Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 108 of 130)

    • Assertion (A): According to the foreign traveller Paes, the Devadasis held a highly respectable position in the vijayanagar society.
    • Reason (R): The Devdasis system of offering dancing girls to the temples in south India came into existence for the first time under the Vijayanagar rulers
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct Expanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not a correct Expanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): The partition of India resulted in the failure of the Hindu and Muslim communities to agree on how and to whom power was to be transferred.
    • Reason (R): The political leadership of the independence movement of India was divided on sectarian lines and strongly believed in the two-nation theory
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct Expanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not a correct Expanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): Major Rock Edict No. XIII mentioning Asoka's conquest of Kalinga, does not appear at Dhauli.
    • Reason (R): Asoka did not want the people of Kalinga to be reminded of his conquest
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct Expanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true and R is not a correct Expanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: a

  1. Stratigraphy is a method used in Archaeology to understand which one of the following?

    1. Extend of the distribution of a culture

    2. Successive deposits of the material remains.

    3. Physical features of the people inhabiting the site

    4. The numerical wealth of the milch cattle

    Answer: b

  2. Which one of the following indicates the antecedent stages of the mature Harappan phase?

    1. Cemetery H and Kechibeg

    2. Cemetery H and Amri

    3. Cemetery H and Jhukar

    4. Amri and Kechibeg

    Answer: b

  3. Which one of the following sites has yielded the earliest evidence for both wild and sown varieties of paddy?

    1. Adamgarh

    2. Ahar

    3. Bagor

    4. Belan

    Answer: d

  4. Which one is the correct chronological order of cultures?

    1. Magdalenian-Mousterian-Acheulean-Abbevillian

    2. Abbevillian-Acheulean-Mousterian-Magdalenian

    3. Magdalenian-Acheulean-Mousterian-Abbevillian

    4. Abbevillian-Mousterian-Acheulean-Magdalenian

    Answer: b

  5. Match List I [Archaeological Materials (pottery) ] with list II (Historical phase) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Archaeological Materials) List-II (Historical phase)
    1. PGW-Painted Grey were

    2. Black and Red ware

    3. NBPW-Northern black

    4. RPW-Red polished ware

    1. Gupta age

    2. Harappan age

    3. Early historic age polished were

    4. Mauryan age

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2

    Answer: a

  6. From which one of the following sites, was the famous Bull-seal of Indus Valley found?

    1. Harappa

    2. Chanhudaro

    3. Lothal

    4. Mohenjo-daro

    Answer: d

  7. Incontestable evidence is found to prove the existence of maritime trade of Indus people with Western Asia. Which one of the following was not an item of export?

    1. Peacock

    2. Horse

    3. Ivory

    4. Pearl

    Answer: b

  8. Match list I (Characteristics) with list II (site/system) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

    List-I (Characteristics) List-II (site/system)
    1. This river system has the maximum

    2. This Harappan site has recently

    3. This Neolithic site in Kashmir has

    4. This site is described as a pure copper

    1. Burzhom concentration of Harappan settlements

    2. Ahar yielded an unusual cache of silver ware and ornaments

    3. Kunal yielded evidence of early Harappan contacts

    4. Ghaggar Hakra age site in India

    5. Dholavira

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2

    Answer: d

  9. Which one of the following contains the famous Gayatri Mantra?

    1. Rigveda

    2. Yajurveda

    3. Atharvaveda

    4. Samveda

    Answer: a

  10. According to the famous puranas, which one of the following places was chosen by the God Shiva for his Lukilusha incarnation?

    1. Sri Shyla

    2. Kashi

    3. Ujjaini

    4. Kayavarohana

    Answer: d

  11. Which Vedic Gods has been described in the Rigveda as residing in a thousand pillared house?

    1. Indra and Agni

    2. Yama and Yami

    3. Usha and Surya

    4. Mitra and Varuna

    Answer: d

  12. Who among the following women is known to have composed the Vedic Mantras?

    1. Gargi

    2. Maitreyi

    3. Apala

    4. Jabala

    Answer: c