Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 9

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

1. What was the official language of the Sultanate?

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

2. Khalsa Panth was created by Guru Gobind Singh in which year?

(1) 1599 (2) 1707 (3) 1699 (4) 1657

3. Who propounded the Panchsheel Principles?

(1) Mahatma Gandhi
(2) Lord Buddha
(3) Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
(4) Swami Dayanand Saraswati

4. On April 12, 1944 Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the INA Flag in a town. In which State/ Union Territory is that town now?

(1) Andaman and Nicobar Islands (2) Tripura (3) Manipur (4) Mizoram

5. Which of the following is not the “Tri Ratna” of Jainism?

(1) Right faith (2) Right knowledge (3) Right view (4) Right conduct

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Iltutmish established a centre of learning at:

(1) Multan
(2) Kolkata
(3) Alwar
(4) Patna

7. Konark which has famous ‘Sun God Temple’ with wonderful specimens of Hindu architecture lies in the state of:

(1) Orissa
(2) Gujarat
(3) Karnataka
(4) Madhya Pradesh

8. Who was the mother of Mahavira?

(1) Yashoda
(2) Trishala
(3) Jameli
(4) Mahamaya

9. The Great Bath of Indus Valley Civilization is found at;

(1) Harappa
(2) Mohenjodaro
(3) Rapar
(4) Kalibangan

10. Who was the court poet of Harsha Vardhana ?

(1) Bhani
(2) Ravi Kirti
(3) Bana
(4) Vishnu Sharma

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Who among the following was the first Viceroy of India?

(1) Lord Cornwallis
(2) Pitt
(3) Lord Canning
(4) Robert Clive

12. `Kesari’, the Newspaper was started by:

(1) G.K. Gokhale
(2) B.G. Tilak
(3) Sardar Patel
(4) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

13. The Third battle of Panipat was fought in the year

(1) 1526 A.D.
(2) 1556 A. D.
(3) 1761 A.D.
(4) 1776 A.D.

14. The ‘Poorna Swaraj’ resolution was adopted in the annual session of the Indian National Congress held at

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

15. Find out the correct match of the following:

(1) Asaf Khan — Akbar
(2) Adam Khan — Akbar
(3) Bairam Khan — Akbar
(4) Shaista Khan — Akbar

Answers 11 to 15

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


16. Varahamihira is

(1) An astronaut
(2) A space shuttle
(3) A power station
(4) An ancient astronomer

17. Which one of the following battles led to the foundation of the Mughal rule at Delhi?

(1) Third Battle of Panipat
(2) Second Battle of Panipat
(3) Battle of Haldighati
(4) First Battle of Panipat

18. The Lahore Conspiracy Case was registered against whom?

(1) V. D. Savarkar
(2) Bhagat Singh
(3) Chandrashekhar Azad
(4) Aurobindo Ghosh

19. Who among the following was the pioneer of Yoga?

(1) Patanjali
(2) Vagbhata
(3) Atreya
(4) Vrudukanta

20. In which of the following countries were Buddha’s idols disfigured and removed recently?

(1) Pakistan (2) Turkey (3) Afghanistan (4) Iran

Answers 16 to 20

16. (4) 17. (4) 18. (2) 19. (1) 20. (3)


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