GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Who was the founder of Firdausi order during Sufi Movement?
Options:
  1. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
  2. Sheikh Badruddin Samarkandi
  3. Shah Nayamatullah Qadiri
  4. Syed Muhammad Daraz

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The doctrine of the Sufi Movement was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Sheikh Badruddin Samarkandi, the famous Sufi Saint was the founder of Firdausi order during the Medieval Period in India during 13th century which was only restricted to Bihar. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  Who was the author of the celebrated Urdu poems of Sufism during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Syed Muhammad Daraz
  2. Shah Abdullah Shuttari
  3. Khwaja Ali Hujjwiri
  4. Shah Abdullah Shuttari

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The Sufism was the mystical Movement in Islam in 11th Century in India. Syed Muhammad Daraz was the famous author of the celebrated Urdu poems of Sufism entitled 'Kashf-ul-Daraz' during Sufi Movement. He was popularly also known as Bandanawaz during Sufi Movement which means Benefactor of God's creatures. He settled down in Gulbarga (present Karnataka) in India Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Why Rani Rashmoni became household tales in her time in India?
Options:
  1. Because she persuaded families of thugs and transformed into a community of fishermen
  2. Because was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata
  3. Because of her clashes with the British
  4. Because of her great social reform activities

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni was a natural leader. She became household tales in her time because of her clashes with the British in India. By blocking the shipping trade on a part of Ganges she compelled the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river, which threatened the livelihood of poor fishermen. When Puja processions were stopped by the British on the charge that they disturbed the peace, she defied the orders. The British had to withdraw the penalty imposed on her in the face of public opposition and rioting in her support. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who had joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran Satyagraha?
Options:
  1. Mahadev Desai and Maniben Patel
  2. Vinoba Bhave and Anugrah Narayan Sinha
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad
  4. Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinoba Bhave

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

There is a controversy regarding the date when Mahatma Gandhi started the Champaran Satyagraha in the modern age. But Mahatma Gandhi mentioned in his autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' that he started the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 in pre-independent India. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad had joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India?
Options:
  1. Fort St. David
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Fort St. George
  4. Fort William

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The headquarters of East India Company was first located in Modern GPO ( Today's General post office) but in 1756 Sirajuddaula, Nawab of Bengal, defeated them & broke their headquarters & named it AliNagar but next year East India Company retreated & formed the headquarters in Fort William & defeated Sirajuddaula, Nawab of Bengal, by conspiracy in 1757 in the famous battle of Plassey, & it remained there in the pre-independent India. So though, there is a dispute about the first fort constructed by the British between Fort William & Fort St. George the headquarters in Fort William was formed in 1757 which is later than Fort St. George Discuss this in Forums

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6:  Who was associated with the Home Rule Movement from Madras?
Options:
  1. C. Rajagopalachari
  2. Annie Besant
  3. T. Prakasham
  4. Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the Home Rule Movement in Pre-Independent India to attain self rule for India in 1916 in the pre-independent India during the tenure of Lord Chelmsford. Home Rule Leaguers were able to demonstrate their political strength in the Lucknow Session of Congress in 1916. As the Movement gained popularity over the years, T. Prakasham got associated with the Home Rule Movement from Madras in 1922 Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Syed Muhammad Daraz - the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Chirag-i-Delhi
  2. Mehboob-i-Ilahi
  3. Khwaja Ajmeri
  4. Bandanawaz

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The doctrine of mystical Sufi Movement in Islam was based on union with God by love, prayers,fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Syed Muhammad Daraz the famous Sufi Saint of 11th century was popularly also known as Bandanawaz during Sufi Movement which means Benefactor of God's creatures & was the celebrated author of more than 30 books of Sufism. He settled down in Gulbarga (present Karnataka) in India. He was also entitled 'Kashf-ul-Daraz' during Sufi Movement. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Rani Rashmoni is popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Agnikanya
  2. Lokamata
  3. Karunamoyi
  4. Jananetri

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni proved herself a natural leader. Her clashes with the British in India became household tales in her time. She funded the construction of ghats (The Gorge) & oversaw the construction of roads & also donated generously.She was also great social reformer. So, she is popularly also known as Lokamata till now. Few also called her Karunamoyi. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  What was the issue of the Sharda Act deal?
Options:
  1. polygamy
  2. inter-caste marriage
  3. widow remarriage
  4. child marriage

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

During the tenure of British Rule, lots of pre-independence national leaders & social reformers, started to abolish all the above four rituals & were successful also. One such is the Sharda Act deal which abolished child marriage Discuss this in Forums

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10:  What was achieved by signing the Poona Pact in 1932?
Options:
  1. The strategy for elections was made.
  2. Hindus and Muslims patched up their differences.
  3. A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus
  4. None of these

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

During the tenure of Lord Willingdon (1931-36) in the Pre-Independent India, All India Kisan sabha was formed in 1932. So A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus was suggested & was achieved by signing the Poona Pact in 1932 by the British Rule Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Sheikh Nassiruddin Mahmud - the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Bandanawaz
  2. Khwaja Ajmeri
  3. Chirag-i-Delhi
  4. Mehboob-i-Ilahi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Sufi Movement started in 11th Century in India. The mystical Movement in Islam was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Sheikh Nassiruddin Mahmud, the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as Chirag-i-Delhi during Sufi Movement in Medieval Period. He gained the title Chirag-i-Delhi which means the Lamp of Delhi Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Where is the Lokamata Rani Rashmoni Mission?
Options:
  1. Gyanpith
  2. Tarapith
  3. Adyapith
  4. Nimpith

