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Q1. Which of the following is not the provision of The Act of 1892?

(A) Reduction in the Military expenditure

(B) Reforms of the legislative council and adoption of the principle of election in place of nomination

(C) Support of the annexation of Upper Burma

(D) A simultaneous examination of ICS to be held in England and India

Q2. Who was the prominent leader in Lucknow during the Revolt of 1857?

(A) Begum Hazrat Mahal

(B) Kuar Singh

(C) Rani Laxmi Bai

(D) Bahadur Shah Zafar

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Q3. Consider the following statements:

1. The system of budget was introduced in the GoI Act of 1861.

2. According to the Indian Councils Act of 1892, the members of the Legislative Council were now given the right to ask questions and discuss the budget.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Which of the following statements about Satyashodhak Samaj is/are correct?

1. Its aim was to work for winning equal rights for the people of the oppressed caste.

2. Opposed the supremacy of the Brahmins.

3. Was opened only for lower caste people.

4. It was established in the year 1873.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 3 and 4

(C) 1, 2 and 4

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q5. Which of the following is not correct?

(A) In 1954, freedom fighters liberated Dadra and Nagar Haveli from Portuguese rule

(B) In 1964, Government of India and Portugal entered into an agreement under which Portuguese rule came to an end in India

(C) In 1948, there was a revolt in Mahe and French administration surrendered

(D) Tristao Braganza Cunha, founded congress committee in 1928 in Goa

Q6. Consider the following statements:

1. In February 1948, the Indian troops entered Secunderabad and the Nizam of Hyderabad Surrendered

2. In September 1948, the people of Junagarh voted in favour of the state acceding to India

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. The Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company was founded by

(A) Surendranath Banerjee

(B) Veeraragavachariar

(C) V O Chidambaram Pillai

(D) Veerasalingam

Q8. During the First World War a group of revolutionaries in Kabul proclaimed a Provisional Government of Free India with

(A) Barkatullah as President

(B) Bagha Jatin as Prime Minister

(C) Kartar Singh Sarabha as the Head of the Government

(D) Raja Mahendra Pratap as President

Q9. Consider the following statements:

1. On 8 August 1940, the All India Congress Committee at a meeting in Bombay passed the resolution for Quit India Movement

2. Vinoba Bhave was declared the leader of the Quit India Movement

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. What was the role of Tatia Tope in 1857 mutiny?

(1) He was commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb

(2) He organized Bhils of Panchamahal region against the British

(3) He helped Begum Hazrat Mahal to capture Awadh. 

Codes:

(A) 2 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) All of the above

Q11. Which of the following statements about Morley—Minto reforms are/are correct?

1. The membership of the central and provincial legislative councils was enlarged.

2. It introduced communal electorates as a part of these reforms.

3. Promise to establish a representative’s government.

4. Withdraw the partition of Bengal.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) Only 1 and 4

(B) Only 1 and 2

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) All the above

Q12. Who is the author of the book “The First Indian War of Independence” 1857-59”?

A. Karl Marx

B. Syed Ahmad Khan

C. R. C. Mazumdar

D. S. N. Sen

Q13. In which of the following, the ‘Dominion Status’ for the country was demanded?

A. Calcutta Session, 1920

B. Poona Pact, 1932

C. Gandhi Irwin Pact, 1931

D. Lucknow Pact, 1916

Q14. Which of the following is not correct about Montegu- Chelmsford’s Reform & Government of India Act, 1919?

(A) It changed the administrative system in India.

(B) In this Act the central legislative council was replaced by two houses-the imperial legislative assembly and the council of state.

(C) Education and public health were placed under charge of ministers responsible to the legislature.

(D) All of the above are incorrect

Q15. Who is the founder of Bharat Naujawan Sabha?

A. Bhagat Singh

B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

C. Subhash Chandra Bose

D. V. D. Savarkar

Q16. Why the Lucknow Pact of 1916 was famous in Indian History?

1. The ‘moderate’ and ‘extremist’ groups of Indian National Congress were reunited under this pact

2. The Congress and the Muslim League signed this pact to work together

3. Under this pact, British promised to establish parliamentary type of Government in India

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1and 2

(B) 2 and 3

(C) 1 and 3

(D) All the above

Q17. Sir Huge Rose described whom as ‘the best and bravest military leader of the rebel’?

A. Begum Hazrat Mahal

B. Rani Laxmi Bai

C. Kuar Singh

D. Bahadur Shah Zafar

Q18. Who was the prime minister of Britain at the time of commencement of the Government of India Act, 1858?

(A) Lord Palmerston

(B) Russell II

(C) Edward Smith-Stanley

(D) Benjamin Disraeli

Q19. Which of the following Government of India Act/Indian Council Act brought three separate presidencies (Madras, Bombay and Bengal) into a common system?

