Chattrapati Shivaji Quiz

Chattrapati Shivaji Quiz

Q.1 Shivaji was born on 19th Feb 1630, though the dates can not be completely confirmed as certain historical data points to any time in April and around the year 1630.

Where was Shivaji Maharaj born?
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Q.2 Shivaji's father Shahaji was Maratha general serving the Deccan Sultanates. Which Maratha clan did he belong to?
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Q.3 Shivaji was named after the local deity Shivai by his mother. What was his mother's name?


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Q.4 Till age of 12 Shivaji was in Pune with his mother and then he went to which city to join his father?
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Q.5 In 1659 at Pratapgarh fort Shivaji killed his opponent sent by Adilshah, with iron Tiger-claw. Shivaji made sure that he is buried with full military honour and his mausoleum still exists at the foothills of Pratapgad fort.

Who was this general of Afghan descent?


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Q.6 Aurangzeb sent Shaista Khan, his maternal uncle to seize control from Shivaji. Shaista Khan had huge resources and captured many forts and city of Pune and made Lal Mahal his residence. He disallowed Marathas from entering Pune. But by some means Shivaji entered the city with 400 men and attacked him by which Shaista Khan lost three of his fingers and his son.

By what means Shivaji entered the city of Pune?
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Q.7 After Shaita Khan's defeat and and fall of city Surat by Shivaji, Aurangzeb sent Jai Singh I to defeat Shivaji. With enormous resources Jai Singh could win many forts and finally made Shivaji come to terms of Aurangzeb. They signed treay of Purandar by which Shivaji fought alongside of Jai Sing against Bijapur and Shivaji's son became sardar in Aurangzeb's court.

What was his name and name the favourite south Indian dish that is believed to ha named after him.
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Q.10 Shivaji had a council of 8 ministers called Ashtapradhan that administered the Maratha Empire. And the most important of these was the Prime Minister called "Pantpradhan". With time this post became hereditary and it became the de-facto head of the Maratha empire. By what other familiar name do we know this post?
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Q.11 In 1901 Lokmanya Tilak organized a festival to celebrate Shivaji's birth anniversary for which another eminent Indian decided to preside over the festival in Bengal. Name that person.
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Q.12 One of the earliest instances of this kind of warfare was seen in Peninsular wars where French Empire fought with the allied powers of Spain, Portugal and England. Also to be noted that similar style was embraced by Mao Zedong in China and North Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh and also Che Guevara used it in Latin America. But Shivaji took up this form of warfare much before. what are we talking about?
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