1) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

Mahajanapadas                 Capital

1.Magadha               -          Rajgir 

2.Koshala                 -          Shravasti

3.Vatsa                     -          Vaishali

4.Avanti                   -          Mathura

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 3

2) During the period of Mahajanapadas, Magadhas most serious Rival was

a) Koshala

b) Avanti

c) Gandhara

d) Anga

3) Which of the following served as Capitals of Magadha, the most powerful Mahajanapada?

1.Rajgir     2.Pataliputra     3.Taxila     4.Ujjain

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1 and 4

4) Which one of the Mahajanapada was divided into Two,
With Ujjain as the Capital for Northern Part and Mahishamati as the Capital of Southern Part ?

a) Vatsa

b) Avanti

c) Kuru

d) Panchala

5) Ayodhya, an important city associated with Ramayana was located in which one of the Mahajanapadas ?

a) Koshala

b) Panchala

c) Malla

d) Chedi

6) The correct chronology of below given dynasties :

1.Nandas     2.Haryanka     3.Shishunagas

a) 1-2-3

b) 3-2-1

c) 2-3-1

d) 2-1-3

7) Who was a contemporary of both Mahavira and Buddha ?

a) Bimbisara

b) Kalasoka

c) Mahapadma Nanda

d) Dhana Nanda

8) Who laid the foundation of the New Capital at Pataliputra ?

a) Bimbisara

b) Udayin

c) Mahapadma Nanda

d) Chandragupta Maurya

9) Consider the following :

1.Bimbisara     2.Ajatasatru     3.Udayin

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3

b) 1-3-2

c) 2-1-3

d) 2-3-1

10) Consider the following :

1.The Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela of Kalinga refers to the conquest of Kalinga by the Nandas.

2.The Hathigumpha inscription is at Udayagiri, near Bhubaneswar.

Which of the above are correct ?

 

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

11) Consider the following :

1.Chandragupta Maurya     2.Bindusara     3.Ashoka

The correct chronological sequence is :

 

a) 1-2-3

b) 2-3-1

c) 1-3-2

d) 2-1-3

12) Chandragupta Maurya captured Pataliputra from the Ruler of Nanda Dynasty,

a) Dhanananda

b) Mahapadma Nanda

c) Kalasoka

d) Kakavarman

13) Consider the following :

1.Chandragupta Maurya renounced the throne under the influence of Jain saint Bhadrabahu.

2.Both Chandragupta and Bhadrabahu settled down at Shravanabelagola.

Which of the following are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

14) Consider the following :

1.Megasthenes was the Greek amdassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya.

2.His book Indica gives details about the Mauryan administration,

particularly about administration of capital city Pataliputra.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

15) The details of Ashokas War with Kalinga is Given in the

a) Kalinga Edict

b) Eleventh Rock Edict

c) Thirteenth Rock Edict

d) Seventh Pillar Edict

16) Who was called ss "Amitragatha" meaning Slayer of Enemies ?

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) Ajatasatru

17) Ashoka Embraced Buddhism under uhe influence of Buddist Monk

a) Upagupta

b) Taranatha

c) Tissa

d) Nagarjuna

18) The Last Mauryan King who was Assassinated by Pushyamitra Sunga was

a) Dasaratha

b) Sangamitra

c) Kunala

d) Brihatratha

19) Apart from India, the Ashokan inscriptions are found in

1.Nepal     2.Pakistan     3.Afghanistan

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

20) Throughout the Greater Part of the Empire, The Ashokan inscriptions were composed in

a) Prakrit language and written in Brahmi script

b) Prakrit language and written in Kharosthi script

c) Sanskrit language and written in Devanagri script

d) Sanskrit language and written in Brahmi script

21) One of the edicts discovered in 1915, which gave the name of its Author as King Ashoka Priyadarsi, is

a) Girnar edict

b) Mansehra edict

c) Maski edict

d) Sarnath inscription

22) Sudarshan Lake in Saurashtra was constructed during the reign of

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) None of the above

23) In which of the following sects was Bindusara Interested ?

a) Jainism

b) Buddhism

c) Ajivikas

d) Lokayata

24) In which of the following edicts does Ashoka Express his faith in the Buddhist Creed ?

a) Bhabru edict

b) Maski edict

c) Dhauli edict

d) Jaugada edict

25) The Edicts of Ashoka which reveal his inner sorrow on Account of War and Violence are

a) Maski and Bhabru

b) Dhauli and Jaugada

c) Shahbazgarhi and Sopara

d) Mansehra and Girnar

26) The Mauryan empire was divided into four provinces.

Which of the following were their capitals ?

1.Taxila     2.Ujjain     3.Kalinga     4.Vaishali     5.Suvarnagiri

a) 1,2,3 and 4

b) 1,3,4 and 5

c) 1,2,4 and 5

d) 1,2,3 and 5

27) Chandragupta Mauryas Armed Forces had Six Wings.

The Army, Navy, Cavalry, Elephants and Chariots were the Five Wings.

The Sixth Wing was

a) spy system

b) advisors

c) food and medicine

d) transport

28) According To Whom,

Chandragupta Maurya Maintained 600,000 Foot Soldiers, 30,000 Cavalry And 9,000 Elephants ?

a) Megasthenes

b) Chanakya

c) Pliny

d) Vishakhadatta

29) The Mauryan King who wanted a sophist from Greece in his court was

a) Chandragupta

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) Kunala

30) The Immediate Successor of Ashoka was

a) Kunala

b) Samprati

c) Salisuka

d) Dasharatha

31) Consider the following :

1.The Sungas replaced Mauryas.

