Published 12 May, 2020

Indian History GK Quiz Set-1

by Nitroquiz Official | GK Quiz

History is not just a story it's a science of our roots, the origin of life, civilizations, cultures, religions, traditions, and many more such things. The more we know it the better we discover ourselves. There have been great historians and archeologists who have been studying world history, how and where it all began, and similar cool things. Overall, history is a science of mystery and adventures and anyone who loves mysteries and adventures would definitely love history too.

This is a quiz in series, it's the first part. The questions are related to Indian history, some from the Indus valley civilization and related things. Start the quiz and see how much you know about these.

1. When was the Indus valley civilization discovered?
A. 1911
B. 1921
C. 1931
D. 1941
2. What was the primary occupation of the people of the Indus valley civilization?
A. Hunting
B. Trade
C. Agriculture
D. Carpentry
3. Which of the following was the main metal used by the Indus valley civilizations?
A. Gold
B. Iron
C. Silver
D. Bronze
4. Which of the following metals was unknown to the Indus Valley Civilization?
A. Iron
B. Silver
C. Gold
D. Copper
5. The modern site of Harappa is located on the banks of which of the following rivers?
A. Indus
B. Beas
C. Ravi
D. Sutlej
6. Which of the following animals was not known to the Indus Valley Civilization?
A. Lion
B. Bull
C. Elephant
D. Horse
7. The Indus Valley Civilization or the Harappan Civilization existed from?
A. 3000 BC - 1500 BC
B. 2000 BC - 1800 BC
C. 2500 BC - 1750 BC
D. 7000 BC - 1000 BC
8. What excavated remains from the Indus Valley indicate the commercial and economical development of civilization?
A. Boats
B. Pottery
C. Houses
D. Seals
9. Where have the earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian subcontinent been obtained from?
A. Pratapgarh
B. Brahmagiri
C. Chirand
D. Mehargarh
10. Which of the following characters is not depicted in the Pashupati seal of Mohenjodaro?
A. Rhinoceros
B. Tiger
C. Bull
D. Elephant
11. Which of the following civilizations was not contemporary with the Harappan civilization?
A. The Greek Civilization
B. Egyptian Civilization
C. Mesopotamian Civilization
D. Chinese Civilization
12. Which of the following was one of the major reasons for Harappan decline?
A. Ecological Change
B. Earthquakes
C. Attack
D. All of these
13. Which of his disciples did Buddha preach his last sermon?
A. Anand
B. Sariputra
C. Subhadra
D. Upali
14. The Jain Tirthankara Mahavira has been referenced in which of the early Buddhist writings
A. Nigantha Nataputta
B. Vardhmana
C. Vesaliya
D. Videhaputta
15. Who has been mentioned as an important God in Rigveda?
A. Agni
B. Indra
C. Varun
D. Vishnu
16. Who composed the book "Return of the Aryans"?
A. LD Kalla
B. Avinash Chandra Das
C. DS Trivedi
D. Bhagwan Das Gidvani
17. The Vedic river Vitasta has been related to
A. Ravi
B. Chenab
C. Jhelum
D. Beas
18. The maximum number of shlokas in the Rigveda written in the respect of?
A. Agni
B. Varun
C. Brahma
D. Indra
19. In which of the following Vedas do we find the initial mention of the word "Gotra"?
A. Samveda
B. Rigveda
C. Yajurveda
D. Atharvaveda
20. Which of the following Upnishads has been written as prose?
A. Katha
B. Isa
C. Svetasvatara
D. Brihadaranyaka
21. Who wrote the rules of the Sanskrit grammar?
A. Manu
B. Charak
C. Panini
D. Kalidasa
22. The words in the National emblem of India, "Satyamev Jayate" has been adopted from?
A. Mundaka Upnishad
B. Katha Upnishad
C. Mandukya Upnishad
D. Chhandogya Upnishad
23. The earliest epigraphic that mentions the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha is found in?
A. Sarnath
B. Sravasti
C. Kausambi
D. Rummindei
24. The record of the Buddha's words are known as?
A. Sārvāstivāda Vinaya Piṭaka
B. Shlokas
C. Tipitaka
D. Mantras
25. In which of the following languages was Triptika written in?
A. Pali
B. Brahmi
C. Kharosthi
D. Sanskrit
26. Who is the author of the Buddha Charita?
A. Asvaghosha
B. Nagarjuna
C. Nagasen
D. Vasumitra
27. Buddha was contemporary to?
A. Confucious
B. Moses
C. Hammurabi
D. Socrates
28. Who is believed to be the first Jain Tirthankar?
A. Mahavira
B. Neminath
C. Rishabhdev
D. Parshvanath
29. During whose reign was the first Jain council convened?
A. Bimbisara
B. Shisunaga
C. Mahapadmnand
D. Chandragupta Maurya
30. Who was the founder of the Maurya dynasty?
A. Chandragupta II
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Vishnugupta
D. Ashoka
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