Test: Important Question (Modern India) - 4


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QUESTION: 1

The famous temple of Somnath was attacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in    

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1025 AD

Mahmud Ghazni attacked the Somnath temple in 1025 AD to loot the wealth amassed inside the temple.

QUESTION: 2

Which of the following dynasty ruled in Magadha at the time of Alexander's invasion of India?

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QUESTION: 3

What was the language employed by Surdas for his devotional songs?    

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QUESTION: 4

During Mauryan times royal-houses were mostly constructed of    

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QUESTION: 5

Which one of the following are considered to be the best specimen of Mauryan art?    

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QUESTION: 6

Who among the following historians, has described that Mahmud invaded India seventeen times?    

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QUESTION: 7

According to which tradition Ashoka is said to have visited Khotan in Central Asia in 236 B.C.?

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QUESTION: 8

Who is known as the Plato of the Jat tribe?    

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QUESTION: 9

The mausoleum of Humayun at Delhi was constructed by    

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QUESTION: 10

The Shalimar-garden at Srinagar was raised by    

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QUESTION: 11

During the invasions of Mahmud, the rulers of the far south India were    

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following Mauryan rulers is believed to have conquered the Deccan?    

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After defeating Selucus Nicator, Chandragupta Maurya is said to have expanded his kingdom towards the South.
A “Moriya '' war in the south is referred to three times in the Tamil work Ahananuru and once in Phananuru. These literary works of the Sangham era mention how Moriya army chariots cut through rocks,but it is unclear if this refers to Chandragupta Maurya or the Moriyas in the Deccan region of 5th century CE.

QUESTION: 13

Which one of the following religions was comparatively more popular in Chola country?    

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QUESTION: 14

The first kingdom of South India that was attacked by Malik Kafur was    

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QUESTION: 15

The Italian traveller Nicoli Conti has left a detailed and beautiful account of    

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Conti, Nicolo de a Venetian traveler who has left behind a reliable description about India (and Bengal). Born of a noble family in Venice, Nicolo de Conti had gone to Damascus as a trader in his youth in 1429. From there he travelled further east (date not mentioned), went overland to Persia and took a dhow (ship) to go to Malabar. From there, he came to the Vijayanagar kingdom. He then sailed, along with his wife and two children, to the Islands of Ceylon, Sumatra and Java.

QUESTION: 16

Aryabhattiyam written by Aryabhata is primarily a treatise on    

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QUESTION: 17

The famous ancient Indian philosopher Shankara propagated the philosophy of    

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QUESTION: 18

Who wrote Panchatantra?    

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QUESTION: 19

Sir Thomas Roe was sent as the British Ambassador to the court of    

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QUESTION: 20

Which of the following foreign travellers visited India during the reign of Harsha?    

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QUESTION: 21

Who was the composer of Allahabad inscription of Samudra Gupta?    

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QUESTION: 22

The Ajanta caves are located in the territory of the    

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Ajanta caves were built during Gupta Period. The local feudalistic lord and king – Upendragupta oversaw the construction and built cave 17-20 and 29 under his patronage. In the mid-460s, all work on in Ajanta broke off in the “Recession” caused by the local king's fear of an attack by the aggressive neighbouring Asmakas.

QUESTION: 23

The two important cities of the Indus Valley civilization (Harappa and Mohenjodaro) disappeared around

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QUESTION: 24

In Vedic age Sabha and Samiti were associated with    

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QUESTION: 25

One of the finest example of flourishing Pallava art and architecture is of    

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QUESTION: 26

Ala-ud-din Khalji wanted to maintain a large army to keep peace and order in the state and also to

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QUESTION: 27

Which is the most important divinity mentioned in the Rig Veda?    

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QUESTION: 28

The Saka era started from    

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QUESTION: 29

The commodity structure and direction of India‘s foreign trade was changed by

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QUESTION: 30

How did the international situation favour the British during the Revolt of 1857?

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