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Question 1
Who was Prime minister of Britain when India got Independence
A
Ramsay MacDonald
B
Clement Attlee
C
Winston Churchill
D
Neville Chamberlain
Question 2
In which year, the partition of Bengal took place
A
1905
B
1900
C
1898
D
1907
Question 3
In which year, Queen Victoria took the title of 'Empress of India'
A
1757
B
1876
C
1857
D
1902
Question 4
The third Anglo-Mysore was fought between
A
British and Hyder Ali
B
British and Franch Army
C
British and Tipu Sultan
D
None of the above
Question 5
The battle of Plassey was fought between British East India Company and
A
Shuja-ud-Daula
B
Mir Jafar
C
Shah Alam II
D
Siraj ud-Daulah
Question 6
In which year Battle of Buxar was fought
A
1739
B
1764
C
1775
D
1778
Question 7
The first battle of panipat was fought in the year
A
1520
B
1523
C
1526
D
1528
Question 8
Before Shimla, which city was the summer capital of British India
A
Kannur
B
Darjeeling
C
Ooty
D
Murree
Question 9
Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India in the year
A
1880
B
1902
C
1912
D
1864
Question 10
Who first introduced the adhesive stamp of India/Asia in 1852
A
Charles James Napier
B
Sir Bartle Frere
C
None of the above
D
Alfred Milner
Question 11
The publication of the newspaper 'Bengal Gazette' from Kolkata was started in the year
A
1780
B
1720
C
1755
D
1660
Question 12
Which Governor General of India founded the Postal Service in India
A
Robert Clive
B
Lord Dalhousie
C
None of the above
D
Lord Linlithgow
Question 13
First indian ruler to use rocket artillery in war was
A
Tipu Sultan
B
Aurangzeb
C
Hyder Ali
D
Babur
Question 14
The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed before
A
Third Round Table
B
Second Round Table
C
First Round Table
D
None of the above
Question 15
Who was the first muslim invader in India
A
Muhmmad Ghori
B
Iltutmish
C
Mahmud of Ghazni
D
Muhmmad-bin-Qasim
Question 16
Bahadur Shah Zafar was buried in which city
A
Rangoon
B
Yangon
C
Delhi
D
None of the above
Question 17
Who commissioned the construction of Jama Masjid, Delhi
A
Shah Jahan
B
Jangir
C
Aurangzeb
D
Akbar
Question 18
. Who is the founder of Hindu College in Calcutta which is presently known as Presidency University
A
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
C
Debendranath Tagore
D
Dwarkanath Tagore
Question 19
Kanishka was a Emperor of the _________ dynasty
A
Kushan
B
Gupta
C
Satavahana
D
Sunga
Question 20
The poem "Meghadūta" was written by
A
Harsha
B
Bhavabhuti
C
Kalidasa
D
Tulsidas
Question 21
First sanskrit grammar book 'Ashtadhyayi' was written by
A
Bashkar
B
Tulsidas
C
Panini
D
Banabhatta
Question 22
Famous poet Banabhatta was a member in the court of the King
A
Samudragupta
B
Harsha Vardhana
C
Akbar
D
Vikramaditya
Question 23
Chandragupta Maurya founded the Mauryan Empire after defeating
A
Shishunaga Dynasty
B
Gupta Dynasty
C
Nanda Dynasty
D
Shunga Dynasty
Question 24
Which Sikh Guru initiated the 'Sikh Khalsa' in 1699
A
Guru Arjan
B
Guru Tegh Bahadur
C
Guru Gobind Singh
D
Guru Nanak
Question 25
Which king assumed the title Shiladitya
A
Changupta I
B
Ashoka
C
Samudragupta
D
Harsha Vardhan
Question 26
Who is the writer of the book 'Panchatantra'
A
Charak
B
Vishnu Sarma
C
Harsha Vardhan
D
Hala
Question 27
