IAS Prelims History/ Quiz

 1. Who among the following had written a

treatise on fanciful technological devices?
a. Bhoja
b. Govindaraja
c. Chandravarman
d. Mahipala
2. Which one of the following communities
of peasants revolted against the Pala rulers
of Bengal?
a. Jats
b. Gurjaras
c. Kavartas
d. Doms
3. A very important source for the political
structure and social conditions ofGujarat
from the 9th to the 13th centuries is the text
known as
a. Rajatarangini
b. Panchatantra
c. Lekhapadhati
d. Sukraniti
4. The Chola inscriptions are found in the
following languages:
1. Sanskrit
2. Telugu
3. Tamil
4. Kannada
Their correct sequence in terms of the
extent to which they were used (most
frequent first, least frequent last) is
a. 1, 3, 4, 2
b. 3, 1, 4, 2
c. 1, 3, 2, 4
d. 3, 1, 2, 4
5. Match the temples in List built by the
Chola monarchs with the places in List II
and select the correct answer:
List-I
A. The Koranganatha Temple

B. The Rajarajeswara Temple
C. The Airavatesvara Temple
D. The Shival Temple
List-II
1. Tiruvaliswaram
2. Dharasuram
3. Srinivasanallur
4. Tanjore
A B C D
a. 3 4 1 2
b. 3 4 2 1
c. 4 3 2 1
d. 4 3 1 2
6. The capital – seat Gangaikonda
Cholapuram was founded by
a. Rajendra I
b. Rajaraja the Great
c. Kulottunga I
d. Parantaka
7. Which one of the following pairs is
correctly matched?
a. Krishnadevaraya : Manucharita
b. Bukka I: Vaidikamanggapravartaka
c. Allasaniqeddanna: Amuktamalyada
d. Gangadevi: Amarsataka
8. Abdur Razzsaq who left is detaled account
of Vijayanagara Empire in Persian, came
to the Vijayanagar court as the envoy of
Mirza Shag Rukh during the reign of
a. Harihara II
b. Bukka II
c. Deva Raya II
d. Krishnadeva Raya
9. What was the nature of the Nagaram
settlements South India?
a. Villages inhabited by peasant castes
b. Villages settled and dominated by
combinations of traders and merchants
c. Villages granted to the Brahamanas
d. Villages having the local
administrative units
10. The territorial revenue assignment in the
Delhi Sultanate was known as
a. Tuyul
b. Milk
c. Iqta
d. Jagir
11. Sultan Alaudding Khalji claimed land
revenue on
a. One-fourth of he produce
b. Two-thirds of the produce
c. One-half of the produce
d. Two-fifths of the produce
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12. Which one of the following was the reason
for the great rebellion in Doab against
Muhammad Tughlaq?
a. Transfer of capital from Delhi
b. Issue of token currency
c. Increase in rural taxation
d. Enslavement of rural population
13. Yahiya Sirhindi, the author of Tarikh-i-
Mubarakshahi live during the period of
a. Lodis
b. Soyidds
c. Tughulqs
d. Khalijis
14. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Silver tanka
B. Diwan-i-Kohi
C. Dar-ul-Shafa
D. Shahan-i-Mandi
List-II
1. Alaudding Kahalji
2. Feroze Tughluq
3. Iltutmish
4. Muhammad Tughluq
A B C D
a. 4 3 2 1
b. 3 4 1 2
c. 3 4 2 1
d. 4 3 1 2
15. ‘When he attained kingship, he was quite
independent of the rules and orders of the
shariat.’
Ziauddin Barani made the above statement
regarding
a. Iltutamish
b. Alauddin Khalji
c. Mubarak Khalji
d. Muhammad Tughluq

16. Match List I with List II and select the

correct answer:
List-I (Author)
A. Minhaj Siraj
B. Amir Khusrau
C. Hasan Nizami
D. Shams-i-Siraj Afif
List-II (Works)
1. Tarikh-e-firuz Shahi
2. Tajul Ma’asir
3. Khazainul Futuh
4. Tabaquat-i-Nasiri
A B C D
a. 3 4 2 1
b. 3 4 1 2
c. 4 3 1 2
d. 4 3 2 1
17. The tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughluq is
marked by
a. a bulbous dome
b. sloping walls
c. the absence of marble
d. high towers
18. Who among the following were prominent
members of the Nirguna cult of Bhakti
Marge?
