Saturday, April 11, 2020

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History Online Practice Set For SSC | State PSC | Rail Exam P26

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126. Ganjam inscription depicts about which king?
(A) Karbala
(B) Samudra Gupta
(C) Sasanka
(D) Rudradaman

Correct Answer: [C] Sasanka.
Explanation: Ganjam inscription depicts about Gauda king Sasanka. His capital was at Karnasubarna, in present-day Murshidabad in West Bengal of the Indian subcontinent.
127. The conversation between Buddhist monk Nagasena and Bactria king Menander was written in which book?
(A) C-U-Ki
(B) Fo-Que-Ki
(C) Milinda Panha
(D) Angurnikoy

Correct Answer: [C] Milinda Panha.
Explanation: The Milinda Pañha(Questions of Milinda) is the outcome of a conversation between Buddhist monk Nagasena and Bactria king Menander I (Pali: Milinda). The text was compiled sometime between 100 BCE and 200 CE.
128. The Aihole inscription was written by?
(A) Kautilya
(B) Horisena
(C) Rovikirti
(D) Nayanika

Correct Answer: [C] Rovikirti.
Explanation: Ravikirti was a court poet of Chalukya King, Pulakeshi II who in the throne from 610 to 642 CE.
129. Tahkik-i-hind was written by?
(A) Alberuni
(B) Al-Baradari
(C) Suleman
(D) Al-Masud

Correct Answer: [A] Alberuni.
Explanation: Alberuni came to India with Mahmud of Ghazni during his Indian invasion. Alberuni was one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era.
130. Ibn Battuta came to India during?
(A) Akbar
(B) Muhammed Bin Tughlak
(C) Iltutmis
(D) Alauddin Khalji

Correct Answer: [B] Muhammed Bin Tughlak.
Explanation: Ibn Battuta came to India during the region of Muhammed Bin Tughlak and join as a Qazi in Delhi. He came from Morocco.

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian MCQ For Competitive Exam in India P25

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121. Which part of Rig Veda considered to be written in later Veda age?
(A) 3rd mandala
(B) 7th mandala
(C) 9th mandala
(D) 10th mandala

Correct Answer: [D] 10th mandala.
Explanation: 1st and 10th mandala were written in the later Vedic age. 2nd to 9th mandala or books were written early Vedic era. The Vedic era is considered to be 1500 BC to 600 BC. Where 1000 BC to 600 BC is called the later Vedic era.
122. Satyameva Jayate was taken from which book?
(A) Budhacharita
(B) Arthasastra
(C) Mundaka Upnishida
(D) Mahabharata

Correct Answer: [C] Mundaka Upnishida.
Explanation: The Upanishads are a collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature, written in India probably between c. 800 BCE and c. 500 BCE. It played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India, marking a transition from Vedic ritualism to new ideas and institutions. The Mundaka Upanishad contains the phrase Satyameva Jayate.
123. What is the meaning of the word "Tripitaka"?
(A) Book
(B) Truth
(C) Conclusion
(D) Basket

Correct Answer: [D] Basket.
Explanation: Tripitaka means three baskets. These are Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka. Vinaya Pitaka and Sutta Pitaka were compiled in the first Buddhist council in 483 BC, soon after the Mahaparinirvana of Gautam Buddha. It was organized under the patronage of Ajatshatru, at Rajgriha, in the Sattapani Cave.
124. Dadashanga contains religious preach of?
(A) Budha
(B) Mahaveera
(C) Rishabhanatha
(D) Sankaracharya

Correct Answer: [B] Mahaveera.
Explanation: Agamas are texts of Jainism based on the discourses of the Tirthankara. Mahavira was the last Tirthankara(24th). The symbol used for him is the lion. 1st Tirthankara was Rishabhanatha and 23rd Tirthankara was Parshvanatha.
125. Vikramankadevacharita contains the achievement of which king?
(A) Vikramaditya I
(B) Vikramaditya VI
(C) Vikramaditya II
(D) Skandagupta

Correct Answer: [B] Vikramaditya VI.
Explanation: Western Chalukya king Vikramaditya VI noted for his patronage of art and letters. Kashmiri poet Bilhana who came to his court and earned the title Vidyapati ("pundit"), and wrote a book on the life of his patron king in Vikramankadevacharita.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

WBCS MCQ on Medieval Indian History Previous Years P8

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36. According to Abdur Razzaq, the policemen of Vijayanagar were paid out of taxes collected from
(A) Land revenue
(B) Taxes on goods
(C) Wine shops
(D) Brothels (prostitues)

Correct Answer: [D] Brothels (prostitues).
37. Which revenue system among the following is also known as the `bandobast' system ?
(A) Nasaq
(B) Kankut
(C) Zabti
(D) Dahsala

Correct Answer: [C] Zabti.
38. Nicolo de Conti, an Italian visitor, came to Vijaynagar during the reign of
(A) Deva Raya II
(B) Deva Raya I
(C) Harihara I
(D) Bukka I

Correct Answer: [B] Deva Raya I.
39. `Every pearl in the royal crown is but the crystallized drops of blood fallen from the tearful eyes of the poor peasant'. Who made this statement?
(A) Ibn-Batutah
(B) Al-Beruni
(C) Amir Khusra
(D) Barani

Correct Answer: [C] Amir Khusra.
40. During the reign of which Mughal was tobacco introduced in India?
(A) Jahangir
(B) Shahjahan
(C) Akbar
(D) Aurangzeb

Correct Answer: [A] Jahangir.

