Topicwise Questions - Ancient Indian Texts

1. Amuktamalayada is a book written by

  1. Harshavardhana
  2. Sri Krishna Deva Raya
  3. Bana Bhatta
  4. Rajendra Chola

2. The book which gives an account of how Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of the Nandas with the help of Kautilya.

  1. Arthashastra
  2. Rajataringini
  3. Amuktamalayada
  4. Mudra Rakshasa

3. The book which deals with the history of Kashmir from the earliest times to 1150 A.D.

  1. Rajataringini
  2. Ratnavali
  3. Mrichchakatikam
  4. Kumar Sambhava

4. Prashnottar Ratna Malika, a treatise on eternal values of life in Hinduism has been authored by -

  1. Adi Shankaracharya
  2. Manu
  3. Bhrigu Samhita
  4. Rajatarangini

5. Who of the ancient Indian scholars calculated the exact value of pi?

  1. Varahamira
  2. Bhaskaracharya
  3. Brahmagupta
  4. Aryabhatta

6. The famed Betal Pachisi is a part of which of the following books?

  1. Panchatantra
  2. Kathasaritsagar
  3. Mudra Rakshsasha
  4. Hitopadesha

7. Which of the following books is based on a story appearing in the beginning of Mahabharata?

  1. Mudra Rakshasha
  2. Malvikagnimitra
  3. Geet Govinda
  4. Abhigyan Shakuntalam

8. Padmavat, the book on the life of Padmini, Queen of Chittor, is written by

  1. Vishnu Sharma
  2. Chand Bardai
  3. Kalhana
  4. Malik Mohd Jaysi

9. The book which deals with the love plays of the Dark Lord Krishna and his fair beloved Radha.

  1. Geet Govinda
  2. Meghdoot
  3. Padmavat
  4. Raghuvamsa

10. Which of the following books has not been written by a king?

  1. Amuktamalayada
  2. Babar-Namah
  3. Ratnavali
  4. Harsha Charita

11. Which of the following books is a treatise on economics and politics written by Chanakya?

  1. Natyashastra
  2. Arthashastra
  3. Ashtadhyayi
  4. Aryabhatiya

12. Who among the following was a Sanskrit grammarian and author of Ashtadhyayi?

  1. Patanjali
  2. Panini
  3. Manu
  4. Kalidasa

13. Malavikagnimitra, a book based on the life of Agnimitra son of Pushyamitra Sunga, is written by

  1. Kalidasa
  2. Visakha Dutta
  3. Jaidev
  4. Chanakya

14. Who among the following is known as the ‘Father of Indian Medicine’?

  1. Charaka
  2. Sushruta
  3. Patanjali
  4. Panini