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GK Questions: Indian History – Set 24

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  1. Who was the leader of North-West Frontier Province of British India ?
    1.Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
    2.Mahathma Gandhi
    3.Subhash Chandra Bose
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
    Explanation :
    Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) is better remembered in India as Frontier Gandhi, and in Pakistan as Bacha Khan.He was the leader of North-West Frontier Province of British India

  2. Who is called as Sandrocottus/ Androcottus by Greek Scholars ?
    3.Chandragupta Maurya
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Chandragupta Maurya
    Explanation :
    In Greek and Latin accounts, Chandragupta is known as Sandrokottos and Androcottus

  3. ‘Akbarnamah’ was written by ……………………………
    1.Abdul Rahim Khan
    2.Abul Fazal
    3.Raja Man Singh
    4.Faizi Abdul
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Abul Fazal
    Explanation :
    The Akbarnama which translates to Book of Akbar, is the official chronicle of the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor, commissioned by Akbar himself by his court historian and biographer, Abul Fazal

  4. Who invented the Sitar ?
    1.Ziauddin Barni
    2.Firoz Shah
    4.Amir Khusro
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Amir Khusro
    Explanation :
    Amir Khusro is credited with fashioning the tabla as a split version of the traditional Indian drum, the pakhawaj.He also credits him with inventing the sitar.

  5. Who among the following is conferred with the title ‘ Raja’ by Akbar ?
    2.Abdul Fazal
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Birbal
    Explanation :
    Birbal’s actual name was Mahesh Das. He was conferred the title of Raja by Akbar.

  6. Bibi ka Maqbara similar to Taj Mahal was built by
    5.Azam Shah
    Answer – 5.Azam Shah
    Explanation :
    The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum

  7. Shivaji defeated the Mughal forces in the ………………………… in 1672
    1.Battle of Salher
    2.Battle of Panipat
    3.Battle of Talikota
    4.Battle of Karnal
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Battle of Salher
    Explanation :
    The Battle of Salher was a battle fought between the Maratha Empire and the Mughal Empire in 1672 .Shivaji defeated the Mughal forces in the Battle of Salher

  8. Chauth was ……………… of the land revenue paid to the Marathas
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.One-fourth
    Explanation :
    Chauth (from Sanskrit meaning one-fourth) was a regular tax or tribute imposed, from early 18th century, by the Maratha Empire in India. It was an annual tax nominally levied at 25% on revenue or produce, hence the name. It was levied on the lands which were under nominal Mughal rule.

  9. …………………. Started an era in AD 78 which is known as Saka era and is used by Government of India
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Kanishka
    Explanation :
    Kanishka Started an era in AD 78 which is known as Saka era and is used by Government of India

  10. Sundarshana lake is constructed by whom ?
    3.Rudradaman I
    4.Chandragupta Maurya
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Chandragupta Maurya
    Explanation :
    The Sudharshan lake was an artificial reservoir, was built by the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya for checking floods. Around 150 AD, the lake was repaired by the Shaka ruler Rudradaman I. And, it was again repaired under the Skandgupta’s reign (415 AD- 455AD) by his govemor Parnadatta.