History of India

Modern History

Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?

  1. It opposed idolatry.
  2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
  3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 only

National Movement

The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

  1. writing off all peasant debts
  2. the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
  3. the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
  4. the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom

National Movement

Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

  • 1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
  • 2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims
  • 3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 only

Modern History

The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the

  1. imposition of restrictions on newspapers and magazines published in Indian languages
  2. removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth
  3. removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans
  4. imposition of certain restrictions to carry arms by the Indians

National Movement

The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because

  • 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence
  • 2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session
  • 3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None of the these

National Movement

Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

  1. Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations
  2. Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award
  3. Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion
  4. None of these

National Movement

Which one of the following observations is not true about the Quit India Movement of 1942?

  1. It was a non-violent movement
  2. It was led by Mahatma Gandhi
  3. It did not attract the labour class in general
  4. It was a spontaneous movement

Modern History

What was/were the objective/objectives of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation (1858)?

  • 1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States
  • 2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
  • 3. To regulate East India Company’s trade with India

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

National Movement

Which of the following parties were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

  • 1. The Peasants and Workers Party of India
  • 2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation
  • 3. The Independent Labour Party

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

National Movement

Quit India Movement was launched in response to

  1. Cabinet Mission Plan
  2. Cripps Proposals
  3. Wavell Plan
  4. Simon Commission Report

National Movement

The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to

  1. delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan
  2. give effect to the Independence Bill
  3. solve the problem of minorities in India
  4. enquire into the riots in East Bengal

National Movement

The Rowlatt Act aimed at

  1. compulsory economic support to war efforts
  2. imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial
  3. imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press
  4. suppression of the Khilafat Movement

Modern History

The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of Lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions?

  1. Making Zamindar's position stronger vis-à-vis the ryot
  2. Making East India Company an overlord of Zamindars
  3. Making judicial system more efficient
  4. None of these

National Movement

With reference to the Indian History, the members of the Constituent Assembly from the Provinces were

  1. Nominated by the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League
  2. Elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies
  3. Selected by the Government for their expertise in constitutional matters
  4. Directly elected by the people of those Provinces

National Movement

With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, the term Surat Split refers to the affairs of

  1. Indian National Congress
  2. Muslim League
  3. Hindu Mahasabha
  4. Swaraj Party

National Movement

Consider the following pairs - Freedom Fighter/Well known for

  • 1. Annie Besant - Home Rule Movement
  • 2. Surendranath Sen - Non-Cooperation Movement
  • 3. Vinoba Bhave - Bhoodan Movement

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Culture

Kalamkari painting refers to

  1. hand-painted cotton textile in South India 
  2. a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India 
  3. a block-painted woolen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India 
  4. a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India

National Movement

With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the 'Sedition Committee'.
  2. In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League.
  3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only 
  2. 1 and 2 only 
  3. 2 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Modern History

Who of the following was/were economic critic /critics of colonialism in India?

  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. G. Subramania Iyer
  3. R. C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only 
  2. 1 and 2 only 
  3. 2 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Modern History

The Government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined

  1. the separation of power between the judiciary and the legislature 
  2. the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments
  3. the powers of the Secretary of State for India and the Viceroy
  4. None of the above