Complete History MCQs in English pdf for HPSC

Complete History MCQs in English pdf for HPSC

Complete History MCQs in English pdf for HPSC

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Ancient Civilizations:

Egyptian Civilization: Known for its pyramids, hieroglyphics, and pharaohs.
Mesopotamian Civilization: Birthplace of writing, with Sumerians and Babylonians as notable cultures.
Indus Valley Civilization: Flourished in South Asia, with advanced urban planning and drainage systems.
Classical Greece:

Birthplace of democracy, philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle), and Olympics.
City-states like Athens and Sparta were prominent.
Roman Empire:

Built a vast empire across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Known for its architecture, engineering, and legal system.
Split into Western and Eastern Roman Empires, with the Eastern part evolving into the Byzantine Empire.
Medieval Period:

Feudalism: Social hierarchy based on land ownership and loyalty.
Crusades: Series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims for control of holy sites.

Cultural rebirth in Europe emphasizing art, literature, and humanism.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael are prominent artists.
Age of Exploration:

European exploration and colonization of the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan played significant roles.

Intellectual movement emphasizing reason, science, and individual rights.
Thinkers like John Locke and Voltaire influenced political thought.
American Revolution:

Thirteen American colonies gained independence from British rule (1775-1783).
The Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War were key events.
French Revolution:

Overthrow of the monarchy and rise of radical political ideologies (1789-1799).
Reign of Terror and rise of Napoleon Bonaparte were notable outcomes.
Industrial Revolution:

Transition from agrarian to industrial societies, marked by technological advancements.
Factory system, urbanization, and improved transportation characterized this period.
World Wars:

World War I (1914-1918): Involved major powers and led to significant geopolitical changes.
World War II (1939-1945): Widespread global conflict involving Axis and Allied powers.
Cold War:

Ideological and political rivalry between the United States and Soviet Union (1947-1991).
Proxy conflicts, nuclear arms race, and the space race were notable aspects.

Many colonies gained independence after World War II, leading to the end of colonial empires.
Civil Rights Movement:

Advocated for racial equality and an end to segregation in the United States.
Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989):

Symbolized the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.
These are just highlights from a vast and rich history. If you’re interested in a specific era, region, or event, feel free to ask for more detailed information!

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Most Important Indian History Question Answer

