[History Test 1] RPSC College Lecturer Exam 2021

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Practice Test – 1

1. Pot-making, a technique of great significance in human history, appeared first in a few areas during:

(a) Early Stone Age

(b) Middle Stone Age

(c) Upper Stone Age

(d) Late Stone Age

2. Which one of the following pairs of Palaeolithic sites and areas is not correct?

(a) Didwana—Western Rajasthan

(b) Sanganakallu—Karnataka

(c) Uttarabaini—Jammu

(d) Riwat—Pakistani Punjab

3. Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below the lists:

      List I                        List II

Chalcolithic          Cultures Type Sites

(I) Banas Culture (A) Ghaligai

(II) Gandhara Culture (B) Inamgaon

(III) Malwa Culture (C) Gilund

(IV) Savalda Culture (D) Navdatoli

Codes: I II III IV

(a) A B C D

(b) C A B D

(c) A C D B

(d) C A D B

4. Where do we find the three phases, viz. Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Cultures in sequence?

(a) Kashmir Valley

(b) Godavari Valley

(c) Belan Valley

(d) Krishna Valley

5. Excellent cave paintings of Mesolithic Age are found at:

(a) Bhimbetka

(b) Atranjikhera

(c) Mahisadal

(d) Barudih

6. In the upper Ganga valley iron is first found associated with

(a) Black-and-Red Ware

(b) Ochre Coloured Ware

(c) Painted Grey Ware

(d) Northern Black Polished Ware

7. Teri sites, associated with dunes of reddened sand, are found in:

(a) Assam

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Andhra Pradesh

8. Which one of the following is not a megalithic burial?

(a) Dolmenoid

(b) Intrado

(c) Menhir

(d) Cairn

9. Which Chalcolithic site of Maharashtra has shown evidence of an irrigation canal and an embankment?

 (a) Daimabad

(b) Inamgaon

(c) Jorwe

(d) Sonegaon

10. The Ochre Coloured Pottery is closely connected with:

(a) Aryans

(b) Early Harappans

(c) Late Harappans

 (d) Mature Harappans

11. At only one of the Indus sites have archaeologists discovered a middle town, as distinct from the citadel and the lower town. Identify the site from among the following:

(a) Surkotada

(b) Daimabad

(c) Dholavira

(d) Lothal

12. Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A): A distinctive feature of the house construction of the Harappans was that the road ward side of a block presented a plain blank facade.

Reason (R): The entrances to the houses were from the narrow lanes which were set at right-angles to the main streets.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

13. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

               List I             List II

(Harappan Sites)   (Burial Customs)

(i) Harappa (A) Brick chamber

(ii) Lothal (B) Coffin burial

(iii) Kalibangan (C) Pot burial

(iv) Surkotada (D) Double burial


(a) i-B, ii-D, iii-C, iv-A

(b) i-D, ii-B, iii-A, iv-C

(c) i-B, ii-D, iii-A, iv-C

(d) i-A, ii-C, iii-B, iv-D

14. From which of the following regions do we get the report of 21 sites, some of which are very large in size, concentrated in an area of approximately 50 – 25 km.?

(a) Kirtar piedmont

(b) Kohistan

(c) Bhatinda

(d) Kutch

15. Which one of the following pairs is not correct?

(a) Mundigak—Ochre Coloured Ware Culture

(b) Rangpur—Lustrous Red Ware Culture

(c) Kudwala—Cemetry H Ware Culture

(d) Ghaligai—Gandhara Grave Culture

16. Panchavimsha Brahmana is also known as

(a) Tandyamaha

(b) Jaiminiya

(c) Satapatha

(d) Kausitaki

17. Which of the thinkers is said to have characterized the Self as “neti, neti” in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad?

(a) Uddalaka

(b) Svetaketu

(c) Yajnavalkya

(d) Janaka

18. Which one of the following assemblies was also called narishta, meaning a resolution of many that cannot be broken?

(a) Gana

(b) Vidatha

(c) Sabha

(d) Samiti

19. Which one of the following deals with the doctrine of the transmigration of soul in a systematic manner for the first time?

