MP State Eligibility Test 2017 Papers - History

(History) CTET = MP State Eligibility Test - 2017 - Final Model Answer Key

Q.No: 1 Who was India's only Jewish "Viceroy"?

A Lord Hardinge
B Lord Reading
C Lord Lansdowne
D Lord Elgin

Q.No: 2 Which of the following is not correctly matched? ?

A Ali Adil Shah I - Jami Masjid Of Bijapur -
B Sultan Sikandar Shah- Adina Masjid -
C Sikandar Lodi - Moth Ki Masjid -
D Balban - Kala-i-Kuhna Masjid

Q.No: 3. Babar was a devoted follower of which of the following Sufi Saints?

A Khwaja Ubaydallah Ahzar
B Shaikh Salim Chishti
C Ghous Shattari
D Shaikh Dawud

Q.No: 4 Which of the following events in world history was called as "The war to end all wars"?
A I world war
B II world war
C Thirty years war
D War of Roses

Q.No: 5 Who among the following refused to accept that Hitler was solely responsible for the outbreak of the Second World War?

A Lewis B. Namier .
B Wheeler – Bennett -
C Wiskemann
D A.J.P.Taylor . .

Q.No: 6 Which of the following disappeared in the later Vedic period?

A Sabha
B Vidatha
C Samiti
D Jana

Q.No: 7 Which among the following was the most formidable power in North India at the time of Alexander's invasion?

A The Mauryas
B The Nandas
C The Guptas
D The Lichchavis

Q.No: 8 Who among the following was the composer of the famous Aihole Prashasti of Pulkeshin II ?

A Harisen
B Bana Bhatt
C Ravi Kirti
D Patanjali

Q.No: 9 Who introduced the Railways in India?

A Lord Cornwallis
B Lord Dalhousie
C Lord Canning
D Lord William Bentinck

Q.No: 10 Champaran Satyagraha was against which of the following plantations?

A Sugarcane
B Tea
C Indigo
D Cotton

Q.No: 11 Which Sultan of Delhi was called 'Lakh Baksha'?

A Qutbuddin Aibaq
B Muhammad Tuglaq
C Sikandar Lodi
D Alauddin Khilji

Q.No: 12 Who among the following pioneered Marxist historiography in India?

A Irfan Habib
B R.S. Sharma . .
C S.A. Dange . .
D D.D. Koshambi . .

Q.No: 13 Who among the following was deported to the Cellular jail of Andaman?

A Subhash Chandra Bose
B Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C Udham Singh
D V.D. Savarkar . .

Q.No: 14 Who among the following has been called the 'Father of Indian Pre-History'?

A Alexander Cunningham
B Robert Bruce Foote
C Colonel Meadows Taylor
D John Marshall

Q.No: 15 Where in India has the human skull of Homo erectus been discovered?

A Hathnora
B Dholaveera
C Adamgarh
D Bhimbetka

Q.No: 16 Which mandal of the Rigveda consists entirely of hymns addressed to Soma?


Q.No: 17 Which Ancient text mentions the name of Chandragupta Maurya for the first time?

A Arthashastra
B Mudrarakshas
C Bhagvat purana
D Mahabharata

Q.No: 18 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? -

A Sankhya – Kapila -
B Vaishesika- Uluka Kanada -
C Ajivaka- Atish Deepankar -
D Nyaya- Akshapada Gautama -

Q.No: 19 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A Thomas Moore – Utopia -
B Cervantes - Don Quixote -
C Machiavelli – Emile -
D Rebelais – Gargantua -

Q.No: 20 Who among the following is considered as the 'Father of Humanism'?

A Dante
B Erasmus
C Bacon
D Petrarch

Q.No: 21 Who among the following commented : "Kabirpanth ab bhyo Khalsa"?

A Guru Nanak
B Kabir
C Guru Govind Singh
D Abdul Qadir Jilani

Q.No: 22 Which chola ruler assumed the title of 'Gangaikondachola'?

