Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 7

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

1. Who among the following built the famous Khajuraho Temple ?

(1) The Chandella Kings
(2) The Pala Kings
(3) Vikramaditya
(4) The Jaina Monks of Central India

2. Who was the author of Gita Govinda ?

(1) Jayadeva
(2) Kalhana
(3) Kalidasa
(4) Raja Rao

3. Which battle did open the Delhi area to Muhammad Ghori ?

(1) First Battle of Tarain
(2) Second Battle of Tarain
(3) Battle of Khanwa
(4) First Battle of Panipat

4. The Aryans succeed in their conflicts with the pre-Aryans because

(1) they used elephants on a large scale
(2) they were taller and stronger
(3) they were from an advanced urban culture
(4) they used chariots driven by horses

5. The Chola kings were ruling over

(1) Tamil Nadu
(2) Andhra
(3) Kerala
(4) Bengal

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. The Greeks were driven out of India by

(1) Chandragupta Maurya
(2) Chandragupta Vikramditya
(3) Ashoka
(4) Bindusara

7. Sultana Razia Begum was the daughter of

(1) Balban
(2) Qutubuddin Aibak
(3) Iltutmish
(4) Ruknuddin

8. Who among the following established the Ghadar Party ?

(1) V.D. Savarkar
(2) Bhagat Singh
(3) Lala Hardayal
(4) Chandrashekhar Azad

9. Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 from

(1) Sabarmati Ashram
(2) Ahmedabad
(3) Porbandar
(4) Dandi

10. ——- was the port town of the Indus Valley Civilization.

(1) Lothal
(2) Kalioangan
(3) Ropar
(4) Mohenjodaro

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Who amongst the following was the Last Guru of the Sikhs ?

(1) Guru Arjun Dev
(2) Guru Teg Bahadur
(3) Guru Gobind Singh
(4) Guru Angad Day

12. C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru formed the ‘Swaraj Party’ after

(1) Swadeshi Movement
(2) Non Cooperation Movement
(3) Civil Disobedience Movement
(4) Quit India

13. Who was the Chola king who brought Ganga from North to South ?

(1) Raja Raja Chola
(2) Mahendra
(3) Rajendra Chola
(4) Parantaka

14. What was Lala Lajpat Rai demonstrating against when he succumbed to police brutality ?

(1) Rowlatt Act
(2) Minto-Morley Reforms
(3) Simon Commission
(4) Pitts India Act

15. That the Rig-Vedic aryans were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that

(1) There are many references to the cow in the Rig Veda
(2) Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows
(3) Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
(4) All of the above

Answers 11 to 15

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


16. Which one of the following stages of the life of man in Aryan Society, in ascending order of age, is correct?

(1) Brahmacharya – Grihastha – Vanaprastha- Sanyasa
(2) Grihastha – Brahmacharya – Vanaprastha – Sanyasa
(3) Brahmachatya – Vanaprastha – Sanyasa – Grihastha
(4) Grihastha – Sanyasa – Vanaprastha – Brahmachawa

17. After the Chauri -Chaura incident, Gandhiji suspended the

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

18. According to Mahatma Gandhi, which of the following is correct?

(1) Religion is to be separated from politics
(2) Politics and religion must go hand in hand
(3) Religion should be completely banned
(4) Politics must be completely eliminated from socio-economic life.

19. Harappa is situated on the bank of the river :

(1) Ganga
(2) Ravi
(3) Yamuna
(4) Sindhu

20. The basic purpose of the formulation of Din-i-Ilahi was :

(1) universal brotherhood
(2) universal faith
(3) universal harmony
(4) universal belief

Answers 16 to 20

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


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