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IAS Previous Year Ancient History Questions | Lecture 09 | Miscellaneous



Q.1) Match List I with List II and Select the correct answer using the code given below: (1995)

   A B C D

(a)2 4 5 1

(b)1 3 2 4

(c)4 5 2 3

(d)4 3 2 1

Q.2) The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be (1997)





Q.3) According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four aeons (yugas) is (1996)

(a)Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali

(b)Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali

(c)Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali

(d)Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita

Q.4) The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted (1995)

(a)A fine variety of Indian muslin


(c)Damsels sent to the greek court for dance performance


Q.5) In the context of the history of India, consider the following pairs:  (2016)

Term          Description
(1) Eripatti Land revenue from which was set apart for the maintenance of the village tank
(2) Taniyurs Villages donated to a single Brahmin or a group of Brahmins
(3) Ghatikas Colleges generally attached to the temples

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 3

Q.6) With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country’s economy, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2012)

1.Every guild was registered with the central authority of the state and the king was the chief administrative authority on them

2.The wages, rules of work, standards and prices were fixed by the guild

3.The guild had judicial power over its own members

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)3 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? (1998)

1.Lothal : Ancient dockyard

2.Sarnath : First Sermon of Buddha

3.Rajgir : Lion capital of Ashoka

4.Nalanda : Great seat of Buddhist learning

Select the correct answer using the codes given:

(a)1, 2, 3 and 4

(b)3 and 4

(c)1, 2 and 4

(d)1 and 2

Q.8) What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in India? (1998)

1.Gold coins

2.Punch-marked silver coins

3.Iron plough


Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)3, 4, 1, 2

(b)3, 4, 2, 1

(c)4 ,3 ,1, 2

(d)4, 3, 2, 1

Q.9) From the 3rd century AD when the Hun invasion ended the roman Empire, the Indian merchants relied more and more on the  (1999)

(a)African trade

(b)West-European trade

(c)South-East Asian trade

(d)Middle-Eastern trade

Q.10) Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India? (1997)





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