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Friday, February 12, 2021

Indian National Movement - JPSC Gk History of India

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT - JPSC GK


Q1. The radical wing of the Congress Party with Jawaharlal Nehru as one of its main leaders, founded the Independence for India League in opposition to ? - Nehru Report

Q2. Who was an emigre communist journal of M.N. Roy ? - Vanguard

Q3. The correct chronological order - The Partition of Bengal (1905) -> The Lucknow Pact (1916) -> The Rowlatt Act (1919) -> The Introduction of Dyarchy (1919)

Q4. The Barrah dacoity was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in ? - East Bengal

Q5. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement from ? - Sabarmati

Q6. The Sarabandi (no tax) campaign of 1922 was led by ? - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q7. Which is first mooted the idea of a constituent assembly to frame a constitution for India ? - Swaraj Party in 1934

Q8. The leaders who believed in the drain theory of Dadabhai Naoroji ? - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, R.C. Dutt, M.G. Ranade

Q9. The Anarchical and Revolutionary Crime Act, 1919 was popularly known as the ? - Rowlatt Act

Q10. Who was a prominent leader of the Congress Socialist Party ? - Acharya Narendra Dev

Q11. Cabinet Mission Plan - Provincial grouping, Interim Cabinet of Indians, Constitution raming right

Q12. V.D. Savarkar - Abhinav Bharat Society

Q13. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh - Anushilan Samiti

Q14. Lala Hardayal - Gadar Party

Q15. C.R.Das - Swaraj Party

Q16. 1883 - First Session of National Conference (Calcutta)

Q17. 1906 - Foundation of Muslim League (Dacca)

Q18. 1927 - Formation of the All India State Peoples Conference

Q19. 1932 - Announcement of Communal Award from Whitehall

Q20. The Non-Cooperation Movement led to - Growth of Hindu-Muslim unity, removal of the fear of the British might from the minds of the people

Q21. Who suggested the winding up of the Indian National Congress after India attained independence ? - Mahatama Gandhi

Q22. Relationship between the Indian State and the Paramount Power - Butler Committee (1927)

Q23. The growth of education in British India and potentialities of its further progress - Hartog Committee Report (1929)

Q24. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre - Hunter Inquiry Committee Report (1919)

Q25. Working of Dyarchy as laid down in the Montague-Chelmsford Reforms ? - Muddiman Committee Report (1924)

Q26. The 'Poona Pact' which was signed between the British Government and Mahatma Gandhi in 1934 provided for ? - joint electorate with a reservation for Harijans

Q27. 1907 - Surat Split

Q28. 1928 - All Party Convention

Q29. 1929 - Poorna Swaraj Resolution

Q30. 1932 - Communal Award

Q31. Surya Sen - Chittagaon Armoury Raid

Q32. Ram Prasad Bismil - Kakori Conspiracy

Q33. Jatin Das - Lahore Conspiracy

Q34. M.C Setalvad, B.N.Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer were distinguished members of the - Servants of India Society

Q35. Simon Commission (1927) was boycotted because - there was no Indian member in the Commission

Q36. The Indian Muslims, in general, were not attracted to the Extremists movement because - Extremists' policy of harping on the Hindu aspect

Q37. Which event was characterized by Montague as 'Preventive Murder' ? - Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh

Q38. Which defined the extremist ideology during the early phase of the Indian freedom movement ? - Obtaining self-government by aggressive means in place of petitions and constitutional ways

Q39. 'The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of my great ambitions while in India, is to assist it to a peaceful demise'. This statement is attributed to ? - Lord Curzon

Q40. Lord Mountbatten came to India as a Viceroy with specific instruction to ? - keep India united if possible

Q41. When the Indian Muslims League was introduced into the interim government in 1946, Liyaqat Ali Khan was assigned the portfolio to ? - Finance

Q42. The Indian National Congress agreed in 1947 to the partition of the country mainly because ? - they wanted to avoid large-scale communal riots