(a) Aitareya Upanishad

(b) Hrihadaranyaka Upanishad

(c) Chandogya Upanishad

(d) Kena Upanishad

20. What is the descending order of the following punch-marked coins?

(i) Masha

(ii) Satamana

(iii) Kakani

(iv) Pada

(v) Karshapana

Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) ii, i, iv, v, iii

(b) iii iv, i, ii, v

(c) iv, ii, i, iii, v

(d) ii, v, I, iii, iv

21. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Chedi—Asmaka

(b) Kuru—Panchala

(c) Kasi—Kosala

(d) Matsya—Surasena

22. The Buddhist social division ukkattha (excellent) did not-include one of the following. Pick it out.

(a) Bahamanna

(b) Khattiya

(c) Vessa

(d) Gahapati

23. Consider the following:

The six great cities mentioned in the early Buddhist texts include:

(i) Pataliputra

(ii) Champa

(iii) Vaisali

(iv) Rajagriha

(v) Varanasi

(vi) Kausambi

(vii) Sravasti

(viii) Indraprastha

(ix) Kusinagara

Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) i, ii, iv, vi, vii, ix

(b) ii, iii, v, vi, vii, viii

(c) i, iii, iv, vi, vii, ix

(d) ii, iv, v, vi, vii, ix

24. The Buddhist doctrine of patichcha-samuppada or dependent origination is contained in which of the four Noble Truths?

(a) First

(b) Second

(c) Third

(d) Fourth

25. Which Minor Rock Edict of Asoka informs us about Samba, a kumara being in charge of Manemadesa?

 (a) Panguraria

(b) Ahraura

(c) Rupnath

(d) Maski

26. The fourteen Major Rock Edicts of Asoka located at Shabazgarhi and Manshera are in:

(a) Kharoshti Script

(b) Aramaic Script

(c) Greek Script

(d) Brahmi Script

27. What is the name Megasthenes gives to the town officials of Mauryan administration?

(a) Agranomoi

(b) Agrasenoi

(c) Astynomoi

(d) Astysenoi

28. Consider the following statement:

“Sovereignty can be carried on only with assistance. A single wheel does not move, hence the king should employ the ministers and hear their advice.”

This has been attributed to:

(a) Asoka

(b) Kautilya

(c) Megasthenes

(d) Manu

29. Consider the following statements. One labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):

Assertion (A): Niyoga was definitely practised by the Sudras, through not by the Dvija Varnas, in the early centuries of the Christian era.

Reason (R): According to Manu, Niyoga cannot take place in marriages which are performed according to the mantras.

In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

30. Which one of the following mixed castes was a result of tribal associations?

(a) Nishadas

(b) Abhiras

(c) Gonds

(d) Mallavas

31. Which one of the following pairs is wrongly matched?

(a) Murugan—Hillmen

(b) Varuna—Merchants

(c) Krishna—Shepherdesses

(d) Korravai—Hunters

32. The four castes of Tudiyan, Panan, Paraiyan and Kadamban are mentioned in the:

(a) Tolkappiyam

(b) Pattinappalai

(c) Purananuru

(d) Silappadigaram

33. Shariputraprakarana, the oldest extant drama in Sanskrit, was written by:

(a) Asvaghosa

(b) Dignaga

(c) Vasumitra

(d) Asanga

34. Jaina philosophy is knows as:

(a) Pudgala

(b) Samkhya

(c) Samachari

(d) Syadvada

34. What is the chronological order of the following foreigners?

(i) Arrian

(ii) Hippalus

(iii) Pliny, the Elder

(iv) Strabo

(v) Anonymous author of the Periplus

Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) ii, iv, iii, i and v

(b) iii, v, iv, i, and ii

(c) iv, ii, v, iii and i

(d) v, i, iii, ii and iv

36. Vadagalai and Tengalai were the:

(a) sacred texts of the Alvars and Nayanars

(b) legendary sages of Vaikhanasa cult

(c) founders of the Kapalika and Kalamukha sects

(d) northern and southern branches of Sri Vaishnavas

37. The Sunyasampadane was the main scriptural text of:

(a) Kanphatas

(b) Kapalikas

(c) Lingayats

(d) Aghoris

38. Which one of the following terms does not stand for a guild?

(a) Nigama

(b) Jetha

(c) Puga

(d) Sartha

39. The largest number of copper coins were issued by the:

(a) Kushanas

(b) Satavahanas

(c) Guptas

(d) Sakas

40. The well-known trade route Uttarapatha, in the time of Kushanas, was running between the following two urban settlements:

