Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

The historical source attributed to
Megasthenes is
A. Naturalis Historia
B. Geography
C. Indica
D. The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea

View Answer Ans: C

2 - Question

During the Indian freedom struggle, the
Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts,
called for
A. the Pathan regional nationalist unity and a
struggle against colonialism
B. the adoption of communist revolutionary
ideology for political and social reform
C. the adoption of terrorist tactics and methods
for terrorising and finally ousting the colonial
D. the Union of Pashtun tribal areas in northwest with the Afghanistan
View Answer Ans: A

3 - Question

The increased commercial intercourse
between India and Rome led to the writing of
large number of books by the western authors
on India and on Indian ____________.
A. Geography
B. Economy
C. All of the above
D. Social life

View Answer Ans: A

4 - Question

Consider the following statements about
the Treaty of Chittor
1. Mewar, including Chittor were restored to the
2. Rana had to be personally present at the
Mughal Court.
3. Rana could not repair or re-fortify chittor.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 and 2 only
View Answer Ans: B

5 - Question

Who prepared the written records of
Ramakrishna Paramhansa teachings?
A. Narendranath Datta
B. Mahendranath Gupta
C. Keshav Chandra
D. Tota Puri
View Answer Ans: B

6 - Question

Consider the following statements with
reference to Pitt's India Act:
1. Pitt's India Act 1784 provided that only
covenanted servants were in future to be
appointed members of the Council of the
2. The Pitt's India Act 1784 prohibited all
aggressive wars in India and all treaties of
guarantee with the Indian Princes.
Which of the statements given above is/ are
A. 1 only
B. Both 1 and 2
C. 2 only
D. Neither 1 nor 2
View Answer Ans: C

7 - Question

After the Chauri-Chaura incident, Gandhiji
called off the non-cooperation movement
A. the masses did not display the desired
B. the people were fed up with the movement.
C. he did not want the movement to turn violent.
D. he realised that the government had almost
crushed the movement.
View Answer Ans: C

8 - Question

What is the correct chronological sequence
of the following events relating to Shivaji? A.
Visit to Agra B. Attack on Poona C. Coronation
D. Signing of the Treaty of Purandar Choose the
answer from the codes given below:
A. B, A, D, C
B. B, D, A, C
C. C, A, B, D
D. A, D, C, B
View Answer Ans: B

9 - Question

Which of the following Sangam works tries
to expound the excellence of Buddhism?
A. Kurla
B. Manimekalai
C. Tokappiyam
D. Silappadikaram
View Answer Ans: B

10 - Question

The doctrine of void (Shunyata) was first
expounded by the Buddhist philosopher
A. Ashvaghosha
B. Ananda
C. Nagasena
D. Nagarjuna
View Answer Ans: D

11 - Question

What was the primary effect of the
Western conquest and Western culture on the
new social awakening in India?
A. It brought the Indian society in contact with
Christian ideas
B. It made them realize the superiority of
Western Technology
C. It exposed the weakness and decay in Indian
D. It made them realize the superiority of
Western thought
View Answer Ans: C

12 - Question

Who was the British commander-inchief of
India when the revolt of 1857 broke out?
A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Sir Colin Campbell
C. Sir James Outram
D. Major General George Anson
View Answer Ans: D

13 - Question

At the Tripuri session of the Indian
National Congress (March 1939),
SubhasChandra Bose defeated Mahatma
Gandhi's candidate for Presidentship. Who was
A. Abdul Kalam Azad
B. V Rajagopalachari
C. Vallabh Bhai Patel
D. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
View Answer Ans: D

14 - Question

In the Harappan buildings mostly burnt
bricks were used, not stones, because
A. Bricks were ideally suited for the moist
B. Bricks provided better flood defence
C. Without iron tools stone-cutting was difficult
D. Stone was not readily available

View Answer Ans: D

15 - Question

Which of the following Tamil writers of the
period wrote the Ramayana which is considered
as a classic in Tamil literature?
A. Kamban
B. Nambi Andar Nambi
C. Pugazhendi
D. Auvaiyar
View Answer Ans: A

16 - Question

With reference to India's culture and
tradition, what is 'Kalaripayattu'?
A. It is an ancient form of dance-drama and a
living tradition in the northern part of Malabar
B. It is an ancient style bronze and brasswork
still found in southern part of Coromandel area
C. It is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism still
prevalent in South India.
D. It is an ancient martial art and a living
tradition in some parts of South India
View Answer Ans: D

17 - Question

Consider the following statements related
to the Mansabdari system of the Mughals:
1. Akbar introduced the Mansabdari system.
2. Mansabdars were ranked according to the
number of zats and sawars they had.
3. Mansabdars were military officers only. Which
of the above statements are correct?
A. 1 and 2
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

18 - Question

Rice cultivation is associated with which of
the following Harappan sites?
A. Kalibangan
B. Harappa
C. Kot Diji
D. Lothal
View Answer Ans: D