1. Kabir
2. Nanak
3. Raidas
4. Mira
Choose the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 2 and 3
b. 1, 3 and 3
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
19. Which of the following places were
captured by Krishnadevaraya from
Prataparudra?
1. Raichur
2. Udayagiri
3. Penukonda
4. Kondapalli
Choose the correct answer using the codes
given below
a. 1, 2 and 4
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. 2 and 4
20. Which one of he following Sufi saints saw
the rule of seven Sultans but visited the
Court of none?
a. Qutbudding Bakhtiyar Kaki
b. Baba Farid-ud-din Chishti
c. Shaikh Nizamudding Chishti
d. Nasirudding ‘Chiragh’ Delhi
21. the longest canal of its time which is still
used and is most beneficial to North India
was built by
a. Sher Shah Suri
b. Babur
c. Firuz Shah
d. Firuz Shah Shahajahan
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22. Manucci says that the re-imposition of
Juziya was strongly opposed by a group
of nobles headed by
a. Jaswant Singh
b. Jahanara
c. Rana Raj Singh
d. Shayista Khan
23. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer
List-I (Events
A. Conquest of Malwa
B. Formation of Subas
C. Annexation of Kashmir
D. Establishment of the Department of
News Reporting
List-II (Years)
1. 1562
2. 1574-75
3. 1580
4. 1586
A B C D
a. 3 1 2 4
b. 1 3 2 4
c. 3 1 4 2
d. 1 3 4 2
24. ‘Amongst his great nobles he (the king)
was so predominant that none dared lift his
head too high, but with the humbler
classes he was benevolent and debonair,
willingly giving them audience and
hearing their petitions. He was pleased to
accept their presents, taking them into his
hands and holding them to his beast.’
Consider the quotation given above and
indicate who it is attributed to and who
was the king referred to in it.
a. Monserrate : Aakabar
b. Tavernier : Jahangir
c. Fitch : Shahajahan
d. Hawkins: Aurangzeb
25. Who among the following rulers was very
proficient in dancing and music?
a. Adil Shah Sur
b. Babur
c. Akbar
d. Jahangir
26. In the Mughal Empire, the salaries of the
nobles fixed.
a. Arbitrarily in each case by the
Emperor
b. According to their mansab number
c. One the basis of the size of their
contingent
d. On the basis of their race and
competence
27. Which of the following were the main
features of the imperial Mughal land
revenue system?
1. It varied according to the crop grown
2. It varied from region to region
3. It varied according to farming bids
received
4. It varied according to individual
contracts with village headmen.
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 2,3 and 4
b. 1 and 4
c. 1 and 2
d. 1 and 3
28. Abul Fazal justifies the realization of
revenues by Akbar as it was the
a. Remuneration of sovereignty
b. Divine right of the king
c. Cost of maintaining the army for the
protection borders
d. Hereditary proprietary right of the king
29. The Satnamis who rebelled in the time of
Aurangzeb and occupied the town of
Narnaul, were followers of
a. Kabir
b. Dadu
c. Guru Nanak
d. Ravidas
30. ‘So complete was the ruin that not a cat or
dog was left among the buildings of the
city, in its place or its suburbs.,
The above statement about the transfer of
capital by Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
was made by
a. Amir khusrau
b. Isami
c. Ibn Batuta
d. Ziaudding Barani
31. Consider the following statements:
In the 1560’s Akbar began to patronize the
formation of the Mughal Schoolof
painting with the illustration of Datan-i-
Amir Hamza, because.
1. Akbar inherited Humyun’s taste for
painting.
2. Akbar was especially interested in
book illustration .
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3. Akbar was persuaded to take interest in
painting by Abul Fazl.
