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51) Consider the statements: 1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour. 2. The first Export processing zone in India was set up in Kandla. Which statements given above is/are correct?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

52) Which statements is/are correct?: 1. The term Swaraj means self-rule, self-government 2. Swaraj Party was established by Motilal Nehru and C. R. Das. 3. Lahore session of the congress demand for Poorna Swaraj in its resolution on 26 January, 1930.
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) only 1 and 2
D) 1, 2 and 3

53) Consider the following statements: The Cripps Proposals include the provision for 1. Full independence for India. 2. Creation of Constitution-making body. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

54) Dr. B. R Ambedkar was conferred 'Bharat Ratna' during the regime of

55) During his pilgrimage, Chaitanya received enlightment at?
A) Kanchipuram
B) Gaya
C) Allahabad
D) Rameshwaram

56) During indian freedom struggle, which one of the following happened earliest?
A) Gaya Session of Congress
B) Tripuri Session of congress
C) Gandhi-Irwin Pact
D) Simon Commission

57) During Kanishka's reign, the centre of political activity shifted from Magadha to:
A) Delhi
B) Ayodhya
C) Kannauj
D) Purushapura (Peshawar)

58) During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali was a major woman organizer of underground activity in?
A) Quit India Movement
B) Civil Disobedience Movement
C) Non-Cooperation Movement
D) Swadeshi Movement

59) During the Indian Freedom Struggle, why did Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation?
A) it authorized the government to imprison people without tria
B) it curbed the trade union activities
C) it suppressed the Indian traditional education
D) It curtailed the freedom of religion.

60) During the reign of which ancient Indian ruler, did Chinese traveller Fa-Hien visit India?
A) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B) Chandragupta Maurya
C) Ashoka
D) Harshavardhana

61) During the tenure of which Governor General of India, King George V visited India?
A) Lord Dalhousie
B) Lord Curzon
C) Lord William Bentinck
D) Lord Hardinge

62) During which of the following periods of Indian History did the Kshatriyas have a distinct identity?
A) Age of the Buddha
B) Maurya period
C) Post-Maurya age
D) Gupta period

63) During whose Governor Generalship the Maratha confederacy ended?
A) Lord Wellesley
B) Lord Hastings
C) Lord Cornwallis
D) Lord Dalhousie

64) Enumerate the Vedangas
A) Six
B) Four
C) Five
D) Eleven

65) Falkland Islands, located in South Atlantic Ocean, are a self-governing Overseas Territory of which country ?
A) Spain
B) United Kingdom
C) Germany
D) France

66) Fascism believes in
A) Dignity of Individual
B) Propaganda
C) Socialism
D) Force

67) Find the incorrect match among the followings:
A) Sir Syed Murtza Khan - Aligarh
B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar - Ambedkar University
C) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru - Jawaharlal Nehru University
D) Madan Mohan Malviya - Banaras Hindu University

68) First Indian cricketer to take Hat Trick in Test Cricket is?
A) Kapil Dev
B) Harbhajan Singh
C) Chetan Sharma
D) Zaheer Khan

69) First Jain Tirthankar was?
A) Mahavir
B) Neminath
C) Parshavnath
D) Rishabh

70) First Olympic games were held in which year?
A) 776 B. C.
B) 798 B. C.
C) 876 B. C.
D) 898 B. C.

71) For the Karachi session of Indian National Congress in 1931, presided over by Sardar Patel, who drafted the Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme?
A) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D) Mahatma Gandhi

72) For writing the Punjabi language, which Sikh guru developed the Gurumukhi script ?
A) Guru Ram Das
B) Guru Arjan
C) Guru Amar Das
D) Guru Angad

73) Founder of the Satvahana dynasty was?
A) Simuka
B) Rudradaman I
C) Shatkarni II
D) Shatkarni I

74) Four resolutions were passed at the famous Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1906. The question of either retention OR of rejection of these four resolutions became the cause of a split in Congress at the next Congress session held in Surat in 1907. Which one of the following was not one of those resolutions?
A) National education
B) Swadeshi
C) Annulment of partition of Bengal
D) Boycott

75) From which period large scale land grants were given to officers and other important person?
A) Gupta period
B) Kushan period
C) Mauryan period
D) None of these

76) Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on 15th March _______.
A) 1928
B) 1930
C) 1931
D) 1935

77) Gandhiji started Satyagraha in 1919 to protest against the?
A) Salt Law
B) Rowlatt Act
C) Jallianwala Bagh Messacre
D) Act of 1909

78) Gandhi's 'Dandi March' is associated with
A) Civil Disobedience Movement
B) Non-Cooperation Movement
C) Quit India Movement
D) Khilafat Movement

79) Gautam Buddha as a prince was known as:
A) Gautam
B) Siddhartha
C) Rahul
D) Suddhodhana

80) Gedrosia corresponds to modern?
A) Lahore
B) Peshawar
C) Baluchistan
D) Multan

81) Harsha was defeated by:
A) Kanishka
B) Asoka
C) Pushyamitra
D) Pulkesin II

82) Harsha was the last great royal patron of:
A) Jainism
B) Buddhism
C) Shaivism
D) Bhagavatism

83) Harshacharita the biography of Harsha, was written by:
A) Banabhatta
B) Sudraka
C) Harsha
D) Kalidasa

84) Historians are of the view that the British signed the Treaty of Bassien (1802) with a 'Cypher'. Who was this 'Cypher'?
A) Raghunath Rao
B) Daulat Rao Sindhia
C) Baji Rao II
D) Nana Phadanvis

85) Hooghly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by?
A) The Portugese
B) The British
C) The French
D) The Danish

86) How did Sultan Qutub-ud-din Aibak die?
A) He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand and succumbed to death later
B) He was killed in a battle with Taj-u-din Yildiz, the rular of Ghazni who entered into a contest with him over the capture of Punjab
C) He was treacherously stabled to death by one of his ambitious nobles
D) He died after a fall from his horse while playing Chaugan

87) How did the Non-cooperation Movement affect the Congress?
A) From constitutional agitation it changed its method to passive resistance
B) Once again the control shifted from moderates to extremists
C) It became the leader of the masses in the nationalist struggle to win freedom from British rule
D) It became a more business like body with a Working Committee and Constitution

88) How many times the preamble was amended
A) Once
B) Twice
C) Thrice
D) Four times

89) Humayun Nama was written by:
A) Humayun
B) Akbar
C) Abul Fazl
D) Gulbadan Begum

90) In 1829, which Governor-General prohibited the practice of 'Sati' ?
A) Lord Amherst
B) Lord Cornwallis
C) Lord William Bentinck
D) Lord Curzon

91) In 1892, who became the first Indian to be elected to the House of Commons (lower house of British Parliament) ?
A) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
B) Motilal Nehru
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) Dadabhai Naoroji

92) In 1925, who founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur ?
A) Lala Har Dayal
B) Vir Savarkar
C) Keshava Baliram Hedgewar
D) M.S.Golwalkar

93) In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement from:
A) Wardha
B) Sevagram
C) Sabarmati
D) Dandi

94) In 1990, which district of Kerala became the first fully literate district of India ?
A) Thrissur
B) Palakkad
C) Kozhikode
D) Ernakulam

95) In collaboration with Dravid hare and Alexander Duff, who established the Hindu College at Calcutta?
A) Henry Louis Derozio
B) Keshab Chandra Sen
C) Raja Rammohan Roy
D) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

96) In February 2009, which Indian music maestro won the Grammy Award for his collaborative music album 'Golden Drum Project' ?
A) Amjad Ali Khan
B) Zakir Hussain
C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
D) Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharm

97) In Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddha's first sermon at Sarnath is?
A) Bhumisparsa
B) Dhyan
C) Abhaya
D) Dharmachakra

98) In his autobiography, Babur has given less details about which of the following?
A) Social life and the pattern of the life of people
B) Political condition of India
C) Description of Nature
D) Wars

99) In his first voyage to India, at which place did Vasco da Gama land on 20 May 1498 ?
A) Kochi (Cochin)
B) Mumbai (Bombay
C) Kozhikode (Calicut)
D) Goa

100) In Jainism the aim of life is to attain Nirvana or Moksha for which one has to:
A) follow three jewels and five vows
B) practice, non-violence and non-injury to all living beings
C) renounce the world and attain right knowledge
D) believe in the Jains and absolute non-violence