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Indian History MCQs : This section focuses on the "Indian History". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Indian History skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Coins of Rs. ............ denomination were introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to mark MG Rarnachandran's 1 birth centenary.

A. 200
B. 100
C. 500
D. 20

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Question 2

The Act constituting the first legislative interference by the British Parliament in the affairs of India was the

A. Fox's India Act, 1783
B. Pitti's India Act, 1784
C. Regulating Act, 1773
D. Declaratory Act, 1781

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Question 3

Which one is the correct chronological order of the following events?I. Quit India MovementII. Shimla ConferenceIII. Poona PactIV. Cabinet Mission

A. II, IV, I, III
B. III, IV,II, I
C. III, I, II, IV
D. IV, II, III, I

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Question 4

In which year (in AD) was the East India Company established?

A. 1664
B. 1632
C. 1600
D. 1608

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Question 5

Who of the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?

A. Bhadrabahu
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Parsvanath
D. Vardhaman Mahavira

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Question 6

The Indus Valley Civilization was Non-Aryan because

A. It was Urban
B. It has a pictographic script
C. It had an agricultural economy
D. It extended up to the narmada Valley

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Question 7

The earliest city discovered in India was

A. Sindh
B. Mohenjodaro
C. Harappa
D. Rangpur

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Question 8

During which one of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi write: 'Personally I am so sick of slavery that I am even prepared to take the rise of anarchy' ?

A. Home Rule movement
B. Non-Co-operaton movement
C. Civil Disobedience movement
D. Quit India movement

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Question 9

Under whose reign did diwan-i-arz become a separate department?

A. iltutmish
B. ala-ud-din khalji
C. muhammad tughluq
D. balban

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Question 10

In which year a new “Liberalized Industrial Policy” in India was announced for the first time?

A. 1991
B. 1992
C. 1986
D. 1993

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Question 11

Bahadur Shah (First) was born in the year _____.

A. 1543
B. 1643
C. 1743
D. 1843

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Question 12

Who wrote An Introduction to the Study of Indian History?

A. r.s. sharma
B. d.d. kosambi
C. d. n. jha
D. mortimer wheeler

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Question 13

The name of the currency which was in circulation in the Mauryan empire is:

A. pana
B. tola
C. kakini
D. dinar

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Question 14

Mohenjo Daro is situated in

A. Gujarat
B. Punjab
C. Afghanistan
D. Sindh province of Pakistan

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Question 15

The Damin-i-Koh was created by the British Government to settle which one of the following communities?

A. Santals
B. Mundas
C. Oraons
D. Saoras

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Question 16

The First Battle of panipat was fought between the forces of

A. Akbar and Hemu
B. Abdali and the Marathas
C. Humayun and Sher Shah Suri
D. Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi

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Question 17

Who were associated with Indian league established in 1875 in Calcutta (now Kolkata) ?

A. Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Arvindo Ghosh
B. Kali Mohan Das and Arvindo Ghosh
C. Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Sambhu Charan Mukherjee
D. None of these

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Question 18

What portion of actual produce was fixed as the demand of the state under the zabti?

A. one-half
B. one-third
C. one-fourth
D. one-fifth

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Question 19

The slogan in National emblem " Satyameva Jayate" has been taken from the following scripture.

A. The Bhagavadgita
B. The Mundaga Upanishat
C. The Ramayana
D. The Chandogya Upanishath

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Question 20

Under whose leadership was the all India Muslim League set up?

A. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
B. Sayyid Ahmed Khan
C. Aga Khan
D. All of the above

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Question 21

Sultan Mahmud was a ruler of_____.

A. Persia
B. Ghazni
C. Lahore
D. Arab

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Question 22

Which of the following places presents the oldest evidence of Neolithic Era?

A. Chirnd
B. Mehrgarh
C. Burghome
D. Daimabad

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Question 23

The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was

A. Athanasius Nikitin
B. Nicolo de Conti
C. Ibn Batuta
D. Ferishta

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Question 24

During the period of which Governor General / Viceroy was the Indian Civil Service introduced?

A. Dalhousie
B. Curzon
C. Bentick
D. Cornwallis

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Question 25

Who built the Konark''s Sun Temple?

A. Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva
B. Narasimhadeva I
C. Kapilendra Deva Routaray
D. Purushottam Dev

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Question 26

The earliest evidence of settled agriculture in the subcontinent comes from:

A. kalibangan
B. amri
C. mehrgarh
D. inamgarh

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Question 27

The only session of Indian National Congress which was presided by Mahatma Gandhi was held at

A. Karachi
B. Belgaum
C. Mirzapur
D. Allahabad

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Question 28

Which one of the following Sangam works deals exclusively with the Cherarulers?

A. purananuru
B. padirrupattu
C. paripadal
D. pannirupadalam

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Question 29

Which of the following was a major industry in the Mughal period?

A. Pearl production
B. Silk cloth
C. Cotton cloth
D. No option is correct

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Question 30

In October 2015, more than 350 landmarks in more than 90 countries were lit blue, the official colour of the United Nations. What was the occasion?

A. 70th Anniversary of United Nations
B. 90th Anniversary of United Nations
C. 50th Anniversary of United Nations
D. 60th Anniversary of United Nations

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Question 31

By which ruler Pataliputra was chosen for the first time as a capital

A. Ajatasatru
B. Kalasok
C. Udayin
D. Kanishka

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Question 32

The ancient goal of astrology was to

A. make a more accurate model of the universe
B. predict human events
C. understand the origin of Earth
D. predict the passing of the seasons

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Question 33

By the Act of 1858, the powers of the Board of Control and the Court of Directors were transferred to ........

A. The Secretary of State
B. Parliament
C. Viceroy
D. Commander- in - Chief

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Question 34

An advanced water management system of Harappan times has been unearthed at

A. Dholavira
B. Lothal
C. Kalibangan
D. Alamgirpur

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Question 35

Who was the first female emperor of India?

A. Noor Jahan
B. Razia Sultana
C. Rani Rudrama Devi
D. Queen Didda

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Question 36

Montague - Chelmsford report was prepared on the basis of

A. The Government of India act 1913
B. The Government of India act, 1919
C. The Government of India act 1935
D. None of these

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Question 37

The demand officially made by the Congress for a Constituent Assembly to frame the Constitution of India was accepted in principal by the British government in what is known as :

A. Cripps Mission 1942
B. Government of India, 1935
C. Independent India 1947
D. August Offer of 1940

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Question 38

India become a member of the United Nations in which of the following years?

A. 1947
B. 1945
C. 1936
D. 1956

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Question 39

The Simon commission visited India in the year?

A. 1933
B. 1939
C. 1921
D. 1927

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Question 40

Which movement was called off following the violence at 'Chauri Chaura' incident?

A. Khilafat Movement
B. Quit India Movement
C. Non Co-operation Movement
D. Home Rule Movement

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Question 41

Which of the following was not a feature of Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Use of Iron
B. Town Planning
C. Drainage system
D. Use of Bronze

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Question 42

What was araghatta?

A. a machine to break forts
B. an irrigation canal
C. a device to lift water
D. a type of cloth

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Question 43

" Kamarupa " is the old name of ______ state ?

A. Bihar
B. Assam
C. Bengal
D. Odisha

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Question 44

In which country Subhash Chandra Bose organized the Tiger Legion?

A. Germany
B. Italy
C. Singapore
D. Japan

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Question 45

In order to study the position of education Indian constitutional commission was constituted in 1929 under the chairmanship of

A. Phillip Uartog
B. Phillip Reading
C. Uartog Reading
D. None of these

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Question 46

Who wrote Ta’arikh-i-Firuzshahi

A. amir khusru
B. ziauddin barani
C. badayuni
D. abdur razzak

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Question 47

The Upanishads are

A. a source of Hindu philosophy
B. books of ancient Hindu laws
C. books on social behavior of man
D. prayers to God

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Question 48

The literal meaning of the word Arya is

A. Superior
B. Learned
C. Priest
D. Warrior

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Question 49

What title did the British confer Gandhi with, which was relinquished by him?

A. Rai Bahadur
B. Rai Sahib
C. Hind Kesari
D. Kaiser-e-Hind

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Question 50

Whom did B.G.Tilak call the "Diamond of India"?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 51

The Pallava ruler who built the famous kailash temple at Kanchi and the Shore temple at Mahabalipuram was

A. Narsimha varman II
B. Paramesvar varman I
C. Mahendra varman I
D. Narasimha varman I

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Question 52

Dnyaneshwar was a 13th­century Marathi saint who wrote the Dnyaneshwari, which is a commentary on the _______________.

A. Ramayana
B. Bhagavad Gita
C. Vedas
D. Upanishads

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Question 53

The system of Budget was introduced in India during the Viceroyalty of

A. Canning
B. Dalhousie
C. Ripon
D. Elgin

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Question 54

The one most important feature of the Mauryan Administration was

A. wide powers enjoyed by the provicial governors
B. the presence of a ' council of ministers '
C. the presence of vast, numerous powers of the bureaucracy
D. an extensive network of spy-system

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Question 55

Chalukya temples (Jain temples) at Dilwara are situated in

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Rajasthan
D. Haryana

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Question 56

Who is the emperor founded the religion Din-e-Lilah ?

A. Allauddin Khilji
B. Akbar
C. Mohammad-bin tuglak
D. Ibrahim Lodi

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Question 57

The treaty of Mangalore was signed between

A. the English East India Company and Haidar Ali
B. the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan
C. Haidar Ali and the Zamorin of Calicut
D. the French East India Company and Tipu Sultan

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Question 58

Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Ashoka?

A. Sri Lankan chronicles_ Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa
B. Buddhist works Divyavadana and Ashokavadana
C. Inscriptions of Ashoka
D. Archaeological Sources and the Puranas

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Question 59

Chipko Movement is associated with

A. Forests
B. Agriculture
C. Industries
D. Education

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Question 60

With the objective of raising the moral and material status of the untouchables Dr. B.R. Ambedkar organized:

A. The Harijan Hitkari sabha
B. The Bahishkrit Hitkari sabha
C. The Harijan Uthan sabha
D. The Bahishkrit Utthan sabha

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Question 61

In which year did the Kakori conspiracy case take place?

A. 1925
B. 1924
C. 1926
D. 1927

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Question 62

Indo-persian style of architecture atained its supreme beauty in the reign of

A. Babur
B. Akbar
C. Jehangir
D. Shah Jehan

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Question 63

When quit India Resolution was passed in 1942, the Viceroy of India was :

A. Lord Linlithgow
B. Lord Wavell
C. Lord Willingdon
D. Lord Mountbatten

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Question 64

During Akbar’s reign, a group of scholars translated Mahabharata into Persian fromSanskrit. What is this Persian version called?

A. sakinat-ul-auliya
B. razm namah
C. iqbal namah
D. akbar namah

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Question 65

What was the code name of the nuclear tests conducted by India in Pokhran in 1998?

A. Operation Desert Storm
B. Operation Vijay
C. Operation Shakti
D. Operation Kaboom

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Question 66

Who is the author of the JainaKalpasutra, an invaluable source for the earlyhistory of Jainism?

A. sthulabahu
B. bhadrabahu
C. sambhutavijaya
D. devardhikshamasramana

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Question 67

One important result of the French Revolution was that

A. France lost its spirit of nationalism
B. Political power shifted to the bourgeoisie
C. France enjoyed a lengthy period of peace and prosperity
D. The church was restored to its former role and power in the French government

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Question 68

The twenty-third Jaina teacher, Parsva, the immediate predecessor of Mahavira enjoined on his disciples four great vows. To these Mahavira addes which of the followings as the fifth vow?

A. Abstention from stealing
B. Non-injury
C. Brahmacharya or continence
D. Non-attachment

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Question 69

Who built Gateway of India?

A. Guru Ramdas
B. Maharaja Pratap Singh
C. Rabindra Nath Tagore
D. British Govt

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Question 70

Whom did Mahmud of Ghazni defeat to conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab?

A. hindu shahis
B. ghurids
C. arabs
D. karkotakas

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Question 71

Damdama lake is in which state?

A. Punjab
B. Rajasthan
C. Haryana
D. Uttar Pradesh

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Question 72

Who said," One Country One God, One Caste, one Mind brothers all of us Without Difference, without Doubt ?"

A. V. D. Savarkar
B. Syed Hasan Imam
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Question 73

Who attended all the three-round table conferences?

A. M K Gandhi
B. M M Malviya
C. B R Ambedkar
D. Annie Besant

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Question 74

Dara Shikoh was killed in conflict with his brother _______________.

A. Jahangir
B. Aurangzeb
C. Babur
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 75

Who presided over the Karachi session of Indian National Congress in 1931 ?

A. Sarojani Naydu
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Question 76

Whom did Mahatma Gandhi consider his political guru?

A. Shri Bharat Kumar
B. Purushottam Das Tandon
C. Sir William Wedderburn
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Question 77

In ..........., Sher Khan ( SherShah )attacked Bengal and defeated Ghiyashuddin Shah.

A. 1358
B. 1583
C. 1538
D. 1540

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Question 78

Who raised the slogan “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Question 79

Battle of Plassey was fought by the British under the leadership of

A. Robert Clive
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Warren Hastings
D. James Heartly

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Question 80

In which language did Babur write his memoirs, called Tuzuk-i-Baburi?

A. persian
B. arabic
C. mongol
D. turkish

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Question 81

Lord Mountbatten put forth the plan proposing the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan :

A. On May 3, 1947
B. On June 3, 1947
C. On July 3, 1947
D. On August 3, 1947

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Question 82

Bang Darshan was the main newspaper of

A. Sisir Kumar Ghosh
B. Birendra Nath Chatterjee
C. Pini Chandra Pal
D. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

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Question 83

The Governament of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers as ' national River '

A. Ganga
B. Yamuna
C. Kaveri
D. None of these

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Question 84

Who gave the title Father of The Nation to Mahatma Gandhi?

A. Rabindra Nath Tagore
B. Subhas Chandra Bose
C. G.K. Gokel
D. None of above

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Question 85

During the Middle Ages education was confined only to:-

A. Kshatriyas
B. Brahmins
C. Peasants
D. Shudras

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Question 86

The first Carnatic war in India was an extension of the Anglo-French war in

A. Canada
B. Europe
C. Africa
D. America

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Question 87

Who built Hawa Mahal?

A. Guru Ramdas
B. Maharaja Pratap Singh
C. Rabindra Nath Tagore
D. British Govt

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Question 88

Battle of Haldighati was fought in the year ________.

A. 1764
B. 1526
C. 1576
D. 1857

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Question 89

Subhash Chandra Bose formed Forward Block in :

A. The Year 1935
B. The Year 1939
C. The Year 1937
D. The Year 1942

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Question 90

Name the clan Buddha belonged to

A. Gnathrika
B. Maurya
C. Sakya
D. Kuru

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Question 91

Who composed the Gayatri Mantra

A. Vishvamitra
B. Vasishtha
C. Indra
D. Parikshit

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Question 92

The Kalinga war was fought in ______.

A. 161 BC
B. 261 BC
C. 361 BC
D. 461 BC

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Question 93

Nicolo de Conti, an Italian visitor, came to Vijayanagar during the reign of

A. deva raya ii
B. deva raya i
C. harihara i
D. bukka i

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Question 94

The trident-shaped symbol of Buddhism does not represent

A. Nirvana
B. Sangha
C. Buddha
D. Dhamma

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Question 95

Swami Vivekananda established Ramakrishna Mission :

A. In 1892
B. In 1897
C. In 1937
D. In 1939

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Question 96

Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act?

A. Lord Dufferin
B. Lord Lytton
C. Lord Lansdowne
D. Lord Ripon

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Question 97

What is a prasasti?

A. royal charter
B. private endowment
C. eulogy of a king
D. copper plate

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Question 98

The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the non-cooperation movement was

A. Hind Keasri
B. Kaiser-e-Hind
C. Rai Bahadur
D. Rt. Honorable

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Question 99

Gandhiji's 'Satyagraha' meant an attachment to the following two elements

A. Knowledge and religion
B. Truth and non-violence
C. Truth and chastity
D. Love of motherland and hate for colonial masters

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Question 100

Who was given the title of "The Ambassador of Hindu – Muslim Unity" for being the architect and mastermind of the historic Lucknow Pact?

A. Sir Sayyad Ahmad Khan
B. Fazl-ul-Haq
C. Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
D. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Question 101

Which of the following medieval rulers was called 'Jagat Guru'?

A. Ibrahim Qutbshah
B. Ibrahim Adilshah I
C. Akbar
D. Malik Ambar

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Question 102

Akbar was born in the year _____.

A. 1542
B. 1642
C. 1742
D. 1842

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Question 103

The system of Dual Government during the latter half of the 18th century AD is associated with the name of

A. Clive
B. Comwallis
C. Waren Hastings
D. William Bentinck

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Question 104

Who introduced chahra for the first time?

A. iltutmish
B. qutub-ud-din aibak
C. balban
D. ala-ud-din khalji

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Question 105

The Turko-Afghan rule in India lasted for about

A. two centuries
B. three centuries
C. four centuries
D. a little over one century

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Question 106

The weekly Commonweal was founded by

A. Annie Besant
B. Bipan Chandra Pal
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Sarojini Naidu

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Question 107

The two names which were associates with the publication of the paper ‘Yugantar’ are:

A. Barindra kumar Ghose and Arbindo Ghosh
B. Bhupendranath Dutta and Arbindo Ghosh
C. Barindra kumar Ghose and Bhupendranath Dutta
D. Arbindo Ghosh and V.D. Sawarkar

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Question 108

Who built the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram?

A. Chola Kings
B. Pallava Kings
C. Chera Kings
D. Chalukya Kings

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Question 109

The term Khalisa in Mughal administration signified the

A. entire Imperial establishment
B. land owned b the emperor himself
C. religious land grants
D. land from where revenue was collected for the Imperial Treasury

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Question 110

Akbar was __________ years old when he became emperor.

A. 16
B. 19
C. 13
D. 10

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Question 111

The English East India Company laid the foundation of Fort St.George at Madras during the regin of

A. Akbar
B. Aurangzeb
C. Jahangir
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 112

The Vikramshila Mahavihara, a great centre of education, was founded by

A. Baladitya
B. Harsha
C. Gopala
D. Dharmapala

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Question 113

Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located

A. Indus and Jhelum
B. Jhelum and Chenab
C. Chenab and Ravi
D. Ravi and Beas

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Question 114

Who was the in-charge of a pargana?

A. amil
B. pattidar
C. shiqdar
D. qanungo

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Question 115

The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in

A. Nizamuddin's Tabaqat-I-Akbari
B. Arif Quandahari's Tarikh-I-Alfi
C. Abul Fazl's Akbarnama
D. Badauni's Muntakahab-ut-Tawarikh

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Question 116

'A day of deliverance and thanks giving', was celebrated in 1939 by

A. Congress Party
B. Muslim League
C. Forward Bloc
D. Communist party

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Question 117

Prithviraja III (1168-1192) was a best known ___________ ruler.

A. Chahamana
B. Gahadavala
C. Chalukya
D. Brahmana

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Question 118

The National song of India, Vande Mataram was composed in ____ language.

A. Pali
B. Urdu
C. Bengali
D. Sanskrit

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Question 119

According to the categories of land mentioned in the Chola inscriptions ___________ was known as the land gifted to Brahmanas?

A. Vellanvagai
B. Brahmadeya
C. Shalabhoga
D. Devadana

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Question 120

Which tax was not permitted by the shariat?

A. agriculture tax
B. tax on non-muslims
C. commercial tax
D. marriage tax

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Question 121

Three major powers that emerged in southern India in the 7th century AD were CherasCholasChalukyasPallavasPandyas

A. I, II, V
B. II, III, IV
C. III, IV, V
D. I, II, IV

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Question 122

The first martyrdom in Sikh history in the reign of Jehangir was of

A. Guru Ram Das
B. Guru Teg Bahadur
C. Guru Angad
D. Guru Arjan

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Question 123

The great law given of ancient times was

A. Manu
B. Vatsyayana
C. Ashoka
D. Aryabhatta

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Question 124

During the Indian Freedom struggle, the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts (Lal Kurtis) called for _____

A. the pathan nationalist unity and a struggle against colonialism
B. the union of Pasthun tribal areas in north-west with the Afghanistan
C. the adoption of terrorist tactics and methods for terrorising and finally ousting the colonial rulers.
D. the adoption of communist revolutionary ideology for political and social reform

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Question 125

In the battle of Panipat, Babar faced the armies of

A. Jaichand
B. Hemu
C. Daulat khan
D. Ibrahim Lodi

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Question 126

Who among the following Englishmen was given the title of ‘Khan’ by Jahangir?

A. thomas roe
B. ralph fitch
C. hawkins
D. newbery

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Question 127

Who was the eldest brother among the Pandavas?

A. Yudhishthira
B. Bhima
C. Sahadeva
D. Nakula

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Question 128

The British Governor General and Viceroy who served for the longest period in India was

A. Lord Curzon
B. Lord Lrwin
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Lord Linlithgow

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Question 129

Kalinga War was fought in the year _______

A. 1604 BC
B. 261 BC
C. 731 AD
D. 1113 AD

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Question 130

The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of

A. Sutlej and Beas
B. Jhelum and Chenab
C. Ravi and Chenab
D. Ganga and Yamuna

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Question 131

Banga Darshan – a monthly magazine – was started in 1872 from Behrampur by:

A. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
B. Umakant desai
C. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
D. None of these

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Question 132

Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. There were

A. Babar and Humayun
B. Humayun and Jahangir
C. Babar and Jahangir
D. Jahangir and Shahjahan

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Question 133

Who said - “Our Life and religion are useless without the attainment of Swaraj”?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Veer Kunwar
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 134

In which session of the Congress was the slogan of the Simon Commission's boycott?

A. Calcutta Convention (1928)
B. Madras Session (1927)
C. Surat Session (1907)
D. Nagpur session (1920)

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Question 135

Din-i-llahi was promoted by

A. Babur
B. Bahadur Shah
C. Akbar
D. Humayun

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Question 136

Under the Government of India, Provincial Legislatures consisted of two chambers, except in the case of

A. Assam
B. Bihar
C. Madras
D. Punjab

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Question 137

Who was the last Mughal Emperor of India?

A. Akbar II
B. Bahadur Shah II
C. Alamgir II
D. Shah Alam II

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Question 138

Which Governor-General prohibited practice of 'Sati' in 1829?

A. Sir George Barlow
B. Lord William Bentinck
C. Warren Hastings
D. Lord Minto

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Question 139

The prominent leaders of Indian Association which was established in Bengal in July 26, 1876 were :

A. Anand Mohan Bose and Surendranath Banerjee
B. Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Kali Mohan Das
C. Kali Mohan Das and Shambhuchand Mukherjee
D. Shambhuchand Mukherjee and Jogesh Chandra Dutt

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Question 140

The congress policy of prayer and petition ultimately came to an end under the guidance of

A. B G Tilak
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bipin Chandra Pal
D. None of these

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Question 141

The decision to effect the Partition of Bengal was announced in 1905 by?

A. Lord William Bentinck
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Warren Hastings
D. Lord Curzon

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Question 142

____ was the 3rd Mughal Emperor of India.

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Aurangzeb
D. Jahangir

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Question 143

In which language was the ' Shrimad Bhagavad Gita ' originally written

A. Sanskrit
B. Apabhramsa
C. Prakrit
D. Pali

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Question 144

Nyaya Dhashan was propagated by

A. Gautama
B. Kapil
C. Kanada
D. Jaimini

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Question 145

The court language during the reign of Akbar was _____ ?

A. Urdu
B. Persian
C. Arabic
D. Hindi

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Question 146

Al-Masudi, a resident of Baghdad, had visited India in whose reign?

A. Mahendra Pal
B. Mahipal
C. Mihir bhoj
D. Rambhadra

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Question 147

To whom did Akbar gave the title Mian?

A. Raja Todar Mal
B. Man Singh I
C. Birbal
D. Tansen

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Question 148

Justice C. Y. Chintamani called Government of India Act 1935?

A. Lazy Duck
B. Lame Duck
C. Lazy Federation
D. Lame Federation

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Question 149

The first Satyagraha campaign of Gandhiji was started at -

A. Bardoli
B. Dandi
C. Champaran
D. Baroda

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Question 150

Which of the following was not mentioned in the Dhamma?

A. Obedience to parents
B. Charity
C. Paternalism
D. Faith in Sangha

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Question 151

Through which one of the following, the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire?

A. Dannayaka
B. Sumanta
C. Nayaka
D. Mahanayakacharya

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Question 152

Market regulation system was introduced by

A. Illtutmish
B. Ala-ud-din Khilji
C. Ghias-ud-din
D. Muhammad Bin-Tughlaq

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Question 153

Which ruler founded the famous Vikramshila University for the Buddhists?

A. Dharampala
B. Devapala
C. Mahipala
D. Gopala

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Question 154

How many jitals made up a tanka?

A. 44
B. 40
C. 48
D. 46

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Question 155

Which revolutionary died after a 64 days fast in jail?

A. Jatin Das
B. Pulin Das
C. Subhash Chandra bose
D. Both A & B

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Question 156

Which one of the following rulers of Magadha was the contemporary of Alexander, the great

A. Mahapadamnanda
B. Dhanananda
C. Sukalp
D. Chandragupta Maurya

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Question 157

Which is the first news paper in India?

A. Peking Gazette
B. Kashmir Times
C. Dainik Jagran
D. Bengal Gazette

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Question 158

United India House organizes Unity among Indians in the United states of America in

A. 1906
B. 1908
C. 1910
D. 1917

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Question 159

Who is said to have destroyed the original pipal tree at Bodh Gaya?

A. bakhtiyar khalji
B. pushyamitra sunga
C. sasanka
D. mihirakula

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Question 160

After which war did Babur hold the title of Ghazi?

A. Battle of Kabul
B. Battle of Panipat
C. Battle of Khanwa
D. Battle of Ghaghra

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Question 161

The Queen Victoria assumed the title of the Empress of India in 1876 by :

A. British parliament
B. Indian Sabha
C. Singaporian Parliament
D. None of these

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Question 162

Who among the following gave monistic theory of sovereignty?

A. Austin
B. Darwin
C. Aristotle
D. Marx

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Question 163

Who introduced gold coins for the first time in India?

A. Kushanas
B. Guptas
C. Mauryas
D. Sakas

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Question 164

The Battle of Buxar (October 22, 1764), which confirmed the decisions of Plassey, was fought between the English and

A. Mir Kasim,Nawab of Bengal
B. Shuja-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Awadh
C. Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor
D. All the above

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Question 165

The Greatest conqueror among the Gupta rulers was

A. Samudragupta
B. Chandragupta II
C. Kumaragupta
D. Skandagupta

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Question 166

The East India Association was set up in :

A. 1866
B. 1857
C. 1836
D. 1885

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Question 167

In India the reform policies were first introduced in which year?

A. 1951
B. 1971
C. 1991
D. 2001

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Question 168

In 1932, Poona Pact was signed between:

A. Gandhiji and Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Gandhiji and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
C. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Gandhiji and Md. Ali Jinnah

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Question 169

Dhamek Stupa was built by?

