Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions


1 - Question

Which of the following port handled

North Indian trade during the Gupta period?
A. Sopara
B. Cambay
C. Tamralipti
D. Broach

View Answer Ans: C

2 - Question

The Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to :
A. Gayatri
B. Savitri
C. Aditi
D. Indra
View Answer Ans: B

3 - Question

The notion of saptanga that was
introduced in Arthashastra includes
A. kings, territory, administration and treasury
B. ministers, civil servants, subalterns and those
involved in espionage
C. aristocrats, acharyas, traders and monks .
D. music, dance, ragas and wrestling
View Answer Ans: A

4 - Question

Which of the following measures were
taken by Balban for re-establishing the prestige
and power of the crown?
1. He claimed his descent from the mythical hero
2. He copied the court etiquettes of the Iranian
3. He instituted rigid formalities in the harem
4. He reorganised the boundaries of provinces of
the kingdom. Select the correct answer by using
the codes given below:
A. 3 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 4
View Answer Ans: C

5 - Question

3055. Megasthenes was succeeded as an
ambassador to the Mauryan court by
A. Hegesander
B. Nearchus
C. Deimachos
D. Athenaeus
View Answer Ans: C

6 - Question

The shaded area in the above map shows
the empire of
A. Shah Jahan
B. Aurangzeb
C. Mohammad Tughlaq
D. Ala-ud-din Khilji
View Answer Ans: A

7 - Question

Which one of the following with regards
to the Indian Councils Act of 1909 is not true?
A. It enlarged the legislatures both at the Centre
and in the Provinces.
B. It provided direct election to the Central
C. It introduced separate electorates at the
insistence of the Muslims.
D. It included Indians in the Central Executive
for the first time.
View Answer Ans: B

8 - Question

The Hunter Commission set up in 1882
consolidated the direction of colonial policy for a
school, which had been established by Wood's
Despatch. It consisted of:
A. all the above
B. Trained teachers
C. Centralized Exam or Centralization of the
School system
D. Fixed Curriculum
View Answer Ans: A

9 - Question

What is the correct chronological order of
the following conquests by Allauddin Khilji?
1. Ranthambhor 2. Chittor
3. Malwa 4. Gujarat The correct sequence of
these conquests by Alauddin Khalji is
A. 2, 3, 4, 1
B. 2, 1, 4, 3
C. 4, 1, 2, 3
D. 4, 3, 2, 1
View Answer Ans: C

10 - Question

Who was the founder of the autonomous
kingdom of Awadh or Oudh?
A. Asaf-ud-daula
B. Saadat Khan
C. Safdar Jang
D. Shuja-ud-daula
View Answer Ans: B

11 - Question

Which one of the following sites of the
Indus Valley Civilization had an ancient
A. Harappa
B. Kalibangan
C. Rangpur
D. Lothal
View Answer Ans: D

12 - Question

Apart from Harsha the Chinese traveller
Yuan Chwang had occasion to meet which other
contemporary rulers?
I. King of Gauda
II. King of Kashmir
III. King of Kanchi
IV. King of Valabhi
A. I, II and III
B. II, III and IV
C. I, II and IV
D. I, III and IV
View Answer Ans: B

13 - Question

During Akbar's reign, the land which was
cultivated every year and was never left fallow
was known as:
A. Parauti
B. Banjar
C. Pulaj
D. Chachar
View Answer Ans: C

14 - Question

Which one of the following is a language
of Baluchistan but linguistically Dravidian?
A. Parji
B. Pengo
C. Brahui
D. Kui
View Answer Ans: C

15 - Question

With which sect of Buddhism is the
doctrine of Bodhisatva associated?
A. Vajrayana Buddhism
B. Theravada Buddhism
C. Hinayana Buddhism
D. Mahayana Buddhism
View Answer Ans: D

16 - Question

Which of the following statements about
the army of the king is not correct?
A. Death on the battlefield was considered to
lead to heaven
B. The army traditionally had four arms, namely,
chariots drawn by oxen, elephants, cavalry and
C. The soldiers wounded in battle were well
D. The captains of the army were invested with
the title of Enadi
View Answer Ans: C

17 - Question

Consider the following statements : The
Government of India Act, 1935 provided for
1. The provincial autonomy
2. The establishment of Federal Court
3. All India Federation at the centre Which of the
statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: C

18 - Question

The theory of economic drain of India
during British imperialism was propounded by
A. R. C. Dutt.
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. M. K. Gandhi
View Answer Ans: C

19 - Question

What were the Hindu counterparts of the
Tabligh and Tanzim movements?
A. Shuddhi and Sangathan movement
B. Satya Shodhak movement
C. Self Respect movement
D. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
View Answer Ans: A