Q43. At the time of India's independence, Mahatma Gandhi was ? - not a member of the Congress

Q44. 'Abhinav Bharat' a secret society of revolutionaries was organized by ? - V.D. Savarkar

Q45. The most short-lived of Britain's constitutional experiments in India was the ? - Indian Council Act (1909)

Q46. Which Indian nationalist leader looked upon a war between Germany and Britain as a God-sent opportunity that would enable Indians to exploit the situation to their advantage ? - Subhas Chandra Bose

Q47. Which leader of the Congress was totally in favor of the Cabinet Mission Plan ? - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q48. Which Indian leader was dismissed by the British from the Indian Civil Service ? - Surendranath Banerji

Q49. The term 'imperial preference' was applied to the ? - special privileges on British imports in India

Q50. The first venture of Gandhi in all-India politics was the ? - Champaran Movement

Q51. The Congress policy of pray and petition ultimately came to an end under the guidance of ? - Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q52. The Indian National Army (INA) came into existence in 1943 in ? - Japan

Q53. As an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he ? - invited Jinnah to form from the government

Q54. The native state of Tripura became involved in the freedom movement early in the 20th century because ? - there were already some groups fighting against the kingship and its protector, the British

Q55. After returning from South Africa, Gandhiji launched his first successful satyagraha in ? - Champaran

Q56. While delivering the presidential address, the Congress President who advocated the introduction of Roman script for the Hindi language was ? - Subhash Chandra Bose

Q57. At the time of the partition of India, which province of British India came forward with a plan for a united and independent existence ? - Punjab

Q58. The Balkan plan for fragmentation of India was the brainchild of ? - Lord Mountbatten

Q59. The Hunter Commission was appointed after ? - the Jalianwalla Bagh Massacre

Q60. Which leader proposed to adopt Complete Independence as the goal of the Congress in the Ahemdabad session of 1920 ? - Hasrat Mohani

Q61. Who organized the famous Chittagong Armoury raid ? - Surya Sen

Q62. A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of ? - Ameer Ali

Q63. Who was the first President of the All India States' Peoples' Conference in 1939 ? - Jawahar Lal Nehru

Q64. The real intention of the British for including the princely states in the Federal Union proposed by the India Act of 1935 was to ? - use the princes to counter-balance the anti-imperialist doctrines of the nationalist leaders

Q65. The President of the Indian National Congress (INC) at the time of partition of India was ? - J.B. Kriplani

Q66. During the Indian freedom struggle, the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts called for ? - the Pathan regional nationalist unity and a struggle against colonialism

Q67. The last opportunity to avoid the partition of India was lost with the rejection of ? - Cabinet Mission

Q68. The member of the Constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution of India were ? - elected by the Legislative Assemblies of various province

Q69. Who headed the Interim Cabinet formed in the year 1946 ? - Jawaharlal Nehru

Q70. The leader of Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was ? - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q71. An important aspect of Cripps Mission of 1942 was ? - the creation of the Indian Union with Dominion status very soon after the end of Second World War

Q72. When Congress leaders condemned the Montagu-Chelmsford Report, many moderates left the party to form the ? - Indian Liberal Federation

Q73. The Montagu-Chelmsford Report formed the basis of ? - the Government of India Act, 1919

Q74. At which Congress session was the working committee authorized to launch a program of Civil Disobedience  ? - Lahore

Q75. In October 1920, who headed a group of Indians gathered at Tashkent to set up a communist party of India ? - M.N. Roy.








