General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – 6th Century B.C. : Political Condition | Part 1

1. What was the ancient name of Ujjain? [MPPCS (Pre) 1993 UPPCS (Pre) 2009]

(A) Taxila
(B) Indraprastha
(C) Avantika
(D) None of the above

2. Not Available ( Map Question)

3. The earliest extant coins of India were of [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

(A) Copper
(B) Gold
(C) Lead
(D) Silver

4. The epigraphical evidence reveals that under the instructions of a Nanda king, a canal was dug in [UPPCS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Anga
(B) Vanga
(C) Kalinga
(D) Magadha

5. Matsya Mahajanapada of 6th century B.C. was located on [UPPCS (Pre) 2017]

(A) Western Uttar Pradesh
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Bundelkhand
(D) Rohilkhand

6. The ancient city is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Mahabhashya both. [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Madhyamika (Nagari)
(B) Karkot
(C) Viratnagar (Bairath)
(D) Raidh

7. Who founded Pataliputra? [48th to 52nd BPSC (Pre) 2008]

(A) Udayin
(B) Ashoka
(C) Bimbisara
(D) Mahapadmanada

8. Which ruler had made Pataliputra the capital of his empire for the first time? [42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Ashoka the Great
(C) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(D) Kanishka

9. Who among the following kings had founded Pataliputra?[44th BPSC (Pre) 2000]

(A) Sisunaga
(B) Bimbisar
(C) Ajatashatru
(D) Udayin

10. By which ruler Pataliputra was chosen as the capital for the first time? [46th BPSC (Pre) 2003]

(A) Ajatashatru
(B) Kalashoka
(C) Udayin
(D) Kanishka

11. The Legend of Udayin-Vasavadatta is related to [UP Lower (Pre) 2008]

(A) Ujjain
(B) Mathura
(C) Mahishmati
(D) Kaushambi

12. In which century did the first Magadhan Empire rise? [42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

(A) Fourth Century B.C.
(B) Sixth Century B.C.
(C) Second Century B.C.
(D) First Century B.C.

13. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city-state in India in the 6th century B.C.? [IAS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Gandhar
(B) Kamboj
(C) Kashi
(D) Magadha

14. Which one was not in the earlier Republic? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Shakya
(B) Lichchhavi
(C) Yauddheya
(D) All of these

15. By whom the first republic of the world was established in Vaishali?[48th to 52nd BPSC (Pre) 2008]

(A) Maurya
(B) Nanda
(C) Gupta
(D) Lichchhavi

16. Where was the first republican system of the world during the 6th century B.C. located?[46th BPSC (Pre) 2003]

(A) Vaishali
(B) Athens
(C) Sparta
(D) Pataliputra


Answer Sheet:-

1. (C)
2. (C)
3. (D)
4. (C)
5. (B)
6. (C)
7. (A)
8. (A)
9. (D)
10. (C)
11. (A)
12. (B)
13. (C)
14. (C)
15. (D)
16. (A)

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