Quiz 635: Indian History for SSC-CGL Examination

1.The evidences of ‘pit-dwelling’ have been discovered from which of the following ancient Indian sites?
[A]Lothal and Kalibangan
[B]Burzahom and Gufkaral
[C]Ropar and Rangpur
[D]Kalibangan and Surkotada

Burzahom and Gufkaral

2.Which among the following Vedic Texts gives a systematic exposition of the ‘theory of rebirth’ for the first time?
[A]Chhandogya Upanishad
[B]Mundaka Upanishad
[C]Satapatha Brahmana
[D]Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Chhandogya Upanishad

3.The doctrine of ‘Vyuhavada’ is associated with which among the following Sects (or) cults of India?


4.The ‘Saptanga Theory of State’ (Theory of Seven Limbs of the State) was propounded by :
[A]Kautilya in Arthashastra
[B]Manu in Manusmriti
[C]Kalhana in Rajatarangini
[D]Banabhatta in Harshacharita

Kautilya in Arthashastra

5.’Silapaddikaram’ and ‘Manimekalai’ are the immortal epic works belonging to which of the following period?
[A]Pre-Mauryan Age
[B]Sangam Age
[C]Gupta Age
[D]Early Medieval Age

Sangam Age

6.Which among the following foreign travellers is not correctly paired with their respective period of visit in India?
[A]Fa Hien – Gupta Period
[B]Hiuen Tsang – Post Gupta Period
[C]Al Beruni – Early Medieval Period
[D]Ibn Batutta – Mughal Period

Option [D]
Ibn Batuta – Sultanate Period during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

7.’Octagonal’ shape of mausoleums is the distinctive feature of which of the following dynasties of Medieval India?


8.Who among the following was the religious guru of Shivaji?
[D]Ram Das

Ram Das

9.The exhaustive codification of Islamic laws in the name of ‘Fatwa-i-Alamgiri’ was done at the behest of which among the following rulers of Medieval India?
[A]Alauddin Khalji
[B]Sher Shah Suri


10.Who planted the ‘Tree of Liberty’ at Srirangapatnam?
[A]Hyder Ali
[B]Tipu Sultan
[C]Chin Quilich Khan
[D]Murshid Quli Khan

Tipu Sultan

11.The first British ‘Presidency’ in India was established at :


12.Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded India for the first time during the reign of which among the following Mughal Emperors?
[A]Muhammad Shah
[B]Ahmad Shah
[C]Shah Alam-II

Muhammad Shah

13.’Neel-Darpan’ by Din Bandhu Mitra portrays the plight of :
[A]Bengali Artisans
[B]Indigo Planters
[C]Landless Labourers
[D]All of the above

Indigo Planters

14.Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a great 19th Century Social Reformer who waged a struggle for/against which of the following social cause?
[A]Education of Women
[B]Widow Remarriage
[C]Abolition of Sati

Widow Remarriage

15.Who among the following was popularly known as the ‘Frontier Gandhi’?
[A]Hasrat Mohani
[B]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[C]Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
[D]Iqbal Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan