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  • 1. 

    Match the following: List 1                                      List 2 A) Indica                           i) Banabhatta B) Harshcharitra             ii) Chandrabardai C) Prithviraj Raso           iii) Megasthanese D) Rajtarangini               iv) Kalhana Codes: (A)       (B)        (C)         (D)

    • A.

      Iv ii i iii

    • B.

      Iii i ii iv

    • C.

      Iii ii i iv

    • D.

      Iv ii iii i

    Correct Answer
    B. Iii i ii iv
    Explanation
    The correct match for the given options is iii (Prithviraj Raso) with i (Banabhatta), i (Indica) with ii (Chandrabardai), ii (Harshcharitra) with iii (Megasthanese), and iv (Rajtarangini) with iv (Kalhana).

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  • 2. 

    Which statement is false about the fourth Buddhist council?    

    • A.

      It was concluded in the reign of Kanishka.

    • B.

      It was concluded in Kashmir.

    • C.

      That was chaired by Mogaliputt tissa.

    • D.

      After this council Buddha religion was bifurcate into two sects.

    Correct Answer
    C. That was chaired by Mogaliputt tissa.
    Explanation
    The fourth Buddhist council was not chaired by Mogaliputt Tissa.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is credited to Nimbarkacharya?

    • A.

      Advaita

    • B.

      Dvaitadvaita.

    • C.

      Shuddhadvaita.

    • D.

      Vishishtadvaita.

    Correct Answer
    B. Dvaitadvaita.
    Explanation
    Dvaitadvaita is credited to Nimbarkacharya. Dvaitadvaita is a philosophy that combines elements of both dualism and non-dualism. It states that the individual soul and the supreme soul are distinct entities, yet they are also inseparable and interconnected. Nimbarkacharya, a philosopher and theologian, is considered the founder of the Nimbarka Sampradaya, a Vaishnava tradition that follows the teachings of Dvaitadvaita. This philosophy emphasizes devotion to Lord Krishna and the belief in the simultaneous duality and non-duality of the soul and the divine.

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  • 4. 

    Which was the official language of mughal period?

    • A.

      Arabic

    • B.

      Persian

    • C.

      Turkish

    • D.

      Urdu

    Correct Answer
    B. Persian
    Explanation
    During the Mughal period, Persian was the official language. The Mughal Empire had strong cultural ties with Persia, and Persian was widely used in the administration, court, and literature of the empire. It was the language of the elite and was used for official correspondence, legal documents, and poetry. Persian also influenced the development of Urdu, which emerged as a distinct language during this period, blending elements of Persian, Arabic, and Hindi.

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  • 5. 

    Pushti Marg’ was founded by:

    • A.

      Chaitanya

    • B.

      Vallabhachrya

    • C.

      Ramanand

    • D.

      Nimbark

    Correct Answer
    B. Vallabhachrya
    Explanation
    Vallabhachrya is the correct answer because he was the founder of the Pushti Marg. Pushti Marg is a Vaishnav sect that focuses on devotion to Lord Krishna. Vallabhachrya was a philosopher and spiritual leader who preached the path of devotion and love towards Krishna. He established the Pushti Marg in the 16th century and his teachings continue to be followed by his followers.

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  • 6. 

    What's wrong about Nanak and Kabir?

    • A.

      Both stressed monotheism.

    • B.

      Both opposed caste system (jatipratha).

    • C.

      Both understood the importance of the Guru.

    • D.

      Both wanted to run the new religion.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both wanted to run the new religion.
    Explanation
    Nanak and Kabir did not want to run the new religion. They both emphasized the importance of spiritual teachings and guiding people towards a path of righteousness, but they did not seek to establish themselves as leaders or authorities in a new religion. They aimed to spread their message of monotheism, oppose the caste system, and promote the significance of a spiritual guide or Guru, rather than to control or govern a new religious movement.

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  • 7. 

    ’Pitra-dura’ technique of surface ornamentation was first adopted in:

    • A.

      Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb.

    • B.

      Tajmahal.

    • C.

      Diwan-e-Am (Redfort Delhi)

    • D.

