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  • 1. 
    Primitive man first learnt to
    • A. 

      Make fire

    • B. 

      Tame animals

    • C. 

      Make a wheel

    • D. 

      Grow grain

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Wheat and barely

    • B. 

      Rice

    • C. 

      Millets

    • D. 

      Maize

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Making a fire

    • B. 

      Growing grain

    • C. 

      Making wheel

    • D. 

      Learning a script

  • 4. 
    The main occupation of the Paleolithic people was
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Animal husbandry

    • C. 

      Fishing

    • D. 

      Hunting and gathering food

  • 5. 
    The people of the Mesolithic age used
    • A. 

      Copper tools

    • B. 

      Iron tools

    • C. 

      Quartzite

    • D. 

      Small stone tools

  • 6. 
    The Indus Valley civilization type was found in
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      All these

  • 7. 
    The people of the Indus Valley civilization worshipped
    • A. 

      Pashupati

    • B. 

      Indra and Varuna

    • C. 

      Brahma

    • D. 

      Vishnu

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Mohenjodaro and Harappa

    • B. 

      Lothal and Kalibangan

    • C. 

      Bhanwali and Ropar

    • D. 

      Lothal and Ropar

  • 9. 
    Rice cultivation is associated with which of the following Harappan sites ?
    • A. 

      Kalibangan

    • B. 

      Harappa

    • C. 

      Kot Diji

    • D. 

      Lothal

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Wheat

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      Potatoes

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Humped bull

    • B. 

      Goat

    • C. 

      Horse

    • D. 

      Elephant

  • 12. 
    The script used by the Indus Valley people
    • A. 

      Has not yet been deciphered

    • B. 

      Was the Vedic language

    • C. 

      Was depicted through pictures and diagrams

    • D. 

      Was none of these

  • 13. 
    Indus Valley civilization was spread over
    • A. 

      Punjab,Sind,Baluchistan

    • B. 

      Punjab,Sind,Rajasthan,Gujarat

    • C. 

      Along River Indus

    • D. 

      Sind,Punjab,Jammu & Kashmir,UP,Rajasthan,Gujarat

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Burnt brick buildings

    • B. 

      First true arches

    • C. 

      Buildings of worship

    • D. 

      Art and architecture

  • 15. 
    The salient feature of the Rigvedic religion was
    • A. 

      Worship of the Mother Goddess

    • B. 

      Worship of nature

    • C. 

      Worship of the Trimurties

    • D. 

      Worship of Pashupati

  • 16. 
    In connection with the Indus valley civilization,we come across the name of
    • A. 

      Sir Alexander Cunningham

    • B. 

      Sir Mortimer Wheeler

    • C. 

      Sir Vincent Smith

    • D. 

      D.D. kosambi

  • 17. 
    The local name of Mohenjodaro is
    • A. 

      Mound of the Living

    • B. 

      Mound of the Great

    • C. 

      Mound of the Dead

    • D. 

      Mound of the Survivor

  • 18. 
    The Indus valley people venerated the
    • A. 

      Bull

    • B. 

      Cow

    • C. 

      Garuda

    • D. 

      Eagle

  • 19. 
    The Indus Valley civilization was non-Aryan because
    • A. 

      It was urban

    • B. 

      It had a pictographic script

    • C. 

      It had an agricultural economy

    • D. 

      It extended up to the Narmada Valley

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Rajaraja Chola I

    • B. 

      Rajendra Chola I

    • C. 

      Samudragupta

    • D. 

      Vikramaditya

  • 21. 
    The Saka era began in the year
    • A. 

      58 BC

    • B. 

      78 BC

    • C. 

      58 AD

    • D. 

      78 AD

  • 22. 
    Megasthenes was the ambassador of
    • A. 

      Seleucus

    • B. 

      Alexander

    • C. 

      Darius

    • D. 

      The Greeks

  • 23. 
    Choose the correct pair
    • A. 

      Ellora caves - Saka

    • B. 

      Mahabalipuram - Rashtrautas

    • C. 

      Meenakshi temple - Pallavas

    • D. 

      Khajuraho - Chandlellas

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Shankaracharya

    • B. 

      Ramanujacharya

    • C. 

      Bhaskaracharya

    • D. 

      Madhvacharya

  • 25. 
    The paintings of Ajanta depict stories of the
    • A. 

      Ramayana

    • B. 

      Mahabharata

    • C. 

      Jatakas

    • D. 

      Panchatantra

  • 26. 
    Purushasukta is founded in the
    • A. 

      Bhagavad Gita

    • B. 

      Rigveda

    • C. 

      Manusmriti

    • D. 

      Atharva Veda

  • 27. 
    Milindapanha is a
    • A. 

      Sanskrit play

    • B. 

      Political treatise

    • C. 

      Religious conversation

    • D. 

      Chronicle

  • 28. 
    Tripitakas are the sacred books of the
    • A. 

