GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Which British ruler introduced the system of budget in India?
Options:
  1. Lord Ripon
  2. Lord Elgin
  3. Lord Canning
  4. Lord Dalhousie

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

During the viceroyalty of British ruler Lord Canning who was also the last Governor-General of Pre-Independent India from 1858 - 1862 he introduced Income Tax & the system of budget for the first time in India Discuss this in Forums

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2:  In whose memory, Babughat was built by Rani Rashmoni?
Options:
  1. Her father-in-law Babu Ramchandra Das
  2. Her father Harekrishna Das
  3. Her brother RadhaGovinda Das
  4. Her Husband Babu Rajachandra Das

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society.She oversaw the construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims. She funded the construction of ghats (The Gorge) on the banks of river mainly Ganges in Bengal in Pre-Independent India. She funded the construction of ghats such as Babughat in memory of her husband Babu Rajachandra Das Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who is the famous & first great Punjabi poet of Sufism during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Baba Nayamatullah Qadiri
  2. Miyan Mir
  3. Baba Farid
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar - the famous Sufi Saint is popularly also known as Baba Farid. He built Khanqah in Ajodan, Punjab during Medieval Period which refers to the The Hospice in Sufi Movement. He was also first great famous Punjabi poet of Sufism during Medieval Period.Though it was the mystical Movement in Islam.The Hospice meant Dharmasala in India. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?
Options:
  1. Rahimtulla M. Sayani
  2. Badruddin Tyabji
  3. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  4. Hakim Ajmal Khan

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Badruddin Tyabji was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress in Madras session at 1887 after 2years of inception Discuss this in Forums

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5:  "He started using the traditional religious Ganapati festival to stimulate nationalism among young Maharashtrians..." Who started the traditional religious Ganapati festival?
Options:
  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  3. V.D. Savarkar
  4. Vishnushastri Chiplunkar

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Bal Gangadhar Tilak who was called as 'Father of the Indian unrest' not by Indians but by the British colonial authorities during pre-independent Period.So he started using the traditional religious Ganapati festival to stimulate nationalism among young Maharashtrians in 1893. The traditional Ganapati festival is still famous in the western & southern India Discuss this in Forums

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6:  Who offered considerable charity to the Imperial Library in Modern Period?
Options:
  1. Devi Gayatri
  2. Rani Savitri
  3. Rani Rashmoni
  4. None of the above

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. Dakshineswar Kali Temple, built by Rani Rashmoni in 1855. Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society. She donated generously to the then Imperial Library which is now the National Library of India, located in South Kolkata. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Which famous Sufi Saint built Khanqah in Ajodan, Punjab during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Baba Fariduddin-i-Ilahi
  2. Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi
  3. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
  4. Baba Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar - the famous Sufi Saint, built Khanqah in Ajodan, Punjab during Medieval Period & is popularly also known as Baba Farid. The term Khanqah refers to the The Hospice in Sufi Movement. The Hospice meant Dharmasala in India. He was also first great famous Punjabi poet of Sufism during Medieval Period.Though it was the mystical Movement in Islam. But the doctrine of Sufi Movement was based on union with God by love, prayers,fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  who was the viceroy when the Cripps Mission visited India?
Options:
  1. Lord Willingdon
  2. Lord Linlithgow
  3. Lord Mountbatten
  4. Lord Wavell

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

During the regime of the viceroy Lord Linlithgow, the Cripps Mission headed by Sir Stafford Cripps, visited Pre-Independent India to meet the Indian National leaders & proposed Dominion Status which was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress leaders in 1942. Mahatma Gandhi made the comment that Cripps Mission was a 'post-dated cheque on a crashing bank'. It was actually heinous ploy by the British rule to divide & rule India. The main objectives by Cripps' Mission was to reach a compromise between Congress demand of united India and Muslim League's demand for a partitioned India which was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Who led a number of anti-British revolts for a long time in Sambalpur in the Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Syed Ahmad Barelvi
  2. Kattabomman
  3. Surendra Sai
  4. Utirat Singh

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Surendra Sai was not a national leader or social reformer in the Pre-Independent India but he led a number of anti-British revolts for a long time in Sambalpur Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Which Ghat (The Gorge) was not built by Rani Rashmoni for the everyday bathers at the Ganges?
Options:
  1. Babughat
  2. Nimtola Ghat
  3. Ahiritola Ghat
  4. Keoratola Ghat

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society.She oversaw the construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims. She funded the construction of ghats (The Gorge) on the banks of river mainly Ganges in Bengal in Pre-Independent India. She funded the construction of ghats such as Babughat (in memory of her husband), Ahiritola Ghat and Nimtala Ghat for the daily bathers in the Ganges. Only Keoratola Ghat was not built by her. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar - the famous Sufi Saint is popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Baba Farid
  2. Khwaja Qutubuddin
  3. Mehboob-i-Ilahi
  4. Khwaja Ajmeri