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Ashoka
D. Narasimha

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Question 170

Maduraikkanji, which contains a full-length description of the Pandyancapital of Madurai,was written by

A. nakkirar
B. gudalurkilar
C. mangudimarudan
D. paranar

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Question 171

The hymns of ' Rigaveda ' are the work of

A. one author
B. four author
C. seven author
D. many author

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Question 172

The Battle of Plassey was fought in

A. Calcutta
B. Bombai
C. Madras
D. Delhi

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Question 173

Who called the revolt of 1857 as a war between barbarism and civilization?

A. V A Smith
B. T. R. Holmes
C. J K Hikki
D. Sir Ahmed Khan

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Question 174

Harsha was defeated  by

A. Sasanka
B. King of Valabhi
C. Bhaskarvarman
D. Pulkesin II

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Question 175

Ashoka was a king of which dynasty?

A. Pradyota
B. Haryanka
C. Maurya
D. Nanda

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Question 176

The pioneer of Communism in India was

A. M.N.Roy
B. Nalin Gupta
C. M.R.Jayakar
D. S.A.Dange

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Question 177

Kargil Fight held in

A. 1979
B. 1989
C. 1999
D. 1969

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Question 178

Sher Khan defeated _________ at Chausa (1539) and Kanauj (1540), forcing him to flee to Iran.

A. Aurangzeb
B. Humayun
C. Muhammad Azam Shah
D. Bahadur Shah I

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Question 179

Who is the author of Manimekalai?

A. Kovalan
B. Sathanar
C. Ilango Adigal
D. Timtakkatevar

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Question 180

Maulana qasim Nanautavi, Rashid Ahmad Gangohi, Sheikhul Hind Maulana- Mahmud-ul Hasan were the prominent figures who represented?

A. Deoband Movement
B. Santhal Movement
C. Indigo Movement
D. None of these

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Question 181

The earliesr cirty discovered in India was

A. Harappa
B. Rangpur
C. Mohenjodaro
D. Sindh

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Question 182

Where did Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as Dharma Chakra Pravartan

A. Sanchi
B. Sarnath
C. Sravasti
D. Bodh Gaya

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Question 183

In which year was Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) founded?

A. 1949
B. 1999
C. 1972
D. 1997

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Question 184

Mahabodhi Temple has been built at Bodh Gaya where

A. Gautama Buddha was born
B. Guatama Buddha attained enlightenment
C. Guatama Buddha delivered his first sermon
D. Gautama Buddha passed away

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Question 185

Which of the following work is not credited to Lord Dalhousie?

A. Merger of Punjab
B. Merger of Bengal
C. Merger of Mysore
D. Merger of Satara

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Question 186

The nimbus formed a special feature of Mughal portraiture under

A. Shah Jahan
B. Aurangzeb
C. Jahangir
D. Akbar

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Question 187

Who translated Ramayana into Persian?

A. Abdul Fazi
B. Badauni
C. Isar Das
D. Abdul Latif

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Question 188

Who founded the Varakari sect in Maharashtra?

A. namadeva
B. tukaram
C. eknatha
D. ramdas

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Question 189

Which one of the following about sugar industry of Peninsular India is not correct?

A. High yield per hectare of sugarcane
B. Higher sucrose content
C. Long crushing season
D. Most of the mills in the Peninsula are located mainly along the east coast

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Question 190

The ruler of which dynasty of South India assumed the title of Dharmaraj?

A. Wakatak
B. Pallava
C. Kadamb
D. Western Ganga

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Question 191

Who had, while fasting in the prision, written to the British governor , "The individual must die so that the nation may live.Today,I must die so that India may win freedom and glory"?

A. Jatin Das
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. MK Gandhi
D. SC Bose

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Question 192

Ashtadhyayi was written by

A. Ved vysa
B. Panini
C. Shukadeva
D. Balmiki

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Question 193

Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddists

A. Upanishad
B. Vedas
C. Tripitaka
D. Agams

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Question 194

The greatest exponent of Free Software Movement is ____.

A. richard stallman
B. eric stocks
C. bill gates
D. raymond

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Question 195

The ‘four great needs’ of the people as identified by the Guomindang were

A. clothing food, housing and transportation
B. education food, housing and health care
C. food, housing, education and employment
D. employment housing, education and health care

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Question 196

Which among the following was 1st Municipal Corporation of India?

A. Allahabad
B. Madras
C. Bombay
D. Kolkata

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Question 197

Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC

A. Athens
B. Vaishali
C. Sparta
D. Pataliputra

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Question 198

We hear of two envoys being sent to the Roman kings, one in 27-28 AD to the court of Augustus and the other in 110-20 AD to the court of

A. Cartius
B. Trajan
C. Nero
D. Brutus

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Question 199

Which of the following rulers was held captives by his son ?

A. Babar
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Shajahan

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Question 200

Indus Valley Civilization was a __________ age civilization.

A. Silver
B. Tin
C. Gold
D. Bronze

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Question 201

Who among the following anticipated Newton by affirming that all things tended to gravitate to the earth?

A. Aryabhatta
B. Brahmagupta
C. Varahamihira
D. Buddhagupta

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Question 202

The economy of the gilded age was characterized by

A. industry
B. medicine
C. automobiles
D. None of the above

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Question 203

Vaikhanasa the five-fold conception of Vishnu consists of brahmanpurushaprakritisatyaachyutaaniruddha

A. I, II, III, IV and V
B. II, III, IV, V and VI
C. I, II, IV, V and VI
D. I, III, IV, V and VI

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Question 204

Mahavira preached in the

A. magadhi
B. ardha-magadhi
C. suraseni
D. apabhramsa

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Question 205

The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I. To which dynasty he belong to?

A. Gang dynasty
B. Suryavansi dynasty
C. Somvansi dynasty
D. Bhoi dynasty

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Question 206

Which one of the following Indus Civilization site gives evidence of a dockyard

A. Harappa
B. Lothal
C. Mohenjodaro
D. Rakhigarhi

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Question 207

What is kuttagari?

A. grant of land to the brahmins
B. lease system of cultivation
C. service tenures for military
D. revenue farming

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Question 208

Which of the following Pratyahara king took the title of 'Pramana'?

A. Mihirbhoj
B. Watsaraj
C. Ram Bhoj
D. Nagabhata II

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Question 209

During Shivaji's rule the council of the state consisted of

A. Eight ministers
B. Eighteen ministers
C. Twelve ministers
D. Fifteen Ministers

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Question 210

The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. R.C. Dutt
D. M.K. Gandhi

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Question 211

Vaikhanasa the five-fold conception of Vishnu consists of brahmanpurushaprakritisatyaachyutaaniruddha

A. I, II, III, IV and V
B. II, III, IV, V and VI
C. I, II, IV, V and VI
D. I, III, IV, V and VI

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Question 212

Sanchi stupa was said to be originally built by the following king of Mauryan empire

A. dasaratha
B. samprati
C. asoka
D. bindusara

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Question 213

The Swadeshi Boycott Movement is related to

A. Partition of Bengal in 1947
B. Partition of Bengal in 1905
C. Non cooperation movement in 1921
D. Partition of Punjab in 1947

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Question 214

Alexander the great invaded India in?

A. 326 BC
B. 336 BC
C. 346 BC
D. 354 BC

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Question 215

Which of the following is not counted under sub-vedas?

A. Ayurveda
B. Yajurveda
C. Gandharva Veda
D. Shilp Veda

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Question 216

Who is considered the greatest of the early Chola Kings?

A. Pulakeshi II
B. Rajasimha
C. Karikala
D. Nandivarman

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Question 217

In 1934 Mahatma Gandhi withdrew from active politics and even resigned his membership of the Congress because

A. of the failure of the Civil Disobedience Movement
B. the political climate of India was unsuitable for any political movement
C. he wanted to devote himself fully to constructive programme and Harijam welfare
D. of his opposition to the desire of congressmen to enter legislatures under the Government of India Act of 1935

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Question 218

Which of the following act was mentioned as a " Charter of Slavery " by Jawahar Lal Nehru ?

A. Government of India Act, 1935
B. Vernacular Press Act
C. Government of India Act, 1919
D. Regulation Act

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Question 219

Who said - “patriotism is religion and religion is love for India?”

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Bipin Chandra Pal
C. Ashok Mehta
D. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

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Question 220

Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after

A. military affairs
B. the state treasury
C. the royal household
D. the land revenue system

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Question 221

The famous Dilwara temples of Mount Abu are a sacred pilgrimage place for the

A. Buddhists
B. Jains
C. Sikhs
D. Parsis

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Question 222

The term senabova or sanbhoga was an official designation under Vijayanagar kingdom.It refers to the

A. chief judicial officer of the mandalam.
B. chief of the military staff.
C. village accountant.
D. head of the accounts department.

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Question 223

There was a sharp class division at Harappa and Mohen-jodaro. This is clear from the

A. Indus seals excavated
B. religious beliefs of the Harappans
C. tools and implements used by the Harappans
D. different types of dwellings excavated

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Question 224

Fa Hien visited india during the reign of

A. Harshavardhana
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Ashoka
D. Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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Question 225

The first Europeans to come to India were

A. British
B. Dutch
C. French
D. Portugese

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Question 226

What was the northwestern border of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar?

A. Punjab
B. Hindukush
C. Kabul
D. Sindh

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Question 227

How long the Non-cooperation Movement was conducted?

A. April 1920 to February 1922
B. September 1920 to April 1922
C. June 1920 to December 1922
D. December 1920 to June 1922

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Question 228

Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in _____.

A. 1885
B. 1942
C. 1947
D. 1939

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Question 229

Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in the year

A. 1844
B. 1864
C. 1884
D. 1904

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Question 230

When Japan handed over Andaman Nicobar islands to Subhash Chandra Bose in Nov. 1943, he named these islands as :

A. Shaheed Island and Samaj Island respectively
B. Samaj Island and Swaraj Island respectively
C. Swaraj Island and Shaheed Island respectively
D. Shaheed Island and Swaraj Island respectively

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Question 231

Rummindei pillar of Asoka is put up to mark Buddha’s

A. birth
B. enlightenment
C. first sermon
D. death

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Question 232

The revolutionary who was associated with the Indian Independence League was :

A. Rash Behari Bose
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Rajguru
D. None of these

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Question 233

During their rule the British persuaded or forced cultivators in Punjab to grow __________.

A. Jute
B. Tea
C. Sugarcane
D. Wheat

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Question 234

The Tomara Rajputs, were defeated in the middle of the twelfth century by the Chauhans of _________.

A. Ayodhya
B. Ajmer
C. Dwarka
D. Gwalior

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Question 235

The word Aryan means

A. of good family
B. Cultivator
C. Pastoral Society
D. Brahmachari

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Question 236

What was the largest administrative division in Vijayanagar?

A. kottam
B. nadu
C. kurram
D. mandalam

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Question 237

Individual Satyagrah was started on:

A. October 17, 1935
B. October 17, 1939
C. October 17, 1940
D. October 17, 1942

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Question 238

Name the last Trithankara

A. Parsvanath
B. Mahavira
C. Siddhartha
D. Subhadra

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Question 239

Who is considered as the Father of Modern Indian Renaissance?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
C. Vinoba Bhave
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question 240

Who established the Chisti order in India?

A. nizam-ud-din auliya
B. salim chisti
C. shaikh moin-ud-in chisti
D. hamid-ud-din nagauri

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Question 241

Asoka was stationed as viceroy (governor) at the time of Bindusara’s death at

A. taxila
B. suiarnagiri
C. ujjain
D. tosali

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Question 242

The third person who presented himself for individual Satyagrah launched by Mahatma Gandhi in October 1940 was:

A. Brahma Datt
B. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. None of these

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Question 243

The Shiites believed that the Umayyad

A. should pray more
B. should not be in power
C. got special treatment
D. should rule

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Question 244

The words Satyameve Jayate in the state Emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following

A. Mundak Upanishad
B. Brahma Upanishad
C. Mudgala Upanishad
D. Maitreyi Upanishad

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Question 245

Who amongst the following is known as the Light of Asia

A. Jesus Christ
B. Lord Buddha
C. Prophet Mohammad
D. Zarathustra

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Question 246

Todar Mal was associated with

A. music
B. literature
C. land revenue reforms
D. law

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Question 247

Didarganj in Bihar is known for:

A. stone figure of yakshi
B. stone figure of yaksha
C. stone figure of chauri-bearer
D. stone elephant

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Question 248

Whom did the Britishers call the father of Indian disaffection and the biggest traitor?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Lala Hardayal
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. None of these

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Question 249

Who proposed five kingdom classification?

A. Ernst Mayr
B. R. H. Whittaker
C. M. W. Beijerinck
D. 4) D. I. Ivanovsky

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Question 250

Which of the following places is associated with Jainism?

A. Pava
B. Prayag
C. Shravasti
D. Kapilvastu

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Question 251

Who was the viceroy at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

A. Lord Curzon
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord Chelmsford
D. Lord Canning

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Question 252

In which year did Vivekananda participate in the Parliament of the World's Religions?

A. 1893 AD
B. 1895 AD
C. 1897 AD
D. 1899 AD

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Question 253

Who among the following was NOT one of the 'Nine Gems' of Emperor Akbar's court?

A. Raja Todar Mal
B. Fakir Aziao-Din
C. Abu'l-Fazil ibn Mubarak
D. Osman Ali Khan

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Question 254

What is Epigraphy?

A. study of coins
B. study of old writing used in inscriptions
C. study of inscriptions
D. study of material remains of the past

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Question 255

Patanjali is well known for the compilation of

A. Yoga Sutra
B. Panchatantra
C. Brahma Sutra
D. Ayurveda

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Question 256

Slave Dynasty was founded by

A. Qutbuddin Aibak
B. Mahmud Ghazni
C. Muhammad Ghori
D. Razia Sultana

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Question 257

A silsilah was a

A. tomb
B. shrine
C. a sufi order
D. hospice

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Question 258

Which is the first talkie film in India?

A. Alam Ara
B. Raja Harishchandra
C. Pundalik
D. Sant Tukaram

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Question 259

The stupa site which is not connected with any incident of lord Buddha's life is

A. Sarnath
B. Bodh Gaya
C. Sanchi
D. Kushinagar

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Question 260

Who deciphered the Brahmi and Kharoshthi scripts?

A. Piyadassi
B. Colin Mackenzie
C. Alexander Cunningham
D. James Prinsep

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Question 261

To which dynasty did the first woman ruler of the Delhi Sultanate Razia Sultan belong?

A. Lodhi Dynasty
B. Mughal Dynasty
C. Slave Dynasty
D. Khilji Dynasty

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Question 262

India become a member of the United Nations in which of the following years?

A. 1944
B. 1945
C. 1942
D. 1950

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Question 263

Sher Shah Sur defeated which Mughal emperor?

A. Humayun
B. Timur Lang
C. Nadir Shah
D. Ahmed Shah Abdali

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Question 264

Tolkappiyam is associated with the

A. first Sangam period
B. second Sangam period
C. third Sangam period
D. post-third Sangam period

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Question 265

The Kalinga was fought in

A. 321 BC
B. 301 BC
C. 261 BC
D. 241 BC

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Question 266

Who along with Bhagat Singh was the main accused in Assembly Bomb Case?

A. Batukeshwar Dutt
B. Sukhdev Thapar
C. Asaf Ali
D. Ram Prasad Bismil

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Question 267

Who among the following medieval historians commented that death liberatedMuhammad Tughluq from his people and freed them from him?

A. badauni
B. barani
C. isami
D. ibn battutah

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Question 268

The lotus temple in Delhi is a house of worship of which of the following religions ?

A. Buddhism
B. Baha'i Religion
C. Zoroastrian
D. Islam

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Question 269

At the beginning of the 4th centuary CE, the Guptas established a small kingdom in ___.

A. Vatapi
B. Magadh
C. Malwa
D. Avadh

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Question 270

According to Strabo, the Tamil kingdom to first send emissaries to meet Augustin in Athens in 20 BC, was

A. Pallava
B. Chola
C. Pandya
D. Chera

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Question 271

The Vernacular press Act as a safety valve against vernacular newspapers was passed by Lord Lytton on

A. April 14, 1878
B. March 14, 1878
C. March 14, 1876
D. March 14, 1870

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Question 272

Who gave the title 'Nightingale of India' to Sarojini Naidu ?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Rajendra Prasad
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 273

Who among the following Generals or Commanders , carried out a coup d'etat against Jahangir in 1626?

A. Asaf Khan
B. Malik Ambar
C. Mahabat Khan
D. None of these

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Question 274

How many princely states were there in India at the time of Independence?

A. 347
B. 490
C. 565
D. 418

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Question 275

Which of the following elements were not found in the form of archaeological remains from Kalibanga?

A. Black bangles
B. Fire pit
C. Ploughed field
D. Couple burial

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Question 276

The world's Greatest traveller of pre-modern times, believed to have put behind him a distance of over 73000 miles and visited territories the eqivalent of about 44 modern countries, is

A. Marco Polo
B. Fahien
C. Ibn Batuta
D. Hiuen Tsang

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Question 277

Lucknow pact of 1916 was between:

A. Indian Muslim League and Mahatma Gandhi
B. Indian Muslim League and Indian National congress
C. Indian National congress and Lord Hardinge
D. Lord Hardinge and Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 278

The Indus Valley houses were built of

A. Pucca bricks
B. Stone
C. Wood
D. all of these

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Question 279

Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander's invasion

A. Nanda
B. Maurya
C. Sunga
D. Kanva

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Question 280

In the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda, which one of the following hymns reflects upon the marriage ceremonies?

A. Surya Sukta
B. Purusha Sukta
C. Dana Stutis
D. Urna Sutra

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Question 281

Mohammed Bin Tuglaq transferred his capital from

A. Delhi to Warangal
B. Delhi to Devagiri
C. Delhi to Madurai
D. Delhi to Vijayanagar

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Question 282

Jama Masjid of Delhi was built by?

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Babar
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 283

Kargil War against Pakistan started in the year?

A. 1961
B. 1965
C. 1972
D. 1999

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Question 284

To which dynasty did the famous patron of literature king Bhoja belong?

A. Chalukya
B. Chola
C. Paramara
D. Pala

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Question 285

'My strongest bulwark is gone' lamented Gandhiji on the death of

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Pherozeshah Mehta
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 286

After the suspension of the Non-Cooperation Movement, who were called pro-changers in the Congress?

A. Motilal Nehru and Anne Besant
B. Anne Besant and Chittranjan Das
C. Motilal Nehru and Chittranjan Das
D. None of these

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Question 287

Mahatma Gandhi gave the title of Sardar to Vallabhbhai Patel for his great organizational skill in:

A. Kheda Satyagraha
B. Champaran Satyagraha
C. The Bardoli Satyagraha
D. None of these

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Question 288

The word Gotra occurs for the first time in

A. Rigveda
B. Samaveda
C. Yajurveda
D. Atharvaveda

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Question 289

During Akbar's reign the most common gold coin was Illahi, which in value was equal to

A. 10 rupee silver coins
B. 12 rupee silver coins
C. 15 rupee silver coins
D. 20 rupee silver coins

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Question 290

Which of the following events is not related to the era of Warren Hastings?

A. First Anglo-Maratha War
B. Rohilla War
C. Chait Singh Incident
D. The establishment of the College of Hellbury

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Question 291

Who was Shivaji’s Guru?

A. Eknath
B. Tukaram
C. Dnyanesh
D. Samartha Ramadas

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Question 292

Doctrine of Passive Resistance was published in the daily Vande Mataram in:

A. April 1907
B. April 1906
C. April 1905
D. April 1904

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Question 293

The Ajanta Cave Paintings are a testimony to the golden age of ____ in India.

A. Buddhism
B. Shaivism
C. Jainism
D. Vaishnavism

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Question 294

Chand Bibi was the ruler of _______.

A. Ahmednagar
B. Bijapur
C. Satara
D. Golconda

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Question 295

After the initial success of the Revolt of 1857, the objective for which the leaders of the Revolt worked was

A. to restore the former glory to the Mughal empire
B. to form a Federation of Indian States under the aegis of Bhadur Shah II
C. elimination of foreign rule and return of the old order
D. each leader wanted to establish his own power in his respective region

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Question 296

__ was a Chinese Buddhist monk, who studied Buddhist Scriptures at Nalanda and is famous for his 17 year long trip to India between AD 627 to 643.

A. Megasthenes
B. Hiuen Tsang
C. Fa-hien
D. Al Beruni

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Question 297

Humayun (1530–1540 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Mughal
C. Maurya
D. Haryanka

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Question 298

Which one of the following places was known as the ‘Shiraz-i-Hind’?

A. malwa
B. khandesh
C. sonargaon
D. jaunpur

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Question 299

The only known ruler in the history of india to have fixed the prices of different commodities, rigidly enforced quality control and ensured easy availability of essential commodities was

A. lltutmish
B. Alauddin Khalji
C. Raziya
D. Gayasuddin Tughluq

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Question 300

The decentralization system was recommended by

A. C. Rajgopalachari
B. Balwant Rai Mehta
C. J. B. Kriplani
D. Ashok Mehta

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Question 301

Harshacharita the biography of Harsha, was written by

A. Banabhatta
B. Sudraka
C. Sri Harsha
D. Gunadhva

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Question 302

When was the battle of Chillianwala fought?

A. 1865
B. 1892
C. 1849
D. 1856

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Question 303

Ustad Mansur was a famous painter of which Mughal ruler's regime?

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Shah Jahan
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 304

Which priest was responsible for the organisation of the confederacy of tenkings when he was dismissed by Sudas, the Tritsu ruler of the Bharata tribe?

A. vasishtha
B. visvamitra
C. yajnavalkya
D. uddalakaaruni

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Question 305

Which was the first capital of Magadha

A. pataliputra
B. Vaishali
C. Girivarja
D. Champa

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Question 306

Which of the following does not come under sruti literature?

A. brahmanas
B. vedangas
C. aranyakas
D. upanishads

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Question 307

Gautama Buddha was elevated to the position of God by the time of

A. Ashoka
B. Kanishka
C. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
D. Harsha

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Question 308

The Indian National congress decided to launch an individual civil disobedience in place of Mass civil Disobedience in:

A. 1942
B. 1935
C. 1933
D. 1928

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Question 309

Who was the first Indian Governor General of Independent India?

A. Rajendra Prasad
B. C. Rajagopalachari
C. A. Kriplani
D. Lord Mountbatten

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Question 310

Which Indian revolutionary was called by the Britishers as ‘The Father of Indian Disaffection and biggest traitor’?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Lala Hardyal
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. M G Ranade

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Question 311

World War II started in the year?

A. 1914
B. 1919
C. 1939
D. 1945

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Question 312

Who called Government of India Act 1935 as thoroughly rotten, fundamentally bad and totally unacceptable?

A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Balkrishana Chapekar

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Question 313

Victoria Memorial in Kolkata was proposed to be built by

A. Lord Canning
B. George Curzon
C. William Hastings
D. Lord William Bentinck

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Question 314

Name the British General who was responsible for the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre.

A. Hastings
B. Cornwallis
C. Dyer
D. Dalhousie

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Question 315

Which was not true about jizya?

A. it was a tax on non-muslims.
B. brahmins were generally exempted from it.
C. the first ruler to collect it in india was firoz tughluq.
D. it never yielded any substantial revenue.

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Question 316

Ibrahim Lodi was killed by ........... in the First Battle of Panipat in 1526.

A. Muhammad Shah
B. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
C. Babur
D. Timur

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Question 317

Who gave the slogan 'Back to the Vedas (Vedo ki aur lauto)'?

A. Guru Nanank Dev Ji
B. Dayanand Saraswati
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question 318

Who among the following Mughal Emperors wrote his autobiography in Persian

A. Babar
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 319

For the cause of national liberation Swami Dayananda stressed on :

A. Swabhasha and Swarajya
B. Swadharma
C. Swadeshi
D. All of the above

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Question 320

Satyagraha Sabha was formed by gandhi at

A. Bombay
B. Gujarat
C. Calcutta
D. Pune

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Question 321

On which of the following imports from India did the Roman Senate lay anembargoas it was a menace to the city’s morals?

A. saffron
B. wine
C. pepper
D. muslin

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Question 322

Which of the following was built by the ancient Incas?

A. City of Petra
B. Hagia Sophia
C. Machu Picchu
D. Acropolis

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Question 323

Which is representative of Dravida style of temple architecture?

A. Viman
B. Shikhara
C. Mandapa
D. Gopuram

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Question 324

Who was the Chinese pilgrim who visited India during the Gupta period?

A. Hiuen Tsang
B. Fa Hien
C. I ching
D. Li Xiu

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Question 325

Which was the second capital of Vijayanagar empire?

A. kampili
B. kondavidu
C. penukonda
D. addanki

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Question 326

All of the following were Contemporaries of Emperor Akbar, except

A. Abbas the Great of persia
B. Henry VIII of England
C. Elizabeth I of England
D. Henry IV of France

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Question 327

Which one of the following Vedic texts deals with the ploughing rituals at length?

A. yajur veda samhita
B. satapatha brahmana
C. kausitaki upanishad
D. atharva veda samhita

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Question 328

Which of the following is not correctly matched?

A. kalinga—jaugada
B. dakshinapatha—suvarnagiri
C. avantirattha—ujjain
D. uttarapatha—taxila

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Question 329

The first newspaper published in India in 1780 was

A. The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser
B. The Calcutta Chronicle
C. The Madras Courier
D. The Bombay Herald

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Question 330

Which British Governor General is also known as the maker of Modern India?

A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Lord Amherst
C. Lord Canning
D. Lord Wiliam Bentinck

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Question 331

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar organized a Bhishkrit Hitkari Sabha, (The Depressed Classes Institute) in :

A. 1924
B. 1920
C. 1916
D. 1911

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Question 332

Indus Valley Civilization flourished during

A. 2500-1750 B.C
B. 1500-500 B.C
C. 5000-3500 B.C
D. 3000-1500 B.C

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Question 333

The religious literature of the Jain at the early stage was written in

A. Ardhamagadhi
B. Pali
C. Sanskrit
D. None of these

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Question 334

When did Sikkim become a state of India?

A. 1975
B. 1973
C. 1972
D. 1950

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Question 335

Subhash Chandra Bose became the Supreme Commander of Indian National Army in :

A. 1932
B. 1935
C. 1943
D. 1945

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Question 336

Who built the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal?

A. Chola Kings
B. Pallava Kings
C. Chera Kings
D. Chalukya Kings

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Question 337

Who established East India Association in London 1866?

A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
D. Hemu Kalani

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Question 338

In India, the Black Revolution is related to the manufacturing of which product?

A. Charcoal
B. Crude petroleum
C. Diamond
D. Black gram

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Question 339

Who was the selected as first satyagrahi by Mahatma Gandhi to begin individual satyagraha in 1940?

A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Jawahar Lal Nehru
C. Brahma Datt
D. Annie Besant

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Question 340

Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in the republic of the

A. Mallas
B. Lichhavis
C. Sakyas
D. Palas

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Question 341

In 1821 Raja Ram Mohan Roy started the Bengal quarterly:

A. Samvad Kaumudi
B. Bengali renaissance
C. Bengal Gazette
D. The Brahmonical

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Question 342

Who called Subhash Chandra Bose as Desh Nayak ?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 343

Subhas Chandra Bose was born in the year _____.

A. 1797
B. 1847
C. 1897
D. 1947

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Question 344

Sardar Vallabhbai Patel was the leader of _______.

A. Bhoodan Movement
B. Rowlatt Satyagraha
C. Bardoli Satyagraha
D. Swadeshi Movement

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Question 345

When Alexander invaded India, Taxila was ruled by

A. Ambhi
B. Porus
C. Ashoka
D. Bimbisara

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Question 346

The Mumbai Stock Exchange was set up in ____________.

