UPSC CSP 2010- History Question Paper


                                                    HISTORY
                                                      Series D

1. The Dasavatara Temple at Deogarh is of
(a)     Dvikuta type
(b)     Trikuta type
(c)     Ekayatana type
(d)     Punchayatana type
2. According to Buddhist tradition, who was
transformed from a child devourer to a protectress of children?
(a)     Marichi
(b)     Tara
(c)     Hariti
(d)     Pattini
3. In which dynasty’s coins is Shiva shown in human form?
(a)     Satavanhana
(b)     Sunga
(c)     Kushana
(d)     Kadamba
4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List I List II (Officers) (Duties in Mauryan Polity) A) Samaharta 1) Treasurer       and keeper of stores B) Sannidhata 2) Collector General C) Nagarika 3) City Magistrate D) Akshapatalik 4) Central   Accounts a Officer Codes A B C D (a) 2 1 3 4 (b) 2 3 1 4 (c) 4 3 1 2 (d) 4 1 3 2
5. Who among the following acted as the Prime
Minister of Sultan Iltutmish?
(a)     Fakhrul Mulk Isami
(b)     Malik Qutbuddin Hasan Ghauri
(c)     Nizamul Mulk Muhammad Junaidi
(d)     Saifuddin Hasan Qarligh
6. Whose court was adorned by Jayadeva, the
author of Gita Govind?
(a)     Mihir Bhoja
(b)     Amoghvarsha I
(c)     Vijayasena
(d)     Lakshmanasena
7. Which one of the following did not form a part
of the Chola army?
(a)     Navy
(b)     War-elephants
(c)     Chariots
(d)     Infantry
8. Who built the famous ‘Kailasanatha’ temple at
Kanchi?
(a)     Narasimha Varman II
(b)     Nandi Varman II
(c)     Krishna I
(d)     Krishna II
9. Who among the following Chola rulers
cooperated with Sailendra Emperor
Marvijayottunga-Varman in building a Buddhist
vihara at Nagapatam?
(a)     Vijayalaya
(b)     Paranataka I
(c)     Rajaraja I
(d)     Rajendra I
10. The peruvalis of the Chola period represented
the
(a)    Trunk roads
(b)    Higher judiciary
(c)     Agricultural land
(d)    Village meadows
11. The ‘Kurram’ of Chola period were
(a)    Musicians
(b)    Union of villages
(c)     Royal officers
(d)    Temple artisans
12. Which one of the following titles conferred
during the Sultanate period was the highest in
official hierarchy)
(a)    Sipahsalar
(b)    Amir
(c)     Malik
(d)    Khan
13. Qismat-i-Khoti in the Delhi Sultanate period
was
(a)    Cash payment made by the state to the village headman
(b)    Villages assigned to a khot
(c)     Cess collected by the village headman from the peasants
(d)    Revenue assessed on the village headman by the khots
14. When Qutb-ud-din Aibak died in 1210 A.D.,
who became his immediate successor?
(a)    Iltutmish
(b)    Taj-ud-din Yildoz
(c)     Nasir-ud-din Mahmud
15. Consider the following statements about Zia-ud-
din Barani :
  1. He was born in Golkonda.
    1. He was a contemporary of Muhammad Tughluq.
  2. He was the author of Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a)    1, 2 and 3
(b)    1 and 2 only
(c)     2 and 3 only
(d)    1 and 3 only
16. Which of the following Sufi saints belonged to
Suhrawardy Silsilah?
(a)    Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani
(b)    Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya
(c)     Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya
(d)    Shaikh Nasiruddin Chiragh Dehlavi
17. Which of the following literary works in Persian
is not classified as Sufi literature?
(a)    Fawaid-ul-Fawad
(b)    Siyar-ul-Auliya
(c)     Muntakhab-ul-Lubab
(d)    Akhbar-ul-Akhyar
18. Ziauddin Barani was the author of which of the
following
books dealing with political
philosophy?
(a)    Futuhat-i-Firozshahi
(b)    Fatawa-i-Jahandari
(c)     Fawaid-ul-Fuad
(d)    Adab-ul-Harb wa Shujaat
(d) Aramshah
19. Who among the following was deputed to the     24. Which one of the following works was entitled
court of Vijayanagar as an ambassador?                                              Razm-namah by its Persian translators?
