General Awareness Indian History

Indian History – 8

1. Where has the largest concentration of Harappan sites been found? Ghaggar-Hakra
2. Where was a copper chariot of Harappa times was discovered? At Daimabad
3. Which Chola ruler converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chela lake’? Rajendra I
4. Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire? Dantidurga
5. Which ruler at first assumed the title of ‘Hazrat-i-Ala’ and afterwards ‘Sultan’? Sher Shah Suri
6. Mughal dynasty was to Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’ as Lodi dynasty was to which
Ibrahim Lodi
7. When the first metal tool came into being why was it used for? Clearing jungles
8. When did the concept of pollution emerge clearly? In the Post-Vedic
9. Which of the Vedas was divided into ‘White’ and ‘Black’ parts? Yajur
10. Who is often described as the second ‘Parasurama’ or the exterminator of the
entire kshatriya race?
11. Who, was the Nanda ruler at the time of Alexander’s invasion? Dhana Nanda
12. To whom the ‘Yavanas’ refer? Greeks
13. Who earned the title of a ‘Liberator’? Ashoka
14. Vatapi was the capital of the which reign? Chalukyas
15. Which Muslim emperor was attracted by the beauty of Queen Padmini? Alauddin Khilji
16. By whom was the ‘Tahqiq-i-Hind’, a famous literary work, written? Alberuni
17. Which Bhakti saint wrote the commentary on Vedanta sutras in Sanskrit? Vallabhacharya
18. During the reign of emperor was the artillery most perfect and numerous? Aurangzeb
19. Who was last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne? Muhammad Shah
20. From which ruler did Albuquerque capture Goa? Bijapur
21. Which European were the last to come- to pre-independence India as traders? French
22. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress? Badruddin Tyyabji
23. Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session? George Yule
24. Which Urdu poets was invited, to the Second and Third Round Table
Muhammad Iqbal
25. Which first movement was launched against the British in India? Swadeshi Movement
26. When did East African Development Bank come into force? 1967
27. Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the Second Round Table
Ramsay Macdonald
28. By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali? Lichhavi
29. Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located? Indus and Jhelum
30. Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj (Department of Arrears)? Alauddin Khalji

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