Test Your Knowledge - Free MCQ PRACTICE
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A fresh set of 20 random questions is generated every time you open this page and every time you refresh it.
For each of the following multiple choice questions, choose the most appropriate answer :

1. During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at :
A. Patliputra
B. Nalanda
C. Prayag
D. Purushapura

2. Shrimad Bhagwat Gita contains :
A. 14 Chapters and 600 Sanskrit couplets (shlokas)
B. 16 Chapters and 650 Sanskrit couplets (shlokas)
C. 18 Chapters and 700 Sanskrit couplets (shlokas)
D. None of these

3. The Delhi Sultanate virtually ended due to the invasion of :
A. Chengiz Khan
B. Babar
C. Nadir Shah
D. Timur

4. The earliest Tamil literature is termed as Sangam Literature, because it was
A. A joint creation of one school of scholars
B. Patronized by the rulers of the Sangam dynasty
C. Standardized by an academy (Sangam) of scholars and poets maintained by Pandya rulers
D. created at the Sangam of three South Indian rivers

5. The Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India was :
A. Iltutmish
B. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
C. Feroze Shah Tughlaq
D. Sikandar Lodi

6. Indians in ancient time learnt a lot from the Greeks in the field of :
A. music
B. coinage
C. sculpture
D. painting

7. Which of the following rulers did not embrace Buddhism?
A. Ashoka
B. Harsha
C. Kanishka
D. Samudragupta

8. Who among the following was a great ruler of Kalinda in ancient times?
A. Ajatashatru
B. Bindusara
C. Kharavela
D. Mayurasarman

9. Which of the following factors were responsible for the rise of different religious sects during the 6th century B.C.? 1. The domineering attitude of the brahmanas towards the common people 2. Growth of untouchability and rigidity of the caste system 3. The people from the lower strata were becoming influential 4. The indiscriminate killing of cattle was ruining the concept of new agriculture
A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 3
C. 1,2 and 4
D. 2 and 3

10. Which one of the following was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age?
A. Varna system
B. Tribal polity
C. Caste system
D. Food gathering practice

11. The mediator between man and gods according to the Vedic people was :
A. Inra
B. Agni
C. Marut
D. Asvins

12. The first Muslim invasion of India was led by :
A. Mahmud of Ghazni
B. Muhammad Ghori
C. Muhammad-bin-Qasim
D. Timur

13. The Vishnu Purana gives an account of:
A. Mauryan dynasty
B. the Satvahans
C. the Vardhanas
D. life in Indus Valley

14. Consider the following statements : 1. Parshvanatha prached the Jin ideas of Satya, ahimsa, Asateya and Aparigraha 2. Mahavira introduced brahmacharya 3. Mahavira's teachings were first collected in the third century B.C. Which of these statements are correct ?
A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

15. What was the main cause for the rise of large states during and after sixth century B.C.?
A. Widespread use of iron in parts of U.P. and Bihar
B. The tribal society gave way to a more settle life
C. There was great increase of trade and commerce
D. None of the above

16. The first Muslim conquest of the Hindu Kingdoms of Deccan was effected by the forces of :
A. Muhammad Ghori
B. Alauddin Khilji
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Mahmud of Ghazni

17. With reference to medieval Indian rulers, which one of the following statements is correct?
A. Alauddin Khilji first set up a separate aiz department
B. Balban introduced the branding system of horses of him military
C. Muhammad bin Tughlaq was succeeded by his uncle to the Delhi throne
D. Firuz Tughlaq set up a separate department of slaves

18. Which can differentiate between seizures and syncope
A. Unconsciousness
B. Injury due to fall
C. Urinary incontinence
D. Tongue bite

19. Name the metals of the cois Tanka, Shashgant and Jital of the Sultanate period :
A. Silver, silver, copper
B. Gold, silver, copper
C. Silver, bronze, copper
D. Gold, bronze, copper

20. A 4-year old girl presents with severe vomiting after a viral fever of 5 days. She is hospitalized and develops cerebral edem
A. Liver biopsy is most likely to demonstrate which of the following?
B. Centrizonal hemorrhagic necrosis
C. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
D. Ring granulomas

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