History of India

Consider the following statements concerning the initial phase of the Industrial Revolution in England.

  1. England was fortunate in that coal and iron ore were plentifully available to be used in the Industry.
  2. Until the 18th century, there was a scarcity of usable iron.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following events was associated with the American War of Independence?

  1. Fall of Bastille
  2. Reign of terror
  3. Tennis court oath
  4. Boston Tea Party

The Stamp Act Congress consisting of delegates from nine of the thirteen colonies met in 1765 at

  1. Providence
  2. Boston
  3. Philadelphia
  4. New York City

Which among the following was the reason of the resignations of the Indian Ministers in all the provinces in the year 1939? 

  1. The Governors refused to act as constitutional heads
  2. The Governor-General converted Indian administration from federal to unitary one because of the beginning of the World War II
  3. The Centre did not provide the required financial help to provinces
  4. India was declared a party to the World War II without the consent of the provincial government

Which of the four linguistic regions in South India remained unaffected by the Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22)?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

Which among the following was not associated with the activities of the Theosophical society?

  1. Col H S Olcott
  2. Mr. A O Hume
  3. Madame H P Blavatsky
  4. Mrs Annie Besant

Consider the following statements about the First Session of the Indian National Congress

  1. It was held in Bombay in 1885.
  2. Surendranath Banerji could not attend the session due to simultaneous session of the Indian National Conference.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements 

  1. B G Tilak founded the Home Rule League in April 1916, in Maharashtra.
  2. N C Kelkar was not associated with Home Rule Movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements:

  1. Battle of Buxar provided the key to the English to establish their rule in India.
  2. The treaty of Allahabad, concluded in 1765, enabled the British to establish their rule in Bengal.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements about Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh.

  1. He was a staunch supporter of Indian National Congress.
  2. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College was set-up with the objective of promoting learning of Islamic education among the Muslims.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements from Kalhana's Rajatarangini

  1. The common people ate rice and Utpala - saka (a wild vegetable of bitter taste).
  2. Harsha introduced into Kashmir a general dress befitting a king which included a long coat.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following was a temple built by the Chola kings?

  1. Durga Temple, Aihole
  2. Brihadiswara Temple, Tanjavur
  3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
  4. Srirangam Temple. Thiruchirapalli

The Society of Jesus whose followers were called Jesuits, was set up by

  1. Erasmus
  2. Ignatius Loyola
  3. Ulrich Zwingli
  4. Martin Luther

Ibn Batuta's work, Rihla, completed in 1355, is

  1. an autobiography
  2. an account of trade with Morocco
  3. an account of the Delhi Sultans from Aibek to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
  4. a religious text

Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?

  1. He believed in universal love
  2. He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
  3. He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
  4. He emphasized on one God and the spread of devetionalism

Consider the following statements about Sher Shah's administration:

  1. He divided his empire into Sarkars, which were further subdivided into Parganas.
  2. The Sarkars and the Parganas were directly administered by Sher Shah without the help of any other officials.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

The University of Nalanda was set-up by which Gupta ruler?

  1. Chandragupta II
  2. Samudragupta
  3. Kumaragupta I
  4. Kumaragupta II

The Fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kashmir under the leadership of

  1. Kunal
  2. Ashoka
  3. Kanishka
  4. Bindusara

In the Gupta age, Varahamihira wrote the famous book, ‘Bribat Sambita’. It was a treatise on

  1. Ayurvedic system of medicine
  2. Astronomy
  3. Statecraft
  4. Economics

The Tungabhadra river provided sustenance to which empire?

  1. Pandya
  2. Vakataka
  3. Chola
  4. Vijayanagara