UPSC Indian History Objective Questions | MCQ | Official

Consider the following statements regarding Sanskrit Language.

1. It is the most ancient language of India.
2. It is listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
3. The early Buddhist literature was penned in Sanskrit.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : B

The early Buddhist literature was panned in Pali language.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : B

The early Buddhist literature was panned in Pali language.


Consider the following statements with regard to Nehru Report:-

1. It was prepared by a committee of the All Parties Conference chaired by Motilal Nehru with his son Jawaharlal acting as its secretary.
2. All Muslim Parties Conference held under the president-ship of Agha Khan in Delhi unanimously rejected the Nehru Report.
3. It contained the Bill of Rights.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : D

Incorrect

Correct Answer : D


Consider the following statements:-

1. The Communal Award was declared by the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald growing separate electorates in British India for the Muslims and depressed classes of Hindu community only.
2. The demand of separate electorates for the untouchables was raised by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
3. Mahatma Gandhi began an indefinite hunger strike at Sabarmati Ashram to protest against the Communal Award.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : B

Explanation : The communal award was made by the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald on 16 Aug, 1932 granting separate electorates in British India for the forward caste, lower caste, Muslims,Buddhists, Sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo-Indians, Europeans and untouchables.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : B

Explanation : The communal award was made by the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald on 16 Aug, 1932 granting separate electorates in British India for the forward caste, lower caste, Muslims,Buddhists, Sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo-Indians, Europeans and untouchables.


In Buddhism what does “Pratimokha” stands for-

Correct

Correct Answer : C

Explanation : The Pratimokha is a list of rules governing the behavior of Buddhist monks and nuns i.e. sangha. Prati means ‘towards’ and mokha means liberation from cyclic existence.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : C

Explanation : The Pratimokha is a list of rules governing the behavior of Buddhist monks and nuns i.e. sangha. Prati means ‘towards’ and mokha means liberation from cyclic existence.


Which of the following statements is incorrect about Buddhism?

Correct

Correct Answer : C

Buddhism endorsed the doctrine of the law of karma and upheld the belief in rebirth.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : C

Buddhism endorsed the doctrine of the law of karma and upheld the belief in rebirth.


The Home Rule Movement had been organized by Annie Besant, Bal Gangadhar Tilak etc. for the demand of:-

Correct

Correct Answer : B

Two Home Rule Movements were launched in India in 1916. One under the leadership of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the other under Annie Besant but later the extent of both these movements declined after Besant accepted the proposed Montague-Chelmsford Reforms and the Tilak went to Britain to pursue the libel case that he had filed against Valentine Chirol.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : B

Two Home Rule Movements were launched in India in 1916. One under the leadership of Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the other under Annie Besant but later the extent of both these movements declined after Besant accepted the proposed Montague-Chelmsford Reforms and the Tilak went to Britain to pursue the libel case that he had filed against Valentine Chirol.


Which of the following statements regarding Illtutmish is/are correct?

1. He divided his empire into Mansabs and assigned it to the nobles and officers in the form of salary.
2. In response to the lesser availability of silver, he introduced a new bimetallic coinage a system to northern India consisting of a Tanka and Jital.

Select the correct answer using the codes below:-

Correct

Correct Answer : B

Illtutmish divided his empires into Iqtas. Iqtadari system was a unique type of land distribution and administrative system.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : B

Illtutmish divided his empires into Iqtas. Iqtadari system was a unique type of land distribution and administrative system.


Consider the following statements about the art of Sunga period:-

1. These sculptures consist of Yakshs and Yakshinis and Didarganj Yakshi have rare sculptural parallel in Indian Art.

2. This period also witnessed emergence of new form of architecture i.e. Stupa.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : C

Incorrect

Correct Answer : C


Consider the following statements regarding the first Buddhist Council:-

1. It was held in a hall built by Ajatshatru outside the Sattaparnaguha in Rajgir.
2. Mahakassapa compiled the Sutta Pitaka and Vinay Pitaka in this council.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : A

Explanation : Ananda and Upali composed the Sutta Pitaka and the Vinay Pitaka respectively.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : A

Explanation : Ananda and Upali composed the Sutta Pitaka and the Vinay Pitaka respectively.


Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Council Act, 1909-

1. It effectively allowed the election of Indians to the various legislative councils in India for the first time.
2. The Right to separate electorate was given to the Muslims.
3. The Act provided diarchy system for major provinces.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

Correct

Correct Answer : A

The Government of India Act 1919 provided a dual form of government (dyarchy) for the major provinces.

Incorrect

Correct Answer : A

The Government of India Act 1919 provided a dual form of government (dyarchy) for the major provinces.

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