Early Middle Ages (800-1200 AD)
Q1891. Who was the author of ‘Mitakshara’?
(a) Vigyaneshwar (b) Medhatithi
(c) Yajnavalkya (d) Parashara
Q1892. What caused the decline of Buddhism in India during the early medieval period?
1. By that time Buddha was considered an incarnation of Vishnu and became a part of Vaishnavism.
2. By the time of the last Gupta king, the invading tribes of Central Asia adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists.
3. The kings of the Gupta dynasty strongly opposed Buddhism. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
Q1893. Consider the following statements:
1. Bilhan wrote Vikramanka Dev Charita.
2. Bilhan had the patronage of Chandragupta II. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q1894. Which of the following places are famous for Sun temples?
1. Mandsaur 2 Root place 3 Konark 4 Modhera Select the correct answer from the codes given below –
(a) 1 and 3 only (b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2 , 3 and 4
Q1895. Which of the following places were the main centers of casting bronze sculptures during the Pala period?
(i) Kurkihar (ii) Nalanda (iii) Sarnath (iv) Vikramshila Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
(a) (i) and (ii) (b) (ii) and (iv)
(c) ( iii) and (iv) (d) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
Q1896. The origin of which of the following dynasties in the Baran literature has been told from the Yagya Kund of Vasishta on Mount Abu?
1. Chahamana 2 Chalukya 3 Parmar 4 Pratihara Select the correct answer from the code given below-
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4 (b) 2, 3, 4 (c) 3, 4 (d) 1, 2
Ans : (a)
Q1897. Which of the following statements are correct?
(i) Pratihara ancestor Nagabhatta I thwarted an invasion of Arabs?
(ii) Arabs were displaced in Sindh by Mahmud of Ghaznavi.
(iii) The Hindu Sutras ruled Sindh for more than two hundred years.
(iv) There was friendship between the Rashtrakutas and the Arabs.
(a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (b) (i) (iii) (iv)
(c) (ii) (iii) (iv) (d) (i) (iv)
Q1898. The dynasties that were involved in a triangular struggle to establish the suzerainty of Kannauj were –
1. Chola 2 Pal 3 Pratihara 4 Rashtrakuta Select the correct answer using the code given below. Codes:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1, 2 and 4 (c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 3, and 4
Q1899. Assertion (A) : The origin of Feudal system in ancient India can be seen in military campaigns. Reason (R) : The feudal system had expanded substantially during the Gupta period. Code:
(a) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of
A (b) Both A and R are correct and R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is correct but R is false
(d) A is wrong but R is correct
Q1900. Given below are two statements – one labeled as Assertion (Y) and the other labeled as Reason (R) –
Assertion (Y) : Examples of Rural Resistance in Early Medieval Deccan and South India are Reason (R) : Brahmins and Temples The rights of the villagers were harmed by the donation of agrahar and devdan given respectively. With reference to the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both Z and R are true and R is the correct explanation of Z
(b) Both Z and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of Z
(c) Z is true but R is false
(d) Z is false but R is true
Q1901. Which one of the following Shailendra kings built a monastery at Nalanda and requested the Pala emperor Dev Pal to donate five villages for its maintenance?
(a) Dharindravarman (b) Balaputradev
(c) Chodamani Varman (d) Sri Mar Vijay Hungavarman
Q1902. What were the Ghatikas in early medieval India?
(a) Religious centers only in the Krishna-Godavari region
(b) Centers of learning and Jain cave monasteries in the Kalinga region
(c) Schools and centers imparting Brahmin education in South India
(d) Association of traders
Q1903. Who was the founder of Vikramshila University?
(a) Gopal (b) Devpal (c) Dharampal (d) Mahendra Pal
Q1904. A great education center of ancient India, Vikramshila Mahavihara was founded by-
(a) Kumaragupta (b) Harsha
(c) Dharmapala (d) Lakshmansen
Q1905. Where was Dharmachakrajin Vihar built by Kumardevi, a queen of Govind Chandra Gahadwal?
