HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper

HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper

HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper

HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper

HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper Series B

HPSC ( Haryana Public Service Commission)  conducted  HCS prelims exam on 3rd August 2014. We will publish analysis in a separate article. In this article we are publishing questions asked in the exam. There are 100 questions. No negative marking. There are two two papers in prelims exam. One question General Studies and other paper optional. Those who have taken history as a optional or intend to take history this article will give insight.

HCS exam 2014 Prelims History Optional Question Paper

Indian History Paper code – 10, Series B exam date 3rd August 2014

  1. The land revenue system introduced by the British in Punjab:
    A. Permanent Settlement B. Ryotwari Settlement
    C. Mahalwari Settlement D. None of the Above
  2. “The armour of the isolated self sufficient village economy was pierced by the steel rail and its life blood ebbed away” was remarked by:
    A. Bishop Herber B. Buchaman C. H.H. Wilson D. Sullivan
  3. Fort St. David was built by the British at:
    A. Calcutta B. Bombay C. Madras D. Cuddalore
  4. The leader of Revolt of 1857 in Bellary was:
    A. Maulvi Ahmadullah B. Azimullah Khan C. Khan Bahadur Khan D. Bakhats Khan

  5. During the Revolt of 1857 sons and grandsons of Bahadurshah was killed by:
    A. John Nicolson B. Hudson C. Campbell D. Havelock

  6. The revolt of 1857 at Jhansi was suppressed by:
    A. Huge Rose B. Havelock C. Patrick Lawrence D. Henry Lawerence

  7. British annexation of Peshwa’s territory in 1818 was followed by the Revolt of Ramosis under the leadership of:
    A. Nar Singh B. Jowahar Singh C. Chittur Singh D. Trut Singh

  8. Movement of Pagal Panthis in Bengal, which started as a religious movement but became political against oppressive Zamindars and British under the leadership of:
    A. Madhukar Shah B. Bhagatjawaharmal C. Tipu D. Gonvind Guru

  9. The leader of the Revolt of 1857 in Meerut was:
    A. Devi Singh B. Kadam Singh C. Man Singh D. Jawahar Singh

10 The Samadhi of Rani Lakshmibai is situated at:
A. Jhansi B. Shivpuri C. Gwalior D. Knapur

  1. To break Caste restrictions Paramhansa Mandali was founded in Bombay in 1849 by:
    A. Atmaram Pandurnag B. Dadoba Pandurang
    C. Tulsi Ram D. M.G. Ranad
  2. The All India Depressed Classes Federation was organised by:
    A. Dr. B.R Ambedkar B. Jotiba Phule C. M.C. Rajah D. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Dar-ul-ulum, which created political awakening among Muslims was founded in 1866 in Deoband by:
    A. Maulana Hussain Ahmed B. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed
    C. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan D. Syyas Ali

  • Ram Mohan Roy was conferred the title of Raja by:
    A. Alamgir II B. Shah Alam II C. Akbar Shah II D. Muhammad Shah

  • The first session of All India Kisan Sabha under the Presidentship on Swami Sahajanand Saraswati in 1936 was held at:
    A. Lucknow B. Meerut C. Patna D. Delhi

  • The first president of All India Trade Union Congress held in Bombay in 1920 was:
    A. N.G. Ranga B. N. M. Joshi C. Lal Rajpat Rai D. C. R. Das

  • Brahmo Samaj of India was established by:
    A. Ram Mohan Roy B. Keshuv Chandra Sen
    D. Debbendra Nath Tagore D. Dayanand Saraswati

  • The person who pioneered the movement leading to the passing of Widow Remarriage Act of 1856:
    A. Ishawar Chandra Vidyasagar B. Swami Vivekanand
    C. Dayanand Saraswati D. Keshav Chandra Sen

  • Rajguru, Bhagat Singh and Sukhdeo were hanged on:
    A. 23 March 1930 B. 23 March 1931 C. 23 March 1932 D. 3rd March 1933

  • General Dyer, responsible for Jalianwala Bagh Tragedy was killed by

  • A. Madan Lal Dhingra B. Udham Singh C. Kalpana Dutt D. Kunwar Singh

    1. The foreign correspondent who stayed at Sabarmati Ashram with Gandhiji during Dandi March was:
      A. Richard Greg B. Web Miller C. Louis Fisher D. Edger Show

