Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2

Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2

  1. Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?
    (1) Lothal📌📌
    (2) Kalibangan
    (3) Harappa
    (4) Mohenjo Daro
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 05.06.2005)
  2. Which dynasty succeeded the Chalukyas in the Western India?
    (1) Cholas
    (2) Kakatiyas
    (3) Pallavas
    (4) Rashtrakutas 📌📌
    (SSC Statistical Investigators Grade–IV Exam. 31.07.2005)
  3. Upto where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the north-west ?
    (1) Ravi river
    (2) Indus river 📌📌
    (3) Satluj river
    (4) Hindukush range
    (SSC Statistical Investigators Grade–IV Exam. 31.07.2005)
  4. Prince Ellara conquered Sri Lanka in the second century BC. With which of the following dynasties of Dravida ruler was he associated ?
    (1) Chera
    (2) Chola📌📌
    (3) Pandya
    (4) Pallava
    (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) Exam. 25.09.2005)
  5. Harshavardhana organised his religious assembly at
    (1) Mathura
    (2) Prayag 📌📌
    (3) Varanasi
    (4) Tamralipt
    (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) Exam. 25.09.2005)
  6. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilisation ?
    (1) Buffalo
    (2) Sheep
    (3) Cow📌📌
    (4) Pig
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (Ist Sitting)
  7. Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists ?
    (1) Upanishad
    (2) Vedas
    (3) Tripitaka 📌📌
    (4) Jatakas
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level
    Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (Ist Sitting)
  8. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of
    (1) religion
    (2) art 📌📌
    (3) literature
    (4) architecture
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (Ist Sitting)
  9. Who was the first known Gupta ruler ?
    (1) Sri Gupta 📌📌
    (2) Chandragupta I
    (3) Ghatotkacha
    (4) Kumaragupta I
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (Ist Sitting)
  10. Which was the only Indus city without a citadel ?
    (1) Kalibangan (Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2)
    (2) Harappa
    (3) Mohenjodaro
    (4) Chanhudaro 📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (IInd Sitting)
  11. Ashoka called the Third Buddhist Council at
    (1) Pataliputra 📌📌
    (2) Magadha
    (3) Kalinga
    (4) Sarnath
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (IInd Sitting)
  12. The tutor of Alexander, the Great was
    (1) Darius
    (2) Cyrus
    (3) Socrates
    (4) Aristotle 📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (IInd Sitting)
  13. Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature?
    (1) Dhammapada
    (2) Vedas
    (3) Meghadutam 📌📌
    (4) Dighanikaya
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (IInd Sitting)
  14. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of misery of mankind ?
    (1) Mahavir
    (2) Gautam Buddha 📌📌
    (3) Adi Shankaracharya
    (4) Kabir
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005 (IInd Sitting)
  15. The number system ‘Zero’ was invented by
    (1) Ramanujam
    (2) Aryabhatta 📌📌
    (3) Patanjali
    (4) An unknown person
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam.11.12.2005)
  16. ‘Charak’ was the famous court physician of
    (1) Harsha
    (2) Chandra Gupta Maurya
    (3) Ashoka
    (4) Kanishka 📌📌
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam.11.12.2005)
  17. Buddhism made an important impact by allowing two sections of society into its fold. They were
    (1) Merchants and Priests
    (2) Moneylenders and Slaves
    (3) Warriors and Traders
    (4) Women and Sudras 📌📌
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 03.09.2006)
  18. The language used to write source materials in ancient time was
    (1) Sanskrit
    (2) Pali📌📌
    (3) Brahmi
    (4) Kharosthi
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 03.09.2006)
  19. India’s trade with the Roman Empire came to an end with the invasion of Rome by the
    (1) Arabs
    (2) Hungarians
    (3) Hunas
    (4) Turks📌📌
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 03.09.2006)
  20. Most of the chola temples were dedicated to
    (1) Ganesh
    (2) Shiva📌📌
    (3) Durga
    (4) Vishnu
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 03.09.2006)
  21. ‘Bull’ in Buddhism is associated with which event of Buddha’s life?
    (1) Birth📌📌
    (2) Great departure
    (3) Enlightenment
    (4) Mahaparinirvan
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise Exam. 12.11.2006)
  22. Which of the following would be the most accurate description of the Mauryan Monarchy under Ashoka ?
    (1) Enlightened despotism📌📌
    (2) Centralised autocracy
    (3) Oriental despotism
    (4) Guided democracy
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise Exam. 12.11.2006)
  23. The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the
    (1) Guptas 📌📌
    (2) Kushanas
    (3) Mauryas
    (4) Palas
    (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit Exam. 26.11.2006 (Second Sitting)
  24. Lothal is a site where dockyards of which of the following civilization were found ?
    (1) Indus Valley📌📌
    (2) Mesoptamian
    (3) Egyptian
    (4) Persian
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 10.12.2006)
  25. ‘Buddha’ means📌📌
    (1) The Enlightened one
    (2) The Religious Preacher
    (3) The Genius
    (4) The Powerful
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 10.12.2006)
  26. Where do you find the temple of Angkor Wat ?
    (1) In Thailand
