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History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 1

How many sessions of the constituent Assembly were held?

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The Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on 9 December 1946, and its last session was held on 24 January 1950. A total of 11 sessions were held.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 2

When was the Vijayanagara kingdom established?

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The city and its first dynasty were founded in 1336 by five sons of Sangama, of whom Harihara and Bukka became the city's first kings. In time Vijayanagar became the greatest empire of southern India.

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History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 3

The Battle of Talikota between Vijayanagara and the Deccan sultans took place in which year?

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The Battle of Talikota was a watershed battle held between the Vijayanagara Empire and an alliance of the Deccan sultanates. The defeat of Aliya Rama Raya led to the eventual collapse of the polity and reconfigured Deccan politics.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 4

Which of the following was one of the occupations of Kshatriyas?

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The ideal occupation of kshatriya are:
(i) Kshatriyas were expected to engage in warfare, protect people and administer justice.
(ii) They were expected to study the Vedas, get sacrifices peformed and give gifts.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 5

Sangam is the literature of this language:

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Sangam literature originated as literature of ancient Tamil language in 3rd century.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 6

Who appointed Dhamma Mahamatras?

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Dhamma mahamatta were special officers appointed by Emperor Ashoka in order to spread and enforce the principles of dhamma.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 7

Who won the battle of Mahabharata?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 7

Pandavas won the battle. The eldest of Pandavas, Yudhishthira was made a king of Hastinapur.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 8

Which traveller called the ‘Mahanavami Dibba’ as the ‘House of Victory’?

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Domingo Paes called the Mahanavami dibba of the Vijayanagara empire as The House of Victory'. These buildings had two platforms, one above the other.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 9

What are big rocks kept on the burial in central and south India called?

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A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a prehistoric structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. Has been found from Nagpur in Maharashtra to Adichanallur in Tamil Nadu.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 10

Which of these was the cause of the decline of Harappan civilisation?

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Many scholars believe that the collapse of the Indus Valley Civilization was caused by climate change. Some experts believe the drying of the Saraswati River, which began around 1900 BCE, was the main cause for climate change, while others conclude that a great flood struck the area. Some believe deforestation and overgrazing as a reason too.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 11

Harappa is located on the banks of which river?

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Harappa, village in eastern Punjab province, eastern Pakistan. It lies on the left bank of a now dry course of the Ravi River, west-southwest of the city of Sahiwal, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Lahore.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 12

Which Portuguese writer provided a detailed account of trade and society in South India?

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Among the best known of the Portuguese writers is Duarte Barbosa, who wrote a detailed account of trade and society in south India.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 13

Which of these is the feature of Harappan Civilisation?

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Harappan civilisation featured Citadel system, grid road network and excellent drainage for cities along with baths and burnt bricks.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 14

____ was the congress President at its Lahore Session.

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The 1929 Lahore session under the presidency of Jawaharlal Nehru holds special significance as in this session "Purna Swaraj" was declared as the goal of INC.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 15

From where did Harappans get gold?

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Harappans procured raw material from other neighbouring countries like Silver from Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq, Lead from Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gold was obtained from Karnataka and Copper from Rajasthan.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 16

What are the subjects on which travellers compiled their accounts?

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Travellers compiled their accounts on Court Affairs, Religious issues, Trade, Architecture etc.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 17

Which of the following travellers came to India during the 17th century?

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François Bernier was a French physician and traveller. He was born in Joué-Etiau in Anjou. He stayed for around 12 years in India, during the reign of Aurangzeb as the Mughal emperor.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 18

Who issued the first coins bearing the names of rulers?

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The first coins to bear the names and images of rulers were issued by the Indo-Greeks, who established control over the north-western part of the subcontinent in second century BCE.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 19

Who deciphered Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts?

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James Prinsep FRS (20 August 1799 – 22 April 1840) was an English scholar, orientalist and antiquary. He was the founding editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and is best remembered for deciphering the Kharosthi and Brahmi scripts of ancient India.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 20

Who translated several Sanskrit works including Patanjali’s work on grammar into Arabic?

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Al-Biruni's expertise in several languages allowed him to compare languages and translate texts.He translated several Sanskrit works, including Patanjali's work on Grammar into arabic.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 21

Indicate which of the following statements is NOT correct.

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 21

François Bernier was a French physician and traveller. He was born in Joué-Etiau in Anjou. He stayed for around 12 years in India. 

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 22

Ashoka is mentioned by which titles in his inscriptions?

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The correct answer is Priyadarshi. Priyadasi was an honorific epithet used by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in his inscriptions. Priyadarshi means "He who regards others with kindness".

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 23

Who was requested by Akbar to write the history of earlier times under Babar and Humayun?

