Indian History & Culture

By | 19/05/2016
  • How Could Shivaji With A Relatively Small Army Fight Against The Army Of Bijapur?

    Ans :  By adopting Guerrilla Warfare.

  • What Is The Region Of Kamrup Known In Modern India?

    Ans :  Assam.

  • Who Became The Peshwa After The Battle Of Panipat?

    Ans :  Madhav Rao. After the death of Balaji Baji Rao.

  • Jainism Was Divided Into Two Sects. Name Them.

    Ans :  Shvetambara: – Those clad in white. Digambara: – Those who are sky-clad (or are                      naked)

  • Who Was The Sole Representative Of The Congress At The Second Round Table Conference?

    Ans :  Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Buddhism Was Divided Into Two Sects. What Were They?

    Ans :  Mahayana: – The Great wheel. Hinayana: – The Lesser wheel.

  • The Bardoli Satyagraha Was Started By

    Ans :  Mahatma Gandhi

  • What Is Stridhana?

    Ans :  It is the exclusive property of a married lady, something she often inherits from her mother.

  • In Vedic Times, Who Was Referred To As A ‘Grihapati’?

    Ans :  The master of the house.

  • For How Long Did Razia Rule?

    Ans :  About three and a half years.

  • Who Passed A Resolution Declaring Sati Illegal And Punishable By The Courts?

    Ans :  William Bentinck.

  • The Architect Who Designed The Capital City Of New Delhi Was

    Ans :  E.L.Lutyens

  • When Did The First Invasion Of Mahmud Of Ghazni Take Place?

    Ans :  1000 A.D.

  • The Revolt Of 1857 Started In Meerut. To Which Regiment Did The Sepoys Belong?

    Ans :  3rd Cavalry.

  • Who Was The 18th Century Hindu Ruler Who Performed Two Asvamedha Sacrifices?

    Ans :  Sawai Jai Singh of Amber.

  • What Religion Did Harsha Follow During His Early Years?

    Ans :  He was a devotee of Shiva.

  • When Did Mahatma Gandhi Arrive In India From South Africa?

    Ans :  1915 (January).

  • What Was A Buddhist Monastery Known As?

    Ans :  Vihara.

  • He Was Born In Cuttack In 1897. He Ranked 4lh In The ICS (The Forerunner Of The IAS) Exam But Resigned. He Was Elected President Of The Indian National Congress In 1938 And 1939, In Spite Of Opposition From Mahatma Gandhi. He Organised The Azad Hind Fauj Founded By Ras Behari Bose. Who Was He?

    Ans :  Subhas Chandra Bose.

  • Who Repaired The Grand Trunk Road That Ran From The River Indus To Sonargaon In Bengal?

    Ans :  SherShah.

  • Timur Or Tamerlane, A Central Asian Turk (And An Ancestor Of Babur) Invaded India And Ransacked Delhi. Who Was The Ruler Of Delhi At That Time?

    Ans :  Sultan Mahmud Shah.

  • Where Is Ghazni?

    Ans :  In modem Afghanistan.

  • Over Which Area Of India Did Rashtrakutas Rule?

    Ans :  Northern Maharashtra.

  • The Red Fort In Delhi Was Built By

    Ans :  Shahjahan

  • Where Is JalHanwala Baug?

    Ans :  In Amritsar.

  • The Mughal Ruler Who Was To Recruit Rajput Nobles In His Administration Was

    Ans :  Akbar

  • The First War Of Indian Independence Fought In 1857 Is Also Known As

    Ans :  The Sepoy Mutiny

  • Who Was The Ruler Of South India Who Prevented Harsha From Extending His Kingdom Southwards?

    Ans :  The Chalukya King Pulakesin II.

  • Who Saved The Life Of Uday Singh Of Mewar, When He Was Still A Prince?

    Ans :  Panna. Panna, who was Uday Singh’s nurse realised that his life was in danger; she placed her own son in Uday Singh’s bed. The attackers assuming that Panna’s son was the prince killed him thus saving Uday Singh.

  • Which Area Did The Japanese Hand Over To The Azad Hind Government?

    Ans :  Andaman and Nicobar islands.

  • According To The Arthashastra The Senapati Was An Important Member Of The Mantri Parishad. What Was His Role?

    Ans :  Commander-in-Chief of the army.

  • Who Systematised The Rules Of Sanskrit Grammar (4 Century BC) In The Work Ashtadhyayi?

    Ans :  Panini.

  • Who Recaptured Jhansi For Die British?

    Ans :  Sir Hugh Rose.

  • Who Did Iltutmish Nominate As His Successor

    Ans :  His daughter Razia.

  • Who Was The Freedom Fighter Who Led The Ramoshis Of Maharashtra?

    Ans :  Vasudev Balwant Phadke.

  • The First British Governor General Of Free India Was

    Ans :  Lord Mountbatten

  • Where Is Angkor Vat Located?

    Ans :  It is located in the ancient kingdom of Kambuja (modem Cambodia). It means Temple (Vat) of the city (Angkor).

  • What Was The Act Which Granted Partial Autonomy To The Provinces?

    Ans :  Government of India Act of 1935.

  • Shivaji Was Crowned In

    Ans :  1664 AD

  • Which Mughal Prince Had The Gita Translated Into Persian?

    Ans :  Dara Shukoh (also spelt Shikoh).

  • When Did The Naval Mutiny Break Out?

    Ans :  2/1/1946 12:00:00 AM

  • Who Founded The City Of Jaipur?

    Ans :  Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Amber.

  • Who Was The Admiral Who Recreated The Maratha Navy Almost Single Handed?

    Ans :  Kanhoji Angrey (also spelt Angria).

  • Over Which Part Of Present-Day India Did The Pala Dynasty Rule?

    Ans :  Bengal.

  • Where Is Fort William Located?

    Ans :  Present day Kolkata.

  • Who Did The Soldiers, Who Rebelled In Meerut, Declare As The Emperor Of India?

    Ans :  The soldiers set out for Delhi from Meerut where they were joined by the local infantry. Here they proclaimed Bahadur Shah as the Emperor of India.

  • The Capital Of King Vikramaditya’s Kingdom Was

    Ans :  Ujjain

  • Who Was The First Peshwa Of The Maratha Kingdom?

    Ans :  Balaji Vishwanath.

  • What Was The Buddhist Temple Known As?

    Ans :  Chaitya.

  • To Which Party Did Chandrashekar Azad Belong?

    Ans :  Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.

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