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Historical Background MCQ UPSC

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The Lumbini pillar inscription of Ashoka is a

(a) royal commemorative inscription

(b) donative inscription

(c) dedicative inscription

(d) votive inscription

Option a – royal commemorative inscription

Kharosthi script was widely used in which region?

(a) North-Western (Pakistan)

(b) Eastern India

(c) Southern India

(d) Central India

Option a – North-Western (Pakistan)

Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left?

Which of the following is not associated with the UNO?



(C) Security Council


Show Answer

(a) Brahmi

(b) Nandnagari

(c) Sharada

(d) Kharosthi

Option d – Kharosthi

Who deciphered the Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts?

(a) Piyadassi

(b) Colin Mackenzie

(c) Alexander Conningham

(d) James Prinsep

Option d – James Prinsep

With reference to the naming of India, ‘Bharatvarsha’ has been mentioned in which of the following book?

The International Court of Justice is located at?

(A) Geneva

(B) Hague

(C) Amsterdam

(D) Vienna

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(a) Ashtadhyayi

(b) Arthashastra

(c) Arjabhattiyam

(d) Acharanga Sutra

Option a – Ashtadhyayi

India is named ‘Aryavarta’, due to inhabitants of which of the following?

(a) Bharat

(b) Dravida

(c) Aryan

(d) Dushyant

Option c – Aryan

Who is called the Father of Indian Archaeology’?

(a) Alexander Cunningham

(b) John Marshall

(c) Mortimer Wheeler

(d) James Prinsep

Option a – Alexander Cunningham

Epigraphy is

(a) the study of inscriptions.

(b) a graphical map.

(c) the detection of epics.

(d) the study of epics.

Option a – the study of inscriptions.

Most of the important salient features of the inscription are

(a) they are free from interpolation.

(b) found at every place.

(c) early to study them.

(d) All of the above

Option d – All of the above

Which of the following fall in the category of commercial inscription?

(a) Junagarh

(b) Aíhole

(c) Gwalior

(d) Seal of Indus Valley

Option d – Seal of Indus Valley

……… was an early example of an inscription written in Sanskrit.

(a) Uttar Merur

(b) Gwalior

(c) Aihole

(d) Junagarh Rock

Option d – Junagarh Rock

The study and analysis of coin is known as

(a) Epigraphy

(b) Numismatics

(c) Coinology

(d) Ethonography

Option b – Numismatics

The Rigveda is the

(a) collection of hymns.

(b) collection of stories.

(c) collection of words.

(d) text of war.

Option a – collection of hymns.

Which one of the following is the oldest Veda?

(a) Yajurveda

(b) Rigveda

(c) Samaveda

(d) Atharvaveda

Option b – Rigveda

In which Vedic text the term ‘Varna’ is found referred to for the first time?

(a) Rigveda

(b) Atharvaveda

(c) Samaveda

(d) Yajurveda

Option a – Rigveda

The ‘Purush sutra’ related to the Varna system is originally found in

(a) Atharvaveda

(b) Samaveda

(c) Rigveda

(d) Manusmriti

Option c – Rigveda

The compilation of which of the following Vedas have been based on Rigveda?

(a) Yajurveda

(b) Samaveda

(c) Atharvaveda

(d) None of these

Option b – Samaveda

The Brahmi script was first deciphered by letters inscribed on

(a) Stone tablets

(b) Seal

(c) Pillars

(d) Coins

Option a – Stone tablets

The first scholar who read Ashokan edicts was

(a) Bunler

(b) Robert Sebal

(c) James Prinsep

(d) Cordriguttan

Option c – James Prinsep

Pre-Ashokan Brahmi script was found at

(a) Nagarjunakonda

(b) Anuradhapura

(c) Brahmagiri

(d) Maski

Option b – Anuradhapura

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