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SSC MTS Model Questions and Answers (Indian History)

01. Which one of the following statements isnot correct about the Mughal paintings ?
(A) The Mughal school of painting represents one of the most significant phases of Indian art.
(B) Akbar patronized both Persian and Indian painters.
(C) The Mughal school of painting was always under foreign influence.
(D) Jahangir had also taken much interest to promote the Mughal painting.

02. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? Emperor Name
(A) Babur : Zahiruddin Muhammad
(B) Humayun : Nasiruddin Muhammad
(C) Akbar : Jalaluddin Muhammad
(D) Jahangir : Muhiuddin Muhammad

03. What was ‘Paga’ in the Maratha administration ?
(A) Independent soldiers
(B) State dependant soldiers
(C) Professional soldiers
(D) Soldiers of other country

04. Which one of the following Harappan sites provides the evidence of the fire-alters ?
(A) Alamgirpur
(B) Banavali
(C) Kalibangan
(D) Kunal

05. Which of the following Harappan city sites had bipartite division– high citadel and lower town ?
1. Harappa
2. Mohenjodaro
3. Kalibangan
4. Surkotada
Select the correct answer from the code given below—
Codes :
(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

06. Which one of the following wives of Shivaji became sati ?
(A) Puttabai
(B) Sakawarbai
(C) Soyrabai
(D) None of the above

07. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Shivaji ?
(A) He was simple and religious in his personal life
(B) He did not force any Muslim to embrace Hinduism
(C) He forced prisoners of war to become slave
(D) He organised Marathas against Mughal empire

08. Who among the following priests, led the confederacy of the ten kings against Sudasa?
(A) Visvamitra
(B) Vasishtha
(C) Bharadwaja
(D) Gritsamada

09. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below—
List-I
(a) Rigveda
(b) Yajurveda
(c) S-amaveda
(d) Atharvaveda
List-II
1. Gopatha Brahamana
2. Satapatha Brahmana
3. Aitareya Brahmana
4. Tandya Brahmana
Code :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 4 3 1
(B) 3 2 4 1
(C) 4 3 1 2
(D) 1 3 2 4

10. Which one of the following statements about the Indus Civilization is correct ?
(A) The authors of the Indus Valley Civilization had no trade relations with countries outside India
(B) The authors of the Indus Valley Civilization did not worship Gods and Goddesses
(C) The Indus Valley people know how to construct carts
(D) The Indus Valley people were not familiar with cotton

11. Which of the Vedic Gods is described as supervising the moral order ?
(A) Indra
(B) Varuna
(C) Rudra
(D) Vishnu

12. What was main contribution of Jainism to Indian Philosophy ?
(A) The doctrine of rebirth
(B) The doctrine of Syadvada
(C) The doctrine of immortality of soul
(D) The doctrine of Brahma is nirguna

13. Arrange in a chronological sequence the following varsavasas of Gautam Buddha during the first decade of his enlightenment—
1. Kausambi
2. Rajagriha
3. Risipattana
4. Vaisali
Select the correct answer from the code given below—
Codes :
(A) 2, 1, 3, 4
(B) 3, 4, 2, 1
(C) 4, 3, 1, 2
(D) 3, 2, 4, 1

14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given be low 
List-I (Jain Tirthankara)
(a) Ajit Nath
(b) Vimal Nath
(c) Shanti Nath
(d) Parshava Nath
List-II (Birth Place)
1. Kashi
2. hastinapur
3. Kampilya
4. Ayodhya
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 2 3 4 1
(C) 3 4 1 2
(D) 4 3 2 1

15. The Jain Tirthankara Mahavira has been mentioned in the early Buddhist Literature as—
(A) Nigantha Nataputta
(B) Vardhamana
(C) Vesaliya
(D) Videhaputta

16. Which of the following inscriptions proves Chandragupta Maurya’s conquest of Saurashtra ?
(A) Ashoka’s rock edict of Shahbajgarhi
(B) Ashoka’s rock edict of Mansehra
(C) Seventh pillar edict of Ashoka
(D) Junagarh rock edict of Rudradamana


17. The Syrian ambassador who visited the court of Bindusara was—
(A) Dionysus
(B) Daimachus
(C) Hegesander
(D) Athenaus

18. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below—
List-I (Ashoka’s contemporary rulers)
(a) Antiyoka
(b) Antikini
(c) Maka
(d) Turamaya
List-II (Countries where they ruled)
1. Cyrene
2. Egypt
3. Macedonia
4. Syria
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 4 2 3
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 3 2 4 1
(D) 4 3 1 2

19. Which of the following is not a text of Buddhism ?
(A) Jatakas
(B) Acharangasutra
(C) Dighnikaya
(D) Sumangalavilasini


20. Who among the following has been considered a Lady Tirthankara in the Svetambara tradition ?
(A) Sumatinatha
(B) Santinatha
(C) Mallinatha
(D) Kunthunatha

21. Which of the following inscriptions of the time of Kanishka indicates that his empire was extended upto Champa in the east ?
(A) Sarnath Inscription
(B) Saheth-Maheth inscription
(C) Rabataka inscription
(D) None of the above

22. Who captured the famous ‘silk route’ of central Asia ?
(A) Ashoka
(B) Kanishka
(C) Menander
(D) Harsha

23. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below—
Assertion (A) : Bacchanalian scenes are also found in Mathura art.
Reason (R) : The Mathura artists were aware of the Gandhara art tradition.
Codes :
A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are ture, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

24. What was the function of the officer known as ‘Gopa’ during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya ?
(A) He was incharge of a Janapada
(B) He was incharge of a group of villages
(C) He was incharge of a Dronamukha
(D) He was the president of a municipal board

25. Which of the following Mauryan pillars we re surmounted by lion capital ?
1. Koluha Pillar
2. Lauriya Nandangarh Pillar
3. Sanchi Pillar
4. Sarnath Pillar
Select the correct answer from the code given below—
Codes :
(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 3 and 4
(D) 2 and 3

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