Indian History GK Questions

1. Who among the following started the newspaper Shome Prakash?
(A) Dayanand Saraswati
(B) Ishwar CHandra Vidyasagar
(C) Raja Rammohan Roy
(D) Surendranath Banerjee
Ans. B
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2. Who was the Mughal Emperor when the Battle of Plassey was fought between the Nawab of Bengal and the English East India Company?
(A) Ahmad Shah
(B) Aziz-ud-din Alamgir II
(C) Muhammad Shah
(D) Shah Alam II
Ans. B
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3. Who among the following had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of America?
(A) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(B) Madame Blavatsky
(C) Madame Cama
(D) Lala Hardayal
Ans. B
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4. Which one of the following monuments a dome which is said to the one of the largest in the world?
(A) Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram
(B) Jama Masjid, Delhi
(C) Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, Delhi
(D) Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur
Ans. C
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5. The Later Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II was actually known as __________
(A) Shahjahan
(B) Kambakhsh
(C) Ali Gauhar
(D) Alamgir
Ans. C
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6. Which one of the following Ashrams was not set up by Gandhi?
(A) Phoenix Ashram
(B) Tolstoy Farm
(C) Sevagram
(D) Gandhi Ashram
Ans. D
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7. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
(A) Saumilla
(B) Sudraka
(C) Shaunaka
(D) Susrutha
Ans. D
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8. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?
(A) Pallava Dynasty
(B) Chola Dynasty
(C) Maurya Dynasty
(D) Gupta Dynasty
Ans. C
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9. Who among the following was not a member of the Cabinet Mission?
(A) Sir Stafford Cripps
(B) AV Alexander
(C) Radcliffe
(D) Pethwick Lawrence
Ans. B
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10. Who was the first foreign minister of India?
(A) VK Krishna Menon
(B) Sardar Baldev Singh
(C) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai
(D) Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
Ans. D
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11. Among the following which Mughal Emperor introduced the policy of Sulh-i-kul?
(A) Babar
(B) Humayun
(C) Akbar
(D) Shahjaha
Ans. C
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12. Nastaliq was _________________
(A) a persian script used in medieval India
(B) a raga composed by Tansen
(C) a cess levied by the Mughal rulers
(D) a manual of Code of Conduct for the Ulemas
Ans. A
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13. Who built the Ibadatkhana at Fatehpur Sikri?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb
Ans. A
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14. A popular Hindi film based on the famous Sanskrit play Mrcchakatika was titled _____________
(A) Meghadoot
(B) Amrapali
(C) Utsav
(D) Shakuntala
Ans. C
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15. Who among the following is credited with the invention of Algebra?
(A) Aryabhatta
(B) Bhaskara
(C) Apastamba
(D) Medhatithi
Ans. A
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16. India’s Defence Minister, who was made to resign after the Chinese aggression, was ______________
(A) VK Krishna Menon
(B) YB Chavan
(C) Sardar Swarn Singh
(D) Govind Vallabh Pant
Ans. A
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17. The first definite step to provide Parliamentary control over East India Company was taken by
(A) the Regulating Act
(B) the Pitts India Act
(C) the Charter Act of 1793
(D) the Charter Act of 1813
Ans. A
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18. In which one of the following provinces was a Congress ministry not formed under the Act of 1935?
(A) Bihar
(B) Madras
(C) Odisa
(D) Punjab
Ans. D
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19. Who organized Abhinava Bharat, a Secret Society of Revolutionaries?
(A) Khudiram Bose
(B) Prafulla Chaki
(C) GD Sarvarkar
(D) Pulin Bihari Das
Ans. C
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20. The Mongols under Chengiz Khan invaded India during the reign of __________
(A) Balban
(B) Feroz Tughlaq
(C) Iltutmish
(D) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
Ans. C
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