General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Post-Mauryan Period | Part 1

1. The earliest specimen of ‘Kavya’ style is found in the inscription of [UPPCS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Rudradaman of Kathiawar
(B) Ashoka
(C) Rajendra I
(D) None of the above

2. Which inscription tells about the various achievements of Rudradaman-I? [53rd to 55th BPSC (Pre) 2011]

(A) Junagarh
(B) Bhitari
(C) Nasik
(D) Sanchi

3. Which one of the following Indo-Greek rulers issued lead coins? [UPPSC (RI) 2014]

(A) Strato-II
(B) Strato-I
(C) Demetrius
(D) Menander

4. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three? [IAS (Pre) 2005]

(A) Bimbisara
(B) Gautama Buddha
(C) Milinda
(D) Prasenjit

5. Who renovated Sudarshan lake without using forced labour? [UPPCS (Pre) 2014]

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Bindusar
(C) Ashoka
(D) Rudradaman-I

6. The largest number of copper coins in Northern and North-Western India were issued by [Punjab PSC (Pre) 2019 UPPCS (Pre) 2005]

(A) Indo-Greeks
(B) Kushans
(C) Sakas
(D) Pratiharas

7. Who amongst following issued gold coins regularly in ancient India? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]

(A) Satavahana
(B) Saka
(C) Kushan
(D) Parthian

8. Buddha is depicted on the coins of [UPPCS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Vima Kadphises
(B) Kanishka
(C) Nahpaad
(D) Budhagupta

9. Which of the following Kings is credited to have issued gold coins for the first time? [UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

(A) Kujula Kadphises
(B) Vima Kadphises
(C) Kanishka
(D) Huvishka

10. Who among the following introduced gold coins for regular use in India? [UPPCS (Pre) 2015]

(A) Vima Kadphises
(B) Kujul Kadphises
(C) Kanishka
(D) Hermwes

11. Which God is found depicted on Yaudheya coins? [UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Vasudeva
(B) Shiva
(C) Indra
(D) Kartikeya

12. What is the date of Sarnath Buddhist image inscription of Kanishka? [UPPCS (Pre) 2014]

(A) 78 A.D.
(B) 81 A.D.
(C) 98 A.D.
(D) 121 A.D.

13. In which year, the coronation of Kushan King Kanishka was held? [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) 178 B.C.
(B) 101 A.D.
(C) 58 B.C.
(D) 78 A.D.

14. When was Saka Samvat initiated? [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013 UPPCS (Pre) 1990]

(A) 58 A.D.
(B) 78 A.D.
(C) 320 A.D.
(D) 606 A.D.

15. How much is the year difference between the Saka Samvat and Vikram Samvat? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2006]

(A) 57 years (B) 78 years
(C) 135 years (D) 320 years

16. 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? [IAS (Pre) 2014]

(A) 22nd March (or 21st March)
(B) 15th March (or 16th May)
(C) 31st March (or 30th March)
(D) 21st April (or 20th April)

17. When was Vikram Samvat started? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) 78 A.D.
(B) 57 B.C.
(C) 72 B.C.
(D) 56 B.C.

18. Which one of the following will be the year of Saka Samvat in December, 2009? [UPPCS (Mains) 2007]

(A) 1931
(B) 1952
(C) 2066
(D) 2087


Answer Sheet:-

1. (A)

2. (A)

3. (A)

4. (C)

5. (D)

6. (B)

7. (C)

8. (B)

9. (B)

10. (A)

11. (D)

12. (B)

13. (D)

14. (B)

15. (C)

16. (A)

17. (B)

18. (A)


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