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HISTORY

1. In which of the following, has the fourfold 7. A famine took place in Magadha 200 years
division of the society been expressly after Mahavira’s death. During that period
mentioned? who among the following left Magadha for
a. Yajurveda South India and is given the credit for
b. Satapatha Brahmana carrying Jainism to the south?
c. Purusa – Sukta of Rig eda a. Sudharmana
d. Aranyakas b. Indrabhuti
2. ‘The Brahmana is dependent on the king c. Sthulabhadra
and takes a lower seat by his side, but he is d. Bhadrabahu
superior to the King.’ This is mentioned in 8. Which one of the following rulers was
which one of the following? known as Amitraghata, the ‘destroyer of
a. Satapatha Brahmana foes’?
b. Aitareya Brahmana a. Chandragupta Maurya
c. Kataka Samhita b. Bindusara
d. Taittariya Upanishad c. Kanishka
3. Which one is the correct chronological d. Samudragupta
order in which the given rulers ruled over 9. Which one of the following alternatives
Magadha? correctly gives the features(s) normally
a. Brihadratha – Bimbisara – Sisunaga – noticed in Asokan pillars?
Bindusara a. Lustrous polish
b. Sisunaga – Bindusara – Sisunaga- b. Lustrous polish and monolith
Bimbisara c. Square base and octagonal shape
c. Brihadratha – Bindusara – Sisunaga – d. Lustrous polish and square base
Bimbisara 10. In which of the following inscriptions,
d. Sisunaga – Bimbisara – Brihadratha – does Asoka record open confession of his
Bindusara faith on the Buddhist trinity?
4. In which one of the following, does the a. Brahmagiri Minor Rock Edict
term “Second urbanization” in ancient b. Bhabru Minor Rock Edict
India refer to the urban processes? c. The XIII Rock Edict
a. Indus Valley d. Rummindei Edict
b. Gangetic Valley 11. Which of the following aspects has not
c. Narmada Valley been dealt with in the Arthasastra?
d. Kaveri Valley a. Eradication of famine
5. Which one of the following virtues was b. Method of cultivation
added by Mahavira to the fourfold path c. Qualities of the ministers
preached by the 23rd Tirthankara d. Spy system
Parsvanath? 12. Which one of the following king is
a. Satya associated with the earliest known
b. Ahimsa epigraphic record in India containing land-
c. Brahmacharya grant information?
d. Asteya a. Asoka
6. Which one of the following Buddhist b. Karikela
centres did not have direct connection with c. Gautamiputra Satkarni
Buddha during his lifetime? d. Kharavela of Kalinga
a. Sarnath 13. Where are the Ayaka pillars installed?
b. Uruvela a. Inside the Viharas
c. Rajagriha b. Inside the Chaitya halls
d. Sanchi c. On the Anda of the Stupas
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d. On the Medhi of the Stupas a. A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4
14. Match List-I (Works) with List-II b. A-1 B-4 C-5 D-2
(Contents) and select the correct answer: c. A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2
List-I d. A-1 B-2 C-5 D-4
A. Maduraikkanji 19. Kanishka was a great patron of art and
B. Tolkappiyam literature. Which of the following
C. Paripadal personalities adorned his Court?
D. Pattinappalai a. Aswaghosa, Parsva, Vasumita and
List-II Charaka
1. A work on Tamil grammer b. Aswaghosa, Nagarjuna, Nagasena and
2. An account of the Pandya country Vasumitra
3. A long poem on Kaveripattanam c. Aswaghosa, Parsva, Hemachandra and
4. A Sangam anthology Nagarjuna
5. Translation of the Mahabharata into d. Aswaghosa, Vasumitra, Asanga and
Tamil Hemachandra
a. A-4 B-1 C-5 D-3 20. Which inscription refers to the work ship
b. A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1 Vrishni – Viras among Bhagavata
c. A-4 B-3 C-5 D-1 votaries?
