Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

Which of the following is correctly
1. Kshetra : Cultivated land
2. Khila : Waste land
3. Aprahta : Forest land
4. Vasti : Pasture land
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below: Codes:
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 2, 3 and 4

View Answer Ans: A

2 - Question

Who translated Ramayana into Persian in
accordance with the wishes of Akbar?
A. Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana
B. Faizi
C. Abu'l Fazl
D. Abdul Qadir Badauni
View Answer Ans: D

3 - Question

The All India Muslim League was formed in
1906 at
A. Dhaka
B. Karachi
C. Delhi
D. Aligarh
View Answer Ans: A

4 - Question

Harsha's military expansion in the Deccan
was checked by
A. Pulkesin II
B. Dantidurga
C. Rajendra
D. Mahendravarman
View Answer Ans: A

5 - Question

In the third battle of Panipat, the Marathas
were defeated by the
A. Ruhellas
B. Mughals
C. English
D. Afghans
View Answer Ans: B

6 - Question

The basis of the reform 'Return to the
Vedas' was propagated by
A. Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
B. Swami Dayanand Saraswati
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
View Answer Ans: B

7 - Question

A Provisional Government of India with
Raja Mahendra Pratap as its presidentwas
established during the First World War in
A. Turkey
B. Singapore
C. Germany
D. Afghanistan
View Answer Ans: D

8 - Question

The Vikramshila Mahavihara, the renowed
educational centre of Pala period at
A. Antichak
B. Chandimau
C. Basarh
D. Aphasad
View Answer Ans: A

9 - Question

At the Eleventh session of the Muslim
League at Delhi in December 1918, whom did
MA Ansari hail as 'the intrepid leader of
India…who is never afraid to speak out the truth
and who has by his noble actions endeared
himself as much to the Musalmans as to the
A. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Motilal Nehru
D. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
View Answer Ans: A

10 - Question

What is the most significant difference in
the message of the pillar Edicts as compared to
the Rock Edicts?
A. The main stress in the Pillar Edicts is on
social welfare measure
B. Rock Edicts are addressed to common people
and Pillar Edicts to the Buddhist order
C. There is a hint of fanaticism about dhamma
and of megalomania in the Pillar Edicts
D. The Pillar Edicts are mainly devoted to the
moral aspects of dhamma and Ashoka's
attachment to Buddhism
View Answer Ans: C

11 - Question

Swarajya was declared as the goal of the
Congress at its session held in 1906, at
A. Lucknow
B. Mumbai
C. Chennai.
D. Kolkata
View Answer Ans: D

12 - Question

Which of the following is true?
1. Our knowledge of the early Vedic period is
based only on literary sources
2. The Vedas are essentially compilations of
prayers and hymns dedicated to various gods
3. The Avesta is the oldest Iranian text
4. The linguistic similarities between the
Rigveda and the Avesta validate the theory of `
Aryan' migration to the Indian subcontinent.
Choose the code for correct statements:
A. 1 and 2
B. Only 2
C. 1 and 4
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: D

13 - Question

Akbar's buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are
famous for
A. frequent employment of pietra dura.
B. construction of the first bulbous dome in
C. synthesis of trabeate and arcuate styles.
D. the use of marble on an extensive scale.
View Answer Ans: C

14 - Question

Which hominid species is said to constitute
the dividing line between apes and humans?
A. Homo erectus
B. Homo habilis
C. Homo sapiens
D. Homo heidelbergensis
View Answer Ans: A

15 - Question

The Jain text which describes that
Chandragupta embraced Jainism towards the
end of his life, is:
A. Parishisthaparvan
B. Ratnamalika
C. Jayadhavala
D. Dravya-samgraha
View Answer Ans: A

16 - Question

In the context of emergence of Sufism
within Islam, examine the following statements:
1. There was an emphasis on love (ishq) of God
as the only valid reason for obeying him
2. There was an implicit rejection of Paradise as
the goal of ethical behavior
3. There was an aspiration to annihilate self
(fana) through the attainment of absolute union
with God
4. The public recitation of love-poetry addressed
to god or sama in Sufi assemblies caused
disputation with orthodox Islam
Select the code for correct statements
A. 1
B. 1& 4
C. 1,3, & 4
D. All the above

View Answer Ans: D

17 - Question

Which of the following statements is/ are
correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?
1. It opposed idolatry.
2. It denied the need for a priestly class for
interpreting the religious texts.
3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are
infallible Select the correct answer using the
codes given below:
A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1,2 and 3
C. 1 only
D. 3 only
View Answer Ans: A