A Rajendra I
B Rajaraja I
C Parantaka I
D Rajadhiraja I

Q.No: 23 Lansdowne remained Governor-General and Viceroy of India during which period? - ?

A 1880-1884
B 1884-1888
C 1882-1886
D 1888-1894

Q.No: 24 Sir Antony Macdonald is associated with which of the following?

A Famine commission
B Agriculture commission
C Police commission
D Education commission

Q.No: 25 In which year was Rabindranath Tagore awarded Nobel Prize for his book 'Geetanjali'?

A 1911 1911
B 1912 1912
C 1913 1913
D 1915 1915

Q.No: 26 Which of the following two Congress leaders died in the same year?

A Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Lala Lajpat Rai
B Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Firozshah Mehta
C Surendra Nath Bannerjee and Firozshah Mehta
D Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Bala Gangadhar Tilak

Q.No: 27 Who founded the revolutionary organization named 'Mitramela'?

A Khudiram Bose
B Chapekar Brothers
C Sardar Ajit Singh
D Vinayak Damodar Savarakar

Q.No: 28 Where is Khudabaksh Oriental library located?

A Bombay
B Patna
C Hyderabad
D Ahmadabad

Q.No: 29 Dalhousie annexed a number of states under his 'Doctrine of lapse' . What was the correct order of annexation?

A Satara, Baghat and Sambhalpur ,
B Satara, Baghat, Jaitpur and Sambhalpur , ,
C Baghat, Satara, Jaitpur and Sambhalpur , ,
D Satara, Jaitpur, Sambhalpur and Baghat , ,

Q.No: 30 Who was appointed by Dalhousie as the Superitendent of Electric Telegraph Department?

A Gilespie
B Martindell
C O. Shanghnessy
D Meredith

Q.No: 31 In which of the following states was Sleemanabad Township established in the honor of Colonel Sleeman?

A Jharkhand
B Orissa
C Manipur
D Madhya Pradesh

Q.No: 32 Where in India had the Christian missionaries established the first Printing Press?

A Bombay
B Goa
C Pondicherry
D Surat

Q.No: 33 Which of the following pairs is correctly matched regarding the nationality of foreign travelers?

A John Fryer – Italy -
B Francois Bernier – England -
C Nicolo Manucci – France -
D Duarte Barbosa – Portugal -

Q.No: 34 Given below are two statements. One is labeled as Assertion(A) and another Reason(R) Assertion (A) : Megasthenes declared that there were no slaves in India.
Reason (R) : Slavery was legally banned in India. Give your answer with help of the code given below.


A Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B Both (A) and (R) are true 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

Q.No: 35 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A Amir Hassan Sijzi - Fawaidul Fuwad -
B Amir Khusrau - Nuh Sipihr -
C Fakhruddin Qawwas - Tuhfatul Hind -
D Muhammad Qazim – Alamgirnama -

Q.No: 36 Given below are two statements one is labelled as Assertion (A) and another Reason (R) Assertion (A) : 15th August 1947 was the date selected by Viceroy Lord Mountbatten to hand over power and finally leave the country.
Reason (R) : It was the second anniversary of  Japanese surrender to the allied Forces in the Second World War. Give your answer with help of the code given below.


A Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B Both (A) and (R) are true 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

Q.No: 37 Who among the following revolutionaries committed suicide to evade arrest?

A Ajit Singh
B Barindra Kumar Ghosh
C Prafulla Chaki
D Ullaskar Datta

Q.No: 38 Match the newspaper with its editor. Which of the following is not correct?

A Swadesh mitram - G. Subramanyam - .
B Hindustani - Abul Kalam Azad -
C Indian Mirror - N.N. Sen - . .
D Sudharak - Gopal Krishana Gokale -

Q.No: 39 Which of the following was not written by Ashwaghosha? ?

A Buddhcharita
B Saundrananda
C Milindpanho
D Sariputra prakaran

Q.No: 40 Which of the following is not correctly matched?

