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1. Who was the patron king of Pataliputra Buddhist Council?
A. Ajatashatru
B. Kalashoka
C. Ashoka
D. Kanishka
Answer: C

2. In which of following Buddhist councils compilation of holy books was completed?
A. Rajgir
B. Pataliputra
C. Kashmir
D. Vaishali
Answer: A

3. Which symbol shows renunciation?
A. Lotus
B. Bull
C. Elephant
D. Horse
Answer: D

4. In which of the following places Vardhaman attained the state of enlightenment?
A. Kundagram
B. Pavapuri
C. Jrimbhik Gram
D. Kashmir
Answer: C

5. Which of the following is not a holy book of Jainism?
A. Anga sahitya
B. Upang sahitya
C. Sutta pitaka
D. Kalpasutra
Answer: C

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6. Who was the founder of Pataliputra?
A. Bimbisar
B. Ajatashatru
C. Udayin
D. Kanishka
Answer: C

7. Who wrote Mudrarakshasa?
A. Vishakhadatta
B. Panini
C. Patanjali
D. Shudrak
Answer: A

8. Which Mauryan king holds the title of Amitraghata?
A. Bimbisar
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Bindusar
D. Ashoka
Answer: C

9. Who deciphered Ashokan inscription?
A. Robert Clive
B. Lady Hardinge
C. James Prinsep
D. Dalhousie
Answer: C

10. Which of the following inscriptions is found in purest Sanskrit?
A. Ruminidei
B. Junagarh
C. Kalsi
D. Patliputra
Answer: B

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11. Which painting is made from Fresco style?
A. Bhimbetka
B. Piklikhal
C. Ajanta
D. Ellora
Answer: C

12. Which of the following books is not written by Harshavardhan?
A. Harshacharita
B. Nagananda
C. Ratnavali
D. Priyadarshika
Answer: A

13. Which of the following temples was not constructed by Chandela dynasty?
A. Kandariya Mahadev
B. Chaturbhuja
C. Lakshman
D. Somnath
Answer: D

14. Who was the founder of Vikramshila Vihar?
A. Dharmapala
B. Gopala
C. Nagpala
D. Mahipala
Answer: A

15. Which of the following cities was founded by Krishandevaraya?
A. Warangal
B. Nagalpura
C. Udayagiri
D. Chandragiri
Answer: B

16. Prithivyah Pratham Veer was the title of?
A. Samudragupta
B. Rajendra I
C. Amoghavarsha
D. Gautamiputra Shatkarni
Answer: A

17. The accounts of Kalinga war are depicted by:
A. Rock edict XIII
B. Ruminidei
C. Kalsi
D. Junagarh
Answer: A

18. At which Indus Valley site the Dockyard was found?
A. Lothal
B. Ropar
C. Kalibangan
D. Banawali
Answer: A

19. The earliest specimen of Kavya style is found in?
A. Ajanta
B. Ellora
C. Kathiawar
D. Mohenjodaro
Answer: C

20. Which of the following was the capital of Surasena Mahajanapada?
A. Viratnagar
B. Junagarh
C. Mathura
D. Kashi
Answer: C

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21. How many layers of Mohenjo-daro were found?
A. 6
B. 7
C. 8
D. 9
Answer: B

22. Which of the following literatures is known as Apaurusheya?
A. Vedas
B. Brahman
C. Upanishad
D. Aranyak
Answer: A

23. Out of 10 Mandals which pair is the latest?
A. 1 & 2
B. 5 & 6
C. 3 & 7
D. 1 & 10
Answer: D

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24. Which Mandal is on the name of Vishwamitra?
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
Answer: A

25. Which is known as book of Melody?
A. Rigveda
B. Samveda
C. Atharvaveda
D. Yajurveda
Answer: B

26. Which Veda deals with magical hymn or charms of spell?
A. Rigveda
B. Samveda
C. Atharvaveda
D. Yajurveda
Answer: C

27. Economy of Vedic period was based on?
A. Pastureland
B. Agriculture
C. Mining
D. Cotton Cultivation
Answer: A

28. What is the ancient name of river Satulaj?
A. Askini
B. Vitasta
C. Shutodri
D. Parushni
Answer: C

29. Who was the master of Gautama Buddha?
A. Alara Kalama
B. Kalidas
C. Viswamitra
D. Vashistha
Answer: A

30. Who was the first nun of Gautama Buddha?
A. Meenakshi
B. Smriti
C. Gautami
D. Gargi
Answer: C

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31. In Jain literature, which of the following Tirthankar is also known as Prajapati, Adibrahma and Aadinath?
A. Rishabhnath
B. Ajitnath
C. Sambhav nath
D. Abhnindan Nath
Answer: A

32. Why Rishabnath also called Aadibrahma?
A. Due to height
B. First to tell Moksha Marg
C. Religious Conversion
D. Showing the path of livelihood
Answer: B

33. Which of the following signs was etched on the right leg of Rishabhnath Tirthankar?
A. Cow
B. Bull
C. Elephant
D. Tiger
Answer: B

34. What was the name assigned to Rishabhnath Tirthankar because of the mark on his right leg?
A. Hiranyagarbha
B. Prajapati
C. Rishabh
D. Vrihad Deva
Answer: C

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35. What was the name of the father of Rishabhnath Tirthankar?
A. Nabhiraya
B. Sambhavnath
C. Sumitnath
D. Vasupujya
Answer: A

