Indian History Questions for Competitive Exams

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Indian History Questions for Competitive Exams 

1. The most important source of our information on ancient India's cultural history are: 

A. archaeological excavations

B. antiquities and monuments

C. literature and epics

D. inscriptions and coins

Ans .C

2. The granary discovered at Harappa was located:

A. within the citadel at Mohenjodaro

B. in the "Lower town'

C. near the river Ravi

D. beside the western gate of the city

Ans .C

3. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I                                                   List-II

a. Rock-cut Rathas                                  1. Ellora

b. Kailasa Temple                                    2. Mahabalipuram

c. Brihadisvara Temple                            3. Nachnakuthara

d. Parvati Temple                                    4. Thanjavur


       A  B  C  D

(a)  1  2  4  3

(b)  1  4  2  3

(c)  2  4  3  1

(d)  2  1  4  3

Ans .C

4. In his inscriptions Ashoka calls himself:

A. Devanampriya Priyadarshni king

B. Asoka Priyadarshi

C. Dhammasoka (Dharmasoka)

D. Daivaputra

Ans .A

5. Which one of the following Harappan sites is NOT located in Gujarat?

A. Surkotada

B. Rangpur

C. Sutkagendor

D. Desalpur

Ans .C

6. Which one of the following Indus cities has houses with doors on the main streets?

A. Lothal

B. Surkotada

C. Chanhudaro

D. Banawali

Ans .A

7. Which of the all Harappan sites, which has the most impressive drainage system?

A. Harappa

B. Banawali

C. Dhaulavira

D. Mohenjodaro

Ans .A

8. Which of the following was not one of the ruling dynasties of South India in the Sangam Age?

A. Chola

B. Chera

C. Pandya

D. Pallava

Ans .D

9. Which was probably the most popular assembly in which even women enjoyed an equal status with men in the Early Vedic period?

A. Sabha

B. Samiti

C. Gana

D. Vidatha

Ans .D

10. Which one of following pairs is not correctly matched?

A. Samaveda Samhita - Origins of Indian music

B. Atharvaveda Samhita - Origins of Indian medicine

C. Rigveda Samhita - Earliest prose

D. Yajurveda Samhita - Origins of rituals

Ans .C

Indian History GK Questions

11. Pushti marg is a Vaishnav sect of the Hinduism was founded by?

A. Shankaracharya

B. Ramanujacharya

C. Vallabhacharya

D. Nimbarkacharya

Ans .C

12. What is pietra dura?

A. A form of music

B. Pictorial mosaic work using semi-precious stones

C. Armour

D. None of the above

Ans .B

13. Who wrote famous book Kitab-ul-hind?

A. Abul Fazl

B. Amir Khusrau

C. Al Biruni

D. Firdausi

Ans .C

14. Who said Hanooz Dilli Door Ast?

A. Nizamuddin Aulia

B. Farid

C. Todarmal

D. Firdausi

Ans .A

15. Which mughal emperor was a good veena player?

A. Aurangazeb

B. Akbar

C. Jahangir

D. Shahjahan

Ans .A

16. Who was the author of famous Persian series of 52 stories Tutinama?

A. Nakhshabi

B. Amir Khusrau

C. Abul Fazl

D. Hasan Nizami

Ans .A

17. Who propagated the Vaishnava Theology of Dvaitadvaita?

A. Adi Shankaracharya

B. Ramanujacharya

C. Nimbarkacharya

D. Vallabhacharya

Ans .C

18. Who has written famous book Padmavat?

A. Nakhshabi

B. Malik Muhammad Jayasi

C. Al Biruni

D. Hasan Nizami

Ans .B

19. Atala Masjid which was built by Sultan Ibrahim is located at?

A. Jaunpur

B. Kanpur

C. Agra

D. Mysore

Ans .A

20. The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are?

A. Buddhist and Jain

B. Hindu and Muslim

C. Buddhist only

D.Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

Ans .  D

History Questions

1.Arabs were defeated fin 738 A.D. by….

