GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  What is the oldest name of a region between Peshwar & Rawalpindi in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Gandhara
  2. Asikani
  3. Vipas
  4. Vatsa

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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2:  What is the term Vaishyas meant in Vedic Society?/
Options:
  1. Merchants
  2. Bankers
  3. Rulers
  4. Farmers

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The term Vaishyas refers to the Farmers in the early Vedic Society but all of the above three Farmers, Merchants,Bankers were also known as Vaishyas in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who invaded India during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq in 1329 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Tamar Khan
  2. Muhammad Qasim
  3. Tarmashin Khan
  4. Masud Bin shah

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Tarmashin Khan invaded the Northern India during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq in 1329 A.D. & reached the outside of Delhi but was defeated by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq in the battle by Jalaluddin Khilji. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Lala Lajpat Rai assaulted by the British during which protest or rebellion against the British rule in India?
Options:
  1. The protest against the Simon Commission
  2. The First war of Indian Independence
  3. The Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. The Salt Satyagraha

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

In 1928 during the reign of Viceroy Lord Irwin, the Simon Commission announced dyarchy in provinces of India which led to the protest against the Simon Commission. Lala Lajpat Rai assaulted by the British during this protest against the British rule in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Which author of Medieval Period is known as 'Parrot of India'?
Options:
  1. Amir Khusrau
  2. Hasan Nizami
  3. Ziauddin Barani
  4. Minhaj-us-Siraj

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Amir Khusrau was a great scholar & court poet of Alauddin Khilji who wrote the book Laila-Majnu ( A Love Story) in Medieval Period which is very important from the historical point of view. Today also it is regarded as one of the Famous Love Story in the World & is compared with Shakespeare's book Romeo & Juliet. It is also known as Indian version of Romeo & Juliet. So, he was termed as the 'Parrot of India' Discuss this in Forums

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6:  What do you mean by the term Kshatriyas in Vedic Society? /
Options:
  1. Rulers
  2. Kings
  3. Administrators
  4. Emperors

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Kshatriyas refers to the Administrators in the early Vedic Society but all of the above Rulers, Kings, Administrators, Emperors were also known as Kshatriyas in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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7:  What was the immediate cause for precipitation of the Sepoy Mutiny Revolt of 1857? 7
Options:
  1. Disparity in salaries of native sepoys and British soldiers.
  2. The rumour of use of cartridges greased with cow fat.
  3. Spread of Christianity.
  4. Doctrine of Lapse.

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

In 1857, for the first time Indian leaders came together to fight against the British. It was also known as 'The First war of Indian Independence'. It started in Barrackpore Sepoy Regiment by Mangal Pandey. The immediate cause for precipitation of the Revolt against the British was the rumour of use of cartridges greased with cow fat which hurts the religious sentiments of the Sepoys of the British Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Which one is not a form of Gandhian Satyagraha among the following non-violent methods of protest?
Options:
  1. Non-Cooperation
  2. Civil Disobedience
  3. Hunger strike
  4. Hijrat

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The first three are the form of non-violent methods of protest according to Mahatma Gandhian Satyagraha but Hijrat is not a form of Gandhian Satyagraha Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Who invaded India during the reign of Alauddin Khilji in 1304 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Tash Shah
  2. Ali Beg
  3. Sultan Mahmud
  4. Firoz Khan

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Ali Beg invaded India during the reign of Alauddin Khilji in 1304 A.D. but Ali Beg was defeated by Alauddin Khilji Discuss this in Forums

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10:  What is the oldest name of North Bihar in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Vrijji
  2. Svarga
  3. Aihole
  4. Malla

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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11:  What is the oldest name of East Bihar in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Angadh
  2. Asikani
  3. Vipas
  4. Vatsa

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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12:  When did the birth of nation of 'Bangladesh' come into existence?
Options:
  1. 1975
  2. 1973
  3. 1971
  4. 1969

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

India & Pakistan got independence in Aug 14,15, 1947 but they could not gain the power due to lack constitutional authority. Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan from 1947. In 1971, during the Indo-Pak war, Muktijodha ( war for freedom) started in East Pakistan by Mujh-i-bar Rehman & thus 'Bangladesh' come into existence detaching them from Pakistan & gave the birth of new nation Bangladesh. He formed a party called Awami league. Presently, his daughter Sheikh Haseena is the prime minister of Bangladesh. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  which of the following nations founded the political party 'Inkatha Freedom Party' (IFP)?
Options:
  1. South Africa
  2. Burma
  3. India
  4. Pakistan

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

According to Mahatma Gandhi, the political party 'Inkatha Freedom Party' (IFP) was formed in South Africa though some claim it was formed in India & few also claim it was formed in Burma but no evidences proved that. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  What do you mean by the term Varna in Vedic Society?/
Options:
  1. Classification of Culture
  2. Classification of Labourers
  3. Classification of Caste
  4. Classification of Society

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The term Varna refers to the Classification of Society in the early Vedic Society but both the Classification of Society & Culture were also known as Varna in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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15:  What is the term Brahamanas meant in Vedic Society? /
Options:
  1. Laborers
  2. Society
  3. Priests
  4. Teachers

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Brahamanas refers to the Priests in the early Vedic Society but both the Priests & Teachers were also known as Brahamanas in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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16:  What is the oldest name of South Bihar in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Magadh
  2. Chedi
  3. Asmaka
  4. Matsa

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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17:  Which act passed by the British in India, had a prominent feature of the 'Separatist' system of representation by various religious communities and other groups?
Options:
  1. Indian Independence Act, 1947
  2. Government of India Act, 1935
  3. Government of India Act, 1919
  4. Indian Councils Act, 1861

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Government of India Act passed by the British in India in 1935 during the reign of Viceroy Lord Willingdon in Pre-Independent India. It provided a federal type of Constitution & had a prominent feature of the 'Separatist' system of representation by various religious communities and other groups Discuss this in Forums

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18:  The capital of India was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta, during the reign of which Viceroys?
Options:
  1. Lord Hardinge
  2. Lord Curzon
  3. Lord Chelmsford
  4. Lord Minto

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Lord Hardinge who was the Viceroy form 1910 to 1916 & the capital of India was shifted to Delhi from Calcutta, during 1911. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  What is the term Amitabha meant in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. The future Buddha
  2. Buddha of Land
  3. Buddha of Heaven
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Amitabha refers to the Buddha of Heaven & was also known as Amitayusha during Buddhism. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who invaded India during the reign of Alauddin Khilji in 1296 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Amir Ali
  2. Muhammad Shah
  3. Tair Bahadur
  4. Quli Qutub Shah

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Muhammad Shah invaded India during the reign of Alauddin Khilji in 1296 A.D. but Zafar Khan defeated the Mongols at Saldi, & Muhammad Shah was taken as prisoner but Zafar Khan was killed in the battle. Discuss this in Forums

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