Indian History GK Questions

1. Who gave the ‘Inquilab Zindabad’s slogan?
(A) Iqbal
(B) MK Gandhi
(C) Bhagat Singh
(D) Subhash Chandra Bose
Ans. A
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2. The Vijayanagar coins which were circulation and were the most widely recognised currency all over the world were known as _____________
(A) Varaha or pagoda
(B) Panam
(C) Huna
(D) Dinar
Ans. A
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3. Who of the following was associated with the August offer?
(A) Lord Wavell
(B) Lord Irwin
(C) Lord Linlithgow
(D) Lord Mountbatten
Ans. C
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4. Aruna Asaf Ali was associated with which one of the following?
(A) Bardoli Satyagraha
(B) Quit India Movement
(C) Civil Disobedience Movement
(D) Khilafat Movement
Ans. B
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5. There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving examples of Gupta paintings?
(A) Bagh caves
(B) Ellora caves
(C) Lomas Rishi cave
(D) Nasik caves
Ans. A
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6. The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river ______________
(A) Saraswati
(B) Indus
(C) Beas
(D) Ravi
Ans. D
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7. A Forgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell is about which one of the following Empires?
(A) Kushan Empire
(B) Mauryan Empire
(C) Vijayanagar Empire
(D) Mughal Empire
Ans. C
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8. The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I. To which dynasty did he belong?
(A) Somavamsi dynasty
(B) Bhoi dynasty
(C) Imperial Ganga dynasty
(D) Suryavansi Gajapti dynasty
Ans. C
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9. The most important item of import in the Harappan civilisation were ______________
(A) metals and precious stones
(B) food grains
(C) textiles
(D) pottery
Ans. A
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10. The first metal most widely used by the Indus Valley people was ______________
(A) Copper
(B) Bronze
(C) Gold and Silver
(D) Tin
Ans. A
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11. The introduction of local self-government in the modern period of India is associated with the administration of __________
(A) Lord Ripon
(B) Lord Irwin
(C) Lord Dufferin
(D) Lord Canning
Ans. A
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12. The Rigvedic God Varuna was ______________
(A) harbinger of peace
(B) destroyer of foes
(C) guardian of the cosmic order
(D) God of prosperit
Ans. C
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13. Who wrote the book-‘The Story of the Integration of the Indian States?
(A) BN Rao
(B) C Rajagopalachari
(C) Krishna Menon
(D) VP Menon
Ans. D
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14. Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harapan Culture?
(A) Cow
(B) Elephant
(C) Rhinoceros
(D) Tiger
Ans. A
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15. During the British rule of only British king to visit India and hold his magnificent Durbar, was ______________
(A) Edward VII
(B) George V
(C) James II
(D) Edwarde VI
Ans. B
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16. Which one of the following kings took the unique title Samrat?
(A) Vidhashakti Vakataka
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Pravarasena I Vakataka
(D) Harshavardhana
Ans. C
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17. Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which of the following rulers?
(A) Akbar
(B) Humayun
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Sher Shah Suri
Ans. A
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18. The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by ______________
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) C.R Dutt
(D) M.K. Gandhi
Ans. B
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19. The doctrines of \”non-violence\” and \”civil disobedience\” associated with Mahatma Gandhi were influenced by the works of _____________
(A) Churchill-Irwin-Tolstoy
(B) Ruskin-Tolstoy-Thoreau
(C) Thoreau-Humen-Shaw
(D) Cripps-Tolstoy-Howes
Ans. B
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20. Through whose initiative was the Dhaka Anushilan Samiti formed in October 1906?
(A) Barindra Kumar Ghosh
(B) Memchandra Qanung
(C) Pulin Behari Das
(D) Aurobindo Ghosh
Ans. C
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