Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

Which of the following provided the
revenue for the Delhi Sultanate?
A. Jiziah
B. Khams
C. Kharaj
D. Zakat

View Answer Ans: C

2 - Question

Who amongst the following Englishmen,
first translated Bhagavad- Gita into English?
A. Charles Wilkins
B. John Marshall
C. William Jones
D. Alexander Cunningham
View Answer Ans: A

3 - Question

Due to commercial rivalry the Dutch
indulged in the massacre of Englishmen at
A. Cassimbazar
B. Amboyna
C. Surat
D. Malacca
View Answer Ans: B

4 - Question

The remains of the Vijayanagar empire can
be found at
A. Golconda
B. Baroda
C. Bijapur
D. Hampi
View Answer Ans: D

5 - Question

In mid-nineteenth century India, under the
British rule, monumental changes were
introduced in law, for instance that a change in
religion did not debar a son from inheriting the
property of his heathen father. Such a provision
was part of the
A. The Religious Ability Act 1850
B. The Customs Act
C. The Religious Disability Act 1850
D. The Hindu Property Act 1850
View Answer Ans: C

6 - Question

Rig Vedic people invoked Indra for
A. a life after death
B. material comforts and victory
C. acquisition of knowledge
D. release from the cycle of births and deaths

View Answer Ans: B

7 - Question

Consider the following statements and
identify the person referred to therein with the
help of the codes given below During his stay in
England, he endeavoured to educate the British
people about their responsibilities as rulers of
India. He delivered speeches and published
articles to support his opposition to the unjust
and oppressive regime of the British Raj. In
1867, he helped to establish the East India
Association of which he became the Honorary
A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Anand Mohan Bose
C. Fierozeshah Mehta
D. Mary Carpenter
View Answer Ans: A

8 - Question

Gopal Krishna Gokhale founded
A. Servants of India Society
B. Landholder's Society
C. Bombay Presidency Association
D. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha
View Answer Ans: A

9 - Question

With which of the following is the concept
of Salaka-purusha associated?
A. Pasupatas
B. Bhagavatas
C. Bauddhas
D. Jainas
View Answer Ans: D

10 - Question

Prior to 1813, which among the following
measures, was not adopted by the British to
exploit the Indians economically ?
A. Elimination of Indian traders from
competition by every means
B. Free Trade Policy
C. Forcing Indiancraftsman to produce quality
products in fixed quantity and at fixed price
D. Monopolising the trade of raw goods
wherever possible and selling them at high rates
View Answer Ans: B

11 - Question

To which tribe did King Sudas, who was
victorious in the Battle of Ten Kings, belong?
A. Bharatas
B. Druhyus
C. Anus
D. Sivis
View Answer Ans: A

12 - Question

The Harappans did not know the use of
A. Gold
B. Iron
C. Silver
D. Bronze

View Answer Ans: B

13 - Question

In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta
Period women and sudras speak
A. Sauraseni
B. Pali
C. Sanskrit
D. Prakrit
View Answer Ans: D

14 - Question

How did the 'National Liberal Federation
of India come into existence?
A. Clash between the moderates and the
extremists in the Congress
B. Differences between the Muslim League and
the Congress
C. Failure of the Muslim League and the
Congress to achieve the goals
D. 'Divide and Rule' policy of the British
View Answer Ans: A

15 - Question

Mr. Philip Spratt, an Englishman was tried
in the
A. Chittagong Conspiracy case
B. Kanpur Conspiracy case
C. Lahore Conspiracy case
D. Meerut Conspiracy case
View Answer Ans: D

16 - Question

When did Mahatma Gandhi rename the
untouchables 'Harijans'?
A. 1929–30
B. 1942
C. 1920–21
D. 1933
View Answer Ans: D

17 - Question

Which one of the following Acts of British
India strengthened the Viceroy's authority over
his executive council by substituting 'portfolio'
or departmental system for corporate
A. Indian Councils Act, 1892
B. Indian Council Act, 1861
C. Government of India Act, 1858
D. Indian Councils Act, 1909
View Answer Ans: B

18 - Question

. Swami Dayanand (1) Attacked the spread
of western sciences. (2) Organised social
services during natural calamities, like floods,
droughts, epidemics etc. (3) Encouraged intercaste marriages and widow remarriage. (4)
Opposed child marriages and polygamy.
A. 2 & 3
B. 2, 3, 4
C. 1, 2, 4
D. all of the above

