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Top 100 History One Liners

Que 1. In which period stone tools were first found?
Ans: Palaeolithic period

Que 2. Who introduced the famous Persian festival Nauroz?
Ans: Balban

Que 3. Which civilization is famous for its city planning?
Ans: Indus Valley Civilization

Que 4. Genghis Khan invaded the borders of India during the reign of?
Ans: Jalaluddin, Iltutmish

Que 5. What was the local name of Mohenjodaro?
Ans: mound of the dead

Que 6. Where was the huge bath found?
Ans: Mohenjodaro

Que 7. Worship of Mother was related to whom?
Ans: Indus Valley Civilization.

Que 8. Which civilization had the ship Malghat at the place called Lothal?
Ans: Indus Valley

Que 9. In the Indus Valley Civilization, Kalibanga was famous for?
Ans: ceramics

Que 10. The main food of the Vedic Aryans was?
Ans: milk and itsproducts.

Que 11. Which metal was first used by Vedic people?
Ans: copper

Que 12. Which three Vedas are jointly called ‘Vedatrayi’?
Ans: Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda

Que 13. When did Delhi Sultan’s rule begin?
Ans: 1206 AD

Que 14. Which fight opened Delhi area for Muhammad Ghori?
Ans: second battle of Tarain

Que 15. Where is the oldest settlement of Aryan Janjans?
Ans: Sapta Sindhu

Que 16. In which details of the coronation ceremony have been done?
Ans: Aitareya Brahmin

Que 17. Where is the famous Gayatri Mantra derived from?
Ans: Rigveda

Que 18. Which Vidushi challenged the invincible Yajnavalavya in the debate?
Ans: Gargi

Que 19. The birthplace of Gautama Buddha is inscribed by?
Ans: “Rummindei Pillar” of Ashok Maurya

Que 20. Where was the first Buddhist council held?
Ans: Rajgriha

Que 21. What mission did Alauddin Khilji entrust to the mission of conquering the south?
Ans: Malik Kapur

Que 22. Who was the savior of Delhi Sultanak?
Ans: Iltutmish

Que 23. Who built a two and a half day hut in Amjer?
Ans: Qutubuddin Aibak

Que 24. In which early Buddhist texts were composed?
Ans: Pali text

Que 25. The earliest Buddhist treatise in India is?
Ans: Vamsathapakasini

Que 26. Where did Buddha get enlightenment?
Ans: Realized

Que 27. “Desire is the cause of all miseries” Which is the religion promoting it?
Ans: Buddhism

Que 28. Who was Mahavir?
Ans: 24th Tirthankara

Que 29. Who is believed to be the first Tirthankara of Jainism?
Ans: Rishbhadeva

Que 30. What is Jain literature?
Ans: Ang

Que 31. Famous Jain centers are located in South India?
Ans: Shravanabelagola

Que 32. The oldest iron era in India is associated with?
Ans: painted gray pottery.

Que 33. Which first ruler was responsible for the rise of Magadha?
Ans: Bimbisara

Que 34. In the ancient times, the language used to write the source material was?
Ans: Sanskrit

Que 35. Alexander (Alexander) and Porus fought?
Ans: Jhelum

Que 36. The name of the religious text of the Jews is?
Ans: Musa Sahib

Que 37. Who was the Sultan who refused to accept the authority of the Khalifa?
Ans: Alauddin Khilji

Que 38. Who was to bring the Greeks out of India?
Ans: Chandragupta Maurya

Que 39. Who was the son of Chandragupta Maurya?
Ans: Bindusara

Que 40. Where was the disturbance in the time of Bindusara?
Ans: in Taxila

Que 41. Which event brought about a huge change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
Ans: Kalinga war

Que 42. Who is famous by the name of Devanampriya?
Ans: Ashok

Que 43. After the Kalinga war, who recorded the conversion of Maharaj Ashoka?
Ans: Rock Addix Gpp

Que 44. The Greek ambassador sent to the court of Chandragupta Maurya was?
Ans: Megasthenes

Que 45. Who has written Indica?
Ans: Megasthenes

Que 46. Chandragupta Maurya’s famous Guru Chanakya was related to which center of learning?
Ans: Taxila

Que 47. Whose contemporary was the author of economics?
Ans: Chandragupta Maurya

Que 48. In which script is Ashoka’s Shilakh engraved?
Ans: Brahmi

Que 49. Which famous ruler was called the ‘father of inscriptions’?
Ans: Ashoka

Que 50. Who was endemic during the rule of Maurya dynasty?
Ans: District Administrator

