1) The main crops grown during Harappan period were

a) Wheat And Rice

b) Cotton And Mustard

c) Rice And Millets

d) Wheat And Barley

2) The figure of dancing girl was found at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Harappa

c) Lothal

d) Rupar

3) The port city of Harappan culture

a) Kalibangan

b) Lothal

c) Banawali

d) Rupar

4) The metal not known to Indus Valley people

a) Gold

b) Silver

c) Iron

d) Copper

5) The Indus Valley people lived in houses made of

a) Burnt Bricks

b) Wood

c) Dried Bricks

d) Stone

6) Kot Diji is located in which province of Pakistan ?

a) Sindh

b) Punjab

c) Khyber

d) Balochistan

7) Great Bath is located at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Harappa

c) Banawali

d) Lothal

8) Indus Valley civilization belonged to

a) Paleolithic Age

b) Mesolithic Age

c) Neolithic Age

d) Chalcolithic Age

9) Consider the following :

1.Harappa was located on the banks of river Ravi.

2.Mohenjodaro was located on the banks of river Indus.

Which of the above statements are correct ?

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

10) The main occupation of Indus valley people was

a) Pottery

b) Agriculture

c) Crafts And Trade

d) Fishing

11) Where was Banawali located ?

a) Punjab

b) Haryana

c) Gujarat

d) Rajasthan

12) Large granaries were found at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Kot Diji

c) Lothal

d) Dholavira

13) Which of the following existed during Harappan period ? 

1.Fishing   2.Hunting   3.Bull fighting

a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

14) The Chalcolithic age is followed by

a) Mesolithic Age

b) Neolithic Age

c) Iron Age

d) None Of The Above

15) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? Harappan sites States

1.Alamgirpur - Punjab

2.Dholavira - Gujarat

3.Kalibangan - Rajasthan

a) 2 Only

b) 1 And 2

c) 2 And 3

d) 1,2 And 3

16) Which one of the following is called book of chants and the origins of Indian music are traced in it ?

a) Rig Veda

b) Yajur Veda

c) Sama Veda

d) Atharva Veda

17) Which is referred as "forest books" ?

a) Brahmanas

b) Aranyakas

c) Upanishads

d) Atharva Veda

18) The tribal kingdoms during Rig Vedic Period include

1.Bharatas   2.Matsyas   3.Yadus   4.Purus

a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 2,3 And 4 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

19) During the early vedic period, which one of the following is a council of elders ?

a) Sabha

b) Samiti

c) Grama

d) Visu

20) Grahapathi during Rig Vedic period refers to

a) Head Priest

b) Head Of The Family

c) Tribal Head

d) Head Of Grama/Village

21) The languages that originated from Sanskrit include

1.Hindi   2.Bengali   3.Punjabi

a) 1 Only

b) 2 And 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

22) The Aryans fought with

a) Magadha

b) Dasyus

c) Bactrians

d) Persians

23) The most popular God during early Vedic period was

a) Indra

b) Agni

c) Varuna

d) Vayu

24) The favourite pastimes during early Vedic period were

1.Horse racing  2.Dicing   3.music and dance

a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

25) Who among the following is a women poet during Rig Vedic period ?

a) Lopamudra

b) Senani

c) Aditi

d) Visu

26) Aryavarta in later Vedic texts refer to

a) Sindh And Punjab

b) Sindh Only

c) Northern India

d) Central India

27) The horse sacrifice is known by the term

a) Rajasuya

b) Asvamedha

c) Vajpeya

d) Vaniya

28) Who is known as the Creator ?

a) Prajapathi

b) Indra

c) Rudra

d) Vishnu

29) The importance of which of the following increased during later Vedic period ?

1.Prayers   2.Sacrifices

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

30) During later Vedic period jana/tribes were amalgamated to form

a) Janapadas

b) Visu

c) Sabhas

d) Samitis

31) 1.He was the 24th Tirthankara.

2.He was born at Kundagram near Vaisali.

3.His parents were Siddhartha and Trishala.

4.He attained nirvana at Pavapuri.