View Answer Ans: B

19 - Question

Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. Firoz Shah Tughlaq is credited with issuing
two new versions of coins, halfd and jital.
II. IbnBatuta, an African traveller visited India in
1333 AD during the reign of the Tughlaqs, was
appointed as Chief Qazi of Delhi by the sultan
and subsequently as his ambassador to China in
III. Timur, a Turk invaded India in 1398 during
the reign of Nasir-uddin Tughlaq.
A. I, II and III
B. I and II
C. All are correct
D. I and III
View Answer Ans: C

20 - Question

'Raziya was endowed with all the qualities
befitting a king, but she was not born of the
right sex'. Who is credited with these lines?
A. Amir Khusrau
B. Al Beruni
C. Ibn Battutah
D. Minhaj Siraj
View Answer Ans: D

21 - Question

Who among the following leaders did not
believe in the drain theory of Dadabhai Naoroji?
A. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
B. R.C. Dutt
C. B.G. Tilak
D. M.G. Ranade
View Answer Ans: A

22 - Question

Match the last rulers with their dynasties
List I List II A Kaiqubad 1 Slave dynasty B Nasirud-din Khusrau 2 Khalji dynasty C Mahmud II 3
Tughluq dynasty D Ala-ud-din Alam Shah 4 Syed
dynasty E Ibrahim 5 Lodhi dynasty

A. A-5, B-4, C-3, D-2, E-1
B. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4, E-5
C. A-2, B-3, C-4, D-5, E-1
D. A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1, E-5

View Answer Ans: B

23 - Question

Which of the following animals as figures
surround the male deity in the Indus Valley
1. Elephant 2. Tiger
3. Rhinoceros 4. Buffalo
5. Deer
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below: Codes:
A. 1, 3 and 5
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: C

24 - Question

In the Gupta inscription who has been
called 'Lichchhavi Dauhitra' ?
A. Chandragupta I
B. Chandragupta II
C. Skandgupta
D. Samudragupta
View Answer Ans: D

25 - Question

Which of the following statements are true
with regard to Alauddin Khilji?
1. He restructured the agrarian system to
maintain his army and to stabilise his political
2. He forbade his nobles from taking wine.
3. All pensions and endowments were
appropriated to the state.
4. He declared that he would be the king of the
Hindus in the same way as he was of the
Muslims. Which of the above is/are true?
A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1 and 2
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: C

26 - Question

What was the capital of Paramaras?
A. Kannauj
B. Khajuraho
C. Dhara
D. Manda
View Answer Ans: C

27 - Question

Consider the following statements:
1. The list of sixteen Mahajanapadas is available
in Anguttara Nikaya.
2. Asmaka Mahajanapada was situated on the
bank of Godawari.
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. Neither 1 nor 2
B. 2 only
C. 1 only
D. Both 1 and 2

View Answer Ans: D

28 - Question

Name the Governor-General who was
responsible for the annexation of Sindh.
A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Lord Ellen borough
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Lord Hastings
View Answer Ans: B

29 - Question

Who among the following performed
Asvamedha sacrifice?
1. Pushyamitra sunga 2. Samudragupta
3. Pravarsena I 4. Pulakesin I
Select the correct answer from the codes given
below: Codes:
A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 only
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4
View Answer Ans: D

30 - Question

Tick the incorrect statement(s) out of the
I. Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur founded the
Mughal Empire in India after defeating Ibrahim
Lodhi in the Battle of Panipat in 1526.
II. In 1527, Babur routed the joint forces of the
Afghans and the sultan of Bengal in the Battle of
III. In 1529, Babur defeated Rana Sanga in the
Battle of Ghagra and thus became the 'master of
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. II and III
D. I and II
View Answer Ans: C

31 - Question

The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by
A. Jainism
B. Mahayana Buddhism
C. Hinayana Buddhism
D. the Lokayata school

View Answer Ans: A

32 - Question

The concrete shape and setting to the
communal theory was given when the All India
Muslim League was set up in the year
A. 1904
B. 1910.
C. 1906
D. 1924
View Answer Ans: C

33 - Question

Which dynasty initiated the dravidian style
of architecture?
A. Pallavas
B. Chalukyas of Kalyani
C. Cholas
D. Vijayanagar
View Answer Ans: C

34 - Question

Which of the following act was passed by
the British Parliament to end the monopoly of
East India Company's trade in India?
A. Government of India Act, 1853
B. Regulating Act, 1783
C. Charter Act, 1813
D. Charter Act, 1863
View Answer Ans: C

35 - Question

Arrange the following event in the correct
chronological order: A. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
B. Khilafat's call for non-cooperation C. Rowlatt
Satyagraha D. Publishing of the Hunter
Committee's Report
A. B, A, C, D
B. C, D, A, B.
C. A, C, D, B
D. C, A, D, B
View Answer Ans: D