(a) Ujjain to Mathura

(b) Purushapura to Mathura

(c) Mathura to Taxila

(d) Purushapura to Taxila

41. Match the following:

       List I                         List II

(I) Akaradhaksha (A) Mines

(II) Sutradhyaksha (B) Weaving

(III) Khanyadhyaksha (C) Digging

(IV) Sitadhyaksha (D) Agriculture


(a) I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D

(b) I-B, II-A, III-C, IV-D

(c) I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C

(d) I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-C

42. Land grants, using the term abhyantarasiddhi, armed the donees with:

(a) fiscal powers

 (b) police and judicial powers

(c) powers to extract forced labour

(d) powers to levy extra taxes

43. The earliest epigraphic reference to visti or forced labour is found in the:

(a) Nanaghat inscription of Naganika

(b) Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela

(c) Junagarh inscription of Asoka

(d) Junagarh inscription of Rudradaman I

44. The legendary names of Lilavati and Khana are connected with:

(a) Mathematics and Astronomy

(b) Music and Dance

(c) Medicine and Metallurgy

(d) Language and Literature

45. The title Utharapathaswamin was assumed by:

(a) Dharmapala

(b) Mihira Bhoja

(c) Mahindrapala

(d) Prithviraj Chauhan

46. The famous Uttaramerur Inscription belongs to the reign of:

(a) Parantaka I

(b) Parantaka II

(c) Rajaraja I

(d) Rajendra I

47. Match List I with List II and select the answer using the codes given below the lists:

         List I                    List II

(I) Sulaiman (A) Indra III, Rashtrakuta

(II) Al-Masudi (B) Dharmapala, Pala

(III) Marco Polo (C) Bhoja, Pratihara

(D) Rudramadevi, Kakatiya


(a) I-B, II-C, III-D (b) I-D, II-A, III-B

(c) I-C, II-A, III-D (d) I-C, II-D, III-B

48. Which Chola emperor, as evident form an inscription, intervened in the dynastic struggle of South East Asia in 1068–69 AD?

(a) Rajadhiraja

(b) Virarajendra

(c) Kulottunga I

(d) Kulottunga II

49. Samarangana Sutradhara, written by Pawar ruler Bhoja, deals with:

(a) art and architecture

(b) music and dance

(c) mathematics and astronomy

(d) war and peace

50. Which one of the following pairs is wrongly matched?

(a) Rajasekhara—Karpuramanjari

(b) Dhoyi—Pavanaduta

(c) Jinasena Suri—Prithviraj Raso

(d) Sri Harsha—Naisadha Charita

51. “Raziya was endowed with all qualities befitting a king, but she was not born of the right sex…” Who was the author of these lines?

(a) Alberuni

(b) Amir Khusrau

(c) Ibn Battutah

(d) Minhaj Siraj

52. How may jitals made up a tanka?

(a) 44

(b) 40

(c) 48

(d) 46

53. What was araghatta?

(a) a machine to break forts

(b) a big tank

(c) a device to lift water

(d) a type of cloth

54. What was the name of the Jaina saint with whom Muhammad bin Tughluq held discussions?

(a) Hemachandra

(b) Bhadrabahu

(c) Harisena

(d) Jinaprabha Suri

55. Which Vijayanagar ruler sent an embassy to China?

(a) Harihara I

(b) Sri Krishna Deva Raya

(c) Bukka I

(d) Saluva Narasimha

56. Which among these foreign travellers, who visited India during the medieval period, is not correctly matched?

(a) Ibn Battutah—1333-34 ad

(b) Nicolo Conti—1420 ad

(c) Abdul Razzak—1443 ad

(d) Domingo Paes—1535 ad

57. Who among the following was greatly influenced by Islam?

(a) Namdev

(b) Chaitanya

(c) Ramananda

(d) Ramanuja

58. Who translated Tuzuk-i-Baburi into Persian?

(a) Abul Fazl

(b) Amir Khusrau

(c) Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

(d) Daulat Khan

59. Which Persian ruler helped Humayun with 14,000 troops?

(a) Chengiz Khan

(b) Timur

(c) Nadir Shah

(d) Shah Tahmasp

60. Who was the head of the first Jesuit mission that had discussions with Akbar?

(a) Rudolf Aquaviva

(b) Antony Monserrate

(c) Sir Thomas Roe

(d) Bernier

61. Akbar is reputed to have been a good player of the:

(a) Veena

(b) Sitar

(c) Pakhawaj

(d) Nakkarah

62. Why was the treaty between Hussain Ali and the Marathas considered a landmark in Maratha history?

(a) Marathas were recognised as copartners in Channa the revenue of the imperial provinces and a partner in political power.

