TOP 100 Question of History- For SSC, Railway, RRB,UPSC and Govt exam


1 What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions? Brahmi
4 At which place did Mahatma Gandhi start his first Satyagraha in India? Champaran
6 Who was the British PM at the time of Revolt of 1857? Lord Palmerston
7 Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda? Charaka
8 Which Veda throws light on the beliefs and practices of the non-Aryans? Atharvaveda
9 Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India? Aurangzeb
10 What was Sher Shah’s real name? Farid
11 Who earned the title of a ‘Liberator’? Ashoka
12 Who, was the Nanda ruler at the time of Alexander’s invasion? Dhana Nanda
13 Which Chola ruler converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chela lake’? Rajendra I
14 During which reign was Kalidasa lived? Chandragupta II
15 The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rigveda is dedicated to which deity? Savitri
17 Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the ‘destroyer of foes’? Bindusara
18 Under which sultan, Chalisa land increased considerably? Alauddin Khilji
19 Which Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India? Jahangir
20 Who was the first foreigner to invade India? Darius I
21 Who was the first governor of Portuguese in India? De Almeida
22 During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name? Champaran
23 Who is the Father of local self government in India? Lord Ripon
24 Who introduced Mansabdari system? Akbar
25 By whom was the Indian Independence League set up? Rasbihari Bose
26 On which river did Pulakesin II defeat Harshavardhana? Narmada
27 By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504? Sikandar Lodhi
28 Who deciphered Adhikansh Inscriptions for the first time?James Prinsep.
30 By whom was the practice of Sati was declared illegal? Lord William Bentick
31 Which was the God of animal during the later Vedic period ? Rudra
32 From where sufi movement was started? Persia
33 By whom was the famous ‘Kirti Stambha’ at Chittor built? Rana Kumbha
34 Analects is sacred text of which religion? Confucius Religion
35 Which Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar? Sisodiya
36 Which ruler at first assumed the title of ‘Hazrat-i-Ala’ and afterwards‘Sultan’?Sher Shah Suri
37 Who is related to Sarvodaya and Bhoodan movement? Acharya VinodaBhave
38 Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’? Guru Hargobind
39 Which was capital of Raja Ranjit Singh of Punjab? Lahore
40 High Courts in Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras were established in which year? 1861
41 With whom did Alberuni come to India? Mahmud of Ghazni
42 Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles? Balban
43 Who was the daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb? Zebunnisa
44 Who was the first speaker of independent India? G.V. Mavlankar
45 Where was first Madarasa set up by the British in India? Calcutta
46 In India, where did the Dutch establish their earliest factory? Masulipatnam
47 Who was the writer of ‘the Indian War of Independence’? V.D. Savarkar
49 In which battle did Nadir shah defeated Muhammad Shah? Karnal

50 By whom was the first muslim invasion of India lead? MuhammadbinQasim

51 What is the subject matter of the Upanishads ? Religion
52 Who betrayed Siraj-ud-Daulah in the battle of Plassey in 1757? Mir Jafar
53 Who invited Babar to invade India? Alam Khan
54 Who attended the Second Round Table Conference as the representative of theCongress?Mahatma Gandhi
55 Who was the member of ‘Din-i-Ilahi’? King Birbal
56 With whom was the last opportunity to avoid the partition of India lost? Cabinet Mission
57 Who is known as the ‘Indian Bismark’? Vallabh bhai Patel
58 Memories of Babur (Tuzk-e-Baburi) was written in which language? Turkish
59 Who organised Ashwamedha Yajna in Gupta Period? Samudragupta
60 Which group were related to ‘Tana Bhagat’ movement? Orann
61 Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
62 A Fortgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, isabout which empire?Vijayanagar Empire
63 Who proposed the name ‘Pakistan’? Chaudhary RahmatAli
64 Who was the oldest British monarch to sit on the throne? Elizabeth II
65 By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made? Dadabhai Naoroji
66 Where did ‘Parallel government’ form during Quit India movement? Baliya
67 During whose Viceroyalty, Queen Victoria was crowned with ‘Kaiser-i-Hind’in Delhi Durbar?Lord Lytton
68 Late Raja Ravi Verma, was an eminent figure in which field? Painting
69 Who stated that there was no slavery in India? Megasthenes
70 Who was the regent of Akbar? Bairam Khan
71 By whom was the agitation against the partition of Bengal led? SurendranathBanerjee
72 Who was the Mughal Emperor to have lifted the Jaziya on Hindus? Akbar
73 Who is known as ‘the father of India’s unrest’? Bal Gangadhar Tilak
74 Against whom did Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in protest? Enactment ofRowlatt Act
75 Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920? Lala Lajpat Rai
76 ‘Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny’ book was written by which person? Swami Vivekanand
77 Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo- Burmese was started? Lord Amherst
78 Who was the first Indian Hindi scholar of the Mughal period? Abdur Rahim
79 Quit India Movement started after the failure of which proposal? Crippsproposal
80 Who wrote the song ‘Saare Jahan Se Acha’? Muhammad Iqbal
81 When the East India Company came into existence, By whom was Englandwas ruled?Tudors
82 In which session was ‘PURNA SWARAJ’ adopted as it’s goal by INC? Lahore Session
83 Who first started the civil services in India? Lord Cornwallis
84 Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company? Shah Alam II
85 Who named ‘Prayag Nagar’ as ‘Allahabad”? Akbar
86 Who passed the Indian university Act? Lord Curzon
87 By whom was Saka era founded? Kanishka
88 Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana-Saheb? Balaji Baji Rao
89 Who was the President of the Indian National Congress, while theMountbatten Plan was accepted?J.B. Kripalani

90 Who first voiced the idea of a separate Muslim state in India? Mohammad Iqbal
91 Who founded ‘Bharat Sevak Samaj’ (Servants of Indian Society)? Gopal KrishnaGokhale
92 Who had the Revenue system during Akbar’s reign? Todarmal
93 Attack on ‘chittgaon arsenal’ was done in whose leadership? Surya Sen
94 Who is associated with Tashkent Agreement? Lal Bahadur Shastri
95 Who advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India? J.L. Nehru
96 Who was responsible for the integration of Indian Princely States? Sardar Patel
97 In which year was the Muslim league founded? 1906
98 In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States forthe first time after the elections?        1967
99 “Where there is no law, there is no freedom” who said this? John Locke
100 Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism? Menander

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