SSC History previous year questions Set-1

1. The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78, was founded by_ [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. Kanishka
B. Asoka
C. Chandragupta
D. Vikramaditya

Answer –A. Kanishka

2. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?[SSC CGL prelim 2000]
A. Kanishka
B. Vikramaditya
C. Samudra Gupta
D. Asoka

Answer –A. Kanishka

3. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last? [SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Rajgir
B. Bodh Gaya
C. Sarnath
D. Kushinagar

Answer –D. Kushinagar

4. Which rulers built the Ellora temples? [SSC CGL Prelim 2003]
A. Chalukya
B. Sunga
C. Rashtrakuta
D. Pallava

Answer –C. Rashtrakuta

5. Ganhadra school of art came into existence in [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. Hinayana sect
B. Mahayana sect
C. Vaishnava sect
D. Shaiva sect

Answer –B. Mahayana sect

6. Who among the following was the first to invade India ?[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Xerxes
B. Alexander
C. Darius-I
D. Seleucus

Answer –C. Darius-I

7. Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka ? [SSC CGL Prelim 2003]
A. Kamban, Banabhatta, Asvagosha
B. Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra
C. Asvagosha, Kalidasa, Banabhatta
D. Kalidasa, Kamban, Va-sumitra

Answer – B. Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra

8. Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development? [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. The Pottery
B. Seals
C. The boats
D. The houses

Answer –B. Seals

9. Who established Mahabalipuram? [SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Pallava
B. Pandya
C. Chola
D. Chalukya

Answer – A. Pallava

10. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?[SSC CGL Prelim 2002]
A. Mauryas
B. Indo-Greeks
C. Guptas
D. Kushans

Answer –B. Indo-Greeks

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