RRB NTPC History quiz for Stage I : 24th August 2019

RRB NTPC 2019 History quiz for Phase I

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

Q1. When was our National Anthem first sung and where :

(a) January 24, 1950 in Calcutta

(b) January 24,1929 in Allahabad

(c) January 24,1947 in Delhi

(d) December 27,1911 in Calcutta

Answer & Explanation

Exp. It was first sung in Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27 December 1911. “Jana Gana Mana” was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on 24 January 1950.

Q2. The revenue system initiated by Sher Shah influenced the revenue system of

(a) Alauddin Khalji

(b) Babar

(c) Akbar

(d) Aurangzeb

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sher Shah was the first Muslim ruler who got the whole of the land measured and fixed the land-tax on it on just and fair principles.The land of each peasant was measured first in “bighas” and then half of it was fixed as the land tax. The settlement made between the Govt. and the peasant in respect of the land revenue was always put in black and white. It influence the revenue system of Akbar.

Q3. The second Battle of Panipat was fought between Hemu and

(a) Babar

(b) Humayun

(c) Akbar

(d) Ibrahim Lodhi

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Second Battle of Panipat was fought on November 5, 1556, between the forces of Hemu, the Hindu general and Chief Minister of Adil Shah Suri, and the army of the Mughal emperor Akbar.

Q4. Akbar’s guardian teacher was

(a) Abul Fazl

(b) Bairam Khan

(c) Abdul Latif

(d) Kabir

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bairam Khan also Bayram Khan  was an important military commander, later commander-in-chief of the Mughal army, a powerful statesman and regent at the court of the Mughal emperors Humayun and Akbar. He was also guardian, chief mentor, adviser, teacher and the most trusted ally of Akbar.

Q5. Banabhatta, a great scholar, lived during the reign of

(a) Ashoka

(b) Harsha

(c) Kanishka

(d) Chandragupta II

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Baṇabhaṭṭa was a 7th-century Sanskrit prose writer and poet of India. He was the Asthana Kavi in the court of King Harsha Vardhana, who reigned c. 606–647 CE in north India.

Q6. Who wrote the biography of Harshavardhana?

(a) Aryabhatta

(b) Kalidasa

(c) Shaka

(d) Banabhatta

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Baṇabhaṭṭa was a 7th-century Sanskrit prose writer and poet of India. He was the Asthana Kavi in the court of King Harsha Vardhana. Bānabhata principal works include a biography of Harsha, the Harshacharita and Kadambari.

Q7. Where did Rigvedic Aryans live in India?

(a) Northern India

(b) All over India

(c) Eastern part of India

(d) Sapta Sindhu area

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The entire region including Afghanistan, Swat Valley, Punjab and Indo-Gangetic watershed has been referred in Rig-Veda once as the Sapta Sindhava or Sapta Sindhu.

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding Freedom Movement:

  1. The Congress was split into two factions as its Surat Session in 1907.
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak revived the festivals of Ganpati and Shivaji in Maharashtra to arouse a new spirit among the youth of the country.

III. Aurobindo Ghosh was arrested in connection with Alipore bomb case.

Which of these statements(s) is/are correct?

(a) III only

(b) I and II 

(c) II and II 

(d) I, II and III

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Congress was split into two extremists and moderates in Surat Session in 1907. Bal Gangadhar Tilak revived the Ganpati Festival in 1892 and Shivaji festival in 1894 in Maharashtra to arouse a new spirit among the youth of the country.  The British Government arrested Sri Aurobindo and many young revolutionaries in relation to Alipore bomb case in 1908.

Q9. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Partition of Bengal    ____ 1905

(b) Foundation of Muslim League _____ 1906

(c) Surat Split   _____ 1907

(d) Transfer of India’s Capital from Calcutta to Delhi _____ 1909

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On 12 December 1911, during the Delhi Durbar, George V, then Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary, his Consort, made the announcement that the capital  to be shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

Q10. Who was the first editor of the Jugantar?

(a) Barindra Ghosh

(b) Bipin Chandra Pal

(c) Jatindra Nath Mukherjee

(d) Bhupendranath Dutta

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Jugantar was a Bengali revolutionary newspaper founded in 1906 in Calcutta by Barindra Kumar Ghosh, Abhinash Bhattacharya and Bhupendranath Dutt. A political weekly, it was founded in March 1906 and served as the propaganda organ for the nascent revolutionary organisation Anushilan Samiti that was taking shape in Bengal at the time.  Bhupendranath Dutt served as the editor of the newspaper till his arrest in 1907.

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