Indian History Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams

1. In whose court did the great Sanskrit poet and dramatist, Rajshekhar, live? — Mahendrapala - I 
2. Who has described the uprising of 1857 as the First Indian War of Independence? — V. D. Savarkar 
3. Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism? — The extinction of the flame of desire 
4. Who translated Ramayana into Persian in accordance with the wishes of Akbar? — Abdul Qadir Badauni 
5. When were High Courts established in Bombay, Madras and Calcutta? — 1861
6. By whom the 'Quit India' resolution was moved in the Bombay session of the Congress in the year 1942 ? — Jawaharlal Nehru 
7. What is the mean of "Tinkathia System" in Champaran? — Cultivation of Indigo on the 3/20 area of land. 
8. In which kingdom was Mohammad Gawan was a famous Wazir and Vakil? — Bahmani
9. During India's colonial period, to which theory of downward filtration was related? — Education
10. Who was the other Congress leader who joined with Motilal Nehru to start the Swaraj Party in 1923 ? — Chittaranjan Das
11. Where was In 1937, an educational conference endorsing Gandhi's proposals for 'basic education' through the vernacular medium held? — Wardha
12. Who was the first President of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) ? — Lala Lajpat Rai
13. Which the following tribe is associated with the "Tana Bhagat" movement? — Uraon
14. What are Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha together known? — Triratna
15. Why was the Ilbert Bill controversy known? — Removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans
16. Sangam literature formed a very important source for the reconstruction of the history of South India. In which language was it written? — Tamil
17. What Satyagraha was held at Nagpur in 1923? — Flag Satyagraha
18. Who first used the word "Swarajya' in its political sense and accepted Hindi as the national language of India? — Bal GangadharTilak
19. What is a semi-circular structure with a dome shape roof erected over the sacred relics of Buddha called? — Stupas
20. Presently, Daulatabad, where Muhammad-bin Tuglaq had transferred the capital from Delhi, Where is it situated? — Aurangabad
21. Among the precious stones, which was the most extensive foreign trade during the Gupta age? — Pearl
22. Where has the only inscribed stone portrait of Emperor Ashoka been found? — Kanaganahalli
23. What did the prevalence of grain in Harappan sites indicate? — Agriculture was prevalent in Harappan sites
24. Who is the author of 'Ashtadhyayi', the Sanskrit grammar? — Panini
25. Who described the Government of India Act, 1935 as a new charter of bondage? — Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
26. What did the show to government Salt Satyagraha? — that Indians would break unfair laws
27. What was Akbar's Ibadat Khana? — A place where inter-faith debates and discussions were held
28. Ritual kinship was the hallmark of Vijayanagar rule. Vijayanagar rulers claimed to have ruled on behalf of which shrine? — Virupaksha
29. After the formation of ministries in the provinces in 1937, for how many months Congress uuled? — 28 months
30. Who had resigned from the Viceroy's Executive Council protesting Jallianwala Bagh massacre? — Sir Shankar Nair


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