(a) Marco Polo                                                                                              (a) Atharva Veda
(b)     Nicolo Conti
(c)     Duarte Barbosa
(d)     Abdur Razzaq
20. Which city was founded by Krishna Deva Rays,
the rule of Vijayanagar?
(a)     Chandragiri
(b)     Udaigiri
(c)     Nagalapur
(d)     Warangal
21. Babur’s wakil Nizamuddin hatched a conspiracy
to oust Humayun from succession on the death
of Babur. He wanted to place on the throne
(a)     Mahdi Khwaja
(b)     Muhammad Sultan Mirza
(c)     Muhammad Zaman Mirza
(d)     Sultan Hasan Mirza
22. During Shershah Suri’s rule, the pargana
administration was looked upon by which of the
following officers?
(a)     Subedar and Faujdar
(b)     Shiqdar and Munsif
(c)     Amin and Muqaddam
(d)     Qanungo and Bitikchi
23. Double dome in a medieval building was first
introduced in the tomb of
(a)     Iltutmish
(b)     Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
(c)     Firuz Tughlaq
(b)     Lilavati
(c)     Mahabharata
(d)     Ramayana
25. Akbar constructed Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur
Sikri to commemorate his conquest of
(a)     Malwa
(b)     Bengal
(c)     Kashmir
(d)     Gujarat
26. Which of the following Persian histories was
composed during the period of Emperor Shah
Jahan?
(a)     Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh
(b)     Futuhat-i-Alamgiri
(c)     Padshah-Namah
(d)     Tarikh-i-Alfi
27. Consider the following Mughal nobles:
  1. Afzal Khan
  2. Mahabat Khan
  3. Ali Mardan Khan
  4. Asaf Khan
What is the correct chronological sequence of the above nobles?
(a)     1-2-3-4
(b)     4-3-2-1
(c)     3-1-4-2
(d)     4-2-3-1
(d) Sikandar Lodi
28. In 1660 A.D. who was deputed by Aurangzeb to
put down the rising power of Shivaji?
(a)     Khafi Khan
(b)     Shaista Khan
(c)     Dilir Khan
(d)     Mubariz Khan
29. In the Maratha Cavalry the lowest unit of
twenty-five soldiers was under which one of the
following?
(a)     Nayak
(b)     Havaldar
(c)     Sarnobat
(d)     Jumladar
List I (Literary work)
30. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below.
List II
Brindavan Das
Nand Das Raskhan
Vithal Nath
A)
B) C)
D)
1)
2) 3)
4)
(Author)
Ras -
Panchadhyayi Premavartika Chaurasi Vaishnavan ki Varta
Chaitanya Bhagvanta
5.  C.Y.Chintamani
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     1 and 2
(b)     2 and 4
(c)     2 and 3
(d)     4 and 5
32. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List I List II
(Founder) (Women’s Political
A) Latika 1) Ghosh B) Sarojini 2) Naidu C) Krishnabai 3) Rau D) Urmila Devi 4)
Organisation)
Rashtriya Stree Sangha
Mahila     Rashtriya
Sangha
Nari Satyagraha Samiti
31. Who among the following played an important role in the signing of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact?
  1. Motilal Nehru
  2. Tej Bahadur Sapru
  3. Madan Mohan Malaviya
  4. M.R. Jayakar
33. The congress participated in the elections of 1937 and won an absolute majority in
(a)     three provinces’
(b)     four provinces
(c)     five provinces
(d)     six provinces
34. Consider the following:
  1. The Amrita Bazar Patrika was started in 1868.
  2. Aruna Asaf Ali was the founder of the Congress Women Volunteers’ Corps.
  3. Bina Das fired at the Governor while receiving her degree at the Convocation.
  4. Latika Ghose took part in the Chittgong armoury raid.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a)     1, 2 and 4
(b)     1, 3 and 4
(c)     1 and 3 only
(d)     2 and 4 only
35. Consider the following :
  1. Appointment of a Commission after the war to decide the boundaries of north-east and north-west regions having Muslim majority.
  2. Holding of a referendum in these areas to ascertain whether the people wanted to remain with India or form a state of their own.
  3. In case they want to have a separate state they should be allowed to do so.
  4. India and the newly created state should have joint arrangements for defence, communication and transport.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     1, 2 and 3 only
(b)     2, 3 and 4 only
(c)     1, 3 and 4 only
(d)     1,. 2, 3 and 4
36. Which among the following was not one of the proposals of the Cabinet Mission?
(a)     Dominion status for India would be given after the war was over.