A Shudrak – Mrichchkatik -
B Bhas – Swapnavasavdatta -
C Vishakhdatta – Devichandraguptam -
D Sriharsha – Harshacharita -

Q.No: 41 Who was the author of 'Kumarpalcharita'?

A Dandi
B Hemchandra
C Bilhana
D Padmagupta

Q.No: 42 Which of the following was not a Rashatrakuta ruler?

A Dantidurga
B Krishna I
C Govind II
D Vijayaditya I

Q.No: 43 "I may safely assert that one third of the company's territory in Hindustan is now a jungle inhabited only by wild beasts." This statement was made by:

A Lord Dalhousie
B Lord Hastings
C Lord Cornwallis
D Lord Wellesley

Q.No: 44 The members of the Triple Alliance formed in 1882 by Bismarck were: 1882 :

A Germany, Austria, Italy , ,
B Germany, Austria, Turkey , ,
C Germany, Austria, England , ,
D Germany, Turkey, France , ,

Q.No: 45 Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

A Treaty of St. Germain – Bulgaria -
B Treaty of Trianon – Austria -
C Treaty of Neuilly – Hungry -
D Treaty of Sevres – Turkey -

Q.No: 46 Which Sikh Guru had helped Dara Shikoh in escaping to Punjab after the latter's defeat in the battle of Samugarh?

A Harkishan
B Har Rai
C Tegh Bahadur
D None of the these

Q.No: 47 The period of Firoz Tughlaq's rule was:

A 1345 – 1382
B 1347 – 1384
C 1351 – 1388
D 1351 – 1385

Q.No: 48 In medieval times Hushang Shah was the ruler of: ?

A Gujarat
B Jaunpur
C Bengal
D Malwa

Q.No: 49 Who formed 'Satyashodhak Samaj'?

A B.R. Ambedkar . .
B Jyotiba Phule
C P. Tyagraj .
D Ramaswamy Naicker

Q.No: 50  "It can be forecast with some confidence that Gandhi's influence on History is going to be greater and more lasting than Stalin's or Hitler's." Who said this?

A J.B. Kriplani . .
B Lord Linlithgow
C Arnold Toynbee
D Louis Fischer


Q.No: 2 Which of the following texts is not a biography?

A Mushika Vansha
B Ramacharita
C Harshacharita
D Kadambari

Q.No: 3 Who among the following is a patron of Bilhana?

A Chandragupta II
B Vikramaditya VI
C Rajaraja I
D Kanishka II

Q.No: 4 Which of the following statements is not correct?

A The name Hindustan was coined by Arab and Persian author in Medieval times
B The earliest use of the term Hindustan figures in the Naqsh-i-Rustam inscription of Sasani ruler, Shahpur I
C Shahpur I did not conquer the larger part of the Indian subcontinent ।
D The Kushan empire collapsed due to attack of Shahpur I

Q.No: 5 Which of the following is the Northern most outpost of Harappan Civilzation?

A Shortughai
B Sotka Koh
C Sutkagandor
D Jawaiwala

Q.No: 6 Which of the following is not the characteristic of Harappan civilization? ?

A Elaborate drainage system
B Abundance of terracotta female figurines
C Uniform weights and measures system -
D Large temple structures

Q.No: 7 "I will root out these Vajjians, mighty and powerful though they be, I will destroy these Vajjians, I will bring these Vajjians to utter ruin". Who of the  following stated the above

A Bimbisara
B Chetaka
C Ajatsatru
D Vassakara

Q.No: 8 Who among the following got the epithet of Mahayan  Dev?

A Ashvaghosh
B Kanishka
C Nagarjuna
D Hsuan Tsang

Q.No: 9 Which of the following text credits Ashoka as a prince with the suppression of a revolt in Taxila?

A Mahavansa
B Divyavadan
C Budhha charita
D Milind panho

Q.No: 10 The painted grey ware has been generally associated with which of the following periods?