A. 1880
B. 1930
C. 1847
D. 1875

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Question 347

___________ is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II.

A. Jantar Mantar, Delhi
B. Group of Monuments at Hampi
C. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
D. Nalanda, Bihar

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Question 348

Chanakya was the chief advisor of _______.

A. Babur
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Akbar
D. Kautilya

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Question 349

Who was the first to call the revolt of 1857 as an organized war for national Independence?

A. Ashok Mehta
B. Dr. S Gopal
C. Syed Hasan Imam
D. V. D. Savarkar

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Question 350

The queen with the title Didda ruled over which part of India between 980 - 1003?

A. Avadh
B. Kashmir
C. Sindh
D. Bengal

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Question 351

To which of the following dynasties did King Bhoja, a great patron of literature and art, belong?

A. Karkota
B. Utpala
C. Paramara
D. Gurjara Pratihara

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Question 352

The famous Sanchi Stupa was commissioned by

A. Bindusara
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Kanishka

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Question 353

Where was the third Buddhist council held

A. Vatsa
B. Pataliputra
C. Kosambi
D. Kashmir

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Question 354

The Sanskrit poet Rajshekhar lived in the court of ___________.

A. Mahipala I
B. Dharmapala
C. Bhoja
D. Devpala II

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Question 355

Who is generally considered to be the father of the Indian Renaissance?

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Raja Rammohan Roy
C. Mahatma Phule
D. M.G. Ranade

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Question 356

The second Battle of Tarain was fought between __________.

A. Alexander and Porus
B. Jai Chand and Mohammed Ghori
C. Akbar and Hemu
D. Mohammed Ghori and Prithviraj Chauhan

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Question 357

Who was appointed as the envoy of Muhammad Tughluq in the court of the Chineseemperor?

A. barani
B. ibn battutah
C. barbosa
D. abdur razzaq

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Question 358

What was kharaj?

A. a tribute
B. booty
C. land tax
D. gift

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Question 359

The cult of krishna is primarly exhibited through the

A. Ancient art
B. Rajasthani school of art
C. Mughal school of art
D. Bengal school of art

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Question 360

Permanent settlement was a feature of___________.

A. Zamindari System
B. Mahalwari System
C. Ryotwari System
D. No option is correct

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Question 361

Who was the commander of 1857 revolt in Rohilkhand?

A. Ahmadullah
B. Begum Hazrat Mahal
C. Jung Bahadur Rana
D. Tatya Tope

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Question 362

The Vijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was

A. Bukka I
B. Devaraya I
C. Krishnadevaraya
D. Ramaraya

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Question 363

Among the following who is given the credit of carrying Jainism in south India

A. Sudharmana
B. Indrabhuti
C. Bhadrabahu
D. Sthulabhadra

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Question 364

Tripitakas are sacred books of

A. Buddhists
B. Hindus
C. Jains
D. None of the above

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Question 365

The Ajanta painting belongs to which period ?

A. Harappan period
B. Gupta period
C. Buddhist period
D. Mauryan period

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Question 366

First Afghan War took place in the year

A. 1849
B. 1839
C. 1858
D. 1869

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Question 367

Who wrote famous thesis entitled ‘South India in 1857: war of Independence’:

A. J K Hikki
B. K M Pannikar
C. M G Ranade
D. V.D. Savarkar

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Question 368

Who was the first to discover close affinities between Sanskrit and some of theprincipal languages of Europe?

A. max mueller
B. sir william jones
C. penka
D. filippo sasetti

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Question 369

Which of these was a political goal for farmers?

A. lower prices for grain storage
B. higher prices for machinery
C. lower prices for foreign goods
D. higher prices for shipping

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Question 370

Which of the following is the major impact of vedic Culture on Indian History

A. Progress of Pilosophy
B. Development of culture
C. Rigidification of caste system
D. Perception of a new world

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Question 371

Group of Monuments at Hampi was built by?

A. Harihara and Bukka
B. Udayin and Shishunaga
C. Devavarman and Vainya
D. Maravarman and Sirmara

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Question 372

Who established Mahabalipuram?

A. Pandya
B. Pallava
C. Chalukya
D. Chola

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Question 373

Who was the First Governor General of Bengal?

A. Lord William Bentinck
B. Sir William Denison
C. The Lord Napier
D. Warren Hastings

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Question 374

Who first translated Mahabharata into Tamil?

A. Kamban
B. Bharavi
C. Perundevanar
D. Sundaramurthi

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Question 375

Which Mughal emperor imprisoned his father and executed his brother?

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Aurangzeb
D. Shah Alam II

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Question 376

Who was known as the Second founder of the Maratha Empire?

A. Balaji Bishwanath
B. Balaji Baji Rao
C. Baji Rao I
D. Madhav Rao

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Question 377

Universities in the Presidency towns in India were established in

A. 1857
B. 1858
C. 1900
D. 1909

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Question 378

Out of the following remains excavated in indus valley,which one indicates the commercial and economic development

A. Pottery
B. Seals
C. Boats
D. Houses

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Question 379

Who founded Tattvabodhini sabha in 1839 ?

A. Dayanand Sarswati
B. Maharishi Devendranath Tagore
C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
D. Jogesh Chandra Dutt

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Question 380

Grey Revolution is associated with

A. Cotton
B. Fruits
C. Fertilizers
D. Oil seeds

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Question 381

By whom the first republic of the world was established in Vaishali

A. Maurya
B. Nand
C. Gupta
D. Lichhavi

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Question 382

Which of the following battles marked the real beginning of the Mughal Empire in India?

A. Battle of Talikota
B. Battle of Haldighati
C. First Battle of Panipat
D. Second Battle of Panipat

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Question 383

In which of the following years, India's first Prime Minister Shri JawaharlalNehru was awarded with India's highest civilian honour BharatRatna?

A. 1955
B. 1953
C. 1951
D. 1950

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Question 384

Who advocated the introduction of western education and English language in India?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C. Dadbhai Naoroji
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Question 385

In Akbar's regime, _____ was the military head.

A. Sultan Ahmed Fawad
B. Suri Moja
C. Mir Khaas
D. Mir Bakshi

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Question 386

On the basis of whose recommendations the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has ended the Haj subsidy from 2018?

A. Afzal Amanullah Committee
B. Umesh Sinha Committee
C. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Committee
D. Shahnaz Hussain Committee

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Question 387

Arrange the following Delhi Sultans of the Mamluk dynasty in chronological order(i) Nasir-ud-din Mahmud (ii) Kaiqubad (iii) Iltutmish (iv) Raziya (v) Qutub-ud-din Aibak (vi) Balban Select the answer from the codes given below:

A. v, i, iii, vi, iv and ii
B. v, iii, iv, i, vi and ii
C. iii, iv, i, ii, v and vi
D. iv, ii, i, vi, v and iii

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Question 388

Alexander, the Great invaded India during the rule of ?

A. Mahapadma Nanda
B. Dhana Nanda
C. Ajatshatru
D. Bimbisara

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Question 389

One of the following sites from where the famous Bullseal of Indus Valley Civilization was found

A. Harappa
B. Chanhudaro
C. Lothal
D. Mohenjodaro

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Question 390

To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated

A. Ghurids
B. Arabs
C. Karkotakas
D. Hindushahis

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Question 391

Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny of Indian freedom struggle?

A. Lord Ellenborough
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Bentinck
D. Lord Canning

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Question 392

Which one of the following was not a source of law in the Mauryan period?

A. dharma
B. prajavakya
C. rajasasana
D. vyavahara

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Question 393

Which among the following is/are the structural models related to the early Indian society?

A. polity based on feudal system
B. theory of integrated polity
C. theory of segmentary state
D. all the above

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Question 394

The Hindu ruler of Sind who was defeated and deposed by the Arab invaders was

A. jaisingha
B. jayachandra
C. dahar
D. bhima

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Question 395

Which of the following is regarded by historians as a crucial stage in describing the progress of civilization?

A. Writing
B. The discovery of fire
C. Agriculture
D. The use of internet

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Question 396

Which company was a monopoly during the gilded age?

A. Carnegie Steel
B. Microsoft
C. Allegheny Steel
D. AT&T

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Question 397

With reference to the first battle of freedom in 1857, who was related to Jhansi ?

A. Chandra Shekhar Azad
B. Rani Lakshmi Bai
C. Mangal Pandey
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 398

Who among the following participated in the 'Chittagong' armoury raid as part of freedom movement?

A. Ganesh Joshi
B. Kalpana Chawla
C. Ananta Waddedar
D. Preetilata Waddedar

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Question 399

Which of the following describes loyalists?

A. They thought Patriots were too radical
B. They decided to fight against the British
C. They wanted to return to Britain
D. They supported British taxation

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Question 400

Syadvad is a doctrine of

A. Lokayatism
B. Saivism
C. Jainism
D. Vaishnavism

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Question 401

Diwan-i-kohi, created by Muhammad Tughluq, looked after

A. revenue collection
B. agriculture
C. public welfare
D. crown land

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Question 402

An interim cabinet headed by Jawaharlal Nehru was formed by the congress in :

A. August 1940
B. August 1943
C. September 1946
D. September 1942

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Question 403

The ancient India ,the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at

A. Pataliputra
B. Rajgir
C. Vaishali
D. Varanasi

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Question 404

Chachnama records the history of which conquest?

A. Kushanas
B. Hunas
C. Arabs
D. Greeks

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Question 405

Which of the following is the religious text of the Jews?

A. Dhammapada
B. Torah
C. Sahib
D. Tripatika

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Question 406

To curb black money in the economy, which of the followingcommittees has been formed in 2016?

A. Deepak Mohanty Committee
B. Suresh Prabhu Committee
C. Justice BM Shah committee
D. Nachiket Mor Committee

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Question 407

Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over

A. Indo-Greeks
B. Sakas
C. Parthinas
D. Kushanas

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Question 408

Whose reign in Indian History is called the Golden Age of India?

A. Mughal Empire
B. Maratha Empire
C. Gupta Empire
D. Maurya Empire

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Question 409

Who among the following was the founder of Phoenix Settlement?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. B. R. Ambedkar
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. Swami Vivekananda

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Question 410

The revolutionary like Ashfaqullah Khan, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Rajendra Lahiri were all associated with :

A. The Kakori Conspiracy case (1925)
B. 1857 Revolt
C. Chauri Chaura Case
D. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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Question 411

The first President of Indian National congress was :

A. Sir Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee.
B. Annie Besant
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. George Yule

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Question 412

The capital of the Mauryan Kingdom was located at___________

A. Pataliputra
B. Vaishali
C. Lumbini
D. Gaya

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Question 413

Which is the first newspaper of India?

A. Bombay Gazette
B. Bengal Gazette
C. Bombay Times
D. Hindustan Times

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Question 414

Which of the following monuments was not constructed by Shajahan?

A. Red fort, Delhi
B. Tajmahal, Delhi
C. Kuthubminar, Delhi
D. Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Question 415

The expoundrer of Yoga philosophy was

A. Patanjali
B. Gautam
C. Jaimini
D. Sankaracharya

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Question 416

The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted

A. ivory
B. pepper
C. a fine variety of Indian muslin
D. damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance

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Question 417

Which of the following places is considered a Jain Siddha Kshetra on account of its association with Parsvanatha

A. Champa
B. Pava
C. Sammed Sikhar
D. Urjayanta

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Question 418

The Bantu were experts in this form of metallurgy

A. Copper
B. Gold
C. Iron
D. Steel

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Question 419

Majority of the Indus terracotta figurines were

A. hand-modelled
B. made in single moulds
C. cut with a saw
D. sculptured with a chisel

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Question 420

Apollo 11, the first artificial satellite that landed humans on moon, was launched in which year?

A. 1975
B. 1968
C. 1969
D. 1958

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Question 421

India's first official census operation was undertaken in which year?

A. 1841
B. 1881
C. 1921
D. 1961

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Question 422

Mahabalipuram was founded by ______.

A. Rajaraja Chola
B. Narasimha Varman
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Vivasvan

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Question 423

Mahatma Gandhi considered preconditions as necessary for a satyagrahi to fulfill namely :

A. Follow truth and cultivate fearlessness.
B. Prefect Chastity
C. Adopts poverty
D. All of these

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Question 424

The oldest specimens of poetry in the punjabi language are devotional compositions attributed to

A. Guru Nanak
B. Baba Farid
C. Guru Angad
D. Guru Tegh Bahadur

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Question 425

Bajirao I (1720–1740 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Peshwas
C. Haryanka
D. Maurya

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Question 426

Whom did Lord Minto send to Ranjit Singh to make a peace immediate before the Treaty of Amritsar (1809)?

A. Robert Rebert
B. Joshua Child
C. Ochterlony
D. Charles Metcalfe

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Question 427

Chandragupta (322–298 BC) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Maurya
B. Mewar
C. Mughal
D. Peshwas

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Question 428

Who wrote Gangadasa Pralapa Vilasam?

A. allasani peddana
B. tenali ramakrishna
C. ramabhadrudu
D. gangadhara

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Question 429

Under Sher Shah the largest administrative unit was administrated by a chief namely

A. Shikadar
B. Mansabdar
C. Kasi
D. Faujdar

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Question 430

Who wrote Dasabodha?

A. kabir
B. nanak
C. ramdas
D. tukaram

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Question 431

Which one of the following Indus sites was destroyed by fire?

A. lothal
B. kalibangan
C. kotdiji
D. amri

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Question 432

Who amongst the following was the successor of Sikh Guru Har Krishan?

A. Guru Angad Dev
B. Guru Tegh Bahadur
C. Guru Hargobind
D. Guru Amar Das

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Question 433

Who is the queen of Asoka, mentioned in the Queen’s Edict, as making religious andcharitable donations?

A. asandhimitta
B. padmavati
C. vidisamahadevi
D. karuvaki

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Question 434

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A. sama veda samhita—origins of indian music
B. atharva veda samhita—origins of indian medicine
C. rig veda samhita—earliest prose
D. yajur veda samhita—origins of rituals

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Question 435

'Tripitakas' are sacred books of ____________

A. Hindus
B. Jains
C. Parsis
D. Buddhists

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Question 436

A Copper Chariot of Harappa times was discovered at

A. Kuntal
B. Rakhigarhi
C. Daimabad
D. Banawali

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Question 437

Which ruler of Bengal had relations with China?

A. Ghiyasuddin Azamshah
B. Sikandar Shah
C. Nusrat Shah
D. Hussein Shah

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Question 438

The Indus Valley Civilization flourished during

A. 2550 - 1900 BC
B. 1900 - 1650 BC
C. 3600 - 2870 BC
D. 3300 - 3000 BC

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Question 439

Two most important acts and rituals associated with the vedic marriage system was/were

A. Pani-Grahana
B. Sapta-Padi
C. Marriage Vows
D. Both (a) and (b)

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Question 440

Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of

A. Chalukyas
B. Cholas
C. Pallavas
D. Satavahanas

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Question 441

How many times is the word varna used in the Rig Veda in the sense of abirth-based social division?

A. ten
B. five
C. once
D. nil

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Question 442

________ was imprisoned for the rest of his life by Aurangzeb.

A. Akbar
B. Shah Jahan
C. Jahangir
D. Babur

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Question 443

Pulakesin II belongs to _______ Kingdom.

A. Cholas
B. Satavahanas
C. Gupthas
D. Chalukyas

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Question 444

Which one of the following is NOT common in Buddhism and Jainism

A. Non-violence
B. Indifference to vedas
C. Self-mortification
D. Rejection of rituals

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Question 445

The Sarvodaya Movement was started by

A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Vivekananda

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Question 446

In 1916 Mahatma Gandhi travelled to _______________ to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system.

A. Dandi
B. Sabarmati
C. Champaran
D. Chauri Chaura

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Question 447

Who were the patrons of Sangama Literature?

A. Nayakas
B. Chandellas
C. Pandyas
D. Solankis

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Question 448

Tipu sultan was the ruler of

A. Hyderabad
B. Madurai
C. Mysore
D. Vijayanagar

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Question 449

Who brought out a paper with the title of the ‘loyal Muhammadanans of India’ ?

A. Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan.
B. Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan
C. Abbas Tyabji
D. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

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Question 450

The Kakori Conspiracy took place in :

A. 1925
B. 1922
C. 1920
D. 1915

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Question 451

What is Mahabhinishkramana?

A. the renunciation of worldly life by mahavira
B. the ‘great going forth’ by mahavira
C. the renunciation of worldly life by buddha
D. the delivery of the first sermon by buddha

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Question 452

Which of the British Acts provided for the establishment of All India Federation at the centre ?

A. The Government of India Act 1935.
B. The Government of India Act 1919.
C. Indian Independence act 1947
D. The Registration act, 1908

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Question 453

Noor Jahan was wife of which Mughal Emperor?

A. Akbar
B. Aurangzeb
C. Jahangir
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 454

The Saka Era was founded by

A. Kadphises I
B. Kanishka
C. Alexander
D. Menander

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Question 455

Who was the first Governor General of Bengal?

A. Robert Clive
B. William Bentick
C. Warren Hastings
D. Charles Cornawallis

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Question 456

Barindra Kumar Ghose and Bhupendranath Dutta started:

A. Jugantar
B. Som Prakash
C. Vichar Lahiri
D. Sandhya

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Question 457

To which ganarajya Gautam Buddha belonged?

A. Shibi
B. Shakya
C. Saurasena
D. Shabara

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Question 458

In 1906 to protest discrimination against Indians in S. Africa Mahatma Gandhi started

A. Satyagraha at Durban
B. Satyagraha at Cape Town
C. Satyagraha at Port Elizabeth
D. Satyagraha at Johannesburg

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Question 459

Which Act may be regarded as the beginning of representative system in modern India?

A. The Indian councils Act 1861
B. Government of India Act 1918
C. Government of India Act 1925
D. Government of India Act 1935

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Question 460

The Gandhara art - a style of Buddhist visual art that developed between 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE, flourished largely during the ____ dynasty.

A. Kushan
B. Gupta
C. Pallava
D. Maurya

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Question 461

Who was the court poet of Mahmud of Ghazni and author of Shah Namah?

A. al-beruni
B. ibn battutah
C. maulana khwajagi
D. firdausi

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Question 462

Who built the Moti Masjid in the Red Fort of Delhi?

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Shah Jahan
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 463

Ochre Coloured Pottery is closely connected with:

A. aryans
B. early harappans
C. late harappans
D. mature harappans

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Question 464

Which slogan was given by the Congress in opposition to British Government involving India in Second World War in 1939 without consulting the people of India ?

A. Karo ya Maro
B. Nahi Karenge, Nahi Ladenge
C. Na koi bhai, na koi pai.
D. None of these

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Question 465

The philosopphical essence, "The world is but God manifest and God is my own soul" may be traced to the

A. Vedas
B. Upanishads
C. Puranas
D. Manusmriti

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Question 466

Which Governor General abolished the 'Sati System' in India?

A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord Wiliam Bentinck
D. Lord Dalhousie

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Question 467

The Indian Subcontinent was partitioned into

A. India and Tibet
B. Pakistan and Bangladesh
C. India and Bangladesh
D. India and Pakistan

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Question 468

What is the motto Incorporated under our National Emblem?

A. Satyam Shivam
B. Satyam Shivam Sundaram
C. Satyameva Jayate
D. Jai Hind

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Question 469

Jahangir (1605–1627 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Haryanka
C. Maurya
D. Mughal

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Question 470

Aurangzeb put his father ___________ under house arrest in Agra Fort.

A. Humayun
B. Shah Jahan
C. Akbar
D. Bahadur Shah

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Question 471

The famous Indo - Greek king to embrace  Buddhism was

A. Alexander
B. Strato I
C. Menander
D. Democritus

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Question 472

Who among the following was the first grammarian of the Sanskrit language?

A. Kalhana
B. Maitreyi
C. Kalidasa
D. Panini

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Question 473

The Moplah Rebellion in 1921 in Malabar was Muslim Peasants Rabellion against :

A. Muslim Land Holders
B. The British Government Authority
C. The non-tribal outsiders
D. Hindu Land Holders

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Question 474

The first sangam was presided over by

A. skanda
B. tolkappiyar
C. vasishta
D. agastya

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Question 475

Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?

A. Slavery
B. Rigidity of Caste
C. Prostitution
D. Widow remarriage

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Question 476

When was the Bahmani kingdom founded?

A. 1325
B. 1437
C. 1347
D. 1341

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Question 477

The Pitt's India Act empowered the Governor - General with

A. Power of vote
B. A casting vote
C. The power to dismiss the council
D. The power to add more members to the council

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Question 478

Sanchi Stupa was built by?

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Ashoka
D. Narasimha

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Question 479

The Harappan Civilization flourished around 2500 BC in what we call today ____

A. Pakistan and Afghanistan
B. Western India and Pakistan
C. Afghanistan and Western India
D. India and China

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Question 480

The most important cause for the outbreak of the Ghaddar revolution was the

A. Commencement of World War I
B. Hanging of Kartar Singh Sarabha
C. Kamagato Maru Incident
D. Arrest of Lala Hardayal

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Question 481

The year which is associated with the Gadar movement is:

A. 1911
B. 1913
C. 1917
D. 1922

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Question 482

When the simmon commission visited India the Viceroy was

A. Lloyd George
B. Lord lrwin
C. Lord Reading
D. Lord Ripon

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Question 483

Who was the first Englishman to appear in the Mughal Court during Jahangir's reign?

A. Paul Canning
B. Captain William Hawkins
C. William Edward
D. Ralph Fitch

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Question 484

During the Mughal period the Karwanis or Nayakas were

A. village heads
B. merchants
C. court poets
D. scribs

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Question 485

Which queen of the Kakatiya dynasty ruled over Warangal, part of modern Andhra Pradesh?

A. Rudramadevi
B. Ahilyadevi
C. Bhagwati
D. Bhanumati

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Question 486

The 'Three Jewels ' (Triratnas) of jainism are

A. right faith or intentions, right knowledge and right conduct
B. right action, right livelihood and right effort
C. right thoughts, non-violence and non-attachment
D. rightspeech, right thinking and right behaviour

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Question 487

In which year was Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) founded?

A. 1885
B. 1980
C. 1984
D. 1964

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Question 488

The Fourth Buddhist Council was convened during the regime of king

A. Ashoka
B. Ajatasatru
C. Kanishka
D. Mahapadmananda

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Question 489

Which queen of Ahmednagar opposed emperor Akbar?

A. Rani Durgavati
B. Zeenat Mahal
C. Chand Bibi
D. Razia Sultan

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Question 490

Which of the following events is NOT considered for the time being of Viceroy Lord Lytton?

A. Afghan War
B. Burma war
C. Arms Act
D. Press Act

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Question 491

The archaeological finds from Alamgirpur in Ghaziabad district reflected the

A. Harappa Culture
B. Vedic Culture
C. Mauryan Culture
D. Gupta Period Culture

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Question 492

The most important official post with vast responsibilities created by Ashoka was

A. Rajuka
B. Yukta
C. Dharamamahamatya
D. Prativedaka

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Question 493

Who wrote in 1900 to the Secretary of state for India-‘It is my firm belief that the congress is staggering towards its downfall and it is my great desire that during my stay in India I should help in its peaceful demise?"

A. Lord Curzon
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Chelmsford
D. Lord Minto

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Question 494

The 'Blue Water Policy' was introduced by the Portugese leader_________

A. Franscisco-de-Almeida
B. Alfonso de Albuquerque
C. Francis Caron
D. Francis Martin

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Question 495

Which of the following Gupta emperors is represented on his coins as playingthe luteor veena?

A. chandragupta i
B. chandragupta ii
C. samudragupta
D. skandagupta

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Question 496

During Mughal period there was continuous emigration of the .........to places ruled by Hindu Rajas

A. Nobles
B. Poor
C. Middle Class
D. Foreign residents

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Question 497

Who introduced token currency in China before Muhammad Tughluqintroduced it in India?

A. qublai khan
B. chengiz khan
C. timur
D. qutub-ud-din aibak

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Question 498

After independence, the first state organized on the basis of language age is  ?

A. Karnataka
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Andhra Pradesh

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Question 499

Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra have rock-cut cave monuments of which religion?

A. Sikhism
B. Buddhism
C. Christianity
D. Hinduism

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Question 500

Lodi dynasty was founded by _____.

A. Bahlol Lodi
B. Khizr Khan
C. Ibrahim Lodi
D. Sikandar Lodi

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Question 501

The Chola kings were prolific temple builders who built the ........ temple at Tanjavur.

A. Brahmeshvara
B. Brihadeesvara
C. Lingaraja
D. Dilwara

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Question 502

Lord Cornwallis is known for _____.

A. permanent revenue settlement of Bengal
B. attacking the caste system
C. land revenue settlement of United States
D. ryotwari settlement of Madras

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Question 503

Who was the author of the Buddha Charita

A. Ashvaghosha
B. Nagasena
C. Nagarjuna
D. Vasumitra

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Question 504

Which of the following cities was regarded as the best silk cloth producer?

A. kausambi
B. ujjain
C. varanasi
D. pataliputra

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Question 505

Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb is in

A. Kabul
B. Delhi
C. Shahdara Bagh
D. Khuldabad

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Question 506

Humayun's Tomb was built by_____.

A. Humayun
B. Hamida Banu Begum
C. Babur
D. Akbar

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Question 507

The Red fort in Delhi was the residence of emperors of which dynasty in the 16th century?

A. Rajput
B. Khalji
C. Tughluq
D. Mughal

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Question 508

The Kathopanishad captures the conversation between a young boy named Nachiketas and a god. Which of the following gods is talking to Nachiketas?

A. Lord Yama
B. Lord Karthikeya
C. Lord Indra
D. Lord Shiva

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Question 509

Golconda Fort was built during ___.

A. Vijayanagara Empire
B. Qutb Shahi dynasty
C. Satavahana dynasty
D. Hoysala Dynasty

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Question 510

Who was the trusted General of the Mughal emperor Akbar?

A. Raja Todar Mal
B. Man Singh I
C. Birbal
D. Tansen

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Question 511

The rockcut temples of Mahabalipuram were built were built under the patronage of the

A. Chola Kings
B. Pallava Kings
C. Pandya Kings
D. Satavahana Kings

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Question 512

Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar was proclaimed Emperor in

A. 1556 AD
B. 1557 AD
C. 1558 AD
D. 1560 AD

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Question 513

There were widespread risings against the British in the 1820s. Which one of the following did not revolt in the 1820s?

A. Santhals
B. Ahoms
C. Pagal Panthis
D. Ramosi

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Question 514

Amuktamalyada was written in

A. sanskrit
B. tamil
C. telugu
D. kannada

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Question 515

Ajatashatru was the son of

A. Brahmadatta
B. Bindusara
C. Bimbisara
D. Chetaka

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Question 516

The Principal purpose of Akbar in following the Strategy of befriending Rajputs and seeking their cooperation was to

A. Secure matrimonial alliances
B. Strengthen the foundations of Mughal Empire in India
C. Wipe out Afghan power from the land
D. Check the inflow of foreign invaders of india

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Question 517

Which Sultan's reign witnessed as much as half of the produce being charged as revenue from certain provinces?