    22 Karuna Sindhu Roy is associated with
    A. Utkal Provinvincial Kisan Sabha B. Surama Valley no rent campaign
    C. Patiala Muzara movement D. Bihar Kisan Sabha

    1. The arrest and trial of 32 radical political and trade union activists including three British communists is associated with:
      A. Kanpur Conspiracy Case B. Lahore Conspiracy Case
      C. Nasik Conspiracy D. Meerut Conspiracy Case
  • The Azad Hind Fouz was formed in Singapore initially by:
    A Rasbehari Bose B. Subhash Chandra Bose C. Mohan Singh D. None of the above

  • The Quit India Movement was supported by:
    A. Hindu Mahasabha B. Communist Party of India
    C. Unionist Party of Punjab D. None of the above .The history optional question paper you can find at only www.baljitdhaka.com.

  • The famous site of Indus Civilisation, Banawali is situated on the river:
    A. Dasthta B. Saraswati C. Ghaggar D. Ravi

  • The theory that Aryan attack was the cause of the decline of Indus Civilisation was
    propounded by:
    A. Wheeler B. Marshall C. G.F Dales D. Jones

  • The supreme position in the Later Vedic pantheon was occupied by:
    A. Prajapati B. Rudra C. Vishnu D. Varuna

  • The type of pottery, most popular with Later Vedic period is:
    A. Painted Grey Ware B. Red Ware C. Black and Red Ware D. Blue polished Ware

  • Tiger was the emblem of——– Dynasty during Sangam Age:
    A. Chola B. Chera C. Pandya D. Pallava

  • The earliest and greatest Tamil epic ‘Silappatikaram’ was written by:
    A. Tiruvalluvara B. Sattanar C. Kapilplar D. Ilango Adigal

  • The 22nd Tirhankar of jain was:
    A. Rishabhaideo B. Parsvanath C. Neminath D. Shantinath

  • The first follower of Mahavir Swami was:
    A. Brother Nandivarman B. Daughter Priydarshani
    C. Son-in-law Jamalis D. Wife Yashoda

  • The third Bhuddhist Council, held during the reign of Ashoka, was presided by:
    A. Mahakassap B. Moggliputra Tisa C. Vasumitra D. Saba Kami

  • The Buddhist monk who answers the question of Indo Greek King Menander in the book ‘Milindpanho’ is:
    A. Ashvaghosh B. Bhadrabahu C. Nagasena D. Sthulbhadra

  • The system of philosophy with which the name of Kapila is prominently associated:
    A. Nyaya B. Mimansa C. Sankhaya D. None of the above

  • The inscription on the pillar at Besnagar refers to Heliodorus, the ambassador of an Indo-Greek King, as a devotee of:
    A. Buddha B. Shiva C. Vasudeva D. Skanda

  • Megasthenes was succeeded as ambassador by:
    A. Darius B. Demetrius C. Deimachus D. None of the above

  • Ashoka has been mentioned by name in his inscription found at
    A. Kalasi B. Rumendei C. Maski D. Dhauli

  • Srinagar was founded by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is known through:
    A. Divyavadana B. Mahavans C. Arikamedu D. Tanjore

  • India had flourishing trade and commerce with Rome in early centuries of Christian era is proved by the archaeological site:
    A. Madurai B. Tamralipati C. Arikamedu D. Tanjore

  • The theory that King was owner of land was propounded for the first time by:
    A. Jamini (Minansa Sutra) B. Narad (Smriti) C. Katyayan D. Yajnawalkya  HCS exam : The history optional question paper you can find at only www.baljitdhaka.com.

  • In Gupta Nyayadhikaran was an official whose duty was:
    A. To collect the land revenue B. To keep land accounts
    C. To decide land disputes C. To look after religious matter

  • The earliest known epigraphic record in India containing land grant Information is related with:
    A. Gautamiputra Satkarni B. Kharwel of Kaling

  • The theory that occupation was the main reason behind the origin of Caste System was propounded by:
    A. Nesfield B. Hutton C. Senart D. Ghuriye

  • From birth till death life is governed by Sanskars and according to Manu the number of Sanskars is:
    A. 13 B. 16 C. 40 D. 81

  • The most popular assembly in which even women enjoyed an equal status with men in early Vedic period:
    A. Samiti B. Gana C. Vidatha D. None of the above

