Civils History MCQ-12

Indian History MCQ Civils Prelims,SSC,TNPSC,MPSC,UPPSC,KPSC,rpsc

What was the main reason behind the destruction of somnath temple by sultan Mahmud of Ghazni?

(A) He wanted to build a palace there.
(B) He did not like the architecture of the temple.
(C) He tried to win credit as a great hero of Islam.
(D) He wanted to use the temple for some other purpose.

The two main systems of Indigo cultivation were

(A) Nij and Kij
(B) Nij and Ryoti
(C) Kharif and Rabi
(D) Nij and terrace farming

For creating an effective administration practice in India, which one of the following was adopted by the British Government?

(A) Military expedition
(B) Practice of surveying
(C) Practice of land revenue collection
(D) Practice of exploiting native population

Most of the ‘Mahajanapadas’ were fortified because

(A) Of availability of wood, brick and stones, in the are
(B) They reflected their wealth and power.
(C) The rulers were scared of attack and wanted to ensure they were protected.
(D) They were symbols of their ‘rich’ warrior tradition.

Around 3900 years ago, the earliest cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, began to come to an end because of various reasons. Which one of the following is not one of those reasons?

(A) There was internal rivalry and warfare between cities
(B) Deforestation and floods brought in destruction
(C) Grazing of green cover by herds of cattle destroyed the soil cover
(D) Rivers dried up leading to the end of the cities

Consider the following statements:
1. Akbar Nama and the important illustrated Mughal official histories.
2. While Akbar Nama was written by Abdul Hamid Lahori, Badshah Nama was authored by Abul Fazl
3. The Akbar Nama is divided into three books, of which the third book is the Ain – I Akbari.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 3 only
(C) 2 and 3 only
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Which one among the following was not a programme adopted by the congress while launching the non-coopertion movement?

(A) Surrender of titles and honorary offices, resignation from nominated seats in local bodies, boycott of the official and semi official functions.
(B) Withdrawal of children from government schools and colleges.
(C) Boycott of elections, foreign good and government courts
(D) Refusal to pay the revenues to the government .

Consider the following statement about Rabindranath Tagore:
1. He composed a number of patriotic songs during the Swadeshi Movement.
2. He returned his Kinghthood to condemn the brutal killing of innocent people at jalianwalla Bagh.
3. He refused to accept the Nobel Prize conferred by the British.
Which of the statement given above is /are correct?

(A) 1 only
(B) 3 only
(C) 1 and 2 only
(D) C. 1,2 and 3

Which of the following statements about Humayun is / are correct?

1. He built a new city at Delhi, which he named Dinpanah.
2. The autobiography of Humauunnama, was written by his sister, Gulbadan Begum.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) both 1and 2
(D) neither 1 or 2

Who among the following Indian rulers was the first to change the war technology from Matchlock to flintlocks?

(A) Siraj –ud-daula
(B) Hyder Ali
(C) Ranjit singh
(D) Tipu sultan

Annie Besant formed the Home Rule League in India based on the pattern of Home Rule Movement in

(A) Ireland
(B) Scotland
(C) England
(D) Eastern Europe

Which one among the following did not happen in the year 1946?

(A) Announcement of the cabinet mission to Indi
(B) ‘Direct Action call given by the Muslim League.
(C) Formation of Interim Government.
(D) Lord Mountbatten’s appointment as viceroy of India.

In regard to history of ancient ‘Megaliths’ are

(A) Stone tools used by Paleolithic people
(B) Burial sites
(C) Places where stones were found and people made tools.
(D) Sculptures worshipped by the Harappan people.

Which one of the following classes was a prominent supporter of Jainism?

(A) Brahmans
(B) Kshatriyas
(C) Vaishyas
(D) Shudras

who among the following believed that only those who left their homes could gain true knowledge?

(A) Mahavira and Parshvaatha
(B) Mahavira and Buddha
(C) Vedic sages
(D) Buddha and Makkali Ghoshal

Aryabhatt, the great astronomer, was member of the court of

(A) Chandragupta II
(B) Samundragupta
(C) Kanishka
(D) Harshavardhan