Ancient Literature One Liner Questions & Answers


Questions Answer
1 The title ‘Father of History’ rightly belongs to – Herodotus
2 Who was the writer of Mudrarakshasa? Vishakhadatta
3 ‘Bible Book’ of North Indian classical music is related to – Natyashastra
4 Who wrote Dashkumarcharitam? Dandin
5 ‘Kumarasambhava,’ an epic poem was composed by – Kalidasa
6 Which drama was not written by Kalidas? Janaki haranama
7 What is the name of Kalhana’s book? Rajatarangini
8 A historical work “Gaudavaho” like Kalhana’s “Rajatarangini” was written by – Vakpati
9 ‘Rajatarangini’ written by Kalhan is associated with – History of Kashmir
10 ‘Ashtadhyayi’ was written by – Panini
11 Who accepts only Perception? Charvaka
12 Charvaka philosophical system was also called – Lokayata system
13 Who is the propounder of Nyaya Philosophy? Gautam
14 Charaka Samhita is related to which subject? Medicine
15 The Panchasiddhantika of Varahmihira is based upon – Greek astronomy
16 With reference to the history of ancient India, Bhavabhuti, Hastimalla, and Kshemeshvara were famous – Playwrights
17 ‘Milindapanha’ is a – Pali text
18 Name the source that is silent about the trade routes of ancient India – Sangam Sahitya
19 The contemporary ruler of Kalhana, the author of Rajatarangini was – Jai Singh
20 How many Tarangas are in Rajatarangini of Kalhana? Eight
21 Who continued the Rajtarangini of Kalhana – Jonaraja and Srivara
22 Saundarananda was the composition of – Ashvaghosha
23 “Nagananda”, ‘Ratnavali’ and ‘Priyadarshika’ was written by – Harshavardhana
24 Who wrote ‘Shakuntalam’? Kalidasa
25 Which is not a literary masterpiece of Kalidasa? Mrichchakatikam
26 The protagonist of the Play ‘Malavikagnimitra’, written by Kalidasa is – Agnimitra
27 Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of the Sunga dynasty? Malavikagnimitra
28 The author of ‘Swapnavasavadatta’ is – Bhasa
29 Who is the author of ‘Geet Govind’? Jayadeva
30 Whose court was embellished by ‘Jaydev,’ composer of Geet Govind? Lakshmana Sen
31 The right is to work only, but never with its fruits. This is stated in which of the following book? Geeta
32 In which epic it was told “What is here is also found elsewhere, but if not here is found nowhere else – Mahabharata
33 Which ancient Indian book has been translated into 15 (fifteen) Indian and 40 (forty) foreign languages? Panchatantra
34 ‘Panchatantra’ was originally written by – Vishnu Sharma
35 The author of ‘Vinaya-Patrika’ is – Tulsidas
36 Which is especially known for his contribution to the field of Algebra? Bhaskar
37 ‘Lilavati’ a treatise on Mathematics, was written by – Bhaskaracharya
38 Aryabhatta was – Indian Mathematician and Astronomer
39 Which Indian Mathematicians invented decimal place value? Aryabhatta
40 Who was the author of “Matta Vilasa Prahasana”? Mahendra Varman
41 The ancient name “Nilotpala” for Mahanadi was stated in – Vayu Puran
42 ‘Manusmriti’ is mainly related to – Social System
43 The great lawgiver of ancient times was – Manu
44 “Zero” was discovered by – An anonymous Indian
45 The most ancient musical instrument in the given options is – Veena