Quiz 621: Indian History for UPPSC Examination

1. The harappans used intaglio seals, made mostly of carved and fired steatite :
[A] As an export commodity.
[B] As a medium of exchange in place of coins.
[C] As amulets and charms to ward off evil spirits.
[D] For marking their goods and property.

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2. Which of the following deities were associated with the ‘Rig Vedic Period’ ?

  1. Purandara
  2. Varuna
  3. Savitri
  4. Usha

Choose the correct option:

[A] 1 and 2
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 3 and 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

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3. Which of the following statements about the Gandhara School of Art is NOT correct?
[A] It displays Greek artistic influence and the concept of the “man-god” was essentially inspired by Greek mythological culture.
[B] Gandhara School of art enjoyed the liberal patronage of Indo-Greek rulers.
[C] Artistically, the Gandharan school of sculpture is said to have contributed wavy hair, drapery covering both shoulders, shoes and sandals etc.
[D] The Gandhara art primarily depicted the Buddhist themes.

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4. In the light of events which occurred during the reign of Shahjahan, select the statement which is NOT correct:
[A] The capital of the mughal empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi.
[B] Monthly scale was introduced in Mansabdari system.
[C] Foreign travelers Bernier, Travernier and Manucci visited the Mughal court.
[D] Jats and Satnamis raised the banner of rebellion.

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5. Which legendary Sufi saint of Chishti order was popularly known as ‘Chirag-e-Dehlavi (Chirag of Delhi)’?
[A] Nizamuddin Auliya
[B] Shaikh Nasiruddin Mahmud
[C] Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
[D] None of the above

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6. The rulers of Bahmani kingdom encouraged the development of art and architecture in the form of cities, buildings, mosques and fortresses. The incorrect statement in this context is:
[A] The city of Hyderabad was founded by Ibrahim Adil Shah of Bijapur.
[B] Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, the mausoleum of Mohammad Adil Shah is the largest dome.
[C] The Char Minar of Hyderabad was built by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golkunda.
[D] Mahmud Gawan built a college at Bidar.

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7. Consider the following Statements regarding the history of Kashmir during the ancient and early medieval age –

  1. Kashmir was the part of Ashoka’s empire and Srinagar was founded by him.
  2. Kalhana’s authoritative work ‘Rajatarangini’ is on history of Kashmir.
  3. Zain-ul-Abidin was a great liberal king known as ‘Akbar of Kashmir’.
  4. Kashmir was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Akbar

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] 2 and 3
[B] 1, 2 and 4
[C] 2, 3 and 4
[D] All of them

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8. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding developments in the field of music during Medieval India?

  1. Sangeet Ratnakar is the earliest known treatise on music composed during Medieval period.
  2. Ragdarpan, a famous work on music was translated into Persian, during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.
  3. Sultan Hussain Shah Sharqi of Jaunpur was a great musician and patron of music who wrote a great book on music known as ‘Man Kautuhal’

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 3
[D] 1, 2 and 3

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9. The silver coin which was introduced by Sher Shah and continued by the Mughals was :
[A] Rupaya
[B] Dinar
[C] Asharfi
[D] Muhar

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10. Which of the following statements about the Gupta Empire under Samudragupta is NOT correct?
[A] Prayaga Prashasti of Samudragupta composed by his court poet Harisena is engraved on an Ashokan pillar at Allahabad.
[B] Samudragupta was the first Gupta ruler to have exercised direct administrative control over western and Southern India.
[C] Samudragupta carved out an extensive empire which is evident from the fact that he had performed an Asvamedha sacrifice.
[D] None of the above

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  • Madhu sharma
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    Really valuable

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