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1) The copper – hoard culture in the post – Harappa period has provisionally been identified with which one of the following pottery types?
a) Sothi Pottery
b) Ochre colour pottery
c) Painted grey ware
d) Northern Black polished ware

2) Consider the following statements:
1. Lime mortar was used at Mohenjodaro in the construction of dwellings
2. At Dholavira, stone was used in the construction of dwellings
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

3) With reference to Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following animals:
1. Bull 2. Elephant 3. Rhinoceros
The figure/figures of which of the above animal/animals is/are found on the Indus seals?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

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4) Which one of the following contains the famous Gayatri Mantra?
a) Rig Veda
b) Samveda
c) Yajurveda
d) Atharvadeda

5) The famous phrase “tattvamasi” is found in which one of the following Upanishads?
a) Chandogya
b) Mundaka
c) Mandukya
d) Isavasya

6) In which one of the following Smritui is found the statement: “the royal charters were written on cloth or copper plate?
a) Manusmruti
b) Parasharasmruti
c) Yagnyavalkyasmruti
d) Shankhasmruti

7) The famous Dasarajna (battle of ten kings) is mentioned in
a) Rigveda
b) Yajurveda
c) Samaveda
d) None of the above

8) In which Vedic Sukta is found the reference to the orgin of the four Varnas?
a) Ushas
b) Purusha
c) Nasadiya
d) Aranyani

9) Which one of the following dramas was written by Sriharsha?
a) Kundamala
b) Priyadarshika
c) Karpuramanjari
d) Malati – Madhava

10) Against which republican state did Ajatashatru fight for more than 16 years to establish Megadhan Suzerainty over Eastern India?
a) Mallas of Pava and Kushinara
b) Videhas of Mithilai
c) Lichhavis of Vaishali
d) Koliyas of Ramagrama

11) The Mahayana Buddhism had two philosophical schools. Which of the following belonged to Mahayana
Buddhism?
a) Madhyamika and Yogachara
b) Vijnanavada and Sthaviravada
c) Mahasanghika and Theraveda
d) Acharyavada and Sarvastivada

12) Who was the twenty second Tiruthankara?
a) Parsvanatha
b) Rishabha
c) Aristhanemi
d) Neminatha

13) Directions for erecting stupas and Chaityas, and an account of the contest for
buddha’s Relics to deposit in them is found for the first time in
a) Milindapanha
b) Majjhim Nikaya
c) Mahaparinibbana Sutta
d) Jnanaprasthana Sutra
14) What is the modern name of Kundagrama Where Mahavira was born?
a) Vaishali
b) Patana
c) Basukunda
d) Paithan

15) In Buddhism what does Patimokkha stand for ?
a) A description of Mahayana Buddhism
b) A description of Hinayana Buddhism
c) The rules of the Samgha
d) The questions of King Menander

16) According to Mathura pillar inscription Uditacharya consecrated two Sivalingas named
a) Gutteshwara and Kadambeshwara
b) Nageshwara and Naganatha
c) Kapileshwara and Upmiteswara
d) Nanjundeshwara and Shrishaileswara

17) Pindakara under the Mauryan ruler was a tax
a) A paid in labour
b) on irrigation
c) On non – agricultural produce
d) collected jointly from a village

18) Consider the following places:
1. Ahiraura 2. Dhauli 3. Girnar
At which of the above place/places do Asoka’s rock edicts occur?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

19) Who of the following deciphered the
Brahmi script?
a) William jones
b) James prinsep
c) John Marshall
d) E.J.H.Mackay

20) In which one among the following edicts of Ashoka, his kalinga war is mentioned?
a) Piller edict I
b) Pillar edict VII
c) Rock edict XI
d) Rock edict XIII

21) The fact that the satavahanas did maritime trade and had naval power is proved from the availability of a special type of coin. ‘ship with double mast’. Which ruler of the dynasty was supposed to have issued these coins?
a) Simuka
b) Satakarni II
c) Gautamiputra Satakarni
d) Yajna Sri Satakarni
Ans: All the Options are incorrect. The correct answer is Vashistaputra Pulumayi.

