Indian History for SSC UPPSC Part 1

Indian History for SSC UPPSC Part 1

  1. Which among the following chronology is correct regarding four ‘samvatas’?
    (1) Gupta–Gregorian–Hizri–Saka
    (2) Gregorian–Saka–Hizri–Gupta
    (3) Saka–Gregorian–Hizri–Gupta
    (4) Hizri–Gupta–Gregorian–Saka
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. year 1997)
  2. The home of Gargi, Maitrey, and Kapila was at
    (1) Vidisha
    (2) Ujjain
    (3) Pataliputra
    (4) Mithila📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. year 1997 )
  3. Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times ?
    (1) Avadh
    (2) Ruhelkhand
    (3) Bundelkhand
    (4) Malwa 📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. year 1997 )
  4. The Social System of the Harappans was :
    (1) Fairly egalitarian 📌📌
    (2) Slave-Labour based
    (3) Colour (Varna) based
    (4) Caste based
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (Ist Sitting)
  5. Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilisation of the Early Vedic Age?
    (1) Rig-veda 📌📌
    (2) Yajur-veda
    (3) Atharva-veda
    (4) Sama-veda
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (Ist Sitting)
  6. The university which became famous in the post-Gupta Era was :
    (1) Kanchi
    (2) Taxila
    (3) Nalanda 📌📌
    (4) Vallabhi
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (Ist Sitting)
  7. Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?
    (1) Vikramaditya
    (2) Kumaragupta
    (3) Harshavardhana📌📌
    (4) Kanishka
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (Ist Sitting)
  8. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was :
    (1) Rajaraja I 📌📌
    (2) Rajendra I
    (3) Rajadhiraja I
    (4) Kulottunga I
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (Ist Sitting)
  9. Which statement on the Harappan Civilisation is correct?
    (1) Horse sacrifice was known to them.
    (2) Cow was sacred to them.
    (3) ‘Pashupati’ was venerated by them.
    (4) The culture was not generally static. 📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (IInd Sitting)
  10. The First Tirthankara of the Jains was :
    (1) Arishtanemi
    (2) Parshvanath
    (3) Ajitanath
    (4) Rishabha📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (IInd Sitting)
  11. The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by :
    (1) Kanishka 📌📌
    (2) Ashoka
    (3) Harsha
    (4) Fa-Hien
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999 (IInd Sitting)
  12. The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks?
    (1) Satavahanas 📌📌
    (2) Mauryas
    (3) Guptas
    (4) Cholas
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.02.2000 (Ist Sitting)
  13. The most important text of vedic mathematics is :
    (1) Satapatha Brahman
    (2) Atharva Veda
    (3) Sulva Sutras 📌📌
    (4) Chhandogya Upanishad
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.02.2000 (Ist Sitting)
  14. Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?
    (1) Shakas
    (2) Parthians
    (3) Greeks 📌📌
    (4) Kushans
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.02.2000 (IInd Sit)
  15. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?
    (1) Kanishka 📌📌
    (2) Vikramaditya
    (3) Samudra Gupta
    (4) Asoka
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.02.2000 (IInd Sitting)
  16. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta ?
    (1) Compassionate Buddha 📌📌
    (2) Radha-Krishan Leela
    (3) Jain Thirthankaras
    (4) Mahabharata encounters
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. Held on 09.09.2001). Indian History for SSC, UPPSC Part 1
  17. Who among the following was the first to invade India ?
    (1) Xerxes
    (2) Alexander
    (3) Darius-I 📌📌
    (4) Seleucus
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 09.09.2001)
  18. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?
    (1) Maurya 📌📌
    (2) Gupta
    (3) Kushan
    (4) Kanva
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (Ist Sitting)
  19. With which of the following is the classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil associated ?
    (1) Jainism 📌📌
    (2) Buddhism
    (3) Hinduism
    (4) Christianity
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (Ist Sitting)
  20. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last?
    (1) Rajgir
    (2) Bodh Gaya
    (3) Sarnath
    (4) Kushinagar📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (IInd Sitting) and SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) Exam. 25.09.2005 and SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam. 16.06.2002 (Re-Exam)
  21. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?
    (1) Mauryas
    (2) Indo-Greeks 📌📌
    (3) Guptas
    (4) Kushans
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002
  22. Where is Brihadeshwar Temple situated ?
    (1) Kanchi
    (2) Madurai
    (3) Shri Shailan
    (4) Tanjore 📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (IInd Sitting)
  23. In Tamil literature the glorious books ‘Shilppadikaram and Manimekhalai’ are related to
    (1) Jainism
    (2) Buddhism 📌📌
    (3) Hindusim
    (4) Christianity
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (Middle Zone)
  24. Who established Mahabalipuram?
    (1) Pallava 📌📌
    (2) Pandya
    (3) Chola
    (4) Chalukya
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 24.02.2002 (Middle Zone)
  25. The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78, was founded by
    (1) Kanishka 📌📌
    (2) Asoka
    (3) Chandragupta
    (4) Vikramaditya
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)