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Online Preparation Of Medieval Indian History For State PSC, SSC, Rail Exam P7

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31. Three types of the coins of the Delhi Sultanate tanka, shashgani and Mal—were made respectively of
(A) Silver, Bronze, Copper
(B) Gold, Bronze, Copper
(C) Silver, Silver, Copper
(D) Gold, Silver, Copper

Correct Answer: [C] Silver, Silver, Copper.
32. Who was the first Englishman to visit Jahangir's court?
(A) Thomas Roe
(B) Hawkins
(C) William Edwards
(D) Red Dragon

Correct Answer: [B] Hawkins.
33. Who built the `Gol-Gumbar at Bijapur famous for the world's second largest dome and the whispering gallery?
(A) Ismail Adil Shah
(B) Muhammed Adil Shah
(C) Mahmud Gawan
(D) Yusuf Adil Shah

Correct Answer: [B] Muhammed Adil Shah.
34. Who was the founder of the Chalukyas of Badami?
(A) Kirtivarman I
(B) Vijayaditya
(C) Vikramaditya I
(D) Pulkesin I

Correct Answer: [D] Pulkesin I.
35. Where did the so called 'Black Hole Tragedy' take place?
(A) Monghyr
(B) Murshidabad
(C) Calcutta
(D) Dacca

Correct Answer: [C] Calcutta.

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Practice Sets on Medieval Indian History For WBCS Exams P6

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26. During the reign of which Sultan of Delhi did the Chahalgani or Chalisa come into existence?
(A) Iltutmish
(B) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(C) Balban
(D) Raziya

Correct Answer: [A] Iltutmish.
27. Which of the following mosques of the Mughals is also known as the 'pearl-mosque'?
(A) Moti Masjid at Agra
(B) Aurangzeb's personal mosque in the Red Fort
(C) Jamia Masjid at Delhi
(D) Jamia Masjid at Fatehpuri

Correct Answer: [A] Moti Masjid at Agra.
28. What is `Asthavana'
(A) One-third of the produce of the land
(B) House-tax
(C) Land revenue department
(D) A type of rice

Correct Answer: [C] Land revenue department.
29. A new technique of painting, known as Siyahi Qalam, became fashionable during the reign of
(A) Jahangir
(B) Shah Jahan
(C) Akbar
(D) Aurangzeb

Correct Answer: [B] Shah Jahan.
30. Who among the following Mughal rulers were half Rajput (born of a Rajput mother) ?
(A) Jahangir and Shahjahan
(B) Jahangir and Humayan
(C) Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb
(D) Akbar and Jahangir

Correct Answer: [A] Jahangir and Shahjahan.

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Medieval Indian History MCQs of WBCS Previous Years P5

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21. Which of the following manuscripts, containing miniature paintings, reveals a sense of realism and authenticity witnessed or experienced by the painters themselves
(A) Jamiut-Tawarikh
(B) Tariq-i-Alfi
(C) Timur Namah
(D) Akbar Namah

Correct Answer: [B] Tariq-i-Alfi.
22. The success of Muizzudin Muhammad Ghori in India was the consummation of a process which extended over the whole of 12th Century"". By whom this observation has been made?
(A) Irfan Habib
(B) A.K. Nizami
(C) A.B.M. Habibullah
(D) Satish Chandra

Correct Answer: [C] A.B.M. Habibullah.
23. During the reign of which great Mughal was tobacco introduced in India?
(A) Shahjahan
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Jahangir
(D) Akbar

Correct Answer: [C] Jahangir.
24. The only type of Jagir which could not be transferred was the
(A) Milkiyat Jagir
(B) Tan Jagir
(C) Khidmati jagir
(D) Watan Jagir

Correct Answer: [D] Watan Jagir.
25. Who was the founder of the Sultanate of Madurai?
(A) Nusrat Shah
(B) Dilwar Khan
(C) Jalaluddin Ahsan
(D) Hussain Shah

Correct Answer: [C] Jalaluddin Ahsan.

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Medieval History Multiple Choice Questions For WBCS Exam P4

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16. The only type of Jagir which could not be transferred was -
(A) Milkiyat Jagir
(B) Tan Jagir
(C) Khidmati Jagir
(D) Watan Jagir

Correct Answer: [D] Watan Jagir.
17. Which Sultan of Bengal built Madrasas in Mecca & Madina
(A) Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah
(B) Rukumuddin Barbak Shah
(C) Shamsuddin Ilius Shah
(D) Shekander Shah

Correct Answer: [A] Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah.
18. Which of the following pairs is not matched correctly?
(A) Zia-ud-din Barani—Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi
(B) Minhaj-us-Siraj—Tabaqat-i-Nasiri
(C) Firuz Tughluq—Futuhat-i-Firuz-Shahi
(D) Zia-ud-din Barani—Kitab-ul-Rahala

Correct Answer: [D] Zia-ud-din Barani—Kitab-ul-Rahala.
19. Who among the following got the title of 'Sena Karte'?
(A) Rajaram
(B) Baji Rao-I
(C) Balaji Biswanath
(D) Balaji Baji Rao

Correct Answer: [C] Balaji Biswanath.
20. Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroz?
(A) Balban
(B) Firuz Tughlaq
(C) Alauddin Khalj
(D) Iltutmish

Correct Answer: [A] Balban.