 4 3 2 1 c) Shudraka d) Banbhatta
b) 4 2 3 1 68. Consider the following statements with respect
c) 1 2 3 4 to Mauryan administration
d) 1 3 2 4 1. The Mauryan empire was divided into a
62. Consider the following statements: number of provinces, and each province was
1. Ashoka’s inscriptions were written in the Pali placed under a prince.
language and Brahmi script. 2. The administration of Pataliputra was carried
2. In the post-Gupta period, the official on by five committees, each committee
documents were written in Sanskrit. consisting of six members.
Which of the following is/are correct? Which of the following is/are correct?
a) Only 1 a) Only 1
b) Only 2 b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2 c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2

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69. Consider the following statements: 75. Consider the following statements:
1. The post-Mauryan period witnessed a decline 1. The Greek ambassador called Antialkidus set
in trade. up a pillar in honour of Vasudeva near Vidisa
2. The Shakas adopted the pompous title of in Madhya Pradesh.
‘king of kings’, which indicates their 2. The Kushan rulers worshipped both Shiva
supremacy over numerous small princes. and the Buddha and the images of these two
Which of the following is/are correct? gods appeared on the Kushan coins.
a) Only 1 Which of the following is/are correct?
b) Only 2 a) Only 1
c) Both 1 and 2 b) Only 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2 c) Both 1 and 2
70. Which of the following is the correct d) Neither 1 nor 2
chronological order of the dynasties? 76. Consider the following statements:
a) Haryanka - Shungas - Nandas - Shishunagas 1. The Greeks contributed to the development
b) Haryanka - Nandas - Shungas - Shishunagas of the Indian theatre by introducing the use
c) Shishunagas - Shungas - Haryanka - Nandas of the curtain.
d) Haryanka - Shishunagas - Nandas – Shungas 2. Indian astrology was not influenced by the
71. Match the following: Greek ideas.
List-I List-II Which of the following is/are correct?
A. Menander 1. Kushan a) Only 1
B. Rudradaman I 2. Shakas b) Only 2
C. Gondophernes 3. Indo-Greek c) Both 1 and 2
D. Kanishka 4. Parthians d) Neither 1 nor 2
Code: 77. Who were Gaulmika in the Satavahana
A B C D administration?
a) 3 4 1 2 a) Village Headman
b) 2 1 3 4 b) The head of a military regiment
c) 3 2 4 1 c) Accountant
d) 4 2 1 3 d) Tax-Collector
72. Who among the following were the first to issue 78. Consider the following statements:
gold coins in India? 1. The official language of the Satavahanas was
a) The Parthians Prakrit.
b) The Shakas 2. Gathasaptasati was written by Satavahana
c) The Indo-Greeks ruler Yajna Sri Satakarni
d) The Kushans Which of the following is/are correct?
73. Choose the correct statements: a) Only 1
1. Rishabhadeva was the first tirthankara and b) Only 2
Parshvanatha was twenty-third. c) Both 1 and 2
2. Parshavanatha was the real founder of the d) Neither 1 nor 2
Jainism. 79. Consider the following statements:
3. Vardhamana Mahavira was born in 540BC 1. The Ashokan inscriptions mention the
in a village near Vaishali. Cholas, Pandyas, Keralaputras and
Code: Satyaputras living on the borders of the
a) All of the above empire.
b) 1 and 2 only
2. According to the Chera poets their greatest
c) 2 and 3 only
king was Karikala.
d) 1 and 3 only
Which of the following is/are correct?
74. Who were called strategos
a) Only 1
a) Warriors
b) Governors b) Only 2
c) Kings c) Both 1 and 2
d) Priest d) Neither 1 nor 2

