Topicwise Questions - Indian History

1. The Mathura school of art flourished during the reign of

  1. Kanishka
  2. Kadphises-1
  3. Vasudeva
  4. Kushanas

2. Which one of the following travelers visited India during the Gupta period?

  1. Hiuen-Tsang
  2. Fa- Hien
  3. Marco Polo
  4. Nicolo Conti

3. Hathigumpha inscription is attributed to which of the following emperors?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Chandragupta II
  3. Samudragupta
  4. Kharavela

4. The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the

  1. Guptas
  2. Kushanas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Palas

5. Gupta empire declined in the fifth century A. D. as a consequence of

  1. Chalukya raids
  2. Greek invasion
  3. Hun invasion
  4. Pallava raids

6. During whose reign did the Gandhara School of art blossom?

  1. Harsha
  2. Ashok
  3. Kanishka
  4. Chandragupta 2

7. The capital of Kosala kingdom was -

  1. Ujjain
  2. Kasi
  3. Kausambi
  4. Ayodhya

8. Bimbisara belonged to which of the following dynasties?

  1. Mauryan
  2. Haryanka
  3. Nanda
  4. Kushan

9. Who among the following foreigners was the first to visit India?

  1. Hiuen-Tsang
  2. Megasthenese
  3. I Ching
  4. Fahien

10. The Ajanta painting belongs to the

  1. Harappan period
  2. Mauryan period
  3. Buddhist period
  4. Gupta period

11. Which one of the following schools of sculpture thrived during the post-Ashokan period?

  1. Gandhara
  2. Sarnath
  3. Mathura
  4. All of the above

12. The Saka Era commenced in

  1. 50 BC
  2. 28 AD
  3. 78 AD
  4. 129 AD

13. Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander the Great?

  1. Bimbisara
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Ashoka
  4. Pushyamitra Sunga

14. Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

  1. Chandragupta Maurya
  2. Samudra Gupta
  3. Vikramaditya
  4. Skand Gupta

15. Which one of the following was an important port of the eastern coast during Gupta period?

  1. Kalyan
  2. Tamralipti
  3. Sopara
  4. Baroch