Gurjara Empire and Pratihara of Mandore MCQs | Ancient History of Rajasthan

Gurjara Empire and Pratihara of Mandore MCQs | Ancient History of Rajasthan: Gurjara Kingdom From 550 to 1018 AD, the Gurjars played a great part in history of Northern India nearly for 500 years. The Gurjara-Pratihara King Nagabhatt I won Kannuaj and established rule over most of Rajasthan. The capital of their Kingdom was shreemal, which is old name of Bhinmal in Jalore. Administration of the Pratihara In the Gurjara-Pratihara history, king occupied the highest position in the state and had enormous powers, kings adopted big titles such as ‘Parmeshwara’, ‘Maharajadhiraja’, ‘Parambhaterak’.

(MCQ) Ancient History of Rajasthan: The history of human settlement in the West Indian state of Rajasthan dates back to about 5,000 years ago. Around 1400 BC, the Matsya tribe occupied the region.

The appointment of the samantas and singing on giants and charities were also the works of the kings. The samantas used to give military help to their Kings and fought for them the advice of the high officers was taken in matters of administration. However, there is no reference of mantriparishad or ministers in the inscriptions of that period. There are eight types of different officers in the administration of the Pratiharas such as Kottapala; highest officer of the fort, Tantrapala; representative 8 of the king in samanta states, Dandapashika was highest officer of the police, Dandanayaka look after the military and justice department, Dutaka carry order and grants of the king to specified persons, Bhangika was the officer who wrote order of charities and grants, Vynaharina was probably some legal expert and used to provide legal advice and finally Baladhikrat was the chief of army.

The entire state was divided into many bhuktis. There were many mandals in each bhukti and each mandala had several cities and many villages as well. Thus the Pratiharas had organized their empire into different units for administrative convenience. The samantas were called Maha samantahipati or Maha Pratihara. The villages were locally administered. The elders of the villages were called Mahattar who looked after the administration of the village. Gramapati was an officer of the state who advised in matters of village administration.

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Here, we have provided very important Multiple Choice Questions of Ancient History of Rajasthan for RPSC RAS Prelims & Other Exams Preparation.

1) Who won Kannauj and established rule over most of Rajasthan?

(A) Bhogabhatta

(B) Harichandra

(C) Nagabhatt I

(D) Rajjila

2) What was the capital of the Gurjara Kingdom?

(A) Ghantiyala

(B) Shrimal

(C) Medantaka

(D) Mandavyapura

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3) What title did the Gurjara-Pratihara kings adopt?

(A) Maharajadhiraja

(B) Maha Pratihara

(C) Parameshwara

(D) Gramapati

4) Who provided military help to the Gurjara-Pratihara kings?

(A) Gramapatis

(B) Maha Pratiharas

(C) Mahattars

(D) Samantas

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5) Which officer was responsible for the police department?

(A) Bhangika

(B) Dandapashika

(C) Kottapala

(D) Baladhikrat

6) Who wrote the orders of charities and grants?

(A) Tantrapala

(B) Dutaka

(C) Bhangika

(D) Vynaharina

7) Who advised the kings in matters of administration?

(A) Maha samantas

(B) High officers

(C) Dutakas

(D) Mahattars

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8) How was the state divided for administrative convenience?

(A) into different units such as bhuktis and mandals

(B) Into councils and committees

(C) Into different cities and villages

(D) Into forts, police stations, and courts

9) What were the elders of the villages called?

(A) Bhuktis

(B) Maharajadhiraja

(C) Dandapashikas

(D) Mahattar

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10) What was the council that looked after the administration of the city called?

(A) Uttar sobha

(B) Sanviyaka

(C) Kottapala

(D) Goshthi

11) Which dynasty ruled the region of Mandore?

(A) Chundka

(B) Pratihara

(C) Bauka

(D) Rathore

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12) Who was the founder of the Pratihara dynasty?

(A) Rao Chunda

(B) Kakkuka

(C) Bauka

(D) Harishchandra

13) Which ruler moved the capital from Mandavyapura to Medantaka?

(A) Bauka

(B) Bhogabhatta

(C) Nagabhata

(D) Kakka

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14) When did Rao Jodha shift the capital from Mandore to Jodhpur?

(A) 550 CE

(B) 625 CE

(C) 1459 CE

(D) 800 CE

15) Who received the Junagarh fort in Mandore in dowry?

(A) Rao Chunda

(B) Nagabhata

(C) Jhota

(D) Kakkuka

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