GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  who shot dead Michael O' Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre & was famous for endorsing General Dyer's actions?
Options:
  1. V.V.S. Iyer
  2. Hasrat Mohani
  3. Sohan Singh Bhakna
  4. Udham Singh.

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

We all know that General Dyer killed innocent persons of Punjab during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in April 13,1919. But Michael O' Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was the real culprit who endorsed General Dyer's actions. When the British did not punish any of them Udham Singh shot dead Michael O' Dwyer to give some solace to the dead souls & living Indians. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the time of India's independence?
Options:
  1. Joseph Chamberlain
  2. Winston Churchill
  3. Ramsay Macdonald
  4. Clement R. Attlee

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Lord Mount Batten was the first Governor-General of free India (1947-50) when India gained independence on 15th Aug, 1947. But Clement R. Attlee was the Prime Minister of Britain at that time Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who is the author of Sthapnachrya in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Bhatttamurthi
  2. Tenali
  3. Bishnu Biswas
  4. Mallan

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Though, there is a dispute with Bhatttamurthi & Mallan about the author of Sthapnachrya but testimonials & other justified evidence, it was proved that Mallan is the actual author of Sthapnachrya in Medieval Period & Bhatttamurthi is the author of Parijata in Medieval Period.They were adjourned by the term 'Ashtadiggajas'-Eight celebrated poets of Telegu during Krishna Deva Raya rule in Tuluva Dynasty (1509-15029) Discuss this in Forums

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4:  What is Vinaypitaka in Buddhist Literature?
Options:
  1. Monastic code
  2. Tara sect
  3. Greater Vehicle
  4. Lower sect

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Vinaypitaka is a Buddhist texts but it was written in Pali language in Buddhist Literature. It contains only Monastic code. Pitaka means basket because Original texts were written on palm-leaves & kept in baskets. It also original texts & code of Buddha. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Name the weapon which made people unconscious in the war in Mahabharata?
Options:
  1. SabdaVedi
  2. Vajra
  3. Surona
  4. Tastra

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

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6:  What did Gandhi do to practice the ideals of truth and non-violence?
Options:
  1. He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad.
  2. He founded the Gujarat Vidyapeeth
  3. He joined the Indian National Congress.
  4. He started an all-India Satyagraha.

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Since there was two paths in the struggle of freedom in Pre-Independent India - Moderates & Extremists in INC, He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad to practice the ideals of truth and non-violence in 1916 because he followed the path of Moderates which is non-violence. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Which famous social reformer & leader was the first to propound the idea of basic education by of Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Dayanand Saraswati
  3. Raja Rammohan Roy
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi was the first to propound the idea of basic education in India because illiteracy was a major block in the struggle of freedom in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Who introduced a bill in the Imperial Legislative Council for compulsory and free primary education in India?
Options:
  1. Pherozeshah Mehta
  2. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  3. Sankaran Nair
  4. Mohammad Shafi

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi described Gopal Krishna Gokhale - 'as pure as crystal, as brave as a lion & the most perfect man in the political field' in his autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' because He was the political mentor of Mahatma Gandhi in Pre-Independent India. Gopal Krishna Gokhale introduced a bill in the Imperial Legislative Council for compulsory and free primary education in India. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution?
Options:
  1. B. R. Ambedkar
  2. Rajendra Prasad
  3. C. Rajagopalachari
  4. Tej Bahadur Sapru

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar formulated the constitution of India about 3 years since Dec 9, 1946. So he adopted Constituent Assembly to protect the interest of each & every citizen of India. Shri Manabendra Nath Roy was the first person to provide the idea of the Constitution of India. Sachchidananda Sinha presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India. The first session of the Constituent Assembly held in New Delhi in July 1946. Then B. R. Ambedkar became the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  In Which year the Constituent Assembly framed the Constitution for Independent India?
Options:
  1. 1947
  2. 1945
  3. 1949
  4. 1946

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly was held in New Delhi in July 1946.Sachchidananda Sinha presided over the inaugural meeting. in this very first meeting the Constituent Assembly framed the Constitution for Independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Who is the author of Mahamatya in Medieval Period? 68
Options:
  1. Surona
  2. Raju Ramachandra
  3. Tenali
  4. Bhatttamurthi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Actually, there is a dispute with Bhatttamurthi & Tenali about the author of Mahamatya but testimonials & other justified evidence, it was proved that Tenali is the actual author of Mahamatya in Medieval Period & Bhatttamurthi is the author of Parijata in Medieval Period. Tenali is also known as famous Tenali Ramkrishna in Telegu till now. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Who is the founder of Vallabhi also known as Buddhist Universities?
Options:
  1. Dharmapala
  2. Nagarjuna
  3. Bhattarka
  4. Ramapala

