Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 16

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Q. The word ‘Adidas’ was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by:

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Thakkar Kappa

(c) Jyoti ba Thule

(d) B.R. Ambika

Answer: D

Q. The concept of ‘anuria’ was advocated by:

(a) Mahayana Buddhism

(b) Hinayanism Buddhism

(c) Jainism

(d) The Lokayater school

Answer: C

Q. The Barra decoy was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in:

(a) Bombay – Karnataka

(b) Punjab

(c) East Bengal

(d) Madras Presidency

Answer: C

Q. Zero was invented by:

(a) Aryabhatta

(b) Varahamihira

(c) Bhaskar I

(d) An unknown Indian

Answer: D

Q. In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi started Civil Disobedience Movement from:

(a) Seagram

(b) Dandy

(c) Sabarmati

(d) Wareham

Answer: B

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

(a) Jamaal Bajaj – Satyagraha Ashram at Wareham

(b) Dada Bhai Nairobi – Bombay Association

(c) Lela Lappet Rai – National School at Lahore

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tikal – Satyashodak Sabha

Answer: D

Q. The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:

(a) The Greeks

(b) The Romans

(c) The Chinese

(d) The Arabs

Answer: D

Q. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas?

(a) Lop mudra

(b) Garg

(c) Leelavati

(d) Savior

Answer: B

Q. Match list I wish list II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

Eras and Its Reckoned From
Eras and its Reckoned from

List I

List II


(Reckoned from)

A. Vikram era

1. 3102 BC

B. Saka era

2. 320 AD

C. Gupta era

3. 78 AD

D. Kali era

4. 58 BC

5. 248 AD

Codes: A B C D

(a) 2 4 5 1

(b) 1 3 2 4

(c) 4 5 2 3

(d) 4 3 2 1

Answer: D

Q. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sutras speak:

(a) Sanskrit

(b) Procrit

(c) Pail

(d) Sarasin

Answer: B

Q. The name by which Asoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is:

(a) Chakrabarti

(b) Dharma deva

(c) Dharmakirti

(d) Priyadarshi

Answer: D