General Studies Mock Test -15 Indian History for TNPSC

1. Who founded Ferguson College at Pune in 1885?
(A) Decan Educational Society
(B) Bharatiya Sewak Samaj
(C) Samaj Sewa Sangh
(D) Theosophical Society

2. The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola was built by?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Kharvela
C. Amoghavarsha
D. Chamundaraya

3. Which one of the following usages was a post­Vedic development ?
A. Dharma ­Artha­ Kama ­Moksha
B. Brahmana­ Kshatriya­ Vaishya ­Shudra
C. Brahmacharya­ Grihasthashrama­ Vanaprastha­ Sanyasa
D. Indra­ Surya­ Rudra ­Marut

4. Sati was declared illegal and punishable by?
(A) Lord William Bentinck
(B) Lord Ripon
(C) Lord Canning
(D) Lord Dalhousie

5. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was?
A.Amritsar
B.Patiala
C.Lahore
D.Kapurthala

6. Who first translated Bhagvad Gita to English?
(A) William Jones
(B) Charles Wilkins
(C) Alexander Cunningham
(D) John Marshall

7. In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching Mudra associated with the Buddha's First Sermon at Sarnath is?
A.Abhaya
B.Dhyana
C.Dharmachakra
D.Bhumisparsa

8. Where did British first open their factories in Eastern part of India ?
(A) Assam
(B) Orissa
(C) Bihar
(D) Sikim

9. The name of the poet Kalidas is mentioned in the?
A.Allahabad pillar inscription
B.Aihole inscription
C.Alapadu grant
D.Hanumakonda inscription

10. Zero was invented by?
A. Aryabhatta
B. Varahamihira
C. Bhaskara I
D. An unknown Indian

11. Which one of the following important trade centres of ancient India was on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi ?
A. Tagara
B. Sripura
C. Tripuri
D. Tamralipti

12. England  was ruled by, when East India Company was came into existence?
(A) Hanovarians
(B) Stuarts
(C) Normans
(D) None of the above

13. Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama is invariably a?
A. Brahmana
B. Kshatriya
C. Vaishya
D. Shudra

14. In Bengal, the headquarters of East India Company were located at?
(A) Fort St David
(B) Fort William
(C) Fort St George
(D) None of the above

15. First Governor­General of Bengal?
(a) Robert Clive
(b) William Bentinck
(c) Wellesley
(d) Warren Hastings

16. Who among the following ladies wrote a historical account during the Mughal period ?
A. Gulbadan Begum
B. Noorjahan Begum
C. Jahanara Begum
D. Zebun­nissah Begum

17. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the
A. Portuguese
B. Dutch
C. French
D. Danish

18. The first session of the All India Congress held in Bombay in 1920, was presided over by
(A) J L Nehru
(B) VV Giri
(C)  Lala  Lajpat Rai
(D) MM Joshi

19. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system followed in which country?
A. Afghanistan
B. Turkey
C. Mongolia
D. Persia

20. Which one of the following monuments has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world ?
A. Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram
B. Jama Masjid, Delhi
C. Tomb of Ghiyas­ud­ din Tuglaq, Delhi
D. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

21. Ashtapradhan was a Council of Ministers?
A. Gupta administration
B. Naikkar administration
C. Vijaynagar administration
D. Maratha administration (Sivaji)

22. Which one of the following territories was not affected by the revolt of 1857 ?
A. Jhansi
B. Jagdishpur
C. Lucknow
D. Chittor

23. The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by?
A. The Greeks
B. The Romans
C. The Chinese
D. The Arabs

24. Who was the Viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was Passed
(A) Lord Irwin
(B) Lord  Reading
(C) Lord Chelmsford
(D) Lord Wavell

25. Hughly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by?
A. The Portuguese
B. The French
C. The Danish
D. The British

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