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					Questions on History
1.Which was the first metal to be used by man
(a) Copper (b) Iron (c) Bronze (d) Tin

2.The main historical source regarding the information about village government
under the Cholas is the
(a) Halmidi inscription
(b) Jatwai inscription
(c) Uttaramerur inscription
(d) Chandravallo inscription

3.The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of
a. Rudradaman
b. Chandragupta
c Vikramaditya
d. Samudragupta

4.The capital of Cheras was
Answer : Muziris, now known as Kodungalloor

5. The capital of Cholas was
Answer : Kaveripattanam

6.The capital of Pandyas was
Answer : Madurai

7.Krishnadevaraya was the ruler of
Answer : Vijaya Nagar

8.The dynasty of the Sangam Age first mentioned by Megasthanese is
Answer : Pandya Dynasty

9.The main metal used by the Indus Valley people was
Answer : Copper

10.The famous Dilwara Temple at Mount Abu, Rajasthan was built by
Answer : Tejpala

11.The Bahmani kingdom was founded by
Answer : Hasan

12.Who got Daulatabad constructed
Answer : Muhammad-bin-Tuglaq

13.Mohiyuddin Mohammed is the real name of which Mughal ruler
Answer : Aurangazeeb

14.Kalidas, the great Indian poet was in the court of which Hindu emperor
Answer : Chandragupta II

15.Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of the Battle of Plassey
Answer : Siraj-ud-daula

16.The rulers of which dynasties established the largest domination in Southern
India
Answer : Cholas

17.Which noble in the court of Akbar refused to be a convert to Din-i-Ilahi
Answer : Man Singh

18.The famous Nalanda University was during the period of
Answer : Harsha Vardhana

19.Which play deals with Chanakya’s attempts to place Chandragupta Maurya on the
Maghadha throne
Answer : Mudraraksasa

20.To which tribe does Gautama Buddha belongs to
Answer : Sakya

21.Avantika, the ancient city, in the time of Mauryas is now known as
Answer : Ujjain

22.Which ruler was famous as Vikramaditya
Answer : Chandragupta II

23.The council of nine gems� is associated with the name of
Answer : Chandragupta II

24.The court language of the Mughals was
Answer : Persian

25.The Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded India during the reign of
Answer : Iltutmish

26.Capital of Harsha was
Answer : Kanauj

27.Alberuni was the court scholar of
Answer : Mahmud Ghazni

28.During the early Vedic period, the society was divided on the basis of
Answer : Occupation

29.The third Buddhist council was held at
Answer : Pataliputra

30. Which Sikh Guru founded the city Amritsar
Answer : Fourth

31. Where was Buddha born?
(A) Rajagriha
(B) Magadha
(C) Kosala
(D) Lumbini

32. The Jataka tales are Stories about the lives of?
(A) The Bodhisattvas
(B) The lain teachers
(C) The Vedic saints
(D) All of the above
33. Which of the following scientists and mathematicians belonged to the Gupta
period?
(A) Aryabhatta
(B) Varahamihira
(C) Both of them
(D) Neither of them

34. Which country influenced Gandhara art?
(A) China
(B) Greece
(C) Rome
(D) Egypt
35. Which of the following incidents marked the beginning of the Turkish rule in
India?
(A) First attack of Mahmud of Ghazni
(B) Defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan
(C) Attack of Muhammad Ghori
(D) None of the above

36. Which incident forced Gandhiji to call for the suspension of the Non-Cooperation
Movement in 1922?
(A) Mob violence in Chaura – Chauri
(B) Jallianwallabag Massacre
(C) Chittagong Armoury Raid
(D) Foundation of Swaraj Party

37. What is Din-i-llahi?
(A) A mosque set-up by Akbar
(B) A religious book
(C) A religious prayer
(D) A religious path laid down by Akbar

38. The slogan „Inquilab Zindabad‟ was given by?
(A) Sir Mohammad Iqbal
(B) Bhagat Singh
(C) Subhas Chandra Bose
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

