Indian History General Knowledge(GK) Questions with Answers

Indian History General Knowledge(GK) Questions with Answers:

Hello Aspirants, In this post we have listed Indian History Questions and Answers which are asked in various competitive exams. Please read through each questions in this post, try to solve it by your own. The answers to the listed questions on Indian History is provided at the end of this post for your reference.

1.The trident-shaped symbol of Buddhism does not represent

A.      Nirvana

B.      Sangha

C.      Buddha

D.      Dhamma

2. The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by

A.      Jawaharlal Nehru

B.      Dadabhai Naoroji

C.      R.C. Dutt

D.      M.K. Gandhi

3.The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of

A.      Sutlej and Beas

B.      Jhelum and Chenab

C.      Ravi and Chenab

D.      Ganga and Yamuna

4. Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after

A.      military affairs

B.      the state treasury

C.      the royal household

D.      the land revenue system

5. The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India’s contact with

A.      Central Asia

B.      Iran

C.      Greece

D.      China

6. The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were know as

A.      Walashahi

B.      Barawardi

C.      JCumaki

D.      Dakhili

7. The treaty of Mangalore was signed between

A.      the English East India Company and Haidar Ali

B.      the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan

C.      Haidar Ali and the Zamorin of Calicut

D.      the French East India Company and Tipu Sultan

8. The treaty of Srirangapatna was signed between Tipu Sultan and

A.      Robert Clive

B.      Cornwallis

C.      Dalhousie

D.      Warren Hastings

9. The Vijayanagara ruler, Kirshnadev Raya’s work Amuktamalyada, was in

A.      Telugu

B.      Sanskrit

C.      Tamil

D.      Kannada

10. Todar Mal was associated with

A.      music

B.      literature

C.      land revenue reforms

D.      law

11. Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. They were

A.      Babar and Humayun

B.      Humayun and Jahangir

C.      Babar and Jahangir

D.      Jahangir and Shahjahan

12. The title of ‘Viceroy’ was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in

A.      1848 AD

B.      1856 AD

C.      1858 AD

D.      1862 AD

13. Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over

A.      Indo-Greeks

B.      Sakas

C.      Parthinas

D.      Kushanas

14. There were widespread risings against the British in the 1820s. Which one of the following did not revolt in the 1820s?

A.      Santhals

B.      Ahoms

C.      Pagal Panthis

D.      Ramosi

15. Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of

A.      Travancore

B.      Baroda

C.      Hyderabad

D.      Mysore

16. To which king belongs the Lion capitol at Sarnath?

A.      Chandragupta

B.      Ashoka

C.      Kanishka

D.      Harsha

17. The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the

A.      9th Century AD

B.      10th Century AD

C.      12th Century AD

D.      14th Century AD

18. The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted

A.      ivory

B.      pepper

C.      a fine variety of Indian muslin

D.      damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance

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

A.      the cultivator

B.      the village community

C.      the king

D.      the joint family

20. To which of the republic of Buddha belong?

A.      Licchavis

B.      Sakyas

C.      Mallas

D.      None of the above

21. The term yavanika meant

A.      foreign goods

B.      dancer

C.      curtain

D.      theatre

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

A.      Indus seals excavated

B.      religious beliefs of the Harappans

C.      tools and implements used by the Harappans

D.      different types of dwellings excavated

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

A.      Hind Keasri

B.      Kaiser-e-Hind

C.      Rai Bahadur

D.      Rt. Honorable

24. The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by

A.      Swami Vivekananda

B.      Swami Dayananda

C.      Raja Rammohan Roy

D.      None of the above

25. The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in

A.      early Vedic texts

B.      early Buddhist texts

C.      pre-Gupta inscriptions

D.      post-Gupta inscriptions

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

A.      Mudrarakasam

B.      Devi Chand Guptam

C.      Mrichekakatika

D.      Malavikagnimitra

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

A.      Clive

B.      Comwallis

C.      Waren Hastings

D.      William Bentinck

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

A.      Mohammed Ali Jinnah

B.      Sayyid Ahmed Khan

C.      Aga Khan

D.      All of the above

E.      None of the above

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

A.      Qutub-ud-din Aibak

B.      Iltutmish

C.      Ruknuddin Firoz Shah

D.      Jalal-id-din Khilji

30. The weekly Commonweal was founded by

A.      Annie Besant

B.      Bipan Chandra Pal

C.      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

D.      Sarojini Naidu

31. The Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of

A.      wind

B.      eternity

C.      rain and thunder

D.      fire

32. The Upanishads are

A.      a source of Hindu philosophy

B.      books of ancient Hindu laws

C.      books on social behavior of man

D.      prayers to God

33. The Kalinga was fought in

A.      321 BC

B.      301 BC

C.      261 BC

D.      241 BC

34. We can know about early vedic period from

A.      archaeological excavations

B.      the Rig Veda

C.      Jatak Katha

D.      contemporary culture

35. Tolkappiyam is associated with the

A.      first Sangam period

B.      second Sangam period

C.      third Sangam period

D.      post-third Sangam period


1. A ( Nirvana )

2. D ( Dadabhai Naoroji )

3. B ( Jhelum and Chenab )

4. A ( military affairs )

5. C ( Greece )

6. D ( Dakhili )

7. B ( the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan )

8. B ( Cornwallis )

9. A ( Telugu )

10. C ( land revenue reforms )

11. C ( Babar and Jahangir )

12. C ( 1858 AD )

13. B ( Sakas )

14. A ( Santhals )

15. A ( Travancore )

16. B ( Ashoka )

17. D ( 14th Century AD )

18. B ( pepper )

19. C ( the king )

20. B ( Sakyas )

21. C ( curtain )

22. D ( different types of dwellings excavated )

23. B ( Kaiser-e-Hind )

24. B ( Swami Dayananda )

25. C ( pre-Gupta inscriptions )

26. A ( Mudrarakasam )

27. A ( Clive )

28. C ( Aga Khan )

29. B ( Iltutmish )

30. A ( Annie Besant )

31. C ( rain and thunder )

32. A ( a source of Hindu philosophy )

33. C ( 261 BC )

34. B ( the Rig Veda )

35. B ( second Sangam period )

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