Indian History - MCQs with answers - Part II

Indian History - MCQs with answers - Part II

1. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?

a) Badruddin Tyabji
b) Pherozeshah Mehta
c) Rahimtulla M. Sayani
d) Dinshaw Edulji Wacha

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ANSWER: a) Badruddin Tyabji

In April, 1867, he became the first Indian Lawyer in Mumbai. He became the first Indian to hold the post of Chief Justice in Mumbai in 1902.

2. Which was the capital of the Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?

a) Lahore
b) Shimla
c) Nagpur
d) Panaji

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ANSWER: a) Lahore

Ranjit Singh was endowed on 12 April 1801 as the Maharaja of Punjab.

3. Which one of the following was built to commemorate eradication of plague?

a) Charminar
b) Golkonda
c) Hussain Sagar
d) Makkah Masjid

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ANSWER: a) Charminar

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah had prayed for the end of a plague that was plundering his city and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place where he prayed.

4. Who was portrayed in the first-ever stamp issued in India in 1854?

a) Queen Victoria
b) King Edward VII
c) King George V
d) King George VI

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ANSWER: a) Queen Victoria

At the end of her reign, the Queen's full style and title were: "Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India."

5. Which Mughal Emperor's court poet was Mirza Ghalib?

a) Akbar
b) Bahadur Shah Zafar
c) Mirza Mughal
d) Nana Sahib

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ANSWER: b) Bahadur Shah Zafar

The court that he maintained was home to several Urdu writers of high standing, including Mirza Ghalib, Dagh, Mumin, and Zauq.

6. Who among the following died after falling in the game of Chaugan (Polo)?

a) Alauddin Khilji
b) Ghiyas ud din Balban
c) Iltutmish
d) Qutbuddin Aibak

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ANSWER: d) Qutbuddin Aibak

He was a Turkish king of Northwest India who ruled from his capital in Delhi where he built the Qutb Minar.

7. Whose birthplace is Sriperumbdur?

a) Adi Shankara
b) Chinna Jeeyar Swamy
c) Ramanuja
d) Vedanta Desika

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ANSWER: c) Ramanuja

He is also known as Sri Ramanujacharya, Udayavar, Yatiraja, and Lakshmana Muni.

8. Who was the Guru of legendary musician Tansen?

a) Baiju Bawra
b) Haridasa Thakur
c) Haridhos Giri
d) Swami Haridas

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ANSWER: d) Swami Haridas

Swami Haridas was a spiritual poet and classical musician. He is also the founder of the Haridasi school of mysticism, still found in North India today.

9. In which year did New Delhi become the capital of India?

a) 1912
b) 1854
c) 1971
d) 1973

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ANSWER: a) 1912

Calcutta was the capital of India until 1911 during the British Raj.

10. Who coined the word 'Swaraj'?

a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b) Bipin Chandra Pal
c) Dadabhai Naoroj
d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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ANSWER: c) Dadabhai Naoroji

Dadabhai Naoroji is known as the Grand Old Man of India.

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