6th Century B.C. Political Condition MCQ Set-1

1. What was the ancient name of Ujjain?

(A) Taxila
(B) Indraprastha
(C) Avantika
(D) None of the above

Answer (C) Avantika

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2. The following map shows four of the sixteen mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India.

The following map shows four of the sixteen mahajanapadas that existed in ancient India

(A) Matsya, Chedi, Kosala, Anga
(B) Surasena, Avanti, Vatsa, Magadha
(C) Matsya, Avanti, Vatsa, Anga
(D) Surasena, Chedi, Kosala, Magadha

Answer (C) Matsya, Avanti, Vatsa, Anga

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3. The earliest extant coins of India were of

(A) Copper
(B) Gold
(C) Lead
(D) Silver

Answer (D) Silver

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4. The epigraphical evidence reveals that under the instructions of a Nanda king, a canal was dug in

(A) Anga
(B) Vanga
(C) Kalinga
(D) Magadha

Answer (C) Kalinga

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5. Matsya Mahajanapada of 6th century B.C. was located on

(A) Western Uttar Pradesh
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Bundelkhand
(D) Rohilkhand

Answer (B) Rajasthan

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6. The ancient city which is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Mahabhashya both.

(A) Madhyamika(Nagari)
(B) Karkot
(C) Viratnagar(Bairath)
(D) Raidh

Answer (C) Viratnagar(Bairath)

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7. Who founded Pataliputra?

(A) Udayin
(B) Ashoka
(C) Bimbisara
(D) Mahapadmanada

Answer (A) Udayin

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8. Which ruler had made Pataliputra the capital of his empire for the first time?

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Ashoka the Great
(C) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(D) Kanishka

Answer (A) Chandragupta Maurya

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9. Who among the following kings had founded Pataliputra?

(A) Sisunaga
(B) Bimbisar
(C) Ajatashatru
(D) Udayin

Answer (D) Udayin

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10. By which ruler Pataliputra was chosen as the capital for the first time?

(A) Ajatashatru
(B) Kalashoka
(C) Udayin
(D) Kanishka

Answer (C) Udayin

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11. The Legend of Udayin-Vasavadatta is related to

(A) Ujjain
(B) Mathura
(C) Mahishmati
(D) Kaushambi

Answer (A) Ujjain

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12. In which century did the first Magadhan Empire rise?

(A) Fourth Century B.C.
(B) Sixth Century B.C.
(C) Second Century B.C.
(D) First Century B.C.

Answer (B) Sixth Century B.C.

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13. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful citystate in India in the 6th century B.C.?

(A) Gandhar
(B) Kamboj
(C) Kashi
(D) Magadha

Answer (C) Kashi

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14. Which one was not in the earlier Republic?

(A) Shakya
(B) Lichchhavi
(C) Yauddheya
(D) All of these

Answer (C) Yauddheya

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15. By whom the first republic of the world was established in Vaishali?

(A) Maurya
(B) Nanda
(C) Gupta
(D) Lichchhavi

Answer (D) Lichchhavi

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16. Where was the first republican system of the world during 6th century B.C. located?

(A) Vaishali
(B) Athens
(C) Sparta
(D) Pataliputra

Answer (A) Vaishali

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17. Which one of the following pair is correctly matched?

(A) Parsvanath – Janatrika
(B) Bindusara – Shakya
(C) Skandagupta – Maurya
(D) Chetak – Lichchhavi

Answer (D) Chetak – Lichchhavi

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18. Which Buddha text has described 16 Mahajanapadas of 6th century B.C.?

(A) Digha Nikaya
(B) Tripitaka
(C) Deepavansh
(D) Anguattar Nikaya

Answer (D) Anguattar Nikaya

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19. The list of sixteen Mahajanapadas is available in

(A) Mahabharata
(B) Anguttara Nikaya
(C) Chandogya Upanishad
(D) Samyukta Nikaya

Answer (B) Anguttara Nikaya

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20. Which one of the following Buddhist texts describes the sixteen Mahajanapadas?

(A) Anguttara Nikaya
(B) Majjhima Nikaya
(C) Khuddaka Nikaya
(D) Digha Nikaya

Answer (A) Anguttara Nikaya

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