Quiz 117: Indian History for Public Service Examinations

1. During Freedom Struggle of India, which among the following movements started with Dandi ?
[A] Swadeshi Movement
[B] Noncooperative Movement
[C] Civil Disobedience Movement
[D] Quit India Movement

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2. Who among the following prescribed the separate electorates for India on the basis of the Communal Award in August 1932?
[A] Lord Irwin
[B] Ramsay MacDonald
[C] Winston Churchill
[D] None of the above

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3. Who among the following also launched a Home rule Movement in India, apart from Annie Besant?
[A] Arubindo Ghosh
[B] Bal Gangadhar Tilak
[C] Gopal Krishna Gokhale
[D] Madan Mohan Malviya

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4. Which among the following rulers of Delhi Sultanate declared himself as Sikandar-I-Sani?
[A] Balban
[B] Kaiqubad
[C] Alauddin Khilji
[D] Firoz Tughlaq

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5. Which among the following dynasty is known to have constructed the temples at Khajuraho?
[A] Chandelas
[B] Chauhans
[C] Pratiharas
[D] Rastrakutas

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6. Which among the following Buddhist Canon is related to dealing with rules for monks and nuns ?
[A] Vinaya Pitaka
[B] Sutta Pitaka
[C] Abhidhamma Pitaka
[D] None of the above

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7. Savatthi was capital of which among the 16 Mahajanpadas?
[A] Kasi
[B] Kosala
[C] Matsya
[D] Anga

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8. An organization formed in Germany in 1914 during World War I by Indian students and political activists residing in the country was
[A] Ghadar Party
[B] Indian Independence Committee
[C] Indian National Army
[D] Communist Party of India

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9. Which among the following acts provided for direct control of Indian Affairs by the British Government?
[A] Government of India Act 1858
[B] Pitts India Act of 1784
[C] Government of India Act 1909
[D] Indian Councils Act 1892

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10. During the period of Harshavardhana the fields were watered by the pots which were called Ghati yantra. The writing of which among the following authors records this?
[A] Hiuen-tsang
[B] Subhandhu
[C] Dandin
[D] Banabhatta

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