MCQS MP History Prehistoric and Proto

1.    Which is the most ancient archaeological site with pre-historic rock shelters and rock paintings ?

  • Bhimbetka caves (Raisen)
  • Bagh caves (Dhar)
  • Adamgarh (Hoshangabad)
  • Ajanta caves (Maharashtra)
·         The most ancient pre-historic rock shelters and rock paintings were found in the caves of Bhimbetka in Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh.

2.    What is the period of Bhimbetka caves ?

  • Lower Palaeothic Period
  • Middile Paleolithic Period
  • Upper Palaelithic Period
  • Neolithic Period
·         It is considered that the period of rock paintings in the caves of Bhimbetka is primarily form upper paleolithic period.

3.    From which era does the history of MP begin ?

  • Stone age
  • Chalcolithic age
  • Megalithic age
  • Vedic age
·         Stone Age is the age when men used to roam in forest, mountains, rivers and bushes like animals, He used to hunt for his food and used sharp unsightly tools.

4.    In how many sections are the tools divided in Neolithic age.

  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 9
·         Following are the five sections – Northern Group, Southern group, Eastern group, Central group, The tools found in MP. Come under medieval group.

5.    In which states of India, rock shelters have been found ?

  • MP. , UP.
  • Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
  • Punjab, Haryana
  • Gujarat, Maharashtra.
·         Many interesting paintings have been found on the inner walls and roofs of these rock shelters MP and UP some scholars consider these paintings to be pre-historic age.

6.    Geographically, Bhimbetka caves are part of which mountains range.

  • Satpura Mahadev Range
  • Vindhyanchal mountains range
  • Aravali mountains range
  • Bijawar ranga
·         Bhimbetka caves come under vindhyanchal mountains range. It was named Bhimbetka due to Pandu’

7.    In which district are Bhimbetka caves located in MP?

  • Vidisha
  • Sehore
  • Bhopal
  • Raisen
·         Bhimbetka caves are situated in Raisen district which is a part of Vindhyanchal mountain range.

8.    Who discovered Bhimbetka caves ?

  • Alexander Cunningham
  • Forsyth
  • Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar
  • Henry Irwin
·         Bhimbetka caves were discovered by Vishnu Shridhar wakankar, whereas the discoverer of Pachmarhi is forsyth, discover of Bharhut stupa (satna) is Alexander Cunningham and Henri Irwin was the architect of Jabalpur High court.

9.    When were Bhimbetka caves discovered ?

  • 1957-58
  • 1986-87
  • 1996-97
  • 2003-04
·         Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar discovered Bhimbetka caves in the year 1957-58

10. How many rock shelter groups are there in the Bhimbetka caves ?

  • 700
  • 300
  • 900
  • 400
·         There are approximately 600 rock shelter groups in Bhimbetka caves in which rock paintings of wild animal like lion, dear, Raindeer, domestic animals like cow, horse, dog, aquatic animals like fish, crab and various facets of human life like dance, costume, hunting, drinking etc.  

11. When did Indian Archaeological Survey declared Bhimbetka as Archaeological site of national importance ?

  • 1960
  • 1986
  • 1990
  • 2003
·         Indian Archaeological Survey declared Bhimbetka as Archaelogical site of national importance in the year 1990

12. Bhimbetka caves were included in the UNESCO’s list of world heritage in the year –

  • 1986
  • 1989
  • 2003
  • 2011
·         International organization UNESCO included Bhimbetka caves located in Raisen district, in the list of world heritage in the year 2003.

13. Bhimbetka is a stone shelter. It is an archaeological site of ________ ?

  • Neolothic age
  • Palaeolithic age
  • Chalcolithic age
  • Mesolithic age
·         Bhimbetka is a stone shelter, it is an archaeological site of Palaeolithic times. Colorful paintings have also been found in the caves of Bhimbetka. It is located in Raisen district.

14. Mrugendranath caves are located in ?

  • Vidisha
  • Singrauli
  • Sehore
  • Raisen
·         Mrugendranath caves are located near Patni village, at a distance of 80 km away from Bhimbetka caves in Raisen district.

15. When were Mrugendranath caves discovered ?

  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2011
·         Mrugendranath caves have been discovered by Archaeological department of Vikram University, Ujjain in the year 2008

16. Archaeological Site Adamgarh is situated in ?

  • Narmadapuram
  • Sehore
  • Harda
  • Barwani
·         Archaeological site adamgarh is located on the south bank of the River Narmada in Narmadapuram district.

17. Under whose direction was the excavated of archaeological site Adamgarh was.

  • Dr. V.S. Wakkankar
  • Dr. H.B. Trivedi.
  • MR. R.V. Joshi
  • Mr. MD. Khare
·         The excavated of Adamgarh site was done under the direction of Mr R.V. Joshi and Mr. MD Khare. In the year of 1960-61

18. The Archaeological evidence found in the archaeological site Adamgarh is –

  • Painted rock shelters
  • Glass Bangles
  • Hand-axe Scraper, Discoid tools
  • All of the above.
·         Painted rock paintings, hand-axe, Scraper, Dissection, Scale, Core, Disectools & glass bangles have been found.

19. From the places of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. HD. Sankalia discovered Indus Valley civilization ?

  • Maheshwar – Navda Toli
  • Eran – Barhut
  • Nagda – Kaytha
  • All
·         Dr. H.D. Sankaliya discovered indus valley civilization in Maheshwar and Navda Toli of Narmada Valley in MP.

20. Which archaeological of the following is not correctly matched –

  • Aawra               –           Mandsaur
  • Eran                  –           Sagar
  • Navda Toli        –           Hoshangabad
  • Manoti              –           Mandsaur
·         Archaeological site Navdatoli is situated near Maheshwar, on the bank of the River Narmada in Khargone District West Nimar in MP.

21. Which of the following archaeological sites of Madhya Pradesh is not located in Mandsaur district –

  • Aawra
  • Manoti
  • Modi
  • Mahadev Pipariya

22. In which district, is the Chalcolithic site Kaytha located ?

  • Ujjain
  • Mandsaur
  • Dewas
  • Indore
·         Chalcolithic site Kaytha is located in Ujjain district.

23. Which of the following statements related to Kaytha is incorrect?

  • Kaytha was previously named as Kapithhala
  • Kaytha is the birth place of famous astronomer Varahmihir.
  • Two copper axes and small stone tools of flint are found in Kaytha
  • The excavation of Kaytha was done under the guidance of Dr. V.S. Wakankar in the year 1975-76
·         The excavated Chalcolithic site Kaytha was under the direction of Dr. V.S. Wakankar in the year 1975-76

24. According to radio carbon dating method the period of Kaytha Civilization is ____ ?

  • 2500 B.C to 1750 B.C.
  • 2200 B.C. to 2000 B.C.
  • 1500 B.C. to 1000 B.C.
  • 1000 B.C to 600 B.C
·         According to Radiocarbon date, Chalcolithic of Kaytha civilization is considered to be from 2200 B.C. to 2000 B.C.