Which of the above statements are correct ?

a) 1 And 3 Only

b) 1,2 And 3 Only

c) 1,3 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

32) The three principles of Jainism known as "Triratnas" does not include

a) Right Faith

b) Right Consciousness

c) Right Knowledge

d) Right Conduct

33) The Jain code of morality comprises five vows which does not include

1.abstention from untruth

2.abstention from violence and injury to living beings

3.abstention from theft

4.abstention from immoral life

5.abstention from greed for worldly possessions

6.abstention from family life

a) 2 And 3

b) 1 Only

c) 4 And 5

d) 6 Only

34) The final compilation of Jain literature was called

a) Triratnas

b) Tripitakas

c) Twelve Angas

d) Dipavamsa

35) Kevalgyana refers to

a) Worldly Knowledge

b) Knowledge About Vedas

c) Highest Spiritual Knowledge

d) Knowledge About Philosophy

36) The first Jain Tirthankara is

a) Rishabhanath

b) Mahavira

c) Arishtanemi

d) Arya Sudharaman

37) Parshvanatha was the

a) 21St Tirthankara

b) 22Nd Tirthankara

c) 23Rd Tirthankara

d) 24Th Tirthankara

38) Which language was adopted by Jains to preach their doctrines ?

a) Pali

b) Sanskrit

c) Prakrit

d) Magadhi

39) The first Jain Council was convened at

a) Kashmir

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Prayag

40) The second Jain Council was held at

a) Pataliputra

b) Rajgriha

c) Taxila

d) Valabhi

41) Consider the following regarding Gautama Buddha :

1.He was born at Lumbini near Kapilavastu.

2.His parents were Suddodhana and Mayadevi.

3.He married Yasodhara and gave birth to a son, Rahula.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 Only

b) 2 And 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

42) Buddha attained Nirvana at

a) Vaishali

b) Pavapuri

c) Kapilavastu

d) Kusinagara

43) Buddha gave his first sermon at

a) Prayag

b) Sarnath

c) Amaravati

d) Rajgriha

44) Buddha's Four Noble Truths does not include

1.Life is suffering.

2.The cause of suffering is desire.

3.Desire is aggravated by superstition.

4.Suffering can be ended by getting rid off desire.

5.Desire can be killed by following Eightfold Path.

a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 4 Only

d) 1 And 5 Only

45) The author of Buddhacharita was

a) Badrabahu

b) Nagarjuna

c) Vasumitra

d) Ashwaghosha

46) The first Buddhist Council was held at

a) Rajgriha

b) Ujjain

c) Vaishali

d) Pataliputra

47) Who among the following were disciples of Buddha ? 

1.Sariputta   2.Ananda   3.Upali

a) 2 And 3 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

48) The Tripitakas were written in

a) Prakrit

b) Sanskrit

c) Pali

d) Magadhi

49) The Buddhism preached by Buddha and propagated by Ashoka was known as

a) Mahayana

b) Hinayana

c) Tantric Buddhism

d) Both A And C

50) The second Buddhist Council was held at

a) Vaishali

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Taxila

51) Buddhism was divided into two major sects- Mahayana and Hinayana at its

a) First Council

b) Second Council

c) Third Council

d) Fourth Council

52) Which one of the following places was not visited by Buddha ?

a) Rajgriha

b) Vaishali

c) Kausambi

d) Ujjain

53) Apart from Right View, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Action what are the remaining constituted in the Eightfold Path of Buddhism ?

1.Right Livelihood

2.Right Mindfulness

3.Right Effort

4.Right Concentration

5.Right Knowledge

a) 1,2 And 5

b) 1,2,3 And 4

c) 2,3,4 And 5

d) 1,3,4 And 5

54) Buddha preached

a) Life Of Luxury

b) Life Of Severe Penance

c) Middle Path

d) Against Karma

55) Buddha attained true knowledge at

a) Uruvela

b) Sarnath

c) Benares

d) Pataliputra

56) Kautilyas Arthasastra was written in

a) Sanskrit

b) Prakrit

c) Pali

d) Magadhi

57) Mudrarakshasa was written by

a) Visakadatta

b) Kautilya

c) Visnusharma

d) Bilhana

58) The inscriptions of Ashoka were first deciphered by

a) Shama Sastri

b) James Princep

c) Alfred Williams

d) None Of The Above

59) Amatyas during Mauryan period refers to

a) Spies

b) Soldiers

c) Civil Servants

d) Special Advisors To The King

60) The Cheif of Revenue Department during Mauryan period was

a) Amatya

b) Mahamatra

c) Adyaksha

d) Samharta

61) Ashoka mentions the canonical texts of Buddhism in the edicts of

a) Maski

b) Sarnath

c) Sanchi

d) Bhabru

62) Which of the following was the earliest coined money ?

a) Nishka

b) Karpana

c) Shatman

d) Dana

63) Kautilya / Chanakya was also known by the name

a) Vishnugopa

b) Bhavabhuti

c) Vishnugupta

d) Vishnusharma

64) Which of the following is incorrect ?

