Indian History - MCQs with answers - Part II1. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?
a) Badruddin Tyabji
b) Pherozeshah Mehta
c) Rahimtulla M. Sayani
d) Dinshaw Edulji WachaView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Which was the capital of the Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?
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.
d) PanajiView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Which one of the following was built to commemorate eradication of plague?
ANSWER: a) Lahore
Ranjit Singh was endowed on 12 April 1801 as the Maharaja of Punjab.
c) Hussain Sagar
d) Makkah MasjidView Answer / Hide Answer
4. Who was portrayed in the first-ever stamp issued in India in 1854?
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.
a) Queen Victoria
b) King Edward VII
c) King George V
d) King George VIView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Which Mughal Emperor's court poet was Mirza Ghalib?
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."
b) Bahadur Shah Zafar
c) Mirza Mughal
d) Nana SahibView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Who among the following died after falling in the game of Chaugan (Polo)?
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.
a) Alauddin Khilji
b) Ghiyas ud din Balban
d) Qutbuddin AibakView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Whose birthplace is Sriperumbdur?
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.
a) Adi Shankara
b) Chinna Jeeyar Swamy
d) Vedanta DesikaView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Who was the Guru of legendary musician Tansen?
ANSWER: c) Ramanuja
He is also known as Sri Ramanujacharya, Udayavar, Yatiraja, and Lakshmana Muni.
a) Baiju Bawra
b) Haridasa Thakur
c) Haridhos Giri
d) Swami HaridasView Answer / Hide Answer
9. In which year did New Delhi become the capital of India?
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.
d) 1973View Answer / Hide Answer
10. Who coined the word 'Swaraj'?
ANSWER: a) 1912
Calcutta was the capital of India until 1911 during the British Raj.
a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b) Bipin Chandra Pal
c) Dadabhai Naoroj
d) Gopal Krishna GokhaleView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: c) Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji is known as the Grand Old Man of India.