History of India

Medieval History

Mohammad bin Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency could not succeed on account of

  1. Rejection of token coins for purchases by foreign merchants
  2. Shortage of copper for mining token coins
  3. Large-scale minting of spurious coins
  4. Poor quality of token currency

National Movement

Consider the following statements about Cripps Proposals of 1942:

  1. Provision was to be made for participation of Indian States in the Constitution-making body.
  2. British Government undertook to accept and implement the Constitution.
  3. All provinces of British India were to give an undertaking about the acceptance of the Constitution.
  4. In the ongoing World War, no resources of British India would be used.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Modern History

Which one among the following was not one of the causes of the Third Anglo-Maratha War?

  1. The Maratha Chiefs, particularly the Peshwa desired to throw off the restrictions imposed on them by the treaties with the English
  2. The determination of the English to give a finishing blow to the Maratha power
  3. The Pindari designs to seek support from the Marathas to drive the English away from India
  4. The attack of Peshwa Baji Rao on the residency at Khirki

Modern History Culture

William Bentinck attempted to reform Hindu society by suppressing/abolishing social evils. Which one among the following was not included in them?

  1. Sati
  2. Infanticide
  3. Thugi
  4. Slavery

Modern History National Movement

Which one among the following statements regarding the Government of India Act, 1935 is not correct?

  1. Provincial Autonomy came into existence
  2. Bicameral legislature were provided in six provinces
  3. The principles of communal electorates and weightage were further extended
  4. The States were compelled to enter the Federation

Modern History Culture

Which one among the following was a newspaper founded and edited by Raja Rammohan Roy?

  1. The Calcutta Gazette
  2. Mirat-ul Akhbar
  3. Harijan
  4. The Bharat Mihir

National Movement

Which among the following about Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement are correct?

  1. Refusal to attend Government Durbars and official functions
  2. Participation in elections
  3. Participation in rallies for the boycott of foreign goods
  4. Surrender of titles

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code:

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

National Movement

Gandhiji's call for breaking Salt Laws was in response to the

  1. Non-Cooperation Movement
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Khilafat Movement
  4. Quit India Movement

National Movement

Why did Gandhiji go to Champaran?

  1. To launch a Satyagraha movement
  2. To launch a non-cooperation movement
  3. To enquire into the grievances of the indigo cultivators
  4. To fight against the zamindars

Ancient History

Who among the following archaeologists was the first to identify similarities between a pre-Harappan culture and the mature Harappan culture?

  1. Amalananda Ghosh
  2. Rakhaldas Banerji
  3. Daya Ram Sahni
  4. Sir John Marshall

National Movement

Which of the following was/were the features of the Quit India Movement?

  1. From the very beginning, it was rural revolt
  2. It was essentially a moderate movement
  3. It was marked by the unprecedented use of violence
  4. It was marked by acute state repression

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

National Movement

Which of the following statements about the founding of the Indian National Congress (INC) is / are correct?

  1. The INC was formed in Bombay 1885
  2. The first president of the INC W.C.Banerjee

Select the correct answer using the given below:

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

Modern History

Which one of the following is the famous novel written in 1869 by Nazir Ahmad?

  1. Twilight in Delhi
  2. Mirat-ul-urus
  3. Bahishti Zewar
  4. City of Djinns

Modern History

Who among the following founded the Atmiya Sabha in 1815?

  1. Keshab Chandra Sen
  2. Debendranath Tagore
  3. Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Bijoy Krishna Goswami

Modern History

Which of the following is / are characteristic(s) of the Ryotwari system?

  1. It was the brainchild of Thomas Munro
  2. It was meant to reduce intermediaries
  3. Cultivating peasants were gradually impoverished by the system
  4. It was introduced in parts of Madras and Bengal Presidency

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Ancient History

With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following pairs (Famous shrine - Location):

  1. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako - Zanskar Valley
  2. Tabo monastery and temple complex - Spiti Valley
  3. Alchi temple complex - Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Medieval History

With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element / elements of the feudal system?

  1. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land.
  2. A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority.
  3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Medieval History

With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?

  1. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
  2. Meditation and control of breath
  3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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