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1 The Elephanta caves contain :
1 Saiva Images
2 Vaisnava Images
3 Buddhist Images
4 All the above

Answer: Saiva Images
2 Who among the following Kings was born in a military camp during his father’s campaigns ?
1 Pala King Dharmapala
2 Pratihara King Nagabhatta II
3 Paramara King Bhoja
4 Rashtrakuta King Amoghavarsha I

Answer: Rashtrakuta King Amoghavarsha I
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3 Which Arab traveller is said to have visited India during the reign of Pratihara King Mihira Bhoja ?
1 Alberuni
2 Al-Masudi
3 Ibn-Buttuta
4 Sulaiman

Answer: Sulaiman
4 The distinctive symbol on the coins of Kalchuri king Gangeydeva is :
1 Bull
2 Elephant
3 Lakshmi
4 Vishnu

Answer: Lakshmi
5 Famous cave - temples of the Chalukyan period are known from which of the following ?
1 Badami
2 Kanchipuram
3 Manyakheta
4 Pattadakal

Answer: Badami
6 Arrange the following astronomers in the chronological order :

(a) Bhaskaracharya

(b) Bhoja

(c) Brahmagupta

(d) Varahamihira

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (d), (c), (b), (a)
7 Dramatist Bhavabhuti is given the credit of writing which of the following works ?

(a) Mahaviracharita

(b) Malatimadhava

(c) Ramacharita

(d) Uttararamacharita

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (a), (b) and (d)
8 The dance poses (Karanas) described in the Natyasastra are depicted in which of the following temples ?
1 Chidambaram Temple
2 Brihadiswara Temple
3 Kailasanatha Temple of Tanjavur
4 Narttamalai Temple

Answer: Chidambaram Temple
9 The culmination of the Pandyan style of temple lies in the temple complex at :
1 Kanchi
2 Srirangam
3 Tanjavur
4 Vellore

Answer: Srirangam
10 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Veerasaiva sect turned into a radical movement against the caste system and Brahmana orthodoxy.

Reason (R) :Its founder Basavesvara was himself a non - Brahmana.

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
11 “These mischievous people never pay money from their own coffers ........ They take money by force from the weak and indigent peasants who live under them”.

Who is reputed to have said this ?

1 Ala’u’ddin Khalji
2 Farid (the later Sher Shah)
3 Muhammad Tughluq
4 Feroz Tughluq

Answer: Farid (the later Sher Shah)
12 “The Vijayanagara state boasted of being the protector of Hindu Varnaa s9 ramadharma against Islam, yet its primary enemies were Hindu Chiefs and Kings, and the city accommodated within itself a ‘Turuska’ quarter, a mosque and Muslim tomb. It was, in many ways, more like a Muslim capital than a Hindu one in its monumental architecture and in its Muslim soldiery and also in its urbanity”.

Whose quote is this ?

1 K.A. Nilakanta Sastri.
2 Burton Stein.
3 A. Krishnaswami.
4 Irfan Habib.

Answer:Burton Stein.
13 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Timur had to ensure the safety of his communications from Kabul through the territory of the Afghans by the building of forts and the punishment of the tribes.

Reason (R) :The massacre and destruction of two Afghan tribes, referred to as Purnian and Kalatian, in the usual Timurid style created an atmosphere of terror for the security of the routes.

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: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
14 Which of the following is not correct ?
1 According to Chaitanya, worship consisted of love and devotion, and song and dance which produced a state of ecstasy in which the presence of God (Hari) could be realized
2 Abdul Wahid Bilgrami’s Haqaiq - i Hindi shows the impact of Bhakti songs of the Vaishnavite Saints on the Sufis
3 Mahadevi Akka from Karnataka, Lalleswari from Kashmir and Mirabai from Rajasthan seem to show that it was difficult to reconcile marriage with their inherent urge to love the lord
4 Shaikh Nuru’d-Din Rishi of Kashmir rejected local accretions and founded a Puritan movement

Answer: Shaikh Nuru’d-Din Rishi of Kashmir rejected local accretions and founded a Puritan movement
15 In 1568 Akbar issued the famous Fathnama of Chittor. Which of the following Persian work contains the full text of the Fathnama ?
1 Tabaqat i Akbari
2 Akbarnama
3 Muntakhab-ut Tawarikh
4 Munshat i Namkin

Answer:Munshat i Namkin

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