22) Which one of the following represents the ancient town of Vijayapuri of the Ikshvakus?
a) Amaravati
b) Nagarjunakonda
c) Vijayawada
d) Vizianagaram

23) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
a) Silappadikaram : Ilangovadigal
b) Manimekalai : Tirumazishy
c) Kural : Thiruvalluvar
d) Tirumadal : Tirumangai alwar

24) Which sangam Literary work says that the Aryans introduced the ritual and ceremony of marriage (Karanam)?
a) Tolkappiyam
b) Balaputradeva
c) Chaudamani Varman
d) Sri mara vijaya Hunga varman

25) Match list – I with List – II and select the answer using the code given below the list
List – I                                     List – II
(Sangam Texts)      (Compiled by )
A. Aingurunuru        1. Rudra sarman
B. Ahananuru                          2. Nakkirar
C. Murugarrupadai 3. Nattattanar
D. Sirupunurruppadai              4. Gudalur kilar
a) A-3 B-2 C-1 D-4
b) A-3 B-1 C-2 D-4
c) A-4 B-2 C-1 D-3
d) A-4 B-1 C-2 D-3

26) The reign period of which one of the following Parthian rulers has been definitely fixed in the famous Takht–I–Bahi inscription?

a) Vonones
b) Maues
c) Gondophernes
d) Apollorius

27) Which one of the Sailendra kings built a monastery at Nalanda and requested the Pala emperor Devapala to grant five villages for its maintenance?
a) Dharnindravarman
b) Balaputradeva
c) Chaudamani Varman
d) Sri mara vijayan Hungavarman

28) After Mahavira’s Death who among the following became the spiritual leader of Jainism?
a) Gautama Indrabhuti
b) Gosala
c) Sudharman
d) Jambuswami

29) Which one of the following rulers assumed the title of Hazarat – I – Ala?
a) Balban
b) Alauddin Khalji
c) Mohammad bin Tughluq
d) Sher Shah Suri

30) Who of the following did not serve Alauddin Khalji as commander in chief of army?
a) Alp Khan
b) Khizr Khan
c) Nusrat Khan
d) Zafar Khan

31) What was Kharaj in the 13th century?
a) Tax on cultivation
b) Tax on land transfer
c) Waiver of the tax on land
d) Tax on irrigated lands

32) The foundation of which one of the following towns was not laid by Sultan Feroze Shah Tughluq?
a) Hissar
b) Ferozabad
c) Faridabad
d) Jaunpur

33) Who of the following rulers was the contemporary of the Great Vaishnava saint Chaitanya in Bengal?
a) Shamsuddin IIya Shah
b) Sikandar Shah-II
c) Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah
d) Alauddin Hussain Shah

34) Consider the following
1. Kamind
2. Mahin
3. Kirpas
4. Shirinbaft
5. Salahati
Which of the above were kinds of cloth manufactured during the Sultanate period in India?
a) 2,4 and 5 only
b) 1,2 and 3only
c) 2,3 and 4 only
d) 1,2,3,4, and 5

35) During medieval times, the term ‘pinjana’ referred to
a) Weaver’s loom
b) Cotton carder’s bow
c) Spinning wheel
d) None of the above

36) Abdur Razzak was sent as an ambassador to the court of Deva Raya II by
a) Sultan Alauddin of Iraq
b) Sultan Bahaman of Egypt
c) Sultan Shah Rukh of Khurasan
d) Sultan Bahzad of Turkey

37) Harihara II, in one of this inscriptions gives a detailed account of the military achievements of Bukka I.
Which one the following is that inscription?
a) Channaraya pattana inscription
b) Bitragunta grant
c) Bitragunta grant
d) Kondavidu grant

38) Which one of the following books provides information on Humayun’s reign?
a) Tarikh-i-Rashidi
b) Tabaqat-i-Nasiri
c) Futuhus Salatin
d) None of the above

39) Consider the following ancient tribes:
1. Anga
2. Gandhari
3. Vratya
Which of the above tribe/tribes existed during Vedic period
a) 1and 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

40) Who among the following was the famous Persian Master painter who came to India with Humayun?
a) Sayyid Ali Hamdani
b) Sayyid Ali Tabrezi
c) Mir Mohammad Hamadani
d) Muhammud Murad

41) In the context of disintegration of Mughal Empire, who of the following was deposed by Wazir Ghazi-ud–din Imad-ul- mulk?
a) Muhammad Shah
b) Ahmad Shah
c) Alamgir-II
d) Akbar-II