(a) Bodh Gaya (b) Rajgriha
(c) Kushinagar (d) Sarnath
Q1906. Match List 1 (Dynasty) and List 2 (Capital) on the basis of code List-1 List-2
1. Pratihar A. Tanjore
2. Chola b. Anhilvad
3. Parmar S. Section
4. Solanki d. Kannauj Code:
(a) 1-D 2-A 3-B 4-S (b) 1-D 2-S 3-B 4-A
(c) 1- D 2-B 3-A 4-S (d) 1-D 2-A 3-S 4-B
Q1907. From whom did the Chahamanas snatch Dillika (Delhi)?
(a) Gahadwalas (b) Gujjar Pratiharas
(c) Tomars (d) Chandelas
Q1908. Who among the following Rajput dynasties founded the city of Dilika (Delhi) in the 8th century?
(a) Parmar dynasty (b) Solanki dynasty (c) Tomar dynasty (d) Chauhan dynasty
Q1909. Which of the following state was famous for the rich merchants who followed Jainism and built Jain temples?
(a) Gurjara-Pratihara (b) Chaulukya
(c) Gahadwal (d) Kakatiya
Q1910. Which of the following texts presents the rules for the re-entry into Hinduism of Hindus who had been forced into Islam?
(a) Deval Smriti (b) Narada Smriti
(c) Vishnu Smriti (d) Yajnavalkya Smriti Utta- (a) UPPCS (Pre) Spl.Opt.History 1998
Q1911. Which of the following statements is not correct about Shankaracharya (saint of the eighth century)?
(a) He established Char Dham in different regions of India
(b) He stopped the expansion of Buddhism and Jainism
(c) He named Prayag as Tirtharaj
(d) He spread Vedanta
Q1912. Who among the following had performed the ‘Hirnyagarbha’ religious function?
(a) Mayur Sherman (b) Harichandra (c) Dantidurga (d) Harsh
Q1913. Adishankar who later became Shankaracharya was born in-
(a) Kashmir (b) Kerala
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) West Bengal
Q1914. The followers of Ramanuja are called-
(a) Shaiva (b) Vaishnava (c) Advaita (d) Avadhoot
Q1915. Ramanujacharya is related to
(a) Bhakti (b) Dualism (c) Vishishtadvaita (d) Monotheism
Q1916. ‘Dwarsamudra’ was the capital of which dynasty?
(a) Ganga (b) Kakatiya (c) Hoysala (d) Kadamba
Q1917. The modern name of Gedrosia is
(a) Balochistan (b) Lahore (c) Multan (d) Peshawar
Q1918. The Muslim scholar who came to India with Mahmud Ghazni was-
(a) Ibn Battuta (b) Alberuni (c) Amir Khusro (d) Farishta
Q1919. What were the reasons for the decline in the status of Rajputs in the pre-medieval period –
(a) large amount of land grants to Brahmins
(b) engaged in constant wars
(c) mutual war
(d) none of the above
Ans: (c) )
Q1920. Who opposed the Brahmins the most after the seventh century –
(a) Kshatriya (b) Vaishya (c) Brahmin (d) Kayastha
Q1921. Who was the founder of Pala dynasty?
(a) Dharampal (b) Devpal (c) Gopal (d) Rampal
Q1922. The capital of Kadamba kings was-
(a) Tanjore (b) Vanvasi (c) Kanchi (d) Badami
Q1923. After a long gap, who among the following was the first to issue gold coins?
(a) Gangeydev (b) Govind Chandra (c) Karna (d) Kirtivarma
Q1924. In the Pala and Pratihara administration, ‘Patala’ meant:
(a) Military contingent (b) Unit below the ‘subject’
(c) Irrigation tax (d) Donated land
Q1925. Who among the following excavated the Tadag named Munjsagar?
(a) Harsha (b) Pulakeshin II (c) Vaakpati II (d) Bhoja
Q1926. Who among the following kings had the Munjsagar Tadag excavated?
(a) Bhoja (b) Harsha (c) Udayaditya (d) Vakpati II
Q1927. To expose the hypocrisy and corrupt practices of contemporary society, he was the author of many texts –
( b) Merutung (c) Rajasekhar (d) Sodhal
Q1928. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Jayachandra Gahadwal-Sriharsha (b) Lakshmansen-Jayadev
(c) Lalitaditya Muktapid-Kshemendra (d) Pratihara Mahipala-Rajashekhar
Q1929. Where was the capital of Hindushahi rulers?
(a) Kabul (b) Jabul (c) Qandahar (d) Udbhandpur
Q1930. Which Chandela king had another name Lakshmanavarman?
(a) Dhanga (b) Harsha
(c) Eloquent (d) Yashovarman
Q1931. Which of the following early medieval coins was the smallest in value?
(a) Drum (b) Drmmastak (c) Rupaka (d) Vinshopaka
Q1932. The following one ruler had introduced silver coins containing Sanskrit inscriptions
(a) Muhammad Ghori (b) Mahmud Ghaznavi
(c) Sher Shah Suri (d) Genghis Khan
Q1933. Chinese traveler Itsing visited Bihar around –
(a) 405 AD (b) 635 AD
(c) 670 AD (d) none of the above
Q1934. Varnasankar means-
(a) religious assemblies (b) intermixing of social classes
(c) union of traders (d) union of potters
Q1935. The famous trade route Uttarapath connected which of the following places?
(a) Ujjain and Mathura (b) Peshawar and Mathura
(c) Mathura and Taxila (d) Peshawar and Taxila
Q1936. What was the most popular term for agriculturists in pre-medieval north India?
(a) Kutumbin (b) Bhogin (c) Baddhahalika (d) Swami
Q1937. Who were the banjaras in general during the medieval period of Indian history?
(a) Agriculturist (b) Warrior (c) Weaver (d) Trader
Q1938. Who among the following laid the foundation of the Rashtrakuta Empire?
(a) Amoghavarsha I (b) Dantidurga
(c) Dhruva (d) Krishna I
Q1939. Consider the following passage – `His inscriptions declare him to be a feudatory of Emperor Someshvara III, with his capitals at Talakad in the south and Bankapur in the north. In 1137 AD, he organized the festival of Tulapurush. Whose reference is there in the above
verse – (a) Mayurasharman (b) Anantvarman Chodagan
(c) Yayati Mahashivgupta I (d) Vishnuvardhana
Q1940. Which of the following was not a part of the triangular struggle?
(a) Pratihara (b) Pala (c) Rashtrakuta (d) Chola
Q1941. Who among the following has the fame of starting a new era?
(a) Dharmapala (b) Devpal (c) Vijaysen (d) Lakshmana Sen
Q1942. Lakshmana Samvat was started by which of the following dynasty?
(a) Pratiharas (b) Palas
(c) Chauhans (d) Senas
Q1943. Who among the following was not defeated by the Chandela ruler Mahmud of Ghaznavi?
(a) Dhanga (b) Vidyadhar (c) Jayashakti (d) Dung
Q1944. Who among the following was born in a military cantonment in the course of his father’s campaigns?
(a) Amoghavarsha Rashtrakuta (b) Bhoja Parmar
(c) Dharmapala (d) Nagabhatta II Pratihara
Q1945. Jejakabhukti was the ancient name of –
(a) Baghelkhand (b) Bundelkhand (c) Malwa (d) Vidarbha
Q1946. To which of the following dynasty did Kalinga king Kharavela belong?
(a) Chedi (b) Kadamba (c) Kalinga (d) Haryanka
Q1947. Which of the following customs started during the time of Rajputs?
(a) Sati (b) Child marriage
(c) Jauhar (d) None of these
Q1948. In which state have five inscriptions of the Rashtrakuta dynasty (Dynasty) been found in the twelfth century?
