GK Questions and Answers on History of India

1. What does the term Mameluq signifies?
A. Slave born to the free parents
B. Child of slave parents
C. Slave child of slave parents
D. None of the above
2. Who built the Brihadeshwara temple?
A. Parantaka I
B. Anurudhapura
C. Rajaraja I
D. Rajaraja
3. Which commission was formed to evaluate the achievements of Wood Dispatch of 1854?
A. Butler Commission
B. Hunter Commission
C. Henry Commission
D. Sadler Commission
4. During which movement, singing Vande Mataram was meant to sedition?
A. Quit India Movement
B. Swadeshi Movement
C. Individual Satyagraha
D. Civil Disobedience
5. Who led Dandi March from Trichinopoly to Vedaranyam during civil disobedience movement?
A. Chinappa
B. M K Gandhi
C. C. Rajagopalachari
D. Sarojini Naidu
6. Who was the founder of Maurya Empire?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Ashoka
C. Bindusara
D. Ajatshatru
7. Which one of the following is the oldest Veda among the following?
A. Samaveda
B. Yajurveda
C. Rigveda
D. Atharvaveda
8. Consider the following statements:
I. Upanishads literally meant approaching and sitting near.
II. The texts contained conversations between teachers and students.
Choose the right option:
A. Both I and II are correct
B. Only I
C. Only II
D. Neither I nor II
9. Who among the following was the author of Arthashastra?
A. Chanakya
B. Ashoka
C. Panini
D. Vishwamitra
10. Megasthenes served as an ambassador in the court of whom among the following?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Ashoka
C. Samudragupta
D. Harshvardhan

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