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Indian History: Solved Paper
1. Where is the Indus Civilization city Lothal ? (A) Gujarat (B) Rajasthan (C) Punjab (D) Haryana Ans : (A)
2. Mohenjo Daro is situated in— (A) Sindh Province of Pakistan (B) Gujarat (C) Punjab (D) Afghanistan Ans : (A)
3. Which deity was not worshipped by the Vedic Aryans ? (A) Indra (B) Marut (C) Varun (D) Pashupati Ans : (D)
4. The Vedanga consists of the— (A) Kalp, Shiksha, Nirukta, Vyakaran, Chhanda, Jyotish (B) Kalp, Shiksha, Brahman, Vyakaran, Chhanda, Jyotish (C) Kalp, Shiksha, Nirukta, Aranyak, Chhanda, Jyotish (D) Kalp, Upanishad, Nirukta, Vyakaran, Chhanda Ans : (A)
5. The earliest available work of the Sangam Tamils is— (A) Pattinappalai (B) Tirumurugarruppadai (C) Maduraikanchi (D) Tolkappiyam Ans : (D)
6. The Mahavir belonged to the clan— (A) Kalams (B) Bhaggas (C) Lichhivis (D) Bulis Ans : (C)
7. The Jain text which contains the biographies of the Tirthankaras is known as— (A) Bhagwatisutra (B) Uvasagadasao (C) Adi Purana (D) Kalpasutra Ans : (D)
8. The first Buddhist Sangeeti (conference) was held at— (A) Vaishali (B) Pataliputra (C) Rajgriha (D) Ujjain Ans : (C)
9. The propounder of the Madhyamika Philosophy was— (A) Bhadrabahu (B) Parshwanath (C) Sheelbhadra (D) Nagarjuna Ans : (D)
10. The rules of Buddhist monistic life are laid down, primarily, in— (A) Tripitaka (B) Vinayapitaka
(C) Abhidhammapitaka (D) Suttapitaka Ans : (B)
11. The battle between Alexander and Porus took place on the bank of river— (A) Sutlej (B) Ravi (C) Jhelum (D) Ganga Ans : (C)
12. The first Persian ruler who occupied part of Indian Territory was— (A) Cyrus (B) Darius I (C) Cambyses (D) Xerxes Ans : (B)
13. Alexander remained in India for— (A) 29 months (B) 39 months (C) 19 months (D) 10 months Ans : (C)
14. Gedrosia corresponds to modern— (A) Baluchistan (B) Lahore (C) Multan (D) Peshawar Ans : (A)
15. Which of the following statements is not true ? (A) Formal accession of Asoka was very probably delayed (B) The fifth rock edict proves the existence of Harems of Asoka’s brothers (C) Asoka held the viceroyalty of Taxila and Ujjain in the reign of Bindusara (D) Asoka was the younger brother of Bindusara Ans : (D)
Who of the following was not a patron of Jainism ? (A) Bimbisara (B) Kharvela (C) Kanishka (D) Chandragupta Maurya Ans : (A) 20. The first translator of Mahabharata into Tamil was— (A) Perundevanar (B) Kamban (C) Sundaramurthi (D) Bharavi Ans : (A) 18 Which one of the following inscriptions of Asoka refers to the grant of concession in land revenue to a village ? (A) Lumbini Pillar edict (B) Sarnath Pillar edict (C) Girnar Rock edict (D) Sanchi Pillar edict Ans : (A) 19. Asoka used the services of— (A) Rajukas . The nirvasita (excluded) and anirvasita (not excluded) Shudras have been referred to— (A) in the Nirukta of Yaska (B) in the Ashtadhyayi of Panini (C) in the Arthashastra of Kautilya (D) None of the above Ans : (D) 17.16. Who was the ambassador in the Court of Bindusara ? (A) Machiavelli (B) Megasthenes (C) Deimachus (D) Antiochus I Ans : (C) 21. To propagate his Dhamma.
The historian Kalhan was— (A) Buddhist (B) Brahmin (C) Jain (D) None of these Ans : (B) 24 Founder of the Satvahana dynasty was— (A) Shatkarni I (B) Simuka (C) Shatkarni II (D) Rudradaman I Ans : (B) 25.(B) Pradeshikas (C) Yuktas (D) All of these Ans : (D) 22. The last king of Mauryan empire was— (A) Devavarman (B) Brihadrath (C) Kunala (D) Shalishuk Ans : (B) 23. The writer of the ‘Kalpasutra’ was— (A) Simuka (B) Panini (C) Bhadrabahu . Yen-Kao-Chen is generally known as— (A) Kadphises I (B) Kadphises II (C) Kanishka (D) Vasishka Ans : (B) 26.