Que 51. Who was the last ruler of Maurya dynasty?
Ans: Brihadratha

Que 52. What is Milindapanho?
Ans: Buddhist text

Que 53. By what name is the art school developed in?
Ans: the Kushan period

Que 54. Developed from the mixture of Indian and style?
Ans: Gandhara art

Que 55. Name the famous king of Kushan dynasty?
Ans: Kanishka

Que 56. Who and when did the Shank Samvat begin?
Ans: Kanishka in 78 CE

Que 57. Under whose reign the Gandhara style of art flourished?
Ans: Kanishka

Que 58. King Kharvel was the greatest ruler of which Chedi dynasty?
Ans: Kalinga

Que 59. Who was the greatest ruler of Satavahana?
Ans: Gautamiputra Shatkarni

Que 60. Who installed a rust-free iron pillar in Mehrauli?
Ans: Gupta

Que 61. Chandragupta Dwitiya and by what name was he known?
Ans: Vikramaditya

Que 62. Harishen was the king of which king?
Ans: Samudragupta

Que 63. India’s trade with the Roman Empire ended with the invasion of Rome by?
Ans: the Huns.

Que 64. Most metal coins were issued during the Gupta period?
Ans: Gold

Que 65. Where does Napoleon of India go because of his victories?
Ans: Samudragupta

Que 66. Whose achievements are described in the Allahabad Pillar inscription?
Ans: Samudragupta

Que 67. Fahman came to India during whose reign?
Ans: Chandragupta Dwitiya

Que 68. Who is the author of Meghdoot?
Ans: Kalidas

Que 69. In whose court Dhanvantari, the famous physician of ancient India, gave his advice?
Ans: Chandragupta II

Que 70. During whose reign Ajanta caves were built?
Ans: Gupta

Que 71. Describe the center of Roman trade during the Sangam period?
Ans: Arikamedu

Que 72. Which Chola king Rajendra held the title?
Ans: Pandit Chola, Mudikond, Gangaikad

Que 73. In which century Delhi’s Qutub Minar was built?
Ans: 13th century

Que 74. Which Chola king had first conquered Lanka?
Ans: Rajaraja I

Que 75. Information related to whose administration is found in the Uttammerur inscription?
Ans: Chola

Que 76. Ibn Batuta came to India under whose reign?
Ans: Muhammad-binTughlaq

Que 77. Which was the early capital of Rashtrakutas?
Ans: Ellora

Que 78. Who built the famous Shiva temple of Ellora?
Ans: Rashtrakuta ruler Krishna.

Que 79. Which book was written by King Amoghavarsh of Rashtrakuta?
Ans: Kaviraj Marg

Que 80. Before taking over as the Sultan of Delhi, Balban was the Prime Minister of which Sultan?
Ans: Nasiruddin

Que 81. During which dynasty Mahabalipuram temple was built?
Ans: Pallava dynasty

Que 82. Pulakeshin III was the greatest ruler of which?
Ans: the Chalukyas of Vatapi

Que 83. Whose daughter was Razia Sultan?
Ans: Altamash (Iltutmish)

Que 84. The famous Dilwara temples are located?
Ans: in Rajasthan

Que 85. Who wrote the book ‘Kathasritasagar’?
Ans: Somdev

Que 86. Who was the author of Harsha Charitra?
Ans: Banabhatta

Que 87. Who built Khajuraho temples?
Ans: Chandel Rajput

Que 88. Which Pratihara king took the title of proof?
Ans: Mihir Bhoja

Que 89. Who was the greatest king of Pratihara dynasty?
Ans: Mihir Bhoj

Que 90. What was the name of the Chinese traveler who came to the court of Harsha Vardhan?
Ans: Hannsang

Que 91. Who was given the name Pins of Pilgrims?
Ans: Hensang

Que 92. Who was the contemporary South Indian ruler of Harsh Vardhan?
Ans: Pulakeshin II

Que 93. The Sanskrit drama Nagananda was composed by which ruler?
Ans: Harshavardhana

Que 94. Nalanda University in India is located in which state?
Ans: Bihar

Que 95. The Muslim invader who destroyed Nalanda University was?
Ans: Muhammad bin Bakhtiar

Que 96. Sanchi has great stupasin?
Ans: Madhya Pradesh

Que 97. Who were the two descendants who ruled immediately before and after the Khilji rulers?
Ans: Syed and Lodi

Que 98. Who was the founder of Lodi dynasty?
Ans: Bahlol Lodi

Que 99. Name the commander of the Arab army who conquered Sindh?
Ans: Muhammad bin Qasim

Que 100. Who had defeated Prithviraj in the second battle of Tarain?
Ans: Muhammad Ghori

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