Indian History Questions | Indian History GK Questions and Answers

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Indian History Questions

Q :  

Which foreign traveler called Gurjara Pratihara dynasty as 'Al-Gajur' and the rulers of this dynasty as 'Baura'?

(A) Suleman

(B) Almasoodi

(C) Alberuni

(D) none of the above

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Alamsoodi 'Alamsoodi' was a scholar and prominent geographer of Arabia. In 915-916 AD, he was a foreign traveler of Baghdad traveling to India. Alamsudi was born in Baghdad in the late 9th century. Probably, Alamsudi came to Gujarat during the reign of Mahipala (910-940 AD), the ruler of Gurjara Pratihara dynasty. He called the Gurjar Pratiharas as 'Algurjar' and the king as 'Baura'.

Q :  

What was the immediate cause of Ahmadshah Abdali's invasion of India and the third battle of Panipat?

(A) He wanted to avenge the expulsion of his viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore by the Marathas.

(B) He was invited by Adin Beg Khan, the frustrated governor of Jalandhar, to invade the Punjab.

(C) He wanted to punish the Mughal administration for not paying the revenue of Chahar Mahal (Gujarat, Aurangabad, Sialkot and Pasrur).

(D) He wanted to annex all the fertile plains of Punjab up to the borders of Delhi and merge it with his kingdom.

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The Third battle of Panipat took place between Ahmed Shah Abdali (also called Ahmad Shah Durrani) and Maratha commander Sadashiv Rao Bhau on 14 January 1761 in the Panipat ground.

Q :  

Which one of the following was not associated with the Arya Samaj?

(A) Dayanand Saraswati

(B) Lala Hansraj

(C) Pandit Hardayal

(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Arya Samaj was founded in 1875 by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in Bombay. Its headquarter was later shifted to Lahore. Arya Samaj focussed on the equality of sexes, love and charity towards all. The Samaj emphasised the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of Man. The Samaj started the Shuddhi movement to convert non-Hindus to Hinduism. This became a contributory factor in the spread of Communalism in India in the 20th century. Arya Samaj accepted the authority of Vedas but didn't believe in the authority of the Shastri class.

Q :  

Which of the following rulers had inscribed on his coins- 'Sovereignty is not given to every person, but it is given to the one who is chosen'

(A) Iltutmish

(B) Alauddin Khilji

(C) Muhammad Tughlaq

(D) Bahlol Lodi

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi from 1325 to 1351, inscribed on his coins the statement that "Sovereignty is not conferred upon every man but is placed on the elect." This inscription reflected his belief in the concept of divine right of kingship, where the ruler is chosen by God and possesses supreme 

Q :  

During whose reign did the Mongol invader Qutlugh Khwaja invade India?

(A) Balban

(B) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

(C) Alauddin Khilji

(D) Iltutmish

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

In late 1299, Duwa, the ruler of the Mongol Chagatai Khanate, dispatched his son Qutlugh Khwaja to conquer Delhi.

Q :  

In the context of the Indian freedom movement, Usha Mehta is famous for-

(A) For participation in the second round table conference

(B) To run secret Congress Radio at the time of Quit India Movement

(C) For leading a unit of Azad Hind Fauj

(D) For playing a supporting role in the formation of Jawaharlal Nehru's interim government

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Usha Mehta (25 March 1920 – 11 August 2000) was a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India. She is also remembered for organizing the Congress Radio, also called the Secret Congress Radio, an underground radio station, which functioned for few months during the Quit India Movement of 1942.

Q :  

Diamond mining is related to?

(A) Fatehpur Sikri

(B) Agra

(C) Golconda

(D) Lahore

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Alluvial diamond mining occurs in riverbeds and beaches, where thousands of years of erosion and natural forces such as wind, rain, and water currents wash diamonds from their primary deposits in kimberlite pipes to beaches and riverbeds. Some alluvial deposits are from long-ago rivers.

Q :  

In which period did Confucius live?

(A) Confucius

(B) Han Dynasty

(C) Sui Dynasty

(D) Tang Dynasty

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Confucius (551–479 BCE), a scholar and teacher, lived in a chaotic and violent time in China. He wished to see peace and harmony restored and a return to order.

Q :  

Who founded the 'Social Democratic Alliance'?

(A) Karl Marx

(B) Bakunin

(C) Mallincouk

(D) George Faikanoub

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

In 1869, August Bebel and Liebknecht founded the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) as a merger of the petty-bourgeois Saxon People's Party (SVP), a faction of the ADAV and members of the League of German Workers' Associations (VDA).

Q :  

Who was the contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I of Britain?

(A) Akbar

(B) Jahangir

(C) Shah Jahan

(D) Aurangzeb

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Elizabeth I (r. 1558–1603) was the last Tudor monarch and a contemporary of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556–1605).

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