Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

Of the following features of Buddhism which is not true?
A. It believes that it is the duty of the righteous ruler to ensure a means of subsistence to everyone
B. It is pessimistic as it believes that the man is caught in the cycle of misery
C. It strongly believes in the power of human action
D. It believes that the world is full of sorrow

View Answer Ans: B

2 - Question

Which of the following statements about
the Mauryan kings is not correct?
A. The kings often laid down codes of regulation
for the guidance of their officers and the people
B. They had extensive powers encompassing
administrative, judicial, and legislative functions
C. Appointments to the most important offices
were made by the ruler himself
D. They laid claim to divinity

View Answer Ans: D

3 - Question

'Ghuzak' is the name of a place where
A. Mahmud crushed defeat on Jayapala
B. Jayapala met his enemy Sabuktigin
C. Jayapala burnt himself on a funeral pyre since
he was unable to survive the disgrace caused by
his defeat at the hands of Mahmud
D. None of the above
View Answer Ans: B

4 - Question

The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara
A. the three main racial groups of the Indian
B. the three main styles of Indian temple
C. the three main linguistic divisions into which
the languages of India can be classified
D. the three main musical gharanas prevalent in

View Answer Ans: B

5 - Question

What was the main reason for the split in
the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?
A. Foundation of Muslim League
B. Introduction of communalism into Indian
politics by Lord Minto.
C. Extremists' lack of faith in the capacity of the
moderates to negotiate with the British
D. Aurobindo Ghosh's inability to be elected as
the President of the Indian national Congress
View Answer Ans: C

6 - Question

Which dynasty rules for the longest period
of time in the Delhi sultanate?
A. Lodhi dynasty
B. Slave dynasty
C. Tughlaq dynasty
D. Khilji dynasty

View Answer Ans: C

7 - Question

Choose the set of correct chronological
order of dynasties.
A. Slave, Khilji, Tughlaq, Lodi
B. Khilji, Lodi, Slave, Tughlaq
C. Slave, Tughlaq, Khilji, Lodi,
D. Lodi, Slave, Tughlaq, Khilji
View Answer Ans: A

8 - Question

At which places were the Kumaras
stationed during the reign of Ashoka?
A. Takshasila, Tosali and Ujjayani
B. kannauj, Tosali and Soparan
C. Patliputra, Ujjayani and Junagadh
D. Kosala, Mathura and Kalinga
View Answer Ans: A

9 - Question

Consider the following singers:
1. Anup Jalota
2. Chitra Singh
3. Penaz Masani
4. Parvati Khan Among these persons, the wellknown Ghazal singers include
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1,2 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: A

10 - Question

During the Sangam Age, war was usually
declared or provoked by:
A. Cutting the tutelary tree of the enemy
B. Crushing the crops of the enemy's territory
under the feet of elephants
C. Lifting the cattle of the enemy
D. Besieging the enemy's fort
View Answer Ans: C

11 - Question

Consider the following statements
1. Dayanand Saraswati founded the Arya Samaj
in 1875.
2. The Arya Samaj repudiated the authority of
the caste system.
3. Dayanand Saraswati was born in the Brahman
Which of the statements given above are
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 2

View Answer Ans: B

12 - Question

The Stone Age people had the first
A. Dogs
B. Asses
C. Sheep
D. Horses

View Answer Ans: C

13 - Question

Harshavardhana was defeated by
A. Bhaskaravarman of Kamrup
B. Devagupta of Malwa
C. Pulakesin II of the Chalukya dynasty
D. Sasanka of Gauda
View Answer Ans: C

14 - Question

Consider the following statements
regarding the proposals of cripp's misssion -
1. A constitution making body consisting of the
elected representatives from British India and
members from the princely states.
2. India was promised to have dominion status.
3. It suggested partition of India.
4. Setting up an executive council composed of
Indian alone. Which of the statements is / are
correct ?
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. All of these

View Answer Ans: C

15 - Question

Zero was invented by
A. Aryabhata
B. Bhaskara I
C. An unknown Indian
D. Varahmira
View Answer Ans: C

16 - Question

The division of Mauryan society into seven
classes was particularly mentioned in
A. Kautilya's Arthasastra
B. Ashokan edicts
C. Megasthenes' India
D. the Puranas

View Answer Ans: C

17 - Question

Which one of the following pairs is correct
A. Abdul Hamid Lahori : Jahangir
B. Khafi Khan : Shahjahan
C. Gulbadan Begum : Akbar
D. Zeb-un-Nissa : Bahadur Shah II
View Answer Ans: A