1.Ashoka professed devotion to Sangha.

2.Ashoka professed devotion to Buddha.

3.Ashoka professed devotion to Dharma.

a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) None Of The Above

65) The caves were presented to Ajivikas by

1.Ashoka          2.Dasaratha

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

66) Which Satavahana king wrote the book Gathasaptasati ?

a) Satakarani

b) Simuka

c) Krishna

d) Hala

67) Nanaghad inscriptions throw much light on the reign of

a) Gautamiputra Satakarni

b) Krishna

c) Simuka

d) Vashishtaputra Pulamayi

68) The coins of Kanishka exhibit the images of 

1.Buddha    2.Greek Gods    3.Hindu Gods

a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

69) Which of the following Buddhist Scholars were patronised by Kanishka ? 

1.Vasumitra   2.Asvagosha   3.Nagarjuna

a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

70) Gandhara art was a blend of Indian and

a) Persian Style

b) Graeco-Roman Elements

c) Graeco-Persian Elements

d) Greek Style

71) The Mathura school of art include images of

1.Buddha   2.Shiva    3.Vishnu    4.Yakshinis    5.Jinas

a) 1 ,2 And 3 Only

b) 1,2,3 And 5 Only

c) 1,2,3 And 4 Only

d) All The Above

72) The empire of Satavahanas were divided into

a) Subhas

b) Aharas

c) Bhuktis

d) Nadu

73) During ancient period, among the spices which among the following was in great demand in the Roman world ?

a) Pepper

b) Cardamom

c) Ginger

d) Cinnamon

74) The term "Yavanpriya" in Sanskrit refers to

a) Pepper

b) Cotton

c) Ivory

d) Precious Stones

75) Charaka was the court physician of

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Satakarni

c) Hala

d) Kanishka

76) The coins issued by which of the following were found in plenty in various places of Tamil Nadu ?

a) Persians

b) Arabs

c) Greeks

d) Romans

77) Which of the following famous works in Tamil belong to the Sangam literature ? 

1.Silappathigaram   2.Manimegalai   3.Tirukkural

a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

78) Yazh mentioned in the Sangam literature refers to

a) Singing Bards

b) Folk Dances

c) Musical Instrument

d) Folk Songs

79) The chief occupation during Sangam period was

a) Weaving

b) Agriculture

c) Hunting

d) Fishing

80) The chief imports during the Sangam Age include

1.Gold    2.Pearls    3.Horses    4.Sweet wine

a) 1,3 And 4

b) 1,2 And 3

c) 2 And 3

d) 1,2,3 And 4

81) Who wrote Mudrarakshasa ?

a) Vishakhadatta

b) Vishnusharma

c) Vikramaditya

d) Kalidasa

82) The Allahabad Pillar inscription is an important source about

a) Chandragupta I

b) Samudragupta

c) Chandragupta Ii

d) Kumaragupta

83) Samudragupta was the patron of

a) Harisena

b) Vasubandhu

c) Asvagosha

d) Both A And B

84) Provinces in the Gupta empire were known as

a) Subhas

b) Vishyas

c) Bhuktis

d) Aharas

85) The Gupta age has been known as Golden Age, because of the progress in th field of 1.art 2.science 3.literature

a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

86) Who laid the foundation of Nalanda University ?

a) Samudragupta

b) Kumaragupta

c) Skandagupta

d) Chandragupta Ii

87) The paintings of Gupta period are seen at

a) Bagh Caves

b) Barabar Caves

c) Karle Caves

d) Both A And B

88) Guptas issued

1.gold coins   2.silver coins   3.copper coins

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

89) Kalidasa wrote

1.Ritusamhara   2.Meghaduta   3.Kavyadarsha

a) 2 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

90) Dasakumaracharita was written by

a) Dandin

b) Subandhu

c) Amarakosa

d) Sudraka

91) Who wrote the drama Ratnavali?

a) Banabhatta

b) Harsha

c) Kalidasa

d) Vishnugopa

92) Which of the following are helpful in knowing the chronology of Harsha ?

