General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Greek Invasion | Part 1

1. The women of which Indian republic or kingdom had taken up arms against Alexander after a large number of its soldiers had been killed or wounded on the battlefield?[UPPCS (Mains) 2013]

(A) Abhisara
(B) Glausai
(C) Katha
(D) Massaga

2. Who one of the following had not come to India with Alexander?[UPPCS (Re. Exam)(Pre) 2015]

(A) Nearchus
(B) Onesicritus
(C) Deimachus
(D) Aristobulus

3. Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion? [IAS (Pre) 2000]

(A) Nanda
(B) Maurya
(C) Sunga
(D) Kanva

4. Which one of the following rulers of Magadha was the contemporary of Alexander, the Great? [44th BPSC (Pre) 2000]

(A) Mahapadmananda
(B) Dhanananda
(C) Sukalpa
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

5. Name the brave Indian King whom Alexander defeated on the bank of river Jhelum. [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013]

(A) Ambhi
(B) Porus
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Mahapadma Nanda

6. Alexander’s success in India was due to the following.

1. There was no central power in
India at that time
2. He had a superior army
3. He was helped by the traitorous
Indian rulers
4. He was a good administrator

Select the correct answer from the following code. [UPPCS (Pre) 2000, 03 UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2002]

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2, 3 and 4
(D) All of these

7. Consider the following statements Assertion (A): After campaigning for nearly two years, Alexander, the Great, left India in 325 B.C.Reason (R): He was defeated by
Chandra Gupta Maurya.Select the correct answer from the
code is given below.[Karnataka PSC (Pre) 2018]

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and
(R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer Sheet:-

1. (D)
2. (C)
3. (A)
4. (B)
5. (B)
6. (B)
7. (C)

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