NTA UGC NET MCQ | EXPECTED MCQS ON HISTORY
The paper-2 covers only the syllabus of History and will have 100 MCQ questions and a total of 200 marks (including all electives, without options). The examination for paper 2 will also be Computer Based Test (CBT) through Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) consisting of ascending-descending or sequencing / chronological questions; assertion-reason questions; checkbox or Multiple True / False Questions (MTFQ) or multiple selection questions or Multiple Response Questions (MRQ) or multiple choice-multiple answer questions; matching questions and paragraph or reading comprehension tests paragraph question.
Question: In which one of the following places the center of stone tool manufacture is found?
Option 1: Mehbubanagar
Option 2: Malaprabha
Option 3: Isampur
Option 4: Palaghat
Question: Excavations at the sites of the places mentioned in the Mahabharata are related to which one of the following cultures?
Option 1: Northern Black polished ware
Option 2: Red and Black polished ware
Option 3: Painted grey ware
Option 4: None of the above
Question: Which, one of the following places, is not associated with mature Harappan settlement?
Option 1: Dhalewan
Option 2: Lakhmirwala
Option 3: Surkotda
Option 4: SaraiKhola
Question: Recently in which place broken relief sculpture of King Ashoka has been discovered?
Option 1: Kanaganahalli in Karnataka
Option 2: Mahasthan in Uttar Pradesh
Option 3: Kumrahar in Bihar
Option 4: Nittur in Karnataka
Question: In which Buddhist scripture religious practices in the contemporary period of Buddha has been mentioned?
Option 1: AmbatthaSutta
Option 2: Mahavamsa
Option 3: BhaddasalaJataka
Option 4: BrahmajalaSutta
Question: Which, one of the following, is not the anthology of Sangam literature?
Option 1: Ettutokai
Option 2: Tirrukkurala
Option 3: Pattupattu
Option 4: Ahinanuru
Question: In which year the first English translation of Arthashastra was published?
Option 1: 1905
Option 2: 1909
Option 3: 1915
Option 4: 1960
Question: Select the incorrect answer from the following statements:
Option 1: The reign of Kumaragupta faced the Huna invasion
Option 2: The first Huna Chief Toramana managed to conquer Western India and area around Eran in Central India
Option 3: Toramana adopted the Jaina faith
Option 4: Mihirakula managed to conquer Sri Lanka
Question: The Sultan Ghari was built as the mausoleum of
Option 1: Qutubuddin Aibak
Option 2: Ruknuddin Firoz
Option 3: Balban
Option 4: Nasiruddin Mahmud
Question: Who separated the office of the Wali and Amir?
Option 1: Balban
Option 2: AlauddinKhalji
Option 3: Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
Option 4: Muhammad Tughlaq
Question: ‘The pivot of the Kingdom of Delhi rests on wheat and barley, while the foundation of the Sultanate of Gujarat rests on corals and pearls, because there are eighty four ports under this Sultan.’ The above remark is attributed by the author of Mirat-i- Sikandari to
Option 1: Sultan Khizr Khan
Option 2: Sikandar Lodi
Option 3: Babur
Option 4: Humayun
Question: Which of the following statements is not true?
Option 1: Sultan Zainul-Abidin never allowed the Saiyids to grab dictatorial power in his court
Option 2: He called himself Amir ul-Muminin
Option 3: He took immense interest in agricultural production and expansion
Option 4: He abolished the post of Shaikhul-Islam
Question: Which of the following statements about the activities of the Portuguese traders in India during the early sixteenth century is not correct?
Option 1: The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach India via Red Sea route
Option 2: The Portuguese made huge profits by selling Indian spices in European markets
Option 3: The Portuguese captured many places on the coasts of the Indian Ocean and built their fortresses there
Option 4: The Portuguese declared that other traders could not bring their ships into the Indian Ocean without their permission
Question: Vijayanagara exhibited ‘Protopatrimonialism’. Who expressed this view?
