Railway/SSC JE 2019 History quiz for Phase I and other railways exams 12/02/2019

Railway/SSC JE 2019 History quiz for Phase I

Railway/SSC JE History quiz for  (Phase I), RRB NTPC, SSC various exams and other competitive exams.

Q1. One of them was not conquered by Kanishka from China. Identify.

(a) Khotan

(b) Yarkand

(c) Kashgar

(d) Kapisa

Q2.  Who among the following is referred to as the ‘Sadhu from the west ’?

(a) Thomas of Cannan

(b) St Thomas

(c) St Bartholomew

(d) None of the above

Q3. The largest urban centre in ancient India had been

(a) Pataliputra

(b) Kausambi

(c) Taxila

(d) Kannauj

Q4. Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor died in?

(a) 1507                                               

(b) 1607

(c) 1707                                                

(d) 1807

Q5. Battle of Haldighati in 1576 was fought between Akbar and _______.

(a) Sher Shah

(b) Maharana Pratap

(c) Hemu Vikramaditya

(d) Nader Shah

Q6. The Red Fort (Delhi) was built by ______.

(a) Babur

(b) British

(c) Shah Jahan

(d) Aurangzeb

Q7. The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by?

(a) V. D.  Savakar

(b) B. G. Tilak

(c)  R. C. Mazumdar

(d) S.N. Sen

Q8. Who succeeded Mir Jafar?

(a) Haider Ali

(b) Tipu Sultan

(c) Chanda Sahib

(d) Mir Qasim

Q9. Which of the following battles was fought by the allied forces of Shuja-ud-Daulah, Mir Kasim and Shah Alam against Robert Clive?

(a) Battle of Buxar

(b) Battle of Wandiwash

(c) Battle of Chelianwala

(d) Battle of Tarain

Q10. The Revolt of 1857 in Awadh and Lucknow was led by-

(a) Wajid Ali Shah

(b) Begum Hazrat Mahal

(c) Asaf-ud-daula

(d) Begum Zeenat Mahal



Exp. Kapisa is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Located in the north-east of the country. Its capital is Mahmud-i-Raqi.


Exp. Saint Thomas is traditionally believed to have sailed to India in 52AD to spread the Christian faith, and is believed to have landed at the port of Muziris. He is known as ‘Sadhu from the West’.


Exp. Pataliputra (now Patna) is located at the confluence of the Ganges and Son Rivers in northeastern India. It was the capital city of the Mauryan Empire 326–184 B.C it was perhaps the largest city in the world.It was one of the biggest urban centre in the ancient history.


Exp. Aurangzeb died in Ahmednagar on 20 February 1707 at the age of 89.


Exp. The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18 June 1576 between the Rana of Mewar  Maharana Pratap; and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.


Exp. The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan.


Exp. The Uprising of 1857 was described as the first Indian war of Independence by V. D.  Savarkar.


Exp. Mir Jafar Ali Khan Bahadur was the Nawab of Bengal with support from the British East India Company. He was succeeded by Mir Qasim.


Exp. The Battle of Buxar was fought on 22 October 1764 between the forces under the command of the British East India Company led by Hector Munro and the combined armies of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal the Nawab of Awadh and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. The battle fought at Buxar, a “small fortified town” within the territory of Bengal.


Exp. During the First War of Independence, from 1857 to 1858, Begum Hazrat Mahal’s band of supporters, led by Raja Jailal Singh, rebelled against the forces of the British East India Company; later, they seized control of Lucknow and she declared her son, Birjis Qadra, as the ruler (Wali) of Oudh.

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