[CSP] Test PT19ST04 – History & Culture

#1. Consider the following statements:

1. Pherozsshah Mehta was one of the founders of the Bombay Presidency Association.

2. When Pherozeshah Mehta retired from Imperial Legislative Council in 1901, G. K. Gokhale was elected in his place.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#2. Consider the following statements:

1. When Aryan settled in India, they were divided into a number of small tribes.

2. Aryans were cattle-rearing people when they came to India.

3. Aryans worshipped the forces of nature.

4. When Aryans came to India, they were divided into four main groups, khatriyas, brahmans, vasiyas and sudras.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 2 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

#3. The national emblem of India showing four lions and the ‘Dharmachakra’ has been inspired by an Ashokan edict at

(a) Lauriya Nandagarh

(b) Rampura

(c) Sarnath

(d) Didarganj

#4. Who of the following authored the historical play ‘Dev Chandra Gupta’?

(a) Shudraka

(b) Vishakhdutta

(c) Harisena

(d) Bhasa

#5. Vande Mataram, our national song, is an excerpt from which of the following novels of Bankim Chandra Chatterji?

(a) Rajsimha

(b) Kamalakanta

(c) Anand Math

(d) Durgeshnandini

#6. Lothal, a dockyard of the Harappans, was located in the present day district of

(a) Morbi

(b) Surat

(c) Ahmedabad

(d) Bharuch

#7. The principle of ‘Ashtangika Marga’ is associated with

(a) Sikhism

(b) Jainism

(c) Hinduism

(d) Buddhism

#8. With respect to the cultural history of India, what was ‘kharoshthi’?

(a) An architectural design

(b) A style of painting

(c) A style of writing

(d) A decorative style for textiles

#9. In which of the following present cities was the second session of Indian National Congress held in 1886?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Kolkata

(c) Allahabad

(d) Chennai

#10. Which of the following newspapers /plays/novels are known for vividly portraying and publishing about the plight of the peasants oppressed by indigo planters?

1. Hindoo Patriot by Harish Chandra Mukherji

2. Neel Darpan by Din Bandhu Mitra

3. Amrit Bazar Patrika by Sisir Kumar Ghosh and Moti Lal Ghosh

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#11. Who of the following did not attend the inaugural session of the Indian National Congress in 1885?

(a) Dinshaw Wacha

(b) Behramji Malabari

(c) Gooty Kesava Pillai

(d) Surendranath Banerjea

#12. Who among the following summed up the Indian critique of the British economic policies and called it as ‘White-Man’s Burden’?

(a) Romesh Chandur Dutt

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Sachidanand Sinha

(d) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

#13. Who of the following was the Governor General of British India when Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up?

(a) Warren Hastings

(b) Lord Cornwallis

(c) Sir John Shore

(d) Lord Wellesley

#14. Consider the following statements labeled Assertion (A) and Reason (R):

Assertion (A): The debates in the Ibadat Khana built by Akbar were discontinued after a period.

Reasons (R): The debates were leading to increasing bitterness among the proponents of different religions.

Select the correct answer as per the following codes.

Codes:

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is the not correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

#15. Consider the following statements:

1. South Indian Liberation Federation (SILF) was formed in the year 1916.

2. SILF is popularly known as Justice Party after the ‘Justice’ newspaper it launched to propagate the ideals of the movement.

3. Alamelu Mangai Thayarammal was the woman founder of SILF.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#16. Who of the following Bhakti saints was/were contemporary(ies) of Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti ?

1. Namadeva

2. Ramananda

3. Kabir

4. Ravidas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 only

(d) None of them

#17. With reference to the medieval history of India, Rashtra, Visaya and Bhukti were units of administration of

(a) Palas

(b) Chalukyas

(c) Rashtrakutas

(d) Pratiharas

#18. Consider the following statements labeled Assertion (A) and Reason (R):

Assertion (A): The Rig Veda does not mention any officer for administering justice. Reasons (R): The Rig Vedic society was free of any unsocial activity.

Select the correct answer as per the following codes.

Codes: (a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is the not correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

#19. Consider the following statements labeled Assertion (A) and Reason (R):

Assertion (A): Jainism lays great emphasis on ahimsa or non-injury.

Reasons (R): According to Jainism, every object, animate or inanimate, has a soul.

Select the correct answer as per the following codes.

Codes:

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is the not correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

#20. Which of the following is not correct with respect to the land revenue policy of Permanent Settlement?

(a) It was introduced in Bengal and Bihar by Lord Cornwallis

(b) The right of ownership of zamindars was made hereditary and transferable

(c) The zamindars were to give 10/11th of the rental they derived from the peasantry to the state, keeping only 1/11th for themselves

(d) All the above statements are correct in this context

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