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1. The term ‘nishka’ which meant an ornament in the Vedic period was used in later times to denote a/an—
(A) Weapon
(B) Agricultural implement
(C) Script
(D) Coin
Ans : (D)
2. Which one of the following pairs of kings of ancient and medieval periods of Indian history and the works authored by them is correctly matched ?
(A) Krishnadevaraya : Samaranganasutradhra
(B) Mehendravarman : Mattavilasaprahasana
(C) Bhojadeva : Manasollasa
(D) Somesvara : Amuktamalyada
Ans : (B)
3. The founder of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides movement was—
(A) Charles Andrews
(B) Robert Montgomery
(C) Richard Temple
(D) Baden Powell
Ans : (D)
4. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
(A) Dharamsastra : Works on religion and philosophy
(B) Chaturvarnya : Four Ashrams
(C) Shudra : Service to three varnas
(D) Mahamatra : Superior Officials
Ans : (B)
5. Chanakya was known as—
(A) Bhattasvamin
(B) Rajasekhara
(C) Vishnugupta
(D) Visakhadatta
Ans : (C)
6. A lot of details regarding the village administration under the Cholas is provided by the inscriptions at—
(A) Thanjavur
(B) Uraiyur
(C) Kanchipuram
(D) Uttaramerur
Ans : (D)
7. In Jainism ‘perfect knowledge’ is referred to as—
(A) Jina
(B) Ratna
(C) Kaivalya
(D) Nirvanas
Ans : (C)
8. Who among the following is NOT associated with medicine in ancient India ?
(A) Dhanvantri
(B) Bhaskaracharya
(C) Charaka
(D) Susruta
Ans : (B)
9. In Mughal paintings one notices the adoption of the principles of foreshortening whereby near and distant people and things could be placed in perspective. This was due to the influence of the—
(A) British
(B) Dutch
(C) Portuguese
(D) Danish
Ans : (C)
10. Ashokan inscriptions were first deciphered by—
(A) Buhler
(B) Robert Sewell
(C) James Prinsep
(D) Codrington
Ans : (C)
11. Among the four works mentioned below which one is encyclopaedic in nature ?
(A) Amarakosa
(B) Siddhantasiromani
(C) Brhat Samhita
(D) Ashtangahrdaya
Ans : (A)
12. Consider the following passage—
In the course of a career on the road spanning almost thirty years, he crossed the breadth of the Eastern hemisphere, visited territories equivalent to about 44 modern countries and put behind him a total distance of approximately 73000 miles.
The world’s greatest traveller of pre-modern times to whom the above passage refers is—
(A) Megasthenes
(B) Fa Hien
(C) Marco Polo
(D) Ibn Battuta
Ans : (C)
13. The first political organisation established in India in 1838 was known as—
(A) British India Society
(B) Bengal British India Society
(C) Settlers Association
(D) Zamindary Association
Ans : (D)
14. The foundation of modern education system in India was laid by—
(A) The Charter Act of 1813
(B) Macaulay’s Minutes of 1835
(C) The Hunter Commission of 1882
(D) Wood’s Despatch of 1854
Ans : (B)
15. Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of the—
(A) Prarthana Samaj
(B) Satya Shodhak Samaj
(C) Arya Samaj
(D) Ramakrishna Mission
Ans : (B)
16. The Ryotwari settlement was introduced by the British in the—
(A) Bengal Presidency
(B) Madras Presidency
(C) Bombay Presidency
(D) Madras and Bombay Presidencies
Ans : (D)
17. The Buddhist Sect Mahayana formally came into existence during the reign of—
(A) Ajatashatru
(B) Ashoka
(C) Dharmapala
(D) Kanishka
Ans : (D)
18. The last in succession of Jaina Tirthankaras was—
(A) Parsvanatha
(B) Rishabha
(C) Mahavira
(D) Manisubrata
Ans : (C)
19. The earliest rock cut caves in western India are those at—
(A) Nasik, Ellora and Ajanta
(B) Junnar, Kalyan and Pitalkhora
(C) Ajanta, Bhaja and Kondane
(D) Bhaja, Pitalkhora and Kondane
Ans : (A)
20. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is—
(A) Chakravarti
(B) Dharmadeva
(C) Dharmakirti
(D) Priyadarsi
Ans : (D)
21. Which one of the following is a monument constructed by Sher Shah ?
(A) Kila-i-Kuhna mosque at Delhi
(B) Atala Masjid at Jaunpur
(C) Barasona Masjid at Gaur
(D) Quiwwat-al-Islam mosque at Delhi
Ans : (A)
