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History Solved Questions and Answers for UGC NET Exam | History MCQs Set 2

1 Who among the following was the first to explain that the rotation of the earth on its axis accounts for the daily rising and setting of the sun ?
1 Aryabhata
2 Bhaskara
3 Brahmagupta
4 Varahamihira

Answer: Aryabhata
2 Who, among the following, were great Tamil Saiva saints ? Choose the answer, using the code given below :

(a) Appar

(b) Sundaramurti

(c) Manikkavasagar

(d) Mallikarjuna Pandita

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

Answer: (a), (b) and (c)
3 Which of the following statements is wrong in respect of the Rashtrakutas ?
1 Indra III defeated the Pratihara ruler Mahipala I
2 Krishna III defeated the Cholas in the battle of Takkolam
3 The Kailasa temple at Ellora was cut out at the instance of Krishna II
4 Nripatunga was the author of Kavirajamarga

Answer: The Kailasa temple at Ellora was cut out at the instance of Krishna II
4 Under the Cholas land-revenue was collected through the :
1 Government officials
2 Gramsabha
3 Feudal-lord
4 Treasurer

Answer: Gramsabha
5 Arrange the following kings of Kashmir in a chronological order.

(a) Avantivarman

(b) Chandrapida

(c) Durlabhvardhan

(d) Lalitaditya

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (c), (b), (d), (a)
6 Arrange the following in the chronological order in which they were written.

(a) Mitakshara

(b) Manasolla

(c) Vikramarjunavijaya

(d) Chaturvargachintamani

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

Answer: (c), (a), (b), (d)
7 A new tendency towards specialization of officers is illustrated by such titles as Latasandhivigrahika in the records of :
1 Kalyana Chalukyas
2 Cholas
3 Kalachuris
4 Rashtrakutas

Answer: Kalyana Chalukyas
8 Arrange the following rulers in a chronological order.

(a) Chandella Paramardi

(b) Gahadavala Govindachandra

(c) Kalachuri Karna

(d) Pratihara Bhoja

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

Answer: (d), (c), (b), (a)
9 Which of the following are correct in respect of the Golaki-matha ?

(a) It was located in Dahala - Mandala.

(b) It was a Saiva monastery.

(c) Kalachuri Yuvaraja I granted villages for its maintenance.

(d) Sadbhavasambhu was the head of the matha.

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

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d)
10 Ghatiyantra was used in early medieval India for :
1 Conducting Tantric situals
2 Irrigation from wells
3 Manufacturing metal vessels
4 Pouring of water for sacrificial-rituals

Answer: Irrigation from wells
11 Consider the following statements :

Assertion (A) : Jayavarman II instituted the Devaraja Cult in Kambuja.

Reason (R) : By it, he wanted Kambuja to be independent.

In the context of the above 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: Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
12 What is not correct about Arab traveller Istakhari ?
1 He was a resident of Karkh, in Khorasan
2 He visited India in 951
3 He wrote Kitab al-Aqalim and Masalik wal Mamalik
4 He is reported to have prepared a map of the world

Answer: He was a resident of Karkh, in Khorasan
13 Which of the following statements are correct ?

(a) Sultan Iltutmish showed profound respect to sufi saints like Shaikh Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Qazi Hamidu-d-din Nagori, Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya etc.

(b) He placated the ulema also by holding frequent religious discourses in his court, and his policies were affected by the opinions of the orthodox theologians.

(c) He did not bother to consult the ulema while nominating Razia as his successor.

(d) He, however, derived full advantage from the goodwill of the mystics that he enjoyed on account of his pious personal life.

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

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d)
14 Which of the following is not the work of Amir Khusrau ?
1 Ijaz-i Khusravi.
2 Ghunyat al Munyah.
3 Nuh-Sipihr.
4 Qiran-us Sadain.

Answer: Ghunyat al Munyah.
15 Who among the following Sultans of Kashmir commissioned Mullah Ahmad to translate the Mahabharata into Persian ?
1 Sultan Qutbuddin
2 Sultan Sikandar
3 Sultan Zainul Abidin
4 Sultan Shihabuddin

Answer: Sultan Zainul Abidin

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