Indian History question bank part 01

 1) The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

A) Barley and rice

B) Milk and its products

C) Rice and pulses

D) Vegetables and fruits

 Answer: B

2) The Saka Era was founded by 

A) Kadphises I

B) Kanishka

C) Alexander

D) Menander

Answer: B

3) Who composed the Gayatri Mantra

A) Vishvamitra

B) Vasishtha

C) Indra

D) Parikshit

Answer: A

4) Patanjali is well known for the compilation of

A) Yoga Sutra

B) Panchatantra

C) Brahma Sutra

D) Ayurveda

Answer: A

5) The first newspaper published in India in 1780 was

A) The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser

B) The Calcutta Chronicle

C) The Madras Courier

D) The Bombay Herald

Answer: A

6) Which State is called the ' Cradle of Buddhism '?

A) Sikkim

B) Bihar

C) Uttar Pradesh

D) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: B

7) Who of the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?

A) Bhadrabahu

B) Chandragupta Maurya

C) Parsvanath

D) Vardhaman Mahavira

Answer: D

8) Which one of the following four vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells

A) Rigaveda

B) Samaveda

C) Yajurveda

D) Atharvaveda

Answer: D

9) Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander's invasion

A) Nanda

B) Maurya

C) Sunga

D) Kanva

 Answer: A

10) A Copper Chariot of Harappa times was discovered at

A) Kuntal

B) Rakhigarhi

C) Daimabad

D) Banawali

Answer: C

11) Which Party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the Year 1939 after he broke away from the congress?

A) Indian Freedom Party

B) Azad Hind Fauj

C) Revolutionary Front

D) Forward Bloc

Answer: D

12) Who translated Ramayana into Persian?

A) Abdul Fazi

B) Badauni

C) Isar Das

D) Abdul Latif

Answer: A

13) Where did Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as Dharma Chakra Pravartan

A) Sanchi

B) Sarnath

C) Sravasti

D) Bodh Gaya

 Answer: B

14) Who was the author of the Buddha Charita

A) Ashvaghosha

B) Nagasena

C) Nagarjuna

D) Vasumitra

 Answer: A

15) The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system prevalent in

A) Persia

B) Mongolia

C) Afghanistan

D) Turkey

Answer: B

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