GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  M. K.Gandhi was regarded by lot of other names by lot of peoples in India.What is the name given to him by a non-Indian in the modern age?
Options:
  1. Malang Fakir
  2. Half naked Saint
  3. Rastrapita
  4. Nanga Fakir

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

All the above names are given by various people. Even Mahatma(Saint) was given by R.N.Tagore in 1917. Both Malang Fakir & Nanga Fakir was given by Kabailis in 1930 & Rastrapita was given by Netaji S.C.Bose in 1944. But Half naked Saint was given by Franq Mores in 1931. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  In which session of the Congress, it got split into moderates and extremists?
Options:
  1. Surat
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Lucknow
  4. Madras

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi was a preacher of non-violence. Though he opposed the policies made by the British Government wanted a independent India but in a moderate way. So, in the Congress, he got opposed by the thinking of Bhagat Singh,V.D. Savarkar & Netaji,etc. because they wanted to retaliate the attack of the British Government. This, difference of opinion led to the split into moderates and extremists in the Surat session of the Congress. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Which Indian states were annexed by The annexation policy of Doctrine of Lapse, by the British Government?
Options:
  1. Mysore, Satara and Bhavnagar
  2. Jhansi, Satara and Mysore
  3. Jhansi, Nagpur and Travancore
  4. Jhansi, Nagpur and Satara

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

It was another very clever,cunning & heinous ploy by the British to capture the state like applying Subsidiary Alliance. The British Government, on the pretext of maladministration, applied the annexation policy of Doctrine of Lapse & annexed the above 3 states. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  which Indian national leader, in Indian Legislature, first attacked The Salt Tax imposed by the British Government?
Options:
  1. G. K. Gokhale
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Dadabhai Naoroji
  4. Pherozeshah Mehta

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi regarded G. K. Gokhale as his Political Guru. So Gandhi supported him when he first attacked The Salt Tax imposed by the British Government in Indian Legislature, which later became Salt Satyagraha - Where Mahatma Gandhi started The historic Dandi March in march 12,1930. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Who repealed the Vernacular Press Act of 1878?
Options:
  1. Lord Ripon
  2. Lord Minto
  3. Lord Curzon
  4. Lord Lytton

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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6:  In 1857, which person were unable to capture by the British in the first Indian war of independence?
Options:
  1. Bahadur Shah II
  2. Mangal Pandey
  3. Nana Sahib
  4. Tantia Tope

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

All four took active part in the first Indian war of independence, & were killed or captured by the British but Nana Sahib, the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II, could not be captured by the British. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  What is the significance of the 'Vimana' during the Chola rule in Medieval Period?
Options:
  1. Tall pyramidal tower
  2. Style of Architecture
  3. Famous pyramidal Structure
  4. Tall pyramidal Temple

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The significance of the 'Vimana' is it imparts an extraordinary dignity to the shrine till now. It was built during the Chola rule in Medieval Period during 850 - 1279 AD Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Who is also known as Mitra in Vedic Culture?
Options:
  1. Terrestrial God
  2. God of Light
  3. Intermediate God
  4. A solar God

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

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9:  Who was the leader of Kol Movement in the modern age?
Options:
  1. Dharni Nayak
  2. Ratna Nayak
  3. Buddhu Bhagat
  4. Sambhuden

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Kol Movement was a tribal revolt by the Kol tribe due to Land transfer to outsider in 1829 in the modern age. Buddhu Bhagat was the leader of this tribal revolt. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  who declared the practice of Sati illegal by the British Government? 45
Options:
  1. Lord Ripon
  2. Lord Cornwallis
  3. Lord William Bentinck
  4. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Raja Ram Mohan Roy,social reformer of pre-independent India, started social reforms like abolition of sati, but during Lord William Bentinck, who understood the malpractice of the above social stigma, declared the practice of Sati illegal by the British Government. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Where did Mahatma Gandhi started The historic Dandi March? 38
Options:
  1. Champaran
  2. Sabarmati Ashram
  3. Chauri Chaura
  4. Dandi

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement with his The historic Dandi March in march 12,1930 from the Sabarmati Ashram against the British Government which was also known as Salt Satyagraha & ended after Gandhi/Irwin Pact in march 5, 1931. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Why did the Indian sepoys in the Bengal army revolt in the first Indian war of independence?
Options:
  1. the British officers ill-treated them.
  2. the British tried to make them use the greased cartridges
  3. the British discontinued the payment of field allowance
  4. the British passed the General Service Enlistment Act

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

With the introduction of Enfield Rifles, whose cartridges were greased cover made of beef & pork, the British forced the Indian soldiers to use them which sparked off the revolt by the Indian sepoys in the Bengal army. It started in Barrackpore,WB.by Mongol Pandey & spread all over India. It was famously called as the first Indian war of independence. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  which Act imparted Provincial autonomy for the pre-independent Indians by the British?
Options:
  1. Indian Council Act, 1909
  2. Government of India Act, 1919
  3. Government of India Act, 1935
  4. Indian Independence Act, 1947

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Simon Commission report in 1930 formed the basis for the Government of India Act & it received royal ascent on Aug, 4,1935.It provided a federal type of Government & Provincial autonomy was imparted which was rejected by the Congress.So, in 1935, when the British in India passed the Government of India Act, Jawaharlal Nehru called it as 'New Charter of Slavery' for the pre-independent Indians. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Who is also known as gems of Tamil poetry?
Options:
  1. Kuttana
  2. Pugalendu
  3. Kambana
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

All the above three are the famous poet Kambana, Kuttana, Pugalendu. they are also regarded as gems of Tamil poetry during the Chola empire in Medieval Period from 850 - 1279 AD but Kambana is the most famous poet & most precious gem of Tamil poetry. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  which Governor-Generalship started the first railway started in pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Lord Canning
  2. Lord Dalhousie
  3. Lord Hastings
  4. Lord Cornwallis

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Lord Dalhousie introduced & patronized his introduction of the first railway & telegraph which actually encouraged British investments in pre-independent India & it became a social reform. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Where was the first session of Indian National Congress held in pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Bombay
  2. Surat
  3. Calcutta
  4. Lahore

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

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17:  Who is also known as Savitri in Vedic Culture? () pg 10
Options:
  1. God of Light
  2. God of immortality
  3. God of health
  4. God of youth

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The famous Gayatri mantra is addressed to her in Vedic Culture Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Who was the leader of Khasi Revolt in the modern age?
Options:
  1. Alluri Sitaram Raju
  2. Tiruth Singh
  3. Jatra Bhagat
  4. Birsa Munda

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Khasi Revolt was a tribal revolt by the Khasi tribe due to the British Rule in 1827 in the modern age. Tiruth Singh was the leader of this tribal revolt. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  What did the British government force the farmers of Champaran to undertake in 1917 in pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Indigo cultivation
  2. Hallow cultivation
  3. Opium cultivation
  4. Land ceiling

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Dinabandhu Mitra was the author of the book of 'Indigo Revolt' in Bengali/Hindi named as 'Nil Darpan'. He staged the play of his book & showed how British government tortured Indian local farmers of Champaran to undertake Indigo cultivation in 1917 in pre-independent India, specially, farmers, & forced them to cultivate Indigo dye instead of crops. How it started & ended after Germany started producing Indigo by artificial methods Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who was the founder of Boy Scouts and Civil Guides Movement in pre-independent India?
Options:
  1. Charles Andrews
  2. Baden Powell
  3. Richard Temple
  4. Robert Montgomery

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

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