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HISTORY PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS
Q1. The earliest city discovered in India was
Q2. Epigraphy means
(a)The study of coins
(b)The study of inscriptions
(c)The study of epics
(d)The study of geography
Q3. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappa sites?
(a)Drains and well
(d)Temple with Shikhar
Q4. The Harappan Localisation was discovered in the year
Q5. The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the Indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of
(a)Pashupati Indra and the Mother Goddess
(c)Vishnu and Lakshmi
(d)Siva and Sakti
Q6. Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?
Q7. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terra cottas of the Indus civilisation?
Q8. The language used to write source materials in ancient time was
Q9. Lothal is a site where dockyards of which of the following civilization were found?
Q10. The first metal used by man was
Q11. Off the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?
(b)R. D. Banerji
(d)Daya Ram Sahani
Q12. Who amongst the following is as associated with the study of the Harappan Civilisation?
Q13. The Megalithic culture (500B.C. A.D. 100) brings us to the historical period in South India. The Megaliths used (a)weapons made of stone
(b)tools & implements made of stone
(c)graves encircled by big piec es of stones
(d)articles of daily use made of stone
Q14. Which ruler murdered his father Bimbisara to ascend the throne ?
Q15.Who amidst the following was a wife of emperor Ashoka who in influenced him?
Q16. Tripitaka is the religious book of
Q17.Charak was the famous court physician of
(b) Chandra Gupta Maurya
Q18.The Greeks were driven out of India by
(a)Chandra gupta Murya
(b)Chandra gupta Vikramditya
Q19.Who is the mother of mahavir ?
Q20.Prince of Pilgrims was the name attributed to
(c) Eiuen Tsang
Q21.Kalinga war took place in the year
Q22.The famous poet Kalidasa lived in the court of
Q23.From which modem State did the Alwar saints originate?
(a) Tamil Nadu
Q24.Pancha siddharitham of Varaha mihira deals with
(b)A Space Shuttle
(c) A Power Station
(d) An ancient astronomer
Q26.The original founder of the Manuscripts and Editor of Kautilyas Athashastra was
Q27.From which among the following rulers has the Government of India borrowed and adopted its symbols?
Q28.Who among the following Mughal rulers has been called the Prince of Builders?
Q29.The Kirti Stambha (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by
(a) Rana Pratap
(b) Rana Kumbha
(c) Rana Sanga
(d) Bappa Raval
Q30.Which of the following languages was in vogue during Mughal period in the courts of India ?
Q31.The Assam State derives its name from that of a tribe that conquered the region. Where did the tribesmen come from ?
(c) Burma (now Myanmar)
(d)Siam (now Thailand)
Q32.What do you mean by Mughal Zagir?
(a)providing rent free land (b)zamindars property
(c) giving officer a right to revenue
(d) giving cash salary to Man sabdar
Q33.Select the correct order
(a)Nizamuddin AuliyaKabirMirabai Tulsidas
(b)Mirabai Kabir Nizamuddin Auliya Tulsidas
(c)Kabir Nizamuddin Auliya Tulsidas Mirabai
(d)Tulsidas Mirabai Kabir Nizamuddin Auliya
Q34.Which of the following powers did not fight for the Tungabhadra Doab ?
(a) Pallavas and Chalukyas
(b) Cholas and later Chalukyas of Kalyana
(c)Golconda and Ahmadnagar Sultanates
(d)Vijayanagar and Bahmani kingdoms
(a) a Mughal palace
(b)a Rajput fort
(c)capital of the Khalji’s
(d)Pilgrimase center of buddisht
Q36.Lakh Baksh was a title given to the ruler
(d) Qutubuddin Aibak
Q37.The foreign traveller who visited India during the Mughal period and who left us an experts description of the Peacock Throne was
(b)Omrah Danishmand Khan
(d)Austin of Bordeaux
Q38.Amir Khusrau was a musician and
(a) Sufi saint
(b) Persian and Hindi writer and scholar
(d) All of the above
Q39.The world famous Peacock Throne was kept In which of the following Mughal buildings ?
(a) Diwanr Khasa Fatehpur Sikri
(b) New Agra Fort
(c) The Rang Mahal of the Red Fort at Delhi
(d) The Diwani Ain of the Red Fort at Delhi
Q40.The famous Kohinoor diamond was produced from one of the mines in
(b) Chhota Nagpur
Q41.Which of the following was not ordered by Alauddin Khalji to control blackmarketing and hoarding?
(a)Land revenue should be collected in kind
(b)Cultivators should sell the harvested crops on the field only
(c)Merchants should sell all commodities in the open
(d)More privileges should be given to Khuts and Muqadd ams
Q42.The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler
(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Alauddin Khilji
Q43.Coronation of Shivaji took place in
Q44.The Muslim adventurer who destroyed the Nalanda University was
(c)Muhammad bin Bhaktiyar
(d)Muhammad bin kashim
Q45. The first Muslim women who ruled Northern India was
(d)None of the above
Q46. Which Battle laid the foundation of Mughal rule in India?