  26. Ganhadra school of art came into existence in
    (1) Hinayana sect
    (2) Mahayana sect 📌📌
    (3) Vaishnava sect
    (4) Shaiva sect
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)
  27. Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development ?
    (1) The Pottery
    (2) Seals 📌📌
    (3) The boats
    (4) The houses
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)
  28. Who, according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha ?
    (1) Atreya
    (2) Maitreya 📌📌
    (3) Nagarjuna
    (4) Kalki
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)
  29. Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka ?
    (1) Kamban, Banabhatta, Asvagosha
    (2) Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra📌📌
    (3) Asvagosha, Kalidasa, Banabhatta
    (4) Kalidasa, Kamban, Va-sumitra
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 11.05.2003 (Ist Sitting)
  30. Which rulers built the Ellora temples?
    (1) Chalukya
    (2) Sunga
    (3) Rashtrakuta 📌📌
    (4) Pallava
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 11.05.2003 (IInd Sitting)
  31. Who amongst the following also had the name ‘Devanama Piyadassi’?
    (1) Mauryan King Ashoka 📌📌
    (2) Mauryan King Chandra-gupta Maurya
    (3) Gautam Buddha
    (4) Bhagwan Mahavira
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 11.05.2003 (IInd Sitting)
  32. The subject-matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to
    (1) Jainism
    (2) Buddhism 📌📌
    (3) Vaishnavism
    (4) Shaivism
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 11.05.2003 (IInd Sitting)
  33. Which of the following Craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans ?
    (1) Pottery
    (2) Jewellery
    (3) Carpentry
    (4) Blacksmith 📌📌
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003)
  34. Mohammed-bin-Qasim conquered Sind in the year
    (1) 712 A.D. 📌📌
    (2) 812 A.D.
    (3) 912 A.D.
    (4) 1012 A.D.
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003)
  35. The words “Satyameva Jayate” in the State Emblem of India were taken from
    (1) Upanishads 📌📌
    (2) Sama Veda
    (3) Rig Veda
    (4) Ramayana
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003)
  36. The earliest city discovered in India was
    (1) Harappa 📌📌
    (2) Punjab
    (3) Mohenjo Daro
    (4) Sindh ( Indian History for SSC, UPPSC Part 1)
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003)
  37. The famous rock-cut temple of Kailasa is at
    (1) Ajanta
    (2) Badami
    (3) Mahabalipuram
    (4) Ellora📌📌
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003
  38. Epigraphy means
    (1) The study of coins
    (2) The study of inscriptions 📌📌
    (3) The study of epics
    (4) The study of geography
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 07.09.2003)
  39. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of
    Harappan sites ?
    (1) Drains and well
    (2) Fort
    (3) Reservoirs
    (4) Temple with Shikhar📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 14.12.2003)
  40. Which among the following ‘MATH’ is related with Buddhism?
    (1) Dakhma
    (2) Chaitya 📌📌
    (3) Khangah
    (4) Angeri(Indian History for SSC, UPPSC Part 1)
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 14.12.2003)
  41. Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed ? (1) Bamiyan
    (2) Hyderabad 📌📌
    (3) Kandy
    (4) Lhasa
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 08.02.2004 (Ist Sitting)
  42. The Harappan Civilisation was discovered in the year :
    (1) 1935
    (2) 1942
    (3) 1901
    (4) 1922 📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 08.02.2004 (IInd Sitting)
  43. The title ‘Indian Napolean’ has been attached to
    (1) Chandra Gupta Maurya
    (2) Samudragupta 📌📌
    (3) Chandragupta-I
    (4) Harshavardhana
    (SSC CPO Sub- Inspector
    Exam. 05.09.2004 and SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LDC Exam. 21.10.2012 (1st Sitting)
  44. The ‘Ajivikas’ were a
    (1) sect contemporary to the Buddha📌📌
    (2) breakaway branch of the Buddhists
    (3) sect founded by Charvaka
    (4) sect founded by Shankaracharya
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 05.12.2004)
  45. The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of
    (1) Pashupati, Indra and the Mother Goddess
    (2) Stones, trees and animals 📌📌
    (3) Vishnu and Lakshmi
    (4) Siva and Sakti
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 05.12.2004)
  46. How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians ?
    (1) Malayamandalam
    (2) Yavadwipa
    (3) Suvarnabhumi 📌📌
    (4) Suvarnadwipa
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 26.05.2005)
  47. With whom is ‘Junagarh Rock Inscription’ associated ?
    (1) Rudradaman 📌📌
    (2) Bimbisara
    (3) Chandragupta II
    (4) Gautamiputra Satakarni
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 05.06.2005)
  48. Nalanda University was a great centre of learning, especially in
    (1) Buddhism 📌📌
    (2) Jainism
    (3) Vaishnavism
    (4) Tantra
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 05.06.2005)
  49. The Rathas of Mahabalipuram was built during the reign of the
    (1) Palas
    (2) Cholas
    (3) Rashtrakutas
    (4) Pallavas 📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 05.06.2005)
  50. Who is hailed as the “God of Medicine” by the practitioners of Ayurveda ?
    (1) Susruta
    (2) Chyavana
    (3) Dhanwantari
    (4) Charaka 📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 05.06.2005)

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