A Harappan
B Rigvedic
C Later vedic
D Chaleolithic -

Q.No: 12 Which of the following Pratihara rulers succeeded the most against his hereditary enemies - the Palas and the Rastrakutas?

A Nagabhatta II 2
B Mihurbhoja
C Mahendra pala I 1
D Mahipala

Q.No: 13 Given below are two statements. One labeled as Assertion(A) and the other labeled as Reason(R) Assertion(A): Of the various dynastic rulers of the period , the Arabs considered the Rashtrakutas as their friends and praised them
Reason(R) : Rashtrakutas provided them all facilities of trade and commerce in their kingdom and gave them full freedom of worship. In the context of the above two statements , which of the following is correct

A Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B Both (A) and (R) are true 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

Q.No: 14 What is the meaning of 'Paramara'?

A Conquer of the enemy
B Slayer of the enemy
C Benevolent
D Worship of Lord Buddha

Q.No: 15 Who of the following functioned as a 'Kumaramatya', 'Sandhivigrahika' and 'Mahadandanayaka' in Gupta court?

A Amar Singh
B Kalidasa
C Harishena
D Shudraka

Q.No: 17 The chief feature of the temples constructed by the cholas was their: :

A Gopurams
B Vimanas
C Halls for the devotees
D Massive pillars

Q.No: 18 Which of the following law givers gave the earliest reference to Kayasthas ?

A Manu
B Katyayan
C Brahaspati
D Yajnavalkya

Q.No: 19 Which of the following institutions in Ancient India paid more attention to the education connected with the Hinayana Buddhism?

A Kanchi
B Vallabhi
C Nalanda
D Vikramshila

Q.No: 20 Who among the following had a prolonged influence on both astronomy and mathematics?

A Brahmagupta
B Varahamihira
C Aryabhatta
D Amarsingh

Q.No: 21 The famous Ajanta caves belong to which of the following dynasties?

A Mourya, Shunga ,
B Kushana, Chalukya ,
C Satavahana, Vakataka ,
D Shaka, Rashtrakuta ,

Q.No: 22 Palembang was the capital of which of the empires?

A Shailendra
B Sri Vijaya
C Varman
D Chola

Q.No: 23 Which of the following Pallava rulers had the epithels of 'Matta vilasa', 'Vichitra chitta', 'Gunabhar'?

A Narsingh Varman I
B Mahendra Varman I
C Parameshwar Varman I
D Mahendra Varman II

Q.No: 24 Which of the following religions scriptures propagated the worship of Devi Durga?

A Agni purana
B Markandeya purana
C Varaha purana
D Nilmata purana

Q.No: 25 Which of the following texts of Kalidasa gives description of Devadasis in Mahakaal temple in Ujjain?

A Raghuvansa
B Kumarsambhava
C Meghadoot
D Abhigyanshakuntala

Q.No: 26 How many chariots were included in the Vajapeya rites?

A 16 16
B 17 17
C 24 24
D 32 32

Q.No: 27 The name 'Magadha' appears in which of the following texts first?

A Suttanipata
B Mahabhasya
C Kathasaritsagar
D Atharvaveda

Q.No: 28 Who was the patron of Jayadev, author of 'GeetGovinda'?

A Dharmapala
B Devapala
C Lakshmansena
D Ballalsena

Q.No: 29 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? ?

A Chaitanya charitam - Kaviraja Krishnadasa -
B Keertilata - Vidyapati -
C Jambavati Kalyan - Krishna Dev Rai -
D Narayanvilasa - Vidyaranya -

Q.No: 30 Which of the conquests left the deepest blot on Shershah's name ?

A Malwa
B Multan
C Raisin
D Bengal

Q.No: 32 Who among the following is known as 'Gorang'?

A Surdas
B Raidas
C Chaitanya
D Gorakhnath

Q.No: 33 Which of the following is in the correct chronological order?

A Gurunanak, Guru Amardas, Guru Arjun. Guru Ram Das
B Gurunanak,Guru Angad,Guru Amardas, Guru Ram das
C Gurunanak, Guru Ram Das, Guru Amardas, Guru Arjun
D Gurunanak, Guru Angad, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjun

Q.No: 34 Who assumed the title of 'Al-Wasiq Billah'?

A Iltutmish
B Balban
C Nasiruddin Mohamed
D Mubarak shah

Q.No: 36 Who was the highest paid skilled artisans in the Mughal period?

A Arrahkash
B Tabdan - tarash -
C Khisht-tarash -
D Bans-tarash -

Q.No: 37 Who authored 'Sandesharasaka'?

A Rajshekhar
B Chandbardai
C Shymaldas
D Abdur Rahman

Q.No: 38 Which of the following Sultans issued a firman to all his officials to give patronage to all Jain priests?

A Mohammad Bin Tughluq
B Feroze-shah Tughluq
C Ibrahim Lodhi
D Sikander Lodhi

Q.No: 39 Which of the following is arranged in correct chronological order?

A Balaji Vishwanath, Balaji Baji Rao, Baji Rao I, Madhav Rao
B Balaji Vishwanath , Baji Rao I, Balaji Baji Rao, Madhav Rao
C Baji Rao I, Balaji Vishwanath, Balaji Baji Rao, Madhav Rao
D Balaji Baji Rao, Baji Rao I, Balaji Vishwanath, Madhav Rao

Q.No: 40 'Religion and law are not subjects to be discussed by king for these are the concerns of prophets'. Who among the following stated the above opinion to Alluddin Khilji?

A Ziauddin Barani
B Amir Khusrau
C Alaul Mulk
D Nizam-ud-din Auliya

Q.No: 41 Which of the following imperial artist specialized in painting rare animals and birds?

A Abdul hasan
B Mansur
C Mir Hashim
D Bishun Das

Q.No: 43 Who among the following admired Sheikh Muin, the Qazi of Lahore as 'An Angel in Human Form'?

A Abul Fazal
B Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khana - -
C Mulla Abdul Qadir Badayuni
D Nizamuddin Ahmed

Q.No: 44 Who among the following included zakat on his list of regular state demands and established a separate treasury for it?

A Feroz Shah Tughlaq
B Allauddin Khilji
C Aurangzeb
D Akbar

Q.No: 45 Which of the following Sufi orders remained confined to Punjab and Multan?

A Chishtiya
B Suhrawardy
C Firdausi
D Nakshbandi

Q.No: 46 Which of the following Sufi saints has the epithet of Siddha?

A Nijamuddin Auliya
B Nasiruddin Chirag-i-Dehalvi
C Hamiduddin Nagori
D Shaikh Shabuddin Suhrawardy

Q.No: 47 Who among the following joined Akbar's army against Rana Pratap to earn the merit of 'Jihad'?

A Mirza Hakim Sur
B Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khana
C Faizi
D Mulla Badayuni

Q.No: 48 What was the inbuilt weakness of Mughal Army?

A Lack of Discipline
B Lack of able Commanders
C Lack of strong navy
D Lack of war technology

Q.No: 49 Who among the following tried to persuade Maharana Pratap to develop friendly relations with the Mughals?

A Bairam Khan
B Birbal
C Todar Mal
D Shantichandra Upadhyaya

Q.No: 50 'It was even believed that Sultan could perform miracles such as raising the dead to life'. This was said for which of the following Sultans?

A Qutbuddin Aibak
B Iltutmish
C Balban
D Sikander Lodhi

Q.No: 51 What according to Blochmann was the number of - members of Din-i-ilahi propounded by Akbar?

A 17 17
B 18 18
C 19 19
D 21 21

Q.No: 52 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A Sangatarash - Stone cutter -
B Najjar - weaver –
C Khistarash - brick maker -
D Tabdantarash - glass cutter -

Q.No: 53 Who was the chief architect of the Red fort of Delhi?