2.The Kanvas succeeded Sungas.

Which of the following are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

32) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Sunga Dynasty was Pushyamitra Sunga.

2.He was the Commander-in Chief of last mauryan ruler Brihadratha whom he killed and established Sunga Dynasty.

Which of the following are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

33) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Kanva Dynasty was Vasudeva.

2.Vasudeva was the minister of last Sunga ruler Devabhuti.

3.Vasudeva killed Devabhuti and established Kanva Dynasty.

Which of the following are correct ?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) 1,2 and 3

34) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Satavahana Dynasty was Simuka.

2.Satavahanas were also known as Andhras.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

35) The Greatest Ruler of Satavahanas was

a) Krishna

b) Gautamiputra Satakarni

c) Hala

d) Vashishtaputra Pulamayi

36) Consider the following statements :

1.King Kharvela of Kalinga belongs to Chedi Dynasty.

2.He was a devout Jain but honoured all religious sects.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

37) Consider the following :

1.Indo-Greeks     2.Kushans     3.Shakas     4.Parthians

The correct chronological sequence of the above is :

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 1-3-4-2

c) 1-4-3-2

d) 1-4-2-3

38) Which one of the following is also known as Bactrians ?

a) Indo-Greeks

b) Parthians

c) Kushans

d) Shakas

39) Which Shaka Ruler is famous for the repairs he undertook to Improve Sudarshana Lake in Kathiawar?

a) Rudradaman

b) Nagasena

c) Vikramaditya

d) Pahlava

40) Apart from Shakas, Shaka-Pahlavas mentioned in the Sanskrit Texts include

a) Greeks

b) Kushans

c) Romans

d) Parthians

41) Originally Parthians lived In

a) Iran

b) Central Asia

c) Turkey

d) Greece

42) Consider the following :

1.The Kushans were also called as Yuechis or Tocharians.

2.They Kushans were nomadic people from the steppes of north Central Asia.

Which of the above were correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

43) The Bactria region comprises Modern Day

a) Macedonia,Greece,Italy

b) Iran,Iraq, Turkey

c) Afghanistan,Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

d) China ,Tibet,Mongolia

44) Which of the following cities had been the capital of Parthians ?

1.Taxila     2.Kabul     3.Peshawar     4.Mathura

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,3 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

45) Consider the following rulers of Satavahanas :

1.Hala     2.Krishna     3.Satkarni     4.Simuka

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 4-3-2-1

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 4-3-1-2

46) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.First Tamil Sangam         -     ThenMadurai

2.Second Tamil Sangam    -     Kapadapuram

3.Third Tamil Sangam       -     Madurai

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

47) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

South Kingdoms Capital

1.Cheras      -     Vanji

2.Cholas      -     Uraiyur

3.Pandyas   -     Madurai

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

48) Tondi and Musiri were important seaports of

a) Cheras

b) Cholas

c) Pandyas

d) Pallavas

49) Tolkappiyam refers to five fold division of land in Tamil regions.

Which of them are correctly matched ?

1.Kurunji         -     Hilly tracks

2.Mullai           -     Pastoral region

3.Marudam    -     Cultivated plains

4.Neidal          -     Coastal area

5.Palai             -     Desert

a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 2,3 and 4 only

c) 3,4 and 5 only

d) all the above

50) Lord Murugan is the deity of which Tamil region ?

a) Kurunji

b) Mullai

c) Neidal

d) Palai

51) Consider the following :

1.Kanishka was the most important ruler of Kushana Dynasty.

2.He was the founder of Shaka era which starts from 78 A.D.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

52) The Capital of Kanishka was

a) Pataliputra

b) Purushapura

c) Taxila

d) Avanti

53) The Chinese Traveller Fahien visited India during the reign of

a) Kanishka

b) Sri Gupta

c) Chandragupta II

d) Samudragupta

54) The Founder of Gupta Dynasty was

a) Sri Gupta

b) Vasudeva

c) Chandragupta I

d) Samudragupta

55) Consider the following :

1.Sri Gupta     2.Chandragupta I     3.Samudragupta  4.Ghatotkacha    5.Chandragupta II

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3-4-5

b) 1-2-5-3-4

c) 1-4-2-5-3

d) 1-4-2-3-5

56) Who is considered to be the founder of Gupta Era which starts with 320 A.D?

a) Chandragupta I

b) SamudraGupta

c) Chandragupta II

d) Kumaragupta

57) Who was the Greatest Ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?

a) Chandragupta I

b) Chandragupta II

c) Samudragupta

d) Kumaragupta

58) Who was Hailed as Indian Napolean ?

a) Chandragupta I

b) Samudragupta

c) Vikramaditya

d) Skandagupta

59) Whose Image is depicted in the Gupta Coins playing the Veena?

a) Samudragupta

b) Vikramaditya

c) Kumaragupta

d) Skandagupta

60) Which Gupta King gave his daughter Prabhavati in Marriage to the Vakata Prince Rudrasena Ii ?

a) Chandragupta II Vikramaditya

b) Kumaragupta

c) Samudragupta

d) Baladitya

61) Consider the following :

1.The first king of Pushyabhuti dynasty was Prabhakaravardhana.