Option 1: N. Karashima
Option 2: Burton Stein
Option 3: K.A. NilkantaSastri
Option 4: B.A. Saletore
Question: Which one of the following State was not a Nation State in the 17th century?
Option 1: France
Option 2: Germany
Option 3: England
Option 4: Spain
Question: Who was the First President of Fort William of Calcutta?
Option 1: Charles Eyre
Option 2: John Child
Option 3: George Oxendan
Option 4: Gerald Aungier
Question: Which of the following districts constituted as the Northern Circars in the Madras Presidency?
Option 1: Mustafanagar, Ellore, Kondaveedu, Rajahmundry
Option 2: Rajahmundry, Mustafanagar, Machilipatam, Ellore
Option 3: Mustafanagar, Ellore, Rajahmundry, Chicacole
Option 4: Chicacole, Mustafanagar, Ellore, Kondaveedu
Question: The aim of the Cripps Mission was
Option 1: To prevent the Quit India Movement from being launched
Option 2: To persuade Indian leaders to support British war efforts
Option 3: To convince the Congress Ministries to withdraw their resignations
Option 4: To set up a Constitution making body immediately
Question: Who wrote ‘Planned Economy for India’ (1936)?
Option 1: R.C. Dutt
Option 2: M. Visvesvarayya
Option 3: N.G. Ranga
Option 4: D.R. Gadgil
Question: The resignation by the Congress led ministries on 1st Nov. 1939 was celebrated by the Muslim League as
Option 1: Fulfilment Day
Option 2: Emancipation Day
Option 3: Deliverance Day
Option 4: Freedom Day
Question: The First President of the All India Congress Socialist Party was
Option 1: Achyut Patwardhan
Option 2: Ram Manohar Lohia
Option 3: Jay Prakash Narayan
Option 4: Sampurnanand
Question: Which Commission was entrusted the task of demarcating the line of India and Pakistan in 1947?
Option 1: Wavell
Option 2: Redcliffe
Option 3: Alexander
Option 4: Marshall
Question: The First Indian Princely State which signed the Instrument of Accession to join the Indian Union was
Option 1: Jaipur
Option 2: Patiala
Option 3: Bikaner
Option 4: Bhopal
Question: Who among the following historians is well known for his contributions to subaltern studies?
Option 1: Sumit Sarkar
Option 2: Ranjit Guha
Option 3: Bipin Chandra
Option 4: K.N. Panicker
Question: Which one of the following pairs is not correct?
Option 1: Lower Palaeolithic : Hunting, gathering
Option 2: Upper Palaeolithic : Hunting, gathering
Option 3: Mesolithic : Hunting, gathering
Option 4: Neolithic : Food Production
Question: Which one of the following pairs is correct?
Option 1: Rock shelter : Langhnaj
Option 2: Microlith : Mahadaha
Option 3: Site associated with butchering : Lekhakia
Option 4: Stone tool workshop : Isampur
Question: ‘Indica’ of Megasthenes was preserved in later Greek accounts. Which one of the following Greek travellers’ account is not associated with ‘Indica’?
Option 1: Ktesius
Option 2: Strabo
Option 3: Arrian
Option 4: Pliny
Question: Which one of the following pairs is not correct?
Option 1: Rock Edict : Sarnath
Option 2: Minor Rock Edict : Bahapur
Option 3: Pillar Edict : Rampurva
Option 4: Minor Pillar Edict : Sanchi
Question: Which one of the following administrative structure in ascending order is correct?
Option 1: Dronamukha, Sthaniya, Samgrahana, Karvatika
Option 2: Sthaniya, Karvatika, Dronamukha, Samgrahana
Option 3: Sthaniya, Dronamukha, Karvatika, Samgrahana
Option 4: Sthaniya, Dronamukha, Samgrahana, Karvatika
Question: Which one of the following evidence is not the correct evidence of Ramagupta in later period?
