Friday, February 18, 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


1. The term ‘nishka’ which meant an ornament in the Vedic period was used in later times to denote a/an—
(A) Weapon
(B) Agricultural implement
(C) Script
(D) Coin
Ans : (D)

2. Which one of the following pairs of kings of ancient and medieval periods of Indian history and the works authored by them is correctly matched ?
(A) Krishnadevaraya : Samaranganasutradhra
(B) Mehendravarman : Mattavilasaprahasana
(C) Bhojadeva : Manasollasa
(D) Somesvara : Amuktamalyada
Ans : (B)

3. The founder of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides movement was—
(A) Charles Andrews
(B) Robert Montgomery
(C) Richard Temple
(D) Baden Powell
Ans : (D)

4. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
(A) Dharamsastra : Works on religion and philosophy
(B) Chaturvarnya : Four Ashrams
(C) Shudra : Service to three varnas
(D) Mahamatra : Superior Officials
Ans : (B)

Monday, February 14, 2011


1. The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola was built by—
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Kharvela
(C) Amoghavarsha
(D) Chamundaraya
Ans : (D)
2. ‘Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowings, for once cremated, there is no return’. The rejection of after life is an aphorism of the—
(A) Kapalika sect
(B) Sunyavada of Nagarjun
(C) Ajivikas
(D) Charvakas
Ans : (D)
3. Which one of the following usages was a post-Vedic development ?
(A) Dharma-Artha-Kama-Moksha
(B) Brahmana-Kshatriya-Vaishya-Shudra
(C) Brahmacharya-Grihasthashrama-Vanaprastha-Sanyasa
(D) Indra-Surya-Rudra-Marut
Ans : (C)
4. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was—
(A) Amritsar 
(B) Patiala
(C) Lahore 
(D) Kapurthala
Ans : (C)

psc objective-INDIAN HISTORY

Who amongst the following Chola Kings fought against the Shailendera King of Shri Vijaya and defeated him ?
(a) Sundar Chola
(b) Rajaraja Chola I
(c) Rajendra Chola
(d) Parantaka I
Answer: Rajendra Chola
A Pala ruler who was raised to the throne by different sections of people was
(a) Mahipala
(b) Dharmapala
(c) Devapala
(d) Gopala
Answer: Gopala
In the Sangam age, Uraiyur was important for
(a) Its being a great emporium of foreign trade.
(b) Its being a great centre of indigenous trade.
(c) Its being a great centre of cotton trade.
(d) Its being a great centre of spice trade.
Answer: Its being a great centre of cotton trade.
The capital of Eastern Chalukyas was
(a) Vatapi
(b) Amravati
(c) Nagarjunakonda
(d) Vengi
Answer: Vengi
The Satavahana King who defeated the western Saka King, Nahapana was
(a) Satakarni I
(b) Vasishthiputra Pulumayi
(c) Yajna Satakarni
(d) Gautamiputra Satakarni
Answer: Gautamiputra Satakarni
In Krishnadevaraya's court, Ashtadiggajas were the
(a) Eight great poets of his court.
(b) Eight great scholars of his kingdom
(c) Eight great ministers in his court
(d) Eight elephants placed at eight corners of his capital.
Answer: Eight great poets of his court.
Nicolo Conti, the traveller who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D., was
(a) A Frenchman
(b) An Italian
(c) A Greek
(d) A Russian
Answer: An Italian
The Arabs were established traders on the west coast of India and had the support of the rulers of Kerala. Which one of the following rulers first conducted a naval campaign on important Arab trade centres to check their monopoly ?
(a) Mahendravarman
(b) Dantidurga
(c) Rajaraja Chola
(d) Chalukya Vikramaditya VI
Answer: Chalukya Vikramaditya VI


The first monarch of Magadh kingdom in the sixth century B.C. was
(a) Jarasandha
(b) Bimbisara
(c) Prasenajit
(d) Ajatashatru
Answer: Bimbisara
Chandragupta Maurya's empire extended in the north -west upto
(a) Indus
(b) Sutlej
(c) Hindukush
(d) Ravi
Answer: Hindukush
Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of Nandas at
(a) Taxila
(b) Sravana Belgola
(c) Ujjain
(d) Magadha
Answer: Magadha
The official religion during the rule of the Sunga dynasty was
(a) The Ajivika religion
(b) Brahmanism
(c) Buddhism
(d) Jainism
Answer: Brahmanism
The Huna leader Mihirgula was defeated by
(a) Rajyavardhana
(b) Buddhagupta
(c) Chandragupta
(d) Yashodharman
Answer: Yashodharman


Which Act was the first legislative interference by the British Parliament in the affairs of India ?
(a) Fox's India Bill, 1783
(b) Pitt's India Act, 1784
(c) The Regulating Act, 1773
(d) The Declaratory Act, 1781
Answer: The Regulating Act, 1773
The last Governor General of India was
(a) C. Rajagopalachari
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Answer: C. Rajagopalachari
The Congress ministries that had been formed in several provinces in 1937 resigned in November 1939 in protest against the
(a) British policy of repression
(b) Interference of the Viceroy and the Governors, in administration
(c) Participation of India in the Second World War, without consulting the Indian National Congress
(d) Refusal of the British government to grant independence to India
Answer; Participation of India in the Second World War, without consulting the Indian National Congress
Who was the pioneer among the following social reformers ?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Swami Vivekanand
(c) Dayanand Saraswati
(d) Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Answer: Raja Ram Mohan Roy


The first Governor - General of Bengal was
(a) Lord Clive
(b) Lord Wellesley
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Lord Cornwallis
Answer: Warren Hastings
In whose regime during the British period was Samachar Darpan the first vernacular paper, published?
(a) Marquess of Hastings
(b) Lord Minto
(c) Lord Curzon
(d) Lord William Bentick
Answer: Marquess of Hastings
who among the following was not associated with Home Rule Movement ?
(a) Annie Besant
(b) M.A. Jinnah
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal
Answer: M.A. Jinnah
Who said the following of the Indian National Congress:A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generated by our own actions was urgently needed?
(a) A.O. Hume
(b) Lord Curzon
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Lord Rippon
Answer: A.O. Hume
The Revolt of 1857 affected Several town in Bihar. Which of the following entries gives the correct sequence of the outbreak of the revolt in different towns of Bihar ?
(a) Jagdishpur, Patna, Rohini, Muzaffarpur
(b) Rohini, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Jagdishpur
(c) Muzaffarpur, Patna, Jagdishpur, Rohini
(d) Patna, Muzaffarpur, Rohini, Jagdishpur
Answer: Rohini, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Jagdishpur