1.Madhuben plate inscription     2.Sonpat inscription

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

93) Banabhatta wrote

1.Harshacharita    2.Priyadarsika

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

94) Who visited the Nalanda University and remained there as a student for sometime?

a) Megasthanese

b) Fahien

c) Hiuen Tsang

d) None Of The Above

95) The term "Nalanda " means

a) Seat Of Wisdom

b) School Of Learning

c) Giver Of Knowledge

d) None Of The Above

96) The region ruled by Pallavas was

a) Chera Nadu

b) Tondaimandalam

c) Kanchipuram

d) Kaveripattinam

97) The Pallava state was divided into

a) Kottams

b) Variams

c) Nadu

d) Subha

98) Which Pallava king composed the Sanskrit play Mattavilasaprahasanam ?

a) Simhavishnu

b) Narasimhavarman Ii

c) Mahendravarman I

d) Nandivarman Ii

99) The Pallava period was a great age of

a) Tamil Literature

b) Buddhism

c) Cave Paintings

d) Temple Building

100) The Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram was built during the period of

a) Narasimhavarman Ii

b) Mahendravarman Ii

c) Nandivarman Ii

d) Mahendravarman I

101) Aihole inscriptions contains details about

a) Vikramaditya

b) Pulakesin I

c) Pulakesin II

d) Kirtivarman II

102) The Aihole inscription was written by

a) Nandivarman

b) Ravikirti

c) Harisena

d) Nagarjuna

103) Which was the first capital of Chalukyas ?

a) Aihole

b) Badami

c) Banavasi

d) Mysore

104) Which temple is built on the model of the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram ?

a) Virupaksha temple

b) Lingaraja temple

c) Papanatha temple

d) Sangamesvara temple

105) The Chinese traveller who visited the court of Pulakesin II was

a) Fahien

b) Hiuen Tsang

c) Itsing

d) none of them

106) The famous Kannada poetic work Kavirajamarga was attributed to

a) Amoghavarsha I

b) Jinasena

c) Krishna I

d) Kirtivarman II

107) The Rashtrakuta Empire was divided into several provinces called

a) Vishayas

b) Rashtras

c) Bhuktis

d) Mandalams

108) Adipurana, the life stories of various Jain Saints was written by

a) Jinasena

b) Pampa

c) Gunabhadra

d) Ravikirti

109) The famous rock-cut temple of Siva at Ellora (Kailasa temple) was built in the 9th century by a Rashtrakuta king

a) Krishna I

b) Indra I

c) Amogavarsha I

d) Dantidurga

110) Who wrote Parsvabhudaya ?

a) Harisena

b) Pampa

c) Viracharya

d) Jinasena

111) The Chola empire was divided into provinces known as

a) Mandalams

b) Nadus

c) Rashtras

d) Kadagams

112) Which inscriptions of Cholas gives details about village administration?

a) Arikkamedu inscriptions

b) Aihole inscriptions

c) Uttiramerur inscriptions

d) Pumpuhar inscriptions

113) A general assembly consisting of tax paying residents of an ordinary village of Cholas was called

a) Nagaram

b) Ur

c) Sabha

d) Kurram

114) The Cholas were famous for

1.temple building 

2.naval expedition

3.development of Tamil literature

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

115) The Pragadeeswara temple at Tanjore was built by

a) RajaRaja I

b) Rajendra I

c) Parantaka I

d) Karikala

116) Who wrote Vikramanka Deva Charitra ?

a) Kalidasa

b) Bilhana

c) Viracharya

d) Ranna

117) The author of Mitaksara was

a) Vijnaneswara

b) Ranna

c) Nandivarma

d) Kambar

118) Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as

a) Baijak

b) Vachanaas

c) Pathigam

d) Karnam

119) Which one of the following mentions about the marriage of Satavahana ruler Satakarni with the daughter of Rudradaman ?

a) Kanheri inscription

b) Uttiramerur inscription

c) Aihole inscription

d) Hathigumpa inscription

120) Who among the following also referred to as the Andhras ?

