History Quiz for SSC CGL 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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