According to tradition Kashyapa Matanga introduced Buddhism to— (A) China (B) Kashmir (C) Ceylon (D) Gandhar Ans : (A) 29. During Pre-Gupta period what was Kahapan ? (A) An office (B) A luxury item (C) A coin (D) A port Ans : (C) 31. The writer of the ‘Brihatkatha’ was— (A) Dattamitra (B) Gudadhya (C) Bhadrabahu (D) Sarvavarman Ans : (B) 28. Which port was known to the author of “Periplus of the Erithrian Sea” as Padouke ? (A) Tamralipti (B) Arikmedu (C) Broach (D) Cochin Ans : (B) .(D) Patanjali Ans : (C) 27. Which one of the following indicates the correct chronological order of era in India ? (A) Gupta—Harsha—Vikram—Shaka (B) Vikram—Harsha—Gupta—Shaka (C) Gupta—Shaka—Vikram—Harsha (D) Vikram—Shaka—Gupta—Harsha Ans : (D) 30.
32 Chandragupta-II married his daughter Prabhavati to— (A) Rudrasena-I (B) Rudrasena-II (C) Agnimitra (D) Nagsena Ans : (B) 33. Which of the following law givers of the post-Gupta period declared that Sudras were not slaves by nature ? (A) Medhatithi (B) Vigynaeshwar (C) Narad (D) Jimutwahan Ans : (A) 34. Which of the following Rashtrakut kings defeated the Pratihar ruler Nagabhatta I ? (A) Indra II (B) Krishna III (C) Amoghvarsha I (D) Govind III Ans : (D) 36. Who was the founder of Gahadwala dynasty who made Kannauj the main centre of his power ? (A) Jaichandra (B) Vijaychandra (C) Chandradev (D) Govind Ans : (C) 35. the composer of ‘Geetgovinda’ ? (A) Laxman Sen (B) Kharvel (C) Kumarpala (D) Shashank Ans : (A) . Who among the following rulers patronized Jayadev.
Which was the word used for the royal military troops of the Cholas ? (A) Kattupaddi (B) Kaikkolar (C) Bhrtaka (D) Kadgham Ans : (B) 39. The following works were written by Ziauddin Barani— (A) Tarikh-i-Firozshahi and Qiranussadain (B) Fatwa-i-Jahandari and Ashiqa . The writer of Tabqat-i-Nasiri was— (A) Barani (B) Nizamuddin (C) Minhaj-us-Siraj (D) Isami Ans : (C) 42. The Chola rulers undertook extensive land survey to ascertain— (A) Right of ownership (B) Government’s share of revenue (C) Production of grains (D) Limit of the sources of irrigation Ans : (B) 40. Who out of the following ousted Jainism from Mysore ? (A) Naynars (B) Lingayats (C) Alwars (D) Shankaracharya Ans : (D) 38.37. Which of the following taxes of Chola period was for educational purpose ? (A) Devadana (B) Salabhoga (C) Brahmadeva (D) Sarvamanya Ans : (A) 41.
Ashiqa Ans : (A) 44. Who wrote ‘Qanun-i-Humayuni’ ? (A) Gulbadan Begum (B) Yahya (C) Khwandmir (D) Nizamuddin Ans : (C) 45. Ashiqa. Which of the following books was written by Ishwardas Nagar ? (A) Futuhat-i-Alamgiri (B) Bir Binod (C) Chhatra Prakash (D) Ahkam-i-Alamgiri Ans : (A) 46. Ashiqa (D) Tarikh-i-Mubarakshahi. Tarikh-i-Mubarakshahi. Khazain-ul-Futuh (B) Qiranussadain. At the time of Muhammad Ghori’s invasion against Prithviraj Chauhan who of the following ruled Kannauj ? (A) The Chandellas (B) The Pratihars (C) The Palas . Qiranussadain. Which of the following books were written by Amir Khusro ? (A) Ashiqa. Nuh-i-Siphr. With whom of the following Muhammad Ghori aligned against Khusrau Shah ? (A) King of Gujarat (B) King of Multan (C) King of Peshawar (D) King of Jammu Ans : (D) 47. Tarikh-i-Mubarakshahi (C) Khazainul Futuh.(C) Tarikh-i-Firozshahi and Fatwa-i-Jahandari (D) Futuhus-salatin and Tarikhi-Firozshahi Ans : (C) 43.
Who were the Nav Musalmans of the following ? (A) Descendants of Mongols who settled near Delhi and embraced Islam (B) Hindu converts to Islam (C) Khalji Sultans (D) Ilbari Sultans Ans : (A) 50. Who was appointed as ambassador to China during the time of Mohammad bin Tughlaq ? (A) Barbosa (B) Barani (C) Ibn Batutah (D) Abdur Razzak Ans : (C) 51.(D) The Gahadwalas Ans : (D) 48. Rulers of which kingdom built Atala Masjid and Lal Darwaza Masjid ? (A) Bengal (B) Khandesh (C) Malwa (D) Jaunpur Ans : (D) . Who of the following contested with Qutubuddin Aibak for Punjab ? (A) Ikhtiyaruddin (B) Tajuddin Yaldauz (C) Nasiruddin Qubacha (D) None of these Ans : (B) 49. Bahlul Lodi’s significant achievement was the successful war against the underwritten kingdom of— (A) Mewat (B) Jaunpur (C) Chandwar (D) Sambhal Ans : (B) 52.
