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Quiz On Indian History

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Quiz On Indian History


Q1: Who among the following Chinese travellers visited the kingdoms of Harshavardhana and Kumar Bhaskar Varma?

(a) A-Ie-tsing
(b) Fa-Hien
(c) Hiuen Tsang
(d) Sun Shuyun

Q2: Who translated the collection of South Indian stories into Sanskrit and gave it a title as Kathasaritsagara?

(a) Somdev
(b) Kalhana
(c) Jaideva
(d) Shankaracharya

Q3: Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?

(a) Saumilla
(b) Sudraka
(c) Susrutha
(d) Shaunaka

Q4: Which one of the following inscriptions mentions Pulakesin II's military success against Harshavardhana?

(a) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(b) Aihole Inscription
(c) Damodarpur Copperplate Inscription
(d) Bilsad Inscription

Q5: The famous Jain scholar Hemachandra was patronised by

(a) Amoghavarsha
(b) Dharmapala
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Kumarapala Chalukya

Q6: In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the famous book, Brihat Samhita. It was a treatise on

(a) astronomy
(b) statecraft
(c) ayurvedic system of medicine
(d) economics

Q7: Zero was invented by

(a) Aryabhatta
(b) Varahamihira
(c) Bhaskara I
(d) an unknown Indian

Q8: Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’invasion?

(a) Nanda
(b) Maurya
(c) Sunga
(d) Kanva

Q9: The destruction of the Mauryan Empire was followed by a series of invasions, and the first to invade India were the

(a) Bactrian-Greeks
(b) Parthians
(c) Kushanas
(d) Shakas

Q10: The name Dharmasoka was found in the

(a) Maski Edict
(b) Junagarh Inscription
(c) Sarnath Inscription
(d) Allahabad Pillar Inscription

Q11: The highly polished monolithic Ashokan pillars were carved out of single pieces of a buff-coloured sandstone, usually mined from the quarries of

(a) Chunar near Mirzapur
(b) Lauriya in Nandangarh
(c) Sarnath near Varanasi
(d) Udayagiri near Bhubaneshwar

Q12: Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following?

(a) Bahubali
(b) Buddha
(c) Mahavir
(d) Nataraja

Q13: What  does  Baudhayan  theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutra) relate to?

(a) Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
(b) Calculation of the value of pi
(c) Logarithmic calculations
(d) Normal distribution curve

Q14: Which one of the following Vedic God/Goddess depicts an association with the Sun?

(a) Pusan
(b) Indira
(c) Ashvin
(d) Aranyani

Q15: Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?

(a) Lothal
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Dholavira
(d) Harappa

1: (c) Hiuen Tsang
2: (a) Somdev
3: (c) Susrutha
4: (b) Aihole Inscription
5: (d) Kumarapala Chalukya
6: (a) astronomy
7: (d) an unknown Indian
8: (a) Nanda
9: (a) Bactrian-Greeks
10: (c) Sarnath Inscription
11: (c) Sarnath near Varanasi
12: (a) Bahubali
13: (a) Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
14: (c) Ashvin
15: (c) Dholavira

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