25. Chalcolithic site ‘Kaytha’ is located on the banks of river ?

  • River Kshipra
  • River Kalisindh
  • River Parwati
  • River Gambhir
·         Kaytha site is situated on the banks of River Kali Sindh in Ujjain district about 15 miles east of Ujjain city.

26. From which archaeological site of Madhya Pradesh, the evidence of bronze bangles have been found in abundance –

  • Kaytha
  • Aawra
  • Navda Toli
  • Eran
·         29 Bronze bangles have been found from the chalcolithic site kaytha.

27. In which place in Madhya Pradesh, were human rock shelters discovered by Carlyle and Corkburn in the year 1880.

  • Bhander hills
  • Kaimur hills
  • Bijawar range
  • Maikal range
·         Human Rock Shelters were first discovered in the hills of kaimur in Madhya Paradesh in the year of 1880

28. Where is Budhi Mai Rock Shelters situated in Mahdya Pradesh ?

  • Seoni Malwa (Hoshangabad)
  • Multai (Betul)
  • Budhni (Sehore)
  • Bhiyapur (Raisen)
·         Budhi Mai rock shelter is situtated near SEoni Malwa of Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh.

29. Dhunikak, Dhoodhkakm, Dooda aam and saklidih rock shelter are located in which district –

  • Hoshangabad
  • Betul
  • Mandsaur
  • Raisen
·         Dhunikakm Dhoodhkak, Dood aam and saklidih rock shelters are located in Betul district.

30. Which place in Madhya Pradesh is named after Baba Adam.

  • Khamb Baba
  • Adamgarh
  • Dangwala
  • Navdatoli
·         The Archaeological site of Madhya Pradesh Adamgarh (Hoshangabad) is named after Baba Adam.

31. What has been found in Pangudariya –

  • Caves
  • Stupa
  • Stone tools
  • All of the above
·         Pangudariya is situated in sehore district. Mauryan period stupas have been found here. These stupas have pradakshina-path. Besides this, Mauryans period stupas have been found in sanchi, Tumain, Ujjain, Kasravad Deor Kothar etc in Madhya Pradesh.

32. Which archaeologist has described the paintings under the title ‘ Rock Shelters in Madhya Pradesh’ –

  • G.R. Hunter
  • Alexander Cunningham
  • Robert Broom
  • V.S. Wakankar
·         The Famous Archaeologist V.S. Wakankar by discovered rock paintings at many places of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1957. Described the paintings under the title ‘Rock Shelter in Madhya Pradesh’

33. Where are Archaeological rock shelters named Mahadev rock paingings, Jambudwip, Dorthi dweep and monte Raja located ?

  • Panchmarhi
  • Amarkantak
  • Chitrakoot
  • Bandhavgarh
·         Archaeological sites Mahadev, Jambudweep (Island), Dorthi dweep (Island) an monte Raja are situated in Pachmarhi (Parti of East Satpura ranges) located in Hoshangabad district.

34. Which of the following is not correctly matched-

Rock Shelters                Location

  • Mama-Bhanja    –           Panarpani (Pachmarhi)
  • Brampura          –           Mandsaur
  • Premashi           –           Narsinghpur
  • Satkunda                       –           Vidisha
·         Satkunda rock Shelters are located in Raisen district, in which human activities – various animal and birds.

35. The caves of Saro-Maro are located at –

  • Pangudariya (Sehore)
  • Bareily (Raisen)
  • Ganjbasoda (Vidisha)
  • Kukshi (Dhar)
·         The Saro-Maro cave an archaeological and historic sites located at a distance of about one kilometers from pangudaria in sehore district.

36. Which of the following Palaeolithic sites are not correctly matched –

  • Akbari   –           Sidhi
  • Amkhera           –           Raisen
  • Uldan                –           Sagar
  • Indragarh          –           Neemuch
·         Indragarh is located on the banks of Chambal River in Mandsaur district.

37. The Archaeological site ‘Aawra’ is located near the bank of which river.

  • Shivna River
  • Chambal River
  • Kshipra River
  • Parvati River
·         The Archaeological site ‘Aawra’ is located on the Mandsaur district on the banks of River Chambal.

38. The archaeological site from where the mud toys. Bengals made up of conch shell, the idol made up of ivory are found.

  • Aawra
  • Adamgarh
  • Indragarh
  • Manoti
·         Things made up of ivory, mud toys, Bengals made up of conch shell were found from Aawra site located in Mandsaur.

39. The site of Madhya Pradesh from where the Bengals made up of ivory, temple area and sharp edges of iron weapons/tools were mainly found.

  • Kasravad (Khargone)
  • Dangwala (Ujjain)
  • Indragarh (Mandsaur)
  • Navdatoli (Maheshwar, Khargone)
·         The Bengals of Ivory, temple area, sharp fromt edges of iron tools and the old  coin of copper are found from the archaeological site in Mandsaur.

40. Which of the following statements are not Correct.

  • Ujjayini (Ujjain) is the most ancient city of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Historic information of Ujjaini is obtained from Garhkalika stupas.
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyortiling is located on the bank of Kshipra River in Ujjain.
  • Ujjain is also known by the name of ‘Sanskar capital’ of Madhya Pradesh.
·         Ujjain is called the cultural capital of MP while Jabalpur is called spiritual capital of MP all rest option are true.

41. Where are Vaishya Tekri, Kumhaar Tekri and Kankari Tekri (Pallewali Tekri) located in MP.

  • Ujjain
  • Dewas
  • Dhar
  • Ratlam
·         Vaishya Tekri, Kumhar Tekri and Kankari Tekri are located in Ujjain, the famous Historical and religious sites of Madhya Pradesh- Vaishya Tekri was constructed by a Vaishya Daughter settidhita during the region of Maurya Emperor Ashok.

42. Archaeological site Besnagar is located –

  • Vidisha
  • Raisen
  • Sehore
  • Bhopal
·         Archaeological site Besnagar is located in Vidisha District. The first excavation of Besnagar was done in 1910 under the leadership of H.H. Lekh.

43. Which of the following are not correctly matched

Archaeological Site        District

  • Bilawali              –           Dewas
  • Pipariya             –           Satna
  • Paseva              –           Mandsaur
  • Pawaya             –           Morena
·         Pawaya is archeological located at the confluence of Sindh and Parvati in Gwalior district . also known as padmavati. Which has been the capital of Nagvanshis.

44. In Which district of Madhya Pradesh is the archaeologically important Kasrawad site located ?

  • Khargone
  • Barwani
  • Khandwa
  • Burhanpur
·         Archaeologically important kasrawad is situated on the bank of river Narmada. River 6 miles always from the Maheshwar here-called Ikwardi salt mound here-is very important from archaeological point of view.