Raidas. Tuluva dynasty was founded by— (A) Narasa Nasyaka (B) Immadi Narsimha . Rai Bharmal wrote on Muslim Literary traditions in the following language— (A) Persian (B) Sanskrit (C) Arabic (D) Turkish Ans : (A) 54. When was Vijayanagar visited by Abdurrajjak ? (A) 1443 (B) 1433 (C) 1423 (D) 1427 Ans : (A) 58.53. Sena and Kabir were the followers of— (A) Namdeo (B) Ramanuj (C) Vallabhacharya (D) Ramanand Ans : (D) 57. Who succeeded Nizamuddin Aulia ? (A) Sheikh Farid (B) Sheikh Nasiruddin Chiraghi-Delhi (C) Sheikh Salim Chishti (D) None of the above Ans : (B) 56. ‘Chaitanya Charitamrita’ was authored by— (A) Wasweshwara (B) Madhav (C) Ramanand (D) Krishnadas Kaviraj Ans : (D) 55.
Humayun ascended the throne at Agra on— (A) 7th January 1530 (B) 29th December 1530 (C) 23rd September 1530 (D) 16th February 1530 Ans : (B) . Who founded the independent Bahamani kingdom in South India ? (A) Abu Muzaffar Alauddin Bahmanshah (B) Mujahid Shah (C) Muhammad Shah I (D) Adil Shah Ans : (A) 60. Who was Mehdi Khwaza ? (A) Ruler of Bihar (B) Prime Minister of Ibrahim Lodi (C) Brother-in-law of Humayun (D) Brother of Babur Ans : (C) 63.(C) Vir Narsimha (D) None of these Ans : (C) 59. Which one of the following was not his wife ? (A) Maham (B) Gulrus (C) Gulbadan (D) Dilbar Ans : (C) 62. Babur had three wives. Who founded the independent Muslim kingdom of Malwa ? (A) Hoshangshah (B) Mahmudshah (C) Nasiruddin (D) Dilawarkhan Ans : (D) 61.
but not the pilgrim tax (C) He abolished both the Jaziya and the pilgrim tax (D) He neither abolished the pilgrim tax nor the Jaziya Ans : (C) 69 Who was the author of ‘Nuskhai-Dilkusha’ ? (A) Khafi Khan (B) Murshidkuli Khan . Which of the following pairs is incorrect ? (A) Akbar—Ralph Fich (B) Darashikoh—Manucci (C) Jahangir—Sir Thomas Roe (D) Shah Jahan—Jourdon Ans : (D) 68. Which of the following statements is true of the Sher Shah Suri ? (A) He was a fanatic Muslim (B) He was a staunch Muslim but not a fanatic (C) He was a staunch Muslim and ill-treated Hindus (D) He was intolerant towards other religions Ans : (B) 65.64. Which of the following statements is true of Akbar’s policy towards the Hindus ? (A) He abolished the pilgrim tax but not the Jaziya (B) He abolished the Jaziya. Who was not appointed as Vazir during Akbar’s reign ? (A) Bahadurkhan Uzbeg (B) Shamsuddin Atkakhan (C) Todarmal (D) Nizamuddin Khalifa Ans : (A) 67. Which out of the following was not one of the purposes of ‘Sarais’ built during Sher Shah ? (A) Post-house (B) For travellers (C) For officers (D) Warehouse for arms and ammunition Ans : (D) 66.
Guru Govind Singh was killed in 1708 at— (A) Amritsar (B) Keeratpur (C) Nanded (D) Anandpur Ans : (C) 71.(C) Abul Fazl (D) Bhimsen Burhanpuri Ans : (D) 70. Akbar (B) Akbar. Which of the following elements was not found in Akbar’s architecture ? (A) Use of red sandstone (B) Hindu elements (C) Foliated arches (D) Charbagh surrounding the tombs Ans : (C) 73. Who composed ‘Ganga Lahri’ ? (A) Tulsidas (B) Surdas (C) Panditraj Jagannath (D) Haridasa Ans : (C) 74. Which of the following was not a silver coin during Akbar ? (A) Jalal (B) Dam (C) Darab (D) Pandau Ans : (B) . Shah Jahan (D) Shah Jahan. Aurangzeb Ans : (A) 72. Jahangir (C) Jahangir. Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdusamad were the court painter during the time of— (A) Humayun.
75. Which of the following Peshwas is connected with the treaty of Sagola ? (A) Balaji Bajirao (B) Balaji Vishwanath (C) Bajirao I (D) Bajirao II Ans : (A) 80. What is ‘Mokasa’ ? (A) Jagir (B) Religious practice (C) Cavalry (D) Religious endowment Ans : (A) 78. In which year Ahilyabai Holkar breathed her last ? (A) 1792 (B) 1793 . Which of the following revolts had agrarian causes at its root ? (A) Rajput revolt (B) Satnami and Jat revolt (C) Sikh revolt (D) Maratha revolt Ans : (B) 76. Who was not alive at the time of Shivaji’s Coronation ? (A) Ganga Bhatt (B) Tukaram (C) Ramdas (D) Dadaji Konddeva Ans : (D) 79. From whom Shahji received the jagir of Poona ? (A) Mughals (B) Adilshah (C) Nizamshahi (D) Portuguese Ans : (B) 77.
