Indian History GK Questions

1. Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with __________
(A) eight hands
(B) six hands
(C) four hands
(D) two hands
Ans. C
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2. What does Baudhan theorem (Baudha-yan Sulva Sutra) relate to?
(A) Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
(B) Calculation of the value of pi
(C) Logarithmic calculations
(D) Normal disribution curve
Ans. A
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3. Who among the following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?
(A) Jahandar Shah
(B) Farrukhsiyar
(C) Muhammad Shah
(D) Shah Alam II
Ans. D
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4. Due to the leadership and success in which one of the following did Vallabhhai Patel get the title of ‘Sardar’?
(A) Kheda Satyagraha
(B) Non-Cooperation Movement
(C) Bardoli Satyagraha
(D) Civil Disobedience Movement
Ans. C
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5. \”Lectures from Colombo to Almora\” is based on the experiences of which one of the following?
(A) Veer Savarkar
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Ramkrishna Pararmhansa
(D) Swami Vivekanand
Ans. D
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6. Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organise the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj?
(A) China
(B) Germany
(C) Italy
(D) Japan
Ans. D
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7. Through which one of the following, the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire?
(A) Dannayaka
(B) Sumanta
(C) Nayaka
(D) Mahanayakacharya
Ans. D
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8. A London branch of the Ali India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of _____________
(A) Aga Khan
(B) Ameer Ali
(C) Liaquat Ali Khan
(D) MA Jinnah
Ans. B
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9. In which of the following years was the All-India Trade Union Congress formed in Bombay?
(A) 1918
(B) 1919
(C) 1920
(D) 1921
Ans. C
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10. Who among the following was not a party to the coalition that fought against the English in the Battle of Buxar?
(A) Mir Kasim
(B) Mir Jafar
(C) Shuja-ud-Daula
(D) Shah Alam II
Ans. B
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11. What was Komagata Maru?
(A) A political party based in Taiwan
(B) Peasant communist leader of China
(C) A naval ship of voyage to Canada
(D) A Chinese village where Mao Tre Lung began his long march
Ans. C
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12. To evolve a peaceful settlement of the conflict between India and China, which of the following non-aligned Afro-Asian nations participated in a conference held in December 1962?
(A) Burma (now Myanmar), Combodia, Indonesia and UAR
(B) Burma, Sri Lanka, Combodia and Indonesia
(C) Burma, Indonesia, Ghana and Sri Lanka
(D) All of the above
Ans. D
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13. In the Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisatva Avalokitesvar was also known as ______________
(A) Vajrapani
(B) Manjusri
(C) Padmapani
(D) Maitreya
Ans. C
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14. The Mahzar or an attested statement signed by the seven leading Ulemas was issued by _______________
(A) Akbar
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Humayun
(D) Shahjahan
Ans. A
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15. Which one of the following is the first company managed major port in India?
(A) Cochin
(B) Ennore
(C) Tuticorin
(D) Visakhapatnam
Ans. C
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16. The title of ‘Viceroy’ was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in _____________
(A) 1848 AD
(B) 1856 AD
(C) 1858 AD
(D) 1862 AD
Ans. C
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17. Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over ______________
(A) Indo-Greeks
(B) Sakas
(C) Parthinas
(D) Kushanas
Ans. B
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18. Who among the following was not associated with the Lahore conspiracy case?
(A) Bhagat Singh
(B) Surya Sen
(C) Rajguru
(D) Sukhdev
Ans. B
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19. Kumarasambhava, an epic poem, was composed by ______________
(A) Banabhatta
(B) Chand Bardai
(C) Harisen
(D) Kalidasa
Ans. D
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20. The founder of Madras was ______________
(A) Robert Clive
(B) Francis Day
(C) Gabriel Boughton
(D) Streysham Master
Ans. B
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