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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Modern India- JPSC Gk History of India

MODERN HISTORY: JPSC GK

Q1. In the interim government formed in 1946, the Vice-President of the Executive Council was ? - C. Rajagopalachari

Q2. Hoogly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by ? - the Portuguese

Q3. The 'Modi script' was employed in the documents of the ? - Marathas

Q4. The word 'Adivasi' was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by ? - Thakkar Bappa

Q5. His principal forte was social and religious reforms. He relied upon legislation to do away with social ills and work unceasingly for the eradication of child marriage and the purdah system. To encourage consideration of social problems on a national scale, he inaugurated the Indian National Social Conference, which for many years met for its annual session alongside the Indian National Congress. The reference in this passage is to ? - Mahadev Govind Ranade

Q6. Who was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of Indian princess to acquire territories ? - Dupleix

Q7. The chronological order of Indian education institutes' landmark ? - Hindu College (Calcutta) -> Adam's Report -> Wood's Dispatch -> University of Calcutta

Q8. Which is an important historical novel written during the latter half of the 19th century ? - Durgesh Nandini

Q9. Who was associated with the suppression of thugs ? - Captain Sleeman

Q10. Chronological sequences - Macaulay's minute on education -> Wood's education dispatch -> Indian education (Hunter commission) -> The Sargent education report

Q11. The educated middle class in India ? - remained neutral to the revolt of 1857

Q12. The paintings of Abanindranath Tagore are classified as - revivalistic

Q13. There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the ? - absence of heavy industries

Q14. The first feature film (talkie) to be produced in India was ? - Alam Ara

Q15. The Governor-General who followed a spirited 'Forward' policy towards Afghanistan was ? - Lytton

Q16. At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Nepolean, which Governor-General kept the British flag flying in India ? - Lord Hastings

Q17. The chronological sequence of the events - Santhal Rebellion (1855) -> Mutiny of Sepoys (1857) -> Indigo Revolt (1859) -> Deccan Riot (1875)

Q18. 1775 - First Anglo-Maratha war

Q19. 1780 - Second Anglo-Mysore war

Q20. 1824 - First Anglo-Burmese war

Q21. 1838 - First Anglo-Afghan war

Q22. The last major extension of British territory took place during the time off? - Dalhousie

Q23. Which Indian rulers established embassies in foreign countries in modern times ? - Tipu Sultan

Q24. Under the Permanent Settlement 1793, the Zamindars are required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was ? - There was no officials check upon the Zamindars

Q25. Which Englishman first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English ? - Charles Wilkins

Q26. Who submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India's direct representation in the British parliament ? - The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

Q27. With which mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765 ? - Khasis

Q28. Which Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy's authority over his Executive Council substituting 'Portfolio' or departmental system for corporate functioning ? - Indian Council Act, 1861

Q29. During the colonial period in India, what was the purpose of the Whitely Commission ? - To report on existing conditions of labor and to make recommendations

Q30. In India, which location, the Dutch established their earliest factory at ? - Pulicat

Q31. The aim of education was started by the Wood's Despatch of 1854 was ? - The introduction of scientific research and rationalism in the traditional Indian education

Q32. Regarding colonial rule in India, what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883 ? - To bring Indian and Europeans at par as far as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned

Q33. In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was ? - Oudh National Bank

Q34. Following chronological princely States of the British rule in India, they were annexed by the British ? - Satara -> Sambalpur -> Jhansi

Q35. Which place did Kunwar Singh, a prominent leader of the Revolt of 1857 belong to ? - Sasaram (Bihar)

Q36. Who repealed the Vernacular Press Act ? - Lord Ripon

Q37. The correct chronological order of the battles fought in India in the 18th century ? - Battle of Ambur (1749) -> Battle of Plassey (1757) -> Battle of Wandiwash (1760) -> Battle of Buxar (1764)

Q38. Who was a proponent of Fabianism as a movement ? - Annie Besant

Q39. Which revolt was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel 'Anand Math' ? - Sanyasi Rebellion

Q40. Regarding the 'revolt of the year' who was betrayed by 'friend' captured and put to death by the British ? - Tatya Tope

Q41. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny ? - Lord Canning

Q42. Who started the newspaper 'Shome Prakash' ? - Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Q43. The ruler of which states were removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance ? - Awadh

Q44. The First Factory Act restricting the working hours of women and children and authorizing the local government to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time ? - Lord Ripon

