1. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?

A. Abul Kalam Azad

B. Badruddin Tayyabji

C. Md. Ali Jinnah

D. None of these

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Correct Answer is B

2. When did Gandhiji break the Salt Law at Dandi?

A. 1925

B. 1929

C. 1930

D. 1935

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Correct Answer is C

3. In the interim government formed in 1946, the Vice-President of the Executive Council was ?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru

B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

C. Dr. Rajagopalachari

D. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

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Correct Answer is A

4. Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaque Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?

A. Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaque

B. Firozshah Tughlaque

C. Nusrat Shah

D. Nasiruddin Mahmud

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Correct Answer is D

Nasiruddin Mahmud was the last ruler (1395 AD-1412 AD)

5. The battle of Dharmat was fought between ?

A. Md Ghori and Jai Chand

B. Babur and Afghans

C. Mughal and Rajputs

D. Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

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Correct Answer is D

It was fought between Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh in 1658 for Shahjahan’s throne (their father).

6. Mongols under Chengiz Khan invaded India during the reign of ?

A. Qutubuddin Aibak

B. Firozshah Tughlaque

C. Balban

D. Iltutmish

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Correct Answer is D

But he did not enter deep in India since Iltutmish refused to give shelter to Persian King Khawarizm Shah, whom Chengiz was chasing. 

7. Who said “a single shelf of a good European library was worth the native literature of India and Arabia” – 

A. Lord Cornwallis

B. William Jones

C. B. Macaulay

D. Lord Dalhousie

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Correct Answer is C

8. The Portuguese first came to India at –

A. Kochi

B. Calicut

C. Kolkata

D. Mumbai

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Correct Answer is B

9. The sword of Tipu Sultan was made up of ?

A. Wootz Steel

B. Brass

C. Copper

D. Steel

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Correct Answer is A

10. The Theosophical  Society of India was founded at –

A. Adyar

B. Scotland

C. Kolkata

D. Mumbai

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Correct Answer is A

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