(b)     The British Indian Provinces should be formed into three groups in order to offer the reality of Pakistan to the Muslim League.
(c)     A Constituent Assembly would be formed to prepare a Consitution of India
(a) An Interim Government should be fomed consisting of the main political parties in India
37. The Nehru-Liaquet Pact between India and Pakistan was signed in 1950 to resolve the issue
of
(a)     Protection of minorities
(b)     The accession of the Princley States
(a)     The border disputes
(b)     Economic development of the borderland areas.
38. With reference to the Government of India Act, 1935, consider the following statements :
  1. It actually aimed at providing a unitary structure to Indian polity.
  2. There was a reference to a Prime Minister who would be first in a Council of Ministers.
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
39. Arrange the following in the correct
chronological order:
  1. Zamindari Abolition Act
  2. Hindu Marriage Act
  3. Minimum Wages Act
  4. Abolition of Untouchability Act
Select the correct answer Using the code given below :
(a)     1-4-2-3
(b)     2-4-3-1
(c)     1-3-4-2
(d)     2-3-1-4
40. Consider the following statements:
  1. The USSR assisted in the building of the Bhilai Steel plant.
  2. The British assisted in the building of the Bokaro Steel plant.
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
41. The Gujarat Sabha under the presidentship of
Mahatma Gandhi played a leading role in the
(a)     Agitation of Ahmedabad mill workers
(b)     Agitation of the peasants of Kheda
(c)     Peasants movement in Bardoli
(d)     Salt satyagraha
42. Who of the following brought out a weekly
called Dina Bandhu and also started the
Bombay Mill and Millhanda Association?
(a)     Dadabhai Naoroji
(b)     G.S. Agarkar
(c)     Narayan Meghajee Lokhanday
(d)     Lalji Naranji
43. During the Indian freedom struggle, Dutt-
Bradley Thesis was related to
(a)     communist movement
(b)     Entry of Indians into Civil Services
(c)     System of agrarian taxation
(d)     Trade   union   movement   and   industrial disputes
44. With references to the Indian freedom struggle,
consider the following statements :
  1. Viresalingam Pantulu founded the Krishna patrika.
  2. Mutnuri Krishna Rao edited the Krishna patrika..
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
45. Consider the following statements:
Surendranath Banerjea’s Indian Association
  1. was   concerned  with   a  plea  for  the admission of Indians to the Civil Service.
  2. carried on a campaign against the Arms Act and the Vernacular Press Act.
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
46. Consider the following statements:
  1. Before the Act of 1909 was passed, Morley appointed two Indians to the India Council in London.
  2. After the Act of 1909 was passed, one Indian was appointed as a member of the Governor General’s Council in India.
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
47. Consider the following statements: B.P.Wadia was
  1. actively involved in the Home rule Movement of Annie Besant..
  2. summoned to represent India at the First International Labour Conference organised by League of Nations.
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
48. Under whose presidentship was a special session of the Congress held in Calcutta in September 1920 when the momentous resolution on “Non-Cooperation” was passed?
(a)     Annie Besant
(b)     C. R. Das
(c)     Lala Lajpat Rai
(d)     Motilai Nehru
49. Which one of the following gives the story of
how Chandragupta Maurya managed to get
throne of Magadha?
(a)     Brihat Katha
(b)     Gatha Saptasati
(c)     Mudra-rakashasa
(d)     Vasavadatta
50. Alberuni was the contemporary of
(a)     Mahmud Ghazani
(b)     Muhammad Ghori
(c)     Mir Qasim
(d)     Balbaun
51. A compilation called Manasollasa or
Abhilasitarthacintamani which contains a
precious section on music and dance was made
by
(a)     Kalidasa
(b)     Sudraka
(c)     Somesvara
(d)     Bhavabhutti
52. Consider the following statements:
  1. The Kailasa temple of Ellora has a Dravidian style of architecture.
  2. Two temple at Dilwara on Mount Abu are crowned by Sikhara in the style of Khajuraho temples.
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
53. Among    the    following,    which    one    is appropriately attributed to Nimbarkacarya?
(a)     Dvaitadvaita
(b)     Dvaita
(c)     Suddhadvaita Vedants
(d)     Vissitadvaita
54. Con Consider the following statements:
  1. Muhammad Nadir Samarqandi was a painter in the court of Humayum.
  2. Tuzuk-i-Baburi written by Babur in Turkish was translated into Persian by Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan.
