History of India Quiz

1. Who was the first Gupta king to issue silver coins?

A.

Chandragupta I


B.

Chandragupta II


C.

Samudragupta


D.

Kumargupta




2. Which city was founded by Kempe Gowda in 1537?

A.

Bengaluru


B.

Mysore


C.

Madras


D.

Bombay




3. How many years did it take to complete the Taj Mahal?

A.

7


B.

10


C.

19


D.

22




4. Who published the first English newspaper in India?

A.

William Duane


B.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak


C.

James Augustus Hicky


D.

Thomas Jones




5. When was the Battle of Plassey fought?

A.

23 June 1757


B.

22 October 1764


C.

21 April 1526


D.

14 January 1761




6. Pulakeshin II belongs to which dynasty?

A.

Pandyan


B.

Chola


C.

Pallava


D.

Chalukya




7. Name the author of the book Virasoliyam?

A.

Avvaiyar


B.

Buddhamitra


C.

Kaalingar


D.

Pugalendi




8. Who was the last ruler of Delhi Sultanate?

A.

Alauddin Khalji


B.

Razia Sultana


C.

Qutb al-Din Aibak


D.

Ibrahim Lodi




9. Who introduced railways, telegraphs, and postage in India?

A.

Lord Dalhousie


B.

Lord William Bentinck


C.

Lord Canning


D.

Lord Ripon




10. Who was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore

A.

Osman Ali


B.

Tipu Sultan


C.

Tantia Tope


D.

Nana Saheb




11. Who among these was a famous disciple of saint Ramananda?

A.

Sen


B.

Sukhanand


C.

Ravidas


D.

Kabir




12. Where was Chhatrapati Shivaji born?

A.

Shivner


B.

Bijapur


C.

Ahmednagar


D.

Golkonda




13. Where was the World Religious Congregation held in 1893?

A.

Cape Town


B.

Barcelona


C.

Melbourne


D.

Chicago




14. Who is considered as the "Father of Indian Prehistory"

A.

John Evans


B.

R. G. Collingwood


C.

Robert Bruce Foote


D.

James Theodore Bent




15. Which battle took place on 14 January 1761?

A.

Battle of Buxar


B.

Battle of Khanwa


C.

Battle of Ghaghra


D.

Third Battle of Panipat




16. Where did the Aryans first settle in India?

A.

Punjab


B.

Gujarat


C.

Kashmir


D.

Delhi




17. Who described the Indian Rebellion of 1857 as the First War of Independence?

A.

Subhas Chandra Bose


B.

Jawaharlal Nehru


C.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar


D.

Mahatma Gandhi




18. What was the language in which Buddha preached?

A.

Urdu


B.

Sanskrit


C.

Hindi


D.

Pali




19. Who was the founder of the Mughal empire?

A.

Babur


B.

Genghis Khan


C.

Humayun


D.

Akbar




20. On which river bank Harappa was located?

A.

Indus


B.

Sutlej


C.

Ravi


D.

Jhelum




21. Which Gupta ruler is known as the 'Napolean of India'?

A.

Chandragupta I


B.

Chandragupta II


C.

Samudragupta


D.

Kumargupta




22. Who was the first Portuguese governor in India?

A.

Vasco da Gama


B.

Francisco de Almeida


C.

Afonso de Albuquerque


D.

Jorge Cabral




23. When was the Kalinga war fought?

A.

261 BC


B.

1080 BC


C.

326 AD


D.

216 BC




24. The first railway line in India was laid between?

A.

Madras and Arakonam


B.

Bombay and Thane


C.

Howrah and Hoogly


D.

Colaba and Parel




25. Who declared the practice of Sati illegal and punishable?

A.

Lord Canning


B.

Lord Dalhousie


C.

Lord Ripon


D.

Lord William Bentinck




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