A Ustad Qasim Khan
B Ustad Ahmed
C Amanet Khan
D Manohar

Q.No: 54 Which of the following statements is not true in context to Prince Salim and Anarkali?

A Presian documents make no mention of love story of Prince Salim and Anarkali
B William Finch and Edward Terry do put it on their record in their travelogues
C The tomb of Anarkali is located in Lahore
D Jahangir never visited the tomb of Anarkali

Q.No: 56 When did the first mutiny of the Indian sepoys occur?

A 1764 AD 1764 .
B 1806 AD 1806 .
C 1857 AD 1857 .
D 1946 AD 1946 .

Q.No: 57 Which order of the Sanyasis rebelled in Sanyasis revolt?

A Puri
B Giri
C Bharti
D Saraswati

Q.No: 58 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A Patna - Pir Ali -
B Shahabad - Veer Kunwar Singh -
C Lucknow - Nana Saheb -
D Bareilly - Khan Bahadur Khan -

Q.No: 59 'Every English man is born with a certain miraculous power that makes him master of the world'. Whose statement is the above?

A Lord Dalhousie
B Bernard Shaw
C Churchill
D Queen Elizabeth

Q.No: 60 Who called Tilak the 'Father of Indian Unrest'?

A W.C.Rand . .
B Valentine Chirol
C Lord Curzon
D V.D. Savarkar . .

Q.No: 61 In which year English was declared a essential qualification for the services in colonial India?

A 1844 1844 .
B 1858 1858 .
C 1885 1885 .
D 1911 1911

Q.No: 62 Who among the following possibly was the first one to use the term 'National Education'?
A Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
B Rabindranath Tagore
C Prasanna Kumar Tagore
D Aurbindo Ghosh

Q.No: 63 Who among the following propounded the concept of 'Asiatic Mode of Production'?

A Max Weber
B F. Max Muller .
C Karl Marx
D Gorden Childe

Q.No: 64 "A victory of an Indian leader was a victory for himself, a victory of an English General was a victory for England". Who wrote this ?

A Percival Spear
B J.N.Sarkar . .
C William Irvine
D Sidney Owen

Q.No: 65 The first Carnatic war between the British and the French took place between?

A 1743-1758
B 1746-1748
C 1744-1746
D 1748-1750

Q.No: 66 Alivardi Khan, the Nawab of Bengal, died in the year? ?

A 1751 1751
B 1752 1752
C 1754 1754
D 1756 1756

Q.No: 67 In The Battle of Buxar, the command of British forces was in the hands of ?

A Clive
B Campbell
C Munroe
D Outram

Q.No: 68 What is the full name of Dupleix?

A John Dupleix
B Joseph Fransis Dupleix
C Joseph Henry Dupleix
D Henry William Dupleix

Q.No: 69 The Second Anglo-Mysore war took place between ?

A 1778-1782
B 1780-1782
C 1780-1784
D 1782-1786

Q.No: 70 In which year did Awadh accept the Subsidiary Alliance of Wellesley?

A 1798 1798
B 1799 1799
C 1800 1800
D 1801 1801

Q.No: 71 Which Viceroy was famous in the literary world as'Owen Meredith'?

A Lord Ripon
B Lord Lytton
C Lord William Bentinck
D Lord Dufferin

Q.No: 72 Which nationalist leader called the Vernacular Press Act of Lytton as 'A bolt from the blue'?
A Gopal Krishna Gokhale
B S.N.Bannerjee . .
C Ferozeshah Mehta
D Dadabhai Nauroji

Q.No: 73 Sargeant Plan of 1944 was related to: 1944 ?

A Agriculture
B Education
C Army
D Famine

Q.No: 74 Who was called the 'Liberator of Indian Newspaper'?

A William Bentinck
B Lord Cranbrook
C Charles Metcalfe
D Sir Thomas Raleigh

Q.No: 75 Who shot Colonel William Curzon Wyllie dead?

A Khudiram Bose
B Barindra Kumar Ghosh
C Madanlal Dhingra
D Shyamji Krishna Verma

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