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Gulbadan Begum finds reference throughout the Akbarnama ("Book of Akbar"), written by Abu'l Fazl, and much of her biographical details are accessible through the work. Along with several other royal women, Gulbadan Begum undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca, and returned to India seven years later in 1582. She died in 1603.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 24

Who is the writer of the song ‘Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara’?

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The 'Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara' song was written by Mohammad Iqbal.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 25

Which of the following items has not been found in the Harappan graves?

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Iron Age came after decline of IVC so iron hand axe was not a part of harappan society

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 26

Another name of Vijayanagara city was

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Hampi was another name for Vijayanagara. This name was derived from the local mother goddess named Pampa Devi. The ruins of Hampi were discovered in 1800 by Colonel Colin Mackenzie, an engineer and antiquarian.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 27

The ‘Great Bath’ was found in which town of the Indus Valley Civilisation?

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The Great Bath is part of a large citadel complex that was found in the 1920s during excavations of Mohenjo-daro, one of the main centres of the Indus civilization. The bath is built of fine brickwork and measures 897 square feet (83 square metres).

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 28

On which of the following occasions was the ceremony performed at Mahanavami Dibba?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 28

An Imperial Capital : Vijayanagara. Mention any two ceremonies performed on the occasion of Mahanavami dibba. The ceremonies performed on the occasion included worship of the image, worship of state horse and the sacrifice of buffaloes and other animals.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 29

Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the Partition of India?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 29

Boundary dispute was not a main issues, rather death of many innocent civilians across the border and providing refugee to such a mass population was a challenge for newly independent India.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 30

Asiatic Society of Bengal was established in

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When the Asiatic Society was founded on 15 January 1784, its begetter Sir William Jones (1746-1794) began his work with nothing but a dream, a dream as baffling and bizarre as the continent of Asia itself.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 31

Which among the following was the book written by Al-Biruni?

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Kitab ul-Hind is the famous book written by the scholar Al-Biruni.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 32

The Sangha was an association of whom?

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The sangha originated in the group of disciples(bhikkus) who renounced the worldly life to wander with the Buddha and listen to his teachings. After the Buddha's death his disciples continued to live together as a community, wandering from place to place, living off the receipt of alms.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 33

The first dynasty that ruled over Vijayanagara Empire was

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 33

The first dynasty, the Sangama, lasted until about 1485, when-at a time of pressure from the Bahmanī sultan and the raja of Orissa-Narasimha of the Saluva family usurped power. By 1503 the Saluva dynasty had been supplanted by the Tuluva dynasty.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 34

Which of these rulers followed endogamy?

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Endogamy was popular under the Satavahanas' reign.
Names originating from a king's mother are known as metronymic.
Gotras, a Brahmanical practice, were used to classify people.
Women were expected to give up their father's gotra and accept their husbands, and marriages between members of the same gotra were forbidden.
Satavahana brides, on the other hand, inherited their father's gotra and, for the most part, shared it with their husbands.
Even though the use of metronymic implies that women were valued, historians have been unable to reach a definitive judgement because the royal succession was predominantly male primogeniture.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 35

What was the object of the team of V.S. Sukthankar?

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Under the sukthankar a team prepared a critical edition of the Mahabharata. Collecting Sanskrit Manuscripts of the text. Written in a variety of scripts. Ultimately they selected the verses that were common to most versions.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 36

In which year was the First Round Table Conference held?

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First Round Table Conference (November 1930 – January 1931) The Round Table Conference officially inaugurated by His Majesty George V on November 12, 1930 in Royal Gallery House of Lords at London and chaired by the Prime Minister.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 37

Who was the chairman of the Drafting Committee?

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29 August 1947: Drafting Committee appointed with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as the chairman.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 38

Gateway of India was made to welcome ____

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The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Mumbai, India. It was erected to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V, the first British monarch to visit India, in December 1911 at Ramchandani Road near Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Chowk.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 39

For the development of which of the following cities, Lottery Committee was made is collect funds?

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The Lottery Committee was set up in 1817 after the departure of Lord Wellesley. It carried on the work of town planning of city of Calcutta with the help of the government. It was named as the Lottery Committee because it raised funds through public lotteries. However, it used these funds for the improvement of the town.

History: CUET Mock Test - 1 - Question 40

Which of the following statements is correct about the classification of people in terms of ‘gotra’ under Brahmanical practice around 1000 BCE onwards?

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One Brahmanical practice, evident from c. 1000 BCE onwards, was to classify people (especially Brahmanas) in terms of gotras. Each gotra was named after a Vedic seer, and all those who belonged to the same gotra were regarded as his descendants.

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