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History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 1

What is James Prinsep’s contribution in the development of the Indian epigraphy?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 1

James Princep, was an officer in the mint of the East India Company. His contribution in the development of Indian Epigraphy was that he was able to decipher Brahmi and Kharosti Scripts used in the earliest inscriptions and coins.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 2

Who composed the Prayag Prashasti in praise of Samudragupta?

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It is also known as Prayag Prashasti. It is a pillar inscription of Samudragupta found at Allahabad and written in Sanskrit. It was composed by Harisena. It is one of the important epigraphic sources to know about the political history of the Guptas.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 3

What is a Bell of arms?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 3

Bell of Arms are the tents, used in the English service mostly of a Conical shape, for containing the Small arms for each company in a regiment of Infantry. The tent is frequently painted with the colour of the facings of the regimental uniforms.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 4

In which of the following year, elections to the provincial legislatures were held for the first time?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 4

Provincial elections were held in British India in the winter of 1936-37 as mandated by the Government of India Act 1935. Elections were held in eleven provinces - Madras, Central Provinces, Bihar, Orissa, United Provinces, Bombay Presidency, Assam, NWFP, Bengal, Punjab and Sindh.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 5

When was the Lucknow Pact signed?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 5

The Lucknow Pact was an agreement reached between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League (AIML) at a joint session of both the parties held in Lucknow in December 1916. Through the pact, the two parties agreed to allow representation to religious minorities in the provincial legislatures.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 6

Which of these was a part of Chishti worship?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 6

Dance, Music and singing Qawali all form part of Chisti Sufi worship.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 7

Who founded Delhi as a city full of exciting opportunities?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 7

Ibn Battuta entered India through the high mountains of Afghanistan, following the footsteps of Turkish warriors who, a century earlier, had conquered the Hindu farming people of India and established the Sultanate of Delhi. He described delhi as a city full of opportunities.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 8

Vishnu Bhakta saints were known as ____

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 8

Alvars were a group of Tamil poet-saints who were devoted to Lord Vishnu and contributed to the Bhakti movement in South India.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 9

Which of the following statements regarding Sant Kabir is incorrect?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 9

Kabir was a disciple of Ramananda but his verses never attributed to Ramananda per se.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 10

Harishena was the court poet of _______

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Harisena, also called Harishena or Hirisena, was a 4th-century Sanskrit poet, panegyrist, and government minister. He was an important figure in the court of Gupta emperor, Samudragupta. His most famous poem, written c. 345 C.E., describes the bravery of Samudragupta and is inscribed on the Allahabad Pillar.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 11

Sangam is a literature of _________ language.

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Sangam literature, sangam also spelled cankam, chankam, or shangam, the earliest writings in the Tamil language, thought to have been produced in three chankams, or literary academies, in Madurai, India, from the 1st to the 4th century CE.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 12

The Director General of the ASI who brought a military precision to the practice of archaeology was

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 12

The Director General of the ASI who brought a military precision to the practice of archaeology was. R.E.M Wheeler.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 13

Which of the following is not one of the features of Harappan writing?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 13

The Harappan script is yet to be deciphered. It is not known yet.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 14

Find out which one of the following is not correctly matched:

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Hazara Rama Temple is in Hampi, Karnataka. It was built in 15TH century during Devaraya of Vijayanagara Empire.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 15

Which of these  travellers came to during 11th century?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 15

Al-Biruni was a scholar during the time of Mahmud of Ghazni. He wrote Kitab Ul Hind.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 16

Harihara and Bukka belonged to which dynasty?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 16

The Sangama dynasty was founded by Harihara I and Bukka. Their father had been taken prisoner in 1327 by Muhammad bin Tughluq. They founded Vijayanagara in 1336.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 17

Who Wrote ‘Kitab-ul-Hind’?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 17

Kitab ul-Hind is the famous book written by the scholar Al-Biruni. He was an Iranian scholar who visited India during 11th century.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 18

Which of the following statements is correct regarding Mahanavami Dibba?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 18

Explanation: Mahanavami Dibba, also known as the Great Platform or House of Victory, is a massive platform located in Hampi, the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire in India. It was constructed during the reign of King Krishnadevaraya (1509-1529) and was used for various royal and religious ceremonies. The platform has slots for wooden pillars at close and regular intervals, which might have supported a pavilion or a structure made of wood. It was a place where the king met his advisers, conducted courtly affairs, and celebrated the victory of the empire during the annual Mahanavami festival. Overall, the Mahanavami Dibba is a significant architectural and historical site that represents the grandeur and power of the Vijayanagara Empire.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 19

Which of these rivers was the major source of water for Vijayanagara

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 19

The reasons for developing water resources of Vijayanagara were: (i)The natural basin formed by the Tungabhadra which flows in a north –easterly direction hills surrounds this and a number of streams flow down to the river from these hills.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 20

The battle of Talikota was fought between organisation of Deccan sultans and ____

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The Battle of Talikota (23 January 1565) 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 - 3 - Question 21

Sanchi Stupa is situated

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Sanchi is a Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in 46 kilometres (29 mi) north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 22

Choose the correct option:
Which of the following dynasties ruled Vijayanagara?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 22

The correct answer is Sangma, Saluva, Tuluva, Aravidu. The chronological order of the major Dynasties which ruled the Vijayanagara Empire is Sangma, Saluva, Tuluva, Aravidu.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 23

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

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Abdur Razzaq is perhaps the only historian who provided a detailed account of the working of the imperial karkhanas or workshops.
Other than Abdur Razzaq other historians who visited Mughal courts like Bernier, Travernier too mentioned about Imperial kharkhanas

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 24

Consider the following statements.
Montesquieu used Bernier’s accounts to develop his idea of oriental despotism.
Bernier gave a detailed report on rural society.
According to Bernier, crown ownership of land was good for peasants.
Bernier considered Indian King was the king of beggars.
Which of the given statement is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 24

Montesquieu was 18th century french political philosopher who gave the idea of oriental despotism, separation of powers based on writings of Francois Bernier. Bernier visited India during reign of Aurangzeb and gave a detailed account on rural society conditions. He claimed that khalisa land (crown land) is against peasant’s healthy survival.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 25

Find out from the following pairs which one is correctly matched:

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 25

Kitab ul Hind was written by Al Biruni.  Travels in Mughal empire was written by Bernier, Rihla was written by Ibn Batutta and Travels in India was composed by Travernier.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 26

24 great teachers of Jainism are known as ________

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 26

The 24 tirthankaras during this present age are: Adinatha, Ajita, Sambhava, Abhinandana, Sumati, Padmaprabha, Suparshva, Chandraprabha, Suvidhi, Shital, Shreyansa, Vasupujya, Vimala, Ananta, Dharma, Shanti, Kunthu, Ara, Malli, Muni Suvrata, Nami, Nemi, Parshva and Mahavira.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 27

________ is the birth place of Gautama Buddha.

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 27

Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Lumbini Province in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama at around 563 BCE.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 28

Choose the correct option:
Who found Delhi as a city full of exciting opportunities?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 28

'Ibn Battuta found cities in the Indian subcontinent full of exciting opportunities. '' Explain the statement with reference to the city of Delhi.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 29

In which type of marriage does a woman have several husbands?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 29

Polyandry is marriage of a woman to two or more men at the same time; the term derives from the Greek polys, “many,” and anēr, andros, “man.” When the husbands in a polyandrous marriage are brothers or are said to be brothers, the institution is called adelphic, or fraternal, polyandry

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 30

Which of these  travellers came to during 14th century?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 30

Ibn Batutta was a Moroccan Traveller who visited India during reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq (1334-1341).

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 31

Choose the correct option:

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 31

According to Ibn-Battuta. crown ownership of land was quite disastrous for farmers.
Khalisa or crown land left led to filling up of royal treasury than peasant subsistence and profit.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 32

Who among the following belonged to Morocco?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 32

Ibn Batutta was a Moroccan Traveller who visited India during reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq (1334-1341).

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 33

Islamic Law is known as ________

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 33

Sharia is Islam's legal system. It is derived from the Quran, Islam's holy book, as well as the Sunnah and Hadith - the deeds and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 34

Shakas who came from Central Asia were regarded by the Brahmanas as

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 34

Shakas, who came from Central Asia were regarded as 'mlechchhas' or the barbarians or outsiders by the Brahmanas.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 35

At which place Lord Buddha attained true enlightenment?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 35

This extraordinary place—Bodh Gaya—is understood to be the site of the enlightenment, or “great awakening” (Sanskrit, mahabodhi), of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. It was here that Siddhartha Gautama sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree, having renounced his princely life to wander and practice asceticism.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 36

When was Hampi declared as of the place of national importance?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 36

In 1976, Hampi was declared as a site of national importance and in 1986 it was declared as world Heritage centre.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 37

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

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 37

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 - 3 - Question 38

Which of these is the other name of Harappan Civilisation?
(i) Aryan civilisation
(ii) Indus Valley Civilisation
(iii) Vedic Civilisation
(iv) Early Civilisation

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 38

Harappan Civilisation is also called the Indus Valley civilisation as many of the sites are located on the Indus basin in Indian subcontinent and it is also called early civilisation as it was one of the 3 earliest civilisations in the world along with Mesopotamia and Egypt.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 39

Which of these was the most powerful Mahajanapada from 6th to 4th century BCE?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 39

Between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, Magadha (in present-day Bihar) became the most powerful Mahajanapada.

History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 40

Who deciphered Brahmi and Kharoshtl scripts?

Detailed Solution for History: CUET Mock Test - 3 - Question 40

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.

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