a) Chalukyas of Vengi

b) Kalachuris

c) Satavahanas

d) Kadambas

121) Hiuen Tsang visited

a) Kalyani

b) Vengi

c) Kanheri

d) Banavasi

122) The rock-cut Buddhist Viharas and Chaityas of Ajanta caves were built under the patronage of Vakataka emperor

a) Krishna

b) Pravarasena

c) Rudrasena

d) Harishena

123) The earliest mention of Keralaputras is from the rock inscription left by

a) Satavahanas

b) Cheras

c) Bimbisara

d) Ashoka

124) The ancient port Muziris belongs to present day state of

a) Kerala

b) Tamilnadu

c) Karnataka

d) Andhrapradesh

125) What is Lilatilakam ?

a) Book dealing with grammar and poetics

b) Literary style

c) folk dance of Kerala

d) folk music of Kerala

126) Who introduced the Persian festival of Nauroz ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Raziya

d) Alauddin Khalji

127) Who created a new class of ruling elite of forty powerful military leaders, the Forty ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Alauddin Khalji

d) Malik Kafur

128) Dagh refers to

a) religious tax

b) market for grains

c) branding of horses

d) land revenue

129) Who introduced token currency ?

a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sher Shah

130) Takkavi / Taccavi loans are loans for

a) trade

b) welfare

c) cultivation

d) market reforms

131) Who introduced Takkavi/Taccavi loans ?

a) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

b) Firoz Tughlaq

c) Sikandar Lodi

d) Balban

132) Who wrote Padmavat ?

a) Jayagovind

b) Abu Fazl

c) Amir Khusro

d) Jayasi

133) Diwani Ariz refers to

a) finance department

b) military department

c) welfare department

d) commerce department

134) The judges during Sultanate period was known as

a) Naib

b) Wazir

c) Qazi

d) Sadr

135) Who introduced the system of branding of horses ?

a) Balban

b) Firoz Tughlaq

c) Iltutmish

d) Alauddin Khalji

136) Who was the first Sultan to impose irrigation tax ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Alauddin Khalji

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sikandar Lodi

137) Karkhanas during medieval period refers to

a) hospitals

b) rest houses

c) store houses

d) royal factories

138) During Sultanate period , the iqta land refers to

a) land assigned to officials

b) land granted to religious institutions

c) land under the direct control of Sultan

d) none of the above

139) Consider the following :

1.During Sultanate period, the process of urbanization gained momentum.

2.During Sultanate period, construction of roads and rest houses facilitated trade, transport and communication.

Which of the above were correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

140) The provinces under Sultanate period were called

a) bhuktis

b) iqtas

c) subhas

d) parganas

141) Who built the tomb of Ghyasuddin ?

a) Jalaluddin

b) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sikandar Lodi

142) The Indian classical work Ragadarpan was translated into Persian during the reign of

a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Balban

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Ibrahim Lodi

143) Who wrote Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi which contains the history of Tughlaq dynasty ?

a) Hasan Nizami

b) Amir Khusrau

c) Ziauddin Barani

d) Chand Bardai

144) During Sultanate period, Barid-i-mumalik was the head of

a) welfare department

b) religious affairs department

c) financial department

d) information and intelligence department

145) Khot during Sultanate period refers to

a) village headman

b) cess collected from villages

c) spy

d) head of soldiers

146) The Poet Laureate of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara was

a) Nandi Timmanna

b) Allasani Peddanna

c) Bhattu Murti

d) Ponna

147) The Provinces of Vijayanagara were known as

a) Mandalams

b) Bhuktis

c) Subha

d) Amaram

148) The revenue department of Vijayanagara empire was known as

a) Malkhana

b) Athavana

c) Sangarahni

d) Amaram

149) Apart from dance and music , which of the following were amusements during Vijayanagara period ?

1.Wrestling   2.Gambling    3.Cock-fighting

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

150) Allasani Peddanna wrote

1.Manu Charitra    2.Maduravijayam    3.Amuktamalyada

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

151) Krishnadevaraya built

a) Vitthala temple

b) Virupaksha temple

c) Hazara Rama temple

d) all the above

152) Which languages flourished during Vijayanagar period ?

