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Questions 1 - 38
1 Lothal is a site where dockyard of which of the following civilisation were found?
2 The people of the Indus Valley Civilisation usually built their houses of
All of these
3 The Indus-Valley Civilisation was Non-Aryan because –
It was urban
It has a pictographic script
It had an agricultural economy
It extended up to the Narmada Valley
4 The local name of Mohenjodaro is
Mound of the Living
Mound of the Great
Mound of the Dead
Mound of the Survivor
5 The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavation of Mohenjodaro was made up of
6 Cotton for textile wad first cultivated in
7 Who discovered the Indus Valley Civilisation?
Sir Leonard Wooley
8 Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race?
9 The Staple food of the Vedic Aryan was –
Barley and rice
Milk and its products
Rice and pulses
Vegetables and fruits
10 Who among the following wrote Sanskrit Grammar?
11 Which of the following is the major impact of Vedic Culture on Indian History?
Progress of philosophy
Development of culture
Rigidification of caste system
Perception of a new world
12 Patanjali is well-known for the compilation of –
13 The Rigvedic God Varuna was –
Harbinger of peace
Destroyer of foes
Guardian of the cosmic order
God of prosperity
14 The word ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in the State Emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following?
15 Who composed the Gayatri Mantra?
16 The Author of ‘Nayaya Sutra’ and propagator of ‘Nyaya Darshan’ was –
17 Which one of the following four vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?
18 The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of
Image worship and Yajnas
Worship of nature and Yajnas
Worship of nature and Bhakti
19 The Indian king who opposed Alexander was –
20 In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at –
21 Who founded Patliputra?
22 Who among the following was NOT a contemporary of other given options?
23 Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last breath (Mahaparinirvan)?
24 Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists?
25 Buddha means –
The enlightened one
The religious preacher
26 In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
27 Who was the author of ‘Buddha Charita’?
28 The principle that distinguishes Jainism from Buddhism is the –
Practice of the eight-fold path
Rejection of the infallibility of the vedas
Attribution of a soul to all beings and things
Belief in rebirth
29 Who of the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?
30 Which one of the following is NOT included in the eight-fold path of Buddhism?
31 Among the following who is given the credit of carrying Jainism in South India?
32 Gautama Buddha was elevated to the position of God by the time of –
33 Buddha attained mahaparinirvana in the republic of the
34 Which one of the following propounded that ‘destiny determines everything, man is powerless’?
35 The Fourth Buddhist Council was convened during the regime of king –
36 Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan Culture?
37 Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan Civilisation is correct?
The standard Harappan seals were made of clay
The inhabitants of Harappa had neither knowledge of copper nor bronze
The Harappan Civilisation was rural-based
The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton
38 Upanishad are books on –
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