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History Solved Questions and Answers for UGC NET Exam | History MCQs Set 4

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1 Although taken aback by the beauty of Kashmir and its gardens, which of the following emperors decreed in his 6TH regnal year that no king should visit there unless on military or administrative business, as he believed that the pursuit of pleasure was inadequate reason for going to Kashmir ?
1 Jahangir
2 Shahjahan
3 Aurangzeb
4 Bahadur Shah I

Answer: Aurangzeb
2 Arrange the following monuments in chronological order :

(a) Char Minar - Hyderabad

(b) Humayun’s Tomb - Delhi

(c) Tomb of Sher Shah Suri - Sasaram

(d) Gol Gumbaz - Bijapur

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (c), (b), (a), (d)
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3 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Guru Amardas followed previous practice in appointing his successor.

Reason (R) : The sucession of Guruship was conferred by him on his son-in-law Ram Das and his descendants, thereby making Guruship hereditary.

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 false, but (R) is true
4 After storming Sirhind, Banda Bahadur adopted the title of Padshah, started a new calendar and issued coins bearing the names of which Gurus ?
1 Guru Nanak and Guru Hargobind
2 Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh
3 Guru Hargobind and Guru Arjan
4 Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur

Answer:Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh
5 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Akbar was keen to extend operation of measurement and realise revenue in cash. In this regard he was uncompromising and over strict.

Reason (R) : While Akbar’s these reforms were being carried out under the guidance of Shah Mansur and Todar Mal, mutiny broke out in Bihar and Bengal.

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 false, but (R) is true
6 “Of all the sovereigns of the house of Taimur, nay of all the sovereigns of Delhi no one since Sikandar Lodi has ever been apparently so distinguished for devotion, austerity and justice as him.”

In the above passage Khafi Khan is applauding the justice of which of the following Mughal emperors ?

1 Akbar
2 Jahangir
3 Shahjahan
4 Aurangzeb

Answer: Aurangzeb
7 Which one of the following was not a factor for La Bourdonnais to defy Dupleix in giving back Madras to the English East India Company ?
1 To assert his independence by not submitting to Dupleix’s authority
2 Possibly received a private gift from the English East India Company
3 La Bourdonnais had already pledged his word for a ransom from the English in lieu of giving back Madras
4 La Bourdonnais had been ordered to leave the Coast and return back to Mauritius by the French home government

Answer: La Bourdonnais had been ordered to leave the Coast and return back to Mauritius by the French home government
8 Which legislation for the first time used the term ‘Scheduled Castes ?
1 India Councils Act of 1909
2 Government of India Act, 1919
3 Government of India Act, 1935
4 Constitution of Indian Republic

Answer: Government of India Act, 1935
9 Which British official had written about the uncertain land conditions prevailing in northern India that, “.... in the landed property of the country a very extensive and melancholy revolution” had been affected ?
1 G. Wingate
2 Robert Marttins Bird
3 John Dickinson
4 Holt Mackenzie

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

Assertion (A) : Some of the peasant rebellions in pre-1857 India were participated exclusively by the tribal population whose political autonomy and control over local resources were threatened by the policies of the British rule.

Reason (R) : In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the revenue reform of the company’s government had fundamentally affected and altered the Indian rural society.

In the context of these statements which of the following is correct ?

Code :
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)
11 Who among the following was not an eminent Orientalist ?
1 H.T. Colebrooke
2 H.H. Wilson
3 Edwin Arnold
4 Charles Trevelyan

Answer: Charles Trevelyan
12 Which one of the following Muslim thinkers persuaded the Ulamas in India to work for Independence in cooperation with the Indian National Congress ?
1 Jamal-al-Din Afghani
2 Muhammed Iqbal
3 Syed Ahmed Khan
4 Ghulam Mahmud

Answer: Jamal-al-Din Afghani
13 Which one of the following statements regarding the ideas propagated by Jyotiba Phule is not correct ?
1 His words and actions represent a form of universal humanism
2 Phule worked for a new social structure built on equality and rationality
3 Phule not only put himself outside the Brahmanic culture system, but also outside of Hindu Society
4 Phule rejected all Hindu scriptures which legitimised hegemony of the Brahmin class

Answer: Phule not only put himself outside the Brahmanic culture system, but also outside of Hindu Society
14 Which one of the following Governor Generals earned the epithet of ‘clemency’ ?
1 Lord Canning.
2 Lord Mayo.
3 Lord Ripon.
4 Lord Lansdowne.

Answer: Lord Canning.
15 Whose ‘open letters’ on Indian economy to Lord Curzon forced the British Indian government to publish an official rebuttal and also initiate reformatory economic measures ?
1 M.G. Ranade
2 G.V. Joshi
3 R.C. Dutt
4 Lala Lajpat Rai

Answer: R.C. Dutt

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