DPPH: 6 March

1.Agricultrual  land  was  divided  by  Akbar into  four categorises. Polaj land came under which category ?

(a)  Land left uncultivated for more than five years

(b)  Land  left fallow  for one  year

(c)  Land  used  regularly for  cultivation

(d)  Barren  land  not flt for cultivation

2. In Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan, who among the following officers  looked after  the foreign  affairs?

(a)  Peshwa

(b)  Sumant

(c)  Pandit  Ran

(d)  Sachiv

3. Which  one  of  the  following  techniques  was introduced  by  the  Turks  in  the  textile sector  in India?

(a) Spining wheel

(b) Tie-and-dye

(c) Hand spindle

(d)  Weaver’s loom

4. Who  among the  following  Bhakti  saints wrote the commentary on vedantasutras in  Sanskrit?

(a) Ramandanda

(b) Tulsidas

(c) Lalleshwari

(d) Vallabhacharya

5. Which one of the following works is ascribed to the famous poet Rajasekharea?

(a)  Setubandha

(b)  Gaudavadha

(c)  Karpurmanjari

(d)  Saptasataka

6. Consider  the  following  pairs  :

1    Parsva                         – Nirgrandha

2.   Gosala Maskariputra           – Ajivika

3.   Ajita Kedsalambalin         – Buddhist

Which  of  the  pairs  given  above  is/  are  correctly matched ?

(a) 1  only

(b)  1 and 2 only

(c)  2 and  3  only

(d)  1, 2  and 3

7. In  ancient  India,  the  Iife  of  a  Jaina  monk  was governed  by how many vows?

(a)  Four

(b)  Five

(c)  six

(d)  Seven

8. Which  one  of  the  following  is not  a  feature  of Gandhara style of  Buddha images?

(a) in seated position they are almost always shown cross-legged

(b) The ears are shown elongated

(c) They are never shown  with a shaved head

(d) They are always shown in abhaya mudra

9. According  to  Megasthenes,  the city  of Pataliputra was  administered  by  a  Committee.  How  many members  constituted  the  Committee  ?

(a) Ten

(b)  Fifteen

(c) Thirty

(d)  Forty

10. Who  deciphered the  Brahmi script?

(a) John  F.  Fleet

(b) James  Princep

(c) Alexander  Cunningham

(d) John  Marshall

Mains Questions (For History Optional and Mains)
Q. “Extreme  nationalism  of  the  Fascist  Variety  has  various  faces  in  various  countries,  but  it  has everywhere certain common characteristics.” Comment. [250 words]
Q. “The roots of the rise of Fascism lay in Peace Treaties.” Comment. [250 words]
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