The UPSC, SSC and state competitive exams history question and answer in both Prelims and Mains. The History topics are closely related to Heritage and Culture, particularly when studying History for IAS. The following are the important question to study from Ancient Indian History:
Q1. What was the ruling period of Chalukyas of Badami ?
- 500 A.D. – 550 A.D.
- 550 A.D – 650 A.D.
- 543 A.D – 757 A.D.
- 545 A.D – 700 A.D
Answer C. 543 A.D. – 757 A.D.
Q2. Which Ashokan inscription mentions five contemporary Hellenic Kings?
- Major Rock Edict XI
- Major Rock Edict XII
- Major Rock Edict X
- Major Rock Edict XIII
Answer D. Major Rock Edict XIII
Q3. Which of the following book is considered as the ‘Odyssus of Tamil poetry’?
- Jivaka Chintamani
Answer B. Manimekalai
Q4. With which among the following places, the twenty third Jain Tirthankara was associated?
Answer C. Varanasi
Q5. With which among the following places, the twenty third Jain Tirthankara was associated?
- Nemi Natha
Answer C. Parshvanath
Q6. Who presided Second Buddhist Council?
- Moggliputra Tissa
Answer D. Sabakami
Q7. The title “Paramasaugata” was adopted by _?
- Bhaskar Varman
- Rajya Vardhana
Answer C. Rajya Vardhana
Q8. Dashkumarcharitam was composed by whom?
Answer B. Dandin
Q9. The Kalinga war was fought in which year of Ashoka reign?
Answer A. 8
Q10. Which among the following Gupta emperors called himself “Lichchhavi-dauhitra”?
- Chandragupta I
- Chandragupta II
Answer B. Samudragupta