Option 1: Manasollasa of Someshwara
Option 2: Shankararya’s commentary on Harshcharita
Option 3: Majmat-ul-Tawarikh of Abul Hasan Ali
Option 4: Sanjan Tamrapatra of Amoghvarsha
Question: Which one of the following collection of hymns of Alvar poetry collected by Nathmuni?
Option 1: Periyapuranam
Option 2: Tirumurai
Option 3: Nalayira Divya Prabandhan
Option 4: Tiruttondal Tiruvantati
Question: Identify the dynasty to which Queen Rudramadevi belonged to
Option 1: Chalukyas of Badami
Option 2: Pandyas of Madurai
Option 3: Kakatiyas of Warrangal
Option 4: Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi
Question: In which one of the following ancient literary works a separate section of painting is found?
Option 1: Panchasiddhantika
Option 2: Vishnudharmottara Purana
Option 3: Panchatantra
Option 4: Natyashastra
Question: Which one of the following was the revenue officer of the Chola dynasty?
Option 1: Aulnayak
Option 2: Sherundaram
Option 3: Varitppottagakka
Option 4: Perumakkal
Question: Who termed the dominion of Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq as ‘Hind and Sind’?
Option 1: Ziyauddin Barani
Option 2: Abdal Malik Isami
Option 3: Ibn Battuta
Option 4: Yahia-bin Ahmad Sirhindi
Question: The Treaty of Bassien (1802) was signed between:
Option 1: the English and Peshwa Baji Rao II
Option 2: the English and Tipu Sultan
Option 3: the English and Holkar
Option 4: the English and Gaikwad
Question: ‘Pure Blood Aryan theory’ is related to
Option 1: Fascism
Option 2: Nihalism
Option 3: Syndicalism
Option 4: Nazism
Question: What was Marshal Plan?
Option 1: Control of European powers by military power.
Option 2: To spread of American Dictatorship in Europe.
Option 3: Economic package of USA to control Communism.
Option 4: American Continent is meant for Americans only.
Question: A concrete outcome of the Wavell Plan was the
Option 1: Constitution of the Constituent Assembly
Option 2: Complete independence for India gradually
Option 3: Hold a Referendum in the North-West Province
Option 4: Summoning of the Shimla Conference
Question: Who among the following explicitly states that “History bases all its conclusions on rational evidence”?
Option 1: Herodotus
Option 2: Thucydides
Option 3: Polybious
Option 4: Tacitus
Question: Which one of the following work was not authored by Leopol von Ranke?
Option 1: History of Rome
Option 2: History of France
Option 3: History of the Popes
Option 4: German History at the time of Reformation
Question: Which one of the following Buddhist texts mentions five hundred wives of Bimbisara?
Option 1: Mahavamsa
Option 2: Mahavagga
Option 3: Dipavamsa
Option 4: Mahavastu
Question: Which of the below mentioned Indo- Greek rulers issued coins bearing the figures of Krishna and Balarama?
Option 1: Menander
Option 2: Agathocles
Option 3: Heliocles
Option 4: Archebius
Question: According to Al-Beruni, the antyajas were
Option 1: Hadi, Dom and Chandala caste of people
Option 2: Prostitutes
Option 3: Eight guilds of people below the Sudras
Option 4: Foreigners
Question: What was the percentage of rural population of India, as per the popular estimate, during the 16th and 17th centuries?
Option 1: Around 55%
Option 2: Around 65%
Option 3: Around 75%
Option 4: Around 85%
Question: One of the following was not associated with Justice Party:
Option 1: K.M. Patro
Option 2: Ramaswami Naikar
Option 3: Tanguturi Prakasam
Option 4: Raja Ram Rainingar
Question: Which one of the following was the most immediate problem India confronted after independence?
Option 1: Settlement of boundaries after partition
Option 2: Division of Civil Service personnel
Option 3: Division of military assets
Option 4: Communal and refugee problem
Question: The “Idea of Progress” in historiography relates to
Option 1: Romanticism
Option 2: Enlightenment
Option 3: Post modernism
Option 4: Dialectical materialism
Question: The method of Radiocarbon Dating was used in India for the first time at
Option 1: Deccan College, Pune
Option 2: Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Option 3: School of Archaeology, New Delhi
Option 4: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Question: Where were the first Palaeolithic tools found in India?
