Ancient Indian History Quiz: SSC CGL July 2023

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According to Kautilya's Saptanga theory, what does 'Amatya' represent?

Ministers and officials

Which rivers surrounded the Magadha Mahajanapada?

Ganga and Son

In which modern-day state was Kosala Mahajanapada situated in the 6th century BCE?

Uttar Pradesh

What was the capital of Vajji Mahajanapada?

Vaishali

What was the name of the last ruler of the Nanda dynasty?

Dhananand

Who was the first ruler of Magadha from the Haryanka dynasty?

Bimbisara

Who founded the Samkhya school of philosophy?

Kapila

Which text provides a detailed description of the kings of Kashmir?

Rajtarangini

Where has evidence of pit dwellings been found in archaeology?

Burzahom

'Homo erectus' skull was found in which prehistoric Indian site?

Hathnora

Who is traditionally credited as the author of an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy, and military strategy written in Sanskrit?

Economics

In which type of megalith were the stone pieces set in a circular shape around the tomb?

Cromlech

Who was the last king of the Shunga dynasty?

Devbhuti

Which Maurya ruler conquered Kalinga?

Bindusar

After the battle of Kalinga, which Maurya king renounced war?

Chandragupta Maurya

Where did Ashoka send a mission to spread the doctrine of Dhamma, led by his son and daughter?

Cambodia

In what role was Ashoka appointed to solve social problems in his area?

Judge

Which two kings fought in the battle of the Hydaspes?

Mihirkula and Yashodharman

Which present-day state in India is the iron implement site of Hastinapur located in?

Uttar Pradesh

During the Rigvedic or early Vedic period, which entity was considered a river goddess?

Indus

What do the Dharmasutras include?

Criteria for rulers

Which Veda is related to music?

Sama Veda

Among the Vedas, which one is considered the oldest?

The Rigveda

In which year were 30 Rig Veda manuscripts dating from 1800 to 1500 BCE included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register?

2007

Who defeated Mahmud of Ghazni in his first invasion in the year 1001 AD?

Jaipal

Which Indian ruler was known as 'Devanam Piya'?

Ashoka

Who established the Bahmani Sultanate?

Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah

Which dynasty built the Khajuraho temples in Central India between 950 and 1050 AD?

Chandela dynasty

The Kadamba dynasty was an ancient royal dynasty of which modern state?

Karnataka

Test your knowledge on ancient Indian history with this SSC CGL July 2023 quiz. Questions include topics such as Kautilya's Saptanga theory, Magadha Mahajanapada, Kosala Mahajanapada, and Vajji. See how well you know the historical facts!

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