1. Who was the founder of autonomous Bengal State?

A. Shujauddin

B. Mir Qasim

C. Sarfraz Khan

D. Murshid Quli Khan

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Correct Answer is D

It was Murshid Quli Khan.

He renamed Mukshusabad to Murshidabad, the city of Murshid Quli Khan.

2. Who was defeated by Lord Clive in Battle of Plassey in 1757 ?

A. Mir Qasim

B. Sirajuddullah

C. Shujauddin

D. Mir jaffer

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Correct Answer is B

Battle of Plassey was fought in 1757 between Lord Clive and Sirajuddullah. In fact, the commander-in-chief of Sirajuddullah betray him and surrendered himself to Lord Clive.

Robert Clive bribed Mir Jafar, the commander in chief of the nawab’s army, and also promised him to make him Nawab of Bengal

3. Who was the founder of first major newspaper in India, started in 1780 ?

A. K. M. Pannikar

B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

C. James Augustus Hickey

D. Ishwar Chandra

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Correct Answer is

Bengal Gazette was an English newspaper published from Kolkata (then Calcutta), India. It was the first major newspaper in India, started in 1780. It was published for two years. James Augustus Hickey is the correct answer.  would mostly write articles criticising the activities of Lady Hastings, Lord Hastings’ wife.

4. Who was the President of Bombay Session (Congress) held in 1885 ?

A. Mahatma Gandhi

B. Jawaharlal Nehru

C. W. C. Banerjee

D. Dada Bhai Nairoji

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Correct Answer is C

It’s W. C. Banerjee, who was president of Bombay Session in 1885.

5. When did Tipu Sultan die ?

A. 1786

B. 1789

C. 1790

D. 1799

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Correct Answer is D

He died  in 4th Anglo-Mysore war while defending his fort of Srirangapatna.

In this war, the forces of the British East India Company were supported by the Marathas and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

6. Who discovered the Harappa site ?

A. Dayaram Sahni

B. B. B. Lal

C. S. R. Rao

D. Y.D. Sharma

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Correct Answer is A

It was Daya Ram Sahni, who discovered the Indus valley site at Harappa in 1921-22. 

7. Who is the founder of Khalji/Khilji Dynasty ?

A. Alauddin Khilji

B. Jalaluddin Khilji

C. Malik Kafur

D. Iltutmish

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Correct Answer is B

8. Who assumed the title of Maharajadhiraja ?

A. Samudra Gupta

B. Chandragupta II

C. Chandragupta I

D. Ramagupta

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Correct Answer is C

It’s Chandragupta or Chandragupta I.

9. Harshvardhan belonged to which dynasty ?

A. Chedis

B. Cholas

C. Chalukyas

D. Pushyabhuti

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Correct Answer is D

It’s Pushyabhuti Dynasty, also known as the Vardhana dynasty.

10. The Rath Temple in Mahabalipuram were built by ?

A. The Chalukyas

B. The Pallavas

C. The Cholas

D. The Chedis

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Correct Answer is B

It was built by the Pallavas, a South Indian dynasty.

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