Wednesday, 22 March 2017

India Quiz 27 - Indian History



1. The Ain-i-Akbari or the Constitution of Akbar is a 16th century document on the administration of emperor Akbar. Who wrote it?
Abul Fazl
Faizi
Iqbal
Hieun Sang

2. Lord Buddha obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Do you know where he gave his first sermon?
Pataliputra
Kapilavastu
Sarnath
Lumbini

3. Name the Governor-General of British India who enacted the English Education Act 1835
Lord Dalhousie
Lord William Bentinck
Lord Macaulay
Lord Rippon

4. Which one of the following rulers formed the institution of a council eight ministers called the "Ashta Pradhan" or "the Council of 8" to guide the administration of his state?
Raja Raja Chola
Prithviraj Chauhan
Krishnadevaraya
Shivaji

5. Can you name the brave Indian king who fought against Alexander the Great in the Battle of Hydaspes?
Porus
Ambhi
Shivaji
Prithviraj Chauhan

6. Who was the ambassador of the Seleucid dynasty in the court of Chandragupta Maurya?
Deimachus
Megasthenes
Demodamas
Herodotus

7. Hieun Tsang mentioned an Indian king named Shiladity in his writings. Who is the king referred here?
Ashoka
Chandragupta Maurya
Samudragupta
Harshavardhana

8. Who founded the Hindu College in Calcutta which is now Presidency University, Kolkata?
Rabindarnath Tagore
Madan Mohan Malaviya
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Swami Dayananda Saraswati

9. Name the 11th-century Kashmiri poet who wrote the epic "Vikramankadevacharita" as a reward to his patron Vikramaditya VI
Kalhana
Bilhana
Banabhatta
Amara Sinha

10. Rajatarangini ("The River of Kings") is a historical chronicle of the kings of Kashmir in Sanskrit. Who wrote it?
Kalidasa
Banabhatta
Kalhana
Bilhana

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