(b) Marathas were recognised as an independent entity and given the right to collect revenue in certain Mughal provinces.

(c) Marathas were recognised as a powerful fighting unit.

(d) For the first time Marathas started paying revenue to Mughals.

63. The practice of Mughal nobles playing the role of king-makers began during the reign of:

(a) Farukh Siyar

(b) Muhammad Shah

(c) Jahandar Shah

(d) Bahadur Shah I

64. The battle of Wandiwash between the English and the French was fought in the year:

(a) 1755

(b) 1759

(c) 1760

(d) 1762

65. Who among the following native rulers attempted to set up a state trading company on European lines?

(a) Tipu Sultan

(b) Mir Qasim

(c) Siraj-ud-daula

(d) Hyder Ali

66. Which one of the following was not a signatory to the Tripartite Treaty signed in 1838?

(a) Ranjit Singh

(b) Lord Auckland

(c) Zaman Shah

(d) Shah Shuja

67. The rulers of which one of the following autonomous states were known as the Nawab Wazirs?

(a) Bengal

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Awadh

(d) Carnatic

68. Who was the author of the Siyar-ul-Mutakherim, a contemporary historical account of the conquest of Bengal by the British?

(a) Ahmad Hussain Khan

(b) Arif Muhammad

(c) Nazir Hussain

(d) Ghulam Hussain

69. Who elaborated the Drain Theory, founded by Dadabhai Nauroji?

(a) M. G. Ranade

(b) Balagangadhar Tilak

(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(d) Ferozshah Mehta

70. Which region of India was known for the cultivation of the poppy plant during the British period?

(a) South India

(b) Gujarat

(c) Bihar

(d) Assam

71. Aitchison Commission of 1886 was concerned with:

(a) educational reform

(b) financial reform

(c) civil services reform

(d) judicial reform

72. Consider List I and List II:

     List I                     List II

(i) Dalhousie  – System of State Railways

(ii) Mayo  – Public Works Department

(iii) Lytton –  First Famine Commission

(iv) Ripon – First Census of India

Which of the above are correctly matched? Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) i and ii

(b) iii and iv

(c) i, ii and iv

(d) ii, iii and iv

73. The system of zerat in British India was related to:

(a) revenue administration

(b) indigo cultivation

(c) irrigation system

(d) craft production

74. Which one of the following is not correctly paired?

(a) 1858 Act—Creation of an ‘official legislature’

(b) 1861 Act—Introduction of the Portfolio System

(c) 1909 Act—Creation of separate electorates

(d) 1919 Act—Bicameralism at the centre

75. Which act required the secretary of state for India to draw his salary from the British Exchequer?

(a) India Councils Act of 1892

(b) India Councils Act of 1990

(c) Government of India Act of 1919

(d) Government of India Act 1935

76. The growing land alienation from peasants was due to the:

(i) new legal system

(ii) new revenue policy

(iii) growth of agricultural labour

(iv) commercialisation of agriculture.

