Top 50 History GK Questions

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Top 50 History GK Questions

Students have very less and basic knowledge related to the history of the world and India. But to crack the competitive exam, it is necessary for the students to have detailed general knowledge related to history. Generally, History GK questions are included in competitive exams, in which GK questions are asked from topics like Ancient History, Modern Indian History, Indus Civilisation, Gupta Empire, Dynasties and Capital, etc. Because of this candidates have to search for Top 50 History GK Questions for practice.

History GK Questions 

So, here we are providing the Top 50 History GK Questions and Answers for your better preparation in the entrance exam which can help you to score full marks in History General Knowledge Questions. The maximum practice of the provided Important and Top 50 History GK Questions will greatly help the students to increase their scores in the exam.

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History GK Questions  

  Q :  

Pushyamitra, who was the commander of Brihadratha, the last Mauryan emperor, killed the king and established a new dynasty. Which of the following was his dynasty?

(A) Shunga

(B) Kanva

(C) Satavahana

(D) Chedi

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

1. Pushyamitra established the Shunga dynasty by killing the last Maurya emperor Brihadratha.

2. When Brihadratha became king, Pataliputra was the capital of the Maurya Empire.

3. Brihadratha had rebuilt many Buddhist stupas, among which the stupas of Sanchi and Bharhut are very important.

Q :  

The Kamakhya Temple is located in ______.

(A) Guwahati

(B) Kohima

(C) Imphal

(D) Agartala

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

1. Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple located on the Neelachal Hills in Guwahati, Assam.

2. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya, it is one of the oldest and most revered centers of Tantric practices.

3. This temple is the center of Kulachar Tantra Marg and the venue of Ambubachi Mela

Q :  

Which of the following books was written by James Mill, a Scottish economist, in 1817?

(A) Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

(B) A Passage to India

(C) The History of British in India

(D) The Great Mutiny

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

1. 'The History of British India' is a book written by Scottish economist James Mill in 1817.

Q :  

Who moved the Objective Resolution that was later adapted as the Preamble of the Constitution of India?

(A) Rajendra Prasad

(B) JB Kripalani

(C) Jawaharlal Nehru

(D) BR Ambedkar

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The Objectives Resolution was moved by Jawaharlal Nehru. It laid down the principles of the constitution. It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly.

Q :  

Who among the following Sultans of Delhi founded many cities in North India?

(A) Balban

(B) Alauddin Khilji

(C) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

(D) Ibrahim Lodi

Correct Answer : C

Q :  

The Indian National Congress was founded in:

(A) 1885

(B) 1890

(C) 1895

(D) 1900

Correct Answer : A

Q :  

The Mughal Empire in India lasted from:

(A) 1526 to 1857

(B) 1556 to 1887

(C) 1626 to 1877

(D) 1656 to 1907

Correct Answer : A

Q :  

Who had assumed the title of Balban?

(A) Kabir Khan

(B) Farid Khan

(C) Ulugh Khan

(D) Ayaz Khan

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

1. This title was held by Ulugh Khan.

2. Balban's title was Zil-e-Ilahi, which means "Shadow of God".

Q :  

The Medieval ruler who significantly contributed in the development of Khayal style of classical music-

(A) Ibrahim Adil Shah

(B) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

(C) Hussain Shah Sharqi

(D) Wajid Ali Shah

Correct Answer : C

Q :  

The book titled 'My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions' is an autobiography of:

(A) Pratibha Patil

(B) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(C) APJ Abdul Kalam

(D) Lal Krishna Advani

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

1. The book titled 'My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Action' is written by former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. It is the autobiography of Abdul Kalam.

2. This book describes his journey from childhood to becoming the President of India.

3. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Saheb served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

4. Thus he came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology.

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