Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SSC Quiz on Indian History with Explanation

Indian History Quiz

  • In which of the following systems of and settlement adopted by the English did provide more protection to interests of farmers?

    1. Permanent Settlement of Bengal
    2. Ryotwari Settlement of Madras
    3. Zamindari Settlements of Central States
    4. Malgujari Settlements of United States
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: The Ryotwari system instituted in some parts of British India, was one of the two main systems used to collect revenues from the cultivators of agricultural land. These revenues included undifferentiated land taxes and rents, which were collected simultaneously. Under the Ryotwari system, settlement of land revenue was directly made between the government and the ryot i.e the cultivators or tenants. Moreover, in the ryotwari settlement the revenue was fixed for a period of thirty years. and not on a permanent basis as was in the case of the permanent settlement.

Indian History Quiz

  • 2. Which of the following languages was in vogue during mughal period in the courts of India?

    1. French
    2. Persian
    3. Portuguese
    4. Arabic
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: Although early Mughals spoke the Chagatai language and maintained some Turko-Mongol practices, they became essentially Persianized and transferred the Persian literary and high culture to India, thus forming the base for the Indo-Persian culture. Persian language became the lingua franca of the court and empire

Indian History Quiz

  • 3. Which of the following pairs contributed significantly to integrate the princely states into Indian Union

    1. Sardar Patel and Jawahar Lal nehru
    2. Sardar Patel and V.P Menon
    3. Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi
    4. Sardar Patel and K.M Munsi
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: At the time of Indian independence, India was divided into two sets of territories, the first being the territories of British India which were under the direct control of the India office in London and the Governor-General of India, and the second being the "Princely States", the territories over which the Crown had suzeraintly, but which were under the control of their hereditary rulers. In addition, there were several colonial enclaves controlled by France and Portugal. The integration of these territories into Dominion of India created by the Indian Independence Act 1947 by the British Parliament was a declared objective of the Indian National Congress, which the Government of india pursued over the years 1947 to 1949. Through a combination of tactics, sardar Vallabhai Patel and V.P Menon in the months immediately preceding and following the independence convinced the rulers of almost all of the hundreds of princely states to accede to India.

Indian History Quiz

  • 4. The writer of Ram Charit manas, Tulsidas was related to which ruler?

    1. Chandragupta Maurya
    2. Nawab Vajid Ali Shah
    3. Harsha
    4. Akbar
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option D
    Explanation:
    Note:Akbar and Tulsidas were contemporary. It was because of the close friendship between the two that Akbar ordered a firman that followers of Rama, Hanuman and other Hindus should not be harassed in his kingdom.

Indian History Quiz

  • 5. Who established Mahabalipuram?

    1. Pallava
    2. Pandya
    3. Chola
    4. Chalukya
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note:Mahabalipuram, derived Mamallapuram is the prior and colloquial name of a town in Kancheepuram district in the indian state of Tamil Nadu, now officially called Mamallapuram. Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian Dynasty of the Pallavas near the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Indian History Quiz

  • 6. When was first telegraph line started in India?

    1. 1851
    2. 1875
    3. 1884
    4. 1900
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note: In 1850, the first experimental electric telegraph line was started between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour. In 1851, it was opened for the use of the British East India Company.

Indian History Quiz

  • 7.The Home rule league was started by

    1. Mahatma Gandhi
    2. Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak
    3. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    4. Rajendra Prasad
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: The All India Home Rule League was a national political organization founded in 1916 to lead the national demand for self-government termed Home Rule, and to obtain the status of a Dominion within the british epire as enjoyed by Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand etc at that time. Between 1916 and 1918 , when the war was closing, prominent indians like Joseph Baptista, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, G.S Khaparde, Sir S. Subramaniayer and the leader of Theosophical Society, Annie Besant decided to organize a national alliance of league across india.

Indian History Quiz

  • 8.When did the British Govt. start ruling India Directly?

    1. After the battle of Plassey
    2. After the Battle of Panipat
    3. After the War of Mysore
    4. After Sepoy Mutiny
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note: The British -administered territories in India were expanded in three successive waves. The first wave(A.D 1757-66) brought under direct british rule Bengal, Bihar and Northern Circars along the north-west shore of the Bay of Bengal;the second (A.D 1790-1818) brought the carnatic, the upper Ganges Basin, and the Western Deccan;the third(A.D 1843-9) brough the Indus Basin. In the battle of Plassey, a British army of 2800 British soldiers and sepoys routed a bengal army of 100,000 men. 

Indian History Quiz

  • 9.The Saka era commencing from A.D 78 was founded by

    1. Kanishka
    2. Ashoka
    3. Chandragupta
    4. Vikramaditya
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note: The date of Kanishka's accession is disputed, ranging from 78 to 248. The generally accepted date of 78 is also the basis for an era presumably started by the Shakas and used in addition to the Gregorian calender by the present-day indian Government.

Indian History Quiz

  • 10. Which sufi's dargah is at Ajmer?

    1. Baba Farid
    2. Qutb-din Bakhtiyar Kaki
    3. Moinuddin Chisti
    4. Khwaja Bahuddin
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note: Moinuddin Chisti also known as Gharib Nawaz, "Benefactor of the Poor" was the most famous sufi saint of the chishti order of the Indian Subcontinent who introduced and established the order in South Asia. Dargah sharif or Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer, Rajashthan,India.

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