Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 19 of 130)

  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Authors) List-II (Their works)
    1. Kulasekhara Alwar

    2. Cheraman Perumal Nayanar

    3. Chekkilar

    4. Ottakutan

    1. Perumal Tirumoli

    2. Adiyula

    3. Periya Puranam

    4. Kalingattuparani

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  2. Consider the following elements:

    1. Durvasa's curse

    2. The signet ring

    3. The royal hunt

    4. Maricha's asrama

    Which of these elements were introduced by Kalidasa in adapting the

    Sakuntalapakhyana of Mahabharata into his classic play?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. Which one of the following Buddhist texts gives information about 16 Mahajanapadas in the 6th century BC?

    1. Dipvansha

    2. Anguttarnikaya

    3. Dighnikaya

    4. Tripitaka

  4. Consider the following Mauryan rulers:

    1. Asoka

    2. Dasaratha

    3. Brihadratha

    4. Kunal

    Who among them bore the title of

    Devanampiya?

    1. Only 1

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  5. Kumarila was an Acharya of

    1. Mimamsa

    2. Samkhya

    3. Vaiseshika

    4. Vedanta

  6. The city of Siri was founded by

    1. Kaiqubad

    2. Jalaluddin Khalji

    3. Alauddin Khalji

    4. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

  7. The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in

    1. Nizamuddin's Tabaqat-i Akbari

    2. Arif Quandahari's Tarikh-i Alfi

    3. Abul Fazl's Akbarnama

    4. Badauni's Muntakhaut Tawarikh

  8. When Mahmud Ghaznavi invaded India, the rulers of different stages of India were

    1. Jayapala, Fathe Daud, Mahipala

    2. Raja Bhoja, Mularaja, Shankarvaman

    3. Rajyapala, Mahipala, Prithviraja

    4. Chamundaraja, Mahipala, Mihirbhoja

  9. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Chishti
      • Shaikh Hamiduddin Nagauri
      • Naqshbandi
      • Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
      • Suhrawardi
      • Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
      • Qadiri
      • Khawaja Baqi Billah
  10. The author of Tarikh-i Yamini, also called Kitai Yamini is

    1. Abdul Fazl Baihaqi

    2. Hasan Nizami

    3. Abu Nasr Utbi

    4. Al Kardizi

  11. Consider the following sites:

    1. Malwa

    2. Chittor

    3. Ranthambhor

    4. Gujarat

    The correct sequence of the conquests of these by Alauddin Khalji is

    1. 2, 3, 4, 1

    2. 4, 1, 2, 3

    3. 2, 1, 4, 3

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  12. The Mongol invader Qutlugh Khwaja invaded India during the reign of

    1. Balban

    2. Jalaluddin Khalji

    3. Alauddin Khalji

    4. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

  13. Which one of the following is NOT a Chola revenue term?

    1. Kadamai

    2. Adimai

    3. Kudimai

    4. Alkkasu

  14. Consider the following quote: ‘No king so benevolent, sympathetic, reverent to the learned and old ever rose by his own efforts, to the cradle of empire’ Minhaj-us-Siraj said this about

    1. Iltutmish

    2. Qutbuddin Aibak

    3. Muhammad Thughlaq

    4. Raziya Sultan

  15. Consider the following statements about Rajendra I:

    1. He led a military expedition to the Ganga valley.

    2. He defeated the Ceylon king Mahindra V

    3. He sent a large embassy of 72 merchants to China.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3