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WBCS Prelims 2013 History of India Question and Solution

HISTORY OF INDIA QUESTION AND SOLUTION(QUIZ) - WBCS PRELIMS 2013

   In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2013, total 18 questions was asked from Indian History.

1. The great Bath was found in —

[A]  Lothal 

[B]  Harappa 

[C]  Mohen-jo-daro       

[D] Kalibangan

Correct Answer: [C]  Mohen-jo-daro       

2. Who composed ‘Ai-hole prasasti’  ?

[A]  Kautilya 

[B]  Rabikirti

[C]   Harisena       

[D] Nayanikar

Correct Answer: [B]  Rabikirti

3. Buddha was born in —

[A]  523 BC       

[B]  563 BC

[C]  623 BC

[D] 602 BC

Correct Answer: [B]  563 BC

4. The first permanent home of the Aryans in India was —

[A]  Punjab

[B]  Rajasthan 

[C]  Sindh 

[D] Gujarat

Correct Answer: [A]  Punjab

5. Who of the following put up a stiff resistance against Alexander ?

[A]  Ambhi  

[B]  Mahapadma

[C]  Porus  

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [C]  Porus  

6. In his inscriptions, Ashoka calls himself

[A]  Priyadarshi

[B]  Dhammasoka  

[C]  Daivaputra

[D] Devanampriya Priyadarsin

Correct Answer: [D] Devanampriya Priyadarsin

7. Which of the following Gupta rulers was known as Vikramaditya ?

[A]  Chandragupta-I       

[B]  Samudragupta

[C]  Chandragupta-II      

[D] Skandagupta

Correct Answer: [C]  Chandragupta-II      

8. In which year did Muhammad-bin-Qasim conquer Sind ?

[A]  712 AD

[B]  715 AD

[C]  718 AD

[D] 721 AD

Correct Answer: [D] 721 AD

9. How many times did Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni invade India ?

[A]  12

[B]  17

[C]  5

[D] 20

Correct Answer: [B]  17

10. Who invited Babur to invade India ?

[A]  Ibrahim Lodi      

[B]  Sikandar Lodi       

[C]  Daulat Khan Lodi      

[D] Sher Khan

Correct Answer: [C]  Daulat Khan Lodi      

11. Who introduced Kaulinya system in Bengal ?

[A]  Gopala

[B]  Ballal Sen       

[C]  Lakshman sen     

[D] Dharmapala

Correct Answer: [B]  Ballal Sen       

12. Who was the founder of the slave dynasty ?
[A]  Iltutmish 

[B]  Balban 

[C]  Nasiruddin

[D] Qutab-ud-din Aibak

Correct Answer: [D] Qutab-ud-din Aibak

13. Who was Jalaluddin Mangabarni ?

[A]  Ruler of Afghanistan       

[B]  Ruler of Persia

[C]  Ruler of Mongolia        

[D] Ruler of Khwarizm or Khiba

Correct Answer: [D] Ruler of Khwarizm or Khiba

14. Who of the following became a member of the ‘Din-i-Ilahi ?

[A]  Raja Man Singh        

[B]  Todarmal 

[C]  Tansen

[D] Raja Birbal

Correct Answer: [D] Raja Birbal

15. What was the ‘Dam’ ?

[A]  Copper coin introduced by Sher Shah        

[B]  Copper coin introduced by Akbar

[C]  Copper coin introduced by Shah Jahan        

[D] Copper coin introduced by Aurangzeb

Correct Answer: [A]  Copper coin introduced by Sher Shah        

16. Which Mughal emperor subdued the Portuguese in Bengal ?

[A]  Akbar

[B]  Jahangir 

[C]  Shah Jahan        

[D] Aurangzeb

Correct Answer: [B]  Jahangir 

17. In which year was The Hindu College established?

[A]  1817

[B]  1820

[C]  1832

[D] 1857

Correct Answer: [A]  1817

18. When did Siraj-ud-daullah ascend the throne?

[D] 1707

[D] 1739

[D] 1756

[D] 1757

Correct Answer: [D] 1756

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