45. Archaeological evidence in the form of pottery such as bowls with stand, saucers and the evidence of Yagyashala (temple) are found at which place ?

  • Dangwala (Ujjain)
  • Eran (Sagar)
  • Navdatoli (Khargone)
  • Aadamgarh (Hoshangabad)
·         In Dangwala, 3 Km from Ujjain city in Ujjain district, animal parts painted on pottery plate, bowl stand, Meditation hall and Chalcolithic period tools have been found

46. Haathidol rock shelter is located in which district of Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Satna
  • Panna
  • Rewa
  • Shahdol
·         Haathidol rock shelter is located near Rampur village in Panna District.

47. Archaeological site Gyaaspur is located in which district.

  • Gwalior
  • Morena
  • Vidisha
  • Shivpuri
·         Archeological site Gyarspur is located in vidisha district . It was excavated in 1933.

48. Where is ‘Ramchahajja’ rock shelter located ?

  • Raisen
  • Orrcha
  • Chitrakoot
  • Mandsaur
·         Ramchhaja rock shelter is located in Raisen district.

49. The site of Madhya Pradesh where evidence of bead making has been found from the egg shells of Ostrics of the stone.

  • Hathnaura (Sehore)
  • Baagh (Dhar)
  • Khaaparkheda (Dhar)
  • Manoti (Mandsaur)
·         Evidence of bead making from egg shells of Ostrich of Neolithic Age have been found at a place called Kharpar Kheda on the bank of Narmada River in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.

50. The livesock eggs of Jurassic dinosaur have been found on the banks of which river in Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Bagh River
  • Narmada River
  • Hathini River
  • None of these.
·         Livestock of Jurassc Age dinosaur have been found on the banks of Bagh River in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.

51. In which district is Likhichhaj rock shelter located ?

  • Morena
  • Gwalior
  • Bhind
  • Sheopur
·         Likhichhaj rock Shelter is located in Morena district.

52. Where is the Wakankar Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Madhya Pradesh located ?

  • Bhopal
  • Ujjain
  • Gwalior
  • Raisen
·         The archaeologically important wakankar museum is located in Ujjain.

53. When was the Government Museum (Edward Museum) established ?

  • 1887
  • 1956
  • 1964
  • 1931
·         Edward Museum, the Government Museum, was established in 1887, It was acquired by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1964.

54. Were was the famous archaeologist Shri Vishnu Sridhar Wakankar born.

  • Ujjain
  • Neemuch
  • Mandsaur
  • Singapore
·         Archaeologist Shri Vishnu Sridhar Wakankar was born in Neemuch (1919) and died Singapore (1988)

55. The author of the book ‘stone and paintings’ in India.

  • VS wakankar
  • Alexander Cunningham
  • Henry Irwin
  • Forsyth
·         Shri Visnhu Sridhar Wakankar is the author of the book the stones and paintings in India.

56. In which year did Dr. Vishnu Shridhar Wankankar discover Bhimbetka ?

  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1959
·         Dr. Wakankar discovered Bhimbetka in 1957. This cave is of Prehistoric stone age that is located in Raisen district. In 2003, it was included as a World Heritage Site.

57. Who established the original ‘Archaeological Museum, Sanchi’ on a hilltop in Sanchi.

  • Charles Korea
  • Sir John Marshal
  • Marshal Durand
  • Sir Thomas Row.
·         Sir John Marshal founded the Archaeological Museum, Sanchi on a hilltop in sanchi.

58. From which places in Madhya Pradesh did Dr. HD Sankalia discover the indus Valley civilization ?

  • Maheshwar – Navda toil
  • Eran – Bharhut
  • Nagda – Kaytha.
  • All of these above
·         Dr. HD Sankalia discovered the indus valley civilization at Maheshwar – Navda toil in Narmada, Madhya Pradesh.

59. Madhya Pradesh is the territory of which old land ?

  • Vindhyanchal
  • Satpura Land
  • Gondwana Land
  • None of these
·         Madhya Pradesh is part of Gondwana Land the lower part of Madhya Pradesh belongs to Dharwar series.

60. From which place in the state have evidencesof Primitive humans via rock paintings been found ?

  • Hoshangabad (Aadamgarh Hill)
  • Raisen (Bhimbetka)
  • Sagar (Eran)
  • All
·         There is evidence of the existence of primitive human by rock paintings in Hoshangabad (Adamgarh hill) raisen (Bhimbetka) and Eran near Sagar in Madhya Pradesh.

61. Which all places are related to regions of Chalcolithic civilization ?

  • Anup
  • Kaytha
  • Sanchi
  • Narmada Area
·         Kaytha is located 15 km east of Kalisindh river in Ujjain, which is associated with chalcolithic civilization. Some copper bangles and axes have been found here. It was excavated under the leadership of Wakankar.

62. Which of the following sites is not related to Paleolithic period.

  • Shivpuri – Gwalior
  • Sidhi – Shahdol
  • Khandwa – Khargone
  • Mandsaur – Shajapur
·         Of the above options, Shivpuri-Gwalior is not related to plaeolithic period.


·         Vedic Period, Copper Age, Traditional Narratives and Mahajanpadas Period in Madhya Pradesh

63. The Main sources to know, about history of Madhya Pradesh before 6th century BC are –

  • Veda
  • Purana
  • Epic
  • All
·         Vedaa, Purana, epic and traditional narratives are the main sources to known history of Madhya Pradesh before 6th century BC.

64. Which area of present – day Madhya Pradesh is mentioned in Vedic literature as karusha desh ?

  • Budnelkhand
  • Baghalekhand
  • Malwa
  • Nimar
·         In vedic period, Karush, son of Manu Vaivaswat, founded the Kaarush dynasty, Karush Kingdome is presently known as Baghelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.

65. King Yayati of of Chandravanshi dynasty ruled which region of Madhya Pradesh following his empire expansion ?

  • Malwa
  • Bundelkhand
  • Baghelkhand
  • All of these above
·         Chandravanshi King yayati (3000-2750 BC) of Ayodhya expanded his empire into Madhya Pradesh and ruled over Malwa, Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand.

66. In which veda the life-line Narmada is mentioned as ‘Reva’ ?

  • Samveda
  • Yajurveda
  • Atharveda
  • Rigveda
·         In Rigveda, the life-line river Narmada is called ‘Reva’. Following her marriage to Purukutsa, She was Reva was named Narmada.

67. Chandravanshi King Yayati divided the empire and gave Yadu and area irrigated by which river

  • Charmavati (Chambal)
  • Vaitravati (Betwa)
  • Shuktimati (Ken)
  • All of these above
·         All five children of King Yayati Yadu, Turvasu, Anu and Puru were called ‘Arya’ Raja Yayati gave Charmnvati (Chambal), Vaitravati (Betwa), and Shuktimati’s (Ken) irrigated regions to Yadu while Turvasu of Rewa got the nearby region (present-day Baghelkhand)

68. ‘Vikramorvashiyam’, a play written by renowed poet kalidas, described the love affair of which king ?

