General Awareness Indian History

Indian History -2

1. The term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in
latertirnes, what did it denote?
A coin
2. Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the various
birth of Buddha?
Jatakas
3. Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society into
feudal society?
Practice of land grants
4. By whom was the ‘Shahnama’ written? Firdausi
5. The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of which
rular?
Achyuta Raya
6. Which Mughal Emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at
Amritsar?
Akbar
7. Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military
force?
Guru Gobind Singh
8. Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the
English and the French?
Wandiwash
9. The ruler of which State was removed from power by the British on the protext
of misgovernance?
Awadh
10. What was the original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the court
of Akbar?
Ramtanu Pande
11. Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern lines? Tipu Sultan
12. When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished? During 2500-1750 B.C
13. What are the main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley
Civilization?
A r c h a e o l o g i c a l
excavations
14. What was the rate of land revenue as ‘given in the dharma shastras? 6-Jan
15. In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India? Srilanka
16. Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism? Kanishka
17. Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas? Skanda Gupta
18. To which work is Devichandraguptam related? Chandra Gupta II
19. Who is most famous for” the establishment of an elaborate system of municipal
administration?
Chandragupta Maurya
20. By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504? Sikandar Lodi
21. Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transfer his capital from Delhi to
Daulatabad?
To control South India
better
22. During which reign was the East India Company founded in London? Akbar
23. Who was known as ‘Lady with Lamp’? Florence Nightingale
24. Which Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar? Sisodiya
25. Where was Shivaji crowned as an independent king? Raigarh
26. Which saint name is associated with Shivaji? Ram Das
27. By whom was Island of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II as dowry? Portuguese
28. Which first Europeans came to India? Portuguese
29. During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name? Champaran satyagraha
30. Who was impeached in England for his actions in India? Warren Hastings

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