General Awareness Indian History

Indian History -1

1. In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families? Grama
2. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? Brahmi
3. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? Broach
4. Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi? Anangpal
5. Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network
of canals in India?
Feroze Shan Tughlaq
6. Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period? The Bijapur School
7. Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa? Polak
8. Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing
bank?
Mahatma Gandhi
9. At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India? Champaran
10. Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor? Jahangir
11. Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India? Aurangzeb
12. In which nomad man started settling? Neolithic Age
13. Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest? Second and seventh
14. Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? Mahavira
15. Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital? Rampurva
16. During which reign was Kalidasa lived? Chandragupta II
17. Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram? Krishna III
18. Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate? Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud
19. The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar
in the battle of Talikota?
Berar
20. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated
by the British?
Sher Shah Suri
21. Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’? Aurangzeb’s wife
22. Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third
Anglo Maratha War?
The Peshwa
23. By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism)
started?
Swami Dayanand
Saraswati
24. “The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels” about whom was this
said by Sir Hugh Rose?
Rani of Jhansi
25. During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’? Protest against Rowlatt
Act
26. In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom? Rajgir
27. Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time? Prithviraj III
28. Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin? Kashmir
29. Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle? Plassey
30. Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley
Civilization percolated to far south?
Krishna

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