18 - Question

Which one among the following was the
immediate cause of attack by Nawab Siraj-udDaula on Calcutta in 1756?
A. Refusal of the English to demolish the
fortification of Calcutta
B. Siraj-ud-Daula wanted to drive out the
English from Bengal
C. Refusal of the English Company to pay the
overdue trade tax
D. The English conspired against the Nawab
with a view to depose him from the Throne

View Answer

Ans: A

19 - Question

At Delhi, weavers, artisans and other wage
earners joined the sepoys under the rebel
A. Bakht Khan
B. Khizr Khan
C. Kunwar Singh
D. Amar Singh
View Answer Ans: A

20 - Question

Qutub-ud-din Aibak is said to have built,
besides the Qutub mosque and the Qutub Minar,
A. the Kila-i-Kuhna mosque at Delhi
B. the Khirki masjid at Jahan-Panath
C. the Arhai-din-ka Jhompra mosque at Ajmer
D. the mausoleum of Khan-i-Jahan Tilangani

View Answer Ans: C

21 - Question

In palaeolithic society all men and women
A. women were higher status than men
B. treated as of equal importance
C. none
D. men were higher status than women
View Answer Ans: B

22 - Question

In medieval India, Mansabdari system was
introduced mainly for
A. facilitating revenue collection
B. ensuring religious harmony
C. making recruitment to the army
D. effecting clean administration

View Answer Ans: D

23 - Question

After the annexation of Awadh in 1856, the
king of Awadh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, was
deported to
A. Calcutta
B. Rangoon
C. Barrackpore
D. Delhi
View Answer Ans: A

24 - Question

'Inquilab Zindabad' slogan was given by
A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Chandra Shekhar Azad
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Iqbal

View Answer Ans: C

25 - Question

Which of the following is/are associated
with the name of Maulana Shaukat Ali?
1. Establishment of Jamia Milia
2. Organization of Muhammedan Anglo Oriental
3. Organization of the Khilafat Movement
4. Foundation of Muslim League
A. 2 and 4
B. 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3.
D. 1 only
View Answer Ans: B

26 - Question

The middle palaeolithic tool assemblage in
the southern Thar Desert is known as:
A. Luni tradition
B. Madrasian tradition
C. Ganeshwar tradition
D. Teri tradition

View Answer Ans: A

27 - Question

Who among the following was the first to
make use of artillery in warfare in medieval
A. Babur
B. Ibrahim Lodhi
C. Sher Shah Suri
D. Akbar
View Answer Ans: A

28 - Question

Which of the following Urdu periodical for
women enjoyed long and influential life
A. Ismat
B. Tahzib-un Niswan
C. Khatun
D. Huquq-un Niswan

View Answer Ans: B

29 - Question

Which of the following is the earliest works
in Tamil?
A. Rama Sundaram
B. Pali
C. Sangam Literature
D. Mahabharta
View Answer Ans: C

30 - Question

. List I List II A. Nagara 1. Fortified
settlements in Vedic literature B. Pura 2. Town
in Pali literature C. Nigama 3. Fortified capital
of a king D. Durga 4. City/town first mentioned
in Taittiriya
A. A - 4, B - 1, C - 2, D - 3
B. A - 2, B - 3, C - 4, D - 1
C. A - 4, B - 3, C - 2, D - 1
D. A - 2, B - 1, C - 4, D - 3

View Answer Ans: A

31 - Question

Before coming to Akbar's court, Miyan
Tansen was in the service of
A. Raja of Jodhpur
B. Rani of Gondwana
C. Raja of Ramchandra
D. Raja of Jaipur
View Answer Ans: C

32 - Question

Which of the following causes for the rise
of Buddhism is/are found to be correct?
I. Domination of Brahmins, who monopolised
II. Vedic rites had become very complicated and
III. Use of difficult and outdated language in
religious ceremonies.
A. I, II and III
B. II and III
C. Only I
D. I and II
View Answer Ans: A

33 - Question

The river most mentioned in early Vedic
literature is
A. Ganga
B. Sarasvati
C. Sutudri
D. Sindhu

View Answer Ans: D

34 - Question

Which two of the four kings listed below
were on friendly terms equally with Vardhamana
Mahavira and Gautama Buddha? A. Bimbisara of
Magadha B. Prasanjit of Kosala C. Pradyota of
Avanti D. Ajatasatru of Magadha Choose the
correct answer from the codes given below:
A. D and C
B. A and C
C. C and D
D. A and D
View Answer Ans: D

35 - Question

Which one of the following agrarian
measures was NOT adopted by Ghiyasudding
A. He discarded measurement in favour of
B. The chiefs and headmen of villages were
given back their perquisites.
C. He made a large reduction in the scale of
revenue fixed by Alauddin and brought it down
to one-sixth of the gross produce.
D. The basis of the demand by the Government
was to be Hukm-i-hasil (in accordance with
yield) with enough provision for crop failures.

