Indian History GK Questions

1. The educated middle class in India ______________
(A) opposed the Revolt of 1857
(B) supported the Revolt of 1857
(C) remained neutral to the Revolt of 1857
(D) fought against native rulers
Ans. C
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2. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory at Surat?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb
Ans. B
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3. The Royal writs of land grants during the post Gupta period were known as _______________
(A) Sasanapatra
(B) Jayapatra
(C) Ajnapatra
(D) Prasadapatra
Ans. A
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4. Which one of the following was a journal brought out by Abul Kalam Azad?
(A) Al-Hilal
(B) Comrade
(C) Zamindar
(D) The Indian Sociologist
Ans. A
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5. Milindapanho is in the form of a dialogue between the king Menander and the Buddhist monk .
(A) Nagasena
(B) Nagajuna
(C) Nagabhatta
(D) Kumarilabhatta
Ans. A
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6. Muhammad Ghori invaded India on account of his __________
(A) vaulting ambition for expansion of his empire
(B) love of conquest and power
(C) love of conquest and power
(D) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
Ans. D
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7. The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in ______________
(A) Palamoli
(B) Aruvanad
(C) Pattinappalai
(D) Padirrupattu
Ans. C
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8. To which professions earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India mainly belonged?
(A) Lawyers
(B) Teachers
(C) Journalists
(D) All of the above
Ans. D
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9. The Silver coins issued b the Guptas were called ______________
(A) rupaka
(B) karshapana
(C) dinara
(D) dinara
Ans. A
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10. Who succeeded Robert Clive to lead the East India Company?
(A) Lord Bentinck
(B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Hastings
(D) Lord Wellesley
Ans. C
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11. Which one among the following principles was not propagated in the Theosophical Society?
(A) Belief at Karma and Rebirth
(B) Belief in Universal Brotherhood and Humanity
(C) Belief in Vedantic Philosophy
(D) Belief in the Eradication of untouchability
Ans. D
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12. Where did the English open their first factory in the South in 1611?
(A) Madras
(B) Masulipatnam
(C) Armagoan
(D) Vishakhapatnam
Ans. B
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13. The Vijayanagara ruler, Kirshnadev Raya’s work Amuktamalyada, was in ______________
(A) Telugu
(B) Sanskrit
(C) Tamil
(D) Kannada
Ans. A
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14. Dhrupad Dharmar style of singing was started by ______________
(A) Amir Khusro
(B) Nur Jahan
(C) Mumtaz Mahal
(D) Mariam Makani
Ans. A
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15. In 1717, which Mughal Emperor gave the English East India Company a fireman granting trade privileges in India?
(A) Shah Alam II
(B) Bahadur Shah
(C) Jahandar Shah
(D) Farrukhsiyar
Ans. D
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16. Under whose presidency was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress held in the year 1929 wherein a resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British?
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(B) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Motilal Nehru
Ans. C
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17. Traces of rice cultivation have been found at which of the following Harrapan sites?
(A) Lothal and Rangpur
(B) Kalibangan and Ropar
(C) Alamgirpur and Harappa
(D) All Harappan sies
Ans. A
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18. The Hunter Commission was appointed after the ______________
(A) Black-hole incident
(B) Jallianwala Bagh massacre
(C) Uprising of 1857
(D) Partition of Bengal
Ans. B
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19. The first among the Indian Princess to ban untouchability in his state and lead the anti Brahmin Movement was ______________
(A) Raja Mahendra Pratap
(B) Chhatrapati SHahu
(C) Fateh Singh Gaekwad
(D) Malhar Rao Holkar
Ans. B
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20. In which one of the following are Samudragupta’s achievements mentioned?
(A) Allahabad Pilr Inscription
(B) Junagadh Rock Inscription
(C) Mehrauli Iron Pillar Inscription
(D) Hathigumpha Edict
Ans. A
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