Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 1

Directions (1-20) : In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the right answer.

1. The city of Dhillika (Delhi) was founded by

(1) Chauhans
(2) Tomars
(3) Pawars
(4) Pratiharas

2. Who wrote “Ain-i-Akbari” the great historical work?

(1) Abul Fazl
(2) Amir Khusrau
(3) Firoz Shah
(4) Abdul Rashid

3. Which country offered its good office to resolve Indo-Pak con-flict peacefully, in the year 1966?

(1) U.S.A
(2) Britain
(3) U.S.S.R
(4) Japan

4. The guerilla warfare was pioneered by

(1) Aurangzeb
(2) Akbar
(3) Shivaji
(4) Balaji Rao

5. “Quwwat-ul-Islam” Mosque was built by

(1) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
(2) Alauddin Khilji
(3) Iltutmish
(4) Mohammad Adilshah

Answers 1 to 5

1. (2) 2. (1) 3. (3) 4. (3) 5. (1)


6. Krishnadevaraya maintained friendly relations with the

(1) French
(2) British
(3) Portuguese
(4) Dutch

7. After Independence, Hyderabad, the State of Nizam, was taken over by the Indian Government through

(1) Police action
(2) Military action
(3) Persuasion
(4) Negotiations

8. The Pallavas ruled from

(1) Kanchipuram
(2) Madurai
(3) Tanjore
(4) Tinichendur

9. a. Dandi March b. Tragedy of Jallianwallah c. Quit India Movement and d. Swadeshi Movement are arranged in the chronological order then they come as

(1) b, a, c, d
(2) d, c, a, b
(3) d, b, a, c
(4) c, d, a, b

10. Where is Gol Gumbaz, the largest dome in the world, situated?

(1) Damascus
(2) Istanbul
(3) Cairo
(4) Bijapur

Answers 6 to 10

6. (3) 7. (2) 8. (1) 9. (3) 10. (4)


11. The Indian National Congress was formed during the Governor Generalship of

(1) Lord Ripon
(2) Lord William Bentick
(3) Lord Dufferin
(4) Lord Curzon

12. To take care of the conquered lands, Mohmmad Ghori left behind his trusted General

(1) Nasiruddin
(2) Iltutmish
(3) Qutbuddin Aibak
(4) Malik Kafur

13. Chand Bibi the famous Muslim ruler belonged to which kingdom?

(1.) Bijapur
(2) Golconda
(3) Ahmednagar
(4) Berar

14. The famous Kailasa temple cut out of the solid rock at Ellora was built under the patronage of the

(1) Cholas
(2) Kadambas
(3) Pallavas
(4) Rashtrakutas

15. `Prithvirajraso’ was written by

(1) Bhavabhuti
(2) Jaideva
(3) Chand Bardai
(4) Banabhatta

Answers 11 to 15

11. (3) 12. (3) 13. (3) 14. (4) 15. (3)


16. Federal form of government was introduced under the

(1) Government of India Act, 1919
(2) Government of India Act, 1935
(3) Indian Councils Act, 1909
(4) Government of India Act, 1858

17. Capt. Saunders, the English Police Officer was shot dead by

(1) Batukeshwar Dutt
(2) Ram Prasad
(3) Chandra Shekar Azad
(4) Bhagat Singh

18. The second Battle of Panipat was fought between

(1) Akbar and Hemu
(2) Rajputs and Mughals
(3) Babur and Ibrahim Lodi
(4) Sikander and Adilshah

19. Identify the UNESCO approved World Heritage Site from the following

(1) Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
(2) Writers’ Building, Calcutta
(3) Purana Qila, Delhi
(4) Kaziranga National Park

20. The Sufi Saint Who maintained that devotional music was one way “Of moving closer to God was

(1) Moinuddin Chisti
(2) Baba farid
(3) Saiyid Muhammed
(4) Shah Alam Bukhari

Answers 16 to 20

16. (2) 17. (4) 18. (1) 19. (4) 20. (2)


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