Of these statements
a. 1, 2 and 3 are correct
b. 2 and 3 are correct
c. 1 and 2 are correct
d. 1 and 3 are correct
32. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I (Monuments)
A. Taj Mahal
B. Fatehpur Sikri palace complex
C. Gold Gumbad
D. Sher Shah’s tomb
List-II (Features)
1. Extensive use of trabeate forms
2. Largest dome built in pre-modern India
3. surrounded by water
4. Bulbous dome
A B C D
a. 1 4 3 2
b. 4 1 3 2
c. 1 4 2 3
d. 4 1 2 3
33. The founding Charter of the English East
India Company was granted by
a. Henry VIII
b. Elizabeth I
c. James I
d. Charles I
34. The first Danish settlement of trade at
Tranquebar was established in the year
a. 1620
b. 1630
c. 1660
d. 1616
35. Marathi chronicles were known as
a. Khyat
b. Bakhar
c. Burunji
d. Bahi
36. During the second Mratha invasion of
Bengal, at the following came to support
the Bengal Nawab against Raghjuji
Bhonsle’s forces?
a. Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao
b. Nizamul Mulk
c. Holkar
d. Jai Singh Sawai
37. Match the places marked A,B, C and D on
the given map with the descriptions given:
1. Capital of he Sharqi kingdom
2. Important centre of production of
indigo
3. Site of first true dome
4. Capital of Adil Shahis
5. The place to which Muhammad
Tughluq transferred his capital
A B C D
a. 4 1 3 2
b. 2 3 4 1
c. 2 1 3 5
d. 4 3 1 2
38. The founder of the autonomous kingdom
of Avadh was
a. Ahmed Shah Abdali
b. Safdarjung
c. Saadat Khan Burhan-ul-Mulk
d. Zulfiqar Khan
39. A modern arsenal was established in 1765
with French assistance at
a. Bidnur
b. Sera
c. Sunda
d. Dindigul
40. Who planted the Tree of Liberty’ at
Srirangapatnam?
a. Hyder Ali
b. Chikka Krishna Raj
c. Tiput Sultan
d. Devraj
41. Who among the following rulers of the
Travancore kingdom extend his dominion,
organized a standing army and a rational
administration and encouraged foreign
trade in the middle of 18th century?
a. Rama Varma
b. Zamorin of Calicut
c. Martanda Verma
d. Nanjaraj
42. The jat State of Bharatpur was set up by
a. Churaman
b. Surajmal
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c. Boi Singh
d. Sawai Raja jai singh
43. Which of the following are associated with
Ranjit Singh?
1. Sukerchakia misl and the capture of
Lahore
2. Battle of Ambala and the defeat of
Lord Lake
3. Signing subsidiary alliance withEast
India company
4. Employing Faqir Azizuddin and
Dinanath
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 4
d. 3 and 4
44. Who was the woman leader of the
Marathas who carried on struggle against
the Mughal Empire from 1700 AD
onwards following the death of Raja Ram?
a. Ahalyabi
b. Miktabai
c. Tarabai
d. Rukminibai
45. The Maratha who helped the Sayyad
brothers in over throwing Farukh Siyar in
1719 was
a. Shivaji II
b. Sahuji
c. Balaji Vishwanath
d. Baji Rao I
46. What is the correct chronological sequence
of the following rulers of Bengal?
1. Suja-ud-din
2. Murshid quili Khan
3. Sarfaraz Khan
4. Alivardi Khan
47. Consider the following Britishers officers:
1. James Grant
2. John shore
3. Arren hastings
4. Maccaughten
Those well- known in connection with the
revenue settlement include
a. 1 and 2
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 3 and 4
d. 2 and 3
48. consider the following statement: The
Diwani rights assured the East India
company the power to
1. levy tariffs
2. collect land revenue
3. administer civil justice
Of these statements
a. 1 alone is correct
b. 2 and 3 are correct
c. 1, 2 anf 3 are correct
d. 1 and 3 are correct
49. The supreme Court at Calcutta was
established by
a. North’s Regulating Act of 1773
b. Pitt’s India Act of 1784
c. Charter Act of 1793
d. Charter Act of 1813
50. Dayal Singh Majithia was associated with
1. newspaper
2. Education
3. Banking
4. British Army
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 1, 2 and 4
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 2, 3 and 4
d. 1, 3 and 4
51. Identify the British territories as on 1765,
in the given map
a. 1 and 3
b. 2 and 4
c. 2 and 3
d. 1 and 2
52. Devan Vehu Thampi of Travancore
organized the Revolt in
a. 1800
b. 1805
c. 1809
d. 1811
53. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Bhil uprising
B. Kittur uprising
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C. Satara uprising
D. Gadkari uprising
List-II
1. 1841
2. 1844
3. 1818-31
4. 1824
A B C D
a. 4 3 1 2
b. 3 4 1 2
c. 3 4 2 1
d. 4 3 2 1
54. Which one of the following rebellions is
associated with Sido and Panho?
a. The Antha Rebillion, 1855
b. The Kol uprising, 1820-37
c. The Munda ebellion, 1899-1900
d. Orissa Zamindars Rebellion, 1807-
1817
55. Match List ( Personalities connected with
the uprising of 1857) with List II ( Places)
and select the correct answer:
List-I
A. Kanwar singh
B. Maulavi Ahmadullah
C. Mangal pandey
D. Zeenat Mahal
List-II
1. Delhi
2. Bihar
3. Faizabad
4. Barrakpore
A B C D
a. 3 2 1 4
b. 2 3 1 4
c. 2 3 4 1
d. 3 2 4 1
56. Nizam-ul-Mulk established the
independent State of
a. Hasanpur
b. Hyderabad
c. Kandahar
d. Burhanpur
57. General Windham was defeated by the
rebel force 1857 near
a. Gwalior
b. Agra
c. Bhopal
d. Kanpur
58. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was
founded by
a. Ram Hohan Roy
b. Sir William Jones
c. W.W. Hunter
d. William Bentinck
59. Satyashodak Samaj founded by
a. Jotiba Phule
b. Sri narayan Guru
c. Gopal Babu Walong
d. Bhaskarrao jadav
60. the young Bengal Movement in the 19th
Century was inspired by
a. rasik Kumar Mallick
b. Ramtannu Lahari
c. Henry Vivian Derozia
d. Peary Chande Mitra
61. The Rajmundri Social Reform Association
to encourage window re-marriage was
founded in 1871 by
a. Virasalingam
b. K.T. Telang
c. Behramji
d. Gopalachariar
62. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Dayanand Sarswati
B. Lal Munshi Ram
C. Pandit Shiv Narayan Agnihotri
D. Lala Hansraj
List-I
1. Gurukul
2. Dev Samaj
3. Ango-Vedic Colleges
4. Satyarth prakash
A B C D
a. 1 4 2 3
b. 4 1 3 2
c. 4 1 2 3
d. 1 4 3 2
63. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer.
List-I
A. Digdarshan
B. Mirat-ul-Akhbar
C. Statesman
D. Hindu patriot
List-II
1. Robert KInight
2. Harischanda mukherjee
3. J.C. Marshman
4. Ramohon Roy
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A B C D
a. 3 4 2 1
b. 4 3 1 2
c. 3 4 1 2
d. 4 3 2 1
64. In which one of the following conspiracy
cases in India was an Englishman named
Mr. Philip Spratta tried?
a. Lahore Conspiracy case
b. Kanpur Conspiracy case
c. Meerut Conspiracy case
d. Chittagong Conspiracy case
65. Ahmedabad Txtile Labour Association
(ATLA) was founded by
a. Mridula Sarabhai
b. N.M. joshi
c. V.V. Giri
d. M.K. Gandhi
66. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer.
List-I
A. Punnapara Vayalar movement
B. Tebhaga movement
C. Telengana moement
D. Eka movement
List-II
1. UP
2. Kerala
3. Bengal
4. Andhra
A B C D
a. 1 2 3 4
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 2 1 4 3
d. 1 2 4 3
67. Match the individuals given in List with
the movement given in List II and select
the correct answer:
List-I
A. Malati Choudhary
B. karuna Sindhu Roy
C. Bhagwan singh Longowalia
D. Yadunandan Sharma
List-II
1. Surma Valley no-rent struggle
2. Utkal Provincial Kisan SabhaPatiala
Muzara Movement
3. Bihar Kisan Sabha
A B C D
a. 1 2 3 4
b. 2 1 3 4
c. 2 1 4 3
d. 1 2 4 3
68. What is the correct chronological order of
the following movements of Gandhi?
