Quiz 289 – Indian History (Practice Paper)

Practice Paper

Which of the following is the oldest dynasty of India?

(a) Nandas

(b) Kushans

(c) Maurya

(d) Cholas


Who among the following started worshipping Buddha as a living savior?

(a) Hinayanists

(b) Sri Lankans

(c) Mahayanists

(d) None


The philosophy contained in the Upanishads came to be known as

(a) Advaita

(b) Dvaita Advaita

(c) Vedanta

(d) Dvaita


Who immediately preceded the Muslim invaders?

(a) Huns

(b) Sakas

(c) Greeks

(d) Pallvas


The work on the famous Ajanta cave-paintings began from the time of the

(a) Satvahanas

(b) Chalukyas

(c) Maurya

(d) Guptas


Arrange the following in the chronological order

I.  Huns

II. Sakas

III. Aryas

IV. Greeks

V. Kushans

VI. Arabs

(a) III, II, I, IV, V, VI

(b) IV, VI, V, III, I, II

(c) III, IV, II, I, VI, V

(d) III, IV, II, V, I, VI


The greatest king of Kalinga was

(a) Rudradaman

(b) Bhoja

(c) Hala

(d) Kharvela


Which was the first Muslim building constructed in India?

(a) Quwaat-ul-Islam Mosque

(b) Adhai-din-ka-Jhompura

(c) Qutab Minar

(d) Alai-Darwaza


Buddhists pitakas are written in

(a) Sanskrit

(b) Kharoshthi

(c) Pali

(d) Tamil


Timur invasion in India occurred in

(a) 1398

(b) 1498

(c) 1298

(d) 1392



  1. (a)
  2. (c)
  3. (c)
  4. (a)
  5. (a)
  6. (d)
  7. (d)
  8. (a)
  9. (c); Buddhists Pitakas are:Vinaya, Abhidamna, and Sutta
  10. (a)

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