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1. In which culture is the earliest evidence of silver in India found? – Harappan Culture
2. Which Indus city was known for water management? – Mohenjo-daro
3. Which is the most important divinity of Rigveda? – Varuna
4. Which animal was known to ancient Vedic people? – Lion
5. What is Apabhramsa? – a work of the Jains
6. Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha? – Vardhamana Mahavira
7. Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali ? – Shishunaga
8. Which was initially the most powerful city state of Indian in the 6th century B. C. ? – Magadh
9. In which century did Ashoka reign? – Third century B.C.
10. To which dynasty did Senguttuvam belong? – Chera
11. To which region did Satavahanas belonged? – Andhra region
12. who were the first to attribute coins to the kings? – Indo Greeks
13. Which Gupta ruler defeated the Huna ruler, Mihirakula ? – Yasodharman
14. Vatapi was the capital of the which reign? – Chalukyas
15. Who first divided his empire into Iqtas during the process of civil administration? – Iltutmish
16. Who was the King who did not allow anybody to laugh in his court? – Balban
17. In which region of India was the Firdausi order of Sufism popular? – Bihar
18. Which Mughalemperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar? – Akbar
19. Which Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India? – Jahangir
20. Who established the earliest Surat factories? – English
21. Which war was ended by the Treaty of Madras? – First Mysore war
22. Who gave the motto ‘Go back to the Vedas’ ? – Swami Dayanand Saraswati
23. Who could not term as a ‘Moderate’? – Bipin Chandra Pal
24. In which year Delhi became the capital of India? – 1911
25. Who led the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905) ? – Surendranath Banerjee
26. In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development? – Seals
27. From which place did the Aryans came to India from– Central Asia
28. In which reign was the first Buddhist Council held? – Ajatashatru
29. What does the word 'Ashoka' literally mean? – Bereft of sadness
30. Who were the first to issue gold coins? – Indo Greeks
31. To which work is Devichandraguptam related? – Chandra Gupta II
32. Who built the famous Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in the 13th century ? – Tejapala
33. Prithviraj Chauhan belonged to which Rajput dynasty? – Gahadavalas
34. In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called 'paragana' was headed by an official? – Amil
35. Who was a contemporary of Chingiz Khan? – Iltutmish
36. In which year Akbar assumed actual control over the administration of his empire? – 1560
37. In which language was the account of Babur’s life written? – Turki
38. The Maratha power reached its zenith during which Peshwaship? – Balaji II
39. The First Anglo-Burmese War was concluded by a treaty Which is that? – Treaty of Yandaboo
40. Who was the first Governor General of Bengal? – Warren Hastings
41. Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session ? – George Yule
42. Who attended all the three Round Table Conferences? – B. R. Ambedkar
43. Who started the newspaper Shome Prakash? – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
44. Purushsukta is a part of which veda? – Rigveda
45. Knowledge about the- existence of which animal is doubtful in the Indus VaElley Civilization? – Cat
46. Who presided over the first Buddhist Council held at Rajgriha ? – Maha Kassapa
47. Which region did not form the part of Ashoka's empire? – Madras
48. Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda ? – Charaka
49. Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles? – Balban
50. Which Mughals is regarded more as an adventurer than a ruler? – Babar
51. Who was the founder of the French East India Company? – Colbert
52. Where was the Arya Samaj setup for the first time in 1875 ? – Bombay
53. Who founded the Banaras Hindu University? – Madan Mohan Malviya
54. What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age? – Fire
55. Which was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age? – Caste system
56. By whom were the triratnas were stressed? – Mahavira
57. In which battle Porus was defeated by Alexander? – Hydaspes
58. What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? – Brahmi
59. Who earned the title of a 'Liberator' ? – Ashoka
60. Nalanda University flourished during the reign of which ruler? – Harsha
61. Who was the first Muslim ruler in India? – Muhammad Ghori
62. Who was contemporary of Namdev? – Sena
63. By whom was the coin rupia first issued? – Sher Shah
64. Which rulers fought the fourth Anglo-Mysore in which he was killed? – Tipu Sultan
65. Which is the oldest surviving newspaper in India? – Bombay Samachar
66. Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest? – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
67. Where has the use of plough been evidenced? – Kalibangan
68. In Rigvedic society, which was unknown? – Child marriage
69. In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan? – Malia
60. Tradition has it that By whom was Ajatasatru instigated to murder his father? – Devadatta
61. Which language was used in the literature of Sangam period? – Tamil
62. The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose presidentship ? – Vasurnitra
63. Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period? – Broach
64. With which man Al Beruni came to India? – Mahmud of Ghazni
65. Which pioneer was in preaching Nirguna Bhakti in medieval India? – Ramananda
66. Of whom was Tulsidas was a contemporary? – Akbar
67. Which was the first English ship that came to India? – Red Dragon
68. Which was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh? – Lahore
69. Who is associated with the Local Self- Government Act? – Ripon
70. Which leader of the Revolution of 1857 had the real name of Ram Chandra Pandurang ? – Tatiya Tope
71. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in which year? – 1889
72. The capital of India was shifted to Delhi during which reign? – Hardinge
73. In which nomad man started settling? – Neolithic Age
74. Upanishads, also known as the Vedantas, are How many are these upanishads? – 108
75. who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras? – Mahavira
76. Of which influence does the sculptures of the Gandhara school reflect? – Greeks
77. In which year did Ashoka the Great conquered Kalinga? – 261 B.C.
78. During which time was Gandhara school of art developed? – Mauryas
79. What do the Ajanta paintings depict? – scenes from the Jatakas
80. Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire ? – Dantidurga
81. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji ? – Kashmir
82. During the reign of Iltutmish which was a silver coin in use? – Tanka
83. Who said, “Ram and Rahim are the two different name of the same God” ? – Kabir
84. During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed? – Sher Shah
85. Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’? – Guru Hargovind
86. When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly? – After Sepoy Mutiny
87. What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati? – Mula Shankar
88. In which was Rani Lakshmi Bai died fighting the British? – Kalpi
89. Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during which Viceroyality? – Curzon
90. In which year did Annie Besant enjoy the President ship of the INC? – 1917
91. Who started the first newspaper in India? – James A. Hickey
92. Who pioneered Khilafat Movement? – Ali Brothers
93. Which was the first metal used by man? – Copper
94. Which contains the Gayatri Mantra? – Rigveda
95. By whom was the Fourth Buddhist-Council held? – Kanishka
96. Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located? – Indus and Jhelum
97. During the Sangam Age, Uraiyur was the capital of which rular? – Cholas
98. Who were the first to establish trade contacts with the Roman empire? – Tamils
99. By whom was Decimal system introduced? – Bhaskara
100. Which general of Alauddin Khalji conquered Deccan a number of times ? – Malik Kafur

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