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INDIAN HISTORY CIVIL 29-09-2010

INDIAN HISTORY CIVIL 29-09-2010

INDIAN HISTORY CIVIL 29-09-2010


                          INDIAN HISTORY CIVIL 29-09-2010


Time:2 Hours                                                                            Maximum Marks:200


 


1. Who was the Governor-general during the second Anglo-Mysore war?


    (1) Lord Harris


    (2)Lord Hamilton


    (3)Lord Macartney


2. Who among the following introduced the Ryotwari system?


    (1) Lord Cornwallis


    (2) Thomas Munro


    (3) Warren Hastings


    (4) Lord Dalhousie


3. The famous jama-Masjid of Delhi was built by


 (1) Humayun


(2) Shahjahan


(3) Akbar


(4) Ibrahim- Lodi


4. In the battle of buxar, mir qasim was defeated by the English under the command of


(1)Major Hume


(2) Lord Clive


(3) Sir eyre coote


5. Diarchy was introduced through which of the following acts?


(1) India act of 1909


(2) India act of 1900


 (3) India act of 1919


  (4) India act of 1935


6. Mir jaffar was


(1) Nawab of Oudh


(2)     Nawab of Hyderabad


 (3)    Nawab of Bengal


   (4)  Nawab of Bhopal


7. The first newspaper published in India was


   (1) The Bengal gazette


   (2) The Calcutta gazette


   (3) The oriental magazine of Calcutta


  (4) The Calcutta chronicle


8. The I. N. A. trial was held during the period of


 (1) Lord Wavel


(2) Lord Mountbatten


 (3) Lord canning


 (4) None of the above


9 who among the following was the leader of neo-Bengal school of painting?


