History Quiz For KVS/NVS 2016 Exams


1. Name the famous ruler of ancient India, who adopted Jain Dharm in his last days.
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Bindusara

2. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?
(a) Kharoshti
(b) Brahmi
(c) Pali
(d) Prakrit

3. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?
(a) Kalsi
(b) Rummindei
(c) Special Kalinga Edict
(d) Maski

4. The Ashoka major rock edicts which tell us about the Chola, Pandya, Satyaputta and Kerelaputta?
(a) I and VII
(b) II and III
(c) II and XII
(d) II and XIII

5. Realizing the need of water, the first ruler who got a lake constructed in the Girnar area was-
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Rudradaman
(d) Skandagupta

6. The Lumbini was the birth place of Gautama Buddha, is confirmed by an inscription of-
(a) Ashoka
(b) Kanishka
(c) Harsha
(d) Dharmapal

7. Who was the writer of Mudrarakshasa?
(a) Kautilya
(b) Pushyagupta
(c) Vishnugupta
(d) Vishakhdatta

8. Which of the following languages is used in the inscriptions of Ashoka?
(a) Pali
(b) Prakrit
(c) Sanskrit
(d) Apabhramsa

9. The most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age was-
(a) Nalanda
(b) Vaishali
(c) Ujjain
(d) Takshila

10. Who constructed the 84 thousands Stupa?
(a) Ashoka
(b) Pushyamitra
(c) Menander
(d) Kanishka