Question 1

Who was the founder of the Ramakrishna Mission?

Solution:

Ramakrishna Mission is an Indian religious organization which forms the core of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna Movement or the Vedanta Movement. Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission in Belur, West Bengal.

Question 2

Vikrama era started from

Solution:

  • The Vikram era, or Vikram samvat is an Indian calendar starting in 57 BC.
  • The Vikram Samvat calender starts half a century before the Gregorian calender and works on an Indian calender cycle. The current AD BC Gregorian calender takes lot of inspiration from the Vikram Samvat calender.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 3

Where was the first Cotton Mill in India established?

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The first cotton mill in India “The Bombay Spinning Mill”, was founded in 1854 in Bombay by Cowasji Nanabhai Davar – to offset the unfavourable balance of trade with England. India was exporting raw cotton to England and importing textiles from the Lancashire mills at an escalating cost.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 4

Which was the earliest settlement of the Dutch in India?

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In India, Dutch established the first factory in Masulipattanam in 1605, followed by Pulicat in 1610, Surat in 1616, Bimilipatam in 1641 and Chinsura in 1653.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 5

Who among the following was responsible for the revival of Hinduism in 19th century?

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During the 19th century, Hinduism developed a large number of new religious movements, partly inspired by the European Romanticism, nationalism, and esotericism (Theosophy) popular at the time.
Swami Vivekananda was a central personality in the development of neo-Hinduism (also called Neo-Vedanta) in late 19th century and the early 20th century. His ideals and sayings have inspired numerous Indians as well as non-Indians, Hindus as well as non-Hindus. Among the prominent figures whose ideals were very much influenced by them were Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhi, Subhas Bose, Satyendranath Bose, Meghnad Saha, and Sister Nivedita.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 6

The site of birth  of Gautam Buddha is marked by?

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    • Lumbini is the town in Nepal where Prince Siddhartha, the man who became Buddha after enlightenment.

 

    • Rummindei Pillar stands at over 22 feet tall and a well preserved inscription in five lines states that it stands in the area where the birth occurred.

 

Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 7

Who was the Supreme God in Vedic Period ?

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About a quarter of the Rig Veda is addressed to Indra. There is hardly any hymn where Indra has not been celebrated. Even in the Soma Mandala, Indra has been called out as the Greatest Somapa (Drinker of Soma). He is the Satakratu (Performer of hundred yajnas), the Maghavan (Bestower of plenty), the Purandr (Destroyer of enemies’ forts). He is the Hero of the Heroes.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 8

Which of the following civilization is famous for its city/town planning?

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Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan Civilisation, was a Bronze Age Civilization. The Indus cities are famous for their urban planning, baked brick houses, elaborate drainage systems, water supply systems, and clusters of large non-residential buildings.
• The city was excavated in the 1920s. Excavations in various places gives clear indication that the people of Indus valley were primarily urban people. The Indus cities whether Harappa or Mahenjo-daro in Pakistan or Kalibangan, Lothal or Sarkotada in India shows Town planning of a truly amazing nature. In both the places the cities were built on a uniform plan.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 9

Under whom did Bengal gradually break away from the Mughal control in the 18th century?

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During the first half of the eighteenth century, the boundaries of the Mughal Empire were reshaped by the emergence of a number of independent kingdoms. Bengal gradually broke away from Mughal control under Murshid Quli Khan who was appointed as the naib, deputy to the governor of the province and he was neither a formal subadar .
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Medieval History

Question 10

Who betrayed Siraj-ud-Daula in the Battle of Plassey in 1757 ?

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Accordingly, Robert was negotiating with two potential contenders, one of Siraj’s generals, Yar Latif Khan, and Siraj’s grand-uncle and army chief, Mir Jafar Ali Khan, through William Watts, chief of the Kasimbazar factory of the Company, who was proficient in Bengali, and Persian languages.

On April 23, 1757, the Select Committee of the Board of Directors of the British East India Company approved Coup d’état as its policy in Bengal.

Mir Jafar, negotiating through an Armenian merchant, Khwaja Petruse, was the Company’s final choice. Finally, on June 5, 1757, a written agreement was signed between the Company, represented by Clive, and Mir Jafar, ensuring that Mir Jafar would be appointed Nawab of Bengal, once Siraj Ud Daulah was deposed

Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 11

Clive reconquered Calcutta in the beginning of 1757 and compelled the nawab to concede all the demands of the English. Which of the following treaty was concluded by Siraj-ud-daula with the English on this occasion?