Q45. Which European were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders ? - French

Q46. Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India ? - Fort St. George (Madras)

Q47. Who wrote the book 'Bahubivah' ? - Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Q48. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who established Hindu College at Calcutta ? - Raja Rammohan Roy

Q49. Which Governor-General created the Covenanted Civil Services of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service (ICS) ? - Cornwallis

Q50. By regulation in 1793, the District Collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. What was the reason for such a regulation ? - Lord Cornwallis was alarmed at the extent of power concentrated in the District Collector and felt that such absolute power was undesirable in one person

Q51. What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the third battle of Panipat (1761) ? - He wanted to avenge the expulsion by Marathas of his viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore

Q52. What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderburn and W.S. Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893 ? - To agitate for Indian political reforms in the House of Commons

Q53. The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the ? - removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates concerning the trial of European

Q54. The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to ? - delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan

Q55. The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until ? - King George V abrogated Curzon's Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911

Q56. A community of people called 'Manganiyars' is well known for theirs? - musical tradition in North-West India

Q57. The Ghadr (Ghadar) was a ? - a revolutionary association of Indians with headquarters at San Francisco

Q58. The Government of India Act, 1919 clearly defined ? - the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments

Q59. Satya ShodhakSamaj organized ? - an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra

Q60. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to ? - Constitutional reforms

Q61. What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress (INC) at Surat in 1907 ? - Extremists' lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government

Q62. The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War (1945) ? - India should be given Dominion status

Q63. The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were ? - Cotton, Silk, Saltpetre, Opium

Q64. Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the ? - commercialization of Indian agriculture

Q65. Who were the founders of the 'Hind Mazdoor Sabha' established in 1948 ? - Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam, G.G. Mehta

Q66. Which foreign traveler elaborately discussed diamonds and diamond mines in India ? - Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

Q67. Mahatama Gandhi All India Anti-Untouchability Lague

Q68. Swami Sahjanand Saraswati - All India Kisan Sabha

Q69. E.V. Ramaswami Nicker - Self Respect Movement.




 


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Medieval India- JPSC Gk History of India

MEDIEVAL HISTORY: JPSC GK


Q1. The Mughal school of painting formed the spinal column of different schools of Indian miniature art. Which painting style was not affected by Mughal painting ? - Kalighata

Q2. Who were famous jurists of medieval India ? - Vijnanesvara, Hemadri, Jimutavahana

Q3. Which monument has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world ? - Gol Gumbaz of Muhammad Adil Shah, Bijapur (Karnataka)

Q4. Ashtapradhan was a council of which ministers ? - in the Maratha administration

Q5. The term 'Apabhramsa' was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote ? - early forms of some of the modern Indian language

Q6. Nastaliq was ? - a Persian script used in medieval India

Q7. The Sufi saint who maintained that devotional music was one way of coming close to God was ? - Muin-ud-din Chisti

Q8. Mughal painting reached its zenith under whom ? - Jahangir

Q9. In medieval India, the Mansabdari system was introduced for ? - effecting clean administration

Q10. Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna were composed by ? - Raskhan, a Muslim follower of Lord Krishna

Q11. After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of ? - Zil-I-Ilahi

Q12. Head of the military department under the recognized central machinery of administration during Akbar's reign was ? - Mir Bakshi

Q13. The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is ? - Abul Fazl

Q14. The member of Shivaji's Ashtapradhan who looked after foreign affairs was ? - Sumant

Q15. The loss of Qandhar was a big blow to the Mughal empire from the viewpoint of ? - strategic stronghold

Q16. Fawazil in the Sultanate period meant ? - excess amount paid to the exchequer by the Iqtadars

Q17. Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India was ? - Firoz Shah Tughlaq

Q18. The first writer to use Urdu as the medium of poetic expressions was ? - Amir Khusrau

Q19. One consistent feature found in the history of southern India was the growth of small regional kingdoms rather than large empire because of ? - absence of vast areas of fertile land

