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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 MEDIEVAL HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 55]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 55]

 


Q.1) Narasimhavarman I is considered to be one of the greatest rulers of the Pallava Dynasty.

Consider the following statements regarding Narsimhavarman I:

  1. He was also known as ‘Mamalla’, meaning ‘Great Wrestler’.
  2. He was defeated by the army of the Chalukyan ruler Pulakesin II.
  3. During his reign Huen Tsang visited the Pallava Capital, Kanchipuram.
  4. He was the founder of the city Mamallapuram and monolithic temples were erected during his reign.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 1,3 and 4
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Vaishnava Nayanmars and Shaiva Alwars contributed to the growth of Vaishnavism and Shaivism in Southern India during early medieval times.
  2. They composed their hymns in Sanskrit and Prakrit.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) The Aihole inscription give the details of the reign of:

  1. Pulakesin II
  2. Krishna Deva Raya
  3. Dharampala
  4. Raja Bhoj

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Rashtrakutas patronized Jainism and played an important role in establishing Jainism in Deccan.
  2. Rashtrakutas widely patronized Sanskrit Literature and Kannada Literature saw its beginning during their time.
  3. Rashtrakuta Ruler, Amoghavarsha I, wrote the first poetic work in Kannada Language.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.5) There were certain norms of disqualification for the members of village panchayat during Chola Period. Which of the following statements were amongst those norms?

  1. Those who had been members of the committees for the past three years.
  2. Those who had failed to submit accounts as committee members.
  3. Those who had committed sins.
  4. Those who had stolen the property of others.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. He banned the engraving of Islamic Kalma on the coins.
  2. He reintroduced Jazia, a tax paid by only non-Muslims.
  3. He used to sleep on the ground and drank plain water.
  4. He was known as the Zinda Fakir.

Which of the following emperors is being described by the above statements?

  1. Alauddin Khilji
  2. Akbar
  3. Shah Jehan
  4. Aurangzeb

Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding Sher Shah Suri:

  1. He occupied Delhi by defeating Mughal emperor Humayun twice, in the battle of Chausa and the battle of Kannauj.
  2. He issued a standardized silver coin called ‘Rupiya’.
  3. Akbar’s administrative system and taxation was largely based on the system established by Sher Shah.
  4. Sher Shah died in a battle near Sasaram fighting against Akbar’s Army.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1 and 2
  4. All of the above

Q.8) Which of the following sultans of Delhi Sultanate established a Famine Code to relieve the victims of Famine?

  1. Mohammad Tughlaq
  2. Bahlol Lodhi
  3. Alauddin Khilji
  4. Balban

Q.9 Consider the following statements regarding Alauddin Khilji:

  1. Alauddin for the first time introduced the reforms in the army and started the system of branding the horses “Dagh” and biometric information about the soldiers “Chehra”.
  2. He organized and introduced a countrywide spy system.
  3. He was the First Sultan who set up a “permanent Standing Army” of the sultanate.
  4. He faced maximum number of Mongol attacks and was able to deter them.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1,2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. He implemented the Iranian Theory of Divine Rights which said that Sultan is the representative of God on Earth.
  2. In his court only the king was allowed to sit and everyone else kept standing.
  3. He introduced ‘Qadam bosi’(kissing of the feet) and Sajda (bowing infront of the sultan).

Which of the following kings introduced the above system?

  1. Balban
  2. Iltutmish
  3. Aurangzeb
  4. Mohammad bin Tughlaq

Q.11) Consider the following Titles:

Title                                                           Personality

  1. Zil-e-Ilahi                                                   Babur
  2. Alamgir                                                      Dara Shikoh
  3. Shah-i-Buland Iqbal                                Aurangzeb

Which of the above are incorrectly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None of the above

Q.12) The legend says that some of the Rajput clans were born from the Fire Altar (Agni kund). Which of the following clans are Agnikula?

  1. Chauhans
  2. Chalukyas
  3. Pratiharas
  4. Parmars

Select the code from the following:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 3 only
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.13) Consider the following statements:

  1. Chachnama is the oldest chronicle of Bengal region.
  2. Rajatarangini is a metrical legendary and historical chronicle of the Kings of Kashmir.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.14) Consider the following Statements:

  1. Sankaracharya started a Hindu rivavalist movement and introduced the doctrine of Advaitavada or monoism.
  2. Ramanuja from Kannada region preached Dvaitavaad or dualism of Jivatma and Parmatma.
  3. Madhavacharya born near modern Chennai, preached Vishitadvaitvaad.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 3 only
  4. All of the above

Q.15) A commentary on ‘Bhagvad Geeta’ called ‘Gnaneswari’ was written by which of the following Bhakti Saints?

  1. Gnanadeva
  2. Namadeva
  3. Ekanath
  4. Tukaram

Q.16) The ethnic group ‘Dinka’ and ‘Nuer’ belong to which country?

  1. South Africa
  2. South Sudan
  3. Botswana
  4. Reunion Islands

Q.17) Recently we have started hearing more about ‘Sleeper Cells’ in the country. What are they?

  1. A special initiative by the Railways to host mothers with infants during their journey in a safe manner.
  2. Underground groups of trained terrorists
  3. Special investigative team’s set-up by CCIT in the country to oversee safety
  4. A special group in Kashmir lending its support to Burhan and his ideology

Q.18) Identify the country/countries that had opposed India’s proposal for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)—

  1. European Union
  2. S.A
  3. Organisation of Islamic Countries
  4. Latin America

Choose the correct option from the following:

  1. Only 1
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 3 and 4

Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. India’s per capita consumption is less than the world average.
  2. India’s per capita consumption is the highest among the BRICS nation.

Choose the correct option from the following:

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

Q.20) Consider the following statements:

  1. UGC is a non-statutory body.
  2. It was first formed in 1945 to oversee the work of two Central Universities of Aligarh and Calcutta.
  3. S.R. Subramanium Committee has recommended the law that has set up the higher education regulator UGC be allowed to lapse.

Choose the incorrect option from the following:

  1. Only 1
  2. Both 1 and 2
  3. Only 3
  4. Only 2

 

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