(a) i and ii are true

(b) ii and iii are true

(c) i, ii and iii are true

(d) i, ii and iv are true

77. Who among the following may be regarded as the forerunner of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi?

(a) Rani Channamma of Kithur

(b) Rani Durgavati of Garh Katanga

(c) Rani Gaidinliu of Jessore

(d) Rani Chandravati of Satavandi

78. Who among the following Englishmen was not killed at Lucknow?

(a) Sir Henry Lawrence

(b) Brigadier General Neill

(c) General Nicholson

(d) Major General Havelock

79. Arrange the following popular revolts in the correct chronological order:

(i) Ramosi Revolt

(ii) Paik Revolt

(iii) Satavandi Revolt

(iv) Kithur Revolt

Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) iv, ii, iii and i

(b) i, iv, iii and ii

(c) iii, ii, i and iv

(d) ii, i, iv and iii

80. Which British commander was defeated by the Santhals in 1855?

(a) Major Burrough

(b) Captain Neufville

(c) Lt. Bastian

(d) Colonel White

81. Who was the leader of the Forest Satyagraha by the Chenchus of Palanadu in 1921–22?

(a) Ambula Reddy

(b) Papanna Dora

(c) Hanumanthu

(d) Adisheshu

82. Gopal Hari Deshmukh, the famous social reformer from Maharashtra, was also known as:

(a) Lokamanya

(b) Atmabandhu

(c) Lokahitavadi

(d) Lokapriya

83. What is the correct chronology of the following events in the life of Ram Mohan Roy?

(i) publication of the Precepts of Jesus, the guide to peace and happiness

(ii) his visit to England as an ambassador of Akbar II

(iii) publication of Tuhfat-ul-Muwahiddin

(iv) establishment of the Atmiya Sabha

Choose the answer from the codes given below:

(a) iii, iv, i and ii

(b) ii, iii, iv and i

(c) iv, ii, i and iii

(d) i, iv, ii and iii

84. E. V. Ramaswami Naicker was the founder of:

(a) Swadeshabhimani

(b) Kudi Arasu

(c) Swadeshimitram

(d) Somaprakasa

85. Consider List I and List II:

         List I                              List II

(i) Jyotiba Phule Satyashodak Samaj

(ii) C. R. Reddy Mysore Praja Mitra Mandali

(iii) M. K. Gandhi All India Anti-untouchability League

(iv) Raman Pillai Malayali Memorial

Which of the above are correctly matched?

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) i and ii

(b) ii and iii

(c) i, iii and iv

(d) All of them

86. What is the minimum strength of members required for a trade union to get itself registered under the Trade Union Act of 1926?

(a) Ten

(b) Fifteen

(c) Twenty

(d) Twenty Five

87. Mahratta, the English weekly, was edited by:

(a) M. G. Ranade

(b) V. D. Savarkar

(c) B. G. Tilak

(d) Phule

88. Which session of the Congress adopted a constitution for itself?

(a) Lahore Session (1900)

(b) Bombay Session (1904)

(c) Madras Session (1908)

(d) Allahabad Session (1910)

89. When did Subhas Chandra Bose resign from the Congress Party’s presidentship as well as membership?

(a) 1936 (b) 1937

(c) 1938 (d) 1939

90. The doctrine of ‘Passive Resistance’ was propounded by:

(a) M. K. Gandhi

(b) Aurobindo Ghosh

(c) B. G. Tilak

(d) Bipinchandra Pal

91. Which of the following are correctly matched?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore—Nil Darpan

(b) Dadabhai Naoroji—Indian Unrest

(c) Dinabandhu Mitra—Gora

(d) Romesh Chandra Dutt—Economic History of India

92. Which was the first revolutionary terrorist organisation in India?

(a) Abhinava Bharat

(b) Anushilan Samiti

(c) Mitra Mela

(d) Ghadar Party

93. Which one of the following was not a technique of Gandhian Satyagraha?

(a) scorched-earth policy

(b) strikes and hartals

(c) voluntary migration

(d) fasting unto death

94. Arrange these events related to the freedom struggle in their correct chronological order:

(i) Formation of the Interim Government by the Congress

(ii) Cabinet Mission

(iii) Direct Action Day by the League

(iv) League’s participation in the Interim Government

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) i, iii, iv and ii

(b) ii, iii, i and iv

(c) iii, ii, i and iv

(d) iv, ii, i and iii

Directions: The following items consist of two statements one labelled Assertion (A) and the other labelled the Reason (R). You have to examine these two statements carefully and mark on your answer sheet accordingly.


(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

 (b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

95. Assertion (A): Buddha challenged the importance of birth as the principal determinant of one’s social status.

Reason (R): He proclaimed that one did not become a brahmana by the mere fact of one’s birth.

96. Assertion (A): Iron played an important role in state formation and urbanization of the Ganga valley in the 6th century BC.

Reason (R): The contemporary Deccan and the far South did experience iron technology too.

97. Assertion (A): Absence of large scale sacrificial rituals made brahmana varna redundant in gana-sangha areas.

Reason (R): Gahapatis dominated the socioeconomic structure of the gana-sanghas.

98. Assertion (A): During the Satavahana period, Amaravati and Nagarjunakonda emerged as important Buddhist centres.

Reason (R): The queens of almost all Satavahana rulers extended patronage to Buddhism.