 (1) Abnindra nath Tagore


(2) Gaganendra nath Tagore


 (3) Ravindra nath Tagore


10. The khilafat movement of 1920 was started under the leadership of which of the following lwaders?


(1) Mahatma Gandhi


(2) Maulana azad


(3) The Ali brothers


(4) M.A. Jinnah


11. Which is the oldest Indian political party after the indin national congress?


(1) Hindu mahasabha


(2) Muslim league


(3) Communist party


(4) Forward block


12. The pledge to win complete freedom was taken at which of the following congress sessions?


(1) Delhi


(2) Surat


(3) Lahore


(4) Rawalpindi


13. Who among the following revolutionaries formed the ghadar party in America?


(1) Bhupendra nath dutt


(2) Sardar ajit Singh


(3) Lela hardayal


(4) Ganesh savarkar


14. Who first coined the term Pakistan?


(1) Mohammad ali Jinnah


(2) Sir Syed Ahmed


(3) Rehmat ali


(4) Sir Mohd lqbal


15. Which among the following places was not an important centre of the revolt of 1857?


(1) Delhi


(2) Agra


(3) Kanpur


(4) Jhansi


16. When was provincial autonomy first conceded in India?


(1) 1937


(2) 1940


(3) 1947


(4) 1932


17. Arya samaj was founded by


(1) Raja ram mohan Roy


(2) Swami Dayananda sarswati


(3) Swami Vivekananda


(4) Awami shraddhanand sarswati


18. Who was the founder of the Tamil journal kudi arasu?


(1) C.N. annadurai


(2) P. thyagaraja chetti


(3) T.M. nair


(4) E.V. ramaswamy naicker


19. Who wrote the book ghulamgiri?


(1) B.R. ambedkar


(2) Jyotiba phule


(3) Gopal hari deshumukh


(4) M.G. ranade


20. Which among the following was the first modern trade union in India?


(1) Bombay trade union


(2) Clcutta labour union


(3) Madras labour union


(4) Ahmedabad trade union


21. How many princely states were merged in to form the Rajasthan state?


(1) 18


(2) 16


(3) 20


(4) 19


22. Assam was creared as a separate province when


(1) Curzon partitioned Bengal in 1905


(2) Minto announced the new reform proposals in 1905-1906


(3) Partition of Bengal was annullwd in 1911


(4) Montague Chelmsford reforms were implemented in 1919


23. The widow remarriages act was passed during the governor – generalship of


(1) Bentinck


(2) Dalhousie


(3) Canning


(4) Lawrence


24. Who was the secretary of state for India at the time of the foundation of Indian national congress?


(1) Lord morely


(2) Lord Elgin


(3) Lord Hamilton


(4) Lord cross


25. Isampur, a centre of stone tool manufacture is locates in


(1) Maharashtra


(2) Goa


(3) Karnataka


(4) Rajasthan


26. Palynology is the study of


(1) Ancient plant remains


(2) Analysis if pollen and spores


(3) Ancient animal remains


(4) Analysis of animal bones


27. Where among the following is gufkral located


(1) Swat valley


(2) Brahmaputra valley


(3) Indus valley


(4) Gangetic valley


28. The rising period of harrapa civilization was  


(1) 1000-600 B.C.


(2) 2250-1750 B.C.


(3) 1500-1000 B.C.


(4) 1200-800 B.C.


29. Bronze statue of dancing girl had been excavated at


(1) Mohenjodro


(2) Harappa


(3) Chanhudaro


(4) Kalibangan


30. Which one of the following is a type of pottery associated with the vedic period?


(1) Ochre coloured ware


(2) Black and red ware


(3) Red ware


(4) Painted grey ware


31. Which one of the following rigvedic gods was frequently referred to as athithi or guest?


(1) Agni


(2) Indra


(3) Varuna


(4) Soma


32. Which one of the following assemblies was also called narishta meaning a resolution of many that cannot be broken?


(1) Gana


(2) Vidhata


(3) Sabha


(4) Samiti


33. Who wrote ‘Mahabharata’ in tamil language during ‘sangam-age’?


(1) Kambann


(2) Kuttan


(3) Villyouttar allwar


(4) Perundevnaar


34. Which of the following discovered the monsoon?


(1) Brahmanas


(2) Vedangas


(3) Aranyakas


(4) Upanishads


35. Who among the following discovered the monsoon?


(1) Herodotus


(2) Hippalus


(3) Homer


(4) Ptolemy


36. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?


(1) Murugan 


(2) Varuna


(3) Krishna


(4) Korravai


37. In the 6th century B.C. Buddhism was a reaction against


(1) Hinduism


(2) The Vedas


(3) Brahmanical rituals


(4) Widespread practice of flesh eating


38. Which among the following sects of Buddhism, was primarily responsible for its spread beyond the frontiers of India?


(1) Vragyan


(2) Vajrayana


(3) Mahayama


(4) Hinayana


39. The book Indika was written by


(1) Seleucas


(2) Megasthenes


(3) Kalidas


(4) Pliny


40. Ashoka ruled India between


(1) 273and 232 B.C.


(2) 203and 232 B.C.


(3) 273and 222 B.C.


(4) None of these


41. Kushanas were also known as


(1) yueh- chi


(2) indo-greek


(3) Macedonian


(4) Pahlavas


42. The Buddhist religious tests prepares during kanishka’s rule were  written in


(1) Pali language


(2) Prakrit language


(3) Sanskrit language


(4) All of the above


43. The fourth Buddhist council was held in the region of


(1) Bindusara


(2) Ashoka


(3) Chandragupta


(4) Kanishka


44. The Amravati school of art flourished between


(1) 2nd century B.C.-2nd century A.D.


(2)1st century A.D -5th century A.D.


(3) A.D. 150 – A.D 250


(4) 150B.C -4th century A.D.


45. Which one of the following does not belong to the three ratnas of Jainism?


(1) Full knowledge


(2) Meditation


(3) Action


(4) Liberation


46. Which one of the following Saiva cults was the earliest?


(1) Kapalikas


(2)  Kalamukhas


(3) Pasupatas


(4) Kanohatas


47. Which one of the following ancient Tamil texts deals with grammar?


(1) Silappadikaram


(2) Manimekalai


(3) Tolkappiyam


(4) Putananuru


48. The concept of Trimurti was promulgated during the


(1) Maurtan period


(2) post-mauryan period


(3) Gupta period


(4) Post- gupta period


49. The earliest epigraphic reference to Chandragupta mautya is found in the


(1) Barabar cave inscription of ashoka


(2) Nagarjuni hill cave inscription of dasaratha


(3) Junagarh rock edict of ashoka


(4) Junagarh rock inscription of rudradaman 


50. ‘bhakti-movement’ originated from  


(1) north-India


(2) south-India


(3) east-India


(4) west-India


51. The Greek traveller ‘herodotus’ came to India in


(1) Fifth century B.C.


