Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 4

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

1. Which of the following was the capital of the Chola Kings?

(1) Kanchi
(2) Tanjore
(3) Madurai
(4) Trichirapally

2. Who gave the slogan – ‘Jai Hind’?

(1) Subhash Chandra Bose
(2) Jawaharlal Nehru
(3) Motilal Nehru
(4) Mahatma Gandhi

3. Who has been called the Napoleon of India?

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

4. The court language of the Delhi Sultanate was

(1) Urdu
(2) Persian
(3) Hindi
(4) Arabic

5. Where did Buddha attain Mahaparinirvana?

(1) Kushinagar
(2) Kapilavastu
(3) Pava
(4) Kundagranitna

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Which amidst the following has not yet been recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO?

(1) Ellora
(2) Fatehpur Sikiri
(3) Ajanta
(4) Nalanda

7. Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacture of Harappan seals?

(1) Terracota
(2) Bronze
(3) Copper
(4) Iron

8. Which of the Directive Principles can be described as Gandhian in character?

(1) Protection of workers and children
(2) Organisation of Village Panchayats as effective units of self-Government
(3) Equal work for both men and women
(4) Separation of the executive from the judiciary

9. In Afghanistan two towering Buddha statues were destroyed at

(1) Kandahar
(2) Yakaolong
(3) Bamiyan
(4) Mazar-i-Sharif

10. Kalibangan, the Indus Valley site is in

(1) Rajasthan
(2) Gujarat
(3) Madhya Pradesh
(4) Uttar Pradesh

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Name the king who invaded Delhi and plundered the Kohinoor Diamond.

(1) Nadir Shah
(2) Firuz Shah
(3) Mohammed Shah
(4) Mohammed Ghori

12. The capital of Pallavas was

(1) Arcot
(2) Kanchi
(3) Malkhed
(4) Banavasi

13. Who defeated Harshavardhan on the banks of Narmada?

(1) Pulakesin I
(2) Pulakesin II
(3) Vikramaditya
(4) Nandivarman

14. Which was the first Indian news paper that was printed?

(1) The Hindu
(2) The Bengal Gazette
(3) The Anand Bazaar Patrika
(4) The Times of India

15. Who revived the Theosophical Society?

(1) Mother Teresa
(2) Annie Besant
(3) Florence Nightingale
(4) Sarojini Naidu

Answers 11 to 15

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


16. The founder of the Independent Sikh State was

(1) Guru Nanak
(2) Guru Govind Singh
(3) Dalip Singh
(4) Ranjit Singh

17. The innovator of the Revenue settlement during the rule of Akbar was

(1) Raja Mansingh
(2) Raja Bhagwan Das
(3) Raja Todarmal
(4) Raja Birbal 773

18. Identify the UNESCO approved World Heritage site from the following.

(1) Somnath Temple
(2) Salarjung Museum
(3) Khajuraho group of temples
(4) Chaar Bagh Railway station

19. Both Jainism and Buddhism had no faith in

(1) yajnas
(2) salvation
(3) caste system
(4) rituals

20. Name the language that was designated as the ‘Camp Language’ during the Medieval Period

(1) Sanskrit
(2) Pali
(3) Hindi
(4) Urdu

Answers 16 to 20

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


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