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MCQ on Post-Mauryan Age ( 185 BC to 319 AD)| QUIZ and Objective types of Questions

1. With reference to the invaders in Ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order? ( UPSC)

a)      Greeks-Sakas-Kushanas

b)     Greek-Kushanas-Saka

c)      Sakas-Greek-Kushana

d)     Sakas-Kushana-Greek

Answer. a) Greeks-Sakas-Kushanas

2. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

              List-I:      List-II

A.     Demetrius           1. Parthian

B.     Rudradaman       2. Kushana

C.      Gondophernes 3. Indo-Greek

D.     Vim                       4. Sythean


               A             B             C             D

a)           1             3             2             4

b)            4             3             1             2

c)            3             4             1             2

d)           3             4             1             2

Answer.  c)          3             4             1             2


3. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?

a)      Bimbisara

b)     Gautama Buddha

c)      Milinda

d)     Prasenjit

 Answer. c) Milinda belonged to Indo- a Greek ruler in post-Mauryan time.

 4. Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?

a)      22nd march ( or 21st March)

b)     15th may ( or 16th may)

c)      31st march ( or 30th march)

d)     21th April ( or 20th April)

Answer. a) 22nd march ( or 21st March)

5. Consider the following name of contemporaries of Kanishka and select the correct answer from the codes given below: ( UPPSC)

1.      Ashvaghosha

2.      Vashumitra

3.      Kalidas

4.      Kamban


a)      1 and 4

b)     2 and 3

c)      1 and 2

d)     All of these

Answer. c) 1 and 2

Buddhcharita's text was written by Ashvaghosa, who was the court poet of Kanishka.


6. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

a)      Nasik     -              Gautami Putra

b)     Hathigumpha      -              Kharvela

c)      Bhitari                  -              Pulkeshin II

d)     Girnar                   -              Rudradaman       I

Answer. c) Bhitari pillar ( Gazipur), Uttar Pradesh is related to the Gupta period Skandagupta. 


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