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1. When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested who among the following took over the leadership of Salt Satyagraha ?
(A) Vinoba Bhave
(B) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
(C) Abbas Tyabji
(D) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

2. In which session of Congress the demand of “Poorna Swaraj” was accepted as the aim of the Congress ?
(A) Calcutta
(B) Madras
(C) Nagpur
(D) Lahore

3. Who was the leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
(D) Acharya J. B. Kripalani

4. “Go back to Vedas.” This call given by
(A) Ramakrishna Paramah-amsa
(B) Vivekananda
(C) Jyotiba Phule
(D) Daynand Saraswati

5. Naokhali is situated in—
(A) West Bengal
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Tripura
(D) Bihar

6. Mahatma Gandhi was first arrested during ‘Satyagrah’ in the year—
(A) 1906
(B) 1908
(C) 1913
(D) 1917

7. What was the basis of transfer of power to India on 15th August by ?
(A) On this day the Indian National Congress had demanded “Poorna Swaraj”.
(B) On this day Mahatma Gandhi started ‘Quit India Movement’.
(C) Anniversary of formation of Interim Government
(D) Anniversary of the surrender of Japanese army before Admiral Mountbatten

8. Permanent Revenue settlement of Bengal was introduced by :
(A) Clive
(B) Hastings
(C) Wellesley
(D) Cornwallis

9. The father of extremist movement in India is :
(A) Motilal Nehru
(B) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(C) Vallabhbhai Patel
(D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

10. Through which principle or device did Gandhiji strive to bridge economic inequalities?
(A) Abolition of machinery
(B) Establishment of village industries
(C) Trusteeship theory
(D) None of the above

11. Where is Muslim mosque situated where a hair of pagamber Mohammad Saheb has been preserved ?
(A) Ajmer
(B) Ahmedabad
(C) Srinagar
(D) Mecca

12. Which is the correct chronolo-gical order of following ‘Acharyas’?
(A) Shankara–Ramanuja–Madhav–Chaitanya
(B) Chaitanya–Ramanuj a–Madhav–Shankara
(C) Ramanjua–Shankara–Chaitanya–Madhav
(D) Madhav–Chaitanya–Ramanuja–Shankara

13. The capital city ‘Daydo’ established by Kublai Khan is situated at—
(A) Samar qand
(B) Beijing
(C) Ulan Battor
(D) Alma Atta

14. The Mughal painting reaches its/ zenith during the reign of :
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb

15. The capital of the Yadava rulers was :
(A) Dwarasamudra
(B) Warangal
(C) Kalyani
(D) Devagiri

16. The Bahmani kingdom was founded by
(A) Ahmad Shah I
(B) Alauddin Hasan
(C) Mahmud Gavan
(D) Firuz Shah Bahmani

17. The Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in Rajasthan were built by the followers of
(A) Buddhism
(B) Jainism
(C) Hinduism
(D) Sikhism

18. Alberuni came to India with
(A) Mahmud of Ghazni
(B) Alexander
(C) Babur
(D) Timur

19. Which of the following is in the World Heritage list ?
(A) Khajuraho
(B) Nalanda ruins
(C) Hampi ruins
(D) Tajmahal

20. Where did the traveller Ibn Batuta come from ?
(A) Morocco
(B) Persia
(C) Turkey
(D) Central Asia

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21. Who built the Khajuraho temples?
(A) Holkars
(B) Scindias
(C) Bundela Rajputs
(D) Chandela Rajputs

22. The ‘Kirti Stambha’ (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by—
(A) Rana Pratap
(B) Rana Kumbha
(C) Rana Sanga
(D) Bappa Raval

23. Who got the monumental ‘Rayagopurams’ in front of the temples at Hampi, Tiruv-annamalai, Chidambaram, Srirangam, Tirupati, etc., constructed?
(A) Vidyaranya
(B) Krishnadevaraya
(C) Harihara
(D) Rajaraja

24. Which of the following architectural wonders was not constructed in the 12th A.D.?
(A) Sun-temple of Konark
(B) Temple of Khajuraho
(C) Ankorvat
(D) Notre Dam, the Paris

