Odisha PSC Exam: History MCQs (Practice_Test 128 of 130)

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  1. Who among the following was the founder of the Mahanubhava sect?
    1. Ekanath
    2. Chakradhara
    3. Gnanesvar
    4. Tukaram
  2. The Upanishads were rendered into Perisan by Dara-shukoh under the title
    1. Sirr-i-Akbar
    2. Insha-i-Mahru
    3. Khulasat-us-Siyaq
    4. Amal-i-Salih
  3. In the Mughal administration, the Sadr-us-Sudur looked after which one of the following departments?
    1. suyurghals
    2. Zabti
    3. Mansab
    4. Buyutat
  4. Diwan-iKhalisa was responsible to look after the
    1. Land under continuous cultivation
    2. Land under direct possession of the state
    3. Revenue-free land granted as rewards
    4. Cultivate land but left fallow
  5. Who among the following was the Maratha Senapati appointed by Baji Rao II in the third Anglo-Maratha war?
    1. Bapu Gokhale
    2. Trimbakji Dengle
    3. Chintamnrao Patwardhan
    4. Yashvantrao Holkar
  6. In medieval Indian warfare the earthen mound built to reach the top of a besieged fort was known as
    1. Paik
    2. Pasheb
    3. Qaba
    4. Qalbkari
  7. Who was stationed by Dupleix at Hyberabad after the First Carnastic War?
    1. Bourdonnais
    2. Lally
    3. Malcolm
    4. Bussy
  8. Under whom did the English Army defeat Haider Ali at Porto Novo?
    1. Eyre Coote
    2. Cornwallis
    3. Malcolm
    4. Elphinstone
  9. In March 1947 at Nehru՚s inititative an Asian Relations Conference attended by more than 20 countries was held in Delhi. Which of the following non-Asian countries attended this conference?
    1. Canada
    2. Australia
    3. Mexico
    4. Brazil
  10. Which one of the following was not actually part of the original Plan of the Non-Cooperation Movement, but acquired great popularity among the movement in many parts of the country?
    1. Picketing of shops selling foreign cloth
    2. Boycott of Government schools and colleges
    3. Picketing of toddy shops
    4. Boycott of public transport and communication system
  11. Acharya Vinoba Bhave who aimed at bringing about land reform or land distribution through his Bhoodan Movement received the first donation of land of 18th April 1951 in the village
    1. Srikakulam in north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh
    2. Allur in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
    3. Pochampalli in Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh
    4. Amalapuram in coastal region of Andhra Pradesh
  12. Consider the following statements relating to the Councils Act of 1982:
    1. The nationalist agitation forced the British Colonial authorities to make changes in the legislative functioning by the Indian Councils Act of 1892 which enlarged the Imperial and Provincial Legislative Councils
    2. The Nationalists were satisfied with the changes made by the Act of 1892.

    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
  13. Which among the following was the chief cause of the Second Anglo-Maratha war?
    1. Wellesley՚s desire to destroy the Maratha power
    2. Interference of the English in the mutual conflicts of the Marathas
    3. English intrigues with Peshwa Baji Rao
    4. English intervention in the conflict between the Marathas and the Nizam of Hyderabad
  14. Which Treaty with the Marathas was considered by Warren Hastings as a scrap of paper?
    1. Mandsar
    2. Surji Arjangao
    3. Gwalior
    4. Purandhar
  15. Under whose chairmanship was the first judicial plan prepared under which Bengal, Bihar and Orissa were divided into districts, and each district was put under a collector?
    1. Robert Clive
    2. Warren Hastings
    3. Marques Wellesley
    4. John Mcpherson

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