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni and her clashes with the British in India became household tales in her time. Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society.She funded the construction of ghats & oversaw the construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims. She also donated generously to the Library & Colleges. She persuaded some families of thugs to gave up their 'profession' of plundering and helped them to build up fisheries in the surrounding water bodies that later turned into large rich bheris. They gradually transformed into a community of fishermen. She proved herself a natural leader. The Lokamata Rani Rashmoni Mission is presently situated in Nimpith, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Who was the first elected Indian to be the leadership of Communist International of Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Sohan Singh Josh
  2. S.A. Dange
  3. P.C. Joshi
  4. M.N. Roy

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Communist Manabendra Nath Roy was regarded as an émigré Communist journal of Vanguard for the pre-independent Indians. He became the first elected Indian to be the leadership of Communist International of India Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Who was the first president of the Indian Olympic Association?
Options:
  1. Maharaja Yadavindra Singh
  2. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh
  3. Maharaja Bhalindra Singh
  4. Sir Dorabji Tata

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Actually, there is a dispute between Maharaja Bhupinder Singh & Maharaja Yadavindra Singh about the first president of the Indian Olympic Association but after thorough research it was found that no one was the first president. Instead Sir Dorabji Tata was the first president of the Indian Olympic Association after the British Rule in the Independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Which famous Sufi Saint built Khanqah in Delhi during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya
  2. Sheikh Bahauddin Zakariya
  3. Khwaja Baqi Billah
  4. Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya, built the Khanqah in Delhi, India during Sufi Movement in the Medieval Period. The term Khanqah refers to the The Hospice in Sufi Movement.The Hospice meant Dharmasala in India. He was so popular & one of the most famous Sufi Saint from 1236-1325 AD that he gained the title Mehboob-i-Ilahi which means 'The Beloved of God'. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Who offered considerable charity to the Hindu College in Modern Period?
Options:
  1. Raja Rammohan Roy
  2. Raja Bidhyutjyoti Roy
  3. Rani Rashmoni
  4. Rani Saraswati

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Exceptionally beautiful, Rani Rashmoni was married to Babu Rajachandra Das of Janbazar, Kolkata, a member of a wealthy zamindar family, when she was eleven years old. After her husband's death she took charge of the zamindari and business. She soon proved herself a natural leader. While the prestige of the zamindari grew, Rani Rashmoni, being very pious from childhood, continued to lead an extremely religious and austere life, befitting a widow in Indian Bengali Hindu society.Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society. She donated generously to the then Imperial Library & the Hindu College which is now the National Library of India & now Presidency University of India, respectively, located in Kolkata. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  When & where was the Quit India Movement started in the Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Delhi on August 15, 1942
  2. Bombay on August 8, 1942
  3. Lahore on July 7, 1942
  4. Wardha on August 7, 1942

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The Indian National Congress session was held at Bombay in 1942 during the reign of Viceroy Lord Linlithgow. In that session they adopted the resolution to start the Quit India Movement. Mahatma Gandhi gave the famous clarion call 'Do or Die' for Indian freedom. Thus freedom movement was started during the course of the Second World War against the British rule in India by the Indian National Congress and formed a part of India's freedom struggle. So the Quit India Movement started at Bombay on August 8, 1942. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  When did Dakshineswar Kali Temple, was built by Rani Rashmoni?
Options:
  1. 1895
  2. 1905
  3. 1855
  4. 1856

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

A divine revelation by Rani Rashmoni to found the famous temple Dakshineswar Kali Temple complex on the banks of the Ganges at Dakshineswar in the North 24 Parganas in 1855. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa (then known as Gadadhar) was appointed its head priest under her patronage. Though having such a great spiritual nature the society then had discriminated her. Being born in Shudra or 'untouchable' caste family, no brahmin were ready to be the priest in her temple. Ram Krishna quoted the incident how these all things happened. According to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Rani Rashmoni was one of the eight companions of Goddess Durga (Ashtanayika) Swami Vivekananda was the famous disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya - the famous Sufi Saint, who popularly gained the title________________?
Options:
  1. Mehboob-i-Ilahi
  2. Miyan Mir
  3. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
  4. Baba Fariduddin-i-Ilahi

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya - the famous Sufi Saint, built Khanqah in Delhi during Medieval Period which refers to the The Hospice in Sufi Movement. The Hospice meant Dharmasala in India. He was so popular from 1236-1325 AD that he gained the title Mehboob-i-Ilahi which means 'The Beloved of God'. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Which of the following leading nationalist leaders of India made this statement while undertaking fast in prison, as he wrote to to the British Governor - "The individual must die so that the nations may live. Today, I must die so that India may win freedom and glory."?
Options:
  1. Subhas Chandra Bose
  2. Jatin Das
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Jatin Das, leading nationalist leader of India, made this statement while undertaking fast in prison to the British Governor. He was fasting unto death in protest against the British rule to show solidarity to Shahid Bhagat Singh who was also a leading nationalist leader of Pre-Independent India. He died also for fasting 60 days. Discuss this in Forums

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