History Quiz for SSC CPO & SSC CGL 2016

1. Who among the following was a great ruler of Kalinga in ancient times ?
(a) Kharavela
(b) Mayurasarman
(c) Bindusara
(d) Ajatashatru
Answer: C,Bindusara

2. In the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., the most remarkable king of the Haryanka line was
(a) Bimbisara
(b) Sisunaga
(c) Udayi
(d) Ajatashatru
Answer:A, Bimbisara

3. Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extended in the north -west upto
(a) Indus
(b) Sutlej
(c) Hindukush
(d) Ravi
Answer:C, Hindukush

4. Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of Nandas at
(a) Taxila
(b) Sravana Belgola
(c) Ujjain
(d) Magadha
Answer:D, Magadha

5. The official religion during the rule of the Sunga dynasty was
(a) The Ajivika religion
(b) Brahmanism
(c) Buddhism
(d) Jainism
Answer: B,Brahmanism

6. The Huna leader Mihirgula was defeated by
(a) Rajyavardhana
(b) Buddhagupta
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Yashodharman
Answer: D,Yashodharman

7. The name by which Ashoka is generally reffered to in his inscription is
(a) Dharmakirti
(b) Priyadarshi
(c) Dharmadeva
(d) Chakravarti
Answer: B,Priyadarshi

8. Pulakesin II was a contemporary of
(a) Harsha
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Ashoka
Answer: A,Harsha
9. In early ancient India, the largest urban centre was
(a) Pataliputra
(b) Kanauj
(c) Taxila
(d) Kausambi
Answer: A,Pataliputra

10. Lichchavi princess Kumara Devi was married to
(a) Pravarasena
(b) Harshavardhana
(c) Chandragupta II
(d) Chandragupta I
Answer:D, Chandragupta I


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