      Moti masjid (Agra fort)

    Correct Answer
    A. Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb. The Pitra-dura technique of surface ornamentation was first adopted in Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb. This technique involves the use of inlay work using semi-precious stones, such as jasper and lapis lazuli, in white marble. It is also known as "parchin kari" and is a characteristic feature of Mughal architecture. The tomb is often referred to as the "Baby Taj" due to its resemblance to the Taj Mahal and is considered a precursor to the architectural style seen in the Taj Mahal.

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  • 8. 

    Communal representation was laid down in:

    • A.

      Indian Council Act

    • B.

      Pitts India Act

    • C.

      Regulating Act

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Indian Council Act
    Explanation
    The Indian Council Act introduced communal representation in India. This act, also known as the Morley-Minto Reforms of 1909, allowed for separate electorates for different religious communities. This meant that Muslims, Sikhs, and other religious groups could elect their own representatives in the legislative councils. The introduction of communal representation was an attempt by the British government to appease different religious communities and maintain a balance of power. This act played a significant role in shaping the political landscape of India during the colonial period.

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  • 9. 

    The Indian National Congress declared Poorna Swaraj as its ultimate goal at:

    • A.

      Bombay Session

    • B.

      Haripur Session

    • C.

      Calcutta Session

    • D.

      Lahore Session

    Correct Answer
    D. Lahore Session
    Explanation
    The Indian National Congress declared Poorna Swaraj as its ultimate goal at the Lahore Session. This session, held in 1929, was significant as it marked the adoption of the Purna Swaraj (Complete Independence) resolution. The resolution demanded complete self-rule for India and called for the celebration of Independence Day on 26th January. This declaration was a pivotal moment in the Indian independence movement, as it united the Congress and galvanized the masses towards the goal of achieving full independence from British rule.

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  • 10. 

    Sardar Vallabhai Patel became the follower of Gandhiji during:

    • A.

      Champaran Movement

    • B.

      Kheda movement

    • C.

      Ahmdabad mill strike

    • D.

      Ahmdabad mill strike

    Correct Answer
    B. Kheda movement
    Explanation
    Sardar Vallabhai Patel became a follower of Gandhiji during the Kheda movement. This movement took place in 1918 in the Kheda district of Gujarat, India. It was a peasant uprising against the British government's decision to impose heavy taxes on the farmers despite a severe crop failure. Gandhiji led the movement and Patel actively participated in it, organizing protests and advocating for the rights of the farmers. This movement played a significant role in shaping Patel's political career and his commitment to fighting for the rights of the oppressed.

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  • 11. 

    The Indian Penal Code was created by a Law Commission headed by:

    • A.

      Lord Cornwallis

    • B.

      Warren Hastings

    • C.

      Lord Macauley

    • D.

      Lord Dalhousie

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Macauley
    Explanation
    The Indian Penal Code was indeed created by a Law Commission headed by Lord Macauley. Lord Macauley was a British historian, politician, and administrator who played a significant role in the introduction of English education in India. He was appointed as the Law Member of the Governor-General's Council in 1834 and was tasked with the responsibility of codifying the laws in India. Under his leadership, the Indian Penal Code was drafted and enacted in 1860, which continues to be the primary criminal code in India.

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  • 12. 

    Indian leaders opposed the Simon Commission because:

    • A.

      It was appointed to look into the working of the GOI act 1909.

    • B.

      There was no Indian in the Commission.

    • C.

      The Simon Commission initiated communal representation.

    • D.

      It was appointed to look into the working of the GOI act 1919.

    Correct Answer
    B. There was no Indian in the Commission.
    Explanation
    Indian leaders opposed the Simon Commission because there was no Indian in the Commission. This lack of Indian representation was seen as a clear indication of the British government's disregard for the opinions and interests of the Indian people. The Commission was appointed to look into the working of the Government of India Act 1919, which had significant implications for Indian governance. The absence of Indian members in the Commission was seen as a deliberate attempt to exclude Indian voices and maintain British control over Indian affairs. This further fueled the Indian nationalist movement and strengthened the demand for self-governance.

