WBCS Prelims 2014 History of India Question and Solution



   In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2014, total 17 questions was asked from Indian History.

1. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan died in

[A]  1658 AD

[B]  1659 AD

[C]  1662 AD

[D] 1670 AD

Correct Answer: [D] 1670 AD

2. Which ruler was contemporary of both Buddha and Mahavira ?

[A]  Bimbisara

[B]  Chandragupta 

[C]  Pradyot 

[D] Ajatasatru

Correct Answer: [A]  Bimbisara

3. Which was a major port of the Indus valley ?

[A]  Lothal  

[B]  Kalibangan 

[C]  Chanhudaro 

[D] Mehargarh

Correct Answer: [A]  Lothal  

4. Chandragupta Maurya was succeeded by

[A]   Bindusara       

[B]  Ajatasatru   

[C]  Ashoka 

[D] Harsha

Correct Answer: [A]   Bindusara       

5. What was the policy of Samudragupta in the south?

[A]  Conquest   

[B]  Dharma Vijaya       

[C]  Digvijay     

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [B]  Dharma Vijaya       

6. The oldest Veda is

[A]   Atharvaveda         

[B]   Rigveda        

[C]  Yajurveda  

[D] Samveda

Correct Answer: [B]   Rigveda        

7. Sasanka belonged to the

[A]  Pal dynasty       

[B]  Sen dynasty       

[C]  Gauda dynasty       

[D] Kamrup dynasty

Correct Answer: [C]  Gauda dynasty       

8. Who was the founder of the Bahmani dynasty ?

[A]  Ala-ud-din Hasan Bahman Shah     

[B]  Muhammad Shah I      

[C]  Firoz Shah      

[D] Ahmad Shah

Correct Answer: [A]  Ala-ud-din Hasan Bahman Shah     

9. Who organised “The Council of Barabhais”?

[A]  Nana Phadnavis       

[B]  Madhav Rao Narayan       

[C]  Baji Rao II      

[D] Mahadji Scindia

Correct Answer: [A]  Nana Phadnavis       

10. Sufism reached India in the

[A]  Eleventh century       

[B]  Twelfth century      

[C]  Fourteenth century      

[D] Thirteen century

Correct Answer: [B]  Twelfth century      

11. In which year the second battle of Panipat was fought ?

[A]  1605 AD       

[B]  1707 AD      

[C]  1757 AD      

[D] 1556 AD

Correct Answer: [D] 1556 AD

12. Alexander fought against Perus on the Banks of the river

[A]  Indus

[B]  Jhelum        

[C]  Ravi    

[D] lravati

Correct Answer: [B]  Jhelum        

13. Who is the author of ‘Indica’ ?

[A]  Herodotus 

[B]  Megastenes 

[B]  Strabo  

[D] Plutarch

Correct Answer: [B]  Megastenes 

14. Who was the founder of the ‘Delhi Sultanate’ ?

[A]  Muhammad Ghori      

[B]  Qutubuddin Aibak     

[C]  lltutmish   

[D] Ghiyasuddin Balban

Correct Answer: [B]  Qutubuddin Aibak     

15. Taxila was the famous site of

[A]  Early Vedic Age       

[B]  Gandhara Art       

[C]  Gupta Art       

[D] Mauryan Art

Correct Answer: [B]  Gandhara Art       

16. Where is the tomb of Jahangir situated ?

[A]  Agra 

[B]  Delhi  

[C]  Lahore 

[D] Srinagar

Correct Answer: [C]  Lahore 

17. Name the Maratha leader who put forward the ideal of founding Hindu Empire before the Marathas.

[A]  Shivaji 

[B]  Balaji Viswanath       

[C]  Baji Rao l   

[D] Baji Rao ll

Correct Answer: [A]  Shivaji 

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