General Knowledge Questions and Answers on Indian History - Set 03

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 03


1. Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is
    (A) Kunala
    (B) Tivara
    (C) Mahendra
    (D) Jalauka

2. Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. Identify it.
    (A) Bhukit
    (B) Pradesa
    (C) Vifhi
    (D) Ahara

3. The year 788 AD was a good one for Hinduism. Why?
    (A) Shankracharya was born that year
    (B) Harsha Vardhana, the last Buddhist king, died
    (C) Samudragupta converted to Hinduism
    (D) All Muslim invaders were defeated

4. Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organize the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj?
    (A) China
    (B) Germany
    (C) Italy
    (D) Japan

5. The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of
    (A) Sutlej and Beas
    (B) Jhelum and Chenab
    (C) Ravi and Chenab
    (D) Ganga and Yamuna

6. The use of Kharoshti in ancient Indian architecture is the result of India's contact with
    (A) Central Asia
    (B) Iran
    (C) Greece
    (D) China

7. To conquer and annex Peshawar and Punjab, Mahmud of Ghazni defeated
    (A) Ghurids
    (B) Arabs
    (C) Karkotakas
    (D) Hindushahis

8. Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over
    (A) Indo-Greeks
    (B) Sakas
    (C) Parthinas
    (D) Kushanas

9. Three major powers that emerged in southern India in the 7th century AD were
    I. Cheras
    II. Cholas
    III. Chalukyas
    IV. Pallavas
    V. Pandyas
    (A) I, II, V
    (B) II, III, IV
    (C) III, IV, V
    (D) I, II, IV

10. To evolve a peaceful settlement of the conflict between India and China, which of the following non-aligned Afro-Asian nations participated in a conference held in December 1962?
    (A) Burma (now Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia and UAR
    (B) Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia
    (C) Burma, Indonesia, Ghana and Sri Lanka
    (D) All of the above

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