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

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




Question 2

In his inscriptions Ashoka called himself




Question 3

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




Question 4

The great exponent of Mahayana Buddhism was




Question 5

The Phrsae the 'Light of Asia' is applied to




Question 6

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




Question 7

The philosophy propounded in the Upanishads is known as




Question 8

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




Question 9

Gautama Buddha was brought up by




Question 10

In the sixth century BC northern India was divided into




Question 11

Jatakas are the stories of




Question 12

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




Question 13

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 14

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




Question 15

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




Question 16

Bhagavatiam refers to worship of




Question 17

The founder of Jainism was




Question 18

The Svetambara Jains were




Question 19

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




Question 20

The Eight-fold path was enunciated by




Question 21

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 22

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




Question 23

Mohenjo-Daro is situated in




Question 24

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




Question 25

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




Question 26

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




Question 27

The proud title of 'Vikramaditya' had been assumed by




Question 28

When Alexander invaded India, Magadha was being ruled by the




Question 29

The Jatakas are a collection of stories




Question 30

Gautam Buddha as a prince was known as




Question 31

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




Question 32

The most striking feature of the Ashokan pillars is their




Question 33

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




Question 34

The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was




Question 35

Outside India, Buddhism was first accepted in




Question 36

Mahavira was




Question 37

The name Buddha means




Question 38

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




Question 39

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




Question 40

Which of the following is the oldest of the Vedas?




Question 41

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




Question 42

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




Question 43

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




Question 44

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




Question 45

Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana during the reign of




Question 46

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




Question 47

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




Question 48

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




Question 49

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




Question 50

The 'Three Jewels' (Triratnas) of Jainism are




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