d. A-2 B-1 C-4 D-3 a. Nagavi inscription
15. The inscriptions from Nanaghat, Nasik and b. Besnagar inscription
Sanchi refer to which one of the following c. Mora Well inscription
ruling families? d. Mathura inscription of Chandra Gupta
a. Kanvas – II
b. Satavahanas 21. Match List-I with List-II and select the
c. Mitras correct answer:
d. Chedis List-I (Authors)
16. According to tradition the Sangams A. Al – Beruni
flourished at different places. Which one B. Minhas – us Siraj
of the following places were associated C. Firdausi
with the three Sangams? D. Amir Khusro
a. Madura and Kapatpuram List-II (Texts)
b. Madura, Kapatpuram and 1. Shahnama
Kaveripattanam 2. Nuh Siphir
c. Madura, Uraiyur and Cholamandalam 3. Tahqiq – ul Hind
d. Puhar and Madura 4. Tabqat – i Nasir
17. Which one of the following indicates the a. A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4
correct chronological order of era in India? b. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2
a. Gupta – Harsha – Vikram – Shaka c. A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2
b. Vikram – Shaka –Gupta – Harsha d. A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4
c. Gupta – Shaka – Vikram – Harsha 22. Which one of the following Gupta rulers
d. Vikram – Harsha – Gupta – Shaka was related to the Licchavis on his
18. Match List-I with List-II and select the mother’s side?
correct answer: a. Srigupta
List-I (Inscription) b. Chandragupta-I
A. Saranath Buddhist image inscription c. Ghatokachagupta
B. Mathura Pillar inscription d. Samudragupta
C. Besanagar Garuda Pillar inscription 23. What was the head of the traders in the
D. Junagadh inscription Gupta period called?
List-II (Ruler) a. Shresthi
1. Heliodorus b. Kulika
2. Rudradaman c. Sarthavaha
3. Kanishka d. Samaharta
4. Huvishka
5. Kharavela
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24. Which one of the following works of c. A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1
Kalidasa is not based on theme familiar in d. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2
the Vedic/Puranic literature? 29. With which one of the following is the
a. Abhiyana Sakuntala classic “Jivaka Chintamani” associated?
b. Meghaduta a. Jainism
c. Kumarasambhava b. Buddhism
d. Rughvansha c. Hinduism
25. Match List-I with List-II and select the d. Sikhism
correct answer: 30. Which one of the following pairs is
List-I (Authors) correctly matched?
A. Sudraka a. Gulbadan Begum : Akbar
B. Subandhu b. Abdul Hamid Lahori : Jahangir
C. Mahendravarman I c. Khafi Khan : Shahjahan
D. Asvaghosha d. Zeb – un – Nissa : Bahadur Shah – II
List-II (Books) 31. Which one of the following statements
1. Duta Kavya about Dadaji Kondadev is true?
2. Saundarananda a. He was a Jagirdar appointed by Shivaji
3. Mrichchhakatika b. He was a spiritual guide and
4. Charudatta philosopher of Shivaji
5. Mattavilasa Prahasana c. He was Administrator of Estates of
a. A-3 B-5 C-4 D-2 Shivaji’s father
b. A-2 B-4 C-5 D-1 d. He was ecclesiastical head of the
c. A-3 B-4 C-5 D-2 Maratha State under Shivaji
d. A-2 B-5 C-4 D-1 32. Tobacco cultivation was introduced in the
26. Which one of the following sites has Deccan by the Portuguese during the 16th
yielded archaeological evidence for the century. Tobacco smoking reached the
existence of a Roman colony? Mughal Court because of which one of the
a. Arikamedu following?
b. Paloura a. The Portuguese missionaries
c. Dosarene introduced it into the Mughal Court
d. Tamralipti b. The Mughal ambassador to Bijapur,
27. The brick temple of Bhitargaon is a Mirza Asad Beg introduced it to Akbar
famous Gupta monument. It contains c. The soldiers of the Deccan spread this
which one of the following architectural among the Mughal nobility
features? d. The farmers who took to tobacco
a. Use of lime – mortar as cementing cultivation introduced this to the
material Mughal Court
b. Use of true arch 33. Who invented the technique of extracting
c. Use of marble for decoration scent from Rose?
