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1 Which Indian city was gifted by the Portuguese as dowry to Charles II, the King of England, when he got married to the sister of the King of Portugal in 1662?

A) Mumbai

B) Panaji

C) Chennai

D) Pondicherry


2 Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism?

A) Chandragupta Maurya

B) Ajatashatru

C) Ashoka

D) Akbar


3 Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?

A) Rabindranath Tagore

B) Mohammad Iqbal

C) Debendranath Tagore

D) Mirza Galib


4 Ashoka’s claim of greatness chiefly lay in the

A) Promotion of welfare of his people

B) Extensive conquests

C) Strengthening of army

D) Exclusive patronage to Buddhism


5 Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?

A) Amostghavarsha I

B) Dantidurga

C) Dhruva

D) Krishna I


6 Which of the following events made the English East India Company the legitimate masters of the Bengal Subah ?

A) Battle of Buxar, 1764

B) Battle of Plassey, 1757

C) Farrukh Siyar?s Farman, 1717

D) Ibrahim Khan?s Farman, 1690


7 Which one of the following is not a part of early Jains literature?

A) Therigatha

B) Acarangasutra

C) Sutrakritanga

D) Brihatkalpasutra


8 At which Congress session was the working committee authorised to launch a programme of Civil Disobedience?

A) Bombay

B) Lahore

C) Lucknow

D) Tripura


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