GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  A.O. Hume was associated with what in pre-independent period?
Options:
  1. Education services
  2. Health services
  3. Military services
  4. Civil services.

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Allan Octavian Hume was associated with Civil services in pre-independent period. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  Who was the founder of Shuttariya order during Sufi Movement?
Options:
  1. Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya
  2. Shah Abdullah Shuttari
  3. Sheikh Bahauddin Zakariya
  4. Khwaja Ali Hujjwiri

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The doctrine of the Sufi Movement was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Shah Abdullah Shuttari, the famous Sufi Saint was the founder of Qadiriya order during the Medieval Period during 15th century. It spread in MP & Gujarat. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Why the British had to withdraw the penalty tax imposed on Rani Rashmoni?
Options:
  1. In the face of public opposition
  2. Because of protest led by Rani Rashmoni
  3. In the face of armed revolt by Sepoys
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

By blocking the shipping trade on a part of Ganges she Rani Rashmoni the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river, which threatened the livelihood of poor fishermen. When Puja processions were stopped by the British on the charge that they disturbed the peace, she defied the orders. The British had to withdraw the penalty imposed on her in the face of public opposition and rioting in her support. She proved herself a natural leader. So She became household tales in her time because of her clashes with the British in pre-independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who was the founder of Qadiriya order during Sufi Movement?
Options:
  1. Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya
  2. Sheikh Bahauddin Zakariya
  3. Baba Nizamuddin Hujjwiri
  4. Shah Nayamatullah Qadiri

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Sufi Movement's doctrine was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Shah Nayamatullah Qadiri, the famous Sufi Saint was the founder of Qadiriya order during the Medieval Period during 15th century. It spread in UP & Deccan. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  How did Rani Rashmoni compelled the British to abolish the tax?
Options:
  1. By defying the orders of the British & carried Puja processions
  2. By compelling the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river
  3. By blocking the shipping trade on a part of Ganges
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

By blocking the shipping trade on a part of Ganges she Rani Rashmoni the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river, which threatened the livelihood of poor fishermen. When Puja processions were stopped by the British on the charge that they disturbed the peace, she defied the orders. The British had to withdraw the penalty imposed on her in the face of public opposition and rioting in her support. She proved herself a natural leader. So She became household tales in her time because of her clashes with the British in India. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  Where was the first Indian University opened in 1857?
Options:
  1. Bombay
  2. Banaras
  3. Calcutta
  4. Madras

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

During the tenure of Lord Canning (1857-62) in the Pre-Independent India, three Indian University opened in Madras, Calcutta & Bombay. The first Indian University opened was the Calcutta University in 1857. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Who disdainfully dismissed The first session of the Indian National Congress?
Options:
  1. Lord Lansdowne
  2. Lord Dufferin
  3. Lord Curzon
  4. Lord Ripon

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Lord Dufferin disdainfully dismissed The first session of the Indian National Congress in Bombay,1885 as representing the views of the microscopic minority of Indians (72 delegates only) in pre-independent India. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Who was the founder of Firdausi order during Sufi Movement?
Options:
  1. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
  2. Sheikh Badruddin Samarkandi
  3. Shah Nayamatullah Qadiri
  4. Syed Muhammad Daraz

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The doctrine of the Sufi Movement was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Sheikh Badruddin Samarkandi, the famous Sufi Saint was the founder of Firdausi order during the Medieval Period in India during 13th century which was only restricted to Bihar. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Who was the author of the celebrated Urdu poems of Sufism during Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Syed Muhammad Daraz
  2. Shah Abdullah Shuttari
  3. Khwaja Ali Hujjwiri
  4. Shah Abdullah Shuttari

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The Sufism was the mystical Movement in Islam in 11th Century in India. Syed Muhammad Daraz was the famous author of the celebrated Urdu poems of Sufism entitled 'Kashf-ul-Daraz' during Sufi Movement. He was popularly also known as Bandanawaz during Sufi Movement which means Benefactor of God's creatures. He settled down in Gulbarga (present Karnataka) in India Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Why Rani Rashmoni became household tales in her time in India?
Options:
  1. Because she persuaded families of thugs and transformed into a community of fishermen
  2. Because was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata
  3. Because of her clashes with the British
  4. Because of her great social reform activities

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni was a natural leader. She became household tales in her time because of her clashes with the British in India. By blocking the shipping trade on a part of Ganges she compelled the British to abolish the tax imposed on fishing in the river, which threatened the livelihood of poor fishermen. When Puja processions were stopped by the British on the charge that they disturbed the peace, she defied the orders. The British had to withdraw the penalty imposed on her in the face of public opposition and rioting in her support. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Who had joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran Satyagraha?
Options:
  1. Mahadev Desai and Maniben Patel
  2. Vinoba Bhave and Anugrah Narayan Sinha
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad
  4. Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinoba Bhave