20 - Question

How many seats did the depressed
classes get as per the Communal Award and
Poona Pact?
A. 78 and 83 respectively
B. 71 and 147 respectively
C. 77 and 179 respectively
D. 79and 129 respectively
View Answer Ans: B

21 - Question

Gandhi's Champaran satyagraha aimed at
A. solving the problems of indigo workers
B. securing the rights of Harijans
C. maintaining the unity of Hindu society
D. a civil disobedience movement
View Answer Ans: A

22 - Question

Which of the following valleys is known
for having a continuous succession of
palaeolithic paintings of different periods?
A. Sohan valley
B. Bhimbetka
C. Buharbulang valley
D. Bhader valley
View Answer Ans: B

23 - Question

Iltutmish followed the policy of neutrality
when Mangabarni asked for help against the
Mongols because
A. he did not like Mangabarni
B. he was not strong enough to help him
C. he was scared of the Mongols
D. he did not want to drag his infant kingdom
into central Asian politics
View Answer Ans: D

24 - Question

Ashoka's contemporary Greek King of
Syria mentioned in his edicts, was
A. Ptolemy II
B. Antigonas
C. Antiochus II Theos
D. Alexander
View Answer Ans: C

25 - Question

Who among the following leaders escaped
from the prison and organised underground
activities during the Quit Indian Movement?
A. J.B. Kriplani
B. Ram Manohar Lohia
C. Jayaprakash Narayan
D. Achyut Patwardhan
View Answer Ans: C

26 - Question

In the third battle of Panipat Marathas
were defeated by
A. Afghans
B. Mughals
C. Ruhellas
D. English
View Answer Ans: A

27 - Question

Which of the following were the causes
for the rapid dissolution of the Mughal empire?
1. Degeneration of the Mughal nobility
2. The absence of the Law of Succession
3. Foreign invasion
Select the correct answer from the codes given
A. 1 and 3 only
B. 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2 and 3 only
View Answer Ans: C

28 - Question

The stories of sepoy barbarity became
very loud and the Britishers started raising the
clamour of punishment for them. Lord Canning
tried to curb the hysteria for which he was
derisively called
A. Coward Clanning
B. Lord Canning
C. Cruel Caning
D. Clemency Canning
View Answer Ans: D

29 - Question

'Let those whose deity is the phallus not
penetrate our sanctuary'. In which mandala of
the Rig Veda is this statement recorded?
A. Mandala I
B. Mandala VII
C. Mandala X
D. Mandala V
View Answer Ans: D

30 - Question

The leader of the Muslim conspiracy in
Patna who wanted to restore the Mughal
emperor in order to bring back Mughal rule in
India was
A. Peer Ali
B. Peer Khan
C. Peer Bakr
D. Peer Baksh
View Answer Ans: A

31 - Question

Which party was in power in U.K. when
India became independent?
A. Labour
B. None of these
C. Conservative
D. Liberal

View Answer Ans: A

32 - Question

Which of the following was not one of the
factors responsible for the wide acceptance of
the cult of extremism?
A. The constant economic drain on the resources
of the country on account of the global
expansion of the British Empire.
B. The terrible famines of 1896-97 and
1899-1901 followed by bubonic plague took a
very heavy toll of life and the people attributed
the 'phenomenon of ever-recurring famines to
the anti-national economic policy of the
C. The anti-Indian and imperialist policies of
Lord Curzon such as the Calcutta Corporation
Act, the Official Secrets Act, the Indian
Universities Act and above all the Partition of
Bengal in 1905, created resentment and
provoked violence.
D. Indian nationalists gained more confidence
and drew inspiration from Abyssinia's repulsion
of the Italian army (1896) and Japan's thumping
victory over Russia (1905) which exploded the
myth of European superiority
View Answer Ans: A

33 - Question

Who among the following suggested the
winding up of the Indian National Congress after
India attained independence?
A. Jayaprakash Narain
B. Acharya Kripalani
C. C. Rajagopalachari
D. Mahatma Gandhi
View Answer Ans: D

34 - Question

Which one of the following is the correct
chronological order of the freedom movements
of India?
A. Non-Cooperation Movement–Quit India
Movement– Civil Disobedience Movement
B. Non-cooperation Movement, Civil
Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement
C. Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation
Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement
D. Quit India Movement, Civil Disobedience
Movement, Non, Cooperation Movement
View Answer Ans: B

35 - Question

'Asiatic Society of Bengal' was founded by
A. Sir William Jones
B. Annie Besant
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
View Answer Ans: A

