Indian History

Indian History Practice Questions

Indian History is vast and full of exciting stories of kings and politics. It is also a favourite subject of many examiners. You have already learnt a few topics of Indian history and now it is time to put that information to test. Let us begin.

Indian History Practice Questions

Part A

Q1: Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in:

(a) 1911                (b) 1921               (c) 1931                     (d) 1941

Q2: Which metal was unknown to Indus Valley Civilization?

(a) Gold               (b) Silver              (c) Copper                (d) Iron

Q3: In Indus Valley Civilization, the script was:

(a) Kharosthi                 (b) Brahmi               (c) Boustrophedon                 (d) None of these

Q4: Which of the following is the latest site found?

(a) Dholavira                 (b) Amri                   (c) Lothal                 (d) Kalibangan

Q5: Harappa is located on the bank of the river:

(a) Indus             (b) Ravi                   (c) Beas                  (d) Sutlej

Q6: The local name of Mohenjodaro is:

(a) The mound of Living              (b) Mound of Survivor                  (c) The Mound of Dead                (d) Mound of Great

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: B), Q2: D), Q3: C), Q4: A), Q5: B), Q6: C)

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Part B

Q7: Which of the following animals was unknown in Indus Valley Civilization?

(a) Lion                (b) Bull                 (c) Elephant                      (d) Horse

Q8: Which one of the following Indus Valley Civilization sites gives evidence of a dockyard?

(a) Harappa               (b) Mohenjodaro              (c) Lothal              (d) Dholavira

Q9: Indus Valley Civilization was discovered by:

(a) Dayaram Sahni             (b) R. D. Banerji              (c) Cunningham                 (d) Wheeler

Q10: The Indus Valley Civilization people traded with the:

(a) Romans                   (b) Parthians               (c) Mesopotamians                 (d) Chinese

Q11. The earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian subcontinent has been obtained from:

(a) Brahmagiri                 (b) Chirand                  (c) Mehargarh                             (d) Burzahom

Q12. Which of the following is not depicted on the Pashupati seal of Mohenjodaro?

(a) Rhinoceros              (b) Tiger               (c) Bull                   (d) Elephant

Find Your Answers Here

Q7: D), Q8: C), Q9: A), Q10: C), Q11: C), Q12: C)

Part C

Q13. Which amongst the following civilizations was not contemporary with the Harappan civilization?

(a) Greek civilization                             (b) Egyptian civilization

(c) Mesopotamian civilization             (d) Chinese civilization

Q14. In the Indus valley civilization period. Lapis-Lazuli was imported from:

(a) Badakhshan             (b) Iran              (c) Mesopotamia               (d) Gujrat

Q15. Which of the following was one of the causes of Harappan decline?

(a) Ecological change            (b) Earthquakes             (c) Aryan attack               (d) All of these

Q16. Who is the most important God in Rigaveda?

(a) Agni             (b) Indra               (c) Varun                   (d) Vishnu

Q17. Who wrote a book ‘Return of the Aryans’?

(a) Bhagvan Das Gidvani              (b) L.D. Kalla                    (c) Avinash Chandra Das              (d) D.S. Trivedi

Q18. The Vedic river Vitasta has been identified with:

(a) Ravi          (b) Jhelum               (c) Chenab              (d) Beas

Find Your Answers Here

Q13: D), Q14: A), Q15: D), Q16: B), Q17: A), Q18: B)

Part D

Q19. Which of the following Brahmana texts belongs to Atharvaveda?

(a) Shatpatha                (b) Aitareya               (c) Gopatha                (d) Panchavinsh

Q20. In Rigveda, the maximum number of shlokas are written in the memory of:

(a) Indra            (b) Brahma                 (c) Vishnu             (d) Shiva

Q21. The word Gotra occurs for the first time in:

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

Q22. In the Vedic Period, which animal was known as ‘Aghanya’?

(a) Bull            (b) Sheep              (c) Cow                (d) Elephant

Q23. The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the:

(a) Chhandogyopanishad               (b) Mundakopnishad                (c) Kathopanishad               (d) Kenopanishad

Q24. Which of the following Upnishads is written in prose?

(a) Isa                     (b) Katha                      (c) Brihadaranyaka                 (d) Svetasvatara

Find Your Answers Here

Q19: C), Q20: A), Q21: A), Q22: C), Q23: C), Q24: C)

Part E

Q25. Which of the following is also called Adharvayuveda?

(a) Rigveda                 (b) Yajurveda                  (c) Samveda                  (d) Atharveda

Q26: An article ‘Why I am an Atheist’ was written by:

(a) Bhagat Singh               (b) B.K. Dutt               (c) Bhagavati Charan Vohra            (d) Yashpal

Q27: Who was the founder president of ‘Harijan Sevak Sangh’?

(a) Mahadev Desai              (b) Ghanshyam Das Birla                  (c) B. R. Ambedkar               (d) Amritlal Thakkar

Q28: Who among the following was not a member of the Cabinet Mission Plan?

(a) Lord Pathic Lawrence      (b) A.V. Alexander          (c) Sir Stafford Cripps             (d) Lord Emery

Q29: Name the foreign journalist who reported Satyagraha at Dharsana salt work was:

(a) Mark Tully            (b) Web Miller              (c) Philip Sprat                 (d) Francis Louis

Q30: In which session, did the Muslim League give the slogan ‘Divide and Quit’?

(a) Lucknow 1931             (b) Karachi 1933              (c) Lahore 1940               (d) Karachi 1943

Find Your Answers Here

Q25: B), Q26: A), Q27: B), Q28: C), Q29: B), Q30: D),

Part F

Q31: Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet ‘Lok-Manya’ during?

(a) Swadeshi Movement                    (b) Revolutionary Movement             (c) Home Rule Movement              (d) Quit India Movement

Q32: In which one of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress, ‘Poorna Swaraj’ was declared the goal of Congress?

(a) Lahore 1929              (b) Karachi               (c) Delhi               (d) Bombay

Q33: Who among the following had denounced the participation of Mahatma Gandhi in the Khilafat Movement?

(a) Abul Kalam Azad              (b) Muhammad Ali                 (c) Shaukat Ali                   (d) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Q34: Two independent states of India and Pakistan were created by:

(a) Shimla Conference                (b) Crips Proposal              (c) The Cabinet Mission Plan                  (d) The Indian Independence Act

Q35: Where was the first All Indian Kisan Sabha formed?

(a) Patna               (b) Lucknow              (c) Calcutta                        (d) Madras

Q36: Who among the following was regarded by Mahatma Gandhi as his Political Guru?

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji                    (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak                (c) Feroz Shah Mehta                     (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Find Your Answers Here

Q31: C), Q32: A), Q33: D), Q34: D), Q35: B), Q36: D).

Part G

Q37: During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India, were the great martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev hanged?

(a) Lord Curzon                (b) Lord Irwin                  (c) Lord Minto                (d) Lord Chelmsford

Q38: The massacre of the crowd at Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar took place on?

(a) Ist June 1918                (b) 13th March 1919                  (c) 12th April 1919           (d) 13th April 1919

Q39:  The founder of the Lodhi Dynasty was?

(a) Bahlol Lodhi               (b) Sikandar Shah Lodhi                 (c) Jalal Khan Lodhi                  (d) Ibrahim Lodhi

Q40: The Gandharva School of art is also known as the?

(a) Buddhist-Roman art                 (b) Dravidian-Roman art

(c) Greco-Roman art                       (d) Greco-Roman-Buddhist art

Find Your Answers Here

Q37: B), Q38: D), Q39: A), Q40: D)

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