Indian History - MCQs with answers - Part III1. Which Indian king did the ancient Greeks refer to as Sandrocottas?
c) Chandragupta Maurya
d) Alexander the GreatView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Which Kushan king presided over the 4th Buddhist Council?
ANSWER: c) Chandragupta Maurya
He became well known in the Hellenistic world for conquering Alexander the Great's easternmost satrapies, and for defeating the most powerful of Alexander's successors, Seleucus I Nicator, in battle.
b) Chandragupta Maurya
d) Kanishka View Answer / Hide Answer
3. Who wrote Ratnavali, Priyadarshika and Nagananda?
ANSWER: d) Kanishka
Kanishka's reputation in Buddhist tradition is based mainly that he convened the 4th Buddhist Council in Kashmir, where it split into the Mahayana and Hinyana sects.
b) Chandragupta Maurya
d) Pulakesi IIView Answer / Hide Answer
4. Who among the following is depicted on his coins playing the 'veena'?
ANSWER: c) Harsha
Harshavardhana was an Indian emperor who ruled northern India from 606 to 647 from his capital Kanauj.
a) Chandragupta I
c) Chandragupta II
d) Kumaragupta IView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Whose memories are titled 'Smriti ki Rekhayen'?
ANSWER: b) Samudragupta
Samudragupta is the father of Gupta monetary system. He started minting different types of coins.
a) Mahadevi Varma
b) Amrita Pritam
d) Subhadra Kumari ChauhanView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Whose official history is 'Padshahnama'?
ANSWER: a) Mahadevi Varma
Mahadevi Varma is widely regarded as the "modern Meera".
d) Shah JahanView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Which one of the following was built on a three-Peaked hill?
ANSWER: d) Shah Jahan
The Padshahnama is a genre of works written as the official visual history of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahanâ€™s reign. Most significant work of this genre was written by Abdul Hamid Lahori in two volumes.
a) Amer fort
b) Chittorgarh fort
c) Jaisalmer fort
d) Nahargarh fortView Answer / Hide Answer
8. When was Jaipur founded?
ANSWER: c) Jaisalmer fort
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fortifications in the world. It is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site.
d) 1901 View Answer / Hide Answer
9. When was Vasco de Gama appointed as the Viceroy of India?
ANSWER: b) 1727
Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named.
d) 1901View Answer / Hide Answer
10. Who was the first Law Minister of India?
ANSWER: a) 1524
Under the title of Viceroy, he was appointed as the Governor of India.
a) Ashok Kumar Sen
b) B. R. Ambedkar
c) Shanti Bhushan
d) Arun JaitleyView Answer / Hide Answer
11. Who proposed partyless democracy in India?
ANSWER: b) B. R. Ambedkar
Ambedkar was invited by the new Congress-led government to serve as the nation's first Law Minister upon India's Transfer of Power by British Government to leaders of High Cast on 15 August 1947.
a) Aruna Asaf Ali
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Jayaprakash Narayan
d) Morarji DesaiView Answer / Hide Answer
12. Who was associated with Theosophical Society?
ANSWER: c) Jayaprakash Narayan
His biography, Jayaprakash, was written by Ramavriksha Benipuri.
a) Alice Bailey
b) Annie Besant
c) Sarojini Naidu
d) Madan Mohan MalaviyaView Answer / Hide Answer
13. What are the 'Upanishads'?
ANSWER: b) Annie Besant
In 1908, Annie Besant became the President of Theosophical Society.
a) Hindu epics
b) Hindu Puranas
c) Philosophical treatises representing Hindu intellect
d) VedasView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: d) Vedas
The Upanishads are a collection of texts in the Vedic Sanskrit language which contain the earliest emergence of some of the central religious concepts of Hinduism.