Who is the writer of the book 'Ratnavali'
A
Harsha Vardhan
B
Vishnu Sarma
C
Kautilya
D
Kalidasa
Question 28
Who was the founder of Vijayanagara Empire
A
Raja Raja Chola
B
Harihara I
C
Pulakesi I
D
Deva Raya I
Question 29
Chinese traveller Hsuan tsang visited india during the reign of
A
Ashoka
B
Harsha Vardhan
C
Kanishka
D
Changra Gupta I
Question 30
Who was the founder of Slave dynasty in Delhi
A
Qutb-ud-din Aibak
B
Razia Sultana
C
Aram Shah
D
Ghiyas ud din Balban
Question 31
Who was the founder of Lodi dynasty in India
A
Sikander Lodi
B
Bahlol Lodi
C
Ibrahim Lodi
D
None of the above
Question 32
Delhi's only lady ruler Razia Sultana belongs to which dynasty
A
Slave Dynasty
B
Lodi Dynasty
C
Tughluq Dynasty
D
Khilji Dynasty
Question 33
Famous Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta visited India during the reign of
A
Sultan Feroze Shah Tughluq
B
Muhammad bin Tughluq
C
Sultan Muhammad Shah
D
Sultan Ghiyath-ud-din
Question 34
Who was the first Mughal Emperor to enforce sharia law in India
A
Bahadur Shah II
B
Humayun
C
Akbar
D
Aurangzeb
Question 35
Which Mughal Emperor is also known as 'Alamgir'
A
Humayun
B
Aurangzeb
C
Babur
D
Jahangir
Question 36
Who build the famous Shalimar Bagh of Srinagar
A
Jahangir
B
Babur
C
Shah Jahan
D
Akbar
Question 37
Who wrote the book Ain-i-Akbari or the "Constitution of Akbar"
A
Todar Mal
B
Faizi
C
Abul Fazl
D
Man Singh
Question 38
In which year Akbar reign the power of Mughal Empire
A
1495
B
1520
C
1523
D
1556
Question 39
Who was the first president of Indian National Congress
A
Annie Besant
B
Surendra Nath Benrjee
C
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee
D
Dadabhai Naoroji
Question 40
Who was the last Governor General of Indian under East India Company Rule
A
Lord Canning
B
Lord Dalhouise
C
Lord Ripon
D
Lord Salisbury
Question 41
Who was the first Secretary of State for India
A
Edward Stanley
B
Lord Randolph Churchill
C
Viscount Cranborne
D
Lord Ripon
Question 42
The Indian Councils Act, 1909 is also known as
A
Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms
B
None of the above
C
Gandhi-Irwin Pact
D
Morley-Minto Reforms
Question 43
The first round table conference in London was held in the year
A
1928
B
1929
C
1930
D
1931
Question 44
Who was the first woman president of Indian National Congress
A
Sarojini Naidu
B
Nellie Sengupta
C
Kamala Nehru
D
Annie Besant
Question 45
Who is known as the founder of Indian National Congress
A
Surendra Nath Benrjee
B
Allan Octavian Hume
C
Dinshaw Wacha
D
Dadabhai Naoroji
Question 46
In which year the Indian National Congress was established
A
1906
B
1882
C
1885
D
1896
Question 47
Which viceroy of India take the decision of Partition of Bengal
A
Lord Curzon
B
Lord Ripon
C
Lord Minto
D
Lord Wellesley
Question 48
When the declaration of 'Purna Swaraj' made by the Indian National
A
1918
B
1932
C
1930
D
1921
Question 49
During which Governor rule, the Indian Civil Service was introduced
A
Lord Cornwallis
B
Lord Curzon
C
Lord Ripon
D
Lord Macaulay
Question 50
The city of Agra was founded in 1504 by
A
Akbar
B
Ibrahim Lodi
C
Shah Jahan
D
Sikandar Lodi
Question 51
Who had written the book 'Geet Govind'
A
Varahmihir
B
Jayadev
C
Banbhatta
D
Kalidas
Question 52
Who had founded Hindu reform movement 'Arya Samaj' in 1875
A
Debendranath Tagore
