GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Which Indian national leader made the comment, Cripps Mission was a 'post-dated cheque on a crashing bank'?
Options:
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Subhas Chandra Bose
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The setting up of a Constituent Assembly was proposed under Cripps Plan in 1942, was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress. They proposed dominion status for India after 2nd World War.Lord Linlithgow was the British colonial administrator & Viceroy during that time. Since it was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress, so Mahatma Gandhi made the comment that Cripps Mission was a 'post-dated cheque on a crashing bank' Discuss this in Forums

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2:  What do you mean by the term Mahishi in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Unmarried Woman or Princess
  2. Queen
  3. Bride
  4. Married Woman

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The term Mahishi refers to the Queen in the early Vedic Society but both the Queen & Married Woman were also known as Mahishi in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who is the author of Gudavalo in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Banabhatta
  2. Sandhyakar Nandy
  3. Kalidas
  4. Vakpati Raja

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Vakpati Raja was a great scholar & poet who wrote the book Gudavalo in Ancient Period which is very important resource from the historical point of view. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Which British colonial administrator & Viceroy proclaimed the following quote : "We have not the slightest intention of abandoning our Indian possessions and that it is highly improbable that any such intention will be entertained by our posterity"?
Options:
  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Lord Dufferin
  3. Lord Canning
  4. Lord Curzon

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Lord Curzon was the British colonial administrator & Viceroy who proclaimed the above quote during his reign from 1899-1905. He became famous for the partition of Bengal in 1905. It was the cardinal blunder of Lord Curzon. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Which institution was not founded by Mahatma Gandhi?
Options:
  1. Sabarmati Ashram
  2. Sevagram Ashram
  3. Phoenix Ashram
  4. Visva Bharati

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Phoenix Ashram,Sevagram Ashram & Sabarmati Ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi during the British reign. Only Visva Bharati was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan,Bolpur in Bengal during Pre-Independent India for education, Art & Culture. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  What is the term Purohit meant in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Priests
  2. Teachers
  3. Acharyas
  4. Pastor

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Purohit refers to the Priests in the Vedic Society. Though the term Brahamanas refers to the Priests in the early Vedic Society but both the Priests & Teachers were also known as Brahamanas in the later Vedic Society. Today also, the Priests are also known as Brahamanas & when they perform pujas of any deity of Hindus he was termed as Purohit Discuss this in Forums

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7:  What is the primary job of the Aryans in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Agriculture
  2. Bankers
  3. Rulers
  4. Pastors

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The primary job of the Aryans was Agriculture in the early Vedic Society but both the Agriculture & Pastors were also the primary job of the Aryans in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Which British colonial administrator initiated the introduction of education in English in India?
Options:
  1. Lord William Bentinck
  2. Lord Macaulay
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. Lord Curzon

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Lord William Bentinck, the Governor-General of Pre-Independent India, from 1833-35, declared English as the official Language of India but Lord Macaulay, the British colonial administrator was behind him & initiated the introduction of education in English in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Which British colonial administrator was also known as 'Liberator of the Press'?
Options:
  1. Lord Macaulay
  2. Lord Metcalfe
  3. Lord Hastings
  4. Lord Bentinck

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Sir Lord Charles Metcalfe, during his reign from 1834-36, passed the famous Press Law in Pre-Independent India. So he was known as 'Liberator of the Press' in India Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Who got the name Mirabehn from Mahatma Gandhi?
Options:
  1. Maria Montessori
  2. Kamala Devi
  3. Madeleine Slade
  4. Annie Besant

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

In the autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' Mahatma Gandhi mentioned that he gave Madeleine Slade the name Mirabehn so that the rural villagers specially women can call & relate her easily. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Who is the author of Raj Tarangini?
Options:
  1. Vatsayan
  2. Kalidas
  3. Kalhana
  4. Bilhana

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Kalhana was a great scholar who wrote a detailed account about Kashmir at 1149-50 AD in the book Raj Tarangini in Ancient Period which is very important resource from the historical point of view. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Which alcholic drink is originally a plant in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Sura
  2. Soma
  3. Drakha
  4. Bhang

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

All fours are the alcholic drinks consumed by people in Vedic Culture but only Soma Rasa(Drink) is originally a plant from where this alcholic drink is made in Vedic Culture Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Who introduced the system of Civil Services in Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. William Bentinck
  2. Lord Hardinge
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. Warren Hastings

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Lord William Bentinck was the Governor-General of Pre-Independent India. He introduced the system of Civil Services during his reign from 1833-35 & declared English as the official Language of India Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Which province was not to included in the Indian dominion by Mountbatten Plan?
Options:
  1. Madras
  2. Bombay
  3. Sind
  4. Bihar

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Lord Mountbatten was the first Governor-General of free India (1947-48). The province of Sind was not to included in the Indian dominion according to his Plan Discuss this in Forums

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15:  What is the oldest name of Kanauj in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Asmaka
  2. Ropar
  3. Banawali
  4. Kanyakubjja

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Sorry, No description available. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  What is the penalty for those who kill cows in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Death
  2. Expulsion from Vedic Society
  3. Imprisonment
  4. Exile

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Aghanya refers to the animal Cow in the Vedic Culture. It also meant - not to be killed. If anyone killed he will be sentenced to death or life time imprisonment in Vedic Culture. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Which is the most ancient musical instrument?
Options:
  1. Veena
  2. Sitar
  3. Tabla
  4. Sarod

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Though, there is a controversy by the critics regarding Bharata Muni & Narad Muni about the main ancient musical instrument.But after thorough research, it was found that Bharata Muni has written 'Natya Shastra' regarded as the main source of India's classical dances & Narad Muni played Veena Which is regarded as the most ancient musical instrument. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  What is the ratio of measurement of Indian National Flag's width to its length?
Options:
  1. 3:5
  2. 2:3
  3. 3:4
  4. 2:4

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Since the Indian National Flag is tricolor with Ashok Chakra present in the middle white region which reflects time. To match it equally, the ratio of measurement of Indian National Flag's width to its length is 2:3 Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Who has written 'Natya Shastra' regarded as the main source of India's classical dances?
Options:
  1. Abhinav Gupta
  2. Narad Muni
  3. Tandu Muni
  4. Bharata Muni

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Though, there is a controversy by the critics regarding Bharata Muni & Narad Muni about the main source of India's classical dances.But justified evidence & other testimonials,it was found that Bharata Muni has written 'Natya Shastra' regarded as the main source of India's classical dances & Narad Muni played Veena Which is regarded as the most ancient musical instrument Discuss this in Forums

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20:  The Indian National Calendar based on which era ?
Options:
  1. Hijri era
  2. Vikram era
  3. Saka era
  4. Christian era

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Though we all follow the Calendar based on Christian era but the Indian National Calendar is still based on Saka era Discuss this in Forums

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