Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions
UPSC HISTORY MCQ-7
Which of these statements is false
regarding the long term impact of partition?
A. Partition has been the apt solution to all
B. By this process of demarcating borders,
setting restrictions on mobility and also in the
post-partition refugee rehabilitation policies,
both the states were creating its classes of
citizens and aliens.
C. All the above.
D. The hastily drawn borders, which paid scant
regard to ground realities, actually disrupted
everyday life of the people residing there.
Select the statements where quotes have
been ascribed to the right source.
1. 'The elections have well-established the
Muslim League is the only mouthpiece of the
Muslims. They are decided upon a divided India
and this question must be tackled first': MA
2. 'Pakistan is our irrevocable and unalterable
national demand': MA Jinnah, 1944
3. 'India is a multilingual and therefore a
multinational country': Adhikari Thesis, 1942
4. 'Rajaji formula offers only a shadow and
husk,a maimed, mutilated and moth-eaten
Pakistan: B R Ambedkar, 1946 Choose the
correct code for correct statements:
A. Only 3
B. 2 and 4
C. Only 1
D. 1 and 4
'Mansabdars' in Mughal period were
A. Revenue collectors
B. Those who had to give revenue
C. Officials of the state
D. Landlords and Zamindars
The only inscribed stone portrait of
Emperor Ashoka has been found at
After 1880, Railways were built during
British rule in India throughA. Private enterprise
B. State Agency
C. A and B both
D. Indian merchants or money-lenders
Which of the following statement(s) is/ are
found to be incorrect?
I. During the Viceroyalty of Lord Chelmsford, a
sedition committee was appointed by the
government in 1918, headed by Justice Rowlatt,
which made certain recommendations to curb
sedition activities in India.
II. The Rowlatt Act, 1919 gave unbridled powers
to the Government to arrest and imprison
suspects without trail.
III. The arrest of Mahatma Gandhi on 10 April,
1919 under the Rowlatt Act in connection with
the Satyagraha caused serious unrest in Punjab.
A. Only I
B. All are correct.
C. Only III
D. I, II and III
Consider the following statements on
Ulugh Khan's (Balban) relations with the
I. Ulugh Khan recruited some 3000 Afghan into
II. When Ulugh khan became sultan, he placed
the newly created military outposts near Delhi
such as Patyali, Kampil and Bhojpur under
III. Sultan Balban appointed Afghan noble
Ikhtiyaruddin as wazir.
IV. Sultan Blaban appointed several Afghans as
governer. Select the correct answer from the
code given below:
A. I, II and IV
B. II and III
C. III and IV
D. I and II
Which of the following is Kalidasa's work
C. Kumara Sambhavam
D. All the above
Which was not an aspect of the Greek rule
in North-western India?
A. Trade over long distances
B. Spread of artisanal and craft production
C. Abundance of gold coins
D. Extensive and grants
Sarnath inscription highlights the
achievements of which Kushana ruler?
A. Kadphises II
D. Kajula Kadphises
The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is
one of the most famous and oftillustrated
The famous dialogue between Nachiketa
and Yama is mentioned in the :
Some of the important inscriptions of
Ancient India and the related
author/composer/king are given below:
1. Hathigumpha inscription-Kharavela King of
2. Junagadh rock inscription-Rudradaman the
Saka ruler of Ujjain
3. Allahabad Pillar-Harisena, Samudragupta
4. Aihole inscription-Ravikirti Chalukyan ruler
Pulakesin II Select the code for correct
A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 1 and 3
C. Only 3
D. 3 and 4
Paper came to be used in India in the
A. 14th century
B. 12th century
C. 13th century
D. none of these
In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the
famous book, 'Brihat Samhita'. It was a treatise
B. ayurvedic system of medicine.
The sardeshmukhi of the Marathas was
A. a tax levied on deshmukhs.
B. village lands set aside for the deshmukhs.
C. a share in revenue collected by other
D. a capitation levy.
Pick out the correct activity out of the
following performed by Raja Ram Mohan Roy:
A. Brahmo Samaj
B. All of them
C. Abolition of Sati
D. Atmiya Sabha
Which of the following Gupta emperors is
represented on his coins as playing the flute or
C. Chandragupta II
D. Chandragupta I
In the context of socio-religious ferment in
North India (circa 6th to 1st century BC),
examine the following philosophical doctrines
and point out the correct one:
1. The ideas on which niyativada and syadvada
are based, are approximately the same.
2. Buddhism believes that the physical body
must die before nirvana is attained.
3. Bhakti movements had their roots in South
4. The saints upheld ritual observances and
caste. Which of the above statements are
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 only
D. 3 only
Swaraj as a national demand was first
A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Chitaranjan Das
D. Dadabhai Naoroji
The Bahmani Sultanate came into being
during the reign of which Sultan?
B. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
C. Feroz Shah Tughlaq
D. Ibrahim Lodhi
. Which of the following statements is/ are
not true about the Non-Cooperation and Khilafat
movements? A. At the Vijayawada session of the
AICC (April 1921), the Tilak Swaraj Fund was
started to finance the Non-Cooperation
Movement. B. At the same session, it was
decided to enroll one crore members into the
Congress by the end of June 1921. C. At the
Karachi Khilafat Conference in July 1921, the Ali
brothers called on Muslims to resign from the
army, and hence they were jailed by the British
in November 1921. D. Some Khilafat members
like Hasrat Mohani began demanding complete
independence by the end of 1921. E. The Jamia
Millia Islamia was started in Delhi in 1921.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
A. E only
B. D and E.
C. D only
D. C and D
Annie Besant was
1. responsible for starting the Home Rule
2. the founder of the Theosophical Society
3. once the President of the Indian National
Congress Select the correct
statement/statements using the codes given
A. 2 and 3 only
B. 1 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
The transformation of the Sikhs into a
military, fighting community was began by
A. Guru Hargovind
B. Guru Gobind Singh
C. Guru Arjan Dev
D. Guru Tegh Bahadur
Who among the early nationalists worked
to mobilise public opinion in favour of Indian
National movement in England?