d. Use of red sandstone in the plinth a. Maham Anga
28. Match List-I with List-II and select the b. Nurjahan
correct answer: c. Mumtaz Mahal
List-I (Titles) d. Roshan Ara
A. Madurai Konda 34. Which popular Sufi Silsilah tried to
B. Tanjayur Konda counteract the liberal religious policy of
C. Gangai Konda Akbar?
D. Tondar – adip – podi a. Qadri
List-II (Names) b. Chishti
1. Vipranarajana c. Suhrawardi
2. Parantaka-I d. Naqshbandi
3. Krishna - III 35. “Heresy to the heretic, religion to the
4. Rajendra –I orthodox, but the dust of the rose petal
a. A-2 B-4 C-3 D-1 belong to the heart of the perfume seller.”-
b. A-1 B-3 C-4 D-2
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Which medieval writer composed this 41. Match List-I (Maratha Powers) with List-II
couplet? (Place of Treaty with East India Company)
a. Amir Khusrau and select the correct answer:
b. Abu Faizi List-I
c. Abul Fazl A. Peshwa
d. Lahori B. Holkar
36. In the Belgrade Summit of the non – C. Bhonsle
aligned nations in which India took a D. Sindhia
prominent part, some or all of the List-II
following resolutions were passed: 1. Bassein
1. Confidence in the doctrine of peaceful 2. Rajghat
co-existence was affirmed. 3. Devgaon
2. All the nations should have complete 4. Surji Arjungaon
independence in deciding about its a. A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4
form of government. b. A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2
3. The policy of racial distinction c. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2
followed by the Government of South d. A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4
Africa was condemned. 42. Match List-I with List-II and select the
4. Integrity and sovereignty of all the correct answer:
nations should be respected. List-I
Which one of the following alternatives is A. Partition of Bengal
correct? B. Dual Government in Bengal
a. 1,2 and 3 were passed C. Social reforms
b. 3 and 4 were passed D. Local self – government
c. 1,2 and 4 were passed List-II
d. 1,2,3 and 4 were passed 1. Lord Ripon
37. Who commanded the Maratha Army in the 2. Robert Clive
Third Battle of Panipat? 3. Warren Hastings
a. Dattaji Sindhia 4. Lord Curzon
b. Vishwas Rao 5. Lord William Bentinck
c. Sadashiva Rao Bhau a. A-4 B-1 C-5 D-2
d. Malhar Rao Holkar b. A-5 B-2 C-3 D-1
38. Which one of the following cities became c. A-4 B-2 C-5 D-1
famous for the art of metal – inlay work in d. A-5 B-1 C-3 D-2
the medieval South India? 43. Match List-I (Revenue Policy) with List-II
a. Hampi (Areas of Operation) and select the correct
b. Bidar answer:
c. Bijapur List-I
d. Tanjavur A. Permanent Settlement
39. In 1639, Shahjahan summoned B. Ryotwari Settlement
representatives of the mercantile C. Mahalwari Settlement
community to give him a clear picture of D. Zabti System
the misdeeds of the Governor of Surat. List-II
Who appeared before the Emperor to give 1. Bengal, Bihar and Orissa
evidence? 2. Punjab and United Provinces
a. Virji Vora 3. Bombay and Sind
b. Haji Muhammad Zahid Beg 4. Gujarat
c. Suja a. A-2 B-4 C-1 D-3
d. Shantidas Zaveri b. A-1 B-3 C-2 D-4
40. Who were Poligars? c. A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4
a. Government officials d. A-1 B-4 C-2 D-3
b. Landlords 44. Who organized the society called Abhinav
c. Ship – owning traders Bharat?
d. High priests at temples a. Ajit Singh
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b. Har Dayal b. Champaram Satyagraha – Kheda
c. Shyamji Krishna Varma Satyagraha – Rowlatt Satyagraha –
d. V.D. Savarkar Khilafat Movement
45. Where was Panchayat Raj first introduced? c. Khilafat Movement – Kheda
a. Tamil Nadu Satyagraha-Rowlatt Satyagraha –
b. Gujarat Champaran Satyagraha
c. Andhra Pradesh d. Champaran Satyagraha – Rowlatt
d. Rajasthan Satyagraha – Kheda Satyagraha –
46. What was the min purpose of the Punjab Khilafat Movement
Tenancy Act passed during the tenure of 51. Who among the following were considered
Lord Lawrence? constitutionalists within the Indian
a. To protect the occupancy rights of the National Congress?
peasants a. Jawaharlal Nehru and J.B. Kripalani
b. To increase the revenue receipts of the b. Sarojini Naidu and Annie Beasant
Government c. Subhash Chandra Bose and Maulana
c. To break the backbone of the landlords Azad
d. To wing the loyalty of landlords d. Satyamurthy and K. M. Munshi
47. Which one of the following indicates the 52. “There has been no revolt like that which
correct chronological order of the given has happened in the last three years. We
Commissions/Despatch? are proud of the response of the
a. Raleigh Commission – Sadler movement.”
