Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions
UPSC HISTORY MCQ-16
. Which of the following statement(s) is/are
found to be incorrect?
I. The Ellora cave temples were started during
the Gupta period but work on them continued
during the reigns of Vakatakas, Chalukyas and
II. The peak of the Gupta power and cultural
glory was attained during the reign of
III. Charakaand Sushruta in the Gupta Period,
wrote about a fully evolved system in medicine
resembling those of Hippocrates and Galen in
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Only III
D. I, II and III
Consider the following statements -
1. Balwantrai Mehta was one of the persons
chiefly responsible for the initiative to convene
the All India. States People's conference in 1927.
2. C. Rajagopalachari was chiefly responsible in
persuading Mahatma Gandhi to decide to initiate
the 'Individual Satyagrah'. Which of the above
A. 1 only
B. Both 1 and 2
C. Neither 1 nor 2
D. 2 only
Which of the following statements about
Mohammad-bin- Tughlaq is correct?
A. He was the ablest man among the crowned
heads of the medieval age
B. He introduced the postal system
C. None of the above
D. He introduced paper currency
'A Buddha can be born only as a Brahmin
or a Kshatryia and not in a low family such as
that of a Chandala or of a basket maker or of a
chariot maker or of a Pukkasa.' From where do
we get this information?
During whose reign did Khan-Jahan Lodi
At which of the following sites, a bilingual
inscription of Ashoka, inscribed in Greek and
Aramaic, has been discovered?
On the basis of which one of the following
traditional records have the dates of Buddha's
birth and death been fixed? (1) Sinhalese
traditions-Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa (2)
Chinese traditions-Cantonese records (3) Indian
Buddhist texts-Ashok Vadan and Vidya Vadan
Select the correct code:
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 2 only
Head of the military department under the
recognised central machinery of administration
during Akbar's reign was:2. Guru Nanak was
soft on the Jain monks.
3. He considered ritual reading of scriptures as
waste of time.
4. During the last fifteen years of his life Guru
Nanak settled at Kiratpur. Which of the above
statements are not correct?
A. Mir Saman
D. Mir Bakshi
In which year, rulers made provisions for
spreading English Education in India?
Kamasutra was written by
. Which Sufi saint supported the theory of
A. Seikh Salim Chishti
B. Sheikh Ahmad Sarhindi
C. Maulana Abdual Hai THE MUGHAL
DYNASTY (1526–1540 and 1555–1857)
D. Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya
1. Chandragupta-I Kumaradevi
2. Samudragupta Dattadevi
3. Chandragupta-II Dhruvadevi
4. Kumargupta-I Kuberanaga
Select the correct answer from the codes given
A. 2 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 3
Who among the following accepted Din-iIlahi?
A. Raja Tansen
B. Raja Todarmal
D. Raja Man Singh
Which among the following was the reason
of the resignations of the Indian Ministers in all
the provinces in the year 1939?
A. The Governor-General converted Indian
administration from federal to unitary one
because of the beginning of the World War II
B. India was declared a party to the World War
II without the consent of the provincial
C. The Centre did not provide the required
financial help to provinces
D. The Governors refused to act as
One consistent feature found in the history
of southern India was the growth of small
regional kingdoms rather than large empires
A. the absence of minerals like iron
B. the scarcity of manpower
C. the absence of vast areas of fertile land
D. too many divisions in the social structure
Saka era was introduced by
A. Harsha Vardhana
C. Chandragupta Maurya
Which of the following is not true about
Gandhian critique of modernity?
A. It condemns the whole spirit of consumerism.
B. Gandhiji's rejection of everything associated
C. It is a critique of Doctrine of materialism.
D. Gandhiji's emphasis on the dignity of manual
Which of the following developments
cannot be ascribed to the later Vedic period?
A. Emergence of territorial character of kingship
B. Establishment of caste system with all its
C. Transition from pastoral to agricultural
D. Unchallenged supremacy of Brahmins
From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his
historic Dandi March?
D. Sabarmati Ashram
The most likely reasons for the patronage
A. All the above
B. To legitimize position and to earn merit.
C. Give employment to artisans, sculptors etc.
D. To spend resources of the empire.
Which of the following was false about the
1. Ambedkar was happy with it.
2. It was about Hindu-Muslim accord.
3. It was announced in 1919.
4. Gandhi started a fast against it.
Choose the code for correct statements:
A. 1 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. All are correct
After the death of Raja Ram Mohan Roy,
the control of Brahmo Samaj movement was
taken over by
A. Devendranath Tagore
B. Ravindranath Tagore
D. Keshab Chander Sen
Which of the following laws was passed
during the second half of the nineteenth century
under the Social and Religious Reform
A. Sanction of inter-caste and inter-communal
B. Opening of Aligarh Muslim University'
C. None of the above
D. Formation of Theosophical Society
Which Sikh Guru began 'Sachcha
A. Guru Hargovind
B. Guru Tegh Bahadur
C. Guru Arjan Dev
D. Guru Gobind Singh
Which one of the following provisions was
NOT made in the Charter Act of 1833?
A. The trading activities of the East India
Company were to be abolished
B. All law-making powers to be conferred on
Governor-General in Council
C. An Indian was to be appointed as a Law
Member in the Governor-General's Council
D. The designation of the supreme authority was
to be changed as the Governor-General of India
Which of the following was not a part of
the August Offer?