1.Tamil    2.Kannada    3.Telugu    4.Sanskrit

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

153) The Bahmani kingdom was divided into provinces known as

a) Subhas

b) Iqtas

c) Khalisas

d) Tarafs

154) The Jama Masjid at Gulbarga was built during the reign of

a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Muhammad Shah I

c) Muhammad Shah II

d) Muhammad Shah III

155) Who among the following built Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur?

a) Muhammad Adil Shah

b) Hasan Gangu

c) Ahmad Wali Shah

d) Mahmud Gawan

156) During Sher Shahs administration, Diwan-i-Rasalat refers to

a) finance minister

b) foreign minister

c) welfare minister

d) commerce minister

157) Sher Shahs empire was divided into forty seven

a) Sarkars

b) Parganas

c) Bhuktis

d) Iqtas

158) Akbar abolished

1.Pilgrim tax        2.Jiziya tax

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

159) Ibadat Khana during Akbars period refers to

a) new religion

b) religious decree

c) religious gathering house of worship

d) house of worship

160) Who assisted Akbar in land revenue administration ?

a) Raja Man Singh

b) Raja Todar Mal

c) Raja Bhagawan Das

d) Birbal

161) The foundation for Mughal painting was laid by

a) Akbar

b) Babur

c) ShahJahan

d) Humayun

162) Who wrote Akbar Nama ?

a) Abul Fazl

b) Tansen

c) Abul Faizi

d) Naziri

163) Babur introduced in India

a) art of Persian painting

b) royal court poetry

c) four-square gardens

d) buildings with sloping walls

164) The painter of Mughal school particularly celebrated for his paintings of birds, animals and flowers was

a) Tansen

b) Miskin

c) Abdus Samand

d) Mansur

165) In Mughal administration, Bakshi was incharge of

a) intelligence services

b) revenue administration

c) judicial department

d) royal correspondence

166) Portrait painting was very popular during the period of

a) Jahangir

b) Humayun

c) Sher Shah

d) Aurangzeb

167) Tansen , a famous musician was in the court of

a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) ShahJahan

d) Aurangzeb

168) Who introduced Mansabdari system in Mughal administration ?

a) Akbar

b) Humayun

c) ShahJahan

d) Jahangir

169) Who among the following revolted against Aurangzeb ?

1.Jats    2.Satnamis    3.Sikhs

a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

170) The court language of Mughals was

a) Arabic

b) Urdu

c) Persian

d) Turkish

171) Mughal empire was divided into provinces known as

a) Subhas

b) Mahals

c) Iqtas

d) Parganas

172) Who built Red Fort at Delhi ?

a) Akbar

b) ShahJahan

c) Jahangir

d) Aurangzeb

173) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Buland Darwaza was constructed by Akbar.

2.Buland Darwaza was constructed to commemorate Akbar's victory over Gujarat

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

174) Consider the following :

1.Humayun's tomb - Delhi

2.Sher Shah Suri's tomb - Sasaram

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

175) During the Mughal rule, the military strategy called Tulughama was introduced by

a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) Humayun

d) Aurangzab

176) Which of the following temples are located at Khajuraho ?

1.Visvanatha temple

2.Khandariya Mahadev temple

3.Jagadambi temple

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

177) The Man Mandir palace is located at

a) Bikaner

b) Gwalior

c) Mathura

d) Jodhpur

178) Junagarh fort built by Rathore Rajputs is located in

a) Ajmer

b) Jaipur

c) Jodhpur

d) Bikaner

179) Nalanda university reached its height under the patronage of

a) Sisodias

b) Chauhans

c) Palas

d) Tomars

180) Somapura Mahavihara one of the best known Buddhist Viharas located in Bangladesh was built by Pala king

a) Dharmapala

b) Mahipala

c) Mahendrapala

d) Devapala

181) Who built Konark Sun Temple ?

a) Kharvela

b) Narasimhadeva I

c) Jayasena

d) Nandivarman I

182) Udayagiri Caves are located near the city of

a) Puri

b) Cuttack

c) Sambalpur

d) Bhubaneswar

183) With reference to Rajatarangini, which of the following are correct ?

1.It was written by kalhana.

2.It was written in Sanskrit.