18 - Question

Which of the following places was the best
centers of Pala art?
A. Nalanda
B. Sanchi
C. Amravati
D. Taxila
View Answer Ans: A

19 - Question

What was Komagata Maru?
A. A Chinese village where Mao Tse Tung began
his Long march
B. Peasant communist leader of China
C. A naval ship on voyage to Canada
D. A political party based in Taiwan
View Answer Ans: C

20 - Question

Consider the follwing pairs:
1. Forty Turkish slaves: Successors of Iltutmish
2. Khot: Village headman
3. Amiran-i-sada: Muhammad Tughlaq Which of
the above pairs are correctly matched?
A. 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: C

21 - Question

Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. The first Carnatic war came to an end with the
Treaty of Paris in Europe.
II. The third Carnatic war came to an end with
the Treaty of Aix La Chappelle in 1763 in
III. In 1754, Dupleix was sent back to France
and succeeded by General Godeheu.
A. II and III
B. I and III
C. I and II
D. All are incorrect
View Answer Ans: C

22 - Question

Some significant writings of modern India
and their authors are mentioned here:
1. Sachin Sanyal: Bandi Jivan
2. Sarat Chandra Chatterji: Pather Dabi
3. Bhagat Singh: Why am I an atheist?
4. Jyotiba Phule: Gulam Giri Select the code for
correct pairs:
A. 3 and 2
B. 1, 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: B

23 - Question

With reference to Indian freedom struggle,
which one of the following statements is NOT
A. The Rowlatt Act aroused a wave of popular
indignation and led to the Jallianwala Bagh
B. Subhas Chandra Bose formed the Forward
C. Bhagat Singh was one of the founders of
Hindustan Republican Socialist Association
D. In 1931, the Congress Session at Karachi
opposed Gandhi Irwin Pact
View Answer Ans: D

24 - Question

. Which of the following works, included in
Vaipulyasutras (nine canonical books of M
ahayanists), is a typical Mahayana work
containing all the characteristic features of that
A. Lalitavistara
B. Saddharmapundarika
C. Suvarnaprabhasa
D. Lankavatara

View Answer

25 - Question

Who wrote the book called Kitab-i-Nauras ?
A. Ala-ud-din Bahmani
B. Ibrahim Adil Shah II
C. Badauni
D. Amir Khusro
View Answer Ans: B

26 - Question

Dated to the first half of the third
millennium BC, the earliest known use of iron
comes from the West Asian site/s of?
A. Tel Asmar in Mesopotamia,
B. Alaca Huyuk in Anatolia
C. all the above
D. Chagar Bazar in Mesopotamia
View Answer Ans: C

27 - Question

Who among the following was presented
with the Sangeet Natak Akadami Ratna Award,
2005 for her lifetime achievement in dance?
A. Chandralekha
B. Tanjavur Balasaraswati
C. Uma Sharma
D. Yamini Krishnamurthy
View Answer Ans: A

28 - Question

Bring out the correct statements about
Raziya Sultana.
1. She was murdered by some bandits at Khaital
after being deposed by the nobles
2. Iltutmish nominated her as his successor
3. She was successful in coming to the throne
immediately after her father's death
4. She was the only daughter to be preferred to
sons by any ruler of India
5. Her fondness for the Abyssinian slave Yaqub
turned the nobles against her
A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
B. 3, 4, 5
C. 2, 3, 4
D. 1, 2, 3
View Answer Ans: A

29 - Question

Emperor Harsha's southward march was
stopped on the Narmada river by:
A. Pulakesin-I
B. Vikramaditya-I
C. Pulakesin-II
D. Vikramaditya-II
View Answer Ans: C

30 - Question

Within the Vijaynagar Empire who were
the Kaikkolas?
A. Coins that were used as currency
B. An influential committee of weavers
C. In charge of water distribution
D. Village headmen
View Answer Ans: B

31 - Question

What is/are common to the two historical
places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram?
1. Both were built in the same period.2. Both
belong to the same religious denomination.
3. Both have rock-cut monuments. Select the
correct answer using the code given below.
A. 1 and 3 only
B. None of the statements given above is correct
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2 only
View Answer Ans: B

32 - Question

One of the Harappan deities not
represented in later Hindu religion is
A. Seven mothers (Sapta mariksa)
B. Unicorn
C. Compound creatures
D. Pashupati Siva
View Answer Ans: B

33 - Question

The 'August offer' of 1940 sought to
conciliate Congress by assuming
A. the government's assurance to protect the
political rights of minorities
B. the setting up of a representative Indian body
to frame a new constitution
C. that there would be no partition of India
D. that separate electorates would not be
provided for the depressed classes
View Answer Ans: B

