General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Post-Mauryan Period | Part 2

19. Ashvaghosha was contemporary of [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010 UPPCS (Mains) 2008]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta-II
(C) Kanishka
(D) Harshvardhan

20. Which one of the following is not associated with the Court of Kanishka? [UP Lower Sub. (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Ashvaghosha
(B) Charaka
(C) Nagarjuna
(D) Patanjali

21. Who of the following did not adorn the court of Kanishka-I? [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Ashvaghosha
(B) Parshva
(C) Vasumitra
(D) Vishakhadatta

22. Which of the following cities is not mentioned in the Rabatak inscription of Kanishka [UP RO/ARO (Mains) 2014]

(A) Shravasti
(B) Kaushambi
(C) Pataliputra
(D) Champa

23. Who among the following Ayurvedacharyas was educated at Taxila University? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]

(A) Sushruta
(B) Jivaka
(C) Charaka
(D) Both (B) and (C)

24. Which dynasty ruled over India after Shunga dynasty? [45th BPSC (Pre) 2001]

(A) Satvahana
(B) Kushana
(C) Kanva (D) Gupta

25. Who among the following rulers is stated as protector of ‘Varna System’? [Haryana PSC (Pre) 2019 Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Pushyamitra Sunga
(B) Kharvela
(C) Gautamiputra Satkarni
(D) Vasudeo

26. Which dynasty was most powerful after Maurya in Southern India? [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Satvahana
(B) Pallava
(C) Chola
(D) Chalukya

27. Simuka was the founder of which of the following dynasties? [UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Chera
(B) Chola
(C) Pandya
(D) Satavahana

28. Which Chinese general had defeated Kanishka? [Jharkhand PCS (Pre) 2003]

(A) Pan Chao
(B) Ban Yong
(C) She Huang Ti
(D) Ho-Ti

29. Which of following dynasty empire was expanded even outside of India? [Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Mains) 2006]

(A) Gupta dynasty
(B) Maurya dynasty
(C) Kushan dynasty
(D) None of the above

30. The institution of child marriage started in which period? [RAS/RTS (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2000]

(A) Maurya period
(B) Kushan period
(C) Gupta period
(D) In the time of Harshavardhan

31. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? [IAS (Pre) 2001 Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Harappan Civilisation – Painted Grey Ware
(B) The Kushans – Gandhara School of Art
(C) The Mughals – Ajanta Paintings
(D) The Marathas – Pahari School of Painting

32. Art of Gandhara style flourished during the reign of [38th BPSC (Pre) 1992]

(A) Kushans
(B) Guptas
(C) Akbar
(D) Mauryas

33. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2016] List – I List – II (Dynasties) (Metals of coin)

(A) Kushanas – Gold and Copper
(B) Gupta – Gold and Silver
(C) Satavahanas – Gold
(D) Kalachuris – Gold, Silver and Copper

34. Bamiyan of Afghanistan was famous for [UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Hindu temple
(B) Work of elephant teeth
(C) Gold coin of coinage
(D) Buddha statue

35. The art style which combines Indian and Greek feature is called [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1993, 2008]

(A) Sikhar
(B) Vera
(C) Gandhara
(D) Nagara

36. The Gandhara School of art is the synthesis of [UPPCS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Indian and Persian Art
(B) Indian and Chinese Art
(C) Indian and Turk-Afghan Art
(D) Indian and Greek Art


Answer Sheet:-

19. (C)

20. (D)

21. (D)

22. (A)

23. (D)

24. (C)

25. (C)

26. (A)

27. (D)

28. (A)

29. (C)

30. (B)

31. (B)

32. (A)

33. (C)

34. (D)

35. (C)

36. (D)


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