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Siraj captured Calcutta in the month of June 1756. Considering the unhealthy monsoon months, an expedition was sent from Madras in October 1756. It was a large expedition under the control of Robert Clive. He marched up the eastern bank of the river occupying Budge Budge and recovering Calcutta (Feb, 1757). Treaty of Alinagar was signed in which the English made considerable gains. Siraj recognized their privileges, granted them permission to fortify Calcutta and to mint coins, and promised compensation for what had been plundered at Calcutta by his troops.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Colonialism & Imperialism

Question 12

Who among the following was not a party to the league that was defeated by the British in the Battle of Buxar?

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Mir Jafar Ali Khan Bahadur was the first Nawab of Bengal with support from British East India Company. He was the second son of Sayyid Ahmad Najafi.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Medieval India

Question 13

Who was the Nawab of Bengal during ‘Battle of Plassey’?

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Siraj-ud-daulha was the Nawab of Bengal during ‘Battle of Plassey’.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 14

During the Battle of Plassey, Robert Clive bribed whom to win the war against Nawab of Bengal?

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  • Robert Clive bribed Mir Jafar, the commander in chief of the Nawab’s army, and also promised him to make him Nawab of Bengal.
  • He defeated the Nawab at Plassey in 1757 and captured Calcutta.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 15

Who was the Nawab of Bengal during “Battle of Plassey”?

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  • Mirza Muhammad Siraj ud-Daulah more commonly known as Siraj ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal.
  • The end of his reign marked the start of British East India Company rule over Bengal and later almost all of South Asia.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 16

Who was the founder of Holkar dynasty?

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The Holkar dynasty was founded with Malhar Rao, who joined the service of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire in 1721, and quickly rose to the ranks of Subedar.
The dynasty was a Hindu Maratha royal house in India. The Holkars ruled as Maratha Rajas, and later as Maharajas of Indore in Central India as an independent member of the Maratha Empireuntil 1818. Later, their kingdom became a princely stateunder the protectorate of British India. The name of the dynasty was associated with the title of the ruler, who was known informally as Holkar Maharaja.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 17

Which of the following was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji empire?

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built Raigad fort and made it his capital in 1674 when he was crowned as the King of a Maratha Kingdom which later developed into the Maratha Empire, eventually covering much of western and central India. Raigad is a hill fort situated in the Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 18

During the first Afghan War, who was the Governor General of British empire?

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The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between British imperial India and the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.
The Lord Auckland was the Governer General of British Empire during the war.
The war is notorious for the loss of 4,500 British and Indian soldiers, plus 12,000 of their camp followers, to Afghan tribal fighters, but the British defeated the Afghans in the concluding engagement.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 19

Who was the first ruler of Vijaynagara Empire?

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Harihara became the first ruler, and by 1346 the whole of Hoysala kingdom passed into the hands of the Vijayanagara rulers. Bukka succeeded his brother on the throne of Vijayanagara in 1336 and ruled till 1337. By 1337, the Sultanate of Madurai had been annexed.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 20

When was the High Court of Delhi established?

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In view of the importance of Delhi, its population and other considerations, the Indian Parliament, by enacting the Delhi High Court Act, 1966, established the High Court of Delhi effective from 31 October 1966.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 21

In which of the following year aninscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka was discovered in Delhi ?

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In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273–235 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspuri, Delhi .
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 22

Mughal emperor Akbar introduced a land revenue system during his reign. It was known as ……..

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Akbar introduced the Dahasala or Zabati system of land revenue collection in 1580-82 to alleviate the problems arising due to fixing prices every year and doing settlements of revenues of previous years.
• In this system, average produce of ten years was derived.
One third of this average produce was fixed in Rupees per Bigha and fixed as share of the state (Mal).
Rest two third share was left to the cultivators (Kharaj).
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 23

The first jute mill was established at which of the following place?

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The first jute mill was established at Rishra, on the River Hooghly near Calcutta in 1855 when Mr. George Acland brought jute spinning machinery from Dundee.
• Four years later, the first power driven weaving factory was set up.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 24

What is the name of the first newspaper published by Raja RamMohan Ray for the purpose of social reform?

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Raja RamMohan Roy, considered as the pioneer of Renaissance of India, first published a newspaper named “Brahma Patrika” to counter the allegations of Sreerampore Missionaries in their paper Samachar Chandrika.
• He then became the editor of a newspaper called East India Gazette.
• He used to pen logical articles to counter the salvo of mal-propaganda labeled against his name.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 25

Who composed the Allahabad Pillar inscription?

