Q. The period for which no written description is available is called-

 ◉ prehistoric times

✅ Correct

 ◉ historical period

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ etc historical

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ ancient time

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which animal was first domesticated by the primitive man?

 ◉ dog

✅ Correct

 ◉ elephant

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ cow

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Bull

❌ Incorrect

Q. In which period did modern Homo sapiens humans emerge?

 ◉ Chalcolithic

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ upper palaeolithic

✅ Correct

 ◉ Middle Palaeolithic

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ lower palaeolithic

❌ Incorrect

Q. In which period did humans start using fire?

 ◉ Chalcolithic Age

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ bronze age

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ New Stone Age

✅ Correct

 ◉ mesolithic age

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which metal did humans first start using?

 ◉ Iron

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ silver

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ copper

✅ Correct

 ◉ Brass

❌ Incorrect

Q. The first crop used by humans was-

 ◉ rice

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ barley

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Wheat

✅ Correct

 ◉ all these

❌ Incorrect

Q. When did humans become producer and consumer of food items?

 ◉ Chalcolithic Age

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ New Stone Age

✅ Correct

 ◉ neither of the above

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ mesolithic age

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which of the following archaeologists is associated with the excavation of Harappa?

 ◉ s. R. Rao

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ dayaram sahni

✅ Correct

 ◉ B. B. red

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ R. D. Banerjee

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where is the bronze dancer figurine found in Harappan sites?

 ◉ Mohenjodaro

✅ Correct

 ◉ Kalibanga

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Chanhudaro

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Harappa

❌ Incorrect

Q. From where was the famous Pashupati's seal found?

 ◉ Mohenjodaro

✅ Correct

 ◉ Lothal

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rangpur

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Harappa

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where is the evidence of Godivada found in Indus Civilization?

 ◉ Lothal

✅ Correct

 ◉ Dholavira

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rangpur

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Alamgirpur

❌ Incorrect

Q. From where was the huge bathhouse found in the Indus Civilization?

 ◉ sutkogendor

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rakhigarhi

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Harappa

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Mohenjodaro

✅ Correct

Q. Archaeologist What is the accepted date of Indus Civilization?

 ◉ 2900–1700 BCE

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 2500–1700 BCE

✅ Correct

 ◉ 2400–1800 BCE

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 2500–1800 BCE

❌ Incorrect

Q. When is idol worship considered to have started in India?

 ◉ from Mauryan times

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ from the Indus Civilization

✅ Correct

 ◉ from the Gupta period

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ since Vedic times

❌ Incorrect

Q. Whom did the Rigvedic Aryans worship?

 ◉ cow's

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ mother's

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ of nature

✅ Correct

 ◉ tree's

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where did the Aryans first settle in India?

 ◉ Sapta Sandhav Pradesh

✅ Correct

 ◉ All the above questions.

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ galactic valley

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ on the banks of the Gandak

❌ Incorrect

Q. The original abode of the Aryans was-

 ◉ Asia Minor

✅ Correct

 ◉ Sapta Sandhav Pradesh

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ south

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ arctic region

❌ Incorrect

Q. In which Veda is the famous Gayatri Mantra?

 ◉ Samveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rigveda

✅ Correct

 ◉ Yajurveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ atharvaveda

❌ Incorrect

Q. The quote "Satyamev Jayate" is taken from?

 ◉ Chhandogya Upanishad

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rigveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Mundakopanishad

✅ Correct

 ◉ Manusmriti

❌ Incorrect

Q. The ninth mandala of the Rigveda is a collection of suktos dedicated to which one of the following?

 ◉ Mon

✅ Correct

 ◉ fire

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Indra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Varun

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which of the following is the oldest Veda?

 ◉ Samveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Yajurveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rigveda

✅ Correct

 ◉ atharvaveda

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which deity got the place of Indra in the later Vedic period?

 ◉ Creator

✅ Correct

 ◉ Vishnu

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Varun

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Shiva

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which Veda is composed in both Gaddas and Paddas?

 ◉ Samveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rigveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ atharvaveda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Yajurveda

✅ Correct

Q. The founder of Pataliputra city was-

 ◉ Dhananand

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Udayin

✅ Correct

 ◉ bimbisara

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Ajatshatru

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which ruler of the Haryanka dynasty had the title of Kunik?

