Friday, January 14, 2011


 1. Which of the following was the birth place of Guru Nanak ?
(a) Anandpur
(b) Amritsar
(c) Talwandi
(d) Nanded
2. During the Indus Valley Civilization period, the dominant number used for weights and measures was ?
(a) 6
(b) 8
(c) 12
(d) 16
3. The Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmed Shah Abduali’s invasion of India was ?
(a)Bahadur Shahl
(b) Shah Alam I
(c)Bahadur Shah II
(d) Shah Alam II
4. Sher Shah died while he was fighting in
(b) Kalinga
(d) None of these
5. Archaeological material relating to the period of Sangam literature has been unearthed at ?
(a) Madurai
(b) Brahmagiri
(c) Thanjavur
(d) Arikkamedu

6. Ramachandradeva, the Yadava King of Deogiri, was a contemporary of ?
(a) Ala uddin Khilji
(b) Feroz Tughlaq
(c) Muhammad Tughlaq
(d) Iltutmish
7. The most famous city for production of cotton cloth during the period of visit of Hiuen Tsang was ?
(a) Ujjain
(b) Pataliputra
(c) Mathura
(d) Banaras
8. In which period were the foreigners absorbed in large number in the Indian society?
(a) The Kushana Period
(b) The Gupta Period
(c) The Mauryan period
(d) The Rajput Period
9. Which General of Maharaja Ranjit Singh who conqeured Ladakh
(a) Dewan Chand
(b) Hari Singh Nalwa
(c) Zorawar Singh
(d) Mohkam Singh
10. William Hawkins visited the Mughal court to secure a right to trade in Mughal ports during the reign of ?
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Aurangzeb
11. The Bahmani Sultan who shifted the capital from Gulbarga to Bindar was ?
(a) Mahmud Shah
(b) Muhammad Shah
(c) Ahmad Shah
(d) None of these
12. Chola Kingdom Comprised of ?
(a) Whole of South India
(b) Today’s Andhra pradesh
(c) Bengal, Andhra and Madras
(d) Madras and parts of Mysore
13. When did Alexander invade India?
(a)336 B.C.
(b) 326 B.C.
(c)320 B.C.
(d) 308 B.C.
14. Who among the following called himself as the ‘Second Alexander’
(a) Alauddin Khilji
(b) Samudragupta
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Kanishka
15. One of the major towns of the Godavari in the Satavahana kingdom was ?
(d) Pratishthana
16. During whose reign Mewar came to conclude peace treaty with Mughals?
(a) Akhar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Aurangzeb
17. Who laid out the first Mughal garden in India?
(a) Babar
(b) Akbar
(c) Jehangir
(d) Shahjehan
18. Who amongst the following rulers assumed the title of ‘Paramanka?
(a) Ajatashatru
(b) Harshavardhana
(d) Samudragupta
19. Who was the founder of Qutb Shahi dynasty?
(a) Adil Shah
(b) Ibrahim Adil Shahl l
(c) Ibrahim Qutb Shah
(d) Quli Qutb Shah
20. Who Introduced Decimal system ?
(a) Brahmagupta
(b) Aryabhatta
(c) Bhaskara
(d) None of these
21. A standing army was first introduced in medieval India by ?
(a) Alauddin Khilji
(b) Ba]han
(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Iltumish
22. Indians in ancient time learnt a lot from the Greeks in the field of
(a) Music
(b) Coinage
(c) Sculpture
(d) Painting
23. ‘Ashtapradhan’ adorned the court of ?
(a) Shivaji
(b) Krishnadevaraya
(c) Rajendra I
(d)Vikramaditya II
24. Ashtadiggajas were in the court of ?
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Krishnadeva Raya
(d) Rajaraja
25. Who became first Muslim ruler to conquer South India?
(a) Alauddin Khilji
(b) Muhammad Ghori
(d) Akbar
26. According to the Dharmasastras, ‘Anuloma’ is a marriage between a ?
(a) higher caste man and a lower caste woman
(b) lower caste man and a higher caste woman
(c) man and a woman of the same caste
(d) man and a woman of the same gotra

