India Quiz, KBC Quiz, KBC Questions, Multiple Choice Question Answers
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Question: In which year was India's capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?
Correct Answer In 1911 India's capital was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi because Delhi was situated in the centre of the country making it free from external dangers. It also had a more pleasant and healthy climate.
Question: Where was India's first civilization settled?
Correct Answer The Indus Civilization flourished between circa 2600 and 1800 B.C. along the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra rivers and adjacent regions,laying the foundation for the civilization of the peoples of South Asia.
Question: Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat?
Correct Answer Towards the middle of the 18th century, the Marathas, under the leadership of the Peshwas had established their sway over Haryana and most of North India. The incursion of the Afghan, Ahmed Shah Abdali, into India, culminated in the third battle of Panipat on January 14, 1761. Ahmad Shah defeated the Marathas and this marked the end of the Maratha ascendancy. The defeat of the Marathas and the rapid decline of the Mughal empire after Aurangzeb's death, led ultimately to British rule.
Correct Answer The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife,
Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely reckoned one of the wonders of the world. It took 23 years' hard work (1630-53) by 20,000 workers to build the masterpiece.
Question: Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism?
Correct Answer No, it is not Ashoka. Legend has it Ajatashatru disguised himself as a soldier of an enemy nation (Vaishali) to find their means of defence against his empire Magadha. He was wounded by a soldier of his own army because of his disguise and taken care of by a courtesan in Vaishali (Amrapali) with whom he fell in love. He managed to find Vaishali's means of defence and escaped to his own country to lead a campaign against Vaishali, which he won. However, Amrapali would have nothing to do with him after that, and converted to Buddhism, and he followed her in converting too. This was before the Mauryan empire was even founded. Ashoka, the third Mauryan emperor, is the most famous royal convert to Buddhism though, and it is because of him (Ashoka) that Buddhism spread to Ceylon, Burma, Afghanistan and China (and thence to Japan and Korea).