(2) Second century B.C.


(3) Sizth century B.C.


(4) First century B.C.


52. Which was the curreency in circulation during the mauryan period?


(1) Pana


(2) Tola


(3) Kakini


(4) Dinar


53. Rupadrsaka in the mauryan administration was


(1) Manager of stage


(2) Examiner of gold, silver and copper


(3) Examiner pf coin


(4) Superintendent of courtesans


54. The superintendent of weights and measures in the mauryan administration


(1) Samsthadhyaksha


(2) Lavanadhyaksha


(3) Sulkadhyaksha


(4) Pautuvadhyaksha


55. Who among the following, first introduced gold coins on a large scale


(1) Kujula kadphises


(2) Vima kadphises


(3) Menander


(4) Kamishka


56. The earliesr discovery of a roman trading station in India is made at


(1) Arikamedu


(2) Muziris


(3) Bharuvh


(4) Tamralipti


57. Who among the following composed the aihole inscription?


(1) Vishnugupta


(2) Harisena


(3) Ravikirti


(4) Bana


58. The term varnasankara means


(1) Religious assemblies


(2) Intermixture of social classes


(3) Guild of traders


(4) Guild of potters


59. Who among the following patronized charaka?


(1) Chandragupta II


(2)  Menander


(3) Pushyamitra sunga


(4) Kanishka


60. Which of the following rulers started gupta currency system ?


(1) Srigupta


(2) Chandragupta I


(3) Samudragupta


(4) Chanragupta II


61. Who were ‘tocharians’ among the follwing ?


(1) indo-greeks


(2) Sakas


(3) Parthians


(4) Kushanas


62. The well-known trade route uttarapatha connected which among the following sites?  


(1) Ujjain and Mathura


(2) Peshawar and Mathura


(3) Mathura and taxila


(4) Pesawar and taxila


63. Agnimitra, the sunga ruler, was the hero of a book written by


(1) Patanjali


(2) Asvagosha


(3) Kalidas


(4) Bana


64. Which one of the following ports was nor on the western coast of India


(1) Motualli


(2) Muziris


(3) Surparaka


(4) Kalyana


65. Which of the following centres was famous for woolen cloth manufacture in the pre-gupta period?


(1) Varanasi


(2) Ujjain


(3) Mathura


(4) Gandhara


66. Which one of the following inscriptions is found on an iron pillar?


(1) Allahabad prasasti


(2) Mehrauli prasasti


(3) Eran prasasti


(4) Junagarh prasasti


67. Who among the following provides information about the first gupta ruler?


(1) Hiuen tsang


(2) Fahien


(3) Itsing


(4) Wamg hiuen


68. kara-sasana of the-gupta period was


(1) A type of land charter


(2) An extra tax collected from peasants


(3) Special service rendered by villagers to the king


(4) A royal order demanding military service


69. Who among the following referred to his father as samanta chudamani in the barabar hill cave inscription?


(1) Pravarasena II


(2) Bhanaga


(3) Prabhakaravardhana


(4) Anantavarman


70. Whinch one of the following was not as agrarian tax?


(1) Bhaga


(2) Kara


(3) Sulka


(4) Halivakara


71. ‘idol-worship’ started in


(1) pre-aryan period


(2) Later Vedic period


(3) Maurya period


(4) Kushan period


72. The gayatri mantra is dedicated to


(1) Indra


(2) Aditi


(3) Gayatri


(4) Savitr


73. Which one among the following meant ‘marriage by capture’?


(1) Rakshasa


(2) Pishacha


(3) Daiva


(4) Gandharva


74. The children born to a Brahmin father and vaishya mother was categorized as


(1) Ambastha


(2) Nishada


(3) Kayastha


(4) Vratyas


75. The famous sun temple at konark was built by


(1) Prataparudra


(2) Anantavarman


(3) Narasimha I


(4) Narshimha II


