Indian History GK Questions

1. The Sikh Khalsa was founded by ______________
(A) Gur Teg Bahadur
(B) Guru Nanak
(C) Guru Gobind Singh
(D) Guru Hargobind
Ans. C
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2. Who was the Viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was passed?
(A) Lord Irwin
(B) Lord Reading
(C) Lord Chelmsford
(D) Lord Wavell
Ans. C
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3. The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of ______________
(A) Chandragupta Vikramadita
(B) Kanishka I
(C) Rudradaman
(D) Samudragupta
Ans. C
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4. The only major industry in the hands of the Indian capitalists during the late nineteenth century was ______________
(A) jute
(B) mining
(C) iron and steel
(D) cotton textile
Ans. D
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5. The treaty of Srirangapatna was signed between Tipu Sultan and ________________
(A) Robert Clive
(B) Cornwallis
(C) Dalhousie
(D) Warren Hastings
Ans. B
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6. The name Dharmasoka was found in the ______________
(A) Maski Edict
(B) Junagarh Inscription
(C) Sarnath Inscription
(D) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
Ans. C
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7. Who was Francisco De Almeida?
(A) Dutch Viceroy in India
(B) Portuguese Viceroy in India
(C) French Viceroy in India
(D) English Viceroy in India
Ans. B
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8. In Buddhism, what does Patiomokkha stand for?
(A) A description of Mahayana Buddhism
(B) A description of Hinaana Buddhism
(C) The rules of the Sangha
(D) The questions of king Manander
Ans. C
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9. Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore did not define India as a ‘nation’ because they were ______________
(A) appreciative of cultural divisiveness
(B) opposed to the idea of homogeneity
(C) supportive of ‘oneness’
(D) critical of hegemonic culture
Ans. B
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10. The battle of Dharmat was fought between _____________
(A) Muhammad Ghori and Jai Chand
(B) Babar and the Afghans
(C) Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh
(D) Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas
Ans. C
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11. Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?
(A) Lothal
(B) Mohenjodaro
(C) Harappa
(D) Dholavira
Ans. D
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12. Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(C) NM Joshi
(D) JB Kripalani
Ans. A
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13. Who among the following leaders dominated the Lucknow Pact in December, 1916?
(A) Jawahar lal Nehru
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Motilal Nehru
(D) Madan Mohan Malaviya
Ans. B
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14. In early medieval India, what did the term Jital refer to?
(A) Weight
(B) Diet
(C) Coin
(D) Game
Ans. C
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15. Who among the following was the founder of the Muslim League?
(A) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(B) Shaukat Ali
(C) Nawab Salimullah
(D) Aga Khan
Ans. C
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16. Which one of the following slogans is attributes of Subhash Chandra Bose?
(A) Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
(B) Vande Mataram
(C) Jai Hind
(D) Inqilab Zindabad
Ans. C
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17. Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India?
(A) Parishad
(B) Chauturvedimangalam
(C) Ashtadikagaja
(D) Manigrama
Ans. D
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18. The medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of agriculture was _____________
(A) Aluddin Khilji
(B) Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
(C) Sher SHah
(D) Akbar
Ans. B
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19. Krishnadeva Raya’s Amuktamalyada is a work on _____________
(A) his political ideas
(B) public administration
(C) administration of justice and foreign affairs
(D) All of the above
Ans. D
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20. Which one of the following inscriptions mentions Pulakesin II’s military success against Harshavardhana?
(A) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(B) Aihole Inscription
(C) Damodarpur Copperplate Inscription
(D) Bilsad Inscription
Ans. B
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