UGC NET – History Paper 2 Previous Years Paper (June 2010)

UGC NET – History Paper 2 Previous Years Paper (June 2010)

1. Which of the following is associated with the lower Palaeolithic period ?
(A) Homo erectus
(B) Neanderthal
(C) Homo sapience
(D) Homo sapience sapience

2. Which among the following represents the Mesolithic period ?
(A) Olduwan tools
(B) Hand axe
(C) Triangle tools
(D) Polished tools

3. Which among the following denotes the Neolithic period ?
(A) Kunal (B) Lothal
(C) Daimabad (D) Chirand

4. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Harappa civilization was developed with the application of copper tools.
Reason (R) : This enabled people to make better use of the available natural resources. Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes below : Codes :
(A) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is true.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true.
(D) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

5. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : During the Rig Vedic period the society was pastoral.
Reason (R) : The mode of subsistence was primarily based on pastoralism.
Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes below : Codes :
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is untrue, but (R) is true.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

6. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The rise of religious movements in the 6th century BC was an outcome of prevalent social and economic unrest.
Reason (R) : The improved economic condition of the deprived sections of the society embolden them to seek their rightful place.
Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is true.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

7. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) : Assertion (A) : Kushana period witnessed large scale cultural integration.

Reason (R) : Kushana Kings advocated themselves it by example.
Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.
(B) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

8. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(i) Megalithic period
(ii) Chalcolithic period
(iii) Northern Black Polished Ware
(iv) Black and Red Ware Codes :
(A) (iii), (iv), (i), (ii)
(B) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii)
(C) (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)
(D) (i), (iii), (iv), (ii)

9. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(i) Janapada
(ii) Mahajanapada
(iii) Empire
(iv) Jana Codes :
(A) (ii), (iii), (i), (iv)
(B) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)
(C) (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)
(D) (iv), (ii), (i), (iii)

10. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(i) Malvikagnimitra
(ii) Harshacharita
(iii) Ashtadhyayi
(iv) Rajatarangini Codes :
(A) (ii), (iii), (iv), (i)
(B) (iii), (ii), (i), (iv)
(C) (iv), (ii), (i), (iii)
(D) (iii), (i), (ii), (iv)

11. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(i) Pulkeshin – II
(ii) Pushyamitra Shunga
(iii) Shankaracharya
(iv) Chandabaradai Codes :
(A) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(B) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
(C) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)
(D) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)

12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List – I List – II
(a) Levirate (i) Kamrup
(b) Punch- marked coins
(ii) Rig Veda
(c) Varmanas (iii) Bihar
(d) Nalanda (iv) Early Historical Period
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(B) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
(C) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

13. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

List – I List – II
(a) Second Urbanization (i) Satavahana Dynasty
(b) Kharavela (ii) Bilhana
(c) Gautamiputra (iii) Orissa
(d) Vikramadeva Charita (iv) Iron

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
(B) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(D) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List – I List – II
(a) Nagar style of architecture (i) Buddhism
(b) Shravan- belagola (ii) Pallava dynasty
(c) Tantrayan (iii) North India
(d) Mahend- eraverman Shailey  (iv) Karnataka

Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(B) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(D) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List – I List – II
(a) Kalibanga (i) R.C. Gaur
(b) Mitathal (ii) M.D.N. Sahi
(c) Atranjikhera (iii) Suraj Bhan
(d) Jakhera (iv) B.B. Lal Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(B) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
(C) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(D) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

16. In which of the following sources it is stated that Prithviraj III entertained the ambition of conquering the whole world ?
(A) Taj-ul-Maasir
(B) Prithviraj Prabandha
(C) Tabqat-i-Nasiri
(D) Prithviraj Raso

17. Who among the following Delhi Sultans enlarged the Quwwat-ul- Islam mosque ?
(i) Iltut Mish
(ii) Balban
(iii) Alaud-Din Khalji
(iv) Firozshah Tughlaq
Select your answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) (i), (ii), (iv)
(B) (i) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iv)
(D) (i), (ii), (iii)

