Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil,
tears and sweat.' Who said this?
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Mao Tse-Tunq
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Winston Churchill

View Answer Ans: D

2 - Question

What was the ultimate goal of Gandhi's
Salt Satyagraha?
A. Repeal of Salt Laws.
B. Abolition of Government monopoly on
C. Removal of economic hardship to the people.
D. Purna Swaraj for India.
View Answer Ans: A

3 - Question

Which of the following is not related to
the Gandhara School of Art?
A. Ajanta
B. Khajuraho
C. Ellora
D. Elephanta
View Answer Ans: B

4 - Question

The conquest of Bengal by East India
Company led to:
A. colonization of India
B. industrial revolution in India
C. stoppage of all exports from India
D. the rise of other European trading companies
in India
View Answer Ans: A

5 - Question

Tick the correct statement(s) out of the
I. Amri is located in Sind (Pakistan) on the
western bank of the River Indus.
II. The site of Kot Diji is located at the fort of a
range of limestone hills in northern Sindh on the
eastern bank of the River Indus.
III. Kot Diji was excavated in 1955 by F.A. Khan.
A. II and III
B. I, II and III
C. I and II
D. Only II
View Answer Ans: B

6 - Question

The partition of Bengal was undertaken
with the view of
A. Meeting the demand by the Hindus and the
Muslims for a separate State
B. Suppressing the revolt arisen
C. Dividing the Hindus of the West and the West
Bengal and increasing Hindu-Muslim tensions
D. Satisfying the Hindus and the Muslims
View Answer Ans: C

7 - Question

With reference to Mahajanapad as
consider the statements:
1. Anga and Magadha were located in the wheat
growing area of the Gangetic Valley
2. In agricultural output, rice exceeded wheat
leading to a greater density of population in the
rice growing area. Which of the above is / are
not correct ?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Neither 1 nor 2?
D. Both 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: A

8 - Question

Who were the three revolutionaries
hanged on the charge of the Kakori case?
1. Ramprasad Bismil2. Manmatu Gupta
3. Rajendranath Lahiri
4. Ashfaquallah
A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 2, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: C

9 - Question

The ritual art in India is an essential
aspect of celebrations in the family, and is
invariably practiced by women. It takes the form
of drawings on the floor or on the walls of the
house. These purely abstract drawings are
known by different names in different parts of
the country.
1. Mandana at Rajasthan
2. Sathya at Saurashtra
3. Jhunti at Orissa
4. Muggu at Andhra Pradesh Select the code for
correct statements:
A. Only 3 and 4
B. Only 1 and 4
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. Only 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: D

10 - Question

What function did the Portuguese port at
Goa perform?
A. to control the east Indian spice trade
B. to act as the entrepot for the far east
C. to supervise Malabar
D. to act as the base for further expansion in
View Answer Ans: C

11 - Question

Which of the following revolutionaries
was a Professor of Sanskrit and Philosophy in
the Berkeley and Stanford University and died in
A. Shyamji Krishna Verma
B. Tarak Nath Das
C. Lala Har Dayal
D. Bhai Parmanand
View Answer Ans: C

12 - Question

The nimbus formed a special feature of
Mughal portraiture under
A. Shah Jahan
B. Aurangzeb
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir
View Answer Ans: D

13 - Question

Which of the following was not one of the
contributions of Ashoka to India polity and
A. A non-agressive foreign policy based on
equality between the big and small states
B. Religious toleration and promotion of
communal harmony
C. Political and cultural unification of the
D. Reform in criminal justice and revolutionary
changes in the social system
View Answer Ans: D

14 - Question

During the rule of Nawabs in Bengal, the
treasury was located at
A. Dacca
B. Purnea
C. Murshidabad
D. Calcutta
View Answer Ans: C

15 - Question

Which of the following statement(s)
regarding the Government of India Act, 1935
is/are found to be correct?
I. The Governor General remained the head of
the central administration and enjoyed wide
powers concerning administration, legislation
and finance.
II. The Secretary of State was not expected to
interfere in matters that the Governor General
dealt with, with the help of the Indian ministers.
III. The Federal legislature was to consist of two
houses, the council of state (Upper House) and
the house of people (Lower House).
A. II and III
B. Only III
C. I, II and III
D. I and II

