Saturday, February 12, 2011


The practice of Sati was declared illegal by
(a) Lord Ripon
(b) Raja Rammohan Roy
(c) Lord Cornwallis
(d) Lord William Bentick
Answer: Lord William Bentick
Except Jammu and Kashmir and Hyderabad, the integration of Indian states was completed in
(a) 17807
(b) 18598
(c) 18203
(d) 17380
Answer: 18203
Who among the following could not be captured by the British in 1857 ?
(a) Nana Saheb
(b) Tantia Tope
(c) Bahadur Shah II
(d) Mangal Pandey
Answer: Nana Saheb
The Simon Commission was concerned with
(a) Famines
(b) Constitutional reforms
(c) Higher education
(d) Reforms in princely states
Answer: Constitutional reforms


Who among the following is known as the Heroine of 1942 Quit India Movement ?
(a) Suchitra Kriplani
(b) Sarojini Naidu
(c) Aruna Asaf Ali
(d) Dr. Annie Besant
Answer: Aruna Asaf Ali
The first to start a joint stock company trade with India were the
(a) Danish
(b) Portuguese
(c) Dutch
(d) French
Answer: Portuguese
Who amongst the following is associated with the Local Self-Government Act ?
(a) William Bentick
(b) Dalhousie
(c) Ripon
(d) Cornwallis
Answer: Ripon
Seeds of Indian participating in the Legislative Council of the Governor General of India are embodied in the
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(b) Government of India Act, 1919
(c) Indian Councils Act, 1861
(d) Indian Councils Act, 1909
Answer: Indian Councils Act, 1892


The Kalachuri era counted from A.D. 248 was mostly current in
(a) Kashmir
(b) Bengal
(c) Central India
(d) Andhra
Answer: Andhra
The Hijra era is counted from
(a) 1526 A.D.
(b) 622 A.D.
(c) 632 A.D.
(d) 712 A.D.
Answer: 622 A.D.
The ancient name of Bengal was
(a) Vatsa
(b) Kamarupa
(c) Gauda
(d) Matsya
Answer: Gauda
The capital of the ancient Vrijian state was
(a) Ujjain
(b) Vaishali
(c) Pataliputra
(d) Ayodhya
Answer: Vaishali
Who among the following is most famous for building a large number of canals for irrigation ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Shahjahan
(c) Firuz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
Answer: Firuz Shah Tughlaq

Friday, February 11, 2011


 Mahmud of Ghazni attacked India mainly
(a) To spread Islam in India
(b) To take the famous artisans of India to his court
(c) To plunder the wealth of India
(d) To establish his empire in India
Answer: To plunder the wealth of India
Ibn - Batutah visited India during the reign of Sultan
(a) Muhammad Tughlaq
(b) Sikander Lodhi
(c) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(d) Feroz Tughlaq
Answer: Muhammad Tughlaq
Which of the following is correctly matched ?
(a) Battle of Wandiwash - Akbar and English forces
(b) Battle of Tarain - Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohammed Ghori
(c) Battle of Panipat - Babur and Rana Sanga
(d) Battle of Kanwah - Humayun and Sher Shah
Answer:  Battle of Tarain - Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohammed Ghori
The Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year
(a) 1739
(b) 1757
(c) 1761
(d) 1707
Answer: 1761
Nadir Shah invaded India during the reign of
(a) Bahadur Shah
(b) Farrukhsiyar
(c) Muhammed Shah
(d) Shah Alam
Answer: Muhammed Shah
 Which of the following battles was fought in 1192 A.D.?
(a) Second Battle of Tarain
(b) Battle of Kanwah
(c) First Battle of Tarain
(d) Battle of Talikota
Answer; Second Battle of Tarain
 India's famous Peacock Throne and the diamond koh-e-Noor were taken away by
(a) Ahmad Shah Abdali
(b) Robert Clive
(c) Mohammad Ghori
(d) Nadir Shah
Answer: Nadir Shah


