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Test yourself on Indian history by taking up the quiz below and get to know some of those fats that most people do not know. Did you know that India is the second populous country after China and boasts of having different cultures too with every region having its own? Do take the quiz and have some fun learning. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The third carnatic war was fought in:

    • A.

      1730-32

    • B.

      1748-54

    • C.

      1700-61

    • D.

      1720-21

    Correct Answer
    A. 1730-32
    Explanation
    The third carnatic war was fought in 1730-32. This war was a conflict between the British East India Company and the French East India Company for control over territories in South India. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which resulted in the British gaining control over most of the French territories in India.

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  • 2. 

    Berar was annexed to the British empire by:

    • A.

      Lord Curzon

    • B.

      Dalhousie

    • C.

      Lord Cornwallis

    • D.

      Lord Wellesey

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Cornwallis
    Explanation
    Lord Cornwallis was the British governor-general of India from 1786 to 1793. During his tenure, he implemented various administrative and judicial reforms, including the establishment of the Cornwallis Code, which laid the foundation for British governance in India. However, it is important to note that Berar, which is now part of the Indian state of Maharashtra, was not directly annexed by Lord Cornwallis. It was later annexed by the British East India Company in 1853, during the tenure of Lord Dalhousie.

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  • 3. 

    "woods despatch" of 1854 resulted in the

    • A.

      Establishment of Indian universities

    • B.

      Abolition of Sati system

    • C.

      Establishment of technical schools

    • D.

      Abolition of child marriage

    Correct Answer
    A. Establishment of Indian universities
    Explanation
    The "Woods Despatch" of 1854 was a significant educational policy in British India. It recommended the establishment of a university in each of the three presidency towns - Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras. This led to the establishment of the University of Calcutta in 1857, the University of Bombay in 1857, and the University of Madras in 1857. These universities played a crucial role in providing higher education to Indians and promoting Western education in the country. Therefore, the correct answer is the establishment of Indian universities.

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  • 4. 

    Vasco-da-gama landed in India at

    • A.

      Bombay

    • B.

      Cochin

    • C.

      Madras

    • D.

      Calicut

    Correct Answer
    D. Calicut
    Explanation
    Vasco-da-Gama landed in India at Calicut. Calicut, also known as Kozhikode, was an important trading port on the Malabar Coast of India. It was here that Vasco-da-Gama first set foot in India on May 20, 1498, marking the beginning of European exploration and trade in the Indian subcontinent. Calicut had a thriving spice trade and was a major center for the export of spices like pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon. Vasco-da-Gama's arrival in Calicut paved the way for subsequent European colonial powers to establish trade routes and colonies in India.

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  • 5. 

    The founder of Muslim league

    • A.

      M.A.Jinnah

    • B.

      Sir Syed Ahmed

    • C.

      Shaukut Ali

    • D.

      Maulana Azad

    Correct Answer
    B. Sir Syed Ahmed
    Explanation
    Sir Syed Ahmed is the founder of Muslim league. He played a crucial role in the establishment of the league in 1906. Sir Syed Ahmed was a prominent Muslim philosopher, educationist, and politician in British India. He believed in the need for Muslims to unite and protect their interests in the face of growing Hindu dominance. The Muslim league was formed with the aim of advocating for the rights and representation of Muslims in the political sphere. Sir Syed Ahmed's efforts laid the foundation for the later political movement that led to the creation of Pakistan.

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  • 6. 

    The period of the Indus Valley Civilization ranges from

    • A.

      2400-1700BC

    • B.

      2500-2000BC

    • C.

      2000-1500BC

    • D.

      1000-500BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 2400-1700BC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2400-1700BC. The period of the Indus Valley Civilization is estimated to have lasted from around 2400 BC to 1700 BC. This ancient civilization existed in the region of present-day Pakistan and northwest India. The dates provided in the answer option align with the generally accepted timeline of the Indus Valley Civilization.

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  • 7. 

    The Vedas are the main source of information for which civilization

    • A.

      Indus valley civilization

    • B.

      The Aryans

    • C.

      Jainism

    • D.

      Buddhism

    Correct Answer
    B. The Aryans
    Explanation
    The Aryans is the correct answer because the Vedas, which are a collection of ancient scriptures, are considered to be the main source of information for the Aryan civilization. The Vedas provide insights into the religious, social, and cultural practices of the Aryans, who were an ancient Indo-European people. These scriptures contain hymns, rituals, and philosophical teachings that form the foundation of Aryan society. The Vedas also provide valuable historical and linguistic information about the Aryan civilization, making them an essential source for understanding their culture and way of life.

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  • 8. 

    Alexander invaded India sometime around

    • A.

      500BC

    • B.

      400BC

    • C.

      525BC

    • D.

      327BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 327BC
    Explanation
    Alexander invaded India in 327BC. This is supported by historical records which state that Alexander the Great led his army into India in that year. His invasion of India was part of his larger campaign to conquer the Persian Empire and expand his own empire. Alexander's invasion of India marked a significant milestone in his conquests and had lasting impacts on the region's history and culture.

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  • 9. 

    Gautham Buddha was born in the year

    • A.

      537BC

    • B.

      400BC

    • C.

      525BC

    • D.

      563BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 563BC
    Explanation
    Gautam Buddha was born in the year 563BC. This is the correct answer as it accurately represents the historical timeline of Buddha's birth.

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  • 10. 

    When was Guru Nanak born

    • A.

      1469BC

    • B.

      1538BC

    • C.

      1345BC

    • D.

      1432BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 1469BC
    Explanation
    Guru Nanak was born in 1469BC.

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