NDA History questions | nda general knowledge history Question and answer

Important General studies history questions for CDS/AFCAT/NDA is provided here for aspirant to practice their level of preparation . NDA history question with answer is given here so that student can use them to understand the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exams . The Important NDA questions is multiple choice type in which their are 4 options out of which 1 option is correct answer which you need to give , you can check the answer at the end of the question below .

NDA History questions | nda general knowledge history Question and answer
NDA History questions | nda general knowledge history Question and answer

Approximately 20 Questions are asked from history out of 150 Questions of GAT paper of NDA exam. The History Questions for NDA exam consist of following topics of history like Ancient history , Medieval history & Modern History. You must check the history syllabus of NDA first before attempting the questions .

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NDA general knowledge history questions with answers :

We have compiled 30 NDA history questions as per the latest history syllabus of general ability test as prescribed by UPSC who is a NDA exam conducting body .Every candidate must practice the below history question at least once .

Instruction to attempt Important NDA History questions :

  • Take a copy or page to write the option you think is correct .
  • Be honest with yourself and at last check the answers of the NDA geography question at the end of the MCQ and calculate you marks . Also don’t forget to comment your marks below .

Question of history for NDA :

  1. Indus Valley Civilisation is also known as Harappan culture because
    (a) the site of Harappa is six time larger than Mohenjodaro site
    (b) the Indus Valley Civilisation is considered the elementary/initial stage of Vedic culture and Harappa is believed to be the same as Harappa mentioned in the Vedas
    (c) Harappa was the first site to be excavated in the Indus Valley
    (d) the most important evidences of the achievements of this civilisation have been excavated from Harappa
  2. The Indus Valley Civilisation is known as Pre-Aryan Civilisation because of the evidence of
    (a) art (b) copper
    (c) pottery (d) script
  3. Which of the following Harappan sites had a dock?
    (a) Harappa (b) Mohenjodaro
    (c) Lothal (d) Alamgirpur
  4. Rice cultivation is associated with Harappan site of
    (a) Kalibangan (b) Harappa
    (c) Ropar (d) Lothal
  5. The Indus Valley people knew the use of
    (a) gold, silver, copper, bronze but not iron
    (b) copper, iron, gold but not bronze
    (c) silver, lead, iron but not gold
    (d) gold, tin, bronze but not copper
  6. Traces of which of the following has not been found in the Indus Civilisation?
    (a) Barley (b) Sesamum
    (c) Mustard (d) Sugarcane
  7. Mohenjodaro is also known as
    (a) mound of the Great
    (b) mound of the Survivors
    (c) mound of the Living
    (d) mound of the Dead
  1. Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century BC?
    (a) Gandhara (b) Kamboj
    (c) Kashi (d) Magadh
  2. Who among the following usurped the throne of Magadha in 322 BC?
    (a) Bindusara
    (b) Ashoka
    (c) Chandragupta Maurya
    (d) Kanishka
  1. The God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals, represented on a seal from Mohenjodaro is said to be
    (a) Varuna (b) Indra
    (c) Vishnu (d) Pashupati
  2. During the Indus Valley Civilisation period, the dominant number used for weights and measures was
    (a) 6 (b) 8
    (c) 12 (d) 16
  1. “Of all the great powers that made the history of South India, none had a more marked effect on the architecture of this region than the earliest of all”. This observation refers to
    (a) Rashtrakutas (b) Pallavas
    (c) Chalukyas (d) Cholas
  1. Which is the most important divinity of Rigveda?
    (a) Marut (b) Agni
    (c) Shakti (d) Indra
  2. The expounder of yoga philosophy is
    (a) Patanjali (b) Gautam
    (c) Jaimini (d) Shankaracharya
  1. In Ashoka’s administration, Rajukas looked after
    (a) religious matters
    (b) collection of taxes
    (c) municipal administration
    (d) administration of justice
  1. Purusha Sukta is a part of
    (a) Rigveda (b) Yoga-sutra
    (c) Ramayana (d) Bhagvadgita
  2. Which one of the following was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age?
    (a) Varna system
    (b) Tribal polity
    (c) Hunting
    (d) Food gathering practice
  3. The 9th mandala of the Rigveda samhita is devoted wholly to
    (a) Urvashi and the Heaven
    (b) ‘Soma’ and the God who is named after the drink
    (c) Indra and his elephant
    (d) Gods related to plants and drugs
  1. Sarnath’s Lion Capital is attributed to
    (a) Kanishka
    (b) Harshavardhana
    (c) Ashoka
    (d) Chandragupta
  1. According to the Dharmashastras ‘Anuloma’ is a marriage between a
    (a) higher caste man and a lower caste woman
    (b) lower caste man and a higher caste woman
    (c) man and a woman of the same caste
    (d) man and a woman of the same gotra
  2. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily one of
    (a) worship of nature and bhakti
    (b) bhakti
    (c) image worship and yajnas
    (d) yajnas and worship of nature
  3. In the Vedic society, the term used to denote a group of families was
    (a) Gotra (b) Kula
    (c) Vish (d) Grama
  1. Kalhan’s Rajatarangini is the history of
    (a) Kashmir
    (b) Harsha’s reign
    (c) Rajasthan
    (d) Chandragupta’s reign
  1. Which one of the following places was famous as a seat of Mahayana learning?
    (a) Nalanda (b) Taxila
    (c) Varanasi (d) Sarnath
  2. Which one of the following is the most fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism?
    (a) Emphasis on Ahimsa
    (b) Casteless Society
    (c) Worship of Gods and Goddesses
    (d) Worship of Stupa
  3. Who was the greatest Buddhist commentator of the Buddhist canonical literature?
    (a) Buddhaghosha (b) Vasumitra
    (c) Nagarjuna (d) Ashvaghosha
  4. Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?
    (a) First Buddhist Council : Saptaparni Cave (near Rajgriha)
    (b) Second Buddhist Council : Magadha
    (c) Third Buddhist Council : Pataliputra
    (d) Fourth Buddhist Council : Kashmir
  1. Which of the following was the lowest unit of Chola administration?
    (a) Mandalam (b) Kottam
    (c) Kurram (d) Valanadu
  2. The large Shiva temple at Thanjavur was built by
    (a) Rajendra Chola I
    (b) Rajaraj Chola I
    (c) Chandellas
    (d) Rashtrakutas
  3. The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of
    (a) Chola art (b) Gandhara art
    (c) Gupta art (d) Mauryan art

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