(a)Battle of Plassey
(b)Battle of Talikota
(c)First Battle of Panipat
(d)Battle of Haldighati
Q47. The court language of the Mughals was
Q48. Name the language that was designated as the Camp Language during the Medieval Period
Q49. Khalsa Panthwas created by GuruGobind Singhin which year ?
Q50. In which of the following towns is Moti Masjid situated
Q51. Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?
(a)Babar vs. Sangram Singh
(b)Sher Shah vs. Humayun
(c)Chengiz Khanvs.Alauddin Khilji
(d)Akbar vs. Hemu
Q52. Which one of the following battles led to the foundation of the Mughal rule at Delhi ?
(a)Third Battle of Panipat
(b)Second Battle of Panipat
(c)Battle pf Haldighati
(d)First Battle of Panipat
Q53. Who among the following attacked the Somnath temple?
(a)Mahmud of Ghazni
Q54. Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohd. Ghori inthe battle of
(a)Tarain in 1191 A.D.
(b)Tarain in 1192 A. D.
(c)Chandawar in 1193 A.D.
(d)Ranthambhor in 1195A.D.
Q55. Famous Battle of Talikota was fought in
(c) 1585 A.D.
(d) 1570 A.D.
Q56. Sher Shah defeated Humayunand captured Gaur inthe battle of
(a)Ghaghra in 1529 A.D
(b)Chausa in 1539 A.D.
(c)Panipat in 1526 A.D.
(d)Khanwa in 1527 A.D.
Q57. When the rule of the Delhi Sultan began?
(b) 1206 A.D
(c) 1306 A.D
(d) 1406 A.D
Q58. Tulsidas wrote Ram charit manas in the reign of
Q59. The Taj Mahal was built by
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Nadir Shah
Q60. Who of the following became amember of the Din-a- ilahi?
(c)Raja Man Singh
Q61. Mahatma Gandhi was firatarrested during Satyagrah in the year
Q62. The system of communal electorate in India was first introduced by
(a) Indian Council Act of 1892
(b) Minto Morey reforms of 1909
(c) Mantagu Cheknsford reforms of 1919
(d) Indian Council Act of 1935
Q63. The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through
(a)Indian Council Act 1861
(b)Indian Council Act 1892
(c)Indian Council Act 1909
(d)Indian Council Act 1919
Q64. When was the first train steamed off in India ?
Q65. When was first telegraph line started in India ?
Q66. The first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra was opened in
Q67. When was the first passenger train run in India ?
(a) January 1848
(b) April 1853
(c) May 1857
(d) April 1852
Q68. In which session of Indian National Congress the tricolor flag was unfurled for the first time ?
(a)Calcutta Session 1920
(b) Annual Session of Congress at Nagpur 1920
(c) Lahore Congress 1929
(d) Haripura Congress Conference 1938
Q69. Which among the following regulations made English as a medium of education compulsory in government aided schools and colleges ?
(a) Pitts India Act 1784
(b) Educational Despatch 1854
(c) Macaulay Minute 1835
(d) Regulating Act 1773
Q70. Which of the following events made the English East India Company the legitimate masters of the Bengal Suba ?
(a)Battle of Buxar 1764
(b)Battle of Plassey 1757
(c)Farrukh Siyars Farman 1717
(d)Ibrahim khan ka farmaan 1690
Q71.In which of the following years 26th January was celebrated as an independence day ?
72. Which of the following Acts gave representation to the Indians for the first time in legislation ?
(a)Indian Councils Act 1909
(b)Indian Councils Act 1919
(c)Government of India Act 1919
(d)Government of India Act 1935
Q73. Which year did Bankini Chandra Chatopadhyay write Anand math?
(d)None of these
Q74. In which year Salt Satyagraha took place ?
Q75. Cabinet Mission came to India in the year
Q76. Muslim League Was founded in the year
Q77. Pooma Swaraj (Complete Indpendence) was declared to be the goal of the Indian National Congress in its Session of
(a) Lucknow 1916
(b) Lahore 1929
(c) Tripura 1939
(d) Lahore 1940
Q78. Which day was declared as the Direct Action Day by the Muslim League ?
(a) 3rd September 1946
(b) 6th August 1946
(c) 6th May 1946
(d) 4th December 1946
Q79. When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested during the Quit India Movement of 1942 ?
(a) 7th August 1942
(b) 0th April 1942
(c) 9th August 1942
(d) 5th July 1942
Q80. In which year Lala Lajpat Rai was deported to Mandalay for organizing the agrarian movement in Punjab?
Q81. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad started an Urdu Weekly The Al-Hilal in 1912 but on its being banned by the Government he founded at Al-Balaghin
Q82. The Cabinet Mission came to India in
Q83. The split between the Extremists and Moderates came up in the open at the Surat Congress Session in the year
Q84. Bhulabhai Desais most memorable achievement was his defense of the Indian National Army(I.N.A.)personnel at the Red Fort Trial towards the end of
Q85. When was the All India Women Conference founded
Q86. When did the British make English the medium of instruction in India ?
Q87. The communal electorate was introduced forthe first time in India in
Q88.In which yeardid Gandhiji start Satyagraha Movement?