      Jains

    • B. 

      Hindus

    • C. 

      Muslims

    • D. 

      Buddhists

  • 29. 
    The principle that distinguishes Jainism from Buddhism is the
    • A. 

      Practice of the eight-fold path

    • B. 

      Rejection of the infallibility of the Vedas

    • C. 

      Attribution of a soul to all beings and things

    • D. 

      Belief in rebirth

  • 30. 
    Kautilya"s Arthasastra is a book on
    • A. 

      Economic relations

    • B. 

      Principles and practice of statecraft

    • C. 

      Foreign policy

    • D. 

      Duties of the king

  • 31. 
    The central point in Ashoka"s Dhamma was
    • A. 

      Loyalty to the king

    • B. 

      Peace and non violence

    • C. 

      Respect to elders

    • D. 

      Religious toleration

  • 32. 
    The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in
    • A. 

      Kautilya"s Arthasastra

    • B. 

      Ashokan edicts

    • C. 

      The Puranas

    • D. 

      The Indica of MEGASTHENES

  • 33. 
    The effects of the Kalinga war on king Ashoka are found
    • A. 

      Pillare edicts

    • B. 

      Rock edicts

    • C. 

      Excavations

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 34. 
    Megasthenes visited India during the reign of
    • A. 

      Chandragupta II

    • B. 

      Chandragupta Maurya

    • C. 

      Ashoka

    • D. 

      Harsha

  • 35. 
    Buddha"s preachings were mainly related to
    • A. 

      Belief in one god

    • B. 

      Practice of rituals

    • C. 

      Purity of thought and conduct

    • D. 

      Idol worship

  • 36. 
    The title 'Vikramaditya' was assumed by
    • A. 

      Ashoka

    • B. 

      Chandragupta II

    • C. 

      Kanishka

    • D. 

      Samudragupta

  • 37. 
    The famous Chinese pilgrim Fa-hien visited India during the reign of
    • A. 

      Chandragupta I

    • B. 

      Chandragupta II

    • C. 

      Ramagupta

    • D. 

      Srigupta

  • 38. 
    Samudragupta's achievements are mentioned in the
    • A. 

      Kaling edict

    • B. 

      Hathigumpha edict

    • C. 

      Indica

    • D. 

      Allahabad Prasasti

  • 39. 
    We derive our information regarding Harsha from
    • A. 

      Harisena

    • B. 

      Kalhan

    • C. 

      Bana

    • D. 

      Kalidasa

  • 40. 
    The most important consequence of the Dharmasastras prohibiting Indians from making sea voyages and Visiting foreign lands was that
    • A. 

      Indians were able to safeguard their culture

    • B. 

      They found more time to develop their own talents

    • C. 

      Indians developed a sense of parochialism and ceased to learn from others

    • D. 

      Foreigners developed a wrong notion about Indians

  • 41. 
    The Chola age was most famous for
    • A. 

      Village assemblies

    • B. 

      War with the Rashtrakutas

    • C. 

      Trade with ceylon

    • D. 

      Advancement of Tamil culture

  • 42. 
    The main source for the study of village government under the Cholas is the
    • A. 

      Chandravallo inscription

    • B. 

      Halmidi inscription

    • C. 

      Jatwai inscription

    • D. 

      Uttaramerur inscription

  • 43. 
    The Uttaramerur inscription belongs to the period of
    • A. 

      Vijayalaya

    • B. 

      Nagabhatta II

    • C. 

      Parantaka I

    • D. 

      Vatsa Raja

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Chandigarh

    • B. 

      Pataliputra

    • C. 

      Kurukshetra

    • D. 

      Hastinapur and Atranjikhera

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Central India

    • B. 

      Western India

    • C. 

      South India

    • D. 

      Bihar and eastern UP

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      Right from the start

    • B. 

      From the twelfth year of his reign

    • C. 

      From the seventeenth year of his reign

    • D. 

      From the middle of his reign

  • 47. 
    The earliest evidence of the practice of Sati can be gleaned from
    • A. 

      An inscription at Eran in Madhya Pradesh dated 510 AD

    • B. 

      The Uttaramerur inscription

    • C. 

      The Chandravallo inscription

    • D. 

      The Halmidi inscription

  • 48. 
    Rajtarangini written by Kalhan is
    • A. 

      A history of kashmir

    • B. 

      An anthology of lyrics

    • C. 

      About Chandragupta's reign

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 49. 
    The first use to which the wheel was put,appears to have been
    • A. 

      The advancement of metallurgy

    • B. 

      Drawing a cart

    • C. 

      Spinning

    • D. 

      Pottery

  • 50. 
    The most important Kingdom in Deccan and Central India after the Mauryas was that of the
    • A. 

      Satavahanas

    • B. 

      Vakatakas

    • C. 

      Pallavas

    • D. 

      Cholas