Free Online Practice Test on Indian History -2

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Online Test on Indian History -2 for UPSC Prelims, APPSC & TSPSC Group -1, Group -2 & Group -3 exams and SSC:

In this online test, there are 50 questions from Ancient Indian History. This is the 2nd test in the series of Indian History Online Test Series.

Question 1

In Jainism the aim of life is to attain Nirvana or Moksha for which one has to




Question 2

Outside India, Buddhism was first accepted in




Question 3

Jainism was divided into two sects - Swetambaras (White-clad) and Digambaras (Sky-clad or naked) - During the reign of the




Question 4

Mohenjo-Daro is situated in




Question 5

The Mauryan sculptors had attained the highest perfection in the carving of




Question 6

The moat important official post with vast responsibilities created by Asoka was




Question 7

The Hindu social sacraments such as marriage etc. are performed on the basis of the rituals described in the




Question 8

Of the five vows (Panch Anuvratas) of Jainism, four existed before Mahavira. The one which he added was




Question 9

The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was




Question 10

The great exponent of Mahayana Buddhism was




Question 11

The first great empire to the south of the Vindhayas was of the




Question 12

Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Ashoka?




Question 13

After the growth of the Vedic religion the most important development in the history of the so-called Hinduism was the development of




Question 14

Vaishnavism, a later development of Bhagavatism, advocates the worship of




Question 15

Gautam Buddha as a prince was known as




Question 16

When Alexander invaded India, Magadha was being ruled by the




Question 17

In which region was the first metallic coin used In India?




Question 18

Gautama Buddha was brought up by




Question 19

Of all the states in northern India in 6th century BC which of the following states emerged as the most powerful?




Question 20

The deep transforming effect that the Kalinga War had on Ashoka has been described in




Question 21

The philosophy propounded in the Upanishads is known as




Question 22

Ashoka's claim to be one of the greatest rulers in world history life in the fact that




Question 23

The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanakrit play written by Kalidasa




Question 24

Who among the following used to hold a religious assembly at Prayag every five year?




Question 25

The Eight-fold path was enunciated by




Question 26

The Svetambara Jains were




Question 27

Which of the following was the first metal to be discovered and used as tools by humans?




Question 28

Bhagavatiam refers to worship of




Question 29

In his inscriptions Ashoka called himself




Question 30

The most striking feature of the Ashokan pillars is their




Question 31

Who usurped power from the Mauryas after killing the last Mauryan ruler Brihadratha?




Question 32

Architectural developments In India manifested themselves In their full glory during the period of the




Question 33

The 'Three Jewels' (Triratnas) of Jainism are




Question 34

The greatest claim to fame of the Satavahanas is on account of




Question 35

Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana during the reign of




Question 36

The Phrsae the 'Light of Asia' is applied to




Question 37

The Jatakas are a collection of stories




Question 38

The founder of Jainism was




Question 39

Megasthanes, the ambassador of Selucus at the Mauryan court in Pataliputra, wrote an account of the period in his book




Question 40

The most famous Indo-Greek ruler of India, famous for his sense of Justice and dialogues with a Buddhist monk Nagasena (as described in the Buddhist work Milinda Panho) was




Question 41

Which of the following is the oldest of the Vedas?




Question 42

In the sixth century BC northern India was divided into




Question 43

The name Buddha means




Question 44

The proud title of 'Vikramaditya' had been assumed by




Question 45

Which of the following was not one of the actual cause for the decline of the Mauryan empire?




Question 46

Vardhamana Mahavira the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism was born at and died at




Question 47

After the Kalinga War, Ashoka decided never to wage any war because?




Question 48

Jatakas are the stories of




Question 49

Mahavira was




Question 50

Chandragupta Maurya with the help of Chanakya decided to overthrow the Nandas because




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