Q89.When was the Dandi March un dertaken?
(a) 1St December 1929
(b) 2Th March 1930
(c) 5th April 1930
(d) 5th May 1930
When and which Governor General decided to make English the medium of instruction in India?
(a)1805 Lord Wellesley
(b)1845 Lord Hardinge
(c)1835 Lord William Bentick
(d)1850 Lord Dalhousie
Q91. The Portuguese built their first fort on Indian soil in the territory of the Raja of
Q92. The Indian tricolour was unfurled for the first time by Jawaharlal Nehru
(a) at the ramparts of the RedFort in 1947
(b) on the banks of Ravi at Lahore in 1929
(c) when India became a democratic republic in 1950
(d)when The Government of India Act was passed in 1935
Q93. In which year did Gandhiji undertakes Dandi March ?
Q94. The Congress adopted the Quit India Resolution inthe year
Q95.The Azad Hind Fauj was formed in
Q96. In which year Gandhiji established Sabarmati Ashramin Gujarat ?
Q97. The Non-Cooperation Movement started in
Q98.In which session of the Indian National Congress was the Pooma Swaraj resolution adopted?
(a)Lucknow Session in 1916
(b)Belgium Session In 1924
(c)Lahore Session in 1929
(d) Karachi Session in 1931
Q99. In which year did the Indian National Congress split between moderates and extremists?
Q100. Gandhi Irwin Pact was signed on
(a) March 101930
(b) March 20 1931
(c) March 12 1930
(d) March 5 1931
Q101. Which among the following chronology is correct regarding four samvatas ?
(a)Gupta Gregorian Hizri Saka
(b)Gregorian SakaHizri Gupta
(c)Saka Gregorian Hizri Gupta
(d)Hizri Gupta Gregorian Saka
Q102. The home of Gargi and Kapila was at
Q103. The Social System of the Harappan’s was
(a) Fairly egalitarian
(b) Slave Labour based
Q104. Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilization of the Early Vedic Age?
Q105. The university which became famous in the post Gupta Era was
Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?
Q107. The first Indian ruler who established the supremacy of Indian Navy In the Arabian Sea was
(a) Raja rajal
(b) Raja Rajendra
(c) Raja dhiraj
Q108. Which statement on the Harappan Civilisation is correct?
(a)Horse sacrifice was known to them
(b)Cow was sacred to them
(c)Pashupatiwas venerated by them
(d)The culture was not generally static
Q109. Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?
Q110. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?
Q111. What Inspired the paintings of Ajanta ?
(b)Radha Krishan Leela
Q112. Who among the following was the first to invade India ?
Q113. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?
Q114. With which of the following is the classic Jivaka Chintamani in Tamil associated?
Q115. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last?
(b) Bodh Gaya
Q116. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins iii India?
(b) Indo Greeks
Q117.In Tamil literature the glorious books Shilppadikaram and Manimekhalai are related to
Q118.Who established Mahabalipuram?
Q119. The Saka era commencing from A.D. 78 was founded by
Q120. Ganhadra school of art came into existence in
Q121. Who amongst the following also had the name Devanama Piya dassi?
(a) MauiyanKing Ashoka
(b) Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Gautam Buddha
(d) Bhagwan Mahavira
Q122. Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription ?
(a)Chandra Gupta Maurya
Q123. The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was
(a)worship of forces of nature
(b)organised city life
Q124. Name the capital of the Pallavas
Q125. The word Veda means
Q126. Which metal was first used by the Vedic people ?
Q127. Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by
Q128. In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year
(a) 260 BC
(c) 126 BC
(d) 232 BC
Q129. The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronised bythe
Q130. Name the dan Buddha belonged to
Q131.Who was the author of the Kadambari a great romantic play ?
Q132.During which Gupta Kings reign did the Chinese traveller Fahien visit India?
(a)Chandra Gupta I
(c)Chandra Gupta II
Q133. St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the
Q134. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of
(d)All of the above
Q135. Who started the Saka Era and when ?
(a)Kadphises in 58 BC
(b)Rudradaman in AD 78
(c)Vikramaditya in 58 BC
(d)Kanish kain AD 78
Q136. In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Q137. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
(a) The third Buddhist Council
(b) The Kalinga War
(c) His embracing of Buddhism
(d) His sending of missionary to Ceylon
Q138. The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was
(a) Vishnu Gupta
(b) Upa gupta
(c) Brahma Gupta
Q139. Harshvardhan was defeated by
(c) Narasimha svanna Pallava
Q140. Which of the following was NOT composed by Harshvardhana?
Q141. Fahien visited India during the reign of
Q142.The Greek ambassador sentto Chandra gupta Mauryas Court was
Q143. HavenTsang visited India during the reign of
Q144.Which one of the following was the last Buddhist text produced In India ?
Q145.Worship of Mother Goddess was associated with
(c)Indus Valley Civilization
(d)Later Vedic Civilization
Q146. Alexander and Porus fought a battle at
Q147. Identify the Buddhist Literature from the following
Q148. Seleucus Nicator was defeated by
Q149. The striking feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was
Q150. After Alexanders death the Eastern part of his empire came under