 Which of the following is an architectural achievement of the Chandellas ?
(a) Sun Temple, Modhera
(b) Rock-cut caves at Mahabalipuram
(c) Temples at Khajuraho
(d) Sun Temple, Konark
Answer: Temples at Khajuraho
 Who built the Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambha) in the Chittor fort ?
(a) Rana Khumba
(b) Rana Ratan Singh
(c) Rana Sanga
(d) Rana Hamir Deva
Answer: Rana Khumba
 Which of the following is similar to the Taj Mahal in construction ?
(a) Humayun's tomb
(b) Bibi-ka-maqbara
(c) Akbar's tomb
(d) Jahangir's tomb
Answer: Humayun's tomb
Purana Qila was constructed during the reign of
(a) Jahangir
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Humayun
(d) Akbar
Answer: Sher Shah
 The temple of Angkorvat is in
(a) Laos
(b) Vietnam
(c) Myanmar
(d) Gambodia
Answer: Gambodia
 Graeco-Roman influence in Indian art is found at
(a) Sanchi
(b) Bharhut
(c) Gandhara
(d) Bodh Gaya
Answer: Sanchi
 The Hathigumpha inscription is found in
(a) Nasik (Maharashtra)
(b) Halebid (Karnataka)
(c) Kakatiya (Andhra Pradesh)
(d) Udayagiri (Cuttack)
Answer: Udayagiri (Cuttack)
The tomb of Babar is at
(a) Sikandra
(b) Kabul
(c) Lahore
(d) Sasaram
Answer: Kabul
 The most famous interpolation made by the Brahmins was the addition of Bhagvad Gita to
(a) Vedas
(b) Puranas
(c) Upanishads
(d) Mahabharat
Answer: Mahabharat
Taxila was a famous site of
(a) Mauryan Art
(b) Gupta Art
(c) Gandhara Art
(d) Early Vedic Art
Answer; Gandhara Art
 The Vimana style in temple architecture came into vogue during the reign of
(a) Cholas
(b) Rashtrakutas
(c) Mauryas
(d) Guptas
Answer: Cholas

Thursday, February 10, 2011


In Mughal paintings, one notices the adoption of the principle of foreshortening whereby near and distant people and things could be placed in perspective. This was due to the influence of
(a) British
(b) Spanish
(c) Dutch
(d) Portuguese
Answer: Portuguese
The two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan are works of
(a) The Gandhara Art
(b) The early Mathura school of Art
(c) The Gupta Art
(d) The Maurya Art
Answer: The Gupta Art
Qutab Minar was built by
(a) Razia Sultan
(b) shahjahan
(c) Qutb-ud-din Aibak
(d) Iltutmish
Answer: Qutb-ud-din Aibak
Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with
(a) Two hands
(b) Eight hands
(c) Four hands
(d) Six hands
Answer: Six hands
Ajanta paintings are the finest specimens of
(a) Rock engravings
(b) Rajasthani miniature paintings
(c) Persian art
(d) Indian cave paintings
Answer: Rajasthani miniature paintings
The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora Caves are indicative of development of art under the
(a) Pallavas
(b) Chalukyas
(c) Pandyas
(d) Rashtrakutas
Answer: Rashtrakutas


 Vakatakas belong to the period of
(a) Guptas
(b) Harsha
(c) Mauryas
(d) Kushans
Answer: ?
Which of the following schools of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period ?
(a) The Rajputs School
(b) The Bijapur School
(c) The Golconda School
(d) The Kangra School
Answer: The Bijapur School
 Development of architecture was as its peak during
(a) Pandhya period
(b) Gupta period
(c) Chola period
(d) Mughal period
Answer: Gupta period
 Who built the famous Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in the 13th century ?
(a) Rajyapala
(b) Mahipala
(c) Tejapala
(d) Mahendrapala
Answer: Tejapala
 The originators of the Dravidian style of architecture and sculpture in south India were
(a) Pallavas
(b) Pandyas
(c) Cholas
(d) Hoysalas
Answer: Pallavas
 To whom was place for Amritsar given by Mughal emperor Akbar ?
(a) Guru harkrishan
(b) Guru Teg Bahadur
(c) Guru Ram Das
(d) Guru Amar Das
Answer: Guru Ram Das
 The Mathura school of art fluorished during the reign of
(a) Kadphises-I
(b) Vaishka
(c) Vasudeva
(d) Kanishka
Answer: Vasudeva
Which of the following is an example of Mauryan art ?
(a) The panel showing Mahakapi Jataka at Bharhut
(b) Bull capital, Rampurva
(c) Image of Nara-Narayana in the temple at Deogarh
(d) Terracotta figures found at Ter
Answer: Bull capital, RampurvaRampurvaRampurva
 Buland Darwaza, built by Akbar, is to commemorate the victory of
(a) Delhi
(b) Gujarat
(c) Orissa
(d) Bengal
Answer: Gujarat
 The mausoleum of Sher Shah is at
(a) Delhi
(b) Lahore
(c) Agra
(d) Sasaram
Answer: Sasaram