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The doctrine of Sufi Movement was based on union with God by love, prayers,fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Though it was originated from the mystical Movement in Islam. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar - the famous Sufi Saint is popularly also known as Baba Farid. He built Khanqah in Ajodan, Punjab during Medieval Period. He was also first great famous Punjabi poet of Sufism during Medieval Period. The Hospice meant Dharmasala in India. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Which 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?
Options:
  1. Quit India
  2. Swadeshi
  3. Civil Disobedience
  4. Home Rule

Answer: Option1

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. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  where did all the three Round Table Conferences held in the Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Bombay
  4. Calcutta

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

B. R. Ambedkar, the national leader & social reformer, attended all the three Round Table Conferences in pre-independent India. It was held in London. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Why Rani Rashmoni constructed a road from Subarnarekha River to Puri?
Options:
  1. for the pilgrims to visit Konarok Temple
  2. for the pilgrims to visit Jagganath Temple
  3. for the common people to visit Bay of Bengal in Puri
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

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 oversaw the construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims. She funded the construction of ghats (The Gorge) on the banks of river mainly Ganges in Bengal in Pre-Independent India. Thus she constructed a road for the pilgrims to visit Jagganath Temple in Puri Discuss this in Forums

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15:  In whose memory of Sufi Saint Qutub Minar was built by Samsudduddin Iltumish?
Options:
  1. Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi Nagauri
  2. Sheikh Hamiduddin Baqi Billah
  3. Khwaja Fariduddin-i-Ilahi
  4. Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

In memory of Sufi Saint Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Qutubuddin Aibak, the founder of slave dynasty, started building the Qutub Minar in Delhi but he died before complete. Samsudduddin Iltumish was the Successor of Qutubuddin Aibak, built & completed the Qutub Minar.Today it is the famous monument not in India only but in the World which is very important from the historical point of view during the Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Who was the priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India?
Options:
  1. Krishnarao Shankar Pandit
  2. Omkarnath Thakur
  3. Sri RamaThakur ParamPita
  4. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni (28 September 1793-19 February 1861) was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, and remained closely associated with Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa after she appointed him as the priest of the temple. 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). A divine revelation led her to found the famous temple Dakshineswar Kali Temple complex on the banks of the Ganges at Dakshineswar in the North 24 Parganas. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa (then known as Gadadhar) was appointed its head priest under her patronage. Swami Vivekananda was the famous disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Who was the Successor of Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti?
Options:
  1. Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi-i-Ilahi
  2. Sheikh Hamiduddin Nagauri
  3. Khwaja Fariduddin Baqi Billah
  4. Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Sheikh Hamiduddin Nagauri was the Successor of Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti in 1206. He followed the 'Chisti' Order of Sufi Saints during the Medieval Period. He was neither liberal nor popular as his predecessor but followed the doctrine of Sufi Movement. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  which Indian national leader advocated the policy of abolition of princely states in free India?
Options:
  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Vallabhbhai Patel
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. C. Rajagopalachari

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of free India, advocated the policy of abolition of princely states in free India to implement the constitutional authority in independent India & democracy was established in all India Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Which act of violence relate to the Chauri-Chaura incident in the Pre-Independent India of 19th century?
Options:
  1. A major offensive by underground revolutionaries
  2. Massive police firing on unarmed Satyagrahis
  3. The burning of a police post by a mob
  4. Large scale looting of government property by Congress workers

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The attack of burning of a local police station by angry peasants at Chauri-Chaura in Gorakhpur district of UP, on Feb.5, 1922 changed the whole situation during Non-Cooperation Movement. Mahatma Gandhi shocked by this Chauri-Chaura incident, withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement on Feb.12, 1922. Thus the act of violence relate to the Chauri-Chaura incident in the Pre-Independent India on 1922 Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India?
Options:
  1. Rani Rashmoni
  2. Devi Chowdhury Rani
  3. Rani Rakhmabai
  4. Rani Matangini Devi

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni (28 September 1793-19 February 1861) was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, & remained closely associated with Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa after she appointed him as the priest of the temple. The Rani and her clashes with the British in India became household tales in her time. A divine revelation led her to found the famous temple Dakshineswar Kali Temple complex on the banks of the Ganges at Dakshineswar in the North 24 Parganas. 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)]. An avenue in Esplanade, Kolkata is named after her as Rani Rashmoni Avenue, where her statue is also located. Further, a road is named after her as Rani Rashmoni Road near her ancestral house at Janbazar, Kolkata. Also a road is named after her as Rani Rashmoni Road at Dakshineshwar. A Ferry Ghat known as Rani Rashmoni Ghat has been built for ferry services in Barrackpore, West Bengal. The Department of Post of Government of India issued a postage stamp to memorialize the bicentennial of Rani Rashmoni in 1993. Discuss this in Forums

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