Thursday, May 30, 2013



1) Which site provides the earliest evidence of the domestication of animals?

1. Sohan river valley of Punjab               2. Bagor in Rajasthan

3. Belar valley in Mirzapur (UP)              4. Adamgarh in MP

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1, 2 and 3    b) 2 and 4    c) 2, 3 and 4   d) All of these


2) From which one of the following Mesolithic sites charred and carbonized grains of wild rice embedded in the burnt clay remains of wattle and daub walls of huts, has been discovered?

a) Chopani Mando            b) Mahadaha

c) Barkaccha                   d) Langhanaj


3) At which one of the following Neolithic sites, the evidence of the unique practice of burying the dogs with their masters in the caves has been found?

a) Burzahom             b) Piklihal             c) Gufkral            d) Chirand


4) Which animal figures most in the cave paintings of Mesolithic age?

a) Tiger                    b) Cow                  c) Buffalo             d) Deer


5) The most number of Chalcolithic cultural sites were found along with river

a) Chambal               b) Narmada          c) Tapi                 d) Sutlej


6) Who among the following cultures were the first to paint their pottery?

a) Mesolithic            b) Chalcolithic       c) Neolithic          d) Iron age


7) Match the following

List I                                                List II

A. Cemeries 'H' R '37'                   1. Daimabad

B. Dockyard                                 2. Mohenjodaro

C. Pashupati Mahadev Seal           3. Harappa

D. Copper Charist                         4. Lothal


            A             B             C             D

a)        3              4              2              1

b)        4              3              2              1

c)        1              2              3              4

d)        1              3              2              4


8) Which of the following was contemporary of Indus Valley Civilization?

1. Egypt                    2. Mesopotamia           3. Sumer      4. Greek

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 and 2                 b) 2 and 3             c) 1, 2 and 3        d) All of these


9) A statue of bearded man was found at

a) Harappa               b) Mohenjodaro      c) Lothal            d) Kot Diji


10) In the Harappan period, seals were normally made of

a) lead                    b) gold                   c) silver              d) steatite


11) The scripts of the Indus Valley Civilization was

a) Boustrophedeu, still not satisfactory deciphered

b) Brahmi              c) Nagri                  d) None of these


12) Remains of horse bares have been found from

a) Lothal               b) Surkotada            c) Kalibangan      d) Dholavira


13) Which was the most frequently depicted animal?

a) Elephant           b) Unicorn               c) Rhino                d) Lothal


14) A granary outside to citadel was found at

a) Mohenjodaro                b) Harappa        c) Kot Diji          d) Lothal


15) In which of the town both citadel and lower town were fortified?

a) Mohenjodaro              b) Surkotada   c) Kalibangan     d) Lothal


16) The world's first tidal pact has been observed from which Indus site?

a) Alladinho   b) Sutkagendor        c) Dholavira  d) Lothal


17) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I                             List II

A. Lothal                    1. Ploughed field

B. Kalibangan             2. Dockyard

C. Dholavira                3. Terracotta replica of a plough

D. Banawali                4. An inscription comprising ten large sized sign of the Harappan script


           A             B             C             D

a)        1              2              3              4

b)        2              1              4              3

c)        1              2              4              3

d)        2              1              3              4


18) An advanced water management system of Harappan times has been unearthed at

a) Dholavira            b) Lothal            c) Kalibangan            d) Alamgirpur


19) Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?

a) Cow                  b) Elephant         c) Rhinoceros            d) Tiger


20) The Harappan site located on the Iranian border was?

a) Sutkagendor                             b) Surkotada

c) Kotla Nihangkhan                      d) Alamgirpur


21) A vase depicting the folk tale 'The Thirsty Crow' was found at

a) Lothal              b) Surkotada        c) Dholavir                d) Banawali


22) The term Nishkas which meant an ornament in the Vedic Period was used in later times to denote a/an

a) weapons          b) agricultural implement          c) script              d) coin


23) Who favoured the Arctic Homes theory of the Aryans?

a) Pargiter            b) AC Das             c) BG Tilak           d) Jacobi


24) In which Upanishad is mentioned 'Satyamev Jayate'?

