History of India

Consider the following movements:

  1. Moplah Rebellion
  2. Bardoli Satyagraha
  3. Champaran Satyagraha
  4. Salt Satyagraha

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above in ascending order?

  1. 1-3-4-2
  2. 3-1-2-4
  3. 2-3-1-4
  4. 4-2-1-3

Ashoka's connection with Buddhism is evident from which one of the following edicts?

  1. Major Rock Edict 13
  2. Rock Edict 6
  3. Minor Rock Edict 1
  4. Pillar Edict 4

The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged a

  1. Federation
  2. Confederation
  3. Unitary form of Government
  4. Union of States

In the Mesopotamian records, which one of the following terms was used for the Indus Valley (Harappans)?

  1. Dilmun
  2. Meluha
  3. Magan
  4. Failaka

In ancient India, Mehrgarh was a

  1. neolithic site in the Bolan Valley
  2. graveyard of the Delhi Sultans
  3. kingdom in the Deccan area
  4. fort in Rajasthan

In which one of the following edicts is the name 'Ashoka' inscribed?

  1. Shahbazgarhi major rock edict
  2. Minor rock edict - I at Maski
  3. Dhauli major rock edict
  4. Kandahar pillar edict

Which one among the following temples is the earliest in time?

  1. The Sun Temple at Martand
  2. The Jandial Temple
  3. The Gupta Temple at Deogarh
  4. The Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram

Which one of the following prompted the Mughals to enter into trade negotiations with the English in the early 17th century?

  1. The English victory over the Portuguese fleet off Swally in 1612
  2. The gifts sent by the English king to the Mughal emperor
  3. The diplomatic skills of William Hawkins
  4. The skills of Sir Thomas Roe

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

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