  • Vaivaswatmanu
  • Yayati
  • Pururawa
  • Mandhata
·         Legendary poet Kalidas has described the love affair of celestial nymp Urvarshi with Chandravanshi King Pururawa, son of Ila and grandson of Saint Baivaswat in his play ‘Vikramorvashiyam’

69. Which text during Buddh Period mentioned that ujjaini was the capital of Avanti ?

  • Vishnu Puran
  • Matsya Puran
  • Pali Text
  • Tripitak
·         Pali Text mentions that ‘Ujjaini’ or present-day Ujjain was the capital of Avanti. During that period, Avanti was ruled by Emperor Chandra Pradyot who was also specialized in Elephant surgery.

70. Purukutsa, son of King Mandhata, married a Nagvanshi Princess, whose name was-

  • Bindumat
  • Kaveri
  • Reva
  • Ila
·         Purukutsa married Nagvanshi Reva and gave her the name Narmada.

71. Nagvanshi Vrikshnag was the ruler of which region of Madhya Pradesh –

  • Katni (Nimar)
  • Malwa
  • Daaspur (Mandsaur)
  • Besnagar (Vidisha)
·         Nagvanshi Vrikshnag was the ruler of Katni (Nimar). Later the Nagvanshis migrated to Pawaya (Gwalior) and kuntwar (morena)

72. Who did Nagvanshi ruler Vrikshnaag fight a war against ?

  • Yakshas
  • Mauneya Gandharvas
  • Chandravanshis
  • Suryavanshi
·         Nagvanshi King Vrikshnag fought a war against mauneya Gandharva, in which mauneya Gandhrva got defeated.

73. Who helped Nagvanshi ruler Vrikshnag in his battle against Mauneya Gandrav ?

  • Purukutsa
  • Parashuram
  • Amavasu
  • Sahastrajit
·         When Nagvanshi ruler vrikshnag fought with Mauneya Gandhrav, the king of Ayaodhya Mandhata sent his son Purukutsa to assist Vrikshnag, Vrikshnag got his daughter Reva (Narmada) married to purukutsa after winning a war.

74. Whom did king Mahismat of Chandravanshi Haihaya branch Haihaya branch defeat to establish his kingdom at Mahishmati (Maheshwar).

  • Purukutsa
  • Muchukund
  • Ambdeev
  • Vrishnaag
·         Mahismad defeated Muchukund therby winning the Pariyatra and Riksha mountain (Coastal areas of Narmada) He established the Haihaya dynasty here.

75. Who was the most magnificient King of Haihaya dynasty, Who had defeated and imprisoned Ravana, the ruler of Lanka.

  • Mahismat
  • Kirtveerya Sahastrabahu
  • Jaidwaj
  • Laljangh
·         Kirtabeerya Sahastrabahu was the most magnificient king of Haihaya  dynast who hade defeated and imprisoned Ravan. Lord Parashuram had got Ravan released from prison.

76. According to folklore, Queen Damayanti – wife of King Nal of Nalpur (Narwar) – was the princess of which kingdom ?

  • Daughter of King Kaushik of Chedi Janpad
  • Daughter of King Bheemrath of Vidarbh Janpad
  • Daughter of King Taaljangh of Mahishmati Janpad
  • Daughter of King Dandak of South Kaushal Janpad.
·         King Nal’s wife Queen Damyanti was the daughter o King Bheemrath of vidarbh Janpad. Nalpur (Narwar) in shivpuri district is known for the love affairs of King Nal and Damyanti.

77. Shatrughana, the youngest brother of Lord Shreem, ruled over which area of Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Amarkantak
  • Orchha
  • Chitrakoot
  • Vidisha
·         The youngest brother of Ayodhya’s King Ram, Shatrughna  and his son Shatrughati, ruled over Vidisha in present day Madhya Pradesh.

78. Which region of Madhya Pradesh is named after Lakshman, the younger brother of Shri Ram?

  • Mandu
  • Orchha
  • Ginnaurgarh
  • Bandhavgarh.
·         The fort of Bandhavgarh is named after Lakshman. In time, Bandhavgarh became the capital of Baghel dynasty.

79. According to folklore, King Avanti of Malwa was the son of which king ? Avanti Mahajanpad was named after him ?

  • Jaidwaj
  • Taljangh
  • Kiratavirya Sahastrarjun
  • Vitihotra
·         Talljangh, the son of Karavirya Sahastrarjun, Shaaryat, Bhoj, Avanti and Kundikar. Of these, Avanti ruled Malwa, after whom Avanti Mahajanpad was named.

80. Yadav dynasty ruler Kaushik established his empire in which region of Madhya Pradesh –

  • Baghelkhand
  • Bundelkhand
  • Malwa
  • Nimar
·         The Yadav dynasty wife ruler kaushik of vidarbha, who was a contemporary of Taaljangh, expanded his empire and established a kingdom between the banks of Charmadnvati (Chambal river) and shuktimati (Kain River), which is present day bundelkhand. In ancient times, it was called Chedi Mahajanpad.

81. Queen Damyanti, consort of King Nal of Nalpur (Narwar), was the princess of which state ?

  • Vidarbh (Raja Bheemrath)
  • Kathi (Raja Vrashnag)
  • Ayodhya (Raja Mandhata)
  • Mahishmati (Raja Buddraj)
·         Princess Damyanti, daughter of Raja Bheemrath of vidarbh. Was married to King Nal of Nalpur (Present-day Narwar district, shivpuri). The fort of Narwar is famous for the love stories of King Nal Damyanti.

82. Where didi Lord Shri Ram spend most of the time during fourteen years of exile in Ramayan period ?

  • Amarkantak
  • Chitrakoot
  • Dandkaranya
  • Panchmarhi
·         Lord Shri Ram spent most of the fourteen years of exile (over 11 years) as a guest at the ashram of Sage Atri and Sati Anusuiya in Chitrakoot.

83. The religious and spiritual place in Madhya Pradesh where the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh were forced to take birth as a child ?

  • Chitrakoot
  • Ujjain
  • Amarkantak
  • Mahismati
·         The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh were forced to take birth as a newborn baby due to the saintliness of Sage Atri’s wife Sati Anusuiya in Chitrakoot.

84. The ashram of Adikavi Valmiki was on the bank of which river ?

  • Bhagirathi (Ganga)
  • Kalindi (Yamuna)
  • Svarn (Son)
  • Tamsa (Tons)
·         The ashram of Adikavi Valmiki, the author of Ramayan, was on the bank of Tamsa (Tons) river, where Sitaji lived her life in exile. It is the only place where Luv and Kush were born.