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  • 13. 

    What is the vedic name of the River Satluj?

    • A.

      Kubha

    • B.

      Parushni

    • C.

      Sadanira

    • D.

      Sutudri

    Correct Answer
    D. Sutudri
    Explanation
    The Vedic name for the River Satluj is Sutudri.

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  • 14. 

    Britishers had set up first Madarsa in India at:

    • A.

      Bombay

    • B.

      Calcutta

    • C.

      Lahore

    • D.

      Mysore

    Correct Answer
    B. Calcutta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Calcutta. Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, was the location where the Britishers established the first Madarsa in India. Madarsas are Islamic educational institutions that provide religious teachings and education. Calcutta, being an important center of British colonial rule in India, was chosen as the site for this establishment.

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  • 15. 

    Harappan civilization used which elements for making tools, weapons, ornaments and vessels?

    • A.

      Copper

    • B.

      Iron

    • C.

      Steel

    • D.

      Manganese

    Correct Answer
    A. Copper
    Explanation
    The Harappan civilization used copper for making tools, weapons, ornaments, and vessels. Copper was readily available in the region and was easily malleable, making it suitable for various purposes. Iron and steel were not commonly used during the Harappan civilization, and there is no evidence to suggest the use of manganese for these purposes.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following God was not praised in the hymns of Rigveda?

    • A.

      Agni

    • B.

      Indra

    • C.

      Soma

    • D.

      Pashupati

    Correct Answer
    D. Pashupati
    Explanation
    Pashupati is not praised in the hymns of Rigveda because Pashupati is a deity associated with the later Vedic period and the Indus Valley Civilization. The Rigveda mainly focuses on praising gods such as Agni, Indra, and Soma, who are prominently mentioned in its hymns. Pashupati, on the other hand, is a form of Lord Shiva and is worshipped in later Hindu traditions. Therefore, Pashupati does not find mention in the hymns of Rigveda.

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  • 17. 

    Match the following: Folk theatre              State  A.  Bhand pather   1. Jammu & Kashmir. B. Jatra                     2. West Bengal C. Nautanki             3. Uttar Pradesh A      B     C

    • A.

      1 2 3

    • B.

      2 1 3

    • C.

      1 3 2

    • D.

      2 3 1

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 2 3
  • 18. 

    A new form of Buddhism, known as Mahayana Buddhism, was developed under:

    • A.

      Kushana ruler Kanishka

    • B.

      Chola empire

    • C.

      Chalukyas empire

    • D.

      Chandela dynasty

    Correct Answer
    D. Chandela dynasty
  • 19. 

    Abolition of Sati was enacted during the tenure of:

    • A.

      Wiiliam Bentinck

    • B.

      Lord Cornwallis

    • C.

      Lord Rippon

    • D.

      Lord Lytton

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiiliam Bentinck
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Bentinck. During his tenure as the Governor-General of India from 1828 to 1835, William Bentinck introduced several social reforms, one of which was the abolition of Sati. Sati was a practice in which widows were expected to immolate themselves on their husband's funeral pyre. Bentinck recognized the inhumanity and injustice of this practice and passed a law in 1829 banning Sati, making it illegal and punishable by law. This reform was a significant step towards the empowerment and protection of women in India.

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  • 20. 

    Match the following: Mahajanpada                        Capital A) Magadh                              i) Champa B) Koshal                               ii) Vaishali C) Vajji                                    iii) Shravasti D) Anga                                  iv) Giribraj Codes: (A)             (B)          (C)       (D)  

    • A.

      I ii iii iv

    • B.

      Ii iii iv i

    • C.

      iv iii ii i

    • D.

      Iv iii i ii

    Correct Answer
    C. iv iii ii i
    Explanation
    The correct matching of Mahajanpada and its capital is as follows:
    - Mahajanpada Magadh is matched with its capital Giribraj.
    - Mahajanpada Koshal is matched with its capital Shravasti.
    - Mahajanpada Vajji is matched with its capital Vaishali.
    - Mahajanpada Anga is matched with its capital Champa.

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