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General Knowledge for NPSC preliminary exam|world history|Indian history

 General Knowledge for NPSC preliminary exam|world history|Indian history

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World History


1.which were the two countries that fought in the Opium war? 

- Anglo-Chinese 

2.In which year did the France revolution take place? 

-1789-1799

3. Who was the king of England before Elizabeth II? 

-George VI

4.what is the other name of Magna Karta? 

-The Bible of England Constitution

5.what was the name of the year 1848 in European History? 

- The spring of Nations. 

6.who was the Emperor of Germany who dismissed his chancellor, Bismarck, in 1980? 

-William II. 

7.In which year the Battle of Britain was fought? 

-1940. 

8.who was the British commander who surrendered before the American and the French at York Town in 1781? 

-Lord Cornwallis. 

9.when was the First Communist Manifesto issued? 

-1848. 

10.what was the name of the US President who was forced to resign due to the Watergate scandal? 

-Richard Nixon. 

11.The statue of Liberty of New York was gifted by which country? 

-France. 

12.Between which two countries the American war of Independence was fought? 

-America-Britain. 

13.in 1806, by whom the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved? 

-Napoleon. 

14.Who was the first president of USA? 

-George Washington. 

15.In which year the UNO come into existence? 

-1945. 

16.What was the name of Hitler's secret Service Gestapo? 

-NAZI. 

17.The year 1917 is related to which Revolution? 

-Russian Revolution. 

18.what is the name of the oldest civilization of the world? 

-Mesopotamian Civilization. 

19.Between which two countries, the Hundred years war was fought? 

-France-England. 

20.Adolf Hitler was born in which country? 

-Austria. 

21.who is known as the Man of Blood and Iron? 

-Bismarck. 

22.Who is called the Napoleon of Iran? 

-Nader shah. 

23.In which year "Boston Tea Party" Incident happened? 

-1773. 

24.who was the author of the "American Declaration of independence? 

-Thomas Jefferson. 

25.who said that " Man is a political animal"? 

- Aristotle. 

26.Who is known as the "Father of History"? 

-Herodotus. 

27.Where was the first summit conference of Non-Aligned Nations held? 

-Belgrade. 

28.Renaissance started first in which country? 

-Italy. 

29.what was the name of the atom bomb dropped by USA on Hiroshima in Japan during the second World War? 

-Little Boy. 

30.Who discovered cape of Good hope in 1488? 

-Bartholomew Dias. 

31.The "Last supper" a famous Renaissance painting was a masterpiece of which painter? 

-Leonardo da Vinci. 

32.The Declaration of the Rights of Man is related to which country? 

-France. 

33.who was popularly known as Africa's Gandhi? 

-Nelson Mandela. 

34.Who among the following played a prominent role during the "Reign of Terror" In France? 

- Robespierre. 

35.Which of the following countries is regarded as the home of 'Fabian Socialism'? 

-England

General Knowledge for NPSC preliminary exam|world history|Indian history


36.what is the Cold war? 

-The cold War is a state of conflict between USA and USSR. 

37.which country emerged as the biggest colonial power at the end of the nineteenth century? 

-Britain. 

38. Who was the American leader who led a non-violent movement to obtain full civil rights for American Negroes? 

-Martin Luther King. 

39.The crimean war was fought between which countries? 

-Russia and France. 

40.The Chinese Nationalist party, Kuomintang, was founded by which person? 

-Sun-Yat-Sen. 

41.who was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence? 

-Thomas Jefferson. 

42.who defined the "Long Nineteenth century"? 

-Eric Hobsbawm. 

43.Who was the president of the confederate state of America during the American Civil war? 

-Jefferson Davis. 

44.who declared that " Bolshevism must be strangled in its cradle? 

-Winston Churchill

45.who issued the Emancipation Proclamation? 

-Abraham Lincoln. 

46.who is also known as "the Scourge of God"? 

-Attila the Hun. 

47." All powers to the Soviets " Is the slogan given by whom? 

-Vladimir Lenin. 

48.The peloponnesian war was fought between which cities? 

- Sparta and Athens. 

