GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  What do you mean by the term Kshata in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Chamberlian
  2. Gateman
  3. The Hospice
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The term Kshata refers to the Gateman in the early Vedic Society but both the Gateman & Chamberlian were also known as Akshavapa in the later Vedic Society. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  What do you mean by the term Khanqah in Sufi Movement during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Treasurer
  2. Self annihilation
  3. The Hospice
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Khanqah refers to the The Hospice in Sufi Movement, the mystical Movement in Islam during Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who was the first Asian Secretary-General of the United Nations?
Options:
  1. Trygve Lie
  2. U. Thant
  3. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
  4. Kurt Waldheim

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' was adopted by the U.N. in 1948 from India. So, Vijaya Laxmi Pandit was the first Indian Secretary-General but U. Thant was the first Asian Secretary-General of the United Nations Discuss this in Forums

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4:  The Indian National Congress passed the 'Non-Cooperation Movement' in which session?
Options:
  1. Calcutta
  2. Nagpur
  3. Bombay
  4. Kanpur

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

In 1920 the Indian National Congress resolved in favor of the 'Non-Cooperation Movement' in Calcutta & defined 'Swaraj' as the ultimate aim & goal. Mahatma Gandhi was a preacher of non-violence. So he opposed the policies made by the British Government & wanted a independent India but in a moderate way. In Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement, Non-violence was employed for the first time as an effective weapon of mass movement. It was the importance of Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement Discuss this in Forums

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5:  What do you mean by the term 'Niruttar Tantra' during Ancient Period?
Options:
  1. Tantra Sadhana involving women
  2. Tantra Sadhana involving men
  3. Tantra Sadhana by only one person
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term 'Niruttar Tantra', like other Tantra during Ancient Period, said that the worshiper will not gain virtue or merit unless he had sexual relationship with a married woman Discuss this in Forums

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6:  What is the term Sangrahitri meant in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Successor
  2. Courier
  3. Treasurer
  4. Spiritual Teacher

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Sangrahitri refers to the Courier in the early Vedic Society but both the Courier & Treasurer were also known as Sangrahitri in the later Vedic Society. The term Sangrahitri literally meant the persons who keep the collected (Sangrahita) taxes. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  In which year Dadabhai Naoroji declared 'Swaraj' as the goal of the Indian National Congress?
Options:
  1. 1905
  2. 1906
  3. 1901
  4. 1896

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

In the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress meeting, Dadabhai Naoroji declared 'Swaraj' as the goal of freedom movement in 1906 after the British divided Bengal in two parts in 1905. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  In which year Mahatma Gandhi founded a non-profit organization named 'Harijan Sevak Sangh'?
Options:
  1. 1932
  2. 1931
  3. 1930
  4. 1928

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The abolition of untouchability was one of the most important activities of Mahatma Gandhi in Pre-Independent India. The purpose of founding a non-profit organization named 'Harijan Sevak Sangh' was to abolition of untouchability in 1932 Discuss this in Forums

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9:  What is the term Murids in Sufi Movement during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Disciple
  2. Successor
  3. Yoga Teachers
  4. Literary Teacher

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Since the term Murshid refers to the Spiritual Teacher in Sufi Movement, the mystical Movement in Islam. They had lot of disciples by the term Murids. The term Murids were actually meant student of the Spiritual Sufi Saints during the Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  What do you mean by the term 'Polyamory' during Mahabharat?
Options:
  1. Biandry
  2. Bigamy
  3. multiple relationship
  4. single relationship

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term 'Polyamory' refers to the multiple sexual relationship with the consent of the all people involved. It is not about orgies. Svetaketu, the son of the great sage Uddaloka during Mahabharat, whose mother was taken away for 'Polyamory'. Till today it is practiced by some tribes in India Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Lala Lajpat Rai did not write in which language?
Options:
  1. Urdu
  2. Punjabi
  3. Hindi
  4. English

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Though Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the celebrated social reformers & National leader of Pre-Independent India during the struggle of freedom & had written to motivate the Indian mass. So he did not write in English. He had written in all the above languages. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Which British historian characterized the Revolt of 1857 as a 'conspiracy'?
Options:
  1. G.B. Malleson
  2. Sir John Kaye
  3. Sir Lawrence
  4. T.R. Holmes

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Since the British government forced the farmers of Bengal to undertake Indigo cultivation in 1917 after the Revolt of 1857. The British government tortured & forced the Indian local farmers to cultivate Indigo dye instead of crops which led to the Indigo Disturbances in Pre-Independent India. Syed Ahmad Khan was a preacher of Freedom Movement in the modern age & analyzed the causes of the uprising of 1857 in pre-independent India. But the British historian Sir John Kaye characterized the Revolt of 1857 as a 'conspiracy'. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  What do you mean by the term Akshavapa in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. Courier
  2. Treasurer
  3. Teacher
  4. Collector

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The term Akshavapa refers to the Courier in the early Vedic Society but both the Courier & Treasurer were also known as Akshavapa in the later Vedic Society Discuss this in Forums

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14:  What do you mean by the term Khalifah in Sufi Movement during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Recital
  2. Dancer
  3. Disciple
  4. Successor

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Sufi Movement started in 11th Century in India. Their doctrine was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. The term Khalifah refers to the Successor of Sufi Saints during the Medieval Period. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Where did the 'Itachuna Rajbari' palace located?
Options:
  1. Jharia (Jharkhand)
  2. Andul (West Bengal)
  3. Palasi (West Bengal)
  4. Memari (West Bengal)

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The 'Itachuna Rajbari' palace was built by Narayan Kundu in 1766 in Memari (West Bengal) during the British rule in India. It is now a heritage spot to visit in West Bengal Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Which celebrated Indian made this statement - "The only hope for India is from the masses. The upper classes are physically and morally dead."?
Options:
  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  4. Swami Vivekananda

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Swami Vivekananda, the celebrated social reformers of India, made this statement during the struggle of freedom in Pre-Independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Which of the following notable persons wrote the celebrated book 'Hind Swaraj'?
Options:
  1. Swami Shraddhanand
  2. B.G. Tilak
  3. M.K. Gandhi
  4. V.D. Savarkar

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi was the notable persons who wrote both the celebrated books 'Hind Swaraj' & autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' in Pre-Independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  who was invited by Lord Wavell to make proposals for formation of an interim government?
Options:
  1. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  2. M.A. Jinnah
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Cabinet Mission of the British rule accepted the proposals by the Indian National Congress after 2nd World War. Thus the first interim government was formed in September 1946. The Governor-General Lord Wavell invited Jawaharlal Nehru to make proposals for formation of an interim government during the British rule in India Discuss this in Forums

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19:  What is the term Bhagadudha meant in Vedic Society?
Options:
  1. The General
  2. Collector of taxes
  3. Gateman
  4. Treasurer

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The term Bhagadudha refers to the Collector of taxes in the Vedic Society. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who was the original planner of Dumdum road in Bengal which leads to present Airport in Kolkata?
Options:
  1. Jill Horners
  2. Margaret Maskeyline
  3. Anna Mary Robinson
  4. Margaret Mitchell

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Margaret Maskeyline was also known as Lady Robert Clive because she was her wife during the British rule in India Lord Robert Clive was the British colonial administrator & Viceroy during that time. She was the original planner of Dumdum road in Bengal which leads to present Airport in Kolkata Discuss this in Forums

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