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1. With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?

  • 1. Meditation and control of breath
  • 2. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
  • 3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

2. With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country's economy, which of the following statements is /are correct?

  • 1. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the State and the king was the chief administrative authority on them.
  • 2. The wages, rules of work, standards and prices were fixed by the guild.
  • 3. The guild had judicial powers over its own members.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

3. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?

  • 1. It opposed idolatry.
  • 2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
  • 3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 3 only

4. Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

  • 1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
  • 2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims
  • 3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

5. The Rowlatt Act aimed at

  1. compulsory economic support to war efforts
  2. imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press
  3. suppression of the Khilafat Movement
  4. imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial

6. The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he

  • 1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
  • 2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians
  • 3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

7. The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because

  • 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence
  • 2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session
  • 3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. None of the these
  2. 1 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 2 and 3

8. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

  1. None of these
  2. Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations
  3. Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award
  4. Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion

9. With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for centuries, which of the following statements are correct?

  • 1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal period.
  • 2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music.
  • 3. Dhrupad Alap uses Sanskrit syllables from Mantras.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. None of these

10. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of

  1. image worship and Yajnas Incorrect
  2. Bhakti
  3. worship of nature and Yajnas
  4. worship of nature and Bhakti

Answers

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