36 - Question

336. The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded
between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and who of the
A. Lord Minto
B. Lord Hastings
C. Lord Cornwallis
D. Lord Dalhousie
View Answer Ans: A

37 - Question

Who among the following kings was a
contemporary of both Mahavira and Buddha ?
A. Nandivardhana
B. Ajatshatru
C. Ashoka
D. Bimbisara

View Answer Ans: D

38 - Question

Which of these statements are correct
according to the 'Aligarh' school's argument?
I. Mughals declined because of incapable rulers.
II. The crisis of the Mughal empire was fiscal in
III. Mughals declined because of internal
warfare among successors.
IV. Mughals declined due to the mansabdari
Choose the code for correct statements:
A. III and IV
B. I and III
C. All are correct
D. I and II
View Answer Ans: B

39 - Question

Consider the following statements about
the temples built by cholas -
1. The earliest chola temple dating from 10th
century is the one at Dadapuram in South Arcot.
2. The huge chola temples of Tanjore and
Gangaikonda - Cholapuram are marked by their
lofty towers.
3. The later chola temples have mighty gopurans
or gateways Which of the above is/are correct?
A. 2 and 3
B. None
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: D

40 - Question

In the context of the history of India,
consider the following pairs : Term Description
1. Eripatti Land, revenue from which was set
apart for the maintenance of the village tank
2. Taniyurs Villages donated to a single Brahmin
or a group of Brahmins
3. Ghatikas Colleges generally attached to the
temples Which of the pairs given above is/are
correctly matched?
A. 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3
C. 3 only
D. 1 and 2

View Answer Ans: A

41 - Question

The earliest epigraphic evidence
mentioning the birth place of Sakyamuni Buddha
is obtained from
A. Sarnath
B. Kausambi
C. Sravasti
D. Rummindei
View Answer Ans: D

42 - Question

Who among the following Indian rulers
established embassies in foreign countries on
modern lines?
A. Mir Qasim
B. Shah Alam II
C. Haider Ali
D. Tipu Sultan
View Answer Ans: D

43 - Question

The following statements provide
interesting information on the rulers/dynasty of
the ancient period:
1. Surya Varman II built the temple of Angkor
2. Aphsad inscription throws light on later
Guptas3. Hathigumpha inscription provides
information on Kharavela Choose the code for
correct statements:
A. Only 1
B. Only 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. Only 2
View Answer Ans: C

44 - Question

The oldest Hindu epic is
A. Ramayana
B. Ashtadhyayi
C. Mahabharata
D. Mahabhashya
View Answer Ans: A

45 - Question

Who founded the Varkari sect In
A. Ramanuja
B. Chaitanya
C. Tukarm
D. Vallabhacharya
View Answer Ans: C

46 - Question

Once the Khilafat and Non-Cooperation
struggle was called off in February 1922, diverse
struggles that had given significance to it took
separate courses away from the Congress.
Examine the following statements:
1. The popularity of Congress reached a record
low with its membership in 16 out of 20
provinces declining.
2. The notion of Hindu-Muslim unity was
violently shaken as several riots took place in
Uttar Pradesh.3. The Hindu Mahasabha
emerged as a strong critic of the congress in the
4. The Akalis in Punjab moved away from the
Congress in order to retain their separate
religious identity.
Select the code for correct statements.
A. 2 only
B. 1 and 2
C. 1, 2, 3 and 4
D. 3 and 4

View Answer Ans: C

47 - Question

Which of the following statements about
the Wavell Plan of 1945 are correct?
1. The National leaders could be nominated as
the members of the executive Council.
2. The number of Hindu and Muslim members of
the executive council were to be equal. 3 The
subject of foreign affairs was to withdraw from
the Governor General and to be given to an
Indian member.
4. The veto power of the Governor- General was
to be abolished.
A. 1, 2 and 4 are correct
B. 2 and 3 are correct
C. 1, 2 and 3 are correct
D. 1 and 4 are correct.
View Answer Ans: C

48 - Question

Which among the following is the source of
information about early Vedic period?
A. Post-Vedic literature
B. Excavations
C. Jataka stories
D. Rig Veda
View Answer Ans: B

49 - Question

With which of the following did Ghasiti
Begam, Shaukat Jang, Rajballabh and Yar Latif
Khan harbour bitter hostility?
A. Nawab Allvardi Khan
C. Mir Jaffer
D. Mir Kasim

View Answer Ans: B

50 - Question

The original canon of the Jainas is believed
to have consisted of
A. 10 angas
B. 8 angas
C. 6 angas
D. 12 angas
View Answer Ans: D

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