    (2)In Malaysia
    (3) In Cambodia 📌📌
    (4)In Myanmar
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 10.12.2006)
  27. Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription ?
    (1) Chandra Gupta Maurya
    (2) Samudra Gupta📌📌
    (3) Vikramaditya
    (4) Skand Gupta
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.02.2007 (Frist Sitting)
  28. The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation was
    (1) worship of forces of nature
    (2) organised city life📌📌
    (3) pastoral farming
    (4) caste society
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 04.02.2007 (Second Sitting)
  29. Name the capital of the Pallavas
    (1) Kanchi📌📌
    (2) Vatapi
    (3) Trichnapalli
    (4) Mahabalipuram (Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2)
    (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) Exam. 30.09.2007 (Second Sitting)
  30. The word ‘Veda’ means
    (1) knowledge 📌📌
    (2) wisdom
    (3) skill
    (4) power
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 25.11.2007)
  31. Which metal was first used by the Vedic people ?
    (1) Silver
    (3) Iron
    (2) Gold
    (4) Copper📌📌
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 25.11.2007)
  32. Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by
    (1) Pratiharas
    (2) Rashtrakutas
    (3) Palas
    (4) Chalukyas📌📌
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 06.01.2008)
  33. In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year—
    (1) 260 BC
    (2) 261 BC📌📌
    (3) 126 BC
    (4) 232 BC
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 06.01.2008)
  34. The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are
    (1) Hindu and Buddhist
    (2) Buddhist and Jain
    (3) Hindu and Jain
    (4) Hindu, Buddhist and Jain📌📌
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.07.2008 (First Sitting)
  35. The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronised by the
    (1) Pallavas 📌📌
    (2) Pandyas
    (3) Cholas
    (4) Cheras
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.07.2008 (First Sitting)
  36. Name the clan Buddha belonged to
    (1) Gnathrika
    (2) Maurya
    (3) Sakya 📌📌
    (4) Kuru
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam. 27.07.2008 (First Sitting)
  37. Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play ?
    (1) Banabhatta📌📌
    (2) Harshavardhana
    (3) Baskaravardhana
    (4) Bindusara
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 09.11.2008)
  38. During which Gupta King’s reign did the Chinese traveller Fa-hien visit India ?
    (1) Chandra Gupta I
    (2) Samudra Gupta
    (3) Chandra Gupta II📌📌
    (4) Kumara Gupta
    (SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 09.11.2008)
  39. St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the
    (1) Cheras
    (2) Parthians📌📌
    (3) Pandyas
    (4) Cholas
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 30.11.2008)
  40. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of
    (1) Pucca bricks📌📌
    (2) Stone
    (3) Wood
    (4) All of the above
    (SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam. 30.11.2008 and (SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam. 27.05.2001 (IInd Sitting (East Zone)INDIAN HISTORY
  41. Who started the Saka Era and when ?
    (1) Kadphises in 58 BC
    (2) Rudradaman I in AD 78
    (3) Vikramaditya in 58 BC
    (4) Kanishka in AD 78📌📌
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 14.12.2008)
  42. In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
    (1) Bengal
    (2) Bihar📌📌
    (3) Orissa
    (4) Uttar Pradesh
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 29.03.2009)
  43. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
    (1) The third Buddhist Council
    (2) The Kalinga War 📌📌
    (3) His embracing of Buddhism
    (4) His sending of missionary to Ceylon
    (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) Exam. 29.03.2009)
  44. The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was
    (1) Vishnu Gupta
    (2) Upagupta 📌📌
    (3) Brahma Gupta
    (4) Brihadratha
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I Exam. 16.05.2010 (First Sitting)
  45. Harshvardhana was defeated by
    (1) Prabhakaravardhana
    (2) Pulakesin II 📌📌
    (3) Narasimhasvarma Pallava
    (4) Sasanka
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I Exam. 16.05.2010 (Second Sitting)
  46. Which of the following statements about the Guptas is NOT true ?
    (1) They ruled mainly over parts of north and central India
    (2) Kingship was hereditary and the throne always went to the eldest son📌📌
    (3) The judicial system was far more developed than in earlier times
    (4) Land taxes increased and taxes on trade and commerce decreased
    (SSC SAS Exam. 26.06.2010 (Paper-1)
  47. Which of the following was NOT composed by Harshavadhana?
    (1) Harshacharita 📌📌
    (2) Ratnavali
    (3) Priyadarshika
    (4) Nagananda
    (SSC SAS Exam. 26.06.2010 (Paper-1)
  48. Which of the following is not one of the animals carved on the Sarnath Pillar ?
    (1) Humped Bull 📌📌
    (2)Deer
    (3) Elephant
    (4) Horse (Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2)
    (SSC (South Zone) Investigator Exam. 12.09.2010)
  49. The ‘Kannauj assembly’ organised by Harsha was held in honour of
    (1) Fa-Hien
    (2) Itsing
    (3) Hieun-Tsang 📌📌
    (4) Megasthenes
    (SSC (South Zone) Investigator Exam. 12.09.2010)
  50. The first metal used by man was
    (1) Aluminium
    (2) Copper 📌📌
    (3) Iron
    (4) Silver
    (SSC (South Zone) Investigator Exam. 12.09.2010)

Indian History for SSC UPSC Part 2