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WBCS Prelims 2012 History of India Question and Solution

HISTORY OF INDIA QUESTION AND SOLUTION(QUIZ) - WBCS PRELIMS 2012

    In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2012, total 15 questions was asked from Indian History.

1. Who composed the Allahabad Prasasti of Sumudragupta ?

[A]  Kalhana 

[B]  Bilhana 

[C]  Banabhatta

[D] Harisena

Correct Answer: [D] Harisena

2. In which ancient text you will find the earliest reference to the Varna System?

[A]  Manu Samhita        

[B]  Rigveda    

[C]  Atharva Veda      

[D] Satapatha Brahmana

Correct Answer: [B]  Rigveda    

3. Who among the Gupta rulers was known as ‘Lichchavi dauhitra’?

[A]  Samudragupta 

[B]  Chandragupta II       

[C]  Kumargupta 

[D] Skandagupta

Correct Answer: [A]  Samudragupta 

4. Who was the Kaivartta chief who rebelled against the Pala ruler Mahipala II of Bengal ?

[A]  Dhekata 

[B]  Gandhata  

[C]  Divya 

[D] Mayuraddhwaja

Correct Answer: [C]  Divya 

5. The Khalimpur Copper Plate inform us about the military exploit of Pala ruler

[A]  Devapala   

[B]  Rampala 

[C]  Dharampala  

[D] Mahipala I

Correct Answer: [C]  Dharampala  

6. Who was the author of the book ‘Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi’?

[A]  Abdul Fazl       

[B]  Minhaj-us-Siraj       

[C]  Ziauddin Barani       

[D] Al Biruni

Correct Answer: [C]  Ziauddin Barani       

7.Who was Todar Mal ?

[A]  A Minister of Sher Shah        

[B]  A revenue expert in Akbar’s court

[C]  A Prince of Mawar        

[D] An officer in Jahangir’s army

Correct Answer: [B]  A revenue expert in Akbar’s court

8. Who was the last ruler of Delhi Sultanate?

[A]  Alauddin Alam Shah      

[B]  Ibrahim Lodi        

[C]  Bahlul Lodi      

[D] Sikander Lodi

Correct Answer: [B]  Ibrahim Lodi        

9. Who was the Nasuruddin Chirag?

[A]  A Sultan of the Khilji dynasty      

[B]  A Sufi Saint

[C]  A minister of Giyasuddin Balban        

[D] Amilitary officer in Alauddin Khilji’s army

Correct Answer: [B]  A Sufi Saint

10. Who was the Babar’s main adversary in the battle of Khanwa?

[A]  Mahmud lodi       

[B]  Himu 

[C]  Rana Sanga       

[D] None of them

Correct Answer: [C]  Rana Sanga       

11. Who among the following visited Jahangir’s Court?

[A]  Nicclo Conti       

[B]  Francois Bernier        

[C]  Sir Thomas Roe       

[D] Athanasius Nikitin

Correct Answer: [C]  Sir Thomas Roe       

12. Which Mughal Emperor transferred the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi?

[A]  Jahangir  

[B]  Aurangzeb 

[C]  Shah Jahan      

[D] Bahadur Shah

Correct Answer: [C]  Shah Jahan      

13. Who was the Mughal Emperor during whose reign Nadir Shah invaded India?

[A]  Farrukhsiyar  

[B]  Bahadur Shah      

[C]  Muhummad Shah      

[D] Shah Alam

Correct Answer: [C]  Muhummad Shah      

14. Why is 1761 is important in Indian history?

[A]  The English Company became the Diwan of Bengal

[B]  The Marathas were defeated in Third Battle of Panipath

[C]  Occupation of Delhi by the English Company’s army

[D] Death of Haider Ali of Mysore

Correct Answer: [B]  The Marathas were defeated in Third Battle of Panipath

15. Who succeeded Murshid Quli Khan as the ruler of Bengal ?

[A]  Sarfaraz Khan       

[B]  Shaukat Jung        

[C]  Alivardi Khan       

[D] Shajauddin

Correct Answer: [D] Shajauddin

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