85. Lord Shri Ram’s Youngest brother Shatrughna and his son shatrughati ruled over which area in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Dashaarn (Vidisha)
  • Anup (Nimar)
  • Tundikar (Damoh)
  • Mahishmati (Maheshwar)
·         Lord Shri Ram’s youngest brother Shatrughna and his son Shatrughati ruled over Dasharaan (Vidisha) with its capital at Kushavati.

86. Which place is believed to be the birthplace of Mahabharat period’s Angraj Karn ?

  • Kutwar Asan River (Morena)
  • Suryavah Temple (Morena)
  • Pawaya (Padmavati Dabra)
  • Karnal (Hariyana)
·         Mahabharat period’s Angraj karn was born at a place called Kutwar in the vicinity of Asan river in Morena district. Legend has said that Kunti had put karna in a basket and set it afloat in Asan river.

87. Who laid the foundation of Mandhata city (Omkareshwar), which is located on the banks of river Narmada between the Riksha and Pariyatra mountain ranges ?

  • Mandhata
  • Purukutsa
  • Muchkund
  • Yaayati.
·         King Muchukund of ikshvaku dynasty laid the foundation of Mandhata city (Omkarewshwar) named after his illustrious forefather, King Mandhata. It was located on the banks of river Narmada between the Riksha (Omkareshwar) and Pariyaatra (Kakrabardi) mountain ranges.

88. Who founded the city of Mandhata Nagar ?

  • Maheshmat
  • Mucukund
  • Mandhata
  • Kirtivirya Arjun
·         King Muchkund of Ikshvaku dynasty who founded a city between Vindhya and satpura mountain ranges called mandhata city (Khandwa). In time, King Mahishmat of Yaduvanshi’s Haihay branch captured Mandhata city and named it Mahishmati.

89. Where is King Muchukund’s cave located ?

  • Bhind
  • Morena
  • Khandwa
  • Hoshangawad
·         According to Purans, King Muchkund rested in a cave following the God-Demon battle. This cave, located in Morena district, came to be known as King Muchkund’s cave.

90. According to Skand Puran, where didi lord shri Krishna get his education ?

  • Avanti
  • Mathura
  • Kashi
  • Ayaodhya
·         According to Skand Puran, Lord Shri Krishna was educated at Avanti (Ujjain). Here,sage Sandipani instructed Shri Krishna in 64 artes in a time span of 64 days.

91. What was the name of Lord Shri Krishna’s teacher ?

  • Sage Jamadagni
  • Sage Angira (Sandipani)
  • Sage Vashistha
  • Sage Kashyap
·         Lord shri krishna’s guru was sage Angira(sandipani). Lord Shri Krishna, Balram and sudama studied together at Ankpaat (Sandipani) Ashram situated at Avanti (Ujjain).

92. During the Mahabharat period, Pandavas spent their one-year exile at viratpuri, the capital of King Virat’s Kingdom. At present this place is in which district ?

  • Pachmarhi (Hoshangabad)
  • Sohagpur (Sahdol)
  • Gaadarvada (Narshingpur)
  • Multai (Betul)
·         Mahabharat Period’s Viratpuri is located close to Sohagpur (Sahdol). Pandvas spent their one-year exile and it is also the place wher e Bheem killed Kichak.

93. During the Mahabharat war, the kings of which janpadas had supported Pandavs ?

  • Vatsa and Kashi
  • Chedi and Dasharna
  • Matsya
  • All of the above
·         The rulers of Vatsa, Kashi, Chedi, Dashaarn and matsya had fought alongside pandvas during Mahabharat war.

94. During the Mahabharat war, the Kings of which Janpadas had supported Kauravas ?

  • King Neel (Mahishmati)
  • King Bind (Avanti)
  • Bhoj, Andhak, Vidarbh and Nishadh
  • All of the above.
·         King Neel (Mahishmati), King Bind (Avanti), Bhoj, Andhak, Vidarbh and Nishadha had fought for the Kauravs. They lost the war.

95. Ila, the daughter of saint Vaivasvat, was married to –

  • Som
  • Pururava
  • Mauney
  • Parashar
·         Saint Vaivasvat’s daughter ila was married to Som, Who established the Lunar dynasty.

96. Lunar dynasty’s founder Pururava’s Ael empire expended till which region of present day Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Baghelkhand
  • Bundekhand
  • Malwa
  • Nimar
·         Pururava’s Ael empire expanded till Bundelkhand in present-day Madhya Pradesh.

97. The valiant kartvirya Sahastrajun of Haihay dynasty defeated when of the following king ?

  • Karkot dynasty Nag
  • Paurarvraj Trishanku of Ayodhya
  • Ravan of Lanka
  • All of the above.
·         The valiant ruler kartvirya sahastrarjun of Haihay dynasty had defeated karkot dynasty, Nags, Parurvraj Trishanku of Ayodhya and Ravan of lanka.

98. Out of the 16 Mahajanpadas of 6th century BC how many are associated with Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Avanti
  • Chedi
  • Both Avanti & Chedi
  • Vatsa & Shoorsen
·         During the Mahajanpadas period in 6th century BC, two of the 16 mahajanpads were in present-day Madhya Pradesh. Located in malwa region. Aganti’s northern capital was at Ujjaini and its southern capital at Mahishmati (Maheshwar). Chedi Mahajanpad was located in Bundelkhand region and its capital shaktimati was located on the banks of river ken.

99. With whom are the caves of Padariya (Caves of old witch) located on the banks of Chhoti Mahanati in Jabalpur district associated with ?

  • Demoness Trijata
  • Demoness Hidimba
  • Demoness Tadka
  • Demoness Putna
·         The caves of Padariya (caves of old witch) located on the banks of Chhoti Mahanadi in Jabalpur district, are associated with Demoness Hidimba who was the wife of Mahabharat perios’s Bheemsen and mother of Demon King Ghatotkach.

100.      Babhuvahan, son of Mahabharat period’s Arjun had conducted a large yagya at which place –

  • Manipur (Mahidpur)
  • Kapiththala (Kaytha)
  • Nagda
  • Jagora
·         Babhuvahan was one of Arjun’s who had conducted large yagya at Manipur (Mahidpur) in Ujjain district. This place is also known as Jan Bhasma Tekri.

101.      Where is the 64 Yogini temple oin Mahdya Pradesh located ?

  • Khajuraho (Chhatarpur)
  • Mitavali (Morena)
  • Bhedaghat (Jabalpur)
  • All of the above
·         The 64 Yogini Temple is located at Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district, Mitavali in Morena district and Bhedaghat in Jabalpur district.

102.      How many sculptures are there at the 64 Yogini Temple, Bhedaghat (Jabalpur) ?

  • 64
  • 63
  • 81
  • 93
·         There are 81 sculptures at Chaunshath Yogini Temple Bedhaghat (Jabalpur). They are in the Devkulika form.

