Q1. In Punjab, the ………… tribe was very influential during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Q2. Which tribes were the most important trader nomads?
Q3. Most of the ‘Mahajanapadas’ were fortified because
(a) of availability of wood, brick and stones in the area
(b) they reflected their wealth and power
(c) the rulers were scared of attack and wanted to ensure they were protected
(d) they were symbols of their ‘rich’ warrior tradition.
Q4. For Creating an affective administration practice in India, which one of the following was adopted by the British Government?
(a) Military expedition
(b) Practice of surveying
(c) Practice of land revenue collection
(d) Practice of exploiting native population
Q5. What was the main reason behind the destruction of Somnath temple by Sultan Mahammud of Ghazni?
(a) He wanted to build a palace there
(b) He did not like the architecture of the temple
(c) He tried to win credit as a great hero of Islam
(d) He wanted to use the temple for some other purposes
Q6. What does PHC stand for?
(a) Private Health Centre
(b) Public Health Court
(c) Primary Health Centre
(d) Public Health Corporation
Q7. Which of the following is not a primary economic activity?
Q8. In the middle of the 19th Century, British Historians divided history of India into three periods Hindu India, Muslim India and British India. What is the basis of their division?
(a) It was convenient and easy to remember
(b) It was based on the idea that religion of the rulers was an important historical change
(c) History of England is also written in a similar way.
(d) Britishers felt they were more knowledgeable at the point of time in history and so used this division.
Q9. The first English weekly magazine that described itself as ‘A commercial paper open to all, but influenced by none’ published in India was
(a) National Herald
(b) Bengal Gazette
(d) None of these
Q10. Which of the following Acts put censorship on Indian press in the 19th century?
(a) Rowlatt Act
(b) Vernacular Act
(c) Citizens Charter
(d) None of these