General Knowledge

General Knowledge

Indian History has 78 Questions
Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in

1892
1896
1904
1886
Under the Nayankara system of Vijayanagar, lands were assigned to

mathas for the maintenance of temples
persons against annual tributes and military service
Brahmins for charitable trusts
women without any source of income
The title 'Vikramaditya' was assumed by

Harsha
Chandragupta II
Kanishka
Samudragupta
The Battle of Plassey was fought in

1757
1782
1748
1764
The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of

Sutlej and Beas
Jhelum and Chenab
Ravi and Chenab
Ganga and Yamuna
Under Akbar, the Mir Bakshi was required to look after

military affairs
the state treasury
the royal household
the land revenue system
Tripitakas are sacred books of

Buddhists
Hindus
Jains
None of the above
The trocesers were introduced in the Indian dress by

the Aryans
the Kushans
the Greeks
the Truks
The trident-shaped symbol of Buddhism does not represent

Nirvana
Sangha
Buddha
Dhamma
The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by

Jawaharlal Nehru
Dadabhai Naoroji
R.C. Dutt
M.K. Gandhi
The treaty of Srirangapatna was signed between Tipu Sultan and

Robert Clive
Cornwallis
Dalhousie
Warren Hastings
The system of competitive examination for civil service was accepted in principle in the year

1833
1853
1858
1882
Through which one of the following, the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire?

Dannayaka
Sumanta
Nayaka
Mahanayakacharya
The Vijayanagara ruler, Kirshnadev Raya's work Amuktamalyada, was in

Telugu
Sanskrit
Tamil
Kannada
Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organize the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj?

China
Germany
Italy
Japan
We hear of two envoys being sent to the Roman kings, one in 27-28 AD to the court of Augustus and the other in 110-20 AD to the court of

Cartius
Trajan
Nero
Brutus
The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India's contact with

Central Asia
Iran
Greece
China
Vaikhanasa the five-fold conception of Vishnu consists of

I, II, III, IV and V
II, III, IV, V and VI
I, II, IV, V and VI
I, III, IV, V and VI
The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were know as

Walashahi
Barawardi
JCumaki
Dakhili
The treaty of Mangalore was signed between

the English East India Company and Haidar Ali
the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan
Haidar Ali and the Zamorin of Calicut
the French East India Company and Tipu Sultan
To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated

Ghurids
Arabs
Karkotakas
Hindushahis
To which professions earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India mainly belonged?

Lawyers
Teachers
Journalists
All of the above
The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in

Palamoli
Aruvanad
Pattinappalai
Padirrupattu
Todar Mal was associated with

music
literature
land revenue reforms
law
The third battle of Panipat was between the

Afghans and the Marathas
Afghans and the Sikhs
Marathas and the Mughals under Shah Alam II
None of the above
The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in

1848 AD
1856 AD
1858 AD
1862 AD
To which of the following dynasties did Kind Bhoja, a great patron of literature and art, belong?

Karkota
Utpala
Paramara
Gurjara Pratihara
Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over

Indo-Greeks
Sakas
Parthinas
Kushanas
Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. There were

Babar and Humayun
Humayun and Jahangir
Babar and Jahangir
Jahangir and Shahjahan
To which king belongs the Lion capitol at Sarnath?

Chandragupta
Ashoka
Kanishka
Harsha
The zamindari in Mughal India was not

a saleable right
hereditary
ownership of land
morgageable
The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the

9th Century AD
10th Century AD
12th Century AD
14th Century AD
The language of discourses of Gautama Buddha was

Bhojpuri
Magadhi
Pali
Sanskrit
There were widespread risings against the British in the 1820s. Which one of the following did not revolt in the 1820s?

Santhals
Ahoms
Pagal Panthis
Ramosi
Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of

Travancore
Baroda
Hyderabad
Mysore
Under the Mountbatten Plan of 1947 the people of ___ were given the right to decide through a plebiscite whether they wished to join Pakistan or India.

Assam
Punjab
Bengal
N.W.F.P and the Sylhet district of Assam
Three major powers that emerged in southern India in the 7th century AD were

I, II, V
II, III, IV
III, IV, V
I, II, IV
The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted

ivory
pepper
a fine variety of Indian muslin
damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
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

Monserrate
Tavernier
Manrique
Bernier
The ultimate ownership of land during the post-Gupta period lay with

the cultivator
the village community
the king
the joint family
To which of the republic of Buddha belong?