View Answer Ans: C

36 - Question

Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj?
A. Qutubuddin Aibak
B. Alauddin Khilji
C. Balban
D. Razia Sultana
View Answer Ans: B

37 - Question

Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra
Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the
year 1946?
A. External Affairs and Common Wealth
B. None of these.
C. Food and Agriculture
D. Defence

View Answer Ans: C

38 - Question

Which of the following items is/are
incorrectly matched? List I List II A. Zahir-ud-din
Humanyun B. Nasir-ud-din Babar C. Jalal-ud-din Akbar D. Khurram Shahjahan
A. A and D
B. B and D
C. B and A
D. B and C
View Answer Ans: A

39 - Question

Which of the following rulers issued gold
coins in India for the first time?
A. Kanishka
B. Vima Kadphises
C. Ashoka
D. Chandragupta Maurya

View Answer Ans: C

40 - Question

The Gupta king who has the title of
A. KumaraGupta
B. RamaGupta
C. BudhaGupta
D. VishnuGupta
View Answer Ans: A

41 - Question

Which of the following were epics in the
early Tamil literature?
A. Silappadikaram and Manimekhalai
B. Padirruppattu and Maduraikkanchi
C. Tolkappiyam and Tirukkural
D. Ahananuru and Purananuru
View Answer Ans: A

42 - Question

Some of the following developments can be
dated to the Mauryan period. Point the odd one
A. The earliest surviving stone sculpture of India
B. A system of statecraft
C. The oldest artificial caves.
D. Unification of the continent under a single

View Answer Ans: A

43 - Question

The first political organisation established
in India in 1838 was known as
A. Settlers Association
B. Bengal British India Society
C. British India Society
D. Zamindary Association
View Answer Ans: D

44 - Question

144. Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. After defeating the British forces in first
Mysore war, Hyder Ali virtually dictated the
terms of the peace and entered into the Treaty
of Madras (1769) with the English.
II. Hyder Ali died during the course of second
Anglo-Mysore war which came to an end with
the Treaty of Mangalore.
III. The British defeated Tipu Sultan in the Third
Anglo-Mysore war which came to an end with
the Treaty of Srirangapatnam.
A. All are correct.
B. I and II
C. Only II
D. I and III

View Answer Ans: B

45 - Question

Which of the following statements
regarding the Nathpanthi movement is/ are
correct? A. It was essentially confined to
Western India. B. It challenged the superiority of
the Brahmanas. C. It advocated Hindu-Muslim
unity. Select the answer from the codes given
A. B and C
B. A and C
C. B only
D. A and B

View Answer Ans: A

46 - Question

146. Which of the following statements about
the Mauryan Council of Ministers (mantriparishad) is not correct?
A. The members of the council were personally
selected by the king
B. It was specially consulted in times of
C. The number of members of the council was
fixed and it consisted of three councillors and a
Chief Minister
D. It may have acted as a political check on the
View Answer Ans: C

47 - Question

Which one of the following species of fauna
has been widely appreciated as pre-historic
India's gift to the world?
A. Peacock
B. Humped bull
C. Water buffalo
D. Domestic fowl

View Answer

Ans: D

48 - Question

Which one of the following statements is
NOT correct?
A. Ali Mardan Khan introduced the system of
revenue farming in Bengal
B. Sawai Jai Singh of Amber had Euclid's
'Elements of Geometry' translated into Sanskrit
C. Maharaja Ranjit Singh set up modern
foundries to manufacture cannons at Lahore
D. Sultan Tipu of Mysore gave money for the
construction of the idol of Goddess Sarda in the
Shringeri temple

View Answer Ans: A

49 - Question

Who among the following Gandhian
followers was a teacher by Profession ?
A. Braj Kishore Prasad
B. J.B. Kriplani
C. Rajendra Prasad
D. A.N. Sinha
View Answer Ans: B

