Indian History General Knowledge Questions Part 42/200

Indian History General Knowledge Questions Part 42/200

Indian History General Knowledge Questions Part 42/200

Q1881. Who started the first English newspaper in India?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(b) Raja Rammohan Roy

(c) J.A. Hickey

(d) Lord William Bentinck

Q1882. The Ahmedabad Satyagraha of Gandhi was directed against

(a) British mill owners and government officials

(b) Indian mill owners and non government officials

(c) British non-government officials

(d) Indian government officials

Q1883. The former princely state Nahan is part of which State now?

(a) Punjab

(b) Haryana

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) Himachal Pradesh

Q1884.Correlate the UNSECO enlisted heritage sites/ monuments and their locations : Site/Monument

(A) Cave paintings

(B) Rock-cut shrines

(C) Basilica of Bom Jesus

(D) Sun temple


  1. Velha Goa
  2. Konark
  3. Ajanta
  4. Ellora



(a) 1 2  2 4

(b) 3 4 1 2

(c) 2 3 4 1

(d) 4 2 1 3

Q1885. With whom is ‘Junagarh Rock Inscription’ associated ?

(a) Rudradaman

(b) Bimbisara

(c) Chandragupta I

(d) Gautamiputra Satakami

Q1886. Nalanda University was a great centre of learning, especially in

(a) Buddhism

(b) Jainism

(c) Vaishnavism

(d) Tantra

Q1887. ‘Lakh Baksh’ was a title given to the ruler

(a) Iltutmish

(b) Balban

(c) Raziya

(d) Qutub-ud-din Aibak

Q1888. The Rathas of Mahabalip- uram was built during the reign of the

(a) Palas

(b) Cholas

(c) Rashtrakutas

(d) Pallavas

Q1889. Which town/city in India has got a tower (minaar) named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

(a) Mumbai

(b) Aligarh

(c) Calicut

(d) Guntur

Q1890. Who is hailed as the “God of Medicine” by the practitioners of Ayurveda?

(a) Susruta

(b) Chyavana

(c) Dhanwantari

(d) Charaka

Q1891. Who wrote “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamaare Dil Mein Hai”?

(a) Mohammed Iqbal

(b) Ramprasad Bismil

(c) Kazi Nazrul Islam

(d) Firaq Gorakhpuri

Q1892. Where was “tancho brocade” developed ?

(a) Varanasi

(b) Dhaka

(c) Surat

(d) Tanjavur

Q1893. Who is considered as the greatest of all the Vijaya nagar rulers?

(a) Krishnadeva Raya

(b) ViraNarasimha

(c) Sadasiva Raya

(d) Rama Raya

Q1894. Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?

(a) Lothal

(b) Kalibangan

(c) Harappa

(d) Mohenjo Daro

Q1895. Who was the town-planner of Chandigarh ?

(a) Edward Lutyens

(b) Charles Correa

(c) Le Corbusier

(d) Christopher Wren

Q1896. Which dynasty succeeded the Chalukyas in the Western India?

(a) Cholas

(b) Kakatiyas

(c) Pallavas

(d) Rashtrakutas

Q1897. Up to where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the north-west?

(a) Ravi river

(b) Indus river

(c) Satluj river

(d) Hindukush range

Q1898. Which of the following Acts gave representation to the Indians for the first time in legislation ?

(a) Indian Councils Act, 1909

(b) Indian Councils Act, 1919

(c) Government of India Act, 1919

(d) Government of India Act, 1935

Q1899. Prince Ellara conquered Sri Lanka in the second century BC. With which of the following dynasties of Dravida ruler was he associated?

(a) Chera

(b) Chola

(c) Pandya

(d) Pallava

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Q1900. Harshavardhana organized his religious assembly at                                                                                         

(a) Mathura

(b) Prayag

(c) Varanasi

(d) Tamralipt

Q1901. Which of the following is nirvana place of the Buddha?

(a) Kapilvastu

(b) Kusinagar

(c) Samath

(d) Sanchi

Q1902. Punjab was annexed to the British empire during the reign of Governor-General

(a) Lord Bentick

(b) Lord Dalhousie

(c) Lord Cornwallis

(d) Lord Canning

Q1903. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terra cottas of the Indus civilization?

(a) Buffalo

(b) Sheep

(c) Cow

(d) Pig

Q1904. Which among the following is the sacred book of the Buddhists?

(a) Upanishad

(b) Vedas

(c) Tripitaka

(d) Jatakas

Q1905. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of

(a) Religion

(b) Art

(c) Literature

(d) Architecture

Q1906. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer :


  1. Lord Clive
  2. Lord Wellesley
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. Lord Curzon



  1. Subsidiary Alliance
  2. Indian Universities Act
  3. Doctrine of Lapse
  4. Dual Government in Bengal


(a) A-2, B-3, C-4, D- 1

(b) A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2

(c) A-4, B-3, C-2, D- 1

(d) A- 1, B-4, C-2, D-3

Q1907. Mughal presence in the Red Ford ceased with the fall of

(a) Aurangzeb

(b) Muhammad Shah

(c) Shah Alam

(d) Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’

Q1908. Who was the first known Gupta ruler?

(a) Sri Gupta

(b) Chandragupta I

(c) Ghatotkacha

(d) Kumaraguptal

Q1909. Who from the following leaders was not assassinated?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Liaqat Ali Khan

(c) Muhammed Ali Jinnah

(d) Lord Louis Mountbatten

Q1910. ‘Khalsa’ was founded by

(a) Guru Gobind Singh

(b) Guru Ramdas

(c) Guru Nanak

(d) Arjun Dev

Q1911. The film Mangle Pandey released in August 2005 deals with

(a) Jallianwala Bagh tragedy

(b) Netaji Subash Bose’s fight against British occupation of India

(c) The first war of Indian Independence in 1857

(d) The partition of India and Pakistan

Q1913. Ashoka called the third Buddhist Council at

(a) Pataliputra

(b) Magadha

(c) Kalinga

(d) Samath

Q1914. The tutor of Alexander, the Great was

(a) Darius

(b) Cyrus

(c) Socrates

(d) Aristotle

Q1915. Place chronologically the following treaties:

(1) Treaty of Amritsar

(2) Treaty of Bassein

(3) Treaty of Seringapatam

(4) Treaty of Salbai


(a) (1), (3),(2), (4)

(b) (4), (3), (1), (2)

(c) (4), (3), (2), (1)

(d) (2), (1), (4), (3)

Q1916. The Delhi General who successfully advanced up to Madurai was

(a) Khizr Khan

(b) Muhammad Ghori

(c) Malik Kafur

(d) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

Q1917. Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature?

(a) Dhammapada

(b) Vedas

(c) Meghadutam

(d) Dighanikaya

Q1918. Who propounded the ‘Eight-Fold Path’ for the end of misery of mankind?

(a) Mahavir

(b) Gautam Buddha

(c) Adi Shankaracharya

(d) Kabir

Q1919. When is the Independence Day of Pakistan celebrated?

(a) 15 August

(b) 4 July

(c) 16 August

(d) 14 August

Q1920. The number system ‘Zero’ was invented by.

(a) Ramanujam

(b) Aryabhatta

(c) Patanjali

(d) Babylonians


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