27. Which of the following rivers of India is known as Vridh (Old) Ganga?
(a) Mahanadi
(b) Ram Ganga
(c) Cauvery
(d) Godavari
28. Brahmagiri is a place of historical importance because it?
(a) has an inscription of Ashoka
(b) was a Paleolithic site
(c) has an inscription of Vikramaditya VI
(d) was the capital of the Gangas
29. In ancient Indian historical geography, the name ‘Ratnakara’ denoted ?
(a) the Arabian Sea
(b) the Bay of Bengal
(c) the Indian Ocean
(d) the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Prayaga.
30. Who were the first to issue gold coins in India?
(b) Kushans
(d) Mughals
31. The capital of Kadamba kings was ?
(a) Tanjore
(b) Vanavasi
(d) Badami
32. “Hindustan is a country of few charms. Its people have no good looks”.
Which Mughal king had recorded this in his memoirs?
(a) Akbar
(b) Babar
(c) Humayun
(d) Shahjahan
33. The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was ?
(a) Noorjahan
(b) Razia Sultan
(c)Mumtaz Mahal
(d) Hamidabanu Begam
34. Which among the following is not correctly paired?
(a) Bana- Harshavardhana
(b) Gita Govinda -Tulsidas
(c) Megasthenes -Seleucus
(d) Pushyamitra -Sunga dynasty
35. First ruler of Vijaynagar who captured Goa from the Bahmanides ?
(a) Harihara I
(b) Harihara II
(c) Bukka I
(d) Devaraya II
36. When did the concept of pollution emerge clearly?
(a) In the Rigvedic period
(b) In the post-vedic period
(c) In the post-Gupta age
(d) In the age of Dharma Shastras
37. Who levied the tax known by the name of ‘Chauth’?
(a) Chandellas
(b) Cholas
(c) Mughals
(d) Marathas
38. The first Indian ruler to organise Haj pilgrimage at the expense of the state was ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Feroz Tughlaq
(c)Alauddin Khilji
(d) Aurangzeb
39. Who was the ruler of medieval India who is credited with the building of the Grand Trunk Road?
(a) Babur
(b) Krishnadeva Raya
(c) Jahangir
(d) Sher Shah Suri
40. Who amongst the Muslim rulers first enforced price regulation?
(a) Mohammed Tughlaq
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Alauddin KhiIji
(d) Sher Shah Suri
41. Consider the following events:
1. Reign of Kanishka
2. Visit of Hiuen Tsang
3. Alexander’s invasion
4 Ashoka’s Kalinga War
The correct chronological order of these events is
(a) 1,3,4,2
(b) 3,4,2,1
(c) 2,1,3,4
(d) 3,4,1,2
42. The Indus Civilisation falls in the period known as ?
(a)Historical period
(b) Pre-histonical period
(c) Post-historical period
(d) Proto-historical period
43. For the first time land was divided into different categories for purposes of revenue on the basis of the quality of land and its capacity for production during the reign of ?
(a) Alauddin Khilji
(b) Feroze Tughlaq
(c) Sher Shah Suri
(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
44. Who among the following was known as a ‘Nirguna’ reformer?
(a) Surdas
(b) Chaitanya
(c) Kabir
(d) Tulsidas
45. Which of the following Englishman was honoured by Jehangir with the title of Khan’?
(a) Sir Thomas Roe
(b) Edward Terry
(c) William Hawkins
(d) None of these
46. Chandbibi of Ahmednagar fought to protect her kingdom against ?
(a) Mughals
(b) East India Company
(c) Adilshahi forces of Bijapur
(d) Nizam forces of Hyderabad
47. Akbar founded his own religion known as ‘Din i-llahi’ which means ?
(a) House of Worship
(b) Universal peace
(c) Divine faith
(d) None of these
48. The town of Bihar sharif remained important in medieval times as
1. a centre of trade
2. a centre of learning
3. an administrative centre
4. a religious centre
(a)l,2 and 3
(b) l and 3
(c)2,3 and 4
(d) 2 and 4
49. Pushyabhuti dynasty ruled over ?
(b) Ujjain
(c) Thaneshwar
50. Before ascending the Maurya throne, Ashoka served as a Viceroy of ?
(a) Pataliputra
(b) Taxila
(c) Tosali
(d) Kaushanthi
1 c
2 d
3 d
4 c
5 c
6 a
7 c
8 c
9 b
10 b
11 c
12 d
13 b
14 a
15 d
16 b
17 a
18 d
19 d
20 c
21 d
22 c
23 a
24 c
25 a
26 a
27 d
28 a
29 c
30 b
31 b
32 b
33 b
34 b
35 b
36 b
37 d
38 a
39 d
40 c
41 d
42 b
43 c
44 c
45 c
46 a
47 c
48 d
49 c
  50 b

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