1. Rowlatt Act aviation
2. Kheda movement
3. Champaran movement
4. Ahmedabad Mills strike
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 3, 2, 4., 1
b. 3, 2, 1, 4
c. 2, 3, 1, 4
d. 2, 3, 4, 1
69. Har Dayal, Baba Harnam Singh, Tundilat’,
Babhakna’ and Gurdit Singh were
associated with
a. india Independence League
b. Nowjawan Bharat Sabha
c. Ghadar movement
d. akali movement
70. What is the correct chronological sequence
of the following events?
1. Guru-ka-high agitation
2. Vaikom Satyagraha
3. Kakori case
4. Nehru Report
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 1, 2, 4, 3
c. 2, 1, 3, 4
d. 2, 1, 4, 3
71. ‘We have now an open conspiracy to free
the country from foreign rule and you.
comrades, and all our countrymen and
countrywomen are invited to join it.’
Who among the following made this
declaration?
a. M.N. Roy
b. Jayaprakash narayan
c. Subhash Bose
d. Jawaharlal Nehru
72. How many seats were given to the
‘depressed classes under the communal
Award and Poona Pact?
a. 74 and 79 respectively
b. 71 and 147 respective
c. 78 and 80 respectively
d. 78 and 69 respectively
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73. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Sardual Singh Kaveeshar
B. Yusuf Meherally
C. T. Prakasam
D. Chowdhary Khaliquzaman
List-II
1. Muslim League
2. forward Block
3. Indian National Congress
4. Congress Socialist Party.
A B C D
a. 2 4 1 3
b. 4 2 1 3
c. 2 4 3 1
d. 4 2 3 1
74. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I (Works)
A. Cha man Athaguntha (Oriya, 1921)
B. Jivwanara Batat (Assamese, 1945)
C. Morali Mannige (Kannada, 1942)
D. Ranangan (marthi, 1939)
List-II (Authors)
1. Birinchin Kumar Barua
2. Fakir Mohan Senapati
3. visram Bedkar
4. Sivaram Karnth
A B C D
a. 1 2 3 4
b. 2 1 3 4
c. 2 1 4 3
d. 1 2 4 3
75. Match List I (personalities) with List II
(Special interests) and select the correct
answer:
List-I
A. Shambhu Mitra
B. Ram Kinkar
C. Ravi Varma
D. Pramathesh Barua
List-II
1. painting
2. Theatre
3. Films
4. Sculpture
A B C D
a. 2 4 1 3
b. 4 2 1 3
c. 2 4 3 1
d. 4 2 3 1

76. Match List (Events) with List II (Years )
and select the correct answer:
List-I
A. Founding of Federation of Indian
Cambers of Commerce and industry
(FICCI)
B. Lee-Modi Pact
C. Bombay Plan
D. National Planning Committee
List-II
1. 1938
2. 1927
3. 1944
4. 1934
A B C D
a. 4 2 3 1
b. 2 4 3 1
c. 2 4 1 3
d. 4 2 1 3
77. Assertion (A): Malik Amber was the first
to employ successfully and on a large scale
the Maratha light horse as guerillas.
Reason (R): He wished to weld the
Marathas in to a nation.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true
78. Assertion (A): Akbar claimed divinity for
himself.
Reason (R): he though that in a country of
many beliefs such as India, the sovereign
should not be Associated with any one
particular religion.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is NOT
the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true
79. Assertion (A): the invasions of
Krishadevaraya into the territories of
Prataparudra were inconclusive.
Reason (R) Krishnadevaraya invaded the
territories of the Gajepathi not for the
latter’s extinction but only for the recovery
of lost territories.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
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b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
80. Assertion (A): Cottage industries and
handicrafts of India flourished due to the
development of railways.
Reason (R): Railways helped movement of
commodities and goods.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
81. Assertion (A): The arthashastra of
Kautilya provided for the office of the
superintendent of trade.
Reason (R) The State engaged in extensive
trade.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
82. Assertion (A): the Kushnas issued a large
number of gold coins.
Reason (R): the period was marked by
flourishing trade.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
83. Assertion (A): Urban centres in the
Gangetic plans declined during the Gupta
period.
Reason (R) Trade languished
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
84. Assertion (A): Society became
increasingly agrarian during the post-
Gupta period.