Licchavis
Sakyas
Mallas
None of the above
To express it is modern terms, the Mughal forces were composed of

cavalry and infantry
cavalry and artillery
infantry, artillery and navy
infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy
There was a sharp class division at Harappa and Mohen-jodaro. This is clear from the

Indus seals excavated
religious beliefs of the Harappans
tools and implements used by the Harappans
different types of dwellings excavated
The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the non-cooperation movement was

Hind Keasri
Kaiser-e-Hind
Rai Bahadur
Rt. Honorable
Tipu sultan was the ruler of

Hyderabad
Madurai
Mysore
Vijayanagar
The term yavanika meant

foreign goods
dancer
curtain
theatre
The term Khalisa in Mughal administration signified the

entire Imperial establishment
land owned b the emperor himself
religious land grants
land from where revenue was collected for the Imperial Treasury
Visakhadatta sketches the event after the death of Samudragupta in his work

Mudrarakasam
Devi Chand Guptam
Mrichekakatika
Malavikagnimitra
The system of Dual Government during the latter half of the 18th century AD is associated with the name of

Clive
Comwallis
Waren Hastings
William Bentinck
'The Vedas contain all the truth was interpreted by

Swami Vivekananda
Swami Dayananda
Raja Rammohan Roy
None of the above
The ultimate goal of which of the following religions in Nirvana?

Buddhism
Hinduism
Jainism
All the above
The term samanta, meaning a feudatory from the sixth century AD, originally meant a

slave
cultivator
neighbor
foreigner
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?

Burma (now Myanmar), Combodia, Indonesia and UAR
Burma, Sri Lanka, Combodia and Indonesia
Burma, Indonesia, Ghana and Sri Lanka
All of the above
The text of the document called Mahzar, by which Akbar assumed the role of supreme arbiter in the matters of religion is found in

Nizamuddin's Tabaqat-I-Akbari
Arif Quandahari's Tarikh-I-Alfi
Abul Fazl's Akbarnama
Badauni's Muntakahab-ut-Tawarikh
Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which of the following rulers?

Akbar
Humayun
Shahjahan
Sher Shah Suri
To meet the educational needs of the people, the Madarasa-I Nasiri was built in the region of

Qutub-ud-din Aibak
Iltutmish
Ruknuddin Firoz Shah
Jalal-id-din Khilji
The weekly Commonweal was founded by

Annie Besant
Bipan Chandra Pal
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Sarojini Naidu
Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the region of

Shajahan
Akbar
Humayun
Jahangir
The Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of

wind
eternity
rain and thunder
fire
Tolkappiyam is associated with the

first Sangam period
second Sangam period
third Sangam period
post-third Sangam period
Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of

Chalukyas
Cholas
Pallavas
Satavahanas
The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in

early Vedic texts
early Buddhist texts
pre-Gupta inscriptions
post-Gupta inscriptions
Under whose leadership was the all India Muslim League set up?

Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Sayyid Ahmed Khan
Aga Khan
All of the above
Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is

Kunala
Tivara
Mahendra
Jalauka
We can know about early vedic period from

archaeological excavations
the Rig Veda
Jatak Katha
contemporary culture
The Upanishads are

a source of Hindu philosophy
books of ancient Hindu laws
books on social behavior of man
prayers to God
Universities in the Presidency towns in India were established in

1857
1858
1900
1909
The Vijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was

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

Bhukit
Pradesa
Vifhi
Ahara
The two principles monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign - the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza - were constructed at

Agra
Delhi
Dhar
Gulbarga
The term Nirgrantha is associated with

Ajivikas
Charvakas
Jainas
Pasupatas
The Kalinga was fought in

321 BC
301 BC
261 BC
241 BC
Under the Government of India, Provincial Legislatures consisted of two chambers, except in the case of

Assam
Bihar
Madras
Punjab
The Venetian traveler who travelled with his wife and reached Vijayanagar around 1420 was

Athanasius Nikitin
Nicolo de Conti
Ibn Batuta
Ferishta
The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?

Shankracharya was born that year.
Harsha Vardhana, the last Buddhist king, died.
Samudragupta converted to Hinduism.
All Muslim invaders were defeated.
The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by

S.N. Sen
R.C. Mazumdar
B.G. Tilak
V.D. Savakar
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?

Abstention from stealing
Non-injury
Brahmacharya or continence
Non-attachment
The Turko-Afghan rule in India lasted for about

two centuries
three centuries
four centuries
a little over one century