2.Pushyabhutis were the feudatories of the Guptas.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

62) Consider the following :

1.Prabhakaravardhana

2.Rajyavardhana

3.Harshavardhana

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3

b) 3-2-1

c) 2-3-1

d) 1-3-2

63) Harsha shifted his capital from Thaneswar to

a) Kannauj

b) Pataliputra

c) Mathura

d) Ujjain

64) Hiuen Tsang visited the court of

a) Prabhakaravardhana

b) Rajyavardhana

c) Harsha

d) none of them

65) Harsha was a Devout Saiva but later became an Ardent

a) Jain

b) Ajivika

c) Mahayana Buddhist

d) Hinayana Buddhist

66) Consider the following statements :

1.Harsha was defeated by western chalukya ruler, Pulakesin II.

2.Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II mentions the defeat of Harsha.

3.Hiuen Tsangs account also confirms the victory of Pulakesin II.

Which of the above statements are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

67) Harsha organized a religious assembly to honour Hiuen Tsang at

a) Kannauj

b) Mathura

c) Prayag

d) Taxila

68) Prayag is the other name for Modern Day

a) Patna

b) Allahabad

c) Gwalior

d) Surat

69) The Capital of Pallavas was

a) Kanchipuram

b) Tanjore

c) Madurai

d) Uraiyur

70) Which Pallava King destroyed the Kalabhras and established Pallava Rule in Tondaimandalam ?

a) Simhavishnu

b) Vishnugopa

c) Mahendravarman I

d) Narasimhavarman I

71) Consider the following :

1.Mahendravarman I was a follower of Jainism.

2.He was converted to Saivism by Saiva saint Thirunavukkarasar.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

72) Consider the following :

1.Mahendravarman I was defeated by Chalukya ruler Pulakesin II.

2.Pulakesin II was defeated by Pallava king Rajasimha.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

73) Hiuen Tsang visited the Pallava Capital Kanchipuram during the reign of

a) Mahendravarman I

b) Narasimhavarman I

c) Rajasimha

d) Aparajita

74) Who was the Founder of Mamallapuram / Mahabalipuram ?

a) Mahendravarman I

b) Narasimhavarman I

c) Rajasimha

d) Aparajita

75) Who was the Last Pallava King defeated by Chola King Aditya I ?

a) Rajasimha

b) Nandivarman II

c) Parameswaravarman

d) Aparajita

76) Who established Chalukya Dynasty ?

a) Dantidurga

b) Pulakesin I

c) b.)Amogavarsha I

d) Govinda

77) What was the Capital of Chalukyas of Badami ?

a) Badami

b) Mysore

c) Banavasi

d) Aihole

78) Who was the Greatest Ruler of Badami Chalukyas ?

a) Pulakesin II

b) Mangalesa

c) Nandivarman

d) Vikramaditya

79) Hiuen Tsang visited the Badami Chalukya Kingdom during the reign of

a) Pulakesin I

b) Pulakesin II

c) Mangalesa

d) Nandivarman

80) who was the Last Ruler of Badami Chalukyas ?

a) Nandivarman II

b) Vikramaditya II

c) Jayasimha II

d) Kirtivarman II

81) The Founder of Rashtrakuta Dynasty was

a) Dantidurga

b) Krishna I

c) Simhavishnu

d) Amogavarsha

82) Rashtrakutas were the Feudatories of

a) Chalukyas of Badami

b) Chalukyas of Vengi

c) Chalukyas of Kalyani

d) Kadambas

83) With reference to Rashtrakutas, consider the following statements :

1.Amoghavarsha I built the city of Malkhed / Manyakheda.

2.Dhruva shifted the capital from Ellora to Malkhed.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

84) Who was the Last Ruler of Rashtrakutas ?

a) Karka II

b) Govinda III

c) Krishna III

d) Aditya II

85) Chalukyas of Kalyani were Feudatories of

a) Chalukyas of Badami

b) Rashtrakutas

c) Pallavas

d) Cholas

86) The Capital of Kadambas was

a) Aihole

b) Kalyani

c) Mysore

d) Banavasi

87) The Founder of Imperial Cholas was

a) Rajaraja

b) Rajendra

c) Vijayalaya

d) Aditya

88) The Capital of Imprial Cholas was

a) Kanchi

b) Madurai

c) Badami

d) Tanjore

89) The Chola King who made the whole of Srilanka Part of Chola Empire was

a) Rajaraja I

b) Rajendra I

c) Vijayalaya

d) Aditya

90) Who was the Greatest among Imperial Cholas ?

a) Vijayalaya

b) Aditya

c) Rajaraja I

d) b.)Rajendra I

91) The Capital of Gurjara-Pratiharas was

a) Ajmer

b) Kannauj

c) Dhara

d) Bhinmal

92) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

Rajput Kingdoms Regions Ruled

1.Chauhans        -     Ajmer

2.Palas                 -     Bengal

3.Parmaras        -     Malwa

4.Sisodias           -     Mewar

5.Tomaras          -     Delhi

a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 1,2,4 and 5 only

c) 2,3,4 and 5 only

d) all are correct

93) The Prominenet Ruler of Paramaras was

a) Bhoja

b) Rana Pratap

c) Nagabhatta

d) Jaichand

94) The tripartite struggle during Ninth Century took place between

1.Rashtrakutas     2.Palas     3.Chauhans     4.Pratiharas

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) 1,2 and 4

95) Consider the following :

1.The Rajput clan that ruled Bundelkhand was Chandelas.

