History Quiz - Mutliple Choice Questions and Answers

All the history quiz questions listed below are the questions and answers which have already been asked in KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) show.

1. Which one of these American politician was born in United States of America?

  1. Bobby Jindal
  2. Henry Kissinger
  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  4. Modeline Albright

2. Which Muslim saint lived in the place where Fatehpur Sikri was built?

  1. Muhammed Bin Tughlaq
  2. Ali Malik
  3. Jainulabdeen Shah Badar
  4. Salim Chisti Sheikh

3. Which Indian city was known in ancient times as ’Saket’?

  1. Allahabad
  2. Lucknow
  3. Faizabad
  4. Patna

4. Late Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia was the Maharani of

  1. Gwalior
  2. Bhopal
  3. Surat
  4. Jaipur

5. Which of the following musical instruments is of Indian origin?

  1. Sitar
  2. Flute
  3. Violin
  4. Tabla

6. ’Ramtanu’ was the original name of

  1. Kabir
  2. Tulsidas
  3. Birbal
  4. Tansen

7. Kautilya and Panani were the products of which one of the following ancient Indian universities?

  1. Taxila
  2. Vikramashila
  3. Nalanda
  4. Vallabhi

8. Which Mughal Emperor was deported to Rangoon by the British?

  1. Bahadur Shah I
  2. Shah Jahan
  3. Akbar Shah I
  4. Bahadur Shah II

9. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the

  1. Danes
  2. French
  3. Portuguese
  4. Dutch

10. Under which Indian emperor’s reign was the Jama Masjid in Delhi built?

  1. Jehangir
  2. Akbar
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Aurangzeb

11. Everyone knows ’The Taj Mahal’. It was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan, but for whom?

  1. Mumtaz Mahal
  2. Jahani Mahal
  3. Farida Mahal
  4. Toba Begum

12. Which Indian city was gifted by the Portuguese as dowry to Charles II, the King of England, when he got married to the sister of the King of Portugal in 1662?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Panaji
  3. Chennai
  4. Pondicherry

13. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was

  1. Amritsar
  2. Lahore
  3. Kaputhala
  4. Patiala

14. Name the Rajput princess whom Akbar married.

  1. Mumtaz Mahal
  2. Jodha Bai
  3. Noor Jehan
  4. Jija Bai

15. Who among the following is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans?

  1. Minhaj-us-Siraj
  2. Shams-i-Siraj Afif
  3. Ziauddin Barani
  4. Amir Khusro

16. Which was the largest and richest among the princely states of pre-Independence period?

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Gwalior
  3. Mysore
  4. Jaipur

17. Ellora in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) is famous for ancient caves representing Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Of these, the largest number pertains to

  1. Zorastrianism
  2. Hinduism
  3. Buddhism
  4. Jainism

18. During the 1857 mutiny who was the queen of Jhansi’s trusted general?

  1. Tantia Tope
  2. Bhagat Singh
  3. Hyder Ali
  4. Chandrasekhar Azad

19. Who completed the construction of Qutb Minar at Delhi?

  1. Qutb-ud-din Aibak
  2. Iltutmish
  3. Babur
  4. Humayun

20. Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism?

  1. Chandragupta Maurya
  2. Ajatashatru
  3. Ashoka
  4. Akbar

21. Where was India’s first civilization settled?

  1. Deccan
  2. Kashmir
  3. Ganges Plain
  4. Indus Valley

22. Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?

  1. Mirza Galib
  2. Rabindranath Tagore
  3. Debendranath Tagore
  4. Mohammad Iqbal

23. What king was the first to use rockets in warfare?

  1. Shah Jahan
  2. Jehangir
  3. Hyder Ali
  4. Tipu Sultan

24. Who is known as the "Napoleon of India"?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Akbar
  3. Chandragupta
  4. Samudragupta

25. Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat?

  1. The Mughals
  2. The Rajputs
  3. The British
  4. The Afghans

26. Who were the first European settlers in India?

  1. English
  2. Portuguese
  3. Dutch
  4. French

27. During the reign of which emperor is the poet Kalidasa accepted to have lived?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
  3. Bimbisara
  4. Akbar

