Indian History for IAS test 25 of 25

Which, among the following, can be accepted as a novelty introduced by Mughal emperors to their buildings?
Domes
Minarets
Arches
Attached gardens
Which, among the following, was not one of the results of the third battle of Panipat?
The Marathas lost their hold over north India
The Marathas lost their political prestige all over India
The morale of the Marathas suffered disastrously
The Marathas received a serious setback to their political ambitions
Which of the following statements is true about shivaji?
Intolerance towards non-Hindus
Pune was his capital
He welded Marathas into a nation
He did not believe in guerilla war
While Ahoka used four different scripts in his inscriptions the language used in almost all of them, except a few, was invariably Prakrit and that too one particular form of it. Which was the form?
Magadhi
Ardha-Magadhi
Suraseni
Maharashtra
While Megasthenes was the first foreigner to make a mention of the Pandyas, a grammarian of the 4th century BC who was probably a southerner was the first Indian to make a mention of the Pandya, Chola and Chera Kingdoms. Who was he?
Panini
Patanjali
Bavari
Katyayana
While Moderates decided to break with the Extremists as early as 1907, final separation took place only in the year
1910
1912
1918
1917
While Puruskasukta of the Rig Veda mentions the origin of the chaturvarna system for the first time, one another Vedic text repeats the same theory. Which was the text?
Atharva Veda
Satapath Brahmana
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Chandogya Upanishad
Who was the author of Father Dabi, a novel which glorified the path of violent revolution and which was banned by the British Government?
Premchand
Saratchandra Chatterji
Bankimchandra Chatterji
Ajay Ghosh
Who abolished the system of dual government in Bengal?
Clive
Cornwallis
Warren Hastings
William Bentinck
Who among the following belonged to the moderate group of the Indian National Congress?
Lala Lajpat Rai
Bipin Chandra pal
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Bal gangadhar Tilak
Who among the following Bhakti leaders used the medium of drama reveling themes from the puran as to spread his ideas?
Shankardeva in Assamese
Chandidasa in Bengali
Jnanadeva in Marathi
Purandaradasa in Kanda
Who among the following did not contribute to Sanskrit grammar?
Panini
Katyayana
Patanjali
Auasani Peddana
Who among the following does not come under the category of ‘Perfected Beings”?
Arhant
Buddha
Pratyeka Buddha
Bodhisattva
Who among the following dynasties were the first to transfer all sources of revenue to the Brahmins?
Vakatakas
Guptas
Pallavas
Chalukyas
Who among the following Englishmen was the first to visit the Mughal court?
Sir Thomas Roe
Captain William Hawkins
King James
None of the above
Who among the following Chinese travelers to India was the first to report that certain Buddhist monastic communities in India were given to magical practices?
Wing Hiuen Tse
Itsing
Fa-hien
Hiuen Tsang
Who among the following established the Mohammedan Literary Society in 1863 at Calcutta?
Nawab Abdul Latif
Syed Amin Ali
Shariatulla
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
Who among the following established the Vidhwa Vivaha Mandal?
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
M.G. Ranade
V.D. Savarkar
Who among the following founded a national paper, a national school and a national gymnasium and made the word “national” popular in the latter half of the 19th century?
Jyotindranath Tagore
Rajnarayan Bose
Nabagopal Mitra
Satyendranath Tagore
Who among the following Governor Generals was associated with the partition of Bengal?
Lord Canning
Lord Dalhousie
Lord Amherst
Lord Curzon
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This is a test in the series on Indian History which targets the preparation for Civil Services Examination. This is useful for UPSC and State Civil Services Examinations popularly called PCS.

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