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1. Treaty of Salbai is associated with which of the following wars?

(A) First Anglo–Mysore War

(B) First Anglo-Maratha War

(C) Second Anglo-Maratha War

(D) Second Anglo-Mysore War

2. Which Viceroy passed the Vernacular Press Act and the Arms Act of 1878?

(A) Lord Lytton

(B) Lord Mayo

(C) Lord Dalhousie

(D) Lord Hardinge

3.Lord Ripon appointed Hunter commission for:

(A) combating terrorism and other anti-national activities

(B) educational reforms in India

(C) appointment of Indian Judges in higher judiciary

(D) None of the Above

4.Who among the following is known to have founded the “Academic Association”?

(A) Henry Vivian Derozio

(B) Madhusudan Datta

(C) Madan Mohan Tarkalankar

(D) Surendranath Tagore

5.Who among the following was called by Jahangir as “English Khan”?

(A) Sir Thomas Roe

(B) William Hawkins

(C) Henry Middleton

(D) None of the above

6.Who among the following edited and published the newspaper Indian Mirror in 1861?

(A) Amitava Ghosh

(B) Ravindranath Tagore

(C) Sumit Ganguly

(D) Manmohan Ghosh and Devendranath Tagore

7.On which among the following dates, the Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed?

(A) 5 March 1931

(B) 6 March 1931

(C) 7 March 1931

(D) 8 March 1931

8.On which among the following dates, execution of Bhagat Singh took place ?

(A) March 19,1931

(B) April 23, 1931

(C) March 23, 1931

(D) March 14, 1931

9.The Lucknow session of Indian National Congress that took place in 1916 was presided by__:

(A) Rashbihari Ghosh

(B) Ambika Charan Majumdar

(C) Bhupendra Nath Bose

(D) None of the above

10.Which among the following was the first registered Trade Union of India ?

(A) Hindu Mazdoor Sabha

(B) Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh

(C) Madras Labour Union

(D) United Trade Union Congress

11. The Lucknow session of Indian National Congress that took place in 1916 was presided by__:

(A) Rashbihari Ghosh

(B) Ambika Charan Majumdar

(C) Bhupendra Nath Bose

(D) None of the above

12.Which among the following observed the Direct Action Day on August 16, 1946?

(A) Muslim League

(B) Christian League

(C) Sikh League

(D) Hindu League

13.Who among the following started Ganapati Festival in 1893 and thereby gave it national character?

(A) Ganesh Damodar Savarkar

(B) Nana Patil

(C) Lok manya Tilak

(D) Vinoba Bhave

14.Who among the following introduced the Vernacular Press Act?

(A) Sir Ashley Eden

(B) Alexander John Arbuthnot

(C) Lord Lytton

(D) Lord Stanley

15.During which among the following movements, Mahatma Gandhi remarked: “on bended knees I asked for bread and received stone instead” ?

(A) Khilafat Movement

(B) Non-Cooperation Movement

(C) Dandi March

(D) Quit India Movement

16.The Hindu Mahasabha was organized for the first time in 1914 at ___:

(A) Haridwar

(B) Allahabad

(C) Varanasi

(D) None of the above

17.Which party observed the “Black Day” on July 3, 1947 against Partition of India?

(A) Indian National Congress

(B) Forward Bloc

(C) Hindu Mahasabha

(D) Communist Party of India

18.The most important reason for collection of “Chauth” and “Sardeshmukhi” by Marathas was __?

(A) To increase the source of income

(B) To expand his territories

(C) To consolidate his political influence

(D) Because of the opposition of Muslim rulers

19.In which among the following years, Bombay transferred to the East India Company by Charles II ?

(A) 1662 A.D.

(B) 1664 A.D.

(C) 1666 A.D.

(D) 1668 A.D.

20.Who among the following was the French explorer who visited court of Emperor Shah Jahan and left a detailed account of Takht-i-Taus (Peacock throne) ?

(A) Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

(B) Geronimo Verroneo

(C) Pierre-Jean Grosley

(D) Jean-Paul Dubois

21.Which among the following was the first establishment of Dutch in current territories of Odisha?

