RRB NTPC History quiz for Stage I : 29/03/2019

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. The only Viceroy to be assassinated in India was?

(a) Lord Harding

(b) Lord Northbrook

(c) Lord Ellenborough

(d) Lord Mayo

Q2. Who was the founder of the Theosophical Society?

(a) Justice Ranade

(b) Madam Blavatsky

(c) Annie Besant

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q3. The First Woman President of the Indian National Congress was-

(a) Sarojini Naidu

(b) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

(c) Annie Besant

(d) Kadambani Ganguli

Q4. Kalinga War was fought in the year _______

(a) 1604 BC                        

(b) 261 BC

(c) 731 AD                                          

(d) 1113 AD

Q5. Chandragupta Maurya was born in _______.

(a) 340 BC                                       

(b) 563 BC

(c) 189 BC                           

(d) 99 BC

Q6. Ashoka was an emperor of the __________ Dynasty.

(a) Mughal

(b) Chola

(c) Maurya

(d) Gupta

Q7. Battle of Panipat was fought in the year 1526 between Babur and _________

(a) Rana Sanga                  

(b) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

(c) Hemu                                                             

(d) Ibrahim Lodi

Q8. Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by –

(a) Humayun                     

(b) Azam Shah

(c) Babur                                             

(d) Aurangzeb

Q9. Name the poet who wrote “Prithviraj Raso”, a poem describing Prithviraj Chauhan’s life?

(a) Vir Siroja                       

(b) Chand Bardai

(c) Meerja Umed                             

(d) Nur Fateh

Q10. Consider the following statements and identify the person-

During his stay in England, he endeavored to educate the British people about their responsibilities as rulers of India. He delivered speeches and published articles to support his opposition to the unjust and oppressive regime of the British Raj. In 1867, he helped to established the East India Association of which he became the Honorary Secretary.

(a)Pheroze Shah Mehta

(b)Mary Carpenter  

(c)Dadabhai Naoroji

(d)Anand Mohan Bose

Answer

Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Lord Mayo served as 4th Viceroy of India from 12 January 1869 to 8 February 1872. He was the first and only Viceroy to be assassinated in office by Sher Ali Afridi in Port Blair.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp. The Theosophical Society was officially formed on 17 November 1875 by Madame H P Blavatsky and Colonel H S Olcott in New York (USA).

Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Annie Besant was the First Woman President of the Indian National Congress in 1917.

Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The Kalinga War ( 262 – 261 BCE) was fought between the Maurya Empire under Ashoka and the state of Kalinga, an independent feudal kingdom located on the east coast, in the present-day state of Odisha north of Andhra Pradesh.

Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Chandragupta Maurya was born in 340 BC in Pataliputra, in modern-day Bihar. His background is, however, uncertain. Some claim that he was born to a Nanda prince and his maid-servant, Mura, from the Shudra caste, while others state that he belonged to the Moriya tribe of Peacock-tamers.

Ans.6.(c)

Exp.Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.

Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The First Battle of Panipat, on 21 April 1526, was fought between the invading forces of Babur and the Ibrahim Lodi. It took place in north India and marked the beginning of the Mughal Empire.

Ans.8.(d)

Exp. The Bibi-Ka-Maqbara is a beautiful mausoleum of Rabia-ul-Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb (1658-1707 A.D.). This mausoleum is believed to be constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D.

Ans.9.(b)

Exp. The Prithviraj Raso is a Brajbhasha epic poem about the life of the 12th century Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan. It is attributed to Chand Bardai, who according to the text, was a court poet of the king.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The statement given in question describes Dadabhai Naoroji also known as the Grand Old Man of India. He was a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader.

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