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History Gk Questions

These multiple choice questions cover a variety of topics, from ancient India to modern day. Whether you’re studying for an exam or just brushing up your knowledge, these questions are sure to help.

Read through each one carefully, ensuring that you understand the question before attempting to answer.

1. Who was the founder of Mughal Empire?

A) Akbar

B) Babur

C) Humayun

D) Zahir-ud-din Muhammad

Answer: B) Babur

2. Which dynasty did Prithviraj Chauhan belong to?

A) Maurya Dynasty

B) Chola Dynasty

C) Gupta Dynasty

D) Chauhan Dynasty

Answer: D) Chauhan Dynasty

3. What is the period between 8000 BC and 4000 BC known as in Indian history?

A )Neolithic Period

B) Paleolithic Period

C) Harappan Civilization

D) Vedic Period

Answer: B) Paleolithic Period

4. Who was the founder of Buddhism in India?

A) Mahavira

B) Gautam Buddha

C) Adi Shankaracharya

D) Guru Nanak

Answer: B) Gautam Buddha

5. The famous ruler Harshavardhana hailed from which dynasty?

A) Maurya Dynasty

B) Chola Dynasty

C) Gupta Dynasty

D) Pratihara Dynasty

Answer: D) Pratihara Dynasty

6. During whose reign did Chola Empire reach its peak?

A) Rajaraja I

B) RajendraI

C) Kulottunga I

D) Rajaraja II

Answer: B) Rajendra I

7. From which language did modern Hindi originate?

A) Sanskrit

B) Urdu

C) Pali

D) Prakrit

Answer: A) Sanskrit

8. Who wrote the book ‘Indica’ which is considered to be a valuable source for ancient Indian history?

A) Megasthenes

B) Strabo

C) Pliny the Elder

D) Herodotus

Answer: A) Megasthenes

9. When was the Battle of Plassey fought?

A) 1757

B) 1576

C) 1690

D) 1782

Answer: A) 1757

10. Who was the founder of Asoka Maurya dynasty?

A) Bindusara

B) Ashoka

C) Chandragupta Maurya

D) Kanishka

Answer: C) Chandragupta Maurya

11. Who was the first woman prime minister of India?

A) Indira Gandhi

B) Pratibha Patil

C) Sushma Swaraj

D) Vasundhara Raje

Answer: A) Indira Gandhi

12. Who is known as the father of Indian Constitution?

A) Mahatma Gandhi

B) B.R. Ambedkar

C) Jawaharlal Nehru

D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: B) B.R. Ambedkar

13. Which battle marked the end of the Mughal Empire in India?

A) Third Battle of Panipat

B) Battle of Buxar

C) Battle of Plassey

D) Second Battle of Tarain

Answer: B) Battle of Buxar

14. Which city was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire?

A) Hampi

B) Warangal

C) Madurai

D) Kanchipuram

Answer: A) Hampi

15. Who is considered the “Father of Indian Unrest”?

A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

B) Mahatma Gandhi

C) Jawaharlal Nehru

D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

16. Who was the first Indian astronaut to go to space?

A) Rakesh Sharma

B) Sunita Williams

C) Kalpana Chawla

D) Yuri Gagarin

Answer: A) Rakesh Sharma

17. Who is known as the “Nightingale of India”?

A) Lata Mangeshkar

B) Asha Bhosle

C) Noor Jehan

D) M. S. Subbulakshmi

Answer: D) M. S. Subbulakshmi

18. Which dynasty ruled India during the period of the Mahabharata war?

A) Maurya Dynasty

B) Gupta Dynasty

C) Kuru Dynasty

D) Pallava Dynasty

Answer: C) Kuru Dynasty

19. Who was the first president of India?

A) Rajendra Prasad

B) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

C) Zakir Hussain

D) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Answer: A) Rajendra Prasad

20. Who was the last king of the Mughal Empire?

A) Bahadur Shah Zafar

B) Aurangzeb

C) Akbar

D) Shah Jahan

Answer: A) Bahadur Shah Zafar

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