WBCS MAIN PAPER III : INDIAN HISTORY (MEDIEVAL) - EARLY MEDIEVAL
1.Which was the earliest of Turkish power in Delhi?
(A) Qila-ii Rai Pithora
2.How were foreign Chola documents?
1.What is the meaning of the word 'Sangam' in the Sangam Age ?
(A) Royal Court (B) Assembly of Poets (C) Assembly of religious teachers (D) Meeting of rivers
2.Who composed the Sanskrit kavya 'Saundarananda' ?
(A) Asvaghosa (B) Kalidasa (C) Nagarjuna (D) Visnu Sharma
3.Rulers of which dynasty patronised Jainism ?
(A) Chalukya (B) Pallava (C) Rashtrakuta (D) Chauhan
4.What was the 'Araghatta' ?
(A) A machine to break forts (B) An irrigation canal (C) A device to lift water (D) A type of cloth
5.Kamban's Ramayana in Tamil was written during the reign of
(A) Chalukya (B) Pallavas (C) Cholas (D) Kakatiyas
6.The Nayanar group of saints in North India were devotees of Lord
(A) Vishnu (B) Shiva (C) Krishna (D) Buddha
7.The Dilwara Temples at Mount Abu were constructed during the rule of
(A) Chalukyas (B) Solankis (C) Kalachuris (D) None of the above
8.Which of the following works refer to the History of Sind and it's conquest by the Muslim ?
(A) Taj-ul-Maathir (B) Chach Namah (C) Lubab-ul-Abab (D) Kitab-i-Tahqiq
9.Who was the author of 'Tabaqat-i-Nasiri' ?
(A) Ibn Batuta (B) Minhaj-us-Siraj (C) Isami (D) Ziauddin Barani
1.The spies during the Sangam age was known as
(A) Spasas (B) Dutas (C) Orrars (D) Sanjayans
2.Lands during the post-Gupta period, were classified on the basis of
(A) Being cultivated and uncultivated
(B) Being irrigated and unirrigated
(C) Crops being grown on the lands
(D) All of the above
3.The Pallava-Chola style of architecture is commonly known as.
(A) Pallava (B) Chola (C) Nagara (D) Dravida
4.The Muslim kingdom of Golconda grew up on the ruins of the old Hindu kingdom of
(A) Devagiri (B) Dwarsamudra (C) Warrangal (D) Kanchi
1.The centre of Sangam literature and the patrons of Sangam poets were
(A) The Cheras of Vanji (B) The Cholas of Uraiyur (C) The Pandyas of Madurai (D) All of the above
2.The theory of the emergence of feudalism in the post-Gupta period is disputed on the ground that
(A) all the lands donated were not secular land grants.
(B) the status of the peasants was not that of serfs.
(C) the brahmin donees did not always belong to the ruling class.
(D) All of the three above
3.The famous Uttaramerur inscription belongs to the reign of
(A) Parantaka I (B) Parantaka II (C) Rajaraja I (D) Rajaraja II
4.Which style of architecture was developed by the Chalukyas of Badami ?
(A) Vesara (B) Dravida (C) Nagara (D) Gopuram
1.Who was popularly known as Nana Saheb ?
(A) Baji Rao I (B) Balaji Baji Rao (C) Balaji Biswanath (D) Sawai Madhav Rao
2.Which dynasty described itself as the 'Brahma-Kshatriya' ?
(A) Senas (B) Palas (C) Rashtrakutas (D) Pratiharas
3.The dynasty which Harshavardhan belonged to was
(A) Varmans (B) Maukharis (C) Pushyamitras (D) Pushyabhutis
4.The 96 years old man who was captured and behaded at Talikota (Bannihatti) in 1565 was
(A) Rama Raya (B) Krishna Deva Raya (C) Bukkal (D) Saluva Narsimha
5.Who among the following was greatly influenced by Islam ?
(A) Namadeva (B) Chaitanya (C) Ramananda (D) Ramanuja
6.Which Chalukya ruler is credited with repelling the Arab invasion of South Gujarat ?
(A) Vikramaditya I (B) Pulakesin I (C) Pulakesin ll (D) Vikramaditya II
1.Haribhadra, the famous Buddhist author was at the court of -
(A) Gopala (B) Mahipala (C) Devapala (D) Dharmapala
2.Who was the founder of the Chalukyas of Badami ?
(A) Vikramaditya I (B) Pulkesin I (C) Kirtivarman I (D) Vijayaditya
3.Which of the following kingdoms was referred to as 'Ruhmi' by the Arab merchant Sulaiman ?
(A) Rashtrakuta (B) Chola (C) Pala (D) Pratihara
4.The history of ancient Indian trade rightly begins from the —— period.
(A) Harappan (B) Later Vedic (C) Maurya. (D) Kushana
5.Seaborne trade between India and Rome received great impetus during the reign of Roman Emperor -
(A) Augustus (B) Cladius (C) Trajan (D) Nero
6.During the post-Maurya times, elaborate vedic sacrificial rituals like the Vajapeya, Rajasuya and Aswamedha were
7.regularly performed by the rulers of
(A) North India (B) The Deccan (C) Both North India and Deccan (D) Chola dynasty
8.Which school of Art flourished in the region between the lower valleys of Krishna and Godavari during 2nd Century BCE - 3rd Century CE ?
(A) Gandhara School (B) Mathura School (C) Nagarjuna School (D) Amravati School
1.The famous Jaina temples at Dilwara were built by
(A) Paramaras (B) Chandellas (C) Solankis (D) Chauhans
2.Which one of the following was the meeting ground for the Brahmanical and devotional religious levels ?
(A) Maths (B) Temples (C) Ghatikas (D) Samas
3.Who was the Bacterian King that invaded India in about 182 BC and wrested a considerable part of the North West ?
(A) Demetrius (B) Antigonus (C) Philadelphus (D) Gondophernes
4.Who was the founder of 'Gajapati Dynasty' of Orissa ?
(A) Purushottam (B) Kapilendra (C) Prataparudra (D) Vidyadhara
5.City of Nagalapura was built by -
(A) Bukka - II (B) Deva Raya- I (C) Krishnadevaraya (D) Virupaksha
1.Vallabhacharya was the most distinguished preacher of the
(A) Shaiva Cult (B) Shakti Cult (C) Balaram Cult (D) Krishna Cult
2.Janamsakhi is the biography of
(A) Guru Nanak (B) Guru Arjundeva (C) Guru Hargobind Sing (D) Guru Tegbahadur