A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. D E Wacha
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Which one of the following describes best
the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism?
A. The complete annihilation of self
B. A state of bliss and rest
C. The extinction of the flame of desire
D. A mental stage beyond all comprehension
The President of India National Congress
as the time of partition of India was
A. C Rajagopalachari
B. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
C. J B Kripalani
D. Jawaharlal Nehru
The main occupation of Paleolithic people
C. hunting and gathering food
D. animal husbandry
Which among the following was the first
investigated pillar of Ashkoa?
C. Delhi Meerut Pillar
D. Barabar cave
The real intention of the British to include
the princely states in the Federal Union
proposed by the India Act of 1935 was to
A. finally effect the complete political and
administrative take-over of all the princely states
by the British
B. exercise more and direct political and
administrative control over the princely states
C. use the princes to counter-balance the
antiimperialist doctrines of the nationalist
D. involve the princes actively in the
administration of the colony
Who among the following attended all the
three Round Table Conferences?
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Bhimrao Ambedkar
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Vallabhbhai Patel
Alauddin Khilji maintained control on price
during his reign because
A. He wanted to gain popularity.
B. He had mercy with poor people.
C. He wanted to keep large army at lower
D. All of the above
Which Indian leader opposed the
organization of the Indian National Congress in
1885, along with Raja Shiva Prasad of Banaras?
A. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
B. Nawab Abdul Latif
C. Badruddin Tyabji
D. Syed Ahmad Khan
Mughal-Maratha treaty of 1719 was
concluded in the times of ?
A. Farukh Siyyar
B. Jahandar Shah
C. Mohammed Shah
D. Bahadur Shah II
The following are some of the important
developments/ events in 16th century India.
Arrange them in an ascending chronological
order.1. First printing press in India
2. Arrival of St. Francis Xavier in India
3. Reconquering of Delhi by Humayun
4. Defeat of Vijayanagara by the Deccan Sultans
Select the correct code:
A. 2, 3, 4 and 1
B. 3, 2, 4 and 1
C. 1, 3, 4 and 2
D. 1, 3, 2 and 4
Which region was the bone of contention
between the Bahmani Kingdom and the
Vijaynager Empire, over which they clashed
C. Malabar Coast
D. The Raichur Doab
Which were the earliest cereals grown by
D. Wheat and barley
Who of the following was the founder of
the Arya Mahila Sabha?
A. Pandita Ramabai
B. Nellie Sengupta
C. Durgabai Deshmukh
D. Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur
Who among the following first used the
word 'Swarajya' in its political sense and
accepted Hindi as the national language of
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Rammohan Roy
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Swami Vivekananda
The name of which contemporary Greek
King of Syria has been mentioned by Ashoka in
B. Prolemy II
C. Antiochus II theos
What is the correct order of happenings of
the following three events in the British rule in
1. Rowlatt Act
2. Hunter Report
3. Jallianwalla Bagh Tragedy
Select the correct answer from the codes given
A. 2, 3, 1
B. 3, 2, 1
C. 2, 1, 3
D. 1, 3, 2
The Morley-Minto Reforms which were
passed in 1909.
A. Made the Executive Council of the GovernorGeneral purely English in composition
B. Enlarged the central and the provincial
C. Established a constitution-making body
D. Decreased the number of the provincial and
central legislative members
In which of the following states was
referendum on accession held?
B. Junagadh and Hyderabad
Which of the following statements
regarding the temples built by Cholas are
1. The temple at Dadapuram in South Arcot in
the tenth century is the oldest Chola temple.
2. The Chola temples of Tanjore and
Gangaikondacholapuram have lofty shikharas.
3. The later Chola temples have mighty
gopurams or gateways.
A. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3
The Indus Valley people had contacts with
The title given by British Government to
Mahatma Gandhi which, he surrendered during
the Non- Cooperation Movement, was
A. Rai Bahadur
D. Hind Kesari
In which session the Muslim League
adopted resolutions regarding the Punjab
atrocities (Jalianwala Bagh case), the
contemplated dismemberment of Turkey; and
the denial of 'complete self-government ... in the
reforms recently enacted...'?
Which of the following is untrue about
Ambedkar's differences with Gandhi?
A. Unlike Gandhi, Ambedkar stood for political
solution through access to education
employment and political representation.
B. Ambedkar condemned Gandhian programme
related to dalit emancipation because it could
never improve economic social and political
existence of dalits.
C. Ambedkar was opposed to Gandhi because
Gandhi called untouchables 'Harijans'.
D. Gandhi upheld the caste system while
Ambedkar condemned it.
Chandragupta Maurya defeated
A. None of the above
What was the purpose of the Chaityas
during the early phase of Buddhism?
A. They served the purpose of temples
B. They were meditation halls
C. They were used for holding social functions
D. They were used for religious assemblies and