36. What name was given to Rishabhnath Tirthankar due to his father Nabhiraya?
A. Dharam Nath
B. Anantnath
C. Chandra Prabhu
D. Nabhisunu
Answer: D

37. What was the name of the mother of Rishabhnath?
A. Tara
B. Sharemestha
C. Marudevi
D. Anuradha
Answer: C

38. Which of the following teachings was given to people by Rishabhnath before starting of an Era?
A. Krishi
B. Masi
C. Asi
D. All of the above
Answer: D

39. What is the meaning of Masi?
A. Teaching
B. Defence
C. Agriculture
D. Business
Answer: A

40. Before starting of an Era, what was the last karma given by Rishabhnath other than agriculture, ink, sword, craft and service?
A. Business
B. Fishery
C. War
D. All of the above
Answer: A

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41. In which descent Abhinandannath Tirthankar was born?
A. Ikswakshu Vansh
B. Nand Vansh
C. Gulam Vansh
D. Duguwa Vansh
Answer: A

42. In which Nakshatra (constellation) Abhinandannath Tirthankar was born?
A. Satbhisha Nakshatra
B. Dhanishtha
C. Shravan
D. Punarvasu
Answer: D

43. What was the name of the mother of Abhinandannath Tirthankar?
A. Vijaya
B. Tara
C. Siddharta Devi
D. Marudevi
Answer: C

44. What was the name of first Gandhar of Abhinandannath Tirthankar?
A. Vajrnath
B. Vipul
C. Chandra Prabhu
D. Vasu
Answer: A

45. Abhinandannath Tirthankar initiated first Parna after how many days of receipt of Diksha?
A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. Four
Answer: B

46. After receipt of Diksha, with which food Abhinandannath Tirthankar initiated first Parna?
A. Milk
B. Kheer
C. Water
D. Dahi
Answer: B

47. What was the number of Gandhars of Abhinandannath Tirthankar?
A. 112
B. 114
C. 116
D. 118
Answer: C

48. After receipt of Diksha, under which tree Abhinandannath Tirthankar attained Kaivalya gyan (enlightenment)?
A. Neem
B. Devdar
C. Vat
D. Priyangu
Answer: B

49. What is the meaning of Kaivalya Gyan (enlightenment) received by Abhinandannath Tirthankar?
A. Shastra Gyan
B. Sangeet Siksha
C. Nartya Siksha
D. Brahma Vidya
Answer: D

50. According to Jainis, at which place Abhinandannath attained Nirvana?
A. Sammed Shikhar
B. Shri Keshriyaji Tirtha
C. Parasnath
D. Sarnath
Answer: A

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51. Which of the following Indian literature is the earliest known works?
A. Puranas
B. Rig Vedas
C. Sama Vedas
D. Rajtrangini
Answer:  B

52. Which Indian literature is a collection of 1028 hymns written in Vedic Sanskrit?
A. Rig Vedas
B. Sama Vedas
C. Brahamans
D. Aryankas
Answer: A

53. Which statement (s) is/are correct about Aryankas?
I. It is a treatise of forest which explain the the rituals while dwelling into the philosophical discussions of the Brahmanas.
II. They record the transitions between ritualistic symbolism of Brahmanas and philosophical aspects of Upanishads.
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I & II
D. Neither I nor II
Answer: C

54. Consider the following statements:
I. Brahmanas and Aryankas followed by philosophical doctrines of Upanishads
II. Brahmanas are contains detailed explanation about Vedic literature and instructions.
Which statement (s) is/are correct about Ancient Indian literature?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I & II
D. Neither I nor II
Answer: C

55. Which Ancient Indian literature deals with concepts about origin of universe, death and birth, material and spiritual world?
A. Rig Vedas
B. AtharvaVedas
C. Aryankas
D. Upanishad
Answer:  D

56. Consider the following statement (s) related to the Ancient Sanskrit literature:
I. The works of Kalidasa include the Kumarsambhava, the Raghuvamsha, the Meghaduta, the Abhijnanshakuntalam are considered classics in field of poetry and style.
II. Bana wrote Harshacharita which is a biography of King Harsha and Kadambari.
III. Dandin wrote Daskumarcharita (the tale of 10 prince).
Which statement (s) is/are correct?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. I & III
D. All of the above
Answer:  D

57. Which of the following statement is correct about South-Indian Literature?
A. In Southern India, the ancient Indian writings were written in four Dravidian languages which developed their own script and literature, these are, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada,
B. Tamil is the oldest with literature dating back to early centuries of Christian era. This developed during the three Sangams(assemblies of poets and writers) held during
different times.
C. Both A & B
D. None of the abov
Answer: C

58. Who among the following wrote the Kural, which deals with many aspects of life and religion?
A. Thiruvalluvar
B. Ayaikar
C. Shankracharya
D. Rishi Agasta
Answer:  A

59. Which is a work of Tamil Grammar that is said to be the earliest extant work of Tamil Literature?
A. Tolkāppiyam
B. Patinenmēlkanakku
C. Patinenkīlkanakku
D. None of the above
Answer:  A

60. Which Sangam literature was composed by Jain monks and the theme is the transient nature of life and youth?
A. Nanmanikkatiga
B. Naaladiyar
C. Inna Narpathu
D. Iniyavai Narpathu
Answer:  B

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