MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 2 Kings, Farmers and Town

MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 2 Kings, Farmers and Town
1. The early Tamil Sangam literature mentions slaves known as
(a) adimai.
(b) pannai.
(c) vellalar.
(d) uzhavar.
► (a) adimai.

2. The Prakrit name for present-day Rajgir in Bihar was
(a) Rajagaha.
(b) Rajagraha.
(c) Ramgaha.
(d) Ramgraha.
► (a) Rajagaha.

3. Alexander Cunningham published a set of Asokan inscriptions in
(a) 1874.
(b) 1875.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1877.
► (d) 1877.

4. The Arthashastra was composed by
(a) Banabhatta.
(b) Kautilya.
(c) Ravikirti.
(d) Ashvaghosha.
► (b) Kautilya.

5. The first ever ruler to propagate the principles of Dhamma was
(a) Bimbisara.
(b) Chandragupta II.
(c) Chandragupta Maurya.
(d) Ashoka.
► (d) Ashoka.

6. The first issue of Epigraphia Indica was published in
(a) 1885.
(b) 1886.
(c) 1887.
(d) 1888.
► (d) 1888.

7. According to a rock inscription in Sanskrit, composed around second century CE, the Sudarshana lake was repaired by a king of the
(a) Indo-Greeks.
(b) Kushanas.
(c) Satavahanas.
(d) Rudradaman I
► (d) Rudradaman I

8. The Prayaga Prashasti was composed in
(a) Sanskrit.
(b) Pali.
(c) Prakrit.
(d) Brahmi.
► (a) Sanskrit.

9. The term 'Sovanika' was used in ancient India as reference to
(a) carpenter.
(b) goldsmith.
(c) potter.
(d) sculptor.
► (b) goldsmith.

10. Megasthenes mentions a committee with six subcommittees of military, of which the fifth looked after
(a) chariots.
(b) foot-soldiers.
(c) horses.
(d) transport.
► (a) chariots.

11. _______ were elaborate stone structures in central and south India in first millennium BCE.
(a) Pannai.
(b) Megaliths.
(c) Dhamma.
(d) None of the above.
► (b) Megaliths.

12. Who were a clan of nomadic people living in China?
(a) Greeks.
(b) Kushanas.
(c) Aztecs.
(d) Maya.
► (b) Kushanas.

13. ______ was the owner, master or head of a household.
(a) Pannai.
(b) Mahamatta.
(c) Dhamma.
(d) Gahapati.
► (d) Gahapati.

14. Which one of the following is the author of Arthashastra?
(a) Kalhana.
(b) Kalidasa.
(c) Kautilya.
(d) Bāṇabhaṭṭa.
► (c) Kautilya.
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