UPSC Ancient History Quiz 01

1. Assertion Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire. Reason (R): Kalinga controlled the land and sea routes to South India. [2000]


2. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas? [1995]


3. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1997] List-I List-II A. Gupta 1. Badami B. Chandella 2. Panamalai C. Chalukya 3. Khajuraho D. Pallava 4. Deogarh Codes:


4. There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings? [2010]


5. The Indo-Laws Kingdom set up in north Afghanistan in the beginning of the second century B.C. was: [1999]


6. Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion? [2000]


7. With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct? [2017-I] 1. Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them. 2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron. 3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


8. Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples? [2017-I] 1. Arasavalli 2. Amarakantak 3. Omkareshwar Select the correct answer using the code given below:


9. With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order? [2006]


10. Assertion According to Ashoka’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. [1998]


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