Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions
UPSC HISTORY MCQ-17
. Kings who offered support to Buddhist
monks and institutions included:
1. Chandragupta Maurya
4. Harshavardhana. Choose the correct code:
A. 1 & 4
B. 2 only
C. 1 & 2
D. 2 & 4
Which of the following are not depicted on
the Harappan seals?
A. Composite Creatures
B. Shiva and Laxmi
C. Swastik motif
D. Animal World
List-I List-II A. Vikramaditya II 1. 633 - 34
A.D. B. Pulakesin II 2. 606 - 647 A.D. C.
Harshavardhana 3. 335 A.D. D. Samudragupta 4.
733 - 744 A.D
A. A – 4 ; B – 1 ; C – 2 ; D – 3
B. A – 3 ; B – 4 ; C – 1 ; D – 2
C. A – 2 ; B – 1 ; C – 4 ; D – 3
D. A – 4 ; B – 1 ; C – 3 ; D – 2
Which of the following statements are true
of the Congress Socialist Party? A. It was a
forum for various kinds of socialists in India. B.
It was a rival organization of the Indian National
Congress. C. It championed the cause of the
workers and peasants.
A. A, B and C
B. B and C
C. A and B
D. A and C
Who was the author of famous Ayurvedic
Which of the following day was suggested
for remembering the date of partition of Bengal
(16 October 1905) by Rabindranath Tagore?
A. Rakhi-bandhan day
B. Black day
C. Brothers day
D. Partition Day
Which of the following is wrongly
A. Alai Darwaja - Alauddin Khilji
B. Dhai din ka Jhonpara - Ibrahim Lodi
C. Qutab Minar - Aibak and Iltutmish
D. Red Palace - Balban
Which of the following strongly opposed
the partition of Bengal and became a Sanyasi
A. Aurobindo Ghosh
B. Swami Vivekananda
C. Barindra Ghosh
D. Swami Dayananda Saraswati
On the basis of which of the following
traditional records have the dates of Lord
Buddha 's birth and death been fixed?
A. Indian Buddhist texts–Ashokavadan and
B. Chinese tradition–Cantonese records
C. Tibetan tradition of historian Taranath
D. Simhalese tradion–Mahavamsa and
ntroduce some parliamentary control over
the English East India Company
B. reduce the armed forces of the East India
Company to curtail the company's trading rights
C. convert the company into a business firm
without any political authority
D. curtail the company's trading rights
. Idols related to Brahmanical religion have
been found at:
C. none of the above.
'The king was freed from his people and
they from their king'. On whose death did
Badauni comment this?
A. Ala-ud-din Khilji
D. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
The Asokan major rock edicts which tell us
about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts
A. II and XIII
B. I and XI
C. I and X
D. II and XIV
During the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq the
revenues of the state were greatly augmented
through various means. Which one was not one
A. Improving the fertility of land and cultivation
of superior crops
B. Water taxes
D. Enhancement of land revenue
Who had founded the Asiatic Society of
Bengal in 1784?
A. Queen Victoria
B. Lord Clive
C. William Jones
D. Lord Warren Hastings
Which of the following Jaina Tirthankaras
is not mythical out of the 24 Tirthanakras
mentioned in tradition?
A. Santinatha and Vardhamana
B. Parsvanatha and Vardhamansa
C. Santinatha and Adinatha
D. Parsvanatha and Adinatha
Which British military officer defeated Tipu
Sultan in India, Napolean Bonaparte in Europe
and eventually, became the Duke of Wellington?
A. Arthur Wellesley
B. Robert Clive
C. Warren Hastings
D. Richard Wellesley
Which kingdoms were involved in the
battle of Koppam?
A. The Western Chalukyas and the Pandyas
B. The Pandyas and Ceylon
C. The Western Chalukyas and the Cholas
D. The Cholas and the Pandyas
Some of the important battles that the
Mughals fought were:
1. Battle of Chausa led by Humayun
2. Battle of Khanwa led by Babar
3. Second battle of Panipat by Akbar
4. Against Amar Singh of Mewar led by Jehangir
Which of the above are correct statements:
A. Only 3
B. Only 2
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. Only 1
Who headed the National Planning
A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. B R Ambedkar
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. P C Mahalanobis
Identify the European who worked ardently
for the Indian National Movement and bitterly
criticised the British rule by saying 'The British
Empire is rotten to the core, corrupt in every
direction, and tyrannical and mean'.
A. William Wedderburn MUltiPle-CHOiCe
B. Sister Nivedita (Margaret Noble)
C. A. O. Hume
D. Annie Besant
How was the partition of Bengal (1905)
A. Through Indian Councils Act of 1909
B. Through Proclamation of Delhi Durbar in
C. Through Chelmsford Montague Report
D. Through Government of India Act of 1935
Which of the following statement describes
the role of women in Telengana movement of
A. They were mainly in supporting role.
B. They assumed leadership role.
C. Imparted training
D. They were involved in underground activities.
The Barrah dacoity was the first major
venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the
freedom movement in
A. The Chennai Presidency
C. East Bengal.
The widespread using of Black and Red
ware (BRW) and Painted Grey Ware (PGW) mark
A. none of the above
B. end of using bronze
C. coming of Iron Technology in India
D. coming of Copper Technology in India
Which of the following was the most
important characteristic of Kanishka's rule?
A. Re-emergence of Jainism
B. Expansion of Buddhism outside India
C. Gandhara School of Art
D. Fourth Buddhist Council at Srinagar
Consider the following statements:
1. The Cholas defeated Pandya and Chera rulers
and established their domination over peninsular
India in the early medieval times.
2. The Cholas sent an expedition against
Sailendra Empire of South East Asia and
conquered some of the areas. Which of these
statements is/are correct?
