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IAS PRELIMS REVISION TEST-HISTORY

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1) Which of the following is/are correct about Hampi?

  1. It is located in Krishna-Cauvery basin
  2. It was the capital of Vijayanagara empire
  3. Cementing agent was excessively used by the kings for forts
  4. It is a part of HRIDAY programme
  5. a) Only 2
  6. b) Only 1, 2 and 3
  7. c) Only 1 and 2
  8. d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Solution: a

2) Consider the following statement

  1. The songs compilations of Nayanars are Tevaramand tiruvakam
  2. Andal is a famous woman Nayanar saint

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

              Solution: a 

 3) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Sikhism has influences of Bhakti tradition
  2. It is a syncretic religion
  3. Guru Arjan gave it a militaristic outlook
  4. a) Only 1
  5. b) Only 2 and 3
  6. c) Only 1 and 2
  7. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: c

4) Which of the following is/are NOT correct ?

  1. Lilatilakam a 14thcentury text dealt with grammar and politics
  2. It was composed in manipravalamlanguage
  3. Manipravalamwas a mixture of Sanskrit and tamil

Select the correct answer using codes below

  1. a) Only 1 and 2
  2. b) Only 2 and 3
  3. c) Only 3
  4. d) Only 1 and 3

               Solution: c

5) Jagannatha temple at Puri is a pilgrimage centre today. Which of the following is/are correct about it?

  1. It is a based on Vaishnavite cult
  2. The deity has a tribal inspiration
  3. The temple was built by King Anangabhima III

Select the correct answer using the code below.

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2 and 3
  3. c) Only 1 and 2
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

              Solution: c

  1. Which of the following is NOT correct about Kathak?
  2. a) It is hugely influenced by Bhakti movement
  3. b) It is a dance form which narrates stories
  4. c) It was disallowed in Mughal courts
  5. d) It is one of the Classical dances today

  Solution: c

7) Which of the following is/are responsible for the downfall of Hindu states during medieval India?

  1. Lack of unity among them.
  2. Outdated military methods used by them.
  3. Work division based on Varna system.
  4. a) Only 2
  5. b) Only 1 and 2
  6. c) 1, 2 and 3
  7. d) Only 1 and 3

  Solution: c

8) Consider the following statements

  1. Iltumish patronized the great scholar Hasan Nizami
  2. Qutbuddin Aibak was called Lakh Bakshby the Muslim writer

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: b

  1. Who was the first Sultan to impose irrigation tax?
  1. Match the following

a) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

b) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

c) Allauddin Khilji

d) Iltumish

Solution: b                                                                                 

  1. Ariz-i-mumalikheaded the military department under the Delhi Sultana technology.

Which of the following is /are correct about him?

  1. He was responsible for recruiting the soldiers and administering the military department.
  2. He was commander in chief of the Army

Select the correct answers using code below

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: a

11)Which of the following is /are correct about Jiziya?

  1. Jiziyawas not a separate tax since beginning under Muslim rule
  2. At times Brahmins were exempted from paying Jiziya
  3. Firoz Tughlaq made it a part of Land Tax

Select the correct answers using the codes below

  1. a) Only 1 and 2
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Only 2 and 3
  4. d) Only 1

Solution: a

 12) Consider the following statements

  1. Tughlaq   architecture combined both arch and dome features
  2. They mostly used red sand stone for their building.
  3. Muhammad bin Tughlaq built the city Tughlaqabad.

Which of the above statements is /are NOT correct?

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Only 2 and 3
  4. d) Only 3

Solution: c

  1. Which of the following is NOT correct about Vishishtadvaitaphilosophy propounded by Ramanujacharya?

a) God is a Saguna Brahman

b) Self-surrender to God is the way to achieve him

c) Soul and matter are not Real

d) His philosophy was rooted in Vaishnavism

Solution:c

14) Which of the following is/are feature/features of Swadeshi movement?

  1. Emphasis on self-reliance
  2. Extensive participation of the peasantry
  3. Cultural revivalism

a) Only 3

b) Only 2 and 3

c) Only 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: c

15) Consider the following statements

  1. The first session of Indian National Congress was presided by W.C Banerjee.
  2. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay addressed the session in 1885

Which of the above statement is/are NOT correct?

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: b

  1. Who started the newspaper Al Hilal?

a) Maulana Azad

b) Mohammmad Ali

c) Hasrat Mohani

d) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Solution: a

 17) Which of the following was/were a part of Vivekananda’s ideas ?

  1. Fundamental oneness of God.
  2. Social action along with knowledge.
  3. Usage of Modern science and technology for the development of the nation

a) Only 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) Only 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: d

18) Consider the following statements

  1. Servants of Indian Society were founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
  2. Sudharakwas the periodical which projected the views of the Society
  3. Gopal Ganesh Aaykar started the periodical Sudharak

Which of the above statements is /are correct?

  1. a) Only 1 and 3
  2. b) 1,2 and 3
  3. c) Only 1 and 2
  4. d) Only 1

Solution: a

 19) Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

  1. Social service league was founded by Narayan Malhar Joshi
  2. He was one of the founding members of All India Trade Union Congress.

Select the correct answer using the code below

  1. a) Only 1
  2. b) Only 2
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: c

Women’s Organisations                                                     Founder

  1. Bharat Stree Mahamandal                                  Mehribai Tata
  2. Bharat Mahila Parishad                                      Sarala Devi Chaudhurani
  3. Arya Mahila Samaj                                             Pandita Ramabai
  4. National Council of women in India           Ramabai Ranade

1             2            3            4

  1. a) D          B           C           A
  2. b) B            D          C            A
  3. c) B            D          A            C
  4. d) D           B          A            C

Solution: b

 21) Which of the following ideas was/were supported by Dayanand Saraswati?

  1. A classless and casteless society
  2. Vedic nation of Chaturvana system
  3. Infallibility of Vedas and Puranas

1.a) Only 2 and 3

b) Only 2

c) 1,2 and 3

d) Only 1 and 2

 Solution: d

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