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

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

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Questions and Answers
  • 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