2.The Capital of Chandelas was Khajuraho.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

96) Who was the Greatest Pala King of Bengal ?

a) Gopala

b) Dharmapala

c) Devapala

d) Mahipala

97) The Chauhans were the Feudatories of

a) Solankis

b) Palas

c) Pratiharas

d) Chandelas

98) In 712 A.D Who Invaded Sind ?

a) Muhammad bin Qasim

b) Mahmud of Ghazni

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) none of the above

99) The Gahadavalas ruled parts of Present Day

a) Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

b) Bihar and Bengal

c) Maharashtra and Gujarat

d) Sind and Punjab

100) Who was the founder of Solanki Kingdom ?

a) Mularaja

b) Chandradeva

c) Jayachandra

d) Anandapala

101) Who made series of Raids during the Period ( 997-1030) A.D ?

a) Muhammad bin Qasim

b) Mahmud of Ghazni

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) Iltutmish

102) Consider the following :

1.Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Muhammad ghori in the first battle of Tarain in 1191.

2.Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain in 1192.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

103) Which of the following contributed to the establishment of Turkish rule in India?

1.Second battle of Tarain     2.Battle of Chandawar     3.Battle of Khanwa

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

104) Who among the following gave Stiff Resistance to Arabs ?

a) Chandelas

b) Tomaras

c) Palas

d) Gurjara Prathiharas

105) Consider the following dynasties :

1.Khalji     2.Sayyids     3.Slave     4.Lodis     5.Tughlaq

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3-5-4

b) 3-1-2-5-4

c) 3-1-2-4-5

d) 3-1-5-2-4

106) Which Dynasty was called Mamluk Dynasty ?

a) Slave dynasty

b) Khalji dynasty

c) Tughlaq dynasty

d) Lodi dynasty

107) Who was the founder of Slave Dynasty ?

a) Aram Baksh

b) Iltutmish

c) Balban

d) Qutb- ud -din Aibak

108) Consider the following :

1.Qutb-ud-din Aibak was a slave of Muhammad Ghori.

2.After the death of Ghori, Aibak assumed the title Sultan and made Lahore his capital.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

109) Who died while playing Chaugan (Horse Polo) ?

a) Aram Baksh

b) Qutb-ud-din Aibak

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) Iltutmish

110) Who was known as Lakh Baksh ?

a) Qutb-ud-din Aibak

b) Aram Baksh

c) Iltutmish

d) Balban

111) Who founded the First Ilbari Dynasty ?

a) Aram Baksh

b) Iltutmish

c) Alauddin

d) none of the above

112) Which slave dynasty ruler shifted capital from Lahore to Delhi ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Aibak

c) Balban

d) Raziya

113) Who completed the construction of Qutb Minar at Delhi ?

a) Aibak

b) Iltutmish

c) Balban

d) Feroz Tughlaq

114) Who was also known as Ulugh Khan ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Yakuth

d) Nasiruddin Mahmud

115) Raziya, The First Woman Ruler of Delhi Sultanate was the daughter of

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Ruknuddin Feroz

d) none of the above

116) Consider the following :

1.Qutb-ud-din Aibak   2.Iltutmish     3.Raziya   4.Ruknuddin Feroz    5.Bahram   6.Nasiruddin Mahmud    7.Balban

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

b) 1-2-3-5-6-4-7

c) 1-2-3- 4-6-5-7

d) 1-2-4-3-5-6-7

117) Who founded the Khalji Dynasty ?

a) Jalaluddin Khalji

b) Alauddin Khalji

c) Kaiqubad

d) Masud

118) Consider the following :

1.Alauddin Khalji maintained large permanent standing army.

2.He piad the army in cash from the royal treasury. Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

119) The Commander of South Indian Expedition under Alauddin Khalji was

a) Yakuth

b) Aram Khan

c) Malik Kafur

d) Amir Hasan

120) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Yadavas        -     Devagiri

2.KaKatiyas     -     Warangal

3.Hoysalas      -     Dwarasamudra

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

121) Who was the Founder of Tughlaq Dynasty ?

a) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

b) Ulugh Khan

c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

d) Firoz Tughlaq

122) Who was the Delhi Sultan when Vijayanagar and Bhamini Kingdoms were Established ?

a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

d) Firoz Tughlaq

123) Who founded the Sayyid Dynasty ?

a) Mubarak Shah

b) Alam Shah

c) Muhammad Shah

d) Khizr Khan

124) Who were of Afghan Origin ?

a) Ilbaris

b) Sayyids

c) Tughlaqs

d) Lodis

125) Consider the following :

1.Bahlul Lodi was the founder of Lodi Dynasty.

2.Sikandar Lodi was the greatest Lodi Ruler.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

126) Consider the following dynasties which ruled Vijayanagar :

1.Saluva     2.Sangama     3.Aravidu     4.Tuluva

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 2-1-3-4

c) 1-2-4-3

d) 2-1-4-3

127) Consider the following statements :

1.Vijayanagar was founded by Harihara and Bukka of Sangama Dynasty in 1336.

