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Question: In which year the Mysore State was renamed as Karnataka?
Question: Who was the first President of Kannada Sahitya Parishad?
Ans. H. V. Nanjundaiah
Question: Battle of Talikota” resulted in the end of which?
Ans. Vijayanagar Empire
Question: Who had written the book “Kavirajamarga”?
Ans. Amoghavarsha I
Question: The Battle of Talikota was fought in the year?
Question: Which dynasty was ruling in Vijaynagar empire at the time of the Battle of Talikota?
Question: The Romans tradings with South India during the Sangam age built the temple of Augustus at?
Question: Balkrishna Temple built by Krishnadevaraya to commemorate his victory over?
Question: In which year the first Kannada Sahitya Sammelana was held?
Question: Who was the founder of Bijapur state ?
Ans. Yusuf Adil Shah
Question: Which one is not a tributary of Kaveri River?
Question: In which year, the Kannada Sahitya Parishat was established?
Question: Who had written the mathematical book “Ganita-sara-samgraha”?
Question: The Jog fall is located on the river?
Question: Monuments at Pattadakal was built by which dynasty?
Question: The Virupaksha Temple in Hampi was built under the ruler?
Ans. Deva Raya II
Question: Which was written by Krishna Devaraya in Sanskrit?
Ans. Madalasa Charita
Question: Which of the following kings defeated the Gond Raja Narsing Rai?
Ans. Taj-ud-din Firoz Shah
Question: In which district the Hampi Monuments are located?
Question: Who is the first person to received Jnanpith Award for Kannada language?
Question: “Gagan Mahal” is an Architectural Glory ascribed to?
Ans. Adil Shahis
Question: The military department under the Vijayanagara was called as?
Question: Who is considered as the ‘Father of Carnatic Music’?
Ans. Purandara Dasa
Question: Tipu Sultan planted the ‘Tree of Liberty’ at Srirangapatnam in the year?
Question: The first Kannada Sahitya Sammelana was held in?
Question: Parvathi temple is located at which place?
Question: Total number of districts in Karnataka?
Question: Which day is celebrated as Karnataka Rajyotsava?
Ans. 1st November
Question: Srinivasa was the pen name of which famous author?
Ans. M.V. Iyengar
Question: The town administration during the period of Satavahanas was in the hands of?
Ans. Nigama Sabha
Question: The persian ambassador Abdur Razak visited the court of?
Ans. Deva Raya II
Question: Which one place of Karnataka is also known as the “The Cherrapunji of the South”?
Question: Who wrote the first Kannada drama ‘Mitravinda Govinda’?
Question: Who established the Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha?
Ans. R H Deshpande
Question: In which year, the Bahmani Kingdom was disintegrated?
Question: Jog Falls which is one of the highest waterfalls in India, is created by?
Ans. Sharavati River
Question: The Chennakesava Temple in Somanathapura is an example of __________ architecture?
Question: Who was the founder of the Rashtrakuta Empire?
Question: One of the sanctuaries of Karnataka which has been taken out of Tiger Conservation Programme is?
Ans. Bandipur National Park
Question: C.V. Rangacharlu was the Diwan of Mysore during the time of?
Ans. Chamaraj Odeyar
Question: Mention the work of Bhaskara II which deals extensively with epicyclic-eccentric theories for planetary motions?
Question: Which of the following Sports Award is related to Karnataka State?
Ans. Ekalavya Award
Question: The Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha was established in?
Question: Who of the following hoysala king was defeated by Malik Kafur?
Ans. Ballala III
Question: Who is the longest serving Chief Minister of Karnataka?
Ans. D. Devaraj Urs
Question: The Gol Gumbaz is located in the city?
Question: Which one is known as the Silk Town of Karnataka?
Question: Mappila rebellion was related to?
Ans. Peasant discontent
Question: Alamatti Dam in Bijapur is also known as?
Ans. Lal Bahadur Shastri dam
Question: Which king assumed the title of “Talakadugonda”?
Question: Harihara and Bukka laid the foundation of the Vijayanagara empire under the influence of?
Question: The Karnataka Police Academy is located in?
Question: For which book, Kuvempu wins the Jnanpith Award in 1967?
