Foreign invasion of ancient India
Q1191. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List I (Names of Kings) List II (Names of Dynasties)
A. Kunal 1 Indo-Greek
B. Andhrak 2 Parthian
C. Eucratides 3 Shunga
D. Spelaris 4 Maurya
5. Shaka Code:
(a) 5 3 1 2 (b) 4 3 1 2 (c) 1 4 2 3 (d) 2 1 5 4
Q1192. The Indo-Greek kingdom established in northern Afghanistan at the beginning of the second century BC was-
(a) Bactria (b) Scythia
(c) Zedrosia (d) Aria
Q1193. From the 3rd century AD, while the Hun invasion ended the Roman Empire, Indian traders became more and more dependent on
(a) African trade
(b) West-European trade
(c) Southeast Asian trade
Ans on Eastern trade : (c)
Q1194. The reasons for Alexander’s success in
India were as follows- 1. There was no central authority in India at that time.
2. His army was of the best kind.
3. He got the support of the traitorous Indian rulers.
4. He was a good administrator. Select the correct answer from the codes given below-
(a) 1 and 2 are correct (b) 1, 2, and 3 are correct
(c) 2, 3 and 4 are correct (d) All of the above
Q1195. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order regarding the invasions on India of ancient times?
Saka- Kushan (b) Unani-Kushan (c) Shaka-Greek-Kushan (d) Saka-Kushan-Greek
Q1196. Which one of the following dynasties ruled North India at the time of Alexander’s attack-
(a) Nand (b) Maurya (c) Shunga (d) Kanva
Q1197. Which of the following kings of Magadha was contemporary of Alexander the Great?
(a) Mahapadmananda (b) Ghanananda
(c) Sukalpa (d) Chandragupta Maurya
Q1198. The reign of which of the following Parthian rulers has been definitively determined in the famous inscription Takht-i-Bahi?
(a) Bonionese (b) Mouse
(c) Gondophrenes (d) Apollorius
Q1199. fifth century BC In India, the Indian province used to give 320 talent gold as annual tax to the following-
(a) Greece (b) Persia (c) Bactria (d) China
Q1200. Who among the following did not come to India with Alexander?
(a) Niarcus (b) Anesicritus
(c) Dimachus (d) Aristobulus
Q1201. Consider the following statement- Assertion (A): After a campaign of about two years, Alexander the Great in 325 BC. I left India. Reason (R): He was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya. Select the correct answer from the codes given below- Code:
(a) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is wrong
(d) A is wrong but R is correct
Q1202. The women of which Indian clan or state took up arms against Alexander after a large number of soldiers were killed or injured on the battlefield?
(a) converge (b) glossy (c) hard (d) mass
Q1203. Against whom did the women of the Asvaka kingdom take part in the war?
(a) Persians (b) Bactrians
(c) Parthians (d) Greeks
Q1204. Which of the following rulers is credited with first issuing gold coins?
(a) Kujul Kadphis (b) Vim Kadphis
(c) Kanishka I (d) Huvishka
Q1205. Who among the following introduced gold coins in India for regular use –
(a) Vim Kadphises (b) Kujul Kadphises
(c) Kanishka (d) Hermavies
Q1206. Who among the following first introduced gold currency on
a large scale- (a) Kujula Kadphis (b) Vima Kadphis
(c) Milind (d) Kanishka
Q1207. Who among the following was the one to address our country as ‘India’?
(a) Greeks (b) Iranians
(c) Arabs (d) Turks
Q1208. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below: Assertion (A): The Indo-Yavan kings were coming under the influence of Indian culture. Reason (R) : Some coins of Agathocles bear the figures of Vasudeva and Balarama. Code:
(a) (A) and (R) both are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) (A) and (R) both are correct but (R) is the correct explanation of (A) No
(c) (a) is right, but wrong (R)
(D) (a) is false, but (R) is right
Q1209. Who was the first to introduce shaped coins in India?
(a) Shakas (b) Parthis
(c) Kushanas (d) Indo-Yavans
Q1210. The first ones to start engraved coins in India were
(a) Ashoka (b) Indo-Greeks
(c) Kushanas (d) Shakas
Q1211. Which of the following rulers is credited with the first issue of gold-currency in India?
(a) Kujul Kadphis (b) Kanishka I
(c) Vim Kadphis (d) Minandar
Q1212. Who was the first to issue gold coins?
(a) Diodotus (b) Menander
(c) Vim Kadphises (d) Kanishka
Q1213. Menander was a –
(a) Yavana king (b) Shaka satrap
(c) Persian general (d) Afghan invader
Q1214. Diodotus I was the ruler of which of the following states?
(a) Parthia (b) Bactria (c) Arachosia (d) Jadrosia
Q1215. Name the brave Indian king who was defeated by Alexander on the banks of Jhelum?
(a) Ambhi (b) Puru (Porus)
(c) Chandragupta Maurya (d) Mahapadma Nanda
Q1216. The war between Sikandar and Porus took place on the banks of this river.
(a) Sutlej (b) Ravi (c) Jhelum (d) Ganga
Q1217. How many months did Alexander stay in India?
(a) 29 months (b) 39 months (c) 19 months (d) 10 months
Q1218. Who was the first Persian ruler to occupy any territory of India?
(a) Cyrus (b) Darius I (c) Cambyses (d) Xerxes
Q1219. The first Iranian ruler who subjugated some part of India was
(a) Cyrus (b) Kambisis
(c) Darius I (d) Ahasuers
Q1220. Which Kushana king wore ‘Dharam-Thid’ against?
(a) Vim Kadphisus (b) Kujul Kadphisus
(c) Kanishka the Great (d) Huvishka
Q1221. The Garuda pillar and inscription have been dedicated at Vidisha by the ambassador of which Indo-Yavan ruler?
(a) Dimetrius (b) Euthidesum
(c) Minander (d) Antialkidus
Q1222. Trilingual inscriptional currencies were popularized by –
(a) Yukritid (b) Menander
(c) Gundafarnis (d) Nahapan
Q1223. Which Chinese general defeated Kanishka?
(a) Pen Chao (b) Pan Yang
(c) Shi Huang Tee (d) Ho Ti
Q1224. Which of the following Indo-Yavan rulers issued lead coins?
(a) Strato II (b) Strato I
(c) Demotrius (d) Menander