Ancient Period of Indian History

Ancient Period of Indian History GK Questions with Answers


Ancient Period of Indian History

21. Where and when was the second Buddhist council held?

Ans: Vaishali in 383 B.C.

22. The Satapatha Brahmana and Taitriya Brahmana are the Brahmana texts of _:

Ans: Yajurveda

23. The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script were deciphered by _

Ans: James Princep

24. Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is _

Ans: Dharmaraja

25. The beneficiaries of Asoka’s donations in the region of Barabar Hill were__

Ans: Ajivikas

26. Who identified “Sandrokottus” of the Greco-Roman literature with Chandragupta Maurya ?

Ans: William Jones

27 . The Aryans dedicated whole of a separate Mandala in Rig-Veda for the hymns dedicated to __

Ans: Soma

28. Parnadatta was appointed the Provincial Governor of Saurashtra by __

Ans: Skandagupta

29. Garuda was adopted as dynastic emblem after the imperial Guptas by _

Ans: Rashtrakutas

 30. “The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas”. This was the view of __

Ans: Gautama

31. The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __

Ans: Megasthenes

32. The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander-in-Chief was __

Ans: Brihadratha

33. According to the beliefs of the Pasupata sect, Siva is the lord of Pasu. Pasu here refers to __

Ans: Jiva

34. Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic tools in India, was originally _

Ans: Geologist

35. Who was the priest of the Bharatas in the battle of Ten Kings ?

Ans: Visvamitra

36. The Pagodas at Mahabalipuram had been constructed by _

Ans: Pallavas

37. The most important source of our information on ancient India’s cultural history are:

Ans: literature and epics

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