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Important GK Questions with Answers about Indian History

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1. Sea route to India was discovered by
A. Columbus
B. Amundsen
C. Vasco–da–gama
D. None of these

2. The Aryans came from Central Asia to India around
A. 8000
B. 6500 B.C
C. 3500 B.C.
D. 2500 B.C.

3. Which one of the following was the port city of the Indus Valley Civilisation?
A. Harappa
B. Kalibangan
C. Lothal
D. Mohenjodara

4. Rig Veda is believed by the historians to have been written when it was
A. Stone Age
B. Copper Age
C. Bronze Age
D. Beginning of Iron Age

5. Babar entered India for the first time through
A. Sind
B. Punjab
C. Kashmir
D. Rajasthan

6. Who said that there was no Slavery in India?
A. Fahien
B. Strabo
C. Heiun Tsang
D. Megasthenese

7. Mahabharata war took place in
A. 500 AD
B. 900 BC
C. 1000 BC
D. 1200 BC

8. The magnificient temple at Halebid was established by
A. Cholas
B. Pandyas
C. Hosysalas
D. Naickers

9. India derives its name from
A. The Hindus
B. The Aryans
C. Lord Indra
D. The River Indus

10. A national religion called Din–i–Illahi was promulgated by
A. Akbar
B. Babur
C. Humayun
D. Aurangazeb

11. Who introduced English in India?
A. Lord Rippon
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Canning
D. Lord William Bentick

12. The foundation for the Vijayanagar city and kingdom was laid by
A. Sadasiva Raya
B. Krishnadevaraya
C. Rama Raya
D. Harihara and Bukka

13. The quit India movement was started in the year
A. 1942
B. 1945
C. 1943
D. 1939

14. A council of Eight Ministers known as the Ashta Paradhan assisted?
A. Sher Shah
B. Balaji Baji Rao
C. Shivaji
D. Ahmad Shah Abdali

15. Lord Buddha made his first sermon at
A. Sarnath
B. Pataliputra
C. Kapilavasthu
D. Lumbini Gardens

16. Taj Mahal is on the banks of
A. Tapti
B. Ganges
C. Jamuna
D. Cauvery

17. Panipat is modern
A. Delhi
B. Kurukshetra
C. Sonepat
D. Faridabad

18. Indian Napoleon was
A. Chandra Gupta I
B. Samudra Gupta
C. Skanda Gupta
D. Chandra Gupta

19. Kanishka followed
A. Jainism
B. Sikhism
C. Hinduism
D. Buddhism

20. The Mughal Empire reached its zenith of expansion under
A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Aurangazeb
D. Shahjehan

21. Do or Die slogan is associated with
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Bala Gangadhara Tilak
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Nethaji

22. Who established the Mughal Dynasty?
A. Akbar
B. Babur
C. Humayun
D. Bahadur Shah

23. The Indian National Congress was founded by
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Annie Besant
C. W.C.Bannerji
D. A.O.Hume

24. The Civil services in India was established by
A. Lord Rippon
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord William Bentick
D. Lord Cornwallis

25. The founder of Portuguese power in India was
A. Danes
B. Salsette
C. Albuquerque
D. Vasco–da–gama

26. Whose teachings inspired the French Revolution?
A. Locke
B. Plato
C. Rousseau
D. Hegel

27. The well known king of slave dynasty was
A. Alaudhin
B. Balban
C. Mahmud Lodi
D. Muhamad–bin–Tughlaq

28. The famous king of the Kushana dynasty was
A. Pushya
B. Kanishka
C. Harisha Vardhana
D. Kuvishka

29. In 1498, vasco da gama landed at
A. Delhi
B. Nalanda
C. Calcutta
D. Calicut

30. Indus valley civilization might have been destroyed by
A. Mughals
B. Aryans
C. Mongols
D. Dravidians

31. The Indus Valley houses were built of
A. Bamboos
B. Wood
C. Bricks
D. Stone

32. The French made their advent through
A. Mahe
B. Yenam
C. Karaikal
D. Pondicherry

33. The last Mughal Emperor was
A. Akbar
B. Babur
C. Bahadur Shah
D. Noor Jehan

34. The first wave of Aryan immigration into India began in
A. 500 BC
B. 1000 BC
C. 1500 BC
D. 1000 A.D.

35. Aryans lived in
A. Maharashtra
B. South India
C. Central India
D. Gangetic Valley

36. The brain trust of Chandra Gupta Maurya was
A. Fahien
B. Megasthanes
C. Nandagopala
D. Kautilya

37. The musical instruments used by the Aryans was
A. The Drum
B. The Lute
C. The cymbal
D. All the above

38. Chanakya was known as
A. Rajasekhara
B. Bhattasvamin
C. Vishnugupta
D. Visakhadatta

39. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the
A. French
B. Dutch
C. Portuguese
D. Danish

40. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was
A. Lahore
B. Amrister
C. Patiala
D. Amristar

41. In the Battle of Wandiwash, the English defeated
A. the Dutch
B. the French
C. the Portuguese
D. None of these

42. Indian Navy Act was passed on
A. 1921
B. 1925
C. 1927
D. 1930

43. The first president of the Republic of India was
A. V.V.Giri
B. Zakir Hussain
C. Dr.Radhakrishnan
D. Dr.Rajendra Prasad

44. The first ruler of Pala dynasty was
A. Gopala
B. Dharmapala
C. Bhaskaravarman
D. None of these

45. The first to establish regular trade with India was
A. Dutch
B. Portuguese
C. French
D. English

46. The king of Kalinga in the Maurya period was
A. Simuka
B. Kharavela
C. Kuvishka
D. Kanishka

47. Sea route in India was discovered by
A. Columbus
B. Amundsen
C. Vasco–da–gama
D. None of these

48. The treaty of Seringapatnam was between Cornwallis and
A. Haider Ali
B. Chand Bibi
C. Tipu Sultan
D. Nizam of Hyderabad

49. Ashoka conquered Kalinga in the year
A. 231 AD
B. 127 AD
C. 261 BC
D. 327 BC

50. Chand Bibi was the ruler of
A. Satara
B. Bijapur
C. Golconda
D. Ahmednagar

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