Commission – Wood’s Despatch – The above opinion of Vallabh Bhai Patel
Hunter Commission refers to
b. Wood’s Despatch – Hunter a. Swadeshi Movement
Commission – Raleigh Commission – b. Non-Cooperation Movement
Sadler Commission c. Civil Disobedience Movement
c. Raleigh Commission – Hunter d. Quit India Movement
Commission – Wood’s Despatch – 53. Consider the following statements
Sadler Commission concerned with the Indian National Army:
d. Wood’s Despatch – Sadler 1. Indian National Army was formed
Commission – Raleigh Commission – outside the Indian territory.
Hunter Commission 2. Indian National Army was formed by
48. Who among the following opposed raising including the Indian Prisoners of war.
the minimum age of marriage for girls 3. Women formed a part of the Indian
from 10 to 12 years as embodied in the National Army.
Age of Consent Act, 1891? Which one of the following alternatives is
a. Mahadev Govind Ranade correct?
b. Swami Vivekananda a. 1 and 2 are correct
c. Bal Gangadhar Tilak b. 2 and 3 are correct
d. Gopal Krishna Gokhale c. 1 and 3 are correct
49. Who was the leader of the Indian d. 1,2 and 3 are correct
revolutionary activities in America? 54. Which one of the following indicates the
a. Shyamji Krishna Varma correct chronological order of the given
b. Lala Hardayal events?
c. V.D. Savarkar a. August Offer – Cripps Mission – Simla
d. Sardarsingh Rana conference – Cabinet Mission Plan
50. Which one of the following indicates the b. Simla Conference – Cabinet Mission
correct chronological order of the given Plan – August Offer – Cripps Mission
Movement / Satyagraha? c. August Offer – Cabinet Mission Plan –
a. Khilafat Movement – Rowlatt Simla Conference – Cripps Mission
Satyagraha – Kheda Satyagraha – d. Simla Conference – Cripps Mission –
Champaran Satyagraha August Offer – Cabinet Mission Plan
55. The British Prime Minister Atlee
announced in the House of Commons the
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“definite intention” of the British d. A is false but R is true
Government to affect the transfer of power 60. Assertion (A) : Social reforms was
to responsible Indian hands by a date not considered a necessary precondition for
later than the introduction and spread of English
a. August, 1947 education in India.
b. June, 1947 Reason (R) : India witnessed a spate of
c. January, 1948 social reforms in the early decades of the
d. June, 1948 nineteenth century.
56. Consider the following statements about a. Both A and R are individually true and
the Wavell Plan of 1945: R is the correct explanation of A
1. The Executive Council could nominate b. Both A and R are individually true but
members from amongst the nationalist R is not the correct explanation of A
leaders. c. A is true but R is false
2. The Executive Council could have d. A is false but R is true
equal number of Hindu and Muslim 61. Assertion (A) : The market regulations
representatives. introduced by Sultan Alauddin Khalji died
3. The veto power of Governor-General instantaneously with his death.
was to be abolished. Reason (R) : The market regulations were
4. The subject of foreign affairs was to be implemented with the use of brute force.
transferred from the Governor-General a. Both A and R are individually true and
to an Indian Member of the Council. R is the correct explanation of A
Which one of the following alternatives b. Both A and R are individually true but
are correct? R is not the correct explanation of A
a. 1,2 and 4 are correct c. A is true but R is false
b. 1,2 and 3 are correct d. A is false but R is true
c. 2 and 3 are correct 62. Assertion (A) : Akbar abolished jaziya in
d. 1 and 4 are correct 1564 but reimposed it subsequently.