22. Which among the following cities is considered as one of the oldest surviving cities in the world ?
(A) Mathura
(B) Varanasi
(C) Hardwar
(D) Ayodhya
Ans : (A)
23. The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the—
(A) Harappan culture
(B) Chalcolithic cultures of Western India
(C) Vedic texts
(D) Silver punch marked coins
Ans : (A)
24. Which one of the following is a language of Baluchistan but linguistically Dravidian ?
(A) Brahui
(B) Kui
(C) Parji
(D) Pengo
Ans : (A)
25. Which one of the following is the most fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism ?
(A) Emphasis on ahimsa
(B) Casteless society
(C) Worship of gods and goddesses
(D) Worship of stupa
Ans : (C)
26Which Charter Act made the provision for open competition for entering into civil service?
a) Charter Act of 1833-answer
b) Charter Act of 1853
c) Govt of India act 1919
d) Govt of India act 1935
27. Under which Act, a Federal Court was established to interpret the constitution and to settle disputes arising between the Federation and its constituent units?
a) Charter Act of 1833
b) Charter Act of 1853
c) Govt of India act 1919
d) Govt of India act 1935answer
28. Who is considered as the creator of modern police system in India?
a) Lord Cornwallis  answer
b) Lord Bentinck
c) Lord Ripon
d) none of the above
29. Which Charter Act abolished the monopoly of the East India Company in Indian trade?
a) Charter Act of 1833
b) Charter Act of 1853
c) Charter Act of 1813-answer
d) none of the above
30. Intermediaries were absent in which system of cultivation?
a) Permanent settlement
b) Ryotwari system-answer-Ryotwari system resultedin large profit for British as there was no intermediaries.
c) Mahalwari system
d) All the above
31Which is/are the commercial crop(s) cultivated by British India?
a) Indigo
b) Sugar
c) Tea
d) All the above Answer-. Besides these, opium,cotton,raw silk, pepper were also cultivated.
32 Interpolers were English men associated with East India company. They are
a) Intermediators between Company managers and farmers
b) Free Merchants-They were English marchants who indulged in unauthorized private business.
c) Local language translators
d) None of these
33 In British India, Filatures are associated with the cultivation of
a) Opium
b) Silk-They are workshops set up by the British where cocoons were spun into silk thread for exports.
c) Cotton
d) Sugar
34 Which one among the following was the major demand of Bardoli Satyagraha of 1928 organised under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbai Patel?
a) Land to the tiller
b) Increase in wage
c) Rollback of newly hiked revenue rate
d) To implement subsidy for farmers
35 The Rowlatt Act was passed to
a) bring about agrarian reforms
b) curtail the national and revolutionary activities
c) have a favourable balance of trade
d) put Second World War criminals on trail
36 Renaissance started first in
(a) Russia
(b) England
(c) France
(d) Italy
Answer: Italy
37 Which of the following is not true of the European renaissance ?
(a) It was a intellectual movement
(b) It Found expression in the revival of the study of ancient Greco-Roman classics.
(c) It aimed at organising anti-Church movements
(d) It developed intrest in science and fostered a spirit of adventure
Answer: It aimed at organising anti-Church movements
38 The British Government declared to leave India in any case before June, 1948 in—
(A) 1946A.D.
(B) February 1947 A.D.
(C) April 1947 A.D.
(D) June 1947 A.D.
Ans. (A)
39 The Muslim league demanded a separate home land for the Indian Muslims openly for the first time at its annual session
40 Which among the following is referred to as the Montague Chelmsford Reforms ?
(A) Indian Council, 1909
(B) Government of India Act, 1919
(C) Rowlatt Act
(D) Government of India Act, 1935
Ans : (B)
41The officer responsible for the safe custody of land records during the Gupta period was known as—
(A) Dhruvadhikarana
(B) Karanika
(C) Samaharta
(D) Shaulkika
Ans : (B)
42. The Prakrit text Gaudavaho describes the deeds of—
(A) Bhaskaravarman
(B) Isanavarman
(C) Sasanka
(D) Yasovarman
Ans : (D)
43). The Indian Association and National Conference both were founded by-
a) Surendranath Bannerjee
b) Ananda Mohana Bose
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Sisir kumar Ghosh
44). Who of the following founded a National society, a national paper, a national school and a national Gymnasium and made the word “ National “ popular in the later half of 19th century?
a) Jothindranath Tagore
b) Rajanarayan Bose
c) Nabagopal mitra
d) Satyendranath Tagore
45 Which one of the following adumbrated principles and constitutional provisions which were later incorporated in the MontaguChelmsford Reforms?