28. What ruler is referred to as the ’Mad Monarch’?

  1. Ashoka
  2. Akbar
  3. Mohammad bin Tughlaq
  4. Hyder Ali

29. The Brihadeeswara temple at Tanjore was built by an emperor of what dynasty?

  1. Chera
  2. Chola
  3. Mughal
  4. Pandya

30. Who built the Taj Mahal in India?

  1. Akbar
  2. Jahangir
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Aurangzeb

31. What age in Indian History is referred to as the ’Golden Age’?

  1. Mughal
  2. Gupta
  3. Maurya
  4. Ancient

32. Who was the prime minister of Nandas?

  1. Raksas
  2. Asoka
  3. Chanakya
  4. Nanda

33. The daughter of what general of Alexander’s army married Chandragupta Maurya?

  1. Ptolemaius
  2. Clitus
  3. Seleukos Nikator
  4. Diomedes

34. Who found the Mauryan Empire in India?

  1. Chandragupta
  2. Kanishka
  3. Ashoka
  4. Chanakya

35. Who was the first Mughal emperor of India?

  1. Akbar
  2. Ibrahim Lodhi
  3. Babar
  4. Sher Shah

36. In which year was India’s capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?

  1. 1900
  2. 1911
  3. 1929
  4. 1935

37. During whose reign did the apostle St.Thomas go to India to preach Christianity?

  1. Antialkidas
  2. Wema Kadphises
  3. Gondophernes
  4. Kujala Kadphises

38. We know most of what we know today because of Megasthenes, an ambassador to the Maurya court. What empire was Megasthenes an ambassador for?

  1. Greek
  2. Egyptian
  3. Ottoman
  4. Roman

39. Which Satvahana ruler adopted the title Tri-samudra-toya-pita-vahana?

  1. Simuka
  2. Yajnasri Satkarni
  3. Gautamiputra Sri Satkarni
  4. Vashishtiputra Pulumayi

40. What are Archer, Standard, Battle-axe, Kacha, and Tiger-slayer all types of?

  1. Swords
  2. Coins
  3. Bows
  4. Inscriptions

41. Chandragupta, who first gained power after capturing the rich Ganges Valley, went on to create what ancient Indian empire with his son and grandson?

  1. Maurya
  2. Gupta
  3. Tamil
  4. Deccan

42. The Gandhara and Mathura School of Art developed during the reign of which ruler?

  1. Kanishka
  2. Menander
  3. Skandgupta
  4. Harshavardhana

43. Who was the French governor who was defeated by Robert Clive during the Anglo-French wars in India?

  1. Multiplex
  2. Charles de Gaulle
  3. Dupleix
  4. Napoleon

44. The Iron Pillar at Mehrauli was built during the ruling period of which dynasty?

  1. Satvahanas Dynasty
  2. Kushan Dynasty
  3. Maurya Dynasty
  4. Gupta Dynasty

45. Who was the last ruler of the Mauryan Kingdom?

  1. Asoka
  2. Tivara
  3. Brihadratha
  4. Kunal

46. Which Chinese traveller’s description about the Indian society are recorded in the book ’Fo-Kero-Ki’?

  1. Pan-Ku
  2. I-tsing
  3. Fa-hien
  4. Hiuen Tsang

47. There were four dynasties flourising in Tamil Nadu. Three of them were Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas. Which was the fourth?

  1. Pallavas
  2. Kakatiyas
  3. Hoysalas
  4. Rashtrakutas

48. Known as the "philosopher king", Asoka was the emperer of the Maurya empire as of 268 BC. What was his relationship to Chandragupta, the original founder of the empire?

  1. Son-in-law
  2. Grandson
  3. Son
  4. Nephew

49. Which king adopted titles such as Param Bhagaveta and Maharajadhiraja Sri Bhattaraka?

  1. Chandragupta II
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Samudragupta
  4. Asoka

50. Complete the trilogy, famous during the Indian Independence stuggle. Two were called Lal and Bal. Who was the third?

  1. Pal
  2. Gandhi
  3. Mal
  4. Bose

51. One of the famous and controversial person during the freedom struggle who opposed Gandhiji’s ideologies of non-violence and non-cooperation was one of these men. Which?

  1. Gopalakrishna Ghokale
  2. Nehru
  3. Subhas Chandra Bose
  4. Vallabhai Patel

52. Back to the olden days. Who was left behind as the governor of India by Alexander the Great?

  1. Chandragupta
  2. Selucus
  3. Ptolemey
  4. Patrocles

53. Which of these facts about Chandragupta is true?

  1. He trained women to protect his palace.
  2. He converted to Buddhism and rejected war.
  3. He had stone pillars set up through India with Buddhist inscriptions on them.
  4. He called his people children.

54. Which of the following places in India was ruled by the Ahoms for more than 600 years?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Tripura
  3. Bihar
  4. Assam

55. Which museum was designed by George Witter, was formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum?

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya
  2. Mahatma Gandhi Sanghralaya
  3. Dr. Ambedkar Sanghralaya
  4. Veermata Sanghralaya

56. Which museum is the largest in India?

  1. Subhash Chandra Bose Museum
  2. Calcutta Museum
  3. Tagore Museum
  4. Indian Museum

57. In 1780, Tipu’s father attacked Carnatic and routed a British army. He was defeated and died in _______.

  1. 1781
  2. 1783
  3. 1780
  4. 1782

58. The Gandhi Mandapam where Gandhiji’s ashes were placed before immersion is in _______.

  1. Ganga
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Kanyakumari
  4. Gandhinagar

59. Which caves dating back to 600 A.D. are located on Gharapuri Island in Mumbai

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