25. Where was saint Kabir born ?
(A) Delhi
(B) Varanasi
(C) Mathura
(D) Hyderabad

26. Which of the following languages was in vogue during Mughal period in the courts of India ?
(A) French
(B) Persian
(C) Portugese
(D) Arabic

27. The writer of Ram Charit Manas, Tulsidas, was related to which ruler ?
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Nawab Vajid Ali Sah
(C) Harsha
(D) Akbar

28. Which Sufi’s dargah is at Ajmer?
(A) Baba Farid
(B) Qutb-din Bakhtiyar Kaki
(C) Moinuddin Chisti
(D) Khwaja Bahuddin

29. Who was the architect who designed ‘Taj Mahal’ ?
(A) Mohammad Hussain
(B) Ustad-Isa
(C) Shah Abbas
(D) Ismail

30. The Assam State derives its name from that of a tribe that conquered the region. Where did the tribesmen come from ?
(A) Tibet
(B) Mongolia
(C) Burma (now Myanmar)
(D) Siam (now Thailand)

31. Which among the following chronology is correct regarding four ‘samvatas’ ?
(A) Gupta–Gregorian–Hizri–Saka
(B) Gregorian–Saka–Hizri–Gupta
(C) Saka–Gregorian–Hizri–Gupta
(D) Hizri–Gupta–Gregorian–Saka

32. The home of Gargi, Maitrey, and Kapila was at
(A) Vidisha
(B) Ujjain
(C) Pataliputra
(D) Mithila

33. Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times ?
(A) Avadh
(B) Ruhelkhand
(C) Bundelkhand
(D) Malwa

34. The Social System of the Harappans was :
(A) Fairly egalitarian
(B) Slave-Labour based
(C) Colour (Varna) based
(D) Caste based

35. Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilisation of the Early Vedic Age?
(A) Rig-veda
(B) Yajur-veda
(C) Atharva-veda
(D) Sama-veda

36. The university which became famous in the post-Gupta Era was :
(A) Kanchi
(B) Taxila
(C) Nalanda
(D) Vallabhi

37. Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?
(A) Vikramaditya
(B) Kumaragupta
(C) Harshavardhana
(D) Kanishka

38. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was :
(A) Rajaraja I
(B) Rajendra I
(C) Rajadhiraja I
(D) Kulottunga I

39. Which statement on the Harappan Civilisation is correct?
(A) Horse sacrifice was known to them.
(B) Cow was sacred to them.
(C) ‘Pashupati’ was venerated by them.
(D) The culture was not generally static.

40. The First Tirthankara of the Jains was :
(A) Arishtanemi
(B) Parshvanath
(C) Ajitanath
(D) Rishabha

41. The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by :
(A) Kanishka
(B) Ashoka
(C) Harsha
(D) Fa-Hien

42. The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks?
(A) Satavahanas
(B) Mauryas
(C) Guptas
(D) Cholas

43. The most important text of vedic mathematics is :
(A) Satapatha Brahman
(B) Atharva Veda
(C) Sulva Sutras
(D) Chhandogya Upanishad

44. Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?
(A) Shakas
(B) Parthians
(C) Greeks
(D) Kushans

45. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?
(A) Kanishka
(B) Vikramaditya
(C) Samudra Gupta
(D) Asoka

46. What inspired the paintings of Ajanta ?
(A) Compassionate Buddha
(B) Radha-Krishan Leela
(C) Jain Thirthankaras
(D) Mahabharata encounters

47. Who among the following was the first to invade India ?
(A) Xerxes
(B) Alexander
(C) Darius-I
(D) Seleucus

48. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty ?
(A) Maurya
(B) Gupta
(C) Kushan
(D) Kanva

49. With which of the following is the classic “Jivaka Chintamani” in Tamil associated ?
(A) Jainism
(B) Buddhism
(C) Hinduism
(D) Christianity

50. Where did Lord Buddha breathe his last?
(A) Rajgir
(B) Bodh Gaya
(C) Sarnath
(D) Kushinagar