a) chandogya Upanishad                   b) Prasana Upanishad

c) Isa Upanishad                              d) Mundaka Upanishad


25) The famous 'Battle of Kings' between Bharat and the host of ten chiefs was fought near the river

a) Saraswati        b) Helmanal           c) Purushni         d) Kumba


26) Which part of Rigveda gives an account of the origin of the Universe?

a) II Mandala         b) IV Mandala         c) X Mandala       d) IX Mandala


27) Which is the most anthromorphically represented God in the Vedic Culture?

a) Indra                 b) Varuna              c) Rudra               d) Vishnu


28) The Rigvedic God Varuna waa

a) herbinger of peace                                   b) destroyer of foes

c) guardian of the cosmic order                    d) God of prosperity


29) Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?

a) Rigveda            b) Samveda            c) Yajurveda         d) Atharvaveda


30) Match the following

List I                                             List II

(Vedic Names of River)       (Present Names of River)

A. Vitasta                            1. Ravi

B. Asikni                             2. Chenab

C. Parusni                           3. Jhelum

D. Satadru                           4. Beas

E. Vipasa                            5. Sutlej


           A             B             C             D              E

a)        3              2              1              5              4

b)        1              3              4              5              2

c)        5              4              2              3              1

d)        3              2              5              1              4


31) The first king to have a standing army was

a) Jarasandha                  b) Brihadratha

c) Bimbisara                    d) Mahapadma Nanda


32) When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha?

a) Haryankas                     b) Shishunagas

c) Nandas                          d) Mauryas


33) Which one of the following rulers of Magadha was the contemporary of Alexander the great?

a) Mahapadmananda                 b) Dhanananda

c) Sukalp                                 d) Chandragupta Maurya


34) The Southemmost Mahajanpada was

a) Avanti                  b) Asmaka       c) Chedis         d) Mallas


35) The oldest republic in the world is

a) Sakyas                      b) Lichchhavis       c) Jhatrikas             d) Koliyas


36) Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC?

a) Vaishali                    b) Athens               c) Sparta                 d) Patliputra


37) The sacred books of Jains are called

a) Agama Sidhanta       b) Angas                c) Parvas                 d) Upangas


38) who founded the Lingayat Movement?

a) Basava                    b) Ramanuja           c) Shankaracharya    d) Kamban


39) Which of the following sacred Buddhist place was situated on the river Niranjana?

a) Bodh Gaya              b) Kushinagara        c) Lumbini               d) Rishipattanam


40) Match the following

List I                       List II

A. Sankhya             1. Gautam

B. Mimamsa           2. Patanjali

C. Nyaya                3. Kapil

D. Yoga                  4. Jaimini


           A             B             C             D

a)        1              2              3              4

b)        3              4              1              2

c)        2              1              4              3

d)        1              4              3              2


41) Which of the following was not similar between Jainism and Buddhism?

a) Belief in Karma         b) Belief in Atheism

c) Belief in Ahimsa       d) Belief in Rigorous Asceticism


42) Who was the founder of Ajivikas sect?

a) Purana Karsapa        b) Pakkuda Kaccayana

c) Makkali Gosala         d) Ajit Keshambalin


43) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I   List II

(Term)                                  (Meaning / Explanation)

A. Abhidhamma Pitak             1. Matters of doctrine and ethics

B. Sutta Pitaka                      2. Rules of Monk order

C. Vinaya Pitaka                    3. Members of great community

D. Mahasanghika                   4. Matters of psychology and metaphysics


            A             B             C             D

a)        2              4              1              3

b)        3              1              4              2

c)        2              1              4              3

d)        4              1              2              3


44) Who precided over the fourth Buddhist Council in Kashmir?

a) Asvagosha                 b) Vasumitra

c) Upagupta                   d) Mahakasyapa


45) Who was the author of 'Buddha Charita'?

a) Asvaghosha               b) Nagasena

c) Nagarjuna                  d) Vasumitra


46) Who is also known as Nigantha Nataputra?

