Indian History - General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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The viceroy of india who announced the partition of Bengal in 1905 was?

A)

Lord Irwin


B)

Lord Lytton


C)

Lord Hardinge


D)

Lord Curzon



Correct Answer :

Lord Curzon


Explanation :

The Partition of Bengal was announced on 19 July 1905 by the Viceroy of India Lord Curzon, despite strong Indian nationalist opposition.
The partition took place on 16 October 1905 and separated the largely Muslim eastern areas from the largely Hindu western areas.

When was the battle of Haldighati fought?

A)

1776


B)

1676


C)

1576


D)

1476



Correct Answer :

1576


Explanation :

The Battle of Haldighati was fought in Haldighati, Rajasthan on 18 June 1576 for around four hours between Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar’s forces led by Man Singh I of Amer.

In 1498, which Portuguese explorer discovered a new sea route from Europe to India?

A)

Vasco da Gama


B)

Christopher Columbus


C)

Sir Francis Drake


D)

John Cabot



Correct Answer :

Vasco da Gama


Explanation :

Vasco da Gama
In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered a new sea route from Europe to India in 1497-1498.

Christopher Columbus
In 1492, the Spanish navigator Christopher Columbus set out on his voyage to discover India but instead landed on the soil of America.

In the Battle of Wandiwash, troops of which of the following kingdoms fought?

A)

British and French


B)

Maratha and Nizam


C)

Mughal and Maratha


D)

Sikh and British



Correct Answer :

British and French


Explanation :

Battle of Wandiwash(Jan 22, 1760), in the history of India, a confrontation between the French under the comte de Lally, and the British under Sir Eyre Coote.

In it, the French forces were badly defeated by British forces and lost all their possessions in India.

Vandavasi or Wandiwash is located in Tamil Nadu.

Who among the following social reformers had founded the Ramakrishna Mission ?

A)

Shahjanand Saraswati


B)

Swami Vivekananda


C)

Jyotirao Phule


D)

Dayananda Saraswati



Correct Answer :

Swami Vivekananda


Explanation :

On 1 May 1897 in Calcutta, Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission for social service.The goals of the Ramakrishna Mission are based on the ideals of Karma Yoga and its primary objective is to serve the poor and distressed population of the country.

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was a Hindu monk, and disciple of the famous Indian mystic Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.

Famous Quote- Arise,awake and donot stop until the goal is reached.

January 12, is celebrated as the National Youth Day in all over India on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Who was the Viceroy of India, when Quit India Resolution was passed in 1942?

A)

Lord Linlithgow


B)

Lord Wavell


C)

Lord Willingdon


D)

Lord Mountbatten



Correct Answer :

Lord Linlithgow


Explanation :

On 8th August 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched the Quit India Movement for freedom from British rule in Mumbai (then Bombay). The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement.
Lord Linlithgow (1936 – 1944) was the viceroy of India during Quit India Movement in 1942.

Who was the Spanish navigator who set out to discover India, but instead landed on the soil of America?

A)

Christopher Columbus


B)

Vasco Da Gama


C)

James Cook


D)

None of above



Correct Answer :

Christopher Columbus


Explanation :

Christopher Columbus
In 1492, the Spanish navigator Christopher Columbus set out on his voyage to discover India but instead landed on the soil of America.

Vasco da Gama
In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered a new sea route from Europe to India in 1497-1498.

Which dynasty was ruling over North India when Alexander invaded India?

A)

Gupta Dynasty


B)

Maurya Dynasty


C)

Sakya Dynasty


D)

Nanda Dynasty



Correct Answer :

Nanda Dynasty


Explanation :

Nandas- When Alexander invaded India the Nanda dynasty was ruling in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent during the 4th to 5th century BCE.

The roads of cities in the Indus Valley Civilization generally divided the city into?

A)

Rectangular Blocks


B)

Circular Blocks


C)

Triangular Blocks


D)

None of above



Correct Answer :

Rectangular Blocks


Explanation :

The roads of cities in the Indus Valley Civilization generally divided the city into rectangular blocks.

Which animal is engraved on Harappan seals?

A)

Goat


B)

Horse


C)

Unicorn


D)

Cow



Correct Answer :

Unicorn


Explanation :

The unicorn is the most common motif on Indus seals and appears to represent a mythical animal that Greek and Roman sources trace back to the Indian subcontinent.

The approach that is very useful in organizing the content in history is.

A)

Concentric approach


B)

Topical approach


C)

Spiral approach


D)

Chronological approach



Correct Answer :

Chronological approach


Explanation :

Chronological approach - the study of history from one point in time to another point in time

In which year was the battle of ‘Koregaon Bhima’ fought?

A)

1718


B)

1818


C)

1796


D)

1857



Correct Answer :

1818


Explanation :

The Battle of Koregaon was fought on 1 January 1818 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy, at Koregaon Bhima.

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