Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 59 of 130)

  1. In ancient and early medieval India the uncultivated and untaxed land was called

    1. Sita

    2. Kharvataka

    3. Khilakshetra

    4. Sitadhyakasha

  2. The term devamatrika refers to

    1. The divine mothers

    2. One's homeland

    3. Lady with divine qualities

    4. Country with rainfall

  3. The term brahmadeya occurs for the first time in

    1. Early Vedic texts

    2. Early Buddhist texts

    3. Pre-Gupta inscriptions

    4. Post-Gupta inscriptions

  4. Which of the following were terms used in early India for denoting measurement of land?

    1. Pala

    2. Nala

    3. Kulyavapa

    4. Nivartana

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  5. Match List-I with List-II

    List-I List-II
    1. Koliyas

    2. Moriyas

    3. Videhas

    4. Lichehavis

    1. Pippalivana

    2. Vaisali

    3. Ramagama

    4. Mithila

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  6. Which one of the following inscriptions provides the earliest epigraphical evidence regarding Sati?

    1. Mathura inscription of Huvishka

    2. Allahabad Pillar inscription of Samudragupta

    3. Junagarh inscription of Sakandagupta

    4. Eran Pillar inscription of Bhanugupta

  7. The head of a guild in ancient and early medieval India was called.

    1. Mllinatha

    2. Sthulabhadra

    3. Nayachandra

    4. Hemachandra

  8. The head of a guild in ancient and early medieval India was called

    1. Adhipati

    2. Gahapati

    3. Jetthaka

    4. Ahikari

  9. Which of the following pairs of dynasties and cognomens used by them is/are correctly matched?

      • Chola
      • Rajakesari and Parakesari
      • Pandyas
      • Satyavakya and Nitimarga
      • Western Gangas
      • Maravarman

    Chadaiyavarman

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 3

  10. The post-Gupta social structure in north India was marked by the

    1. Growing importance of women

    2. Lessening of untouchability

    3. Proliferation of castes

    4. Revival of slavery

  11. Which one of the following were included in the antyaja category of people mentioned in the Daramasastras?

    1. Yavanas

    2. Sabasras

    3. Sudras

    4. Chandalas

  12. Svayamvara was a special form of

    1. Gandharva marriage

    2. Paisca marriage

    3. Raksasa marriage

    4. Brahma marriage

  13. Qtbuddin Aibak is said to have built, besides the Qutb mosque and the qutb minar.

    1. The Arhai-din-ka Jhompra mosque at Ajmer

    2. The Khirki masjid at Jahan-Panath

    3. The Mausoleum of Khan-i-Jahan Tilangani

    4. The Kila-i-Kuhna mosque at Delhi

  14. Who among the following Sultans organized the Iqtas, the army and the currency the three most important ourgans of the imperial structure of the Delhi sultanate?

    1. Qutbuddin Aibak

    2. Shamsuddin Iltutamish

    3. Ghiyasudding Balban

    4. Alauddin Khaliji

  15. Which of the following were the tow basic coins of the Sultanate period?

    1. Tankah

    2. Dam

    3. Jital

    4. Rupiya

      1. 1 and 3

      2. I and 4

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 2 and 4