1. 'Neel Darpan' by ___ narrates the plight of the indigo cultivators and their exploitation at the hands of the British.
[a] Munshi Premchand
[b] Chandra Chatterjee
[c] Rabindranath Tagore
[d] Dinabandhu Mitra

2. Who improved the women's right in India during British Rule?
[a] Sarojini Naidu
[b] Pandita Ramabai
[c] Tarabai Shinde
[d] Savitribai Phule

3. The Indus people mixed copper and tin to make
[a] Iron
[b] Bronze
[c] Gold
[d] Lead

4. The Literary sources for the Mauryan period include the Indica and the
[a] Pillar edicts
[b] Rock edicts
[c] Coins
[d] Arthashastra

5. The Marathas lost power to Ahmad Shah Abdali in
[a] 1763
[b] 1764
[c] 1761
[d] 1762

6. In the medieval period, the Sharqui Kings built the Atala Mosque in
[a] Malwa
[b] Gujarat
[c] Jaunpur
[d] Kashmir

7. ___ was the Finance Minister of the Mughal empire during Akbar's reign
[a] Tansen
[b] Birbal
[c] Raja Todar Mal
[d] Raja Man Singh I

8. The silver coin which was introduced by Sher Shah was continued by the Mughals as
[a] Tak
[b] Tanka
[c] Rupiya
[d] Mohur

9. Which movement was led in India by the Ali brothers Shaukat and Mohammad Ali?
[a] Quit India Movement
[b] Khilafat Movement
[c] Chalo Dilli Movement
[d] Boycott Movement

10. Gautama Buddha used ___ the language of the common people, to preach.
[a] Prakrit
[b] Urdu
[c] Magadhi
[c] Sanskrit

11. Who among the following was called the 'Iron Chancellor'?
[a] Napoleon Bonaparte
[b] Otto von Bismarck
[c] Adolf Hitler
[d] Genghis Khan

12. Who undertook a trip to India to trade and establish factories during the reign of King James I in England?
[a] Sir Thomas Roe
[b] Sir John Wills
[c] Catherine Herrietta
[d] General Dupleix

13. Jaipur signature building, the Hawa Mahal, a multi-layered place, was built by Sawal Pratap Singh in
[a] 1899 AD
[b] 1699 AD
[c] 1599 AD
[d] 1799 AD

14. The Brihadeshwara Temple was built by king
[a] Sri Vijaya
[b] Prithviraj Chauhan
[c] Rajendra Chola
[d] Raja Raja Chola I

15. ___ was the court poet of Harshavardhana
[a] Jayadeva
[b] Chand Bardai
[c] Banabhatta
[d] Bilhana

16. The name 'Bharata' is used as a designation for India in the Indian Constitution referencing the ancient mythological emperor, Bharata, whose story is told, in part, in the India epic
[a] The Geeta
[b] The Mahabharata
[c] The Upanishads
[d] The Ramayana

17. ___ was born in 560 BC and died at the age of eighty in 480 BC..
[a] Ashoka
[b] Mahavira
[c] Buddha
[d] Harsha

18. Babur made his first raid into India in
[a] 1519
[b] 1521
[c] 1544
[d] 1536

19. Who among the following ha compiled the medieval treatise of literature 'Amuktamalyada'?
[a] Basavanna
[b] Sri Krishnadevaraya
[c] Kalidas
[d] Tulsidas

20. Who wrote the epic Ramayana?
[a] Dronacharya
[b] Valmiki
[c] Chanakya
[d] Chitragupta

21. Akbar, at the age of ___, was made Governor of the Punjab region,
[a] 31
[b] 13
[c] 23
[d] 33

22. The Bengal Coal Company was established in
[a] 1873
[b] 1863
[c] 1853
[d] 1843

23. In 1791, Jonathan Duncan, the East Indian Company's resident, started a ___ college for the study of Hindu law and philosophy.
[a] Sanskrit
[b] Hindi
[c] Tamil
[d] English

24. The first railway line from ___ opened for traffice in 1853.
[a] Nagpur to Pune
[b] Bombay to Thane
[c] Bombay to Pune
[d] Pune to Thane

25. Since ancient times, businessmen called Shroffs, Seths, Sahukars, Mahajans, Chettis etc. had been carrying on the business of ___ in India.
[a] Teaching
[b] Medicine
[c] Banking
[d] Manufacturing