Indian History Questions for Competitive Exams with Answers


1. Of which thing were the Indus Valley houses built? – Bricks
2. In which Aryans first settled? – Punjab
3. With which religion is Kalvalya associated? – Jainism
4. Where did Alexander die? – Babylon
5. To whom was the title 'Devanam Priya' given? – Ashoka
6. From when Vikrama era started? – 57 B.C.
7. How was the Gupta administration? – Monarchial
8. Which ruler died while playing 'Chaugan' ? – Jalal-ud-din-Khilji
9. Tulsidas wrote Ramacharitamanas during the which reign? – Akbar
10. By whom was Agra Fort built? – Akbar
11. Of which treaty was the Third Carnatic War ended? – Parts
12. Who was the pioneer social reformer? – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
13. Who gave the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’? – Iqbal
14. Which animal had the Stone Age people first? – sheep
15. Who is the expounder of yoga philosophy? – Patanjali
16. Where are the Relics of Buddha preserved? – In Stupa
17. Which was not a kingdom in ancient India? – Hampi
18. Which edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka ? – Maski
19. From when Saka era started? – 78 A.D.
20. Who has been called the 'Napoleon of India' ? – Samudragupta
21. Timur invaded India during which reign? – Nasiruddin Mehmud
22. By whom was the Bhakti Movement first organised? – Ramananda
23. By whom was Din-i-Ilahi was accepted? – Birbal
24. From which ruler did Albuquerque capture Goa? – Bijapur
25. Who was the leader of the Young Bengal Movement? – Henry Vivian Derozio
26. Who led Vaikom Satyagraha in 1924? – K. P. Kesava Menon
27. With which period do we associate the 'megaliths' ? – Neolithic
28. Howmany hymns does the Rigveda consists? – 1028
29. To whom is the phrase 'The Light of Asia' applied? – Buddha
30. Who was not a contemporary of the 'Other three? – Milinda
31. Who authored the Tamil epic 'Silappadikaram' ? – Ilango
32. To whom the 'Yavanas' refer? – Greeks
33. By whom was 'Panchatantra' written? – Vishnu Sharma
34. In which field did Indians in ancient time learn a lot from the Greeks? – Music
35. Whose disciple was kabir? – Ramananda
36. What was the court language of Mughals? – Persian
37. Who gave the town Masulipatnam to the French? – Salabat Jang
38. Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’ ? – Dadabhai Naoroji
39. Which first Indian leader to undergo imprisonment in 1882? – C. Vijiaraghavachari
40. In which year was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered? – 1921
41. To which veda does Ayurveda owe its origin? – Yajurveda
42. Which religion got spread in different parts of Asia? – Buddhism
43. Which ancient Mahajanapadas was located on the bank of Yamuna ? – Vatsa
44. Which historical source attributed to Megasthenese? – Indica
45. By whom was Saka era founded? – Kanishka
46. During which reign was Kalidasa lived? – Chandragupta II
47. Which was the ma or source of royal income in medieval north India? – Jaziyah
48. ‘Let no man ask a man’s sect or caste’. Whose dictum was this? – Ramananda
49. For which the word Mansab stood? – a rank
50. In which year was Goa captured by the Portuguese? – 1510 A.D.

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