Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 32

Quiz free Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 32 UPSC  IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

1 .The foundation of the Dravidian style of architecture in South India was laid by
A.  Pandyas
B.  Pallavas
C.  Cholas
D.  Chalukyas of Kalyani
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2 .The chief feature(s) of the Chola architecture was/were
A.  replacement of bricks by stone structure
B.  massive vimanas or towers
C.  temples became vast complexes
D.  spacious courtyards
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3 .A contemporary rival dynasty of the Cholas in South India was
A.  Chalukyas of Vengi
B.  Pandyas of Madurai
C.  Chalukyas of Kalyani
D.  Cheras
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4 .The masterpiece of Chola sculpture is the famous Nataraja or the Dancing Shiva image at
A.  Thanjavur
B.  Chidambaram
C.  Kalahasti
D.  Sri Sailam
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5 .The Chola king, who after successfully raiding Bengal took the title of Gangaikonda and also founded a new capital (Gangaikonda Cholapuram) was
A.  Rajaraja-I
B.  Rajendra-I
C.  Rajadhiraj-I
D.  Rajendra-II
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6 .The name of the Indian Astronomer (who knew five astronomical systems), who lived in the 6th century was
A.  Varahamihira
B.  Bhandarkar
C.  Pujyapada
D.  Prasastapada
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7 .Which Avtar of Vishnu tricked Mahabali and claimed earth and heaven from him?
A.  Vaman
B.  Narasimha
C.  Matsya
D.  Kurma
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8 .The official language of the Mauryan Court was
A.  Magadhi
B.  Prakrit
C.  Mythili
D.  Sanskrit
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9 .Banabhatta, a great scholar, lived during the reign of
A.  Ashoka
B.  Harsha
C.  Kanishka
D.  Chandragupta II
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10 .The first one, among the following, to deal with music was
A.  Rig Veda
B.  Yajur Veda
C.  Sama Veda
D.  Atharva Veda
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11 .The original name of Tansen, the greatest musician of the court of Akbar, was
A.  Makaranda Pandey
B.  Ramatanu Pande
C.  Haridas
D.  Lal Kalawant
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12 .The greatest historian of the reign of Akbar, who wrote Akbarnama and Ain-i-Akbari, was
A.  Nizamuddin Ahmad
B.  Abdur Qadir Badauni
C.  Abul Fazl
D.  Abdas Khan Arwani
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13 .Akbar granted the present site of Amritsar to the Sikh Guru
A.  Amar Das
B.  Angad
C.  Ram Das
D.  Arjan
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14 .Of the so-called 'Nine Gems of the Court of Akbar' the one who was a reputed poet of Hindi, was
A.  Abul Fazl
B.  Faizi
C.  Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana
D.  Birbal
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15 .Todarmal is associated with the revenue system known as
A.  Kankut
B.  Ghalla Bakshi
C.  Zabti or Zabt
D.  Nasaq
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