(a) Tamil Nadu (b) Karnataka (c) Kerala (d) Maharashtra
Q1949. Which ruler defeated the Gurjars?
(a) Prabhakarvardhan (b) Rajyavardhan (c) Harshavardhana (d) Shashank
Q1950. Shri Ajaypal was the founder of
(a) Alwar (b) Bharatpur (c) Ajmer (d) Chittorgarh
Q1951. Cities and palaces of Rajputs were built in the hills because –
(a) there were means of natural defense against enemies
(b) they were nature lovers
(c) they hated city life
(d) they were barbaric
Q1952. Which Gahadwal king was the one who imposed a new type of tax called ‘Turushka Dand’?
(a) Jayachandra (b) Govind Chandra (c) Chandradev (d) Vijay Chandra
Q1953. Who was the founder of ‘Parmar dynasty’?
(a) Ajay Pal (b) Kanak Pal (c) Kanak Rao (d) Jagat Pal
Q1954. Which one of the following places was not a center of education in the early medieval period?
(a) Nalanda (b) Vikramshila (c) Taxila (d) Udantapur
Q1955. Who among the following was not the ruler of the Parmar dynasty?
(a) Upendra (b) Munj (c) Gangeydev (d) Udayaditya
Q1956. Dhangdev was the ruler of which dynasty?
(a) Chandelas of Jejakabhukti (b) Parmars of Malwa
(c) Kalchuri of Mahishmati (d) Kalchuri of Tripuri
Q1957. Assertion (A) : During 800-1200 AD we find many such historical works which are related to relatively small geographical areas and family history of small dynasties. Reason (R) : Due to the excessive concentration of political power in this period, elements of reaction among the regional and local rulers were beginning to emerge. Code:
(a) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of
A (b) Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is correct but R is false
(d) A is wrong but R is correct
Q1958. Whose court was adorned by Jayadeva, the author of Gita Govind?
(a) Mihir Bhoja (b) Amoghavarsha I (c) Vijayasena (d) Lakshmanasena
Q1959. Which of the following Rashtrakuta rulers accepted Sallekhana?
(a) Dantidurga (b) Amoghavarsha (c) Krishna III (d) Indra IV
Q1960. Who among the following was the founder of the Solanki dynasty of Gujarat?
(a) Mahipala I (b) Mulraj (c) Govind III (d) Amoghavarsha
Q1961. After the universal Gupta dynasty, which dynasty made ‘Garuda’ its official symbol?
(a) Rashtrakuta (b) Western Chalukya (c) Shilahara (d) Chedi
Q1962. Who among the following called himself ‘Brahma-Kshatriya’?
(a) Pal (b) Sen (c) Pratihara (d) Chahamana
Q1963. Those North Indian dynasties who fought the Rashtrakutas were-
(a) Pratiharas and Parmars (b) Palas and
Chandelas (c) Pratiharas and Palas (d) Chalukyas and Chahamanas
Q1964. During whose reign did the Kaivarta rebellion take place in Bengal?
(a) Devapala (b) Vigrahapala (c) Mahipal II (d) Rampal
Q1965. ‘Niralamba Saraswati (Saraswati is now destitute)’ was said by a poet on the death of
(a) Chahamana Visaldev (b) Chandela Kirtivarma
(c) Mihir Bhoj (d) Bhoj Parmar
Q1966. Who among the following Rashtrakuta kings is famous for donating Hiranyagarbha at Ujjayini?
(a) Dantidurga (b) Dhruva (c) Govind-III (d) Amoghavarsha
Q1967. Under whose influence Jainism progressed rapidly in Gujarat in the twelfth century?
1. Assignment 2 Chamundarai 3 Hemchandra 4 Kumarpal Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 4 (c) 3 and 4 (d) 3 only
Q1968. Against whom of the following was ‘Amoghvarsha’?