36 - Question

Who wrote the song Bande Mataram?
A. Premchand
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Bankimchandra
D. Ram Mohan Roy
View Answer Ans: C

37 - Question

The first political association in the
Bombay Presidency was established by
A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1905
B. Dadabhai Naoroji in 1852
C. S. N. Bannerjee in 1894
D. Annie Besant in 1924
View Answer Ans: B

38 - Question

Consider the following statements on the
1. Pulakesin II defeated the Vishnukundins of
Andhra delta and later allowed Vishnuvardhana
to form a kingdom there.
2. Pulakesin II performed a horse sacrifice.
3. The Chalukyas became a sovereign power
under Pulakesin I.
4. From Vishnuvardhana's reign began the line
of western Chalukyas. Which of these statements
are not correct?
A. 2 and 4
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3
View Answer Ans: A

39 - Question

Peasant agitations led by different
organisations that took place between 1945 and
1947 in different parts of India were as follows:
1. The Warli tribal peasant agitation, led by
Maharashtra Kisan Sabha
2. Baksht peasant agitation, led by the Bihar
Kisan Sabha
3. Travancore agitation, led by the communists
4. Tebhaga movement, led by the Bengal
Provincial Kisan Sabha
Select the code for correct statements:
A. Only 3
B. 1, 2, 3 and 4
C. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 2
View Answer Ans: B

40 - Question

Which one of the following was the most
immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and
boycott of foreign goods during the first decade
of the last century?
A. Curzon's attempt to control the universities.
B. Curzon's design to curtail the sphere of local
self government.
C. Curzon's Partition of Bengal.
D. Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity
of the Indian National Congress.
View Answer Ans: C

41 - Question

Which one of the following was the most
immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and
Boycott agitation during the first decade of the
present century?
A. Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity
of the Indian National Congress
B. Curzon's partition of Bengal
C. Curzon's design to curtail the sphere of local
D. Curzon's attempt to control the Universities
View Answer Ans: B

42 - Question

The interim government at the centre was
A. before the visit of the Cripps Mission
B. after Lord Mountbatten came to India for
transfer of power
C. after the visit of the Cabinet Mission
D. after the visit of the Cripps Mission
View Answer Ans: C

43 - Question

Tick the correct statement(s) out of the
I. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization
apparently regarded buffalo horns and pipal
trees as sacred.
II. Cotton was first produced by the Indus Valley
III. Wheat, rice, barley, milk and animal flesh
formed the staple food of the people of the Indus
Valley Civilization.
A. I and II
B. I and III
C. II and III
D. I, II and III
View Answer Ans: D

44 - Question

Which of the following was not an Indian
business interest?
A. Chemicals
B. Textiles
C. Iron and Steel
D. Jute
View Answer Ans: D

45 - Question

During the Mughal period, what was
Narnal or light artillery?
A. One carried by man
B. One carried on elephant back
C. One carried on camel back
D. None of these
View Answer Ans: A

46 - Question

The admission of which of the following to
the Sangha, at the instance of Ananda (the
personal attendant of the Master), marked the
beginning of an order of nuns i n India?
A. Yashodhara, the wife of the Buddha
B. Ghositaramma monastery at Piparhawa
C. Sujata, the merchant's daughter who offered
a bowl of milk to the Buddha after he had
decided to give up austerities
D. Gautami, the widowed stepmother of the
View Answer Ans: D

47 - Question

Which one of the following was a reason
for the failure of talks held at the Simla
Conference in 1945?
A. The Viceroy was indifferent to the demands of
the Congress.
B. The Congress boycotted it.
C. The dominion status suggested by the Viceroy
was not acceptable to both Congress and Muslim
D. Jinnah insisted that all Muslim members of
the Executive Council must be nominated by the
Muslim League.
View Answer Ans: C

48 - Question

Ajanta's legacy of paintings is visible in
murals at different places in India:
A. all the above
B. Badami
C. Bagh
D. Lupakshi
View Answer Ans: A

49 - Question

What is the correct chronological order of
the following? A. Cabinet Mission B. Montague -
Chelmsford Reforms C. Minto - Morley Reforms
D. Cripps' Mission Codes :
A. D, A, B, C
B. A, B, C, D
C. C, B, D, A
D. B, C, D, A
View Answer Ans: C

50 - Question

The ancient texts on Indian temple
architecture classify it into three broad orders -
Nagara, Dravida and Vesara. Point out the
wrongly matched pair.
A. Dilwara marble temples of the Jains at Mt.
Abu– Vesara
B. Brhadisvara temple at Thanjavur–Dravida
C. Chandella temples at Khajuraho–Nagara
D. The Nataraja shrine at Chidambaram–Vesara
View Answer Ans: A

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