DPPH: 25 February

1. Consider the  following statements;

1. Mansab  fixed  the  status  of  a  mansabdar  in official hierarchy  but not  his  sallary.

2. Mansab  did  not  fix  the  number  of  armed retainers  the  mansabdar  was  supposed  to maintain.

3. Mansabdari  was  a  single  service  combining both civil  and  military responsibilities.

4. All holders of mansab were called amir-i azam.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a)  2 and 3  only

(b)  3  only

(c) 1,  2 .and 4

(d)  4  only

2. Consider the following statements:

1. The  Cabinet  Mission  recommended  a  basic framework for the constitution of India.
2. The Cabinet Mission laid down the procedure to be followed by the Constitution-making body.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both  1 and 2

(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the  following  statement :

1. Akbar prohibited sati-the immolation of widow on husband’s pyre.

2. Akbar   discouraged child marriage and encouraged widow remarriage among the Hindus.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1  only

(b)  2 only

(c)  Both 1 and 2

(d)  Neither  I  nor 2

4. Match the List-I and the List-II and select the correct answer  using  the  code given  below the lists.

List-I                                    List-II

(Literary work)                                 (Author)

(a)  Mrichchhakatika              1.   Kalidasa

(b)  Ritusamhara                     2.   Sudraka

(c)  Kiratarjuniya                    3.   Magha

(d)  Sisupalavadha                  4.   Bharavi

Codes :

      A     B      C      D

(a) 2       1       4       3

(b) 3       4      1       2

(c) 2       4       1      3

(d) 3       1       4       2

5. Consider the following statements:

1. The Bardoli Resolution of 1922 asked the peasants not to pay taxes, and the tenants not to pay rents.
2. The Akali movement for wrestling the control of Gurudwaras from the corrupt Mahants was a part of the general movement of Non-cooperation.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b)  2 only

(c) Both 1  and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

6. Which one of the following  is not a scene depicted on  the  famous site of  Mamallapuram  ?

(a) Siva disguised as a kirata

(b) Descent  of the  Ganges

(c) Draupadi’s disrobing

(d) Arjuna’s penance

7. Who among the following Indian leaders attended the first Session of the Round Table Conference in 1930?

(a) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

(b) Madan Mohan Malviya

(c) Motilal Nehru

(d) Muhammad Ali

8. At  which  one  of  the  following  sites,  the  boar incarnation  of  Vishnu  has  been  depicted  in sculpture ?

(a) Udaygiri Cave,  Vidisha

(b) Ellora Cave,  Aurangabad

(c) Hathigumpha Cave,  Bhubaneswar

(d) Elephanta Cava,  Mumbai

9. After the  1857 revolt, who announced at a darbar at Allahabad the assumption of the Government of  Indiaby the Sovereign of Great Britain?

(a) Lord Auckland

(b)  Lord Canning

(c) Lord Dalhousie

(d) Lord Hardinge

10. For organising which Satyagraha was Vallabhbhai Patel conferred the title of Sardar?

(a) Kheda Satyagraha

(b) Salt Satyagraha

(c) Individual Satyagraha

(d) Bardoli Satyagraha

Mains Type Question:

Q. Write a critical note on: Importance of the Opium War in the history of China.

Q. “Japanese policy in relation to Manchuria reacted back upon Japan affecting her both economically and politically.” Comment.