1 .'Let no man ask a man's sector caste'. Whose dictum was this?
A.  Kabir
B.  Ramananda
C.  Ramanuja
D.  Chaitanya
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2 .Who laid the foundation of the first independent Turkish kingdom in India?
A.  Mohammad Qasim
B.  Qutubuddin Aibak
C.  Ghiasuddin Balban
D.  Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
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3 .Which of the following is not correctly matched?
A.  Rudradaman 1 - Shaka ruler
B.  Gondophernes - Parthian king
C.  Kanishka - Kushan ruler
D.  Kadphises - Indo-Greek ruler
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4 .For his unbounded generosity, who amongst the following Sultans was titled by ail writers of the time as 'lakh baksh' or giver of lakhs?
A.  Balban
B.  Nasiruddin Mahmud
C.  Qutubuddin Aibak
D.  Balban
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5 .Who amongst the following is most famous for the establish-ment of an elaborate system of municipal administration?
A.  Kanishka
B.  Chandragupta Maurya
C.  Harshavardhana
D.  Chandragupta Maurya
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6 .Which of the following crops were grown by the people ofthe Indus Valley Civilisation?
1. Wheat
2. Barley
3. Cotton
4.Peas

A.  1,2 and 4
B.  1, 2, 3 and 4
C.  1 and 2
D.  1, 2 and 3
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7 .Match the following:A. Indica 1. MegasthenesB. Mudrarakshasa 2. VishakhaduttaC. Arthashastra 3. HarshavardhanaD. Ratnavali 4. KautilyaA B C D
A.  1 2 3 4
B.  1 2 4 3
C.  2 1 4 3
D.  1 3 4 2
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8 .Which of the following items and the place of theirdiscovery is wrongly matched?
( 1) Statuette of a bearded man - Mohenjodaro
( 2) Rice husks - Lothal
( 3) Fire pits and altars - Harappa
( 4) Bead-makers shop - Chanhudaro
( 5) Fossil remains of a horse - Surkotda

A.  3
B.  2
C.  1
D.  1 and 5
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9 .The most famous court-poet (in Hindi literature) of Akbar was:
A.  Raskhan
B.  Surdas
C.  Tulsidas
D.  Abdur Rahim-Khan-i-Khana n
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10 .The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress was:
A.  Ajmal Khan
B.  Abul Kalam Azad
C.  M.A. Jinnah
D.  Badruddin Tyyabji
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11 .Match the following is correctly matched?
Persons Event
a. Sultan Mahmud 1. Plunder of Somnath
b. Muhammad Ghori 2. Conquest of Sind
c. Alauddin Khalji 3. Revolt in Bengal
d. Muhammad bin-Tughluq 4. Chingez Khan's invasion

A.  1 3 2 5
B.  1 2 3 4
C.  4 3 2 1
D.  5 4 3 1
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12 .Tansen the greatest musician of Akbar's court belonged to:
A.  Delhi
B.  Agra
C.  Gwalior
D.  Kanauj
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13 .The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was:
A.  Kasturba Gandhi
B.  Annie Besant
C.  Sarojini Naidu
D.  Vijayalakshmi Pandit
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14 .Both Vardhaman Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preached their doctrines during the reign of:
A.  Ajatashatru
B.  Uday
C.  Bimbisara
D.  Harshavardhana
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15 .The Brahmo Samaj spilt for a second time in 1878 because of
A.  the marriage of Keshab's daughter though she was underage
B.  Keshab's founding of the Veda Samaj in Madras and the Prarthana Samaj in Maharashtra
C.  Keshab's attempt to bring about an alliance of Christian and Hidu ideas
D.  all of the above
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