18. Who among the following Sultans of Delhi advocated the policy that “follow the middle course in realizing the Kharaj” ?
(A) Balban
(B) Jalalud-Din Khalji
(C) Ghyasuddin Tughlaq
(D) Firoj Tughlaq

19. Which of the following statements are not true about Sultan Ghyasud- Din Tughlaq ?
(i) He befriended Shaikh Nizamuddin Aulia.
(ii) He gave certain concessions to Khots and Muqaddams.
(iii) He sent his son Ulugh Khan to recover arrears of tribute from Pratapa Rudra.
(iv) He levied a tax termed haqq-i- shurb.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(B) (i) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (ii) and (iv)

20. Who put forth the hypothesis of ‘Urban revolution’ in northern India during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries ?

(A) K.M. Ashraf
(B) Moreland
(C) Mohammad Habib
(D) K.S. Lal

21. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The arrival of north Indian Sufis in the Deccan during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries brought deep changes in the region’s political and religious fabric.
Reason (R) : They came to the Deccan to justify Khalji and early Tughlaq invasions of the Deccan plateau.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?

Codes :
(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) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

22. Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the Vijayanagara ruling dynasties ?
(A) Saluva, Tuluva, Sangama, Aravidu
(B) Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva, Aravidu
(C) Sangama, Tuluva, Saluva, Aravidu
(D) Sangama, Aravidu, Saluva, Tuluva

23. The Portuguese captured Goa in the year
(A) 1496 (B) 1510
(C) 1524 (D) 1556

24. Arrange the following events into correct chronological order :
(i) Propagation of Vaishnavite Bhakti by Ramananda
(ii) Compilation of Adigrantha
(iii) Close of the Ibadatkhana
(iv) Foundation of the Chishti order in the Deccan
Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) (i), (iv), (iii), (ii)
(B) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
(C) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii)
(D) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)

25. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) : Assertion (A) : Akbar proclaimed Dahsala in the twenty-fourth year of his reign.
Reason (R) : He decided to abolish all other existing methods of land revenue assessment in the Mughal empire.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ? Codes :
(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) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

26. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I List – II (Event) (Year)
(a) The Mughal conquest of Malwa (i) 1584
(b) Introduction of the Ilahi Era (ii) 1592
(c) Annexation of Kashmir in Mughal empire (iii) 1585
(d) Conquest of Orissa (iv) 1561

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(B) (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
(C) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(D) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

27. Which of the following illustrated manuscripts were prepared during Akbar’s time ?
(i) The Diwan-i-Amir Hasan Dihlavi
(ii) The Raj Kanwar
(iii) The Tutinama
(iv) The Yoga Vashista

Select your answer from the codes given below :

Codes :
(A) (i), (ii) and (iv)
(B) (ii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (iii) and (iv)
(D) (iii) and (iv)

28. Who among the following foreign travellers described the manufacture of indigo in India ?
(A) Ibn Battuta
(B) Nicolo De Conti
(C) William Finch
(D) Peter Mundi

29. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List – I List – II
(a) Ahmad Yadgar (i) Maasir-i- Jahangiri
(b) Sujan Rai (ii) Maasir-ul- Umara
(c) Khwaja Kamghar Ghairat Khan (iii) Tarikh-i- Salatin-i- Afghaniah
(d) Shah Nawaz Khan (iv) Khulast-ut- Twarikh

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(D) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

30. Shahu was set free from the Mughal captivity by
(A) Aurangzeb
(B) Prince Azam
(C) Prince Kam Bakhsh
(D) Jahandar Shah

31. By which act the British Parliament had abolished the monopoly of East India Company’s trade in India ?
(A) Regulating Act, 1773
(B) Charter Act, 1813
(C) Charter Act, 1833
(D) Government of India Act, 1858