3.It provides invaluable information about early Kashmir

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

184) Jor-Bangla temple is located in

a) Bishnupur

b) Midnapore

c) Kolkata

d) Haldia

185) Tabo monastery is located in

a) Jammu and Kashmir

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Uttarakhand

d) Arunachal Pradesh

186) Inam during medieval period refers to

a) donations to temples

b) hereditary grant of land

c) fund allotment to welfare activities

d) none of the above

187) Who wrote Kitab-ul-Hind ?

a) Al beruni

b) Ibn Batuta

c) Barani

d) Badauni

188) Who wrote Tughlaq Nama?

a) Amir Khusrau

b) Al Beruni

c) Abul Fazl

d) Utbi

189) Tansen was in the court of

a) Akbar

b) Babur

c) ShahJahan

d) Aurangazeb

190) Who among the following translated Patanjalis Yoga-Sutra into Arabic called Kitab Patanjal ?

a) Firdausi

b) Ibn Batuta

c) Abul Fazl

d) Al Beruni

191) Which region was under the control of Manikya dynasty ?

a) West Bengal

b) Sikkim

c) Tripura

d) Mizoram

192) Which region is mentioned as Kamarupa in Buddhist literature ?

a) Assam

b) Manipur

c) Odisha

d) Sikkim

193) Tawang monastery is located in the state of

a) Himachal Pradesh

b) Arunachal Pradesh

c) Meghalaya

d) Sikkim

194) The famous Laxmi Vilas Palace is located in

a) Vadodra

b) Surat

c) Ahmedabad

d) Pune

195) The Sun Temple at Modhera (Gujarat ) was built by

a) Solankis

b) Pratiharas

c) Gahadavals

d) Chalukyas

196) Which of the following are located at Fatehpur Sikri ?

1.Buland Darwaza

2.Panch Mahal

3.Tomb of Salim Chishti

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

197) Dhamek stupa is located at

a) Bodh Gaya

b) Gangtok

c) Sarnath

d) Patna

198) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Lomas Rishi Cave - Madhya Pradesh

2.Karle Cave - Maharashtra

3.Sudama Cave - Bihar

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

199) The Vikramshila University is located near Bhagalpur in

a) Bihar

b) Jharkhand

c) WestBengal

d) Maharashtra

200) Mandu is an ancient fort city located in the state of

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Gujarat

d) Maharashtra

201) Ashtapradhan refers to

a) eight scholars in Shivajis court

b) eight council of ministers

c) eight set of troops in Shivajis army

d) eight boards for welfare in Maratha empire

202) Amatya in Shivajis administration was

a) finance minister

b) foreign affairs minister

c) welfare minister

d) none of the above

203) Which of the following were the taxes collected by Marathas?

1.Chauth           2.Sardeshmukhi

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

204) Silhadars during Maratha period refers to

a) division of cavalry

b) spy system

c) messengers

d) craftsmen

205) The foot soldiers in the Maratha army were known as

a) Sumanta

b) Bargis

c) Havaildars

d) Mavli

206) Who was the founder of city of Amritsar ?

a) Guru Gobind Singh

b) Guru Ram Das

c) Guru Arjun

d) Guru Nanak

207) Who standardized the Gurmukhi script ?

a) Guru Nanak

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Angad Dev

d) Guru Har Rai

208) Who constituted Akal Takht ?

a) Guru Hargobind

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Ram das

d) Guru Har Rai

209) The term Langar refers to

a) Community Kitchen

b) hospitals

c) place for religious discussion

d) none of the above

210) Who organised Sikhs into Khalsa ?

a) Guru Angad Dev

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Ram Das

d) Guru Gobind Singh

211) Which of the following pairs correctly matched ?

1.Shankaracharya       -       Advaita

2.Ramanuja                 -       Vishishtadvaita

3.Vallabhacharya         -       Dvaita

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

212) Who was the disciple of Vallabhacharya ?

a) Surdas

b) Ramananda

c) Raidasa

d) Kabir

213) Who among the following was a well-known saint and a reformer of Bengal who popularised the Krishna cult ?

a) Namdev

b) Ramananda

c) Tulsidas

d) Chaitanya

214) The most famous disciple of Ramananda

a) Kabir

b) Namdev

c) Chaitanya

d) Tulsidas

215)

Which of the following contributed to Bhakti movement in Maharashtra ?

1.Namdev       2.Tukaram       3.Gnandeva         4.Tulsidas

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

216) Nizamuddin Auliya belonged to which Sufi order ?

a) Chishti

b) Suhrawardi

c) Naqshbandi

d) Qadiri

217) Which of the following ideas emphasized by Sufism ?