42) Among the following what was the name of the lowest unit of shershah’s administration?
a) Jagir
b) Pargana
c) Mahal
d) Sarkar
43) The capital city of Ahmedabad was built by Ahmad Shah on the old side of
a) Sarkhej
b) Sidhpur
c) Idar
d) Asawal

44) Who was the ruler of Malwa, when it was invaded by Adham Khan and Pir muhmmad Khan in 1561?
a) Dilawar Khan
b) Shujaat Khan
c) Mahmud Khilji
d) Baz Bahadur

45) Consider the following statements:
1) Aurangzeb banned sijda.
2) Aurangzeb promoted the practice of inscribing kalmia on coins
Which of the statements given above is/are correct
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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46) Which one of the following Kingdoms was annexed to the Mughal empire during the reign of Shahjahan?
a) Golkonda
b) Bijapur
c) Ahmednagar
d) Khandesh

47) Among the following kingdoms of medieval India, which one was founded earliest?
a) Bahamani
b) Golkonda
c) Jaunpur
d) Khandesh

48) In the context of medieval India, which one of the following terms indicates the land measurement?
a) Taqavi
b) Mauza
c) Jarib
d) Abwab

49) With reference to Mughal period, the term ‘hasil’ refers to
a) Revenue assessed on the basis of type of soil climate and economic conditions of the area
b) Revenue assessed on the basis of crop cultivated
c) Revenue actually collected or realized from the land
d) particular unit of land measurement

50) Virji Vohra, Malaya Chetti Abdul Ghafoor Bohra were some of the
a) Important officials under the Delhi Sultans
b) Important poets of royal court of Bijapur
c) Important writers of Hyderabad kingdom
d) Richest merchants during the Mughal period

51) Who of the following advised the British East India Company to seek from the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam, a ‘sanad for the Diwani of Bengal ?
a) Manik Chand
b) Omi Chand
c) Raja Daulat Ram
d) Maharaja Raj ballabh

52) With reference to First Carnatic war, consider the following statements:
1)It began in 1746 and ended in 1748.
2) Anwar –ud-din, the nawab of the Carnatic intervened in the war on behalf of the English.
3) Chanda Saheb was captured and executed.
4) Madras was restored to the English by the French after the war.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2,3 and 4
c) 1,2 and 4
d) 1,3 and 4

53) Which one of the following was the primary cause of the Fourth Anglo Mysore War?
a) Tipu’s attackon the English territory in Madras
b) The attack of the English on Mysore to finally destroy Tipu’s power
c) Tipu’s attack on Hyderabad, an ally of the British
d) The alliance between the Nizam and the English against Tipu

54) List I                  List –II
(Name of the fort) (Its location )
A. Fort St. David      1. Pondicherry
B. Fort William                       2. Cuddalore
C. Fort St. George   3. Bengal
D. Fort Louis                            4. Madras
5. Bombay
a) A-5 B-3 C-1 D-4
b) A-5 B-2 C-4 D-1
c) A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1
d) A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4

55) Which one of the following news papers was launched by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1909?
a) Free India
b) Nav Bharat
c) Independent
d) Leader

56) Who of the following started one of the
earliest centres of revolutionary activity outside India In England known as Indian Home Rule Society?
a) Bhikaji Cama
b) Dadabhai Naoroji
c) Rashbihari Bose
d) Shyamji Krishna Varma

57) The dockyard at Lothal is connected through a channel to which one of the following rivers?
a) Bharavi
b) Bhogavo
c) Chitra
d)Chakra

58) The metal reliquary found in the stupa at Shah-ji-ki Dheri bears the figures of seated Buddha along with
a) Brahma and Vishnu
b) Brahma and Indra
c) Siva and Brahma
d) Vishnu and Indra

59) At which session of the Indian National Congress the ‘’Socialistic pattern of society’’ was officially accepted by the Congress?
a) Wardha session
b) Bhubaneswar session
c) Nagpur session
d) Avadi session

60) List I party                         List -II person
A. Communist party of India
1. Saumyendranath Tagore
B. Revolutionary Communist party
2. Satyabhakta
C. Bolshevik of India 3. N.Dutt Mazumdar
a) A -1 B-2 C-3
b) A-2 B-1 C-3
c) A-2 B-3 C-1
d) A-3 B-1 C-2