  • The first Sati Pillar dated 510 A.D. was found at:
    A. Jodhpur B. Chotegaon C. Eran D. Lothal

  • Sandhyakar Nandi’s Ramchrit is biography of a King belonging to the Dynasty:
    A. Pala B. Pratihara C. Parmar D. Kushan

  • The hero of Bihan’s Vikramankdev Chrit is related with the Dynasty:
    A. Chalukya B. Chahman C. Chandel D. Rashtrakutas

  • The Vikramshila University was founded by:
    A. Dharmapala B. Devpala C. Mahipala D. Rampala

  • The new capital of Chola Gangaikonda Cholapuram was constructed by:
    A. Rajaraja I B. Rajendra I C. Vijayalaya D. Rajadhiraja

  • During Sangam Age Peasant was known as:
    A. Arasar B. Vaniyar C. Velar D. Bandar

  • The Department of Diwan-risalat in Delhi Sultnat dealt with:
    A. Religious matters B. Ruler’s household
    C. State correspondence D. Foreign affairs

  • The land revenue claimed by Alauddin Khilji was :
    A. 1 / 4 of produce B. 1 / 3 of produce
    C. 1 / 2 of produce D. 1 / 5 of produce

  • During Sultanat period extra taxes like housing tax, grazing tax etc. were referred as:
    A. Sharaf B. Abwarfs C. Ushr D. Khams

  • The Delhi Sultan who issued maximum number of coins and is called as prince of Moneys was:
    A. Iltutmish B. Sikandar Lodi C. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq D. Firuz Tughlaq

  • The famous Persian festival of Nauroz was introduced by:
    A. Iltutmish B. Balban C. Firuz Tughlaq D. Razia

  • The city of Agra was founded by:
    A. Bhahlul Lodi B. Sikandar Lodi C. Firuz Tughlaq D. Shajahan

  • ‘The Forgotten Empire’, the look that talks about Vijayanagar Empire was written by:
    A. Robert Swell B. Caesar Frederick C. Burton Stein D. A.L. Basham

  • Salary to Police in Vijayanagar state was paid from:
    A Collection from wine shop B. Proceeds from Brothels
    C. Tax on goods D. None of the above

  • The Induction of Hindus in the administration of Bahmani Kingdom on a large scale was taken by:
    A. Firuz Shah B. Waliullah Shah C. Ahmad Shah IV

  • Malik Amber was the Prime Minister of:
    A. Ahmednagar B. Bijapur C. Golkunda D. Bidar

  • The builder of a new capital Navraspur, composer of Kitab-i-Navras and also known as Jagat guru was :
    A. Ibrahim Qutb Shah B. Ibrahim Adil Shal II
    C. Burhan Nizam Shah D. Muhammad Adil Shah

  • Lord Vithoba of Pandharpur was the was favourite deity of Bhakti Saint:
    A. Tukaram B. Namdeva C. Dynaneshwar D. Eknath

  • Qutbuddin Bakhtiar was a disciple of :
    A. Baba Farid B. Khwaja Moinuddin C. Gesu Daraz D. Nizamuddin Chisti

  • The Sufi Saint who saw the rule of seven Sultans but formally seated on Mighal throne at:
    A. Nizamddin Chisti B. Salim Chisti C. Chirag-i-Delhi D. Gesu Daraz

  • After the accidental death of Humayun, Akbar was formally seated on Mughal land revenue system was further development of:
    A. Lahore B. Sarhind C. Kalanaur D. Galla Baksh

  • The Dahsala system which remained the basis of Mughal land revenue system was a further development of:
    A. Zabti system B. Batai system C. Nasaq system D. Galla system

  • Chaurgarh, near, modern Jabalpu, capital of Kingdom of Garh Katanga and ruled by Durgawati was captured by:
    A. Bairam Khan B. Daud Khan C. Asaf Khan D. Adham Khan

  • Akbar’s mausoleum is situated at:
    A. Agra B. Delhi C. Sikandara D. Fatehpur Sikri

  • Tuzuk-i-Baburi or Babarnama in Turkish was translated into Persian by:
    A. Gulbadan Begum B. Abdul Fazal C. Badauni D. Abdul Rahim

  • Bibi ka Maqbara was built by:
    A. Jahangir B. Shahjahan C. Aurngazeb D. Humayun

