Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

. One who had not undergone the rite of
upanayana was known as:
A. Snataka
B. Patitasavitrikas
C. Grihastha
D. Brahmacarin

View Answer Ans: B

2 - Question

Which one of the following pairs is
correctly matched?
A. Badauni - Akbar Noma
B. Abul Fazal - Ain-i-Akbari
C. Abdul Hamid Lahori - Tabkat-i-Akbari
D. Nizamuddin Ahmad - Badshah Nama
View Answer Ans: B

3 - Question

Which of the following was not one of the
reasons for the gradual weakening of the tribal
assemblies in the Later Vedic Period?
A. The assemblies acquired an aristocratic
character which took away most of their
B. Increase in the royal power
C. They also surrendered some of their activities
to the new officials called ratnins
D. In large territorial states ordinary people
could not travel long distances to attend their
View Answer Ans: B

4 - Question

Which of the following Kingdoms were
associated with the life of the Buddha?
1. Avanti 2. Gandhara
3. Kosala 4. Magadha Select the correct answer
using the code given below.
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 2 and 4
D. 3 and 4 only
View Answer Ans: D

5 - Question

What is the correct chronological order of
the occurrence of the following periods? (i)
Chalcolithic Age (ii) Stone Age (iii) Iron Age (iv)
Bronze Age Codes:
A. (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
B. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
C. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
D. (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
View Answer Ans: D

6 - Question

The celebrated 'Nasadiya Sukta' of the
A. None of the above
B. Postulates that universe has been created out
of a vast cosmic sacrifice.
C. Postulates that Varuna is the upholder of the
cosmic order, Rita.
D. Postulates that universe has been created
from Nothingness.
View Answer Ans: D

7 - Question

Palaeography involves the study of:
A. monumental remains
B. coins
C. ancient writing
D. stones
View Answer Ans: C

8 - Question

Who was the author of the concept of
A. Sri Aurobindo
B. Jayaprakash Narayan
C. Vinoba Bhave
D. Mahatma Gandhi
View Answer Ans: C

9 - Question

The famous queen Chand Bibi who fought
courageously against Akbar belonged to which
of the following kingdoms?
A. Khandesh
B. Berar
C. Bijapur
D. Ahmednagar
View Answer Ans: D

10 - Question

In ancient India the territorial name
Tosali referred to
A. The area of the river Mahanadi
B. The basin of the river Son
C. The delta of the river Cauvery
D. The region between the rivers Jhelum and
View Answer Ans: A

11 - Question

In the content as architectural style of
various dynasties given below examine the
1. Use of large stone blocks and minimum
ornamentation - Lodi dynasty
2. True arch - Slave dynasty
3. Half-dome portal - Mughal dynasty
4. Double domes and thick walls - Tughlaq
dynasty Select the code for correct pairs:
A. 2 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4

View Answer Ans: A

12 - Question

The site of Harappa is located on the
bank of river
A. Indus
B. Ravi
C. Beas
D. Saraswati
View Answer Ans: B

13 - Question

The first hominids to use tools were:
A. Homo neanderthalensis
B. Homo erectus
C. Homo habilis
D. Homo ergaster
View Answer Ans: C

14 - Question

Identify the correct sequence of the
following events of Indian history (starting with
the earliest)
1. The Doctrine of Lapse
2. The Subsidiary Alliance
3. The Treaty of Lahore
4. The Pitt's India Act
Select the correct answer using the codes given
A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 4, 2, 3, 1
C. 3, 2, 1, 4
D. 2, 1, 4, 3
View Answer Ans: B

15 - Question

The 'Young India' was edited by
A. Mahadev Desai
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Acharya Narendra Dev.
D. Jawaharlal Nehru
View Answer Ans: B

16 - Question

Which one of the following texts of
ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted
by her husband?
A. Manavadharmashastra
B. Kamasutra
C. Arthashastra
D. Sukra Nitisara
View Answer Ans: C

17 - Question

Which of the following statements is/are
found to be correct regarding the town planning
of the Indus Valley Civilization?
I. Indus cities were all built of bakedbrick blocks
with standard proportions of length to width to
thickness of 4:2:1, except along the Makran
II. The citadel was divided into a number of
blocks by a grid of straight streets running
north-south and east-west.
III. Mohenjodaro and some other Indus cities
consisted of two sectors, a western citadel and
an eastern lower city.
A. Only II
B. Only I
C. I and III
D. II and III
View Answer Ans: C

