UPPSC Prelims History 2011 Paper (Part 5 of 8)

  1. The game of ‘dice’ was a part of the ritual of

    1. Agnistoma

    2. Aswamegha

    3. Rajasurya

    4. Vajapeya

  2. kashful Mahjoob a Persian text on Sufism was compiled at Lahore by

    1. hazrat Miyan Mir Qadiri

    2. Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi

    3. Shaikh Ismail Lahori

    4. Shaikh Ali Hujwiri

  3. Arrange in a Chronological order the following Western writers, whose works are important source for Ancient Indian Culture history:

    1. Nearchus

    2. Pliny

    3. Strabo

    4. Ptolemy

    Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 1, 3, 2, 4

    3. 2, 3, 4, 1

    4. 2, 4, 1, 3

  4. Arrange the following astronomers in their correct chronological order:

    1. Aryabhatta

    2. Brahmagupta

    3. Lagadh

    4. Varahamihira

    Choose your answer from the code given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 1, 4, 3

    3. 3, 1, 4, 2

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  5. Mahadevi movement in India was started by

    1. Abdullah Niyazi

    2. Shaikh ‘Alai’

    3. Abdullah Sultanpuri

    4. Saiyad Muhammad Jaunpuri

  6. In which type of marriage payment of bride-price was a condition?

    1. Aasura

    2. Brahma

    3. Daiva

    4. Gandharva

  7. Which of the following samhitas of Yajurveda contains only hymns and no prose?

    1. Katha

    2. Maitrayaviya

    3. Taittiriya

    4. Vajasaneyi

  8. The Rivers Ganga and Yamuna are mentioned for the first time in

    1. Rig Veda

    2. Atharvaveda

    3. Satapath Brahmana

    4. Chhandogya Upanishad

  9. Consider the following statements:

    • Assertion (A): Gautam Buddha spent the maximum number of rainy seasons in Sravasti.
    • Reason (R): Prasenjit, the ruler of Kosala and Gautam Buddha were of the same age.

    Select the correct answer from the code given below?

    1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

    2. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

    3. (A) is true, but (R) is false.

    4. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

  10. The book History of India as told by its own Historians [in eight volumes]was compiled by

    1. Alexander Cunningham

    2. Mantogomery Martin & Francis Buchnam

    3. William Kay

    4. H. M. Elliott & John Dawnson

  11. Who among the following was considerd to be first successor for ‘Stridhana’

    1. Husband

    2. Son

    3. Daughter

    4. Daughter-in-Law

  12. ‘tevaram’ is a collection of hymns of Savita Saints named

    1. Appar

    2. Sambandar

    3. Sundarar

    4. Manikkavachakar

    Indicate your answer from the code given below:

    1. 1 Only

    2. 1 and 2 Only

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  13. In the scheme of Yajna valkya, who among the following occupies the first place in the succession of a man, who dies without a son?

    1. Daughter

    2. Brother

    3. Wife

    4. Father

  14. Which of the following Mauryan Pillars was/were surmounted by Lion-Capital?

    1. Sarnath Pillar

    2. Sanchi Pillar

    3. Koluha Pillar

    4. Lauriya Nanddagarh Pillar

    Choose your Correct answer from the code given below:

    1. 1 Only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  15. The Valabhi era is identical with

    1. Vikram era

    2. Saka era

    3. Gupta era

    4. Harsha era