19 - Question

Agricultural land was divided by Akbar into
four categories. Polaj land came under which
A. Land left fallow for 1 year
B. Land used regularly for cultivation
C. Land left uncultivated for more than 5 years
D. Barren land not fit for cultivation
View Answer Ans: B

20 - Question

Nagarasresthi and Sarthavaha are referred
to in the context of urban administration in
inscriptions of the Gupta period from
A. Avanti
B. Pundravardhana
C. Saurashtra
D. Madhyadesa
View Answer Ans: C

21 - Question

Amir Khusro was one of the greatest
writers and poets of early medieval India. His
account covers five sultans. Point out the one he
does not cover:
A. Alauddin Khilji
B. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
C. Balban
D. Mohammad-bin Tughlaq
View Answer Ans: D

22 - Question

Out of the following, who was the
President of the Indian National Congress?
A. Vijayalakshami Pandit
B. Annie Besant
C. Aruna Asaf Ali
D. Sucheta Kripalani
View Answer Ans: B

23 - Question

British colonialism in India saw the
emergence of new cities. Calcutta, now Kolkata,
was one of the first cities. Which of the following
villages were, amalgamated to form the city of
A. 24-Parganas, Kalikata, Thakurgaon
B. Sutanuti, Kalikata, Gobindapur
C. Midnapur, Thakurgaon, Gobindapur
D. Midnapur, Chittagong, Burdwan
View Answer Ans: B

24 - Question

Which of the following was the most
important factor responsible for the extensive
growth of foreign trade?
A. There was a direct trade route between Tamil
land and Arabia, Egypt and Rome
B. Tamils had a great reputation as seafarers
C. Because the Yavanas (i.e. the Romans, The
Greeks and The Egyptians) had colonized certain
parts of South India
D. Surplus production of several commodities
which were in great demand in foreign markets

View Answer Ans: D

25 - Question

The Maratha chiefs and their respective
seats of powers are given here:
1. Peshwa at Poona 2. Gaekwad at Baroda
3. Scindia at Gwalior 4. Holkar at Indore
5. Bhonsle at Nagpur
Select the code for correct statements:
A. All of them
B. 3 and 5
C. 1 and 3
D. 2, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: A

26 - Question

The Rajput dynasty that ruled Kannauj was
A. a and c
B. Chandelas
C. Gahadvalas
D. Gurjara Pratiharas
View Answer Ans: A

27 - Question

Which of the following caused by success
of Magadh ?
1. Magadha enjoyed a advantageous
geographical position in the iron age as most of
the deposits were located there.
2. The rulers of this state had very good weapon.
3. The capitals of Magadha were situated at
strategic positions.
4. No other power at that time had the courage
to attack it
A. 1 and 2
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 4
D. 1 and 4
View Answer Ans: B

28 - Question

'The Brahmana is dependent on the King
and takes a lower seat by his side, but he is
superior to the King'. Which of the following
texts mentions it?
A. Rig Veda
B. Aitareya Brahmana
C. Taittariya Upanishad
D. Satapatha Brahmana
View Answer Ans: B

29 - Question

Which of the following Harappan sites are
not in India?
A. Bhanwali and Ropar
B. Lothal and Ropar
C. Lothal and Kalibangan
D. Mohenjodaro and Harappa
View Answer Ans: D

30 - Question

Of the following British Parliamentarians,
who held the views that the Revolt of 1857 was
not merely a 'Military mutiny' but was a
'National Revolt'?
A. Lord William Bentinck
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Benjamin Disraeli
D. William Gladstone
View Answer Ans: C

31 - Question

The most important check on the
absolutism of sultans of Delhi was the power of
A. wazir
B. Quran
C. caliph
D. ulemas
View Answer Ans: D

32 - Question

In 1890 the first woman graduate of
Calcutta University addressed the Congress
session. Who was she?
A. None of the above
B. Pandita Rama Bai
C. Kadambini Ganguly
D. Malvika Mukerjee
View Answer Ans: C

33 - Question

The initial design and construction of
which massive temple took place during the
reign of Suryavarman II?
A. Sri Mariamman Temple
B. Batu Caves Temple
C. Kamakhya Temple
D. Angkor Vat
View Answer Ans: D

34 - Question

Consider the following statements :
1. By passing the role of the Caliph, Balban
called himself the 'Shadow of God' and removed
the Caliph's name from the Khutba and Sikka.
2. To pacify the ulema, Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
secured an investiture from the Abbasid Taliph.
3. Firoz Tughlaq secured the investiture twice
from the caliph.
4. Iltutmish was the first of the Sultans to
procure a manour of 'letter of investiture' from
the caliph. Which of these statements are
A. 1, 3 and 4
B. All of these
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2, 3 and 4

