Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 7 of 130)

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Rock-cut Rathas

    2. Kailasa Temple

    3. Brihadisvara Temple

    4. Parvati Temple

    1. Ellora

    2. Mahabalipuram

    3. Nachnakuthara

    4. Tanjavur

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  2. Evidence of Roman trade with South India is available from the excavations at

    1. Arikamedu and Kanyakumari

    2. Alagangulam, Arikamedu and Kodungallur

    3. Arikamedu and Alagangulam

    4. Kanyakumari and kodungallur

  3. ‘The Periplus of Erythraean Sea’ bearing on India's trade in the early centuries of the Christian era was written by

    1. Ptolemy

    2. An unknown author

    3. Pliny

    4. Strabo

  4. Which one of the following statements is not true in respect of some features associated with the production of commercial goods in the Post-Mauryan period?

    1. Considerable technological advancement was reached in the production of commercial goods

    2. Production and distribution of commercial goods was organized effectively through guilds

    3. The producers worked under rigid state control

    4. The guilds used hired labour for production

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

    List-I (Ports) List-II (Location)
    1. Barygaza

    2. Muziris

    3. Sopara

    4. Suvarnabhumi

    1. Malabar coast

    2. Present day Mumbai coast

    3. The easter coast of India

    4. At the mouth of the Narmada river

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

    1. Bimbisara

    2. Chandragupta Maurya

    3. Asoka

    4. Rudradaman

    Who among them are associated with the

    Sudarsana Lake?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  7. Consider the following inscriptions of Hasha:

    1. Nalanda

    2. Gaya

    3. Banskheda

    4. Damodar

    The inscriptions which record Harsha's land-grants to religious institutions would include

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  8. Match List-I (the types of land mentioned in early medieval land-grants) with List-II (the type of land) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List-I (Ports) List-II (Location)
    1. Kshetra

    2. Khile

    3. Audakabhumi

    4. Jangalabhumi

    1. House site

    2. Forest land

    3. Barren land

    4. Cultivable land

    5. Marshy land

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
  9. The early copper plate grants of the Pallavas are in

    1. Sanskrit

    2. Prakrit

    3. Tamil

    4. Telugu

  10. Which one of the following statements about untouchability is not correct?

    1. It was widely practiced in the Indus Valley civilization

    2. The Rigveda does not show any acquaintance with it

    3. It is clearly referred to in the Buddhist Jatakas

    4. It came to be applied to several castes only in the post-Gupta period

  11. The Mitaksara Commentary on the Yajnavalkya Smriti, an important source of Hindu law, was written by

    1. Apararka

    2. Kulluka

    3. Vijnanesvara

    4. Visvarupa

  12. The following Chinese travelers visited India:

    1. Itsing

    2. Fa-hien

    3. Wang-Hieun Tse

    4. Huen Tsang

    The correct chronological order of their visit is:

    1. 2, 4, 1, 3

    2. 4, 2, 3, 1

    3. 4, 2, 1, 3

    4. 2, 4, 3, 1

  13. Which one of the following inscriptions refers to the invations of the Hunas during the reign of Skandgupta?

    1. Mathura

    2. Bhitari

    3. Junagarh

    4. Sanchi

  14. Match the sites marked as 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the given map

    1. Buddhist Stupa

    2. Cave temples

    3. Jain temple

    4. Vaikunthanathaperumal temple

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 4 3 2 1

    2. 4 3 1 2

    3. 3 4 1 2

    4. 3 4 2 1

  15. Match List I contains the names of eleemosynary grants from early medieval South India and List II contains the reciepient of each. Match the two lists and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Ports) List-II (Location)
    1. Devadana

    2. Brahmadeya

    3. Pallichanda

    4. Salabhogam

    1. Centre of learning

    2. Sangha

    3. Priest

    4. Temple

    5. Brahmana

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1