A. Only 1
B. Neither 1 nor 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Only 2
Provide is the correct chronological order
of the given Bhakti saints? (i) Tukaram (ii)
Namdev (iii) Chaitanya (iv) Ramanuja Codes:
A. (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
B. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
C. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
D. (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
Which of the following is untrue about
Gandhi and his relations with the Adivasis?
A. He founded the Adivasi Mahasabha in 1938.
B. Gandhian approach to Adivasi tended to focus
more on educating them into citizenship.
C. Gandhi used the term 'Adivasi' for the first
time in the 1930s, specifically for tribals.
D. In his Civil Disobedience Movement he chose
the programme of forest Satyagraha for them.
Why did reign of Shahjahan considered as
the 'golden period' of Mughal empire?
1. Trade and commerce flourished.
2. The was no external threat to India. The
country was safe and sound.
3. The territorial expansion was at its top.
4. Financially the state was comfortable.
A. 1, 3 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 2, 3 and 4
. Which of the following is true about Chola
A. Slavery was Prevalent
B. Four fold varna system was absent
C. All of the above
D. Untouchability existed
Muhammad Ghazni invaded India 17 times
A. 1025-1046 A.D.
B. 1000-1026 A.D.
C. 900-950 A.D.
D. 950-1000 A.D.
Why did Mohammad-bin Tughlaq shift his
capital from Delhi to Deogiri?
A. As a punishment for the people of Delhi.
B. Because he wanted to extend his empire to
C. Because he was fed up with Delhi.
D. Because the new capital occupied a central
and strategic location.
Examine the following statements:
1. The drafting committee of the constituent
assembly was chaired by Rajendra Prasad.
2. The objectives Resolution was moved by
3. Directive principles of State Policy were
designed to be enforced by the courts.
4. Till late 1948 Indian leaders were open to the
idea of partitioning Kashmir.
Select the code for correct statements:
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. Only 4
D. 1 and 3
The edicts of Ashoka which reveal his inner
sorrow on account of war and violence are:
A. Shahbazgarhi and Sopara
B. Dhauli and Jaugada
C. Maski and Bhabra
D. Mansehra and Girnar
The swadeshi movement started in India
A. the Non-Co-operation movement in 1919–22.
B. the protest against the Rowlatt Act
C. the anti-Bengal partition agitation
D. the Champaran satyagraha of Gandhi
Megasthenes visited India during the reign
A. Chandragupta II
D. Chandragupta Maurya
Jivaka, mentioned in the early Buddist
Just as in Delhi, the Lucknow insurgents
set up a Court of Administration in Lucknow. A
natural son of the ex-king of Oudh was crowned
by them. Who was he?
A. Saadat Khan
C. Birjis Qadr
D. None of above
Why did Buddhism start declining in India
in the early medieval times?
1. Buddha was by that time considered , as one
of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a
part of Vaishnavism.
2. The invading tribes from Central Asia till the
time of last Gupta king adopted Hinduism and
3. The Kings of Gupta dynasty were strongly
opposed to Buddhism.
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1,2 and 3
The given map relates to Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean Bay of Ben gal
A. Samudragupta after the close of his South
B. Asoka towards close of his reign
C. Kaniska at the time of his death
D. Empire of Thaneswar on the eve of Harsha's
The largest concentration of Harappan
sites has been found along the
Which of the following was the wonderful
discovery made by Hippalus in A.D. 45, leading
to increasing of trade with Rome?
A. Propelling of ship with mechanical aid
B. The existence of the monsoon winds, blowing
across the Indian Ocean
C. A shorter route for Rome to the eastern coast
D. Fitting of sails to the ships
Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. Lala Hardayal, in 1907, came under the
influence of the revolutionaries working in
Oxford and started a weekly paper called Gadar.
II. Lala Hardayal's subsequent associations with
more leaders culminated into the formation of
the Ghadar Party.
III. The Ghadar Movement planned to temper
the loyalty of the Indian troops and to form
secret societies and propagate seditious
A. None of these
B. Only III
C. I and II
D. I, II and III
The excavations in the Indus Valley have
pushed the antiquity of Indian history to
A. 1000 BC
B. 2500 BC
C. 4000 BC
D. 5000 BC
Arrange the following programmes of
Mohammad bin Tughlaq in their chronological
1. Transfer of capital
2. Increase of Taxation in Doab
3. Promulagation of Token Currency
4. Khurasan Expedition
Select the correct answer from the codes given
A. 2, 3, 1 and 4
B. 3, 2, 1 and 4
C. 2, 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
Which of the following was not one of the
royal dynasties of the Tamil country during the
Consider the following statements:
1. Amaravati is a major site in the Andhra
region, which is supposed to mark the site of
ancient Dhanyakataka, an important town in the
Deccan and capital of the later Satavahanas.
2. Sanchi was situated on the outskirts of
ancient Vidisha (present Besnagar), one of the
prominent cities of Ashoka's empire and also,
according to Buddhist legend, the birthplace of
his wife, Devi.
3. Nagarjunakonda in Guntur district, Andhra
Pradesh, at the eastern edge of the Deccan
plateau, is one of the most important sites. It
represents the ancient site of Vijayapuri, capital
of the Ikshvaku dynasty (c. AD 225-325).
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. 1 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 3
How did the Mughal Emperor
Jahandarshah's reign, come to an early end?
A. He died of sickness due to drinking
B. He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
C. He died due to a slip while climbing down the
D. He was deposed by his Wazir
The use of spinning wheel (Charkha)
became common during the
A. Tenth Century AD
B. Twelfth Century AD
C. Fourteenth Century AD
D. Ninth Century AD