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80. Who among the following issued the dinar type 3. The Rig Veda is the earliest text of the Indo-
of gold coins? European languages.
a) Indo-Greeks Code:
b) Kushans a) All of the above
c) Shakas b) 1 and 2 only
d) Parthians c) 1 and 3 only
81. The principal traits of Aryan culture are set out d) 2 and 3 only
by which of the following literary texts? 86. Choose the incorrect statements:
a) Vedic 1. The Aryans migrated to India in several
b) Iranian waves.
c) Greek 2. The earliest wave is represented by Atharva
d) All of the above Veda people.
82. Which of the following early Indo-European 3. Aryans lived in harmony with indigenous in-
tribes are correctly matched with their area? habitants.
1. Kassites - Iran/Iraq Code:
2. Hittites - Syria a) All of the above
3. Mittanis - Anatolia b) 1 only
Code: c) 2 and 3 only
a) 1 only d) All are correct statements
b) 2 and 3 only 87. Battle of Ten kings was fought on the river
c) 1 and 3 only ‘Parushni’ which is coterminous with:
d) 1 and 2 only a) Ravi b) Beas
83. Which of the following is associated with Aryan c) Satluj d) Chenab
culture? 88. Rig Vedic people were primarily:
1. Horse a) Agriculturists
2. Solid wheel b) Pastoralists
3. Cult of fire c) Both (a) and (b)
4. Cult of horse sacrifice d) Traders
5. Cult of soma 89. Painted grey ware is often associated with the
Code: time period:
a) All of the above a) 2000 - 1500 BC
b) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only b) 1500 - 500 BCE
c) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only c) 1000 BC - AD100
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only d) Harappan phase
84. The earliest Aryans lived in the geographical area 90. Choose the correct statements:
covered by 1. The two priests who played a major role in
1. Eastern Afghanistan Rig Vedic times are Vasishtha and
2. North-west frontier province Vishvamitra.
3. Punjab 2. Vasishtha was liberal and Vishvamitra a con-
4. Fringes of western up servative.
Code: 3. Vishvamitra composed gayatri mantra.
a) All of the above Code:
b) 1, 2 and 3 only a) All of the above
c) 2, 3 and 4 only b) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 2 only c) 2 and 3 only
85. Choose the correct statements: d) 1 and 3 only
1. The entire region in which the Aryans first 91. Choose the correct statement about Rig Vedic
settled in the Indian subcontinent is called Age:
land of the seven rivers. 1. We have some indications of polyandry.
2. Rig Veda is the only source to the know about 2. There are also evidences of levirate and
the early Aryans. widow remarriage.
3. There are no examples of child marriage.

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Ancient India NCERT XI old
Test No. 16

Code: Code:
a) All of the above a) All of the above
b) 1 and 2 only b) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
c) 1 and 3 only c) 1, 2 and 4 only
d) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only
92. Rank the following in descending order accord- 97. Choose the correct statement about the ritual
ing to their importance in Rig Vedic time: trends in Later Vedic phase:
1. Indra 1. Rituals, sacrifices and formulae became more
2. Agni important then prayers.
3. Varuna 2. Indra and Agni, most important God of Rig
Code: Vedic lost importance.
a) 1 - 2 - 3 3. Prajapati, the creator, came to occupy the su-
b) 1 - 3 - 2 preme position among gods.
c) 2 - 1 - 3 Code:
d) 2 - 3 - 1 a) 1 and 2 only
93. The first time use of iron is associated with: b) 2 and 3 only
a) Megalithic culture c) 1 and 3 only
b) Later vedic phase d) All of the above
c) NBPW phase 98. Which of the following is an unorthodox trend
d) Both (a) and (b) which arose during Post Vedic times?
94. The later Vedic people were acquainted with 1. Jainism
which of the following type of pottery: 2. Hinduism
1. Black and red ware 3. Ajvikas
2. Black slipped ware 4. Buddhism
3. Painted grey ware Code:
4. Red ware a) All of the above
Code: b) 1, 2 and 4 only
a) All of the above c) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 only d) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only 99. Which of the following is/are the causes of rise
d) 1, 2 and 4 only of unorthodox sect in Ancient times?
95. Choose the correct statements: 1. Rigidity of Varna system.
1. In Later Vedic (LV) times, the Rig Vedic as- 2. Reaction of Kshatriyas against the ritualistic
semblies gained more importance. domination of Brahmanas.
2. In LV times tribal authority tended to become 3. Spread of new agricultural economy in the
territorial. north-eastern India.
3. The concept of controlling people also ap- 4. Large scale animal sacrifice.
peared. Code:
Code: a) 1, 2 and 3 only
a) All of the above b) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 1 and 2 only c) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only d) All of the above
d) 1 and 3 only 100. Which of the following type of coins were used
96. Which of the following can be associated with earliest in India?
Later vedic times? a) Die-struck coins
1. Hereditary tinge b) Cast coins
2. Forcible collection of Bali c) Punch-marked coins
3. Increase in king’s influence by rituals d) None of the above
4. Growing cult of sacrifices
5. Growing rigidity in varna system

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