GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Who is the founder of Odantpuri also known as Buddhist Universities?
Options:
  1. Samrat Asokha
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Gopala
  4. Kumargupta I

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Though, there is a dispute with Kumargupta I & Gopala about the founder of Odantpuri also known as Buddhist Universities but after thorough research & other justified evidence, it was found that Gopala is the actual founder of Odantpuri Universities. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  In which of the following places is the famous 'Buland Darwaza' located?
Options:
  1. Hyderabad
  2. Bijapur
  3. Fatehpur Sikri
  4. Delhi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

'Buland Darwaza' means huge Door & is one of the famous monuments of India located in Fatehpur Sikri which is the still significant in Modern India. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who introduced English as the official language in the pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Lord William Bentinck
  2. Sir Charles Wood
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. Allan Octavian Hume

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

In 1833, Lord William Bentinck accepted Macaulay's minutes on education declaring English was introduced as official language in the pre-independent India Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who is also known as Hasan Gangu in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Alauddin Bahman Shah
  2. Quli Qutub Shah
  3. Ahmad Shah Wali
  4. Amir Ali Barid

Answer: Option1

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5:  Who is the founder of Nalanda also known as Buddhist Universities?
Options:
  1. Kumargupta VI
  2. Kumargupta VI
  3. Ramapala
  4. Kumargupta I

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Actually, there is a dispute with Kumargupta I & Gopala about the founder of Nalanda also known as Buddhist Universities but after thorough research it was found that Kumargupta I is the actual founder of Nalanda Universities. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  When the Rowlatt Act was passed, who among the following was the Viceroy of India in 1919?
Options:
  1. Lord Irwin
  2. Lord Reading
  3. Lord Chelmsford.
  4. Lord Wavell

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Lord Chelmsford passed the Rowlatt Act in the pre-independent in 1919. It gave extraordinary powers to suppress the freedom struggle with General Dyer as the Commandant. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Which leaders, activists and social reformers started the Home Rule Movement in India? 137
Options:
  1. S.N.Banerjee and W.C.Bonnerjee
  2. Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Mahatma Gandhi and Motilal Nehru
  4. Annie Besant and Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the Home Rule Movement in 1916 in the pre-independent India during the of Lord Chelmsford. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  which of the following sectors got invested a very large amount of the British capital after 1853?
Options:
  1. Jute mills
  2. Coal mining
  3. Railways
  4. Tea plantations

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Lord Dalhousie invested a very large amount of the British capital in Railways in 1853 to have a good transport system in India & it will improve the trade also in India but it also became a social reform in the pre-independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  What is the symbol of Dharmachakra in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Stupa
  2. Tree
  3. Wheel
  4. Lotus

Answer: Option3

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10:  Who is the founder of Adil Shahi Dynasty in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Yusuf Adil Shah
  2. Bahman Shah
  3. Quli Qutub Shah
  4. Amir Ali Barid

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

After the break up of Bahmani Empire, Yusuf Adil Shah became the founder of Adil Shahi Dynasty in Bijapur in 1489 which was later annexed by Aurungzeb, the Mughal Ruler in 1686 Discuss this in Forums

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11:  What is the symbol of Mahabhiniskramana in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Shepard
  2. Rose
  3. Lotus
  4. Horse

Answer: Option4

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12:  Which session the Indian National Congress adopted The resolution of Purna Swaraj (complete independence) in 1929?
Options:
  1. Calcutta
  2. Karachi
  3. Allahabad
  4. Lahore.

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

"Purna Swaraj" (complete independence) resolution & pledge for Independence day on 26th Jan in 1930 was adopted in this session the Indian National Congress in 1929. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Which reforms created the office of the Secretary of State for India of the British Government in India? 136
Options:
  1. Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
  2. Government of India Act, 1858
  3. Indian Councils Act, 1861
  4. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Lord Canning, the last Governor-General of India, passed the Government of India Act, 1858, which ended the rule of the East India Company. It also withdrew Doctrine of Lapse & created the office of the Secretary of State for India of the British Government in India. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Which organization founded Ferguson College in Pune in 1885?
Options:
  1. Deccan Education Society.
  2. Bharatiya Sewak Samaj
  3. Samaj Sewa Sangh
  4. Theosophical Society

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Education system was very poor in the pre-independent India in 18th century. So lots of Society,Samaj, Sangh & the government started schools & colleges in Bengal, UP for the improvement of Education system & other states followed. So, in 1885, Deccan Education Society founded Ferguson College in Pune in 1885. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Who is the founder of 'Tuluva Dynasty in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Tailap II
  2. Jaipal
  3. Salu Narsimha
  4. Veer Narsimha

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Actually, there is a dispute with Salu Narsimha & Veer Narsimha about the founder of Chahaman of Ajmer but after thorough research it was found that Veer Narsimha is the actual founder of 'Tuluva Dynasty & Salu Narsimha I is the founder Saluva Dynasty in Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  What is the symbol of MahapariNirvana in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Stupa
  2. Wheel
  3. Lotus
  4. Bodhi tree

Answer: Option1

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17:  Among the following Englishmen, who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?
Options:
  1. Robert Clive
  2. William Bentinck
  3. Wellesley
  4. Warren Hastings

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Though, there is a dispute with Warren Hastings & Robert Clive about the first Viceroy & Governor-General of Bengal, because Robert Clive made many social reforms in Bengal & built tall monuments & gates in Bengal. He became famous in Bengal for trade also which led to the confusion but testimonials & other justified evidence, it was proved that Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Bengal. Another reason is- The Englishmen were known as Viceroy & later known as Governor-General so it led to the confusion in Bengal. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Where did the headquarters of East India Company located in Bengal?
Options:
  1. Fort St. David
  2. Fort William
  3. Fort St. George
  4. Modern GPO

Answer: Option2

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. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Who is the founder of Saluva Dynasty in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Veer Narsimha
  2. Salu Narsimha
  3. Tirumala
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Actually, there is a dispute with Salu Narsimha & Veer Narsimha about the founder of Saluva Dynasty but after thorough research it was found that Veer Narsimha is the founder of 'Tuluva Dynasty & Salu Narsimha I is the actual founder Saluva Dynasty in Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  What is the symbol of Nirvana in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Rose
  2. Stupa
  3. Bodhi tree
  4. Bull

Answer: Option3

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