Quiz 340 – Practice Paper on Indian History

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1. Which of the following statement(s) about Chandragupta Maurya is/are correct?

He was the founder of Maurya dynasty.

He was the crowned king of Magadh.

He was not born a Prince.

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


2. Which of the following statement(s) about Ashoka is/are correct?

  1. He was the grandson of Chandragupta.
  2. He ruled over an empire that covered two-thirds of the Indian continent.
  3. He had chosen the stone pillars for his messages.

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


3. Assertion (A): Megasthenes was a Greek historian from the kingdom of Lonia.

Reason (R): The most important development after the fall of the Mauryas was the arrival of foreign tribal groups into India.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true, but R is false.

(d) A is false, but R is true.


4. The Kushans ruled over north India from

(a) AD 150-300

(b) AD 100-300

(c) AD 50-300

(d) Ad 100-300


5. The School of Gandhara Art developed during the time of

(a) Theophilus

(b) Kanishka

(c) Selecucus-1

(d) Milindu


6. For the first time the prehistoric art appeared during

(a) Neolithic period

(b) Chalcolithic period

(c) Palaeolithic period

(d) None of these


7. In which year, Buddhism was introduced in China?

(a) First Century AD.

(b) First Century BC.

(c) Third Century AD.

(d) Third Century BC.


8. Which of the following was also known as Father of History?

(a) Magusthenes

(b) Niarcus

(c) Herodotus

(d) Aplutarch.


9. Where was the “Fire-Altars” founded?

(a) Mohenjodaro

(b) Mehargarh

(c) Harappa

(d) Kalibangan


10. “Harsha Charita” was written by

(a) Somadeva

(b) Harshavardhana

(c) Banabhatta

(d) Panini



  1. (b) Somebody says that he came from a land of peacocks and that is why he was called ‘Maurya’, a word that comes from ‘Mayura’ that means peacock.
  2. (d) All statements are correct.
  3. (b) A and R is true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
  4. (c) They belonged to the Yuch-Chi tribe of China which moved towards the west.
  5. (b) He was the greatest Kushana ruler who ruled between AD 78 and 120. His capital was Purushapura. He started the Saka era that was later used as the official calendar of India.
  6. (c) The oldest painting have been discovered at Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh.
  7. (a)
  8. (c) Herodotus was also known as the father of History.
  9. (d) Kalibangan was the place where the “Fire-Altars” were founded.
  10. (c) Harsha Charita was written by Banabhatta.

Also Read:

Quiz 338 – Practice Paper of Indian Polity

Quiz 336 – Practice Paper on Indian Culture

Quiz 334 – Practice Paper on Indian History

Quiz 330 – Practice Paper on Indian Polity


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