General Awareness Indian History

Indian History – 7

1. Who was the British PM at the time of Revolt of 1857? Pamstern
2. The Cabinet Mission to India headed by– Lord Pethick Lawrence
3. Who advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India? Jawaharlal Nehru
4. Who also had the name Devanama Piyadasi? Mauryan King Ashoka
5. Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
6. Which historical personality of India is also known as Vishnugupta? Chanakya
7. The English East India Company founded a permanent factory at Surat in which
year?
1613
8. Which Harappan site had a dock? Lothal
9. Which Veda throws light on the beliefs and practices of the non-Aryans? Atharvaveda
10. Lathyrism is caused by excessive consumption of which thing? Khesari Dal
11. The code of conduct of the Vedic society was laid out in which text? Smritis
12. Who was the founder of the Nanda dyansty? Mahapadma Nanda
13. Who was a great ruler of Kalinga in ancient times? Kharavela
14. What was the language of the Satavahana inscription? Prakrit
15. The great grammarian Patanjali of ancient India was contemporary of– Pushyamitra Sunga
16. Who deciphered the Brahmi script? James Princep
17. Which ruler was adorned with the title of ‘Maharajadhiraja’ (King of Kings)? Chandragupta I
18. In ancient peninsular India, who assumed the title ‘Vatapikonda’? Narasimhavarman
19. Prithviraj Chauhan belonged to which Rajput dynasty? Gahadavalas
20. Under which Sultan, Khalisa land increased considerably? Alauddin Khilji
21. By whom was the structure of Qutab Minar was completed? Iltutmish
22. When Akbar was young, Who was his guardian? Bairam Khan
23. In which year Akbar assumed actual control over the administration of his
empire?
1560
24. By whom was Nishat Garden built? Jahangir
25. Which Mughal ruler banned music and dancing? Aurangzeb
26. Who succeeded Siraj-ud-Daulah as Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of
Plassey?
Mir Jafar
27. Where did Shahjahan build the Moti Masjid? Agra
28. In which year was Vande Mataram first sung at the session of the Indian National
Congress?
1896
29. Which State was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine of Lapse? Satara
30. Which leader of the Revolution of 1857 had the real name of Ram Chandra
Pandurang?
Tatiya Tope

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