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Q1. The original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the court of Akbar was? (a) Lal Kalawant (b) Banda Bahadur (c) Ramtanu Pande (d) Markandey Pande Q2. Who were the first Europeans to reach India for trade? (a) Portuguese (b) British (c) Dutch (d) French Q3. Who granted the permission to establish the French factory at Masulipattam? (a) Abdulla Kutub Shah (b) Nasir Jung (c) Muzaffar Jung (d) Salabat Jung Q4. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty? (a) Chandragupta I (b) Srigupta (c) Samudragupta (d) Skandgupta Q5. What was the first metal used by man? (a) Copper (b) Iron (c) Gold (d) Silver Q6.The first women ruler in India? (a) Razia sultan (b) Hamida begum (c) Mehrunissa (d) Hazrat mahal Q7. The university which becomes famous in the post-Gupta period? (a) Nalanda (b) Kanchi (c) Taxila (d) Vallabhi Q8. Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor? (a) Vikarmaditya (b) Kumargupta (c) Harhvardhana (d) Kanishka Q9. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty? (a) Maurya (b) Gupta (c) Kushan (d) Kanva Q10. Who were the 1st kings to issue gold coins? (a) Mauryas (b) Indo greeks (c) Guptas (d) Kushans Q11. Who started 1st English newspaper in India? (a) J.A Hickey (b) Lord William Bentinck (c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak Q12. In which of the following year 26th January was celebrated as independence day? (a) 1930 (b) 1929 (c) 1931 (d) None Of These Q13. Who was the national leader who wrote history of India on the walls of Andaman cellular jail? (a) Nandanlal bose (b) Ambedakar (c) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (d) Jyotiba phule Q14. Apart from quit India movement which started on 9th august 1942, what other sensational activity of freedom fighters was done on 9th august? (a) Salt satyagraha (b) Boycott of Simon commission (c) Champaran satyagraha (d) Kakori mail train robbery Q15. Sati was abolished by ? (a) Lord ripon (b) Warren hastings (c) Cornwallis (d) William bentinck

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