View Answer Ans: D

16 - Question

Who of the following dedicated the caves
in Nagarjuni Hills to the Ajivikas?
A. Indrapalit
B. Samprati
C. Dasharatha
D. Kunala
View Answer Ans: C

17 - Question

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

18 - Question

The poet who is called as Indian
A. Dhandi
B. Rajasekhara
C. Bana
D. Kalidas
View Answer Ans: D

19 - Question

What were the dominant features of
Moplahs uprisings?
1. Peaceful agitation
2. Attack on Janmi
3. Use of Islam for ideological mobilization
4. Fleeing from Malabar Select the code for
correct statements
A. 1 and 4
B. 3 only
C. 2 and 3
D. 2 only
View Answer Ans: C

20 - Question

Which one of the following inscriptions
provides the earliest epigraphical evidence
regarding Sati?
A. Mathura inscription of Havishka
B. Eran Pillar inscription of Bhanugupta
C. Junagarh inscription of Skandagupta
D. Allahabad Pillar inscription of Samudragupta
View Answer Ans: B

21 - Question

The God with three heads and horns,
surrounded by animals, represented on a seal
from Mohenjodaro is said to be
A. Indra
B. Pashupati
C. Varuna
D. Vishnu
View Answer Ans: B

22 - Question

Which one of the following revolts was
made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in
his novel Anand Math ?
A. Bhil uprising
B. Sanyasi rebellion
C. Rangpur and Dinapur uprising
D. Bishnupur and Birbhum rebellion
View Answer Ans: B

23 - Question

According to which of the following
sources is Ashoka said to have built the city of
A. Kalhana's Rajatarangini
B. Tibetan tradition
C. Jain tradition
D. Buddhist tradition
View Answer Ans: A

24 - Question

Consider the following statements in
regard to the parallel government emerged
during the Quit India Movement.
1. The first such government emerged in Satara.
2. The government which emerged in Tamluk
was known as 'Jatiya Sarkar'.
3. The longest lasting and effective parallel
government was in Satara.
Which of the statements given above are
A. 2 and 3 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

25 - Question

The finest of Mughal architecture in
marble is the
A. Pearl mosque
B. Diwan-i-Am
C. Peacock throne
D. Taj Mahal

View Answer Ans: D

26 - Question

The first Indian ruler to be shown in
images as wearing a dress akin to trousers is
A. Samudragupta
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta
D. Kanishka
View Answer Ans: D

27 - Question

The paintings of Abanindranath Tagore
are classified as
A. impressionistic
B. socialistic
C. realistic
D. revivalistic
View Answer Ans: D

28 - Question

Ajanta paintings depict
A. Jatakas
B. Panchatantra
C. Ramayana
D. Mahabharata
View Answer Ans: A

29 - Question

A statue of bearded man was found at
A. Mohenjodaro
B. Harappa
C. Chanhudaro
D. Dholavira
View Answer Ans: A

30 - Question

The famous Pasupati seal found at
Mohenjodaro does not have the following
animals impressed on it.
A. Horse
B. Rhinoceros
C. Tiger
D. Buffalo
View Answer Ans: A

31 - Question

Lothal is connected as excavation site of
the civilisation of
A. Indus Valley Civilisation
B. Vedic Aryan
C. Mesopotamians
D. Sumerians
View Answer Ans: A

32 - Question

Which one of the following Indus Valley
Civilization sites gives evidence of a stadium?
A. Kalibangan
B. Dholavira
C. Harappa
D. Mohenjodaro
View Answer Ans: B

33 - Question

Who among the following has issued the
coin rupee for the first time?
A. Sher Shah
B. Akbar
C. Ala-ud-din Khilji
D. Muhammad bin Tughluq
View Answer Ans: A

34 - Question

Which of these statements about
moderates is false?
1. Most of them were well-off lawyers who had
studied in Britain.
2. They wanted the British to leave India.
3. They were great admirers of British political
4. They demanded lowering the age limit for the
civil service examination. Choose the correct
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 4
D. Only 1
View Answer Ans: C