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Indian History

1. Who was the author of Historica? 
-Herodotus
2.where is the Indus Civilization city, Lothal situated? 
-Gujarat
3.what was the name of profounder of the Madhyamika philosophy? 
-Nagarjuna. 
4.what is the name of the country in which world's first oil paintings have been found? 
-Afghanistan. 
5.What is the name of the state of India, in which first Paleolithic site was discovered? 
-Karnataka. 
6.In which state the Gufkral Chalcolithic site is located? 
-Jammu-Kashmir. 
7.who build the Gommateshwara statue at shravanabelagola? 
-Chavundaraya. 
8. Which Mudra is the gesture of Buddha as depicted in his first sermon? 
-Dharmachakra Mudra. 
9.which was the first book to deal with music? 
-Samaveda. 
10.who was the founder of Ajivika sect? 
-Makkhli Gosala. 
11.what was the name of the author of Dashkumarcharitam and at whose court did he live? 
-Dandin. 
12.how many pitakas are there in the Buddhist literature? 
-Three. 
13.In which century did Ashoka regin? 
-Third century B.C
14.By whom were the Ashokan inscription deciphered for the first time? 
-James Prinsep
15.who build the famous kornak sun Temple? 
-Narahimhadeva I. 
16.where is kalibangan situated? 
-Rajasthan. 
17.Kautilya was the prime Minister of which Indian ruler? 
-Chandragupta. 
18.who was the founder of sunga dynasty? 
-Pushyamutra sunga. 
19.who was the author of Alihole inscription? 
- Ravikirti. 
20.who defeated Harshavardhana on the banks of the river Narmada in 630 A.D? 
-Pulakesin II. 
21.who wrote the famous book Gita Govinda? 
- Jayadeva. 
22.What is the ancient name of Assam? 
-Kamrup. 
23.Who was the first king of Satvahanas? 
-Simuk
24.Who was the first ruler of Kushana dynasty to issue gold coins in India? 
-Vima kadphises
25.which king has compiled the famous literature sattasai? 
-Hala. 
26. To which king does the lion capital at sarnath belong? 
-Ashoka. 
27.Who was the founder of Gupta Dynasty? 
-Sri Gupta
28.which Gupta ruler had led a campaign to the South and was an expert 'veena' player? 
-Samudragupta
29.who invented zero in India? 
-Aryabhatta. 
30.who was Alara kalama? 
-Teacher of Buddha. 
31.what was the name of the founder of Kushana Empire in India? 
-Kujula Kadphises
32.what was the name of the first saka king in India? 
-Moga. 
33.which Greek ambassador set up a pillar in honour of Vishnu? 
-Heliodoros
34.what was the name of the mother of Gautamiputra satkarni? 
-Gautami
35.what was the name of the first ruler to issue pure Arabic coin in India? 
-IItutmish. 
36.who was the author of prithviraj Raso? 
- Chand Bardai. 
37.which ruler of Delhi sultanate abolished the Iqtas? 
- Alauddin Khilji. 
38.who was the contemporary leader of Chengiz khan? 
- IItutmish. 
39.Mahmud Gawan was the prime minister of which kingdom? 
-Bahamani. 
40.what was the capital of Kakatiya dynasty? 
-Warangal. 
41.who was the founder of Bahmani kingdom? 
-Allauddin Hasan Bahman shah. 
42.Who is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans? 
- Amir Khusrau. 
43.Who defeated Muhammad Ghori near mount Abu? 
-Bhimdev solanki II. 
44.who was the greatest Bhakti poet of Maharashtra? 
-Namdeva. 
45.which sufi saints dargah is at Ajmer? 
- Moinuddin Chishti. 
46. Who wrote Tarikh-Al-Hind? 
-Al-Biruni
47.A famous painter Ustad Mansur belongs to which reign? 
-Jahangir. 
48. In which language Baburnama was written? 
- Chagatai Turkic. 
49.when did Akbar abolish the slavery and protected human rights? 
-1562. 
50.who introduced Mansabdari system in India? 
-Akbar. 
51.who was the founder of Bijapur state? 
-Yusuf Adil shah 
52.Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitmanas, was a contemporary of which Mughal ruler? 
-Akbar. 
53.which Mughal emperor adopted the title of 'Alamgir'? 
