GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Which one is not a form of Gandhian Satyagraha among the following non-violent methods of protest? 6
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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2:  When did the birth of nation of 'Bangladesh' come into existence? 5 (a) (b) (c) (d) Answer: (b) 1971.
Options:
  1. 1975
  2. 1973
  3. 1969
  4. 1971

Answer: Option4

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 of revolution) 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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3:  Who invaded India during the reign of Masud shah in 1241 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Tair Bahadur
  2. Firoz Khan
  3. Amir Khan
  4. Chengiz Khan

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Tair Bahadur, The Mongol leader, entered Punjab & captured Multan during the reign of Masud shah in 1241 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate Discuss this in Forums

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4:  What is the term Avlokitesvara meant in Buddhism? /
Options:
  1. Lotus Bearer
  2. Foe of peace
  3. Kind hearted
  4. Nirvana

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The term Avlokitesvara refers to the Lord who looks down & was also known as Padmapani during Buddhism. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  What is the oldest name of a region on the banks of river Godavori in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Asmaka
  2. Ropar
  3. Banawali
  4. Manda

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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

Answer: Option4

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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7:  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. Indian Councils Act, 1861
  4. Government of India Act, 1919

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

Answer: Option4

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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9:  Who invaded India during the reign of Iltutmish in 1221 A.D. on Delhi Sultanate?
Options:
  1. Tair Bahadur
  2. Amir Ali
  3. Chengiz Khan
  4. Quli Qutub Shah

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Mongol leader Chengiz Khan invaded India & came to the bank of Indus during the reign of Iltutmish in 1221A.D. on Delhi Sultanate. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  What do you mean by the term Vajrapani in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Friend of Grace
  2. Foe of sin
  3. Foe of evil
  4. Foe of peace

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

During the Buddhism Period the term Vajrapani was also known as Lord Indra, who holds a thunderbolt, Foe of sin Discuss this in Forums

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11:  What is the oldest name of Jaipur, Rajastan in Ancient Civilization?
Options:
  1. Malla,
  2. Chedi
  3. Asmaka
  4. Matsa

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

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12:  A bomb was thrown on which Viceroy, but he did not change his attitude towards the Indians?
Options:
  1. Lord Chelmsford
  2. Lord Curzon
  3. Warren Hastings
  4. Lord Hardinge

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

A bomb was thrown on Lord Hardinge who was the Viceroy form 1910 to 1916 but his wife & daughter got killed. He remained unhurt. But such a violent incidence did not change his attitude towards the Indians Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Which disciple of Ramkrishna is known as 'Griha Sanyasi'?
Options:
  1. Girish Ghosh
  2. Swami Devananda
  3. Swami Vivekananda
  4. Sitaram Das

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

All are the disciples of Ramkrishna. But Girish Ghosh is known as 'Griha Sanyasi' because he became saint later but did not leave his house which he built in Kolkata & led the life of saint till death. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Which temple is known as 'Black Pagoda' in India?
Options:
  1. Somnath Temple
  2. Rajarajeshwari temple
  3. Jagannath Temple
  4. Konark Sun Temple

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Konark Sun Temple & Jagannath Temple is still famous in Odisha though they are ancient architecture. Jagannath Temple is famous for RathYatra every year. Konark Sun Temple is also famous for great artistic view & British used to call it 'Black Pagoda' & this name remained till today Discuss this in Forums

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15:  What do you mean by the term 'Ahimsa is not' according to Mahatma Gandhi?
Options:
  1. The truth
  2. In tolerating the wrong
  3. In doing good even to the evil doer
  4. A positive state of love

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Literally 'Ahimsa' means non-violence. According to to Mahatma Gandhi, 'Ahimsa is not' in tolerating the wrong. He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmadabad to practice the ideals of truth and non-violence in 1916 because he followed the path of non-violence. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Who was the person primarily responsible for the revival of Hinduism in the 19th century?
Options:
  1. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  2. Guru Shankaracharya
  3. Swami Vivekananda
  4. Swami Dayanand Saraswati

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Swami Dayanand Saraswati started the Shuddi movement among the above pre-independence national leaders & social reformers of India. He was primarily responsible for the revival of Hinduism in the Pre-Independent India of 19th century. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  What was the reason behind the failure of the Dual Government introduced by Robert Clive in Bengal?
Options:
  1. Because power was divorced from responsibility
  2. Because local people rose against Clive
  3. Because the home government did not encourage it
  4. Because Clive was not a good administrator

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Bengal (1774-85). He abolished the system of dual government (1765 -72) established by Robert Clive in 1772. This cunning & heinous ploy established the Company's control over Bengal, but he gave the reason behind the failure of the Dual Government was because power was divorced from responsibility. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  The setting up of a Constituent Assembly of India was proposed under which plan & was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress?
Options:
  1. Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946
  2. Cripps Plan
  3. Government of India Act, 1935
  4. Mountbatten Plan

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The Constituent Assembly framed the Constitution for Independent India was set up under the Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946. The setting up of a Constituent Assembly was proposed under Cripps Plan in 1942, was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress. Sachchidananda Sinha presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India in July 1946 where Mahatma Gandhi was not a member of the Constituent Assembly. The first session of the Constituent Assembly held in New Delhi in July 1946. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  What is Vajrayana in Buddhism?
Options:
  1. Tara sect
  2. Lesser sect
  3. Monastic code
  4. Lower Vehicle

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Its followers believed in teachings of Buddha. Vajrayana means salvation through meditation & magical powers called Vajra. They did not believe in Idol-worship & it was written in Pali language Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who is the author of Karikasuchi of Buddhist Literature in Sanskrit?
Options:
  1. Kumargupta I
  2. Dharmpala
  3. Aswagosha
  4. Nagarjuna

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Karikasuchi is a Buddhist texts but it was written in Sanskrit language in Buddhist Literature. Nagarjuna is the author of Karikasuchi. Discuss this in Forums

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