Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 6

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

1. Which one is not situated at Fatehpur Sikri

(1) The Panch Mahal
(2) Moti Masjid
(3) Tomb of Salim Chishti
(4) The Mariam Palace

3. The, Sultan who described himself as ‘The Second Alexander’ (Sikander-i-Sani) was

(1) Balban (2) Alauddin Khilji (3) Muhammad bin Tughluq (4) Sikander Lodi

3. The staple food of the Vedic Aryans was

(1) Barley and rice
(2) milk and its products
(3) rice and pulses
(4) vegetables and fruits

4. The Swarajya Party was formed following the failure of

(1) Non-Cooperation Movement
(2) Civil Disobedience Movement
(3) Quit India Movement
(4) Champaran Satyagraha

5. The largest standing army of the Sultanate, directly paid by the State, was created by

(1) lltutmish
(2) Alauddin Khalji
(3) Muhammad bin Tughluq
(4) Sikander Lodi

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Who was the founder of Aligarh Movement?

(1) Sir Agha Khan
(2) Maulana Altaf Husain Hali
(3) Maulana Shibli
(4) Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan

7. In which year, Gandhiji established Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat?

(1) 1916 (2) 1918 (3) 1917 (4) 1929

8. Most of the Chola temples were dedicated to

(1) Vishnu
(2) Brahma
(3) Shiva
(4) Durga

9. What was the age of Akbar at the time of his coronation at Kalanaur

(1) Thirteen
(2) Fifteen
(3) Eighteen
(4) Twenty

10. Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler

(1) Mahendravarman I
(2) Narasinghavarman I
(3) Parameshwarvarman I
(4) Nandivarman I

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Gandhiji was the staunch supporter of

(1) big industries
(2) cottage industries
(3) both big as well as small industries
(4) None of these

12. With which of the following centers of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya, was associated?

(1) Takshashila
(2) Nalanda
(3) Viluumashila
(4) Vaishali

13. Bahadur Shah was the

(1) Last ruler of the Lodis
(2) successor of Sher Shah Suri
(3) last Mughal ruler
(4) successor of the Maratha ruler Shivaji

14. Mangal Pandey fired the first Shot of the Revolt of 1857 at

(1) Barrackpore (2) Meerut (3) Kanpur (4) Jhansi

15. Who said `Swaraj is my birth-right and I shall have it’ ?

(1) M.K. Gandhi
(2) B.G. Tilak
(3) G.K. Gokhale
(4) B. R. Ambedkar

Answers 11 to 15

11. (2) 12. (1) 13. (3) 14. (1) 15. (2)


16. Who expounded “The Theory of Drain”

(1) Tilak
(2) Dadabhai Nauroji
(3) Gokhale
(4) Govinda Ranade

17. Which place among the following was the headquarters of Portuguese in India ?

(1) Cochin
(2) Goa
(3) Calicut
(4) Cannanore

18. The king who is described as the “Indian Napolean” for his expansionist policies is :

(1) Kumaragupta
(2) Chandragupta I
(3) Chandragupta II
(4) Samudragupta

19. Bal, Pal and Lal were the most prominent leaders of the :

(1) Swaraj Party
(2) Militant National Party
(3) Gadar Party
(4) Congress Party

20. The Governor General of India impeached by the House of Commons in England was:

(1) Waren Hastings
(2) Cornwallis
(3) Wellesley
(4) William Bentinct

Answers 16 to 20

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


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