HP GK Questions with Answers & Quiz

Q. Who was the political guru of Y S Parmar?


Chaudhary Sher Jung

Q. How Many Gram Panchayats are in Himachal?


Ans: 3,615 Gram Panchayats

Description: Recently 412 new Panchayats have been recently and now has 3,615 Gram Panchayats.

Q. On which river bank Alexander erected huge altars as a mark of his invasion of India?


Answer – Beas

Description: Alexander, after gaining control of the former Achaemenid satrapy of Gandhara, including the city of Taxila, Alexander advanced into Punjab, where he engaged in battle against the regional king Porus, whom Alexander defeated in the Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC.

Thereafter, Alexander’s marched east put him in confrontation with the Nanda Empire of Magadha and the Gangaridai of Bengal. As per documents, the Nanda army was supposedly five times larger than the Macedonian army.

Alexander’s army was exhausted, homesick, and anxious by the prospects of having to further face large Indian armies throughout the Indo-Gangetic Plain, mutinied at the Hyphasis (modern Beas River) and refused to march further east. Alexander, after a meeting with his officer, Coenus, and after hearing about the lament of his soldiers, eventually relented, being convinced that it was better to return. Alexander, then erected huge altars as a mark of his invasion of India. With the time those altars faded and completely demolished.

Q. Where is the Mahima Public Library?



Description: Mahima Library is one of oldest library in Himachal. It’s housed at Nahan in Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. The library that was constructed in 19th century. It has been dedicated to Princess Mahima, daughter of Maharaja Shamsher Prakash, since she was keen of reading and had a wish that every person in the area should adopt the habit of reading. However, princess Mahima died at the age of 12, and in memory of her, Maharaja Shamsher Prakash established library.

Q. Which pass separates Chamba from Lahaul?


Chobia Pass

Description: Chobia Pass is among the second highest altitude pass in the Pir Pangal range located at an elevation of 4966 m. The pass connects Chamba with Lahaul across the Pir Panjal range.