2.They were originally served under the Kakatiya Rulers of Warangal.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

128) Saluva Dynasty was founded by

a) Vidyaranya

b) Saluva Narasimha

c) Saluva Virasimha

d) Prataparudra

129) Consider the following statements :

1.The Tuluva Dynasty was founded by Vira Narasimha.

2.The greatest of Vijayanagar Rulers, Krishna Deva Raya belonged to Aravidu Dynasty.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

130) Which battle is also known as Rakkasa-Thangadi ?

a) Battle of Chandawar

b) Battle of Talikota

c) Battle of Penugonda

d) none of the above

131) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Bahmani Kingdom was Alauddin Bahman Shah.

2.The capital of Bahmani Kingdom was Gulbarga.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

132) Who shifted the Capital if Bahmani Kingdom from Gulbarga to Bidar ?

a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Hasan Gangu

c) Muhammad Shah

d) Muhammad Gawan

133) The Power of Bahmani Kingdom reached its peak under the rule of

a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Muhammad Shah III

c) Firoz Shah

d) Alauddin Bahman Shah

134) The Success of Muhammad Shah was mainly due to the Advice and Services of his Minister Mahmud Gawan
who was Originally a Trader from

a) Arabia

b) Iran

c) Persia

d) Turkey

135) The Bahmani Kingdom Disintegrated into Five Independent States (Known as Deccan Sultanates).
What is the correct sequence of these states becoming Independent, starting from the earliest ?

a) Ahmadnagar-Bijapur-Golkonda-Bidar-Berar

b) Ahmadnagar-Golkonda-Bidar-Bijapur-Berar

c) Ahmadnagar-Bidar-Berar-Golkonda-Bijapur

d) Ahmadnagar-Bijapur-Berar-Golkonda-Bidar

136) Consider the following :

1.Babur

2.Humayun

3.ShahJahan

4.Akbar

5.Aurangazeb

6.Jahangir

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-4-3-5-6

b) 1-2-4-6-5-3

c) 1-2-6-4-3-5

d) 1-2-4-6-3-5

137) Whose original name was Zahiruddin Muhammad ?

a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) ShahJahan

d) Humayun

138) In the First Battle of Panipat (1526), Babur defeated

a) Rana Sangha

b) Ibrahim Lodi

c) Sikandar Lodi

d) Daulat Khan Lodi

139) In the Battle of Khanwa Babur defeated

a) Raja Todarmal

b) Prithviraj

c) Rana Sangha

d) Daulat Khan Lodi

140) Consider the following :

1.First Battle of Panipat

2.Battle of Khanwa

3.Battle of Ghaghra

The correct chronological sequence is :

a) 1-2-3

b) 3-1-2

c) 3-2-1

d) 1-3-2

141) Who was defeated by Babur in the Battle of Ghaghra ?

a) Afghans

b) Persians

c) Mongolians

d) Rajputs

142) In the Battle of Chausa Sher Shah Suri Defeated

a) Babur

b) Kamran

c) Humayun

d) Akbar

143) What was the outcome of Battle of Kannauj ?

a) Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun.

b) Humayun defeated Sher Shah Suri.

c) Akbar defeated Hemu.

d) Hemu defeated Akbar.

144) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Sur Dynasty was Sher Shah.

2.Sher Shah's original name was Farid.

3.Sher Shah's father was Hasan Khan, a jagirdar of Sasaram in Bihar.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

145) In the Second Battle of Panipat (1556), Akbar Defeated

a) Rana Sangha

b) Hemu

c) Sher Shah

d) Nusrat Shah

146) Who Was Akbars Guardian ?

a) Bairam Khan

b) Adil Shah

c) Tardi Beg Khan

d) Dara Shikoh

147) In the Battle of Haldighati (1576), Rana Pratap Singh was defeated by The Mughal Forces Led by

a) Todarmal

b) Rana Sangha

c) Dara Shikoh

d) Man Singh

148) Consider the following :

1.Original name of Jahangir is Khurram.

2.Original name of ShahJahan is Salim.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

149) Consider the following :

1.Shah Jahan's Deccan Policy was successful.

2.Shah Jahan defeated the forces of Ahmadnagar and annexed it.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

150) Consider the following :

1.Aurangazeb assumed the title Alamgir meaning World Conqueror.

2.The Deccan Policy of Mughals started from Shah Jahan.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

151) The Dutch Established their First Factory in India at

a) Chinsura

b) Surat

c) Cochin

d) Masulipatnam

152) Consider the following :

1.Vasco da Gama was welcomed by the ruler of Calicut, Zamorin.

2.Albuquerque laid the foundation for Portuguese in India.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

153) The Headquarters of Danes in India was

a) Serampore

b) Surat

c) Cochin

d) Pulicat

154) Captain Hawkins reached the court of which one of the following to get permission for Trade ?

a) ShahJahan

b) Jahangir

c) Aurangazeb

d) Akbar

155) From whom did the english obtain the Lease of Madras in 1639 ?

a) The ruler of Carnatic

b) The ruler of Golkonda

c) The ruler of Mysore

d) The ruler of Chandragiri

156) Where did the English East India Company open its First Trading Post in India ?

a) Surat

b) Pulicat

c) Broach

d) Madras

157) Who Established French East India Company in 1669 ?

a) Charnock

b) Dupleix

c) Colbert

d) Ralph Fitch

158) Which of the following was the French Headquarters in India ?

a) Pondicherry

b) Surat

c) Chandranagore

d) Masulipatnam

159) 159.The English East India Company opened its first factory in South India at

a) Madras

b) Masulipatnam

c) Pulicat

d) Cochin

160) Tobacco was introduced in India by

a) Dutch

b) Portuguese

c) French

d) English

161) Consider the following :

1.Shivaji's father was Shahji Bhonsle and mother Jija Bai.