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
55. Which among the following was not a demand
of the participants in the Royal
Indian Navy
Uprising (1946)
(a)     Equal pay for both Indian and white sailors
(b)     Release of INA and other political prisoners
(c)     Arrest of the British Prime Minister
(d)     Indianization of the Navy
56. Consider the following statements:
  1. From 1955, USSR gave full support to the Indian position on Kashmir and from 1956 used or threatened to use its veto in the UN Security Council to block resolutions unfavourable to India on Kashmir
  2. The US supported India in the UN on the integration of Goa.
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
57. Which of the following was the pen-name of
Mughal princess Jahanara?
(a)    Bedil
(b)    Dagh
(c)     Makhft
(d)    Nazir
58. Consider the following statements regarding
Muhammad Tughluq:
  1. Isami and Ibn-i-Battuta testify to his having private discussions with jogis.
  2. There is an evidence about his participation in the festival of Holi.
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
59. Consider   the   following   statements   about
Medieval Indian craftsmen:
  1. The rural artisans like oil pressers, indigo and saltpeter workers and sugar manufacturers were only part-time artisans.
  2. There were artisans’ villages which specialized in producing cloth for export.
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
60. With references to the Government of India Act, 1935, consider the following statements:
  1. As per the Act, in the Governors’ Provinces, diarchy was abolished and Provincial Autonomy introducted.
  2. All the Provincial legislatures consisted of only one chamber called Legislative Assembly.
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
61. Consider the following :
At which of the following places has the largest belt of painted rock-shelters of pre-historic period been discovered?
  1. Bhaja.
  2. Bhimbetka
  3. Jaora
  4. Ajanta.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     1, 2 and 3 only
(b)     2, 3 and 4 only
(c)     2 and 3 only
(d)     3 and 4 only
62. The earliest trace of human occupation in the
Ganga Plain is found at
(a)     Baor
(b)     Kalpi
(c)     Adamgarh
(d)     Teris
63. Evidence of rice cultivation reported from the
Harappan site is from
(a)     Mohenjodaro
(b)     Harappa
(c)     Rangpur
(d)     Banawali
64. The Harappan Civilization’s terracotta plough is
found at
(a)    Banawali
(b)    Nageswar Cemetery
(c)     Lothal
(d)    Kot Diji
65. The worship of fire in the Indus Valley is
proved by the discovery of fire altar at
(a)     Surkotada
(b)     Alamgirpur
(c)     Kalibangan
(d)     Chanhudaro
66. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
List I List II
A)        The river system has the   1)    Burzhom
maximum concentration
of Harappan settlements
B)        The Harappan site has  2)    Ahar
recently    yielded    an
unusal cache of silver ware and ornaments
C)        The Neolithic  site  in   3)    Kunal
Kashmir   has   yielded
evidence     of    Early Harappan contacts
D)        This site is described as  4)    Ghaggar-
a pure copper age site in                           Hakra
india
5)
Dholavira

67. The strati-graphical position of Black and Red
ware between OCP and PGW was first
recognized at
(a)    Noh
(b)    Ganeshwar
(c)     Jodhpura
(d)    Atranjikhera
68. Which hymns of the Rigveda are considered to
contain germs of Indian Drama?
(a)     Vivaha-sukta
(b)     Apri-sukta
(c)     Samvada-sukta
(d)     Purusha-sukta
69. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
70. Which one of the following vedic rituals was
performed to admit persons living outside the
pale of Brahmanic fold?
(a)    Agnistoma
(b)    Aptoryama
(c)     Vratyastoma
(d)    Pancharatra
71. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
List II
1) 2) 3) 4)

Tandyamaha
Brahmana
Gopatha
Brahmana
Satpatha
Brahmana
Sankhayana
Brahmana
List I
B) C) D)
A)   Rig veda Sam Veda Yajur Veda
Atharva

List I
A)            Purusha-sukta
B)            Isopanishada
C)            Gopatha
D)            Vedanga
List II
Yaska’s
A Brahmana text
An Aranyaka
A     chapter     of
Yajurveda
A chapter of the
Rigveda
72. In which Upanishad is Devakiputra Krishna
referred to as the disciple of Ghora Angiras?
(a)    Chandogya Upanishad
(b)    Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
(c)     Mundaka Upanishad
(d)    Shvetashvatara Upanishad
73. Which one of the following is not mentioned in
the Vedic literature?
