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Q1

Which of the following reasons was/were responsible for the decline of urban centres in India towards the third century A.D.?

1. The huge trade deficit with the Roman Empire.

2. The decline of the Kushan Empire.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q2

With reference to the early history of southern India, the term 'Pulaiyas' was used to denote

Q3

With reference to the history of ancient India, which of the following statements is/are correct about the 'Megalith builders''?

1. They lived in the upland portions of peninsular India.

2. They introduced the cremation of the dead.

3. They formed large scale rural communities which carry on plough agriculture with the help of iron implements.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q4

Consider the following statements:

1. In India, the republican institutions were weak in the 6th century B.C.

2. The growth of trade in the 6th century B.C. helped in the expansion of Jainism and Buddhism.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

Q5

Consider the following sites of Indus valley civilization:

1. Dholavira

2. Kalibangan

3. Lothal

4. Mohenjodaro

Which of the following is the correct sequence of the above sites from north to south direction?

Q6

Which of the following was/were the characteristic feature(s) of the Neolithic culture?

1. Use of cotton

2. Cultivation of rice

3. Manufacturing of pottery

4. Domestication of animals

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q7

With reference to the Indus valley civilization, consider the following statements:

1. The lower town of Harappa was located to the west.

2. Baked bricks were laid in an interlocking pattern.

3. All of the cities of Harappa civilization were divided into two or more parts.

4. Stone buildings were erected along with the citadel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q8

With reference to the mahajanapadas, consider the following statements:

1. They depended on voluntary labourers as soldiers instead of maintaining big armies.

2. Most of the people were farmers and their occasional gifts constituted the largest portion of the royal treasury.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q9

Consider the following statements:

1. Both the Mahavira and the Buddha advocated that only those who left their homes could gain true knowledge.

2. Women were not allowed to join the sangha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q10

Consider the following statements:

1. Archaeologically, the period of Mauryan rule in South Asia falls into the era of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW).

2. Both the uttarapatha and dakshinapatha were in the control of the Magadha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q11

Consider the following statements:

1. There was a decline of trade through the sea-route with the Roman Empire from the first century A.D.

2. In the second century A.D., artisans organized guilds and such guilds took deposits from people.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q12

Consider the following statements:

1. The Saka era was founded by Kanishka and it started from 78 A.D.

2. Kanishka erected the Garuda Pillar at Besnagar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q13

Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?

Q14

With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The concept of Bodhisattva is central to Hinayana sect of Buddhism.
  2. Bodhisattva is a compassionate one on his way to enlightenment.
  3. Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q15

Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?

1. Avanti

2. Gandhara

3. Kosala

4. Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q16

With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

Q17

With respect to the Indian History, Consider the following statements regarding the “Ashokan Inscription”.

  1. He was the first king to speak directly to the people directly through his inscription.
  2. The Inscriptions were composed in Prakrit language both in Brahmi and Karoshti script only.
  3. The inscription is found in Afghanistan in addition to the Indian subcontinent.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q18

With reference to the Indian history, who were the “Gaulmika” refer to:

Q19

Consider the following pairs:

                       Foreign Visitor                 Period

                  1.  Megasthenes                  Mauryan

                  2.  Fahien                               Gupta

                  3.  Hsuan Tsang                    Harsha

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

Q20

Consider the following pairs:

                      Chalcolithic Site                Region

                  1.  Amri                                   Ganges system

                  2.  Navdatoli                          Narmada system

                  3.  Ahar                                   Jorwe

     Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

Q21

 

With reference to Indian History, consider the following statements regarding the Jorwe and Ahar Culture:

  1. Both Ahar and Jorwe belong to Chalcolithic Phase.
  2. Jorwe culture is much older than Ahar culture.
  3. Ahar did not use any microlith tools.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q22

With reference to Indian History, consider the following statements regarding the Chalcolithic and Harappan civilization Culture:

  1. Harrapan civilization is much older than the Chalcolithic age.
  2. “Art of writing” is common to both Chalcolithic and Harappan age.
  3. Chalcolithic culture was mainly rural and the IVC was majorly urban.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q23

With reference to Indian History, what does Ashoka’s policy of “Dhammaghosha” refer to:

Q24

With respect to the Indian history, consider the following statements regarding various period:

  1. Satvahanas were the first to grant land to the Brahamans.
  2. Stavahanas had large population to serve compared to the Mauryas
  3. Kushan kings issued coins of  higher degree of metallic purity than found in Gupta period.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q1.

Which of the following reasons was/were responsible for the decline of urban centres in India towards the third century A.D.?

1. The huge trade deficit with the Roman Empire.

2. The decline of the Kushan Empire.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q2.

With reference to the early history of southern India, the term 'Pulaiyas' was used to denote

a) A social group
b) Tribes who were not familiar with Brahmanical rituals
c) Money lenders
d) Sources of water for irrigation
Q3.

