Indian History GK Questions for Competitive Exams : Exercise 11

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

1. Who was the regent of Akbar in his early days?

(1) Abul FazI
(2) Bairam Khan
(3) Tansen
(4) Todannal

2. Which was the main cause for starting of the Quit India Movement in 1942?

(1) Severe unrest among the people
(2) Report of Simon Commission
(3) Failure of the Cripps Mission
(4) British involved in the World War II

3. Humayun had to run away from India after he was defeated in the battle of

(1) Panipat
(2) Gogra
(3) Khanwa
(4) Kannauj

4. Who among the following was known as Indian Napoleon?

(1) Samudragupta
(2) Skandagupta
(3) Chandragupta Maurya
(4) Chandragupta II

5. Before assuming the office of the Sultan of Delhi, Balban was the Prime Minister of Sultan

(1) Nasiruddin
(2) Qutubuddin Aibak
(3) Bahram Shah
(4) Aram Shah

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Which movement got the support both from Hindus and Muslims?

(1) Non Cooperation Movement
(2) Quit India Movement
(3) Champaran Satyagraha
(4) Anti-Partition Movement

7. In which session of the Indian National Congress was ‘Purna Swaraj’ adopted as its goal?

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

8. Name the Governor-General who accepted the view of Macaulay to make English as the medium of instruction.

(1) Lord Canning
(2) Lord Ripon
(3) Lord Lytton
(4) Lord William Bentinck

9. ‘Give me blood, I will give you freedom’. These words are attributed to:

(1) Subhashchandra Bose
(2) Khudiram Bose
(3) Bhagat Singh
(4) Veer Savarkar

10. Krishnadevaraya built the Krishnaswami temple in Hampi, which is situated in the present state of:

(1) Karnataka
(2) Calcutta
(3) Jammu and Kashmir
(4) Kerala

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. The coins of which of the following reveal their love for music?

(1) Mauryas
(2) Nandas
(3) Guptas
(4) Cholas

12. Nurjahan’s real name was:

(1) Mehr-un-Nissa
(2) Mumtaz Mahal
(3) Ladli Begun
(4) Jahanara

13. Who among the following was the last Delhi Sultan?

(1) Sikandar Lodi
(2) Daulat Khan Lodi
(3) Rana Sanga
(4) Ibrahim Lodi

14. Who was the first Indian Governor General after Lord Mountbatten?

(1) Jawaharlal Nehru
(2) C. Rajagopalachari
(3) Rajendra Prasad
(4) Pattabi Sitaramayya

15. Where did the so-called ‘Black Hole Tragedy’ take place ?

(1) Dacca
(2) Monghyr
(3) Calcutta
(4) Murshidabad

Answers 11 to 15

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


16. India was granted freedom during the British Prime Minister :

(1) Clement Attlee
(2) Winston Churchill
(3) Ramsay MacDonald
(4) William Pitt

17. The Chinese pilgrim visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana was :

(1) Hiuen Tsang
(2) Itsing
(3) Wang Hiuen Tse
(4) Fahien

18. Babur was succeeded to the Mughal throne by :

(1) Sher Shah
(2) Akbar
(3) Humayun
(4) Bahadur Shah

19. The Khilafat Movement was launched to protest against the humiliation of :

(1) The Turkish Caliph
(2) Aga Khan
(3) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(4) Abul Kalam Azad

20. Who among the following founded the “All India Muslim League” ?

(1) Syed Ahmed Khan
(2) Muhammad Ali
(3) Aga Khan
(4) Harnid Ali Khan

Answers 16 to 20

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


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