Railway/SSC JE 2019 History quiz for Phase I and other railways exams 22/02/2019

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.Who gave Gandhi the title “Mahatma”?

(a)Rabindranath Tagore

(b) B. G . Tilak

(c) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q2.When the Simon Commission visited India, the Viceroy was

(a) Lloyd George

(b) Lord Irwin

(c) Lord Reading

(d) Lord Ripon

Q3. In opposition to which of the following was the ‘Independence for India League’ founded by the radical wing of the Congress party?

(a) The Gandhi-Irwin Pact

(b) The Home-rule Movement

(c) The Nehru report

(d) The Montford reforms

Q4.A resolution declaring Purna Swaraj (complete Independence as Indian’s political goal was passed in the ________ Congress of 1929.

(a) Shimla

(b) Lahore

(c) Madras

(d) Calcutta

Q5.Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Jahangir : William Hawkins

(b) Akbar : Sir Thomas Roe

(c) Shah Jahan : Travernier

(d) Aurangzeb : Manucci

Q6.The famous ‘Jama-Masjid’ of Delhi was built by

(a) Humayun

(b) Akbar

(c) Shahjahan

(d) Aurangzeb

Q7.Who among the following was the first to make use of artillery in warfare in medieval India?

(a) Babur

(b) Ibrahim Lodi

(c) Sher Shah Suri

(d) Akbar

Q8.What was the immediate aim of the Treaty of Purander in 1665?

(a) To gain goodwill of Shivaji

(b) To sow seeds of contention between Shivaji and Sultan of Bijapur

(c) To deceive Shivaji

(d) To make Shivaji a puppet of Mughals

Q9.Kautilya’s Arthashastra deals with the aspects of

(a) Political policies

(b) Religious life

(c) Social life

(d) None of these

Q10.Pulakesin II was the most famous ruler of?

(a) Cholas

(b) Chalukyas

(c) Pallavas

(d) Satavahanas

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.The title of Mahatma was bestowed on Gandhiji by Rabindranath Tagore.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp.On April 3, 1926 Lord Irwin was appointed 30th Viceroy and Governor-General of India. This was the most tumultuous period for the politics of India. During this period the important events were Visit of Simon Commission (1928), Nehru Report (1928), Jinnah’s 14 Points, Murder of Saunders in 1929 etc.

Ans.3.(c)

Exp.In April 1928, the “Independence of India League” was formed with Jawahar Lal Nehru and Subhash Chandra Bose as Secretaries and S. Srinivasa Iyengar as President in opposition to the Nehru Report.

Ans.4.(b)

Exp.In the Lahore session of December 1929, Congress passed the Poorna Swaraj resolution. It was the same session in which Jawaharlal Nehru was elected as president of the Congress.

Ans.5.(b)

Exp.In January 1615, Sir Thomas Roe presented his credentials to the emperor Jahangir as the Ambassador of the King of England.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp.The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā , commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 . The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Ans.Exp.Sol.The Mughal military employed a broad array of gunpowder weapons larger than personal firearms, from rockets and mobile guns to an enormous cannon.Artillery was first used by Babur in Battle of Panipat .

Ans.8.(b)

Exp.The Treaty of Purandar was signed between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Raja Jai Singh (on behalf of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb).There were some secret clauses in the treaty as well, which provided for Shivaji’s participation in the war against Bijapur on behalf of the Emperor.

Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The Arthashastra  is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in Sanskrit.It is authored by Kautilya.

Ans.10.(b)

Exp.Pulakesin II, was the most famous ruler of the Chalukya dynasty. During his reign, the Chalukyas of Badami saw their kingdom extend over most of the Deccan.He defeated Harsha near Narmada when he tried to extend his rule in south India.

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