(a) Munj Parmar (b) Rajendra Chola
(c) Govind Chandra Gadwal (d)
None of the above Ans: (a)
Q1969. Evidence of burning is found in whose records?
(a) Pratihara (b) Gahadwal (c) Chalukya (d) Rashtrakuta
Q1970. Who among the following kings prohibited the production and sale of liquor in his kingdom?
(a) Harsha (b) Dharmapala (c) Bhoj (d) Kumarpal
Q1971. Who among the following Paramara rulers assumed the title of ‘Nirvana Narayan’?
(a) Guj (b) Bhoja (c) Udayaditya (d) Narvarman
Q1972. What kind of officer was the magistrate in the early medieval period?
(a) Gatekeeper (b) Judicial Officer
(c) Police Officer (d) Revenue Officer
Q1973. What was the meaning of the word Udrang in the early medieval period?
(a) State’s share in the produce of agriculture
(b) The prevalent offering of commodities like fruits, milk, vegetables
Q1974. Who got the Somnath temple rebuilt after the demolition of Mahmud Ghaznavi?
(a) Dhara’s Bhoj (b) Anhilpatan’s Kumarapala
(c) Devagiri’s Ramachandra (d) Shakambhari’s Vigraharaja
Q1975. Who gave a huge amount from his fund for the construction of a mosque after the mosque was destroyed by different believers?
(a) Bhima II (b) Govind Chandra (c) Jai Singh (d) Kumarpal
Q1976. Who was Balaputradev who built Nalanda Vihar during the time of Devpal?
(a) Shailendra Raja (b) Shilahar Raja
(c) Pala Raja (d) Bhimkar Raja
Q1977. According to Arab writers, the women of which dynasty did not cover their faces in veils?
(a) Pala (b) Pratihara (c) Rashtrakuta (d) Chola
Q1978. Who is credited with the establishment of Vikramshila Mahavihara?
(a) Harsha (b) Bhaskaravarman (c) Dharmapala (d) Vijayasena
Q1979. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below
: Assertion (A) : King Dhanga, after living for more than a hundred years, took Jal-Samadhi at the confluence of Ganga-Yamuna. Reason (R) : Suicide in Prayag was religiously recognized and considered a virtuous act. Code:
(a) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is correct but R is wrong.
(d) A is wrong but R is correct.
Q1980. The word ‘Mandapika’ found in the pre-medieval inscriptions means –
(a) Ashram (b) Taxi Ghar
(c) Dharamsala (d) Auditorium
Q1981. Who was the founder of the Gahadwal dynasty, who made Kannauj the main center of his power?
(a) Jayachandra (b) Vijaychandra (c) Chandradev (d) Govind
Q1982. Who among the following was the Rashtrakuta king who defeated the Pratihara ruler Nagabhatta I?
(a) Indra II (b) Krishna III
(c) Amoghavarsha I (d) Govind II
Q1983. Which king has been called ‘Kaviraj’ in one of his inscriptions?
(a) Pratihara king Mihirbhoja (b) Paramara king Bhoja
(c) Pala king Dharmapala (d) Chalukya king Kumarapala
Q1984. In pre-medieval India “Dosihat” was –
(a) Animal Market (b) Meena Bazaar
(c) Cotton Market (d) Slave Market
Q1985. Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) Kalachuri ruler Kiratavirya was the descendant of Arjuna
(b) Chandelas were Chandra dynasty
(c) Rashtrakutas originated from Agnikund
(d) Paramara dynasty was related to Arbud Parvat (Mount Abu)
Q1986. ‘Navasahasank’ is used for which of the following?
(a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya (b) Sindhuraj
(c) Bhoj Parmar (d) Kumarpal
Q1987. The military power of which Indian ruler and the peace and order prevailing in the state has been praised by the Arab traveler Suleiman?
(a) Mihirbhoj (b) Kumarpal Chalukya
(c) Jaychandra Gahadwal (d) Prithviraj Chauhan