2.Shivaji's guardian was Dadaji Kondadev.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

162) Who sent Shaista Khan and later Raja Jai Singh to attack Shivaji?

a) Jahangir

b) Aurangazeb

c) ShahJahan

d) Chanda Sahib

163) Who Initiated the system of Confederacy among the Maratha Cheifs ?

a) Balaji Viswanath

b) Baji Rao I

c) Balaji Baji Rao

d) Shahu

164) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Gaekwad   -     Baroda

2.Peshwas    -     Poona

3.Scindias     -     Gwalior

4.Bhonsle     -     Indore

5.Holkars     -     Nagpur

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,2 ,4 and 5

c) 2,3,4 and 5

d) 1,2,3,4 and 5

165) In the Third Battle of Panipat (1761), Who Defeated the Marathas?

a) Shaista Khan

b) Raja Jai Singh

c) Aurangazeb

d) Ahmad Shah Abdali

166) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.First Carnatic War         -     Treaty of Aix-la-Chappelle

2.Second Carnatic War    -     Treaty of Pondicherry

3.Third Carnatic War        -     Treaty of Paris

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

167) Which battle marked the foundation of British Rule in India ?

a) Third Carnatic War

b) Fourth Mysore War

c) Battle of Plassey

d) Battle of Buxar

168) The Battle of Buxar took place In

a) 1754

b) 1764

c) 1767

d) 1778

169) The First Anglo-Sikh War was concluded with the

a) Treaty of Lahore

b) Treaty of Amritsar

c) Treaty of Delhi

d) Treaty of Allahabad

170) At the end of Second Anglo-Sikh War In 1849, Punjab was Annexed by

a) Hardinge

b) Dalhousie

c) William Bentick

d) Canning

171) Who among the following Hailed Revolt of 1857 as the First War of Indian Independence ?

a) John Lawrence

b) Vir Savarkar

c) S.N.Sen

d) R.C.Majumdar

172) Which of the following are correctly matched regarding 1857 revolt? Centres of Revolt Leaders

1.Delhi - General Bakht Khan

2.Kanpur - Nana Saheb

3.Bihar - Kunwar Singh

4.Bareilly - Maulvi Ahmadullah

5.Faizabad - Khan Bahadur

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,2,4 and 5

c) 1,2,3 and 4

d) all are correct

173) In which one of the places, Mangal Pandey refused to use the greased cartridges ?

a) Berhampur

b) Meerut

c) Barrackpore

d) Awadh

174) "The 1857 Mutiny became a Revolt and assumed political character. What began as a Fight for Religion ended as a War of Independence" . Who said it ?

a) Jawaharlal Nahru

b) S.N.Sen

c) Hugh Rose

d) R.C.Majumdar

175) Who helped Nana Saheb in the 1857 Revolt ?

a) Tantia Tope

b) Kunwar Singh

c) Azimullah

d) both a and c

176) Consider the following :

1.RajaRamMohan Roy is considered as the First Modern Man of India.

2.He established Brahmo Samaj at Calcutta in 1828.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

177) Raja Rammohan Roy helped which one of the Governor General to declare practice of Sati a Punishable Offence?

a) William Bentick

b) Wellesley

c) Dalhousie

d) Canning

178) Whose Motto was "Back to the Vedas " ?

a) Dayanand Saraswathi

b) Vivekananda

c) Aurobindo Ghosh

d) RamMohan Roy

179) Prarthana Samaj was founded by

a) Dayanand Saraswathi

b) Atmaram Pandurang

c) Debendranath Tagore

d) Vidyasagar

180) Who founded "Satyashodak Samaj " to fight against Caste System ?

a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Narayana Guru

c) Ambedkar

d) Mahatma Gandhi

181) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Dharma Sabha - Radhakant Deb

2.Indian Reform Association - Keshub Chandra Sen

3.Arya Samaj - Dayanand Saraswati

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

182) The Ferguson College Established by Deccan Education Society is Located in

a) Pune

b) Allahabad

c) Calcutta

d) Dehradun

183) Who founded the Ahmadiya Movement ?

a) Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

b) Rashid Ahmad

c) Shilbi Numani

d) Syed Ahmad

184) Which one of the following welcomed the Formation of Indian National Congress ?

a) Dharma Sabha

b) Deoband School

c) Ahmadiya movement

d) none of the above

185) Annie Besant was associated with

1.Theosophical Society     2.The Indian Women's Association

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

186) Namdhari or Kuka Movement was started by Bhai Balak Singh and Baba Ram Singh for

1.Political reforms among Sikhs     2.Social reforms among Sikhs

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

187) Which one of the following started "Pledge Movement " to inspire people to take a Pledge Against Child Marriage?

a) Brahmo Samaj

b) The Servants of India Society

c) Theosophical Society

d) Indian Social Conference

188) In which one of the following regions a proclamation throwing open all government controlled temples to all hindus was first issued ?

a) Madras

b) Mysore

c) Travancore

d) Coorg

189) Who said , "Service of Man is the Service of God " ?

a) Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

b) Swami Vivekananda

c) Dayanand Saraswati

d) Mahatma Gandhi

190) Satyarth Prakash is the Famous Work of

a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Dayanand Saraswati

c) Tulsi Ram

d) Aurobindo Gosh

191) Which of the following contributed to Indian Nationalism ?

