By: D.K Choudhary
Question (1) Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located?
Ans:- Indus and Jhelum.
Question (2) Where did Lord Buddha breathe hist last (Mahaparinirvan)?
Question (3) Which historical personality of India is also known as Vishnugupta?
Question (4) Which was the most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age?
Question (5) Who taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)?
Question (6) At which university did Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang studied?
Ans:- Nalanda University.
Question (7) The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in which language?
Question (8) In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?
Question (9) The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of which thing?
Ans:- pucca bricks.
Question (10) Which Indus Civilization site gives evidence of a dockyard?
Question (11) The Government of India has decided to declare river as ‘National River’?
Question (12) The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been foughts at Kurukshetra for how many days?
Ans:- 18 days.
Question (13) In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom?
Question (14) By the time of which ruler was Gautama Buddha elevated to the position of God?
Question (15) Who was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?
Ans:- Chandragupt Maurya.
Question (16) Which was the monk who influenced ashoka to embrace Buddhism?
Ans:- Upa Gupta.
Question (17) Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of which ruler?
Ans:- Mohammad Shah Tughlaq.
Question (18) Where was the seat of the first Republic of the world in 6th century BC?
Question (19) By which ruler was Pataliputra chosen for the first time as a capital?
Question (20) By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali?
Question (21) Lothal is a site where dockyard of which of the following civilization were found?
Ans:- Indus Valley.
Question (22) Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during which century?
Ans:- 6th-5th Century BC.
Question (23) Which is the God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’?
Question (24) In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?
Question (25) Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race?
Ans:- Max Muller.
Question (26) Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?
Question (27) In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancient India, what was a district called?
Question (28) The greatest development in the Kushana period was in which field?
Question (29) A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at which place?
Question (30) Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art?
Question (31) Which Sultan of Delhi was refused an audience by Nizamuddin Auliya?
Ans:- Jalaluddin Firoz Khalji.
Question (32) Which Indian king defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan appointed by Alexander?
Question (33) Where was a copper chariot of Harappa times was discovered?
Ans:- At Daimabad.
Question (34) Where has Rock cut architecture in Harappan culture context been found?
Ans:- At Dholavira.
Question (35) Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of river Godawari?
Question (36) Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?
Question (37) Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir?
Question (38) The ‘Paditrupputtu’ is a collection of poems in the praise of which king?
Question (39) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to which place?
Question (40) Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India?
Ans:- Razia Sultan.
Question (41) Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time?
Ans:- James Princep.
Question (42) Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of which policies?
Ans:- Political policies.
Question (43) By which was Yavanika (Curtain) introduced in Indian theatre?
Question (44) At which place was the headless statue of Kanishka found?
Question (45) In which year was the Harappan Civilization discovered?
Question (46) Where has the largest concentration of Harappan sites been found?
Question (47) Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed?
Question (48) Where is the Shrine of Hazarat Nizamuddin Auliya is situated?
Question (49) Which were the patrons of Sangam, an assembly of Tamil poets?
Question (50) Who was the author of ‘Kural’ or ‘Muppal’, a treatise on polity, ethics and social norms,?
Question (51) Which is called ‘The Bible of Tamil Land’?
Question (52) Which Chola ruler converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chela lake’?
Ans:- Rajendra I
Question (53) Where is the famous Idol of Gomteshwar and famous jain temple situated?
Question (54) Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon (Sinhal) first?
Ans:- Rajaraja I
Question (55) By whom was the ‘Ramayan’ the Tamil version of the great epic Ramayana made?
Question (56) Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon?
Ans:- Rajendra I
Question (57) Which sources of Islam is associated with the teachings of Prophet Mohammad?
Question (58) The decimal system was first known in India at the beginning of which century?
Ans:- 5th Century AD.
Question (59) The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of which king?
Question (60) Which is considered an encyclopedia of Indian Medicine?
Ans:- Charaka Samhita.
Question (61) In India, who was the first to put forward the theory that the earth revolves round the sun?
Question (62) Who constructed the world famous Jagannath Temple at Puri?
Question (63) The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which dynasty?
Question (64) Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?
Ans:- Prithviraj III
Question (65) Where did the Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period?
Question (66) Which religion was patronised by Rashtrakutas?
Question (67) The Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti came to Rajasthan during the reign of which ruler?
Ans:- Prithviraj Chauhan.
Question (68) Amir Khusrau played a pioneer rule in the development of which thing?
Ans:- Khari Boli.
Question (69) Who was the founder of Pattini cult related to worship of goddess of chastity-Kannagi?
Question (70) Samudragupta has been given the title of ‘Indian Napolean’ by which historian?
Ans:- V. A. Smith.
Question (71) The decimal numeral system, including the concept of zero was invented in India during which dynasty?
Question (72) In which century did the famous Chinese pilgrim Fahien visit India?
Ans:- 5th century AD.
Question (73) Who witnessed the reign of seven Sultans of Delhi?
Ans:- Amir Khusarau.
Question (74) Which Delhi Sultan is known for introducing market control mechanism?
Ans:- Alauddin Khalji.
Question (75) Who was known as Tuti-e-Hindustan (the parrot of India)?
Ans:- Amir Khusrau.
Question (76) Which Sultan of Delhi was known as Lakh Bakhsh (giver of Lakhs)?
Ans:- Qutubuddin Aibak.
Question (77) Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?
Ans:- Mahmud Shah Tughlaq.
Question (78) In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor?
Question (79) Vikramasila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of which dynasty?
Ans:- Pal Dynasty.
Question (80) Who is well known for his contribution in the field of Algebra?
Question (81) Who founded four mathas in the four comers of India?
Question (82) Which was the South Indian state famous for its naval power?
Question (83) Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler?
Ans:- Narasinghvarman I
Question (84) Who were the ashta-diggaja in the court of Krishnadeva Raya?
Ans:- Eight telugu poets.
Question (85) Which philosophical system was founded by Vallabhacharya?
Question (86) Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?
Question (87) Who was the Hindu saint to have as disciple both Hindus and Muslims?
Ans:- Sri Chaitanya.
Question (88) Who was the first Bhakti saint to use Hindi for the propagation of his message?
Question (89) Which sequence indicates the correct chronological order?
Question (90) Who was the most radia of the Bhakti Saints?
Question (91) The Prayage Prasasti/Allahabad Pillar Inscription is associated with which dynasty?
Question (92) The silver coins of the Gupta period were known by which name?
Question (93) During which Gupta king’s reign did the chinese traveller Fahien visit India?
Ans:- Chandragupta II
Question (94) Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the’ Napolean of India’?
Question (95) Which Bahmani ruler built the famous Gol Gumbaj at Bijapur?
Ans:- Muhammd Adil Shah.
Question (96) Sufi Kalam, a type of devotional music, is the characteristic of which state?
Question (97) Which ruler of Vijayanagar had sent his embassy to the emperor of China?
Ans:- Bukka I
Question (98) When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagara empire in South India?
Ans:- Krishnadeva Raya.
Question (99) The Bahmanis of the Deccan rose to prominence in which century?
Ans:- 14th century.
Question (100) Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin?