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History Quiz| UGC NET Paper 2

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Question 1

Which of the following statements, with respect to the Mauryan empire, are NOT correct.
I) According to Arthashastra, of Kautilya, a striking social development of the Maurya period was the employment of slaves in agricultural operations.
II) The punch marked silver coins, which carry the symbols of the lion, and the hill and crescent, formed the imperial currency of the Maurayas.

Question 2

Consider the following statements:
I) The Indo-Greeks were the first rulers in India to issue gold coins.
II) The hereditary dual rule, two kings ruling in the same kingdom at one and the same time, were introduced under the Kushans.
III) The Kushans strengthened the idea of the divine origin of kingship by recognising the kings, for the first time, as ‘dear to the gods’.
IV) Kushans controlled the silk route in which they levied tolls from the traders.
Which of the above statement(s) is incorrect?

Question 3

Which of the following statements about the governors-general of British India is correct?

Question 4

Consider following statements in the context of 1858 revolt?
A). Mutineers had good understanding of colonial ideology and British machinery
B). Mutineers planned a progressive social and political change after overthrowing East India company rule.
C). Tatiya tope died in Jhansi while fighting alongside Rani Laxmibai.
Which of the above statement/s is right?

Question 5

Consider the following statements regarding Indian council act 1861
1). Laid foundation of Cabinet government of India
2). Restored legislative powers of provinces
3). Provided for expansion of Viceroy's executive council
4). Governor General was empowered to issue ordinances
Which of the above statements is correct?
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