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The Allahabad Pillar inscription or prashasti was composed by Harisena. Achievements of different rulers of the Gupta lineage are also mentioned in the Allahabad Pillar Inscription. Harisena, who composed the Allahabad Prasasti, was the court poet and minister of Samudragupta.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 26

Gandhi’s first major achievements came in which year?

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Gandhi’s first major achievements came in 1917 with the Champaran and Kheda agitations of Bihar and Gujarat.
• The Champaran agitation pitted the local peasantry against their largely British landlords who were backed by the local administration.
• The peasantry was forced to grow Indigo, a cash crop whose demand had been declining over two decades, and were forced to sell their crops to the planters at a fixed price.
• Unhappy with this, the peasantry appealed to Gandhi at his ashram in Ahmedabad.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 27

The Battle of Plassey was fought in year

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The Battle of Plassey was fought between British East India company and Nawabs of Bengal in 1757. The English East India company’s forces under Robert Clive defeated Siraj-ud-daulah the Nawab of Bengal.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 28

The Kheda Satyagraha was started in which of the following state?

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    • The Kheda Satyagraha of 1918, in the Kheda district of Gujarat, India during the period of the British Raj, was the second Satyagraha movement inspired by Mohandas Gandhi and a major revolt in the Indian Independence Movement.

 

    • It was the second Satyagraha movement after Champaran Satyagraha.

 

    • Gandhi ji organise this movement to support peasants of kheda district. The peasants of kheda could not be able to pay high taxes of british due to crop failure and plague epidemic.

 

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 29

Who betrayed with Tantia Tope after that he was hanged by the British Government on 18 April 1859?

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Tantia Tope met Man Singh, raja of Narwar, and his household and decided to stay with them.
• Man Singh was in dispute with the maharaja of Gwalior and the British were successful in negotiating with him to surrender to them in return for his life and protection of his family from any reprisals by the maharaja.
• After this Tope was alone.
• Tope admitted the charges brought before him saying that he was answerable to his master the Peshwa only. He was executed at the gallows on 18 April 1859.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 30

Arya Samaj was founded by ________.

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  • Arya Sama was founded by Swami Dayananda on 7 April 1875.
  • It is an Indian Hindu reform movement that promotes values and practices based on the belief in the infallible authority of the Vedas.
  • It was established in Bombay.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 31

The world’s tallest statue of Mahatma Gandhi is in

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The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Maidan, Patna, is a public monument of India’s father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The statue is 72 feet and the world’s tallest bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi. It was unveiled on 15 February 2013 by the then chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar . It was established by Government of Bihar at a cost of ₹40 crore. It has been built by Delhi-based sculptor Ramsutar and Sons and Sons.
Hence option B is the right answer.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 32

 Dhanvantri and Kalidasa were in the court of which Gupta Emperor?

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  • The court of Chandragupta II was made even more illustrious by the fact that it was graced by the navaratna, a group of nine who excelled in the literary arts. Dhanvantri and Kalidasa were in the court of Chandra Gupta II.
  • Kalidasa is the immortal poet and playwright of India and a peerless genius whose works became famous worldwide in modern world.
  • Dhanvantri was a great Physician.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 33

Who said that revolt of 1857 was a conflict between civilization and barbarism?

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T. R. Holmes said that the Revolt of 1857 was a conflict between civilization and barbarism or a struggle between Oriental and Occidental civilization and culture. This viewpoint smells of a narrow racialist interpretation because during the revolt both the Europeans as well as Indians were found to be guilty of barbaric deeds.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 34

Who was a key leader of the Congress Party best known for his restraint and moderation, and his insistence on working inside the system?

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Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a key leader of the Congress Party best known for his restraint and moderation, and his insistence on working inside the system.
Gandhi joined the Indian National Congress and was introduced to Indian issues, politics and the Indian people primarily by Gokhale
• Gandhi took Gokhale’s liberal approach based on British Whiggish traditions and transformed it to make it look wholly Indian.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 35

Adi Dharam was referred to which religion?

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Adi Dharam was referred to the religion of Adi Brahmo Samaj. This was the first organised casteless movement in British India and reverberated from its heart of Bengal to Assam, Bombay State, Punjab and Madras, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
• The Adi Dharma religion was originated by the Bengali BrahminThakur clan of Ram Mohan Roy, Debendranath Tagore and Prasanna Coomar Tagorewho were Rarhi Brahmins of the Vandhopadyaya (Sandilya gotra) division.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

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