(a) It is situated close to cotton growing area
(b) Industrial Policy of the Indian Government
(c) Availability of cheap labour-force
(d) Its easy access to the Tuticorin Port
2. Plantations, a type of commercial farming, require a large amount of
(a) Land and capital
(b) Only capital
(c) Land labour
(d) Labour and capital
3. ‘Blackfoot Indian’ is a
(a) Native tribe of North America
(b) Plantation worker in Cuba
(c) Migrant Indian in Canada
(d) Disease prevalent in Nicobar Islands
4. Vultures in the Indian subcontinent started dying of kidney failure shortly after scavenging livestock treated with
5. Wind actions create ‘Mushroom rocks’ which are usually found in
(b) Tropical coastal areas
6. As a consequence of the Revolt of 1857, which of the following was a change initiated by the British Parliament?
(a) A member of the British Cabinet was appointed Secretary of State for India
(b) The land and property of prominent Hindu and Muslim citizens who supported the revolt were confiscated
(c) Pathan and Sikh soldiers were banned from joining the British Indian Army
(d) All ruling chiefs of the country were warned that military action would be taken against them if they support any rebellion
7. In 1720, the British Government enacted a legislation called the Calico Act to
(a) Ban the use of printed cotton textiles-Chintz-in England
(b) Promote Calico industry in England
(c) Produce Calico textiles in England
(d) Punish rebels from Calicut
8. Which type of rainfall is represented in the diagram given below?
(a) Orographic rainfall
(b) Conventional rainfall
(c) Frontal rainfall
(d) Cyclonic rainfall
9. In nuclear power plants, electricity is generated through the process of
(a) Nuclear fission
(b) Nuclear collision
(c) Atomic vibrations
(d) Nuclear fusion
10. The following diagram shows the position of the Earth on a particular day. A, B, C, D and E are locations on the Earth. Which location will experience longest hours of daylight?
11. Tanti, Momin and Devangs communities were engaged in
(c) Pottery making
(d) Leather works
12. Muhammad-Bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad
(a) To control his empire effectively as Daulatabad was centrally located
(b) As he was not getting revenue from North India
(c) To escape from Mongols
(d) To punish Southern rulers
13. The division of the period of Indian History into ‘Ancient’, ‘Medieval’ and ‘Modern’ also has problems. Which of the following is one of the problem in it?
(a) The concept has been borrowed from the West where Modern period was associated with science.
(b) Tripartite division reflects gradual growth of the Indian State
(c) Three periods ate insufficient to describe Indian History
(d) Indian History seems to have clear lines of distinction between ‘Ancient’ and ‘Medieval’ and ‘Medieval’ and ‘Modern’ period
14. The East India Company set up a factory in Bengal on the banks of Hugli in 1651 to
(a) Establish a base from which the factors could operate
(b) Buy Indigo (Neel) from local farmers to send it to England
(c) Manufacture cotton textiles for exporting to England
(d) Buy spices for sending them to England
15. The East India Company used the Diwani revenue from Bengal primarily in
(a) Purchasing cotton and silk textiles in India
(b) Constructing bridges and roads
(c) Building schools, colleges and universities
(d) Amassing stocks of gold and silver to replenish the dwindling stocks in Britain
16. If Ahmedabad is situated on 70° 30 ’E longitude, what would be the local time of Ahmedabad if it is 8:00 am Indian Standard Time?
(a) 7:20 am
(b) 7:00 am
(c) 8:40 am
(d) 8:00 am
17. Which one of the following Sultans used the Banjaras to transport grains to the city markers?
(d) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
18. Bidri was
(a) An inlay work in copper and silver done by the artisans of Bidar
(b) A type of cotton textile produced in Bidar
(c) A type of copperware produced in Bidar
(d) A type of silk textile produced in Bidar
19. Tribal people do not keep written records of their past. How do present-day historians write tribal history?
(a) Using oral traditions
(b) Using natural traditions
(c) Using tribal mythologies
(d) Using archaeological sources
20. Pietra dura was a
(a) Style of decoration of buildings
(b) Greek god
(c) Metallurgy technology
(d) Role of succession
21. Which of the following was a part of temple architecture of the ninth century?
(a) Decorative gateway (Dwara)
(b) Rangshala (Place to perform dance)
(c) Yagya Vedi (Seat to perform sacred incantation)
(d) Havan Kund (Square pyramid shaped pot with open mouth to hold fire)
22. Which of the following three universities were established in the year 1857 by the British Government?
(a) Calcutta, Madras and Bombay
(b) Calcutta, Bombay and Punjab
(c) Calcutta, Bombay and Delhi
(d) Calcutta, Madras and Banaras
23. Chera chieftains ruled in twelfth century in the area presently lying in
(a) Chhattisgarh/Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttarakhand/Uttar Pradesh
24. Which of the following combinations of kingdoms was engaged in tripartite struggle?
(a) Rashtrakuta, Pala, Gurjar-Pratihara
(b) Pala, Chola, Gurjar-Pratihara
(c) Chola, Rashtrakuta, Pala
(d) Pala, Pallava, Rashtrakuta
25. Who of the following was impeached by the Britain Parliament?
(a) Warren Hastings
(b) TB Macaulay
(d) Charles Clive
26. Which of the following combinations of planets is known as ‘gaseous planets’?
(a) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
(b) Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Neptune
(c) Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn
(d)Mars, Venus, Saturn, Uranus
27. What is ‘Common Era’?
(a) Christian Era which is now accepted in major parts of the world
(b) Indian Era accepted by the government to issue notice
(c) A new Era developed by amalgamation of Hindi Era and Islamic Era
(d) A new era to study historical events
28. historical site is a place where
(a) Relics of the past are found
(b) Excavation activities are done
(c) History-loving people gather
(d) Historians write history
29. Why did Jatis emerge within Varnas, which became the basis to organize Indian society?
(a) Due to gradual expansion in social and economic needs of the people, people with new skill-sets were required
(b) There was a problem in integrating tribal people into Varna system
(c) Jatis and Varnas are one and the same
(d) Fierce opposition against Varna system gave way to development of Jatis
30. Which of the following tribal societies was divided into khels?