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History Mock Test
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The world-famous 'Peacock Throne' was kept in which of the following Mughal buildings?
The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the emperors of the Mughal Empire in India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences, or Ministers' Room) in the Red Fort of Delhi.
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The tutor of Alexander, the Great was:
In 343 BC, King Philip called on the great philosopher Aristotle to tutor his son. Aristotle sparked and fostered Alexander's interest in literature, science, medicine and philosophy.
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When was the All India Women's Conference founded?
The All India Women's Conference is a non-governmental organisation based in Delhi. It was founded in 1927 by Margaret Cousins in order to improve educational efforts for women and children and has expanded its scope to also tackle other women's rights issues.
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Who among the following had repealed the Vernacular Press Act?
Lord Ripon repealed the vernacular press act. The Vernacular press act forbade Vernacular papers to publish any material that might excite feelings of dissatisfaction against the British government.
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Which rulers built the Ellora temples?
Ellora temples were built during the Rashtrakuta dynasty, which constructed part of the Hindu and Buddhist caves, and the Yadava dynasty, which constructed a number of the Jain caves.
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Place chronologically the following treaties:
4. Treaty of Salbai (17 May 1782); 3. Treaty of Seringapatam (18 March 1792); 2. Treaty of Bassein (31 Dec 1802); 1. Treaty of Amritsar (16 March 1846)
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Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
1. During its 1299 invasion of Gujarat, Alauddin Khalji's army, led by Ulugh Khan, defeated the Vaghela king Karna and sacked the Somnath temple. 2. Sindh was conquered in c. 711 by Muhammad ibn Qasim. 3. The Indigo Rebellion (Neel Bidroho) took place in Bengal in 1859-60 and was a revolt by the farmers against British. 4. Chengez Khan of the Mongol Empire invaded India during the reign of Iltumish.
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Who among the following leaders was instrumental in the formation of the Congress Socialist Party?
The Congress Socialist Party was a socialist group within the Indian National Congress (INC). It was founded in 1934 by socialists such as Acharya Narendra Dev, Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia and Minoo Masani.
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Which of the following statements about the Guptas is not true?
Gupta Kingship was hereditary. The throne did not always go to the eldest son. The Guptas made munificent gifts to the brahmanas, who expressed their gratitude by comparing the king to different gods. King was looked upon as Vishnu, the protector and preserver.
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The Simon Commission was boycotted by Indians because:
The Commission was strongly opposed by many Indians. It was opposed by Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah, the Muslim League and Indian National Congress because it contained seven members of the British Parliament but no Indians.
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