57. Who among the following was not a Reason (R) : As a young man he was quite
member of Andhra Mhasabha that was liberal and tolerant but became a fanatic
organized in the early twentieth century to and reactionary as he came of age.
demand to separate linguistic state for the a. Both A and R are individually true and
Telugu-Speaking people? R is the correct explanation of A
a. Konda Venkatappayya b. Both A and R are individually true but
b. M. Krishna Rao R is not the correct explanation of A
c. Pattabhi Sitaramayya c. A is true but R is false
d. T. Prakasam d. A is false but R is true
58. Who among the following was not 63. Assertion (A) : The Mughal administrative
associated with the Kaori Conspiracy structure faced the Jagirdari crisis during
Case? the closing years of Aurangazeb’s reign.
a. Roshanlal Reason (R) : There were limited number of
b. Chandra Shekhar Azad Jagirs but unlimited number of
c. Ashfaqullah Mansabdars who were aspiring for Jagirs.
d. Surya Sen a. Both A and R are individually true and
59. Assertion (A) : Megasthenes said that R is the correct explanation of A
there was no slavery in India at the time of b. Both A and R are individually true but
his visit. R is not the correct explanation of A
Reason (R) : Meghasthenes could not c. A is true but R is false
distinguish slaves from their masters who d. A is false but R is true
treated them kindly. 64. Assertion (A) : The age of Guptas is
a. Both A and R are individually true and described as the golden age of Indian
R is the correct explanation of A history.
b. Both A and R are individually true but Reason (R) : The Guptas issued a large
R is not the correct explanation of A number of gold coins.
c. A is true but R is false
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a. Both A and R are individually true and a. Both A and R are individually true and
R is the correct explanation of A R is the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are individually true but b. Both A and R are individually true but
R is not the correct explanation of A R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true d. A is false but R is true
65. Assertion (A) : The sabha and samiti, the 69. Which one among the following was not a
two political bodies of the Rig Vedic port of the Chola Empire?
Aryans began to lose their strength during a. Kaveripattanam
the time of the Mahajanapadas. b. Mahabalipuram
Reason (R) : These tribal assemblies could c. Shaliyur
not fit into the organizational framework d. Tamralipti
of the large territorial states. 70. Which one of the following Rajput
a. Both A and R are individually true and Dynasties did not claim their mythical
R is the correct explanation of A origin from ‘Agnikula’?
b. Both A and R are individually true but a. Parihara
R is not the correct explanation of A b. Chouhana
c. A is true but R is false c. Chandel
d. A is false but R is true d. Solanki
66. Assertion (A) : According to the foreign 71. Which one of the following pairs is not
traveler Paes, the Devdasis held a highly correctly matched?
respectable position in the vijayanagar a. Malti-Madhav : Drama
society. b. Panchatantra : Fable
Reason (R) : The Devdasi system of c. Malavikagnimitram : Biography
offering dancing girls to the temples in d. Panchasiddhantika : Astronomy
South India came into existence for the 72. India takes the credit for producing the
first time under the Vijayanagar rulers. first text book on Islamic mysticism the
a. Both A and R are individually true and Kashful Mahub. Who was its author?
R is the correct explanation of A a. Sheikh Fariduddin Ganj-i Shakar
b. Both A and R are individually true but b. Ata Malik Juwaini
R is not the correct explanation of A c. Yahya Maneri
c. A is true but R is false d. Ali Hujweri
d. A is false but R is true 73. The Chisti Sufis in India developed the
67. Assertion (A) : The partition of India institution of “Vilayat” which stood for
resulted from the failure of the Hindu and which one of the following?
Muslim communities to agree on how and a. Abode of the Sufis
to whom power was to be transferred. b. Spiritual territory free from the State
Reason (R) : The Political leadership of control
the independence movement of India was c. Khanqah discipline
divided on sectarian lines and strongly d. Final resting place of the Sufis
believed in the two-nation theory. 74. Which one of the following pairs is not
a. Both A and R are individually true and correctly matched?
