Prelims MCQs Quiz 32 : History


1. Which of the following saints belong to the nirguna sect?
1. Tulsidas
2. Raidas
3. Kabir
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. The objective of the Public Safety bill, 1928 was to
a) provide security to people.
b) eradication of diseases.
c) regulate hazardous industries.
d) curb the activities of communist.

Answer & Explanation

3. Which of the following is/are true about the Mauryan period?
1. grants of villages on religious grounds
2. large scale state sponsored trade
3. system of slavery
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

4. With reference to Jainism, consider the following statements:
1. It rejects the concept of soul.
2. It denies the existence of a supreme being.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

5. With reference to doctrine of lapse, consider the following statements:
1. Dalhousie was the first to use it.
2. It helped expand the market of British goods in India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

6. Which of the following movements witnessed a low participation of Muslims?
1. Swadeshi
2. Non Cooperation Movement (NCM)
3. Quit India Movement (QIM)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

7. The Shimla Conference was called to discuss
a) Rajaji formula
b) Wavell Plan
c) Cabinet mission plan
d) Dickie bird plan

Answer & Explanation

8. Which of the following is/are true about the Mughal land revenue system?
1. It varied from region to region.
2. It varied according to the crop grown.
3. The unit of land revenue assessment was individual peasant.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

9. The Cabinet mission plan, 1946 recommended
1. an undivided India
2. a strong centre
3. residuary powers being given to provinces
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

10. What was the reason for the rise of Magadha among the Mahajanpadas?
1. strategic location
2. association with the activities of Buddha
3. fertile zones of land
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

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