B
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C
Dayananda Saraswati
D
Swami Virajananda
Question 53
Who had implemented the 'Doctrine of Lapse' policy in India
A
Lord Dalhousie
B
Lord Wellesley
C
Lord Ripon
D
Charles Canning
Question 54
Who was the Governor-General of India during Indian Rebellion of 1857
A
James Broun-Ramsay
B
Charles Canning
C
Lord Cornwallis
D
Lord Wellesley
Question 55
Which battle give East Indian Company the right to collect of revenue in India for first time
A
Anglo-Maratha War
B
Battle of Plassey
C
Battle of Buxar
D
Anglo-Mysore War
Question 56
Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in
A
1896
B
1886
C
1930
D
1892
Question 57
Who is the author of the book 'Rama Charitamanas'
A
Valmiki
B
Surdas
C
Kalidas
D
Tulshidas
Question 58
The other name of Chanakya is
A
Vishnu Gupta
B
Kumar Gupta
C
Amarsimha
D
Samudra Gupta
Question 59
'Din-e-Ilahi' religion was founded by
A
Jahangir
B
Shah Jahan
C
Akbar
D
Aurengzeb
Question 60
Who had renamed the famous diamond 'Syamantaka-mani' as 'Kuh-e nur'
A
Nadir Shah
B
Sultan Mahmud
C
Ahmad Shah Durrani
D
Timur Shah Durrani
Question 61
The National song of India "Vande Mataram" was first published in which novel in 1882
A
Anandamath
B
None of the above
C
Sitaram
D
Gitanjali
Question 62
Who was the founder of Indian Boy Scouts
A
Robert Powell
B
Robert Baden-Powell
C
Dan Beard
D
Ernest T. Seton
Question 63
Who was the founder of Madras
A
Francis Day
B
Robert Clive
C
Sir John Child
D
Lord Dalhousie
Question 64
Use of Zero and Decimal system was introduced during the period of which dynasty
A
Maurya
B
Kushan
C
Gupta
D
Pallav
Question 65
Who was not a part of 'Navaratnas' of Vikramaditya
A
Kalidas
B
Charaka
C
Varahamihira
D
Amarasimha
Question 66
At the time of Alexander's invasion, which dynasty ruling north India
A
Gupta
B
Nanda
C
Maurya
D
Kushan
Question 67
'Gayatri Mantra' is written in
A
Laxmi Puran
B
Yajurveda
C
Rigveda
D
None of the above
Question 68
Who was the ruler of Delhi when Babur attacked India
A
Bahlul Lodi
B
Sikandar Lodi
C
Mahmud
D
Ibrahim Lodi
Question 69
Which monument was not build by Shah Jahan
A
Red Fort
B
Taj Mahal
C
Jama Masid
D
Fatehpur Sikri
Question 70
Kabir was the disciple of
A
Ramanuja
B
Vallabhacharya
C
Ramanand
D
None of the above
Question 71
Who is known as the Napoleon of India
A
Chandragupta I
B
Samudragupta
C
Ramagupta
D
Vikramaditya
Question 72
Which one is the poem written by Kalidas (Other three are play written by Kalidas)
A
Abhignanasakuntalam
B
Vikramorvasiyam
C
Malavikagnimitram
D
Kumarasambhava
Question 73
Who was not included in the 'Navaratna' of Akbar
A
Birbal
B
Raja Man Singh
C
Tansen
D
Raja Bharmal
Question 74
What is the real name of Birbal
A
None of the above
B
Maheshdas Brahmbhatt
C
Amarasimha
D
Ramtanu
Question 75
What is the real name of Birbal
A
Ramtanu
B
Amarasimha
C
None of the above
D
Maheshdas Brahmbhatt
Question 76
Qutub Minar construction was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192. Who had completed the construction of Qutub Minar
A
Razia Sultana
B
Anangpal Tomar
C
Iltutmish
D
Ghiyas ud din Balban
Question 77
Who wrote the biography of Akbar - "Akbarnama" (Book of Akbar)
A
Shaikh Mubarak
B
Abul Fazl
C
Abdul Hamid Lahori
D
Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni
Question 78
The second battle of Panipat, 1556 fought between
A
Akbar and Hemu
B
Babur and Lodi
C
Maratha and Durrani
D
Mughal and British
Question 79
Which one is the first fort contructed by British in India
A
Fort St George
B
Fort St Angelo
C
Fort William
D
Fort St David
Question 80
Mangal Pandey was a sepoy at
A
5th Royal Gurkha Rifle
B
Madras Light Cavalry
C
None of the above
D
34th Bengal Native Infantry
Question 81
Who was the English ambassador who get permission from Jahangir to build factory for East India Company
A
William Hawkins
B
None of the above
C
Thomas Roe
D
Edward Tairy
Question 82
Number of years required to build Tajmahal
A
18 years
B
26 years
C
12 years
D
22 years
Question 83
Who is consider as the chief architect of Tajmahal
A
Mir Abd-ul Karim
B
Ahmad Lahauri
C
Ustad Isa
D
Makramat Khan
Question 84
Which farm eastablished by Mahatma Gandhi in Natal, South Africa
A
None of the above
B
Phoenix Farm
C
Tolstoy Farm
D
Sabamati Ashram
Question 85
Dandi March was began on the date of
A
15th March, 1928
B
30th March, 1932
C
12th March, 1930
D
15th April, 1932
Question 86
Who was the first to address Mahtma Gandhi as the "Father of Nation"
A
B G Tilak
B
JL Nehru
C
Rabindra Nath Tagore
D
Subhas Chandra Bose
Question 87
In which place did Satyagraha first started by Mahatma Gandhi
A
Calcutta
B
Delhi
C
Baroda
D
Champaran
Question 88
All India Harijan Sangha was established by Mahtama Gandhi in the year
A
1935
B
1920
C
1932
D
1927
Question 89
First Indian to used the word ‘Swarajya’
A
Mahtma Gandhi
B
Swami Vivekanand
C
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D
Raja Rammohan Rai
Question 90
The first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment was
A
B G Tilak
B
Dadabhai Noroji
C
Bipin Chandra Pal
D
C Vijaraghavachari
Question 91
Who was the founder of the Indian Association
A
AO Hume
B
Dadabhai Naoroji
C
Surendranath Banerjee
D
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Question 92
Who introduce English as official language
A
Lord William Bentick
B
Dalhousie
C
Sir Charles Wood
D
Allan Octawain Hume
Question 93
Who was the Viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was Passed
A
Lord Irwin
B
Lord Chelmsford
C
Lord Reading
D
Lord Wavell
Question 94
First census in India was conducted at the time of
A
Sir John Napier
B
Lord Mayo
C
Lord Auckland
D
Lord Lytton
Question 95
Who first translated Bhagvad Gita to English
A
John Marshall
B
Charles Wilkins
C
Alexander Cunningham
D
William Jones
Question 96
Who wrote the book "Babuvivah"
A
Rabindranath Tagore
B
Pandit Rambai
C
Raja Rammohan Rai
D
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Question 97
First English newspaper in India
A
The Bengal Journal
B
The Calcutta Gazette
C
The Bengal Gazette
D
The Bombay Herald
Question 98
Who founded Ferguson College at Pune in 1885
A
Decan Educational Society
B
Bharatiya Sewak Samaj
C
Samaj Sewa Sangh
D
Theosophical Society
Question 99
The first session of the All India Congress held in Bombay in 1920, was presided over by
A
J L Nehru
B
VV Giri
C
MM Joshi
D
Lala Lajpat Rai
Question 100
Sati was declared illegal and punishable by
A
Lord William Bentinck
B
Lord Canning
C
Lord Ripon
D
Lord Dalhousie
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