INDIAN HISTORY QUESTION ANSWERS

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1. Of whom was Tulsidas was a contemporary? – Akbar
2. The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose presidentship ? – Vasurnitra
3. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? – Broach
4. With which man Al Beruni came to India? – Mahmud of Ghazni
5. Which pioneer was in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India? – Ramananda
6. Where was the Arya Samaj setup for the first time in 1875 ? – Bombay
7. Which was the first English ship that came to India? – Red Dragon
8. Which was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh? – Lahore
9. Who is associated with the Local Self- Government Act? – Ripon
10. Which leader of the Revolution of 1857 had the real name of Ram Chandra Pandurang ? – Tatiya Tope
11. Who was the founder of the French East India Company? – Colbert
12. In which battle Porus was defeated by Alexander? – Hydaspes
13. Who founded the Banaras Hindu University? – Madan Mohan Malviya
14. Which language was used in the literature of Sangam period? – Tamil
15. Which was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age? – Caste system
16. By whom were the triratnas were stressed? – Mahavira
17. In which year did Annie Besant enjoy the President ship of the INC? – 1917
18. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? – Brahmi
19. Who earned the title of a 'Liberator' ? – Ashoka
20. What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age? – Fire
21. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji ? – Kashmir
22. During the reign of Iltutmish which was a silver coin in use? – Tanka
23. Who said, “Ram and Rahim are the two different name of the same God” ? – Kabir
24. During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed? – Sher Shah
25. Nalanda University flourished during the reign of which ruler? – Harsha
26. When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly? – After Sepoy Mutiny
27. What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati? – Mula Shankar
28. In which was Rani Lakshmi Bai died fighting the British? – Kalpi
29. Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during which Viceroyality? – Curzon
30. In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan? – Malia
31. Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’? – Guru Hargovind
32. Who was contemporary of Namdev? – Sena
33. By whom was the coin rupia first issued? – Sher Shah
34. Which rulers fought the fourth Anglo-Mysore in which he was killed? – Tipu Sultan
35. Which is the oldest surviving newspaper in India? – Bombay Samachar
36. Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest? – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
37. Where has the use of plough been evidenced? – Kalibangan
38. In Rigvedic society, which was unknown? – Child marriage
39. Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire ? – Dantidurga
40. Who was the first Muslim ruler in India? – Muhammad Ghori
41. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in which year? – 1889
42. The capital of India was shifted to Delhi during which reign? – Hardinge
43. In which nomad man started settling? – Neolithic Age
44. Upanishads, also known as the Vedantas, are How many are these upanishads? – 108
45. who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? – Mahavira
46. Of which influence does the sculptures of the Gandhara school reflect? – Greeks
47. In which year did Ashoka the Great conquered Kalinga? – 261 B.C.
48. During which time was Gandhara school of art developed? – Mauryas
49. What do the Ajanta paintings depict? – scenes from the Jatakas
50. Tradition has it that By whom was Ajatasatru instigated to murder his father? – Devadatta 

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