(a)    Nishka
(b)    Hiranyapinda
(c)     Shatamana
(d)    Karshapana
75. The capital of Chedi Janapada kingdom was
(a)    Sotthivatinagara
(b)    Kosam
(c)     Tripuri
(d)    Kollaga
76. The Jain rock-cut caves at Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneshwar are characterized by:
  1. No congregation halls and tiny cells.
  2. Upward slope of the floor.
    1. Big congregation halls and the cells excavated according to a plan
    2. Plain interior of the cells.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     2, 3 and 4
(b)     1, 2 and 4
(c)     1 and 2 only
(d)     1 and 4 only
List II
(Capitals)
77. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
1)          Suktimati
2)          Sravasti
3)          Viratnagar
4)          Kausambi
List I (Janapadas)
A)            Kosala
B)            Chedi
C)            Vatsa
D)            Matsya
78. Which one of the following speciments of early
Indian temples is built of bricks?
(a)    Eran
(b)    Gyaraspur
(c)     Bhitargaon
(d)    Nachna-Kuthara
79. The    term     “Dionysus”     mentioned    by
Megasthenes refers to
(a)     Siva
(b)     Vishnu
(c)     Indra
(d)     Brahma
List I (Rock edicts of Asoka)
80. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
List II
(Main themes)
A)
1)

Rock Edict II

B)        Rock      2)
Edict V
C)        Rock      3)
Edict VIII
Donounces        the
practice of orthodox
ceremonies
Introduces                   the
system of Dharma yatra
Explains                       the
institution                       of
D)  Rock      4) Edict IX
Dharma-Mahamatras Certain measures for the welfare of men and animal
81. Consider the following:
Which of the following features are related the Kusanas:
  1. They issued gold coins.
    1. They came into conflict with the Chinese rulers.
    2. The Gandhara style of sculpture was popularly adopted.
    3. A Devakula was established in Mathura.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     1 and 2 only
(b)     2 and 3 only
(c)     1, 2 and 3 only
(d)     1, 2, 3 and 4
82. Consider the following:
Which of the following inscriptions mention the measures against famine?
  1. Shahbazagarhi inscription.
  2. Maski inscription
  3. sohgaura copper-plate
  4. Mahasthan inscripition
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)     1 and 2 only
(b)     2, 3 and 4
(c)     3 and 4 only
(d)     1. 3 and 4
83. The Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (6th
Century AD) who visited China, was a staunch
believer in the doctrine of
(a)    Ekantavada
(b)    Sarvastivada
(c)     Sunyatavada
(d)    Nekantavada
84. The well-known seated figure of fasting
Siddhartha of Gandhara School is depicted with
hands in
(a)     Bhumisparsa mudra
(b)     Dharmachakra mudra
(c)     Dhyana mudra
(d)     Abhaya mudra
85. Which inscription refers to the worship of
Vrishni-viras among Bhagavata votaries?
(a)    Nagavi inscription
(b)    Besnagar inscription
(c)     Mora Well inscription
(d)    Mathura inscription of Chandra Gupta-II
86. Which of the following monuments does not
belong to Gupta period?
(a)     Bagh Caves
(b)     Sigriya rock-cut temples of Sri Lanka
(c)     Mahabalipuram cave temples
(d)     Sitannavasal temple
87. Which of the following is applicable to Devi
Chandraguptam of Vishakhadatta?
(a)     A lyrical poem
(b)     Political drama
(c)     Scientific fiction
(d)     Mythological description
88. The first dated memorial of a Sati is found at
(a)     maski
(b)     Supiq
(c)     Kanchi
(d)     Eran
List I
Kumaradevi Rajyasri Karuvaki Malavika
89. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
A) B) C) D)

1) 2) 3) 4)
List II
Maurya Maukhari Sunga Gupta
Codes
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A B C D (a) 4 2 1 3 (b) 4 1 2 3 (c) 3 1 2 4 (d) 3 2 1 4

List II
(Names of dynastics)
Indo-Greek
Parthian
Shunga
Maurya
Saka
90. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
List I (Kings names)
A)
Kunal
B)            Andhrak
C)            Eucratides
D)            Spalyris
91. Who among the following was the founder of
the Mahanubhava sect?
