Friday, January 21, 2011

General Awareness for TGT

General Awareness for TGT
1. Buddhism became a worldwide religion with the efforts of
(a) Bindusara
(b) Ashoka
(c) Kanishka
(c) Harsha
Ans : (b)

2. Which of the following is not a feature of Hinduism?
(a) Reverence for Veda
(b) Belief in God
(c) Emphasis on ritualism
(d) Doctrine of ahimsa
Ans : (d)

3. Mahavira was born at
(b) Sravasti
(c) Rajagriha
(d) Vaisali
Ans : (d)

4. Who among the following rulers held a religious assembly at Prayag every five years?
(a) Asoka
(b) Kanishka
(c) Harshavardhana
(d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Ans : (c)

5. During the time of Harshavardhana, a great Buddhist assembly was held at
(a) Pataliputra
(b) Nalanda
(c) Prayag
(d) Purushapura
Ans : (b)

7. Which one of the following places was famous as a seat of Mahayana learning?
(a) Nalanda
(b) Taxila
(c) Varanasi
(d) Sarnath
Ans : (a)

8. Who was the first king to have the image of the Buddha inscribed on his coins?
(a) Ashoka
(b) Kanishka
(c) Dhannpala
(d) Harshavardhana
Ans : (b)

9. Idol worship in can he traced to the period of
(a) Vedas
(b) Mauryans
(c) Kushans
(d) Pre Aryans

Ans : (a)

10 During the Gupta period of Indian history, the village affairs were managed by the village head man with the assistance of
(a) Gapa
(b) visliyapati
(c) Malzauara
(d) Amatyn
Ans : (b)

11. Who among the following was a great ruler of Kalinga in ancient times?
(b) Bindusara
(d) Mayurasarman
Ans : (b)

12. The Arab conquest of Sindh took place in
(a) 712 AD.
(b)740 AD.
(c) 1001 AD
(d) 1009 AD
Ans : (a)

13 The original name of the Kushanas was in
(a) Persia
(b) Macedonia
(c) Arabia
(d) Chinese Turkistan
Ans : (d)

14 Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extended in the north -west up to
(a) Ravi
(b) Indus
(c) Sutlej
(d) Hindukush
Ans : (d)

15. Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of Nandas at
(b) Magadha
(c) Ujjain
(d) Sravana Belgola
Ans : (b)

16. The Huna leader Mihirgula was defeated by
(a) Rajyavardhana
(b) Chandragupta
(c) Yashodharman
(d) Buddhagupta
Ans : (c)

17. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is
(a) Priyadarsi
(b) Dharmadeva
(c) Chakravarti
(d) Dharmakirti
Ans : (a)

18. Hindu colonies were founded in the South-east Asian countries mostly during the period of
(a) the Guptas
(b) the Mauryas
(c) the Rajputs
(d) the Cholas
Ans : (b)

19. The ‘Kaulinya system’ was introduced in Bengal by
(a)Hemanta Sena
(b) Ballala Sena
(c) Lakshmana Sena
(d) Vijaya Sena
Ans : (b)

20. PulakesinII was a contemporary of
(b) Ashoka
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Harsha
Ans : (d)

21. Which of the following rulers belonged to Slave Dynasty?
(a) Iltumish
(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Ahmad Shah Abdali
Ans : (a)

22. Who among the following Sultans of Delhi has been described by the historians as the mixture of opposites?
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Muhammad Tughluq
(d) Ibrahim Lodi
Ans : (c)

23. Who amongst the following was the ruler of Chittor, when Alauddin Khilji attacked and conqueered it in 1303 A.D.?
(a) Rana Sanga
(b) Rana Kumbha
(c) Rena Rattan Singh
(d) Rana Hammir
Ans : (c)

24. The dynasty that succeeded the Chalukyas in
Western India was that of the
(b) Kakatiyas
(c) Pallavas
(d) Rashtrakutas
Ans : (d)

25. Market control was first introduced in medieval India by
(a) Ghiasuddin Balban
(b) Firozeshah Tughlaq
(c) Iltumish
(d) Alauddin Khilji
Ans : (d)

26. Which of the following are correctly matched?

Persons Event
1. Sultan Mahmud Sack of Somnath
2. Muhammad Ghori Conquest of Sind
3. Alauddin Khilji Revolt in Bengal
4. Muhammad bin Tughlaq Changiz Khan’s invasion

(a) 1 and 3 (b) 2 only
(c) 1 only (4) 2 and 4
Ans : (c)

27. Vatapi was the capital of the
(a) Pallavas
(b) Rash trakutas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Senas
Ans : (c)

28. Choose the set of correct chronological order of dynasties.
(a) Lodi, Slave, Tughlaq, Khalji
(b) Slave, Thghlaq, Khalji, Lodi
(c) Khalji, Lodi, Slave, Tughlaq
(d) Slave, Khalji, Tughlaq, Lodi
Ans : (d)