With reference to the history of ancient India, which of the following statements is/are correct about the 'Megalith builders''?

1. They lived in the upland portions of peninsular India.

2. They introduced the cremation of the dead.

3. They formed large scale rural communities which carry on plough agriculture with the help of iron implements.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q4.

Consider the following statements:

1. In India, the republican institutions were weak in the 6th century B.C.

2. The growth of trade in the 6th century B.C. helped in the expansion of Jainism and Buddhism.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q5.

Consider the following sites of Indus valley civilization:

1. Dholavira

2. Kalibangan

3. Lothal

4. Mohenjodaro

Which of the following is the correct sequence of the above sites from north to south direction?

a) 4-1-2-3
b) 3-2-1-4
c) 2-4-1-3
d) 3-1-2-4
Q6.

Which of the following was/were the characteristic feature(s) of the Neolithic culture?

1. Use of cotton

2. Cultivation of rice

3. Manufacturing of pottery

4. Domestication of animals

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 4 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Q7.

With reference to the Indus valley civilization, consider the following statements:

1. The lower town of Harappa was located to the west.

2. Baked bricks were laid in an interlocking pattern.

3. All of the cities of Harappa civilization were divided into two or more parts.

4. Stone buildings were erected along with the citadel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 4 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2 and 4 only
Q8.

With reference to the mahajanapadas, consider the following statements:

1. They depended on voluntary labourers as soldiers instead of maintaining big armies.

2. Most of the people were farmers and their occasional gifts constituted the largest portion of the royal treasury.

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
Q9.

Consider the following statements:

1. Both the Mahavira and the Buddha advocated that only those who left their homes could gain true knowledge.

2. Women were not allowed to join the sangha.

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
Q10.

Consider the following statements:

1. Archaeologically, the period of Mauryan rule in South Asia falls into the era of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW).

2. Both the uttarapatha and dakshinapatha were in the control of the Magadha.

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
Q11.

Consider the following statements:

1. There was a decline of trade through the sea-route with the Roman Empire from the first century A.D.

2. In the second century A.D., artisans organized guilds and such guilds took deposits from people.

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
Q12.

Consider the following statements:

1. The Saka era was founded by Kanishka and it started from 78 A.D.

2. Kanishka erected the Garuda Pillar at Besnagar.

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
Q13.

Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?

a) Georg Bilhler
b) James Prinsep
c) Max Muller
d) William Jones
Q14.

With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The concept of Bodhisattva is central to Hinayana sect of Buddhism.
  2. Bodhisattva is a compassionate one on his way to enlightenment.
  3. Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q15.

Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?

1. Avanti

2. Gandhara

3. Kosala

4. Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 4
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 3 and 4
Q16.

With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar
b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram
d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri
Q17.

With respect to the Indian History, Consider the following statements regarding the “Ashokan Inscription”.

  1. He was the first king to speak directly to the people directly through his inscription.
  2. The Inscriptions were composed in Prakrit language both in Brahmi and Karoshti script only.
  3. The inscription is found in Afghanistan in addition to the Indian subcontinent.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Q18.

With reference to the Indian history, who were the “Gaulmika” refer to:

a) Officer responsible for the rural administration.
b) Officer responsible tax collection.
c) Officer responsible for Judicial Administration.
d) Officer responsible for Guild administration.
Q19.

Consider the following pairs:

                       Foreign Visitor                 Period

                  1.  Megasthenes                  Mauryan

                  2.  Fahien                               Gupta

                  3.  Hsuan Tsang                    Harsha

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q20.

Consider the following pairs:

                      Chalcolithic Site                Region

                  1.  Amri                                   Ganges system

                  2.  Navdatoli                          Narmada system

                  3.  Ahar                                   Jorwe

     Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q21.

 

With reference to Indian History, consider the following statements regarding the Jorwe and Ahar Culture:

  1. Both Ahar and Jorwe belong to Chalcolithic Phase.
  2. Jorwe culture is much older than Ahar culture.
  3. Ahar did not use any microlith tools.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q22.

With reference to Indian History, consider the following statements regarding the Chalcolithic and Harappan civilization Culture:

  1. Harrapan civilization is much older than the Chalcolithic age.
  2. “Art of writing” is common to both Chalcolithic and Harappan age.
  3. Chalcolithic culture was mainly rural and the IVC was majorly urban.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q23.

With reference to Indian History, what does Ashoka’s policy of “Dhammaghosha” refer to:

a) Physical conquest
b) Cultural conquest
c) Religious conquest
d) Tribal conquest
Q24.

With respect to the Indian history, consider the following statements regarding various period:

  1. Satvahanas were the first to grant land to the Brahamans.
  2. Stavahanas had large population to serve compared to the Mauryas
  3. Kushan kings issued coins of  higher degree of metallic purity than found in Gupta period.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3