Reason(R): Small peasants could not claim
any rights to land.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
85. Assertion (A) The post-Gupta period
witnessed the expansion of the Kayastha
caste in North India.
Reason (R): The Vaishyas gave up
agriculture completely.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of a.
b. Both A and R are true but R is Not the
correct explanation of A.
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
86. Assertion (A): The Shudras were largely
peasants during post-Gupta times.
Reason (R): The Vaishyas gave up
agriculture completely.
87. Which one of the following Harappan
Sites is NOT located in Gujarat?
a. Surkotada
b. Rangpur
c. Sutkagendor
d. Desalpur
88. Math List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Mohenjodaro
B. Lothal
C. Banawali
D. Kalibangan
List-II
1. Twin-burials
2. Corbelled drain
3. Furrows
4. Terracotta replica of a plough
A B C D
a. 1 2 3 4
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 1 2 4 3
d. 2 1 3 4
89. Who among the following has worked on
the Decipherment of the Indus Script?
a. H.D. Sankalia
b. B.B.Lal
c. I. Mahadevan
d. Vincent Author Smith
90. the Copper hoards are associated with the
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a. lustrous red ware
b. ochre-coloured ware black and red
ware
c. black and red ware
d. panted grey ware

91. Which one of the following sites contains
the evidence of cemetery H culture?
a. Chanhudaro
b. harappa
c. Hohenjodaro
d. Kalibangan
92. Which one of the following statements
regarding Purushasukta is incorrect?
a. it occurs in the seventh mandala of the
Rigveda
b. It mentions the Brahmana as
emanating from the mouth of the
Primeval Being.
c. It shows the rise of hierarchy
d. It accords religious sanction to the then
emerging social structure.
93. the Vaishya is characterized as a tributary
to another (anyasya balikrita) and to be
eaten or lived upon by another
(anyyasyadya) in the
a. Vajasaneyi Samhita
b. Aitareya Brahmana Atharvaveda
c. Atharvaveda
d. Shatapatha Brahmana
94. Which one of the following is NOT true of
woman the Rigveda?
a. They attended the proceedings of the
Sabha
b. They performed the sacrifice
c. They took an active part in battles
d. They were married before puberty
95. Along with the ‘Late Harappan’ artefact,
painted grey ware has been found at
a. Ropar
b. Bhagwanpura
c. Bhanawali
d. Daulatpur
96. Caste is NOT Characterized by
a. endogamy
b. division of labour
c. equity
d. heredity
97. The concept of Varnasamkara occurs first
in the
a. Brahamanas
b. Upanishads
c. dharmasutras
d. Smritis
98. The nirvasita (excluded) and aniravasita
(not excluded) shudras have been referred
to by
a. Yaska in the Nirukta
b. Panini in the Ashtadhyayio
c. kautilya in the Arthashastra
d. None of the above
99. Math List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List-I
A. Kautilya
B. Manu
C. Yajnavalkya
D. Narada
List-II
1. The householder should not quarrel
with a slave
2. There are fifteen kinds of slave
3. No Arya can be a slave
4. Nobody can be enslaved without his
consent
A B C D
a. 1 3 4 2
b. 1 3 2 4
c. 3 1 4 2
d. 3 1 2 4
100. Which one of the following combinations
is true of the Rigvedic culture?
a. nature worship, varnasystem, image
worship
b. Rural, pastoral, monarchical
c. Barter system, sati system sacredness
of cow
d. matriarchy, monogamy, defensive
weapons
101. Which of the following characterized the
Tamill society of Sangam Age?
1. Complex caste system
2. Prohibition of intermarriage between
the kings and velalas
3. Vegetarianism among the Brahmanes
4. Gradual Aryanisation
Selection the correct answer using the
codes give below:
a. 1 alone
b. 1 and 2
c. 2 and 3
d. 4 alone
102. What is the correct chronological order in
which the following appeared in Tamil
land?
