Indian History GK Questions Answers MCQ set 291

By | September 15, 2017

Indian History Questions Answers 10000 MCQ.

Question 1
Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Ashoka?
A
Sri Lankan chronicles Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa
B
Archaeological Sources and the Puranas
C
Buddhist works Divyavadana and Ashokavadana
D
Inscriptions of Ashoka
Question 2
Egyptians were highly skilled in the art of
A
Astronomy
B
Surgery
C
Medicine
D
Science
Question 3
Who among the following officers held highest stature in the central government of the Sultanate?
A
Head of the Majlis-i-Khalawat
B
Wazir
C
Qazi-ul-Mulk
D
Naib-i-Mulk
Question 4
Ashoka's claim of greatness chiefly lay in the
A
promotion of welfare of his people
B
extensive conquests
C
exclusive patronage to Buddhism
D
strengthening of army
Question 4 Explanation: 
''Sons and grandsons'', who were all maintained at royal expense. Pillar Edict VII contains the expression: “In all my female establishments, both here (at the capital) and in the outlying towns”. Besides the evidence showing the existence of the harems of his brothers at different provincial towns, we have also the evidence of such brothers (called kumaras and aryaputras) serving as his Viceroys at headquarters named, viz., Taxila, Tosali Ujjaini and Suvarnagiri. These Viceroys could not be his Sons. Lastly, his affection for his children, too, expresses itself in the Kalinga Edict I: ''I desire for my children that they may enjoy every kind of prosperity and happiness both in this world and in the next'' A man with such tender solicitude for the welfare of all his relations could not be a monster of cruelty, as the legends represent him to be
Question 5
The greatest Kushana ruler whose contribution to Buddhism was even greater than that of Ashoka was
A
Kanishka I
B
Vaishka
C
Kadphises
D
Huvishka
Question 6
Why was the Simon Commission boycotted?
A
Simon was not known to be a great supporter of the Indian cause.
B
All the members of the commission were Englishmen.
C
It was appointed before the expiry of the statutory period.
D
Peaceful demonstrators were severely beaten by the police.
Question 7
Under the Mughals, one of the main imports was
A
raw silk
B
cotton
C
opium
D
pepper
Question 8
Which one of the following important trade centres of ancient India was on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi?
A
Tagara
B
Tamralipti
C
Tripuri
D
Sripura
Question 9
Who among the following kings formed a confederacy of Hindu kings against Mahmud of Ghazni?
A
Jaipala
B
Anandapala
C
Both Jaipala and Anandpala
D
Anangapala
Question 10
The treaty of Seringapatnam was between Cornwallis and
A
Haider Ali
B
ChandBibi
C
Tipu Sultan
D
Nizam of Hyderabad
Question 11
Which one of the following chronological orders of the given events is correct?
A
The Cripps Mission-The Cabinet Mission's Plan-The Civil Disobedience Movement
B
The Civil Disobedience Movement-The Cabinet Mission's Plan-The Cripps Mission
C
The Cripps Mission-The Civil Disobedience Movement-The Cabinet Mission's Plan
D
The Civil Disobedience Movement-The Cripps Mission-The Cabinet Mission's Plan
Question 12
The transformation of the ancient Indian Society into Medieval society was brought about mainly by
A
the system of land-grants
B
the decrease in surplus food production
C
the decline in the position of upper caste
D
the increase in the religious activities
Question 13
Gandhara School of Art was deeply influenced by
A
Local (Indian) art
B
Chinese (Mongolian) art
C
Hellenic art
D
Ranion (Persian) art
Question 14
Vaishnavism, a later development of Bhagavatism, advocates the worship of
A
Vishnu
B
Vishnu and Lakshmi
C
Ram and Krishna
D
Vishnu and his incarnations
Question 15
The title of Alamgir was assumed by
A
Aurangzeb
B
Sher Shah
C
Akbar
D
Jahangir
Question 16
The Quit India Resolution (1942) proposed the starting of a Non-violent Mass Struggle on the widest possible scale. The Mantra???Do or Die' was given by
A
Subhash Chandra Bose
B
Mahatma Gandhi
C
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
D
Jawahar Lal Nehru
There are 16 questions to complete.

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