50 - Question

Some of the important ideologies that were
going around in the 19th century British India
and their proponents have been mentioned here:
1. James Mill-Utilitarianism
2. William Wilberforce-Evangelicalism
3. William Jones-Orientalism
4. Thomas Macaulay-Liberalism Select the code
for correct pairing
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. Only 3
View Answer Ans: C

51 - Question

Which of the following was the inscription
of Guptas about sati
A. Allahabad Inscription
B. Junagarh Inscription
C. Bhitari Inscription
D. Eran Inscription

View Answer Ans: D

52 - Question

Dalhousie annexed Avadh for the British
empire in India through the
A. doctrine of lapse
B. state being maladministered
C. waging of war
D. policy of Subsidiary Alliance
View Answer Ans: A

53 - Question

Dalits played a significant role during
1857. A close associate of Begum Hazrat Mahal
was a Pasi woman named
A. Jhalkaribai
B. Udandevi
C. Udadevi
D. Jiwan Lal

View Answer Ans: C

54 - Question

Which of these statements is false
regarding Military Fiscalism?
A. None of the above
B. It was an attempt by the state to do away
with intermediaries.
C. Loot collected by the army
D. A more efficient form of revenue collection.
View Answer Ans: C

55 - Question

Sugandhadevi who issued coins with the
figure of seated Lakshmi was a Queen of
A. Kashmir
B. Karnataka
C. Saurashtra
D. Orissa
View Answer Ans: A

56 - Question

During which period, the great epics of
Ramayan and Mahabharat were given the final
A. Gupta period
B. Nanda period
C. Maurya period
D. Post Maurya period
View Answer Ans: A

57 - Question

. When Mahatma Gandhi set out on the
Dandi March, he was accompanied, among
others, by
A. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad
B. Rajendra Prasad and Sarojini Naidu.
C. Vallabhbhai Patel and Sarojini Naidu
D. Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarojini Naidu

View Answer Ans: D

58 - Question

Who was the court poet of Samudragupta?
A. Aryabhatta
B. Harisena
C. Virasena
D. Nagarjuna
View Answer Ans: B

59 - Question

Indicate the importance of the treaty of
Amritsar (1809) signed between Ranjit Singh
and the English?
A. It marked the beginning of an era of peace
and prosperity in the Punjab
B. It helped Ranjit Singh in realising his
ambition of conquering Multan, Kashmir, Ladakh
and Peshawar
C. It recognised the power of the British as the
political limit of Ranjit Singh's policy of
D. It made him the undisputed master of all the

View Answer Ans: C

60 - Question

What was the objective of the Pitts's India
Act 1784?
A. It sought for reducing the armed forces of the
East Indian Company
B. It sought for reduction in the trading rights of
the company
C. It sought for establishing some parliamentary
control over the East India Company
D. It sought to make the company a business
View Answer Ans: C

61 - Question

In which of the following years did Dewan
Vehu Thampi of Travancore organize the Revolt?
A. 1805
B. 1810
C. 1807
D. 1813

View Answer Ans: A

62 - Question

Which of the following statements about
Tipu Sultan are correct?
1. He tried to make an alliance with the French.
2. He had no rivalry with the Marathas.
3. He did not enter into any treaty with the
4. He died fighting against the British.
A. 3 and 4
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: C

63 - Question

What is the correct sequence of the
following events?
1. The Lucknow Pact
2. The Introduction of Dyarchy
3. The Rowlatt Act
4. The Partition of Bengal Choose the correct
answer from the codes given below:
A. 1, 3, 2, 4
B. 4, 3, 2, 1
C. 1, 2, 3, 4
D. 4, 1, 3, 2

View Answer Ans: D

64 - Question

Which party was founded by Subhash
Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after he broke
away from the Congress?
A. Indian Freedom Party
B. Revolutionary Front
C. Azad Hind Fauj
D. Forward Block
View Answer Ans: D

65 - Question

Robert Bruce foote, who discovered first
palacothic tool in India, was originally a
A. Historian
B. Geologist
C. Archaeologist
D. Palaeobotanist
View Answer Ans: B

66 - Question

Which of the following Mughal emperors
dismissed the chief 'Sadra' of the empire?
1. Akbar 2. Jahangir
3. Shahjahan 4. Aurangzeb
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below: Codes:
A. 2 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 1 and 4
D. 1 and 3

View Answer Ans: C

67 - Question

The richest and biggest land-owning class
during the Sangam Age were:
A. Velas
B. Brahmanas
C. Ulavar
D. Nayaks
View Answer Ans: A

68 - Question

Who said, 'The time has come when badges
of honour make our shame glaring in their
incongruous context of humiliation'?
A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. C. R. Das
D. Motilal Nehru

