Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 36 of 130)

  1. Whose permission was solicited by Albuquerque, the Portuguese governor, to build a fort at Bhatkal?

    1. Achyuta Raya

    2. Krishna Deva Raya

    3. Saluva Narashimha

    4. Vira Narasimha

  2. Match the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

    List-I (Modern Name) List-II (Ancient Name of River)
    1. Vitasta

    2. Askini

    3. Parushni

    4. Vipas

    1. Chenab

    2. Beas

    3. Jhelam

    4. Sutlej

    5. Ravi

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
  3. In Shivaji's ashtapradhan, who among the following officers looked after the foreign affairs?

    1. Peshwa

    2. Sumant

    3. Pandit Rao

    4. Sachiv

  4. Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on Balaji Vishwanath?

    1. Shivaji III

    2. Shahu

    3. Sambhaji

    4. Dhanaji Jadav

  5. What are Brahmanas?

    1. Detailed treatises on agricultural paractices and methods

    2. Texts on sacrificial rituals

    3. Guidelines for the rulers for organizing administration

    4. Commentaries appended to the Aranyakas dealing with philosophical questions

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

    List-I (Harappan Settlement) List-II (River)
    1. Mohenjo-daro

    2. Rupar

    3. Kaiibangan

    4. Harappa

    1. Indus

    2. Ghaggar

    3. Sutlej

    4. Ravi

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

    1. The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton

    2. The inhabitants of Harappa had no knowledge of copper and bronze

    3. The standard Harappan seals were made of clay.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. Who deciphered the Brahmi script?

    1. John F. Fleet

    2. James Princep

    3. Alexander Cunningham

    4. John Marshall

  9. Consider the following administrative units in Chola Kingdom:

    1. Kottam

    2. Uru

    3. Valanadu

    In terms of their size, which is the correct sequence of these in descending order?

    1. 1 − 3 − 2

    2. 3 − 1 − 2

    3. 2 − 1 − 3

    4. 3 − 2 − 1

  10. Before Abhijnanasakuntalam, which of the following two plays were composed by Kalidasa?

    1. Vikramorvasiyam

    2. Malavikagnimitra

    3. Swapnavasavadatta

    4. Kadambari

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  11. Which one of the following is not a scene depicted on the famous site of Mamallapuram?

    1. Siva disguised as a kirata

    2. Descent of the Ganges

    3. Draupadi's disrobing

    4. Arjuna's penance

  12. At which one of the following places is there a Sun Temple?

    1. Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh)

    2. Modhera (Gujarat)

    3. Halebid (Karnataka)

    4. Sikar (Rajasthan)

  13. At which one of the following sites, the boar incarnation of Vishnu has been depicted in sculpture?

    1. Udaygiri Cave, Vidisha

    2. Ellora Cave, Aurangabad

    3. Hathigumpha Cave, Bhubaneswar

    4. Elephanta Cava, Mumbai

  14. In which region was the Sarvastivadin sect of Buddhism strong?

    1. Tibet and Nepal

    2. Mathura and Kashmir

    3. Burma and Thailand

    4. Bihar and Bengal

  15. Which one of the following is not a feature of Gandhara style of Buddha images?

    1. In seated position they are almost always shown cross-legged

    2. The ears are shown elongated

    3. They are never shown with a shaved head

    4. They are always shown in abhaya mudra