INDIAN HISTORY
1 .
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?
A)
Abstention from stealing
B)
Non-injury
C)
Brahmacharya or continence
D)
Non-attachment

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Brahmacharya or continence

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2 .
Tripitakas are sacred books of
A)
Buddhists
B)
Hindus
C)
Jains
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Buddhists

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3 .
The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by
A)
S.N. Sen
B)
R.C. Mazumdar
C)
B.G. Tilak
D)
V.D. Savakar

Correct Answer : Option (D) - V.D. Savakar

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4 .
Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after
A)
military affairs
B)
the state treasury
C)
the royal household
D)
the land revenue system

Correct Answer : Option (A) - military affairs

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5 .
The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?
A)
Shankracharya was born that year.
B)
Harsha Vardhana, the last Buddhist king, died.
C)
Samudragupta converted to Hinduism.
D)
All Muslim invaders were defeated.

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shankracharya was born that year.

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6 .
The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of
A)
Sutlej and Beas
B)
Jhelum and Chenab
C)
Ravi and Chenab
D)
Ganga and Yamuna

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jhelum and Chenab

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7 .
The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was
A)
Athanasius Nikitin
B)
Nicolo de Conti
C)
Ibn Batuta
D)
Ferishta

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Nicolo de Conti

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8 .
The Battle of Plassey was fought in
A)
1757
B)
1782
C)
1748
D)
1764

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1757

Note : The Battle of Plassey, 23 June 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies, establishing Company rule in South Asia which expanded over much of the Indies for the next 190 years. The battle took place at Palashi, Bengal, on the river banks of the Bhagirathi River, about 150 km north of Calcutta, near Murshidabad, then capital of undivided Bengal. The belligerents were Siraj-ud-daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, and the British East India Company.

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