Here’s a set of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) based on previous years’ Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for Social Science along with answers and explanations:

CTET Social Science MCQ Test

  1. Which of the following civilizations is known for its well-planned cities, advanced drainage system, and grid layout?
    a) Mesopotamian civilization
    b) Harappan civilization
    c) Egyptian civilization
    d) Chinese civilization
  2. Who was the first Indian ruler to issue gold coins?
    a) Chandragupta Maurya
    b) Ashoka
    c) Kanishka
    d) Harshavardhana
  3. The term “Dvija” in ancient Indian society referred to:
    a) Untouchables
    b) Farmers
    c) Twice-born castes
    d) Merchants
  4. The Bhakti movement in medieval India was primarily associated with:
    a) Hinduism
    b) Islam
    c) Sikhism
    d) Buddhism
  5. The “Doctrine of Lapse” was introduced by which British Governor-General in India?
    a) Lord Cornwallis
    b) Lord Dalhousie
    c) Lord Wellesley
    d) Lord Hastings

Answer Key:

  1. b) Harappan civilization
    Explanation: The Harappan civilization, also known as the Indus Valley civilization, is known for its well-planned cities like Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.
  2. c) Kanishka
    Explanation: Kanishka, a Kushan emperor, was the first Indian ruler to issue gold coins known as the Kushan Gold Coins.
  3. c) Twice-born castes
    Explanation: In ancient Indian society, “Dvija” referred to the twice-born castes, namely Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas.
  4. a) Hinduism
    Explanation: The Bhakti movement emphasized devotion to a personal god and was prominent in Hinduism.
  5. b) Lord Dalhousie
    Explanation: Lord Dalhousie introduced the Doctrine of Lapse, a policy that allowed the British East India Company to annex states where the ruler had died without a natural heir.

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