Ancient India: 50 Very Important Questions and Answers
Ans-In the Purushasukta of the tenth mandala.
14- In which mandala of Rigveda Soma Devta is described?
Answer– Rigveda in the ninth mandala.
15- Which word has been used for a barber in Rigveda?
16-Which was the favorite animal of the Aryans?
17- With which animal the Aryans were not familiar?
18- What was the cow called in the Vedic period?
Answer – ‘Ashtakarni’
19- Medium of exchange of Vedic period?
20- Some names of Vedic carpet artisans.
Answer – Taksha (Carpenter), Vai (Weaver),
21- What are the people of Magadha called in Atharvaveda?
Answer – ‘Vratya’
22- In which Veda the Sabha and the committee are called two daughters of Prajapati?
Answer- In Atharvaveda.
23- Which foreign castes are mentioned in Ramayana?
Answer: Yavana, Kirat, Pahlava, Huna, etc.
24- Who was the royal doctor of Bimbisara?
25- A famous name of Ajatashatru
Answer – Kunik
26- When was the first Buddhist council organized?
Answer – 483 BC at the time of Ajatashatru in the Saptaparni cave of Rajagriha.
27- Who founded Pataliputra?
Answer: By Udayin.
28- When and in whose period was the second Buddhist council organized?
Answer- The second Buddhist council was held in Vaishali at the time of Kalashoka.
29- Ashoka Two inscriptions of Ashoka in which Kharoshthi script has been used.
Answer – Mansehra and Shahbazgarhi.
30- When did Alexander invade India?
Answer – 326 BC.
31- Between which two rivers was the kingdom of Puru situated?
Answer – Between Jhelum and Chenao rivers.
32- The name of Alexander’s favorite horse?
Answer – Boukefla.
33- When and where did Alexander die?
Answer – 323 BC in Babylon
34- In ancient times, the rites to be done at the time of the beginning of education?
Answer – Upanayana ceremony.
35- In ancient times, the rites performed at the time of the birth of a child?
36- The oldest inscriptional evidence of the practice of Sati?
Answer- Eran inscription of 510 AD.
37- Dear disciple of Mahatma Buddha?
Answer: Anand and Upali.https://www.onlinehistory.in/
38- Well known architect of Magadha?
39- The word used for Chandragupta Maurya in Greek texts?
Answer – Sandrocottus and Androcottus.
40- In which text the words ‘Vrishal and Kulhin’ have been used for Chandragupta?
Answer – Mudrarakshasa.
41- The creator of Mudrarakshasa?
42- Who has called the army of Chandragupta Maurya ‘a gang of bandits’?
43- Greek ambassador to the court of Chandragupta Maurya.
44- Chandragupta Maurya was a follower of which religion?
45- Who built the lake named Sudarshan?
Answer- Vaishya Pushyagupta, the governor of Saurashtra.
46- Which Greek satrap was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya?
Answer – 305 BC to Seleucus.https://studyguru.org.in
47 – Name used in Greek texts for Bindusara.
Answer- Amitrokadys (Amitraghat in Sanskrit)
48- Ambassador coming to the court of Bindusara.
Answer – Dimachus (sent by King Antiochus of Syria), Dionysius (sent by King Philadelphus of Egypt)
49- Where was Ashoka the governor at the time of his father Bindusara?
Answer: Avanti (Ujjaini).
50-Who initiated Ashoka into Buddhism?
Answer – BY seven-year-old boy Nigrowth