Quiz 192 : Indian History For Civil Services Examination

1.Which among the following is true?
(A)Mohammed bin Tughlaq advanced loans to the peasants of Ganga Yamuna Doab and later he wrote them off
(B)Mohammed bin Tughlaq advanced loans to the successors of Ganga Yamuna Doab and his successor Firuz Tughlaq wrote them off
(C)Mohammed bin Tughlaq strictly recovered those loans

2.The meaning of Mohenjo dero is ‘mound of the dead’. The same meaning is expressed by which of the following names ?
(A)Lothal
(B)Harappa
(C)Amri

3.Which of the following Charter acts abolished the monopoly of the East India Company to trade with China?
(A)Charter Act of 1793
(B)Charter Act of 1833
(C)Charter Act of 1813

4.Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms which formed the base of Government of India Act 1919, introduced which of the following in India ?
(A)self governance
(B)dyarchy
(C)Indian Administrative Services

5.Which of the following authorities lays down a priority of inheritance which places the wife, followed by daughters immediately after sons?
(A)Brihaspati
(B)Yajnavalkya
(C)Narada

6.Madura was a capital of which of the following dynasties?
(A)Pandyas
(B)Cholas
(C)Pallavas

7.Mir Bakshi was the officer in Akbar’s reign with which of the following responsibilities?
(A)Revenue Collection
(B)Payment of salaries
(C)Internal Security

8.The following Chalukya king performed an ashwamedha yajna?
(A)Pulkesin I
(B)Pulkesin II
(C)Vikramaditya I

9.Vasucharita is a work of which of the following ?
(A)Ram raja
(B)Krishndev rai
(C)Vitthalantha

10.Who has written the biography of harshavardhana?
(A)Banbhatta
(B)Harsha Himself
(C)Kalhana

11.the following were the immediate successors of imperial Mauryas?
(A)Pandyas
(B)Kushanas
(C)Sungas

12.During the reign of Guptas in North India , who were their contemporaries in South India ?
(A)Cholas
(B)Rastrakutas
(C)Satvahanas

13.Paunar Ashram is related to which of the following social activist?
(A)Vinoba Bhave
(B)Baba Amte
(C)Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

14.Hindi poet Jagannath Pandit Raj was the most favorite poet of which of the following Emperors?
(A)Jahanagir
(B)Shahjahan
(C)Humayun

15.The second world war commenced in 1939 on the following dates?
(A)September 1
(B)October 1
(C)November 1

16.Most of the Gupta Kings believed in which of the following ?
(A)Vaishnavism
(B)Buddhism
(C)Shaivism

17.The buildings in Fatehpur sikri are built by using mostly which of the following ?
(A)Fired bricks
(B)Red Stone
(C)Marble

18.When Nader Shah invaded India, who among the following was emperor at Delhi ?
(A)Muhammad Shah
(B)Alamgir II
(C)Farrukhsiyar

19.Navanitakam is a work on which of the following ?
(A)Architecture
(B)Medicine
(C)Astrology

20.Giak & Kiari are located in which of the following ?
(A)Ladakh
(B)Orissa
(C)Kutchch

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