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IAS Previous Year Ancient History Questions | Lecture 01 | Sources of Ancient History

Q.1) Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? (2016)

(a)Georg Buhler

(b)James Prinsep

(c)Max Muller

(d)William Jones

Q.2) Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left? (1997)





Q.3) Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilized during the crises in the country? (1998)

(a)Sohagaura Copper plate

(b)Rummindei pillar-edict of Asoka


(d)Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

Q.4) The following persons came to India at one time or another (1999)

  1. Fa-Hien
  2. I-Tsing
  3. Megasthenese
  4. Hieun-Tsang

The correct chronological sequence of their visits is:

(a)3, 1, 2, 4

(b)3, 1, 4, 2

(c)1, 3, 2, 4

(d)1, 3, 4, 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements: (2004)

1.The Chinese pilgrim Fa-Hien attended the fourth Great Buddhist Council held by Kanishka

2.The Chinese pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang met Harsha and found him to be antagonistic to Buddhism

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2013)

  1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.
  2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a
  3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


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