39. Who was the founder of the Asiatic Society of Bengal?
(A) David Hare
(B) Sir William Jones
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Sir East Hyde

40. What is the main aim of „Swaraj Party‟?
(A) To start non-cooperation movement
(B) To enter Legislative Councils
(C) To make a demand for a new constitution
(D) To get complete freedom for India

41 In which year All India Muslim League was founded?
(A) 1906
(B) 1919
(C) 1937
(D) 1940

42. Lord Buddha achieved Mahaparinirvana at the age of 80 at?
(A) Lumbini
(B) Kapilabastu
(C) BodhGaya
(D) Kushinagar

43. Who was the author of „India Wins Freedom‟?
(A) J. L. Nehru
(B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(C) M. K. Gandhi
(D) None of them

44. Who was the founder commander of the Indian National Army (INA)?
(A) Rashbehari Bose
(B) Capt. Mohan Singh
(C) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
(D) None of them

45. Who was the founder of the Indian Independence League
(A) Krishna Verma
(B) Rashbehari Bose
(C) Subhas Chandra Bose
(D) None of them

46. What new names were given to Andaman and Nicobar Islands by the Provisional
I.N.A. Government in 1944 after their liberation?
(A) Mother India
(B) Azad
(C) ‘Sahid’ and ‘Swaraj’
(D) None of the above

47. Who was the first woman President of Indian National Congress?
(A) Anne Besant
(B) Vijay Lakshmi Pandit
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) Aruna Asaf Ali

48. Khilafat Movement subsided because?
(A) Britishers gave concession to the Muslims
(B) The National Congress and the Muslim League achieved unity
(C) Accession of Kamal Pasha on the throne of Turkey
(D) None of the above

49. Who was the founder of Bhoodan Movement?
(A) Vinoba Bhave
(B) Baba Amte
(C) Jai Prakash Narayan
(D) Manabendra Nath Roy

50. Who first proposed the creation of „Pakistan‟ as a separate State?
(A) Mohanunad Ali Jinnah
(B) Syed Ahmed Khan
(C) Mohammad Iqbal
(D) Chaudhuri Rahmat Ali

51. The first political society started under British rule in India was?
(A) Brahma Samaj
(B) Arya Samaj
(C) Land holders society
(D) None of the above

52. In which year the capital of India was shifted from Kolkata to Dethi?
(A) 1905
(B) 1911
(C) 1934
(D) 1947

53. Who was founder of Vijayanagar empire?
(A) Krishna Deva Raya
(B) Devorayal
(C) Harihar and Bukka
(D) Ram Raya
54. Who started the „Home Rule‟ Movement?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Mrs. Anne Besant
(C) Mohammad Mi Jinnah
(D) None of them

55. At which place Gandhiji had the first experience of mass movement in India?
(A) Bardoli
(B) Dandi
(C) Chauri Chaura
(D) Champaran

56. The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola was built by—
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Kharvela
(c) Amoghavarsha
(d) Chamundaraya

57. „Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowings, for once cremated,
there is no return‟. The rejection of after life is an aphorism of the—
(a)Kapalika sect
(b)Sunyavada of Nagarjun
(c)Ajivikas
(d)Charvakas

58. Which one of the following usages was a post-Vedic development ?
(a)Dharma-Artha-Kama-Moksha
(b)Brahmana-Kshatriya-Vaishya-Shudra
(c)Brahmacharya-Grihasthashrama-Vanaprastha-Sanyasa
(d)Indra-Surya-Rudra-Marut

59. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was—
(a)Amritsar
(b)Patiala
(c)Lahore
(d)Kapurthala

60. In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddha's
First Sermon at Sarnath is—
(a)Abhaya
(b)Dhyana
(c)Dharmachakra
(d)Bhumisparsa

61. The name of the poet Kalidas is mentioned in the—
(a)Allahabad pillar inscription
(b)Aihole inscription
(c)Alapadu grant
(d)Hanumakonda inscription