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Who built the stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh ?
(a) Kanishka
(b) Chandragupta
(c) Ashoka
(d) Harsha
Answer: Ashoka
The most famous court-poet (in Hindi Literature) of akbar was
(a) Raskhan
(b) Tulsidas
(c) Surdas
(d) Abdur Rahim-Khan-i-Khanan
Answer: Abdur Rahim-Khan-i-Khanan
Who among the following Mughal rulers has been called as the Prince of Builders
(a) Jehangir
(b) Shahjehan
(c) Babar
(d) Akbar
Answer: Shahjehan
The Khajurao shrines built by Chandella rulers are dedicated to
(a) Shiva and Parvati
(b) Vishnu and Brahma
(c) Vishnu and Shiva
(d) Indra and Varun
Answer: Shiva and Parvati
The contents of Allahabad Pillars inscription of Samudragupta were written by
(a) Vishakhadatta
(b) Harisena
(c) Kalidas
(d) Virasen
Answer: Virasen


Renaissance started first in
(a) Russia
(b) England
(c) France
(d) Italy
Answer: Italy
 Which of the following is not true of the European renaissance ?
(a) It was a intellectual movement
(b) It Found expression in the revival of the study of ancient Greco-Roman classics.
(c) It aimed at organising anti-Church movements
(d) It developed intrest in science and fostered a spirit of adventure
Answer: It aimed at organising anti-Church movements
 The Last Super , a famous renaissance painting was a master piece of
(a) Leonardo da Vinci
(b) Raphael
(c) Michael Angelo
(d) Titian
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci
 With which of the following is the term Liberty , Equality and Fraternity associated ?
(a) Industrial Revolution
(b) Russian Revolution
(c) French Revolution
(d) Olympic Games
Answer: French Revolution
The author of the American Declaration of Independence was
(a) Lafayette
(b) George Washington
(c) Jefferson
(d) Thomas Paine
Answer: Jefferson
 The Industrial Revolution First took place in
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) England
(d) America
Answer: England
 Guernica, the world famous painting was painted by
(a) Van Gogh
(b) Michelangelo
(c) Picasso
(d) Leonardo-da-Vinci
Answer: Picasso

Monday, February 7, 2011


The institution of Varna appeared in the
(a) Later Vedic period
(b) Period of the consolidation of the text of the Mahabharat.
(c) Period of the Manava Dharma Shastra
(d) Rig Vedic period
Answer: Rig Vedic period
Which is the oldest Veda?
(a) Rig Veda
(b) Atharva Veda
(c) Sama Veda
(d) Yajur Veda
Answer: Rig Veda
Which of the following Vedas is a collection of spellsand incantations?
(a) Sama Veda
(b) Yajur Veda
(c) Atharva Veda
(d) Rig Veda
Answer: Atharva Veda
Which among the following, was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion ?
(a) Performance of sacrifices
(b) Predominance of female goddesses
(c) Belief in existence of life after death
(d) Worship of images
Answer: Worship of images
800 B.C.-600 B.C. is designated as the
(a) Period of Mahabharat
(b) Period of Brahmanas
(c) Period of the Sutras
(d) Period of Ramayana
Answer: Period of Brahmanas


Who united all the sikhs and founded a kingdom in the punjab ?
(a) Guru Teg Bahadur
(b) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
(c) Guru Nanak
(d) Guru Gobind Singh
Answer: Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The Mansabdri system introduced by akbar was borrowed from the system in
(a) Mongolia
(b) Afghanistan
(c) Turkey
(d) Persia
Answer: Mongolia
Who among the following was the first Mughal Emperor to allow Britishers to establish trade links with India ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Jehangir
Answer: Jehangir
Which of the following is wrongly matched with his contemporary Mughal King ?
(a) Jujhar Singh-Shahjehan
(b) Jaswant Singh-Aurangzeb
(c) Prithvi Raj Chauhan-Akbar
(d) Rana Sanga-Babar
Answer: Prithvi Raj Chauhan-Akbar
The capital of the Mughal Empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi by
(a) Jehangir
(b) Humayun
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Shahjehan
Answer: Shahjehan
The Peacock Throne was made for
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Jehangir
Answer: Shahjehan