103.      The architecture of Indian Parliament is based on which temple of Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Chaunsath Yogini Temple (Mitavali)
  • Chaunsath Yogini Temple (Khajuraho)
  • Chaunsath Yogini Temple (Bhedaghat)
  • None of these above.
·         The architecture of Indian Parliament is based on chausath yogini Temple at Mitavali (morena).

104.      Which is the oldest among Khajuraho Temples ?

  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple
  • Lakshman Temple
  • Chausanth Yogini Temple
  • Vishwanath Temple
·         Chaunsath Yogini Temple is the most ancient among all Khajuraho Temples. It is made up of granite stone.

105.      Who constructed the Tripur sundani Temple, Jabalpur, constructed ?

  • Karndev
  • Gangeydev
  • Yuvraj
  • Kokkal
·         Kalchuri ruler Karnadev had ogt the Tripur sundari temple, Jabalpur, constructed.

106.      Where is ‘Vaishya Tekri’ constructed by Mauryan emperor Ashok ?

  • Ujjain
  • Vidisha
  • Raisen
  • Ratlam
·         Vaishya Tekri was constructed during the region of Mauryan emperor Ashok at Ujjain.

107.      From which period does the systematic history of Madhya Pradesh come ?

  • Gupta Period
  • Shunga Period
  • Mauryan Period
  • Mahajanpad Period
·         The systematic history of Madhya Pradesh comes from maurya Period. Though Avanti and Chedi Existed in Mahdya Pradesh during Mahajanpada period.

108.      Which dynasty had constructed the stupas of Ujjain & Kasrawad, Sanchi & Bharhut ?

  • Shunga Dynasty
  • Gupta Dynasty
  • Mauryan Dynasty
  • Kushana Dynasty
·         Emperors Ashok and Bindusar of Maurya Mauryan Dynasty had the stupas of Ujjain & Kasrawad, Sanchi & Bharhut constructed.

109.      There world renowned stupa of Bharhut, which was constructed during Mauryan period,is presently located in which district.

  • Ujjain
  • Satna
  • Vidisha
  • Khargone
·         The wold renowned stupas of Bharhut, which was constructed during Maurya period, is presently located in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. It was discovered by Cunningham (Father of Indian archaeological) in 1875.

110.      Which of the following Gupta period temples is not located in Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Vishnu Temple, Tigwa.
  • Dashvataar Temple
  • Shiv Temple Bhumra
  • Parvati Temple, Nachna Kuthar
·         Several Gupta period temple such Vishnu Temple, Tigawa (Jabalpur), Shiv Temple Bhumra (Nagda, Satna) and Parvati Temple, Nachna Kuthar (Pabai-Panna) are located in Madhya Pradesh. However, Dashavataar Temple, Deogarh is located in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

111.      According to religious text ‘Deepvansh’ who founded Madhya Pradesh’s most ancient city Ujjain ?

  • King Achyutgami
  • King Vikramaditya
  • King Pravarsen
  • King Chand Pradyot
·         According to religious text ‘Deepvansh’ King Achyutgami founded Madhya Pradesh’s most ancient city Ujjaini (Ujjain).

112.      Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang mentioned which city of Madhya Pradesh as ‘Oo-she-yen-Naa’ in his travel details  ?

  • Mandu
  • Ujjain
  • Omkareshwar
  • Maheshwar
·         Chinese Traveler Hiuen Tsang Mentioned Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh as ‘Oo-She-yen-Naa’ in his travel details.

113.      Which of the following is incorrectly matched – Ancient Name

  • Tundikar           –           Damoh
  • Dashaarna         –           Vidisha
  • Anup                 –           Nimar
  • Shadiyabad       –           Shajapur
·         Shadiabad is the ancient name of Madhya Pradesh’s historical tourist located in Mandu. The other three options are correctly matched.

114.      Who ruled Madhya Pradesh during Ramayan period ?

  • King Purukutsa
  • King Mandhata
  • King Mahishmat
  • Yadu dynasty’s King Mandu
·         Yadu dynasty’s King Mandu was contemporary of Ayodhya’s King dashrath during Ramayan period.

115.      Chitrakoot, which is a popular name since Ramayan period, is located in which district ?

  • Satna
  • Panna
  • Rewa
  • Sidhi
·         Chitrakoot is a popular name since Ramayan period. It is located in Satna district. The Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidhyalaya is also located here.

116.      Shishupal of Mahabharat Period, who was killed by Lord Shri Krishna, was the ruler of which Mahajanpad ?

  • Vatsa
  • Chedi
  • Avanti
  • Shoorsen
·         Mahabharat period’s Sishupal was the ruler of Chedi Mahajanpad. He was killed by Lord Shri Krishna on Committing 100 offences.

117.      Which following city mentioned during Epic period is not located in present-day Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Mahismnati
  • Kuntalpur
  • Viratpur
  • Janakpuri
·         Epic period janakpuri is not located in present-day Madhya Pradesh.

118.      Where did lord Shri Ram Spend most part of his exile ?

  • Vidarbh
  • Bundelkhand
  • Mithila
  • Dandak Forest
·         Dandak Forest is the same Dandkaranya region in Bastar district where Lord Shri Ram spent most part of his exile. It’s the same place from where mata sita was abducted by Ravana.

119.      The caves of King Muchkund are located in which district of Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Bhind
  • Morena
  • Sheopur
  • Gwalior
·         King muchkund’s caves related to devasur Battle are located in Morena district. In this cave King Muchkand was resting and by awakening him Kaliyawan (enemy of shree Krishna) turns into ashes.

120.      Mata Kunti of Mahabharat period originally belonged to which place and Angraj Karn’s birthplace falls in which district of Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Gwalior
  • Datia
  • Bhind
  • Morena
·         Pandava’s mother Kunti and Karna belonged to Kuntalpur, situated on the banks of river Asan, in Morena district. Karna was born with the blessing of Lord Surya.

121.      Karenumati, wife of Nakur one of the Pandav of Mahabharat period, was the princess of which Mahajanpad ?

  • Avanti
  • Chedi
  • Vatsa
  • Matsya
·         Pandav Nakul’s wife Karenumati was the princess of Chedi Mahajanpada.

122.      Lord Shri Krishna defeated King Anubind of Avanti in battle and married his sister-

  • Jambvati
  • Satyabhama
  • Mitravinda
  • Rukmani
·         Lord Shri Krishna defeated King Anubind of Avanti in battle and married his siter Mitravindra.

123.      What was the name of Chedi Mahajanpad’s ruler who had fought on the side of Pandav’s during Mahabharat war ?

  • Subahu
  • Sharabh
  • Dhrishtaketu
  • Keshik
·         Dhrishtaketu was the King of Chedi Mahajanpad who had fought alongside Pandavs during Mahabharat war.

124.      Who was the contemporary ruler of Avanti (Ujjain) during Lord Gautam Buddh’s time ?

  • Chandra Pradyot
  • Kumarsen
  • Vikramaditya
  • Pravarsen
·         King Chandpradyot (Mahasen) of Avanti (ujjaini) was a contemporary of Lord Gautam Buddh.

