Question (1) Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located?
Ans:- Indus and Jhelum.

Question (2) Where did Lord Buddha breathe hist last (Mahaparinirvan)?
Ans:- Kushinagar.

Question (3) Which historical personality of India is also known as Vishnugupta?
Ans:- Chanakya.

Question (4) Which was the most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age?
Ans:- Taxila.

Question (5) Who taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)?
Ans:- Nagarjuna.

Question (6) At which university did Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang studied?
Ans:- Nalanda University.

Question (7) The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in which language?
Ans:- Ardhamagadhi.

Question (8) In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
Ans:- Bihar.

Question (9) The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of which thing?
Ans:- pucca bricks.

Question (10) Which Indus Civilization site gives evidence of a dockyard?
Ans:- Lothal.

Question (11) The Government of India has decided to declare river as ‘National River’?
Ans:- Ganga.

Question (12) The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been foughts at Kurukshetra for how many days?
Ans:- 18 days.

Question (13) In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom?
Ans:- Rajgir.

Question (14) By the time of which ruler was Gautama Buddha elevated to the position of God?
Ans:- Kanishka.

Question (15) Who was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?
Ans:- Chandragupt Maurya.

Question (16) Which was the monk who influenced ashoka to embrace Buddhism?
Ans:- Upa Gupta.

Question (17) Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of which ruler?
Ans:- Mohammad Shah Tughlaq.

Question (18) Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC?
Ans:- Vaishali.

Question (19) By which ruler was Pataliputra chosen for the first time as a capital?
Ans:- Udayin.

Question (20) By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali?
Ans:- Lichhavi.

Question (21) Lothal is a site where dockyard of which of the following civilization were found?
Ans:- Indus Valley.

Question (22) Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during which century?
Ans:- 6th-5th Century BC.

Question (23) Which is the God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’?
Ans:- Indra.

Question (24) In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?
Ans:- Sanskrit.

Question (25) Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race?
Ans:- Max Muller.

Question (26) Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?
Ans:- Atharvaveda.

Question (27) In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancient India, what was a district called?
Ans:- Ahara.

Question (28) The greatest development in the Kushana period was in which field?
Ans:- Art.

Question (29) A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at which place?
Ans:- Kashmir.

Question (30) Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art?
Ans:- Kushans.

Question (31) Which Sultan of Delhi was refused an audience by Nizamuddin Auliya?
Ans:- Jalaluddin Firoz Khalji.

Question (32) Which Indian king defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan appointed by Alexander?
Ans:- Chandragupta.

Question (33) Where was a copper chariot of Harappa times was discovered?
Ans:- At Daimabad.

Question (34) Where has Rock cut architecture in Harappan culture context been found?
Ans:- At Dholavira.

Question (35) Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of river Godawari?
Ans:- Assaka.

Question (36) Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?
Ans:- Nanda.

Question (37) Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir?
Ans:- Vasumitra.

Question (38) The ‘Paditrupputtu’ is a collection of poems in the praise of which king?
Ans:- Chera.

Question (39) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to which place?
Ans:- Daulatabad.

Question (40) Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India?
Ans:- Razia Sultan.

Question (41) Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time?
Ans:- James Princep.

Question (42) Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of which policies?
Ans:- Political policies.

Question (43) By which was Yavanika (Curtain) introduced in Indian theatre?
Ans:- Greeks.

Question (44) At which place was the headless statue of Kanishka found?
Ans:- Mathura.

Question (45) In which year was the Harappan Civilization discovered?
Ans:- 1921

Question (46) Where has the largest concentration of Harappan sites been found?
Ans:- Ghaggar-Hakra.

Question (47) Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed?
Ans:- Bamiyan.

Question (48) Where is the Shrine of Hazarat Nizamuddin Auliya is situated?
Ans:- Delhi.

Question (49) Which were the patrons of Sangam, an assembly of Tamil poets?
Ans:- Pandya.

Question (50) Who was the author of ‘Kural’ or ‘Muppal’, a treatise on polity, ethics and social norms,?
Ans:- Tiruvalluvar.





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