(C) 1794 (D) 1795 Ans : (D) 81. La Bourdonnais was the Governor of— (A) Madras (B) Pondicherry (C) Mauritius (D) None of these Ans : (B) 83. At the battle of Biddera the English crushed the power of— (A) French (B) Dutch (C) Portuguese (D) Danes Ans : (B) . The French East India Company was formed in— (A) 1664 AD (B) 1660 AD (C) 1656 AD (D) 1680 AD Ans : (A) 82. The battle of Wandiwash was fought between— (A) English and the French (B) English and the Marathas (C) English and the Nawab of Carnatic (D) English and Hyderali Ans : (A) 85. Mir Kasim removed his court from Calcutta to— (A) Patna (B) Dacca (C) Monghir (D) Purnea Ans : (C) 84.
In the Second Sikh War the decisive battle was fought at— (A) Chilianwala (B) Peshawar (C) Gujarat (D) Multan Ans : (C) 89. The Treaty of Shrirangpattam took place in— (A) 1791 (B) 1792 (C) 1793 (D) 1794 Ans : (D) 91. Which of the following states was not annexed to British Empire by Dalhousie under the doctrine of Lapse ? (A) Baghat . Nizam and the Marathas (B) The English. Marathas and Carnatic Ans : (A) 88. The triple alliance against Tipu was formed by Cornwallis consisted of the following— (A) The English. The Treaty of Surat was concluded by the British with the following Maratha chief— (A) Narayan Rao (B) Madhav Rao (C) Nana Phadnvis (D) Raghoba Ans : (D) 87.86. Nizam and Awadh (C) The English. In the Third Maratha War. Nizam and Carnatic (D) The English. the English defeated Peshwa Bajirao II at— (A) Mahidpur (B) Sitabuldi (C) Kirki (D) Bassein Ans : (D) 90.
Sindh was invaded during the following Governor General’s time— (A) Lord Aukland (B) Lord Ellenborough (C) Lord Hardinge .(B) Nagpur (C) Sambalpur (D) Benaras Ans : (D) 92. Which of the following British Officers was not in favour of annexation of Awadh ? (A) Outram (B) Napier (C) Hugh Rose (D) Sleeman Ans : (D) 95. Charles Metcalf was the Governor General of India during— (A) 1835-36 (B) 1839-40 (C) 1837-38 (D) 1832-33 Ans : (A) 96. Which one of the following rebellions is associated with Sidhu and Kanhu ? (A) Munda Rebellion (B) Kole Rebellion (C) Santhal Rebellion (D) Bhil Rebellion Ans : (C) 93. The following officer was connected with the suppression of Thugee— (A) Hastings (B) Sleeman (C) Bentinck (D) Aukland Ans : (C) 94.
At Lucknow the revolt of 1857 broke out on— (A) May 30.(D) Lord Dalhousie Ans : (B) 97. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? (A) Ryotwari Settlement : Madras (B) Talukdari Settlement : Bombay (C) Permanent Settlement : Bengal (D) Mahalwari Settlement : North-Western Province Ans : (B) 100. Which one of the following Acts abolished the trading rights of the East India Company ? (A) Regulating Act of 1773 (B) Charter Act of 1813 (C) Charter Act of 1833 (D) Charter Act of 1853 Ans : (B) 99. 2 and 3 (B) 2 and 4 (C) 1. Fragmentation of Landholdings 2. The Second Burmese War was fought in the year— (A) 1849 (B) 1850 (C) 1851 (D) 1852 Ans : (B) 98. 1857 (B) June 4. 2. 1857 . The gradual increase in rural indebtedness in India under the British rule was due to— 1. 3 and 4 Ans : (D) 101. Introduction of cash crops Which of these are correct ? (A) 1. Lack of development of irrigational facilities 4. Decline of cottage industries 3. 3 and 4 (D) 1.
Fifth Session of the Indian National Congress was held in 1889 at— (A) Calcutta (B) Madras (C) Bombay (D) Dacca Ans : (C) 106. Which of the following statements about the Ramakrishna Mission is wrong ? (A) It held the pure Vedantic doctrine as its ideal (B) It aimed at the development of the highest spirituality in man (C) It prohibited the worship of images (D) It recognised modern developments in Science and Technology Ans : (C) 105. 1857 (D) June 15. The Theosophical Society allied itself to the— (A) Christian revival movement (B) Islamic revival movement (C) Hindu revival movement (D) All of these Ans : (C) 104.(C) May 15. 1857 Ans : (B) 102. The Asiatic Society of Bengal in Calcutta was founded by— (A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (B) Sir Williams Jones (C) Warren Hastings (D) Keshabchandra Sen Ans : (B) 103. The moderates and extremists were united in the Congress Session of— (A) Lahore (B) Bombay (C) Allahabad (D) Lucknow Ans : (D) .
