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1. The Turko-Afghan rule in India lasted for about --> three centuries

2. The twenty-third Jaina teacher, Parsva, the immediate predecessor of Mahavira enjoined on his disciples four great vows. To these Mahavira addes which of the followings as the fifth vow? --> Brahmacharya or continence

3. The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by --> V.D. Savakar

4. The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why? --> Shankracharya was born that year.

5. The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was --> Nicolo de Conti

6. The Battle of Plassey was fought in --> 1757

7. Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after --> military affairs

8. The trident-shaped symbol of Buddhism does not represent --> Nirvana

9. The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of --> Jhelum and Chenab

10. Tripitakas are sacred books of --> Buddhists
11. Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. Identify it. --> Vithi

12. The term Nirgrantha is associated with --> Jainas

13. Under the Government of India, Provincial Legislatures consisted of two chambers, except in the case of --> Punjab

14. The two principles monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign - the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza - were constructed at --> Delhi

15. The Kalinga was fought in --> 261 BC

16. The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by --> Dadabhai Naoroji

17. The system of competitive examination for civil service was accepted in principle in the year --> 1853

18. The Vijayanagara ruler, Kirshnadev Raya's work Amuktamalyada, was in --> Telugu

19. The treaty of Srirangapatna was signed between Tipu Sultan and --> Cornwallis

20. Through which one of the following, the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire? --> Mahanayakacharya

21. Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is --> Tivara

22. The Upanishads are --> a source of Hindu philosophy

23. The Vijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was --> Devaraya I

24. We can know about early vedic period from --> the Rig Veda

25. Universities in the Presidency towns in India were established in --> 1857

26. Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organize the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj? --> Japan

27. The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India's contact with --> Greece

28. The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were know as --> Dakhili

29. We hear of two envoys being sent to the Roman kings, one in 27-28 AD to the court of Augustus and the other in 110-20 AD to the court of --> Trajan

30. The Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of --> rain and thunder

31. Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of --> Chalukyas

32. Under whose leadership was the all India Muslim League set up? --> Aga Khan

33. Tolkappiyam is associated with the --> second Sangam period

34. The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in --> pre-Gupta inscriptions

35. The treaty of Mangalore was signed between --> the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan

36. Todar Mal was associated with --> finance

37. To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated --> Hindushahis

38. The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in --> Pattinappalai

39. The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in --> Abul Fazl's Akbarnama

40. To meet the educational needs of the people, the Madarasa-I Nasiri was built in the region of --> Iltutmish

41. Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the region of --> Jahangir

42. Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which of the following rulers? --> Akbar

43. The weekly Commonweal was founded by --> Annie Besant

44. The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in --> 1858 AD

45. Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over --> Sakas

46. To which king belongs the Lion capital at Sarnath? --> Ashoka

47. Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. There were --> Humayun and Jahangir

48. The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted --> pepper

49. The Timariots Governors and the Revenue Contractors, on their part reason in this manner: "Why should the neglected state of this land create uneasiness in our minds and why should we expend our money and time to render it fruitful? We may be deprived of it in a single moment, and our exertions would benefit neither ourselves nor our children." This statement was made by --> Bernier

50. The ultimate ownership of land during the post-Gupta period lay with --> the king

51. To which of the republic of Buddha belong? --> Sakyas

52. Visakhadatta sketches the event after the death of Samudragupta in his work --> Mudrarakasam

53. The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by --> Swami Dayananda

54. The system of Dual Government during the latter half of the 18th century AD is associated with the name of --> Clive

55. The term samanta, meaning a feudatory from the sixth century AD, originally meant a --> neighbor

56. The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the --> 14th Century AD

57. There were widespread risings against the British in the 1820s. Which one of the following did not revolt in the 1820s? --> Santhals

58. Under the Mountbatten Plan of 1947 the people of ___ were given the right to decide through a plebiscite whether they wished to join Pakistan or India. --> N.W.F.P and the Sylhet district of Assam

59. The language of discourses of Gautama Buddha was --> Pali

60. Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of --> Travancore

61. There was a sharp class division at Harappa and Mohen-jodaro. This is clear from the --> different types of dwellings excavated
62. Tipu sultan was the ruler of --> Mysore

63. The term Khalisa in Mughal administration signified the --> land owned b the emperor himself

64. The term yavanika meant --> curtain

65. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the non-cooperation movement was --> Kaiser-e-Hind

66. What was the time period of Indus Civilization / Harappan Civilization ? --> 2500 BC - 1750 BC

67. Which was the largest site of Indus Civilization ? --> Mohenjodaro

68. Which was the largest Indian site of Indus Civilization ? --> Dholavira

69. Indus people were first to produce cotton in the world ? --> yes

70. Which two Indus sites found in Afghanistan ? --> Shatughai and Mundigaq

71. Which was the ancient port of Indus Civilization ? --> Lothal

72. Vedic Culture was from --> 1500 BC to 600 BC

73. Ajatasatru was son of --> Bimisara

74. Mahajanapada Period was from ? --> 600 BC to 325 BC

75. Which of following was not a varna of Society ? --> Vaiswik

76. Which Veda contains cure of diseases ? --> Atharva Veda

77. Which veda is important for Indian Music ? --> Sama Veda

78. How many Mandalas Rig Veda contains ? --> 10 Mandalas

79. Which is the oldest text in the world ? --> Rig Veda

80. Muhammad Ghori ascended the throne of Ghazni in the year --> 1173

81. Who put an end to the system of Dual Government in Bengal ? --> Warren Hastings

82. Who built the Ibadatkhana at Fatehpur Sikri ? --> Akbar

83. Which one the following kingdoms was founded by Raja Odeyar ? --> Mysore

84. Which of the following was the court language during the reign of Akbar ? --> Persian

85. Malik Kafur was General of ? --> Ala-ud-din khilji

86. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat? --> Jahangir

87. The Shisunaga Dynasty was overthrown by ? --> Mahapadma

88. Gautama Buddha renounced home at the age of ? --> 29

89. Who was Channa ? --> Budhha's Charioteer
90. Pali Texts are associated with ? --> Budhhaism

91. Where Gautama Buddha attained Nirvana (enlightenment) ? --> Bodh Gaya

92. When was Mahavira born ? --> 540 BC

93. The Red Fort was built by --> Shahjhan

94. Who of the following Prime Ministers sent Cripps Mission to India ? --> Winston Churchill

95. Who is the founder of Mahabalipuram ? --> Narsimha Varman

96. Which one of the following began with the Dandi March ? --> Civil disobedience Movement

97. When was Burma separated from India --> 1937

98. When did Vasco-da-Gama come to India ? --> 1498

99. What was the real name of Chanakya ? --> Kautilya

100. The Sarvodaya Movement was initiated by --> Vinoba Bhave

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