62. Zero was invented by—
(a)Aryabhatta
(b)Varahamihira
(c)Bhaskara I
(d)An unknown Indian

63. Which one of the following important trade centres of ancient India was on the
trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi ?
(a)Tagara
(b)Sripura
(C)Tripuri
(d)Tamralipti

64. The first Indian ruler who joined the subsidiary Alliance was—
(a)The Nawab of Oudh
(b)The Nizam of Hyderabad
(c)Peshwa Baji Rao II
(d)The king of Travancore

65. Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama is invariably a—
(a)Brahmana
(b)Kshatriya
(c)Vaishya
(d)Shudra

66. Toramana belonged to the ethnic horde of the—
(a)Scythians
(b)Hunas
(c)Yue-chis
(d)Sakas

67. Who among the following is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi
Sultans ?
(a)Ziauddin Barani
(b)Shams-i-siraj Afif
(c)Minhaj-us-siraj
(d)Amir Khusrau

68. The first Indian ruler to organize Haj pilgrimage at the expense of the state
was—
(a)Alauddin Khilji
(b)Feroz Tughlaq
(c)Akbar
(d)Aurangzeb

69. Who among the following ladies wrote a historical account during the Mughal
period ?
(a)Gulbadan Begum
(b)Noorjahan Begum
(c)Jahanara Begum
(d)Zebun-nissah Begum

70. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the—
(a)Portuguese
(b)Dutch
(c)French
(d)Danish

71. The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are—
(a)Buddhist
(b)Buddhist and Jain
(c)Hindu and Jain
(d)Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

72. The significance of the Bengal Regulation of 1793 lies in the fact that—
(a)It provided for the establishment of the Supreme court
(b)It restricted the application of English law to Englishmen only
(c)It accommodated the personal laws of Hindus and Muslims
(d)It provided for the appointment of the Indian Law Commission

73. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system
followed in—
(a)Afghanistan
(b)Turkey
(c)Mongolia
(d)Persia

74. Which one of the following monuments has a dome which is said to be one of the
largest in the world ?
(a)Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram
(b)Jama Masjid, Delhi
(c)Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tuglaq, Delhi
(d)Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

75. Ashtapradhan was a Council of Ministers—
(a)In the Gupta administration
(b)In the Chola administration
(c)In the Vijaynagar administration
(d)In the Maratha administration

76. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by—
(a)Mahayana Buddhism
(b)Hinayana Buddhism
(c)Jainism
(d)The Lokayata School

77. Which one of the following territories was not affected by the revolt of 1857 ?
(a)Jhansi
(b)Jagdishpur
(c)Lucknow
(d)Chittor

78. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
(a)Battle of Buxar— Mir Jafar Vs Clive
(b)Battle of Wandiwash—French Vs East India Company
(c)Battle of Chelianwala—Dalhousie Vs Marathas
(d)Battle of Kharda—Nizam Vs East India Company

79. The word „Hindu‟ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by—
(a)The Greeks
(b)The Romans
(c)The Chinese
(d)The Arabs

80. Hughly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by—
(a)The Portuguese
(b)The French
(c)The Danish
(d)The British

81.Which Veda can be recited?
(a)rigVeda
(b)samVeda
(c) yajurVeda
(d)athrva Veda

82.Name the Veda whose most of the paras written in prose
(a)Sam Veda
(b)Yajur Veda
(c) Rig Veda
(d) Athrva Veda

83.Name the Veda in which one to one rishi is prominent in its sukats of mendals:
(a)Athrva Veda
(b)Sam Veda
(c) Rig Veda
(d)Yajur Veda

84.What are those scriptures which contain fundamentally the brahmin region and
yagya?
(a) Veda
(b)Upnishad
(c) Puran
(d)Brahmin granth
85.What are those scriptures whose composition was meant only for those
individual,who wished to follow the path of devotion to see the almighty after
completing their househoold life:
(a) Veda
(b)Arnayak
(c) Upnishad
(d) Purnas

