11th Public Exam March 2019 Important One Marks Questions

11th Standard

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History

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 70
    70 x 1 = 70
  1. The earliest age in history is called ________

    (a)

    Old Stone Age

    (b)

    New Stone Age

    (c)

    Copper Age

    (d)

    Iron Age

  2. Early Harappan period was ______

    (a)

    3000–2600 BCE

    (b)

    2600–1900 BCE

    (c)

    1900–1700 BCE

    (d)

    1700–1500 BCE

  3. __________ is another important source of history.

    (a)

    language

    (b)

    literature

    (c)

    dance

    (d)

    writing

  4. Human ancestors are__________ likely to have first evolved in Africa.

    (a)

    homo sapiens

    (b)

    Homo erectus

    (c)

    australipicis

    (d)

    hominin

  5. The period that followed the Mesolithic is called the _____________

    (a)

    ice age

    (b)

    stone age

    (c)

    Mesolithic Age

    (d)

    Neolithic age

  6. Find the incorrect pair
    (i) Elephas namadicus - giant tusked pre-historic elephant.
    (ii) Stegodon ganesa - a giant pre-historic elephant.
    (iii) Bos namadicus - wild cattle.
    (iv) Equus namadicus - teeth

    (a)

    (i) correct

    (b)

    (ii) correct

    (c)

    (iii) correct

    (d)

    (iv) correct

  7. After the _________ with the advent of global warming, human groups became highly mobile and began to occupy various eco- zones.

    (a)

    ice age

    (b)

    stone age

    (c)

    Mesolithic Age

    (d)

    Neolithic age

  8. ___________ used microliths bone and antler tools and terra cotta objects.

    (a)

    ice age

    (b)

    stone age

    (c)

    Mesolithic Age

    (d)

    Neolithic age

  9. The diverse languages and cultures of ___________ reveal the complex processes associated with Indian history.

    (a)

    Australia

    (b)

    Japan

    (c)

    Germany

    (d)

    India

  10. Adichanallur is situated in _______ district

    (a)

    Coimbatore

    (b)

    Tirunelveli

    (c)

    Thothukudi

    (d)

    Vellore

  11. Consider the following

    i.Senani chief of the army
    ii.Gramani village head
    iii.Bali voluntary contribution
    iv.Purohita governor

    Which one of the pair is incorrect?

    (a)

    i

    (b)

    ii

    (c)

    iii

    (d)

    iv

  12. The main collections of Vedic hymns are called_________

    (a)

    Puranas

    (b)

    Vedas

    (c)

    dramas

    (d)

    samhitas

  13. The pottery was fine_________in colour with painted geometric designs.

    (a)

    black

    (b)

    grey

    (c)

    white

    (d)

    yellow

  14. Andrew Jagor conducted an excavation at ________________

    (a)

    Adichanallur

    (b)

    athirampakkam

    (c)

    karur

    (d)

    pallavaram  

  15. ____________ used domesticated horses and chariots.

    (a)

    Aryans

    (b)

    Dravidians

    (c)

    Indians

    (d)

    Russians

  16. ______________played an important role in improving the method of cultivation.

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Bronze

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Brass

  17. Among the 16 mahajanapadas, ______ emerged as the most powerful in northern India.

    (a)

    Kosala

    (b)

    Avanti

    (c)

    Magadha

    (d)

    Kuru

  18. ____________ was also the sovereign ruler.

    (a)

    The king

    (b)

    the presit

    (c)

    the minister

    (d)

    none of the above

  19. The ___________ of the Gangetic valley and the useof iron ploughshares improved agricultural productivity.

    (a)

    Part of the soil

    (b)

    fertile soil

    (c)

    minerals of the siol

    (d)

    none of the above

  20. ____________ also played a big role in improving craft production such as pottery, carpentry and metal working.

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    aluminium

    (c)

    silver

    (d)

    gold

  21. The richer landowners were called _____________

    (a)

    grihapatis

    (b)

    dasas

    (c)

    kassakas

    (d)

    varna

  22. These landowners employed labourers called ___________

    (a)

    grihapatis

    (b)

    dasas

    (c)

    kassakas

    (d)

    varna

  23. A comprehensive historical chronicle in Pali from Sri Lanka serving as an important source for the Mauryan Period is ___________

    (a)

    Mahavamsa

    (b)

    Deepavamsa

    (c)

    Brahmanas

    (d)

    Mudrarakshasa

  24. Megasthenes' work ______describes the court of Chandragupta and his administration

    (a)

    Indica

    (b)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (c)

    Ashtadhyayi

    (d)

    Arthasastra

  25. Jain texts as well as in some Hindu works like the ________

    (a)

    brahmana

    (b)

    Mahavamsa

    (c)

    Kosala

    (d)

    bodhi

  26. ____________ the comprehensive historical chronicle in Pali from Sri Lanka.

    (a)

    brahmana

    (b)

    Mahavamsa

    (c)

    Kosala

    (d)

    bodhi

  27. Revenue collection was the responsibility of a collector-general ____________.

    (a)

    Achaemenid

    (b)

    samaharta

    (c)

    sthanika

    (d)

    gopas

  28. Villages were semi-autonomous and were under the authority of a ___________

    (a)

    gramani

    (b)

    samaharta

    (c)

    sthanika

    (d)

    gopas

  29. Indravihara is mentioned in ________

    (a)

    Manimegalai

    (b)

    Silappathikaram

    (c)

    Ashoka inscription

    (d)

    Chera coin

  30. Read the following and pick out the wrong statement
    (i) Kalabhras are referred to as Kaliyarasars
    (ii) Kalabhras were Saivites
    (iii) Kalabhras defeated Pallavas and Pandyas
    (iv) Ikshavakus supported vedic sacrifices

    (a)

    (i)

    (b)

    (ii)

    (c)

    (iii)

    (d)

    (iv)

  31. Karikalan's foremost military achievement was the defeat of the Cheras and Pandyas, supported by as many as ___________ at Venni

    (a)

    Patitrupathu

    (b)

    eleven Velir chieftains

    (c)

    The Pandyas

    (d)

    kalabras

  32. ____________ was their main port, located near the confluence of Thampraparani with the Bay of Bengal.

    (a)

    Korkai

    (b)

    Puratthinai

    (c)

    Maduraikanchi

    (d)

    trade

  33. ____________ started to influence the ruling class.

    (a)

    Puranic school

    (b)

    south India

    (c)

    Vedic ideas

    (d)

    Sea-borne trade

  34. Warfare for territorial expansion was major theme of ____________.

    (a)

    Korkai

    (b)

    Puratthinai

    (c)

    Maduraikanchi

    (d)

    trade

  35. _________ was one of the most capable generals of Alexander

    (a)

    Seleucus Nicator

    (b)

    Antigonus

    (c)

    Antiochus

    (d)

    Demetrius

  36. The regular interchange of ambassadors and correspondence ______

    (a)

    affected the regular trade from India to the West

    (b)

    facilitated regular trade from India to the West

    (c)

    facilitated regular trade from India to the East

    (d)

    none of the above

  37. _____________ near Salem had mines producing beryl, which was a gemstone in high demand in Rome.

    (a)

    Vaniyampadi

    (b)

    Meandears

    (c)

    Pushyamitra

    (d)

    Numismatic

  38. _____________ is known to us primarily because his emissary, Heliodorus.

    (a)

    Antialcidas

    (b)

    Bactria

    (c)

    Maues or Moa/Moga

    (d)

    Rudradaman

  39. The first Saka ruler in India was ____________ (20 BCE to 22 CE).

    (a)

    Antialcidas

    (b)

    Bactria

    (c)

    Maues or Moa/Moga

    (d)

    Rudradaman

  40. ____________ appointed kshatrapas or satraps as provincial governors to administer their territories.

    (a)

    The Sakas

    (b)

    Kanishka

    (c)

    Greeks

    (d)

    Bactria

  41. The invasion of _________ led to the reciprocal influence.

    (a)

    The Sakas

    (b)

    Kanishka

    (c)

    Greeks

    (d)

    Bactria

  42. Which is the least reliable of the sources for the study of Gupta period?

    (a)

    Literary sources

    (b)

    Epigraphical sources

    (c)

    Numismatic sources

    (d)

    Myths and legends

  43. _______ was given the title “Kaviraja”.

    (a)

    Chandragupta I

    (b)

    Samudragupta

    (c)

    Chandragupta II

    (d)

    Srigupta

  44. ___________ defeated northern rulers like the Huns, Kambojas and Kiratas.

    (a)

    Chandrarupta I

    (b)

    Chandrarupta II

    (c)

    Gupta

    (d)

    All the Above

  45. __________ are religious texts covering a wide range of subjects such as ethics, politics culture and art.

    (a)

    Madhyadesa School

    (b)

    Ashtadhyayi

    (c)

    Mahabhashya

    (d)

    Smritis

  46. Samudragupta himself had established his fame as _______________

    (a)

    Jaina

    (b)

    Amarasimha

    (c)

    Kaviraja

    (d)

    Visakadatta

  47. Prabakaravardhanagave his daughter Rajyasri in marriage_________

    (a)

    Grahavarman

    (b)

    Deva Gupta

    (c)

    Sasanka

    (d)

    Pushyaputi

  48. __________ was the minister for Foreign Relations and War.