Ans. Sri Ramayana Darshanam
Question: Who had written the first Kannada-English dictionary?
Ans. Ferdinand Kittel
Question: In which year, the National Games of India was first held in Bangalore?
Question: Who auctioned salt at Belgaum and broke the Salt law in April, 1930?
Ans. Gangadhar Rao Deshpande
Question: Nanjangud is on the bank of River?
Question: The peacock wildlife sanctuary is located at?
Question: Who wrote “Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate”, the official state song of Karnataka?
Question: Karnataka state Coastal Security Police force was established in?
Question: How many groups of soil orders are found in Karnataka?
Question: Total number of National Park in Karnataka?
Question: Who had wrote the poem book Kavitavatara?
Ans. Govinda Pai
Question: Badami, the second capital of the early Chalukyas was formerly known as?
Question: In terms of princely hierarchy in colonial India, the status of Mysore was of a?
Ans. Twenty-one-gun salute state
Question: Nanjangud is on the bank of River?
Question: Which ruler shifted his capital from Mangalavada to Kalyana?
Ans. Bijjala II
Question: In which year “Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate” was adopted as the official state song of Karnataka?
Question: As of 2020, which one is the largest constituency of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly as per population?
Ans. Bangalore South
Question: In which Indian river is Shivanasamudra waterfalls situated?
Question: In which district, the Bandipur National Park is located?
Ans. Chamarajanagar district
Question: Who was the first Chief Minister of Karnataka?
Ans. K. Chengalaraya Reddy
Question: Who was defeated and killed in the Fourth Mysore war at Srirangapattanam?
Ans. Tipu Sultan
Question: The provinces of the Vijayanagara Empire were called as?
Question: Who was the first woman speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly?
Ans. K.S. Nagarathnamma
Question: Name the author of Modern Mysore which was published in the year 1936?
Ans. M. Shama Rao
Question: Who among the following is also known as “Andhra Bhoj”?
Ans. Krishnadeva Raya
Question: How many constituencies of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly are reserved for Scheduled Tribes?
Question: What percentage of total forest area of Karnataka is reserve forest?
Question: In which year, Bandipur National Park was established as a tiger reserve forest?
Question: Who is known as the founder of Vijayanagara Empire?
Ans. Harihara I
Question: Karnataka was formed in 1956 on the basis of the report of?
Ans. Fazal Ali Commission
Question: Which Hoysala king assumed the title “Establisher of the Chola Kingdom” and “Emperor of the south”?
Ans. Veera Ballala II
Question: ‘Samskara’ and ‘Avasthe’ are famous Kannada literary works written by?
Ans. U.R. Ananthamurthy
Question: Whose rule has been considered as the ‘Golden Age of Music’ in Karnataka?
Ans. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV
Question: In the Vijayanagar Empire administrative system, to what do the terms amara, bhandaravada and manya refer?
Ans. Types of land grants
Question: How many constituencies of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly are reserved for Scheduled Castes?
Question: Who was the Governor of India when the fourth Anglo-Mysore war was fought?
Ans. Lord Wellesley
Question: In which year, the Group of Monuments at Hampi are included in the World Heritage Site?
Question: Karnataka’s share in the total geographical area of India is?
Ans. 5.85 percent
Question: Kempe Gowda I is considered as the founder of ___________ city?
Question: Who is also known as the “Kabaddi Queen” of Karnataka?
Ans. Mamatha Poojari
Question: Which place in Karnataka is known as ‘Granary of Togari(toor)’?
Question: Who is the first Governor of Karnataka?
Ans. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
Question: Which is a west flowing river in Karnataka?
Ans. Varahi River
Question: The Bangalore University was established in the year?
Question: The Hampi city is located on the bank of which river?
Ans. Tungabhadra River
Question: The first village which declared independence in Karnataka was?
Question: Which one is the state animal of Karnataka?
Ans. Asian elephant
Question: Which one is the oldest known Kannada language inscription in the Kannada script?
Ans. Halmidi inscription
Question: Which is the highest peak in Karnataka?
Question: Who is the first speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly?
Ans. S. Shivappa
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