General Awareness Indian History

Indian History -3

1. Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
2. When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the
control of the British Crown?
1773 A.D.
3. By whom was the Home Rule Movement in India was started? Annie Besant and Tilak
4. After whose name was a women’s division of the Indian National Army
named?
Rani Jhansi
5. Who started the newspaper Shome Prakash? Ishwar Chandra
Vidyasagar
6. In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor? Harshavardhana
7. Which inscription mentions Pulkesin II’s military success against
Harshavardhana?
Aihole Inscription
8. Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in whose book? Vishakhdatta
9. Who stated that there was no slavery in India? Megasthenes
10. Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company? Shah Alam II
11. What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of
people in India?
Indo-Aryan
12. On which thing did the Buddhism and Jainism both give stress? Non-violence
13. Which silver coins Issued by the Guptas? Rupayaka
14. By whom was the rare work on architecture, Samarangana Sutradhara written? Bhoja Paramara
15. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda’? Balban
16. Which Sultan of Delhi imposed Jazfya on the Brahmins also? Firoz Tughlaq
17. Who got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India? Dr. Zakir Hussain
18. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar from which system was it borrowed
from?
Mongolia
19. The Maratha power reached the zenith of its glory during which reign? Shivaji
20. Which Land tenure systems was introduced by Lord Cornwallis? Zamindari
21. By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first made? Dadabhai Naoroji
22. Who is the author of the book ‘Glimpses of World History’? Jawaharlal Nehru
23. Who attended the Second Round Table Conference as the representative of the
Congress?
Gandhiji
24. Which reservoir is constructed on Chambal? Gandhi Sagar
25. Which state was in the development of hydroelectricity the pioneering state? Karnataka
26. Which is the most malleable metal? Gold
27. During the Mughal period which trader first came to India? English
28. A Fortgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, is about
which Empire?
Vijaynagar Empire
29. Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Later Vedic period? Varuna
30. Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism? Menander

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