76. Name the famous ruler of ancient India, who adopted jain-dharm in his last days


(1) chadra-gupta maurya


(2) Ashoka


(3) samudra-gupta


(4) Bindusara


77. Indangai and valangai were


(1) Social divisions


(2) Saivite sects


(3) Port citied


(4) Trade centres


78. Pattinams were


(1) Temple towns


(2) Industrial cities


(3) Port cities


(4) Trade centres


79. Haribhadra, the famous budhist author, was at the court of which one of the following rulers?


(1) Devapala


(2) Dharmapala


(3) Gopala


(4) Mahipala


80. Which one of the following sultans brought the ‘ashokan-pillar’to Delhi?


(1) ghias-ud din –tuglaq


(2) Firoz tuglaq


(3) ala-ud –din-khilji


(4) Muhammad tuglaq


81. Which tax was not permitted by shariat?


(1) Agriculture tax


(2) Tax on non-muslims


(3) Commercial tax


(4) Marriage tax


82. Diwan -i- kohi looked after


(1) Revenue collection


(2) Agriculture loan


(3) Public welfare


(4) Crown land


83. What was araghatta?


(1) A machine to break forts


(2) An irrigation canal


(3) A device to lift water


(4) A type of cloth


84. Who among the following died while playing chaugan? 


(1) Iltutmish


(2) ala-ud-din khilji


(3) Mohammad tuglaq


(4) Qutub-ud-din aibak


85. Who among the following rulers bore the title gajbentakara?


(1) Krishnadeva raya


(2) Devaraya II


(3) Devaraya I


(4) Rama raya


86. Who among the following bahmani rulers shifted the capital from Gulbarga to bidar?


(1) ala-ud-din II


(2) Ahmad shah wali


(3) Muhammad shah I


(4) Mahammad II


87. Who founded the varkari sect in Maharashtra?


(1) Namdev


(2) Tukaram


(3) Eknatha


(4) Ramdas


88. Who was a murid?


(1) A Sufi saint


(2) A Sufi teacher


(3) A Sufi disciple


(4) A Sufi singer


89. Who built gol gumbad at bijapur?


(1) Mahmud gawan


(2) Yusuf adil shah


(3) Ismail adil shah


(4) Muhammad adil shah


90. Which among the following was also known as the bandobast system?


(1) Zabti


(2) Dahsala 


(3) Nasaq


(4) Kankut


91. Who among the following mughal ministers was the paymaster- general as well?    


(1) Diwan


(2) Mir bakshi


(3) khan-i-saman


(4) Vakil


92. What was a tanab in the mughal period?


(1) A revenue circle of the smallest size


(2) A uniform medium size unit of measurement


(3) a measuring instrument made of bamboo sticks joined by iron rings


(4) a register containing information about cultivators, their lands and assessed revenue


93. Under aurangazeb, the amin collected


(1) Grazing tax


(2) Jizya


(3) Kharaj


(4) Zakat


94. A mansabdar who was paid in cash was called


(1) Naqdi


(2) Jagirdar


(3) Amir


(4) Mirza


95. When was the Vijaynagr Empire founded?


(1) 1326


(2) 1336


(3) 1332


(4) 1346


96. Who among the following created the madras presidency?


(1) Sir Thomas Munro


(2) Lord Cornwallis


(3) Lord Hastings


(4) Lord Wellesley


97. Which crop was introduced by the Portuguese in India?


(1) Coffee


(2) Chilly


(3) Tobacco


(4) Groundnut


98. Which one of the following commodities the Dutch purchased from India and sold it in the East Indies in exchange of spices?


(1) Opium


(2) Indigo


(3) Saltpeter


(4) Cotton textiles


99. Where was sivaji born?


(1) Purandar


(2) Poona


(3) Raigarh


(4) Sivner


100. Who among the following pesewa adopted the title hindupadadshahi?


(1) Baji rao I


(2) Baji rao II


(3) Balaji viswanath


(4) Balaji baji rao

 

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