Q20. 'The king was freed from his people and them from their king'. On whose death did Badauni ( Abd al- Qadir Badayuni) comment thus ? - Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq

Q21. Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji ? - Balaji Vishwanath

Q22. Which Muslim ruler was hailed as the 'Jagadguru' by his Muslim subject because of his belief in secularism ? - Ibrahim Adil Shah

Q23. In which cities the Lingaraja Temple located is ? - Bhubaneshwar (Odisha)

Q24. Mangols under Chengiz Khan invaded India during the reign of ? - Iltutamish

Q25. Which port was called Babul Makka (Gate of Makka) during the Mughal period ? - Surat

Q26. Who was the first Bhakti saint to use Hindi for the propagation of his messages ? - Ramananda

Q27. To motive behind Shahjahan's Balkh campaign was to ? - secure a friendly ruler in Balkh and Badakshan which bordered Kabul

Q28. Alam Khan, one of who invited Babur to invade India was ? - an uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a pretender to the throne of Delhi

Q29. Battle of Dharmat was fought between ? - Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

Q30. How did the Mughal emperor Jahandar Shah's reign come to an early end ? - He was defeated by his nephew (Farrukhsiyar) in a battle at Agra on 10 January 1713

Q31. How did Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak die ? - He died after a fall from his horse while playing Chaugan

Q32. The sequence indicates the correct chronological order ? - Shankaracharya -> Ramanuja -> Chaitanya

Q33. Who was the last ruler of Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate ? - Nasir-ud-din Mahmud

Q34. How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmednagar come to an end ? - Ahmadnagar was annexed into Mughal empire and Hussain Shah was given life imprisonment

Q35. The initial design and construction of which massive temple took place during the reign of Suryavarman II ? - Angkor Vat Temple (Combodia)

Q36. When Raja Wodeyar founded in the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire ? - Venkata II

Q37. In the 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post ) ? - Surat

Q38. The correct chronological order of Afghan rulers to the throne of Delhi ? - Bahlol Khan Lodi -> Sikandar Shah -> Ibrahim Lodi

Q39. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor ? - Jahangir

Q40. In Indian history, who was Abdul Hamid Lahori ? - an official historian of the reign of Shahjahan

Q41. Where is the famous Vijaya Vittala temple having its 56 carved pillars emmiting musical notes located ? - Hampi (Karnataka)

Q42. During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India ? - Jahangir

Q43. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located ? - Hampi (Karnataka)

Q44. Which whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat ? - Jahangir

Q45. Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was ? - the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions

Q46. In medieval India, the designations 'Mahattara' and 'Pattakila' were used for ? - village headmen

Q47. Who founded  a new city on the south bank of the tributary of river Krishna and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong ? - Harihara II

Q48. Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally ? - traders

Q49. Who had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka ? - James Prinsep

Q50. With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term 'Araghatta' refers to ? - waterwheel used in the irrigation of land

Q51. With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories and Epic tales was the profession of ? - Magadha

Q52. The well known painting 'Bani Thani' belongs to ? - Kishangarh School

Q53. With reference to the Mian Tansen - Tansen was the title given by emperor Akbar

Q54. Mughal emperor who shifted emphasis from illustrated manuscripts to album and individual portrait ? - Jahangir.




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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ancient India- JPSC Gk History of India

ANCIENT HISTORY: JPSC GK

Q1. The word 'Hindu' as a reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by ? - the Arabs

Q2. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas ? - Lopamudra

Q3. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and Sudras speak ? - Prakrit

Q4. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions is ? - Priyadarshini

Q5. The term 'Yavanapriya' mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted ? - Pepper

Q6. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by ? - Jainism

Q7. According to the Mimamsa system of philosophy, liberation is possible using? - Karma

Q8. Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with ? - Four hands

Q9. Which of the temple figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasi ? - Jagannath Temple, Puri

