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UPSC IAS Prelims Topicwise Questions : Ancient History


57. 
Ancient History
MOCK 4

Attack from Rulers of 'Hakhamani' dynasty was first foreign attack on India. How this attack affected India?
1. Expansion of Kharosthi script.
2. Expansion of Aramaic script.
3. Development of Kshatrap System.
4. Development of system of edict depiction.
Find out the right answer with the help of codes given below.

A. Only 1 and 4
B. Only 1, 3 and 4
C. Only 1, 2 and 3
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: Option D


72. 
Ancient History
MOCK 4

Consider the following statements about Neolithic sites of India
1. Burzhom in J&K; is one of the Neolithic sites
2. Neolithic sites were absent in south India
Which of the above statement is/ are incorrect?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both of Them
D. None of them

Answer: Option B


17. 
Ancient History
MOCK 3

Consider the following statements about Mehrgarh
1. This site is located in a fertile plain, near the Bolan Pass, which is one of the most important routes into Iran.
2. It is one of the earliest villages that we know about.
Which of the above statement is/ are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both of Them
D. None of them

Answer: Option C


71. 
Ancient History
MOCK 3

Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect in the context of Mauryan economic system?
1. Sopara and Tamralipti were the major ports on eastern coast.
2. Aahat silver coins with Garuda print were the accepted coins in Maurya empire.
3. Pranay was a kind of trade tax.
Choose the correct answer with the help of codes given below.

A. Only 2 and 3
B. Only 2
C. Only 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: Option D


93. 
Ancient History
MOCK 3

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. vellanvagai : land of non-Brahmana peasant proprietors
2. brahmadeya: land gifted to temples
3. shalabhoga: land for the maintenance of a school
4. pallichchhandam: land donated to Jaina institutions
5. devadana: land gifted to Brahmanas
Answer using the below given codes

A. 1,2 and 3 Only
B. 1,3 and 4 Only
C. 2,3 and 5 Only
D. 1,2,3,4 and 5

Answer: Option B