  • The medieval Indian literacy work Darbar-e-Akbari was written by:
    A. Abdul Fazal B. Faizi C. Muhammad Hassain Azad D. Badauni

  • The first British traveler during Mughal period was:
    A. Ralph Fitch B. William Fitch C. Williams Hawkins D. Thomas Roe

  • Banda Bahadur, who led a revolt against the Mughals after the association of Guru Govind Singh was :
    A. Khatri B. Jat C. Maratha D. Gujar

  • The Mughal ruler, known as Shah-i-Bekhabar who had assured the title Shah Alam was:
    A. Jahandar Shah B. Muhammad Shah C. Bahadur Shah I D. Farrukhsiyar

  • Nadir Shah plundered Delhi and when reached his Kingdom he ordered a remission of taxes throughout Persia for a period of :
    A One Year B. Two years C. Three year D. Five years

  • The foundation of Amritsar was laid by:
    A. Guru Arjundeva B. Guru Hargovind C. Guru Ramdas D. Guru Amardas

  • Hyder Ali established a modern ardsenal with French assistance in 1765 at :
    A. Bidnur B. Sunda C. Dindigul D. Sera

  • The Sufi Silsila which tried to counteract the liberal religious policy of Akbar was:
    A. Chisti B. Suhrawardy C. Naqshbandi D. Qadiris

  • The Sultanamis who rebelled in the time of Aurangzeb and occupied the town of Narnaul were followers of :
    A. Nanak B. Dadu C. Kabir D. Namdeo

  • The technique of extracting scent form Rose was invented by:
    A. Nurjahan B. Roshan Ara C. Mumtaz Mahal D. Jahan Ara

  • Mangalore, Parembakkan and Portonovo were places where major battels took place during:
    A. First Anglo Mysore War B. Second Anglo Mysore War C
    C. Third Anglo Mysore War D. Fourth Anglo Mysore War

  • Shivaji conquered Javli in 1656 from:
    A. Bijapur B. Mughals C. Maratha D. Gol Kunda

  • The Maratha Sardar, saved by Rane Khan, a water carrier (bhisti), in the battle of Panipat was:
    A. Ramoji Sindhia B. Jankoji Sindhia C. Mahadji Sindhia D. Daulatrao Sindhia

  • Of the following treaties in connected with the first Anglo Maratha war, the earliest one was:
    A. Convention of Wadegaon B. Treaty of Surat
    C. Treaty of Purandar D. Treaty of Salbai

  • The last Maratha Sardar to enter into a subsidiary alliance with the British was:
    A. Bhonsle B. Holkar C. Sindhia D. Gaekwad

  • The Maratha were defeated in 1818, the Maratha state ruled by Bhonsles, that continued as princely state till independence was:
    A. Satara B. Tanjaur C. Kolhapur D. Nagpur

  • The effect of revenue reforms introduced by Murshid Quli Khan in Bengal raised the annual revenue to nearly:
    A. One crore B. One and half crore C. Two crore D. Five crore

  • The Commander of British army in the battle of Buxar was:
    A. Sir Eyrw Coote B. Major Munroe C. Major York D. Authur Wellesley

  • Calcutta was renamed as Alinagar by:
    A. Alivardi Khan B. Mir Zafar C. Mir Qasim D. Sirajuddaula

  • Goa was captured by Portuguese in:
    A. 1510 B. 1560 C. 1610 D. 1660

  • The town of Quasim bazaar produced the largest amount of silk yarn during 17th century under the supervision of:
    A. Dutch B. French C. Danes D. British

  • The French East India Company was formed in:
    A. 1614 B. 1664 C. 1564 D. 1700

  • The island of Bombay was given to King Charles II of England as dowry by:
    A. Portugal B. Spain C. France D. Holland. HCS exam : The history optional question paper you can find at only www.baljitdhaka.com.

  • ‘Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the World’ was said by:
    A. Adam Smith B. Sir Thomas Roe C. Petter the Great D. Defoe

  • The first Carnatic War the echo of a war fought in Europe, namely;
    A. Seven Years war B. Thirty Years war
    C. War of Austrian Succession D. Twenty Years war

  • The England Factory in India was established in 1608 at:
    A. Madras B. Surat C. Masulipatam D. Calcutta

  • The European country that has neither prohibited the import of Indian cloth nor imposed heavy duty was:
    A. Denmark B. Holland C. France D. Spain

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