History GK Quiz-71

History GK Quiz-71

History Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on History for competitive examinations.

    41. The famous Vishnu Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built by

    (1) Shrutavarman
    (2) Suryavarman II
    (3) Indravarman
    (4) Aniruddha
    Answer:
    41. (2) The Vishnu Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his State temple and eventual mausoleum. It was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century.

    42. Who built Shantiniketan?

    (1) Guru Ramdas
    (2) Maharaja Pratap Singh
    (3) Rabindra Nath Tagore
    (4) British Govt.
    Answer:
    42. (3) Santiniketanis a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, that was established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore. It was later expanded by his son Rabindranath Tagore whose vision became what is now a university town, Visva-Bharati University.

    43. Gateway of India was built by

    (1) Frank Lloyd Wright
    (2) George Wittet
    (3) Frank Gehry
    (4) Zaha Hadid
    Answer:
    43. (2) George Wittet (1878-1926) was a Scottish architect who designed of Bombay’s best known landmarks: the Prince of Wales Museum, the Gateway of India, the Institute of Science, etc. The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1911.

    44. Where was Mahatma Gandhi born?

    (1) Madhya Pradesh
    (2) Assam
    (3) Rajasthan
    (4) Gujarat
    Answer:
    44. (4) Mahatma Gandhiwas born in the town of Porbander (also known as Sudamapuri)in present Gujarat on 2 October 1869. The town was then part of the small princely state of Porbandar in the Kathiawar Agency. Gandhi’s birthday is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

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