Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 93 of 130)

  1. The term Chitrapata used in some historical sources denotes

    1. Painted pots

    2. Textiles from kamarupa

    3. Canvas for paintings wall paintings

    4. Wall paintings

  2. Official stamping of weights and measures and their periodical inspection are prescribed by

    1. Manu

    2. Narada

    3. Brihaspati

    4. Parasara

  3. That ginger and cinnamon were produced in large quantities in the Pandya country is mentioned by

    1. Megasthenese

    2. Ptolemy

    3. Ibn Said

    4. Marco Polo

  4. Which one of the following denoted a series of coins?

    1. Gajasataka

    2. Gadhiya

    3. Hiranyadama

    4. Katisama

  5. Which of the following were parts of the Chera kingdom?

    1. Korkkai

    2. Musiri

    3. Puhar

    4. Saliyur

    5. Tondi

      1. 1, 2 and 4

      2. 2 and 5

      3. 2, 3 and 4

      4. 3, 4 and 5

  6. Pratishthana an important trading centre was on the river

    1. Cauvery

    2. Krishna

    3. Godavari

    4. Narmada

  7. The term Chora rajju used in some sources means

    1. A unit of land measurement

    2. A class of police officials

    3. A kind of tax

    4. Rope for thieves

  8. During the period of the Cholas and their successors in south India the association of peasants was known as

    1. Alumganam

    2. Nanadesi

    3. Cittirameli

    4. Ainnurruvar

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

      • Kshauma
      • Textile
      • Adhaka
      • Coin denomination
      • Adhaka
      • Measure of rainfall
      • Drona
      • Measure of rainfall
  10. Which of the following terms were used to refer to rural land holders in holders in eastern India during the Gupta period?

    1. Agraharin

    2. Kutumbin

    3. mahattara

    4. Bhogika

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 3 and 4

      3. 1 and 4

      4. 2 and 3

  11. Which of the following were antya-jatis according to some Brahmanical texts?

    1. Venas

    2. Medas

    3. Lokayatikas

    4. Nastikas

    Which are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  12. The Valangai (right hand) and Idangai (left hand) divisions of south Indian society is first noticed in the

    1. Sangam period

    2. Pallava period

    3. Chola period

    4. Nayaka period

  13. ‘No one is allowed to marry outside his own caste, or to exchange one profession of trade for another or to follow more than one business.’ This observation was made by

    1. Megasthenes

    2. Fa-Hien

    3. Hiuen Tsang

    4. Al-Biruni

  14. The expression anyavrata (following other practices) is used in the Rigveda with reference to the

    1. Dasa

    2. Dasyus

    3. Mlecchas

    4. Yadus

  15. ‘Service was his portion in life’ This was applicable to

    1. Buddhist Bhikshu

    2. Vaisya Verma

    3. Sudra Verna

    4. Chandala