Option 1: Hallur
Option 2: Kurnool
Option 3: Pallavaram
Option 4: Tekkalkota
Question: The Harappa culture people inherited the knowledge of wheat, barley and cotton cultivation from their ancestors of the following:
Option 1: Kot Diji
Option 2: Amri
Option 3: Mehrgarh
Option 4: Kalibangan
Question: Concerning the foundation of Tughlaq dynasty by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, which one of the following statements is not true?
Option 1: At the time of accession, Ghiyasuddin’s authority had been unanimously accepted.
Option 2: Ghiyasuddin was having at his disposal a large number of loyal soldiers who extended support
Option 3: In Delhi the people contributed a lot to the stability of the Sultanate
Option 4: The treasury of the empire which the Sultan inherited was very sound
Question: Who was the Governor of Madras in 1661?
Option 1: Fox Croft
Option 2: Streynsham
Option 3: Gerald Aungier
Option 4: Charles Boone
Question: Which one of the following policy document was called the ‘Magna Carta’ of Western education system in India?
Option 1: Ma Caulay’s Minute of 1835
Option 2: Indian Education Commission Report of 1882
Option 3: Charles Woods Despatch of 1854
Option 4: Releigh Commission Report of 1902
Question: In whose honour Gateway of India was built?
Option 1: King George V
Option 2: King George VI
Option 3: Prince of Wales
Option 4: Queen Victoria
Question: Veda Samaj founded under the initiative of Kesab Chandra Sen in 1864 in Madras was renamed as the Brahmo Samaj of South India in 1871 by
Option 1: Sir R. Venkataratnam Naidu
Option 2: Rajagopala Naidu
Option 3: Subbarayala Chetti
Option 4: K. Sreedharalu Naidu
Question: Mrs. Annie Besant became the first woman President of Indian National Congress in the year
Option 1: 1916
Option 2: 1917
Option 3: 1919
Option 4: 1921
Question: Who said in 1904 that “Bengal United is a power”, “Bengal divided will pull in several different ways.”?
Option 1: Lord Curzon
Option 2: Herbert Risley
Option 3: Lord Minto
Option 4: Sir Lancelot Hare
Question: Who has called Gopal Krishna Gokhale a rare combination of “the practical, strenuous worker and the mystic dreamer of dreams”?
Option 1: Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
Option 2: Mrs. Annie Besant
Option 3: Ganesh Savarkar
Option 4: V.D. Savarkar
Question: Vaikom Satyagraha was launched by Gandhiji in Kerala to
Option 1: Ban devadasi system in temple services
Option 2: Remove untouchability
Option 3: For the appointment of non- Brahmins as priests
Option 4: Open the temples for the entry of avarnas or lower castes
Question: The concept of ‘Oriental Despotism’ in Indian history was introduced by whom?
Option 1: James Mill
Option 2: Lamberg-Karlovsky
Option 3: H.G. Rawlinson
Option 4: C.H. Philips
Question: The earliest available Indian coins were made of
Option 1: Gold
Option 2: Silver
Option 3: Copper
Option 4: Copper and Silver
Question: In Mauryan period ‘Sita tax’ was imposed on
Option 1: Forest land only.
Option 2: Agricultural land under private control
Option 3: Agricultural land under State control
Option 4: Both (B) and (C)
Question: The Romaka Sidh?nta in Indian astronomy shows signs of
Option 1: Roman influence
Option 2: Greek influence
Option 3: Iranian influence
Option 4: Arabian influence
Question: Who of the following Governor Generals started the Indian Civil Services?
Option 1: William Bentinck
Option 2: Wellesley
Option 3: Cornwallis
Option 4: Warren Hastings
Question: At which place ‘Women’s Indian Association’ was founded?
Option 1: Bombay
Option 2: Calcutta
Option 3: Madras
Option 4: Jaipur