Swaraj Party was formed by— (A) C. Roy (B) N. N. Who among the following participated in all the three Round Table Conferences ? (A) Madan Mohan Malviya . Who among the following was not in Khilafat Committee ? (A) Majhar ul Haq (B) Hasrat Mohani (C) Maulana Shauqat Ali (D) Hakim Azmalkhan Ans : (A) 108. Who was presiding this subcommittee ? (A) Maulana Azad (B) Vallabh Bhai Patel (C) Madan Mohan Malviya (D) Motilal Nehru Ans : (D) 112. the Muslim League and the British Government Ans : (C) 111. R. Das and Motilal Nehru Ans : (D) 110. ‘Lucknow Pact’ was concluded between— (A) Congress and the British Government (B) Muslim League and the British Government (C) Congress and the Muslim League (D) Congress. Who among the following was the president of All India Trade Union Congress in 1929 ? (A) M. Tejbahadur Sapru and Subhash Bose. Joshi (C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) Jayaprakash Narayan Ans : (B) 109. R. M. An All Party Conference appointed a sub-committee with Ali Imam.107. Das (B) Motilal Nehru (C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) C.
Which of the following pairs is correct ? (A) Chelmsford : Rowlatt Act (B) Lord Reading : Delhi Darbar (C) Lord Willington : Arriving of Prince of Wales in India (D) Lord Hardinge : II Round Table Conference Ans : (A) 116. R. In December 1931 two school girl students killed the District Judge in Komilla by shooting — (A) Suniti Choudhary and Bina Das (B) Shanti Ghosh and Suniti Choudhary (C) Bina Das and Kalpana Datta . Ambedkar (C) Sardar Patel (D) None of these Ans : (B) 113. Which of the following pairs is correct ? (A) Ramprasad Bismil : Second Lahore Conspiracy Case (B) Surya Sen : Chatgaon Case (C) Bhagat Singh : Kakori Conspiracy Case (D) Chandrashekhar Azad : Delhi Bomb Case Ans : (B) 114.(B) B. When were the Congress Governments formed in seven out of eleven provinces ? (A) July 1935 (B) July 1936 (C) July 1937 (D) July 1938 Ans : (C) 115. Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated the government of Free India at— (A) Burma (B) Japan (C) Germany (D) Singapore Ans : (D) 117.
Cambodia (D) China. Thailand Ans : (B) 120. Indonesia (C) Sri Lanka. Indonesia. The following countries undertook the responsibility of organising the Bandung Conference— (A) Indonesia. Burma. Which of the following pairs is correct ? (A) Chuar Revolt : Orissa (B) Sanyasi Revolt : Bihar (C) Parlakhemundi Revolt : Orissa (D) Rampa Revolt : Karnatak Ans : (B) 119. Japan. Which of the following Articles of Indian Constitution declares it is a primary duty of the state to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the “Improvement of the Public Health” ? (A) Article 46 (B) Article 47 (C) Article 48 (D) Article 49 Ans : (B) . Burma.(D) Kalpana Datta and Shanti Ghosh Ans : (B) 118. Cambodia (B) India.
vivekananda Ans:2 4) Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the victories of Babur? 1 Panipat. Rakshsa Ans:1 2) In which field of art extraordinary progress was made in the Gupta period? 1 Architecture 2 Sculpture 3 Painting 4 Coinage Ans:3 3) Which one of the following is correctly matched? 1 Brahmo Samaj . Chanderi and Ghaghara 4 Ghaghara.Keshab Chandra Sen 4 Theosophical Society . Ghaghara and Khanwah 2 Panipat. Khanwah and Chanderi 3 Panipat.Annie Basant 2 Arya Samaj . Gantharva 4. Khanwah and Chanderi Ans:3 5) The battle at Waihind in 1008-09 A. Chanderi.D was fought between 1 Mahmud of Ghazni and Jayapala 2 Mahmud of Ghazni and Anandapala . Asura 2. Ghaghara.Lala Lajpat Rai 3 Ram Krishna Mission . Panipat. in place of the dowry. there was a token bride price of a cow and a bull 1.History of India: Objective Type Questions and Answers: Part 2 1) What was the type of marriage in the Vedic period in which. Khanwah. Arsa 3.