61) The first Nehru Cabinet of furteen included five non – congressman and therebyNehru’s Congress Government virtually became a broad based national Government Virtually became a broad based national government in India. Who were those five non congressman?
a) B.C.Roy, Govind Ballabh Pant, J.B.Kripalani, C.Rajagoplachari and Abulkalam Azad
b) B.R.Ambedkar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, John Mathia, C.H.Bhabha and Shanmukhan Chetty
c) B.G.Kher, Krishna Menon, N.G.Ranga, P.C.Joshi and Jayapraksh Narayan
d) Narendradev, Ajoy Ghosh, P.Sundarayya Ravi Narayana Reddi and C.D.Deshmukh

62) In 1906, who of the following was the president of the Indian national congress to lay down the goal of the national movement as self government or Swaraj?
a) Dadhabhai Naoroji
b) P.Ananda Charlu
c) G.K.Gokhale
d) B.G.Tilak

63) Consider the following pairs:
NewsPapers : Person Associated
1. Indian mirror : Dadabhai Naoroji
2. Swadesamitaran : G. Subramaniya Iyer
3. Sudharak : G.K.Gokhale
Which of the aove pairs is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

64) Consider the following statements :
1. Pherozeshah Mehta was one of the founders of the Bombay Presidency association
2. When Pherozeshah Mehta retired from Imperial Legislative council in 1901,
G.K,Gokhale was elected in his place
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

65) Mahatama Gandhi’s first attempt at leading an all – India struggle was his call for a Satyagraha against which one of the following ?
a) The public Safety Bill
b) Rowlat act
c) The Government of India Act 1919
d) The trade disputes act

66) In march 1925, who of the following was elected as the president of the central legislative assembly?
a) C.R.Das
b) Motilal Nehru
c) Madan Mohan Malaviya
d) Vithalbhai Patel

67) With reference to the period of Indian Freedom Struggle, Indian Statutory commission is popularly known as
a) Cabinet mission
b) Hunter Mission
c) Sadlar commission
d) Simon commission

68) Consider the following great personalities
1. B.R.Ambedkhar 2. T.Prakasam 3. Madan mohan Malaviya
Who of the above is/are associated with Poona pact?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

69) Who of the following first started the socialist weekly called “the socialist” in India?
a) Ghulam Hussain
b) Muzaffar Ahmed
c) S.A.Dange
d) S.V.Ghate

70) Which one of the following popularly known cases is associated with the arrest of thirty two radical political and trade union activists including the three British Communists?
a) kanpur Bolshevik Conspiracy case
b) Lahore Conspiracy case
c) Meerut Conspiracy case
d) Nasik Conspiracy case

71) Who authored the book “Why Socialism”
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Jayprakash Narayanan
c) M.N.Roy
d) P.C.Joshi

72) After the elections of 1937 when the congress ministries were formed in the provinces, to guide and coordinate their activities and to prevent the provincialization of congress, a parliamentary Subcommittee was formed. Who of the following was not a member of that?
a) C.Rajagopalchari
b) Dr.Rajendra Prasad
c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
d) Sardar Vallabhai patel

73) Who of the following appointed a national planning committee in 1938?
a) Dr.Rajendra Prasad
b) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
c) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
d) Sardar Vallabhai patel

74) Consider the following statements:
1. Balwantrai Mehta was one of the persons chiefly responsible for the intitiative to convened All India states people’s Conference in 1927.
2. C.Rajagopalachari was chiefly responsible in persuding mahatma Gandhi
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

75) With reference to Indian freedom struggle, who of the following was the lady representative of India at the second table conference?
a) Aruna Asaf Ali
b) Sarojini Naidu
c) Sucheta Kripalani
d) Vijiyalakshmi pandit

76) With reference to Wavel plan, Consider the following statements:
1. As per the plan, The commander – in – Chief of the armed forces would be indian
2. The department of external affairs would be in the hands of British
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

77) Warren Hastings appointed the Amini Commission in1776 to?
a) Gather information about the Indian Judicial system
b) Work out the administrative structure suitable to govern Indian territories
c) Workout the modalities of setting up judicial structure suitable to new colony
d) gather systematic information about the Indian agrarian system

78) Consider the following statements
1. The Dastaks for the private trade of the East India Company’s servants were finally abolished by lord Wellesley
2. Lord Wellesley transferred sadar Nizamat Adalat from Murshidaban to Calcutta and brought it under Governor – General and his council.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

