1.  Who among the following gave maximum resistance to the British?

a

  Sikhs

b

 Rajputs

c

 Mughals

d

 Marathas

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

2.  Tripitakas are sacred books of

a

  None of the above

b

 Buddhists

c

 Hindus

d

 Jains

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

3.  Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after

a

  the state treasury

b

 the royal household

c

 the land revenue system

d

 military affairs

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

4.  'Rajtarangini written by Kalhan is -

a

  A bout Chandragupta's reign

b

 A history of Delhi Sultanate

c

 A history of Kashmir

d

 About Akbar

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

5.  Which, one of the following, is not the anthology of Sangam literature?

a

  Ahinanuru

b

 Ettutokai

c

 Pattupattu

d

 Tirrukkurala

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

6.  The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in

a

  Pattinappalai

b

 Palamoli

c

 Aruvanad

d

 Padirrupattu

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

7.  Which one of the following was not known to the Harappans?

a

  Construction of drains

b

 Construction of Arches

c

 Construction of pillars

d

 Construction of Wells

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

8.  Rock cut architecture in Harappan culture context has been found at

a

  Amri

b

 Kalibangan

c

 Dholavira

d

 Kotdiji

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

9.  The Scheme of Local Finance was introduced by

a

  Lord Mayo

b

 Lord Canning

c

 Lord Lytton

d

 Lord Ripon

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

10.  Shivaji conquered many forts. Which was first?

a

  Raigarh

b

 Purendar

c

 Berar

d

 Khandesh

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

11.  Which Indian epigraph yields the first evidence of zero?

a

  Gwaliorinscription of Bhojdeva.

b

 Hathigumpha inscription of Kharvela.

c

 Apsad inscription of Adityasena.

d

 Nasik inscription of Gotamiputra Satkarni.

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

12.  Under the Mountbatten Plan of 1947 the people of were given the right to decide through a plebiscite whether they wished to join Pakistan or India.

a

  Bengal

b

 Assam

c

 Punjab

d

 N.W.F.P and the Sylhet district of Assam

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

13.  After the formation of ministries in the provinces in 1937, congress rule lasted for -

a

  30 months

b

 28 months

c

 29 months

d

 31 months

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

14.  Which of the following event compel the Rabindranath Tagore to renounce his knighthood?

a

  To express solidarity with the protestors against the arrival of Simon Commission

b

 To protest against the Jallianwalla Bagh incident

c

 To express solidarity with the leaders of Non-Cooperation Movement

d

 To protest against lathi charge on Lala Lajpat Rai that caused his death

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

15.  Who among the following assumed the title of 'Dharmamaharaja' which was justi- fied by the performance of numerous Vedic sacrifices including the Asvamedha?

a

  Pu. syamitra

b

 Sarvatata

c

 Pravarasena I

d

 Samudragupta

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

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