History Questions and Answers – Set 1

History Questions and Answers – Set 1

  1. Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi? Anangpal
  2. Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India? Aurangzeb
  3. Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’? Aurangzeb’s wife
  4. The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar
    in the battle of Talikota? Berar
  5. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? Brahmi
  6. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? Tamralipto
  7. At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India? Champaran
  8. During which reign was Kalidasa lived? Chandragupta II
  9. Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network
    of canals in India? Feroze Shan Tughlaq
  10. In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families? Jana
  11. Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor? Jahangir
  12. Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin? Kashmir
  13. Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley
    Civilization percolated to far south? Krishna
  14. Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram? Krishna III
  15. Who com-merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing
    bank? Mahatma Gandhi
  16. Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? Mahavira
  17. Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate? Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud
  18. In which nomad man started settling? Neolithic Age
  19. Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle? Plassey
  20. Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa? Henry Solomon Leon Polak
  21. Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time? Prithviraj III
  22. During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’? “Protest against Rowlatt Act”
  23. In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom? Rajgriha
  24. Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital? Rampurva
  25. “The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels” about whom was this
    said by Sir Hugh Rose? Rani of Jhansi
  26. Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest? Second and seventh
  27. Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated
    by the British? Sher Shah Suri
  28. By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism)
    started? Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  29. Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period? The Bijapur School
  30. Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third
    Anglo Maratha War? The Peshwa
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