Published 12 May, 2020

Indian History GK Quiz Set-2

by Nitroquiz Official | GK Quiz

India is the oldest of civilizations, cultures, and traditions, In this part of the Indian history quiz series, there will be questions related to ancient Indian rulers, their kingdoms, their system of management and their family history.

This is an important quiz and most of the questions have already appeared in various examinations. Play the quiz and test your knowledge or learn something new.

1. Who wrote a book called Indica which is an account of Mauryan India?
A. Kalidas
B. Seleucus
C. Megasthenes
D. Pliny
2. Which currency was used during the Maurya period?
A. Tola
B. Pana
C. Swarna
D. Kakini
3. Who of the following used the title of "Devanampriya Priyadarshi" which means Beloved of Gods?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Bindusara
C. Harshavardhana
D. Ashoka
4. Who among the following personalities of historical India is also known as Vishnugupta?
A. Bindusara
B. Kunala
C. Chanakya
D. Shreegupta
5. Which Indian king defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan?
A. Chandragupta
B. Ashoka
C. Kanishka
D. Bindusara
6. Who wrote Mudrarakshasa?
A. Kautilya
B. Pushyagupta
C. Vishnugupta
D. Vishakhdatta
7. Where was the third Buddhist council during the reign of Ashoka was held?
A. Rajgriha
B. Vaishali
C. Pataliputra
D. Nalanda
8. Who was the last Mauryan ruler?
A. Kunal
B. Jalok
C. Samprati
D. Brihadratha Maurya
9. The principal contributor to the ancient science of Ayurveda, Charaka was the famous physician of?
A. Kanishka I
B. Pushyamitra
C. Chandragupta
D. Ashoka
10. Which Chinese general defeated Kanishka?
A. Pan Yang
B. Pen Chao
C. Chi Huangi TI
D. Suu Kyi
11. Who was the founder of the Kushan dynasty?
A. Huvishka
B. Kujula Kadphises
C. Vim Kadphises
D. Kanishka
12. Who was the famous Kushan ruler?
A. Kanishka
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta Mauryva
D. Harshvardhana
13. Who was the first emperor to introduce 'gold coins' in India?
A. Kujula Kadphises
B. Kanishka
C. Huvishka
D. Vima Kadaphises
14. Who initiated the practice of land grants to Brahmins and Buddhists?
A. Sungas
B. Satavahanas
C. Vakatakas
D. Guptas
15. Naneghat, the middle Indic inscriptions in Brahmi script belongs to?
A. Gautamiputra Satakarni
B. Vashistiputra Pulumavi
C. Yajansri Satakarni
D. Satakamil
16. Which Saka ruler contributed to the irrigation works in Saurashtra?
A. Nahapana
B. Menander
C. Rudradaman
D. Maurya
17. Who was the only Indian ruler to rule over territories in Central Asia beyond the Pamirs valley was?
A. Kanishka
B. Harsha
C. Ashoka
D. Chandragupta Maurya
18. Which of the following was a unit of land measure during the Gupta period?
A. Dharaka
B. Karsha
C. Vimsopaka
D. Nivartana
19. Who was the Gupta ruler who defeated the Hunas?
A. Samudragupta
B. Chandragupta
C. Kumargupta
D. Skandgupta
20. Who was the first ruler from the Gupta dynasty to assume the title of "Maharajadhiraja"?
A. Srigupta
B. Chandragupta I
C. Samudragupta
D. Chandragupta II
21. Who was the first of Gupta kings to issue silver coins currency?
A. Chandragupta I
B. Chandragupta II
C. Samudragupta
D. Kumargupta
22. What were the gold coins issued during the Gupta period known as?
A. Rupees
B. Dinar
C. Niska
D. Karsapana
23. The office responsible for the safe custody of the Land records during the Gupta period was called?
A. Samaharta
B. Shaulkika
C. Karanika
D. Dhruvadhikarana
24. Who is known as the Napolean of India?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Samudragupta
C. Chandragupta II
D. Harshavardhan
25. The Hines invaded India during the reign of?
A. Chandragupta II
B. Kumargupta I
C. Skandgupta
D. Budhagupta
26. In which of the following periods did the expansion of agricultural land take place on a large scale?
A. Pre-Mauryan age
B. Mauryan age
C. Post-Mauryan age
D. Gupta age
27. Who was the famous Sanskrit poet in the court of Samudragupta?
A. Nagarjuna
B. Aryabhatta
C. Virasena
D. Harisena
28. Which age do Aryabhatta and Varahamihira belong to?
A. Maurya age
B. Gupta age
C. Kushana age
D. Cholas age
29. Who was the last ruler of the imperial Gupta family?
A. Ramagupta
B. Buddhagupta
C. Kumargupta
D. Vishnugupta
30. In which century, did the famous Chinese traveler and pilgrim Fa Hien visit India?
A. 4th Century AD
B. 5th Century AD
C. 6th Century AD
D. 8th Century AD
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