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History Solved Questions and Answers for UGC NET Exam | History MCQs Set 10

1 Despite the refusal of permission by the Emperor, which Chinese traveller visited India and on his return to China not only his secret exist from China was forgiven, but he was received with great honour ?
1 Fa - hsien
2 Hiuen - Tsang
3 I - tsing
4 Ts’i - Kiu King - Sheng

Answer: Hiuen - Tsang
2 The Alvars were :
1 Saivite Priests
2 Sakta followers
3 Vaishnava saints
4 Tantric Priests

Answer: Vaishnava saints
3 Who founded Somapura Mahavihara, the famous centre of education ?
1 Devapala
2 Dharmapala
3 Harsha
4 Vijayasena

Answer: Dharmapala
4 Arrange the following temples in the Chronological order :

(a) Airavatesvara temple

(b) Gangaikondacholapuram temple

(c) Shore temple of Mahabalipuram

(d) Vaikuntha Perumal temple

Code :
1 (a), (b), (d), (c)
2 (b), (c), (a), (d)
3 (c), (d), (b), (a)
4 (d), (a), (c), (b)

Answer:(c), (d), (b), (a)
5 The Sailendra rulers of East Indies maintained intimate relations with which of the following ruling dynasties of India ?

(a) Chalukyas of Vengi

(b) Cholas

(c) Palas

(d) Pandyas

Code :
1 (a) only
2 (a) and (b) only
3 (b) and (c) only
4 (c) and (d) only

Answer: (b) and (c) only
6 Which one of the following statements is not correct as per the dasi patra vidhi (AD 1230), a sale deed mentioned in the Lekhapaddhati ?
1 War captives were major source of procuring slaves
2 Slaves were sold in the open market
3 If slave comits suicide, the owner should be held responsible and be punished
4 To execute the deed rakshapalas and residents of the town were chosen as witness

Answer: If slave comits suicide, the owner should be held responsible and be punished
7 Which one of the following is the earliest known manuscript copied on paper, when and where ?
1 Shatapath Brahman, 1089, Kashmir
2 Chachnama, 11TH Century, Sind
3 Rajatarangini of Kalhana, 1149, Kashmir
4 Hitopadesha of Narayana, 11 - 12TH Century, Bengal

Answer: Shatapath Brahman, 1089, Kashmir
8 On the issue of successful maintenance of barids, which of the following Sultan thus advised his son : ‘Informers and spies should not be allowed to come anywhere near the court, for their closeness to the ruler terrifies obedient and trustworthy friends and their confidence in the King - which is the basis of good government - vanishes’ :
1 Iltutmish
2 Balban
3 Alauddin Khalji
4 Sikandar Lodi

Answer: Balban
9 Consider the following statements about iqta :

(a) Iqta-i tamlik were hereditary in which the iqta was almost considered the private property of the grantee.

(b) Iqta-i mustaghall were not hereditary and were initially both administrative and military in nature.

(c) Iqta-i wajahi were personal grants in which neither the administrative nor military aspect was emphasised.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

1 (a) and (b)
2 (a) and (c)
3 (b) and (c)
4 (c) only

Answer: (a) and (b)
10 When KAMAL Mahiyar, a convert to Sultan Islam, was selected for the post of mutasarrif of Amroha and was presented before him, the Sultan reacted, : ‘When I happen to look at a low-born person, every artery and vein in my body begins to agitate with fury.’ Identify the Sultan :
1 Iltutmish
2 Balban
3 Jalaluddin Khalji
4 Bahlol Lodi

Answer: Balban
11 Which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 Saiyyid Muhammad was the founder of the Nurbakhshiya sect
2 The ideas of the Nurbakhshiya sect are contained in the work known as Fiqh-i Ahwal
3 The Nurbakhshiyas did not celebrate Muharram
4 The Nurbakhshiyas suffered a setback in the time of Mirza Haider Dughlat, who persecuted them

Answer: The Nurbakhshiyas did not celebrate Muharram
12 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : The famous Persian poet Badr Chach of the Tughlaq period, who came just a little after Amir Khusrau, says about music that, ‘The basic modes (parda) are none except ten and two’, and he fixes each one of them to particular parts of the day and night.

Reason (R) : Amir Khusrau speaks of ten pardas (modes) only. The lists given by these two poets and those found in works of lexicons and musical works do tally.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false
13 Barbosa writes, ‘The King allows such freedom that every man may come and go and live according to his own creed, without suffering any annoyance, and without enquiry whether he is a Christian, Jew, Moor or Heathen. Great equity and justice is observed to all not only by the rulers, but by the people one to another.’

Identify the ruler under whom the state lay in the toleration :

1 Achyuta Raya
2 Krishna Deva Raya
3 Ram Raya
4 Sadasiva Raya

Answer: Krishna Deva Raya
14 Which of the following Mughal emperor noticed villagers collecting date-toddy liquor in the Chambal valley between Bayana and Dholpur, and he describes the method of extracting this as well as the tari proper ?
1 Babur
2 Akbar
3 Jahangir
4 Aurangzeb

Answer: Babur
15 Who said ‘Whosoever came to the serai was to be served with food out of government money according to one’s rank and his pony was given grain and drink’ :
1 Muhammad Tughlaq
2 Sikandar Lodi
3 Shershah Suri
4 Aurangzeb

Answer:Shershah Suri

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