1. Which of the following Sultans assumed the title of Caliph himself ?
(A) Balban (B) Alauddin Khalji
(C) Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah Khalji (D) Mohammad bin Tughlaq
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2. Which one of the following Sufi orders laid great stress on practicing mystic music ?
(A) Chisti (B) Suharawardi (C) Qadiri (D) Naqshbandi
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3. The ‘Razmanama’ which was compiled by several Persian scholars was a translation of—
(A) Panchatantra (B) Ramayana (C) Mahabharata (D) Rigveda
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4. Which was the chief or main region of copper mines in Mughal period ?
(A) Bengal (B) Rajasthan (C) Agra (D) Bihar
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5. Who of the following had said that Victory of Plassey was a victory of betrayal ?
(A) Orme (B) H. H. Dodwell (C) Lord Clive (D) P. E. Roberts
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6. Name the English man who tried to obtain from Akbar a Firman for trade in Gujarat ?
(A) Ralph Fitch (B) John Mildenhall (C) Sir Thomas Roe (D) Thomas Stephens
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7. When did the Marathas capture Salsette and Bassein from the Portuguese ?
(A) 1695 A.D. (B) 1713 A.D. (C) 1720 A.D. (D) 1739 A.D.
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8. The Diwani right of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa was obtained by the English East India Company under the treaty of—
(A) Alinagar (B) Faizabad (C) Allahabad (D) Benaras
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9. Who among the following historians has remarked that the Government of Bengal between the period 1765–1772 was a robber state ?
(A) G. W. Forrest (B) Lord Macaulay (C) K. M. Panikkar (D) Nand Lal Chatterji
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10. On what ground was Avadh annexed into British Empire ?
(A) Doctrine of Lapse (B) Alleged misgovernment
(C) Failure to pay subsidy (D) Maintenance of relations with foreign powers
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11. By the enactment of British Parliament when did the East India Company cease to be a trading Company ?
(A) 1784 A.D. (B) 1833 A.D. (C) 1813 A.D. (D) 1773 A.D.
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12. In which of the following regions Mahalwari System of Revenue Settlement was introduced ?
(A) Bengal (B) Bombay (C) Madras (D) North Western Provinces
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13. When did Babu Kunwar Singh fight his last battle against the British ?
(A) September 1857 (B) November 1857 (C) February 1858 (D) April 1858
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14. Kumaran Asan is associated with the social renaissance of—
(A) Kerala (B) Tamil Nadu (C) Andhra Pradesh (D) None of the above
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15. During which of the following period the Congress had best of relationship with the Muslim League ?
(A) 1906 – 1916 (B) 1916 – 1922 (C) 1922 – 1928 (D) 1928 – 1934
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16. Who was the first Indian woman to preside over the Indian National Congress ?
(A) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (B) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
(C) Aruna Asaf Ali (D) Sarojini Naidu
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17. All the hymns related to one of the following Gods are in one separate mandala or book of the Rigveda. Who is the God ?
(A) Agni (B) Varuna (C) Indra (D) Soma
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18. The Harappan site, where the citadel and the lower town, both are fortified separately is—
(A) Harappa (B) Mohenjodaro (C) Kalibanga (D) None of the above
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19. With which of the following vedic sacrifices was the drink of Sura associated ?
(A) Agnistoma (B) Rajasuya (C) Sautramani (D) Vajapeya
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20. The Abhidhamma treatise Kath-a vatthu was written by—
(A) Mah-a kassapa (B) Mahinda (C) Milinda (D) Moggaliputta Tissa
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21. Who of the following is known as a Jain scholar ?
(A) Asvaghose (B) Hemchandra (C) Dharmakirti (D) Diwakaramitra
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22. How many modes of devotion (Bhakti) are mentioned in Bhagawatism ?
(A) Nine (B) Ten (C) Eleven (D) Eight
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23. Who among the following classical writers said that Chandragupta Maurya overran the whole of India with an army of six lac soldiers ?
(A) Herodotus (B) Pliny (C) Plutarch (D) Ptolemy
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24. Who among the following Mauryan rulers was killed by his Commander-in-Chief ?
(A) Dasaratha (B) Kun-ala (C) Samprati (D) Brihadratha
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25. Who had expressed the view that the cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere ?
(A) Alexander (B) Megasthenese (C) Nearchus (D) Pliny
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26. The Vallabhi era is identical with—
(A) The Vikrama era (B) The Gupta era (C) The Harsha era (D) None of the above
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27. Who among the following authors is known for his satires exposing the evils of contemporary society ?
(A) Ksemendra (B) Pravarsena (C) Sriharsa (D) Visakhadutta
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28. Which Chola king is credited with the first conquest of Maldives ?
(A) Rajaraja (B) Rajendra I (C) Rajadhiraja (D) Rajendra II
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29. Which of the following Indian Kings defeated Mohammad Ghori first ?
(A) Prithviraja Chauhan (B) Jayachandra (C) Vidyadhara Chandella (D) Bhima II
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30. The coins with the figure of Laksmi were issued by—
(A) Mohammad Ghori (B) Iltutmish (C) Mohammad Tughlaq (D) None of the above
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