View Answer Ans: C

69 - Question

Some of the craftsmen mentioned in
ancient Indian texts have been matched with
their modern-day counterparts:
1. Sutra-grahin-Draftsman
2. Sthapati-Chief architect
3. Lepaka-Masons (mason)
4. Sutra-dhara-Carpenter Choose the code for
correct pairs:
A. Only 3
B. Only 2
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4
View Answer Ans: C

70 - Question

Which of the following conclusions about
moderates and extremists is false?
A. Extremists wanted moderate leaders to
continue to hold positions of power within the
B. Extremists alienated Muslims with their
Hindu revivalism.
C. Moderates felt closer to the British than to
the people of their own country.
D. The colonial government remained unaffected
by the moderates' pleas.

View Answer Ans: A

71 - Question

Name the rulers of India states who allied
with the British in suppressing the revolt of
1. Gulab Singh of Kashmir
2. Raja of Jodhpur
3. Nizam of Hyderabad
4. Scindhia of Gwalior,
5. Holkar of Indore.
A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
B. 1, 3, 5, 4
C. 2, 4
D. 1, 2
View Answer Ans: A

72 - Question

The three states which had not acceded to
either Dominion by August 15, 1947, were all
ruled by Princes whose own religion was
different from that of the majority of their
subjects. Point the odd one out.
A. Junagarh
B. Bhopal
C. Hyderabad
D. Kashmir

View Answer Ans: B

73 - Question

Who, among the early nationalists, carried
on active propaganda in England to persuade
the British to yield to their demands?
A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Gopal Krishan Gokhale
C. M.G. Ranade
D. Dinshaw E. Wacha
View Answer Ans: A

74 - Question

Which of the following texts are not related
to the Vedic culture?
1. Satapatha Brahamana
2. Vinaya Pitaka
3. Acharanga Sitra
4. Brhadaranyaku Upanishad Which of these
is/are not related to Vedic literature?
A. 1 and 2
B. Only 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 3 and 4

View Answer Ans: C

75 - Question

Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as the
'Father of the nation' first by
A. Vallabhbhai Patel
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. C. Rajagopalachari
View Answer Ans: C

76 - Question

Which of the following ages the Homo
Sapiens the human being for the first time
A. In the middle Palaeolithic age
B. In the upper Palaeolithic age
C. In the lower Palaeolithic age
D. In the Mesolithic age
View Answer Ans: D

77 - Question

At which place was General Windham
suffered defeat at the hands of the rebel forces
in 1857?
A. Near Nagpur
B. Near Kanpur
C. Near Jaipur
D. Near Agra

View Answer Ans: A

78 - Question

Who among the following ladies wrote a
historical account during the Mughal period?
A. Jahanara Begum
B. Zebunnissa Begum
C. Gulbadan Begum
D. Nurjahan Begum
View Answer Ans: C

79 - Question

Gupta kings ruled North India for a period
A. 230
B. 430
C. 130
D. 330
View Answer Ans: D

80 - Question

Which of the following statements is
1. The Indian National Congress did not take
part in the First Round Table Congress.
2. Gandhiji signed a pact with Irvin after the
Second Round Table Conference.
3. Gandhiji was present at the Second Round
Table Conference.
4. The Communal Award was concerned with the
Round Table Conference.
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: B

81 - Question

Which Gupta emperor's inscription at Eran
dated 510 AD gives the first inscriptional
evidence of Sati?
A. Skandagupta
B. Kumaragupta
C. Narasimhagupta
D. Bhanugupta

View Answer Ans: D

82 - Question

There was no independent development of
industries in India during British rule because of
A. preference of the rich to invest in land
B. scarcity of foreign capital
C. scarcity of natural resources
D. absence of heavy industries
View Answer Ans: D

83 - Question

Which of the following was the principal
article of food of the Indus Valley people?
A. Fish
B. Wheat
C. Eggs
D. Palm-date

View Answer Ans: B

84 - Question

What is the chronological sequence of the
following three wazirs of the Mughal court in the
mid-eighteenth century? A. Safdarjung B. Imadul-mulk C. Javid Khan Choose the correct answer
from the codes given below:
A. B, C, A
B. B, A, C
C. C, A, B
D. A, C, B
View Answer Ans: C

85 - Question

Which of the following statements are
associated with the Sangam Age in South Indian
1. The whole of South India was politically
2. Successive assemblies of the Tamil poets were
held at Madurai.
3. Several anthologies of Tamil poems were
4. Buddhism rose to the position of pre-eminence
in South India.
A. 2 and 3
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