34 - Question

What was the capital of Gurjara
A. Manda
B. Bhinmal
C. Rangapur
D. Khajuraho
View Answer Ans: B

35 - Question

Who among the following was King of
Magadha, at the time of Mahaparinirvana of
Gautam Buddha?
A. Bimbisara
B. Ajatshatru
C. Udayi
D. Chandragupta Maurya

View Answer

Ans: B

36 - Question

How many times did Ahmed Shah Abdali
invade India?
A. 8 times
B. 5 times
C. 10 times
D. 9 times
View Answer Ans: D

37 - Question

The zamindari in Mughal India was not
A. mortgageable
B. hereditary
C. ownership of land
D. a saleable right
View Answer Ans: D

38 - Question

Who is the well-known collector of artifacts
and curios?
A. Wadeyar
B. Salar Jung
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. Motilal Nehru
View Answer Ans: B

39 - Question

Examine the statements with regards to
the Harappan civilization:
1. The 400-500 basic signs of the Harappan
script indicate its logo-syllabic character.
2. Harappan religion can best be described as
3. The two rivers whose change of course may
have affected the Harappan decline are Sutlej
and Yamuna Select the code for correct
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 only
View Answer Ans: B

40 - Question

In the context of dynamics of colonial
expansion, examine the following statements:1.
The Marathas did not try to modernize their
army during the latter half of the 18th century.
2. Most of the Indian rulers of the 18th century
had ties of affection with their subjects.
3. The Nizams assisted the British against Tipu
4. The outcome of the wars between the
company and the Indian states of the 18th
century made no immediate differences to the
people of India.
Choose the code for correct statements:
A. 3 & 4
B. 2 & 4
C. 1 & 2
D. 2 & 3
View Answer Ans: A

41 - Question

Arrange the following in correct
chronological order: A. Jallianwala Bagh
massacre B. Second Civil Disobedience
Movement C. Congress split at Surat D. Boycott
of the Simon Commission
A. D, C, A, B
B. D, C, B, A.
C. A, B, C, D
D. C, A, D, B
View Answer Ans: D

42 - Question

Which of the following statements about
Buddha and Mahavira is not correct?
A. Both advocated a simple, puritan and austere
B. Both had the same attitude towards the
concept of Varnas.
C. They were Kshatriyas by birth.
D. They were born in the same century.
View Answer Ans: C

43 - Question

The people of the chalcolithic phase used
different type of pottery, one of which is called
black and red seems to have been widely
prevalent from nearly
A. 1000 BC onwards
B. 3000 BC onwards
C. 2000 BC onwards
D. 500 BC onwards
View Answer Ans: C

44 - Question

The Jain philosophy holds that the world is
created and maintained by ?
A. Universal faith
B. Universal truth
C. Universal soul
D. Universal law
View Answer Ans: D

45 - Question

The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I
is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were
to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would
A. 330
B. 300
C. 407
D. 601

View Answer Ans: D

46 - Question

There is only one edict, in which Ashoka
refers himself as King of Magadha (Laja
Magadhe.) Identify the edict from the following:
A. Minor Rock Edict of Maski
B. The Queens Edict
C. Bhabhru Edict
D. Dhauli Pillar Inscription
View Answer Ans: A

47 - Question

Some of the important Vedangas and their
subject matter have been cited below:
1. Phonetics of Shiksha
2. Etymology of Nirukta
3. Ritual of Kalpa
4. Metrics of Chhandas Select the code for
correct pairing:
A. 2 and 3
B. 3 and 4
C. Only 1
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: D

48 - Question

Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. Jalal-ud-din Firoz khilji, the founder of the
Khilji Dynasty, was brought to Delhi as a slave to
Sultan Kaiqubad.
II. Jalal-ud-din Firoz Khilji brought all the Rajput
kingdoms under his sway and also snubbed the
Chhajju Rebellion, inspired by Khishlu Khan.
III. Firoz Khilji was the first ruler of Delhi
sultanate to clearly put forward the view that the
state should be based on the willing support of
the governed.
A. I and II
B. Only III
C. I, II and III
D. All are correct
View Answer Ans: D

49 - Question

Brahminism, as it is understood today, with
the outlook and attitude of the superior caste,
has its roots in the:
A. Early centuries of the Christian era
B. Later Vedic period
C. Gupta period
D. Rig Vedic period
View Answer Ans: A

50 - Question

Who were the immediate successors of
Mauryas in Magadha?
A. Pandyas
B. Satavahanas
C. Sungas
D. Kushanas
View Answer Ans: C

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