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1. Which of the following Vedas deals with
magic spells and witchcraft?
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samaveda
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda
2. The later Vedic Age means the age of the
compilation of
(a) Samhitas
(b) Brahmanas
(c) Aranyakas
(d) All the above
3. The Vedic religion along with its Later (Vedic)
developments is actually known as
(a) Hinduism
(b) Brahmanism
(c) Bhagavatism
(d) Vedic Dharma
4. The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of
(a) Central India
(b) Gangetic Doab
(c) Saptasindhu
(d) Kashmir and Punjab
5. Which of the following contains the famous
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samaveda
(c) Kathopanishad
(a) Indra
(b) Varuna
(c) Pashupati
(d) Savita
7. Two highest ,gods in the Vedic religion were
(a) Agni and Savitri
(b) Vishnu and Mitra
(c) Indra and Varuna
(d) Surya and Pushan
8. Division of the Vedic society into four classes
is clearly mentioned in the
(a) Yajurveda
(b) Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
(c) Upanishads
(d) Shatapatha Brahmana
9. This Vedic God was 'a breaker of the forts'
and also a 'war god'
(a) Indra
(b) Yama
(c) Marut
(d) Varuna
10. The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation
flourished during the ____ age.
(a) Megalithic
(b) Paleolithic
(c) Neolithic
(d) Chalcolithic
(d) Aitareya Brahmana
11. The first metal to be extensively used by the
people in India was
6. The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to
(a) Bronze
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(b) Copper
(c) Iron
(d) Tin
12. Which of the following civilisations is net
associated with the Harappan Civilisation?
16. The Indus or Harappan Civilisation is
distinguished from the other contemporary
civilisations by its
(a) town planning
(b) underground drainage system
(a) Mesopotamian
(c) uniformity of weights and measures
(b) Egyptian
(d) large agricultural surplus
(c) Sumerian
17. Match the location of the following
Harappan sites:
(d) Chinese
13. Of the following scholars who was the first
to discover the traces of the Harappan
List-1 List-2
(Sites) (States)
A. Ropar (i) Uttar Pradesh
(a) Sir John Marshall
B. Alamgirpur (ii) Punjab
(b) RD Banerji
C. Kalibangan (iii) Gujarat
(c) A Cunningham
D. Dholavira (iv) Rajasthan
(d) Daya Ram Sahani
E. Banawali (v) Haryana
14. The Harappan Civilisation achieved far
greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on
account of its
(a) town planning
(b) metal working
(c) weights and measures
(d) seals and figures
15. The town planning in the Harappan
Civilisation was inspired by a regard for
(a) beauty and utility
(b) uniformity
(c) sanitation and public health
(d) demographic factor
(a) ii i iv iii v
(b) i ii iii iv v
(c) ii i iii iv v
(d) ii iii I v iv
18. The date of the Harappan Civilisation (23001750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of
(a) Pottery design
(b) Stratification
(c) Aryan invasion
(d) Radio Carbon-14 dating
19. Most of the large Harappan towns had for
fortifications which served the purpose of
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(a) safety from robbers
(a) Kalibangan
(b) protection against cattle raiders
(b) Lothal
(c) protection against floods
(c) Suktagendor
(d) All the above
(d) Sotka Koli
20. Cereal(s) grown by the people of the
Harappan Civilisation was/were
25. The economy of the Indus Valley people was
based on?
(a) Wheat
(a) Agriculture
(b) Rice
(b) Trade and Commerce
(c) Millet
(c) Crafts
(d) All the above
(d) All the above
21. The utensils of the Indus Valley people were
mainly made of
(a) clay
(b) copper
26. Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on 15th
March ______.
(c) bronze
(a) 1928
(d) brass
(b) 1930
22. Which of the following metals was not
known to the Indus valley people?
(c) 1931
(a) gold
(b) silver
(c) copper
(d) iron
23. Which of the following objects was not
worshipped by the Indus valley people
(d) 1935
27. The famous resolution on Non-Cooperation
under the
inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi was adopted in
a special
session of Congress held at Calcutta in
(a) September 1920
(a) Mother Goddess
(b) December 1922
(b) Pashupati Shiva
(c) October 1924
(c) Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
(d) November 1925
(d) Trimurti
28. The Swaraj Party was organised by
24. At which of the following Harappan sites has
a supposed dockyard been found?
