GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Where is the capital of Gandhara in the Mahajanapadas Period?
Options:
  1. Taxila
  2. Videha
  3. Mithila
  4. Parusni

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

After the Indus Valley Civilization, it was found that the name of the site was changed to Gandhara in the Mahajanapadas Period, & so it's capital was also changed to Taxila. Today it is known as modern Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  What is the name of the head of Rashtra in the Vedic Period?
Options:
  1. Aitareya
  2. Rajan
  3. Panchvisha
  4. Kaushiki

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

During the Vedic Period, Rashtra is known as village, So the head of Rashtra is known as Rajan Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who said in his famous speech "I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had"?
Options:
  1. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option2

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4:  Who was the Viceroy when Ancient Monuments Preservation Act passed in pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Lord Lansdown
  2. Lord Minto
  3. Lord Curzon
  4. Lord Ripon

Answer: Option3

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5:  When the Non Cooperation Movement started in India?
Options:
  1. 1920
  2. 1870
  3. 1942
  4. 1921

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

There is a controversy regarding the date when Non Cooperation Movement started in pre-independent India.There is also a dispute regarding Dadabhai Naoroji & Mahatma Gandhi about the launching of the Non-Cooperation Movement, but critics got silenced after the release of the autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' where Mahatma Gandhi mentioned that he launched the Non-Cooperation Movement of pre-independent India in 1920 Discuss this in Forums

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6:  Who is the author of Kitab-ul-Rehla in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Ziauddin Barani
  2. Ibn Battutah
  3. Firoz Shah
  4. Minhaj-us-Siraj

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Ibn Battutah was a great scholar who wrote a travelogue with stories in the book Kitab-ul-Rehla in Medieval Period which is very important resource to understand the actual facts from the historical point of view Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Where is the capital of Ashmaka in the Mahajanapadas Period?
Options:
  1. Malwa
  2. Sutudri
  3. Potana
  4. Parusni

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

After the Indus Valley Civilization, it was found that the name of the site was changed to Ashmaka in the Mahajanapadas Period, & so it's capital was also changed to Potana. Today it is known as Rajgriha (region between the rivers Narmada & Godavari) in India. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  who was the President of the Indian National Congress at the time of Indian Independence?
Options:
  1. J. B. Kripalani
  2. Rajendra Prasad
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Answer: Option1

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9:  Who formed the left-wing nationalist political party 'All India Forward Bloc'?
Options:
  1. P. C. Joshi
  2. B. R. Ambedkar
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose
  4. Acharya Narendra Dev

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

After winning the post of President of the INC, both in Haripura & Tiripuri in 1938-39, Subhash Chandra Bose was forced to resign as President of INC by M.K. Gandhi's followers, so he formed a new own political party 'All India Forward Bloc' which was the left-wing nationalist party in pre-independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  What is the name of the head of Jana in the Vedic Period?
Options:
  1. Gopati
  2. Taittariya
  3. Chhandogya
  4. Gopa

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

During the Vedic Period, Jana is known as People, So the head of Jana is known as Gopati Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Who is the author of Shah-Namah in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Hasan Nizami
  2. Abu Bakr
  3. Firdausi
  4. Firoz Shah

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Firdausi was a great scholar who wrote a detailed account about Mahmud Ghazni's reign in the book Shah-Namah in Medieval Period which is very important resource from the historical point of view Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Who started the Bhoodan Movement?
Options:
  1. Swami Vivekananda
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Jayaprakash Narayan
  4. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Generally, in pre-independent India, Mahatma Gandhi started most of the revolutionary Movement but Acharya Vinoba Bhave was only a prominent Indian personality who started the only Bhoodan Movement. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  In which year was the Cooperative Credit Societies Act first passed in India?
Options:
  1. 1905
  2. 1906
  3. 1904
  4. 1903

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Due to the division of Bengal in 1905, there is a controversy regarding the date when the Cooperative Credit Societies Act first passed in the modern age. But after thorough research, it was found that the Cooperative Credit Societies Act first passed before the division of Bengal in 1904. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Where is the capital of Avanti in the Mahajanapadas Period? .
Options:
  1. Drishadvati
  2. Malwa
  3. Ghaggar
  4. Viratnagar

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

After the Indus Valley Civilization, it was found that the name of the site was changed to Avanti in the Mahajanapadas Period, & so it's capital was also changed to Malwa. Today it is known as Ujjayini in north & Mahishmati in south of India Discuss this in Forums

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15:  What is the name of the head of Vis in the Vedic Period?
Options:
  1. Kulapa
  2. Gopa
  3. Senani
  4. Vispati

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

During the Vedic Period, Vis is known as Clan, So the head Vis of is known as Vispati Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Where the famous 'Meenakshi Temple' is situated presently of the Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. AndhraPradesh
  2. Goa
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerela

Answer: Option3

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17:  Where the world famous 'Ajanta & Ellora' caves are located presently of the Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Orissa
  2. Karnataka
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option3

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18:  Who is the author of Jawahar-fil-Jawahir in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Minhaj-us-Siraj
  2. Firoz Shah
  3. Ziauddin Barani
  4. Alberuni

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Alberuni was a great Arabian scholar who wrote a detailed account about the mineralogy in slave dynasty in the book Jawahar-fil-Jawahir in Medieval Period which is very important resource from the historical point of view. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Where is the capital of Matysa in the Mahajanapadas Period?
Options:
  1. Champangiri
  2. Viratnagar
  3. Champa
  4. Pataliputra

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

After the Indus Valley Civilization, it was found that the name of the site was changed to Matysa in the Mahajanapadas Period, & so it's capital was also changed to Viratnagar. Today it is known as Jaipur in India. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Which former Indian Prime Ministers memorial place is known as 'Vijay Ghat'?
Options:
  1. Indira Gandhi
  2. Lal Bahadur Shastri
  3. Rajiv Gandhi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option2

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