1.Indian Renaissance     2.Modernisation initiated by British     3.British imperialist policies

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

192) Who among the following contributed to the "Rediscovery of India's Past" ?

1.Swami Vivekananda     2.R.G.Bhandarkar     3.R.L.Mitra

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

193) Who started the "The Indian League" in 1875 ?

a) Sisir Kumar Ghosh

b) Anand Mohan Bose

c) Ananda Charlu

d) Surendranath Banerjea

194) Which of the following were associated with Bombay Presidency Association?

1.Badruddin Tyabji     2.Ananda Charlu     3.Pherozshah Mehta     4.K.T.Telang

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) 1,2,3 and 4

195) Who wrote "Vande Mataram " ?

a) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

b) Rabindranath Tagore

c) Jadunath Bhattacharya

d) Sarojini Naidu

196) Who played a Prominent Role in organising The First Session of Indian National Congress ?

a) A.O.Hume

b) Dufferin

c) C.F.Andrews

d) David Hare

197) With reference to first session of Indian National Congress, which of the following are correct ?

1.It was held in 1885

2.It was held at Calcutta.

3.The session was presided over by W.C.Bonnerjee

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

198) Why was British Committee of the Indian National Congress established in London in 1899 ?

1.To persuade British government to introduce reforms

2.To create British public opinion to introduce reforms

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

199) Who among the following contributed to the "Drain Theory" to explain British exploitation of India ?

1.Dadabhai Naoroji     2. R.C.Dutt     3.Dinshaw Wacha

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

200) Who was the First Muslim President ff Indian National Congress ?

a) Hasrat Mohani

b) Badruddin Tyabji

c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

d) Rahimtulla Sayani

201) Who was the Governor General when first Afghan War took place (1838-42) ?

a) Metcalfe

b) Auckland

c) Ellenborough

d) Dalhousie

202) Who declared " Political Freedom is the Lifebreath of a Nation"?

a) Aurobindo Ghosh

b) LalaLajpat Rai

c) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

203) Which of the following newspapers played a prominent role in Swadeshi movement ?

1.Hitabadi     2.Sanjibani     3.Kranti     4.Bengalee

a) 1 ,2 and 3

b) 1,2 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1,2,3 and 4

204) Consider the following events :

 1.Swadeshi Movement                       2.Home Rule Movement   

 3.Anti-Rowlatt Act Movement             4.Khilafat Movement

The correct chronological order is :

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 3-1-2-4

c) 1-3-2-4

d) 1-2-4-3

205) Who led the Swadeshi Movement in Madras ?

a) Rajagopalachari

b) Ananda Charlu

c) Chidambaram Pillai

d) Satyamurthi

206) Which of the following attended all the Three Round - Table Conferences ?

a) Ambedkar

b) Madan Mohan Malviya

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) None of the above

207) Who came to be known as "The Frontier Gandhi" ?

a) Liaquat Ali Khan

b) Vallabhbhai Patel

c) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

d) Indulal Yajnik

208) Which Governor General became unpopular with the passing of  University Act ?

a) Canning

b) Curzon

c) Dalhousie

d) Wellesley

209) Who gave the call of  "Deliverance Day" ?

a) The Congress

b) The Muslim League

c) The Communist Party

d) Wavell Plan

210) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

1.Mitra Mandal                                        -           V.D.Savarkar

2.Indian Republican Army                      -            Surya Sen

3.Indian Independence Committee        -            Lala Hardayal

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

211) The most outstanding representative of the militant national school of thought was

a) Lala Lajpat Rai

b) Raj Narain Bose

c) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

d) Bipin Chandra Pal

212) Who was the founder of Azad Hind Fauj ?

a) Bhagat Singh

b) Chandra Sekhar Azad

c) Subash Chandra Bose

d) Lala Har Dayal

213) The immediate objective of Dandi March was

a) release of prisoners

b) make salt in defiance of salt law regulations

c) defy prohibitory order against assembly of people

d) opposing Indian participation in second world war

214) The Montagu statement aimed at

a) dominion status

b) realisation of responsible government

c) constitutional reforms

d) establishing constituent assembly

215) The Rowlatt Act (1919)  empowered  the government to suspend the Right of

a) freedom of expression

b) freedom of movement

c) press freedom

d) Habeas Corpus

216) Who among the following was the first to enter into  Wellesley's  Subsidiary Alliance ?

a) Mysore

b) Nawab of Awadh

c) Nizam of Hyderabad

d) Tanjore

217) Consider the following :

1.Warren Hastings was the first Governor General of Bengal.

2.William Bentick was the first Governor General of India.

