Test Your Knowledge About Indian History And Culture! Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Vindhyashakti was the founder of which of the following dynasties in ancient India?
    • A. 

      Vakataka

    • B. 

      Kakatiya

    • C. 

      Kalachuri

    • D. 

      Chalukyas of Badami

  • 2. 
    Which of the following ancient Indian sages did not make a substantial contributions to the YOGĀCĀRA (Yogachara) philosophical tradition?
    • A. 

      Vasubandhu

    • B. 

      Dinnaga

    • C. 

      Dharmakirti

    • D. 

      Nagarjuna

  • 3. 
    Which of the following rulers were closely associated with Yuehzhi nomadic people?
    • A. 

      Shaka

    • B. 

      Kushana

    • C. 

      Pahalva

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not a correct statement about Buddhist Canonical literature?
    • A. 

      Abhidhamma Pitaka was compiled in third Buddhist Council

    • B. 

      Digha Nikaya is a part of the Sutta Pitaka

    • C. 

      Vinaya Pitaka primarily deals with monastic rules for monks and nuns

    • D. 

      Sutta Pitaka deals with philosophy and psychology and lays down methods for training the mind

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a correct statement about Indus Valley Civilization?
    • A. 

      Both Harappa and Mohejodero are is located on the banks of Indus River

    • B. 

      Both Chanhudaro and Kalibangan were located within the boundaries of present day Rajasthan.

    • C. 

      Both Surkotada and Dholavira are located in Katch of Gujarat

    • D. 

      Lothal site was located on bank of Narmada river

  • 6. 
    In the stone age, the Microliths were most commonly found in which of the following ages?
    • A. 

      Paleolithic

    • B. 

      Mesolithic

    • C. 

      Neolithic

    • D. 

      Chalcolithic

  • 7. 
    Which of the following terms is not associated with a tool tradition of ancient India / World?
    • A. 

      Mousterian

    • B. 

      Acheulean

    • C. 

      Oldowan

    • D. 

      Grotian

  • 8. 
    The Jorwe culture of ancient India has been named after the site of the same name in which of the following states?
    • A. 

      Rajasthan

    • B. 

      Gujarat

    • C. 

      Karnataka

    • D. 

      Maharashtra

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was most probably the first metal to be used in India?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Silver

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not an event in ancient Indian history in BC era?
    • A. 

      Foundation of the Indo-Greek empire

    • B. 

      Beginning of Vikram samvat Era

    • C. 

      Fourth Buddhist Council

    • D. 

      Hathigumpha inscription by Kharvela

  • 11. 
    Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded India for the first time during the reign of which among the following Mughal Emperors?
    • A. 

      Muhammad Shah

    • B. 

      Ahmad Shah

    • C. 

      Shah Alam-II

    • D. 

      Akbar-II

  • 12. 
    The exhaustive codification of Islamic laws in the name of ‘Fatwa-i-Alamgiri’ was done at the behest of which among the following rulers of Medieval India?
    • A. 

      Alauddin Khalji

    • B. 

      Sher Shah Suri

    • C. 

      Akbar

    • D. 

      Aurangzeb

  • 13. 
    Who among the following was the religious guru of Shivaji?
    • A. 

      Tukaram

    • B. 

      Eknath

    • C. 

      Jnaneshwar

    • D. 

      Ram Das

  • 14. 
    Octagonal’ shape of mausoleums is the distinctive feature of which of the following dynasties of Medieval India?
    • A. 

      Khalji

    • B. 

      Tughlaq

    • C. 

      Sayyid

    • D. 

      Lodi

  • 15. 
    Which among the following foreign travellers is not correctly paired with their respective period of visit in India?
    • A. 

      Fa Hien – Gupta Period

    • B. 

      Hiuen Tsang – Post Gupta Period

    • C. 

      Al Beruni – Early Medieval Period

    • D. 

      Ibn Batutta – Mughal Period

  • 16. 
    Silapaddikaram’ and ‘Manimekalai’ are the immortal epic works belonging to which of the following period?
    • A. 

      Pre-Mauryan Age

    • B. 

      Sangam Age

    • C. 

      Gupta Age

    • D. 

      Early Medieval Age

  • 17. 
    The silver coin which was introduced by Sher Shah and continued by the Mughals was :
    • A. 

      Rupaya

    • B. 