(a) Lala Lajapat Rai and Feroze Shah Mehta
(b) Sarojini Naidu and Annie Besant
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(c) CR Das and Motilal Nehru
(d) C Rajagopalachari and CY Chintamani
29. In what session did Congress declared
33. Who opened the First Round Table
(a) King George V
(b) MK Gandhi
Independence (Poorna Swaraj) as its goal?
(c) Lord Irwin
(a) Lahore session held in 1929
(d) Ramsay McDonald
(b) Madras session held in 1927
34. The historic fait by Gandhi came to an end
as a result of the
(c) Ahmadabad session held in 1921
(d) Gaya session held in 1922
30. When was the first Independence day
unofficially celebrated before Independence?
(a) Poona Pact
(b) Issue of White Paper
(c) Gandhi-Irwin Pact
(a) On 26th January 1929
(d) Arrival of Simon Commission
(b) On 26th January 1931
35. 'My strongest bulwark is gone' lamented
Gandhiji on the
(c) On 26th January 1935
(d) On 26th January 1930
31. Who was the British Prime Minister who
convened the First
death of
(a) Gopalakrishna Gokhale
(b) Motilal Nehru
Round Table Conference in London?
(c) Pheroze Shah Mehta
(a) Churchill
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Ramsay McDonald
36. When was the First Round Table Conference
(c) Chamberlain
(d) Disraeli
32. Who among the following did not attend the
First Round
(a) 1933
(b) 1931
(c) 1930
Table Conference?
(d) 1903
(a) MK Gandhi
37. Mahatma Gandhi participated In the Second
Round Table
(b) Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
(c) Dr Ambedkar
(d) C V Chintamani
conference after
(a) signing the Gandhi-Irwin Pact of March 1931
(b) refusing to hold direct talks with the Muslim
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(c) being permitted by the Congress
(b) 1 3 2 4
(d) receiving assurance that independence was
fast coming
(c) 3 1 2 4
38. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil
Movement from
(a) Wardha
(b) Sevagram
(c) Sabarmati
(d) Dandi
39. The idea of incorporating, safeguards In the
Constitution was inspired by the
(a) Third Round Table Conference
(b) Gandhi-Irwin Pact
(c) Visit of Simon Commission
(d) Poona Pact
40. Match List-I with List-U and select the
correct answer using
(d) 3 1 4 2
41. Who founded the 'All India Harijan Samaj' in
(a) B R Ambedkar
(b) Acharya Narendra Dev
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Jagjivan Ram
42. To which personality Gandhiji gave the title
(a) Sri Aurobindo
(b) CF Andrews
(c) Vinoba Bhave
(d) CR Das
43. Which of the following leaders died as a
result of Injuries
the codes given below the lists:
sustained during a protest demonstration
against Simon
List-I List-II
A. Dadabhai Naoroji 1. Home Rule
(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Annie Besant 2. Servants of India Society
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Gopalakrishna 3. Thrice President Gokhale of
(c) Goplakrishna Gokhale
National Congress
D. Sri Aurobindo 4. Extremist Turned Spiritualist
(a) 1 3 4 2
(d) LaIa Lajpat Rai
44. Who gave the slogan 'Inquilab Zindabad'?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) Md Iqbal
(d) Chandra Shekhar Azad
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45. Who said that the exploitative nature of
British rule was
D. Policy of petitions, prayers and protests 4.
'Bleeding India White'?
Choose the correct answer from the codes
given below:
(a) Tilak
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Hume
(d) Annie Besant
46. "India for the Indiana" was the political
message of
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 2 1
(a) D E Wacha
(d) 2 1 3 4
(b) Vivekanand
50. Who said that the constant 'drain of wealth'
from India was
(c) Dayanand
(d) Hume
47. Which of the following was the 'Newspaper'
of Annie
responsible for Indla's economic miseries?
(a) BC Pal
(b) BP Wadia
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(a) The Hindu
(d) GS Arundale
(b) Indian Express
(c) The Times of India
(d) New India
48. Aligarh Muslim University was founded by
(a) Jinnah
(b) Syed Ahmed Khan
(c) Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Bhutto
49. Match the following:
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A. Swaraj is my birth right 1. Moderates
B. It is not reforms but re-form 2. Lajpa Rai
C. Asubject people has no soul 3. BC Pal