A. Mohammed bin Tughlaq
B. Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq
C. Alauddin Khilji
D. Firuz Shah Tughlaq

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Question 518

The first Sultan to adopt the principle of measurement of cultivable land for determining the land revenue was

A. Ghiyas - ud- din -Tughluq
B. lltutmish
C. Ala-ud-din Khalji
D. Balban

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Question 519

Jahangir was born in the year

A. 1569
B. 1669
C. 1769
D. 1869

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Question 520

Which empire is regarded as the Golden Age of Hinduism?

A. Maurya
B. Mughal
C. Gupta
D. Chola

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Question 521

Who was the first Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University at Aligarh?

A. Abdul Ghaffar Khan
B. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
C. Hakim Ajmal Khan
D. Sir Sayyad Ahmad Khan

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Question 522

The people of the Indus Valley Civilisation worshipped ___

A. Hanuman
B. Kali
C. Ayyappa
D. Pashupati

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Question 523

By which Act may be the British parliament did Queen Victoria assume the title of ‘the Empress of India’ to emphasize British sovereignty over the whole of British provinces in India and Indian states?

A. The Royal Titles Act 1866
B. The Royal Titles Act 1870
C. The Royal Titles Act 1876
D. The Royal Titles Act 1886

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Question 524

Simla was founded as a hill station to use as strategic place for billeting troops, guarding frontier and launching campaign during the course of

A. Anglo-Maratha War
B. Anglo-Burmese War
C. Anglo-Gurkha War
D. Anglo-Afghan War.

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Question 525

Monoculture is a typical characteristics of

A. Specialized horticulture
B. Commercial grain farming
C. Shifting cultivation
D. Subsitence farming

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Question 526

Cotton for texttile was first cultivated in

A. Egypt
B. India
C. Mesopotamia
D. Central America

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Question 527

______ was named by the Arabs as City of gold ?

A. Mumbai
B. Jaipur
C. Cooch Behar
D. Multan

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Question 528

The language in which Buddha preached?

A. Hindi
B. Urdu
C. Pali
D. Hebrew

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Question 529

Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the reign of

A. Shajahan
B. Akbar
C. Humayun
D. Jahangir

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Question 530

Battle of Panipat was fought in the year ________.

A. 1764
B. 1757
C. 1526
D. 1857

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Question 531

Nandas, the rulers of Magadha, were probably patrons of

A. brahmanism
B. buddhism
C. jainism
D. ajivikas

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Question 532

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in the year :

A. 1872
B. 1982
C. 1884
D. 1892

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Question 533

Which Mughal Emperor was deported to Rangoon by the British?

A. Bahadur Shah Zafar
B. Bahadur Shah III
C. Bahadur Shah Ahmed Shah
D. Bahadur Shah I

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Question 534

Who pioneered the guerrilla warfare methods?

A. Babur
B. Akbar
C. Shivaji
D. Bajirao Peshwa

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Question 535

Mahatma Gandhi's remark , ' A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank' is regarding the proposal of ______

A. Simon Commission
B. Cripps Mission
C. Cabinet Mission
D. Wavel Plan

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Question 536

The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year

A. 1901
B. 1921
C. 1935
D. 1942

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Question 537

The panchatantra was written during the

A. Maurya period
B. Gupta period
C. Sultanate period
D. Kushana period

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Question 538

Which one of the following was not authorised by Annie Besant?

A. The future of Indian politics
B. How India fought for freedom
C. The case for India
D. India Old and New

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Question 539

The birthplace of the tenth and last guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh is: ________________.

A. Guwahati
B. Hemkund Sahib
C. Amritsar
D. Patna Sahib

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Question 540

Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad was completed by

A. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
B. Jahangir
C. Qutb Shahi
D. Aurangazeb

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Question 541

Wavell Plan- essentially dealing with Indian demand of self-rule and reconstitution of Viceroy's Council was put forth by Lord Wavell in:

A. 1935
B. 1942
C. 1945
D. 1943

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Question 542

The Peshwa's Secretariat at Pune (poona), the pivot of the Maratha government was known as

A. Huzur Daftar
B. EI Beriz Daftar
C. Chalte Dafter
D. Peshwa Dafter

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Question 543

Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang studied at the University of

A. Taxila
B. Vikramshila
C. Magadh
D. Nalanda

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Question 544

Which ruler held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years?

A. Ashoka
B. Kanishka
C. Harshavardhana
D. Chandragupta vikramaditya

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Question 545

Which of the following rebellion / agitation did NOT happen in the area of Bengal?

A. Sannyasi Rebellion
B. Chuar Rebellion
C. Pagal Panthi rebellion
D. Baghera Rebellion

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Question 546

Mahabharata war lasted for ____ days.

A. 17
B. 18
C. 19
D. 21

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Question 547

Pushkalavati was capital of which of the following acient Kingdoms ?

A. Magadha
B. Kashi
C. Gandhara
D. Kosal

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Question 548

In 1921,during which one of the following tours, Gandhiji shaved his head and began wearing loincloth in order to identity with the poor?

A. Ahmadabad
B. Champaran
C. Chauri Chaura
D. South India

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Question 549

The Peacock Throne was a famous jewelled throne that was the seat of the ________ emperors of India.

A. Maurya
B. Gupta
C. Mughal
D. Maratha

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Question 550

What did Gandhiji meant by 'Sarvodaya'?

A. Non­-violence
B. Upliftment of untouchables or dalits
C. The birth of a new society based on ethical values
D. Satyagraha

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Question 551

By which legislation were India and Pakistan divided into two independent nations?

A. Pakistan Independence Act 1947
B. Indian Independence Act 1947
C. Indian partition Act 1947
D. Pakistan partition Act 1947

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Question 552

Which emperor wrote the play 'Nagananda' in Sanskrit language?

A. Prabhakaravardhana
B. Harshavadhana
C. Chandragupta II
D. Bindusara

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Question 553

Gandhiji launched the Non-cooperation movement in:

A. The year 1910
B. The year 1915
C. The year 1917
D. The year 1920

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Question 554

Which one of the following propounded that ' destiny determines everything, man is powerless'

A. Jains
B. Buddhists
C. Ajivakas
D. Mimansakas

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Question 555

Babur was born in the year

A. 1483
B. 1583
C. 1683
D. 1783

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Question 556

Which of the following ruling dynasty's capital is NOT correctly matched?

A. Pratihar - Kannauj
B. Pallava - Kanchi
C. Chalukya - Tanjore
D. Sen - Lakhnauti

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Question 557

What was the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's kingdom?

A. Patna
B. Fatehpur Sikri
C. Islamabad
D. Lahore

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Question 558

From where did the quit India Movement begin?

A. Calcutta
B. Mysore
C. Bombay
D. Pune

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Question 559

Where is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Jahangir in Pakistan?

A. Islamabad
B. Hyderabad
C. Lahore
D. Karach

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Question 560

Who was the first leader to preside over the INC?

A. Ananda Charlu
B. S Subramanya lyer
C. WC Banerji
D. Surendranath Bannerjee

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Question 561

The term Nirgrantha is associated with

A. Ajivikas
B. Charvakas
C. Jainas
D. Pasupatas

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Question 562

The first Indian Budget was presented by James Wilson on?

A. 1869
B. 1867
C. 1865
D. 1863

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Question 563

Nationalistic composers expressed their nationalism by

A. songs on dances
B. songs on people
C. songs on peasant life
D. All of the above

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Question 564

The British Prime Minister Atlee announced the withdrawal of the Britishers in the House of Commons from India on

A. February 20, 1942
B. February 20, 1947
C. March 20, 1947
D. March 20, 1942

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Question 565

Who killed Mahatma Gandhi?

A. Nathuram Godse
B. James Russell
C. Sucha Singh Bassi
D. Kunder Mehta

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Question 566

The first movement launched against the British in India was

A. Non-Cooperation movement
B. Swadeshi movement
C. Quit India movement
D. Khilafat movement

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Question 567

The only Viceroy to be assassinated in India was

A. Lord Harding
B. Lord Northbrook
C. Lord Ellenborough
D. Lord Mayo

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Question 568

Which of the following Vedic Samhitas is partly in verse and partly in prose?

A. rig veda
B. sama veda
C. yajur veda
D. atharva veda

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Question 569

Of the all Harappan sites, which has the most impressive drainage system?

A. harappa
B. banawali
C. dholavira
D. mohenjodaro

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Question 570

The Lumbini was the birth place of Buddha is attested by an inscription of

A. Ashoka
B. Pushyamitra Sung
C. Kanishka
D. Harsha

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Question 571

Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godavari was

A. Avanti
B. Vatsa
C. Assaka
D. Kamboja

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Question 572

Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below.List I List II (i) Dagh (A) Kissing the Sultan’s feet (ii) Chahra (B) Branding of horses (iii) Paibos (C)Prostration in front of the Sultan (iv) Nauroz (D) Persian New Year (v) Sijada (E) Descriptive roll of a soldier

A. i-b, ii-e, iii-c, iv-d, v-a
B. i-b, ii-e, iii-a, iv-d, v-c
C. i-e, ii-b, iii-a, iv-c, v-d
D. i-e, ii-a, iii-b, iv-c, v-d

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Question 573

During   the   mid   19th century   Industrial Revolution,   the   average   life   span   of workers in Manchester was

A. 17 years
B. 30 years
C. 55 years
D. 62 years

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Question 574

Early examples of art photography often imitated

A. the brush strokes of Renaissance painters
B. Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper
C. the narrative form of painting
D. the Dada photographic collages of Hannah Hoch

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Question 575

Which revolutionary said - “freedom is objective of our life and the Hindu religion would led us to the attainment of this objective?”

A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Narayan Guru
C. Dayanand Sarshwati
D. Aurobindo Ghosh

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Question 576

Shah Jahan (1627–1657 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Mughal
B. Nanda
C. Maurya
D. Haryanka

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Question 577

Majority of the Indus beads meant for export to Mesopotamia were made of

A. steatite
B. terracotta
C. carnelian
D. jade

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Question 578

Which of the following is a temple built out of marble by Vimal Shah?

A. The Dilwara Temple
B. Brihadeeshwara temple
C. Omkareshwar temple
D. Ranakpur Adinath temple

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Question 579

To which of the republic of Buddha belong?

A. Licchavis
B. Sakyas
C. Mallas
D. None of the above

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Question 580

Guru Nanak was born in

A. 1469
B. 1450
C. 1470
D. 1445

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Question 581

________, succeeded to the throne of Ferghana in 1494 when he was only 12 years old.

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Babur

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Question 582

The most common materials used for the Harappan stone sculptures are(i) Hard sandstone(ii) Soft limestone(iii) White marble(iv) SteatiteChoose the correct answer from the codes given below

A. ii and iv
B. i and iii
C. i, ii and iii
D. all the four

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Question 583

To which professions earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India mainly belonged?

A. Lawyers
B. Teachers
C. Journalists
D. All of the above

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Question 584

Pune was once known as the capital of

A. Scindias
B. Holkars
C. Bhosales
D. Peshwas

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Question 585

Battle of Panipat was fought in the year 1526 between Babur and _________.

A. Rana Sanga
B. Muhammad Bin Tughlak
C. Hemu
D. Ibrahim Lodi

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Question 586

Akbar (1556–1605 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Maurya
C. Mughal
D. Haryanka

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Question 587

Which material was extensively used in the construction work during theMauryanAge?

A. wood
B. burnt bricks
C. stone
D. sun-dried bricks

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Question 588

Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is

A. Kunala
B. Tivara
C. Mahendra
D. Jalauka

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Question 589

The title Sparrow is given to

A. Sardar Vallabhai patel
B. Rajinder Singh
C. Nelson Mandela
D. Porus

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Question 590

Birbal was an advisor in the court of?

A. Babur
B. Akbar
C. Aurangzeb
D. Jahangir

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Question 591

Who played an important role in the Gadar Movement in 1915?

A. Lala Hardayal
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. None of above

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Question 592

Who wrote Sur Sarawali?

A. mirabai
B. chaitanya
C. tulsidas
D. surdas

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Question 593

Which world heritage site comprises of the tomb of Iltumish?

A. Humayun's Tomb
B. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
C. Qutub Minar
D. Red Fort Complex

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Question 594

The Government of India Act of 1935 borrowed its preamble from

A. The Constitution of the USA
B. The Constitution of Australia
C. From the Government of India Act of 1919
D. From Pitt's India Act

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Question 595

Who wanted economic freedom with political freedom?

A. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
B. Swami Vivekanand
C. Swami Ramanand
D. Swami Dayanand saraswati

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Question 596

Baburnama was written in which language?

A. Chagatai Turkic
B. Bahrani Arabic
C. Para-Mongolic
D. Hijazi Arabic

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Question 597

IQTA system abolished by

A. Illtumish
B. Bin Tughluq
C. Alauddin Khalji
D. None of the above

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Question 598

Bose selected the best soldiers from the three existing brigades (named after Gandhi Azad and Nehru)and organised a new brigade which the soldiers themselves called

A. Himalayan Brigade
B. Swatantra Bharat Brigade
C. Bhagat Singh Brigade
D. Subhas Brigade

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Question 599

The ancient name of North Bihar was

A. Vajji
B. Vatsa
C. Surasena
D. Avant

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Question 600

The first battle of Panipat (1526) was fought between

A. Akbar and Hemu
B. Babur and Rana Sanga
C. Ibrahim Lodhi and Babur
D. Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohd Gauri

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Question 601

Charai was a tax on

A. hindus
B. houses
C. milch cattle
D. craftsmen

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Question 602

Where has the World's largest Monolithic statue of Buddha been installed

A. Bamiyan
B. Hyderabad
C. Kandy
D. Lhasa

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Question 603

The third vehicle in Buddhism was Known as

A. Mahasanghika
B. Zen
C. Vajrayana
D. None of these

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Question 604

The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were know as

A. Walashahi
B. Barawardi
C. JCumaki
D. Dakhili

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Question 605

Who started Shudhi Movement?

A. Dayananda Saraswathy
B. Sri Aurobindo
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Yashoda Bhai

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Question 606

The Rig, Yajur and Sama Vedas are together known as

A. samhitas
B. sruti
C. trijnana
D. trayi veda

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Question 607

The famine which killed nearly 8 lakh people during British rule as per the report furnished by the Femine Commissioon of 1660 had struck :

A. Eastern India
B. Northern India
C. Southern India
D. Western India

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Question 608

The ruler of medieval India credited with the construction of the Grand Trunk Road is

A. Krishnadeva Raya
B. Babar
C. Sher Shah Suri
D. Jehangir

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Question 609

Who did not have an important role in the Swadeshi Movement ?

A. Muslims
B. Students
C. Women
D. Peasants

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Question 610

Which of the following temples resembles chariot shape ?

A. Konark Sun temple
B. Sanchistupu
C. Trayambakeswara
D. Akshara Dhamam

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Question 611

Who constructed the Hawa Mahal?

A. Maharaja Bhagvat Singh
B. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh
C. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh
D. Maharajah Jaswanth Singh

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Question 612

When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha

A. Haryankas
B. Shishunagas
C. Nandas
D. Mauryas

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Question 613

Who was the founder of the Indian Reform Association in 1870?

A. Debendranath Tagore
B. Keshab Chandra Sen
C. Rammohan Roy
D. Dayanand Saraswati

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Question 614

The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in

A. Palamoli
B. Aruvanad
C. Pattinappalai
D. Padirrupattu

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Question 615

Who led the English Army in the Battle of Buxar?

A. Lord Clive
B. Vensittart
C. Hector Munro
D. Eyre Coot

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Question 616

Who was the first Indian ruler who had territory outside India ?

A. Kanishka
B. Chandra Guptha Maurya
C. Huvishka
D. Ashoka

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Question 617

Which of the following varieties of land during Mughal period did not yield any landrevenue to the state?

A. khalisa
B. jagir
C. sayur ghal
D. raiyati

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Question 618

The first Congress and nationalist leader to face repeated imprisonment was

A. Pheroze Shah Mehta
B. BG Tilak
C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
D. Dadabhai Naoroji

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Question 619

Who shot dead John Saunders on 17th December 1927?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Mangal Panday
C. Sukhdev
D. Bipin Chandra Pal Singh

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Question 620

Which three dynasties are known as "Muventar"?

A. Pandya, Chola, Chera
B. Pallava, Chola, Pandya
C. Pallava, Chera, Pandya
D. Pallava, Chola, Chera

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Question 621

From whom did Vijayalaya Chola capture tanjore?

A. Pallavas
B. Pandyas
C. Mughals
D. None

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Question 622

The ___ founded the first city of Delhi and named it Indraprastha.

A. Portuguese
B. Kauravas
C. Mughals
D. Pandavas

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Question 623

Who built a college at Bidar making it an important intellectual centre in theDeccan?

A. muhammad shah i
B. ahmad shah wali
C. ali barid
D. mahmud gawan

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Question 624

The First Battle of Panipat in 1526 was fought between the the Lodi Empire and _______.

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 625

Aryabhatta and Kalidasa were in the court of which Gupta Emperor?

A. Kumara Gupta I
B. Chandra Gupta II
C. Samudra Gupta
D. Skanda Gupta

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Question 626

The Patkai hills belong to which mountain ranges?

A. Himachal
B. Hindu Kush
C. Purvanchal
D. Himgiri

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Question 627

Tashkent Agreement was signed on

A. 11-Jan
B. 10-Jan
C. 12-Jan
D. 09-Jan

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Question 628

English education was introduced in India by

A. Curzon
B. Macaulay
C. Dalhousie
D. Bentick

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Question 629

The religion of early vedic Aryan was primarily of

A. Bhakti
B. Image worship and Yajnas
C. worship of nature and Bhakti
D. Worship of nature and Yajnas

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Question 630

Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas?

A. Gargi
B. Lopamudra
C. Savitri
D. Leelavati

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Question 631

The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?

A. Shankracharya was born that year.
B. Harsha Vardhana, the last Buddhist king, died.
C. Samudragupta converted to Hinduism.
D. All Muslim invaders were defeated.

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Question 632

Telengana creation as in independent state is primarily the outcome of _____ ?

A. 16th Lok Sabha
B. 15th Lok Sabha
C. 14th Lok Sabha
D. 13 Lok Sabha

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Question 633

Which dynasty was started by Khizr Khan ?

A. The Sayyids
B. The Lodhis
C. The Rajputs
D. The Khiljis

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Question 634

The Asiatic Society was established in Calcutta by ­

A. Warren Hastings
B. Sir William Jones
C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
D. Macaulay

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Question 635

Who said “one religion one caste and one God for mankind?”

A. Dayanand Sarshwati
B. Swami Sachidanand Sarshwati
C. Swami Ramanand Sarshwati
D. Narayan Guru

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Question 636

Who gave the slogan Bharat Chhodo during the Quit India movement?

A. Gandhi
B. Yusuf Meher Ali
C. Nehru
D. Aruna Asif Ali

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Question 637

Jivaka, the royal physician of Rajgrih, was the son of the Ganika named as

A. Salavati
B. Ramaniya
C. Basantsena
D. Amrapali

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Question 638

The __, was built by the Kakatiya kings of the 12th century which was rebuilt by the Qutab Shahi dynasty in the 14th century.

A. Golconda Fort
B. Agra Fort
C. Fort Kochi
D. Mandu Fort

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Question 639

Kamarup is an ancient name of which region of India?

A. Bihar
B. Rajasthan
C. Karnataka
D. Assam

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Question 640

What was khidamati?

A. one-fifth of the spoils of wars
B. a tax on purchase and sale of commodities
C. a tribute realised from the subjugated indian chiefs
D. a house tax demanded from the hindus

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Question 641

Which is the oldest age

A. bronze age
B. neolithic age
C. mesolithic age
D. palaeolithic age

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Question 642

The end of British rule in India came in the year

A. 1946
B. 1947
C. 1948
D. 1950

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Question 643

Where was christianity founded?

A. Jerusalem
B. Bethlehem
C. Palestine
D. None of the above

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Question 644

Who established in 1893 the society for the removal of Obstacles to the Hindu Religion?

A. Dayanand Sarshawati
B. Raja Ram Mohan Rai
C. The Chapekar brothers
D. None of these

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Question 645

During which period Non-Cooperation Movement gained momentum?

A. 1910-1912
B. 1915-1917
C. 1921-1922
D. 1930-1932

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Question 646

What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?

A. Pakistan
B. United States of America
C. England
D. Germany

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Question 647

Which of the following became widespread during the 1980's?

A. Internet
B. Radio
C. Cable television
D. All the above

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Question 648

Kantakasodhanas of the Mauryan period were

A. royal treasuries
B. civil courts
C. criminal courts
D. police stations

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Question 649

Which year is observed as poverty eradication year by SAARC?

A. 1995
B. 1999
C. 2005
D. 2011

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Question 650

In 1917, which movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi from Champaran?

A. Satyagraha
B. Non co-operation movement
C. Quit India movement
D. Swadeshi Movement

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Question 651

Which State is called the ' Cradle of Buddhism '?

A. Sikkim
B. Bihar
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Madhya Pradesh

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Question 652

Who founded Satya Shodhak Samaj in 1873 ?

A. Shri Bharat Kumar
B. Purushottam Das Tandon
C. Bankim Chandra Chattopashyay
D. Jyotiba Phule

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Question 653

Shahjahan was the _____Mughal ruler.

A. Fourth
B. Third
C. Sixth
D. Fifth

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Question 654

Which ruler of the Vijayanagar empire was the friend of the Portuguese Governor Albuquerque?

A. Devaraya II
B. Krishna Deva Rai
C. Narsingh Raya
D. Venkat II

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Question 655

Ashoka expresses his faith in the Buddhist creed in the

A. Rummindei inscription
B. Schism edict
C. Kandhar inscription
D. Bhabru edict

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Question 656

Humayun Nama was written by

A. Gulbadan Begum
B. Abbas Sarwani
C. Abul Fazl
D. Humayun

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Question 657

In 1917, Mahatma Gandhi organised a satyagraha to support the peasants of the Kheda district of _________.

A. Bihar
B. Karnataka
C. Gujarat
D. West Bengal

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Question 658

A resolution declaring Purna Swaraj (complete independence) as Indian's political goal was passed in the ..........Congress of 1929

A. Simla
B. Lahore
C. Madras
D. Calcutta

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Question 659

Gandhiji's first Satyagraha in India was held at __________

A. Champaran
B. Ahmedabad
C. Kheda
D. Allahabad

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Question 660

Which among the following gives a graphic account of south Indian tradewiththeRomans?

A. manimegalai
B. silappadigaram
C. purananuru
D. maduraikkanji

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Question 661

Ram Mohan Roy was given the title of Raja by

A. British
B. Cholas
C. Mughals
D. Dutch

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Question 662

Where did the Chipko movement begin?

A. Rajasthan
B. Assam
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Mizoram

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Question 663

Dihang is the other name for the Indian river

A. Indus
B. Brahmaputra
C. Narmada
D. Chenab

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Question 664

Prince Khurram was the name of the future Emperor __________.

A. Shah Jahan
B. Jahangir
C. Babur
D. Akbar

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Question 665

Which of the following is India's military offensive against Pakistan in the Kargil war ?

A. Operation Kargil
B. Operation LOC
C. Operation Vijay
D. Operation Success

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Question 666

Which battle established British supremacy in India?

A. The Battle of Buxar
B. The Battle of Plassey
C. The Battle of Mysore
D. The Battle of Samergarh

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Question 667

Which Mughal is credited with prohibiting sati unless the widow herself, of her own freewill, persistently desired it?

A. akbar
B. babur
C. humayun
D. jahangir

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Question 668

Author of Nayaya Sutra was

A. Gautam
B. Kanad
C. Kapil
D. Badrayan

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Question 669

Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the

A. Jatakas
B. Ramayana
C. Upanishads
D. Mahabharat

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Question 670

The language of discourses of Gautama Buddha was

A. Bhojpuri
B. Magadhi
C. Pali
D. Sanskrit

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Question 671

After the decline of the Chalukya kingdom of Kalyani at the close of the 12th and of the chola kingdom at the begining of the 13th century, the new kingdom which arose in South India were

A. Yadavas of Devagiri and Kakatiyas of Warangal
B. Hoysalas of Dwarsamudra and Pandyas of Madurai
C. Vijayanagar and Bahamani kingdoms
D. Both (a) and (b)

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Question 672

During Akbar's reign who was the Finance Minister of the Mughal empire?

A. Raja Todar Mal
B. Man Singh I
C. Birbal
D. Tansen

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Question 673

Who among the following was not a Greek ambassador staying at the Mauryancourt?

A. megasthenes
B. diodorus
C. deimachus
D. dionysius

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Question 674

The National College in Calcutta had been established on :

A. September 14, 1906
B. July 14, 1906
C. March 14, 1906
D. August 14, 1906

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Question 675

To evolve a peaceful settlement of the conflict between India and China, which of the following non-aligned Afro-Asian nations participated in a conference held in December 1962?

A. Burma (now Myanmar), Combodia, Indonesia and UAR
B. Burma, Sri Lanka, Combodia and Indonesia
C. Burma, Indonesia, Ghana and Sri Lanka
D. All of the above

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Question 676

Bal Gangadhar Tilak began his drive for new awakening among the Indians by publishing two newspapers in 1881

A. The Maratha and Kesari
B. The Maratha and Samwad
C. The Samwad and Kesari
D. The Maratha and Kumudi

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Question 677

Which revenue system among the following is also known as the bandobast system?

A. Dahsala
B. Nasaq
C. Kankut
D. Zabti

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Question 678

Who said, “this (the revolt 1857) was an eruption of social volcano, where many spent forces found vent. After the eruption, the whole social topography had changed; the scars if rebellion remained deep and shining?”

A. J K Hikki
B. Ashok Mehta
C. K M Pannikar
D. None of the above

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Question 679

The Timariots Governors and the Revenue Contractors, on their part reason in this manner: "Why should the neglected state of this land create uneasiness in our minds and why should we expend our money and time to render it fruitful? We may be deprived of it in a single moment, and our exertions would benefit neither ourselves nor our children." This statement was made by

A. Monserrate
B. Tavernier
C. Manrique
D. Bernier

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Question 680

Ashoka was an emperor of the __________ Dynasty.

A. Mughal
B. Chola
C. Maurya
D. Gupta

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Question 681

General Dyer, who was responsible for Jallianwalan Bagh massacre, was shot dead by?

A. Hasrat Mohini
B. Vir Savarkar
C. Udham Singh
D. Jatin Das

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Question 682

Vikram Shila University was founded by

A. Chandra Gupta Maurya
B. Kanishka
C. Dharampala
D. Pulakesin II

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Question 683

Who among the following taught the doctrine of Shunyata

A. Shankaracharya
B. Nagarjuna
C. Harisena
D. Vallabhacharya

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Question 684

Architectural developments in india manifested themselves in their full glory during the period of

A. Guptas
B. Nandas
C. Mauryas
D. Cholas

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Question 685

Salt Satyagraha in Tamil Nadu was led by ____.

A. C. Rajagopalachari
B. K. Kamaraj
C. Potti Sriramulu
D. C. Subramaniam

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Question 686

The silver coin 'tanka' was introduced by __________.

A. Qutubuddin Aibak
B. Iltutmish
C. Balban
D. Bahram Khan

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Question 687

Which of the following was most probably the first metal to be used in India?

A. copper
B. Gold
C. Siver
D. Iron

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Question 688

Who was the founder of a society known as ‘Abhinav Bharat’ ?

