Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 3

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

1. Which of the following Gupta kings stopped the Huns from invading India?

(1) Kumaragupta
(2) Samudragupta
(3) Skandagupta
(4) Chandragupta

2. The original name of Swami Vivekananda was

(1) Narendranath Dutta
(2) Batukeshwara Dutta
(3) Krishna Dutta
(4) Surendra Dutta

3. The British Governor-General who introduced the Postal system in India was

(1) Lord Dalhousie
(2) Lord Wellesley
(3) Lord Auckland
(4) Lord Bentinck

4. The Bhakti cult spread in Maharashtra with the teaching of

(1) Sant Tukaram
(2) Sant Jnaneshvar
(3) Samarth Guru Ramdas
(4) Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

5. Raziya Sultan was the daughter of

(1) Iltutmish
(2) Qutbuddin Aibak
(3) Nasiruddin
(4) Balban

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. The remains of the Great Vijayanagar Empire can be found in

(1) Bijapur
(2) Golconda
(3) Hampi
(4) Baroda

7. The Sikh Guru who wrote Guru Nanak’s biography was

(1) Guru Angad Dev
(2) Guru Amardas
(3) Guru Ramdas
(4) Guru Arjun Dev

8. Who among the following Portuguese captured Goa?

(1) Francisco de Almeida
(2) Alfonso de Albuquerque
(3) Vasco da Gama
(4) Roberto de Nobili

9. Who among the following were the first to invade India?

(1) Afghans
(2) Mongols
(3) Arabs
(4) Turks

10. The famous city of Bhopal was founded by the Rajput ruler

(1) Prithviraj Chauhan
(2) Dharmapala
(3) Raja Bhoja
(4) Jaichand

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Alexander and the army of Porus camped on the opposite banks of this river

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

12. Who were the first to issue gold coins in India?

(1) Kushans
(2) Tatars
(3) Mughals
(4)Aryans

13. The Communal Award of 1932, gave separate representation to

(1) Harijans
(2) Muslims
(3) Sikhs
(4) Christians

14. Who amidst the following was a wife of emperor Ashoka who influenced him?

(1) Chandalika
(2) Charulata
(3) Gautarni
(4) Karuwaki

15. Subhash Chandra Bose set up the provisional Government of Free India in

(1) Burma
(2) Singapore
(3) Thailand
(4) Indonesia

Answers 11 to 15

11. (2) 12. (1) 13. (1) 14. (4) 15. (2)


16. The Grand Trunk Road in India was got constructed by

(1) Ashoka
(2) SherShah Suri
(3) Akbar
(4) Humayun

17. `Tripitaka’ is the religious book of

(1) Jains
(2) Buddhists
(3) Sikhs
(4) Hindus

18. Which among the following States was forced to merge itself with the Union of India after 1947?

(1) Hyderabd
(2) Kashmir
(3) Patiala
(4) Mysore

19. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress?

(1) Annie Besant
(2) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
(3) Kasturba Gandhi
(4) Sarojini Naidu

20. ‘Purushapura’ is the other name for

(1) Patna
(2) Pataliputra
(3) Peshawar
(4) Punjab

Answers 16 to 20

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


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