79) Which one of the following was the main objective for setting up Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784?
a) Training the English civil Service in Indian law
b) Promoting the study of Indian Languages and Scriptures
c) Conducting archeological surveys and excavations
d) Promoting the English customs and tradiations in India

80) With reference to early English administration in India, under which act did the president of the Board of Control become the minister for Indian Affairs?
a) The Regulating act 1773
b) The pitt’s India Act, 1784
c) The Charter act of 1813
d) The Act of 1833

81) Consider the following statements
1. in the first Anglo – mysore war the Marathas and the Nizam were with the British against Haider Ali
2. In the second Anglo – Mysore war the Marathas and the Nizam joined hands with Haider Ali against the British
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

82) The Rudrasampradaya of Bhakti is associated with who of the following?
a) Ramadasa
b) Sankaracarya
c) Tulsidasa
d) Vallabhacarya

83) With reference to the period of the British administration in India, Consider the following statements
1. The British Indian association comprised of the English and Anglo – Indians in its membership.
2. When the Native press Association was formed, S.N.Banerjee, the leader of Indian association was made its first secretary
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

84) When Raja Rammohan Roy died in 1833, who of the following took over the leadership of Brahmo Samaj?
a) Bijoy Krishna Goswami
b) Debendranath Tagore
c) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
d) Keshab Chandra sen

85) With reference to pre – independent India, consider the following statements:
1. The code of civil procedure was introduce in 1860
2. The code of Criminal procedure was introduce in 1862
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

86) In the context of revenue administration of the British in India, who of the following is well known for his association with Ryotwari Settlement and its implementation?
a) Thomas Munro
b) R.M.Bird
c) Sir Charles Napier
d) Jonathan Duncan

87) Who of the following founded the “Independent Labour Party” in 1936?
a) Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
b) M.C.Rajah
c) Jagjivan Ram
d) Jayaprakash Narayan

88) When the all India kisan Sabha was formed at the Lucknow Session of the congress in April 1936, who of the following was elected its first president?
a) N.G.Ranga
b) Naendra dev
c) Swami Sahajanand Sarawati
d) E.M.S.Namboodripad

89) With reference to Vijayanagar empire, consider the following statements:
1. Hairhara was crowned king of Hastinavati
2. Devaraya I Planned and built the city of Vijayanagar.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

90) With reference of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. All the Manasabdars throughout the Mughal rule were paid in the form of cash?
2. All the jagir under Mughal administration were always transferable.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

91) Who among the following was the last governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal Emperor?
a) Sarfaraz Khan
b) Murshid Quli Khan
c) Alivardi khan
d) Shujauddin Muhammad Khan

92) Which one of the following was the capital of Maitraka rulers?
a) Besnagar
b) Gandhar
c) Ujjiain
d) Valabhi

93) Consider the following statements:
1. Hiuen Tsang stated that sugarcane and wheat were grown in northwest India and rice in Magadha
2. Hiuen Tsang stated that Harsha Vardhana divided the income of the kingdom into four; a
quarter for government expenses, anpther for salaries of public servants and third quarter for
the reward of intellectual attainments and the last quarters for gifts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

94) With reference to society during the reign of Gupta dynasty, consider the following statements :
1. The practice of sati immolation of a woman on the funeral pyre of her husband was unknown during the time.
2. The chewing of paan, betel leaf, was popular during this time.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

95) Who of the following is the author of paumacariyam, a Jaina version of Rama story
a) Bhanuchandra Upadhyaya
b) Hem Chandra
c) Hari Vijay a suri
d) Vimalasuri

96) Who of the following is a contemporary of Mahendravarman-I, the author of the play Mattavilasaprahasana?
a) Pushyamitra Sunga
b) Chandra Gupta-I
c) Samudra Gupta
d) Harshvardhana

97) The Aihole Inscription describes the velour of which one of the following?
a) Pulkeshi II
b) Gautamiputra starring
c) Ishanvarman
d) Adityasen

98) In early medieval India, what were Ghatikas?
a) Religious centers in Krishna Godavari areas only
b) Jaina cave monasteries and centers of learning in kalinga areas
c) Colleges and Centers providing brahmanical learning in south India
d) Association of traders

99) Consider the following statements :
1. Bilhana wrote vikamankadeva charta.
2. Bilhana was patronized by Chandra Gupta II.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