(A) Calcutta

(B) Chinsura

(C) Pippli

(D) Balasore

22.Who said that British established a robber state in Bengal between 1765 and 1772 ?

(A) G. W. Forrest

(B) Lord Macaulay

(C) K. M. Panikkar

(D) Nand Lal Chatterji

23.What is the correct chronological order of setting up of the following Commissions ?

1. Macdonell Commission

2. First Industrial Commission

3. First Fiscal commission

(A) 1, 2, 3

(B) 2, 3, 1

(C) 2, 1, 3

(D) 1, 3, 2

24.The Congress and Muslim League had most cordial relationships in between which among the following years?

(A) 1906 to 1916

(B) 1916 to 1922

(C) 1922 to 1928

(D) 1928 to 1934

25.Who among the following defended Aurbindo Ghosh in the Alipore conspiracy case?

(A) Tej Bahadur Sapru

(B) Motilal Nehru

(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(D) Chitranjan Das

26.With reference to the freedom struggle of India, who among the following was not a part of the “Bombay Triumvirate”?

(A) Dadabhai Naoroji

(B) K.T. Telang

(C) Pherozeshah Mehta

(D) Badruddin Tyabji

27.Which among the following was NOT a provision of Charter act of 1833?

(A) Trading activities of the East India Company were to be abolished

(B) The designation of the supreme authority was to be changed as the Governor General of India in Council

(C) All law making powers to be conferred on Governor General in council

(D) An Indian to be appointed as law member in the Governor General in Council

28.The Battle of Chillianwalla was a part of?

(A) Anglo-Maratha Wars

(B) Anglo-Carnatic Wars

(C) Anglo-French Wars

(D) Anglo-Sikh Wars

29.Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?

(A) Hakim Azmal Khan

(B) Abul Kalam Azad

(C) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

(D) Badruddin Taiyabji

30.In which year, Sabarmati Ashram was established?

(A) 1914

(B) 1915

(C) 1916

(D) 1917

31.Who is often called as Hindu Luther of Northern India ?

(A) Dayanand Saraswati

(B) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(C) Radhakant Dev

(D) Keshav Chandra Sen

32.Which among the following acts is also known to be a beginning of the parliamentary System in India ?

(A) Indian Councils Act 1892

(B) Indian Councils Act 1904

(C) Indian Councils Act 1909

(D) Government of India Act 1919

33.What was the number of districts in Bombay Presidency?

(A) 23

(B) 24

(C) 25

(D) 26

34.The government of India act 1935 provided for:

1. Provincial autonomy

2. Establishment of federal court

3. all India federation at the center

Which among the above hold correct ?

(A) 1 only

(B) 1 & 2 only

(C) 2 & 3 only

(D) all of them

35.Which among the following acts had a separate preamble?

(A) Government of India Act 1919

(B) Indian Councils Act 1909

(C) Indian Councils Act 1904

(D) Indian Councils Act 1892

36.Which among the following organizations was started by Behramji Malabari in Bombay?

(A) Bombay Asiatic Society

(B) Seva Sadan

(C) East India Association

(D) None of the above

37.In which year, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was conferred Bharat Ratna?

(A) 1988

(B) 1991

(C) 1992

(D) 1996

38.The Namgyal Monarchy used to rule which among the following current states of India, once upon a time?

(A) Arunachal Pradesh

(B) Megahalaya

(C) Nagaland

(D) Sikkim

39.In which year, Sabarmati Ashram was established?

(A) 1914

(B) 1915

(C) 1916

(D) 1917

40.Who was the Last Viceroy of India?

(A) Richard Wellesley

(B) Warren Hastings

(C) Lord Mountbatten

(D) Lord Northrook

41.Who among the following was the author Mahatma-Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ?

(A) D. G. Tendulkar

(B) Colonel G. B. Singh

(C) Susheela Naiyyar

(D) None of the above

42.An organization formed in Germany in 1914 during World War I by Indian students and political activists residing in the country was

(A) Ghadar Party

(B) Indian Independence Committee

(C) Indian National Army

(D) Communist Party of India

43.Which among the following acts provided for direct control of Indian Affairs by the British Government?

