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Q1. Which among the following ‘MATH’ is related with Buddhism?

(a) Dakhma

(b) Chaitya

(c) Khangah

(d) Angeri

Q2. Which among the following fort was known as the ‘Key of Deccan?


(b) Ajaygarh

(c) Asirgarh

(d) Gulbarga

Q3. Select the correct order-

(a) Nizamuddin Auliya, Kabir, Mirabai, Tulsidas

(b) Mirabai, Kabir, Niza-muddin Auliya, Tulsidas

(c) Kabir, Nizamuddin Auliya, Tulsidas, Mirabai

(d) Tulsidas, Mirabai, Kabir, Nizamuddin Auliya

Q4. Given below are the names of prominent leaders and their respective operational areas during the revolt period. Select the incorrect pair.

(a) Rani Laxmibai— Indore

(b) Khan Bahadur Khan— Ruhelkhand

(c) Kunwar Singh— Sahabad

(d) Nana Saheb— Kanpur

Q5. Who is known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’?

(a) Sarojini Naidu

(b) Joan of Arc

(c) Mother Teresa

(d) Florence Nightingale

Q6. Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed ?

(a) Bamiyan

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Kandy

(d) Lhasa

Q7. Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in Delhi ?

(a) Sir Edward Lutyens

(b) Herbert Bakers

(c) Robert Tor Tussell

(d) Antonin Raymond

Q8. Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is NOT on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages?

(a) Ellora Caves

(b) Kashi Viswanath Temple

(c) Qutab Minar

(d) Manas Wild-life Sanctuary

Q9. In Shivaji’s Council of Ministers the Prime Minister was called

(a) Peshwa

(b) Sachiv

(c) Mantri

(d) Samanta

Q10. The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year :

(a) 1935

(b) 1942

(c) 1901

(d) 1922

Q11. Muhammad-Bin-Tughlaq was proficient in

(a) Art

(b) Music

(c) Calligraphy

(d) Philosophy

Q12. The title ‘Indian Napolean’ has been attached to

(a) Chandra Gupta Maurya

(b) Samudra gupta

(c) Chandragupta-I

(d) Harshavardhana

Q13. The battle that led to the foundation of Muslim power in India was

(a) The first battle of Tarain

(b) The second battle of Tarain

(c) The first battle of Panipat

(d) The second battle of Panipat

Q14. Who was the National leader who wrote History of India on the walls of the Andaman Cellular Jail?

(a) Nandanlal Bose

(b) Ambedkar

(c) Vir Savarkar

(d) Jyotiba Phule

Q15. The ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ was first applied to the Princely State of

(a) Satara

(b) Jhansi

(c) Oudh

(d) Jaunpur

Q16. Which of the following ancient Indian towns was home to the three scholar sages Kapila, Gargi and Maitreya ?

(a) Kaashi

(b) Mithila

(c) Ujjaini

(d) Pataliputra

Q17. The most important Sufi shrine in India is at

(a) Pandua

(b) Bidar

(c) Ajmer

(d) Shahjahanabad

Q18. The ‘Ajivikas’ were a

(a) Sect contemporary to the Buddha

(b) Breakaway branch of the Buddhists

(c) Sect founded by Charvaka

(d) Sect founded by Shankaracharya

Q19. The Indian Universities were first founded in the time of

(a) Macaulay

(b) Warren Hastings

(c) Lord Canning

(d) Lord William Bentinck

Q20. One of the following was not involved in the Chittagong Armoury Raid, 1934. Who was he?

(a) Kalpana Dutt

(b) Surya Sen

(c) Pritialata Woddedar

(d) Dinesh Gupta

Q21. 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 Siyar’s Farman, 1717

(d) Ibrahim Khan’s Farman, 1690

Q22. Apart from the Quit India Movement which started on 9th August 1942, what other sensational activity of the freedom fighters was done on 9th August?

(a) Salt Satyagraha

(b) Boycott of Simon Commission

(c) Champaran Satyagraha

(d) Kakori Mail train “robbery”

Q23. Which of the following is associated with Sufi saints?

(a) Tripitaka

(b) Dakhma

(c) Khanqah

(d) Synagogue

Q24. Which of the following treaties brought an end to the independent existence of Peshwa Baji Rao II ?

(a) The Treaty of Purandhar

(b) Convention of Wadgaon

(c) Treaty of Bassein

(d) Treaty of Salbai

Q25. 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 Bahmanl kingdoms

Q26. Which Indian statesman used these magic words, “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge ….”?

(a) Mohandas Karam chand Gandhi

(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

(c) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Q27. 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

(b) Stones, trees and animals

(c) Vishnu and Lakshmi

(d) Siva and Sakti

Q28. Satyagraha finds expression in

(a) Sudden outbursts of violence

(b) Armed conflicts

(c) Non-cooperation

(d) Communal riots

Q29. Which of the following aspects is not common to both Bhakti movement and Sufi movement?

(a) Personal love for God

(b) Worship of idols

(c) Mysticism

(d) Visit to holy shrines

Q30. The Muslim League advocated a separate Muslim State

(a) At its birth in 1906

(b) During the Khilafat Movement

(c) In 1930, when it opposed the Civil Disobedience Movement

(d) At the Lahore Session of 1940

Q31. Ranthambhor was

(a) A Mughal palace

(b) A Rajput fort

(c) Capital of the Khaljis

(d) A Buddhist pilgrimage centre

Q32. How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians?

(a) Malayamandalam

(b) Yavadwipa

(c) Suvamabhumi

(d) Suvamadwipa

Q33. Who scripted Gandhiji’s favorite song ‘Vaishnav Jan To…… ” ?

(a) Narsinh Mehta

(b) Premanand

(c) Chunilal

(d) Dharmiklal

Q34. Who was the first Indian to be made a fellow of the Royal Society of London ?

(a) Srinivas Ramanujam

(b) A.C. Wadia

(c) C.V. Raman

(d) P.C. Mahalanobis

Q35. Which of these battles proved decisive in the Anglo-French rivalry in India?

(a) Battle of Wandiwash

(b) Battle of Assaye

(c) Battle of Chillianwala

(d) Battle of Seringapatam

Q36. ‘Do or Die’ is the famous slogan given by

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Vallabhbhai Patel

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Rajiv Gandhi

Q37. The English established their first factory in India at

(a) Bombay

(b) Surat

(c) Sutanati

(d) Madras

Q38. In which of the following years, 26thJanuary was celebrated as an independence day?

(a) 1930

(b) 1929

(c) 1942

(d) 1946

Q39. Permanent Revenue Settlement of Bengal was introduced by

(a) Clive

(b) Hastings

(c) Wellesley

(d) Cornwallis

Q40. Who spoke : “At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India awakes to life and freedom”?

(a) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) C. Rajagopalachari


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