General Knowledge Trivia Quiz: Indian History!

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General Knowledge Trivia Quiz: Indian History!

Are you looking for the perfect general knowledge quiz on the history of India? Did you know that the Maurya empire is the first documented empire in India and the largest ever? Well, there is much more that you can learn from the quiz below. Do give it a try and have fun learning about this great country. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We hear of two envoys being sent to the Roman kings, one in 27-28 AD to the court of Augustus and the other in 110-20 AD to the court of
    • A. 

      Cartius

    • B. 

      Trajan

    • C. 

      Nero

    • D. 

      Brutus

  • 2. 
    The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India's contact with
    • A. 

      Central Asia

    • B. 

      Iran

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      China

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      I, II, III, IV and V

    • B. 

      II, III, IV, V and VI

    • C. 

      I, II, IV, V and VI

    • D. 

      I, III, IV, V and VI

  • 4. 
    The troops raised by the emperor but not paid directly the state and place under the charge of mansabadars were know as
    • A. 

      Walashahi

    • B. 

      Barawardi

    • C. 

      JCumaki

    • D. 

      Dakhili

  • 5. 
    The treaty of Mangalore was signed between
    • A. 

      The English East India Company and Haidar Ali

    • B. 

      The English East India Company and Tipu Sultan

    • C. 

      Haidar Ali and the Zamorin of Calicut

    • D. 

      The French East India Company and Tipu Sultan

  • 6. 
    To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated
    • A. 

      Ghurids

    • B. 

      Arabs

    • C. 

      Karkotakas

    • D. 

      Hindushahis

  • 7. 
    To which professions earlier leaders who struggled for freedom of India mainly belonged?
    • A. 

      Lawyers

    • B. 

      Teachers

    • C. 

      Journalists

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The victories of Karikala are well portrayed in
    • A. 

      Palamoli

    • B. 

      Aruvanad

    • C. 

      Pattinappalai

    • D. 

      Padirrupattu

  • 9. 
    Todar Mal was associated with
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Literature

    • C. 

      Land revenue reforms

    • D. 

      Law

  • 10. 
    The third battle of Panipat was between the
    • A. 

      Afghans and the Marathas

    • B. 

      Afghans and the Sikhs

    • C. 

      Marathas and the Mughals under Shah Alam II

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the office of the Governor-General of India for the first time in
    • A. 

      1848 AD

    • B. 

      1856 AD

    • C. 

      1858 AD

    • D. 

      1862 AD

  • 12. 
    To which of the following dynasties did Kind Bhoja, a great patron of literature and art, belong?
    • A. 

      Karkota

    • B. 

      Utpala

    • C. 

      Paramara

    • D. 

      Gurjara Pratihara

  • 13. 
    Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over
    • A. 

      Indo-Greeks

    • B. 

      Sakas

    • C. 

      Parthinas

    • D. 

      Kushanas

  • 14. 
    Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. There were
    • A. 

      Babar and Humayun

    • B. 

      Humayun and Jahangir

    • C. 

      Babar and Jahangir

    • D. 

      Jahangir and Shahjahan

  • 15. 
    To which king belongs the Lion capitol at Sarnath?
    • A. 

      Chandragupta

    • B. 

      Ashoka

    • C. 

      Kanishka

    • D. 

      Harsha