125.      Which ruler of Magadh sent his physician jeevak for treating Ujjaini King Chandrapradyot ?

  • Bimbisar
  • Ajatshatru
  • Bindusar
  • Ashok
·         Magadh King Bimbisar(Of Haryak dynasty) sent his physician Jeevak for treating Ujjaini King Chandrapradyot.

126.      Who wrote the script of famous Sanskrit drama ‘Svapnvasvadatam’

  • Mahakavi Kalidas
  • Bhavbhuti
  • Bhaas
  • Rajsekhar
·         Sanskrit poet Bhass authored’Swapnavasvadatam’ which is the love affair between Puru dynastys’ King udayan of Vatsa and Avanti princess Vaasvadata (Daughter of Chandpradyot)

127.      Which of the following is incorrectly mathched-

  • Gurjara –           Brief instruction of Emperor Ashok
  • Eran      –           Evidence of Sati Custom
  • Tripuri   –           Coins of Satvahans and Kshatrapas
  • Kaytha  –           Palaeolithic period
·         Kayatha in Ujjain district is associated with Chalcolithic period. The remaining options are correctly matched.

128.      The Mandsaur commendation article highlights the importance of which city ?

  • Khajuraho
  • Vidisha
  • Dhar
  • Dashpur
·         The Mandsaur commendation article sheds light on the Aulikar dynasty of Dashpur (Mandsaur). It is associated with King Yasodharman of Aulikar dynasty.

129.      Mauryan emperor Ashok is mentioned as ‘Dena Priy Priyadassi’ in a brief insctiption from ‘Gurjara’ site. In which district is the Gurjara site located ?

  • Sheopur
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Datia
  • Vidisha
·         Mauryan emperor Ashok is mentioned as ‘Devna Priy Pridassi’ in a brief inscription from ‘Gurjara’ site, which is located in Datia district.

130.      The world famous stone-age mural painting caves built by human are –

  • Bhimbetka caves
  • Bharthari Caves
  • Bhagh Caves
  • Udaygiri Caves
·         The world famous stone age mural paintings cave built caves built by humas are Bhimbetka Caves in Raisen district. The primitive man has carved more than 600 mural paintings releted to his daily lifestyle here.

131.      Where was the first evidence of Sati custom received from ?

  • Eran
  • Bharhut
  • Tigawa
  • Dashpur
·         The Eran inscription of sagar gives the first evidence of Sati custom. The inscription of Gupta period mentions that when Bhanugupta’s minister Gopraj died, his wife committed Sati.

132.      Ujjain was the capital of which Mahajanpad ?

  • Matsya
  • Avanti
  • Ashmak
  • Vajji
·         Ujjain was the capital of Avanti Mahajanpad during 6th Century BC Mahajanpad period.

133.      Out of the 16 Mahajanpads in North India during 6th century BC, which were associated with Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Avanti
  • Chedi
  • Both Avanti and Chedi
  • Shoorsen (yadav Mathura)
·         In 6th century BC, there were two Mahajanpadas in Madhya Pradesh – Avanti was located in Malwa with its capital at ujjaini. Kardhar and sudarshanpur were some of its famous cities.

134.      Kayatha which is related to chalcolithic civilization, is located close to –

  • Ujjain
  • Indore
  • Gwalior
  • Hoshangabad
·         Kaytha of the chalcolithic period is located near to Ujjain.

135.      Archaeological site Navdatoli is associated with which of the following –

  • Chalcolithic Civilization
  • Iron Age Civilization
  • Palaeolithic Civilization
  • Indus Valley Civilization
·         Archaeological site ‘Navdatoli’ which is situated on the banks of river Narmada near Maheshwar in Khargone district, is associated with Palaeolithic Civilization.

136.      Bharhut Stupa is located in which district.

  • Satna
  • Sehore
  • Vidisha
  • Sagar
·         Bharhut Stuapa is located in Satna district. It was discovered by Alexander Cunningham.

137.      Who had got Bharhut Stupa constructed ?

  • Mauryan Emperor Ashok
  • Pushyamitra Shung
  • Gautami’s son Shaatkarni
  • Chandragupt Vikramaditya
·         Mauryan Emperor Ashok had got the Bharhut Stupa constructed. It is associated with Buddhist religion.

138.      Who had discovered Bharhut Stupa ?

  • Alexander Cunningham
  • V.S. Wakankar
  • HD Sankaliya
  • Major Kol
·         Bharhut Stupa was discovered by Alexander Cunningham in 1875.

139.      Which of the following inscriptions is associated with mauryan emperor Ashok

  • Gurjara (Datia)
  • Roopnath (Jabalpur)
  • Paangudariya (Budhni, sehore)
  • All of these Above.
·         The brief insctiptions at Gurjara in Datia, Roopnath in Jabalpur and paangudariya in Budhni, sehore are associated with Mauryan emperor Ashoka.

140.      During the region of Bindusar, Ashok remained as Kumarpal (Governor) of which province for 11 years ?

  • Vidarbh
  • Mahakaushal
  • Ujjaini
  • Dashaarn
·         During Bindusar’s regin. Ashok was kumarpal (Governor) of Ujjaini for 11 years.

141.      Who discovered the Roopnath inscription established in Jabalpur district by mauryan emperor Ashok ?

  • General Roylet
  • General Otello
  • VS wankankar
  • Major Kol
·         General Otello discovered the Roopnath inscriptions established in Jabalpur district by mauryan emperor Ashok.

142.      The inscription of Emperor Ashok has not been found in which of the following places in Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Gujjra (Datia), Roopnath (Jabalpur)
  • Sanchi (Raisen), Pangudariya (Sehore)
  • Vidisha and Bhopal
  • Bharhut (Satna) and Sarobharo (Sahdol)
·         The inscription of Ashok have been fount at gurjara (Datia), Roopnath (Jabalpur), Sanchi (RAisen), Pangudaria (Sehore), Bharhut (Satna) and sarobharo (Sahdol). No inscription have been found at Vidisha  and Bhopal.

143.      Ashok’s name has been confirmed from the following archaeological site of MP ?

  • Eran (Sagar)
  • Sanchi (Raisen)
  • Bharhut (Satna)
  • Gurjara (Datia)
·         Ashok’s name has been confirmed from Gurjra (Datia) archaeological site. This inscription throuws light on the reign and achievements of Ashok.

144.      Post-mauryans the king of which dynasty ruled over Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Shunga
  • Kushana
  • Satvahana
  • Gupta
·         Post-Mauryans, Shung dynasty ruled from Vidisha. Satvahans defeated Kanva to wrest Vidisha while gupt’s ruled over malwa. Kushans did not rule over Mahdya Pradesh.

