UPSC CSE Prelims 2015 – History Solutions

solutions to UPSC prelims

  1. With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the ‘Sedition Committee’
    2.  In Rowlatt Satyagraha Gandhiji tried to use the Home Rule League
    3. Demonstrations against the Simon Commission coincided with the Rowlatt Satyagraha

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


 

  1. Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India?
    1. Dadabhai Naoroji
    2. Subramania Iyer
    3. C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


 

  1. With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements:
    1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes.
    2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of proletariat.
    3. It advocated separate electorate for minorities and oppressed classes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None


 

  1. The Government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined

(a) the separation of power between the judiciary and the legislature
(b)the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments
(c)the powers of the Secretary of State for India and the Viceroy
(d)None of the above


 

  1. Consider the following pairs:

Medieval Indian State : Present Region
1. Champaka : Central India
2. Durgara : Jammu
3. Kuluta : Malabar

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 only


 

    1. Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of Buddha?

1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a)1,2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1,3 and 4
(d) 3 and 4 only


 

  1. Consider the following :

The arrival of Babur into India led to the
1. introduction of gunpowder
2. introduction of the arch and dome in the regions’s architecture
3. establishment of Timurid dynasty

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3


 

  1. Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930?

(a) V.O Chidambaram Pillai
(b) C. Rajagopalachari
(c) K. Kamaraj
(d) Annie Besant


 

  1. Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank of a tributary to river Krishna and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong?

(a) Amoghavarsha I
(b) Ballala II
(c) Harihara I
(d) Prataparudra II


 

  1.  Consider the following statements :

1. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu.

2. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


 

  1. With reference to cabinet mission, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It recommended a federal government.
2. It enlarged the powers of the Indian courts.
3. It provided for more Indians in the ICS

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) None


 

  1. With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

(a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar
(b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
(c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram
(d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri


 

  1. With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential elementary elements of the feudal system?

1. A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority
2. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land
3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and. his overlord

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c)  3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


 

  1. Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the
    Indian National Congress resulting in emergence of ‘moderates’ and ‘extremists’?

(a) Swadeshi Movement
(b) Quit India Movement
(c) Non-Cooperation Movement
(d) Civil Disobedient Movement


 

  1. Which one of the following was given classical language status recently?

(a) Odia
(b) Konkani
(c) Bhojpuri
(d) Assamese


 

  1. Kalamkari painting refers to

(a) a hand-painted cotton textile in South India
(b) a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
(e) a block-painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
(d) a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India

By Amit Bhardwaj

Engineer by training | Educationist at heart | Indulgences? Reading, Quizzing and Teaching.

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