Post-Mauryan Period MCQ Set-1

1. The earliest specimen of ‘Kavya’ style is found in the inscription of

(A) Rudradaman of Kathiawar
(B) Ashoka
(C) Rajendra I
(D) None of the above

Answer (A) Rudradaman of Kathiawar

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2. Which inscription tells about the various achievements of Rudradaman-I?

(A) Junagarh
(B) Bhitari
(C) Nasik
(D) Sanchi

Answer (A) Junagarh

[53rd to 55th BPSC (Pre) 2011]

3. Which one of the following IndoGreek rulers issued lead coins?

(A) Strato-II
(B) Strato-I
(C) Demetrius
(D) Menander

Answer (A) Strato-II

[UPPSC (RI) 2014]

4. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?

(A) Bimbisara
(B) Gautama Buddha
(C) Milinda
(D) Prasenjit

Answer (C) Milinda

[IAS (Pre) 2005]

5. Who renovated Sudarshan lake without using forced labour?

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Bindusar
(C) Ashoka
(D) Rudradaman-I

Answer (D) Rudradaman-I

[UPPCS (Pre) 2014]

6. The largest number of copper coins in Northern and North-Western India were issued by

(A) Indo-Greeks
(B) Kushans
(C) Sakas
(D) Pratiharas

Answer (B) Kushans

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7. Who amongst following issued gold coins regularly in ancient India?

(A) Satavahana
(B) Saka
(C) Kushan
(D) Parthian

Answer (C) Kushan

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8. Buddha is depicted on the coins of

(A) Vima Kadphises
(B) Kanishka
(C) Nahpaad
(D) Budhagupta

Answer (B) Kanishka

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9. Which of the following Kings is credited to have issued gold coins for the first time?

(A) Kujula Kadphises
(B) Vima Kadphises
(C) Kanishka
(D) Huvishka

Answer (B) Vima Kadphises

[UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

10. Who among the following introduced gold coins for regular use in India?

(A) Vima Kadphises
(B) Kujul Kadphises
(C) Kanishka
(D) Hermwes

Answer (A) Vima Kadphises

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11. Which God is found depicted on Yaudheya coins?

(A) Vasudeva
(B) Shiva
(C) Indra
(D) Kartikeya

Answer (D) Kartikeya

[UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2008]

12. What is the date of Sarnath Buddhist image inscription of Kanishka?

(A) 78 A.D.
(B) 81 A.D.
(C) 98 A.D.
(D) 121 A.D.

Answer (B) 81 A.D.

[UPPCS (Pre) 2014]

13. In which year, the coronation of Kushan King Kanishka was held?

(A) 178 B.C.
(B) 101 A.D.
(C) 58 B.C.
(D) 78 A.D.

Answer (D) 78 A.D.

[UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

14. When was Saka Samvat initiated?

(A) 58 A.D.
(B) 78 A.D.
(C) 320 A.D.
(D) 606 A.D.

Answer (B) 78 A.D.

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15. How much is the year difference between the Saka Samvat and Vikram Samvat?

(A) 57 years
(B) 78 years
(C) 135 years
(D) 320 years

Answer (C) 135 years

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16. Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?

(A) 22nd March(or 21st March)
(B) 15th March(or 16th May)
(C) 31st March(or 30th March)
(D) 21st April(or 20th April)

Answer (A) 22nd March(or 21st March)

[IAS (Pre) 2014]

17. When was Vikram Samvat started?

(A) 78 A.D.
(B) 57 B.C.
(C) 72 B.C.
(D) 56 B.C.

Answer (B) 57 B.C.

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18. Which one of the following will be the year of Saka Samvat in December, 2009?

(A) 1931
(B) 1952
(C) 2066
(D) 2087

Answer (A) 1931

[UPPCS (Mains) 2007]

19. Ashvaghosha was contemporary of

(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta-II
(C) Kanishka
(D) Harshvardhan

Answer (C) Kanishka

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20. Which one of the following is not associated with the Court of Kanishka?

(A) Ashvaghosha
(B) Charaka
(C) Nagarjuna
(D) Patanjali

Answer (D) Patanjali

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