1. Which one of the following regions did not constitute a separate suba (province) under Akbar ?
(A) Orissa (B) Bengal (C) Bihar (D) Awadh
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2. Sayana is associated with—
(A) The Chola Kingdom (B) Vijayanagar Kingdom
(C) Hoyasala Kingdom (D) Bahmani Kingdom
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3. Who among the following Hindu Painters was sent by Jehangir to make a portrait of Shah Abbas I of Persia ?
(A) Basawan (B) Bishan Das (C) Dasrath (D) Manohar
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4. In which year was the decree called ‘Mahzar’ issued during Akbar’s reign ?
(A) 1560 A.D. (B) 1572 A.D. (C) 1576 A.D. (D) 1579 A.D.
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5. Which one of the following was not included in the ‘Asta Pradhan’ of Shivaji ?
(A) Sumant (B) Majmudar (C) Vakiyanavis (D) Vakeel
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6. When was Bombay transferred to the East India Company by Charles II ?
(A) 1662 A.D. (B) 1664 A.D. (C) 1666 A.D. (D) 1668 A.D.
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7. The Dutch established their first settlement in Bengal at—
(A) Calcutta (B) Chinsura (C) Serampur (D) Balasore
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8. Who is credited with the following statement regarding the outbreak of the Revolt of 1857
“The Meerut outbreak was sudden and short-lived like a summer gale” ?
(A) S. N. Sen (B) S. B. Chaudhari (C) V. D. Savarkar (D) R. C. Majumdar
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9. By which of the following treaties did the Peshwa accept the Subsidiary Alliance with the British ?
(A) Treaty of Purandhar (B) Treaty of Bassein
(C) Treaty of Salbai (D) Treaty of Surji Arjungaon
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10. Which of the following native states was first to conclude Subsidiary Alliance with East India Company ?
(A) Avadh (B) Mewar (C) Mysore (D) Hyderabad
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11. Nearly one third of soldiers of the famous Bengal Army had their homes in—
(A) Punjab (B) Avadh (C) Bengal (D) Maharashtra
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12. Which one of the following native states was annexed by the British on the basis of the Doctrine of Lapse ?
(A) Avadh (B) Punjab (C) Jhansi (D) Mysore
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13. Which part of India was most affected by the Revolution of 1857 ?
(A) Punjab (B) Maharashtra (C) Avadh (D) Madras
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14. Who among the following is remembered for the annulment of the Partition of Bengal ?
(A) Lord Curzon (B) Lord Minto (C) Lord Hardinge (D) Lord Chelmsford
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15. In which of the following Sessions of the Indian National Congress the ‘drain theory’ was formally accepted ?
(A) Benaras session, 1905 (B) Calcutta session, 1906
(C) Surat session, 1907 (D) None of the above
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16. Who among the following was the President of All India Trade Union Congress held at Nagpur ?
(A) Chaman Lal (B) Jawaharlal Nehru (C) Krishna Menon (D) N. M. Joshi
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17. The book entitled ‘Springing tiger’ is a biography of—
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) Chandrashekhar Azad
(C) Subhas Chandra Bose (D) Shyamji Krishna Verma
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18. The venue of holding this Second Round Table Conference at London was—
(A) St. James Palace (B) Kingsley Palace (C) Buckingham Palace (D) 10, Downing Street
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19. From which country of the Asian Continent was Bogazkui inscription discovered ?
(A) India (B) Iran (C) Syria (D) Turkey
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20. The Rigvedic Bharatas are associated with—
(A) The Indus Valley (B) The Saraswati Valley
(C) The Sutlej Valley (D) The Parushni Valley
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21. In the Pasupata religion Siva is said to be Lord of Pasu. Which one among the following stands for Pasu ?
(A) Lion (B) Bull (C) Parvati (D) Jiva
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22. Which of the following is not a Buddhist Concept ?
(A) Astik-aya (B) Dharmakaya (C) Nirmanakaya (D) Sambhogakaya
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23. In which of the following periods did ring wells come into prevalence for the first time ?
(A) Mauryan (B) Sunga (C) Kushan (D) Gupta
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24. Towards which of the following sects did Dasaratha had a leaning ?
(A) Buddhism (B) Jainism (C) Ajivakas (D) Lokayata
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25. Who of the following was responsible for the collection of taxes at the intermediate level of administration between the district and the village ?
(A) Gopa (B) Pulisa (C) Sthanika (D) Prativedaka
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26. The Kushans issued coins of—
(A) Gold only (B) Gold and Silver (C) Gold and Copper (D) Gold, Silver and Copper
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27. Who among the following Dharmasastra writers disapproved the custom of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide ?
(A) Angiras (B) Medhatithi (C) Usana (D) Visnu
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28. The rulers of which of the following dynasties were characterized by their metronymics ?
(A) Maurya (B) Sunga (C) Kanva (D) Satavahana
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29. The transformation of the ancient Indian Society into Medieval society was brought about mainly by—
(A) the system of land-grants (B) the decline in the position of upper caste
(C) the increase in the religious activities (D) the decrease in surplus food production
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30. Which one of the following assemblies protected the interests of traders under the Chola administration ?
(A) Mahasabha (B) Perunguri (C) Kuri (D) Nagaram
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