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Though, there is a dispute with Bhattarka & Ramapala about the founder of Vallabhi also known as Buddhist Universities but after thorough research & other justified evidence, it was found that Bhattarka is the actual founder of Vallabhi Universities & Ramapala is the actual founder of Jagadal Universities Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Which Indian leader was described by, 'as pure as crystal, as brave as a lion & the most perfect man in the political field' by Mahatma Gandhi?
Options:
  1. Chittaranjan Das
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Motilal Nehru
  4. Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi described Gopal Krishna Gokhale - 'as pure as crystal, as brave as a lion & the most perfect man in the political field' both in his speech & autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' because He was the political mentor of Mahatma Gandhi in Pre-Independent India Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Which book was written by Raja Rammohan Roy in Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Kiratarjuniya
  2. Mother India
  3. Brahma Samhita
  4. Tuhfat-ul-Muwahhidin

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Raja Rammohan Roy was the founder of Brahma Samaj & Atmiya Sabha in Pre-Independent India & so it was obvious that Brahma Samhita was written by Raja Rammohan Roy but testimonials & other justified evidences claimed that Tuhfat-ul-Muwahhidin was written by Raja Rammohan Roy in the modern age Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Who was not a member of the Constituent Assembly established in July 1946?
Options:
  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. J. B. Kripalani
  3. Abul Kalam Azad
  4. Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Actually, there is a huge controversy regarding the participation of Mahatma Gandhi over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly but again it got silenced after the release of the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' where Mahatma Gandhi mentioned that he was not a member of the inaugural Constituent Assembly. Sachchidananda Sinha presided over the inaugural meeting held in New Delhi in July 1946. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Indians were given representation for the first time in legislation by the British, by which Act?
Options:
  1. Govt. of India Act, 1919
  2. Indian Councils Act, 1909
  3. Indian Councils Act, 1919
  4. Govt. of India Act, 1935

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The chief characteristic of Government of India Act in 1935, was to have a Federal Government at Centre in Pre-Independent India. This Act became famous as for the first time, Indians were given representation in legislation by the British.Lord Willingdon, passed the Act Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Who is the chariot puller (Sarthi) of Dhritarastra in Mahabharata?
Options:
  1. Sanjay
  2. Sanjit
  3. Surona
  4. Sathyaki

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Sanjay is a famous personality in Mahabharata because he received Eternal eye (Dibyo Chokhu) form Saint Vasdeva so that he can watch tell the story of the epic Kurukshetra war to blind king Dhritarastra Discuss this in Forums

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18:  What is Hinayana in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Lesser sect
  2. Greater Vehicle
  3. Monastic code
  4. Lower sect

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Its followers believed in Original texts & teachings of Buddha. Hinayana means to indivual salvation through discipline & meditation. They did not believe in Idol-worship & it was written in Pali language. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Which newspaper was published by Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in South Africa?
Options:
  1. Afrikaner
  2. Navjivan
  3. India Gazette
  4. Indian Opinion

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

There is a controversy regarding about the publishing of the newspaper India Gazette & Indian Opinion by Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in South Africa, but again it got silenced after the release of the autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' where Mahatma Gandhi mentioned that he published the newspaper Indian Opinion in South Africa in the modern age Discuss this in Forums

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20:  When the title of Governor-General changed to that of Viceroy in Pre-Independent India? (a) (b) (c) (d) Answer: (a) 1858 A.D.
Options:
  1. 1917 A.D.
  2. 1905 A.D.
  3. 1858 A.D.
  4. 1885 A.D.

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The title of Governor-General changed to that of Viceroy during Lord Canning in 1858 A.D. He was the last Governor-General & first Viceroy of Pre-Independent India. The Indian Council Act & IPC were passed in 1861. Calcutta,Bombay & Madras Universities are founded in 1857 & the indigo riots of Bengal started in 1860 during Lord Canning tenure from 1858 to 1862 A.D. Discuss this in Forums

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