Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple Choice Quiz Questions (MCQs) on Ancient Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

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1. Who is the father of History?

  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Herodotus
  • Thucydides
  • Pericles

2. Who is the father of modern history?

  • Hippocrates
  • Leopold von Ranke
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Karl Marx
  • Adam Smith

3. What is the full form of AD?

  • Anno Domini
  • After Christ
  • Active Directory
  • Accrued Depth
  • Active Date

4. Arrange the following in chronological order:

a. Hijiri Era

b. Vikrama Era

c. Gupta Era

d. Kollam Era

e. Kali Era

  • CADEB
  • ABCDE
  • BECAD
  • EBCAD
  • ACDEB

5. What is the name of the National Calendar of India?

  • Kollam Calander
  • Hijiri Calendar
  • Gregorian Calendar
  • Saka Samvata Calender
  • Vikrama Calender

6. Which among the following is not a part of Shruti texts?

  • Upanishads
  • Mahabharata
  • Rig Veda
  • Brahmanas
  • Aranyakas

7. Which is the earliest Pali texts?

  • Deep Vansha
  • Milindpannaho
  • Mahavansha
  • Tripitaka
  • Anupali texts

8. Where was the first Buddhist council held?

  • Rajagriha
  • Pataliputra
  • Lhasa
  • Kathmandu
  • Thimphu

9. Where were the Jain texts compiled?

  • Ghogha
  • Taxila
  • Vallabhi
  • Palitana
  • Sihor

10. Which is the earliest available biographical text in India?

  • Prashasti Kavya
  • Harsha Charita
  • GaudVadhah
  • Navasahasanka Charita
  • Bhoja Prabandha

11. Who is the first Greek writer who wrote about India?

  • Scylax
  • Herodotus
  • Magasthenese
  • Onesicritus
  • Hecataeus Miletus

12. Who wrote a book on India called ‘Indica’?

  • Scylax
  • Herodotus
  • Magasthenese
  • Onesicritus
  • Hecataeus Miletus

13. Who is the first Chinese writer who wrote about India?

  • Curtius
  • Pan Kou & Fanye
  • Itsing
  • Suma Chien
  • Fa-Hein

14. Which Arab writer is given the title ‘Vidyasagar’ by Hindus?

  • Sulaiman
  • Al Masudi
  • Abdurrazzaq
  • Taranath
  • Alberuni

15. Who is called the First Real Indologist / The real founder of Indology?

  • Alberuni
  • Herodotus
  • Magasthenese
  • Suma Chien
  • Fa-Hein

16. Who is called the beginner of Indology?

  • Alberuni
  • Herodotus
  • Magasthenese
  • Suma Chien
  • Fa-Hein

17. Who founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal?

  • James Princep
  • Sir William Jones
  • Sir Alexander Cunninghum
  • George Turnour
  • James Burgees

18. Who is the Father of Indian Archaeology?

  • James Princep
  • Sir William Jones
  • Sir Alexander Cunninghum
  • George Turnour
  • James Burgees

19. The study of the inscription is called

  • Anthropology
  • Palaeontology
  • Epigraphy
  • Numismatics
  • Embryology

20. The study of coins is called

  • Anthropology
  • Palaeontology
  • Epigraphy
  • Numismatics
  • Embryology

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