History Questions for SSC CGL 2017

Q1.The expounder of Yoga philosophy was:
(a) Patanjali 
(b) Shankaracharya
(c) Jaimini 
(d) Gautam

Q2.The words “Satyameva Jayate” in the state emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following?
(a) Mundaka Upanishad
(b) Katha Upanishad
(c) Mudgala Upanishad
(d) Chhandogya Upanishad

Q3.Ashtadhyayi was written by:
(a) Panini 
(b) Katyayan
(c) Vedvyas 
(d) Shukadeva

Q4.Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana at
(a) Kapilvastu 
(b) Kushinagar
(c) Bodhgaya 
(d) Rajgriha

Q5.Which of the following sites of Harappan culture gives evidence of ‘Sindoor’?
(a) Harappa 
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Naushero 
(d) Balakote

Q6.In the excavations of Harappan sites, bones of camels have been found at:
(a) Kalibangan 
(b) Lothal
(c) Harappa 
(d) Mohenjodaro

Q7.A ploughed field was discovered at:
(a) Harappa
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Lothal

Q8.Vedic literature is also known as:
(a) Shruti 
(b) Smriti
(c) Sanhita 
(d) Vedanga

Q9.Who of the following was the God of morality during the Rigvedic times?
(a) Indra 
(b) Rudra
(c) Agni 
(d) Varuna

Q10.The river Chenab was known during the Vedic period by the name:
(a) Askini 
(b) Parushni
(c) Shutudri 
(d) Vitasta

Q11.The famous ‘Battle of Kings’ between Bharat and the host of ten kings was fought near the river:
(a) Sindhu 
(b) Saraswati
(c) Parushni 
(d) Vitasta

Q12.Satpatha Brahmana is related to:
(a) Rigveda 
(b) Yajurveda
(c) Samaveda 
(d) Atharvaveda

Q13.Who amongst the following is known as the Light of Asia?
(a) Jesus Christ
(b) Lord Buddha
(c) Prophet Mohammad
(d) Zarathustra

Q14.At which place, did Gautam Buddha give his first sermon?
(a) Vaishali 
(b) Vallabhi
(c) Rajgriha 
(d) Sarnath

Q15.Who presided over the fourth Buddhist council in Kashmir?
(a) Asvagosha 
(b) Upagupta
(c) Vasumitra 
(d) Mahakasyapa


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