 ◉ Kalashok

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ mahapadmananda

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Udayin

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Ajatshatru

✅ Correct

Q. Who ruled Magadha during the time of Alexander?

 ◉ Chandragupta Maurya

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Dhananand

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ porus

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ mahapadmananda

✅ Correct

Q. Who among the following has been called "Sarvakshatrantak" i.e. "destroyer of Kshatriyas"?

 ◉ Moon

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ mahapadmanand

✅ Correct

 ◉ Alexander

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Kharavela

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where was Sikandar the ruler?

 ◉ babylon

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ macedonia

✅ Correct

 ◉ China

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Iran

❌ Incorrect

Q. When did the famous Battle of Vitasta or Jhelum between Alexander and Porus take place?

 ◉ 323 BC

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 328 BC

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 326 BC

✅ Correct

 ◉ 325 BC

❌ Incorrect

Q. The 24th Tirthankar of Jainism was-

 ◉ Siddhartha

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ parshavnath

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Bhadrabahu

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Mahavir

✅ Correct

Q. Which fifth fast did Mahavira add to the four Mahavrats prescribed earlier in Jainism?

 ◉ nonviolence

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Asteya

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ celibacy

✅ Correct

 ◉ abstinence

❌ Incorrect

Q. The three gems in Jainism are-

 ◉ All of the above

✅ Correct

 ◉ proper conduct

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ due respect

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Proper knowledge

❌ Incorrect

Q. In which language did Mahavira preach?

 ◉ Dravidian

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Sanskrit

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Hindi

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ natural

✅ Correct

Q. Where was Mahavir born?

 ◉ Pataliaputra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Rajgir

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pawapuri

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Vaishali

✅ Correct

Q. Where was the first Jain Sangeet held?

 ◉ Vaishali

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pataliaputra

✅ Correct

 ◉ Vallabhi

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pawapuri

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where did Mahatma Buddha give his first sermon?

 ◉ Sarnath

✅ Correct

 ◉ Pataliaputra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Bodh Gaya

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Shravasti

❌ Incorrect

Q. The three gems of Buddhism are-

 ◉ Federation

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ all these

✅ Correct

 ◉ Dhamma

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Buddha

❌ Incorrect

Q. What is the first sermon given by Mahatma Buddha called?

 ◉ evangelization

✅ Correct

 ◉ exodus

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Mahaparinirvana

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ All of the above

❌ Incorrect

Q. The most favorite disciple of Buddha was-

 ◉ omnipotent

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Basumitra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Upali

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pleasure

✅ Correct

Q. The prime minister of Chandragupta Maurya was-

 ◉ Chanakya

✅ Correct

 ◉ Tushask

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ undercover

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ megasthenes

❌ Incorrect

Q. Where did Chandragupta Maurya spend his last time?

 ◉ Ujjain

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Takshshila

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pataliaputra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Shravanabelagola

✅ Correct

Q. Whose ambassador was Megasthenes?

 ◉ Dymacus

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Dhananand

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Seleucus

✅ Correct

 ◉ Alexander

❌ Incorrect

Q. Which religion did Chandragupta Maurya become a follower of in his last days?

 ◉ Shaivism

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Vaishnava

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Buddhist

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Jain

✅ Correct

Q. Whose creation is "Arthashastra"?

 ◉ megasthenes

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ pilni

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Visakhadatta

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Kautilya

✅ Correct

Q. When did Ashoka attack Kalinga?

 ◉ 269 BC

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 326 BC

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 324 BC

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ 261 BC

✅ Correct

Q. Who composed "Indica"?

 ◉ megasthenes

✅ Correct

 ◉ Chandra Gupta

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ ptolemy

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Pliny

❌ Incorrect

Q. Who was sent by Ashoka to Sri Lanka to propagate Buddhism?

 ◉ undercover

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Mahendra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Sanghamitra

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Both 'A' and 'B'

✅ Correct

Q. Who first read Ashoka's inscriptions?

 ◉ Padreti

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ James Prinsep

✅ Correct

 ◉ neither of the above

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ William Jones

❌ Incorrect

Q. Who got the stupa of Sanchi built?

 ◉ Pushyamitra Sunga

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Bindusara

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ Ashoka

✅ Correct

 ◉ bimbisara

❌ Incorrect

Q. Chandragupta Maurya was identified as "Sandrocotes" by-

 ◉ jon philip

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ James Prinsep

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ smith

❌ Incorrect

 ◉ William Jones

✅ Correct

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