SSC History previous year questions Set-3

21. Epigraphy means _ [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. The study of coins
B. The study of inscriptions
C. The study of epics
D. The study of geography

Answer –B. The study of inscriptions

22. The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks? [SSC CGL Prelim 2000]
A. Satavahanas
B. Mauryas
C. Guptas
D. Cholas

Answer – A. Satavahanas

23. In Tamil literature the glorious books ‘Shilppadikaram and Manimekhalai’ are related to [SSC CG Prelim. 2002]
A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Hindusim
D. Christianity

Answer –B. Buddhism

24. The earliest city discovered in India was [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. Harappa
B. Punjab
C. Mohenjo Daro
D. Sindh

Answer –A. Harappa

25. The title ‘Indian Napolean’ has been attached to [SSC CPO Sub- Inspector 2004]
A. Chandra Gupta Maurya
B. Samudragupta
C. Chandragupta-I
D. Harshavardhana

Answer –B. Samudragupta

26. The words “Satyameva Jayate” in the State Emblem of India were taken from _ [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. Upanishads
B. Sama Veda
C. Rig Veda
D. Ramayana

Answer –A. Upanishads

27. Which among the following ‘MATH’ is related with Buddhism? [SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2003]
A. Dakhma
B. Chaitya
C. Khangah
D. Angeri

Answer –B. Chaitya

28. Mohammed-bin-Qasim conquered Sind in the year [SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2003]
A. 712 A.D.
B. 812 A.D.
C. 912 A.D.
D. 1012 A.D.

Answer – A. 712 A.D.

29. The Harappan Civilisation was discovered in the year :[SSC CGL Prelim 2004]
A. 1935
B. 1942
C. 1901
D. 1922

Answer –D. 1922

30. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites ? [SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2003]
A. Drains and well
B. Fort
C. Reservoirs
D. Temple with Shikhar

Answer –D. Temple with Shikhar

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