Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 5

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

1. Who gave the slogan, ‘Dilli Chalo’?

(1) Lai Bahadur Shastri
(2) Jawaharlal Nehru
(3) Subhash Chandra Bose
(4) G.K. Gokhale

2. Lord Dalhousie annexed Oudh for the British Empire in India

(1) through policy of subsidiary alliance
(2) through doctrine of lapse
(3) as the State being maladministered
(4) through wagging a war

3. Which is the tallest of all Medieval Indian temples?

(1) Kailasa Temple at Ellora
(2) Sun Temple at Konark
(3) Nilakantheswara Temple at Udaipur
(4) Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjore

4. Which of the following are the most important teachings of Gandhiji ?

A. Truth
B. Non-Violence
C. Religion
D. Satyagraha

Select the correct code (1) A and C Only (2) B and D Only (3) A and B Only (4) A, B and C Only

5. Who was the last Viceroy of India?

(1) Lord Linlithgow
(2) Lord Mountbatten
(3) Lord Wavell
(4) Clement Attlee

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. A renowned Jain scholar who was greatly honored by Akbar was

(1) Hemachandra (2) Hanvijaya (3) Vastupala (4) Bhadrabahu

7. Who was the pioneer of the western system of education in India?

(1) Dayanand Saragwati
(2) Lala Lajpat Rai
(3) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(4) Surendranath Bannerjee

8. Razia Sultan, the first woman to sit on the throne of Delhi, was the daughter of Sultan

(1) Mohammed Ghori
(2) Mohammed of Ghazni
(3) Iltutmish
(4) Alauddin Khilji

9. During whose reign did the Gandhara School of Art blossom?

(1) Harsha
(2) Ashok
(3) Kanishka
(4) Chandragupta II

10. Who among the following foreigners was the first to visit India?

(1) Hiuen-Tsang
(2) Megasthenese
(3) I-Tsing
(4) Fahien

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. The tax which the kings used to collect from the people in the Vedic period was called

(1) Bali
(2) Vidatha
(3) Vanriarit
(4) Kara

12. Buddha preached his first sermon at

(1) Gaya
(2) Sarnath
(3) Pataliputra
(4) Vaishali

13. Where is the Bada Imambara located?

(1) Agra
(2) Lucknow
(3) Patna
(4) Allahabad

14. Who among the following Rajput kings defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time ?

(1) Prithviraj III
(2) Baghel Bhim
(3) Jaichandra
(4) Kumar Pal

15. Which one of the following Chola Kings conquered Ceylon (Singhal) first?

(1) Aditya-I
(2) Rajaraja-I
(3) Raj endra
(4) Vijayalya

Answers 11 to 15

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


16. Where was the First Session of Indian National Congress held?

(1) Bombay
(2) Madras
(3) Calcutta
(4) Delhi

17. In the Gupta period, the largest number of coins were issued in

(1) gold (2) silver (3) copper (4) iron

18. Gandhiji’s movement of boycotting the foreign goods aimed at

(1) full independence
(2) creating anti-British sentiment
(3) promotion of welfare state
(4) promotion of cottage industries

19. Charak was the famous court physician of

(1) Harsha
(2) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(3) Ashoka
(4) Kanishka

20. Great Stupa at Sanchi is in

(1) Uttar Pradesh
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) Arunachal Pradesh
(4) Andhra Pradesh

Answers 16 to 20

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


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