Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions
UPSC HISTORY MCQ-62
The Government in the India Act of 1919,
clearly defined the
A. Jurisdiction of the Viceroy and the Governors
of the provinces
B. Jurisdiction of the central and provincial
C. Powers of the Secretary of State of India and
D. Separation of power between the judiciary
and the legislature
The title 'Vikramaditya' was assumed by
C. Chandragupta II
Which of the following was not associated
with the self-respect movement in Tamilnadu?
A. Soviet socialism
B. Kudi Arasu
C. B R Ambedkar
According to Gandhiji, the Khilafat issue
offered a golden opportunity for the promotion
of the Hindu-Muslim unity in thecountry. He
urged Hindus to lend full support to the Indian
Muslims on this issue. The Khilafat issue related
to the policy of the British Government after first
World War towards
Name of the Mahajanapada, which was a
confederacy of eight republican clans?
Non-Cooperation Movement was
suspended in 1921 because
A. People were not supporting this movement
B. Violence broke out at Chauri Chaura
C. Gandhiji was arrested for five years
D. Government accepted the demands of Indian
Consider the following statement and
identify the author of the statement using the
codes given below I shall work for an India in
which the poorest shall feel that it is their
country, in whose making they have an effective
voice, an India in which there shall be no high
class and low class of people, an India in which
all communities shall live in perfect harmony.
A. Gurudev Tagore
B. Pandit Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Baba Saheb Ambedkar
Which one of the following powers was
the first to establish trade links with India?
Which of the following is not correct
about Mansabdari system?
A. Ranks were divided into Zat and Sawar
B. Dagh system was developed to mark the
C. It drew on a parallel outside India
D. Emperor Akbar started it to organise nobility
as well as his army
How many times the word 'Jana' occur in
A. 75 times
B. 175 times
C. 375 times
D. 275 times
Consider the following pairs: [CSAT 2015-
I] Medieval Indian State Present Region
1. Champaka : Central India
2. Durgara : Jammu
3. Kuluta : Malabar Which of the above pairs is /
are correctly matched?
A. 1 and 3
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 2
D. 1 and 3 Only
The term apabhramsa was used in
medieval Sanskrit texts to denote
A. non-Sanskrit verse metres
B. outcastes among the Rajputs
C. deviations from Vedic rituals
D. early forms of some of the modern Indian
Which of the following was one of the
Buddhist monks who went to Tibet to propagate
Which of the following was not one of the
ideas of Sanskrit literature incorporated into
A. Arundhati as the ideal of chastity
B. Worship of Indra as the principal deity
C. The concept of three-fold debt (rinatraya) of
D. Uttar-Kuru (northern country) as a land of
Ashoka himself considered his policy of
A. The essence of all religions or the common
religion of mankind
B. The ideal of virtuous life based on moral
teachings of various thinkers
C. The essence of original Buddhism as
preached by the Buddha
D. A way of life which was both practical and
convenient as well as highly moral
Whose pension was stopped by Lord
A. Appa Sahib
B. Nana Sahib
C. Tantia Tope
D. Gangadhar Rao
With reference to Muslim education
system what was Principles of Scholastic
Theology known as
Before which of the following dates would
the power be transferred into Indian hands as
declared by the British Prime Minister Attlee in
the House of Commons?
A. August, 1947
B. February 1948
C. April 1947
D. June, 1948
Sculptures of the Mathura School of Art,
which flourished in the early centuries of the
Christian Era, are made out of
A. Slate stone
D. Red sandstone
Which of the following are true with
regard to the Chola administration of Cholas?
1. Elections constituted an essential part of the
2. Big towns had their own independent
institutions known as Tar - Kurrams.
3. Elections were held within the presists of the
4. Very little autonomy was given to the local
A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 3
C. 2 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 3
Arrange the following events in
chronological order: (i) Subhash Chandra Bose
had a meeting with Mr. Tojo. (ii) Subhash
Chandra Bose arrived at Taipei. (iii) INA hoists
the National Flag on the free Indian soil. (iv)
Establishment of Indian National Army. Select
the correct answer from the code given below:
A. (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)
B. (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)
C. (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
D. (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)
Consider the following passage and
identify the three tribal principalities referred to
therein using the code given below. In the early
history of the far South in India, three tribal
principalities are mentioned in Ashokan
inscriptions of the third century BC and in
Kharavela inscription of the third century BC
and in Kharavela inscription of the first century
A. Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras
B. Ikshvakus, Vakatakas and Pandyas
C. Vakatakas, Cholas and Satvahanas
D. Pallavas, Cholas and Pandyas
Who was the architect of Communal
A. Ramsay Macdonald
B. Lord Linlithgow
C. Lord Irwin
D. Lord Reading
Which of the following statement(s) is/
are found to be correct?
I. Bimbisara was the first important king of
Magadha who converted the Magadha kingdom
into an empire.
II. Ajatashatru, the son of Bimbasara, annexed
Vaishali and Koshala to further increase the
boundaries of his kingdom.
III. When Alexander invaded India, Shishunaga
dynasty was ruling Magadha.
