History of India

Medieval History

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

Medieval History

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

Medieval History

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

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

Medieval History

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

Medieval History

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

Medieval History

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

Ancient History

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

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

Ancient History

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

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

Ancient History

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

Medieval History

The Tungabhadra river provided sustenance to which empire?

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

Ancient History

Which of the following statements about Rig Veda is not correct?

  1. The sacrifices were performed in the temples.
  2. Gods are presented as powerful, who could be made to intervene in the world of men via the performance of sacrifices.
  3. Prayers and sacrificial rituals were performed during Rig Veda period and these were not associated with temples.
  4. Gods were supposed to partake of the offerings as they were consumed by fire.

Ancient History

Which one of the following statements about ancient Indian Mahajanapadas is correct?

  1. Buddhist and Jaina texts list sixteen Mahajanapadas.
  2. All Mahajanapadas were located in Eastern India.
  3. All Mahajanapadas were oligarchies where power was exercised by a group of people.
  4. No army was maintained by the Mahajanapadas.

Ancient History

Which one among the following is not a characteistic of Rig-Vedic Aryans?

  1. They were acquainted with the use of iron
  2. They were acquainted with the cow which formed the most important form of wealth
  3. They were acquainted with horses, chariots and the use of bronze
  4. They were acquainted with the use of copper and the modern ploughshare

Medieval History

With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term 'Araghatta' refers to

  1. bonded labour
  2. land grants made to military officers
  3. waterwheel used in the irrigation of land
  4. wastel and converted to cultivated land

Medieval History

Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally

  1. agriculturists
  2. warriors
  3. weavers
  4. traders

National Movement

What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?

  1. Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto
  2. Extremists' lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government
  3. Foundation of Muslim League
  4. Aurobindo Ghosh's inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress

Modern History

Consider the following:

  1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee
  2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation
  3. Indian Reform Association

Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

National Movement

The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

  1. social reforms
  2. educational reforms
  3. reforms in police administration
  4. constitutional reforms

Modern History

Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

  1. a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
  2. a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
  3. an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
  4. a peasant movement in Punjab

National Movement

The ‘Swadeshi’ and 'Boycott' were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

  1. agitation against the Partition of Bengal
  2. Home Rule Movement
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. visit of the Simon Commission to India