Quiz 277 : Indian History for Civil Services Examinations

1.Who among the following is considered as Political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi?
(A)Madan Mohan Malviya
(B)Dada Bhai Nauroji
(C)Gopal Krishna Gokhle
(D)Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(E)None of them

2.Who among the following is given credit of starting agitation for political reforms ?
(A)Tantia Tope
(B)Kunvar Singh
(C)Nan Sahib
(D)Raja Rammohan Roy
(E)None of them

3.Preservation of the genealogies of the gods, Risis and famous kings, is the duty of the Sutas or bards. Which among the following says this ?
(A)Vishnu Puran
(B)Vayu Puran
(C)Skand Puran
(D)Matsya Puran
(E)None of them

4.Which among the following laid at the meeting point for trade routes between North India and Deccan?
(A)Kausambhi
(B)Matsya
(C)Ujjain
(D)Mathura
(E)Patan

5.This Chera King is famous for the legends surrounding Kannagi ( he built a temple dedicated to Kannagi) and is also known as ” Red Cherra” ?
(A)Karikala
(B)Senguttuvan
(C)Nedum Cheralathan
(D)Elkara
(E)None of them

6.Extensive burning of the forest marks which of the following era?
(A)Copper Phase
(B)Early Vedic Era
(C)Later Vedic Era
(D)Chalcolithic Era
(E)None of them

7.Where is located the famous enigmatic Trimurty Sadasiva ?
(A)Ellora
(B)Elephanta
(C)Ajanta
(D)Jogeshwari
(E)Kanheri

8.During whose era the Agra Canal was finished?
(A)Akbar
(B)Jahangir
(C)Bahadurshah Jafar
(D)British
(E)After independence

9.Which of the following era / communities represent Jorwe culture?
(A)Vedic Era
(B)Chalcolithic Era
(C)Palaeolithic Era
(D)Later vedic Era
(E)Maurya Kingdom

10.Which among the following is the modern location of ” Battle of Gogunda” ?
(A)Gujarat
(B)Madhya Pradesh
(C)Rajasthan
(D)Karnataka
(E)Haryana

11.What is Ettuthokai?
(A)A dynasty during sangam era
(B)A collection of poems
(C)A series of sports plays during Sangam Era
(D)A writing tool during sangam Era
(E)None of them

12.Which among the following is the theme of “Katyayana Srauta sutra”?
(A)Cooking in vedic eras
(B)Geometry
(C)Rules of vedic sacrifices
(D)Astrology
(E)Theology

13.”All composite things decay, strive diligently” These were the last words of whom among the following?
(A)Mahavira jain
(B)Gautam Buddha
(C)Asoka
(D)Chandra Gupta Maurya
(E)Kautilya

14.Who among the following changed the name of Tanna Mishra to Tansen?
(A)Akbar
(B)Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior
(C)Raja Mansingh Tomar
(D)Swami Haridas
(E)None of them

15.Who among the following are not mentioned in Asokan Inscriptions?
(A)Cholas
(B)Pallavas
(C)Satyaputras
(D)Cheras
(E)pandyas

16.Consider the following statements:
1. Buddhism rejects the authority of the Vedas
2. Budddhism emphasizes on the role of the individual
3. Buddhism believes in categories of jiva and ajiva
Which among the above statements are correct ?
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)1 & 3 only
(D)All 1, 2, & 3
(E)2 & 3 only

17.Which among the following sites of Indus Valley era is considered as the oldest “Ploughed field” in the world?
(A)Harappa
(B)Kalibangan
(C)Lothal
(D)Rangpur
(E)Mohen jo dero

18.For how many times ” Undivided India” was part / member of summer Olympics?
(A)3 Times
(B)4 Times
(C)5 Times
(D)6 Times
(E)7 Times

19.Allahabad Pillar Inscriptiongives a detailed account of the reign of which of the following?
(A)Kanishka
(B)Samudragupta
(C)Kumaragupta
(D)Asoka
(E)None of them

20.Which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization marks the “Absence of Mother goddess figurines” ?
(A)Lothal
(B)Kalibangan
(C)Rangpur
(D)Harappa
(E)None of them

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  • Gaurav
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    hiiiii all..
    may I know who is the great composer of this database???

  • ramesh krishnan
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    sir,in ques.no 18 as i think it should be 6 times as india also participated in 1924.sir its from wikipedia.