(A) Government of India Act 1858

(B) Pitts India Act of 1784

(C) Government of India Act 1909

(D) Indian Councils Act 1892

44.First Round Table Conference was held during November 1930 January 1931. Who was the Viceroy of India at that time?

(A) Lord Reading

(B) Lord Irwin

(C) Lord Linlithgow

(D) Lord wavel

45.The pioneers of Ocean trade with India were______?

(A) Dutch

(B) Portuguse

(C) British

(D) French

46.Which of the following Sikh Guru collected all the work of the previous Gurus and dictated it in the form of verses ?

(A) Guru Har Govind

(B) Guru Har Kishan

(C) Guru Arjun Dev

(D) Guru Gobind

47.Indian Muslims were allotted reserved seats in the Municipal and District Boards, in the Provincial Councils and in the Imperial Legislature, in which of the following acts?

(A) Government of India Act 1909

(B) Government of India Act 1919

(C) Indian Councils Act 1861

(D) Indian Councils Act 1891

48.Who among the following referred Mahatma Gandhi as father of Nation?

(A) Subhash Chandra Bose

(B) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

(C) Jawahar lal Nehru

(D) Rabindranath Tagore

49.Which of the following Charter acts abolished the monopoly of the East India Company to trade with China?

(A) Charter Act of 1793

(B) Charter Act of 1813

(C) Charter Act of 1833

(D) Charter Act of 1853

50.The second world war commenced in 1939 on the following dates?

(A) August 1

(B) September 1

(C) October 1

(D) November 1

51.The Government of India recognizes 7-9 January as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas since 2003 . Which of the following events is known to occur on 9 January?

(A) Arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in India from South Africa.

(B) Launch of Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card)

(C) First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York

(D) None of the above

52.During the revolt of 1857, who among the following was betrayed by a zamindar friend and captured while asleep by Britishers and put to death ?

(A) Nana Saheb

(B) Tantia Tope

(C) Khan Bahadur Khan

(D) Kunwar singh

53.Raja Wodeyar founded which of the following Kingdoms?

(A) Mysore

(B) Vellore

(C) Vijaynagar

(D) Bahamani

54.Champaran Satyagraha was the first to be started but the word Satyagraha was used for the first time in which of the following?

(A) Anti Rowlatt agitation

(B) agitation against Simon Commission

(C) Amritsar Massacre of 1919

(D) Non cooperation movement

55.Indian National Congress was founded during whose term among the following in 1885?

(A) Lord Canning

(B) Lord Dufferin

(C) Lord Curzon

(D) Lord Bentick

56.Year 1674 AD marks which of the following important events of life of Shivaji ?

(A) Shivaji’s Coronation

(B) Treaty of Purander

(C) Battle of surat

(D) None of the above

57.”Hindus and Muslims form one nation in India. They are two eyes of India; Injure one and you injure the other ” whose thoughts were these?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Mohammed Iqbal

(C) Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan

(D) Jinnah

58.Which among the following is the leaders of China’s socio-political programs ‘Great Leap Forward’ and the ‘Cultural Revolution’?

(A) Zeng Qinghong

(B) Wang Zuo

(C) Mao Zemin

(D) Mao Zedong

59.Which among the following statements is not correct ?

(A) Phoenix Ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Life Divine is a work of Aurobindo Ghosh

(C) in 1765 British acquired the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa

(D) All are correct

60.Who among the following founded “National Herald”?

(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(B) Mahatma Gandhi

(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(D) Indira Gandhi

61.Seventeen Point Agreement ” was a turning point in the history of which of the following neighbors of India?

(A) Bhutan

(B) Bangaldesh(C) Nepal

(D) Tibet

62.Which year is known for India’s Smiling Buddha?

(A) 1970

(B) 1972

(C) 1974

(D) 1975

63.In which year Calcutta Flag designed by Sachindra Prasad Bose unfurled in Calcutta?

