General Knowledge for August 24th, 2013

Daily Archives: August 24, 2013

Which among the following Sultans called himself Naib-i-Khudai?

Which among the following Sultans called himself Naib-i-Khudai?
[A] Iltutmish
[B] Balban
[C] Alauddin Khalji
[D] Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

Balban

Explanation

Balban’s theory of kingship had two main objectives: first, to enhance the prestige of the crown through elaborate court rituals. Second, the restoration of law and order and had to choose between ‘consolidation’ and ‘expansion’ as the guiding principle of his administrative policy. He preferred consolidation. He himself called Naib-i-Khudai or Deputy of God and impressed upon the people that kingship was vice-regency of god on earth

Which of the following musical instruments is / are composite or Indo-Islamic in origin ?

Which of the following musical instruments is / are composite or Indo-Islamic in origin ?
1. Sitar
2. Shehnai
3. Tabla
4. Sarangi
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

1, 3 & 4 Only

Explanation

Shehnai is not composite or Indo-Islamic in origin.

The Varkari sect in Maharashtra was founded by __?

The Varkari sect in Maharashtra was founded by __?
[A] Tukaram
[B] Namdev
[C] Visoba Khechar
[D] Dhyaneshwar

Dhynaeshwar

Explanation

The sect is believed to have originated in Karnataka and migrated to Maharashtra later. The followers of the sect believe that Dnyaneshwar laid the foundation stone, which is evident from the saying “Dnyanadev rachila paya”

A devotional saint and a cobbler by profession was ___?

A devotional saint and a cobbler by profession was ___?
[A] Tulsidas
[B] Surdas
[C] Raidas
[D] Malukdas

Raidas

Explanation

Saint Raidas, was an Indian saint of 15th century. He belonged to a family of leather workers. Traditionally, in Hinduism such families belong to Shudra group, the lowest level of traditional Hindu society.

God knows man’s virtues and inquires not his caste; in the next world there is no caste. This teaching is of __?

God knows man’s virtues and inquires not his caste; in the next world there is no caste. This teaching is of __?
[A] Kabir
[B] Guru Nanak
[C] Chaitanya
[D] Ramananda

Guru Nanak

Explanation

Guru Nanak said that a man was to be honoured for his devotion to God and not for his social position. He said– “God knows man’s virtues and inquires not his caste; in the next world there is no caste.”

The features of Indian art, that were adopted in the construction of the Mosques in India were:

The features of Indian art, that were adopted in the construction of the Mosques in India were:
1. Turned Lotus
2. Kalash on the domes
3. Ornamentation
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

1, 2 & 3

Explanation

Turned Lotus , Kalash on the domes and Ornamentation of Indian Art were adopted in the the construction of Mosques in India.

Who among the following Arab scholars studied Sanskrit and astronomy for a decade at Varanasi ?

Who among the following Arab scholars studied Sanskrit and astronomy for a decade at Varanasi ?
[A] Alberuni
[B] Amir Khusrau
[C] Al’bidari
[D] Al’Masher

Alberuni

Explanation

Alberuni , the Arab astronomer who studied Sanskrit and astronomy for a decade at Varanasi.

Which of these books is / are works by Amir Khusrau ?

Which of these books is / are works by Amir Khusrau ?
1. Qiran-u-Sadain
2. Tahqiq-i-Hind
3. Miftah-ul-Futuh
4. Nur-i-Sipihar
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Only 1, 3 & 4

Explanation

Tahqiq-i-Hind is a composition of Al-Biruni .

Which among the following was the work of Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq?

Which among the following was the work of Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq?
[A] Fautuhat-i-Ferozshahi
[B] Fatawa-i-Jahandari
[C] Tarikh-i-Ferozshahi
[D] Tughlaqnama

Fautuhat-i-Ferozshahi

Explanation

Fautuhat-i-Ferozshahi was authored by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq himself. He was a Turkic Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388 A.D.

Who among the following is the author of Kitab-ur-Rehla?

Who among the following is the author of Kitab-ur-Rehla?
[A] Maulana Sharafuddin Ali Yazid
[B] Amir Timur
[C] Ibn-i-Batuta
[D] Khwaja Abdullah Malik Isami

Ibn-i-Batuta

Explanation

Ibn batutta was an Arab traveler and adventure frm Morocoo. His book is a primary source of history of the region of Muhmmad bin Tughluq it throws ligh on the socio-political condition of his times.