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History Quiz for SSC CGL

1.At which of the following Harappan sites has a supposed dockyard been found?
(a) Kalibangan
(b) Lothal
(c) Suktagendor
(d) Sotka Koli
Ans. (b)

2.Which of the following contains the famous Gayatrimantra?
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samaveda
(c) Kathopanishad
(d) Aitareya Brahmana

3.Vardhamana Mahavira the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism was born at _________ and died at _________ .
(a) Vaishali and Rajagriha
(b) Kusinara and Pava
(c) Kundagrama and Pava
(d) Kashi and Champa

4. Megasthenes’ “Indica” deals with the history of the-
(a) Guptas
(b) Satavahanas
(c) Cholas
(d) Mauryas
Ans (d)

5. Who, among the following rulers, organised the Second Buddhist Assembly?
(a) Ajatashatru
(b) Kalasoka
(c) Ashoka
(d) Ananda
Ans (b)

6. In ancient India, Nalanda University represented a great centre for the study of-
(a) Buddhism
(b) Hinduism
(c) Jainism
(d) None of the above
Ans (a)

7. The famous ruler of ancient India who is said to have been converted to Jainism, towards the end of his life, is-
(a) Bindusara
(b) Samudragupta
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Ashoka
Ans (c)

8.The term “Tirthankaras” is associated with:-
(a) Hinduism
(b) Jainism
(c) Buddhism
(d) Zoroastrianism
Ans (b) 

9.Madurai had been the capital of the-
(a) Cholas
(b) Pallavas
(c) Rashtrakutas
(d) Pandyas
Ans (d)

10.To whom did the term ‘Macedonia’s madaman’ refer?
(a) Alexander
(b) Xersus
(c) Darius
(d) Phillip II
Ans (a)

11. The greatest Kushana ruler whose contribution to Buddhism was even greater than that of Ashoka was-
(a) Kadphises
(b) Kanishka I
(c) Vaishka
(d) Huvishka
Ans (b)

12. Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?
(a) Mahapadma Nanda
(b) Ashoka Nanda
(c) Dhana Nanda
(d) None of the above
Ans (a)

13.In the Bronze Age Civilizations, which of the civilization covered the largest area?
(a) Indus Valley
(b) Sumerian
(c) Minoan
(d) Crete
Ans (a)

14. No trace of ___________ has been found in the Indus Valley Civilisation.
(a) Sugarcane
(b) Mustard
(c) Sesamum
(d) Barley
Ans (a)

15.  The Indus Valley Civilisation specialized in:-
(a) Town Planning
(b) Architecture
(c) Craftsmanship
(d) All of these
Ans (d)