      Dinar

    • C. 

      Asharfi

    • D. 

      Muhar

  • 18. 
    The rulers of Bahmani kingdom encouraged the development of art and architecture in the form of cities, buildings, mosques and fortresses. The incorrect statement in this context is:
    • A. 

      The city of Hyderabad was founded by Ibrahim Adil Shah of Bijapur.

    • B. 

      Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, the mausoleum of Mohammad Adil Shah is the largest dome.

    • C. 

      The Char Minar of Hyderabad was built by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golkunda.

    • D. 

      Mahmud Gawan built a college at Bidar.

  • 19. 
    Which legendary Sufi saint of Chishti order was popularly known as ‘Chirag-e-Dehlavi (Chirag of Delhi)’?
    • A. 

      Nizamuddin Auliya

    • B. 

      Shaikh Nasiruddin Mahmud

    • C. 

      Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    In the light of events which occurred during the reign of Shahjahan, select the statement which is NOT correct:
    • A. 

      The capital of the mughal empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi.

    • B. 

      Monthly scale was introduced in Mansabdari system.

    • C. 

      Foreign travelers Bernier, Travernier and Manucci visited the Mughal court.

    • D. 

      Jats and Satnamis raised the banner of rebellion.

  • 21. 
    Which among the following great revolutionaries was the brain behind the ‘Chittagong Armoury Raid’?
    • A. 

      Ganesh Ghosh

    • B. 

      Chandrashekhar Azad

    • C. 

      Surya Sen

    • D. 

      Lala Hardayal

  • 22. 
    The revolutionary organisation ‘Abhinav Bharat Society’ was founded in 1904 by:
    • A. 

      Bhagat Singh

    • B. 

      Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

    • C. 

      Barindra Kumar Ghosh

    • D. 

      Pulin Behari Das

  • 23. 
    Who among the following was popularly known as the ‘Frontier Gandhi’?
    • A. 

      Hasrat Mohani

    • B. 

      Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

    • C. 

      Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

    • D. 

      Iqbal Khan

  • 24. 
    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a great 19th Century Social Reformer who waged a struggle for/against which of the following social cause?
    • A. 

      Education of Women

    • B. 

      Widow Remarriage

    • C. 

      Abolition of Sati

    • D. 

      Untouchability

  • 25. 
    Neel-Darpan’ by Din Bandhu Mitra portrays the plight of :
    • A. 

      Bengali Artisans

    • B. 

      Indigo Planters

    • C. 

      Landless Labourers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    The first British ‘Presidency’ in India was established at :
    • A. 

      Surat

    • B. 

      Madras

    • C. 

      Bengal

    • D. 

      Bombay

  • 27. 
    Who planted the ‘Tree of Liberty’ at Srirangapatnam?
    • A. 

      Hyder Ali

    • B. 

      Tipu Sultan

    • C. 

      Chin Quilich Khan

    • D. 

      Murshid Quli Khan

  • 28. 
    Which Indian mass movement began with the famous ‘Dandi March’ of Mahatma Gandhi?
    • A. 

      Khilafat Movement

    • B. 

      Non-Cooperation Movement

    • C. 

      Civil Disobedience Movement

    • D. 

      Quit India Movement

  • 29. 
    Who presided over the Karachi Session of Indian National Congress where the resolutions on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Policy were passed? 
    • A. 

      Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

    • B. 

      Jawahar Lal Nehru

    • C. 

      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    • D. 

      Subhash Chandra Bose

  • 30. 
    Arrange the following events/movements in the correct order of their chronology: 1. Rowlatt Act Satyagraha 2. Civil Disobedience Movement 3. Boycott of Simon Commission 4. Quit India Movement
    • A. 

      1-2-3-4

    • B. 

      1-3-2-4

    • C. 

      2-3-4-1

    • D. 

      4-1-3-2

  • 31. 
    What was “Halivakara” in the Gupta Era?
    • A. 

      A kind of Tax

    • B. 

      A kind of Play

    • C. 

      A kind of Instrument

    • D. 

      A kind of Tribe

  • 32. 
    Who among the following succeeded Pushyamitra Shunga?
    • A. 

      Agnimitra

    • B. 

      Sujyestha

    • C. 

      Vajramitra

    • D. 

      Devbhuti

  • 33. 
    Which of the following dynasty was ruling in India, when Alexander invaded India? 
    • A. 

