Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 76 of 130)

  1. A concrete outcome of the Wavell plan was the

    1. Holding of a referendum in the North West Frontier Province.

    2. Absorption of the State of Hyderabad with the Indian Union.

    3. Summoning of the Simla Conference.

    4. The constitution of the Constituent

    Assembly.

  2. Which one of the following was the most westerly outpost of the Harappan Culture?

    1. Lothal

    2. Sutkagen Dor

    3. Rangpur

    4. Manda

  3. The most common type of Harappan seals is

    1. Square

    2. Round

    3. Cylindrical

    4. oval

  4. Consider the map showing some sites of the early Indus The places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 are respectively.

    1. Mehrgarh, Kot Diji, Surkotda and Kalibangan

    2. Mehrgarh, Kalibangan. Kot Diji and Surkotda

    3. Rana Ghundai, Banavali. Surkotda and Kot Diji

    4. Rahman Dheri, Banvali, Kulli

    Tharro.

  5. A terracotta replica of a plough has been found at

    1. Banavali

    2. Kalibangan

    3. Rakhigarhi

    4. Rangpur

  6. Consider the map given below: Which one of the following cultures flourished in the area shaded in the map?

    1. Banas culture

    2. Painted Grey Ware Culture

    3. Malwa Culture

    4. Jorwe Culture

  7. Which one of the following cities was most extensive in area?

    1. Mohanjodaro

    2. Harappa

    3. Dholavira

    4. Kalibangan

  8. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Rig Vedic good Indra?

    1. He was fond of feasting and drinking Soma juice.

    2. He was the destroyer of Puras.

    3. The largest number of hymns are addressed to him

    4. He was uphold of the cosmic order

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I (ancient names of rivers) List-II (Modern names)
    1. Sarasvati

    2. Parushni

    3. Shutudri

    4. Vipas

    1. Ravi

    2. Beas

    3. Sutlej

    4. Jhelum

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
  10. During the period of the Sudras the Brahamanas were allowed to marry.

    1. Only Brahmana girls

    2. Brahamana and Kshatriya girls

    3. Brahmana Kshatriya and Vaisya girls

    4. Brahmans Kshtriya Vaisya and Sudra girls.

  11. ‘A bard am I, my father is a leech, and my mother grinds com.’ This passage occurs in the.

    1. Rigveda

    2. Yajurveda

    3. Dhammapada

    4. Mrichchhakatikam

  12. Sudas, the victor of the battle of Ten kings belonged to the tribe of the

    1. Anus

    2. Druhyus

    3. Bharatas

    4. Sivis

  13. The Vedangas consist of the

    1. Kalpa, Siksha, Nirukta, Vyakarana. Chandas, Joytisha.

    2. Kalpa, Siksha, Brahmana, Vyakarana.

    3. Kalpa, Siksha, Nirukta, Aranyaka. Chandas. Jotisha

    4. kalpa, Upanished. Nirukta

    Vyakarana, Chandas, Joyotish

  14. The early Tamil poet who makes a reference to the Nandas and Mauryas in his work is

    1. Sattanar

    2. Ilango Adigal

    3. Kapilar

    4. Mamulanar

  15. The term Nadukal mentioned in the Sangam literature

    1. is a reference to a Velir chief

    2. means memorial stone

    3. was a tax on nadus

    4. was an item of export in Indo-Roman trade

  16. What is the correct chronological order in which Buddhist Councils were held at the following four places?

    1. Vaisali

    2. Kundalavana

    3. Rajagriha

    4. Pataliputra

    Which is correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 4, 3, 2, 1

    3. 2, 1, 3, 4

    4. 2, 1, 4, 3

  17. Mahakachchayana, traditionally the founder of the Theravada sect, Hailed from

    1. Simhala

    2. Avanti

    3. Gandhara

    4. Magadha

  18. According to the Mahasanghikas, a being is composed of

    1. Five dharmas

    2. Seven dharmas

    3. Nine dharmas

    4. Eighteen dharmas

  19. Which one of the following was a Buddhist sect which held that constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form?

    1. Sautrantika

    2. Sthaviravadin

    3. Sarvastivadin

    4. Sammitiya

  20. Which one of the following worshipped Chakresvari among other deities?

    1. Bhagavats

    2. Saivas

    3. Jainas

    4. Buddhists

  21. Which of the following are true of Jainism?

    1. It has affinity with the Vedanta system of philosophy

    2. It has affinity with the Sankhya system of philosophy

    3. It completely rejected the concept of the soul

    4. According to it the world consists of two eternal categories, Viz, conscious (jiva) and unconscious (ajiva)

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 2 and4

  22. Which of the following were important characteristics of early Bhagavatism?

    1. Devotion

    2. Action

    3. Knowledge

    4. Social rigidity

    5. Self-sacrifice (Tyaga)

      1. 1 and 3

      2. 1, 2, 3, and 5

      3. 1, 2, 4 and 5

      4. 2, 3 and 5

  23. The historical site wherein and early inscription referring to the five heroes of the Vrishnis is found is:

    1. Ghoshundi

    2. Besngar

    3. Dwarka

    4. Mathura

  24. Ambika is mentioned as the sister of Rudra in

    1. Vajasaneyi Samhita

    2. Satapatha Brahmana

    3. Taithriya Aranyaka

    4. Siva Purana

  25. Salaka-purusha is a concept associated with the

    1. Pasupatas

    2. Jainas

    3. Bauddhas

    4. Bhagavatas

  26. During the reign of Bindusara there was unrest at:

    1. Ujjyini

    2. Pushkalavati

    3. Takshasila

    4. Rajagriha

  27. Chandragupta figures prominently in a work of

    1. Bhasa

    2. Visakhadatta

    3. Asvaghosa

    4. Bhavabhuti

  28. The Kharoshthi script was derived from:

    1. Pictographs

    2. Cuniform script

    3. Aramaic

    4. Brahmi

  29. Which of the following were in the vijita of Asoka?

    1. Yona

    2. Satiyaputa

    3. Gandhara

    4. Bhoja

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  30. During the Mauryan period Lakshnadhyaksha was

    1. An office possessing knowledge of the characteristics of animals

    2. A professional astrologer

    3. An official in charge of road marks

    4. An official in charge of mint