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GENERAL AWARENESS - QUIZ- 2


NO.

QUESTION

ANSWER

01

Alexander invaded India in

326 BC

02

The Mauryan Empire was established in

322 BC

03

The First Mughal Emperor of India was

Babur

04

Taj Mahal was built by

Shahjahan

05

Lala Lajpat Rai was also known as

Lion of Punjab

06

Chandragupta II was also known as

Vikramaditya

07

The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by

Akbar

08

The Red Fort in Delhi was built by

Shahjahan

09

Battle of Panipat was faught in

1761 AD

10

The first President of India was

Dr.Rajendra Prasad

11

"Swaraj is my birthright!" was said by

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

12

The capital of Mysore during the rule of Tipu Sultan was

Srirangapatnam

13

Battle of Plassey was fought in

1757 AD

14

The first Governor-General of Bengal under the East India Company was

Warren Hastings

15

Ashoka was born in

269 BC

16

Permanent settlement in Bengal was introduced by

Lord Cornwallis

17

The last Governor-General of India was

C.Raja Gopalachari

18

The first session of the Indian National Congress was held at

Bombay (Mumbai)

19

Quit India Movement started in the year

1942 AD

20

Sir Thomas Roe,English Ambassador, visited India during the reign of

Jahangir

21

In the battle of Plassey, Lord Clive defeated

Siraj-ud-Daula

22

The city of Calcutta was founded in

1690 AD

23

The capital of king Vikramaditya's kingdom was

Ujjain

24

The first Viceroy of India was

Lord Canning

25

The name of the famous horse of Rana Pratap was

Chetak

26

The Grand Trunk road was built during the reign of

Shersa Suri

27

Tipu Sultan was born in

1750 AD

28

Home Rule Movement was started by

Annie Besant

29

Shivaji was crowned in

1664 AD

30

East India Company was established in the year

1600 AD

31

The capital city of ancient India was

Indraprastha

32

The first woman ruler in India was

Razia Begum

33

The capital of the Mauryan was

Patliputra

34

The construction of Qutb Minar in Delhi was completed by

Ala-ud-din

35

Din-i-Ilahi was founded by

Akbar

36

Rabindranath tagore was born in

1861 AD

37

The most famous king of Vijayanagar Empire was

Krishnadevaraya

38

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan was also known as

Frontier Gandhi

39

Samudra Gupta is popularly known as

Napolean of India

40

The first Tamil hero who fought against the British was

Veerapandya Kattabomman

41

Akbar's tomb is situated at

Sikandrabad

42

Gautama Buddha was the son of

Shuddhodan

43

Shivaji's mother was

Jeejabai

44

Gandhiji's mother was

Puthali Bai

45

The political teacher of shivaji was

Dadoji Konddev

46

Timur invaded India in the year

1398 AD

47

Mahmud Ghazni was the son of

Sabaktageen

48

The city of Ahmedabad was established by

Ahmed Shah I

49

Rani padmini was

Queen of Rana Ratna simha,the king of Chittoor

50

The real name of Babar was

Zahiruddin Muhammed

51

The meaning of the word "Babar" is

Tiger

52

Vijayasthamba is located at

Chittoor Fort

53

Timur was the ruler of

Samarkhand,Central Asia

54

The Indian social reformer who fought for the abolition of Sati was

Rajaram Mohan Roy

55

The first British Governor General of free India was

Lord Mountbatten

56

Dadabhai Naoroji was associated with the theory of

"Drain of Wealth"