A. Indianisation of the Viceroy's Executive
B. Formation of a War Advisory Council.
C. Immediate convening of a Constituent
D. Promise of the dominion status in an
Where did the first coins circulate in India?
A. Western India
B. Central India
C. Bihar and eastern UP
D. South India
In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching
Mudra associated with the Buddha's First
Sermon at Sarnath is
The most important pre-Congress
nationalist organisation was the Indian
Association of Calcutta which was founded by S
N Banerjee and Ananda Mohan Bose in
The most enduring as well as the most
militant of the agitations originating in the
period 1945-47 was the
A. Telengana Movement
B. The Bakasht Peasants agitation
C. Tebhaga Movement
D. The Travancore agitation
Which of the following non-Gupta
inscriptions give us information about the
Guptas? A. Inscriptions of Kadambas B. Those of
the Varman dynasty C. Those of the Hunas D.
Those of the Chalukyas E. Those of the
Rashtrakutas Choose the correct answer from
the codes given below:
A. B, C, D and E
B. A, B and C
C. All of them
D. A, B, C and E
With reference to the period of extremist
nationalist movement in India with its spirit of
Swadeshi, which one of the following statements
A. Tagore preached the cult of Atmasakti, the
main plank of which was social and economic
regeneration of the villages
B. In 1989, the scheme of national education
was formulated by Satish Chandra Mukherjee
C. Liakat Hussain led the Muslim peasants of
Barisal in their agitations
D. The Bengal National College was founded in
1906 with Aurobindo as the Principal
Consider the following statement and
identify with the help of the codes given below,
the person who made the statement 'It would be
quite impossible for a few hundred British to
administer against the active opposition of the
whole of the politically minded fo the population.
A. Viceroy Wavell in January, 1946 in a letter to
Secretary of State
B. Clement Attlee January, 1947 in a private
letter addressed to Ernest Bevin
C. Jawaharlal Nehru in April, 1947 in an address
to Congressmen at Lucknow
D. Lord Mountbatten in December, 1946 in a
note given to British Parliament
Which of the following was not a major
industrial town of the Harappan civilization?
The Hindu God who has sometimes been
identified by Greek authors with Herakles is
Satya Shodhak Samaj organized
A. a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
B. a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
C. an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
D. A peasent movement in Punjab.
Consider List I and List II. List I List II A.
Ropar Easternmost site B. Bhagatrav
Southernmost site C. Alamgirpur Northernmost
site D. Sutkagendor Westernmost site Which of
the above are correctly matched? Choose the
answer from the codes given below:
A. B and D
B. A, B and C
C. C and D
D. B, C and D
The French East India company was
reconstituted some-time in the first half of 18th
century. It adopted a new name known as:
A. French Traders Company of the Indies.
B. Perpetual Company of the Indies.
C. Indo French company.
D. None of the above.
Mughals found it hard to subdue the
Deccani kingdoms, these were governed by
1. Ahmednagar by Qutb Shahi
2. Bijapur by Nizam Shahi
3. Golconda by Adil Shah
4. Berar by Imad Shahi Select the code for
A. Only 1
B. 1 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. Only 4
What symbols did the rebellions use in the
revolt of 1857?
A. Rose and Bread
B. Rose and Lamp
C. Rose and Cow
D. Lotus and Bread
Gandhiji started the Dandi March
A. To break the salt law
B. To demonstrate against the policies of British
C. To boycott foreign goods
D. None of the above
There are only two known examples of
cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient
India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves.
Where is the other surviving example of Gupta
A. Lomas Rishi cave
B. Bagh caves
C. Nasik caves
D. Ellora caves
The Swadeshi Movement was specially
marked by the
A. opening of several cottage industries
B. active participation of women in the
C. Indians becoming aware of economic
exploitation by the Britishers
D. hatred towards British industrialists.
Pick out the incorrect statement?
A. Guptas had good trade contacts with Eastern
Roman (Byzantine) empire.
B. After the conquest of Gujarat, Guptas issued
a good number of silver coins.
C. In ancient India, Guptas issued the largest
number of gold coins.
D. Guptas issued more copper coins than the
In which of the following does the term
brahmadeya occur for the first time?
A. Pre-Gupta inscriptions
B. Vedic texts
C. Post-Gupta inscriptions
D. Buddhist texts
Who among the following was the Minister
and Chief Advisor of Nana Saheb Peshwa?
A. Wajid Ali Shah
B. Maulvi Ahmad Shah
C. Azimullah Khan
D. Amirullah Khan
The object of the Butler Committee of 1927
A. Define the powers of the Secretary of State
B. Define the jurisdiction of the Central and
C. Improve the relationship between the
Government of India and the Indian States.
D. Impose censorship on national press.
Which one of the following was the first
fort constructed by the British in India?
A. Fort St. George
B. Fort William
C. Fort St. David
D. Fort St. Angelo
Five separate Sultanates arose in the
Deccan after the breakup of the Bahmani
empire. Which of the following was not one of
Which were the earliest cereals grown by
1. Wheat 2. Barley
3. Maize 4. Millets
A. 3 and 4
B. Neither of them
C. 1 only
D. 1 and 2