UPSC Indian History Gk MCQ Questions And Answers

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1.  Which one of the following was the primary assembly in the Chola village administration?
a
  Sabha
b
 Mahasabha
c
 Ur
d
 Nadu
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :
2.  Who among the following used the phrase 'Un- British' to criticize the English colonial control of India?
a
  Anandmohan Bose
b
 Pherozeshah Mehta
c
 Dadabhai Naoroji
d
 BadruddinTyabji
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :
3.  The first use to the wheel, appears to have been
a
  pottery
b
 the advancement of metallurgy
c
 spinning
d
 drawing a cart
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
4.  A work known as an encyclopedia of social life in the 11th century is:
a
  Brhatkathamanjari
b
 Vikramdevcharita
c
 Shivsutravimarshini
d
 Kathasaritasagara
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
5.  Ruins of Vijayanagar empire can be seen at
a
  Hospet
b
 Hampi
c
 Madurni
d
 Halebid
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :
6.  In the third battle of Panipat Marathas were defeated by
a
  Mughals
b
 Ruhellas
c
 English
d
 Afghans
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
7.  What were the 'Four Great Signs' that according to Buddhist tradition led Gautama to renounce the world?
a
  That the world is full of suffering, desire and carve for existence, renunciation of desire, cycle of births and re-birth
b
 Love, compassion, non-injury, purity
c
 None of the above.
d
 Old age, diseased person, dead body, an ascetic
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
8.  Who among the following was the author of Tarikh-i- Alai, which contains the details of the first few years of Sultan Alauddin Khilji ?
a
  Amir Khusrau
b
 Ziauddin Barani
c
 Shams Siraj Afif
d
 Yahiya Bin Ahmad
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
9.  Which of the following implies a tax that was levied on wealthy Muslim?
a
  Ghaniniah
b
 Dhimmi
c
 Dafinah
d
 Zakat
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
10.  Arrange the following events in chronological order: (i) Subhash Chandra Bose had a meeting with Mr. Tojo. (ii) Subhash Chandra Bose arrived at Taipei. (iii) INA hoists the National Flag on the free Indian soil. (iv) Establishment of Indian National Army.
Select the correct answer from the code given below:
a
  (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)
b
 (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
c
 (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)
d
 (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
11.  Which of the following is false about the Bombay Plan?
1. It was formulated in 1944.
2.It was formulated by socialists and communists.
3.It influenced the five-year plans of post- 1947 India.
4.It was a principle about the formation of linguistic states.Select the code for correct statements:
a
  All are correct
b
 2 and 4
c
 Only 4
d
 1 and 2
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :
12.  Who has the title of 'Kaviraja'?
a
  SamudraGupta
b
 KumaraGupta
c
 ChandraGupta I
d
 ChandraGupta II
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
13.  Which of the following was great centre of cotton trade?
a
  Uraiyur
b
 Korkai
c
 Tondi
d
 Musiri or Muziris
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
14.  Who strongly objected to the British government's negotiations on terms of equality with the 'Seditious Fakir', i.e., Mahatma Gandhi in February–March, 1931?
a
  Lord Wavell
b
 Ramsay MacDonald
c
 Winston Churchill
d
 Lord Linlithgow
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :
15.  The Swadeshi Movement began in 1905, mainly because of Lord Curzon's attempt to
a
  partition of the province of Bengal.
b
 reform the education system
c
 reserve all high powers for Englishmen
d
 curtail the scope of local self-government
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
16.  One of the most effective strategies the capitalists evolved to contain the Left in the national movement was to
a
  remain within the Congress and strengthen the right wing
b
 dissociate themselves from the Congress mainstream
c
 none of the above
d
 start a new party committee to protect their interests
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
17.  Who among the following was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and philosopher?
a
  Lala Lajpat Rai
b
 Bal Gangadhar Tilak
c
 Aurobindo Ghosh
d
 Agarkar
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :
18.  Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946?
a
  Food and Agriculture
b
 External Affairs and Commonwealth
c
 None
d
 Defence
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
19.  Who among the following introduced the famous Persian Festival of NAUROJ in India?
a
  Ala-ud-din Khilji
b
 Iltutmish
c
 Balban
d
 Firuz Tughlaq
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :
20.  Which was not one of the effects of Nadrir Shah's invasion?
a
  It caused an irreparable damage to the prestige of the Mughal Empire
b
 It exposed the Mughals to the interference by the Marathas and the English
c
 It destroyed the initiative of the nobles and they retired from active life
d
 It ruined the finances and the economic life of the empire
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
21.  Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?
a
  Malavikagnimitra
b
 Ratnavali
c
 Swapnavasavadatta
d
 Meghadoota
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :
22.  In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatoa Avalokitesvara was also known as:
a
  Vajrapani
b
 Padmapani
c
 Maitreya
d
 Manjusri
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :
23.  Who was the author of Gita Rahasya?
a
  Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
b
 Bal Gangadhar Tilak
c
 C. Vijiaraghavachariar
d
 Vivekananda
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :
24.  Arrange the following in chronological order based on their arrival in India: A. Dutch B. French C. Portuguese D. English
a
  C, A, B, D
b
 C, B, A, D
c
 C, D, A, B
d
 C, A, D, B
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :
25.  Metals known to Indus Valley Civilisation were
a
  Silver, iron, bronze but not gold
b
 Iron, copper, gold but not silver
c
 Gold, copper, silver but not iron
d
 Zinc, silver, iron but not gold
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

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