R is the correct explanation of A a. Iqta : Revenue assignment for civil and
b. Both A and R are individually true but military service
R is not the correct explanation of A b. Mansab : Official status of the nobles
c. A is true but R is false in the Sultanate administration
d. A is false but R is true c. Khalisa : Directly administered land by
68. Assertion (A) : Major Rock Edict No.XIII the Mughal emperor
mentioning Asoka’s conquest of Kalinga, d. Ijara : A constractual system of
does not appear at Dhauli. revenue assignment
Reason (R) : Asoka did not want the 75. Which one of the following is not
people of Kalinga to be reminded of his applicable to Alauddin Khalji’s reign?
conquest. a. Control over Muqaddams
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b. Measurement of land for revenue 3. Narnal
collection 4. Shutrnal
c. An espionage system a. A-1 B-2 C-4 D-3
d. Grant of Taqqavi loans for the b. A-3 B-4 C-2 D-1
development of agriculture c. A-1 B-4 C-2 D-3
76. Which one of the following pairs is not d. A-3 B-2 C-4 D-1
correctly matched? 81. Which one of the following buildings uses
a. Ahadi : Gentleman trooper four-centred arch (Tudor arch) as the main
b. Qalb : King’s personal troops architectural element?
c. Muqaddams : Revenue collectors a. Alai Darwaza
d. Charai : House tax b. Quwwatul Islam Mosque
77. Who among the following authors c. Fatehpur Sikri structures
remarked that when Muhammad bin d. Chittor Fort
Tughlaq died, ‘he was relieved of his 82. In which century was the gearing
people and the people were relieved of mechanism introduced in India?
him’? a. Tenth Century
a. Ziauddin Barani b. Fourteenth Century
b. Shamsuddin Siraj Afif c. Sixteenth Century
c. Abul Fazal d. Seventeenth Century
d. Abdul Qadir Badayuni 83. Which one of the following alternatives
78. The formation of Chaudhuri caste in correctly indicates the factor(s) responsible
Northern India was an interesting aspect of for the vigour of Vijayanagara economy
social change during the fourteenth during the fifteenth and early sixteenth
century. Which one of the following centuries?
alternatives explains this change? a. Agricultural expansion
a. Merging of the subjugated ruling b. Agricultural expansion and export
aristocracy with rural landed gentry trade
b. Upgradation of Khuts and Muqaddams c. Export trade, and wars and conquests
because of their association with the of the Deccan States
State d. Wars and conquests of the Deccan
c. A process which is characterized as States, and the plunder of the Tamil
sanskritization country
d. Craft specializations resulting from the 84. The salary to the police in the Vijanagara
growth of urban economy State was paid from which one of the
79. Which one of the following literary works following?
forms a part of the Sufi literature? a. Proceeds of brothels
a. Tabaqat–i Nasiri b. Taxes on goods
b. Khair-ul Majalis c. Land revenue
c. Rehla d. Collection from the wine shops
d. Futuh-us Salatin 85. Which one of the following indicates the
80. Match List-I (Artillery/Gyms) with List-II correct chronological order of the Maratha
(Technical Names) and select the correct saints of the Bhakti movement?
answer: a. Namdev– Tukaram – Eknath – Ramdas
List-I b. Ramdas – Eknath – Tukaram –Namdev
A. Light artillery carried on the back of c. Namdev– Eknath – Tukaram – Ramdas
men d. Ramdas– Tukaram – Eknath – Ramdev
B. Light artillery carried on the back of 86. Who among the following Sikh Gurus
elephants started the Gurumukhi script?
C. Light artillery carried on the back of a. Guru Arjan
camels b. Guru Ramdas
D. Guns on wheeled-carriages c. Guru Tegh Bahadur
List-II d. Guru Angad
1. Arraba 87. Who wrote Vasucharitra?
2. Gajnal a. Ramraja
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b. Vitthalanatha b. Successive deposits of the material
c. Krishnadeva Raya remains
d. Tirumalamba c. Physical features of the people
88. What is Sarvadarsanasangraha? inhabiting the site
a. A treatise on Advaita d. The numerical wealth of the milch
b. A critical account of sixteen cattle
philosophical systems from 94. Which one of the following indicates the
materialism to monism antecedent stages of the Mature Harappan
c. A full exposition of the Mimamsa phase?