86.If Vedic literature had been called the most elevated collection of diamonds
which literature had been terms as the crown:
(a)Braman granth
(b)Arnayak litrature
(c) Upnishad litrature
(d)Puranic litrature

87.Which litrature was composed to explain the meaning of sanghtavas:
(a)Upnishad
(b) brahmin scriptures
(c) Vedaang
(d)Puran

88.which one of the following is not a Vedaang:
(a)Chhand
(b) Arnayak
(c) astrology
(d)nirkut

89.How will you classify the “asht adhiyayi” of panini:
(a)Nirkut
(b)grammer
(c) education
(d)chhand

90.Which scriptures have been helpful to write ”kam sutra”:
(a) Veda brahmin scripture
(b) from Vedaangs
(c) upnishads
(d)purans

91.Who is the scholar who has done discovery on ancient sanskrit literature
(a)grierson
(b)newton
(c) keith
(d) johnson

92.Which one of the following scriptures inspired “rishi balmiki”, according to
dr.waber?
(a)Asht adhiyayi
(b) Dashrath jatak
(c) Mahabharata
(d)skand puran

93.Which one of the following episode is not related to the ramayana:
(a)childhood episode
(b)ayodhya episode
(c) sunder episode
(d)lanka episode

94.Who is considered as the author of mahabharaat:
(a)Rishi Vedvyas
(b)Rishi vishwamitra
(c)Sringi rishi
(d)Rishi arya
95.How many parts are there in mahabharata:
(a)10
(b)12
(c) 18
(d)14

96.When was mahabharta composed:
(a)1100 b.c
(b)1500. b.c
(c) 3100. bc
(d) 5100 b.c

97.Which one of the following is not a puran:
(a)Vayu puran
(b) Varah puran
(c) Agni puran
(d)Jal ouran

98.Which parts of purans are associated with “shiv puran”:
(a)Narad puran
(b)Vayu puran
( c) Bhagwat puran
(d)bhavish puran

99.What is called as adi puran?
(a)Bhagwat puran
(b)Agni puran
(c) brahm puran
(d)Varah puran

100.Name the puran in which there is a reference to twenty eight avatar of shiv:
(a)Ling puran
(b)Sskand puran
(c) Vaman puran
(d)Agni puran

101.Name the sanskrit scholar who is called the teacher guru of kanishak?
(a) Kalidas
(b)Ashavghosh
(c) Bharvi
(d)Harishchandra

102.Which one of the following is not a composition of kalidas:
(a)Kumar sambhav
(b)Meghdoot
( c) Raghuvansh
(d)Harish chritra

103.What is kumar sambhav from the following:
(a)Collection of prayers
(b)Epic
(c)Tale epic
(d)Short poem epic

104.Name the epic written by poet Bhatti:
(a)Ravan vadh
(b)Ram kav
(c) Meghnath vadh
(d)Lakshamn vijay.

105.Who composed “shishupal”vadh ?
(a)Kalidas
(b)Bharvi
(c) Magh
(d)kumar das
106.Who is considered the auther of Natya Shastra:
(a)Dandi
(b)Bharat muni
(c) Bhamah
(d)Anand vardhan

107.Which one of the following is not a sanskrit scholar:
(a)Bhas
(b)Kalidas
(c) Bhavbhuti
(d)Jai shankar parsad

108.Who is the writer of “Abhigyan Shakuntlam”:
(a)Sri harsh
(b)Jai dev
(c) Kalidas
(d)Bharat muni

109.Which one of the following plays is not written by Bhas:
(a)Mirchhkatak
(b)Swapanvas data
(c) Mudraksh
(d)Kundmala

110.Who is the author of “harishchrit” and kadambari:
(a)Bhan bhatt
(b)Bhav bhuti
(c) Harish chandra
(d)Ashvghosh

				
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