a) Vardhamana Mahavira                 b) Gautam Buddha

c) Nagarjuna                                  d) Shankaracharya


47) Which of the following principles was added to Jainism by Mahavira?

a) Satya                       b) Ahimsa           

c) Brahmacharya          d) Aparigraha


48) With which religion is Kaivalaya associated?

a) Buddhism                b) Jainism

c) Hinduism                 d) Sikhism


49) Who wrote the book Madhyamika Karika, a Baudh text?

a) Nagarjuna                b) Asanga

c) Vasubandhu             d) Asvaghosha


50) The Heterodox sect, Ajivikas was founded by

a) Gosala Makhali            b) Pakudha Katyana

c) Ajitha Keshakamblin     d) Sanjay Bethak Putta


51) Who among the following taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)?

a) Nagarjuna                 b) Shankaracharya

c) Harisena                   d) Vallabhacharya


52) The 'Tripitaka' was written in

a) Brahmi         b) Kharosthi       c) Pali                    d) Sanskrit


53) Which one of the following is not common in Buddhism and Jainism?

a) Non violence (Ahimsa)         b) Indifference to Vedas

c) Self-mortification                    d) Rejection of rituals


54) The first Buddhist council was held in which of the following cities?

a) Nalanda      b) Gaya                 c) Rajgriha      d) Bodh Gaya


55) Mahavira Jaina breathed his last at

a) Rajgir                    b) Ranchi     c) Pawapuri        d) Samastipur


56) Gautam Buddha was elevated to the position of God by the time of

a) Ashoka                                          b) Kanishka

c) Chandragupta Vikramaditya             d) Harsha


57) Mahabodhi temple has been built at Bodh Gaya where

a) Gautam Buddha was born

b) Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment

c) Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon

d) Gautam Buddha passed away


58) Match the following

List I                                       List II

(Chairman)                         (Development)

A. Maha Kassapa                1. Vinaya and Dhamma Pitaka compiled

B. Sabbakarni                     2. Permanent split of Buddhist Church into Sthaviras and Mahasanghikas

C. Moggaliputta Tissa          3. Abhidhamma Pitaka compiled

D. Vasumitra                       4. Division into Mahayana and Hinayana


            A             B             C             D

a)        1              2              3              4

b)        3              2              1              4

c)        4              3              2              1

d)        4              2              1              3


59) In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatva Avalokitesvar was also known as

a) Vajrapani            b) Manjusri                c) Padmapan     d) Maitreya


60) The doctrine of three jewels – Right belief, Right conduct and Right knowledge – is the crowning glory of

a) Buddhism          b) Christianity            c) Jainism          d) None of these


61) The Vikramshila Mahavinara, a great centre of education, was founded by

a) Baladitya           b) Harsha                  c) Gopala         d) Dharmapala


62) The Lumbini was the birth place of Buddha is attested by an inscription of

a) Ashoka             b) Pushyamitra Sun    c) Kanishka     d) Harsha


63) Sarnath is in the State of

a) Kerala               b) Maharashtra           c) Gujarat        d) Uttar Pradesh


64) Vikramshila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of

a) Pushyabhuti dynasty              b) Barman dynasty         c) Sen dynasty            d) Pala dynasty


65) Syadvad (the theory of may be) is a doctrine of

a) Lokayatism                b) Saivism           c) Jainism         d) Vaishnavism


66) Who is said to have become the chief of the Jain Sangh after the death of Mahavira?

a) Jambu                        b) Bhadrabahu     c) Sthulbhadra               d) Sudharma




1.b             2.c            3.a            4.d            5.a          6.b            7.a           8.c            9.b           10.d           11.a          12.b          13.b

14.a          15.b          16.d          17.b          18.a          19.a          20.a          21.a          22.d          23.c          24.d          25.c          26.a

27.a          28.c          29.d          30.a          31.c          32.c          33.b          34.b          35.a          36.c          37.a          38.a          39.a

40.b          41.d          42.c          43.d          44.b          45.a          46.a          47.c          48.a          49.a          50.a          51.a          52.c

53.c          54.c          55.c          56.b          57.b          58.a          59.c          60.c          61.d          62.a          63.d          64.d          65.c