57

The kingdom of South India well known for its Naval power was

The Cholas

58

Aligarh Muslim University was founded by

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

59

The first Indian ruler who prohibited Sati was

Akbar

60

The Mughal ruler who was to recruit Rajput nobles in his administration was

Akbar

61

The reforms announced by the British Govt.in 1909 are known as

The Morle-Minto Reforms

62

The architect who designed the capital City of New Delhi was

E.L.Lutyens

63

At the time of independence, the number of princely states in India were

552

64

The Indian Prime Minister known as "Man of Peace" was

Lal Bahadur Shastri

65

The Indian king who fought the last Anglo-Mysore War against the English was

Tipu Sultan

66

Kohinoor Diamond was taken away by

Nadir Shah

67

The full name of Shahjehan was

Khurram Shihabuddin Mohammed Shahjehan

68

The Bardoli satyagraha was started by

Mahatma Gandhi

69

The founder of Arya Samaj was

Swamy Dayanand Saraswati

70

The Governor General who abolished Sati was

Lord William Bentinck

71

Bihar was earlier known as

Magadha

72

Agra was earlier known as

Akbarabad

73

"Harsha Charit" was written by

Banabatta

74

Chandragupta Maurya spent the last days of his life at

Sravanabelagola

75

Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place at

Amritsar

76

Vijayanagar kingdom was situated on the banks of river

Tungabhadra

77

In 1498,the sea route to india was discovered by

Vasco-da-gama

78

King Bhoja was from the which dynasty

Pratihara

79

The period 1206 Ad to 1526 AD is known as

The Delhi Sultanate

80

Agra city was founded by

Sikandar Lodhi

81

Vijaynagar Empire was founded by

Harihara and Bukka

82

The Vijayanagar kings fought frequent wars with the

Bahamani Sultans

83

The last king of the Vijayanagar empire was

Rama Raya

84

Shankaracharya was associated with which movement

Bhakti

85

Ramanuja preached the philosophy of

Vishishtadvaita

86

The followers of Ramanuja are known as

Vaishnavas

87

Kabir was the disciple of

Ramanand

88

The founder of Sikh religion was

Guru Nanak

89

Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the year

1526 AD

90

Babar died in the year

1530 AD

91

Humayun was defeated by

Sher Shah Suri

92

Humayun died at the age of

48 years

93

Akbar was crowned in the year

1556 AD

94

In the second battle of Panipat, Akbar defeated

Himu

95

Akbar died in the year

1605 Ad

96

The original name of Nurjahan was

Mehrunisa

97

Jehangir was known for his

Justice

98

Jehangir died in the year

1627 AD

99

Aurangzeb was the son of

Shahjehan

100

Aurangzeb died in the year

1707 AD

101

The first Guru of the sikhs was

Guru Nanak Dev

102

The tenth Guru of the sikhs was

Guru Gobind Singh

103

Amritsar was founded by

Guru Ram Das

104

The Golden Temple was built by

Guru Arjan Dev

105

The Akal Takht was built by

Guru Hargobind

106

Guru Gobind Singh was born in

1666 AD

107

The `Khalsa' at Anandpur Sahib was founded by

Guru Gobind Singh

108

Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born in

1780 AD

109

Bahadur Shah Zafar died in the year

1862 AD

110

Shivaji died at age of

50 years

111

In tne year 1798,who was appointed as the Governor-General

Wellesley

112

Wellesley started the policy of

Subsidiary Alliance

113

Dalhousie became the Governor-General in

1848 AD

114

The first war of Indian Independence fought in 1857 is also known as

The Sepoy Mutiny

115

The Lady ruler who participated in the 1857 Revolt was

Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi

116

The Indian Association was formed in 1876 at

Calcutta

117

The Indian National Congress was formed in

1885 AD

118

The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year

1919 AD

119

The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year

1919 AD

120

The movement launched in 1920 is known as

The Non-Co-operation Movement

121

The Simon Commission came to India in the year

1928 AD

122

Chandragupta Maurya was succeeded by

Bindusara

123

Ashoka invaded Kalinga in the year

261 BC

124

Ashoka died in the year

232 BC

125

Ashoka ruled for a period of

40 years

126

The last king of Maurya dynasty was

Brihadratha

127

Chandragupta was succeeded by

Samudragupta

128

The Iron Pillar near Qutb Minar was erected by

Chandragupta II

129

Fahien, a Chinese traveller visited india during the reign of

Chandragupta II

130

Harshavardhana ascended the throne at the age of

16 years

131

Harshavardhana was defeated by

Pulakeshin II

132

The Chinese traveller who visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana was

Hieun Tsang

133

Akbar was succeeded by

Jehangir

134

Jehangir was succeeded by

Shahjehan

135

In ancient times this river was called Shatadru. How do we know it now?

Sutlej.

136

In the Rigveda there is a reference to the "Dasharajna Yuddha". What does this refer to?

It was a battle of 10 kings fought between Sudasa, a king of the Tritsu family on one side, and a confederacy of 10 tribes on the other. It was fought on the banks of the Parushni (Ravi). Sudasa defeated his enemies in this battle.

137

Who was the ruler of the territory between the Jhelum and the Ravi when Alexander invaded India?

Paurava or Porus as the Greeks called him.

138

When Porus surrendered to Alexander, Alexander asked him how he wished to be treated. What was Porus' reply?

"As one King would treat another". This was his famous reply that has become a classic. Hearing this Alexander not only reinstated Porus on the throne, but he also added territories towards the east and domains of many republican states to the existing kingdom of Porus (according to Plutarch).

139

Who was Megasthenes?

Megasthenes was the Greek ambassador to the Mauryan Court.

140

Who sent Megasthenes as his ambassador to the Mauryan Court?

Seleucus Nikator.

141

Where did Seleucus Nikator rule?

Babylon. He gradually extended his empire from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indus.

142

Whom did Chandragupta Maurya defeat to establish his kingdom?

The Nanda dynasty of Magadha.

143

Who helped Chandragupta Maurya defeat the Nanda rulers?

Kautilya also called Chanakya.

144

Of which territories was Ashoka the Viceroy before he became the king?

Taksha-Shila and Ujjain.

145

"Beloved of the gods" and "of amiable appearance". Ashoka used these titles in his inscriptions. Can you give the original titles?

"Devanampiya" and "Piyadassi" (Devanampriya and Priyadarshin).

146

What was unique about the personal bodyguards of the Maurya rulers?

They were women.

147

Who was the last Maurya King?

Brihadratha.

148

Who overthrew Brihadratha?

Pushyamitra, who was his Commander-in-chief.

149

What was the name of the dynasty that succeeded Mauryan dynasty?

The Shunga dynasty. (Pushyamitra founded this dynasty after he overthrew the Mauryan ruler)

150

From which source have historians got some details of the overthrow of the Mauryan dynasty?

Bana's Harshacharita written almost eight centuries after the event.

 


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