3 Muhammad Ghori and Prithviraj 4 Muhammad Ghori and Jaichandra Ans:2 6) As a prince where was Ashoka sent to suppress the revolt? 1 Taxila 2 Kalinga 3 Ujjain 4 Deccan Ans:1 7) Among the following foreign travellers who was the first to visit India? 1 Bernier 2 Ibn Batuta 3 Abdur Rajjak 4 Vasco-da-Gama Ans:2 8) Against whom Skandagupta had to wage long wars on the North West border? 1 Shakas 2 Yavanas 3 Huns 4 Greeks Ans:3 9) The oldest Veda is 1 Atharva Veda 2 Rig Veda 3 Yajur Veda 4 Sama Veda Ans:2 10) Over Which territory there were frequent clashes between Bahamani Kingdom and Vijaynagar Kingdom? 1 The Raichur Doab 2 Warangal 3 Madurai 4 Malabar Ans:1 11) The Hathigumpha inscription (near Bhubaneshwar. Orissa) relates to the king 1 Susharma 2 Hala 3 Kharavela 4 Pulamayi Ans:3 12) The entry port for trade between the Indus trading centres and Mesopotamia was 1 Elam 2 Oman 3 Behrain 4 Afganistan Ans:3 13) Among the four dynasties listed below. which one minted coins made of lead? 1 Mauryas 2 Satvahanas 3 Western Kshatrapas 4 Guptas Ans:2 14) During whose period Al-Beruni came to India? 1 Mahmud Ghaznavi 2 Balban .
3 Firoz Tughluq 4 Ibrahim Lodhi Ans:1 15) Against whom Skandagupta had to wage long wars on the North West border? 1 Shakas 2 Yavanas 3 Huns 4 Greeks Ans:3 16) Where did Aurangzeb die? 1 Agra 2 Asirgarh 3 Daultabad 4 Ahmadnagar Ans:4 17) Ashoka called the Third Buddhist Council at 1 Pataliputra 2 Magadha 3 Kalinga 4 Sarnath Ans:2 18) The main historical source regarding the information about village government under the Cholas is the 1 Halmidi inscription 2 Jatwai inscription 3 Uttaramerur inscription 4 Chandravallo inscription Ans:3 19) What was Sher Shah's precious legacy to the Mughals? 1 Organization of Army 2 Land Revenue System 3 Mansabdari System 4 Provincial Administration Ans:2 20) Who among the following taught the doctrine of 'Shunyata'? 1 Nagarjuna 2 Shankaracharya 3 Harisena 4 Vallabhacharya Ans:1 21) Which factor influenced most to eliminate caste-system in India? 1 Rationalism 2 Job Opportunities 3 Legislations 4 Liberal Education Ans:1 22) The earliest tribal assembly was 1 Gana 2 Vidhata 3 Samiti 4 Sabha Ans:2 23) The foreign traveler who visited India during the rule of the Guptas was 1 Hiuen Tsang 2 Beriner .
the last famous ruler of Vijayanagar? 1 Harihar-II 2 Devarai-I 3 Vir Narsingh 4 Krishna Deva Rai Ans:4 31) 'Ratti' used by jewellers is obtained from seed of a 1 Gymnospermous plant 2 Angiospermous plant 3 Algae 4 Fungi Ans:2 32) During the Civil Disobedience Movement.3 Fa-Hein 4 Manucci Ans:3 24) The entry port for trade between the Indus trading centres and Mesopotamia was 1 Elam 2 Oman 3 Behrain 4 Afganistan Ans:3 25) At the earlier stage backward classes movement means? 1 Santal movement 2 Non-Brahmin movement 3 Harijan movement 4 Antirulers movement Ans:2 26) Which of the following dynasties patronised the famous Kailash temple at Ellora? 1 Vakataka 2 Gupta 3 Early Chalukya 4 Rastrakuta Ans:4 27) Which organization had proposed first to constitute the Constitution Assembly to form the Indian Constitution? 1 Swaraj Party in 1928 2 Indian National Congress in 1936 3 Muslim League in 1942 4 By all parties convention in 1946 Ans:2 28) During the Indian freedom Struggle. who led the 'Red Shirts' of North-Western . who of the following founded the Parthana Samaj? 1 Atmaram Pandurang 2 Gopal Hari Deshmukh 3 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar 4 Keshab Chandra Sen Ans:1 29) The main historical source regarding the information about village government under the Cholas is the 1 Halmidi inscription 2 Jatwai inscription 3 Uttaramerur inscription 4 Chandravallo inscription Ans:3 30) Among the following who was in chronological order.
Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged? 1 Lord Curzon 2 Lord Irwin 3 Lord Minto 4 Lord Chemsford Ans:2 34) How did Hiuen Tsang undertake journey from and to India? 1 He came by land route and also returned by land route 2 He came by land route but returned by sea route 3 He came by sea route and returned by land route 4 He came by sea route and also returned by sea route Ans:1 35) Where did Aurangzeb die? 1 Agra 2 Asirgarh 3 Daultabad 4 Ahmadnagar Ans:4 36) Sir Thomas Rose visited the court of 1 Akbar 2 Jehangir 3 Shajahan 4 Aurangazeeb Ans:2 37) Which of the following is wrongly matched 1 The Pitt's India Act (1784) : Board of Control to guide and control company's affairs 2 Charter Act of 1813 : Company's monopoly of trade with India ended 3 Charter Act of 1833 : Company's debt taken over by the government of India 4 Charter Act of 1853 : To regulate company's affairs Ans:4 38) Which one of the following battles was fought between babar and the Rajputs in 1527? 1 The First Battle of Panipat 2 The Battle of Khanwa 3 The Battle of Ghagra 4 The Battle of Chanderi Ans:2 39) Which was the only Indus city without a citadel? 1 Kalibangan 2 Harappa 3 Mohenjodaro 4 Chanhudraro Ans:2 40) Even though India became independent in 1947 but Daman and Diu remained a European colony till 1961. Which country ruled over it ? 1 France 2 Britain 3 Netherlands .India? 1 Abdul Kalam Azad 2 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 3 Mohammad Ali Jinnah 4 Shaukat Ali Ans:2 33) During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great martyrs Bhagat Singh.
