UPSC 2016 Important Indian History Questions
Friends, please practice these questions to gain confidence for the upcoming UPSC 2016 exam
(Q.1) Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan Civilisation is Correct?
- The standard Harappan seals were made of clay
- The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton
- The inhabitants of Harappa had neither knowledge of copper nor bronze
- The Harappan Civilisation was rural based
(Q.2) In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha Kingdom was at:
(Q.3) Which one of the following is NOT included in the eight fold path of Buddhism?
- Right Speech
- Right Livelihood
- Right Food
- Right Action
(Q.4) Who fought the battle of Waihind (1009 AD)?
- Jayapala and Muhmmad Ghori
- Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori
- Jaichandra and Bakhtiyar Khalji
- Anandpala and Mahmud Ghazanavi
(Q.5) Who among the following Delhi Sultans is known for introducing market control mechanism?
- Alauddin Khilji
- Firozshah Tughlaq
(Q.6) ‘A Forgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell is about which one of the following empires?
- Mauryan Empire
- Vijayanagar Empire
- Mughal Empire
- Kushan Empire
(Q.7) With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements in NOT correct?
- The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipattam
- In Eastern India, the English opened their first factory at Orissa in 1633
- The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
- Under the leadership of Dupleix, the French occupied Madras in 1746
(Q.8) In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta?
- Lala Lajpat Rai
- Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
- Keshav Chandra Sen
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Q.9) Who among the following founded the East India Association?
- Dadabhai Naroroji
- C R Das
- V D Savarkar
- Debendranath Tagore
(Q.10) With reference to the Indian Freedom Struggle, which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the given events?
- Partition of Bengal – Lucknow Pact – Surat Split of Congress
- Partition of Bengal – Surat Split of Congress – Lucknow Pact
- Surat Split of Congress – Lucknow Pact – Partition of Bengal
- Surat Split of Congress – Partition of Bengal – Lucknow Pact
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