d. A Buddhist philosophical system a. Cemetery H and Kechibeg
89. Which one of the following pairs is not b. Cemetery H and Amri
correctly matched? c. Cemetery H and Jhukar
(Emperors) : (Nobles) d. Amri and Kechibeg
a. Babur : Tardi Beg 95. Which one of the following sites has
b. Humayun : Bairam Khan yielded the earliest evidence for both wild
c. Jahangir : Sawai Jai Singh and sown varieties of paddy?
d. Aurangzeb : Jaswant Singh a. Adamgarh
90. Which one of the following measures was b. Ahar
under taken by Akbar in 1563? c. Bagor
a. Building of the lbadat Khana d. Belan
b. Forbidding the enslavement of the 96. Which one is the correct chronological
wives and children of rebellious order of cultures?
villagers a. Magdalenian– Mousterian – Acheulean
c. Remission of pilgrim tax – Abbevillian
d. Issuing of mahzar b. Abbevillian– Acheulean – Mousterian
91. What did the term Peshkash mean during – Magdalenian
the Mughal period? c. Magdalenian– Acheulean – Mousterian
a. Money paid by the Noble to his – Abbevillian
cavalry-men as an advance d. Abbevillian – Mousterian – Aceulean –
b. Money paid by the money-changers to Magdalenian
the carriers of post as an advance 97. Match List-I [Archaeological
c. A stipulated sum of money paid as Materials(Pottery)] with List-II (Historical
land-revenue to the Emperor by the Phase) and select the correct answer:
chiefs List-I
d. Money paid as bribe to Subedars to A. PGW – Painted grey ware
secure safe passage for a caravan of B. Black and red ware
traders passing through their territories C. NBPW – Northern black polished ware
92. Which one of the following indicates the D. RPW – Red polished ware
correct chronological order in which the List-II
four given important forts were captured 1. Gupta age
by Emperor Akbar? 2. Harappan age
a. Asirgarh – Ranthambhor – Kalinjar – 3. Early historic age
Merta 4. Mauryan age
b. Merta – Kalinjar – Ranthambhor – a. A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1
Asirgarh b. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2
c. Asirgarh – Kalinjar – Ranthambhor – c. A-2 B-4 C-3 D-1
Merta d. A-1 B-3 C-4 D-2
d. Merta – Ranthambhor – Kalinjar – 98. From which one of the following sites,
Asirgarh was the famous Bull-seal of Indus Valley
93. Stratigraphy is a method used in found?
archaeology to understand which one of a. Harappa
the following? b. Chanhudaro
a. Extent of the distribution of a culture c. Lothal
d. Mohenjo-Daro
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99. Incontestable evidence is found to prove 104. Who among the following women is
the existence of maritime trade of Indus known to have composed the Vedic
people with Western Asia. Which one of Mantras?
the following was not an item of export? a. Gargi
a. Peacock b. Maitreyi
b. Horse c. Apala
c. Ivory d. Jabala
d. Pearl 105. In which of the following forms of
100. Match List-I (Characteristics) with List-II marriages, was the bridgegroom supposed
(Site / System) and select the correct to give a cow and a bull to the guardian of
answer: the bridge during ancient period?
List-I a. Asura
A. This river system has the maximum b. Paisacha
concentration of Harappan settlements c. Prajapatya
B. This Harappan site has recently yielded d. Arsha
an unusual cache of silver ware and 106. Which one of the following is the word
ornaments used for “fight” in the Rigveda?
C. This Neolithic site in Kashmir has a. Gavishti
yielded evidence of Early Harappan b. Samgava
contacts c. Yava
D. This site is described as a pure copper d. Svasara
age site in India 107. Which one of the following was the
List-II Magna Carta of western educational
1. Burzhom system in India?
2. Ahar a. The Report of the Committee of Public
3. Kunal Instruction, 1823
4. Ghaggar-Hakra b. The Charter Act of 1833
5. Dholavira c. Despatch of Sir Charles Wood,
a. A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4 Secretary of State, 1854
b. A-4 B-1 C-5 D-2 d. The Report of the Hunter Commission
c. A-2 B-1 C-5 D-4 108. Which one of the following pairs is not
d. A-4 B-3 C-1 D-2 correctly matched?