1. Which among the following is not a correct pair?

A. Ellora Caves – Rastrakuta Rulers

B. Mahabalipuram – Pallava Rulers

C. Khajuraho – Chandellas

D. Elephanta Caves – Mauyra Era

Ans: D

2. Which among the following Kavya of Sanskrit, deal with court intrigues & access to power of Chandragupta Maurya?

A. Mrichhakatika

B. Ritusamhara

C. Kumarasambhava

D. Mudrarakshahsa

Ans: D

3. On which of the following systems of Hindu Philosophy , Shankaracharya wrote commentary in 9th century AD?

A. Sankhya

B. Vaisheshika

C. Yoga

D. Uttarmimansa

Ans: D

4. The eighth-century tripartite power struggle was among which of the following?

A. Cholas, Rastrakutas and Yadavas,

B. Chalukyas, Pallavas and Pandyas

C. Cholas, Pandyas and Chalukyas

D. Chalukyas, Pallavas and Yadavas

Ans: B

5. Which among the following is not correct?

A. The capital of pandyas was Madurai

B. The capital of Cheras was Vanchi

C. Capital of the Videha Kingdom – Mithila

D. Capital of Gahadwal Dynasty – Kannauj

Ans: C

6. Which king started the organization of Kumbh fair at Allahabad?

A. Harshavardhana

B. Dhruvasena Ii

C. Narshimhvarman

D. Akabar

Ans: A

7. Upnishads are books on :

A. Politics

B. Philosophy

C. Medicine

D. Social life

Ans: B

8. Who was the first Indian ruler who had territory outside India?

A. Ashoka

B. Chandragupta Maurya

C. Kanishka

D. Huvishka

Ans: C

9. Which of the following statement is wrong?

A. Sunga dynasty was founded by pushyamitra

B. Ashoka the great Mauryan king died in 332 BC

C. Ashoka invaded the kalinga in 261 BC

D. Chandragupta Maurya earned the title of the Liberator.

Ans: B

10. Who among the following was worshipped during Early Vedic Civilization?

A. Varuna

B. Indra

C. Surya

D. All the above

Ans: D

11. Where were the hymns of Rigveda composed?

A. Punjab

B. Gujarat

C. Rajasthan

D. Uttar Pradesh

Ans: A

12. Which among the following is a place in Larkana district of Sind province in Pakistan?

A. Alamgirpur

B. Harappa

C. Rangapur

D. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: D

13. What led to the end of Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Invasion of Aryans

B. Recurrent Floods

C. Earthquakes

D. All the above

Ans: D

14. Who was the main male God worshipped by Indus people?

A. Lord Vishnu

B. Vishnu

C. Brahma

D. Indra

Ans: A

15. Which empire lasted the longest among the following?

A. The Palas

B. The Pratiharas

C. The Rashtrakutas

D. The Senas

Ans: C

16. Which of the following statement is wrong?

A. Dharmpala was the founder of Pala dynasty.

B. Vikramashila University was founded by Dharmpala ?

C. Bhoja was the founder of Pritihara Empire.

D. Krishna III was the last Rashtrakuta king.

Ans: A

17. Which of the following statement is/ are correct?

I. In the 326 BC Alexander invaded India.

II. Ambhi (king of TaxilA. welcomed Alexander and his men

III. Alexander died in 332 BC


A. All are correct

B. Only I, III

C. Only I, II


Ans: C

18. Who was the ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab?

A. Alexander the Great

B. Darius III

C. King Porus

D. Chandragupta Maurya

Ans: C

19. Who was the last Hindu emperor of northern India?

A. Harsha

B. Pulakesin II

C. Rajyavardhana

D. Skandagupta

Ans: A

20. Which of the following statement is/are correct?

I. Pulakesn I was the first ruler of the Chalukya dynasty?

II. Harshavardhana attacked the Chalukya territory during 608-642 AD?

III. Vikramaditya I died in 608 A.D.


A. All are correct

B. Only I

C. Only II,III

D. Only I, III

Ans: B

1. How many layers of Mohenjo-daro were found?

A. 6

B. 7

C. 8

D. 9

2. Which of the following literatures is known as Apaurusheya?

A. Vedas

B. Brahman

C. Upanishad

D. Aranyak

3. Out of 10 Mandals which pair is the latest?

A. 1 & 2

B. 5 & 6

C. 3 & 7

D. 1 & 10

4. Which Mandal is on the name of Vishwamitra?

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 6

5. Which is known as book of Melody?

A. Rigveda

B. Samveda

C. Atharvaveda

D. Yajurveda

6. Which Veda deals with magical hymn or charms of spell?

A. Rigveda

B. Samveda

C. Atharvaveda

D. Yajurveda

7. Economy of Vedic period was based on?

A. Pastureland

B. Agriculture

C. Mining

D. Cotton Cultivation

8. What is the ancient name of river Satulaj?

A. Askini

B. Vitasta

C. Shutodri

D. Parushni

9. Who was the master of Gautama Buddha?

A. Alara Kalama

B. Kalidas

C. Viswamitra

D. Vashistha

10. Who was the first nun of Gautama Buddha?

A. Meenakshi

B. Smriti

C. Gautami

D. Gargi

1. Study of inscription is called:

A. Archaeology

B. Numismatic

C. Epigraphy

D. Palaeography

2. Which of the following is related to Etymology?

A. Shiksha

B. Kalpa

C. Nirukta

D. Vyakaran

3. Who wrote Panchatantra?

A. Kalidas

B. Vishnu Sharma

C. Chanakya

D. Nagarjun

4. Which of the following is not a religious text?

A. Rigveda

B. Sangam

C. Upanishad

D. None of the above

5. Kalinga was situated between?

A. Godavari & Krishna

B. Mahanadi & Godavari

C. Mahanadi & Krishna

D. Krishna & Kaveri

6. What was the capital of Avanti?

A. Gaya

B. Ujjain

C. Satna

D. Vallabhi

7. Satavahana dynasty originated from?

A. South of Arawali

B. South of Vindhya

C. South of Satpura

D. South of Satmola

8. Which of following Chalcolithic sites comes under Ganges system?

A. Hanumangarh

B. Alamgirpur

C. Ropar

D. Mohenjodaro

9. Which of the following metals was not known during the Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Iron

B. Gold

C. Copper

D. Silver

10. Most depicted animal of the Indus Valley Civilization was?

A. Elephant

B. Lion

C. Bull

D. Dog

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