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University of Hyderabad (UoH) 2011 M.A History Entrance for M .A - Question Paper

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:00Web

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Time: 2 hours Max Marks: 100 HALL TICKET NUMBER:_

Part A - Objective Questions Marks: lx 25* 25

There is negative marking of 0.33 for every wrong answer.

1.The    Harappan culture belongs to

(A)    Copper Age

(B)    Bronze Age

(C)    Iron Age

(D)Chalcolithic    Age

2.    In the Rig Veda, the term grama refers to

(A)    Group of villages

(B)    Village

(C)    Group of kinsfolk

(D)    Small principality

3.The chief form of property in the Rig Veda was

(A)    Gold

(B)    Cattle

(C)    House

(D)    Land

4.The    earliest script of ancient India was

(A)    Brahmi

(B)    Kharosthi

(C)    Aramic

(D)    Dravidian

5.    Which one of the following schools of Buddhism emerged during the 7th century AD?

(A)    Theravada

(B)    Hinayana

(C)    Mahayana

(D)    Vajrayana

6.The    milinda-panho is a dialogue between

(A)    Two Buddhist kings

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(B)    King and monk

(C)    Jain monk and Buddhist monk

(D)    Hindu philosopher and Buddhist monk

7.    Which one of the following is NOT an agrarian tax?

(A)    Bhaga

(B)    Kara

(C)    Sulka

(D)    Halivakara

8.During    the 13th century, the term fuwazir denoted

(A)    surplus revenue remitted to the state

(B)    headman of a paragana

(C)    military rank

(D)    Crown Land

9.Fatwa-i-Jahandari    was written by

(A)    Minhas Siraj

(B)    Amir Khusrau

(C)    Barani

(D)    Hasan Nizami

lO.Alberuni wrote

(A)    Chach-nama

(B)    Siasat-nama

(C)    Tajulmaasir

(D)    Kitab-ul-Hind

11 .Principal governors of the Vijayanagara empire were known as

(A)    Rautas

(B)    Nayakas

(C)    Poligars

(D)    Nayars

12.Chilli    and potato were introduced in India by

(A)    Portuguese

(B)    Dutch

(C)    English

(D)    French

13.Gulbadan    Begum wrote

(A)    Padshah-namah

(B)    Humayun-namah

(C)    Akbar-namah

(D)    Shah-namah

14.The    term pietradura refers to

(A)    Wall painting

(B)    Inlay work

(C)    Italian style sculpture

(D)    Special dome

15.The    so-called 'triangular trade during the 18th century included which of the following countries?

(A)    England, India, Indonesia

(B)    India, England, Spain

(C)    India, China, England

(D)    India, England, France

16.The    legislation which allowed the entry of Christian missionaries into India was

(A)    Pitts India Act of 1784

(B)    Regulating Act of 1773

(C)    Charter Act of 1813

(D)    Permanent Settlement of 1793

17.Woods    Despatch of 1854 pertained to


(B)    Finances

(C)    Education

(D)    Civil Services

18.Satya Shodhak Samaj was founded by

(A)Sri    Narayana Guru

(B)    Gopal Babu Walong

(C)    Jyotirao Phule

(D)    B R Ambedkar

19.Rani    Gaidiliu, a rebel leader against the British was from

(A)    Tripura

(B)    Assam

(C)    Nagaland


20.The    Indian Independence League was formed in 1942 in the city of

(A)    Singapore

(B)    Berlin

(C)    Tokyo

(D)    Hong Kong

21.The    Puma Swaraj resolution was in 1929 at the Congress session held at

(A)    Haripur

(B)    Lahore

(C)    Karachi

(D)    Bombay

22.An    important Utilitarian philosopher among the following was

(A)    Edmund Burke

(B)    Charles Grant

(C)    Jeremy Bentham

(D)    William Jones

23.The    Communist Manifesto' was published in the year


(B)    1848

(C)    1868

(D)    1888

24.Both Japan and Indonesia are made up of a chain of islands called





25.Author of the celebrated book Orientalism* is

(A)    Noam Chomsky

(B)    Bipan Chandra

(C)    Edward Said

(D)    Paul Gilroy

PartB    Marks 3 x 25 - 75

Answer any three questions, choosing one from each section. Each question carries 25 marks. Please use separate answer book for each section.

Section 1

1 .Did environmental factors play a role in the decline of the Indus valley civilization?

2.Discuss    the controversies revolving around the theory of Aryan migration to India.

3.    What are the factors that account for the decline of the Mauryan empire?

4.*Buddhism    was an effective response to Brahmanical hegemony. Critically evaluate.

5.Discuss    the evolution of the mother goddess in ancient Indian history.

Section 2

1 .Muhammad bin Tughlaq was visionary. Comment, on the basis of the various experiments he had embarked upon.

2.How    centralized was the Mughal state?

3.Disintegration    of the Mughal empire owes more to economic crisis than political factors. Elucidate.

4/Akbar was a secular ruler while Aurangzeb was a religious fanantic. Can this statement be justified by reference to historical evidence?

5.Discuss the system of Peshwa administration.

Section 3

1 .What is the so-called Macaulay minute? What impact did it have on the politics of Indians in the nineteenth century?

2.The    Revolt of 1857 was anti-British but not national. Discuss.

3.How    did the Moderates contribute to Indian nationalism?

4.Did    the Indian economy underdevelop due to colonial rule?

5.What    are the factors that led to the demand for Pakistan?



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