1. The term Aryan denotes

A) A speech group

B) A superior race

C) A nomadic people

D) An ethnic group

2. The Mauryan dynasty was overthrown by

A) Harsha

B) Samudragupta

C) “Kanishka ”

D) “Pushyamitra Sunga ”

3. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?

A) Saumilla

B) Sudraka

C) Shaunaka

D) Susrutha

4. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embrad Budhism rather than Hinduism because:

A) Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time

B) They had renounced the policy of war and violence

C) Caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them

D) Buddhism provided easier access to Indian society

5. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was built by

A) Alauddin Khilji

B) Iltutmish

C) “Mohammad Adilshah ”

D) Qutub-ud-din Aibak

6. Which Indian statesman used these, magic words, “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge ?

A) “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ”

B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

C) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

D) Jawaharlal Nehru

7. The most important sufi shrine in India is located at

A) Pandua

B) Bidar

C) Ajmer

D) Shahjahanabad

8. The Muslim League advocated a separate Muslim State

A) At its birth in 1906

B) At the Lahore Session of 1940

C) During the Khilafat Movement

D) In 1930 when it opposed the Civil Disobedience Movement

1. A 2. A 3. D 4. C
5. D 6. D 7. C 8. D