(A) 1904

(B) 1905

(C) 1906

(D) 1907

64.The dual government of Bengal was result of a farman in 1765 by which of the following?

(A) British

(B) Shah Alam

(C) Nawab Sirajuddaula

(D) Raja Khan

65.Who among the following is known to oppose the Age of consent bill?

(A) Behramji Malabari

(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(C) Mahatma Gandhi

(D) Bipin Chandra Pal

66.Who among the following is known to organize a military force of Sikhs called Khalsa to avenge the murder of his father thus establishing Khalsa Panth ?

(A) Guru Teg Bahadur

(B) Guru Gobind Singh

(C) Banda Bahadur

(D) Guru Arjun Dev

67. Which among the following is not correctly matched?

(A) First Sikh War – Lord Hardinge

(B) Second Sikh War – Lord Dalhousie

(C) Fourth Mysore war – Lord Wellesley

(D) Permanent settlement of Benga-Lord curzon

68.Who among the following viceroys of India wrote a book ” Persia” ?

(A) Lord Elgin

(B) Lord Curzon

(C) Lord Minto

(D) Lord Irwin

69.Founding Partner of which of the following companies of India became first Finance Minister of Pakistan?

(A) Tata Motors

(B) Mahindra & Mahindra

(C) Larsen & Toubro

(D) Nicholas Piramal

70.Who among the following is known for preparing the draft of Quit India Resolution?

(A) Sardar Patel

(B) Jawahar lal Nehru

(C) Acharya Kriplani

(D) P Sitarammaiya

71.Which among the following organizations during India’s independence struggle emerged as an offshoot to Anushilan Samiti?

(A) Indian National Congress

(B) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

(C) Home Rule Movement

(D) Hindustan Republican Association

72.Who among the following has been described as ‘Jawahar of Uttarakhand’ ?

(A) Baldev Singh Arya

(B) Badri Datt Pandey

(C) Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna

(D) Jagmohan Singh Negi

73.Which among the following is the first women university in India and South Asia?

(A) Mother Teresa Women’s University

(B) SNDT University

(C) Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam

(D) Women’s Christian College

74.Under which act , the title of Governor General of India was substituted for that of Governor General of Bengal ?

(A) Act of 1786

(B) Charter Act 1813

(C) Charter Act 1833

(D) Charter Act 1853

75.Kleptocracy is related to which of the following Social evils?

(A) Casteism

(B) Corruption

(C) Rituals

(D) Communalism

76.What is the name of the women’s wing of the Vishva Hindu Parishad?

(A) Sewa Bharti

(B) Durga Vahini

(C) VHP Mahila Morcha

(D) Hindu Shakti

77.Arrange the Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party in chronological order of the years they were founded:

(A) Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party

(B) Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Rastriya Janta Dal, Nationalist Congress Party

(C) Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party,Rastriya Janta Dal,

(D) Bahujan Samaj Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Rastriya Janta Dal, Samajwadi Party

78.The triumphant saying of “Attock to Cuttack” was most closely related to which of the following ?

(A) Mughals

(B) Marathas

(C) Scindhias

(D) Rajputs

79.Who among the following was elected the president of the Naval Central Strike committee of the Royal Indian Navy prior to the RIN Mutiny of 1946?

(A) M.S Khan

(B) General Shah Nawaz Khan

(C) Colonel Prem Sehgal

(D) Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon

80.Consider the following:

1. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden

2. Asiatic Society of Bengal

3. Kolkata Alipur Zoological Gardens

Which among the following correctly represents the correct chronological order of the establishment of the above?

(A) 1,2,3

(B) 2,1,3

(C) 3,1,2

(D) 2,3,1

81. Consider the following statements:  

1. Holders of the Bharat Ratna decoration find a place higher than Judges of Supreme Court of India in the Indian order of precedence

2. First person to get Bharat Ratna posthumously was Lal Bahadur Shastri

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

(A) Only 1 is true

(B) Only 2 is true

(C) Both are True

(D) Both are untrue

82. Which among the following was the apex court in of India during the British Era?

(A) Federal Court

(B) Presidency Supreme Court

(C) Privy Council

(D) Supreme Court of England

83. Consider the following:

1. She is the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church  

2. A commemorative coin was issued by the Government of India in her memory in 2009.

3. She is only the second Indian to be elevated to sainthood after the 16th century martyr, Gonsalo Garcia, who was canonized in 1862

Who among the following fits in the above three criteria?

