General Knowledge

National Movement

The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because

  1. Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919
  2. the Simon Commission suggested the partition of the country
  3. Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces
  4. there was no Indian member in the Simon Commission

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

Medieval History

Mohammad bin Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency could not succeed on account of

  1. Rejection of token coins for purchases by foreign merchants
  2. Shortage of copper for mining token coins
  3. Large-scale minting of spurious coins
  4. Poor quality of token currency

National Movement

Consider the following statements about Cripps Proposals of 1942:

  1. Provision was to be made for participation of Indian States in the Constitution-making body.
  2. British Government undertook to accept and implement the Constitution.
  3. All provinces of British India were to give an undertaking about the acceptance of the Constitution.
  4. In the ongoing World War, no resources of British India would be used.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Modern History

Which one among the following was not one of the causes of the Third Anglo-Maratha War?

  1. The Maratha Chiefs, particularly the Peshwa desired to throw off the restrictions imposed on them by the treaties with the English
  2. The determination of the English to give a finishing blow to the Maratha power
  3. The Pindari designs to seek support from the Marathas to drive the English away from India
  4. The attack of Peshwa Baji Rao on the residency at Khirki

Modern History Culture

William Bentinck attempted to reform Hindu society by suppressing/abolishing social evils. Which one among the following was not included in them?

  1. Sati
  2. Infanticide
  3. Thugi
  4. Slavery

Modern History National Movement

Which one among the following statements regarding the Government of India Act, 1935 is not correct?

  1. Provincial Autonomy came into existence
  2. Bicameral legislature were provided in six provinces
  3. The principles of communal electorates and weightage were further extended
  4. The States were compelled to enter the Federation

Modern History Culture

Which one among the following was a newspaper founded and edited by Raja Rammohan Roy?

  1. The Calcutta Gazette
  2. Mirat-ul Akhbar
  3. Harijan
  4. The Bharat Mihir

National Movement

Which among the following about Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement are correct?

  1. Refusal to attend Government Durbars and official functions
  2. Participation in elections
  3. Participation in rallies for the boycott of foreign goods
  4. Surrender of titles

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code:

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

National Movement

Gandhiji's call for breaking Salt Laws was in response to the

  1. Non-Cooperation Movement
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Khilafat Movement
  4. Quit India Movement

National Movement

Why did Gandhiji go to Champaran?

  1. To launch a Satyagraha movement
  2. To launch a non-cooperation movement
  3. To enquire into the grievances of the indigo cultivators
  4. To fight against the zamindars

Ancient History

Who among the following archaeologists was the first to identify similarities between a pre-Harappan culture and the mature Harappan culture?

  1. Amalananda Ghosh
  2. Rakhaldas Banerji
  3. Daya Ram Sahni
  4. Sir John Marshall

National Movement

Which of the following was/were the features of the Quit India Movement?

  1. From the very beginning, it was rural revolt
  2. It was essentially a moderate movement
  3. It was marked by the unprecedented use of violence
  4. It was marked by acute state repression

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

National Movement

Which of the following statements about the founding of the Indian National Congress (INC) is / are correct?

  1. The INC was formed in Bombay 1885
  2. The first president of the INC W.C.Banerjee

Select the correct answer using the given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Modern History

Which one of the following is the famous novel written in 1869 by Nazir Ahmad?

  1. Twilight in Delhi
  2. Mirat-ul-urus
  3. Bahishti Zewar
  4. City of Djinns

Modern History

Who among the following founded the Atmiya Sabha in 1815?

  1. Keshab Chandra Sen
  2. Debendranath Tagore
  3. Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Bijoy Krishna Goswami

Modern History

Which of the following is / are characteristic(s) of the Ryotwari system?

  1. It was the brainchild of Thomas Munro
  2. It was meant to reduce intermediaries
  3. Cultivating peasants were gradually impoverished by the system
  4. It was introduced in parts of Madras and Bengal Presidency

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Ancient History

With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following pairs (Famous shrine - Location):

  1. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako - Zanskar Valley
  2. Tabo monastery and temple complex - Spiti Valley
  3. Alchi temple complex - Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Medieval History

With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element / elements of the feudal system?

  1. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land.
  2. A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority.
  3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Medieval History

With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?

  1. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
  2. Meditation and control of breath
  3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

World Economy

Which of the following indices is not considered while calculating Human Development Index (HDI)?

  1. Life expectancy
  2. Education
  3. Housing
  4. Income

National Income

The Gini Coefficient is a measure of

  1. Rodent population
  2. Migration rate of Guineas nationals
  3. Income inequality
  4. Ratio of coinage to currency note

Indian Economy

Yellow Revolution in India refers to growth of

  1. Militancy in the north-east
  2. Oilseeds production
  3. Advertising industry
  4. Jaundice outbreak

Indian Economy

Government of India recently announced constitution of NITI Aayog as a policy think-tank replacing Planning Commission. NITI stands for

  1. National Institution for Transforming India
  2. It is not an acronym, but only a Sanskrit word for Policy
  3. National Initiative for Technological India
  4. New Initiative for Transforming India

Money Banking

A rise in general level of prices may be caused by

  • 1. an increase in the money supply
  • 2. a decrease in the aggregate level of output
  • 3. an increase in the effective demand

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

World Economy

The Multi-dimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative with UNDP support covers which of the following?

  • 1. Deprivation of education, health, assets and services at household level
  • 2. Purchasing power parity at national level
  • 3. Extent of budget deficit and GDP growth rate at national level

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

National Income

The national income of a country for a given period is equal to the

  1. money value of final goods and services produced
  2. sum of total consumption and investment expenditure
  3. sum of personal income of all individuals
  4. total value of goods and services produced by the nationals

Foreign Trade

The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of

  1. goods exported from a country during a year
  2. economic transaction between the government of one country to another
  3. capital movement from one country to another
  4. all import and export transactions of a country during a given period of time, normally a year

Foreign Trade

Both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) are related to investment in a country. Which one of the following statements best represents an important difference between the two?

  1. FII helps bring better management skills and technology, while FDI only brings in capital
  2. FII helps in increasing capital availability in general, while FDI only targets specific sectors
  3. FII is considered to be more stable than FDI
  4. FDI flows only into the secondary market, while FII targets primary market

Indian Economy

Which of the following would include Foreign Direct Investment in India?

  • 1. Subsidiaries of companies in India
  • 2. Majority foreign equity holding in Indian companies
  • 3. Companies exclusively financed by foreign companies
  • 4. Portfolio investment

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Indian Economy

Which one of the following groups of items is included in India's foreign-exchange reserves?

  1. Foreign-currency assets, loans from the World Bank and SDRs
  2. Foreign-currency assets, gold holding of the RBI and loans from the World Bank
  3. Foreign-currency assets, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and loans from foreign countries
  4. Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and SDRs