Indian History and Culture Quiz

1. Who put up the most stiff resistance against the British in India ? (A) The Marathas (B) The Rajputs (C) The Sikhs (D) The Moghals Answer: The Marathas 2. Which amidst the following sites/monuments is not on the UNESCO¶s list of World Cultural Heritages ? (A) Agra Fort (B) Humayun¶s Tomb at Delhi (C) Tirupathi-Tirumala Temples (D) Keoladeo National Park Answer: Tirupathi-Tirumala Temples 3. The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Visakhadutt has its subject on² (A) A conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore (B) The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya (C) A romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal woman (D) The story of power struggle between two Aryan tribes Answer: The court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya 4. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the² (A) Greeks (B) Shakas (C) Parthians (D) Mughals Answer: Greeks 5. The Raga which is sung early in the morning is² (A) Todi (B) Darbari (C) Bhopali (D) Bhimpalasi Answer: Todi

6. 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: Nanda 7. Which among the following was sent by the Greek sovereigns as ambassadors to Pataliputra ? (A) Aristotle

(B) Plato (C) Neither of these (D) Megasthenes Answer: Megasthenes 8. Who among the following streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji ? (A) Raja Ram (B) Balaji Viswanath (C) Ganga Bai (D) Nanaji Deshmukh Answer: Raja Ram 9. Who defeated whom in the second Battle of Tarain (1192 A.D.) ? (A) Prithviraj defeated Mohammad Ghauri (B) Mahmud Ghazni defeated Prithviraj (C) Prithviraj defeated Mahmud Ghazni (D) Mohammad Ghauri defeated Prithviraj Answer: Mohammad Ghauri defeated Prithviraj 10. Who issued a token currency in copper coins between A.D. 1329 and 1330 ? (A) Alauddin Khalji (B) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (C) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq (D) Firoj Tughlaq Answer: Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq 11. Which one of the following Muslim rulers was hailed as the 'Jagdamba' by his Muslim subjects because of his belief in secularism ? (A) Husain Shah (B) Zain-ul-Abidin (C) Ibrahim Adil Shah (D) Mahmud II Answer: Ibrahim Adil Shah 12. Mansabdari system was introduced in Mughal administration by² (A) Shah Jahan (B) Akbar (C) Jahangir (D) Babar Answer: Akbar 13. 'Chauth' was² (A) A religious tax imposed by Aurangzeb (B) Toll tax imposed by Shivaji (C) Irrigation tax charged by Akbar (D) Land tax levied by Shivaji on neighbouring states Answer: Land tax levied by Shivaji on neighbouring states 14. The Indus Valley Houses were built of² (A) Bricks

(B) Bamboos (C) Stones (D) Wood Answer: Bricks 15. The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are indicative of the development of art under the² (A) Rashtrakutas (B) Pallavas (C) Pandyas (D) Chalukyas Answer: Chalukyas 16. Tansen, a great musician of his time, was in the court of² (A) Jahangir (B) Akbar (C) Shah Jahan (D) Bahadur Shah Answer: Akbar 17. The Court language of the Mughals was² (A) Urdu (B) Hindi (C) Arabic (D) Persian Answer: Persian 18. Who was sent to foreign countries by Asoka to preach Buddhism ? (A) Devanampiya (B) Menander (C) Sanghamitra (D) None of these Answer: Sanghamitra 19. Who among the following Hindu religious teachers was called to the Ibadat Khana of Emperor Akbar ? (A) Hari Vijaya Suri (B) Purushottama (C) Banuchandra Upadhayya (D) Vijay Sen Suri Answer: Purushottama 20. Gautam Buddha was born in² (A) Bodha Gaya (B) Patliputra (C) Lumbini (D) Vaishali Answer: Lumbini

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.