99. Assertion (A): Economic deterioration and decline was indent in the Gupta empire from the time of Skandagupta.

Reason (R): The coins of Skandagupta and his successors are highly debased and not very artistic.

100. Assertion (A): The buildings of the Tughluqs have minimum decoration.

Reason (R): The grey stone that was mostly used in the Tughluq buildings was cheaper than the red stone, but was very difficult to carve on.

101. Assertion (A): Increasing European trade resulted in depression in India.

Reason (R): The beginning of European commerce was accompanied by an increase in the inflow of bullion to India.

102. Assertion (A): In the Mughal period, jagirs were normally not granted on the basis of heredit.

Reason (R): Under the Mughals, there were no mansabdars, with hereditary jagirs, known as watan jagirs.

103. Assertion (A): Mahalwari system was a modified version of the zamindari settlement.

Reason (R): It was introduced in the Gangetic valley, North-Western Provinces, the Punjab and parts of central India.

104. Assertion (A): Under the later Mughals the practice of ijara came into existence for the first time.

Reason (R): The ijaradars caused great damage to agriculture in general and to agriculturists in particular.

105. Assertion (A): In the dual system of government in Bengal, the British had all the power, but no responsibility.

Reason (R): In this system of government the Bengal Nawab had neither power nor responsibility.

106. Assertion (A): The growth of modern industries in India was slow and painful and they failed to compensate even for the displacement of indigenous handicrafts in terms of production and employment.

Reason (R): An important social consequence of even this limited development was the birth and growth of two new social classes, namely the industrial capitalists and the industrial workers.

107. Assertion (A): The Arya Samaj used the suddi movement for effecting socio-religious and political unity of India.

Reason (R): Suddi movement meant the reconversion of those Hindus who had once been willingly or forcibly converted into other religions, but were now willing to come back into the fold of Hinduism.

108. Assertion (A): The Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 was also known as the Sarda Act.

Reason (R): It was moved in the Central Legislature by Rai Sahib Haribilas Sarda.

109. Assertion (A): An important feature of trade unionism in India between 1918-24 was its inability to make much headway in well-established manufacturing industries like mining, textile, jute, etc.

Reason (R): During the same period, trade unionism was very weak and feeble among the ‘white-collared’ employees as well in these industries.

110. Assertion (A): The Government of India Act of 1935 introduced provincial autonomy for the first time in India.

Reason (R): The act itself made a clear-cutdivision of powers between the centre and the provinces.

111. Which one of the following documents was the first to contain a catalogue of fundamental rights?

(a) Nehru Report of 1928

(b) Simon Commission Report of 1929

(c) Karachi Resolution of 1931

(d) Gandhi-Irwin Pact of 1931

112. ‘Mixed Economy’ was envisaged for the first time in the:

(a) Preamble of the 1950 Constitution

(b) First Five Year Plan

(c) Second Five Year Plan

(d) Bombay Plan

113. Who served as India’s first ambassador to the Soviet Union?

(a) V. P. Krishna Menon

(b) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

(c) K. M. Pannikkar

(d) Prof. Mahalanobis

114. When was the Bandung Conference of Afro-Asian leaders held?

(a) 1951 (b) 1953

(c) 1955 (d) 1957

115. The panchashila (five principles) of peaceful coexistence, embodied in the 1954 treaty with China, included:

(i) mutual respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

(ii) non-aggression

(iii) non-interference in the affairs of others

(iv) non-alignment with either of the super powers

(v) equality and mutual benefit

(vi) peaceful coexistence

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) i, ii, iii, iv and vi (b) i, ii, iv, v and vi

(c) i, ii, iii, v and vi (d) i, iii, iv, v and vi

116. The four main divisions of philosophy are metaphysics, epistemology, axiology, and _____.

 a. bioethics

 b. logic

 c. aesthetics

 d. categorical logic

117. The study of reality in the broadest sense, an inquiry into the elemental nature of the universe and the things in it, is known as _____.

 a. metaphysics

 b. epistemology

 c. quantum physics

 d. axiology

118. Questions like “What is knowledge?” and “What is truth?” are mainstays in the branch of philosophy known as _____.

 a. logic

 b. metaphysics

 c. epistemology

 d. aesthetics

119. For Socrates, an unexamined life is a tragedy because it results in grievous harm to _____.

 a. the state

 b. the justice system

 c. the body

 d. the soul

120. For Socrates, the soul is harmed by lack of _____.

 a. knowledge

 b. wealth

 c. community

 d. courage

121. A question-and-answer dialogue in which propositions are methodically scrutinized to uncover the truth is known as _____.