-Aurangzeb. 
54.who was the first Muslim president of Indian National congress? 
-Badruddin Taiyabji. 
55.when was the battle of Chillianwalla fought? 
-1849. 
56.In which year 'the Indian National Association' was formed? 
-1876. 
57.In which language the Ghadar journal was first published? 
-Urdu. 
58. Between whom the tready of Mangalore was signed? 
-The English East India Company and Tipu Sultan. 
59.when was the title of 'Viceroy' added to the office of the governor General of India for the first time? 
-1858. 
60.which title was given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he returned during the non-cooperation movement? 
-Kaiser-e-Hind. 
61.what was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh? 
-Lahore. 
62.Swaraj is my birthright "who said this"? 
-Bal Gangadhar Tilak. 
63.who was the author of Anandmath? 
-Bankim Chandra Chattooadhyaya. 
64.By which act, the rule of East India Company ended in India? 
-1858. 
65.who was the founder of Aligarh Movement? 
-Sir Syed Ahmed khan. 
66.who is known as the Father of modern India? 
-Raja Ram mohan Roy. 
67.who is the author of " Indian Musalmans"? 
-William Wilson Hunter. 
68.who was the leader of wahabi Movement? 
-Mir Nisar Ali. 
69.who was the author of "Indian Epigraohy"? 
-D.C Sircar. 
70.when was Rowlatt Act passed? 
-1919. 
71.who was involved in the Alipore Bomb case? 
-Jatindra Nath Das. 
72.who is known as the 'Heroine of 1942 Quit India Movement'? 
-Aruna Asaf Ali. 
73.who is known as the 'Grand old man of India'? 
-Dadabhai Naoroji. 
74.who founded Arya Samaj? 
-Swami Dayanand Saraswati. 
75.what was the name of the committee to enquire jallianwala Bagh Massacre? 
-Hunter committee. 
76.In which session, Congress demanded 'purna swaraaj'? 
-Lahore. 
77.who was the last Governor General and first viceroy of India? 
-Lord Canning
78.How many times was subhash Chandra Boss selected as the president of Indian National congress. 
-2. 
79. Who set up the dual system of administration in bengal? 
-Lord Clive
80. Who made a remarkable contribution to the development of local government? 
-Lord Ripon. 
81.who convinced the British in 1829 to outlaw sati? 
-Raja Ram mohan Roy. 
82.who founded as mohammedan Anglo Oriental college (MAOC) at Aligarh in 1875? 
-Sir Syed Ahmed khan. 
83.who founded the Ramakrishna Mission? 
-Vivekananda. 
84.who founded the Central Hindu school and college in Benares? 
-Annie Besant. 
85.who started the young Men's Indian Association in 1914? 
-Annie Besant. 
86.The formation of the Indian National congress INC was in the year? 
- 1885.
87.who led the champaran satyagraha? 
-Mahatma Gandhi. 
88.who preached the idea of Home rule through his two newspaper- the Kesari and the Maratha? 
-Bal Gangadhar Tilak. 
89.who started the sharda sadan in Bombay? 
-Pandita Ramabai. 
90.Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by whom? 
-Lord Wellesley. 
91.In which year the Vernacular press Act was passed? 
-1878. 
92.who founded 'India House' in London and guided other revolutionaries? 
-Shyamji Krishna Verma. 
93.Who formed SNDP yogam? 
-Narayana Guru. 
94.The year of the foundation of the women's Indian Association (WIA) is? 
-1917. 
95.The bombay Association, the first political association in Bombay presidency, was founded in the year 1852 by? 
-Dadabhai Naoroji. 
96.The Morley-Minto Reform was in the year? 
-1909. 
97.The partition of Bangal was occurred in which year? 
-1905. 
98.who started the civil disobedience movement in India? 
-Mahatma Gandhi. 
99.who become the first woman president of Indian national congress in 1917? 
-Dr. Annie Besant. 
100.which freedom fighter is known as 'Deshbandhu'? 
-Chittaranjan Das. 
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