(GK) History

(GK) History


1. Prehistoric period is

Ans : Period before B.C. 5000

2. Which dynasty developed ‘Mahabalipuram’

Ans : Pallavas

3. Which of the following animals was generally not known to the Indus Valley People
a. Horse
b. Rhinoceros
c. Bull
d. Cow
Ans : A

4. The founder of ‘Magadha Empire’

Ans : Bimbisara

5. After the coronation, Shivaji assumed the title of

Ans : Chatrapathi

6. Which of the following Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India
a. Akbar
b. Shajahan
c. Aurangazeb
d. Jehangir
Ans : D

7. Which among the following dynasties had the strongest navy
a. Chalukya
b. Chola
c. Gupta
d. Pallava
Ans : B

8. Rani Durgawati who fought against Akbar in 1564 ruled over

Ans : Gondwana

9. Who was the founder of the city ‘Agra’

Ans : Ibrahim Lodi

10. The large residential university established in ancient time was at
a. Cochin
b. Vaishali
c. Nalanda
d. Harappa
Ans : C

11. The education in ancient India was based on two philosophical principles viz.

Ans : Karma & Moksha

12. At the earlier stage backward classes movement means
a. Santal movement
b. Non-Brahmin movement
c. Harijan movement
d. Antirulers movement
Ans : B

13. What was the type of marriage in the Vedic period in which, in place of the dowry, there was a token bride price of a cow and a bull
a. Asura
b. Arsa
c. Gantharva
d. Rakshsa
Ans : A

14. The Mughal ruler who banned dance and music was

Ans : Aurangazeeb

15. Which language was used in the literature of sangam period
a. Kannada
b. Telugu
c. Tamil
d. Sanskrit
Ans : C

16. Ashva Ghosha was the court scholar of

Ans : Kainshka

17. Which Indian King’s earlier name was ‘Siladitya’

Ans : Harsha Vardhana

18. Which of the following was the physician who adored Kanishka’s court
a. Vasumita
b. Charaka
c. Parsva
d. Asvaghosha
Ans : B

19. The capital of King Kanishka was

Ans : Purushapuram (Peshawar)

20. The Saka era was started by the king

Ans : Kanishka

21. Who was the king of India, during whose rule St. Thomas is said to have come to India

Ans : Gondophernes

22. Which of the following king started the ‘Vikram Sanvad’
a. Kanishka
b. Vikramaditya
c. Rudradaman
d. Kadphises
Ans : B

23. Shaka dynasty in Saurashtra was established by the king

Ans : Chastana

24. Satavahana dynasty also called

Ans : Andhra dynasty

25. Which of the following Shaka king reconstructed the Sudarshana lake
a. Rudradaman – I
b. Manes
c. Chastana
d. Bhumaka
Ans : A

26. The most famous Indo-Greek king was

Ans : Menander

27. Which of the following were the first rulers in India to issue coins which can be definitely attributed to the kings
a. Shakas
b. Kushans
c. Indo-Greeks
d. Parthians
Ans : C

28. Who was the founder of the Satavahana Dynasty

Ans : Simuka

29. The Hathigumpha inscription (near Bhubaneshwar, Orissa) relates to the king
a. Susharma
b. Hala
c. Kharavela
d. Pulamayi – I
Ans : C

30. The Shunga Kings belonged to the caste of
a. Shudras
b. Vaisyas
c. Brahmanas
d. Kshatriyas
Ans : C

31. Who did the English defeat in the Battle of Buxar

Ans : Mir. Kasim

32. On which year Alexander invaded India

Ans : 326 BC

33. Who among the following ruler was a famous musician
a. Swathi Thirunal
b. Moolam Thirunal
c. Marthanda Varma
d. Sri Chithira Thirunal
Ans : A

34. The first ruler of India who separated religion from politics was

Ans : Alauddin Khilji

35. The Chief Minister of Chandragupta Maurya was

Ans : Kautilya (Chanakya)

36. Who among the following was a famous astronomer
a. Bhanabhatta
b. Vishakadatta
c. Nagarjuna
d. Aryabhatta
Ans : D

37. The capital of Mysore during Tipu Sultan’s rule was
a. Bangalore
b. Devagiri
c. Coimbatoor
d. Srirangapattanam
Ans : D

38. Who was the last Mughal emperor

Ans : Bahadur Shah

39. Sir Thomas Rose visited the court of
a. Akbar
b. Jehangir
c. Shajahan
d. Aurangazeeb
Ans : B

40. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period, women & Sudras speak
a. Prakrit
b. Sauraseni
c. Pali
d. Sanskrit
Ans : A

41. King Piyadassi referred to in some ancient Indian inscriptions is identified with
a. Chandragupta Maurya
b. Bimbisara
c. Ashoka
d. Samudragupta
Ans : C

42. Buddhist historian Taranath belonged to

Ans : Tibet

43. The Indus Valley houses were built of

Ans : Stones

44. The only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi was

Ans : Razia Sultan

45. Temple architecture was most developed under
a. Rastrakutas
b. Pallavas
c. Pandyas
d. Cheras
Ans : B

46. Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism
a. Ashoka
b. Samudragupta
c. Sanghamitra
d. Chitragupta
Ans : C

47. The modern name of ‘KOSALA’ is

Ans : Oudh

48. Ravikirti was the court scholar of

Ans : Pulakesin – II

49. Ã¢â‚¬ËœDevanampriya Priyadarsi’ was the adopted title of

Ans : Ashoka

50. The founder of the Portuguese power in India was

Ans : Albuquerque


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