1991) (a) Second century B.C. 3. (b) Third century B. & Central Excise. 1992) (a) Promotion of welfare of his people (b) Extensive conquests (c) Strengthening of army (d) Exclusive patronage to Buddhism 5.Tax. Kanishka's capital was at (a) Amravati (b) Kanauj (c) Mathura (d) Peshawar . Which Gupta ruler had led a compaign to the south and was an expert ' Veena' player? fl.D. (c) Second century A.4 Ans:4 Portugal Political History: Ancient Period) 1.91) (a) Chandra Gupta I (b) Samudragupta (c) Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya (d) Skanda Gupta 2. In which century did Ashoka reign? (Railways.D.C. The medUim of exchange in gold during the Gupta period was known as the (a) Dinara (b) Dramma (c) Karshapana (d) Suvarna 4. Ashoka's claim of greatness chiefly lay in the (Transmission Executives' Exam. (d) Third century A.
D.C. Who amongst the following kings defeated Harsha's army on the bank of river Narmada? (Transmission Exutive's Exam. Ashoka's invasion of Kalinga resulted in (C. (c) Wealth and prosperity Of Mauryan empire. (d) 124 A. 1991) (a) Hatigumpha inscription (b) Allahabad Pillar inscription (c) Girnar inscription (d) Sarnath inscription 11. Which one of the following important trade centres of ancient India was on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi? (I.D.A. (b) The development of peace and non-violence as state policy. Gupta dynasty was famous for . 8.S. The achievements of Samudragupta are described in the (CJD.6. (d) Victory to the policy of war and territorial conquests. Who among the following has been called the 'Napoleon of India? (a) Samudragupta (b) Chandragupta (c) Ashoka (d) Harshavardhana 9. 1994) (a) Krishnadeva Raya (b) Pulakesin II (c) Rajendra I (d) Rajendra Chola 10. (c) 300 B.S. Saka era started from (a) 78 B. 1991) (a) Peaceful relations with Kalinga. 12.S. Which of the following rulers was adorned with the title of 'Maharajadhiraja" (King of Kings)? (a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Kanishka (c) Chandragupta I (d) Ashoka 7.C. (b) 78 A.D. 1994) (a) Tagara (b) Sripura (c) Tripuri (d) Tamralipti 13.
Kanishka organised the fourth Buddhist Council with a view to (a) Compiling the original Buddhist texts (b) Honouring the Buddhist scholar Ashvaghosha (c) Reviving the Buddhist Sangha (d) Examining the Buddhist scriptures and preparing commentaries 19. Kharavela ruled over (NJXA.(a) Art and architecture (b) Imperialism (c) Revenue and land reforms (d) Patronage of literary work 14. The first metallic coin used in India was in (a) Western India (b) Central India (c) South India (d) Bihar and eastern U. Which of the following explains the duties of Dharmamahamatras? (a) The Minor Rock Edicts (b) The two Kalinga Edicts . Ashoka was famous for (a) His vast empire (b) Preaching ahimsa (c) Following the path of Buddha (d) All of the above 17. 1991) (a) Malwa (b) Magadha (c) Gandhara (d)'Kalinga 15. 18.P. Who among the following earned the title of a 'Liberator'? (a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya (b) Ashoka (c) Chandragupta Maurya (d) Alexander 16.
Parthians (c) Parthians. Which of the following was the contemporary Bengal King during the time of Harsha of Kanauj? (i. Sakas.E. Sakas. The valleys of Indus.D. Kushanas (d) Sakas. Sake era was founded by (C. Indicate the correct chronological order of dynasties in North-west India (I.S.(c) Arthashastra (d) Indica 20. Ganga and Jamuna were brought together for the first time under one political authority by (Transmission Exutive's Exam. Kushanas. Who among the following assumed the title of 'Ksitipasatapatih' (Lord of hundred Kings)? (a) Samudragupta (b) Chandragupta (c) Skandagupta (d) Chanakya 26. 1992) (a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Ashoka (c) Chandragupta II (d) Prithvi Raj Chauhan 22. 1989) (a) Ashoka (b) Harsna (c) Kanishka (d) Vikramaditya 21.1990) . Parthians (b) Sakas. Kushanas 24. wars and personal accomplishment? (a) Chandragupta I (b) Chandragupta II (c) Samudragupta (d) Skandagupta 23. Which of the following Gupta rulers was equally great in the art of peace. Parthians.S.S. 1991) (a) Kushanas.A. Which Kushanas King assumed the title 'the Lord of the whole world'? (a) Kadphises I (b) Kadphises II (c) Kanishka (d) Huvishka 25.
