Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 28 of 130)

  1. Where was the first Indian Palaeolithic artifact discovered?

    1. Daimabad

    2. Mirzapur

    3. Pallavaram

    4. Soan Valley

  2. Which of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The Palaeolithic man in India knew the use of fire

    2. Palaeolithic graves have been found in Guntur and Kurnool Districts in South India

    3. Prehistoric paintings have been found in Kaimur ranges and Mirzapur District

    4. The Copper Age and the Early Iron

    Age can be distinguished in North

    India. However, the Iron Age immediately succeeds the Stone Age in

    South India

  3. Which Harappan site has revealed an unusual plan of the city comprising three separately demarcated areas of settlements within a common fortification?

    1. Kalibangan

    2. Lothal

    3. Banavali

    4. Dholavira

  4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Harappan Site) List-II (Location)
    1. Kalibangan

    2. Surkotada

    3. Kot-Diji

    4. Banawali

    1. Bhuj-Kachch

    2. Sindh

    3. Rajasthan

    4. Haryana

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  5. What is the main focus of Sushruta's study?

    1. Pathology

    2. Surgery

    3. Dietary Science

    4. Nervous system

  6. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Harappan civilization?

    1. The inhabitants knew the use of geometrical designs

    2. The inhabitants knew the game of dice

    3. In Kalibangan, most of the construction was done by using mud bricks

    4. In Lothal, the inhibitants never used burnt bricks for construction

  7. Match List-I (Harappan Settlement) with List-II (Banks of Rivers on Which located) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Alamgirpur

    2. Kalbangan

    3. Harappa

    4. Mohenjodaro

    1. Indus

    2. Ghaggar

    3. Hindon

    4. Ravi

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  8. Which hymns of the Rigveda are considered to contain the rudiments of the Indian drama?

    1. Vivaha-sukta

    2. Apri-sukta

    3. Samvada-sukta

    4. Purusha-sukta

  9. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The word gotra first appears in the Atharvaveda with the meaning of ‘a clan’

    2. Due to pravara, the matrimonial choice was much restricted

    3. The practice of Sraddha was started in North India during the rule of Gupta dynasty

    4. Sraddha defines the family, as the

    Sapinda are the members of the family group who are entitled to participate in it

  10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (School of Thought) List-II (Person)
    1. Mimamsa

    2. Nyaya

    3. Sankhya

    4. Vaisesika

    1. Aksapada Gautama

    2. Isvarakrsna

    3. Jaimini

    4. Uluka Kanada

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  11. Which one of the following do phitsutras deal with?

    1. Metre

    2. Accent

    3. Nouns

    4. Ritual

    • Assertion (A): In the early years of the Indian National Congress, it was decided to rotate the Congress Session among different parts of the country.
    • Reason (R): The very early leadership of the Congress wanted to take up the issue of social reform of different parts of the country.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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

    • Assertion (A): Prabhavati Gupt, the daughter of Chandra Gupta II married Vakataka king Rudrasena II.
    • Reason (R): Chandra Gupta wanted help from Vakataka king against the Shakas.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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

    • Assertion (A): Abul Fazl who was a great scholar and a stylist, as well as the leading historian of his times; set a style of prose writing which was emulated for many years.
    • Reason (R): Abul Fazl did all this to help his brother Faizi to become the leading poet of his times.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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

    • Assertion (A): The references to silkweaving in Kashmir are found in Kalhana's Rajtarangini.
    • Reason (R): Sericulture in Kashmir was a well-developed practice since ancient times.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually 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