GK Multiple Choice Questions on Indian History

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6 Ashoka carved out rock-cut caves at Barabar and Nagarjun hills in Bihar for one of the following :
A Hinayana
B Digambara
C Mahayana
D Ajivika

Answer: Option [D]

Barabar Hills caves were dedicated by Chandragupta Maurya to Ajivika monks.

7 In which of the following Asokan inscriptions the Brahmi script was not used ?
A Saranath
B Shahbazgarhi
C Dhauli
D None of the above

Answer: Option [B]

Shahbaz Garhi, or Shahbazgarhi, is a village and historic site located in Mardan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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8 In which Buddhist scripture religious practices in the contemporary period of Buddha has been mentioned ?
A Ambattha Sutta
B Mahavamsa
C Bhaddasala Jataka
D Brahmajala Sutta

Answer: Option [D]

In which Buddhist scripture religious practices in the contemporary period of Buddha has been mentioned Brahmajala Sutta.

9 Which one of the following sites is not associated with Painted Grey Ware ?
A Gilaulikhera
B Noh
C Tripuri
D Satwali

Answer: Option [D]

The Painted Grey Ware culture is an Iron Age Indian culture of the western Gangetic plain and the Ghaggar-Hakra valley in the Indian subcontinent, conventionally dated c.1200 to 600–\500 BCE, or from 1300 to 500–300 BCE.

10 Point out which one of the following sites has yielded the remains of a Jaina stupa ?
A Sanchi
B Dhamnar
C Nalanda
D Mathura

Answer: Option [D]

A Jain stupa dated to the 1st century BCE-1st century CE was excavated at Mathura in the 19th century, in the Kankali Tila mound.

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