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50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Indian History.

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Model Test Paper-1


1 In 1206, who founded the Slave Dynasty, in India ?

2 In 305 BC, which Maurya ruler defeated Alexander's general Seleucus Nicator and received the territories of Kabul and Balochistan?

3 Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile labour Association?

4 A gifted scholar who was selected to the prestigious ICS, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose later founded his own political party to continue his struggle for the full and immediate independence of India from British rule. Pick the name of this party.

5 A lot of details regarding the village administration under the Cholas is provided in the inscriptions at?

6 A person can move the Supreme Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights if violated.' This is a provision in

7 According to the most widely accepted view, the Aryans originally came from

8 After Quit India Movement, C. Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled - The Way Out¯. Which one of the following was a proposal in this pamphlet?

9 After the Kalinga War, Ashoka decided never to wage any war because?

10 After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements have been found in:

11 Alexander stayed in India for

12 Alexander the great, was obliged to go back because:

13 Ali brothers are related to which of the following?

14 Among the following Presidents of India, who was also the Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement for some period?

15 Among the following, who is given the credit of carrying Jainism in South India?

16 Among the four works mentioned below which one is encyclopaedic in nature?

17 Amongst the following, who cooperated with Raja Ram Mohan Roy in the implementation of his educational programmes?

18 Architectural developments In India manifested themselves in their full glory during the period of the:

19 Aryabhatta and Varahamihira belong to which age?

20 As a token of protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre on 13 April 1919, who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government ?

21 As per the Act of 1919 which of the following statements was not correct?

22 Ashoka has been particularly Influenced by the Buddhist monk:

23 Ashoka was much influenced by Buddhist monk called:

24 Ashokan inscriptions were first deciphered by?

25 Ashtapradhan was a Council of Ministers in the?

26 Asvaghosa lived in the court of?

27 At the time of independence which portfolio in the central government was being taken care of by Mrs. Indira Gandhi?

28 At the time of Muhammad Ghori's invasion against Prithviraj Chauhan who of the following ruled Kannauj ?

29 At which of the following Indus valley civilization site would you come across world's earliest known dock ?

30 At which place did Buddha die?

31 At which place did Gautam Buddha attain Mahaparinirvana (salvation)?

32 At which place Mohenjodaro is situated?

33 At which place was the All India Khilafat Conference held in 1919?

34 Azad Hind Fauj was founded in 1943 at which place?

35 Balban's greatest achievement was?

36 Before Independence there were approximately 568 Princely states in India. Which was the largest Princely State to join the Indian Union?

37 Bhagavatiam refers to worship of:

38 Buddha delivered his first sermon at:

39 Buddhism was divided into Mahayana and Hinayana during the reign of:

40 By a regulation in 1793, the District Collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. What was the reason for such regulation?

41 By defeating Harshavardhana on the banks of river Narmada, which Chalukya ruler stopped him from expanding into south ?

42 By what name is Krishna Dvaipayana, author of the epic Mahabharat, better known ?

43 By what name is spiritual guru Narendra Nath Datta, founder of Belur Math near Kolkata, better known ?

44 By which of the following Acts were the Commercial Rights of East India Company abolished?

45 Cereal(s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were:

46 Chandragupta Maurya built the first great empire in India with the help of?

47 Chandragupta Maurya with the help of Chanakya decided to overthrow the Nandas because:

48 Chankya was the chief advisor of which Mauryan ruler?

49 Consider the following statements: 1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come in Champaran to investigate the problem of peasants. 2. Acharya J. B. Kriplani was one of the Mahatma Gandhi's colleagues in his Champaran investigation. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

50 Consider the following statements: 1. Raja Rammohun Roy was an advocate of ethical social reform, and political liberalism in India 2. He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University 3. He attacked the practice of Sati Which of the statements given above is/are correct?