UGC NET – History Paper 2 Previous Years Paper (June 2009)

1. Which of the following stands for Lower Palaeolithic period ?
(A) Homo Habilis (B) Homo Sapiens
(C) Homo Sapiens Sapiens (D) Australoid

2. Which of the following is associated with Palaeolithic period ?
(A) Crescent (B) Triangle
(C) Polished Hand Axe (D) Acheulian Hand Axe

3. Which of the following represents Mesolithic period ?
(A) Ground tools (B) Olduwan
(C) Clactonian (D) Microliths

4. Which of the following stands for Neolithic ?
(A) Scavenging (B) Gathering – Hunting
(C) Food production (D) Pastoralism

5. Which of the following denotes permanent living ?
(A) Nomadism (B) Transhumance
(C) Semi-sedentism (D) Sedentism

6. Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II
(a) Harappa Civilization (i) Spoked wheel
(b) Aryans (ii) Copper technology
(c) Gautami Putra (iii) Jainism
(d) Shravanabelgola (iv) Satavahana Code :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(B) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(C) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(D) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

7. Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II

(a) Ayas (i) Latin
(b) Aes (ii) Sanskrit
(c) Ayari (iii) English
(d) Iron (iv) Avesta Code : (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(B) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
(C) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(D) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

8. Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II
(a) Vajji (i) Indraprastha
(b) Chedi (ii) Kausambi
(c) Vats (iii) Vaishali
(d) Kuru (iv) Shaktimati Code : (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
(B) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(C) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(D) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)

9. Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II
(a) Thirthankar (i) Buddhism
(b) Kathasaritasagar (ii) Jainism
(c) Bodhisatva (iii) Somadeva
(d) Brihtakathamanjri (iv) Ksheminder Code : (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(B) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
(C) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(D) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

10. Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II
(a) Triratna (i) Buddhism
(b) Jataka (ii) Jainism
(c) Mudrarakshas (iii) Somadeva
(d) Kathasaritasagar (iv) Vishakhadatt Code : (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(C) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(D) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

11. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The concept of ‘Sarve Hitai and Sarve Sukhai’ in Vedic
Philosophy is for the upliftment of all the people. Reason (R) : It aims to work for the betterment of all human beings. In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true. (B) (A) is true but (R) is untrue.
(C) (A) is false but (R) is true. (D) Both (A) and (R) are untrue.

12. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The concept of ‘Bahujan Hitai and Bahujan Sukhai’ in Buddhism is for the upliftment of the majority of the people.
Reason (R) : It aims to relieve the majority of the population of its problems. In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?
(A) (A) is true but (R) is untrue. (B) (R) is true but (A) is untrue.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true. (D) Both (R) and (A) are untrue.

13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Kushana period was the golden age in ancient Indian history. Reason (R) : This period witnessed all round development.
In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?
(A) (A) is true but (R) is false. (B) (R) is true but (A) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are false. (D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

14. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Indian feudal system discouraged agriculture production. Reason (R) : It was enemical to agricultural growth.
In view of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?
(A) (A) is true but (R) is false. (B) (R) is true but (A) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true. (D) Both (A) and (R) are false.

15. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Pulkeshin-II defeated Harshvardhana.
Reason (R) : He wanted to expand his empire in north India.
In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?
(A) (A) is true but (R) is false. (B) (R) is true but (A) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true. (D) Both (A) and (R) are false.

16. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : In spite of large and efficient army, Balban did not think of
territorial expansion of his Sultanate.
Reason (R) : Tughril’s Revolt completely diverted his attention towards its suppression.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (R) is true, but (A) is false.

17. Which one of the following Sultans brought the Ashokan Pillar to Delhi ?
(A) Giasuddin Tughlaq (B) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq
(C) Firoz Tughlaq (D) Sikander Lodi

18. Who among the following in South India did not accept the sovereignty of Alauddin ?
(A) Pandyas (B) Hoysalas
(C) Yadavas (D) Kakatiyas

19. Title of the book in which Amir Khusrau describes the political and social conditions of the reign of Qutubuddin Mubrak Shah is
(A) Kharzain-ul-Futuh (B) Nuh-i-Siphar
(C) Mifta-ul-Futuh (D) Tughlaq Nama

20. In Bahamani Kingdom, ‘Sadre-i-Jahan’ was the chief of which department ?
(A) Religious and judicial (B) Military
(C) Foreign (D) Revenue including land revenue

21. What is the correct sequence of the following ?
(i) Muntakhab-ul-Tawarikh (ii) Kitab-ul-Hind
(iii) Muntakhab-ul-Lubab (iv) Tabqat-i-Nasiri Code :
(A) i, iii, iv, ii (B) ii, iv, i, iii
(C) iv, iii, i, ii (D) iii, iv, ii, i

22. Vascodagama visited which one of the following ports ?
(A) Goa (B) Madgoan
(C) Mangalore (D) Calicut

23. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The Chishti Silsila was the most prominent amongst the Sufi orders.
Reason (R) : The Silsila had its sphere of influence in Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Bengal, Orissa and the Deccan.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (R) is true, but (A) is false.