(A) Mother Teresa

(B) Saint Alphonsa

(C) Saint Paulina

(D) Gemma Galgani

84.From which of the following, East India Company aquired Bombay on a lease on 27 March 1668?

(A) British Empire

(B) Spain

(C) Portugal

(D) France

85.Which among the following was the source of money for “Clive Fund“?

(A) His salary and emoluments in the East India Company

(B) Money earned by him as gifts and bribes from the Indians

(C) Money left by Mir Jafar for him as Gift

(D) Money confiscated from the Beghum of Nawab of Awadh

86.Who among the following brought the first Printing Machine in India?

(A) Portuguese

(B) French

(C) Dutch

(D) British

87.The Treaty of Segauli defined the relations of the British India with which among the following neighbors?

(A) Bhutan

(B) Burma

(C) China

(D) Nepal

88.who among the following published leaders Sambad Kaumudi” ?

(A) Raja Rammohan Roy

(B) Dayanand Saraswati

(C) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(D) Ganga Kishore Bhattacharya

89.In which of the following years, first commercial civil aviation flight took place in India between Allahabad and Naini?

(A) 1910

(B) 1911

(C) 1912

(D) 1915

90.Consider the following events:

1. First Round Table Conference

2. Pakistan Declaration

3. Poona Pact

4. Gandhi Irwin Pact

Which among the following represents the correct chronological order of the above events?

(A) 1 , 2, 3, 4

(B) 1, 4, 3, 2,

(C) 4, 3, 2, 1

(D) 3, 4, 2, 1

91.Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act ?

(A) Lord Lytton

(B) Lord Ripon

(C) Lord Dufferin

(D) Lord Lansdowne

92.In which year, Imperial Records Department (IRD) was established, which is now known as National Archives of India?

(A) 1885

(B) 1887

(C) 1889

(D) 1891

93.The name of which of the following women is known for working in close association with Chadra Shekhar Aazad in the famous Kakori train dacoity?

(A) Raj Kumari Gupta

(B) Kusum Agraval

(C) Prakashvati Yakshapal

(D) Basanti Devi

94.In the wake of the partition of Bengal in 1905, Bengal saw some new movements such as boycott, Swadeshi, National Education etc. Out of them, the “boycott” was inspired by most probably which among the following contemporary events?

(A) Boycott of all foreign goods by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa

(B) Boycott of American goods by Chinese

(C) Boycott of some English Land Agents by the Irish people

(D) Boycott of Japanese products in China

95.Consider the following:

1. French

2. British

3. Portuguese

4. Dutch

The Battle of Swally Hole of 1615 was fought between which among the above?

(A) 1 & 2

(B) 2 & 3

(C) 3 & 4

(D) 1 & 4

96.” India after the war will become a running sore which will sap the strength of British Empire”

Who among the following had expressed this thought?

(A) Lord Wavell

(B) Lord Linlithgow

(C) Lord Mountbatten

(D) Sir Stafford Cripps

97.In which year, Land Holder’s society was established in India?

(A) 1806

(B) 1828

(C) 1838

(D) 1850

98.The Swaraj Party was divided into factions after the death of C.R.Das and its ‘Responsivists’ faction worked for/by:

(A) Safeguarding the hindu interests by cooperating with the British Government.

(B) Creating obstacles in legislative process by acting as dissenters.

(C) Cooperating with the No-Changers of the Congress in the favour of constructive programme of Gandhi.

(D) Maintaining a separate identity of the Party within the Congress.

99.The resolutions on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Policy were passed in which of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress?

(A) Belgaum,1934

(B) Lahore,1929

(C) Karachi,1931

(D) Faizpur,1936

100.In which year, the Danish East India company was formed?

(A) 1614

(B) 1615

(C) 1616

(D) 1617

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