1. Damili Inscriptions
2. Sangam Age
3. Rock-cut Temples
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below:
a. 1, 2, 3
b. 2, 1, 3
c. 3, 1, 2
d. 3, 2, 1
103. The first translator of Mahabharata into
Tamil was
a. Perundevanar
b. Kamban
c. Sundaramurthi
d. Bharavi
104. Who among the following was the earliest
known Greek follower of Bhagwatism?
a. Demetrius
b. Antialkides
c. Heliodorus
d. Menander
105. Which one of the following pairs is NOT
correctly matched?
a. Udiyanjeral: chera king
b. Nedumjeliyan : pandya king
c. Senganan: chola king
d. Pari: Pallava king

106. The jain tex which contains the
Biographics of the Firthankaras is known
as
a. Bhagavati Sutra
b. Adi Purana
c. Kalpasutra
d. Uvasagadasao

107. Consider the following statements:
In the second Buddhist Council held at
Vaishali, Buddhism was divided into
1. Sthaviravadins
2. Mahasanghikas
3. Vajrayana
4. Kalachakrayana
Of these statements
a. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct
b. 1, 3 and 4 are correct
c. 2, 3 and 4 are correct
d. 1 and 2 are correct
108. The earliest epigraphical evidence
regarding hagavatism in Indiacomes from
a. Ghosundi Stone inscription of king
Sarvatata
b. Besanagar inscription of Heliodorus
c. Nanaghat cave inscription of the
Satvahana queen Naganika.
d. Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra
109. That Bhagavatism first grew up around the
Yamuna in Mathura district is evident fro
the account of
a. Justin
b. Arian
c. Megasthenes
d. Strabo
110. Which one of the following is NOT true of
the punch marked coins?
a. They are the earliest extant coins in
India
b. They bear stamps of more than one
punch
c. Symbols of different types are
represented on them
d. They always bear inscriptions of the
issuers
111. Which one of the following objects of
Roman manufacture has been most
abundantly found in India?
a. Pot-sherds
b. Bronze icons
c. Lamps
d. Coins
112. Four sites have been labelled as A,B,C and
D in the given map
Inscription detailing Samudragupta’s
conquests in the South has been found on
an Ashokan Pillar at the site labelled
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
113. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List I (Type of spies)
A. Gudhapurushah
B. Samsthah
C. Sancharah
D. Rupajivah
12 of 12
List II (nature of their work)
1. courtesans
2. Wandering spies
3. Secret emissaries
4. Stationary spies
A B C D
a. 4 3 2 1
b. 3 4 1 2
c. 3 4 2 1
d. 4 3 1 2
114. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List I (Names of the territories)
A. Uttarapatha
B. Avantirattha
C. Sancharah
D. Rupajivah
List II (Their capitals)
1. Tosali
2. Pataliputra
3. Takshashila
4. Ujjayaini
A B C D
a. 4 3 1 2
b. 3 4 2 1
c. 4 3 2 1
d. 3 4 1 2
115. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer:
List I (King who presented gifts to their
contemporaries)
A. Sandrocottus
B. Seleucus
C. Ambhi
D. Antiochus (I. Soter)
List II (Gifts)
1. 80 talents of stamped silver
2. A large portion of Ariana
3. Sweet wine and dried figs.
4. 500 elephants
A B C D
a. 2 4 1 3
b. 2 4 3 1
c. 4 2 1 3
d. 4 2 3 1
116. The medium of exchange prevalent during
the Mauryan periods was
a. Kapaddaka-purana
b. Churni
c. Pana
d. Dinara
117. What is the correct chronological sequence
of the following?
1. Geography of Ptolency
2. Ctesias account of India
3. Christian Topography of Cosmas
indicopllustes
4. Pliny’s natural History
a. 4, 2, 3, 1
b. 2, 4, 1, 3
c. 2, 4, 3, 1
d. 4, 2, 1, 3
118. In his account, Fa-hien does NOT refer to
a. Peasce and order in the Middle
kingdom
b. Severity of criminal justice
c. Chandalas as social outcastes
d. Vegetarianism of the common people
119. Which one of the following is NOT true of
the Rajputs?
a. Their rise was an important social
phenomenon of the early medieval
period.
b. They comprised the ruling and warrior
chiefs
c. They were a landed aristocracy
d. The Medas were denied entry to their
ranks
120. Which one of the following rulers granted
land to high official for their maintenance?
a. Bimbisara
b. Chandragupta Maurya
c. Ashoka
d. Harshavardhana

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