Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 118 of 130)

  1. The Communal Award (1932) announced by Ramsay Macdonald spoke of special constituencies with separate communal electorates to be constituted for women in all provinces except

    1. NWFP

    2. Bengal

    3. Punjab

    4. the Bombay Presidency

  2. Which of the following were reasons for the, Congressmen all over the country offering individual satyagraha in 1942?

    1. The Congress demand for a national government had been rejected.

    2. The freedom of speech against the war effort was denied.

    3. The British rulers were not prepared to admit that India was a belligerent not of her own free will.

    4. Gandhi offered satyagraha himself to cause greater embarrassment to the government.

    Which is correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  3. Which one of the following statements regarding the Constituent Assembly is not correct?

    1. The constitution of a Constituent Assembly was an integral part of the Cabinet Mission Plan

    2. The Objective Resolution adopted by the Constituent Assembly, was later incorporated into the Preamble of the Constitution both in its spirit and as far as possible, the language.

    3. The members of the Constituent Assembly were directly elected by the people

    4. The rulers of Indian States who acceded to the Union as provided in the Constitution accepted the premise that sovereignty resided in their people-. Not in themselves

  4. In 1946 there was a mutiny of Indian naval ratings in

    1. Calcutta

    2. Madras

    3. Visakhapatanam

    4. Bombay

    • Assertion (A): In 1946, the Council of the Muslim League accepted the Cabinet Mission Plan.
    • Reason (R): The Muslim League joined the Interim Government formed in 1946.

    In the context of above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

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

    2. Both A arid R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  5. Which of the following metal (s) was/were not used by the Harappans?

    1. Copper

    2. Gold and Copper

    3. Iron and Tin

    4. Silver and Bronze

  6. Which one of the following is the most important feature of Harappan cities?

    1. Large size

    2. Huge buildings

    3. Planned layout

    4. Wide roads

  7. Which one of the following statements is not confirmed by the evidence of archaeology?

    1. People of Bahrain island acted as middlemen in the trade between Indus and Sumerian people in the third millennium BC

    2. Lothal played an important role in the sea-borne trade between the Indus culture and Western Asia

    3. The Harappans were supplanted. By the Aryans

    4. The Harappans knew the lost-wax technique of manufacturing metal images

  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Harappa

    2. Lothal

    3. Kalibangan

    4. Mohanjodaro

    1. Cemetery R 37

    2. Dockyard

    3. Figure of dancing girl

    4. Ploughed field

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Name of the site) List-II (Associated culture)
    1. Rangpur

    2. Soan

    3. Adichchanallur

    4. Burzahom

    1. Palaeolithic

    2. Neolithic

    3. Chalcolithic

    4. Mesolithic

    5. Megalithic

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
  10. Which one of the following statements about the Indus culture is the least possible?

    1. The Indus culture originated from the Kalibangan I culture

    2. The Indus culture originated from the peasant cultures of Sind and Baluchistan

    3. The Indus culture is an expansion of Sothi culture

    4. The Indus culture sprang directly as an urban culture without passing through the stage of village culture anywhere

  11. There was no regular tax from land in the early Vedic period, because

    1. the people were not settled permanently in one locality

    2. the expenditure of the government was low

    3. the king was not considered as the proprietor of the land

    4. the people were not accustomed to paying land tax

  12. The four varnas are mentioned for the first time in the

    1. Prithvi Sukta

    2. Purusa Sukta

    3. Taittiriya Samhita

    4. Vajasaneyi Samhita

  13. The chief form of property in the Rigveda was

    1. gold

    2. cattle wealth

    3. house

    4. land

  14. The Aryan gods invoked in an inscription from Boghaz Kui are

    1. Indra, Vishnu, Varuna and Nasatyas

    2. Rudra, Mitras, Indra and Nasatyas

    3. Indra, Mitra, Varuna and Nasatyas

    4. Mitra, Vishnu, Varuna and lndra