A. J K Hikki
B. B B Upadhyay
C. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
D. None of the above

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Question 689

Arrange the following Magadha dynasties in the chronological order(i) Nandas (ii) Sisunagas (iii) Mauryas (iv) Haryankas Choose the answer from the codes given below:

A. ii, i, iv and iii
B. iv, ii, iii and i
C. iii, i, iv and ii
D. iv, ii, i and iii

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Question 690

Prithviraj Chauhan married _________. She was the daughter of his enemy Jaichandra Gahadwal.

A. Krishnavati
B. Purvavati
C. Somyukta
D. Saumyavati

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Question 691

Battle of Kanauj in 1540 was fought between Sher Shah and _______.

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 692

Of the following Kushan Kings who assumed the title " the Lord of the Whole world "?

A. Kadphises I
B. Kadphises II
C. Kanishka
D. Huvishka

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Question 693

Indian Mughal paintings originated during the rule of which Mughal Emperor?

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 694

The police chief of a city was called

A. qazi
B. faujdar
C. kotwal
D. qilahdar

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Question 695

Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organize the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj?

A. China
B. Germany
C. Italy
D. Japan

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Question 696

In 1942, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent :

A. Wavell Mission to India
B. Cripps Mission to India
C. Mount Mission to India
D. August Offer

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Question 697

Eras are divided into

A. Ages
B. Epochs
C. Periods
D. Both B & C

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Question 698

Buddha lived approximately at the same time as

A. Confucius
B. Moses
C. Prophet Mohammed
D. Hammurabi

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Question 699

The  Ryotwari  experiment  in  land  revenue was started by

A. Henry Dundas
B. Alexander Reed
C. David Ricardo
D. Mountstuart Elphinstone

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Question 700

The first Partition of Bengalbbtook place in the year ___.

A. 1906 AD
B. 1903 AD
C. 1904 AD
D. 1905 AD

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Question 701

The Tripitaka was written in

A. Brahmi
B. Kharosthi
C. Pali
D. Sanskrit

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Question 702

Noor Jahan was the wife of which Mughal emperor?

A. Babur
B. Akbar
C. Shah Jahan
D. Jahangir

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Question 703

When did B.R. Ambedkar was received Bharat Ratna?

A. 1890
B. 1980
C. 1990
D. 1989

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Question 704

Who Said 'Go Back To Nature'?

A. Rousseau
B. Dayananda Saraswathi
C. Vivekanandan
D. Martin Luther

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Question 705

The British government declared Communist Party of India illegal in:

A. 1924
B. 1934
C. 1930
D. 1939

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Question 706

Who among the following was the religious guru of Shivaji?

A. Ram Das
B. Tukaram
C. Jnaneshwar
D. Eknath

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Question 707

Who discovered the Indus Valley Civilization

A. Sir Leonard wooley
B. V.S.Agarwal
C. Dayaram Sahni
D. A.L.Basham

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Question 708

Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroz?

A. ala-ud-din khalji
B. iltutmish
C. balban
D. firoz tughluq

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Question 709

Who conquered Sind in 712 AD?

A. Arabs
B. French
C. Greeks
D. Mongols

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Question 710

Indian Dyarchy was started by :

A. Indian Council Act, 1861
B. Minto-Morley Reforms, 1909
C. Indian Council Act, 1992
D. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms, 1919

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Question 711

Which dynasty developed the ancient route of Bhor Ghat?

A. Satavahana
B. Mauryas
C. Guptas
D. Cholas

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Question 712

Which reforms act had created the office of the secretary of State for India?

A. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
B. The Government of India Act, 1858
C. The Indian Councils Act,1861
D. Minto-Morley Reforms,1908

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Question 713

In which year, Shivaji was crowned as the Chhatrapati?

A. 1608
B. 1646
C. 1674
D. 1710

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Question 714

Whom can we call the first national ruler of India?

A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Kanishka
C. Harsah
D. Ajatasatru

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Question 715

Who said “Every blow on my body will prove a nail in the coffin of the British Empire”?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Kunwar Singh
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Chandra Sekhar Azaad

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Question 716

The Indian National Congress passed Quit India Resolution at :

A. Wardha Session, 1942.
B. Bombay Session, 1934
C. Tripuri Session, 1939
D. Ramgarh Session, 1940

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Question 717

Who was the first Bengal Governor General of India?

A. Warren Hastings
B. Lord Canning
C. William Bentick
D. Lord Dalhousie

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Question 718

Who the following told, "Hunuz Dilli dur ast" (Delhi is still far away)?

A. Amir Khusrow
B. Nizamuddin Auliya
C. Yahya Sirhindi
D. Moinuddin Chisti

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Question 719

According to the categories of land mentioned in the Chola inscriptions ___________ was known as the land donated to Jaina institutions?

A. Vellanvagai
B. Brahmadeya
C. Shalabhoga
D. Pallichchhandam

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Question 720

Which of the following works tells us about the succession of Chandragupta Ito thethrone?

A. devichandraguptam
B. kaumudimahotsava
C. mrichchhakatika
D. abhigyanasakuntalam

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Question 721

The first Round Table conference was held on:

A. December 12, 1930
B. August 12, 1930
C. April 12, 1930
D. November 12, 1930

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Question 722

During their rule the British persuaded or forced cultivators in Bengal to grow __________.

A. Jute
B. Tea
C. Sugarcane
D. Wheat

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Question 723

The main centre of Wahabi Movement during the freedom movement was

A. Lucknow
B. Mysore
C. Patna
D. Delhi

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Question 724

In order to restrict the freedom of the press, the British government passed "The Indian official secrets Act" in

A. 1907
B. 1904
C. 1903
D. 1896

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Question 725

Under Maratha administration who was Dabir?

A. prime minister
B. chief justice
C. foreign secretary
D. superintendent

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Question 726

The Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of

A. wind
B. eternity
C. rain and thunder
D. fire

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Question 727

Tohra is the sacred book of

A. Judaism
B. Confucianism
C. Zoroastrianism
D. Taoism

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Question 728

Which of the following languages   has been used by Surdas in his writings?

A. Awadhi
B. Khariboli
C. Braj
D. Bundeli

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Question 729

The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on :

A. July 5, 1931
B. June 5, 1931
C. March 5, 1931
D. January 5, 1931

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Question 730

Who is said to have become the chief of the Jain Sangh after the death of Mahavira

A. Jambu
B. Bhadrabahu
C. Sthulbhadra
D. Sudharma

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Question 731

The Hindu Dharma Sangrakshini Sabha was formed in :

A. 1872
B. 1883
C. 1886
D. 1893

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Question 732

With which country India did its seventh edition of bilateral EKUVERIN Exercise 2016 at Kadhdhoo?

A. Nepal
B. Pakistan
C. Maldives
D. Bhutan

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Question 733

Which veda deals with medicine?

A. Atharva Veda
B. Yajur Veda
C. Sama Veda
D. Rig Veda

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Question 734

World War I broke out in the year

A. 1904
B. 1914
C. 1924
D. 1934

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Question 735

Which battle led to the downfall of the Vijayanagar empire?

A. Battle of Takkolam
B. Battle of Talikota
C. Battle of Kanwah
D. Battle of Panipat

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Question 736

Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of

A. Travancore
B. Baroda
C. Hyderabad
D. Mysore

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Question 737

Sangama brothers, who founded Vijayanagar, were originally in the service of

A. kampili kingdom
B. hoyasala kingdom
C. kakatiya kingdom
D. yadava kingdom

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Question 738

"Shakti Sthal" is the memorial of who of the following Indians ?

A. Jawaharlal nehru
B. Lal Bahaddur sastry
C. Indira Gandhi
D. Jagjeevan Ram

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Question 739

The Administrative council os shivaji was known as

A. Parishad
B. Mantri Parishad
C. Ashta Pradhan
D. Rajya Parishad

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Question 740

Which of the following was a leader of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army founded in 1928?

A. Khudiram Bose
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Chandra Shekhar Azad
D. Subhash Chandra Bose

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Question 741

What is Samanta system

A. a system of taxation
B. a political system based on hierarchy of vassals
C. a system of measuring land
D. a system of coinage in medieval india

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Question 742

India changed over to the decimal system of coinage in

A. 1947 April
B. 1957 April
C. 1956 April
D. 1949 April

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Question 743

What was the main motive of Third Five Year Plan in India?

A. Rural development
B. Agriculture
C. Financial inclusion
D. Economic reform

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Question 744

In 1970, an organized resistance to the destruction of forests spread throughout India and came to be known as-?

A. Save Silent Valley Movement
B. Swadeshi Movement
C. Namantar Andolan
D. Chipko movement

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Question 745

Alexander the Great was born in ________.

A. 356 BC
B. 189 BC
C. 189 AD
D. 356 AD

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Question 746

Guwahati High Court is the Judicature of

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Nagaland
C. Assam
D. All the above

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Question 747

Who led the Bardoli Satyagraha movement?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Rabindra Nath Tagore
C. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
D. Chittaranjan Das

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Question 748

Name the character in Mahabharat who was blessed with the 'divine vision' to see the Mahabharata battle and explain it scene by scene to the blind king Dhritarashtra.

A. Sanjaya
B. Dussala
C. Vidura
D. Balarama

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Question 749

Battle of Tarain was fought in the year ________?

A. 1526
B. 1757
C. 1191
D. 1857

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Question 750

Old name of Mahabharata?

A. Jai Samhitha
B. Vrahat Katha
C. Rajatarangini
D. Saritsagar Katha

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Question 751

When was Guru Nanak Dev born?

A. 1449 AD
B. 1453 AD
C. 1469 AD
D. 1499 AD

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Question 752

Humayun was born in the year ___________.

A. 1508
B. 1608
C. 1708
D. 1808

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Question 753

The battle of Tarain was fought between Prithviraj Chauhan and _____.

A. Mahmood Gaznabi
B. Muhammad Ghori
C. Babar
D. Humayun

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Question 754

Which of the following revenue systems were Akbar’s own innovations?(i) Batai (ii) Kankut (iii) Nasaq (iv) Zabti (v) Dahsala Select the answer from the codes below:

A. i and iv
B. ii and v
C. iii and iv
D. iv and v

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Question 755

Where is Panch Mahal situated

A. Fatehpur Sikri
B. Gandhinagar
C. Allahabad
D. Varanasi

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Question 756

The medieval Indian Muslim poet, historian and musician who called himself a parrot of India was

A. Mulla Daud
B. Malik Muhammad Jayasi
C. Tansen
D. Amir Khusrau

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Question 757

The Razmnama is a Persian translation of the _____________.

A. Mahabharata
B. Ramayana
C. Vedas
D. Upanishads

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Question 758

The word 'Satyameva Jayate' have been derived from which Upanishad?

A. Akshi Upanishad
B. Mundaka Upanishad
C. Garuda Upanishad
D. Mahavakya Upanishad

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Question 759

We can know about early vedic period from

A. archaeological excavations
B. the Rig Veda
C. Jatak Katha
D. contemporary culture

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Question 760

Peacock was declared National Bird of India in which year?

A. 1963
B. 1960
C. 1953
D. 1950

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Question 761

Who among the following Mughal ministers was the paymaster-general as well?

A. diwan
B. mir bakshi
C. khan-i-saman
D. vakil

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Question 762

In which year Swami Vivekananda established the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur?

A. 1885
B. 1890
C. 1897
D. 1901

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Question 763

Who completed Qutub Minar?

A. qutub-ud-din aibak
B. raziya
C. iltutmish
D. balban

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Question 764

The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the ________ emperors of India.

A. Mughal
B. Maurya
C. Gupta
D. Maratha

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Question 765

The eminent Bengali novelist and composer of national song Vande Mataram who aroused a new consciousness in the 19th century Bengal Society was :

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
C. Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
D. None of the above

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Question 766

Which year did the Dandi March start?

A. March 15, 1930
B. March 15, 1920
C. March 12, 1930
D. March 12, 1920

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Question 767

Subhash Chandra Bose was elected the president of the Indian national congress :

A. Ramgarh Session, 1940
B. Bombay Session, 1934
C. Tripuri session, 1939
D. Wardha Session, 1942

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Question 768

In which language did Vardhaman Mahavira taught?

A. Prakrit
B. Hindi
C. Pali
D. Sanskrit

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Question 769

Which of the following rulers was not related to Sangam State Chear?

A. Nedeon
B. Udayin Jarral
C. Nedunjaral
D. Nedum

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Question 770

For how many days did Mahatma Gandhi's volunteers of the Salt satyagrah walked?

A. 24
B. 36
C. 12
D. 6

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Question 771

The religious iconography of Indus people consists of(i) Seals and Sealings (ii) Images and Statues (iii) Terracotta figurines (iv) Amulets and Tablets Choose the answer from the codes given below

A. i and ii
B. i,ii and iii
C. i,iii and iv
D. all of them

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Question 772

Odisha's World famous Konark Sun Temple was built by

A. Krushadevray
B. Ashoka
C. Chandragupta
D. Narasimhadeva

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Question 773

In 1236 Sultan Iltutmish’s daughter, __________, became Sultan.

A. Rehana
B. Rukhsana
C. Rashida
D. Raziyya

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Question 774

Buddhist texts have been mentioned in which of the following Ashoka's Inscriptions?

A. Kalinga
B. Dhauli
C. Bhabru
D. Jaugada

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Question 775

Who was the founder of the city of Agra?

A. ala-ud-din khalji
B. muhammad tughluq
C. firoz tughluq
D. sikandar lodi

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Question 776

Which early ruler of Magadha murdered his father to ascend the throne and, was murdered by his own son

A. Bimbisar
B. Ajatasatru
C. Udayan
D. Nagadashak

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Question 777

Who was sent to foreign countires by Ashoka to preach Buddhism?

A. Sanghamitra
B. Devanampiya
C. Menander
D. None of these

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Question 778

.........., the Sultan of Delhi shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad.

A. Iltutmish
B. Akbar
C. Ghiyas-ud-din Balban
D. Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq

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Question 779

During India's freedom struggle, the newspaper 'Young India' was published by

A. B.R. Ambedkar
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Question 780

Which was the capital of the first Sri Lankan kingdom?

A. Jaffna
B. Polonnaruwa
C. Anuradhapura
D. Kandy

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Question 781

Who gave the safety valve theory for Indian National Congress?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. MN Roy
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Bipinchandra Pal

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Question 782

Who was the first Indian ruler to defeat Muhammad of Ghur?

A. prithviraja chauhan, ruler of ajmer
B. jayachandra, gahadvala ruler of kanauj
C. lakshmana, the sena ruler of bengal
D. mularaja ii, the solanki ruler of gujarat

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Question 783

Which one of the following Indus cities has houses with doors on the main streets?

A. lothal
B. surkotada
C. chanhudaro
D. banawali

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Question 784

Where did the telegraph line be laid first?

A. Calcutta to Agra
B. Agra to Jaipur
C. Delhi to Shimla
D. Raniganj to Calcutta

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Question 785

Todarmal was the famous revenue minister of which Mughal Emperor?

A. Shah Jahan
B. Bahadur Shah Jafar
C. Akbar
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 786

Who called the 1857 revolt as ‘Student Farmer-Middle class Revolt’?

A. Sumit Sarkar
B. Barun De
C. B A Saletore
D. Dr. Amba Prasad

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Question 787

Which one of the following terms does not refer to a land measure?

A. hala
B. kalanju
C. karisa
D. kulyavapa

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Question 788

The Buddhist  Doctrines were written in

A. Sanskrit
B. Pali
C. Tibetan
D. Not written in any language but orally transnitted

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Question 789

Which of the following increased in the 1920's?

A. Farmers' debt
B. Domestic demand for U.S. farm products
C. Prices for farm productsc)
D. Foreign demand for U.S. farm products

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Question 790

Ashoka converted to which religion after the Kalinga war?

A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Christianity
D. Judaism

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Question 791

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, better known as Frontier Gandhi, organised the Red Shirt Movement in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) for

A. Countering the communal propaganda of the muslim league
B. eatablishing seperate Pakhtoonistan
C. social and religious reforms
D. all the above

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Question 792

Who was the first Viceroy of India?

A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Wavell
D. Lord Mountbatten

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Question 793

Rehnumai Mazdayasan Sabha started in 1851 by Naoroji Furdonji, Dadabahi Naroji, S.S. Bengalee and other was a

A. Parsi Economical Reform Association
B. Parsi education Reform Association
C. Parsi culture Reform Association
D. Parsi religious Reform Association

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Question 794

Abhinav Bharat organized in 1904 was :

A. Hindu Mahashabha
B. A secret society of revolutionary activists
C. All India Kisan Mahasabha
D. None of these

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Question 795

In which year was the partition of Bengal Scrapped?

A. 1908
B. 1911
C. 1923
D. 1931

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Question 796

Where do we find the three phases, viz. Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Culturesin sequence?

A. kashmir valley
B. godavari valley
C. belan valley
D. krishna valley

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Question 797

Under the Mountbatten Plan of 1947 the people of ___ were given the right to decide through a plebiscite whether they wished to join Pakistan or India.

A. Assam
B. Punjab
C. Bengal
D. N.W.F.P and the Sylhet district of Assam

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Question 798

Which politician in British India had opposed to a Pakistan that would mean "Muslim Raj here and Hindu Raj elsewhere"?

A. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
B. Sikandar Hayat Khan
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

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Question 799

What is called the magna carta of Western Education system in Indian?

A. Dispatch of Charles wood secretary of state 1854
B. Slavery Bill for Education
C. Wonder of Education refoms
D. None of these

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Question 800

Who was the pioneer of Chipko movement of 1973?

A. Sambaji
B. Baba Amte
C. Sunderlal Bahuguna
D. Medha Patkar

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Question 801

Who devised the policy of Doctrine of Lapse?

A. Lord Curzon
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Robert Clive

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Question 802

Aurangzeb (1658–1707 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Mughal
C. Maurya
D. Haryanka

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Question 803

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A. Munda Rebellion : 1899
B. Vellore Mutiny: 1806
C. Santhal Rebellion: 1855
D. Chuar Rebellion: 1870

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Question 804

About the formation of which organization A.O. Hume said “A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generated by our own action urgently needed.”

A. Bhinav Bharat
B. Young Indian Organization
C. Young India
D. Indian National Congress

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Question 805

The Indus Valley Civilization specialized in

A. Town Planning
B. Architecture
C. Craftsmanship
D. All of these

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Question 806

The major Muslim organizations which opposed the partition of India were

A. The Jamiat-Ulema-hind
B. Khudai Khidmatgar
C. Majlis-e-Ahrar –Hind
D. All of these

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Question 807

The earliest reference to sati custom is made in which of the following inscriptions?

A. Allahabad Pillar inscription
B. Eran inscription of Bhanugupta
C. Aihole inscription of Pulkesin II
D. Bhitan inscription of Skandgupta

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Question 808

The main brain behind hurling a bomb at Lord Hardinge, while he was making his state entry into Delhi was

A. Ras Behari Bose
B. Bhagath singh
C. Sachindra Sanyal
D. Jatin Das

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Question 809

Purushasukta is founded in the

A. Bhagavad Gita
B. Rigveda
C. Manusmriti
D. Athrvaveda

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Question 810

The Cabinet mission arrived in Delhi on:

A. August 24, 1946
B. May 24, 1946
C. March 24, 1946
D. April 24, 1946

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Question 811

Choose the most appropriate answer:Mahatma Gandhi left South Africa to return to India in

A. 1911
B. 1915
C. 1917
D. 1919

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Question 812

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar took place on :

A. March 13, 1919
B. April 13, 1919
C. May 13, 1919
D. June 13, 1919

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Question 813

Sikhism was founded in which of the following centuries?

A. 13-14th century
B. 11-12th century
C. 15-16th century
D. 12-13th century

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Question 814

During the tenure of which Governor general was the resolution of total independence passed?

A. Lord Irwin
B. Lord Minto
C. Lord Chelmsford
D. Lord Reading

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Question 815

The first economic thinker of India who showed through his writings that the basic cause of India’s poverty lay in the British exploitation and drain of wealth was

A. Badruddin Tyabji
B. Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. N.G. Chandavarkar

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Question 816

Arrest of _________ in 1930 led to angry demonstrations in streets of Peshawar.

A. Abdul Ghaffar Khan
B. Abul Kalam Azad
C. Zakir Hussain
D. Muzaffar Ahmed

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Question 817

Rajendra I was the son of?

A. Bindusara I
B. Devabhuti I
C. Skanda Gupta I
D. Rajaraja I

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Question 818

The system of Local Bodies in India was introduced by-

A. Lord Ripon
B. Lord Mayo
C. Lord Lytton
D. Lord Curzon

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Question 819

The first time in india that land was divided into different categories for the purpose of revenue, taking into account the quality of land and its productive capacity, was during the reign of

A. Alauddin Khilji
B. Sher Shah Suri
C. Feroze Tughlaq
D. Akbar

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Question 820

The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

A. Barley and rice
B. Milk and its products
C. Rice and pulses
D. Vegetables and fruits

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Question 821

Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by

A. Humayun
B. Azam Shah
C. Babur
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 822

Who was the first Musilm invader to enter India?

A. Mohammed Ghauri
B. Mohammed - bin - Qasim
C. Mohammed Ghazni
D. Qutab-ud-din Aibak

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Question 823

Which of the following Mughal rulers started 'Jharokha Darshan'?

A. Babar
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

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Question 824

Which of the following classes is conspicuous by its absence in the list of seven classes givenby Megasthenes for India?

A. cultivators
B. traders
C. philosophers
D. artisans

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Question 825

Battle of Haldighati in 1576 was fought between Akbar and _______.

A. Sher Shah
B. Maharana Pratap
C. Hemu Vikramaditya
D. Nader Shah

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Question 826

The Hindustan Republican Association, Subsequently styled as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association or Army (HSRA) was founded in 1924 by:

A. Bhagath Singh
B. Chandra Shekhar Azad
C. Jogesh Chandra Chatterji
D. Sachindra Sanyal

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Question 827

Which among the following is the resting place of Morarji Desai?

A. Abhay Ghat
B. Ekta Sthal
C. Shakti Sthal
D. Vijay Ghat

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Question 828

Which revolutionary was associated with the foundation of the Punjab Navjivan Bharat Sabha in 1926?

A. Rash Behari Bose
B. Amir Chand
C. Basant Kumar Biswas
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 829

Who had observed that "good government was never a good substitute for self government"?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Ramakrishna Paramahansa
C. Swami Dayananda
D. Aurobindo Ghose

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Question 830

Who called Subhash Chandra Bose as Desh Nayak?

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Question 831

Which high court has ruled against negative marking in competitive examinations?

A. Madras High Court
B. Bombay High Court
C. Hyderabad High Court
D. Delhi High Court

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Question 832

Temple of Augustus was built at:

A. tondi
B. marakanam
C. kaveripattinam
D. muziris

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Question 833

The Limitation Law, which passed by the British in 1859, addressed which one of the following issues?

A. Loan bonds would not have any legal validity
B. Loan bonds signed between money lender and Ryots would have validity only for three years
C. Loan bonds could not be executed by money lenders
D. Loan bonds would have validity for ten years

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Question 834

Indus civilisation belongs to which of the following periods?

A. historical period
B. prehistorical period
C. post-historical period
D. proto-historical period

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Question 835

Who said, “India is for Indians?”

A. Syed Hasan Imam
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Dr. S.Gopal
D. Dayanand Saraswati

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Question 836

Which Buddhist text contains an account of the Mauiyan Emperor Ashoka?

A. Vinaya Pitaka
B. Sutta Pitaka
C. Abhidhamma Pitaka
D. Mahavamsa

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Question 837

The 'Cabinet Mission' of 1946 was led by

A. Lord Linlithgow
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Sir Pethic Lawrence
D. Sir Mountford

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Question 838

Who was in command of the nationalist movement before Gandhi had assumed leadership of the Congress?

A. C.R.Das
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Lokmanya Tilak

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Question 839

Who led the revolt of 1857 in Lucknow?

A. Bahadur Shah Jafar
B. Jung Bahadur Rana
C. Begum Hazrat Mahal
D. Tatya Tope

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Question 840

Swami Sahajanand Saraswati was the first president of

A. All India Hindu Mahasabha
B. All India Unity Mahasabha
C. All India Kisan Mahasabha
D. None of these

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Question 841

Mutiny of 1857 was described as the First Indian War of Independence by

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Bhagat Singh
D. V. D. Savarkar

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Question 842

Which one of the following tribal assemblies is considered as the oldest of all?

A. sabha
B. samiti
C. vidata
D. gana

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Question 843

Buddha's preaching were mainly related to

A. belief in one God
B. practice of rituals
C. purity of thought and conduct
D. idol worship

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Question 844

Which was probably the most popular assembly in which even womenenjoyed an equal status with men in the early Vedic period?

A. sabha
B. samiti
C. gana
D. vidata

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Question 845

What was Dasarajna?

A. ten incarnations of vishnu
B. a former slave turned into a ruler
C. battle of the ten kings
D. ten sacrifices to be performed by the son of a slave mother

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Question 846

The first Buddhist Council was held in which of the following cities

A. Nalanda
B. Gaya
C. Rajgriha
D. Bodh Gaya

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Question 847

Who were the rais and ranas?

A. intelligence officers
B. poets under sultanate
C. local chiefs who opposed sultans
D. police officers

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Question 848

Which of the following Rig Vedic gods is said to be the upholder of the Rtaor cosmic order?

A. indra
B. agni
C. varuna
D. soma

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Question 849

Constituent Assembly of India was founded in the year ________.

A. 1940
B. 1946
C. 1947
D. 1950

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Question 850

Which of the following was not actively engaged in social and religious reforms in India ?

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
C. Jotiba Phule
D. Bharatendu Harish Chandra

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Question 851

The God who is the most prominent in ' Rigaveda 'is

A. Indra
B. Agni
C. Pasupati
D. Vishnu

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Question 852

Which dynasty was ruling in Vijaynagar empire at the time of the Battle of Talikota?

A. Sangam
B. Aniridu
C. Tuluva
D. Saluva

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Question 853

Delhi was formally declared the future capital of the British India in :

A. 1906
B. 1909
C. 1912
D. 1911

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Question 854

The single most important invention to farmers is the

A. Tractor
B. Automobile
C. Grain solo
D. Cotton gin

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Question 855

Who was admired as tempestuous Hindu in 1893 in the World Parliament of Religious in Chicago ?

A. Swami Dyanand Sarshawati
B. Rabindra Nath Tagore
C. Gautam Budha
D. Swami Vivekanand

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Question 856

Who was the first European to designae Aryanas a race

A. William Jones
B. H.H.Wilson
C. Max Muller
D. General cunningham

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Question 857

The famous battle of Takkolam of South India was fought between _______

A. Cholas and North Chalukyas
B. Cholas and Rashtrakutas
C. Cholas and Hoyasals
D. Cholas and Pandyas

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Question 858

The first man after the revolt of 1857 who wanted to overthrow the British regime by means of an armed rebellion and establish self-government in India was:

A. Bhakt Khan
B. Nana Sahib
C. Vasudeo Balwant Phadke
D. Jung Bhadur Rana

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Question 859

Individual Satyagrah – symbolic and non-violent in nature was started on:

A. October 17, 1942
B. October 17, 1940
C. October 17, 1939
D. October 17, 1938

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Question 860

Partition of Bengal was revoked in 1911 during the Viceroyalty of

A. Lord Hardinge
B. Lord Minto
C. Lord Chelmsford
D. Lord Reading

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Question 861

To enlarge their hold over India, many wars were fought between British and Indians but NOT one of the following.