Which of the above are correct ?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

218) Who among the following established Public Works Department ?

a) Dalhousie

b) Rippon

c) William Bentick

d) Lytton

219) Who was the first President of Muslim League ?

a) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

b) Aga Khan

c) Nawab Saleemullah Khan

d) Syed Ahmed Khan

220) Who wrote the book , "The Economic History of India" ?

a) Dadabhai Naoroji

b) R.C.Dutt

c) Rajagopalachari

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

221) Who was the first to offer Individual Satyagraha ?

a) Mahatma Gandhi

b) Jawaharlal Nehru

c) Vinoba Bhave

d) Vallabhbhai Patel

222) The main objective of Cripps Mission was

a) to give dominion status

b) to set up constituent assembly

c) to discuss transfer of power

d) to seek Indian support for war

223) The decision to start a struggle by Congress Working Committee at  Wardha  resulted  in

a) Khilafat Movement

b) Rowlatt Satyagraha

c) Civil Disobedience Movement

d) Quit India Movement

224) Which one of the following is not a  recommendation of  Nehru Report (1928) ?

a) joint electorates with reserved seats for minorities

b) linguistic provinces

c) complete independence

d) fundamental rights

225) The Mahad Satyagraha was organised by untouchables under

a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Ambedkar

c) M.G.Ranade

d) Mahatma Gandhi

226) Shuddhi Movement (Conversion of Non-Hindus to Hinduism) was started by

a) Dayanand Saraswati

b) RajaRam Mohan Roy

c) Aurobindo Ghosh

d) Radhakant Deb

227) What is the correct chronological sequence of the following events ?

1.Nehru Report     2.Vaikom Satyagraha     3.Kakori Case

a) 1-2-3

b) 2-3-1

c) 2-1-3

d) 3-2-1

228) The idea of Indian National Army was first conceived by

a) Mohan Singh

b) Subash Chandra Bose

c) Rashbehari Bose

d) Shah Nawaz

229) Which of the following are lawyers by profession ?

1.Bhulabhai Desai     2.Tej Bahadur Sapru     3.Asaf Ali

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

230) Who led the Borsad Satyagraha ?

a) Ambedkar

b) Jawaharlal Nehru

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Indulal Yagnik

231) Which one of the following is not a Peasant Movement ?

a) Eka movement

b) Tebhaga movement

c) Telangana movement

d) Rampa revolt

232) The Indian Universities Act was passed in 1904 based on the recommendations of

a) Raleigh Commission

b) Saddler Commission

c) Woods Despatch

d) Hunter Commission

233) Andrew Frazer Commission (1902) was appointed to review

a) primary education

b) police administration

c) famine relief work

d) female education

234) Consider the following events :

1.Cabinet Mission                 2.First Round Table Conference   

 3.Gandhi-Irwin Pact              4.Simon Commission

The correct sequence of the events is :

a) 4-1-2-3

b) 4-3-2-1

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 3-2-4-1

235) Under whose leadership was the Chittagong Armoury Raid organised ?

a) Sachin Sanyal

b) Chandrasekhar Azad

c) Lala Hardayal

d) Surya Sen

236) Who was the Political Guru of Gandhi ?

a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

b) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

c) Surendranath Banerjee

d) Chittaranjan Das

237) The Home Rule Movement borrowed the term Home Rule from a  similar movement in

a) Scotland

b) Ireland

c) USA

d) Canada

238) The Factory Act of 1881 was passed with a view to

a) prohibit the employment of children below the age of 7 in any factory

b) allow workers to form trade unions

c) fix wages for industrial workers

d) reduce working hours for women employees

239) Who among the following were tried in the Lahore Conspiracy Case ?

a) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Batukeshwar Dutt

b) Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sachin Sanyal

c) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Chandrasekhar Azad

d) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

240) Who was popularly called "Deshbandu " ?

a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

b) Anand Mohan Bose

c) Chittaranjan Das

d) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

241) Who brought out the monthly, "The Voice of India " ?

a) Dadabhai Naoroji

b) Mahatma Gandhi

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Maulana Abulkalam Azad

242) Gandhi gave the title "Deenabandhu" to which one of the following ?

a) David Hare

b) C.F .Andrews

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Bhulabhai Desai

243) What is the significance of  Dinabandhu Mitra's  Play Neel Darpan ?

a) It deals with Sanyasi rebellion against the british.

b) It vividly explains the Swadeshi struggle.

c) It brought to light the hardships faced by Indigo cultivators.

d) It explains the peasant struggle against zamindars.

244) Who was popularly known as "Loknayak" ?

a) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

b) Lala Lajpat Rai

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Jayaprakash Narayan

245) Who edited the journal known as " Andhra Mahila" ?

a) Durgabai Deshmukh

b) Sarojini Naidu

c) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

d) Subba Rao Pantulu

246) Which act designated Governor General of Bengal as Governor General of India ?

a) Charter Act, 1813

b) Charter Act, 1833

c) Charter Act, 1853

d) Indian Councils Act, 1892

247) The Eka Movement or Unity Movement (1921- Peasant Movement) led by Madari Pasi was

a) against higher rent

b) against hardships faced by cultivators

c) against moneylenders

d) for famine relief

248) Lala Lajpat Rai was seriously injured in the police lathi charge

a) during anti-simon commission demonstration

b) during Swadeshi struggle

c) during anti-Rowlatt satyagraha

d) during non-cooperation movement

249) The Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha was led by

a) Satyamurthi

b) Rajagopalachari

c) Chidambaram Pillai

d) Kamaraj

250) Madras Mahajana Sabha was established by

a) Rajagopalachari and Satyamurthi

b) AnadaCharlu and Rangaiya Naidu

c) Srinivasa Pillai and Subramania Iyer

d) Rajagopalachari and Chidambaram Pillai