General Knowledge Short questions PDF

In this post we share general knowledge short questions that help to your upcoming competitive exam .

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What name was given to the sea route through which Vasco da Gama arrived in India?
a) Sea Route of India
b) Route of Discovery
c) Cape of Good Hope
d) Eastern Passage
Answer: c) Cape of Good Hope

When did Vasco da Gama reach the port of Calicut, India?
a) May 17, 1498
b) June 5, 1502
c) December 25, 1492
d) April 12, 1505
Answer: a) May 17, 1498

When and where did the Portuguese establish their first fort in India?
a) 1492, Goa
b) 1503, Cochin
c) 1600, Madras (Chennai)
d) 1510, Mumbai (Bombay)
Answer: b) 1503, Cochin

Who is considered the real founder of Portuguese power in India?
a) Vasco da Gama
b) Ferdinand Magellan
c) Christopher Columbus
d) Afonso de Albuquerque
Answer: d) Afonso de Albuquerque

The Battle of Bedara took place between which two colonial powers?
a) Dutch and British
b) Portuguese and British
c) Dutch and Portuguese
d) Portuguese and French
Answer: c) Dutch and Portuguese

What was the name of the first English ship to come to India?
a) Red Dragon
b) Mayflower
c) Golden Hind
d) Santa Maria
Answer: a) Red Dragon

When did Sir Thomas Roe, the English ambassador, arrive in India?
a) 1615
b) 1648
c) 1707
d) 1756
Answer: a) 1615

When was Kolkata (Calcutta) founded, and by whom?
a) 1653, Sir William Johnson
b) 1690, Job Charnock
c) 1761, Warren Hastings
d) 1847, Lord Dalhousie
Answer: b) 1690, Job Charnock

Who was the first elected European President of the Indian National Congress?
a) George Yule
b) Allan Octavian Hume
c) William Wedderburn
d) Dadabhai Naoroji
Answer: a) George Yule

In which Congress session did Mahatma Gandhi preside as the only European President?
a) Belgaum Session, 1924
b) Surat Session, 1907
c) Lahore Session, 1929
d) Kanpur Session, 1925
Answer: a) Belgaum Session, 1924

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