A. Anglo-Maratha
B. Anglo-Sikh
C. Anglo-Mysore
D. Anglo-Bangla

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Question 862

To meet the educational needs of the people, the Madarasa-I Nasiri was built in the region of

A. Qutub-ud-din Aibak
B. Iltutmish
C. Ruknuddin Firoz Shah
D. Jalal-id-din Khilji

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Question 863

To which king belongs the Lion capital at Sarnath?

A. Chandragupta
B. Ashoka
C. Kanishka
D. Harsha

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Question 864

Who had founded the first women's university in india?

A. Rani Ahilya Devi
B. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
C. Rani of Thomi
D. Dhondo Keshav Karve

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Question 865

Which Governor General decided to make English as the medium of instruction in India?

A. Lord Wellesley
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Lord William Bentinck

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Question 866

The congress nationalist party was formed to act as a powerful pressure group within the congress by:

A. Madan Mohan Malviya and Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Madan Mohan Malviya and M.S. Aney
C. Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Annie Bessant and Md. Ali Jinha

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Question 867

Shivaji was born at

A. nasik
B. pune
C. chittor
D. shivneri

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Question 868

Wall Street collapse led to_____________

A. World War II
B. Recession
C. U.S. attack on Iraq
D. Great Depression

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Question 869

Mahatma Gandhi's concept of 'Ram Rajya' was :

A. A centralised government
B. A totalitarian state
C. A stateless society
D. Power in the hands of religious leaders

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Question 870

The Gandhi-Irvin pact under which Mahatma Gandhi agreed to suspend the civil Disobedience Movement was signed on

A. March 5, 1931
B. April 8, 1931
C. May 8, 1931
D. August 8, 1931

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Question 871

Which of the following Vedas is referred to as the starting source of the word Rudra?

A. Rigveda
B. Samaveda
C. Yajurveda
D. Atharvaveda

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Question 872

Who was the first indian ruler to apply the western methods to his administration?

A. Haider Ali
B. Tipu Sultan
C. Murshid Quil Khan
D. Malhar Rao Holkar

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Question 873

The treaty of Srirangapatna was signed between Tipu Sultan and

A. Robert Clive
B. Cornwallis
C. Dalhousie
D. Warren Hastings

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Question 874

The ruins of Harappa were first noticed by

A. charles mason
B. sahni
C. m wheeler
D. ms vats

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Question 875

A characteristic of this era was the introduction of pottery.

A. Mesolithic
B. Paleolithic
C. Neolithic
D. None of above

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Question 876

What did M.S. Swaminathan an Indian geneticist, play a leading role in?

A. Yellow Revolution
B. White Revolution
C. Green Revolution
D. Black Revolution

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Question 877

Who among the following has been called the 'Napoleon of India'?

A. Samudragupta
B. Harshavardhana
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Ashoka

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Question 878

Which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?

A. Bardoli
B. Ahmedabad
C. Kheda
D. Champaran

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Question 879

Which of the following later Vedic gods is said to have evolved from theHarappan cult of Pasupati Mahadeva?

A. prajapati
B. rudra
C. vishnu
D. pushan

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Question 880

Under which Indian emperor's reign was the Jama Masjid in Delhi built?

A. Humayun
B. Babur
C. Aurangzeb
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 881

Which Act provided for the establishment of an All India federation at the centre consisting of the provinces of British India and the princely states?

A. The Government of India Act 1935
B. Government of India Act 1918
C. Government of India Act 1925
D. Government of India Act 1930

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Question 882

Purushmedha i.e. Male sacrifies is referred to in

A. krishna Yajurveda
B. Shukla Yajurveda
C. Shatapatha Brahman
D. panchvisha Brahman

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Question 883

The British Government agreed to grant independence to India in

A. 1944
B. 1945
C. 1946
D. 1947

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Question 884

According to Abdur Razzaq, the pay of the policemen of Vijayanagar was paid from theproceeds of

A. brothels
B. taxes on goods
C. land revenue
D. wine shops

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Question 885

The Third Battle of Panipat was Fought between the

A. Afghans and the Marathas
B. Afghans and the Sikhs
C. Marathas and the Mughals under Shah Alam II
D. None of the above

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Question 886

Who called Government India Act 1935 a Charter of Slavery ?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel
D. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 887

Cotton for textile was first cultivated in...........

A. Egypt
B. India
C. Central America
D. Mesopotamia

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Question 888

Who among the following is the author of Indica?

A. Megasthenes
B. Seleucus
C. Chanakya
D. Ashoka

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Question 889

To assist the Maratha king, there was a council of state ministers known as

A. ashtadigvajas
B. navaratnins
C. ashtapradhaan
D. qilahdar

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Question 890

Who was the last Mughal emperor?

A. Babar
B. Noor Jehan
C. Akbar
D. Bahadur Shah

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Question 891

The expansion of the rail networks led to

A. Growth in trading between parts of the country
B. Growth in Steel industry
C. Both A & B
D. Decline in textile industry

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Question 892

Debasement and disappearance of coins in late Gupta period indicates:

A. decline of agricultural production
B. cheapness of commodities
C. decline of trade and commerce
D. non-availability of metals

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Question 893

First education minister of independent India?

A. Indira Gandhi
B. Durba Banerjee
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. Sucheta Kripalani

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Question 894

Who is identified as Tamerlane?

A. mahmud of ghazni
B. muhammad of ghur
C. timur
D. chengiz khan

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Question 895

Who is the most prominent god of 'Rig Veda'?

A. Indra
B. Agni
C. Pashupati
D. Vishnu

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Question 896

Whom the Greeks refered to as Amitraghata?

A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Bimbisara
C. Bindusara
D. Vasudeva

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Question 897

The Non Co-operation Movement started in which year?

A. 1900
B. 1920
C. 1940
D. 1935

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Question 898

During the freedom struggle a parallel movement launched in the Indian states (in the states ruled by the indian rulers such as Kashmir, Nizam's Hyderabad, Travancore etc) was/ were

A. State people's Movement
B. Praja Mandal Movement
C. Swaraj Movement
D. Both (a) and (b)

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Question 899

Which Vijayanagar ruler sent an embassy to China?

A. harihara i
B. krishna deva raya
C. bukka i
D. saluva narasimha

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Question 900

The origin of Indian music can be traced to which of the following Vedic Samhitas?

A. rig veda
B. sama veda
C. yajur veda
D. atharva veda

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Question 901

Junagadh inscription is the first inscription of which of the following languages?

A. Prakrit
B. Pali
C. Kharoshthi
D. Sanskrit

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Question 902

In October 2017, India sent its first shipment of wheat to Afghanistan as a j part of commitment made by the Government of India to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat to that country on grant basis. The shipment was sent through

A. Iran
B. Pakistan
C. Tajikistan
D. China

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Question 903

Which of the following monuments built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah is said to be built to commemorate the eradication of plague?

A. Alai Minar
B. Charminar
C. Fateh Burj
D. Qutub Minar

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Question 904

Moti Masjid in Red fort was constructed by

A. Humayun
B. Aurangzeb
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

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Question 905

Which one of the following is NOT included in the eight fold path of Buddhism

A. Right speech
B. Right contemplation
C. Right desire
D. Right conduct

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Question 906

Which of the following leaders formed 'India Home Rule Society'?

A. Shyamji Krishna Varma
B. Annie Besant
C. Lala Hardayal
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 907

The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the

A. 9th Century AD
B. 10th Century AD
C. 12th Century AD
D. 14th Century AD

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Question 908

Two popular Assemblies of the Vedic period were

A. Sabha and Mahasabha
B. Mahasabha and Ganasabha
C. Sabha and samiti
D. Ur and Kula

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Question 909

What is consumption disease in the 19th century?

A. Tuberculosis
B. Paralysis
C. Plague
D. Cholera

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Question 910

Two greatest Buddhist universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila were patronised by the

A. Palas
B. Paramaras
C. Chandelas
D. All the above

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Question 911

Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last

A. Rajgir
B. Bodh Gaya
C. Sarnath
D. Kushinagar

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Question 912

Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from ______________ in January 1915.

A. South Africa
B. England
C. USA
D. Russia

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Question 913

In which state was the Nalanda University located in India

A. Bengal
B. Bihar
C. Orissa
D. Uttar Pradesh

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Question 914

Prabhasgiri is a pilgrim spot of

A. Buddhists
B. Jains
C. Saivites
D. Vaishnavites

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Question 915

Who was known as ‘Lakh Baksh’?

A. aibak
B. iltutmish
C. balban
D. raziya

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Question 916

In March 1923 Chittranjan Das along with Motilal Nehru formed :

A. The Gaddar Party
B. The Forward Block
C. The Swaraj Party
D. None of these

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Question 917

Which Freedom Fighter addressed Mahatma Gandhi as "Father of the Nation" for the 1st time?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Chandra Shekhar Azad

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Question 918

Swami Dayanand established the head quarters of Arya Samaj in:

A. Calcutta
B. Lahore
C. Mumbai
D. Chennai

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Question 919

The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in

A. early Vedic texts
B. early Buddhist texts
C. pre-Gupta inscriptions
D. post-Gupta inscriptions

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Question 920

Bahadur Shah I (1707–1712 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Maurya
C. Mughal
D. Haryanka

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Question 921

Which one of the following statements about Buddhist Stupas in India is not correct?

A. Ashoka played an important role in popularizing the Stupa cult.
B. They were repositories of relics of Buddha and other monks.
C. They were located in rural areas.
D. They were located close to trade routes.

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Question 922

Who led the revolt in 1857 in Bihar and defeated the British Army near Aara?

A. Bahadur Shah Jafar
B. Kunwar Singh
C. Tatya Tope
D. Mangal Pandey

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Question 923

Who of the following founded the Vikramashila University?

A. Devapala I
B. Dharmpala
C. Gopala
D. Devapala II

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Question 924

Which one of the following is the latest Indus city discovered in India?

A. manda
B. dholavira
C. daimabad
D. rangpur

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Question 925

The main goal for farmers in 1900 was to

A. Force the railroads to lower freight rates
B. Enable them to pay back their loans more easily
C. Hold on to political and economic power.
D. voters greater direct participation in government

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Question 926

Under which British Act was the provision to establish a Federation of India concession of Governor’s provinces and Princely states made?

A. Government of India Act 1918
B. Government of India Act 1925
C. Government of India Act 1930
D. Government of India Act 1935

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Question 927

What were varahas?

A. couplets of poetry
B. gold coins
C. guilds
D. assembly

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Question 928

Kautilya was the Prime Minister of

A. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B. Ashok
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. King Kanak

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Question 929

The 'Quit India' movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in the year

A. 1941
B. 1942
C. 1945
D. 1946

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Question 930

Who called 1st time as Mahatma?

A. Ravindranath Tagore
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Lala Lajpath Roy
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Question 931

Who presided over the cabinet mission?

A. Strafford Cripps
B. Clement Attlee
C. V Alexander
D. Sir P Lawrence

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Question 932

The demand for Swarajya or self- government within the British empire was made from the Congress platform by

A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Both Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Dadabhai Naoroji
D. None of these

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Question 933

When and by whom were the Asokan inscriptions deciphered for the first time?

A. 1787—john tower
B. 1810—harry smith
C. 1825—charles metcalfe
D. 1837—james prinsep

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Question 934

While delivering the presidential address’ The Congress president who advocated the introduction of Roman Script for Hindi language was

A. Surendranath Banerjee
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. Sankaran Nair

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Question 935

Who among the following was the first to make use of artillery in warfare in medieval India?

A. Babur
B. Ibrahim Lodi
C. Sher Shah Suri
D. Akbar

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Question 936

For which one of the following crops there is no evidence of cultivation fromanyoneof the Indus sites?

A. barley
B. sugarcane
C. rice
D. field peas

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Question 937

Which Mughal Emperor fought the battle of Panipat in 1526?

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 938

Name the Commission that came to India in 1928 to reform India's constitutional system.

A. Rowlatt Act
B. Pitt's India Act
C. Partition of Bengal
D. Simon Commission

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Question 939

Which of the following Sultans died while playing Polo or Chaugan?

A. Qutb­ud­din Aibak
B. Balban
C. Iltutmish
D. Nasiruddin Muhammad

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Question 940

Who was the founder of the Ghadar Party?

A. Basant Kumar Biswas
B. Sohan Singh Bhakna
C. Ram Prasad Bismil
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 941

Where Buddha started his teachings ?

A. Lumbini
B. Sarnath
C. Bodh gaya
D. Khushi Nagar

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Question 942

Kakori train robbery was organized by the ___ in 1925.

A. Swaraj Party
B. Indian National Congress
C. Anushilan Samiti
D. Hindustan Republican Association

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Question 943

What are three characteristics of the agricultural revolution?

A. Farmers learned to control water through wells and canals
B. New tools made it possible for more crops to be grown
C. Crop rotation was invented, making it harder on soil
D. All the above

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Question 944

Who was the first ruler of Pala dynasty?

A. Gopala
B. Vivyanathan
C. Dharmapala
D. Bhaskaran

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Question 945

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (1674–1680 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Nanda
B. Haryanka
C. Maurya
D. Maratha

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Question 946

Who of the following was the personal physician of Kanishka and also the author of a famous treatise on the Indian system of medicine

A. Charaka
B. Susruta
C. Nagarjuna
D. Jevaka

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Question 947

Ayurveda Owes its Origin to

A. Yajurveda
B. Atharvaveda
C. Rigveda
D. Samaveda

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Question 948

The first indian to enter the Indian Civil Service was

A. Gokhale
B. Satyendra Nath Tagore
C. Ramanuja
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 949

Goa got freedom from which rule?

A. Portuguese
B. Romans
C. Britishers
D. None of the above

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Question 950

Which one of the following Vedic texts, apart from the Rig Veda Samhita, cites Indraas the destroyer of the Indus civilisation?

A. atharva veda samhita
B. taittiriya brahmana
C. aitareya brahmana
D. satapatha brahmana

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Question 951

Who established the Hindu Dharma Sangrakshini Sabha in the year 1893 by :

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Raja Ram Mohan Rai
C. Dyanand Sarshawati
D. Damodar and Balkrishana Chapekar

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Question 952

India derives its name from

A. The Hindus
B. The Aryans
C. Indus River
D. Lord Indra

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Question 953

When did the first Huna invasion take place?

A. 358 AD
B. 458 AD
C. 558 AD
D. 658 AD

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Question 954

The new agricultural strategy in india was introduced in

A. 1956
B. 1966
C. 1976
D. 1986

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Question 955

Who started the Khalsa in Sikh religion?

A. guru angad
B. guru gobind singh
C. guru tegh bahadur
D. guru arjun

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Question 956

Who translated Tuzuk-i-Baburi into Persian?

A. abul fazl
B. amir khusrau
C. abdur rahim
D. daulat khan

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Question 957

The committee headed by Motilal Nehru constituted to draw up a blue print for the future constitution of India published

A. Nehru Report
B. Constitution report
C. Government of India Report
D. None of these

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Question 958

When did the capital of India shift from Kolkata to New Delhi?

A. 1911
B. 1951
C. 1931
D. 1901

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Question 959

Which dynasty came to power in India after the Tughlaq dynasty?

A. The Guptas
B. The Khiljis
C. The Mughals
D. The Sayyids

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Question 960

Mir Hassan Dehlavi was in the court of which of the following?

A. Alauddin Khilji
B. Mubarak Khilji
C. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
D. Firoj Tughlaq

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Question 961

Rashtrapati Bhavan was built in _________.

A. 1852
B. 1910
C. 1947
D. 1986

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Question 962

Which revolutionary wrote books Colour of Swadeshi and Revolutionary Life?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Sukhdev
C. Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil
D. Raj Guru

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Question 963

Who among the following introduced the subsidiary alliance system in India?

A. Lord Cunningham
B. Lord Cliv
C. Lord Wellesley
D. Lord Canning

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Question 964

When was Poona Pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar signed?

A. In 1920
B. In 1925
C. In 1928
D. In 1932

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Question 965

Which of the following land revenue arrangement is called 'Todarmal System'?

A. Zabti System
B. Galla Bakshi System
C. Kankut System
D. Nasaq System

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Question 966

Who among the following Mauryan emperors entered into a marriage alliance withSeleucus Nikator, the Greek ruler of West Asia?

A. chandragupta maurya
B. asoka
C. bindusara
D. dasaratha

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Question 967

The First Round Table Conference was held on:

A. November 12, 1930
B. December 12, 1930
C. November 12, 1937
D. October 12, 1930

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Question 968

Raja Rammohan Roy founded Brahma samaj on

A. 20 August,1838
B. 20 August,1828
C. 20 August,1848
D. 20 August,1858

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Question 969

In 1528, __________ defeated the Rajputs at Chanderi.

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Babur

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Question 970

Chola Empire was divided into ____

A. Mandalams, Nadu, Avanti & Kurram
B. Mandalams, Nadu, Malkhand & Kurram
C. Avanti, Nadu, Malkhand & Kurram
D. Mandalams, Nadu,Kurram & Valanadu

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Question 971

Lord Curzon announced the partition of Bengal on :

A. 16 October , 1911
B. 16 October , 1896
C. 16 October , 1907
D. 16 October , 1905

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Question 972

Which Sultan of Delhi established an employment bureau, a charity bureau and acharitable hospital?

A. firoz tughluq
B. muhammad tughluq
C. ala-ud-din khalji
D. balban

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Question 973

What was the correct chronology of the Delhi sultanate?

A. slave, tughluq, khalji, sayyid, lodi
B. slave, khalji, tughluq, sayyid, lodi
C. khalji, slave, tughluq, lodi, sayyid
D. khalji, tughluq, slave, sayyid, lodi

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Question 974

In June 2017, who has become the first local body in the country to issue ‘municipal bonds’ in nearly one and a half decade?

A. Municipal Corporation of Mumbai
B. Municipal Corporation of Pune
C. Municipal Corporation of Delhi
D. Municipal Corporation of Kolkata

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Question 975

Which revolutionary was sentenced to death on August 17, 1909?

A. Rash Bihari Bose
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Chandra Sekhar Ajad
D. Madanlal Dhingra

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Question 976

The novel ‘Neel Darpan’ depicting the harassment and oppression of Indigo farmers by the Britishers was written by:

A. M M Malviya
B. Bipin Chandra Pal
C. Dinabandhu Mitra
D. Sisir Kumar Ghosh

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Question 977

The Panchatantra fables are thought to be composed by

A. Mullah Nasruddin
B. Vishnu Sharma
C. King Sudharshan
D. Tenali Raman

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Question 978

Who among the following was the court physician of Kanishka?

A. Vasumitra
B. Nagarjuna
C. Charaka
D. Patanjali

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Question 979

Who gave the slogan Inquilab Zindabad?

A. Hasrat Mohani
B. Ashfaqulla Khan
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Chandrashekhar Azad

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Question 980

The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been foughts at Kurukshetra for

A. 14 days
B. 16 days
C. 18 days
D. 20 days

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Question 981

Which European ruler had observed 'Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the world .... he who can exclusively command it is the dictator of Europe?

A. Queen Victoria
B. Peter the Great of Russia
C. Napoleon Bonaparte
D. Gustav II Adolf

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Question 982

According to the Periplus and Sangam texts, particularly Maduraikkanji, apearlfishery was located at

A. muziris
B. arikamedu
C. korkai
D. kaveripattinam

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Question 983

Which king's story is the subject of the play Mudrarakshasa?

A. Jaychand
B. Chandra Gupta II
C. Chandrapeeda
D. Chandragupta Maurya

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Question 984

Who was the man to attend the Imperial Durbar in 1877 dressed in hand-spun Khadi and was one of the founders of the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha in 1807?

A. M.G.Ranade
B. S.N. Banerjee
C. Ganesh Vasudev Joshi
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 985

The main centre of Gadar Movement of 1915 was :

A. United States of America.
B. Japan
C. Australia
D. Singapore

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Question 986

Which Party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the Year 1939 after he broke away from the congress?

A. Indian Freedom Party
B. Azad Hind Fauj
C. Revolutionary Front
D. Forward Bloc

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Question 987

The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, called the prince of pilgrims visited India during the reign of

A. Harsha
B. Chandragupta II
C. Dharampala
D. Devapala

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Question 988

Which one of the cities was not founded by Firoz Tughluq?

A. jaunpur
B. hissar
C. tughluqabad
D. firozabad

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Question 989

What was duaspa-sihaspa and who introduced it?

A. a revenue system introduced by akbar
B. a decorative method introduced by shah jahan
C. a special rank having higher sawar than zat introduced by aurangzeb
D. a sub rank of sawar introduced by jahangir.

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Question 990

Which ruler of Bengal gave a portion of Orissa to the Marathas?

A. Shaista Khan
B. Murshid Kuli Khan
C. Alivardi Khan
D. Sirajuddaula

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Question 991

Jatakas are the stories of

A. Buddha's life
B. Buddha's previous lives
C. The lives of the future Buddhas
D. Great saints of Buddhism

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Question 992

Who founded Anushulin Samiti in 1907 in Dhaka?

A. Shambhuchand Mukherjee
B. Kali Mohan Das
C. Barindra Ghosh and Bhupendra Nath Dutt
D. Jogesh Chandra Dutt

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Question 993

Who are credited to a large extent for ending the Mughal rule in India?

A. Mauryas
B. Cholas
C. Guptas
D. Marathas

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Question 994

Who was the founder of the Haryanka dynasty?

A. ajatasatru
B. bindusara
C. bimbisara
D. kalasoka

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Question 995

The Buddha can best be described as an

A. atheist
B. theist
C. materialist
D. agnostic

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Question 996

The people of the Indus valley civilisation worshipped ____________________.

A. Vishnu
B. Pashupati
C. Indra
D. Brahma

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Question 997

The Kargil War was between India and Pakistan took place in

A. 2001
B. 1983
C. 1999
D. 1989

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Question 998

Khajuraho Group of monuments are attributed to which dynasty?

A. Chandela
B. Mughal
C. Maurya
D. Shunga

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Question 999

Rock cut architecture in Harappan culture context has been found at

A. Kalibangan
B. Dholavira
C. Kotdiji
D. Amri

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Question 1000

Which of the following were the most standardised products of the Harappans?

A. pottery
B. terracotta
C. bricks
D. statues

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Question 1001

Which of the following rulers started the Mughal style of painting?

A. Babar
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

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Question 1002

What was the major cause of discontent among soldiers before the revolt of 1857?

A. The Religious Cause
B. Question of promotion and pay
C. Political Cause
D. None of these

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Question 1003

In 1852, who published the newspaper 'Satyaprakash' in Gujarati?

A. Gangadhar Rao
B. Vishnu Shastri
C. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
D. Karsandas Mulji

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Question 1004

Ashoka The Great (273–232 B.C.) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Mewar
B. Mughal
C. Maurya
D. Peshwas

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Question 1005

Harsha was the last great royal parton of

A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Shaivism
D. Bhagavatism

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Question 1006

Who played an important rule in bringing all the States in the Independent India into the country's unity

A. Sardar Patel
B. Hume
C. Subhas Chandra Bose
D. Dr Rajendra Prasad

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Question 1007

Which script was used in Ashoka's inscriptions?

A. Brahmi
B. Devanagiri
C. Gurmukhi
D. Sanskrit

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Question 1008

Who built Jama Masjid?

A. Guru Ramdas
B. Shah Jahan
C. Rao Jodhaji
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 1009

Lytton was selected as Viceroy to India to fullfill the ambitious plans of Disraeli in ________

A. Oudh
B. Afghanistan
C. Bengal
D. Burma

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Question 1010

Who among the following wrote Sanskrit Grammer

A. Kalidas
B. Charaka
C. Panini
D. Aryabhatt

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Question 1011

Who founded Atmiya Sabha in 1815?

A. Brahma Datt
B. Dayanand Saraswati
C. Raja Rammohan Roy
D. None of these

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Question 1012

Which one of the following animals was not represented on the terracotta art of the Harappan culture

A. Cow
B. Elephant
C. Rhinoceros
D. Tiger

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Question 1013

The Charter of Liberties - popularly known as 'The Magna Carta' - was signed in England in which year?

A. 1415 AD
B. 1315 AD
C. 1215 AD
D. 1115 AD

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Question 1014

"Abhinav Bharat" was founded in 1904 as a secret society of revolutionaries by :

A. Damodar Chapekar
B. V. D. Savarkar
C. Praffula Chaki
D. Khudiram Bose

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Question 1015

Which of the following Pallava Kings assumed the title of "Vatapikonda" after defeating and slaying the great Chalukyan King Pulekesin II

A. Narsingh Varman I
B. Mahendra Varman I
C. Parameshwar Varman I
D. Nandi Varman

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Question 1016

According to the Rig Veda, Panis were indulged in

A. cultivation
B. trade and commerce
C. handicrafts
D. hunting and gathering

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Question 1017

In order to secure co-operation of Indians the British government in the midst of worsening wartime international situation sent Cripps Mission to India:

A. In 1940
B. In 1942
C. In 1945
D. In 1946

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Question 1018

Who was the founder of Mahakali Pathshala in Calcutta?

A. Her Holiness Mataji Maharani Tapaswini
B. Sister Nivedita
C. Madamee Blavatsky
D. Sarojini Naidu

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Question 1019

Which Magadhan ruler is said to have shifted the capital from Rajgil toPataliputra?

A. udayin
B. kakavarin
C. chandragupta maurya
D. bimbisara

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Question 1020

Rani Gaidinliu was a rebel leader against the Britishers from:

A. Manipur
B. Uttar Pardesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Maharashtra

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Question 1021

Saint Kabir was the disciple of whom?

A. Ramanujacharya
B. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
C. Swami Haridas
D. Ramananda

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Question 1022

Bande Matram was a series of articles published in the year 1907 by :

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
C. Domadar Chapekar
D. Balkrishana Chapekar

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Question 1023

Sarojini Naidu was elected Congress President at :

A. Haripura, 1938
B. Bombay, 1934
C. Madras Session, 1927
D. Kanpur Session ,1925

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Question 1024

Which river has no mention in Rigaveda

A. Sindhu
B. Saraswati
C. Yamuna
D. Periyar

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Question 1025

Which among the following is not correctly paired?

A. Shivaji­Afzal Khan
B. Nurjahan­Mahabat Khan
C. Akbar­Rana Pratap
D. Babar­Bairam Khan

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Question 1026

In 1893 Mahatma Gandhi went to South Africa in connection with the trial of a merchant:

A. Hemu Kalani
B. Sachindra Bakshi
C. Manmath Nath Gupta
D. Abdulla Seth

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Question 1027

Which one of the following inscriptions is found on an iron pillar?

A. allahabad prasasti
B. mehrauliprasasti
C. eran prasasti
D. junagarh prasasti

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Question 1028

Who said “Curzon’s partition of Bengal gave unwitting initiative to events of such magnitude which returned many years later to port with the cargo of freedom”?

A. Syed Hasan Imam
B. Dr. S.Gopal
C. M.A. Ansari
D. Bharat Kumar

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Question 1029

Who was the Prime Minister of India during adopting of Article 370 for Jammu & Kashmir?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Indira Gandhi
D. Gulzarilal Nanda

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Question 1030

The First ruler of the Satavahanas was

A. Simuka
B. Govinda
C. Sri Satakarni
D. Nahapana

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Question 1031

The whole area of Harappan culture represents a

A. circular area
B. square area
C. zigzag formation
D. triangle area

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Question 1032

Who was the moving spirit behind the Organization of the Ghadar Party?

