Greek Invasion MCQ Set-1

1. The women of which Indian republic or kingdom had taken up arms against Alexander, after a large number of its soldiers had been killed or wounded in the battle field?

(A) Abhisara
(B) Glausai
(C) Katha
(D) Massaga

Answer (D) Massaga

[UPPCS (Mains) 2013]

2. Who one of the following had not come to India with Alexander?

(A) Nearchus
(B) Onesicritus
(C) Deimachus
(D) Aristobulus

Answer (C) Deimachus

[UPPCS (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2015]

3. Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?

(A) Nanda
(B) Maurya
(C) Sunga
(D) Kanva

Answer (A) Nanda

[IAS (Pre) 2000]

4. Which one of the following rulers of Magadha was the contemporary of Alexander, the Great?

(A) Mahapadmananda
(B) Dhanananda
(C) Sukalpa
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Answer (B) Dhanananda

[44th BPSC (Pre) 2000]

5. Name the brave Indian King whom Alexander defeated on the bank of river Jhelum.

(A) Ambhi
(B) Porus
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Mahapadma Nanda

Answer (B) Porus

[UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013]

6. Alexander’s success in India was due to the following.

1. There was no central power in India at that time
2. He had a superior army
3. He was helped by the traitorous Indian rulers
4. He was a good administrator

Select the correct answer from the following code.
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2, 3 and 4
(D) All of these

Answer (B) 1, 2 and 3

[UPPCS (Pre) 2000, 03 UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2002]

7. Consider the following statements

Assertion(A): After campaigning for nearly two years, Alexander, the Great, left India in 325 B.C.
Reason(R): He was defeated by Chandra Gupta Maurya.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer (C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

[Karnataka PSC (Pre) 2018]