    (a)

    Kuntala

    (b)

    Banu

    (c)

    Avanti

    (d)

    Sarvagata

  49. _____________ fought against the Gurjaras and the Huns and established his authority as far as Malwaand Gujarat.

    (a)

    Bana's Harshacharita

    (b)

    Pushyabhuti

    (c)

    Prabakara Vardhana

    (d)

    Parameswara

  50. ____________ were appointed to dispense justice.

    (a)

    Mimamsakas

    (b)

    Banishment

    (c)

    Dharmapala

    (d)

    The Palas

  51. _________ were great patrons of Mahayana Buddhism.

    (a)

    Mimamsakas

    (b)

    Banishment

    (c)

    Dharmapala

    (d)

    The Palas

  52. ____________ were great patrons of Mahayana Buddhism.

    (a)

    The Palas

    (b)

    Sanskrit

    (c)

    Mahipalageet

    (d)

    medicine

  53. The ___________ a set of folk songs on Mahipala.

    (a)

    The Palas

    (b)

    Sanskrit

    (c)

    Mahipalageet

    (d)

    medicine

  54. Which one of the following is not properly paired?

    (a)

    Govinda III – Vatabi

    (b)

    Ravikriti – Pulikesin II

    (c)

    Vishayam- Rashtrakutas

    (d)

    Nammalvar-Kurugur

  55. Where was temple built for performing royal rituals by Chalukyas

    (a)

    Aihole

    (b)

    Badami

    (c)

    Megudi

    (d)

    Pattadakkal

  56. The capital Badami was founded by __________

    (a)

    Bhakti movement

    (b)

    Panniru Tirumurai

    (c)

    Mathavilasa Prahasanam

    (d)

    Kirtivarman

  57. The ______ was the royal insignia of the Chalukyas.

    (a)

    The Rashtrakutas

    (b)

    wild boar

    (c)

    the Pallavas

    (d)

    karana

  58. The most popular Chalukya painting is in the palace built by ____________

    (a)

    Tribhuavacharya

    (b)

    the King Mangalesan

    (c)

    Appar

    (d)

    brahmadeya

  59. The ____________ villages were donated to a single Brahman or a group of Brahmans.

    (a)

    Tribhuavacharya

    (b)

    the King Mangalesan

    (c)

    Appar

    (d)

    brahmadeya

  60. ___________ was the ruler of Sind when the Arabs invaded it in the 8th century.

    (a)

    Hajjaj

    (b)

    Muhammad-Bin-Qasim

    (c)

    Jaya Simha

    (d)

    Dahar

  61. Who captured brahamanabad?

    (a)

    Persian

    (b)

    Muhammad Qasim

    (c)

    Muizz- ud-din Muhammad

    (d)

    Muhamed qausim

  62. The __________ is also known as the Mamluk dynasty.

    (a)

    Ghori

    (b)

    Slave dynasty

    (c)

    Mamluk

    (d)

    Barani

  63. ______________ who was appointed governor of Kara, invaded Malwa.

    (a)

    Ala-ud-din

    (b)

    Mongol

    (c)

    Devagiri

    (d)

    Marriage alliances

  64. _______________ between families of noble men were permitted only with the consent of the Sultan.

    (a)

    Ala-ud-din

    (b)

    Mongol

    (c)

    Devagiri

    (d)

    Marriage alliances

  65. In commemoration of his victory in ___________ Rajendra I built Gangaikonda Chozhapuram

    (a)

    Sri Lanka

    (b)

    North India

    (c)

    Kerala

    (d)

    Karnataka

  66. The Chola kingdom, Pandyas, who began their rule in _____________ basin at Madurai.

    (a)

    the Vaigai river

    (b)

    Rajaraja I

    (c)

    Chonadu

    (d)

    Brahmins

  67. ___________  is the most celebrated of the Chola kings.

    (a)

    the Vaigai river

    (b)

    Rajaraja I

    (c)

    Chonadu

    (d)

    Brahmins

  68. ________________ runs in the east-west direction.

    (a)

    viceroys

    (b)

    vati

    (c)

    Vaykkal

    (d)

    Seethalai Saththanar

  69. Saivitesaint __________________  converted Arikesari from Jainism to Saivism.

    (a)

    Thirugnanasambandar

    (b)

    Marco Polo

    (c)

    uttaramantri

    (d)

    Eluttu Mandapam

  70. The royal secretariat was known as ____________________.

    (a)

    Thirugnanasambandar

    (b)

    Marco Polo

    (c)

    uttaramantri

    (d)

    Eluttu Mandapam

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