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Odisha Objective GK General Knowledge Based on Previous Papers for OPPSC & OPSSC Exams

Lesson 1. Ancient History (Odisha Objective GK General Knowledge)

1. What is the pre-historic name of Odisha?
(1) Utkala (2) Kalinga
(3) Kosala (4) Udra
Ans: (4)


2. Which literary source mentions about Kalinga and Odra and its sacred river Baitarani and Goddess Viraja?
(1) Vayu Purana
(2) Manu Smriti
(3) The Mahabharata
(4) None of the above
Ans: (3)


3. Which among the following is a Buddhist Literary Source ofOdisha’s ancient history?
(1) Kurudharma Jataka
(2) Avasyaka Niyukti
(3) Brihat Samhita
(4) Harshacharita
Ans: (1)


4. Which literary source mentioned Odisha as Kalinganagara situated on the West of Gomti river?
(1) Brihaspati Smriti (2) Arthasastra
(3) Ramayana (4) Avasyaka Niryukti
Ans: (3)


5. Which of the following excavation site is not a part of ‘Diamond Triangle’ of Odishan archaeology?
(1) Khandagiri (2) Udayagiri
(3) Ratnagiri (4) Lalitgiri
Ans: (1)


6. Greek historian Pliny mentions Odisha by which name?
(1) Kalinga (2) Kosala
(3) Toshali (4) Udra
Ans: (1)


7. The earliest coins available in Odisha are
(1) Punch-marked coins
(2) Puri Kushana coin
(3) Nala coins
(4) Gupta coins
Ans: (1)


8. Which of the following inscriptions, throws light on the administration of Asoka in Kalinga?
(1) Dhauli (2) Jaugada
(3) Sundergarh (4) Both (1) and (2)
Ans: (4)


9. Which among the following pre historic site in Odisha belongs to Neolithic era?
(1) Baripada (2) Barabati
(3) Udayagiri (4) All of these
Ans: (1)


10. Which of the following coins suggest that trade and commerce existed in Odisha?
(1) Puri-Kushana coins
(2) Nala coins
(3) Punch-marked coins
(4) Gupta coins
Ans: (4)


11. Who were the rulers of Kalinga before the establishment of Maurya dynasty?
(1) Rashtrakutas
(2) Matharas
(3) Nandas
(4) Nalas
Ans: (3)


12. The capital of Kalinga according to Jain and Buddhist literature in ancient times was-
(1) Toshali
(2) Dantapur
(3) Kalinga Pattnam
(4) Kosala
Ans: (2)


13. What was the capital of Kalinga after its annexation with Magadha empire?
(1) Tosali (2) Samapa
(3) Sisupalgarh (4) Dantapura
Ans: (1)


14. King Asoka became Buddhist after he was horrified with the tyranny of KalingaWar. It was in:
(1) 258 BC (2) 261 BC
(3) 200 BC (4) 327 BC
Ans: (2)


15. Which among these is not a principality of Kalinga during the Guptas?
(1) Kottura
(2) Erandapalla
(3) Kongoda
(4) Devarashtra
Ans: (3)


16. Hathigumpha inscription in Udayagiri near Bhubaneswar gives information about which dynasty of ancient Odisha?
(1) Chedi dynasty
(2) Ganga dynasty
(3) Satvahana dynasty
(4) None of these
Ans: (1)


17. Who among the following transferred his capital from Simhapura to Pishtapura?
(1) Umavarman
(2) Vishakavarman
(3) Shaktivarman
(4) None of these
Ans: (3)


18. Which Mathora king declared himself as Lord of the Kalinga?
(1) Visakhavarman
(2) Shaktivarman
(3) Prabhanjanavarman
(4) Umavarman
Ans: (4)


19. The Meghas ruled over which part of Kosala?
(1) North Kosala (2) East Kosala
(3) South Kosala (4) West Kosala
Ans: (3)


20. Nala dynasty (4-5 century AD) was centered around which modern districts of Odisha?
(1) Ganjam and Gajapati
(2) Cuttack and Khordha
(3) Malkangiri and Ganjam
(4) Koraput and Kalahandi
Ans: (4)


21. The territory of the Sailodbhava dynasty was known as
(1) Kalinga Dynasty
(2) Kalinga Mandala
(3) Kongoda Desh
(4) Kangoda Mandala
Ans: (4)


22. After the downfall of Gupta empire, many regional kingdoms emerged in Odisha from 6-9th century AD. Which is not one among them?
(1) The Vigrahas
(2) The Mudgalas
(3) The Nagas
(4) The Mandala states
Ans: (3)


23. Which among the following Queen built the Gauri temple at Bhubaneswar?
(1) Vakula Mahadevi
(2) Gauri Mahadevi
(3) Prithvi Mahadevi
(4) None of these
Ans: (2)


24. In which royal dynasty of early medieval Odisha, we find the rule of the queens?
(1) Sailodbhava dynasty
(2) Bhauma-Kara dynasty
(3) Somavamsi dynasty
(4) Satavahana dynasty
Ans: (2)


25. For the first time Kalinga, Utkala, Kongodo and Kosala were unified by
(1) Bhauma-Kara dynasty
(2) Ganga dynasty
(3) Sailodbhava dynasty
(4) Somavamsi dynasty
Ans: (4)


26. The Bhauma-Kara dynasty in Odisha had commercial relations with which country?
(1) Egypt (2) Ceylon
(3) Indonesia (4) Rome
Ans: (2)


27. Assertion (A) Kharavela invaded the Satavahana kingdom and captured its territories. Reason (R) Chandravarman declared himself the Lord of Kalinga.
Select the correct answers from the codes given below
(1) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(2) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(3) A is true, but R is false.
(4) A is false, but R is true.
Ans: (3)


28. Which ruler of Somavamsi dynasty started the construction of Lingaraj temple?
(1) Indraratha
(2) Yayati II
(3) Janmejaya I
(4) Janmejaya II
Ans: (2)


29. Match the following. Kingdoms Regions
A. Parvatadvarkas 1. South Kosala
B. Sarbhapuriyas 2. Ganjam
C. Sailodbhava 3. Kalahandi
D. Bhauma-Kara 4. Jajpur
Codes A B C D
(1) 2 4 1 3
(2) 4 2 3 1
(3) 1 3 2 4
(4) 3 1 2 4
Ans: (4)


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