Indian History – GK Quiz

Indian History – GK Quiz

1. Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. Identify it.
 
 
 
 

2. The term Nirgrantha is associated with
 
 
 
 

3. The Turko-Afghan rule in India lasted for about
 
 
 
 

4. Under the Government of India, Provincial Legislatures consisted of two chambers, except in the case of
 
 
 
 

5. The twenty-third Jaina teacher, Parsva, the immediate predecessor of Mahavira enjoined on his disciples four great vows. To these Mahavira addes which of the followings as the fifth vow?
 
 
 
 

6. The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was
 
 
 
 

7. The two principles monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign - the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza - were constructed at
 
 
 
 

8. The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?
 
 
 
 

9. The Kalinga was fought in
 
 
 
 

10. The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by
 
 
 
 

11. The Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of
 
 
 
 

12. Universities in the Presidency towns in India were established in
 
 
 
 

13. Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of
 
 
 
 

14. The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in
 
 
 
 

15. Tolkappiyam is associated with the
 
 
 
 

16. Under whose leadership was the all India Muslim League set up?
 
 
 
 

17. We can know about early Vedic period from
 
 
 
 

18. Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is
 
 
 
 

19. The Upanishads are
 
 
 
 

20. The Vijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was
 
 
 
 

21. Visakhadatta sketches the event after the death of Samudragupta in his work
 
 
 
 

22. The system of Dual Government during the latter half of the 18th century AD is associated with the name of
 
 
 
 

23. To evolve a peaceful settlement of the conflict between India and China, which of the following non-aligned Afro-Asian nations participated in a conference held in December 1962?
 
 
 
 

24. 'The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by
 
 
 
 

25. The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in
 
 
 
 

26. The weekly Commonweal was founded by
 
 
 
 

27. Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which of the following rulers?
 
 
 
 

28. The term Samanta, meaning a feudatory from the sixth century AD, originally meant a
 
 
 
 

29. To meet the educational needs of the people, the Madarasa-I Nasiri was built in the region of
 
 
 
 

30. Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the region of
 
 
 
 

31. Three major powers that emerged in southern India in the 7th century AD were

I. Cheras
II. Cholas
III. Chalukyas
IV. Pallavas
V. Pandyas
 
 
 
 

32. The Timariots Governors and the Revenue Contractors, on their part reason in this manner: "Why should the neglected state of this land create uneasiness in our minds and why should we expend our money and time to render it fruitful? We may be deprived of it in a single moment, and our exertions would benefit neither ourselves nor our children." This statement was made by
 
 
 
 

33. The term Khalisa in Mughal administration signified the
 
 
 
 

34. The ultimate ownership of land during the post-Gupta period lay with
 
 
 
 

35. The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted
 
 
 
 

36. To which of the republic of Buddha belong?
 
 
 
 

37. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the non-cooperation movement was
 
 
 
 

38. There was a sharp class division at Harappa and Mohen-jodaro. This is clear from the
 
 
 
 

39. The term yavanika meant
 
 
 
 

40. Tipu sultan was the ruler of
 
 
 
 


 

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