35 - Question

Which pair among the following had the
similar views during the national movement?
A. Chittaranjan Das and Rajagopalachari
B. Mahatma Gandhi and Shaukat Ali
C. Chittaranjan Das and Motilal Nehru
D. Subrahmaniam Bharati and Bal Gangadhar
View Answer Ans: C

36 - Question

With reference to the economic history of
medieval India the term 'Araghatta' refers to
A. Wasteland converted to cultivated land
B. Waterwheel used in the irrigation of land
C. bonded labour
D. Land grants made to military officers
View Answer Ans: B

37 - Question

Which one of the following places did
Kunwar Singh, a prominent leader of the Revolt
of 1857 belongs to?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Rajasthan
D. Bihar

View Answer Ans: D

38 - Question

What was the staple food of the Indus
A. Corn
B. Wheat
C. Potatoes
D. Rice
View Answer Ans: B

39 - Question

The Chola age was most famous for
A. war with the Rashtrakutas
B. advancement of Tamil culture
C. village assemblies
D. trade with Ceylon
View Answer Ans: C

40 - Question

In the late seventeenth and early
eighteenth centuries, the export of Indian opium
to the Indonesian archipelago was dominated by
A. English East India Company
B. Dutch East India Company
C. Portuguese
D. Gujarati and Marwari mercantile groups
View Answer Ans: B

41 - Question

Who were called Dikus by Santhals?
A. Local chiefs
B. Outsiders
C. Tribal women
D. Religious head
View Answer Ans: B

42 - Question

The Congress policy of pray and petition
ultimately came to an end under the guidance of
A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Aurobindo Ghosh
View Answer Ans: A

43 - Question

Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and
Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than
Hinduism because
A. Buddhism provided easier access to Indian
B. caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them
C. they had renounced the policy of war and
D. Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time
View Answer Ans: A

44 - Question

Which Sultan introduced the practices of
Sijda, Paibos and Nawroz in the Delhi Sultanate?
A. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
B. Balban
C. Razia Sultana
D. Iltutmish
View Answer Ans: B

45 - Question

What was the association of peasants
known as during and after the period of the
A. Nanadesi
B. Cittirameli
C. Alumganam
D. Ainnurruvar
View Answer Ans: B

46 - Question

Who among the following leaders of the
revolt of 1857 wrote to the French emperor, 'The
acts of injustice and perjury of the English
Government blaze on all sides like the rays of
the sun'?
A. Tatya Tope
B. Bahadur Shah
C. Birjis Qadr
D. Nana Sahib
View Answer Ans: A

47 - Question

Which of the following statement(s) is/
are found to be incorrect?
I. Ala-ud-din Khilji succeeded to the throne in AD
1296 by killing his uncle, Jalal-ud-din Firoz
II. Ala-ud-din Khilji built the Siri and Arai Minars
near the Qutub Minar in Delhi.
III. Ala-ud-din Khilji was very liberal with Hindus
and gave them the state patronage.
A. Only II
B. II and III
C. I and II
D. Only III
View Answer Ans: D

48 - Question

What is the correct chronological order in
which the following appeared in India?
1. Gold coins
2. Punch-marked silver coins
3. Iron plough
4. Urban culture
Select the correct answer using the codes given
below: Codes:
A. 3, 4, 1, 2
B. 3, 4, 2, 1
C. 4, 3, 1, 2
D. 4, 3, 2, 1
View Answer Ans: D

49 - Question

Arrange chronologically the following
tribal rebellions: (i) Rampa (ii) Santal (iii) Kol (iv)
Munda under Birsa
Select the correct answer from the codes given
A. (ii), (iii), (i), (iv)
B. (ii), (iv), (iii), (i)
C. (iii), (ii), (i) (iv)
D. (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)
View Answer Ans: A

50 - Question

Consider the following with reference to
the disintegration and decline of the Mauryan
1. Brahmanical revolt
2. King Ashoka's pacifist policies
3. Invasions from outside4. Weakness of
Ashoka's successors Which of the above reasons
led to the disintegration and decline of the
Mauryan Empire?
A. 1 and 3
B. 1, 2, 3 and 4
C. 2 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: B

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