View Answer Ans: D

35 - Question

Which edict of Ashoka contains the famous
pronouncement: 'at all times, whether I am
eating, or I am in the women's apartments, or in
my inner apartments, or at the cattleshed, or in
mycarriage, or in my gardens-wherever I may
be-my mahamatta should keep me in touch with
public business'?
A. Rock Edict VIII
B. Rock Edict VI
C. Rock Edict II
D. Rock Edict IV
View Answer Ans: B

36 - Question

Who out of the following was not a
A. Ferozshah Mehta
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
View Answer Ans: C

37 - Question

The polity of the Harappan people, as
derived from the material evidence, was
A. oligarchic
B. theocratic-federalist
C. secular-federalist
D. theocratic-unitary
View Answer Ans: D

38 - Question

The Italian traveller who left a very
praiseworthy account of the Vijaynagar empire
A. Nicolo Conti
B. Barbosa
C. Tome Pires
D. Marco Polo
View Answer Ans: A

39 - Question

Consider the following statements :
1. Jawaharlal Nehru was in his fourth term as
the Prime Minister of India at the time of his
2. Jawaharlal Nehru represented Rae Bareilly
constituency as a Member of Parliament.
3. The first non-Congress Prime Minister of India
assumed the Office in the year 1977.
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. 1 and 2
B. 3 only
C. 1 only
D. 1 and 3
View Answer Ans: D

40 - Question

The monopoly of the East India Company
in India's foreign trade was brought to an end by
A. Charter Act of 1833
B. Charter Act of 1793
C. Charter Act of 1853
D. Charter Act of 1813
View Answer Ans: D

41 - Question

Who among the following was associated
with the suppression of Thugs?
A. General Henry Frendergast
B. Captain Sleeman
C. Alexander Burnes
D. Captain Robert Pemberton
View Answer Ans: B

42 - Question

The Gupta ruler who finally defeated the
Shakas of Ujjain is?
A. Skandagupta
B. Chandragupta I
C. Samudragupta
D. Kumaragupta I
View Answer Ans: B

43 - Question

Fawazil in the Sultanate period meant:
A. excess amount paid to the exchequer by the<br / Iqtadars
B. illegal exactions extracted from the peasants
C. revenue assigned in lieu of salary
D. extra payment to the nobles
View Answer Ans: A

44 - Question

Which of these was the cause of the
disintegration of the Mughal Empire?
A. War of succession among the sons of
B. Revolts of various communities like Sikhs,
Jats, Rajputs.
C. Attacks of Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah
D. All the above

View Answer Ans: B

45 - Question

Which one of the following pairs is not
correctly matched?
A. Ahadi : Gentlemen trooper
B. Qalb : King's personal troops
C. Muqaddams : revenue collectors
D. Charai : House Tax
View Answer Ans: D

46 - Question

Which of the following statement(s) is/are
found to be incorrect?I. Chandragupta, who
ruled from 320 to 300 BC, was the architect of
the first Indian imperial power-the Mauryan
II. Chandragupta Maurya's army consisted of
more than 600,000 infantry, 50,000 cavalry,
10,000 elephantry and 7000 chariots.
III. The rule of the Nanda Dynasty was
overthrown by Bindusara whose capital was
Patliputra, near the modern day Patna in Bihar.
A. Only III
B. II and III
C. Only II
D. Only I
View Answer Ans: A

47 - Question

Lord Cornwallis has been criticised for not
destroying Tipu Sultan when he had the chance
to do so after the third Anglo-Mysore war. Which
one of the following consideration was not a
factor taken into account by Cornwallis in taking
his decision?
A. War with France, and the consequent alliance
between Tipu and the French, were
B. Sickness spread among the English troops
C. The territory was too large to be administered
with any
D. Cornwallis was ill-disposed towards the court
of Directors who were advising full annexation
View Answer Ans: D

48 - Question

In the Mahayana Buddhism, the
Bodhisatoa Avalokitesvara was also known as:
A. Vajrapani
B. Maitreya
C. Manjusri
D. Padmapani
View Answer Ans: D

49 - Question

What is the correct chronological order of
the appearance of the following Sufi Silsilas?
1. Naqshbandi 2. Suhrawardi
3. Qadiri 4. Chishti
A. 2, 4, 3, 1
B. 2, 4, 1, 3
C. 4, 2, 3,1
D. 4, 2, 1, 3
View Answer Ans: A

50 - Question

Some terms pertinent to the medieval
Indian polity and economy are given below:
1. Deshasta - A group of persons or a person
indigenous to the Desh of Maharashtra
2. Dehezada - Detailed register of the villages
and land-holdings in a pargana
3. Babti - A portion of the government revenue
from a district; the actual fraction varied from
16% to 22%
4. Upari - A landless labourer, often seeking
refuge due to some disturbance in his home
Select the code for correct statements:
A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. Only 1
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: A

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