General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Post-Mauryan Period | Part 3

37. Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium? [IAS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Mauryan sculptures
(B) Mathura sculptures
(C) Bharhut sculptures
(D) Gandhara sculptures

38. With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order? [IAS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Greeks – Sakas – Kushanas
(B) Greeks – Kushanas – Sakas
(C) Sakas – Greeks – Kushanas
(D) Sakas – Kushanas – Greeks

39. First Persian ruler who captured some part of India was [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Cyrus
(B) Cambyses
(C) Darius-I
(D) Shaharsh

40. Which among the following was the earliest dynasty? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2001]

(A) Chalukya
(B) Pallava
(C) Rashtrakut
(D) Satavahana

41. Which Purana consists of the longest list of Andra Satavahana Kings? [Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Mains) 2006]

(A) Vayu Purana
(B) Vishnu Purana
(C) Matsya Purana
(D) None of the above

42. The capital of the Satavahanas was located at [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Amaravati
(B) Nanded
(C) Naldurg
(D) Durg

43. Which of the following places was the capital of Satvahanas? [UP Lower (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Pratisthan
(B) Nagarjuna Konda
(C) Shakal or Sialkot
(D) Pataliputra

44. For which of the following rulers ‘Ekabrahmana’ has been used? [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2016]

(A) Pushyamitra Shunga
(B) Kharavela
(C) Gautamiputra Shatakarni
(D) Susharman

45. King Kharavela is related to [43rd BPSC (Pre) 1999]

(A) Piller inscription of Girnar
(B) Piller inscription of Junagarh
(C) Hathigumpha inscription
(D) Sarnath inscription

46. Which of the following Kings was a Patron of Jainism? [UPPSC (RI) 2014]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Harsha
(C) Pulakeshin II
(D) Kharavela

47. The King of Kalinga Kharavela was related to which of the following dynasty? [UPPCS (Mains) 2015 UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Chedi
(B) Kadamba
(C) Kalinga
(D) Haryanka

48. Kalinga’s King Kharvel was associated with [Andhra Pradesh PSC (Pre) 2019 60th to 62nd BPSC (Pre) 2016]

(A) Mahameghvahana dynasty
(B) Chedi dynasty
(C) Satvahana dynasty
(D) Rath-Bhojak dynasty

49. Who among the following kings had heavily leaned towards Jainism? [48th to 52nd BPSC (Pre) 2008]

(A) Dashratha
(B) Brihadratha
(C) Kharavela
(D) Huvishka

50. Which field was mostly contributed by Eastern Roman ruler Justinian? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Law (B) Architecture
(C) Science (D) Literature

51. Consider the following name of contemporaries of Kanishka and select the correct answer from code given below. [UPPCS (Pre) 1994]

1. Ashvaghosha
2. Vasumitra
3. Kalidas
4. Kamban


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

52. Read these statements. Assertion (A): Kushans traded through Gulf of Persian and Red sea. Reason (R): Their well organised naval force base was highly qualified. In context to the above which is the correct answer? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


(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:-

37. (D)

38. (A)

39. (C)

40. (D)

41. (C)

42. (A)

43. (A)

44. (C)

45. (C)

46. (D)

47. (A)

48. (A)

49. (C)

50. (A)

51. (C)

52. (C)


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