View Answer Ans: A

86 - Question

Consider the following statements about
the Rig Vedic Age: A. There was no purdah
system B. Women often performed Sati C. Girls
were given in marriage only after puberty D.
Girls sometimes had on their own chosen their
husbands. Of these,
A. A, B and C are true
B. A, C and D are true
C. only A and B are true
D. only B and C are true
View Answer Ans: B

87 - Question

Write the correct chronological order of
the following -
1. Foundation of swaraj party
2. Jallianwalabagh tragedy
3. Congress league pact
4. Chauri-chaura incident
A. 3, 2, 1 and 4
B. 2, 3, 4 and 1
C. 3, 2, 4 and 1
D. 2, 3, 1 and 4

View Answer Ans: A

88 - Question

The British Governor-General who
formulated the policy of Subsidiary Alliance with
regard to the Indian powers was
A. Warren Hastings
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Wellesley
D. Lord William Bentick.
View Answer Ans: C

89 - Question

Who gave the slogan. 'You give me blood. I
promise you freedom'?
A. Bal Gangadhar Tolak
B. Bhagat Singh
C. S. C. Bose
D. Chandrashekhar Azad
View Answer Ans: C

90 - Question

The name of the famous person of India
who returned the Knighthood conferred on him
by the British Government as a token of protest
against the atrocities in Punjab in 1919 was:
A. Rabindra Nath Tagore
B. Ashutosh Mukherjee
C. Tej Bahadur Sapru
D. Syed Ahmad Khan

View Answer Ans: A

91 - Question

Who was the Governor-General of India
during the Sepoy Mutiny?
A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Lytton
C. Lord Hardinge
D. Lord Dalhousie
View Answer Ans: A

92 - Question

Which of the following supposed causes of
decline and disintegration of the Mauryan
Empire is the least likely?
A. Brahmanical revolt against the pro-Buddhist
policy of Ashoka
B. Absence of national consciousness and
representatitive institutions
C. Succession of weak kings after Ashoka and
the partition of the empire after Ashoka
D. Military inactivity on account of Ashoka's
pacifist policies

View Answer Ans: B

93 - Question

Which one of the following sultans is
credited with the appointment of 'Amir - Sadah'
in the provinces?
A. Muhammad Tughlaq
B. Firoz Tughlaq
C. Alaudding Khilji
D. Bahlol Lodi
View Answer Ans: A

94 - Question

The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by
A. Himayana Buddhism
B. Mahayana Buddhism
C. The Lokayata School
D. Jainism

View Answer Ans: D

95 - Question

The main occupation of the Paleolithic
people was
A. fishing
B. agriculture
C. animal husbandry
D. hunting and gathering food
View Answer Ans: D

96 - Question

Which of the following statements about
the HSRA (Hindustan Socialist Republican Army)
is false?
A. For them, overthrowing British rule would
have to be followed by a struggle to end
B. The eventual aim of their activities was the
establishment of socialism.
C. They believed that that revolution ought to be
for the masses.
D. They worked extensively amongst peasants
and workers to educate them in revolutionary
thought in preparation for the eventual
overthrow of the British.

View Answer Ans: D

97 - Question

Which one of the following pairs was
popularly known as Sayyid Brothers the king
A. Zulfikar Khan and Sakarich Khan
B. Jahandar Shah and Ahmad Shah
C. Rafi-ud-Darjat and Rafi-ud-Daulah
D. Hussain Ali and Abdullah Hussain
View Answer Ans: D

98 - Question

A seal depicting Mother Goddess with
plant growing from the womb, has been found
A. Kalibangan
B. Mohenjodaro
C. Dholavira
D. Harappa

View Answer Ans: D

99 - Question

The majority of the Buddhist vases in India
are found in Western Maharashtra because:
A. There was a long-standing tradition in this
region of royal patronage to rock-cut
B. The Sahyadri mountain in western
Maharashtra with its hard trap was best suited
for rock-cut architecture
C. Many of the royal dynasties of Western India
were patrons of Buddhism
D. The caves in this region provided a safe
sanctuary away from foreign invaders
View Answer Ans: B

100 - Question

Consider the following :
1. Assessment of the land revenue on the basis
of nature of the soil and the quality of crops.
2. Use of mobile cannons in warfare
3. Cultivation of tobacco and red chilies Which of
the above was/were introduced into India by the
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2
C. None
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: C

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