History GK

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History GK

History is a vast domain to cover especially for those who are preparing for competitive exams. Bifurcated into three parts namely, Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indian History, the syllabus of this subject is very diverse and comprehensive. Thus making it one of the most difficult subjects to cover for an exam. So are you ready to test your knowledge through some history GK questions? Pull up your socks and let’s get started! 


1. During the Indus Valley Civilization which The Great Bath Structure was found in which city?

2. Name the founder of the Magadh Empire?

3. Who amongst the following prince is responsible for the death of his father?

A) Ajaatsatru
B) Presejanite
C) Udyane
D) Chandropodyote

4. By whom the Jama Masjid was built?

5. In the Anglo-French rivalry in India, which of the following wars were decisive?

A) Battle of Assaye
B) Wandiwash Battle
C) Battle of Seringapatnam

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6. ‘At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India awakes to life and freedom’ is a very popular line spoken by whom?

7. When the East India Company set its foot in India, who was ruling England?

8. Which Indian city was earlier known as Avantika?

9. In which year, Portuguese captured Goa?

10. The practice of Sati was abolished and declared illegal by whom?

11. Who amongst the following was the first person to translate Bhagavad Gita to English?

A) Charles Wilkins
B) John Marshall
C) William Jones
D) Alexander Cunningham

12. Kublai Khan established the city called ‘Daydo’. Where is it situated?

13. Flint tools were used in which age?

14. Arrange the following treaties as per the chronological order

A) Treaty of Singapore
B) Treaty of Salbai
C) Treaty of Amritsar
D) Treaty of Balsain

15. Where did the Rigvedic Aryans live in India?

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16. During the ‘Satyagrah’ Mahatama Gandhi was arrested in the year?

17. Which was the first battle between Mohammad Gauri and Prithviraj Chauhan?

18. The construction of Qutub Minar was started by Outub-ud-in-Aibak in1192. Who completed it?

19. In Gujarat, which city of Indus Valley Civilization is found?

20. When Babur attacked Delhi, who was the ruler of Delhi?

21. Name of one the mosques built by Shahajan in Delhi.

22. What was the 1919 Indian Government called?

23. What was the reason for the launch of Swadeshi Movement?

24. Who was given the name ‘Desert Fox’?

25. Who gave the title of ‘Sardar’ to Vallabbhai Patel?

26. The Mohammad Anglo-Oriental College was later on known as?

27. The Gandhi-Irvine pact was known as?

28. Which of the following monuments was not built by Shah Jahan?

A) Jama Masjid
B) Fatehpur Sikhri
C) Taj Mahal
D) Red Fort

29. Who amongst the following was not a member of the ‘Navratana’ of Akbar?

A) Raja Maan Singh
B) Raja Bharmaal
C) Birbal
D) Tansen

30. Who is given the credit behind carrying Jainism in South India?

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31. Who was the mother of Vardhamana Mahavira?

32. Who attended the meeting of ‘Parliament of World’s Religion’ in the year 1893?

33. Which Dynasty was ruling India when Alexander invaded India?

34. In 1882, our national song Vande Mataram was first published in which newspaper?

35. Annie Besant was the first woman _ of Congress?

36. After defeating whom, Chandragupta Maurya established his Mauryan Dynasty?

37. Name the founder of the Vijayanagar Empire.

38. Name the founder of the Slave Dynasty in Delhi.

39. Postage stamps in India were introduced by which British Governor-General?

40. What was the original name of Swami Vivekananda?

41. During the Non-Cooperation Movement, who supported the cultivators of Bihar?

42. Who was the first Governor of India?

43. Which Indian freedom fighter was also regarded as ‘Lokmanya’?

44. Civil Disobedience movement was started in the year?

45. Name the metal not known to the people of Indian Valley Civilization.


  1. Mohenjo-Daro  
  2. Mahapadma Nanda 
  3. Ajaatsatru 
  4. Shah Jahan
  5. Battle of Wandiwash
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru
  7. Normans
  8. Malwa
  9. 1510 AD
  10. Lord William Bentinck
  11.  Charles Wilkins
  12. Beijing
  13. Upper Paleolithic Age
  14. B, A, D, C
  15. Sapta Sindhu Area
  16. 1908
  17. Battle of Tarain
  18. Iltutmish 
  19. Lothal 
  20. Ibrahim Lodi
  21. Jama-Masjid
  22. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms  
  23. Partition of Bengal
  24. General Rommel
  25. MK Gandhi
  26. Aligarh Muslim University
  27. 1931
  28. Fatehpur Sikri
  29. Raja Bharmal
  30. Bhadrabahu
  31. Maurya Princess
  32. Swami Vivekananda
  33. Nanda Dynasty
  34. Anandamath
  35. President 
  36. Nanda Dynasty
  37. Harihara I
  38. Qutub-ud-din-Aibak
  39. Lord Dalhousie 
  40. Narendra Nath Dutta 
  41. Swami Vivekanand
  42. Lord Clive
  43. Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
  44. 1930
  45. Iron 

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