DPPH: 7 March

1. The great grammarian Patanjali of ancient India was whose  contemporary among the  following ?

(a) Chandragupta Maurya

(b) Ashoka

(c)   Pushyamitra  Sunga

(d)   Susarman  Kanva

2. Which  one  of the  following  pairs  is  not  correctly matched?

(a)   Bhilsa                          –  Vidisha

(b) Kanyakubja                –  Kanpur

(c) Pratishthana                – Paithan

(d)   Sthanvisvara               – Thanesar

3. Which  one  of  the  following  statements  about Upanishads  is  not correct?

(a)  Brihadaranyak and Chandogya Upanishads are in  prose

(b) Katha   Upanishad   is   one   of   the  earliest Upanishads

(c) Upanishads  proclaim  salvation  by  knowledge rather than  by faith

(d) Upanishads do not consider a life of asceticism as  absolutely  necessary for salvation.

4. Which one of the following organized the first all-lndia agitations in 1877-78 on the Issue of Civil Services?

(a)  Poona  Sarvajanik  Sabha

(b) Indian  Association

(c)  Madras  Mahajana  Sabha

(d)  Bombay  Presidency  Association

5. During Shershah Suri’s rule, the  pargana  administration was looked upon by which of the following officers?

(a) Subedar and Faujdar

(b)  Shiqdar and Munsif

(c) Amin and Muqaddam

(d)  Qanungo and Bitikchi

6. Double dome in a medieval building was first introduced in the tomb of

(a) Iltutmish

(b)  Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

(c) Firuz Tughlaq

(d)  Sikandar Lodi

7. Which one of the following works was entitled Razm-namah by its Persian translators?

(a) Atharva Veda

(b)  Lilavati

(c) Mahabharata

(d)  Ramayana

8. Akbar constructed Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri to commemorate his conquest of 

(a) Malwa

(b)  Bengal

(c) Kashmir

(d)  Gujarat

9. Which of the following Persian histories was composed during the period of Emperor Shah Jahan?

(a) Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh

(b) Futuhat-i-Alamgiri

(c) Padshah Namah

(d) Tarikh-i-Alfi

10. In 1660 A.D. who was deputed by Aurangzeb to put down the rising power of Shivaji?

(a) Khafi Khan

(b)  Shaista Khan

(c) Dilir Khan

(d)  Mubariz Khan

Mains Questions (For History Optional and Mains)
Q. What were the causes for the success of Bolshevik Revolution of 1917? Discuss its significance in the history of the world. [400 words]
Q. Write a critical note on: Lenin’s role in the Russian Revolution of 1917. [200 words]

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