(a)     Ekanath
(b)     Chakradhara
(c)     Gnanesvar
(d)     Tukaram
92. The Upanishads were rendered into Perisan by
Dara-shukoh under the title
(a)     Sirr-i-Akbar
(b)     Insha-i-Mahru
(c)     Khulasat-us-Siyaq
(d)     Amal-i-Salih
93. In the Mughal administration, the Sadr-us-Sudur
looked after which one of the following
departments?
(a)     suyurghals
(b)     Zabti
(c)     Mansab
(d)     Buyutat
94. Diwan-iKhalisa was responsible to look after
the
(a)     Land under continuous cultivation
(b)     Land under direct possession of the state
(c)     Revenue-free land granted as rewards
(d)     Cultivate land but left fallow
95. Who among the following was the Maratha
Senapati appointed by Baji Rao II in the third
Anglo-Maratha war?
(a)     Bapu Gokhale
(b)     Trimbakji Dengle
(c)     Chintamnrao Patwardhan
(d)     Yashvantrao Holkar
96. In medieval Indian warfare the earthen mound
built to reach the top of a besieged fort was
known as
(a)    Paik
(b)    Pasheb
(c)     Qaba
(d)    Qalbkari
97. Who was stationed by Dupleix at Hyberabad
after the First Carnastic War?
(a)    Bourdonnais
(b)    Lally
(c)     Malcolm
(d)    Bussy
98. Under whom did the English Army defeat
Haider Ali at Porto Novo?
(a)    Eyre Coote
(b)    Cornwallis
(c)     Malcolm
(d)    Elphinstone
99. In March 1947 at Nehru’s inititative an Asian
Relations Conference attended by more than 20
countries was held in Delhi. Which of the
following non-Asian countries attended this
conference?
(a)    Canada
(b)    Australia
(c)     Mexico
(d)    Brazil
100. Which one of the following was not actually
part of the original Plan of the Non-Cooperation
Movement, but acquired great popularity among
the movement in many parts of the country?
(a)    Picketing of shops selling foreign cloth
(b)    Boycott of Government schools and colleges
(c)     Picketing of toddy shops
(d) Boycott    of    public    transport    and communication system
101. Acharya Vinoba Bhave who aimed at bringing about land reform or land distribution through his Bhoodan Movement received the first donation of land of 18th April 1951 in the village
(a)    Srikakulam  in  north  coastal  region  of Andhra Pradesh
(b)    Allur in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
(c)     Pochampalli   in  Telengana   region   of Andhra Pradesh
(d)    Amalapuram in coastal region of Andhra Pradesh
102. Consider the following statements relating to the Councils Act of 1982:
  1. The nationalist agitation forced the British Colonial authorities to make changes in the legislative functioning by the Indian Councils Act of 1892 which enlarged the Imperial and Provincial Legislative Councils
  2. The Nationalists were satisfied with the changes made by the Act of 1892.
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
103. Which among the following was the chief cause of the Second Anglo-Maratha war?
(a)   Wellesley’s desire to destroy the Maratha
power
(b)    Interference of the English in the mutual conflicts of the Marathas
(c)     English intrigues with Peshwa Baji Rao
(d)    English intervention in the conflict between the Marathas and the Nizam of Hyderabad
104. Which Treaty with the Marathas was considered by Warren Hastings as a scrap of paper?
(a)    Mandsar
(b)    Surji Arjangao
(c)     Gwalior
(d)    Purandhar
105. Under whose chairmanship was the first judicial plan prepared under which Bengal, Bihar and Orissa were divided into districts, and each district was put under a collector?
(a)    Robert Clive
(b)    Warren Hastings
(c)     Marques Wellesley
(d)    John Mcpherson
106. With references to Lord Hasting’s judical reforms, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a)    Lord Hastings provided that there was to be a Munsif in every Thans.
(b)    Munsifs were allowed to try cases up to the value of Rs. 500 (five hundred)
(c)    The decisions of the Munsifs were to be confirmed by the judges of the Diwani Adalist.
(d)    The Munsifs were to be appointed by the judges of the Diwani Adalat although the power of approval was left with the Provincial Court of Appeal.
107. Consider the following statements:
  1. Prince Shuja gave the East India Company the Exemption from payment of the usual customs duty 4 V2 percent in return for an annual payment of 30 lakhs rupees.
