Indian History GK Questions

1. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who among the following proposed that Swaraj should be denied as complete independence free from all foreign control?
(A) Mazharul Haque
(B) Maulana Hasrat Mohani
(C) Hakim Ajmal Khan
(D) Abul Kalam Azad
Ans. B
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2. Under whose leadership was the ‘Quit India’ movement carried on ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) JL Nehru
(C) Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) No one
Ans. D
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3. Which one of the following Edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?
(A) Kalsi
(B) Rummindei
(C) Special Kalinga Edict
(D) Maski
Ans. D
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4. English East India Company’s first \”Presidency\” in India was ______________
(A) Madras
(B) Masulipatnam
(C) Surat
(D) Hoogly
Ans. C
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5. Which of the following was not built by Alauddin Khilji?
(A) City of Siri
(B) Tomb of Jalauddin
(C) Hauz-i-Alai
(D) Jamaat Khana Masjid
Ans. B
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6. Who of the following was not a member of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution?
(A) N Gopalswami Aiyyanagar
(B) Alladi Krishnaswami Aiyyar
(C) KM Munshi
(D) SN Mukherjee
Ans. C
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7. Who among the following was the first Governor-General of Bengal?
(A) Robert Clive
(B) William Bentinck
(C) Marquess Wellesley
(D) Warren Hastings
Ans. D
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8. The decimal numeral system, including the concept of zero was invented in India during which one ofthe following dynasty?
(A) Saka
(B) Gupta
(C) Pala
(D) Chola
Ans. B
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9. Who among the following appointed Ibn Batuta as the Chief Quazi of Delhi?
(A) Ghiyas-ud-din Balban
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
(D) Muhammad bin TUghlaq
Ans. D
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10. During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb
Ans. B
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11. A persian historian of the Sultanate period who accompanied Aluddin Khiliji on his expedition to Chittor was ______________
(A) Amir Khusrau
(B) Ziauddin Barani
(C) Minhas-us-Siraj
(D) Shams-i-Siraj Afif
Ans. A
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12. Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. There were __________
(A) Babar and Humayun
(B) Humayun and Jahangir
(C) Babar and Jahangir
(D) Jahangir and Shahjahan
Ans. C
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13. Who was the founder of Ali Indian Harijan Sangha in 1932?
(A) MK Gandhi
(B) BR Ambedkar
(C) Jagjivan Ram
(D) Vinoba Bhave
Ans. A
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14. In which on of the following cities, was the East India Association founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866?
(A) Paris
(B) London
(C) New York
(D) Tokyo
Ans. B
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15. The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in ________________
(A) Nizamuddin’s Tabaqat-I-Akbari
(B) Arif Quandahari’s Tarikh-I-Alfi
(C) Abul Fazl’s Akbarnama
(D) Badauni’s Muntakahab-ut-Tawarikh
Ans. C
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16. Which of the following sultans had greatest number of slaves in his court?
(A) Balban
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
(D) Firoz Tughlaq
Ans. C
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17. Which one of the following Commissions/Committees was appointed by the British Government to investigate into the massacre in Jalianwalla Bagh?
(A) Welby Commission
(B) Hunter Committe
(C) Simon Commission
(D) Butler Committee
Ans. B
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18. The South Indian ruler who introduced sericulture as an agro-industry in his kingdom was ______________
(A) Hyder Ali
(B) Krishnadevaraya
(C) Rajaraja II
(D) Tipu Sultan
Ans. D
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19. Which Rock Edict of Ashoka provides a description of the horrors of Kalinga War?
(A) 13h Rock Edict
(B) Kalinga Edict at Dhauli
(C) The Edict at Jaugada
(D) 10th Rock Edict
Ans. A
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20. Which of the following was not a port town in Harappan Civilization?
(A) Surkotra
(B) Rangpur
(C) Rojdi
(D) Allahdino
Ans. C
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