 a. an argument

 b. the Socratic method

 c. the Socratic jest

 d. a debate

122. According to Socrates, a clear sign that a person has _____ is her exclusive pursuit of social status, wealth, power, and pleasure.

 a. philosophical ambition

 b. worldly wisdom

 c. exceptional desires

 d. an unhealthy soul

123. The famous statement “An unexamined life is not worth living” is attributed to _____.

 a. Aristotle

 b. John Locke

 c. Socrates

 d. Plato

124. A researcher was interested in studying why the “new math” of the1960s failed. she interviews several teachers who used the new math during the 1960s. These teachers are considered……

A. Primary sources

B. Secondary sources

C. External critics

D. Internal critics

125. The process of dealing with concerns over the authenticity of a source is referred to as

A. Sourcing

B. Internal criticism

C. Secondary criticism

D. External criticism

126. The following is a step in the process of historical research?

A. Identifying a research topic

B. Data synthesis

C. Data collection

D. All of the above

127. Oral history can be based on—

A. Interviews with people

B. Stories and tales

C. Songs

D. All of the above

128. The process of determining the reliability or accuracy of the information contained in the sources collected is known as—

A. External criticism

B. Vagueness

C. Internal criticism

D. Presentism

129. Presentism in historical sources is the ————–

A. Presence of the author in a historical source

B. First-hand accounts of events

C. Assumption that the present day connotations of terms also existed in the past

D. All of the above

130. Comparing document to each other to determine whether they provide the same information or reach the same conclusion is known as—-

A. Contextualization

B. Sourcing

C. Corroboration

D. Negative criticism

131. When writing their narratives many historical researchers prefer to use——

A. The publication manual of the American psychological association

B. The Chicago manual of style

C. The historical manual of style

D. The historians manual of style

132. The Chronology is called the——– of history

A. Eye

B. Tongue

C. Pillar

D. Brain

133.The identification of when and where an event took place is known as

A. Contextualization

B. Sourcing

C. Corroboration

D. Criticism

134.When did the telephone become an accepted tool for primary data collectionin marketing research?

A. 1930s

B. 1950s

C. 1970s

D. 1990s

135.If someone uses research as part of a sales effort this is said to be,

A. Syndicating

B. Sugging

C. Satisficing

D. Surveying

136.A primary data collection method that involves tracking behavior over a period of time is called

A. Browsing

B. Observation

C. Sampling

D. Testing

137.Mystery shopping is a form of

A. Questionnaire

B. Observation

C. Analysis

D. Postal survey.

138.“The study of history is the study of causes “says

A. EH Carr

B. Winston Churchill

C. JB Bury

D. Golman

139.Who is the author of the book “What is History”?

A. Voltaire

B. Montesquieu

C. EH Carr

D. Ranke

140.Who is considered the father of Objectivity

A. Toynbee

B. Rousseau

C. Voltaire

D. Ranke

141.The idea of progress is related to

A. Ranke

B. RG Collingwood

C. EH Carr

D. Vico

142.Who propounded the concept The Philosophy of History?

A. Rousseau

B. Voltaire

C. Montesquieu

D. Gibbon

143.The author of the book Ä guide to Historical Method”

A. Garraghan

B. Herodotus

C. Thucydides

D. JJ Renesh

144.The study of ancient things is called

A. Archaeology

B. Epigraphy

C. Ethnography

D. None of the above

145.Paleobotany is the study of——

A. Ancient monuments

B. Ancient plant remains

C. Ancient coins

D. Ancient writings

146.Epigraphy is the study of——–

A. Coins

B. Monuments

C. Inscriptions

D. Palaces

147.Ethno botany is the study of ——–

A. Cultural utilization of plants

B. Herbal plants

C. Ancient plants

D. None of the above

148.Numismatics is the study of ——

A. Coins

B. Writings

C. Palaces

D. Carvings

149.Exonumia is the scientific study of——

A. Metals

B. Medals

C. Monuments

D. Materials

150.Notaphily is the study of ——-

A. Carvings

B. Inscriptions

C. Paper money

D. Stamps

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