(A) Nehru Report
 (B) Wavel Plan
 (C) Lucknow Pact
(D) Poona Pact
Ans. (C)
46 Where is the Indus Civilization city Lothal ?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Punjab
(D) Haryana
 Ans : (A)
47. ‘Charak’ was the famous court Physician of—
(A) Harsha
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Ashoka
(D) Kanishka
Ans : (D)
48 Who was the greatest Bhakti poet of Maharashtra ?
(A) Ramdas
(B) Tukaram
(C) Namdeva
(D) Eknath
Ans : (C)
49. As a prince where was Ashoka sent to suppress the revolt?
1 Taxila
2 Kalinga
3 Ujjain
4 Deccan
50. Which one of the following travelers is not associated with the description of the glories of Vijayanagar kingdom?
1 Paes
2 Abdul Razzaq
3 Ibn Batutach
4 Nuniz
51. Which among the following is a martial dance ?
(A) Kathakali
(B) Bamboo dance of Meghalaya
(C) Chhau of Mayurbhanj
(D) Bhangra of Punjab
Ans : (C)
52. The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola was built by—
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Kharvela
(C) Amoghavarsha
(D) Chamundaraya
Ans : (D)
53 The tribal leader who was regarded as an incarnation of God and Father of the world (Dharti Aba) was:
     a) Kanhu Santha
     b) Rupa Naik
     c) Birsa Munda
     d) None of the above
54  Which of the following was leader of Waliullahi (Wahabi) movement ?
     a) Syed Ahmed of Rae Bareily
     b) Waliulla
     c) Muhammad Abdul Wahab
     d) None of the above
54What was the type of marriage in the Vedic period in which, in place of the dowry, there was a token bride price of a cow and a bull –
1.                   Asura
2.                   Arsa
3.                   Gantharva
4.                   Rakshsa
55   In which field of art extraordinary progress was made in the Gupta period?
1                     Architecture
2                     Sculpture
3                     Painting
4                     Coinage
56     Which one of the following is correctly matched?
1                     Brahmo Samaj – Annie Basant
2                     Arya Samaj – Lala Lajpat Rai
3                     Ram Krishna Mission – Keshab Chandra Sen
4                     Theosophical Society – vivekananda
57      Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the victories of Babur?
1                     Panipat, Chanderi, Ghaghara and Khanwah
2                     Panipat, Ghaghara, Khanwah and Chanderi
3                     Panipat, Khanwah, Chanderi and Ghaghara
4                     Ghaghara, Panipat, Khanwah and Chanderi
58     The battle at Waihind in 1008-09 A.D was fought between
1                     Mahmud of Ghazni and Jayapala
2                     Mahmud of Ghazni and Anandapala
3                     Muhammad Ghori and Prithviraj
4                     Muhammad Ghori and Jaichandra
59     As a prince where was Ashoka sent to suppress the revolt?
1                     Taxila
2                     Kalinga
3                     Ujjain
4                     Deccan
60)      Among the following foreign travellers who was the first to visit India?
1                     Bernier
2                     Ibn Batuta
3                     Abdur Rajjak
4                     Vasco-da-Gama
61)      Against whom Skandagupta had to wage long wars on the North West border?
1                     Shakas
2                     Yavanas
3                     Huns
4                     Greeks
62      The oldest Veda is
1                     Atharva Veda
2                     Rig Veda
3                     Yajur Veda
4                     Sama Veda
63)   Over Which territory there were frequent clashes between Bahamani Kingdom and Vijaynagar Kingdom?
1                     The Raichur Doab
2                     Warangal
3                     Madurai
4                     Malabar
64)   The Hathigumpha inscription (near Bhubaneshwar, Orissa) relates to the king
1                     Susharma
2                     Hala
3                     Kharavela
4                     Pulamayi
65)   The entry port for trade between the Indus trading centres and Mesopotamia was
1                     Elam
2                     Oman
3                     Behrain
4                     Afganistan
66)   Among the four dynasties listed below, which one minted coins made of lead?
1                     Mauryas
2                     Satvahanas
3                     Western Kshatrapas
4                     Guptas
67)   During whose period Al-Beruni came to India?
1                     Mahmud Ghaznavi
2                     Balban
3                     Firoz Tughluq
4                     Ibrahim Lodhi
68)   Against whom Skandagupta had to wage long wars on the North West border?
