100 Most Asked History Questions For NDA CDS AFCAT 2020

Defence aspirants who are preparing for the defence exams like NDA Exam, CDS Exam, AFCAT, INET, TA, Group X and Y and others will be facing History questions in General Awareness Paper. SSBCrackExams is sharing 100+ must know History notes and questions for your preparation in defence exams. Aspirants can also download the History notes and History Questions PDF from the link given below. These history questions will be helpful for you to revise for the upcoming defence exams.

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100 Most Asked History Questions For NDA CDS AFCAT 2020

  1. Where is Harappa situated, according to the present map?
    (a) India (b) Pakistan
    (c) Afghanistan (d) China
  2. Copper and bronze were used to make
    (a) tools (b) weapons
    (c) ornaments (d) All of them
  3. The first metal to be used by man was
    (a) bronze (b) iron
    (c) copper (d) stone
  4. The people of Indus Valley civilisation worshipped the
    female form of
    (a) Mother goddess (b) Laxmi
    (c) Saraswati (d) Durga
  5. The biggest building at Mohnejodaro was the
    (a) great granary (b) rectangular building
    (c) great bath (d) assembly hall
  6. The polity of the Indus Valley people was
    (a) Oligarchy (Merchants) (b) Secular federalism
    (c) Theocratic federalism (d) Theocratic unitary
  7. Iron was brought to many civilisation by the
    (a) Turks (b) Greeks
    (c) Hittites (d) Huns
  8. The first home of the Aryans was the
    (a) Punjab (b) Gujarat
    (c) Rajasthan (d) Madhya Pradesh
  9. Agriculture was the main occupation of the
    (a) Aryans (b) Kushans
    (c) Guptas (d) Kushanas
  10. Which one of the following gives the correct chronological
    order of the vedas?
    (a) Rigveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, Yajurveda
    (b) Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda
    (c) Atharvaveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Rigveda
    (d) Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda
  11. Which of the following contains the Gayatri Mantra?
    (a) Yajurveda (b) Rigveda
    (c) Samaveda (d) Upanishad
  12. What is name of the form of government which ruled
    (a) Dictatorship (b) Democratic
    (c) Monarchical (d) Both ‘b’ and ‘c’
  13. The modern location of some old states are given below.
    Which is/are correctly matched?
    A. Anga – Bhagalpur and Monghyr
    B. Magadha – Patna and Gaya
    C. Kasala – Avadh
    D. Panchala – Badawn, Bareilly
    E. Matsya – Allahabad
    (a) All, A, B, C, D and E (b) A, B, C and D
    (c) B, C, D and E (d) A, C and D
  14. What is meant by Janapadas?
    (a) The land where the jana set its foot and settled down.
    (b) The land of shudras
    (c) The land of historical monuments
    (d) Museums
  15. Ashoka was inspired by the teachings of __.
    (a) Mahavira (b) Satyakama
    (c) Buddha (d) Pannini
  16. After the Kalinga war, Ashoka
    (a) restored all the kingdoms he had conquered
    (b) abandoned the policy of physical conquests in favour
    of cultural conquests.

    (c) renounced his kingdom and became a sadhu
    (d) followed the policy of physical occupation more rigorously
  17. How are empires different from kingdoms?
    (a) Empires are larger than kingdoms
    (b) Empires need more resources than kingdoms
    (c) Empires need more officials who collect more taxes than
    (d) All of them
  18. Where did Ashoka send his messengers to spread ideas
    about ‘Dhamma’. Choose the correct answer from the code
    given below :
    (i) Syria (ii) Egypt
    (iii) Greece (iv) Sri Lanka
    (a) Only (i) (b) Only (ii) and (iii)
    (c) Only (iv) (d) All of them
  19. Who wrote the biography of Harshavardhana?
    (a) Aryabhatta (b) Kalidasa
    (c) Shaka (d) Banabhatta
  20. What was the name of Harshavardhana’s biography?
    (a) Harshacharita (b) Harshamanglam
    (c) Harshamanas (d) None of them
  21. Ellora was built by
    (a) Pallavas (b) Chankyas
    (c) Rastrakutas (d) None of these
  22. Who built town of Thanjavur?
    (a) Vijayalaya (b) Rajput
    (c) Rajendra Chola (d) None of these
  23. Which changes did take place in early medieval period?
    (a) Extension of agriculture
    (b) Migration of forest dwellers
    (c) Emergence of peasants
    (d) All of the above
  24. When did Delhi first become capital of a kingdom?
    (a) At the time of Tomar dynasty
    (b) Tuglaq dynasty
    (c) Lodhi dynasty
    (d) None of these


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    1. Roshan kumar upadhayay

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    3. Jasleen

      Many aswers are wrong. Such as harshvardhan biography is wriiten by banabhata not aryabhatt, and chronology of vedas is rigveda,samaveda,yajurveda and at last came atharveda.
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        Right ! This is one of such website we aspirant blindly follow, Please publish with accuracy.
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    5. Dilip kumar

      Please continue giving this type of questions usefull for aforesaid exams.
    6. Har pal

      1. Shweta

        Amazing work...
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