145.      Which of the following place in Madhya Pradeshis not associated with Mauryan emperor Ashok –

  • Ujjaini
  • Sanchi
  • Vidisha
  • Sagar
·         Mauryan emeror Ashok is associated with Ujjaini, Sanchi, vidisha, gurjara (Datia) and Roopnath (Jabalpur). However, his name has not been associated with Sagar district.

146.      The Vaishya Tekri Stupa’ in Ujjain had been constructed by which ruler –

  • Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  • King Bharthari
  • King Bhoj
  • Mauryan Emperor Ahsok
·         Mauryan Emperor Ahok had got the ‘Vaishya Tekri Stupa’ in Ujjain constructed for his queen, who was a Vaishya girl.

147.      At which places Emperor Ashok’s wife was born.

  • Dhar
  • Singrauli
  • Chhindwara
  • Vidisha
·         Mauryan emperor Ashok had been Governor of Vidisha. His wife Mahadevi is believed to be from vidisha. An irrigation project named samrat Ashok is operational at Halali River in Vidisha presently.

148.      Have been found at Pangudaria ?

  • Cave
  • Inscription
  • Stone Equipment
  • All of the above
·         Ashokan period inscription have been found at pangudariya, sehore. A spherical thing about this rock inscriptions is that is contains a paradakshina Path (Circumbulatory/Pathway)

149.      During Bindusar’s region, Ahok was the kumarpal of which place ?

  • Mahishmati
  • Vidisha
  • Avanti
  • Bundelkhand
·         Bidusar was Chandragupta maurya’s successor. Ashok made Ujjaini the capital of Avanti.

150.      Who first discovered Sanchi  monuments –

  • General Otel
  • Alexander Cunningham
  • General Roylet
  • Major Kol
·         General Roylet was the first to discover Sanchi Monuments, Raisen district, in 1818

151.      Which of the following inscription describes a King like ‘The Autumn sun’ ?

  • Mandsaur inscription
  • Tumain inscription
  • Supiya inscription
  • Udaygiri inscription
·         The Tumain Inscription describes a King ‘The Autumn sun’.

152.      Tumain Inscription is located in which district ?

  • Guna
  • Ashoknagar
  • Sheopur
  • Gwalior
·         Tumain Inscription is located close to Chanderi in Ashoknagar district. It belongs to Gupta period.

153.      Supiya inscription is located in which district ?

  • Rewa
  • Satna
  • Panna
  • Shahdol
·         Supiya inscriptions is located in Rewa district. It is associated with Ghatotkach of Gupt dynasty.

154.      Who discovered Bagh caves in Dhar districrt –

  • John Marshal
  • Dangerfield
  • Alexander Cunningham
  • John Shore
·         Dangerfield discovered Bagh Caves located in Dhar district in 1818. These caves are associated with Gupta period paintings.

155.      In which of his poetry book did the great poet Kalidas write about an elephant named Nilgiri belonging to Chandpradyot, King of Avanti (Ujjain)

  • Meghdutam
  • Abhigyaanshakuntalam
  • Ritusangharam
  • Raghubansham
·         Chandpradyot, the king of Avanti (Ujjain), had an elephant named Nilgiri, who walked 100 yojan (1200 Km) a  day. The prominent poet Kalidas wrote about it in his composition Meghdutam.

156.      Among the 16 Kingdoms of Mahajanpad period , Avanti was a huge Mahajanpada. One of its capitals was Ujjani while the other is –

  • Vidisha
  • Anup
  • Mahishmati
  • Mandhata
·         During Mahajanpad period in ancient India, 16 Kingdomes existed. One of them was Avanti and its capital was Ujjaini. It’s nother capital was Mahishmati (Maheshwar) in Khargone district.

157.      The chronological history of Madhya Pradesh can be found from which period ?

  • Gupta Period
  • Maurya Period
  • Shunga Period
  • Satvahan Period
·         Madhya Pradesh’s Chronological history can be found from Maurya Period.

158.      The stupas of Ujjain and Kasrawad, Bharhut and sanchi had been constructed by rulers of which dynasty ?

  • Shunga dynasty
  • Gupta dynasty
  • Maurya dynasty
  • Kushana dynasty
·         Ujjain (Vaishya Tekri), Kasrawad, Bharhut and Sanchi stupas had been constructed during the rule of Maurya dynasty.

159.      From which district of Madhya Pradesh has coins of Kanishk, the king of Kushanas dynasty been found ?

  • Sidhi
  • Shahdol
  • Satna
  • Rewa
·         324 Coins of Kushana ruler Kanishk have been found from shahdol district.

160.      What remains of satvahan rule have been found ?

  • Stupa
  • Inscription
  • Lead Coins
  • All of the above
·         Simuk of satvahan dynasty defeated Vidisha’s King Kanva and established his suzerainty over the area. The entire history of Satavahans comes from coins. Lead coins of Satvahan dynasty have been found at Tripuri. Besides, Satvahana period coins have also been found at Ujjain. Dewas, Hoshangabad and Jabalpur.

161.      The coins of which shaka ruler have been found from Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh ?

  • Palubhavi
  • Nahapan
  • Bhoomak
  • Shrisat
·         The coin of Shaka ruler Bhoomak have been found at Malwa. Besides coins associated with Shaka dynasty rulers have also been found at Shivpuri, Sanchi, Sheovni and Besnagar among other places.

162.      Puranas describe Padmavati as the capital of which dynasty ?

  • Kushana dynasty
  • Malraj dynasty
  • Nag dynasty
  • Vakatak dynasty
·         Following the decline of Kushanas, Nag dynasty rose to power. Nag dynasty established itself at Vidisha. From here, its branched spread to Padmavati (Gwalior) and Mathura.

163.      Where were the Minander coins found ?

  • Balaghaat
  • Mandla
  • Jabalpur
  • Rewa
·         The famous Indo-Greek ruler Minander’s coin have been found at Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, Roman coins of  the same period have been found at Awra in Mandsaur district.

164.      Who was the most magnificent among Haihaya kings ?

  • Kirtvirya Arjun
  • Mahishmat
  • Bhad Shervya
  • Trishanku
·         Kirtvirya Arjun of Haihay a dynasty was valiant ruler who defeated Anup Kingdom in the battle of Karkot. He ways succeeded by Jaydhwaj, Taljangh and vithora.

165.      ‘Erakanya inscription’ has been found at-

  • Tripura
  • Mandu
  • Chedi
  • Eran Nagar
·         Erakanya Inscription has been found at Eran Nagar. It is an article-on the coins found at Eran Nagar. Writteen in 2nd century BC in Brahmi Script.

166.      Which ruler had constructed the railing of Sanchi Stupa ?

  • Mauryan Emperor Ashok
  • Pushyamitra Shunga
  • Samudragupta
  • Kshatrap Nahpaan
·         Mauryan emperor Ashok had the Sanchi sutpa in Raisen district constructed. However it was Pushyamitra Shunga who got the railing and archway constructed.

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