(A) Pratiharas 

(B) Rashtrakutas 

(C) Palas 

(D) Chalukyas 

Ans .D

2. Harshvardhan was defeated by….

(A) Prabhakaravardhana 

(B) Pulakesin II

(C) Narasimha Varma Pallavas 

(D) Sasanka 

Ans .B

3. Beetapala and Dhiman, the two great artists that India had produced, belonged to the……

(A) Pala Age

(B) Gupta Age

(C) Mauryas Age

(D) Rathan Age

Ans .A

4. Chalukyas king Pulakesin II was defeated by….

(A) Mahendra Varman 1

(B) Narasimha Varman 1

(C) Parameswara Varman 1

(D) Jatila Parantaka 

Ans .B

5. The most distinguished ruler of the Chalukyas dynasty was…..

(A) Jayasimha II

(B) Vikarmaditya VI

(C) Somesvara II

(D) Pulakesin II

Ans .D

6. Which ruler founded the famous Vikramshila University for the Buddhists?

(A) Mahi Pala

(B) Devapala

(C) Gopala

(D) Dharmapala

Ans .D

7.Who among the following were the first to invade India?


(B) Mongols

(C) Arabs

(D) Turks

Ans .C

8. Which rulers built the Ellora temples?

(A) Chalukyas

(B) Sunga

(C) Rashtrakutas

(D) Pallavas

Ans .C

9. The famous rock-cut temple of Kailasa is at ……

(A) Ajanta

(B) Badami

(C) Mahabalipuram

(D) Ellora

Ans .D

10. The Rathas of Mahabalipuram was built during the reign of the…….

(A) Palas

(B) Cholas

(C) Rashtrakutas

(D) Pallavas

Ans .D

11. Which Rashtrakutas ruler built the famous Kailash temple of Siva at Ellora?

(A) Dantidurga

(B) Amoghvarsha 1

(C) Krishan 1

(D) Vats raj

Ans .C

12. The Rashtrakutas kingdom was founded by……

(A) Dandi Durga

(B) Amoghvarsha

(C) Govinda III

(D) Indra III

Ans .A

13. The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are indicative of development of art under the……

(A) Rashtrakutas

(B) Pallavas

(C) Pandya’s 

(D) Chalukyas

Ans .A

14. The famous Kailas temple cut out of the solid rock at Ellora was built under the patronage of the…..

(A) Cholas

(B) Kadambas

(C) Pallavas

(D) Rashtrakutas

Ans .D

15. Who established Mahabalipuram?

(A) Pallavas

(B) Pandya

(C) Chola

(D) Chalukyas

Ans .A

16. Name the capital of the Pallavas?

(A) Kanchi

(B) Vatapi

(C) Trichinopoly

(D) Mahabalipuram

Ans .A

17. The Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronized by the…..

(A) Pallavas 

(B) Pandya’s

(C) Cholas

(D) Chera

Ans .A

18.Rath temple at Mahabalipuram was built in the reign of which Pallav ruler?

(A) Mahendra Varman 1

(B) Narasimha Varman 1

(C) Parmeshwar 1

(D) Nandi Varman 1

Ans .B

19. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was….

(A) Raja raja 1

(B) Rajendra 1

(C) Rajadhiraja 1

(D) Kulottunga 1

Ans .A

20. Where is Brihadeshwara Temple situated?

(A) Kanchi

(B) Madurai

(C) Shri Shailan

(D) Tanjore

Ans .D

21. Prince Ellora conquered Sri Lanka in the second century BC. With Which of the following dynasties of Dravidic ruler was be associated.

(A) Chera

(B) Chola

(C) Pandya

(D) Pallavas

Ans .B

22. Which Chola king founded the city of Puhar/

(A) Rajendra Chola

(B) Ellora

(C) Senguttavan

(D) Karikala

Ans .D

23. Which of the following dynasties conquered Sri Lanka and South-East Asian countries?

(A) The Pandya’s

(B0 The Chalukyas

(C) The Cholas

(D)_ The Rashtrakutas

Ans .C

24. Who built Brihadeshwara Temple at Tanjore?

(A) Aditya Cholla

(B) Raja Raja Cholas

(C) Rajendra Cholas

(D) Kareikala Chola

Ans .B

25. Which of the following was the capital of the Chola Kings?

(A) Kanchi

(B) Tanjore

(C) Madurai

(D) Tiruchirappalli

Ans .B

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