October 27, 2018

History Quiz For WBCS PRELIMINARY 2019

1)The Mughal painting reaches its/ zenith during the reign of :
(1) Akbar       
(2) Jahangir
(3) Shahjahan 
(4) Aurangzeb

2)The Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in Rajasthan were built by the followers of
(1) Buddhism
(2) Jainism
(3) Hinduism
(4) Sikhism

3)Alberuni came to India with
(1) Mahmud of Ghazni
(2) Alexander
(3) Babur.   
(4) Timur
4)Which of the following languages was in vogue during Mughal period in the courts of India ?
(1) French
(2) Persian
(3) Portugese
(4) Arabic

5)The writer of Ram Charit Manas,Tulsidas, was related to which ruler ?
(1) Chandragupta Maurya
(2) Nawab Vajid Ali Sah
(3) Harsha
(4) Akbar

6)Which among the following fort was known as the ‘Key of Deccan’?
(1) Kalinjar
(2) Ajaygarh
(3) Asirgarh
(4) Gulbarga

7)Which of the following aspects is not common to both Bhakti movement and Sufi movement?
(1) Personal love for God
(2) Worship of idols
(3) Mysticism 
(4) Visit to holy shrines

8)When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested who among the following took over the leadership of Salt Satyagraha ?
(1) Vinoba Bhave
(2) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
(3) Abbas Tyabji
(4) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

9)Who was the leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha ?
(1) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(2) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(3) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
(4) Acharya J. B. Kripalani

10)The system of communal electorate in India was first introduced by :
(1) Indian Council Act of 1892.
(2) Minto-Morley reforms of 1909
(3) Montagu-Chelmsford reformso f 1919
(4) Government of India of 1935

Answer
1.(2). Mughal paintings reached its climax during the reign of Jahangir. He employed a number of painters like Abul Hasan, Bishan Das, Madhu, Anant, Manohar, Govardhan and Ustad Mansur.

2.(2).The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These temples built by Chalukya between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble.

3.(1) The first significant intrusion of Islam into India was led by Mahmud of Ghazni. In 1017, Mahmud of Ghazni took Rey. Most scholars, including al-Biruni, were taken to Ghazna, the capital of the Ghaznavi dynasty. Biruni was made court astrologer and accompanied Mahmud on his invasions into India, living there for a few years
4.Persian
5.(4) Akbar and Tulsidas were contemporary. It was because of the close friendship between the two that Akbar ordered a firman that followers of Rama, Hanuman & other Hindus, should not be harassed in his kingdom.

6.(3) Asirgarh Qila is an Indian fortress (qila) situated in the Satpura Range, in Burhanpur District of Madhya Pradesh state. The fortress commands a pass through the Satpuras connecting the valleys of the Narmada and Tapti rivers,
7.(2) Worship of idols

8.(3). Abbas Tyabji was an Indian freedom fighter from Gujarat, who once served as the Chief Justice of the (Baroda) Gujarat High Court. Mahatma Gandhi appointed Tyabji, at age seventy-six, to replace him as leader of the Salt Satyagraha in May 1930 after Gandhi’s arrest
9.(3)The Bardoli Satyagraha of 1928, in the state of Gujarat, India during the period of the British Raj,was a major episode of civil disobedience and revolt in the Indian Independence Movement. Its success gave rise to Vallabhbhai Patel as one of the greatest leaders of the independence struggle.
10.(2) The Indian Councils Act 1909, commonly known as the Morley-Minto Reforms, introduced the system of communal electorate in India. It provided that Indian Muslims be allotted reserved seats in the Municipal and District Boards, in the Provincial Councils and in the Imperial Legislature;



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