A. Lala Hardayal
B. V.P Savarkar
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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Question 1033

On what ground did the second split in the congress take place in 1918?

A. Charter act of India
B. Montague Chelmsford Declaration
C. Morley Minto Reforms
D. None of these

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Question 1034

Who wrote Tabaqat-i-Akbari?

A. abul fazl
B. badauni
C. munim khan
D. nizam-ud-din ahmad

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Question 1035

Churches and Convents of Goa were built by?

A. British
B. Dutch
C. Portuguese
D. Mughals

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Question 1036

The Mughals ruled India for one and half centuries effectively and gave Political unity to the country. In which of the following fields could they not succeed fully?

A. An efficient system of administration
B. Political stability
C. Development of trade and industry
D. Establishment of a common culture and unification of all communities to become a homogeneous nation

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Question 1037

After the defeat at Plassey, Sirajuddaullah was assassinated and ________ was made the nawab.

A. Mir Jafar
B. Mir Qasim
C. Haider Ali
D. Tipu Sultan

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Question 1038

Which of the following constituted the tax-collecting officials?(i) Rais (ii) Khuts (iii) Chaudharis (iv) Muqaddams Choose the answer from the codes below:

A. i and ii
B. ii and iii
C. i, ii and iii
D. ii, iii and iv

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Question 1039

The language adopted for preaching in Mahayana Buddhism was

A. Pali
B. Brahmi
C. Sanskrit
D. Prakrit

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Question 1040

The famous Vishnu temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built by

A. Shrutavarman
B. Suryavarman II
C. Indravarman
D. Aniruddha

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Question 1041

Big landlords or warrior chiefs in the seventh century were acknowledged as _________ by the existing kings?

A. Rashtrakutas
B. Chalukya
C. Samantas
D. Brahmanas

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Question 1042

The iqtadars during the period of the Delhi sultanate were also known as

A. maliks
B. muqtis
C. mamlatdars
D. munhias

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Question 1043

Where and when the first session of Indian National Congress was held ?

A. Delhi, 1890
B. Mumbai, 1885
C. Madras, 1887
D. Kolkata, 1889

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Question 1044

Who translated Mahabharata into Persian?

A. Jahangir
B. Aurangzeb
C. Akbar
D. Shahjahan

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Question 1045

White revolution is related to

A. Cotton production
B. Flood control
C. Milk production
D. Peace

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Question 1046

E.P. Ramaswamy Naicker is associated with which of the following movements?

A. Self-respect movement
B. Viacom movement
C. Justice movement
D. Ezhava movement

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Question 1047

Indian War of independence 1857 was written by :

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Jawahar Lal Neharu
C. Damodar Chapekar
D. V.D. Savarkar

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Question 1048

After which of the following centuries, did the practice of donating land in South India go a long way?

A. Fifth century
B. Sixth century
C. Eighth century
D. Ninth century

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Question 1049

The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system prevalent in

A. Persia
B. Mongolia
C. Afghanistan
D. Turkey

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Question 1050

India was partitioned as a consequence of the formula contained in

A. Cabinet Mission Plan
B. Attlee's Declaration
C. June 3 plan or Mountbatten plan
D. Both (b) and (c)

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Question 1051

Who was the mastermind of bomb attack on Lord Hardinge at chandani chowk in Delhi in 1912?

A. Amir Chand
B. Avadh Behari
C. Rasbihari Bose
D. Basant Kumar Biswas

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Question 1052

Which one of the six traditional schools of Hindu philosophy closely resembles the Jainaphilosophy?

A. nyaya
B. samkhya
C. mimamsa
D. vaisesika

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Question 1053

In 1617 the British East India Company was given permission by __________ to trade in India.

A. Babur
B. Akbar
C. Aurangzeb
D. Jahangir

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Question 1054

Commissioners for the Affairs of India were known as

A. Court of directors
B. Board of Directors
C. Board of Control
D. Board of Merchants

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Question 1055

The last Mauryan king was

A. Pushyamitra Sunga
B. Ashoka
C. Harsa
D. Brihadratha

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Question 1056

India Home Rule Society, founded in Landon in February 1905, was one of the earliest revolutionary societies set up outside india. This society was founded by

A. Lala Har Dayal
B. VD Savarkar
C. Shyamji Krishna Verma
D. Madan Lal Dhingra

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Question 1057

The Cholas were the only known rulers in the history of india to have undertaken successful overseas naval expeditions. Who of the following Chola rulers successfully invaded Laccadives, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sumatra?

A. Parantaka - I
B. Rajaraja - I
C. Rajendra - I
D. Both (b) and (c)

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Question 1058

Which one of the following rulers of Kashmir has been described as the Akbar ofKashmir?

A. azam shah
B. zain-ul abidin
C. shihab-ud-din shah
D. shah mir

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Question 1059

Whose statement is this –“The Indians should no longer be satisfied with mere mendicancy neither should they beg the English for concessions”?

A. V N Mandalik
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bipin Chandra Pal
D. Abdul Kalam Azad

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Question 1060

Chandragupta Maurya was born in _______.

A. 340 BC
B. 563 BC
C. 189 BC
D. 99 BC

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Question 1061

Srikakulam was the capital of

A. Sakas
B. Pahlavas
C. Andhras
D. Ashoka

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Question 1062

In which language was 'Baburama', the Memoirs of Babur, composed?

A. Pashto
B. Kurdish
C. Urdu
D. Turkish

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Question 1063

Nawab Siraj -ud-daulah of Bengal was defeated by the English in the battle of Plassey, mainly

A. because the English Forces were much stronger than those of the Nawab
B. because of Clive's conspiracy with the Nawab's Commander-in-Chief Mir Jafar and rich bankers of Bengal
C. because of Siraj-ud-Daulah's retirement from the battlefield
D. because of the capture of a band of frenchmen under the Nawab's service by the English

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Question 1064

Who was the famous Deccan Hindu King whose fleet crossed the Bay of Bengal with an army and conquered a number of states in Sumatra, Java and Malaysia?

A. Rajendra Chola
B. Rajaraja I
C. Pulakesin
D. Mahipala II

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Question 1065

Who of the following Portuguese is regarded as a 'monster in human disguise' and the one who had no bowels of compassion?

A. Vasco da Gama
B. Albuquerque
C. Almeida
D. Joao de Castro

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Question 1066

The list of sixteen Mahajanapadas is available in

A. Mahabharat
B. Chhandogya Upanishad
C. Anguttar Nikaya
D. Samyukta Nikaya

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Question 1067

Which is the biggest building at Mohenjodaro?

A. Great Bath
B. Great Granary
C. Assembly Hall
D. Rectangular Building

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Question 1068

Who bore the title Gajabentakara?

A. krishna deva raya
B. deva raya ii
C. deva raya i
D. rama raya

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Question 1069

Lothal a site where dockyard of which of the following civilization were found

A. Indus Valley
B. Mesopotamian
C. Egyptian
D. Persian

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Question 1070

All the following statements regarding the Indus Valley Civilization are correct except

A. The Indus Valley Civilization was an advanced urban civilization
B. Iron was not known to the people
C. It is difficult to say to which race the people belonged
D. The people knew nothing about agriculture

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Question 1071

Dalals were

A. merchants
B. brokers
C. travellers
D. in charge of inns

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Question 1072

Who started construction of Nalanda (Mahavihara) ?

A. Dharampala
B. Ashoka
C. Kumaragupta
D. Harihara

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Question 1073

The construction of Warangal Fort was started by ______ ?

A. Beta - II
B. Rudra
C. Jayapa
D. Prola - II

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Question 1074

The Agra fort was built by ___________.

A. Shah Jahan
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Babur

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Question 1075

Who were the first among the following to establish trade relations with India?

A. Dutch
B. French
C. English
D. Portuguese

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Question 1076

In the history of Indian National Movement Santhal Rebellion took place between :

A. 1845-47
B. 1849-50
C. 1855-56
D. 1866-67

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Question 1077

The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by

A. S.N. Sen
B. R.C. Mazumdar
C. B.G. Tilak
D. V.D. Savakar

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Question 1078

What is the name of the court poet of King Harshavardhana?

A. Tulsidas
B. Banabhatta
C. Surdas
D. Raskhan

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Question 1079

The lady who played an important role in the awakening of Indian women to fight for independence and who is also known as Nightingale of India is -

A. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
B. Durga Bai Deshmukh
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Madam Bhikaiji Cama

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Question 1080

Who is the father of Green Revolution in India?

A. Jayanth C Narlikar
B. Amartyasen
C. RK Pachowry
D. M.S. Swaminathan

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Question 1081

Who was the first Mughal Emperor to acquire Koh-i-nur diamond?

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Shah Jehan

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Question 1082

In 1942 who appealed the Britishers to leave India in God’s hands?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Mohhamad Ali Jinnah
C. Sardar patel
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 1083

“In this instance we could not play off the Mohammedans against the Hindus.” To which one of the following events did this remark of Aitchison relate?

A. Bang Bhang
B. Santhal Movement
C. Kishan Andolan
D. Revolt of 1857

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Question 1084

On which date was the partition of India announced?

A. 15th August 1947
B. 3rd June 1947
C. 17th July 1947
D. 1st July 1947

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Question 1085

Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which of the following rulers?

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Shahjahan
D. Sher Shah Suri

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Question 1086

The education which was initially a state subject was transferred to the concurrent list by the

A. 42nd Amendment
B. 44th Amendment
C. 24th Amendment
D. 25th Amendment

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Question 1087

The most significant feature of Indus valley civilization was

A. Barter system
B. Local transport system
C. Buildings made of brick
D. Administrative system

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Question 1088

The Ajanta cave paintings mostly belong to the period of the

A. Mughals
B. Mauryas
C. Chalukyas
D. Guptas

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Question 1089

Which of the following about the Arthasastra is/are incorrect?(i) It is divided into 15 parvas. (ii) It was originally written in Prakrit language. (iii) It is a treatise on Mauryan political economy and administration. (iv) Its evidence is not corroborated by any other source. Select the answer from the codes below:

A. i, ii and iv
B. ii and iii
C. ii and iv
D. i and iv

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Question 1090

Which one of the following four vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells

A. Rigaveda
B. Samaveda
C. Yajurveda
D. Atharvaveda

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Question 1091

Mahatma Gandhi’s first great experiment in Satyagraha came in 1917 in

A. Ahemdabad
B. Champaran
C. Kheda
D. Dandi

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Question 1092

Dohas were

A. religious teachings of sufis.
B. a group of merchants who sent large caravans.
C. the muslim devotees who emphasised the personal devotion of man to god through love.
D. couplets which kabir composed and by which he taught his followers.

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Question 1093

Parliament House in Delhi was constructed during

A. 1895-1900
B. 1901-1909
C. 1921-1927
D. 1931-1935

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Question 1094

Who were the harkaras of the Mughal period?

A. enforcers of public morals
B. news writers and reporters
C. secret letter writers and informers
D. spies and special couriers

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Question 1095

Who among the following pioneered Khilafat Movement?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Ali Brothers
C. M.A. Jinnah
D. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

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Question 1096

Mahatma Gandhi in 1919 decided to launch a nationwide satyagrah against the proposed ________________.

A. Simon Commission
B. Rowlatt Act
C. Salt Act
D. Pitt's India Act

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Question 1097

The Shaka Era was founded in the year________.

A. B.C. 57
B. A.D. 78
C. A.D. 319
D. A.D. 248

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Question 1098

The ultimate ownership of land during the post-Gupta period lay with

A. the cultivator
B. the village community
C. the king
D. the joint family

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Question 1099

The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India's contact with

A. Central Asia
B. Iran
C. Greece
D. China

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Question 1100

Who is the founder of Maratha empire?

A. Shivaji Maharaj
B. Akbar
C. Ashoka
D. Zahangeer

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Question 1101

In Buddhism,what does Patimokkha stand for

A. A description of Mahayana Buddhism
B. A description of Hinayana Buddhism
C. The rules of the Sangha
D. The questions of king Menander

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Question 1102

Akbar’s enlightened religious policy was based on his philosophy of sulh-i-kul whichmeant

A. universal tolerance
B. universal peace
C. enlightened benevolence
D. unity of godhead

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Question 1103

Which revenue system among the following is also known as the bandobast system?

A. zabti
B. dahsala
C. nasaq
D. kankut

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Question 1104

Gandhi ji studied Law in _________.

A. India
B. United Kingdom
C. South Africa
D. Bhutan

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Question 1105

What was the original name of Nur Jahan?

A. zeb-un-nisa
B. fatima begum
C. mihr-un-nisa
D. jahanara

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Question 1106

The Indian National Army reclaimed the Andaman and Nicobar Island from British rule and named them?

A. Swaraj Islands
B. Shaheed and Swaraj Island
C. Free Islands
D. Swatantra and Swaraj Island

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Question 1107

Name the viceroy who inaugurated New Delhi as the new capital of India in the year 1931.

A. Lord Wellesley
B. Lord Curson
C. Lord Cornwallis
D. Lord Irwin

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Question 1108

Which of the following Vedic texts is mentioned the eastern and western seas for the first time?

A. Tandya Brahmana
B. Satpath Brahmana
C. Gopath Brahmana
D. Kaustiki Brahmana

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Question 1109

Humayun Nama was written during the reign of Emperor Akbar's reign, both Hindi and persian,belongs to

A. Gulbadan Begum
B. Ahmad Yadgar
C. Abbas Sarwani
D. Faizi Sarhindi

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Question 1110

The term yavanika meant

A. foreign goods
B. dancer
C. curtain
D. theatre

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Question 1111

The Mongols under ___________ invaded Transoxiana in north-east Iran in 1219.

A. Timur Lang
B. Nadir Shah
C. Ahmed Shah Abdali
D. Genghis Khan

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Question 1112

The pioneer of Indian communism was

A. M.N. Roy
B. G.N Ganguly
C. P.C Chandra
D. None of these

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Question 1113

Lala Lajpat Rai was also known as :

A. Sher-e-Bengal
B. Sher-e-Maharastra
C. Sher-e-Kashmir
D. Sher-e-Punjab

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Question 1114

During the Independence Movement, Subhash Chandra Bose revamped the Indian National __________.

A. Navy
B. Army
C. Defence
D. Air Force

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Question 1115

Who said about the British Government these words - “You do not realize how strong the government is if the congress challenges the government the government would finish it in five minutes?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Basant Kumar Biswas
D. Annie Besant

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Question 1116

Consider  the  following  statements  about the Salt March :1.The    Salt    March    was    deliberately ignored by the European media.2.The  Salt  March  was  widely  covered  by the American and European press.3.The Salt March was the first nationalist activity in which women participated in large numbers.4.The  Salt  March  impressed  upon  the British   the   urgent   need   to   devolve more power to Indians.Which  of  the  statements  given  above  are correct?

A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 3 and 4 only
D. 2 and 3 only

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Question 1117

Which of the following South Indian Kingdom is not mentioned in the Ashokan inscription?

A. Satvahan
B. Satiyaputa
C. Chola
D. Pandya

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Question 1118

Where did the Indian Independence League form in 1907?

A. Surat
B. Calcutta
C. California
D. Berlin

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Question 1119

The Red Fort (Delhi) was built by ______.

A. Babur
B. British
C. Shah Jahan
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 1120

Consider the following statement :“A sound body means one whichbends itself to the spirit and is always a ready instrument at its service.”The above statement is attributed to

A. Sardar Patel
B. Winston Churchill
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Baden-Powell

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Question 1121

The Mughal empire was founded by

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 1122

Which is a good example of roman portrait painting?

A. Hellenistic
B. Faiyum portraits
C. Both A & B
D. The bust of Julius Caesar

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Question 1123

Which of the following state was not included in the empire of Akbar?

A. Kabul
B. Awadh
C. Lahore
D. Bijapur

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Question 1124

Who was known as Badshah Khan?

A. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
B. Abul Kalam Azad
C. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D. Khan Abdul Wali Khan

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Question 1125

In May 2017, the Base year of All India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has been revised to ______.

A. 2011-12
B. 2015-16
C. 2016-17
D. 2012-13

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Question 1126

In which year in India, was the demonetisation announcedfor the first time?

A. 1978
B. 1999
C. 1946
D. 1962

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Question 1127

Who first imposed Jizya Tax in India?

A. Allaudin khilji
B. Aurangzeb
C. Mohammad Bin Qasim
D. Qutb-ud-din Aibak

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Question 1128

Kurukshetra , the sence of the epic battle between Kauravas and pandavas, is situated in

A. Gujarat
B. Punjab
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Haryana

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Question 1129

Under which document was the separate electorate granted for muslims ?

A. Charter Act of 1813
B. The Permanent Settlement
C. Mahalwari System Reforms
D. Morley Minto Reforms

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Question 1130

Which poet first popularized the sonnet form?

A. Edmund Spencer
B. Francesco Petrarch
C. Shakespeare
D. None of the above

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Question 1131

All India Kisan Sabha was founded in

A. 1936
B. 1946
C. 1956
D. 1966

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Question 1132

Which major event in Indian history is also called as 'White Flowing River'?

A. Partition of India
B. Dandi March
C. Operation Bluestar
D. Quit India Movement

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Question 1133

The Rigvedic God Varuna was

A. Harbinger of peace
B. Destoyer of foes
C. Guardian of the cosmic order
D. God of prosperity

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Question 1134

Vikramshila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of

A. Pushyabhuti Dynasty
B. Barman Dynasty
C. Sen Dynasty
D. Pala Dynasty

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Question 1135

In 1912 Mohammad Ali started the paper

A. The Native Opinion
B. The New India
C. Al-Balagh
D. The Comrade

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Question 1136

The foreign traveller who visited India during the reign of Shahjahan was______________

A. Thomas Roe
B. William Hawkins
C. Ibn Batuta
D. Manucci

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Question 1137

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey was awarded the Paramvir Chakra for his martyrdom at which of the following wars?

A. Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
B. Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
C. Kargil War of 1999
D. Indo-China War of 1962

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Question 1138

Buddha means

A. the enlightened one
B. the religious preacher
C. the genius
D. the powerful

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Question 1139

Who designed the Bombay Secretariat in the 1870s?

A. H.St. Clair Wilkins
B. Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Readymoney
C. Purushottamdas Thakurdas
D. Nusserwanji Tata

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Question 1140

During Indian freedom struggle , a general strike jointly called by the Girni Kamgar Union and the Railway workers place in March, 1929 in bombay. This was actually in protest against ______

A. the congress acceptance of Domination Status to India as a desirable interim goal
B. the visit to india of Whiteley commission on Labour
C. the Government's insistance on passing the Trade Disputes Bill through the Central Legislative Assembly
D. the dismissal of workers who had taken part in the 1928 strikes

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Question 1141

Original name of Mumtaj Mahal was

A. Mihr-un-Nisa
B. Jagat Gosami
C. Arjumand Banu
D. Man Bai

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Question 1142

The Battle of Plassey was fought in

A. 1757
B. 1782
C. 1748
D. 1764

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Question 1143

Ayurveda originated from which veda?

A. Rig Veda
B. Yajur Veda
C. Atharva Veda
D. Sama Veda

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Question 1144

The word kusidin used in the Satapatha Brahmana was a designation for the

A. usurer
B. bard
C. perfume-maker
D. outcaste

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Question 1145

The Governor General who came to be known as father of communal electorate in India was

A. Lord Chelmsford
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Lainthgo
D. Lord Minto

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Question 1146

Oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western _____ sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries.

A. Iraq
B. Afghanistan
C. Pakistan
D. India

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Question 1147

With which religion is Kaivalya associated?

A. Buddhism
B. Jainism
C. Hinduism
D. Sikhism

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Question 1148

Which one of the following four Agnikula families was known for itspatronage of Jainism.

A. chauhans
B. solankis
C. pawars
D. pariharas

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Question 1149

From which one of the  following places,remains of wells have been found in houses belonging to the development stage of the Indus Valley Civilization

A. Harappa
B. Kalibangan
C. Lothal
D. Mohenjodaro

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Question 1150

When did Mahatma Gandhi go on fast unto death for the first time?

A. 1921
B. 1917
C. 1918
D. 1915

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Question 1151

Ghatotkacha (who ruled in the years 290–305 B.C.) was a king from which dynasty?

A. Gupta Dynasty
B. Kanva Dynasty
C. Shunga Dynasty
D. Maurya Dynasty

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Question 1152

The newspapers ‘The Punjabi and The pupil’ were published by :

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Lala Hardyal

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Question 1153

Who were barids?

A. secret agents
B. military chiefs
C. revenue collectors
D. elite guards

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Question 1154

Which one of the following sources tells us about women protesting against the infidelity of their husbands or the neglect of the wife and children by the male head of the household?

A. The Kitab-ul-Hind
B. Documents belonging to the Village Panchayats of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra
C. Sculptures from Mandor
D. The Ain-i-Akbari of Abul Fazl

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Question 1155

Gandhi Ji started the Non-Cooperation Movement in?

A. 1880
B. 1900
C. 1920
D. 1940

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Question 1156

Who said ‘God is the breath of all breath.’?

A. nanak
B. kabir
C. mirabai
D. chaitanya

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Question 1157

Under the Government of India act 1935 it was decided to establish a federation consisting of :

A. Governor’s provinces
B. Princely states
C. Governor’s provinces and princely states
D. None of these

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Question 1158

With which dynasty did Indian Muslims start entering into positions of power?

A. tughluqs
B. ilbaris
C. khaljis
D. sayyids

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Question 1159

Which revolutionary took his own life?

A. Khudiram Bose
B. Rash Behari Bose
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Chandrashekhar Azad

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Question 1160

A collective term used by the Jains for their sacred books is

A. Prabandhas
B. Angas
C. Nibandhas
D. Charits

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Question 1161

Which Bahmani ruler shifted the capital from Gulbarga to Bidar?

A. ala-ud-din ii
B. ahmad shah wali
C. muhammad shah i
D. muhammad iii

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Question 1162

Who has been described as the "destroyer of the Sakas, the Yavanas and the Pallavas"?

A. Skanda Gupta
B. Gautamiputra Satakarni
C. Simuka
D. Satakarni I

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Question 1163

Who was the first Governor General of India?

A. Lord William Bentick
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Cornwallis
D. None of these

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Question 1164

Which of the following was described as the First Indian War of Independence?

A. Partition of Bengal, 1905
B. Uprising of 1857
C. Civil Disobedience Movement, 1930-1931
D. Quit India Movement, 1942

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Question 1165

What literary period is the beat generation aligned with?

A. Postmodernism
B. Naturalism
C. Modernism
D. Realism

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Question 1166

The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in

A. 1848 AD
B. 1856 AD
C. 1858 AD
D. 1862 AD

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Question 1167

The school of Indian art which is also known as the Greco-­Roman­-Buddhist art is the ____________school

A. Mauryan
B. Shunga
C. Gandhara
D. Gupta

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Question 1168

Which social evil was conspicuously absent in ancient India?

A. Polygamy
B. Sati system
C. Devadasi system
D. Purdah system

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Question 1169

According to the categories of land mentioned in the Chola inscriptions ___________ was known as the land gifted to temples?

A. Vellanvagai
B. Brahmadeya
C. Shalabhoga
D. Devadana

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Question 1170

The main cause of conflict between the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas duringtheSangam age was

A. the desire to control the fertile deltas
B. the desire to control coastal region
C. the need for access to important trading centres
D. none of these

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Question 1171

The official language of the Delhi Sultanate was?

A. Urdu
B. Arabic
C. Persian
D. Hindi

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Question 1172

The Ibadat Khana was a meeting house built by which Mughal Emperor?

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 1173

Who was appointed by Akbar as his Court Musician?

A. Abul Fazal
B. Mian Tansen
C. Raja Birbal
D. Raja Todar Mal

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Question 1174

The reason for the spread of Harappan culture and settlement of new colonies in faroff places was

A. to meet their religious obligations
B. their desire to colonise
C. the population expansion
D. to safeguard their security concerns.

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Question 1175

Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left ?

A. Brahmi
B. Kharoshti
C. Nandnagari
D. Sharada

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Question 1176

The first passenger train in India ran between

A. Kalyan and Pune
B. Bombay and Thane
C. Howrah and Delhi
D. New Delhi and Madras

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Question 1177

Diwan-i-khairat was a separate department of

A. public works and welfare
B. slaves
C. agriculture
D. foreign affairs

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Question 1178

The local name Mohenjodara is

A. Mound of the Living
B. Mound of the Great
C. Mound of the dead
D. Mound of the survivor

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Question 1179

Which Sultan represented himself as ‘Sikandar-i-Sani’ (The Second Alexander)?

A. ala-ud-din khalji
B. muhammad tughluq
C. sikandar lodhi
D. khizr khan

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Question 1180

Which of the following animals was probably not known to the Vedicpeople?

A. elephant
B. lion
C. tiger
D. horse

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Question 1181

'Do or Die' is associated with which of the movements in India's freedom struggle

A. Dandi March
B. Non-­Cooperation Movement
C. Khilafat Movement
D. Quit India Movement

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Question 1182

The famous poet Amir Khusrau was contemporary of all except following :

A. Alauddin Khilji
B. Ghiyasuddin Balban
C. Iltutmish
D. Jalaluddin Khilji

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Question 1183

Amuktamalyada is a book on

A. poetry
B. dance
C. polity
D. music

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Question 1184

In which battle was Siraj ud–Daulah defeated by Lord Clive?

A. Battle of Plassey
B. Battle of Buxer
C. Battle of Panipat
D. Battle of Haldighati

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Question 1185

Name the platform used for ritual purposes by the kings of the Vijayanaggira Empire.

A. Mahanavami Dibba
B. Lotus Mahal
C. Hazara Rama
D. Virupaksha

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Question 1186

During First World War(1914-1918) AD, The Raja of Chamba State, Raja Bhuri Singh ....................

A. opposed the British Government
B. partcipated in the Ghaddar Movement
C. helped the British Government
D. remained Passive

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Question 1187

Who is known as "Iron Lady of India"?

A. Rani Laxmi Bai
B. Sonia Gandhi
C. Indira Gandhi
D. None of the above

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Question 1188

Bal Gangadhar Tilak popularly known as Lokamanya Tilak was born in 1856 at

A. Ratnagiri
B. Pune
C. Mumbai
D. None of these

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Question 1189

By which ruler Pataliputra was chosen for the first time as a capital?

A. Ajatasatru
B. Kalasok
C. Udayin
D. Kanishka

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Question 1190

Which report became the basis for enacting the Government of India Act 1935?

A. Reading's report
B. Montague Chelmsford Declaration
C. Morley Minto Reforms
D. Simon Commission’s report

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Question 1191

The predominant burial practice of the Sangam age was:

A. cremation
B. partial burial
C. pit burial
D. inhumation

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Question 1192

Which of the following places is associated with Jainism

A. Kapilvastu
B. Pava
C. Prayag
D. Shravasti

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Question 1193

Bal Gangadhar Tilak introduced the slogan Swaraj is my birth right in :

A. 1896
B. 1904
C. 1906
D. 1910

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Question 1194

Of the following, which did not influence the fathers of Indian constitution? The Constitution of

A. The USA
B. The USSR
C. Canada
D. Ireland

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Question 1195

Who is the the author and composer of the National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana) of India?

