History Questions Series Part 1

History Questions Series Part 1

In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families?Grama

What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? Brahmi

Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? Broach

Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi? Anangpal

Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India? Feroze Shan Tughlaq

Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period? The Bijapur School

Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa? Polak

Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing bank? Mahatma Gandhi

At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India? Champaran

Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor? Jahangir

Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India? Aurangzeb

In which nomad man started settling? Neolithic Age

Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest? Second and seventh

Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? Mahavira

Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital? Rampurva

During which reign was Kalidasa lived? Chandragupta II

Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram? Krishna III

Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate? Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud

The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar in the battle of Talikota? Berar

Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British? Sher Shah Suri

Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’? Aurangzeb’s wife

Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third Anglo Maratha War? The Peshwa

By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism) started? Swami Dayanand Saraswati

“The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels” about whom was this said by Sir Hugh Rose? Rani of Jhansi

During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’? Protest against Rowlatt Act

In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom? Rajgir

Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time? Prithviraj III

Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin? Kashmir

Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle? Plassey

Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley Civilization percolated to far south? Krishna 

The term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in latertirnes, what did it denote? A coin

Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha?Jatakas

Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society into feudal society? Practice of land grants

By whom was the ‘Shahnama’ written? Firdausi

The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of which rular?Achyuta Raya

Which Mughal Emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar? Akbar

Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military force? Guru Gobind Singh

Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the English and the French?Wandiwash

The ruler of which State was removed from power by the British on the protext of misgovernance? Awadh

What was the original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the court of Akbar? Ramtanu Pande

Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern lines? Tipu Sultan

When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished? During 2500-1750 B.C

What are the main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley Civilization? A r c h a e o l o g i c a l excavations

What was the rate of land revenue as ‘given in the dharma shastras? 6-Jan

In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India? Srilanka

Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism? Kanishka

Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas? Skanda Gupta

To which work is Devichandraguptam related? Chandra Gupta II

Who is most famous for” the establishment of an elaborate system of municipal administration? Chandragupta Maurya

By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504? Sikandar Lodi

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