Quiz 297 -History (Practice Paper and Previous Year Questions)

The Assamese observe not one but _______ ‘Bihus’.

(a) Two

(b) Four

(c) Five

(d) Three


 

The festival ‘Onam’ is related with

(a)Karnataka

(b)Kerala

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Manipur


 

Jagannath Temple is situated in

(a) Mumbai

(b) Pune

(c) Madurai

(d) Orissa


 

The Kumbh Mela occurs four times every

(a) Twelve years

(b) Ten years

(c) Thirteen years

(d) Eleven years


 

‘Navrah’ is celebrated with much funfare in

(a) Kashmir

(b) Punjab

(c) Delhi

(d) Madhya Pradesh


 

6. Assertion (A): Partition of Bengal in 1905 brought to an end the Moderates’ role in the India freedom movement.

Reason (R): The Surat session of India National Congress separated the Extremists from the Moderates.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


 

7. Assertion (A): At first the Turkish administration in India was essentially military.

Reason (R): The country was parceled out as ‘Iqtas’ among leading military leaders.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true


 

8. Assertion (A): The Gandhara school of Art bears the mark of Hellenistic influence.

Reason (R): Formic acid is an organic acid.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true


 

9. Assertion (A): During the reign of Shahjahan, Dara Sikoh was sent on expedition to Balkha, Badakhshan and Qandahar.

Reason (R): The expedition sent by Shahjahan to the Middle-East was a marvelous success.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true


 

10. Which one of the following is not a principle of “Panch-sheel”?

(a) Peaceful Co-existence

(b) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty

(c) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.

(d) Non-alignment


Answers:

  1. (d) Bihus is a festival that marks the change of season and goes beyond all religions and class barriers. The three Bihus linked to the spring, winter and autumn seasons: Bohang, Bihu, linked to spring season, is celebrated in mid-April; Magh Bihu, linked to winter season, is held in mid-January; and Kati Bihu, linked to autumn season, is celebrated in mid-October.
  2. (b) Onam is Kerala’s main festival. It is celebrated in August or Septemeber depending upon the position of the stars.
  3. (d) With Jagannath temple is related the famous Jagannath Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival that is observed in June or July at the temple.
  4. (a) The Mela rotates among four locations – Prayag or Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik
  5. (a) The beginning of the Lunar New Year is celebrated as ‘Navrah’. The word ‘Navrah’ has got its origin in Sanskrit-Nav Varsha-meaning New Year. It usually falls in April.
  6.  (d) The role of Moderates continued in Indian freedom movement after the partition of Bengal. The moderates and extremists reunited in 1916.
  7. (a) The Turkish administration parceled out its territory as ‘Iqta” among leading military leaders making the administration essentially military.
  8. (c) In Hinyana, the Buddha is not worshipped in image form. It was Mahayana which affected the Gandhara Art.
  9. (c) Shah Jahan sent Murad and Ali Mardan in 1646 and Aurangzeb in 1697 to capture Balkh and Badkhansa but this expedition failed miserably.
  10. (d) Non- alignment is not a principle of “Panch-Sheel” given by Jawaharlal Nehrubut it was a policy adopted by many third world countries to keep themselves away from joining either power blocks of USA or USSR.

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