1992) (a) Menander (b) Gautamiputra Satakarni (c) Kadphises II (a) Rudradaman I 28. Bimbisara was the ruler of (I. adorned the court of (a) Samudragupta (b) Ashoka (c) Chandragupta Vikramaditya (d) Kanishka 29.F. 1993) (a) Ashoka (b) Kanishka (c) Harshavardhana (d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya 32.1995) (a) The Guptas (b) The Maury as (c) The Satavahanas (d) The Mahameghavahanas 33.1989) .B. Ashoka the Great.BJ. 1989.D. Who among the following rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years? a.D. 1989) (a) Magadh (b) Avadh (c) Kamboja (d) Gandhara 31. Tax.(a) Bhaskaravarman (b) Divakaramitra (c) Devagupta (d) Sasanka 27.1. Dhanvantri. died in (C. C. a renowned physician of ancient-India.A.S. The monk whom Chandragupta Maurya accompanied to South India was (a) Asvaghosha (b) Vasumitra (c) Upagupta (d) Bhadrabahu 30. & Central Excise. The most famous Saka ruler in India was (N. The earliest example of a land grant is provided by an inscription of (C.S.
S.C.1989) (a) Ujjain (b) Nalanda (c) Sravanabelagola (d) Patna 36. The Greek ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya was . (c) 226 B.(a) 206 B. XII (d) No. Which Minor Rock Edict of Ashoka describes the conquest of Kalinga by Ashoka? (a) No. 1989) (a) Magadh (b) Kosala (c) Anga (d) Sakya 39. 1994) (a) Parthians (b) Indo-Greeks (c) Kushanas (d) Guptas 40.C. (d) 232 B. (b) 216 B. Which of the following ancient Indian states was an autonomous republic? a -F.C.C. Kautilya was the Prime Minister of which of the following Indian rulers? (Railways. Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at (UD. XIII 35. Amongst the following. (b) His policy for the welfare of his subjects. (d) His extensive conquests. X (b) No.C. (c) His work in the sphere of religion and moral teachings. The immortal fame of Ashoka largely rests upon (a) His conversion to Buddhism and its propagation. • 37. 1994) (a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Chandragupta I (c) Ashoka (d) Harshavardhana 38. XI (c) No. who contributed most to the Bhagvata cult? (Teacher's Exam. 34.
King Piyadassi referred to in some ancient Indian inscriptions is identified with (IF-S.(a) Hiuen Tsang (b) Fahien (c) Megasthenes (d) Seleucus 41.D. 1994) (a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Chandragupta I (c) Samudragupta (d) Chandragupta II 42.D. Pulakesin II defeated (Railways. The Arab conquest of Sind took place in (a) 712 A. (b) 2nd century B. (c) 1001 A. (b) 740 A. 1989) (a) 2nd century A. (c) 7th century A. During the Mauryan period.D.D. 44. (d) 1009 A.D. In Ashoka's administration. Rajukas looked after (a) Religious matters (b) Collection of taxes (c) Municipal administration (d) Administration of justice 46. 1992) (a) Dharmpala (b) Samudragupta (c) Harshavardhana (d) Chandragupta II 47. Chalukya ruler. 1989) (a) Samudragupta (b) Chandragupta Maurya (c) Bimbisara (d) Ashoka 48. Ashoka Pillar at Allahabad provides information about the reign of (UJ). (d) 7th century B.C.C. King Harshavardhana lived in (Stenographer's Exam.D. The Mauryan dynasty was overthrown by (a) Harsha (b) Samudragupta . 43. the administration of Pataliputra was in the hands of……… boards (a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 5 (d) 6 45.C.
(c) 32. (d) 15(c) 16.(a) 13. (c) 43. Kharavela D. (c) 50. Patronage of Jainism C.(d) 30. Match the following King Deed A.(a) 5. Samudragupta ABCD ABCD (a) 2 4 3 1 (b) 3 2 4 1 (c) 1 2 34 (d) 2 3 14 ANSWERS 1.(b) 23. (c) 33.(a) 31. Which of the following regions did not form the part of Ashoka's Empire's? (a) Kashmir (c) Madras (b) Taxila (d) Kanauj 50.(c) Pushyamitra Sunga (d) Kanishka 49. (d) 46. (c) 47. (d) 34. Rudradaman 1.(a) 49. (d) 45. (d) 48. (c) 42. (d) 27.(d) 18(d) 19.(b) 10 (b) 11. (c) 26.(b) 2. (a) 37. (b) 3(d) 4.(d) 17. (d) 35.(b) 12.(a) 38.(d) 24(b) 25. Performance of Asvamedha 2. (c) 41.(d) 6(b) 7(b) 8(a) 9.(b) . (d) 28. (a) 44. Repair of Sudarsana lake B. (d) 40. (a) 14.(d) 39. Defeat of Sakas 3.(c) 21.(a) 20. (c) 29.(b) 22.(c) 36. Gautamiputra 4.