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 :

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

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.

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