Indian History GK Questions

1. \”Dev Samaj\” was founded by ______________
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Dadabhai Naroji
(C) James A Hickey
(D) J C Maisham
Ans. C
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2. Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called ‘Golden Threshold’?
(A) Aruna Asaf Ali
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Ans. C
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3. Nivi, Paridhan and Adhivasa were the ______________
(A) different tpes of garments of the Aryans
(B) government officials of the Aran kings
(C) tribal people of ancient India
(D) musical instruments of ancient Indians
Ans. A
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4. In Gupta period, the king’s share of the produce was known as ______________
(A) Bhaga
(B) Bhoga
(C) Kara
(D) Hiranya
Ans. A
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5. The Battle of Khanwa in 1527 was fought between _________________
(A) Barbar and Rana Sanga
(B) Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga
(C) Humayun and Sher Shah
(D) Humayun and Nusrat Shah
Ans. A
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6. Which of the following was not one of the taxes which the British Government imposed on India or increased from time to time in-order to augment its resources?
(A) Income Tax
(B) Profession tax
(C) Licence tax and salt duty
(D) Land and famine cess
Ans. B
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7. Who of the following built the temple of the sun God at Konark?
(A) Anantavarma
(B) Narasimha I
(C) Kapilendra
(D) Purushottama
Ans. B
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8. Who among the following, was the President of the Ali-India States People’s Conference in 1939?
(A) Jaya Prakash Narayan
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sheikh Abdullah
(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Ans. B
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9. The Vijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was ________________
(A) Bukka I
(B) Devaraya I
(C) Krishnadevaraya
(D) Ramaraya
Ans. B
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10. At the time of India’s Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was __________
(A) a member of Congress Working Committee
(B) not a member of the Congress
(C) the President of the COngress
(D) the General Secretary of the Congress
Ans. B
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11. Which one of the following cities did not ever become the capital of the Guptas?
(A) Prayaga
(B) Aodhya
(C) Ujjaini
(D) Varanasi
Ans. D
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12. Who was the founder of the Indian Association?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) AO hume
(D) Surendranath Banerjee
Ans. D
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13. The Arab traveler to India whose work is called the \”Mirror of the eleventh century India\” was ______________
(A) Al Mashar
(B) Al Beruni
(C) Al Hajjaj
(D) Al Mansur
Ans. B
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14. The Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India was ______________
(A) Malik Kafur
(B) Khusrau Khan
(C) Amir Khusrau
(D) Qutbuddin Mubarak
Ans. C
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15. The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned ancient Sanskrit text denoted ______________
(A) a fine variety of Indian Muslim
(B) ivory
(C) damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
(D) pepper
Ans. D
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16. Why did Dutch East India Company fail to maintain its influence in India?
(A) Portuguese did not allow them to trade in India
(B) There was a growing interference of Dutch Government in the company’s internal affairs
(C) Dutch indulged in forcible religious conversion of the people and thus were expelled by local kings
(D) The English forcces made them to leave India
Ans. D
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17. The Hindu shahi ruler who burnt himself on a funeral pyre after being defeated by Mahmud Ghazni was _______________
(A) Jayapala
(B) Anandapala
(C) Trilochanapala
(D) Bhima
Ans. A
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18. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Gautama Buddha
(C) Milinda
(D) Prasenjit
Ans. C
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19. Diarchy’ was first introduced in India under ______________
(A) Morley- Minto Reforms
(B) Montford Reforms
(C) Simon Commission Plan
(D) Government of India Act, 1935
Ans. A
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20. Who stabbed Guru Gobind Singh death?
(A) Mahesh Das
(B) Gul Khan
(C) Mir Jafar
(D) Zulfikar Khan
Ans. B
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