1:   What was the original name of Swami Vivekananda?
Options:
  1. Narendranath Dutta
  2. Ram Mohan Dutta
  3. Manabendra Nath Dutta
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

Vivekananda was born Narendranath Dutta in a Bengali Kayastha family at his ancestral home at 3 Gourmohan Mukherjee Street in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. He belonged to a traditional family & was one of nine siblings. He was also a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Discuss this in Forums

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2:   Who wrote the first opera in India in the modern age?
Options:
  1. Badshah Khan
  2. Nawab Wajed Ali Shah
  3. Alivardi Khan
  4. Farrukh Siyar

Answer: Option 2

Explanation:

Though, Farrukh Siyar was conferred as the author of the first opera 'Sultanat-a-Hind' But after thorough research it was found that Nawab Wajed Ali Shah wrote the first opera in India. He was the Nawab of Lucknow who had a keen interest in arts & music. He composed the famous song ' Jab chor chale Lucknow nagari.....' whose tune was later used by Rabindranath Tagore in a Bengali song ,' Koto kal o robe........' Discuss this in Forums

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3:   Where did the British arrested the Mughal king Bahadur Shah Jafar II in September,1857 in Delhi?
Options:
  1. Lal Quilla
  2. Humayun's Tomb
  3. Tajmahal
  4. Fatehpur Sikri

Answer: Option 2

Explanation:

After the defeat in Indian National war of independence in 1857 against the British, Bahadur Shah Jafar II, the last king of the Mughals escaped & taken shelter in Humayun's Tomb. In September,1857 the British found & arrested the Mughal king Bahadur Shah Jafar II from Humayun's Tomb where he was hiding, putting an end of the war & inception of the British rule in India for nearly 200 years. Discuss this in Forums

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4:   In which of the following ways does the Constitution names our country as?
Options:
  1. Hindustan
  2. India, that is Bharat
  3. Bharat
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 2

Explanation:

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, became the first Chairman of the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi. The members of the Constituent Assembly were elected by the Provincial Assemblies. The Indian National Congress & Jawaharlal Nehru, the first P.M. of independent India under the Constitution, named our country as India, that is Bharat. Discuss this in Forums

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5:   How the members of the Constituent Assembly were elected?
Options:
  1. Only representatives of the princely states
  2. Nominated by the government
  3. Directly by people.
  4. By Provincial Assemblies.

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

Though, India got independence in Aug 15, 1947 but they could not form any legal or constitutional authority. England still ruled India. But after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar formulated the constitution of India, the Crown of England cease to have any legal or constitutional authority in independent India from Jan 26, 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, became the first Chairman of the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi. The members of the Constituent Assembly were elected by the Provincial Assemblies. The Indian National Congress under Jawaharlal Nehru, the first P.M. of independent India rejected the representatives of the princely states. Discuss this in Forums

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6:   What is the least achieve objective of independent India's Five Year Plans?
Options:
  1. Removal of mass poverty
  2. Education for all
  3. Progress in basic & key industries
  4. Reduction in disparities of wealth and income

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

After India became independent in 1947, the Indian Constitution formulated a Five Year Plan. The least achieve objective of India's Five Year Plans is to remove of mass poverty. The Government of independent India is still stick to this Plan. Discuss this in Forums

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7:   Which author had written the novel 'The City of the Saints'?
Options:
  1. Sir Richard Burton
  2. Gunter Grass
  3. Hermann Hesse
  4. Larry Collins

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

During the tenure of the British rule in the Pre-Independent India, Sir Richard Burton visited India & toured the whole India & present Pakistan & Bangladesh. He met the leaders of the Indian National Congress specially Mahatma Gandhi. He stayed in Benaras & Lucknow for 2 months. He drew inspiration from there about his book & written the novel 'The City of the Saints' after going back. Discuss this in Forums

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8:   Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi - the famous Sufi Saint was popularly also known as________________?
Options:
  1. Khwaja Baqi Billah
  2. Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya
  3. Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar
  4. Mujaddid Alif

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

The mystical Sufi Movement's doctrine in Islam was based on union with God by love, prayers, fasts & rituals. Khwaja Baqi Billah, the last famous Sufi Saint was the founder of Naqsbandiah order during the Medieval Period during 1535-1603. But Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi was the most famous Sufi Saint of Naqsbandiah order during the Medieval Period during 1535-1603 & was popularly also known as Mujaddid Alif. He died at 1625 bringing an end of the era of Sufi Movement. Discuss this in Forums

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9:   Who was the chairman of the committee that recommended the decentralization system?
Options:
  1. Ashok Mehta
  2. Balwant Rai Mehta
  3. J.B. Kripalani
  4. C. Rajagopalachari

Answer: Option 2

Explanation:

After India became independent in 1947, Balwant Rai Mehta became the chairman of the committee that recommended the decentralization system in India Discuss this in Forums

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10:   What do you mean by the term Ashtanayika?
Options:
  1. the sixth companions of Goddess Kali
  2. the eighth reincarnation of Goddess Durga
  3. the eighth companions of Goddess Durga
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 3

Explanation:

Rani Rashmoni was the founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, & remained closely associated with Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa after she appointed him as the head priest of the temple. According to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Rani Rashmoni was one of the eight companions of Goddess Durga. So he referred her by the term Ashtanayika Discuss this in Forums

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