Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 2

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

1. Vaishakha Poornima has a great significance because it was on this day

(1) Buddha was born
(2) Buddha got enlightened
(3) Buddha died
(4) All of the above

2. The language from which the term ‘India’ is derived is

(1) English
(2) Greek
(3) Persian
(4) Arabic

3 . Who is associated with the term `Loknayak’ in India?

(1) Lala Lajpat Rai
(2) Bal GangadharTilak
(3) Jay Prakash Narayan
(4) Madan Mohan Malviya

4. In which city did the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre take place?

(1) Jallandhar
(2) Patiala
(3) Bhatinda
(4) Amritsar

5. The Gupta Saka was founded by

(1) Chandra Gupta, the First
(2) Chandra Gupta, the Second
(3) Samudra Gupta
(4) Kumara Gupta

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. The Muslim League adopted the resolution for a separate nation in the year

(1) 1907
(2) 1922
(3) 1931
(4) 1940

7. The Sikh Guru Who wrote “Zafar Namah” in Persian was

(1) Guru Har Rai
(2) Guru Har Krishan
(3) Guru Gobind Singh
(4) Guru Tegbahadur

8. On Which river the Bhakra Nangal Project is built?

(1) Beas
(2) Sutlej
(3) Jhelum
(4) Ravi

9. The Kailashnath temple at Ellora was constructed by the

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

10. Which of the following was built by Akbar to commemorate his conquest of Khandesh in Gujarat?

(1) Bada Imambara
(2) Buland Darwaza
(3) Jama Masjid
(4) Siddi Bashir

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. The greatest Kushan leader who got converted to Buddhism was

(1) Kujala
(2) Vima
(3) Kanishka
(4) Kadphises

12. The Gupta king who assumed the title of “Vikramaditya” was

(1) Skandagupta
(2) Samudragupta
(3) Chandragupta-II
(4) Kumargupta

13. The “doctrine of lapse” was introduced by

(1) Hastings
(2) Canning
(3) William Bentinck
(4) Dalhousie

14. Which ruler murdered his father, Bimbisara to ascend the throne?

(1) Ashoka
(2) Ajatasatru
(3) Kanishka
(4) ‘Simukha

15. The man behind the first railway line in India was

(1) William Dudley
(2) Roger Smith
(3) George Clark
(4) Warren Hastings

Answers 11 to 15

11. (3) 12. (3) 13. (4) 14. (2) 15. (3)


16. A great astronomer and mathematician during the Gupta period was

(1) Bhanugupta
(2) Vagabhatta
(3) Aryabhatta
(4) Varahamihira

17. Who was the founder of the city of Agra?

(1) Firoz Tughlaq
(2) Mohammed-bin-Tughlaq
(3) Alauddin Khilji
(4) Sikandar Lodi

18. The Delhi Sultan who fell to his death while playing polo was

(1) Qutbuddin Aibak
(2) Alauddin Khilji
(3) FerozShah Tughlaq
(4) GhiasuddinTughlaq

19. Which ruler founded the famous Vikramshila University for the Buddhists?

(1) Mahipala
(2) Devapala
(3) Gopala
(4) Dharampala

20. To end the-III Anglo-Mysore War, Tipu Sultan signed the following Treaty with the British.

(1) Treaty of Mangalore
(2) Treaty of Srirangapatnam
(3) Treaty of Mysore
(4) Treaty of Bidnur

Answers 16 to 20

16. (3) 17. (4) 18. (1) 19. (4) 20. (2)


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