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100 Most Asked History Questions For NDA CDS AFCAT 2020
- Where is Harappa situated, according to the present map?
(a) India (b) Pakistan
(c) Afghanistan (d) China
- Copper and bronze were used to make
(a) tools (b) weapons
(c) ornaments (d) All of them
- The first metal to be used by man was
(a) bronze (b) iron
(c) copper (d) stone
- The people of Indus Valley civilisation worshipped the
female form of
(a) Mother goddess (b) Laxmi
(c) Saraswati (d) Durga
- The biggest building at Mohnejodaro was the
(a) great granary (b) rectangular building
(c) great bath (d) assembly hall
- The polity of the Indus Valley people was
(a) Oligarchy (Merchants) (b) Secular federalism
(c) Theocratic federalism (d) Theocratic unitary
- Iron was brought to many civilisation by the
(a) Turks (b) Greeks
(c) Hittites (d) Huns
- The first home of the Aryans was the
(a) Punjab (b) Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan (d) Madhya Pradesh
- Agriculture was the main occupation of the
(a) Aryans (b) Kushans
(c) Guptas (d) Kushanas
- 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
- Which of the following contains the Gayatri Mantra?
(a) Yajurveda (b) Rigveda
(c) Samaveda (d) Upanishad
- What is name of the form of government which ruled
(a) Dictatorship (b) Democratic
(c) Monarchical (d) Both ‘b’ and ‘c’
- 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
- 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
- Ashoka was inspired by the teachings of __.
(a) Mahavira (b) Satyakama
(c) Buddha (d) Pannini
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Who wrote the biography of Harshavardhana?
(a) Aryabhatta (b) Kalidasa
(c) Shaka (d) Banabhatta
- What was the name of Harshavardhana’s biography?
(a) Harshacharita (b) Harshamanglam
(c) Harshamanas (d) None of them
- Ellora was built by
(a) Pallavas (b) Chankyas
(c) Rastrakutas (d) None of these
- Who built town of Thanjavur?
(a) Vijayalaya (b) Rajput
(c) Rajendra Chola (d) None of these
- 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
- 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