32. Arrange the following British Legislations concerning women in chronological order :
(i) Hindu Widow Remarriage Act
(ii) The Native Marriage Act (Civil Marriage Act)
(iii) Abolition of Sati in Bengal Province
(iv) The Age of Consent Act Codes :
(A) (iii), (i), (ii), (iv)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iv), (ii), (i), (iii)
(D) (ii), (iii), (iv), (i)

33. Arrange in chronological order the Famine Commissions formed by the Government of British India :

(i) Macdowell Commission
(ii) Lyall Commission
(iii) Campbell Commission
(iv) Strachey Commission Codes :
(A) (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)
(B) (iii), (iv), (i), (ii)
(C) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(D) (ii), (iii), (i), (iv)

34. Maulana Shibli Nomani belonged to the
(A) Aligarh School
(B) Deoband Madarsa
(C) Firangi Mahal
(D) Nadwat-ul-ulema

35. Gandhiji’s intervention in the Ahmedabad Mill Strike of 1917 led to the enhancement of wages of the workers by
(A) 25 % (B) 30 %
(C) 35 % (D) 40 %

36. The chief grievance of the peasants in Champaran Satyagraha (1917) was against the
(A) awabs or illegal cesses
(B) oppression of the landlords
(C) land revenue demand
(D) tinkathia system

37. In which Session the Indian National Congress adopted the resolution on Fundamental Rights ?
(A) Madras (1927)
(B) Lahore (1929)
(C) Karachi (1931)
(D) Faizpur (1936)

38. Who argued that de-industrialization did not take place in India under the colonial rule ?
(A) Amiyo Baghchi
(B) Bipan Chandra
(C) Morris D Morris
(D) Toru Matsui

39. Who founded the Hindu College of Calcutta in 1817 ?
(A) David Hare
(B) William Jones
(C) H.T. Princep
(D) Henry Vivian Derozio

40. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer.
List – I List – II
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (i) The Indian Struggle
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji (ii) Asbab-i-Baghawat-i- Hind
(c) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (iii) Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose (iv) India Wins Freedom

Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(B) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(D) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

41. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer.
List – I List – II

(a) Chinnava (i) Rampa Uprising 1922
(b) Haji Shariat Ullah (ii) Gadkari Revolt 1944
(c) Alluri Sitaram Raju (iii)Faraizi Movement 1838 
(d) Krishna Daji Pandit (iv) Kittur Uprising 1924
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
(B) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(D) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

42. Paramountcy is the position of permanent power enjoyed by the British Government in relation to the
(A) Zamindars
(B) Princely states
(C) Peasants
(D) Christian Missionaries

43. The Congress Ministry in Madras during 1937-39 was headed by
(A) T. Prakasham
(B) Subramanium Bharti
(C) C. Rajgopalachari
(D) K. Kamraj

44. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(C) B. N. Rau
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru

45. Arrange the following events in their chronological order :
(i) Cripps Mission
(ii) Quit India Movement
(iii) Individual Satyagraha
(iv) August Offer
(A) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(B) (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)
(C) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)
(D) (ii), (i), (iv), (iii)

46. Who was known as the father of ‘Humanism’ ?
(A) Dante (B) Erasmus
(C) Machiavelli (D) Petrarch

47. The fee paid to the Lord for the use of the mill, brewery and bakery was known as
(A) Banalité (B) Corveé
(C) Gabélle (D) Taille

48. The theory of ‘General Will’ was put forward by
(A) Diderot (B) Montesquieu
(C) Rousseau (D) Voltaire

49. Bullionism and the favourable balance of trade were the basic features of
(A) Colonialism
(B) Commercialism
(C) Free Trade
(D) Mercantilism

50. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
List – I List – II
(a) Erasmus (i) Divine Comedy
(b) Machiavelli (ii) Utopia
(c) Thomas More (iii)The Prince
(d) Dante (iv) Praise of Folly

Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)
(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

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