  2. Murshid Quli Jafar Khan stipulated that the Company’s dastaka could not be used for internal trade.
3. The servants of East India Company sold the dastake to Indian merchants to enable them to evade the customs duty..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)    1 and 3 only
(b)    2 and 3 only
(c)     2 only
(d)    1, 2 and 3
108. Consider the following statements :
  1. After Rammohan’s death in 1833 Devendranath Tagore became the leader of the Brahmo Samaj.
  2. Devendranath tried to polpularise the ideas of Rammohan by founding the Tattivabodini Sabha, which became a platform for the expression of progressive public opinions and religious views.
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
109. An important landmark in the history of women’s higher education in Bengal was the foundation of a school in Calcutta in May 1849. Who among the following was its founder?
(a)    Hodgson Prett
(b)    J.E.D. Bethune
(c)     Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(d)    Raja Baidyanath Roy
110. Which one of the following was the first
English language weekly paper to be published
from Bombay?
(a)    Bombay Courier
(b)    Bombay Gazette
(c)     Bombay Herald
(d)    Bombay Times
111. Match List I with List II and select the correct
answer using the code given below the lists:
List I List II
(Founders)_ (Journals)
A)            Zafar Ali Khan              1)   Kudi Arasu
B)            B.C. Horniman             2)   Kisan Bulletin
C)            E.V.R.   Naicker  3)   Bombay Chronicle Periyar
D)            Indulal Yagnik     4)   Zamindar
Codes
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A B C D (a) 4 2 3 1 (b) 4 3 1 2 (c) 1 3 2 4 (d) 1 2 3 4
112. With reference to the rise modern literature in Indian languages, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a)    Dinbandhu Mitra’s play Neeldarpan probed into the depth of exploitation and atrocities committed by the Indigo planters.
(b)    Bankimchandra’s semi-historical novel Durgeshnandini was a landmark in the field of Bengali language, as it not only made Bengali language respectable for the English educated but also gave them a new prose style
(c)     Bipin Chandra Pal started the weekly New Bengal through which he ventilated ideas about patriotism, nationalilsm and nation building.
(d)    Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar was known as “Shivaji of Modern Marathi language”
113. Which of the following Acts were passed the
British Government in 1856 ?
  1. Hindu Widow Remarriage Act.
  2. Abolition of Sati (Regulation. XVII)
  3. Religious Disabilities Act
  4. General Service Enlistment Act
Select the correct answer using the code given below ?
(a)    1 and 3 only
(b)    2 and 4 only
(c)     1, 3 and 4
(d)    1, 2 and 3
114. The Montagu’s Declaration of 20th August
1917 contained :
  1. Increasing association of Indians in every branch of administration.
  2. Gradual  development  of self-governing institutions.
  3. Realisation   of  responsible   government independent of the British Empire.
  4. Progress in this policy to be achieved in successive stages.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a)    1, 2 and 3 only
(b)    2 and 4 only
(c)     1, 2 and 4 only
(d)    1, 2, 3 and 4
115. Consider the following events:
  1. Royal visit of the King Emperor George-V.
  2. Partition of Bengal.
  3. Simla deputation.
  4. Birth of Muslim League.
Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?
(a)    2-4-3-1
(b) 2-3-4-1
(c)     3-2-1-4
(d)    4-2-1-3
116. ‘Mitra Mela’ was later on renamed as
(a)    Anushilan Samiti
(b)    Abhinava Bharati Samiti
(c)     Jugantar
(d)    Nibandhamala
117. Who among the following was not associated
with the foundation of the Indian Association?
(a)    Surendranath Banerjea
(b)    Anandmohan Bose
(c)     A. O. Hume
(d)    Surya Sen
120. IN the context of Non-Cooperative Movement, under whose chairmanship was the All India College Students’ Conference held at Nagpur in December 1920?
(a)    B.C. Pal
(b)    C.R. Das
(c)     Lala Lajpat Rai
(d)    Pandit Motilal Nehru
118. To house the families of the Satyagrahis in South Africa and give them a way to sustain themselves, Gandhiji, with the help of his German architect friend, Kalienbach set up a centre which was to become precursor to later Gandhian ashrams that were to play an important role in the Indian National Movement Which one of the following is that centre?
(a)    Dublin Farm
(b)    Natal Farm
(c)     Tolstoy Farm
(d)    Indian Farm
119. Consider the following names:
  1. Alfred Webb
  2. Badruddin Tyabji
  3. George Yule
  4. Rahamatulla Muhammad Saynai.
Which of the above were the Presidents of Indian National Congress?
(a)     1, 2 and 3 only
(b)     2 and 3 only
(c)     1 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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