Indian History Mock Test – 56

Question No:1

Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty ?

A. Chandragupta I
B. Srigupta
C. Samudragupta
D. Skandgupta

Question No:2

Who was the court poet of Smudragupta ?

A. Asvaghosha
B. Nagarjuna
C. Aryabhatta
D. Harisena

Question No:3

The Prayage Prasasti/Allahabad Pillar Inscription is associated with which one of the following ?

A. Mahapadmananda
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Ashoka
D. Samudragupta

Question No:4

There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings ?

A. Bagh Caves
B. Ellora caves
C. Lomesh Rishi Cave
D. Nasik Caves

Question No:5

Harshavardhana was defeated by—

A. Prabhakaravardhana
B. Pulkesin II
C. Narasimhavarmana
D. Sasanka

Question No:6

Which of the following was NOT composed by Harshavardhana ?

A. Harshacharita
B. Ratnavali
C. Priyadarshika
D. Nagananda

Question No:7

In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by T’ang emperor ?

A. Rajraja I
B. Rajendra I
C. Harshavardhana
D. Prantaka I

Question No:8

Which of the following rulers checked Harshavardhana’s expedition in South India ?

A. Pulkesin I
B. Pulkesin II
C. Vikramaditya I
D. Vikramaditya II

Question No:9

The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipur am were built under the patronage of the—

A. Chola kings
B. Pandya kings
C. Pallava kings
D. Satavahan kings

Question No:10

Which one of the following inscriptions mentions Pulkesin IFs military success against Harshavardhana ?

A. Allahabad Pillar Inscription
B. Aihole Inscription
C. Damodarpur Copper-plate Inscription
D. Bilsad Inscription

Question No:11

Who was written the ‘Harshacharita’ ?

A. KaJidasa
B. Banabhatta
C. Vishnugupta
D. Parimalgupta

Question No:12

Two great religious conference were held by king Harshavardhana at—

A. Kannauj and Prayag
B. Prayag and Thaneshwar
C. Thaneshwar and Vallabhi
D. Vallabhi and Prayag

Question No:13

Who sent Hieun-Tsang as an envoy to Harsha’s court ?

A. Tai Tsung
B. Tung – Kuan
C. Ku Yen-Wu
D. None of these

Question No:14

Where was the capital of Sasanka ?

A. Samatata
B. Tamralipta
C. Kama Suvarna
D. Lakhnawati

Question No:15

Assertion (A) : Harshavardhana convened the Prayag

Assembly. Reason (R) : He wanted to popularise only the Mahayan form of Buddhism.


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 a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

Question No:16

Emperor Harsha’s southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by—

A. Pulkesin I
B. Pulkesin II
C. Vikramaditya I
D. Vikramaditya II

Question No:17

Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?

A. Maurya
B. Glupta
C. Kushan
D. Kanva

Question No:18

What do the painting of Ajanta depict ?

A. Ramayana
B. Mahabharata
C. Jatakas
D. Panchatantra

Question No:19

The subject-matter of Ajanta painting pertains to—

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

Question No:20

Where did the game of Chess originate ?

A. India
B. Persia
C. Arabia
D. Europe