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Preface to the Mahabharata - C. Rajagopalachari

  Preface to the Mahabharata - C. Rajagopalachari Q.01. Who seized Draupadi by her hair and dragged her into the court? (a) Vidura (b) Duhshasna (c) Drushtadyumna (d) Duryodhana Ans: (b) Duhshasna Q.02. Great hero from the Mahabharata who lived a life such a way that he is another name for generosity and loyalty today: (a) Bhishma (b) Arjuna (c) Nakula (d) Karna Ans: (d) Karna Q.03. Bhishma’s mother was: (a) Saraswati (b) Ganga (c) Laxmi (d) Satyavati Ans: (b) Ganga Q.04. Free India’s first Indian Governor-General was: (a) Lala Lajpat Rai (b) Motilal Nahru (c) C. Rajagopalachari (d) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Ans: (c) C. Rajagopalachari Q.05. Dhritarashtra’s wife was: (a) Uttara (b) Gandhari (c) Madri (d) Kunti Ans: (b) Gandhari Q.06. Place where the Mahabharata war took place: (a) Hastinapur (b) Kurukshetra (c) Panipat (d) Indraprasth Ans: (b) Kurukshetra Q.07. How many days did the Mahabharata war last? (a) 18 (b) 17 (c) 19 (d) 20 Ans: (a) 18 Q.08. Rishi who cursed Pandu was: (a

The Wonder that was India - A.L. Basham (An Excerpt)

  The Wonder that was India - A.L. Basham (An Excerpt) Q.01. Hindu civilization will, we believe, retain its: (a) Future (b) Continuity (c) Past (d) Glory Ans: (b) Continuity Q.02. Much that was useless in ancient Indian culture has already: (a) Flourished (b) Decayed (c) Perished (d) Sacrificed Ans: (c) Perished Q.03. The whole South-East Asia received most of its culture from: (a) China (b) India (c) Indonesia (d) Ceylon Ans: (b) India Q.04. Colonists from Western India settled in Ceylon in: (a) 5th century B.C. (b) 5th century A.D. (c) 4th century A.D. (d) 4th century B.C. Ans: (a) 5th century B.C. Q.05. Who found their way to Malaya, Sumatra and other parts of South-East Asia: (a) Chinese merchants (b) People of Cambodia (c) Indian merchants (d) Buddhist monks Ans: (c) Indian merchants Q.06. Northward Indian culture influence spread through: (a) China and India (b) Central Asia to China (c) South-East Asia (d) Korea, Japan and Tibet Ans: (b) Central Asia to China Q.07. The he

The Axe - R.K. Narayan

  The Axe - R.K. Narayan Q.01. Who foretold that Velan would live in a big house? (a) Father (b) Villagers (c) An astrologer (d) A friend Ans: (c) An astrologer Q.02. At what age did Velan leave home? (a) Sixteen (b) Seventeen (c) Eighteen (d) Twenty Ans: (c) Eighteen Q.03. In Velan’s opinion, big mansion existed only in: (a) Heaven (b) Hell (c) Swarg Loka (d) Big cities Ans: (c) Swarg Loka Q.04. Which tree was most dear to Velan? (a) Banyan (b) Pipal (c) Margosa (d) Asoka Ans: (c) Margosa Q.05. R.K. Narayan was a novelist, an essayist and a: (a) Short story writer (b) Poet (c) Historian (d) Dramatist Ans: (a) Short story writer Q.06. Name the fictitious town of R.K. Narayan: (a) Wessex (b) Malgudi (c) Hogwarts (d) Xanadu Ans: (b) Malgudi Q.07. Kumar Baugh was called as: (a) Palatial home (b) Old home (c) Lonely mansion (d) Ghost house Ans: (d) Ghost house Q.08. Who says, ‘Don’t cut yet. I am still within hearing.’: (a) Owner of the house (b) Labourer (c) Velan (d) Villager Ans:

National Education - M.K. Gandhi

  National Education - M.K. Gandhi Q.01. Gandhi wanted that all schools of India should teach the technique of cloth production as: (a) It will pay for the education of our students (b) It will teach them an occupation on which they can fall back in after-life (c) It will make them self-reliant (d) All the above Ans: (d) All the above Q.02. Gandhi condemns the textbooks for: (a) Text books do not teach students what is right and what is wrong in the home life (b) Text books do not teach students to have any pride of their surroundings. (c) At the end of education students become estranged from their surroundings. (d) All the above Ans: (d) All the above Q.03. According to Gandhi, our children should be taught to: (a) Despise labour (b) Dignity of labour (c) Look upon manual labour with disfavour (d) Look with contempt to manual labour Ans: (b) Dignity of labour Q.04. Which Universal labour Gandhi wanted to promote? (a) Agriculture (b) Hand spinning (c) Hand weaving (d) All the above

Where the Mind is Without Fear: Rabindranath Tagore

Where the Mind is Without Fear - Rabindranath Tagore Q.01. In the poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’, Tagore prays to God for uplifting: (a) His compatriots (b) Citizens of the world (c) The readers of the poem (d) Freedom fighters of his time Ans: (a) His compatriots Q.02. The poem ‘Where the mind is Without Fear’ is written by: (a) Rabindranath Tagore (b) Sarojini Naidu (c) William Wordsworth (d) Toru Dutt Ans: (a) Rabindranath Tagore Q.03. Rabindranath Tagore is a well-known poet from: (a) Odisha (b) West Bengal (c) Bihar (d) Kerala Ans: (b) West Bengal Q.04. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year: (a) 1931 (b) 1921 (c) 1913 (d) 1945 Ans: (c) 1913 Q.05. Which of the following is an incredibly famous work by Tagore: (a) Shradhanjali (b) Gitanjali (c) Geetmala (d) Savitri Ans: (b) Gitanjali Q.06. What is meant by the sub-clause ‘Where the Mind is w