      Nanda Dynasty

    • B. 

      Shunga Dynasty

    • C. 

      Maurya Dynasty

    • D. 

      Shishunaga Dynasty

  • 34. 
    In Greek texts, who among the following has been mentioned as Amitrochates?
    • A. 

      Bimbisara

    • B. 

      Bindusara

    • C. 

      Kautilya

    • D. 

      Asoka

  • 35. 
    Which among the following is correct about Bhaddasala?
    • A. 

      He was a poet in the court of Chandragupta Maurya

    • B. 

      He was the general of the Nanda Army

    • C. 

      He was an ambassador of Ceylon King sent to Asoka’s court

    • D. 

      He was a playwright in the Gupta Era

  • 36. 
    The Golden age of the “Gupta Literary Renaissance” is said to be the reign of whom among the following?
    • A. 

      Chandragupta I

    • B. 

      Chandragupta II

    • C. 

      Kumaragupta

    • D. 

      Skandgupta

  • 37. 
    Who among the following was behind the “epoch-making” discovery of Arthashastra that altered the false perception of the European scholars that Ancient Indians learned the art of administration from the Greeks?
    • A. 

      R. Shamasastry

    • B. 

      C. Sivarama Murti

    • C. 

      K. S. Neelakantan Unni

    • D. 

      Veturi Prabhakara Sastri

  • 38. 
    In which year, Nalanda University was finally destroyed?
    • A. 

      993 AD

    • B. 

      1093 AD

    • C. 

      1193 AD

    • D. 

      1293 AD

  • 39. 
    Which among the following is/ are considered to be the first tangible evidence of the expansion of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Statues of Buddha

    • B. 

      Edicts of Ashoka

    • C. 

      Mahavibhasa

    • D. 

      Jataka Tales

  • 40. 
    Which among the following was the capital of Vatsa Mahajanapada?
    • A. 

      Mathura

    • B. 

      Bairath

    • C. 

      Kausambi

    • D. 

      Kashi

  • 41. 
    Who among the following founded the principality of Ghazani in AD 962? 
    • A. 

      Mahmood Ghazani

    • B. 

      Subuktgeen

    • C. 

      Alptigin

    • D. 

      Shah Mahmoud

  • 42. 
    Who among the following was defeated by Mohammed Ghori in the battle of Chandawar?
    • A. 

      Prthviraj Chauhan

    • B. 

      Mularaja

    • C. 

      Jaichandra

    • D. 

      Jaypala

  • 43. 
    Chandradeva, was the founder of which of the following dynasty?
    • A. 

      Chauhans

    • B. 

      Gahadwalas

    • C. 

      Chalukyas

    • D. 

      Chandellas

  • 44. 
    Which among the following rulers belonged to Mamulak Dynasty?
    • A. 

      Alauddin Khilji

    • B. 

      Ibrahim Lodhi

    • C. 

      Balban

    • D. 

      Mohammed Ghori

  • 45. 
    Who among the following wrote Astangasangraha?
    • A. 

      Banabhatta

    • B. 

      Vagabhatta

    • C. 

      Aryabhatta

    • D. 

      Kalhana

  • 46. 
    ”Loom ” was a central technological innovation in which of the following era?
    • A. 

      Sultanate Era

    • B. 

      Rajput Era

    • C. 

      Mughal Era

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    Which of the following Mughal emperor is famous for his golden chain of justice?
    • A. 

      Akbar

    • B. 

      Shahjahan

    • C. 

      Jahanagir

    • D. 

      Babur

  • 48. 
    Which of the following Sultanate Rulers made Delhi as capital in place of Lahore?
    • A. 

      Qutubuddin Aibak

    • B. 

      Iltutmish

    • C. 

      Razia Sultana

    • D. 

      Akbar

  • 49. 
    Which of the following Sultanate Rulers made Delhi as capital in place of Lahore?
    • A. 

      Qutubuddin Aibak

    • B. 

      Iltutmish

    • C. 

      Razia Sultana

    • D. 

      Akbar

  • 50. 
    Who among the following built the mosque Quwal-ul-lslam at Delhi?
    • A. 

      Alauddin Khilji

    • B. 

      Iltutmish

    • C. 

      Qutubuddin Aiabak

    • D. 

      Babur