1.Guidance of guru    2.spirit of tolerance    3.meditation      4.prayers and pilgrimages      5.fasting

a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 1,3 and 5 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3,4 and 5

218) The Dargah of famous Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is located at

a) Delhi

b) Lahore

c) Lucknow

d) Ajmer

219) Wali with respect to Sufism means

a) Tolerance

b) Saint

c) Disciple

d) meditation

220) Syed Makhdum Muhammad Gilani belonged to which Sufi order ?

a) Chishti

b) Shattari

c) Qadiri

d) Firdausi

221) The Indus Valley people worshipped

a) Mother Goddess

b) Varuna

c) Indra

d) Vishnu

222) The animal considered to be not known to Harappans was

a) Sheep

b) Horse

c) Goat

d) Buffalo

223) The Indus Valley people worshipped

a) Brahma

b) Agni

c) Indra

d) none of the above

224) Terracotta means

a) painted pottery

b) wooden slabs

c) fire-baked earthen clay

d) none of the above

225) Which one of the following was given the name Sindon ?

a) Cotton

b) Wool

c) Silk

d) Jute

226) The statue of Gomateshwara is related to

a) Jainism

b) Buddhism

c) Hinduism

d) Sikhism

227) Which of the following statements is/ are correct ?

1.Mahavira believed in transmigration of soul.

2.Mahavira rejected the theory of Karma.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

228) Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of

a) Buddhism

b) Jainism

c) Hinduism

d) Sikhism

229) The Digambaras were led by

a) Sthulabhadra

b) Bhadrabahu

c) Jinasena

d) Gunabhadra

230) The Shvetambaras were led by

a) Sthulabhadra

b) Bhadrabahu

c) Jinasena

d) Gunabhadra

231) The Third Buddhist Council was held at

a) Rajagriha

b) Vaishali

c) Pataliputra

d) Kashmir

232) The bulk of Buddhist literature belonging to Mahayana School was written in

a) Sanskrit

b) Pali

c) Prakrit

d) Magadhi

233) The Tripitaka / Three-fold Basket does not include

a) Vinaya Pitaka

b) Sutta Pitaka

c) Gatha Pitaka

d) Abhidhamma Pitaka

234) The Jatakas are stories related to

a) Buddhas sermons

b) Buddhas llife

c) miracles of Buddha

d) previous births of Buddha

235) The Fourth Buddhist Council was held at

a) Vaishali

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Kashmir

236) Gatka is an

a) folk dance of Rajasthan

b) martial art of Punjab

c) folk music in Odisha

d) none of the above

237) Pochampally in Telangana is famous for

a) Mango

b) Cotton

c) Glass Paintings

d) Saree

238) Hajgiri/ Hojagiri is a famous folk dance of

a) Tripura

b) Assam

c) Mizoram

d) Nagaland

239) Which one of the following became the first product to receive Geographical Indication status in India ?

a) Chanderi Sarees

b) Mysore Silk

c) Basmati

d) Darjeeling Tea

240) Thang ta is a famous folk dance of

a) Rajasthan

b) Manipur

c) Odisha

d) Bihar

241) Which of the following can be classified as Drums (musical instrument )?

1.Dhol          2.Tabla        3.Pakhawaj        4.Mridangam

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

242) The famous Pushkar Fair is held in the state of

a) Rajasthan

b) Haryana

c) Gujarat

d) Punjab

243)

Which of the following dances are given Classical status by Sangeet Natak Akademi ?

1.Kathak     2.Manipuri     3.Sattriya     4.Odissi

a) 1 and 4 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

244) Which Classical dance is famed for its elaborate costumes and facial painting ?

a) Kathakali

b) Bharatanatyam

c) Mohiniattam

d) Kuchipudi

245) The system of social organization linking musicians or dancers by lineage is known as

a) Dhrupad

b) Khyal

c) Gharana

d) Thumri

246) Which one of the following is a one-act play performed in Assam ?

a) Naqqual

b) Ankia Naat

c) Mukna

d) Bihu

247) Which one of the following is a traditional folk theatre form of Maharashtra ?

a) Swang

b) Tamasha

c) Mukna

d) none of the above

248)

Consider the following statements regarding Kalamkari painting :

1.It is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton fabric.

2.It makes use of only natural colours or vegetable dyes.

3.It is concentrated mainly in AndhraPradesh.

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

249) Raja Ravi Verma who created oil paintings combining Indian elements with the realistic effects introduced by the Colonialists was from the state of

a) Kerala

b) TamilNadu

c) Telangana

d) Karnataka

250) Which form of painting is famous for using gold foils and semi-precious stones?

a) Tanjore Painting

b) Basholi Painting

c) Warli Painting

d) Kangra Painting