GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  What is the oldest name of Oudh in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Asmaka
  2. Ropar
  3. Banawali
  4. Kosala

Answer: Option4

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2:  Mahatma Gandhi give the clarion call 'Do or Die' during which Indian freedom movement?
Options:
  1. Quit India Movement
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. Khilafat Movement

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 Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who founded The 'Indian National Social Conference' in 1887?
Options:
  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Mahadev Govind Ranade
  3. Ram Prasad Bismil
  4. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Indian freedom fighter Mahadev Govind Ranade founded The 'Indian National Social Conference' in Bombay,1887 for socio-religious Movements to protest against the British rule in Pre-Independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  What is the oldest name of Benares, U.P. in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Kasi
  2. Kanyakubjja
  3. Kuru
  4. Panchala

Answer: Option1

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5:  Which act was applied by The British Crown to take over the power to rule over India from the East India Company?
Options:
  1. Indian Councils Act, 1892
  2. Indian Councils Act, 1861
  3. Government of India Act, 1858
  4. None of these

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

During the reign of Viceroy Lord Canning in 1858-62; Government of India Act, 1858 applied by The British Crown to take over the power to rule over India from the East India Company & so Lord Canning became the last Governor-General & first Viceroy of India. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  The first Indian Councils Act was passed in which year?
Options:
  1. 1892
  2. 1861
  3. 1857
  4. 1853

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

During the reign of Viceroy Lord Canning in 1861, the first Indian Councils Act was passed to enact Income Tax after Indigo revolt in Bengal in 1860. The first Indian Councils Act proved to be the landmark in the Constitutional history of India. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Who invaded India during the reign of Jalaluddin Khilji in 1292 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Masud Bin shah
  2. Adil Shah
  3. Sikandar
  4. Abdullah

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Abdullah invaded the Northern India during the reign of Jalaluddin Khilji in 1292 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate but was defeated in the battle by Jalaluddin Khilji. He forced 4000 Mongols to convert into Islam & became famous as 'New MusalMan' Discuss this in Forums

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8:  What do you mean by the term Kshitigriha in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Guardian of Buddha
  2. Guardian of Purgatories
  3. The laughing Buddha
  4. Message Bearer

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

During the Buddhism Period the term Kshitigriha was also known as Guardian of Purgatories Discuss this in Forums

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9:  What is the oldest name of Allahabad, U.P. in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Vitasta
  2. Asikani
  3. Vipas
  4. Vatsa

Answer: Option4

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10:  Which school of religion with basically anti-British sentiments started in 1866?
Options:
  1. Farazi
  2. Aligarh
  3. Wahhabi
  4. Deoband

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Wahhabi Movement was started in 1862-63. It was basically Pan-Islamic Movement during the reign of Viceroy Lord Elgin 1. Deoband school of religion was started in 1866. It was basically school of religion with anti-British sentiments unlike Wahhabi Movement during the reign of Viceroy Lord John Lawrence. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  In which session the Indian National Congress adopted the resolution to start the Quit India Movement?
Options:
  1. Calcutta
  2. Bombay
  3. Lahore
  4. Karachi

Answer: Option2

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 Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Who also invaded India during the reign of G. Balban in 1286 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Tamar Khan
  2. Muhammad Qasim
  3. Masud Bin shah
  4. Adil Shah

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Tamar Khan invaded India during the reign of G. Balban in 1286 A.D. & killed Prince Muhammad of Multan in the battle Discuss this in Forums

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13:  What is the term Maitreya meant in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. The little Buddha
  2. The laughing Buddha
  3. The future Buddha
  4. The present Buddha

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Maitreya refers to the future Buddha of Bodhisattvas in Buddhism. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  What is the oldest name of a region between rivers Jamuna & Narmada in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Chedi
  2. Dilmun
  3. Shatughai
  4. Meluha

Answer: Option1

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15:  The song 'Jana-Gana-Mana' composed by Rabindranath Tagore was first published under what title in January 1912?
Options:
  1. Bharat Vidhata
  2. Rashtra Jagrati
  3. Tatva Bodhini
  4. None of these

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The national Anthem of today was the song composed by Rabindranath Tagore in Pre-Independent India in January 1912. He had also composed the song - The national Anthem of Bangladesh. The song 'Jana-Gana-Mana' was first published under the title of Bharat Vidhata which was later adopted as The national Anthem of India after Independence by the Indian National Congress Discuss this in Forums

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

Answer: Option3

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

Answer: Option1

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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18:  Who invaded India during the reign of G. Balban in 1279 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Chengiz Khan
  2. Adil Shah
  3. Sultan Mahmud Ghazni
  4. Firoz Khan

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Firoz Khan invaded India during the reign of G. Balban in 1279A.D. but Prince Muhammad of Multan & Malik Mubarak of Delhi combined together & defeated the Mongols. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  What do you mean by the term Manjushri in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Message Bearer
  2. Spiritual Perfections
  3. Water Bearer
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The term Manjushri refers to the Lord who holds a book describing 10 paramitas also known as Spiritual Perfections in Buddhism. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  What is the oldest name of Gorakhpur district in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Rakhigarhi
  2. Svarga
  3. Aihole
  4. Malla

Answer: Option4

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