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

There is a controversy regarding the date when Mahatma Gandhi started the Champaran Satyagraha in the modern age. But Mahatma Gandhi mentioned in his autobiography,'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' that he started the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 in pre-independent India. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad had joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India?
Options:
  1. Fort St. David
  2. Agra Fort
  3. Fort St. George
  4. Fort William

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The headquarters of East India Company was first located in Modern GPO ( Today's General post office) but in 1756 Sirajuddaula, Nawab of Bengal, defeated them & broke their headquarters & named it AliNagar but next year East India Company retreated & formed the headquarters in Fort William & defeated Sirajuddaula, Nawab of Bengal, by conspiracy in 1757 in the famous battle of Plassey, & it remained there in the pre-independent India. So though, there is a dispute about the first fort constructed by the British between Fort William & Fort St. George the headquarters in Fort William was formed in 1757 which is later than Fort St. George Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Who was associated with the Home Rule Movement from Madras?
Options:
  1. C. Rajagopalachari
  2. Annie Besant
  3. T. Prakasham
  4. Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the Home Rule Movement in Pre-Independent India to attain self rule for India in 1916 in the pre-independent India during the tenure of Lord Chelmsford. Home Rule Leaguers were able to demonstrate their political strength in the Lucknow Session of Congress in 1916. As the Movement gained popularity over the years, T. Prakasham got associated with the Home Rule Movement from Madras in 1922 Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Syed Muhammad Daraz - the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Chirag-i-Delhi
  2. Mehboob-i-Ilahi
  3. Khwaja Ajmeri
  4. Bandanawaz

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The doctrine of mystical Sufi Movement in Islam was based on union with God by love, prayers,fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Syed Muhammad Daraz the famous Sufi Saint of 11th century was popularly also known as Bandanawaz during Sufi Movement which means Benefactor of God's creatures & was the celebrated author of more than 30 books of Sufism. He settled down in Gulbarga (present Karnataka) in India. He was also entitled 'Kashf-ul-Daraz' during Sufi Movement. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Rani Rashmoni is popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Agnikanya
  2. Lokamata
  3. Karunamoyi
  4. Jananetri

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni proved herself a natural leader. Her clashes with the British in India became household tales in her time. She funded the construction of ghats (The Gorge) & oversaw the construction of roads & also donated generously.She was also great social reformer. So, she is popularly also known as Lokamata till now. Few also called her Karunamoyi. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  What was the issue of the Sharda Act deal?
Options:
  1. polygamy
  2. inter-caste marriage
  3. widow remarriage
  4. child marriage

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

During the tenure of British Rule, lots of pre-independence national leaders & social reformers, started to abolish all the above four rituals & were successful also. One such is the Sharda Act deal which abolished child marriage Discuss this in Forums

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17:  What was achieved by signing the Poona Pact in 1932?
Options:
  1. The strategy for elections was made.
  2. Hindus and Muslims patched up their differences.
  3. A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus
  4. None of these

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

During the tenure of Lord Willingdon (1931-36) in the Pre-Independent India, All India Kisan sabha was formed in 1932. So A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus was suggested & was achieved by signing the Poona Pact in 1932 by the British Rule Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Sheikh Nassiruddin Mahmud - the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Bandanawaz
  2. Khwaja Ajmeri
  3. Chirag-i-Delhi
  4. Mehboob-i-Ilahi

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Sufi Movement started in 11th Century in India. The mystical Movement in Islam was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals without reference of any religious community. Sheikh Nassiruddin Mahmud, the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as Chirag-i-Delhi during Sufi Movement in Medieval Period. He gained the title Chirag-i-Delhi which means the Lamp of Delhi Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Where is the Lokamata Rani Rashmoni Mission?
Options:
  1. Gyanpith
  2. Tarapith
  3. Adyapith
  4. Nimpith

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni and her clashes with the British in India became household tales in her time. Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society.She funded the construction of ghats & oversaw the construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims. She also donated generously to the Library & Colleges. She persuaded some families of thugs to gave up their 'profession' of plundering and helped them to build up fisheries in the surrounding water bodies that later turned into large rich bheris. They gradually transformed into a community of fishermen. She proved herself a natural leader. The Lokamata Rani Rashmoni Mission is presently situated in Nimpith, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who was the first elected Indian to be the leadership of Communist International of Pre-Independent India?
Options:
  1. Sohan Singh Josh
  2. S.A. Dange
  3. P.C. Joshi
  4. M.N. Roy

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The Communist Manabendra Nath Roy was regarded as an émigré Communist journal of Vanguard for the pre-independent Indians. He became the first elected Indian to be the leadership of Communist International of India Discuss this in Forums

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