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IAS Previous Year Ancient History Questions | Lecture 04 | Pre-Mauryan & Mauryan Age

Q.1) Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three? (2005)

(a)Bimbisara

(b)Gautam Buddha

(c)Milinda

(d)Prasenjit

Q.2) Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century B.C.? (1999)

(a)Gandhar

(b)Kamboj

(c)Kashi

(d)Magadh

Q.3) The following map shows four of the sixteen mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India:

 

The places marked A, B, C and D respectively are  (1997)

(a)Matsya, Cedi, Kosala, Anga

(b)Surasena, Avanti, Vatsa, Magadha

(c)Matsya, Avanti, Vatsa, Anga

(d)Surasena, Cedi, Kosala, Magadha

Q.4) Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of alexander’s invasion? (2000)

(a)Nanda

(b)Maurya

(c)Sunga

(d)Kanva

Q.5) The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is (1995)

(a)Chakravarti

(b)Dharmadeva

(c)Dharmakirti

(d)Priyadassi

Q.6) Which one of the following statements regarding Ashokan stone pillars is incorrect? (1997)

(a)These are highly polished

(b)These are monolithic

(c)The shaft of pillars is tapering in shape

(d)These are part of architectural structures

Q.7) Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Asoka? (1997)

(a)Kalsi

(b)Rummindei

(c)Special Kaling edict

(d)Maski

Q.8) Assertion (A): According to Asoka’s edicts social harmony among the people was more important than religious devotion

Reason (R): He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion

Select the answer using the code given below:  (1998)

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b)Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.9) The given map relates to: (1998)

 

(a)Kanishka at the time of his death

(b)Samudragupta after the close of his South Indian campaign

(c)Ashoka towards close of his reign

(d)Empire of Thaneshwar on the eve of Harsha’s accession

Q.10) The Ashokan major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam kingdom include rock edicts (1998)

(a)I and X

(b)I and XI

(c)II and XIII

(d)II and XIV

Q.11) Assertion (A): Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire

Reason (R): Kalinga controlled land and sea routes to South India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:  (2000)

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b)Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.12) Consider the following statements: (2003)

1.The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushyamitra Sunga

2.The last Sunga king, Devabhuti was assassinated by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne

3.The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras

Which of these statements is/are correct?

(a)1 and 2

(b)Only 2

(c)Only 3

(d)1, 2 and 3

 

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