GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Which Indian states use a popular style of folk paintings called 'Madhubani' in Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. West Bengal
  2. Bihar
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The painters of Bihar use a popular style of folk paintings called 'Madhubani' after the Revolt of 1857. Though it happened in Pre-Independent India but the British government had no interest on it & tried to suppress it. Madhubani is still now a place located in north Bihar now based on this popular style of folk paintings called 'Madhubani' Discuss this in Forums

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2:  What do you mean by the term Kshirapakamodanam in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Cooked Grain & milk
  2. Cooked products
  3. Uncooked raw Fruits & Vegetables
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Kshirapakamodanam refers to the Cooked Grain & milk in the Vedic Culture. Cow is referred by the term Aghanya which meant - not to be killed. If anyone killed he will be sentenced to death or lifetime imprisonment. So Cow milk is also known as Kshirapakamodanam in Vedic Culture Discuss this in Forums

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3:  What is the oldest name of South West Kashmir in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Surkotada
  2. Chanhudaro
  3. Dholavira
  4. Kambhoja

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

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4:  What upheavals took place immediately after the Revolt of 1857, in Bengal in Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Pabna Disturbances
  2. Santal Rebellion
  3. Indigo Disturbances
  4. Sanyasi Rebellion

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The British government forced the farmers of Bengal to undertake Indigo cultivation in 1917 after the Revolt of 1857. The British government tortured & forced the Indian local farmers to cultivate Indigo dye instead of crops which led to the Indigo Disturbances in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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5:  which Indian national leader made the comment, Cripps Mission was a 'post-dated cheque on a crashing bank'? 93NC 23 (a) (b) (c) (d) Answer: (b) Mahatma Gandhi.
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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6:  Where was the school in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Secluded area in the Jungle within the province
  2. Home of Kings Son or Palace
  3. Home of teacher
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Home of teacher or Guru was the school of the students & teacher were also known as Acharyas Discuss this in Forums

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7:  What is the oldest name of Mathura in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Damiabad
  2. Sursena
  3. Ropar
  4. Banawali

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

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8:  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 Curzon
  3. Lord Canning
  4. Lord Dufferin

Answer: Option2

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

Answer: Option3

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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10:  What do you mean by the term Niyoga in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Remarry of widow to the younger brother of the deceased husband
  2. Remarry of widow to another person who had no relation with her deceased husband
  3. Marrying both or all the brothers of the husband
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Niyoga refers to the remarriage of widow to the younger brother of the deceased husband in the Vedic Culture but all of the above three existed at that Culture. Polygamy & Polyandry also existed in the Vedic Culture. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  What is the oldest name of a region between the banks of river Ganga & Jamuna in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Surssena
  2. Kambhoja
  3. Kuru
  4. Taxila

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

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

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 & initiated the introduction of education in English in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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13:  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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14:  What do you mean by the term Shudras in Vedic Society? /
Options:
  1. Artisans
  2. Labourers
  3. Yoga Teachers
  4. Priests

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Shudras refers to the Artisans in the early Vedic Society but both the Artisans & Labourers were also known as Shudras in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Where did Taxila in Ancient Civilization located ?
Options:
  1. Present Nepal
  2. Present Srilanka
  3. Present Hindustan
  4. Present Pakistan

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

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16:  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 her easily Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Which animal is referred by the term Aghanya in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Elephant
  2. Horse
  3. Cow
  4. Deer

Answer: Option3

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 lifetime imprisonment. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  What is the oldest name of mid Northern U.P. in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Chedi
  2. Panchala
  3. Shatughai
  4. Dilmun

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

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19:  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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20:  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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