Indian History Mock Test -49

Question No:20

Assertion (A) : The emphasis of Jainism on non-violence (Ahimsa) prevented agriculturist from embracing Jainism.

Reason (R) : Cultivation involved killing of insects and pests.

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

Question No:1

Who among the fallowing presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ?

A. Parsva
B. Nagarjuna
C. Sudraka
D. Vasumitra

Question No:2

In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the—

A. occasion to elect the Sanghparinayaka and two speakers one on Dhamma and the other on Vinaya
B. confession by monks of their offences committed during their stay in the monasteries during the rainy season
C. ceremony of initiation of new person into the Buddhist Sangh in which the head is shoved and when yellow robes are offered
D. gathering of Buddhist monks on the next days to the full moon day of Asadha when they take up a fixed abode for the next four months of rainy season

Question No:3

Consider the following statements—

1. Vardhamana Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchavi Chief Chetaka.
2. Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshala dynasty.
3. Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara,belonged to Banaras.

Which of these statements is / are correct ?

A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Question No:4

With reference to ancient Jainism, which one of the following statements is correct ?

A. Jainism was spread in South India under the leadership of Sthalabahu
B. The Jains who remained under the leadership of Bhadrabahu were called Shvetamabaras, after the council held at Pataliputra.
C. Jainism enjoyed the patronage of the Kalinga King Kharavela in the first century BC
D. In the initial stage of Jainism, the Jains worshipped images unlike Buddhist.

Question No:5

Consider the following statements—

1. The Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism.
2. The Pala rulers of Eastern India were patrons of Buddhism.

Which of statement(s) given above is / are correct ?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Question No:6

Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of which one of the following ?

A. Buddhism
B. Jainism
C. Sikhism
D. Vaishnavism

Question No:7

Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following ?

A. Bahubali
B. Buddha
C. Mahavira
D. Nataraja

Question No:8

Why did Buddhism start declining in India ?

1. Buddha was by that time considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism.
2. The invading tribes from Central Asia till the time of last Gupta king adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists.
3. The King of Gupta dynasty were strongly opposed to Buddhism.
Which of the statement (s) above is/are correct ?

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and

Question No:9

Who among the following also had the name Devanama Piyadasi ?

A. Mauryan King Ashoka
B. Gautama Buddha
C. Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya
D. Bhagwan Mahavira

Question No:10

With which of the following centers of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya, was associated ?

A. Takshasila
B. Nalanda
C. Vikramshila
D. Vaishali

Question No:11

Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy ?

A. The Third Buddhist Council
B. The Kalinga War
C. His embracing of Buddhism
D. His sending of missionary to Ceylon

Question No:12

Great Stupa at Sanchi is in—

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Andhra Pradesh

Question No:13

The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhismwas—

A. Vishnu Gupta
B. UpaGupta
C. Brahma Gupta
D. Brihadrath

Question No:14

Which one of the following does not appear on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion capital of Ashoka ?

A. Bull
B. Dear
C. Elephant
D. Horse

Question No:15

Who among the following historical personalities of India is also known as Vishnugupta ?

A. Bilhana
B. Kalidasa
C. Patanjali
D. Chanakya

Question No:16

Megasthenes was an envoy of which of the following kings ?

A. Seleucus
B. Alexander
C. Darius
D. Antiochus

Question No:17

Whi ch of the following was the oldest dynasty of India ?

A. Maurya
B. Gupta
C. Kushana
D. Kanva

Question No:18

The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in—

A. Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’
B. Ashokan edicts
C. ThePurans
D. The ‘ndica’ of Megasthenes

Question No:19

Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ is a book on—

A. economic relations
B. principle and practices of statecraft
C. foreign policy
D. duties of the king

Question No:20

The valleys of Sindhu, Ganga and Jamuna were brought together for the first time under one political authority by-

A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta II
D. Prithviraj Chauhan