Indian Culture Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Culture Solved MCQs Set10

Questions
1 Who among the following was the well-known learned king of Kashi during the Upanishadic period ?
1 Ajatasatru
2 Brahmadatta
3 Pravahana Jaivali
4 Svetaketu

Answer: Ajatasatru
2 Which of the following are OCP sites ?

(a) Jodhpura

(b) Gilund

(c) Jhinjhana

(d) Saipai

Code :
1 (a), (b), (c)
2 (b), (c), (d)
3 (a), (c), (d)
4 (a), (b), (c), (d)

Answer:(a), (c), (d)
3 According to theJaina tradition who among the following Tirthankars hailed from the same Yadava clan as Krishna ?
1 Adinatha
2 Neminatha
3 Mallinatha
4 Santinatha

Answer:Neminatha
4 Copper harpoons have been found at which of the following ?

(a) Ahichchhatra

(b) Ayodhya

(c) Hastinapur

(d) Sisupalgarh

Code :
1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (a) and (d)
4 (c) and (d)

Answer:(c) and (d)
5 Which of the following contemporary states issued the mandate that any person found to be welcoming the Buddha would be fined 500 karshapanas ?
1 Avanti
2 Malla
3 Sakya
4 Vatsa

Answer:Malla
6 Who among the following had been teachers of Siddhartha Gautam before he attained enlightenment ?

(a) Alara Kalama

(b) Kasyapa

(c) Makkhali Gosala

(d) Udraka Ramaputra

Code :
1 (a) only
2 (a) and (c)
3 (a) and (d)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer:(a) and (d)
7 Earliest remains of Jaina art have been found at :
1 Badami
2 Bhilsa
3 Ellora
4 Mathura

Answer: Mathura
8 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Buddha denied the authority of the Vedas and the Vedic gods.

Reason (R) : He was against the Brahmanas.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:(A) is true, but (R) is false.
9 The followers of which religious sect of early India did not carry an alms-bowl and received alms in bare hands ?
1 Ajivikas
2 Charvakas
3 Jatilas
4 Niganthas

Answer:Ajivikas
10 Which of the following towns are said to have been venues of the Tamil Sangams ?

(a) Kanchipuram

(b) Kapatapuram

(c) Madura

(d) Tanjavur

Code :
1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (a) and (c)
4 (c) and (d)

Answer: (b) and (c)
11 What does the term ‘Bhumichchhidra’, as mentioned in the chapter entitled ‘Bhumichchhidra Vidhanam’ of Kautilya’s Arthasastra, mean ?
1 Cultivable Land
2 Uncultivable Land
3 Demarcated Land
4 Donated Land

Answer:Uncultivable Land
12 Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Megasthanes, the Greek envoy to the Mauryan court, who wrote a detailed account of the then India, declared that there were no slaves in India.

Reason (R) : He was certainly wrong. Different types of slavery are recognised in ancient Indian Smriti literature and other works.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
13 Yapaniya is a branch of :
1 Buddhism
2 Jainism
3 Saivism
4 Vaisnavism

Answer:Jainism
14 Arrange the following works in the chronological order :

(a) Buddhacharita

(b) Harshacharita

(c) Mahaviracharita

(d) Ramcharita

Code :
1 (a), (c), (b), (d)
2 (a), (b), (c), (d)
3 (d), (a), (b), (c)
4 (d), (a), (c), (b)

Answer: (a), (b), (c), (d)
15 Which of the following inscriptions makes the earliest reference to zero ?
1 Aphasad inscription of Aditysena
2 Gwalior inscription of Mihira Bhoja
3 Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela
4 Nasik inscription of Gautamiputra Satakarni

Answer:Gwalior inscription of Mihira Bhoja

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