Bihar History- Sample Questions- BPSC Test Series

Q1. Bihari language belong to

  1. Indo-Aryan,
  2. Dravidian,
  3. Sino-Tibetan,
  4. Negroid

Q2. Bihari literature shaped by

  1. Raja Radhika Raman Sinha, 
  2. Acharya Ramlochan Saran, 
  3. Acharya Shivpujan Sahay
  4. All of the above

Q3. Nalanda- The world’s first seat of higher learning, a Monastic University which flourished from the _________-is in Bihar.

  1. 4th to the 11th century
  2. 5th to the 10th century
  3. 5th to the 11th century
  4. 4th to the 10th century

Q4. Sidhharth Chaoudhary has been shortlisted for ________ Man Asia Literary prize for his book Day Scholar.

  1. 2006
  2. 2007
  3. 2008
  4. 2009

Q5. Late Brajakishore Basu, Naba Kumar Roy and Madhusudhan Sarkar established the Bhagalpur Brahmo Samaj on the ________

  1. 22 February 1860
  2. 22 February 1864
  3. 22 February 1868
  4. 22 February 1872

Q6. Which Sultanate ruler was known for his world class market control and agrarian policies and was considered as one of the great wonders of the world by the contemporary historians?

  1. Iltutmish
  2. Sher Shah Suri
  3. Alauddin Khalji
  4. Feroz Tughlaq

Q7. The ‘Patna Board of Education’ was established in _____ through the initiative of Purnendu Sinha

  1. 1900
  2. 1904
  3. 1907
  4. 1910

Q8. The motive behind the numerous raids and plunder in India by Mahmud of Ghazni was:

  1. To replenish the exhausted treasury of his kingdom.
  2. To support his fight against his opponents in Central Asia.
  3. To annex more Indian territories and expand his empire.
  4. To finance his war against the Europeans.

Q9. The Tirhut Education Society founded in _____established many primary schools and night schools in North Bihar.

  1. May 1900
  2. May 1904
  3. May 1908
  4. May 1910

Q10. Who among the following is/are associated with Buddhist Councils?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Ajatasatru
  3. Bimbisara
  4. Mahapadma Nanda

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 3 and 4 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q11. The ‘Bihari Students Conferences’ was opened in ____ in Patna College Hall.

  1. 1902
  2. 1904
  3. 1906
  4. 1908

Q12. Setthis’ and ‘Jetthaka’ were the people in the ancient times who were:

  1. Involved in the minting of gold coins issued by the kings.
  2. Huge land owners in the countryside.
  3. They were incharge of the royal treasury and maintained an account of it.
  4. They headed the trade unions or guilds and acted as bankers and financers.

Q13. The Kanya Kubja Sabha, was established in ____ in order to improe the existing position of the Kanyakubja Brahmans, and introduces social reforms among them

  1. 1890
  2. 1900
  3. 1905
  4. 1910

Q14. Which of the following works is not associated with Astronomy?

  1. Panca Siddhantika
  2. Brahmasphuta Siddhanta
  3. Siddhanta Siromani
  4. All are associated with Astronomy

Q15. The Bhumihar Brahman Mahasabha was established in _______

  1. 1875
  2. 1885
  3. 1895
  4. 1899

Q16. In ancient sanskrit poetry, the basic ingredient was use of one or more ‘rasas’ to arouse the aesthetic sense of the reader. Which of the following are the ‘rasas’ used in sanskrit poetry?

  1. Love
  2. Loathing
  3. Mirth
  4. Surprise

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q17. The third Kayastha Conference was held at Bankipore, Patna on _____

  1. November 6, 1880
  2. November 6, 1883
  3. November 6, 1885
  4. November 6, 1889

Q18. ‘Mahabhasya’ the most outstanding work in the field of grammar written by?

  1. Patanjali
  2. Panini
  3. Sarvavarman
  4. Asvaghosha

Q19. Arya Samaj centre to be established in Bihar was at Bara Bazar Monghyr on _____

  1. 13 April 1890
  2. 13 April 1892
  3. 13 April 1895
  4. 13 April 1897

Q20. Consider the following pairs:

School of Art  : Stone Used

  1. Gandhara : Blue-grey Mica schist / Grey Sandstone
  2. Mathura : White Marble
  3. Amaravati : Spotted Red Sandstone

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 only
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