A. I and II
B. II and III
C. Only II
D. Only I
The 'dharma' and 'Rita' depict a central
Idea of ancient vedic civilization of India. In this
context, consider the following statements :
1. Dharma was a conception of obligations and
of the discharge of one's duties to oneself and to
2. Rita was the fundamental moral law
governing the functioning of the universe and all
Which of the statements given above is/are
A. 2 only.
B. Both 1 and 2.
C. Neither 1 nor 2.
D. 1 only.
Which one among the following books
was authored by a lady of the Mughal Royal
A. Babur Nama
B. Akbar Nama
C. Badshah Nama
D. Humayun Nama
Why was the Khilafat Movement started
by the Ali brothers after the First World War?
A. To turn foreigners out of the country
B. To agitate for the preservation of the office of
Khalifa and better treatment for Turkey, where
the British Government imposed harsh terms
after the war.
C. To attain freedom from the British rule
D. To cooperate with various organizations
formed in the country to attain independence
'Sufi Sect' originated and developed in
Which one of the following defines
extremist ideology during the early phase of
Indian freedom movement?
A. Organising coups against the British empire
through military revolt.
B. Providing national education according to the
requirements of the country
C. Stimulating the production of indigenous
articles by giving them preference over imported
D. Obtaining self-government by aggressive
means in place of petitions and constitutional
With reference to colonial rule in India,
what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883?
A. To bring Indians and Europeans on par as far
as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was
B. To encourage the native Indians to appear for
civil service examinations by conducting them in
C. To allow native Indians to possess arms by
amending the Arms Act.
D. To impose severe restrictions on the freedom
of the native press as it was perceived to be
hostile to colonial rulers
The spies during the Sangam Age were
Which one of the following currently
describes the function of the Amatya in the
A. The minister for ecclesiastical matters
B. The Prime Minister
C. The Finance Minister
D. The minister who preserved a daily record of
the king's acts and the proceedings of his court
Which one of the following statements
about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?
A. He believed in universal love
B. He did not consider it necessary to abandon
the normal life of a householder
C. He emphasised on one God and the spread of
D. He was not against pilgrimage and idol
Who among the following had a social
status higher than that of the other three in the
During the Indian freedom struggle, who
among the following proposed that Swaraj
should be defined as complete independence,
free from all foreign control?
A. Abul Kalam Azad
B. Maulana Hasrat Mohani
C. Mazharul Haque
D. Hakim Ajmal Khan
In architecture, the Lodis had an elegant
style. Which one of the following was not a
A. Enamelled tiles were introduced
B. Half dome portal
C. Thick walls of the buildings
D. Double domes
The basic defect of the Lucknow pact of
1916 between Muslim League and the Congress
was that it was
A. based on acceptance of separate electorates
for muslim community
B. opposed to foreign rule in India.
C. constitutional deal only without involving
D. a pact between two parties seeking dominion
status for India
Who was son of Chandra Gupta II?
Which of the following statement(s)
regarding describing the Gupta Dynasty as the
Golden Age is/are found to be correct?
I. The character of the government was
enlightened and taxes were light and
punishments were mild.
II. There was political unity, foreign rule was
completely removed, and peace and prosperity
III. Hinduism was revived and there was
dominance of Hinduism over all other religions.
A. I and II
B. I and III
C. II and III
D. I, II and III
Which changes did take place in early
A. Migration of forest dwellers
B. All of the above
C. Emergence of peasants
D. Extension of agriculture
During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who
of the following raised an army called 'Free
A. Subhas Chandra Bose
B. Rashbehari Bose
C. Lala Hardayal
D. V. D. Savarkar
On the ruins of which of the following
dynasties was the Chola empire established?
A. Chalukyas of Kalyani
B. Chalukyas of Vengi
C. Pallavas of Kanchi
D. Pandyas of Madurai
The fertile agrarian tract in the early
Tamil country is denoted by the term
Who addressed whom as the spiritual
father of Indian Nationalism?
A. Bipinchandra Pal – Swami Dayanand Sarswati
B. Lala Hardayal – Tilak
C. Balgangadhar Tilak – Madan Mohan Malviya
D. Subhashchandra – Swami Bose Vivekanand
Which of the following was a foreign
visitor to the Vijaynagara empire as an envoy?
A. Nicolo Conti
B. Abdur Razzak
C. Fernao Nuniz
D. Dominigo Paes
The law-givers of Gupta period mention in
detail the privileged position of the guilds. Point
out what is pertinent.
A. Inscriptions do not speak of any state officers
who was specifically assigned the duty of town
B. All the above
C. Guilds played an important part in the
administration of justice also. The law codes
provide a hiearchy of three such courts from
which the final appeal lay to the king.
D. Guilds looked after the affairs of their
members as well as the town in which they were
What did the term Sabha refer to in the
Chola administrative system?
A. It was a village court of justice.
B. It was a committee of people from all castes.
C. It was an assembly of adult men.
D. It was a committee of nattars.
Which one of the following was the
official language of Gupta period ?
'Patriotism is religion and religion is love
for India'- whose utterance is this?
A. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
B. Raj Narain Bose
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Which of the following was not one of the
main causes of the call of the noncooperation
A. The publication of the Hunter Committee
Report acquitting Gen. Dyer
B. The publication of the Treaty of Severes
signed with Turkey.
C. The British introducing dyarchy through the
D. Repression in Punjab through Rowlatt bills
and Jallianwallah Bagh massacre