29. Who among the following introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroj in India?
(a) Balban
(b) Firoz Tughlaq
(c) Iltumish
(d) Alauddin Khilji
Ans : (a)

30. Balban’s greatest achievement was
(a) Curbing of the power of nobles
(b) Establishment of peace and security.
(c) Defense against the Mongols
(d) suppression of revolts.
Ans : (b)

311. Name the metals of the coins Tanka, Shashgani and Jital of the Sultanate period.
(a) Silver, silver, copper
(b) Gold, silver, copper
(c) Silver, bronze, copper
(d) Gold, bronze copper
Ans : (b)

32. Which of the following were not included in the market regulation introduced by Alauddin Khilji?
I. the Sultan fixed the prices of food grains far below the usual rates.
2. He imported the necessaries by relaxing import duties.
3. He followed a non -intervention policy as far as the civil supplies was concerned.
4. Advances were given to merchants if they did not possess enough capital.
(a) 1 and 4
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 and 4
Ans : (c)

33. Mohammad bin Tughlaq changed his capital from Delhi to Deo because he wanted to
(a) improve trade in the Deccan
(b) spread Islam in the Deccan
(c) punish the people of Delhi
(d) escape from the Mongol invasion
Ans : (d)

34. During the early medieval period, the Rashtrakutas were a party to the tnpartite struggled for power. The other two parties were
(a)Sanas and Palas
(b)Cholas and Chalukyas
(c)Pratiharas and Palas
(d) Chauhans and Rathors
Ans : (c)

35. Who was assigned the first lqta in India by Mohammad Ghori?
(a) Shamsuddin Iltutmish
(b) Qutbuddin Aibak
(c) Tajuddin Yalduz
(d) Nasiruddin Qubacha
Ans : (b)

36. Which of the following statements are true regarding Muhammad bin Thghlaq?
1. He introduced measures to regulate markets.
2. He introduced monetary reforms.
3. He increased the taxes paid by the people of the doab region.
4. He invited leaders of different faiths for religious discussions.

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4
Ans : (b

37. Under which Sultan, Khalisa land increased considerably?
(a) Ghiasuddin Balban
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
Ans : (b)

38. Which of the following is not one of the features of the economic regulations of Alauddin Khalji?
(a) Use of correct measures
(b) Prices fixed being calculated on the basis of production cost
(c) Total curbing of black marketing
(d) Organization of separate markets for separate commodities
Ans : (d)

39. Who among the following were famous jurists of medieval India?
1. Vijnanesvara 2. Hemadri 3. Rajasekhara 4 limutavahana
(a) 1 and 4
(b) l, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4
Ans : (c)

40. Which of the following was the major source of royal income in medieval north India?
(a) Jaziyah
(b) Kharaj
(c) Zakat
(d) Tarkat
Ans : (a)

41. The capital of Shashanka was
(a) Suvaruagiri
(b) Mahasthangarh
(c) Toshali
(d) Karnasuvama
Ans : (d)

42. Which of the following Sultans established diplomatic, relations with China?
(a) Ibrahim Lodi
(b) Jallaluddin Khalji
(c) Balban
(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
Ans : (b)

43. In early medieval India, a tax known as Turush kadanda was collected by the
(a) Pratiharas
(b) Rashtrakutas
(c) Chauhans
(d) Gahadavalas
Ans : (a)

44. The Arab conquest of Sind took place in 71 2 A.D. under the leadership of
(a) Muhammad bin Kasim
(b) Subuktagin
(c)Mahmud Ghaznavi
(d) Qutub -ud-din
Ans : (a)

45. Which of the following was a saint of the Bhakti movement in Bengal?
(a) Kabir
(b) Tulsidas
(c) Vivekananda
(d) Chaitanya

Ans : (d)

46. Who among the following was not an exponent of Bhakti movement?
(a) Ramanada
(b) Kabir
(c) Shankaracharya
(d) Nanak
Ans : (d)

47. Sri Perumbudur, a temple town in south, is the birthplace of
(a) Ash Shankaracharya
(b) Vidyaranya
(c) Madhavacharya
(d) Ramanuja
Ans : (d)

48. Consider the following four saints:
1. Kabir 2. Nanak 3. Chaitanya 4. Tulsidas
What is the correct chronological order in which they flourished?
(a) 1, 2, 3,4
(b) 2,3,4,1
(c) 3,1,2,4
(d) 3,2,4,1
Ans : (a)

49. The pioneer in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India was
(a) Namadeva
(b) Vallabhacharya
(c) Ramananda
(d) Sri Chaitanya
Ans : (c)

50. Which of the following does not belong to Nirgun cult?
(a) Kabir
(b) Nanak
(c) Ravidas
(d) Meera
Ans : (d)

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