Indian History MCQ-278

The oldest Veda is

(A) Arthveda
(B) Rigveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Yajurveda

Assertion (A) : Construction of temples as tributes to dead kings was a special feature of the Chola period.
Reason (R) : The famous Shiva temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram was built by Rajendra I as a tribute to his father.

(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.

Consider the following statements:

Cornwallis’ Permanent Settlement of Bengal
I. deprived the zamindars of ownership of their land
II. put the ryots under the mercy of the zamindars Indian History

III. secured a stable income for the company

IV. made zamindars allies of the East India Company Which of these are correct?

(A) I, IV
(C) I, II, III
(D) I, II

Which of the following crimes finds mention in Rigveda for the maximum number of times?

(A) Killing of the daughter.
(B) Plundering and way-laying
(C) Abducting
(D) Theft of animals.

Match List I with List II and select the right answer from the codes give below:

List I

A. First Buddhist Council

B. Second Buddhist Council
C. Third Buddhist Council
D. Fourth Buddhist Council
List II

1. Ajatasatru
2. Kalashoka
3. Ashoka
4. Kanishka


(A) 43 2 1
(B) 12 4 3
(C) 23 1 4
(D) 12 3 4

In which language were the Buddhist texts ‘Pitakas’ composed?

(A) Sanskrit
(B) Ardhamagadhi
(C) Pali
(D) Prakrit

Svyamvara was a special form of

(A) gandharva marriage
(B) paisaca marriage
(C) raksasa marriage
(D) Brahma marriage

Who was elected President of 51 st Indian National Congress in 1938?

(A) Subhas Chandra Boge
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Annie Besant

Which of the choices gives the correct chronological order of the following events?

I. War of succession
II. Death of Mumtaz
III. Coronation of Aurangzeb

IV. Shahjahan’s captivity for about eight years before his death

(A) I, III, IV, II
(B) II, IV, I, III
(C) ll,l,lV, III
(D) I, IV, III, II

Match the following:

List I— List II

A. Kanishka I. Magadha empire

B. Shishunaga II. Assembly at Kannauj
C. Harsh Vardhana III. Conquest of Andaman

D. Rajendra Chola I IV. Patron of Buddhist art

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

In the Vijayanagara kingdom, the provincial governors who did not belong to the royal family but were appointed on merit were generally known as

(A) Dalavays
(B) Dandanayakas
(C) Amaranayakas
(D) Upapradhani

Which Chinese-Buddhist pilgrim visited Harsha’s empire?

(A) Itsing
(B) Fa-hien
(C) Hiuen Tsang
(D) Wang Hiuen Tse