1. Consider the following statements regarding the Harappan Civilisation. 

    • Hoe or Ploughshare has been found at Kalibangan.
    • The Harappan Culture knew about Gold.

iii The Harappans knew the art of making boats.


Choose the correct statements from the above. 

(a)  1 and 2

(b)  2 and 3

(c)  Only 3

(d)  1, 2 and 3

2. With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories and epic tales was the profession of which group from among the following? 

a)  Shramana

b)  Parivraajaka

c) Agrahaarika

d) Maagadha


3. Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?

(a) Swapnavasavadatta 

(b) Malavikagnimitra 

(c) Meghadoota

(d) Ratnavali


4. Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are 

(a) Buddhist epics

(b) Tamil epics

(c) Sanskrit epics

(d) None of these


Ans. b

5. With reference to the economic history of medieval India the term ‘Araghatta’ refers to

 a) bonded labour

b) Land grants made to military officers

c) Waterwheel used in the irrigation of land 

d) Wasteland converted to cultivated land 


6. Ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire can be seen at 

(a) Hospet 

(b) Hampi 

(c) Halebid 

(d) Hosur


7. The Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

(a) a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar

(b) a temple-entry movement in Gujarat

(c ) an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra

(d) A peasant movement in Punjab


8.  ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as
methods of struggle for the first time during the

(a) agitation against the Partition of Bengal

(b) Home Rule Movement

(c) Non-Cooperation Movement

(d) Visit of the Simon Commission to India


9. Consider the following statements regarding the Home Rule Movement: 

i Bal Gangadhar Tilak organised the Home Rule League at Poona. 

ii. The League aimed at the achievement of self-government for India.

iii Annie Besant had also organised the Home Rule League on the model of the Irish Home Rule League.


Choose the correct statements. 

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3

10. Who gave the ‘Communal Award’ in India? 

(a) C. R. Attlee

(b) Ramsay Macdonald

(c) Stafford Cripps 

(d) None of the above


11. Chambal river flows through the States of 

(a) Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh 

(b) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa 

(c) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan 

(d) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar 


12. Flame of the forest is 

(a) A tree whose branches get covered with blooming flowers during its leafless season, which gives the appearance that the tree is aflame with fire. 

(b) A fire that envelops a forest due to strong wind. 

(c) A lady who worked for the development of forests. 

(d) An insect which glows like a flame in the forest. 


13. The largest producer of tea in the world is 

(a) China

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) India 

(d) Malaysia


14. Khetri, Kolar, Sindri and Jharia are associated with 

(a) Copper, gold, fertilizers and coal 

(b) Copper, gold, coal and iron

(c) Copper, gold, coal and gypsum 

(d) Iron, gold, coal and copper 


15. Bhakra Nangal, Hirakud and Kosi projects are situated on the rivers

(a) Sutlej, Mahanadi and Kosi 

(b) Sutlej, Mahanadi and Gandak

(c) Mahanadi, Beas, Godavari 

(d) Ravi, Mahanadi, Sutlej


16. Duncan passage is located between

(a) North Andaman and South Andaman 

(b) North Andaman and Car Nicobar 

(c) South Andaman and Car Nicobar 

(d) South Andaman and Little Andaman 


17. The Bogi Beel bridge is located in 

a. West Bengal

b. Orissa

c. Assam

d. Manipur


18. The tropical deciduous trees shed their leaves in summer for the following reason:

(a) Leaves get dried up due to the excessive heat. 

(b) To prevent excessive loss of water through transpiration. 

(c) Because rainfall is inadequate. 

(d) Days are long.


19. Micro-elements needed to increase soil fertility are 

(a) Nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and calcium 

(b) Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur 

(c) Iron, calcium, potassium and zinc 

(d) Manganese, copper, zinc and boron


20. Which of the following pairs are incorrectly matched? 

(i) Nagarjunasagar—Andhra Pradesh 

(ii) Tungabhadra—Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka 

(iii) Farakka—West Bengal

(iv) Kosi – Gujarat 


 Select the correct answer

     a. i and iv

b. ii and iii

c. ii and iv

d.  i and iii






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