BPSC Test series quiz(History of Bihar)

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BPSC Test series quiz(History of Bihar)


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#1. The earliest references of Bihar in the Vedic period are found in which Veda?

The correct answer is Rig Veda.

• The Rigveda mentions Kikatas, as the earliest inhabitants of Magadha.

• The Vedic literature indicates the Non Aryan character of Magadha.

• The main information about the Aryan expansion in North Bihar is contained in Satapatha Brahmana.

• The reference of Bihar is also found in the Vedic Period is found in Atharva.

#2. The name of the state Bihar comes from an old name which denotes which of the following?

The correct answer is A Buddhist monastery.

• The name Bihar is derived from a Pali word’Vihara‘ which means ‘abode‘ and has a Sanskrit origin. • With time it changed to Bihar.

. Earlier, it was known as Abode or Vihara of Buddhist monks.

• The region roughly encompassing the present state had many Buddhist vihāras, the abodes of Buddhist monks in the ancient and medieval periods.

#3. Who among the following established Vikramshila University?

The correct answer is Dharmapala.

• Vikramshila University was established by Dharmapala of the Pala dynasty.

• It was an important Centre for Buddhist learning

#4. Which among the following tribes of Palamau kept aloof from the 1857 uprising?

The correct answer is Mundas and Oraons.

• The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857 – 58 against the rule of the British East India Company.

• While Meerut, Delhi, Awadh, Kanpur, etc. were key centres of revolt, Bengal province, the Bombay Presidency, and the Madras Presidency remained largely calm.

• The revolution of 1857 was led by the landlord “Kunwar Singh” of Jagdishpur in Bihar.

Mundas and Oraons tribes of Palamau (Ranchi) kept aloof from the 1857 uprising

#5. Gandhiji's 'Champaran Movement' was for

The correct answer is Solving the problems of Indigo workers.

• The farmers of Champaran, a North Western village in Bihar, were forced to grow indigo by the European planters instead of food crops that were necessary for their survival.

• Indigo plantation was destroying the productivity of the land which was the main reason for the peasant’s protest.

Gandhiji chose to represent the peasants’ cause and initiated the Champaran movement.

Champaran Satyagraha was started by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917 to look into the problem of the Tinkathia system in which peasants of Champaran were forced to grow Indigo on 3/20th of the total land.

#6. Who led the Swaraj Dal in Bihar?

The correct answer is Shri Krishna Singh.

• The Swaraj Dal was formed in India by Motilal Nehru and Chitranjan Das.

Sri Krishna Singh established a branch of the Swaraj Dal in Bihar.

• It was formed in 1923.

• Its first chairman was Narayan Prasad.

#7. Who formed the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha (BPKS)?

The correct answer is Shahjanand Saraswati.

Swami Sahjanand Saraswati was a sanyasi and a great socio political thinker, intellectual, prolific writer, social reformer, and revolutionary.

• He was born in the Ghazipur district of UttarPradesh but his activities and movementwere mostly Bihar-centric.

• In 1929, Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha (BPKS) was formed by Swami Shahjanand Saraswati at Sonepur.

#8. During Salt Satyagraha, in Bihar, in addition to making salt, the people chose to oppose the government by opposing which tax?

The correct answer is Chowkidari.

. Since Bihar is a landlocked area, so here Salt Satyagraha was not possible.

• The people of Bihar organized amovement by refusing to pay the chowkidari tax.

#9. The editor of the paper "Hindu Patriot" Sri Harish Chandra Mukherjee was known to have helped the:

The correct answer is Indigo revolt.

Indigo as the natural dye for textile, emerged as one of the most important cash crops for British traders.

•Newspapers like the ‘Hindoo Patriot ‘under Harish Chandra Mukherjee and reports of a journalist like Sisir Kumar Ghose published and defended the cause of peasants while exposing the exploitation of Indigo planters.


#10. Who was the chairman of the Bihar Bhoodan Yagna Committee?

The correct answer is Shubhamurti.

Shubhamurti was the chairman of the Bihar Bhoodan Yagna Committee and a well-known social worker. 

|He has worked with Jaiprakash Narayan since 1969.

#11. Girivraj and Vaishali were the two capitals of Magadh during the reign of which of the following ruler?

The correct answer is Shishunaga.


o He was the founder of the Shishunaga dynasty (413 BC-345 BC).

• He established his capital at Girivaraja and Vaishali, later Vaishali became the only capital.

#12. Which of the following Karnat ruler established his capital in Simraungarh?

The correct answer is Nanyadeva.

The Karnat Dynasty was a Maithil dynasty established by Nanyadeva in 1097 CE.

o The dynasty controlled the area of North Bihar and Southern Nepal.

Nanyadeva established the dynasty’s capital in Simraungadh,Nepal.

#13. Which of the following Islamic text first ever mentioned the name "Bihar"?

The correct answer is Tabaqat-e-Nasiri.

• The Islamic text which first-ever mentioned the name ‘Bihar‘ was Tabaqat e-Nasiri, written by Minhaj-us-Siraj in Persian.

o It was started in 1203 AD and was updated till 1259 AD.

• It is an important sourcebook for the reconstruction of the history of the foundation of Muslim rule in Bengal.


#14. Who among the following attacked Tirhut during the reign of Raja Harisinghdeva?

correct answer is Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq.

In September 1320, Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq captured the throne of Delhi and founded the Tughlaq dynasty. o At that time, Bihar and Bengal were autonomous states.

• Soon after capturing Warangal and defeating king Pratap Rudra Deva II, he got information about the war of succession between sons

#15. In 1541, the ruler built a fort in Pataliputra and transferred provincial capital from Biharsharif to Pataliputra. Who was the ruler?

The correct answer is Shershah Suri.

Sher Shah Suri was the founder of the Suri Empire in India.

• He was ethnically an Afghan.

• In the Battle of Surajgarh (1533 AD), he defeated the combined forces of the Lohani chiefs of Bihar and Mohamud Shah of Bengal at Surajgarh.

#16. In 1664, the East India Company appointed whom as the administrator of Patna Factory?

The correct answer is Job Charnock.

• Job Charnock was appointed by the East India Company as the administrator of the Patna Factory in 1664.

o At that time, Patna was the centre

of the saltpetre trade in India. o Subedar of Bengal, Shaista Khan imposed a 3.5% tax on the company’s business which irritated Charnock.

#17. During the Revolt of 1857, the Indian soldiers of the 5th Irregular Cavalry revolted at which of the following place?

The correct answer is Rohini.

•In June 1857, a rebellion occurred in the 5th Irregular Cavalry of Army posted in Rohini near Deogarh in Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar).

#18. On 30th April, 1908, Khudiram Bose and his associate threw a bomb on the carriage of Muzaffarpur district magistrate Kingsford. Who was his associate?

The correct answer is Prafulla Chaki.

After his transfer to Muzaffarpur, Aurbindo Ghosh gave Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki, a task to assasinate Kingsford.

#19. On 30th April, 1908, Khudiram Bose and his associate threw a bomb on the carriage of Muzaffarpur district magistrate Kingsford. Who was his associate?

correct answer is Prafulla Chaki.

• After his transfer to Muzaffarpur, Aurbindo Ghosh gave Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki, a task to assasinate Kingsford.

#20. Which of the following books was written by Sakharam Ganesh Deoskar?

The correct answer is More than one of the above

Books Tilker Mokkadama and Desher Katha were written by Sakharam Ganesh Deoskar.

• Sakharam Ganesh Deoskar (1869-1912) was a revolutionary writer and journalist from Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar).

#21. Which of the following district of Bihar witnessed the Lota revolt?


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