1                     Shakas
2                     Yavanas
3                     Huns
4                     Greeks
69)   Where did Aurangzeb die?
1                     Agra
2                     Asirgarh
3                     Daultabad
4                     Ahmadnagar
70)   Ashoka called the Third Buddhist Council at
1                     Pataliputra
2                     Magadha
3                     Kalinga
4                     Sarnath
71   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
72)   What was Sher Shah’s precious legacy to the Mughals?
1                     Organization of Army
2                     Land Revenue System
3                     Mansabdari System
4                     Provincial Administration
73)   Who among the following taught the doctrine of ‘Shunyata’?
1                     Nagarjuna
2                     Shankaracharya
3                     Harisena
4                     Vallabhacharya
74)   Which factor influenced most to eliminate caste-system in India?
1                     Rationalism
2                     Job Opportunities
3                     Legislations
4                     Liberal Education
75)   The earliest tribal assembly was
1                     Gana
2                     Vidhata
3                     Samiti
4                     Sabha
76)   The foreign traveler who visited India during the rule of the Guptas was
1                     Hiuen Tsang
2                     Beriner
3                     Fa-Hein
4                     Manucci
77)   The entry port for trade between the Indus trading centres and Mesopotamia was
1                     Elam
2                     Oman
3                     Behrain
4                     Afganistan
78)   At the earlier stage backward classes movement means?
1                     Santal movement
2                     Non-Brahmin movement
3                     Harijan movement
4                     Antirulers movement
79)   Which of the following dynasties patronised the famous Kailash temple at Ellora?
1                     Vakataka
2                     Gupta
3                     Early Chalukya
4                     Rastrakuta
80)   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
81)   During the Indian freedom Struggle, who of the following founded the Parthana Samaj?
1                     Atmaram Pandurang
2                     Gopal Hari Deshmukh
3                     Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
4                     Keshab Chandra Sen
82)   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
83)   Among the following who was in chronological order, the last famous ruler of Vijayanagar?
1                     Harihar-II
2                     Devarai-I
3                     Vir Narsingh
4                     Krishna Deva Rai
84)   ‘Ratti’ used by jewellers is obtained from seed of a –
1                     Gymnospermous plant
2                     Angiospermous plant
3                     Algae
4                     Fungi
85)   During the Civil Disobedience Movement, who led the ‘Red Shirts’ of North-Western India?
1                     Abdul Kalam Azad
2                     Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
3                     Mohammad Ali Jinnah
4                     Shaukat Ali
86)   During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged?
1                     Lord Curzon
2                     Lord Irwin
3                     Lord Minto
4                     Lord Chemsford
87)   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
88)   Where did Aurangzeb die?
1                     Agra
2                     Asirgarh
3                     Daultabad
4                     Ahmadnagar
89)   Sir Thomas Rose visited the court of
1                     Akbar
2                     Jehangir
3                     Shajahan
4                     Aurangazeeb
9-0)   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
91)   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
92)   Which was the only Indus city without a citadel?
1                     Kalibangan
2                     Harappa
3                     Mohenjodaro
4                     Chanhudraro
93)   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
4                     Portugal
94 Which newspaper was started by Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak to serve the cause of India’s freedom struggle?
  1 Kesari
  2 Gadar
  3 Free Hindustan
  4 Swadesh Mitra
Ans: 1
95 The writer of the book ‘India’s Second Freedom’ is –
  1 Soli Sorabji
  2 Loknayak Jaiprakash Narain
  3 Lalkrishna Advani
  4 Atal Behari Bajpai
Ans: 2
96For what is the Manas sanctuary in Assam known?
  1 Elephants
  2 Bears
  3 Tigers
  4 Birds
  Ans: 1
97 Most of the unemployment in India is –
  1 Technological
  2 Cyclical
  3 Frictional
  4 Structural
Ans: 4
98 Four Mathas established by Adi Shankaracharya are-
  1 Joshimath, Dwarka, Puri, Sringeri
  2 Sringeri, Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag
  3 Dwarka, Joshimath, Prayag, Kanchi
  4 Puri, Sringeri, Dwarka, Varanasi
  Ans: 1
99 What lis ‘KAABA’?
  1 Hindu Shrine
  2 Jew’s Shrine
  3 Muslim Shrine
  4 None of the above
  Ans: 3
100 Who is credited with introducing the beans and potatos in Bhagirathi valley?
  1 Wilson
  2 Ram Brahmachari
  3 Henry
  4 Maharaja Sudarshan Shah
  Ans: 1
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