Ancient History of Madhya Pradesh Question Bank (MCQs)

Ancient History of Madhya Pradesh Question Bank (MCQs) for MPPSC and all other competitive exams preparation.

Ancient History of Madhya Pradesh: History of Madhya Pradesh dates back to the pre-historic times of the evolution of the Earth, even older than the Himalayas. This central region of India belongs to the Gondwana land. As Madhya Pradesh occupies geographically the central position in the country, thus it is regarded as the heart of India. This region was ruled by most of the major dynasties of India.

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Ancient History of Madhya Pradesh Question Bank (MCQs)

1. Which of the following is an important Paleolithic site of Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Narmada Valley

(b) Hathnora

(c) Jogdaha

(d) All of the above

2. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at which place?

(a) Indore

(b) Bhopal

(c) Raisen

(d) Mandla

3. Kunjun in the Sidhi district is a major site of which age?

(a) Neolithic

(b) Mesolithic

(c) Paleolithic

(d) Stone

4. Kaytha village in Ujjain district was an example of?

(a) Mesolithic age

(b) Neolithic age

(c) Chalcolithic age

(d) All of the above

5. Copper made utensils and tools have been found in which of the following places?

(a) Balaghat

(b) Jabalpur

(c) Sagar

(d) Both (a) and (b)

6. Which among the following is/are the major centres of chalcolithic centre?

(a) Khedinama

(b) Nagda

(c) Azad Nagar

(d) All of these

7. According to Anushruti literature, Lord Rama spent most of his exile in which of the following region(s)?

(a) Mahakantara

(b) Dandakaranya

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of the above

8. Ujjayani was the capital of which Mahajanapada?

(a) Avanti

(b) Matsya

(c) Ashmak

(d) Vajji

9. As per the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya, which of the following Mahajanpadas belong to Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Avanti

(b) Chedi

(c) Vatsa

(d) All of the above

10. Which Mauryan ruler did establish firm control over Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Chandragupta Maurya

(b) Bindusara

(c) Asoka

(d) All of the above

11. Before becoming king Asoka was the Governor of?

(a) Shivpuri

(b) Satna

(c) Ujjain

(d) Ashoknagar

12. Sanchi stupa was built by?

(a) Chandragupta

(b) Gautam Buddha

(c) Mahavira

(d) Asoka

13. Pushyamitra Shunga destroyed the Sanchi Stupa during which dynasty?

(a) Shunga Dynasty

(b) Kanva Dynasty

(c) Satavahana Dynasty

(d) Mughal Dynasty

14. Which Satavahana king defeated the Shaka rulers and conquered part of Malwa?

(a) Gautamiputra Satakarni

(b) Rudradaman-I

(c) Pratapdaman

(d) None of the above

15. Coins of Kanishka and Huvishka were discovered from which of the following places?

(a) Shahdol and Harda

(b) Tewar (Jabalpur)

(c) Bhedaghat (Jabalpur)

(d) None of the above

16. Name the Gupta king who made a vast empire according to Prayag-Prasasti?

(a) Chandragupta II

(b) Samudragupta

(c) Ramagupta

(d) Chandragupta I

17. Ujjain was the capital of Avanti, which was ruled by?

(a) Rana Pratap

(b) Asoka

(c) Rani Durgabati

(d) Vikramaditya II

18. What was the capital of Chandragupta II?

(a) Vidisha

(b) Ujjain

(c) Sanchi

(d) Maheswar

19. What was the capital of Parmar dynasty?

(a) Dhar

(b) Indore

(c) Rajgarh

(d) Mandu

20. Raja Bhoj was a king of which dynasty?

(a) Paramar King

(b) Chalukya King

(c) Maurya King

(d) All of the above

21. Who was not a ruler of Paramar dynasty?

(a) Upendra

(b) Munja

(c) Bhoj

(d) Gangeyadeva

22. Who among the following was not the ruler of Paramar dynasty?

(a) Siyaka

(b) Bhoj

(c) Parmardi Dev

(d) Munja

23. The temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh were built by the rulers of which of the following dynasties?

(a) Baghela

(b) Paramar

(c) Chandela

(d) Bundela

24. Which of the following kings was not related with Chandela dynasty?

(a) Vidyadhar

(b) Dhangdev

(c) Nannuka

(d) Devpal

25. Which dynasty is not related with Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Paramar

(b) Kalachuri

(c) Chandela

(d) All of the above

26. Which Paramar ruler constructed Bhoj Tal in Bhopal?

(a) Mihir Bhoja

(b) Raja Bhoja I

(c) Bhoja III

(d) None of these

27. The modern city of Satna was previously known by which of the following names?

(a) Dharanagar

(b) Bhatha

(c) Anchhara

(d) Kuntalpur

28. Consider the following statements about Avanti:

I. It comprised major part of Western Malwa.

II. It was one of the sixteen great kingdoms of Northern India during the time of Buddha.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only (I)

(b) Only (II)

(c) Both (I) and (II)

(d) Neither (I) nor (II)

29. Consider the following statements about Paramar dynasty

I. Paramar dynasty was founded by Upendra Krishnaraja in Dhar.

II. Vakpati Munja of this dynasty constructed Munja Sagar in Dhar.

Which of the following statements given above are correct?

(a) Only (I)

(b) Only (II)

(c) Both (I) and (II)

(d) All of the above

30. Which dynasty ruled over parts of Madhya Pradesh from the 10th to the 16th century and was known for its architectural and cultural achievements?

(a) The Cholas

(b) The Paramaras

(c) The Rashtrakutas

(d) All of the above

Answer: b

The Paramaras were a Rajput dynasty that ruled over parts of central India including parts of Madhya Pradesh from the 10th to the 16th century. They were known for their architectural and cultural achievements, including the construction of the famous temples at Khajuraho.

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