24. Struggle between Mughal forces with Maharana Pratap of Mewar which took place in June, 1576, has been described by Abul Fazal as the Battle of
(A) Haldighati (B) Gogunda
(C) Khamnor (D) Kumbhalgarh

25. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : After five years of direct administration and experimentation,
Akbar placed the lands of North India with the Mansabdars. Reason (R) : Akbar’s treasuries obtained and augmented revenue from the new system.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) (A) is false but (R) is correct.
(C) (A) is correct but (R) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.

26. The ‘du-aspa’ and ‘Seh-aspa’ rank was first introduced during the reign of
(A) Akbar (B) Jahangir
(C) Shajahan (D) Aurangzeb

27. ‘Pietra-dura’ technique of surface ornamentation was first adopted in
(A) Itimad-ud-Daula’s Tomb (B) Taj Mahal
(C) Diwan-e-Am (Red Fort, Delhi) (D) Moti Masjid (Agra Fort)
28. On whom Jahangir conferred the title of Nadir-ul-Jama ?
(A) Abul Hassan (B) Mansur
(C) Basant (D) Giasuddin Beg

29. Which was the most important commodity exported from India in the 17th Century ?
(A) Spices (B) Cotton textile
(C) Indigo (D) Saltpetre

30. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : By 1750 A.D., Peshwa became all powerful in Maratha Kingdom. Reason (R) : Peshwas shifted their head-quarter from Satara to Pune.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ? Code :
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

31. The Permanent Settlement was made with the
(A) Zamindars (B) Peasant Cultivators
(C) Village Communities (D) Muqaddams

32. Parsi Social Reformer Behramji M. Malabari carried on his campaign against
(A) Infant and Child Marriage (B) Polygamy
(C) Female Infanticide (D) Widow remarriage

33. Which tribal leader was regarded as an incarnation of God and Father of the World (Dharti Aba) ?
(A) Kanhu Santha (B) Rupa Naik
(C) Birsa Munda (D) Joria Bhagat

34. Who said “The British rule was a bleeding drain from India” ?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji (B) M. G. Ranade
(C) R.C. Dutt (D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

35. A leading British Parliamentarian and Politician admitted that the Revolt of 1857 was a ‘National Revolt’ not a ‘Military Mutiny’.
(A) Lord Dalhousie (B) Lord Canning
(C) William Gladstone (D) Benjamin Disraeli

36. Which social reformer of Maharashtra became famous by the name of ‘Lokhitwadi’ ?
(A) Atmaram Pandurang (B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Gopal Hari Deshmukh (D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

37. Raja Ram Mohan Roy raised his voice and agitated against which evil custom and practice ?
(A) Caste Custom (B) Kulinism
(C) Sati Pratha (D) Widow remarriage
38. Who was not associated with the Aligarh Movement ?
(A) Altaf Hussain Hali (B) Nazir Ahmad
(C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (D) Chiragh Ali
39. The Journal ‘Bahishkrit Bharat’ was started by
(A) Jyotiba Phule (B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(C) M. K. Gandhi (D) Karsandas Mulji

40. Who took over the leadership of the Brahmo Samaj after the death of Raja Ram Mohan Roy ?
(A) Dwarka Nath Tagore (B) Keshav Chandra Sen
(C) Devendra Nath Tagore (D) Ram Chandra Vidya Vagish

41. Who made the greatest contribution in organizing the Kisan Sabha Movement ?
(A) N. G. Ranga (B) Vallabh Bhai Patel
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru (D) Swami Sahjanand Saraswati

42. An Indian revolutionary who was a Professor of Sanskrit and Philosophy in the Universities of Berkeley and Stanford died in Philadelphia
(A) Shyamji Krishna Verma (B) Lala Har Dayal
(C) Tarak Nath Das (D) Bhai Parmanand

43. Under the ‘Old Guarantee System’ the British Companies investing in railways were assured a guarantee of
(A) 3 % (B) 5 % (C) 8 % (D) 10 %
44. Who argued that de-industrialization did not take place in India in the colonial period ?
(A) Bipan Chandra (B) Amiyo Baghchi
(C) Anil Seal (D) Morris D. Morris

45. Which Princely State resembled ‘Ramrajya’ according to Gandhiji ?
(A) Baroda (B) Gwalior
(C) Mysore (D) Patiala

46. Arrange the following events in chronological order :
I. Indian States Commission
II. Round Table Conference
III. Establishment of All India States People’s Conference
IV. First Justice Party Government
(A) IV, III, I, II (B) III, I, IV, II
(C) I, IV, III, II (D) II, III, IV, I

47. During Renaissance the interest in the study of Graeco-Roman Classics came to be known as
(A) Individualism (B) Hedonism
(C) Romanticism (D) Humanism

48. Bandung Conference relates to
(A) Nazism (B) Non-alignment
(C) Apartheid (D) Imperialism

49. Calvinists in France were known as
(A) Puritans (B) Presbyterians
(C) Huguenots (D) Catholics

50. Who was the first Greek Historian ?
(A) Thucydides (B) Herodotus
(C) Homer (D) Megasthenes

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