Indian History MCQ Practice Question and Answers Part 1 by studybizz

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1. Ravikirti, a jain, who composed the Aihole Prashasti, was patronised by….

a) Pulakeshin -I

b) Harsha

c) Pulakeshin -II

d) Kharavela

1-c; Ravikirti was the court poet of Chalukya King, Pulakesin – II who reigned from 610 to 642 A.D.

2. Which was the backbone of Indus Economy?

a) Agriculture

b) Brick industry

c) Dairy

d) Carpentry

2-a; Agriculture was the backbone of the Indus economy. The people made extensive use of the wooden plows. Barley and wheat were the main food crops.

3. According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas the sequential order of the cycle of four aeons (yugas) is:

a) Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali

b) Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali

c) Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali

d) Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita

3-c; A complete Yuga starts with the Satya Yuga(Krita), Treta Yuga and Dvapara Yuga into a Kali Yuga.

4. Name the clan Buddha belonged to......

a) Gnathrika

b) Maurya

c) Sakya

d) Kuru

4-c; Sakya was an ancient tribe. Buddha was also known as sakya muni.

5. Mohammed Bin Tuglaq transferred his capital from.....

a) Delhi to Warangal

b) Delhi to Devagiri

c) Delhi to Madurai

d) Delhi to Calcutta

5-b; In 1327, Muhammad bin Tughluq passed an order to shift the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, also known as Devagiri, in present day Maharashtra.

6. Whom did Bal Gangadhar Tilak refer to as his Political Guru?

a) Swami Vivekananda

b) Ram Mohan Roy

c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh

d) MG Ranade

6-d; Mahadev Govind Ranade was known to be the mentor and political guru of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

7. Who was the leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha?

a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

c) Sardar Patel

d) Acharya J. B. Kripalani

7-c; The Bardoli Satyagraha (1928), Gujarat. It was at that time that Mahatma Gandhi conferred the title of “SARDAR” to Vallabhai Patel.

8. Which inscription mentions about the village administration under the Cholas?

a) Junagarh

b) Uttaramerur

c) Aihole

d) Nasik

8-b; A tenth century inscription on a temple wall of the brahman village of Uttaramerur gives the details of village administration under Cholas

9. Which of the following was the early capital of the Rashtrakutas?

a) Sopara

b) Ellora

c) Vatapi

d) Ajanta

9-b; Dantidurga who was the founder and first ruler of the dynasty, ruled from Ellora. Later, Amoghavarsha - I made Manyakhet his capital that remained the Rashtrakutas' regal capital until the end of the empire

10. Shaddarshan means.....

a) 6 schools of philosophy

b) 8 Schools of philosophy

c) 9 Schools of philosophy

d) 10 Schools of Philosophy

10-a; Hindu philosophy is traditionally divided into six astika (orthodox) schools of thought, or darsanam, which accept the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures.

11. Who translated “Mahabharatha” into Persian ?

a) Keshav Lal

b) Abul Fazal

c) Babar

d) Badauni

11-d; The Mahabharata was translated into Persian at Akbar’s orders, by Faizi and Abd al-Qadir Badauni and named Razmnama.

12. A new coin called the ‘Rupaya’ was issued for the first time by.....

a) Ala-ud-din Khilji

b) Mohammed Shah Tughluq

c) Sher Shah Suri

d) Akbar

12-c; Sher shah introduced a silver coin Rupaya.

13. British achieved political power in India after which of the following war?

a) Battle of Plassey

b) Battle of Panipat

c) Anglo Mysore wars

d) Battle of Wandiwash

13-a; After the Battle of Plassey in 1757, the British achieved political power in India. It marked a decisive victory of the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies.

14. Who started a Hindi weekly ‘Abhyudaya’?

a) Madan Mohan Malaviya

b) Raja ram Mohan Roy

c) Swami Vivekananda

d) Mahatma Gandhi

14-a; Madan Mohan Malaviya was vice chancellor of Benares Hindu University. His journals were Leader, Indian union, Abyudaya, Hindustan. In 1915, he founded Hindu Maha Sabha

15. Who among the following is known as father of Indian Pre-History?

a) Rebert bruce Foote

b) AL Bhasham

c) Dayaram Sahani

d) John Marshall

15-a; Foote spent 33 years working for the geological survey. He is often considered the "Father of Indian Pre history”. He also wrote a book named “Antiquities of South India”.

16. Which of the following statement on the Harappan Civilisation is correct?

a) Horse sacrifice was known to them .

b) Cow was sacred to them.

c) ‘Pashupati’ was a hindu god.

d) The culture was not generally static.

16-d; Horse was unknown to them. Cow was sacred during Aryans. Their religion was secular. Harappan culture was not static and did not disappear suddenly

17. The ‘Ajivika’s were a..

a) sect contemporary to the Buddha.

b) breakaway branch of the Buddhists.

c) sect founded by Charvaka.

d) sect founded by Shankaracharya.

17-a; Ajivika was primarily a heterodox Hindu (Nastika) or atheistic system. The Ajivikas may simply have been a more looselyorganized group of wandering ascetics (shramanas or sannyasins).

18. Akbar’s tomb is located at which of the following places?

a) Sikandara

b) Agra

c) Fatehpur Sikri

d) Allahabad

18-a; Akbar’s tomb is situated in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

19. How many times Shivaji plundered Surat?

a) Once

b) Twice

c) Thrice

d) Four times

19-b; Shivaji plundered it twice in January 1664 and October 1670. By attacking Surat twice he sent a strong message to Aurangzeb

20. “Geetha Rahasyam” was written by..

a) Tilak

b) Gopala Krishna Ghokhale

c) Lala Lajpat rai

d) Aurobindo Ghosh

20-a; A book Geetha Rahasyam was written by Tilak. He founded Akhadas (Religious Physical fitness centre). The youth trained In akhadas asked to fight against cow Slaughter

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