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
C. Muhammad Iqbal
D. Ram Singh Thakur

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Question 1196

Who among the following was known during the days of the Revolt of 1857 as 'Danka Shah'?

A. Shah Mal
B. Maulavi Ahmadullah Shah
C. Nana Sahib
D. Tantia Tope

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Question 1197

Who founded in Pataliputra

A. Udayin
B. Ashoka
C. Bimbisar
D. Mahapadmananda

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Question 1198

Aurobindo Ghose, Barindra Kumar Ghose, B.P. Mitra, Abinash Bhattacharya and Bhupendranath Dutta were associated with the revolutionary organization :

A. Anushilan Samiti (in Bengal).
B. Satya Shodhak Samaj
C. Bengal Society
D. None of these

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Question 1199

After the ruin of India's trade, industries and handicrafts, the burden of taxation in india had to be mainly borne by

A. Zamindars
B. Peasantry
C. Income-tax-payers
D. All the above

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Question 1200

Jantar Mantar in Delhi is historically important for

A. Public meetings
B. Hunger strikes
C. Ancient sculptures
D. Astronomical observatory

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Question 1201

What was Jajmani system of the Mughal period?

A. a revenue system in which revenues of different units of land were assigned to officials in lieu of salaries.
B. an administrative system in which ranks in terms of numbers were assigned to nobles, military commanders and other prominent people for placing them in the official hierarchy.
C. a reciprocal system that existed in rural india between the peasantry and other occupational groups.
D. a commercial system that developed in urban india for facilitating commercial transactions on a large scale.

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Question 1202

Which one of the following began with the Dandi March ?

A. Civil disobedience Movement
B. Quit India Movement
C. Non-Cooperation Movement
D. Home rule Movement

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Question 1203

Gol Gumbaz was built in which century?

A. 15th
B. 16th
C. 17th
D. 18th

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Question 1204

Mahatma Gandhi launched Kheda Satyagrah on Gujrat in 1918 to support the cause of :

A. Mill Owners
B. Land Lords
C. The peasants
D. Kol Rebellion

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Question 1205

Who was responsible for the integration of princely states into the Indian Union after Independence

A. Sri Rajagopalachari
B. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
D. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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Question 1206

Bones of camel are discovered at:

A. kalibangan
B. lothal
C. harappa
D. mohenjodaro

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Question 1207

One of the best known tribal rebellions in Bihar, Known as Ulgulan (meaning Great Tumult), was launched by the Mundas under the leadership of:

A. Kanhu
B. Sidhu
C. Birsa Munda
D. Rampa Munda

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Question 1208

Pulitzer Prize was established in _______.

A. 1762
B. 1883
C. 1917
D. 1965

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Question 1209

The Programme of Swadeshi and Boycott against the partition of Bengal was visualised by

A. Surendra Nath Bennerjee
B. BC Pal
C. Aurobindo Ghose
D. Ras Behari Bosh

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Question 1210

The walled city of Old Delhi was originally named after who of the following Empereors ?

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Shajahan
D. Jahangir

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Question 1211

In 1916-18 the Home Rule League movement was launched under the leadership of :

A. Mohammad Ali Jinnah and G. S. Khaparde
B. G. S. Khaparde and Sir S. Subramania Iyer
C. Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Sir S. Subramania Iyer and Mohammad Ali Jinnah

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Question 1212

The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were known as

A. Walashahi
B. Barawardi
C. Jcumaki
D. Dakhili

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Question 1213

Gateway of India was built by

A. Frank Lloyd Wright
B. George Wittet
C. Frank Gehry
D. Zaha Hadid

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Question 1214

Babur (1526–1530 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

A. Mughal
B. Nanda
C. Maurya
D. Haryanka

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Question 1215

In India, which city is also known as 'City of Palaces'?

A. Jaipur
B. Kolkata
C. Gwalior
D. Udaipur

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Question 1216

The idea of ‘Farr-i Izadi’, on which the Mughal kingship was based, was first developed by which one of the following Sufi saints?

A. Shihabuddin Suhrawardi
B. Nizamuddin Auliya
C. Ibn al-Arabi
D. Bayazid Bistami

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Question 1217

Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor died in?

A. 1507
B. 1607
C. 1707
D. 1807

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Question 1218

The doctrine of three jewels- Right belief, Right conduct and Right Knowledge- is the crownings glory of

A. Buddhism
B. Christianity
C. Jainism
D. None of these

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Question 1219

The Muslim League demanded a separate homeland for Indian Muslims for the first time at its :

A. Lahore session in 1940.
B. Lucknow session in 1916
C. Meerut Session 1946
D. Tripuri Session in 1939

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Question 1220

Where did Rani Lakshmi Bai die fighting the British?

A. Varanasi
B. Gwalior
C. Morar
D. Jhansi

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Question 1221

The Indian king who opposed Alexander was

A. Ambhi
B. Porus
C. Dhanananda
D. Chandragupta

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Question 1222

Who was the founder of Banaras Hindu University?

A. Sukumar Dutt
B. Madan Mohan Malvia
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Motilal Nehru

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Question 1223

First and Last Indian viceroys of India?

A. Lord Mountbatten
B. C Raj Gopalachari
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Lala Lajpath Rai

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Question 1224

Visakhadatta sketches the event after the death of Samudragupta in his work

A. Mudrarakasam
B. Devi Chand Guptam
C. Mrichekakatika
D. Malavikagnimitra

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Question 1225

The term "Anuvrata" is associated to which religion?

A. Mahayana Buddhism
B. Hinayana Buddhism
C. Jainism
D. Lokayata sect

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Question 1226

'The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Swami Dayananda
C. Raja Rammohan Roy
D. None of the above

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Question 1227

Jama Masjid of Delhi was built in which century?

A. 15th
B. 16th
C. 17th
D. 18th

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Question 1228

Choose the most appropriate answer:Who was the Viceroy when the Simon Commission visited India?

A. Lord Chelmsford
B. Lord Reading
C. Lord Irwin
D. Lord Wellington

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Question 1229

Which act ended the "Trade Monopoly" of the East India Company?

A. Regulating Act of 1773
B. Pitt's India Act of 1784
C. The Charter Act of 1833
D. The Charter Act of 1813

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Question 1230

In 1906 Dadabhai Naoroji had passed a resolution approving the issues of swadeshi and national education in:

A. The Calcutta Session of the Indian National congress
B. The Lucknow Session of the Indian National congress
C. The Meerut Session of the Indian National congress
D. The Lahore Session of the Indian National congress

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Question 1231

Todar Mal was associated with

A. music
B. literature
C. finance
D. law

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Question 1232

From which monument, Gautama Buddha propagated his divine knowledge of Buddhism to the world?

A. Humayun's Tomb
B. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
C. Qutub Minar
D. Red Fort Complex

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Question 1233

The famous paper entitled “Was There Feudalism in Indian History? belongs to

A. b n s yadava
B. d. c. sircar
C. harbans mukhia
D. d.n. jha

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Question 1234

Who is the founder of Haryanka Dynasty?

A. Ajatashatru
B. Harshvardhan
C. Bimbisara
D. Ghananand

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Question 1235

Who has built the Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory) in Chittorgarh?

A. Maharana Pratap
B. Rana Kumbha
C. Rana Sanga
D. Kunwar Durjan Singh

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Question 1236

Who introduced Mansabdari system in India?

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

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Question 1237

The _________ were the successors of Timur, the ruler of Iran, Iraq and modern-day Turkey.

A. Rajputs
B. Khaljis
C. Mughals
D. Tughluq

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Question 1238

The first Mughal building with complete marble facing was

A. Taj Mahal
B. Moti Masjid
C. Humayun's tomb
D. Itmad-ud-daulah's tomb

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Question 1239

Jainism was divided into two-sects Swetambaras(White-clad) and Digambaras(Sky-clad or naked) - During the reign of the

A. Nandas
B. Mauryas
C. Kusanas
D. Shungas

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Question 1240

Quit India movement began on:

A. August 9, 1940
B. August 9, 1941
C. August 8, 1942
D. August 9, 1944

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Question 1241

Which of the following Sultans of Tughlaq dynasty issued copper coins instead of silver ones?

A. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
B. Muhammad bin Tughlaq
C. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
D. Mahmud Tughlaq

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Question 1242

Which among the following Mughal Emperor was illiterate?

A. Shah Jahan
B. Aurangzeb
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

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Question 1243

What rights does the Declaration of Independence express?

A. The right to remain silent when interrogated by police
B. The right to citizenship
C. Legal rights of citizens
D. Human rights of citizens, including life and liberty

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Question 1244

The philosophy  propounded in the Upanishads is known as

A. Advaita
B. Vedanta
C. Yoga
D. Samkhya

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Question 1245

The system of competitive examination for civil service was accepted in principle in the year

A. 1833
B. 1853
C. 1858
D. 1882

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Question 1246

Independent is the newspaper founded by

A. B.R. Ambedkar
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Mothilal Nehru
D. Bipin Chandra Pal

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Question 1247

Who was the son of Chandragupta Maurya?

A. Bindusara
B. Chandragupta II
C. Ashoka
D. Binbsara

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Question 1248

The majority of the Harappan pottery was

A. polychrome pottery
B. black-painted pottery
C. red-painted pottery
D. plain pottery

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Question 1249

During their rule the British persuaded or forced cultivators in Assam to grow __________.

A. Jute
B. Tea
C. Sugarcane
D. Wheat

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Question 1250

Sisir Kumar Ghosh, Shambhuchand Mukherhee, Kali Mohan Das and Jogesh Chandra Dutt were editors of:

A. Amrit Bazar Patrika
B. Hindu
C. Sudharak
D. Yugantar

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Question 1251

The Sunga ruler Bhaga erected a monolithic 'Garuda' at

A. Varanasi
B. Besnagar
C. Rajagriha
D. Pataliputra

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Question 1252

Prophet of New India is

A. Dayanand Saraswathi
B. Sri Ramakrishna
C. Swamy Vivekananda
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question 1253

Mahatma Gandhi was born in which year?

A. 1869
B. 1879
C. 1889
D. 1899

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Question 1254

Who propounded 'Deen-E-Llahi'?

A. Jahangir
B. Akbar
C. Shah Jahan
D. Humayun

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Question 1255

The term samanta, meaning a feudatory from the sixth century AD, originally meant a

A. slave
B. cultivator
C. neighbor
D. foreigner

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Question 1256

The term racial unconscious means that

A. you must learn the law of club and fang to survive.
B. each species and culture share ancient memories, stored in the unconscious part of the mind.
C. we're all prejudiced to some degree, even though we're unaware of it.
D. nature weeds out the weakest and unfit.

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Question 1257

British achieved political power in India after which of the following ?

A. Battle of Plassey
B. Battle of Panipat
C. Battle of Buxar
D. Battle of Wandiwash

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Question 1258

What is asthavana?

A. land revenue department
B. a type of rice
C. one-third of the produce of land
D. house tax

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Question 1259

Jawaharlal Nehru was born in the year

A. 1789
B. 1839
C. 1889
D. 1939

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Question 1260

After the 1935 elections, the only two provinces out of eleven which had non-Congress ministers were

A. Bengal and Punjab
B. Assam and Kerala
C. Bengal and Assam
D. Punjab and Kerala

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Question 1261

In July 1933 the Congress decided to launch:

A. An Individual Civil Disobedience
B. Satyagrah
C. Bharat Chhoro Aandolan
D. None of these

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Question 1262

Who were the viralis and panars of the Sangam age?

A. classical singers and dancers
B. folk singers and dancers
C. dead soldiers and folk heroes
D. poets and scholars

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Question 1263

Which Sikh Guru is known as "Sachcha Baadsah"?

A. Guru Gobind Singh
B. Guru Arjan Dev
C. Guru Hargovind
D. Guru Teg Bahadur

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Question 1264

Harappan people did not worship one of the following God -

A. Shiva
B. Vishnu
C. Pigeon
D. Swastik

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Question 1265

Who was responsible for developing the Gurumukhi script?

A. guru arjun
B. gobind singh
C. nanak
D. guru angad

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Question 1266

Who was Babur's Son?

A. Humayun
B. Shah Jahan
C. Akbar
D. Bahadur Shah

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Question 1267

Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India,lived during the

A. 2nd Century BC
B. 6th-5th Century BC
C. 2nd century AD
D. 5th-6th Century AD

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Question 1268

Who conveyed to the Indians – "I am with you wholeheartedly and in terms of culture I am one of you”?

A. Annie Besant
B. Badruddin Tyabji
C. George Yule
D. Sir William Wedderburn

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Question 1269

Who was the last Mughal Emperor?

A. Babur
B. Jehangir
C. Akbar
D. Bahadur Shah

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Question 1270

What does the Yajur Veda contain?

A. Only hymns
B. Spells and charms
C. Hymns and rituals
D. Commentaries on society

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Question 1271

What was the immediate aim of the Treaty of Purander in 1665?

A. To gain goodwill of Shivaji
B. To sow seeds of contention between Shivaji and Sultan of Bijapur
C. To deceive Shivaji
D. To make Shivaji a puppet of Mughals

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Question 1272

Who was a shahna?

A. military commander
B. spy
C. district head
D. market superintendent

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Question 1273

The Rowlatt Act was passed in :

A. 1905
B. 1913
C. 1919
D. 1925

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Question 1274

The first battle of Panipat (1526) was fought between

A. Barbar and Daulat Khan
B. Barbar and Ibrahim Lodi
C. Barbar and Alam Khan
D. Barbar and Rana Sanga

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Question 1275

The partition of india in 1947 was mainly due to

A. religious lines
B. land disputes
C. administration
D. All of the above

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Question 1276

Bimbisara was the king of which dynasty?

A. Haryanka
B. Maurya
C. Shunga
D. Nanda

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Question 1277

Which one of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

A. sira—plough
B. sita—furrows
C. datra—sickle
D. surpa—axe

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Question 1278

How many budgets are presented in the Parliament?

A. 91
B. 92
C. 90
D. 89

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Question 1279

City of Nagalapura was built by

A. bukka i
B. deva raya i
C. krishna deva raya
D. virupaksa

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Question 1280

Chandragupta Maurya was an ardent follower of __________.

A. Sikhism
B. Jainism
C. Buddhism
D. Jewism

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Question 1281

The sultan who completed the conquest of the south and broke the political barriers between the north and the south was

A. Alauddin Khalji
B. Ghiyasuddin-bin Tughluq
C. Muhammad bin Tughluq
D. Firuz Tughluq

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Question 1282

Battle of Plassey was fought in ______.

A. 1657
B. 1707
C. 1757
D. 1807

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Question 1283

Who fought Ahmad Shah Abdali at the third battle of Panipat?

A. Mughals
B. Lodhis
C. Marathas
D. Khiljis

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Question 1284

Which of the following southern kingdoms were contemporaries of Asoka?(i) Keralaputras (ii) Cholas (iii) Pallavas (iv) Pandyas (v) Satyaputras Select the answer from the codes below:

A. i, ii, iii and iv
B. i, ii, iv and v
C. iii, iv and v
D. all of these

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Question 1285

Which foreigner arrived in India on Nov. 16, 1893?

A. Khan Abdul Gaffar
B. W A Hume
C. Annie Besant
D. None of these

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Question 1286

Before Champaran Satyagraha, the farmers of Champaran used to follow the 'Panchkathiya' system, whereby five katthas of land in a bigha had to be planted with ___.

A. indigo
B. cotton
C. sugarcane
D. jute

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Question 1287

Who founded Abhinav Bharat ?

A. V.D.Savarkar
B. Arbindo Ghosh
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. None of these

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Question 1288

Murshid Quli Khan, Alivardi Khan and Sirajuddaullah were all nawabs of ___________?

A. Lucknow
B. Varanasi
C. Hyderabad
D. Bengal

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Question 1289

Who was Prithviraj Chauhan's father?

A. Jeet Chauhan
B. Hayat Chauhan
C. Someshwar Chauhan
D. Trilok Chauhan

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Question 1290

What was the religion of Malik Kafur before he entered the service of Ala-ud-din?

A. Zoroastrianism
B. Hinduism
C. Buddhism
D. Jainism

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Question 1291

Who of the following kings was ardent follower of Jainism

A. Bimbisara
B. Mahapadmananda
C. Kharavela
D. Pulkeshin II

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Question 1292

Which Indian states celebrating their Statehood Day on 21st Jan?

A. Manipur & Meghalaya
B. Tripura & Meghalaya
C. Manipur & Tripura
D. Manipur, Tripura & Meghalaya

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Question 1293

Ravi Varma is famous in which of the following fields?

A. Dancing
B. Sculpture
C. Painting
D. Singing

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Question 1294

Who is the author of the famous Allahabad prasasti?

A. kalidasa
B. sudraka
C. harisena
D. ravikirti

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Question 1295

In 1918 who founded Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association ?

A. Annie Besant
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Mohammad Ali Jinnah

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Question 1296

Which of the four Vedic Samhitas is considered as the least useful for the purpose ofreconstruction of the history of the Aryans?

A. rig veda
B. sama veda
C. yajur veda
D. atharva veda

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Question 1297

By which act of British India, was the Governor General empowered to issue ordinance ?

A. Indian Councils Act, 1861
B. Charter Act of 1853
C. Government of India Act, 1858
D. Indian Council Act, 1892

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Question 1298

During their rule the British persuaded or forced cultivators in Madras to grow __________.

A. Jute
B. Tea
C. Sugarcane
D. Rice

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Question 1299

Jaina philosophy is known as

A. pudgala
B. samkhya
C. samachari
D. syadvada

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Question 1300

Who was Mihirakula?

A. An Indo-Greek ruler
B. A Huna invader
C. A chinese pilgrim
D. A Saka ruler

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Question 1301

East India Company was established in ________.

A. 1400
B. 1500
C. 1600
D. 1700

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Question 1302

Which among the following is the largest museum in India

A. Salarjung Museum
B. Indian Museum
C. SubhashChandraBose Museum
D. Tagore museum

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Question 1303

What is the correct chronology of dynasties that ruled Vijayanagar?

A. sangama, tuluva, saluva, aravidu
B. tuluva, sangama, saluva, aravidu
C. aravidu, sangama, tuluva, saluva
D. sangama, saluva, tuluva, aravidu

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Question 1304

Chipko movement was basically against

A. Cultural pollution
B. Deforestation
C. Water pollution
D. Noise pollution

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Question 1305

The Harappans did not know the use of

A. Copper
B. Bronze
C. Gold
D. Iron

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Question 1306

Who is the author of the book ‘The Great Rebellion’?

A. Robert Knight
B. T N Das
C. Ashok Mehta
D. K M Pannikar

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Question 1307

What was the main objective of the Wahabi movement which during 1852-70 was particularly active in the Punjab, Bengal, Bihar and the NWFP?

A. To oust the British from India
B. To overthrow the Sikhs in the Punjab and the British in Bengal and to restore Muslim power in India
C. To eradicate religious corruption from Muslim Society
D. To Organise the Muslims into a nationalist community

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Question 1308

Who among the following was NOT a contemporary of other there

A. Bimbisara
B. Gautama Buddha
C. Milinda
D. Prasenjit

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Question 1309

Who has written about the revolt of 1857- ‘this was an eruption of social volcano’ where many spent forces found vent. After the vent the whole social topography has changed. The scars of rebellion remained deep and shining?”

A. Brahma Datt
B. V. D. Savarkar
C. Dr. Gopal
D. Ashok Mehta

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Question 1310

Most medieval music was

A. for the organ
B. vocal
C. instrumental
D. for the piano

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Question 1311

The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavation of Mohenjodaro was made up of

A. terracotta
B. Steatite
C. bronze
D. red limestone

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Question 1312

Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was founded by

A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
C. Jayaprakash Narayan
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 1313

Which has the earliest ploughed field in the world?

A. harappa
B. kalibangan
C. ropar
D. rangpur

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Question 1314

Who in the year 1907 unfurled the first national flag at the International socialist conference in Stuttgart (Germany)?

A. Madame Bhikaji Cama
B. Subash Chandra Bose
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Sardar Patel

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Question 1315

In which session of the Indian National congress did the historic union of congress and Muslim League take place?

A. Tripuri Session in 1939
B. Lahore session in 1940
C. Meerut Session in 1946
D. Lucknow session in 1916

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Question 1316

Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty

A. Bimbisara
B. Ajatasatru
C. Mahapadmananda
D. Dhanananda

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Question 1317

There are .......... bio-geographical regions in the world.

A. 6
B. 3
C. 4
D. 8

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Question 1318

In the elections held in 1937 under the provisions of the Government of India Act of 1935 Congress Ministries were formed in :

A. Eleven States
B. Nine States
C. Five States
D. Ten States

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Question 1319

Which movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi on March 12, 1930?

A. Khilafat movement
B. Noncooperation Co-operation
C. Civil Disobedience Movement
D. Quit India Movement

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Question 1320

Internet was started in India on ?

A. 8 August,1994
B. 15 August,1995
C. 9 August,1995
D. 7 August,1996

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Question 1321

In 1918, Mahatma Gandhi went to ______________ to organise a satyagraha movement amongst cotton mill workers.

A. Madras
B. Bombay
C. Surat
D. Ahmedabad

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Question 1322

Suddhadvaita was propounded by

A. ramanuja
B. namadeva
C. tukaram
D. vallabhacharya

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Question 1323

Which one of the following places had a culture, called Jhangar culture, in itslate Harappan phase?

A. kalibangan
B. mohenjodaro
C. chanhudaro
D. amri

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Question 1324

The Vijayanagara ruler, Kirshnadev Raya's work Amuktamalyada, was in

A. Telugu
B. Sanskrit
C. Tamil
D. Kannada

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Question 1325

Who among the following introduced the Permanent Settlement of Bengal in 1793?

A. Lord Cornwallis
B. Robert Clive
C. John Adam
D. Lord Ripon

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Question 1326

_________first became the capital of a kingdom under the Tomara Rajputs.

A. Delhi
B. Pataliputra
C. Calcutta
D. Taxila

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Question 1327

The organization of Khudai Khidmatgar was established:

A. Under the leadership of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.
B. Under the leadership of Abul Kalam Azad
C. Under the leadership of M.A. Ansari
D. Under the leadership of Syed Hasan Imam

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Question 1328

Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. Identify it.

A. Bhukit
B. Pradesa
C. Vithi
D. Ahara

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Question 1329

When was India's capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?

A. 1911
B. 1905
C. 1910
D. 1912

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Question 1330

Who was the first Sultan to pay soldiers in cash instead of through iqtas?

A. iltutmish
B. balban
C. muhammad tughluq
D. ala-ud-din khalji

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Question 1331

The epic, Silappadikaram refers to the

A. story of Rama
B. Jaina elements in the storyline
C. culture of Sri Lankan Buddhists
D. cult of Shakti worship

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Question 1332

Madura Vijayam written by Gangadevi describes

A. battle of bannihatti
B. sri krishna deva raya’s conquests
C. capture of madura by kampana
D. court of harihara-i

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Question 1333

Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India ?

A. Asoka
B. Samudra Gupta
C. Vikramaditya
D. Kanishka

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Question 1334

Harsha moved his capital from _____ to _____ .

A. Thanesar , Kanauj
B. Delhi , Deogiri
C. Kamboj , Kanauj
D. Valabhi , Delhi

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Question 1335

The term ghanima in the Delhi Sultanate stands for

A. market cess
B. irrigation tax
C. war booty
D. royal treasury

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Question 1336

The Manu Smirit Mainly deals with

A. Social order Laws
B. laws
C. Economics
D. State craft

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Question 1337

According to the categories of land mentioned in the Chola inscriptions ___________ was known as the land of non-Brahmana peasant proprietors?

A. Vellanvagai
B. Brahmadeya
C. Shalabhoga
D. Devadana

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Question 1338

Who planted the 'Tree of Liberty' at Srirangapatnam?

A. Tipu Sultan
B. Murshid Quli Khan
C. Hyder Ali
D. Chin Quilich Khan

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Question 1339

Whom did Akbar defeat in the 2nd battle of Panipat in 1556?

A. Genghis Khan
B. Nader Shah
C. Hemu Vikramaditya
D. Bajirao

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Question 1340

The East India Company had taken Bombay from?

A. The Dutch
B. Charles I
C. Charles II
D. The Portuguese

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Question 1341

The "Red Shirts" movement was led by?

A. Maulana Azad
B. Mohammed Ali
C. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D. Asfaqulla Khan

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Question 1342

Which art did jehangir patronize in particular?

A. Architecture
B. Painting
C. Music
D. Sculpture

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Question 1343

The two principles monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign - the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza - were constructed at

A. Agra
B. Delhi
C. Dhar
D. Gulbarga

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Question 1344

Which one of the following was not known to the Harappans

A. Construction of wells
B. Constuction of Pillars
C. Construction of Drains
D. Construction of Arches

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Question 1345

Which Indian king used naval power to conquer parts of East Asia?

A. Akbar
B. Krishna deva Raya
C. Rajendra Chola
D. Shivaji

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Question 1346

The Gupta charters contained royal seal with an emblem. What is the figurein theemblem?

A. garuda
B. varaha
C. lakshmi
D. bull

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Question 1347

Which of the following animals was not known to the Indus Valley Civilization

A. Bull
B. Horse
C. Giraffe
D. Elephant

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Question 1348

The Indian People play people’s role in the people’s war was the slogan of:

A. The Forward Block
B. Indian National Congress
C. Communist Party of India
D. None of these

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Question 1349

Which statement regarding the era of Reconstruction is FALSE?

A. the 14th Amendment made African-Americans citizens of the U.S.
B. the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in all American states
C. federal law was changed to abolish slavery in states where it still existed
D. state laws and customs upheld the constitutional amendments

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Question 1350

Aurangzeb was the son of _____.

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Shah Jahan

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Question 1351

In accordance with provisions of the Government of India Act 1935 elections to the Provincial Legislatures were held in :

A. February 1925
B. February 1932
C. February 1935
D. February 1937

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Question 1352

India - Pakistan Kargil war code name is ____.

A. Operation Blue Star
B. Operation Vijay
C. Operation Viraat
D. Operation Kargil

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Question 1353

The first systematic exposition of Yoga is attributed to

A. patanjali
B. jaimini
C. kanada
D. gautama

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Question 1354

The most outstanding representative of Militant Nationalist School of thought was

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Bismil
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Question 1355

Tripitakas are sacred books of _______.

A. Sikhs
B. Jews
C. Buddhists
D. Muslims

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Question 1356

The Phrase the ' Light of Asia' is applied to

A. Alexander
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Mahavira
D. The Buddha

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Question 1357

How many times does the term jana in the sense of a tribe occur in the RigVeda?

A. 250
B. 275
C. 300
D. 325

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Question 1358

Charles Wilkinson's English version of Bhagavad Gita was first published in the year

A. 1685
B. 1725
C. 1785
D. 1885

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Question 1359

Which of the following was not done during the time of Lord Curzon?

A. Partition of Bengal
B. Formation of Bhartiya Lok Sevv Mandal
C. Establishment of the Famine Commission
D. Formation of Hunter Commission

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Question 1360

Who was murid?

A. sufi saint
B. sufi teacher
C. a disciple
D. hospice

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Question 1361

Which Indian freedom fighter unfurled the flag known as Saptarishi at Stuttgart in Germany in 1907?

A. Madam Cama
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Dadabhai Naroji
D. Lokmanya Tilak

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