18 - Question

In which one of the following inscriptions
is Ashoka mentioned by name?
A. Lamghan inscription
B. Major Rock edict at Girnar
C. Bairat inscription
D. Minor Rock inscription at Maski
View Answer Ans: D

19 - Question

Which of the following pairs are correct?
A. Indian Councils Act, 1919-Provincial
Autonomy B. Government of India Act, 1919-
Introduction of Dyarchy C. Government of India
Act, 1935- Proposal for a Federation of India D.
India Independence Act, 1947- Provincial
A. A and D
B. B and D
C. B and C
D. A and C
View Answer Ans: C

20 - Question

Who established the Paramdham Ashram?
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. None of these
C. Acharya Kriplani
D. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
View Answer Ans: D

21 - Question

Gupta Era was started in
A. 330 A. D.
B. 320 A. D.
C. 340 A. D.
D. 350 A. D.

View Answer Ans: B

22 - Question

The social reformers and their regions are
1. Sister Subbalakshmi in Madras
2. Sayyid Ahmad Khan in Aligarh
3. Jyotiba Phule in Calcutta
4. Henry Derozio in Maharashtra Select the code
for correct statement
A. 1 and 2
B. 3 and 4
C. 2 and 4
D. 1 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

23 - Question

The finest specimens of Buddhist
paintings are found in the caves at Bagh and
Ajanta. How do the Buddhist paintings at Bagh
differ from those found at Ajanta?
A. They are mostly depictions of Jataka stories
B. They are basically secular in character, and
significantly reflect contemporary life
C. The style of the paintings reveals great
delicacy and depth of feeling
D. They contain representations of scenes from
the Buddha's life from conception to the
attainment of Nirvana
View Answer Ans: B

24 - Question

The first Sultan of Delhi, who did not
allow the Ulemas to interfere in political and
administrative affairs was
A. Alauddin Khilji
B. Muhammad bin Tughlaq
C. Ferozeshah Tughlaq
D. Balban
View Answer Ans: A

25 - Question

Raag Maala is a form of:
A. Music
B. Poetry
C. Architecture
D. Painting
View Answer Ans: D

26 - Question

What is the correct chronological order of
the following events?
1. Pitt's India Act
2. North's Regulating Act
3. Cornwallis Code The correct chronological
sequence of these events is
A. 2, 3, 1
B. 3, 2, 1
C. 1, 2, 3
D. 2, 1, 3
View Answer Ans: D

27 - Question

Which of the following problems came up
in the working of 1773 Regulation?
1. Disharmony and dishonesty between
Governor- General and his council
2. Ambiguities in the jurisdiction of Supreme
Court and the Council
3. Provincial governors claimed greater
authority than was provided
4. British Parliament's found it difficult to assert
control over the East India Company.
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: B

28 - Question

Which Indian capitalist was closely
associated with Mahatma Gandhi?
A. Godrej
B. GD Birla
C. JRD Tata
D. AD Shroff
View Answer Ans: B

29 - Question

India maintained its early cultural
contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia
across the Bay of Bengal. For this pre-eminence
of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which
of the following could be the most convincing
1. As compared to other countries, India had a
better shipbuilding technology in ancient and
medieval times
2. The rulers of southern India always
patronized traders, Brahmin priests and
Buddhist monks in this context
3. Monsoon winds across the Bay of Bengal
facilitated sea voyages Select the code for
correct statements
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 only
C. 1only
D. 1, 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

30 - Question

Which of the following statements
regarding Permanent Settlement is/are
correct?1. The Permanent Settlement was
introduced in parts of the Madras and Bombay
2. The Permanent Settlement created a new
class of landlords with hereditary rights on land.
3. The landlords created by the Permanent
Settlement could never be removed under any
Select the correct answer using the codes given
A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: B

31 - Question

Brahmanism prescribed the social laws
and rituals for the laity as part of the
Dharamshastra. The last basic text of this law
(Smritis) was:
A. The Smriti of Brihaspati
B. The Smriti of Narada
C. The Smritikalpataru of Lakshmidhara
D. The Smriti of Yajnavalkya

View Answer Ans: A

32 - Question

The Upanishads are collectively known as
A. Vedangas
B. Sruti
C. Vedanta
D. Smriti
View Answer Ans: C

33 - Question

Match the following: List-I List-II A.
Revenue acceptance 1. Patta deed B. Market
town 2. Qabuliyat C. Mughal silver coin 3.
Mohur D. Revenue title deed 4. Qasbah E.
Mughal gold coin 5. Shahrukh
A. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4, E-5
B. A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3, E-5
C. A-2, B-1, C-5, D-2, E-3
D. A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4, E-5
View Answer Ans: C