101. Which one of the following contains the a. Willian Jones : Hindu College
famous Gayatri Mantra? b. Jeremy Bentham : Utilitarian School
a. Rigveda c. Jonathan Duncan : Sanskrit College
b. Yajurveda d. William Carey : Serampore College
c. Atharvaveda 109. Match List-I with List-II and select the
d. Samveda correct answer:
102. According to the famous Puranas, which List-I (Newspapers)
one of the following places was chosen by A. Samachar Darpan
the God Shiva for his Lakulisha B. Mirat-ul-Akhbar
incarnation? C. Kesari
a. Sri Shyla D. Young India
b. Kashi List-II (Editors)
c. Ujjaini 1. Ram Mohan Roy
d. Kayavarohana 2. B.G. Tilak
103. Which Vedic Gods have been described in 3. Mahatma Gandhi
the Rigveda as residing in a thousand 4. Marshman
pillared house? a. A-2 B-1 C-4 D-3
a. Indra and Agni b. A-4 B-3 C-2 D-1
b. Yama and Yami c. A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1
c. Usha and Surya d. A-4 B-1 C-2 D-3
d. Mitra and Varuna 110. Which Benthamites considered that India
was a land of superstitions?
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a. Bentinck, Metcalfe and Canning d. Lakshmanavasu Chetti and Jyotiba
b. Dalhousie, Canning and Macaulay Phule
c. Bentinck, Macaulay and Dalhousie 115. Who among the following said “My boy,
d. Bentinck, Macaulay and Metcalfe no, you are an Indian first and then a
111. Who suggested the removal of all Muslim”?
discrimination of caste and race, and a. Jawaharlal Nehru
adoption of Saiva form of marriage b. Mohammad Iqbal
prescribed in Mahanivana Tantra? c. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
a. Raja Ram Mohan Roy d. Syed Ahmad Khan
b. Debendra Nath Tagore 116. Which one of the following pairs is not
c. Keshab Chandra Sen correctly matched?
d. Gopal Hari Deshmukh a. British India Society : Adams
112. Match List-I (1857 Revolt – British b. Indian National Union : A. O. Hume
Generals) with List-II (Place of Action) c. National Indian Association : Anand
and select the correct answer: Mohan Bose
List-I d. East India Association : Dadabhai
A. John Nicholson Naoroji
B. Colin Campbell 117. Who started the Madras Labour Union
C. Havelock (1918)?
D. Hugh Rose a. Kanji Dwarkadas and Umar Sobhani
List-II b. G. Ramanajulu Naidu and G. C. Chetti
1. Lucknow c. T.V.K. Mudaliar and H.B. Mandavale
2. Jhansi d. C.K. Annadurai and K.T.
3. Delhi Ramachandran
4. Kanpur 118. Which one of the following statements
a. A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2 about the industrial Disputes Act of 1938
b. A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4 is correct?
c. A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4 a. It was strongly supported by the Left
d. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2 and Congress Socialists
113. Match List-I (Organizations) with List-II b. It was based on the philosophy of
(Years in Which Founded) and select the concillation, arbitration and
correct answer: negotiation
List-I c. The Act did not restrict the freedom to
A. Landholders Society strike
B. British Indian Association d. The registration procedure of trade
C. Madras Native Association unions was made easy
D. The Indian Association 119. Consider the following events:
List-II 1. Attempt on the life of Judge Kingford.
1. 1838 2. Shooting of the District Magistrate
2. 1851 Jackson.
3. 1852 3. Satara conspiracy.
4. 1876 4. Murder of Lt. Ayerst
a. A-1 B-2 C-3 D-4 which one of the following is the correct
b. A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2 chronological order of the above events?
c. A-1 B-4 C-3 D-2 a. 1,2,4,3
d. A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4 b. 4,2,1,3
114. To whom is the use of Ramayana legend c. 1,3,4,2
in promoting the national movement, d. 4,3,1,2
besides Gandhiji also attributed? 120. Who among the following was not
a. Birsa Munda and Vasudeo Phadke associated with the Revolt of 1857?
b. Baba Ramchandra and Rajana a. Ashfaqulla Khan
Anantayya b. Kunwar Singh
c. Korra Mallaya and Daulata Ramoshi c. Maulvi Ahmadullah
d. Laxmibai of Jhansi