Q10. The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is ? - Sindhu

Q11. Who is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period ? - Susrutha

Q12. Which sculptures was invariably used green schist as the medium ? - Bharhut sculptures

Q13. Which text of ancient India allows the divorce of a wife deserted by her husband ? - Arthashastra (Moksh)

Q14. which script of ancient India was written from right to left ? - Kharosthi

Q15. Milindapanho is in the form of a dialogue between king Menander and the Buddhist monk ? - Nagasena

Q16. Which edicts mention the personal name of Ashoka ? - Maski

Q17. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was also known as ? - Padmapani

Q18. The silver coins issued by the Guptas were called ? - Rupaka

Q19. Which was a corporation of merchants in ancient India ? - Manigrama

Q20. The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be ? - 601

Q21. The Ashoka major rock edicts tell us about the Sangam kingdom include rock edicts ? - II and XII

Q22. Which ancient Indian records are the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilized during the crisis in the country ? - Sohgaura Copper-plate

Q23. The concept of an eightfold path forms the theme of ? - Dharma Chakra Pravartana Sutta

Q24. Which was initially the most powerful city-state of India in the 6th century B.C. ? - Magadh

Q25. The Indo-Laws Kingdom set up in northern Afghanistan at the beginning of the second century B.C. was ? - Bactria

Q26. The term 'Aryan' denotes ? - a speech group

Q27. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period ? - Tamralipti

Q28. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the ? - Greeks

Q29. Which dynasties were ruling over north India at the time of Alexander's invasion ? - Nanda

Q30. Hoysala monuments are found in ? - Halebid and Belur

Q31. Which Chola kings conquered Ceylon ? - Rajendra

Q32. Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir ? - Vasumitra

Q33. Emperor Harsha's southward march was stopped on the Narmada river by ? - Pulakeshin II

Q34. Which Vedas contain an account of magical charms and spells ? - Atharvaveda

Q35. Who laid the foundation of the Rashtrakuta Empire ? - Dantidurga

Q36. Between which was the ancient town of Takshashila located ? - Indus and Jhelum

Q37. With reference to the invaders in ancient India, the chronological order is ? - Greeks -> Sakas -> Kushanas

Q38. The Allahabad pillar inscription is associated with ? - Samudragupta

Q39. What does Baudhayan theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutras) relate to ? - Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle

Q40. Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of ? - Jainism

Q41. There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings ? - Bagh Caves (Nainagaon, MP)

Q42. The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by? - Universal soul

Q43. The Nagara, the Dravida, and the Vesara are the ? - three main styles of Indian temple architecture

Q44. Lord Buddha's image is sometimes shown with a hand gesture called 'Bhumisparsha Mudra'. It symbolizes ? - Buddha's calling of the earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara (demon)

Q45. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of ? - Worship of nature and Yajnas

Q46. Which describes the best concept of Nirvana in Buddhism ? - The extinction of the flame of desire

Q47. Which places are known for mural paintings ? - Ajanta caves (Aurangabad, Maharashtra) and Lepakshi Temple (Andhra Pradesh)

Q48. The national motto of India, 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from ? - Mundaka Upanishad

Q49. Which Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha ? - Kosala and Magadha

Q50. With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which was made earliest ? - Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli, Puri (Odisha)

Q51. Which books of ancient India have the love story of the founder of the Sunga dynasty ? - Malavikagnirnitra

Q52. The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at ? - Ajanta

Q53. Which was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom ? - Motupalli (Andhra Pradesh)

Q54. With reference to the religious practices in India, the 'Sthanakvasi' sect belongs to ? - Jainism

Q55. With reference to Indian history, who is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world ? - Maitreya

Q56. In which relief sculpture inscriptions is 'Ranyo Ashoka' mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka ? - Kanganahalli, Gulbarga (Karnataka)

Q57. Building 'Kalyana Mandapas' was a notable feature in the temple construction in the kingdom of ? - Vijayanagara.





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