34 - Question

Consider the following statements: On the
eve of the launch of Quit India Movement,
Mahatma Gandhi
1. asked the Government servants to resign.
2. asked the soldiers to leave their posts.
3. asked the Princes of the Princely States to
accept the sovereignty of their own people.
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 3 only
View Answer Ans: D

35 - Question

Which one of the following monuments
figured in the news recently in connection with a
fall of some of its parts and its consequent
archaeological conservation?
A. Sun Temple, Konark
B. Khandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho
C. Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Bheraghat
D. Jagannath Temple, Puri
View Answer Ans: D

36 - Question

Who was the author of the first ever book
on Islamic mysticism the Kashful Mahjub?
A. Ata Malik Juwaini
B. Yahya Maneri
C. Shikh Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
D. Ali Hujweri
View Answer Ans: D

37 - Question

Who is considered to be the greatest
Pallava ruler?
A. Paramesvarvarman I
B. Narasimhavarman I
C. Simhavishnu
D. Nandivarmana II
View Answer Ans: B

38 - Question

Which Maratha ruler helped the Sayyad
brothers in dethroning Farukh Siyar in 1719?
A. Balaji Vishwanath
B. Shivaji II
C. Shivaji
D. Baji Rao I
View Answer Ans: B

39 - Question

Which of the following pairs is correct?
A. Somesgara – Charu Chintamani
B. Surdas – Sahitya Lahari
C. Kalhana – Ashtadhyayi
D. Satyanarayana – Mahabharata
View Answer Ans: B

40 - Question

The silver coins issued by the Guptas
were called:
A. Dinara
B. Pana
C. Karshapana
D. Rupaka
View Answer Ans: D

41 - Question

Arrange the following Bhakti Saints in a
chronological sequence:
1. Tukaram 2. Kabir
3. Ramananda 4. Jnanadeva
A. 3, 4, 2, 1
B. 4, 3, 2, 1
C. 1, 2, 3, 4
D. 3, 2, 4, 1

View Answer Ans: B

42 - Question

With reference to Simon Commission's
recommendations, which one of the following
statements is correct?
A. It suggested the abolition of bicameral
legislature at the Centre
B. It recommended the replacement of diarchy
with responsible government in the provinces
C. It recommended the creation of Indian Police
Service, with a provision for increased pay and
allowances for British recruits as compared to
Indian recruits
D. It proposed the setting up of inter- provincial
council under the Home Department
View Answer Ans: B

43 - Question

In the context of Indian history, the
principle of 'Dyarchy (diarchy)' refers to
A. Introduction of double government i.e.,
Central and State governments.
B. Division of the subjects delegated to the
provinces into two categories.
C. Having two sets of rulers; one in London and
another in Delhi.
D. Division of the central legislature into two
View Answer Ans: B

44 - Question

A work known as an encyclopedia of
social life in the 11th century is:
A. Kathasaritasagara
B. Vikramdevcharita
C. Brhatkathamanjari
D. Shivsutravimarshini
View Answer Ans: A

45 - Question

Consider the following pairs :
1. Garba : Gujarat
2. Mohiniattam : Odisha
3. Yakshagana : Karnataka Which of the pairs
given above is/are correctly matched?
A. 1 and 3 only
B. 1 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 3 only
View Answer Ans: A

46 - Question

What was the real objective of the
partition of Bengal?
A. Appease the large majority of Muslims.
B. Create division among the ranks of Indian
C. Build up separate administrative units for
better efficiency of administration.
D. Stop the tide of nationalism in Bengal.
View Answer Ans: D

47 - Question

During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who
among the following proposed that Swaraj
should be defined as complete independence
free from all foreign control?
A. Mazharul Haque
B. Maulana Hasrat Mohani
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. Hakim Ajmal Khan
View Answer Ans: C

48 - Question

In the Rigvedic period, the king was
assisted in administration by the following:1.
2. Senani
3. Collector of taxes
4. An administrator of justice Choose the code:
A. 1 and 4
B. 1 and 2
C. 3 and 4
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: B

49 - Question

Banjaras during the medieval period of
Indian history were generally
A. Agriculturists
B. Weaves
C. Warriors
D. Traders
View Answer Ans: D

50 - Question

Who started Gupta Era?
A. SkandaGupta
B. SamudraGupta
C. ChandraGupta I
D. ChandraGupta II
View Answer Ans: C

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