100) With reference to the temple architecture of Orissa, consider the following statements :
1. The shrine of Mukteswara temple of Bhubaneswar is entered through the only torana so far known in the temples of Bhubaneswar.
2. The Jag Mohan of the Ling raja temple of Bhubaneswar has two balustraded windows, a feature which is unique to Orissa.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

101) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists :
List I                                        List II
(Medieval temples)                (Location)
A.Chaturbhuja temple            1. Gyaraspur
B. Maladevi temple                2. Khajuraho
C. Airavatesvara temple 3. Jagat
D. Ambamata temple             4. Darasuram
a) A-2 B-4 C-1 D-3
b) A-2 B-1 C-4 D-3
c) A-3 B-4 C-1 D-2
d) A-3 B-1 C-4 D-2

102) To which deity is the Gayatri Mantra dedicated?
a) Indra
b) Mitra
c) Varuna
d) Savitri

103) During later Vedic period, which one of the following officials was the collector of taxes?
a) Akshavapa
b) Bhagadugha
c) Palagala
d) Samgrahitri

104) Which one of the following was the birth place of Sheikh Nizam-ud-Din Auliya?
a) Aimer
b) Badaun
c) Lahore
d) Multan

105) Consider the following statements:
1. Prithviraj Chauhan was a contemporary of Khwaja Muin-un-Din chistie.
2. Ghiyas-Ud-Din Tughlaq was a contemporary of sheikh Nizam-ud-Din Auliya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

106) Consider the following statements :
1. When Ala-Ud-Din Bahman shah was proclaimed king of the Deccan, Ibn Batutah was
traveling in India
2. When Abdur Razzak came to India, khizr khan was the sultan of Delhi.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

107) The famous Hazara Rama temple was built during the reign of
a) Harihara-I
b) Deva Raya-I
c) Narasimha saluva
d) Krishnadeva Raya

108) In shivaji’s administrative system, what was the duty of Wakia-Nawis?
a) To check and countersign all public accounts and payments to royal employees
b) To keep a diary of the daily doings of the king and the happenings at court
c) To look after the correspondence of the king
d) To organize religious ceremonies and to be the censor of public morals

109) Consider the following statements :
1. Champat Rai revolted against Jahangir.
2. Bir singh Bundela revolted against Aurangzeb.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

110) In which year was the states Reorganization Act passed by the parliament of India?
a) 1953
b) 1954
c) 1955
d) 1956

111) .Consider the following statements:
1. In the first general elections, the Communist Party of India contested half of the seats of Lok sabha.
2. The swatantra party won one-fifth of the seats in Lok sabha in 1962 general elections,
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1nor 2

112) Consider the following statements:
When the decision to convene the first session of the Constituent Assembly was announced
1. Dr. Sachchidanand Sinha became the provisional president of the Assembly.
2. The invitation letters to attend the Assembly were issued by the Viceroy, Lord Wavell.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

113) Among the following, who was the first to be the Chairman of the council of scientific and Industrial Research?
a) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

114) Consider the following statements:
1. The First Amendment to the constitution of India was made in 1955.
2. The First Amendment to the constitution of India made some changes in Articles 15, 19 and 31.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

115) Who of the following laid the foundations of Amritsar?
a) Guru Amar Das
b) Guru Ram Das
c) Guru Arjun Dev
d) Guru Har Govind

116) During Mughal period, who were the Gilkars?
a) Tiller of the soil
b) Cotton and silk weavers
c) Workers in lime
d) Confectioners

117) When Akbar was born, Humayun was under the shelter of who of the following?
a) Maldeo of Marwar
b) Raja of Amarkot
c) Shah Tahmasp of Persia
d) Pooran Mal of Raisin

118) The ruler of which one of the following was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against
Vijayanagar in the battle of Talikota?
a) Ahmadnagar
b) Berar
c) Bijapur
d) Golconda

119) Consider the following statements:
1. When Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded Punjab in 1748, he was defeated by Mughal army near sirhind.
2. After the Third Battle of Panipat, Ahmad shah Abdali refused to recognize shah Alam II as the Mughal Emperor of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

120) Conside the following statements :
1. Avadh accepted the sysem of subsidiary Alliance with the English under shuja-ud-Daulah
2. The Nizam of Hyderabad entered into subsidiary Alliance with the English during the time of
Lord Wellesly
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

         
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