MCQs Ancient History NCERT Class 6

MCQs Ancient History NCERT Class 6

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

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Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding manuscripts:

  1. They were written by hand.
  2. These were usually written on walls of caves & shelters.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding factory sites in ancient India:

  1. Places where stone was found and where people made tools are known as factory sites.
  2. Sometimes, people lived here for longer spells of time, then sites were called habitation-cum-factory sites.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Palaeolithic period:

  1. The Palaeolithic period extends from 2 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago.
  2. This long span of time covers 99% of human history.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Mesolithic (middle stone) Period:

  1. Environmental changes began during this period.
  2. Stone tools found during this period are generally bigger, and are called microliths.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Neolithic tools:

  1. They were polished to give a fine cutting edge, and mortars and pestles used for grinding grain and other plant produce.
  2. The use of earlier paleolithic tools were discontinued during this period.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Harrapan Cities:

  1. Many of these cities were divided into two or more parts i.e. Citadel & lower town.
  2. Baked bricks were used in interlocking pattern for construction of houses.
  3. Many of the cities had covered drains.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 & 3 only

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Harrapan town Dholavira:

  1. Unlike some of the other Harappan cities, which were divided into two parts, Dholavira was divided into three parts, and each part was surrounded with massive stone walls, with entrances through gateways.
  2. It also contains evidences of large letters of the Harappan script that were carved out of white stone as compared to as general Harappan writing which has been found on small objects such as seals.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Vedic People:

  1. The people who composed the hymns described themselves as Aryas and called their opponents Dasas or Dasyus.
  2. Like Aryans, Dasas or Dasyus performed sacrifices but spoke different languages than Aryans.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding megaliths:

  1. Megaliths (literally big stones) were used to mark burial sites.
  2. The practice of erecting megaliths began about 3000 years ago, and was prevalent throughout the Deccan, south India, in the north-east and Kashmir.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding ashvamedha sacrifice:

  1. The ashvamedha or horse sacrifice was a ritual followed in vedic times.
  2. A horse was let loose to wander freely and all those areas through which horse passed uninterrupted came into to the Raja’s Territory who performed this sacrifice.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q11. Consider the following Statements regarding Lord Buddha:

  1. The Buddha belonged to a small gana known as the Sakya gana, and was a kshatriya.
  2. Lord Buddha did not believe in Karma.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q12. Consider the following Statements regarding Upanishads:

  1. These were part of the later Vedic texts.
  2. Upanishad literally means ‘approaching and sitting near’ and the texts contain conversations between teachers and students.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q13. Consider the following Statements regarding Lord Mahavira & Jainism:

  1. Mahavira was a kshatriya prince of the Lichchhavis, a group that was part of the Vajji sangha.
  2. Jainism was supported mainly by farmers.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q14. Consider the following Statements regarding Ashoka’s dhamma:

  1. Ashoka’s dhamma did not involve worship of a god, or performance of a sacrifice.
  2. To spread his dhamma, he appointed dhamma mahamattas, erected pillars and also sent missionaries abroad.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q15. Consider the following Statements regarding shrenis in ancient India:

  1. They were associations formed by craftpersons & merchants to organse trade.
  2. They also served as banks, where rich men and women deposited money.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q16. Consider the following Statements regarding muvendar in ancient history of South India:

  1. The word is used in Sangam Poems.
  2. This is a Tamil word meaning three chiefs, used for the heads of three ruling families, the Cholas, Cheras, and Pandyas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q17. Consider the following Statements regarding Silk Route:

  1. They were paths used by people to carry Chinese silk to distant lands.
  2. The best-known of the rulers who controlled the Silk Route were the Kushanas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q18.Which symbol was used in earlier times to depict Buddha’s enlightenment:

Identify the correct statements:

a) Peepal Tree

b) Birds & Animals

c) Greenery on Earth

d) Sun

Q19. What were the distinct changes brought in Mahayana school of Buddhism over Hinyana school:

  1. Depiction of Statues of Buddha.
  2. Belief in Boddhisattvas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q20. Consider the following Statements regarding stupa:

  1. Generally, there is a small box placed at the centre or heart of the stupa containing relics of Buddha.
  2. Often, a path, known as the pradakshina patha, was laid around the stupa.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

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