Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 38 of 130)

  1. With reference to the Nehru Report, Consider the following statements:

    1. In the Nehru Report, the secular character of the State was listed as a Fundamental Right

    2. The Nehru Report recommended that the redistribution of provinces should take place on a lingusitic basis

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  2. Which one of the following was a reason for the failure of talks held at the Simla Conference in 1945?

    1. The Congress boycotted it

    2. The Viceroy was indifferent to demands of Congress

    3. The Dominion status suggested by the Viceroy was not acceptable, to both Congress and Muslim League

    4. Jinnah insisted that all muslim members of the Executive Council must be nominated by Muslim League

  3. On 17 may, 1927 at the Bombay Session of the Congress, who moved a resolution calling upon the Congress Working Committee to frame the Constitution of India in consultation with the elected members of the Central and Provincial Legislatures and leading political parties?

    1. Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Motilal Nehru

    3. Rajendra Prasad

    4. Tej Bahadur Sapru

  4. In the 1907 Session of the Congress at Surat, whose name was proposed by extremists'group as the next President of the Congress?

    1. Aurobindo Ghosh

    2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    3. Lala Lajpat Rai

    4. Bipin Chandra Pal

  5. In ancient India, the life of a Jaina monk was governed by how many vows?

    1. Four

    2. Five

    3. Six

    4. Seven

  6. What is the principal theme of the Ashtashasrika-Prajnaparamita literature of ancient India?

    1. Non-dual nature of the soul.

    2. Spiritual principles developed by Bodhisattvas.

    3. Principles of Jain penance.

    4. Exposition of the yoga postures.

  7. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Bhilsa
      • Vidisha
      • Kanyakubja
      • Kanpur
      • Pratishthana
      • Paithan
      • Sthanvisvara
      • Thanesar
  8. Which one of the following statements about Mohenjo-daro is correct?

    1. The houses were made of cut and polished stone.

    2. Axes, Chisels, knives and fish-hook were all made of iron.

    3. The floor of the Great Bath was made of burnt brick.

    4. Gold ornaments were unknown to the inhabitants.

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

    List-I (Meaning) List-II (Vedic Term)
    1. Muni

    2. Udgatri

    3. Purusha

    4. Aryaman

    1. Guardian of marriage

    2. Holyman who is silent

    3. One who knows Sama veda

    4. The primeval man

    5. The forest god

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  10. During Satavahana Period, what did Kulika Nigams mean?

    1. Magistrates

    2. Guilds

    3. District Head

    4. Head of the village

  11. Who is credited with having excavated Cave XVI at Ajanta?

    1. Gautamiputra Satakarni

    2. Nahapana

    3. Varahadeva

    4. Vindyasena

  12. At which one of the following places were the three Sangam Literary Assemblies held?

    1. Thanjavur

    2. Kanchipuram

    3. Madurai

    4. Vanji

  13. Consider the following pairs

      • Parsva
      • Nirgrandha
      • Gosala
      • Ajivika Maskariputra
      • Ajita
      • Buddhist Kesakambalin

    Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 & 2 only

    3. 2 & 3 only

    4. 1, 2 & 3

  14. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following inscriptions?

    1. Mehrauli Pillar Inscription.

    2. Aphsad Inscription.

    3. Allahabad Pillar Inscription.

    4. Aihole Inscription.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below-

    1. 4 − 1 − 3 − 2

    2. 3 − 2 − 4 − 1

    3. 4 − 2 − 3 − 1

    4. 3 − 1 − 4 − 2

  15. Which Gupta Inscription refers to Arya Uditacarya as the descendent of Bhagavat Kusika?

    1. Jain Sculpture Inscription of Ramgupta at Durjanpur.

    2. Mathura Pillar Inscription of Chandragupta-II.

    3. Janagadh Inscription of Skandagupta.

    4. Mehrauli Pillar Inscription of Chandra.