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87101. What gift did Humayun offer Babur after Babur arrived in Agra following the first Battle of Panipat?

Answer: The Koh-i-nur.

87102. At which battle did Prithviraj Chauhan defeat Mohammed of Ghori?

Answer: In the first Battle of Tarain in 1190-91.

87103. What was the chief reason for the difference between Hindustani and Camatic music?

Answer: The introduction of Persian scales in Hindustani music led to the difference.

87104. Who is the author of the Telugu work "Amuktamalyada"?

Answer: Sri Krishnadevaraya, the greatest of the Vijayanagara rulers.

87105. Where is Fort William located?

Answer: Present day Kolkata.

87106. Who was the admiral who recreated the Maratha navy almost single handed?

Answer: Kanhoji Angrey (also spelt Angria).

87107. Where is Gandhara art found?

Answer: The ruins of Taksha-shila, in modern Pakistan and Afghanistan.

87108. The first Governor-General of Bengal under the East India Company was

Answer: Warren Hastings

87109. Which Mughal Emperor adopted the Zoroastrian practice of Navroz?

Answer: Akbar.

87110. A prominent Naga fighter she spent eighteen years in prison for her role in the freedom struggle. Who was she?

Answer: Gidalyu Rani who led the Nagas. She was released in 1949.

87111. Which day was fixed as the first Independence Day?

Answer: 31st December 1929.

87112. What was the original name of Raja Birbal?

Answer: MaheshDas.

87113. In which script were a majority of the Ashoka inscriptions written?

Answer: Brahmi. Brahmi script was used in the whole of the country, except the northwest.

87114. What was the slogan adopted by the Muslim League at its Karachi Session in 1943?

Answer: Divide and Quit.

87115. What were the reasons behind the refusal of the Greek soldiers to accompany Alexander beyond the Beas?

Answer: They were war weary and home sick. The hot climate of India did not suit them. Having experienced the fighting abilities of the Indian people they were apprehensive about the power of the Nandas. All these reasons contributed to their refusal.

87116. Who was responsible for establishing the order of nuns in Buddhism?

Answer: Ananda, the personal attendant of Buddha, was largely responsible for the admission of Gautami (the widowed stepmother of Buddha) into the Sangha. This was the beginning of the order of nuns.

87117. During the rule of Muhammad Shah, who was the ruler of Persia who invaded India?

Answer: Nadir Shah.

87118. What is Theravada in the context of Buddhism?

Answer: It is a major form of Buddhism prevalent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

87119. What is Stridhana?

Answer: It is the exclusive property of a married lady, something she often inherits from her mother.

87120. What is the 'Dharmachakrapravartana'?

Answer: The preaching of the first sermon by Buddha.

87121. Name the trading station of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Answer: Lothal.

87122. Who was the Governor General of India who added the maximum extent of Indian territories to the East India Company?

Answer: Lord Dalhousie

87123. What title did Himu adopt after he occupied Agra and Delhi by defeating its Mughal governor?

Answer: Raja Vikramaditya

87124. In the battle of Plassey, Lord Clive defeated

Answer: Siraj-ud-Daula

87125. During whose rule did jizyah become a separate tax?

Answer: Firuz Tughlaq. It was a part of the land revenue in earlier times.

87126. Who said the following and in what context ".... in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud might arise, at first no bigger than a man's hand but which growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst and overwhelm us with ruin."

Answer: Lord Canning. He was referring to the situation in India just prior to he Revolt of 1857.

87127. Which religious sect did Harsha patronise in his later years?

Answer: The Buddhist.

87128. What was the result of the battle of Buxar?

Answer: The English won and established their supremacy in Bengal.

87129. Who was the sole representative of the Congress at the second Round Table Conference?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi.

87130. Who succeeded Chandra Gupta II?

Answer: His son Kumara Gupta, who ruled from AD 415 to 455.

87131. What was the Khilafat movement?

Answer: The Sultan of Turkey, who was the Caliph, was deposed after World War I. The Khilafat Movement was launched in India to defend the prestige of the Caliph.

87132. Vijaynagar Empire was founded by

Answer: Harihara and Bukka

87133. Which Gupta ruler adopted the title 'Vikramaditya'?

Answer: Chandragupta II. He is regarded as the greatest of the Gupta rulers (376 to 414 AD).

87134. Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon?

Answer: At Sarnath.

87135. What was the Wood's Despatch? What is its significance?

Answer: Sir Charles Wood sent an educational despatch that formed the basis of the subsequent development of university education in India. Based on the principles outlined in Wood's Despatch three universities were established in India in Calcutta (Kolkata}, Bombay (Mumbai) and Madras (Chennai).

87136. The capital of the Mauryan was

Answer: Patliputra

87137. What was the name assumed by Farid when he ascended the throne?

Answer: Sher Shah.

87138. What was the new mode of warfare introduced by Babur in India?

Answer: Extensive use of gunpowder. Though gunpowder was known in India, it was not used as skilfully and in combination with cavalry as Babur did.

87139. Akbar sent a series of embassies to Rana Pratap. These were sent to persuade him to accept the suzerainty of the Mughals. Who led these embassies?

Answer: Man Singh, Bhagwan Das, Raja Todar Mal.

87140. What was the Uttarapatha?

Answer: It was the route that was used for trade. It ran from Taksha-shila to Broach on the Western coast.

87141. Who saved the life of Uday Singh of Mewar, when he was still a prince?

Answer: Panna. Panna, who was Uday Singh's nurse realised that his life was in danger; she placed her own son in Uday Singh's bed. The attackers assuming that Panna's son was the prince killed him thus saving Uday Singh.

87142. The First Mughal Emperor of India was

Answer: Babur

87143. Who proclaimed Akbar the Emperor?

Answer: Bairam Khan in 1556.
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