Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 8

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

1. What is the name of the Fort built by the English in Calcutta?

(1) Fort St. David
(2) Fort St. Andrew
(3) Fort William
(4) Fort Victoria

2. What was Chandragupta II also known as?

(1) Samudra Gupta
(2) Skanda Gupta
(3) Vikramaditya
(4) Ranaa

3. Which of the following Gods are worshiped in the sanctum of Badrinath and Kedarnath temples respectively?

(1) Vishnu and Shiva
(2) Shiva and Vishnu
(3) Shiva and Parvati
(4) Vishnu and Parvati

4. Coins made of metal first appeared in

(1) Harappan Civilization
(2) Later Vedic Age
(3) Age of the Buddha
(4) Age of the Mauryas

5. The Sultans of which dynasty ruled for the longest time?

(1) Khilji dynasty
(2) Tughluq dynasty
(3) Slave dynasty
(4) Lodi dynasty

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. In the early Vedic period, Varna system was based on

(1) Education
(2) Birth
(3) Occupation
(4) Talent

7. The first Governor-General of Bengal was

(1) Lord Clive
(2) Lord Warren Hastings
(3) Lord John Shore
(4) Lord Cornwallis

8. What is meant by a pir in the Sufi tradition?

(1) The Supreme God
(2) The Guru of the Sufis
(3) The greatest of all Sufi saints
(4) The orthodox teacher who contests the Sufi beliefs

9. Who said that “India’s soul lives in villages”?

(1) Vinoba Bhave
(2) Jayaprakash Narayan
(3) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(4) Mahatma Gandhi

10. What was the name of the News Paper edited by Gandhiji till 1933?

(1) Sanrvodaya
(2) Arya
(3) Times of India
(4) Young India

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Who started the “Servants of India Society”

(1) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(2) Gopalkrishna Gokhale
(3) Surendranath Banerjee
(4) Dadabhai Naoroji

12. Who among the following revolutionaries was executed by the British?

(1) Jatin Das
(2) Chandrashekhar Azad
(3) Rajguru
(4) Kalpana Dutt

13. In which of the following towns is “Moti Masjid” situated?

(1) Agra
(2) Jaipur
(3) Lahore
(4) Ahmedabad

14. The last Governor-General of the East India Company, and the first Viceroy under the crown was

(1) Lord Elgin (2) Lord Canning (3) Lord Warren Hastings (4) Lord Dalhousie

15. Qutab Minar, as we find at present, was finally re-built by

(1) Balban (2) Alauddin Khilji (3) Sikandar Lodi (4) Firoz Tughluq

Answers 11 to 15

11. (2) 12. (3) 13. (1) 14. (2) 15. (4)


16. Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order:

I. Nandas
II. Sisunagas
III. Mauryas
IV. Haryankas

(1) IV, II, III and I (2) II, I, IV and III (3) IV, II, I and III (4) III, I, W and II

17. Name the ‘Political Guru’ of Mahatma Gandhi.

(1) Gopalakrishna Gokhale
(2) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(3) Aurobindo Ghosh
(4) Lala Lajpat Rai

18. Who discovered sea route to India via the ‘Cape of Good Hope’?

(1) Vasco de Gama (2) Amundsen (3) Christopher Columbus (4) John Cabot

19. Which of the following are beliefs of Buddhism?

(a) The world is full of sorrows.
(b) People suffer on account of desires.
(c) If desires are conquered, nirvana will be attained.
(d) The existence of God and Soul must be recognised.

(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d) (2) (b) and (c) (3) (a), (b) and (c) (4) (b), (c) and (d)

20. The Indian monument recently inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List is :

(1) Jantar Mantar of Ujjain
(2) Jantar Mantar of Varanasi
(3) Jantar Mantar of Delhi
(4) Jantar Mantar of Jaipur

Answers 16 to 20

16. (3) 17. (1) 18. (1) 19. (3) 20. (4)


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