May 20, 2020 – Daily Quiz

  1. The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of Lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions?

(a) Making Zamindar’s position stronger vis-a-vis the ryot

(b) Making East India Company an overlord of Zamindars

(c) Making judicial system more efficient

(d)None of the (a), (b) and (c) above


  1. What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation (1858)?
    1.      To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States
    2.      To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
    3.      To regulate East India Company’s trade with India

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


  1. The most effective contribution made by DadabhaiNaoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he
    1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
    2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians
    3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


  1. Which of the following characterizes/ characterize the people of Indus Civilization? 
  1. They possessed great palaces and temples.
  2. They worshipped both male and female deities.
  3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare.

Select the correct statement/ statements using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d)  None of the statements given above is correct


  1. Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two?

(a) Vihara is a place of worship, while Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks

(b)Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks

(c) Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave, while Vihara is the hall axial to it

(d) There is no material difference between the two



  1. (d)
  2. (a)
  3. (a)
  4. (b)
  5. (b)






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