(A) Indian Council Act of 1861

(B) Government of India Act, 1935

(C) Government of India Act, 1919

(D) Indian Council Act of 1909

Q20. Nai Talim Scheme of Education was propounded by

(A) Rabindranath Tagore

(B) Mahatma Gandhi

(C) Dr Radhakrishnan

(D) Dr Zakir Hussain

Q21. Consider the following sentences.

1. Jahandhar Shah was put to death by Zulfiqar Khan

2. Farukhshiyar was raised to throne by the Sayyid brothers

3. Nizam-ul-Mulk overthrew Farukhshiyar who was supportive of the Sayyid brothers

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Only 3

(D) 2 and 3

Q22. Who among the following did not take part in Individual Satyagraha?

1. Aruna Asif Ali

2. Satyawati

3. Lakshmi Swaminathan

4. MianIftikhar-ud-din

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 1 and 4

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) 1, 2 and 4

Q23. Consider the following statements:

1. ‘Surendranath Banerjee’ was the first Indian leader to bring together people from all parts of the country for the first all-India National conference held at Calcutta in December 1883

2. The second session of the Congress, held at Calcutta and attended by 450 delegates, had been described as ‘the nucleus of a future parliament for our country’

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q24. Consider the following statements:

1. Dadabhai Naoroji was also elected to British parliament and promoted the cause of India in that body

2. Dadabhai Naoroji said that the poverty of the Indian people was the result of exploitation of India by the British

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q25. The title of Vidyasagar conferred to Ishwar Chandra by

(A) The Mughal emperor

(B) The British emperor

(C) The Sanskrit College in Calcutta

(D) The Hindu College in Calcutta

Q26. Consider the following statements:

1. M.G. Ranade was one of the founder of Prarthana Samaj, who was also one of the founder of Indian National Congress and founded the ‘Indian National Social Conference’ in 1887.

2. The Indian National Social Conference met once in every two years when the sessions of the Indian National Congress were held.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q27. Consider the following sentences:

1. Nizam-ul-Mulk led the nobles in overthrowing of the Sayyid brothers

2. Mohammad Shah was the emperor when the third Panipat war took place

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q28. Which of the following statements is /are correct?

1. Asaf Jahi dynasty was established by Chin Qilich Khan and his successors are called as Nizams of Awadh

2. Murshid Quli Khan shifted his capital to a town in central Bengal which he renamed Murshidabad.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q29. Which of the following statements about Pitt’s India Act, 1784 is/are correct?

1. This act was named after William Pitt the younger, the then Prime Minister of Britain.

2. This Act set up a Board of Control in Calcutta, through which the British government could fully control the Company’s civil, military and revenue affairs in India.

3. A system of dual government of British India by the British Government and the Company was set up.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 2 and 3

(C) 1 and 3

(D) All the above

Q30. Give the correct chronology of following events.

1. Widow Remarriage Act

2. Slavery made illegal

3. Establishment of Benaras Sanskrit School

4. Decision to introduce European system of education

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1, 2, 3, 4

(B) 2, 3, 4, 1

(C) 2, 4, 3, 1

(D) 3, 4, 2, 1

Q31. Which of the following is/are correct?

1. In 1922, the Congress session held at Gaya and presided over by Abul Kalam Azad, rejected the proposal for entering the legislation

2. At a special session held at Delhi under the President ship of CR Das, the Congress permitted the Swarajists to contest the elections Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q32. Consider the following statements:

1. The first session of All India Trade Union in 1920 was presided by N M Joshi

2. Madras Labour Union was formed in 1920

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q33. Consider the following statements:

1. The congress session at madras, which was presided over by M. A. Ansari in 1927 passed the Independence Resolution, which declared the attainment of complete Independence as the goal of the Indian people

2. In December 1925, under the President ship of Motilal Nehru, the congress passed the resolution demanding Dominion status

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q34. Consider the following statements:

1. Muslim League boycotted the Simon Commission

2. Muslim League was holding its session at the same place and time where Congress session were held during 1916 and 1924

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q35. The President of the Congress session which passed the National Economic Programme was

(A) Motilal Nehru

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Vallabhbhai Patel

(D) Subhash Chandra Bose

Q36. Who among the following attended the first Round Table Conference in London?

1. Muslim League

2. Congress

3. Indian Princes

4. Hindu Mahasabha

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 3

(B) 1 and 4

(C) 1 and 2

(D) 1, 3 and 4

Q37. Consider the following statements:

1. In Tamil Nadu C. Rajagopalchari led a march similar to the Dandi March in April 13, 1931 from Tanjore to Vedaranyam

2. In Dharsana, Sarojini Naidu led the Salt Satyagraha Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q38. The All India States People’s Conference was formed in 1927 and the secretary of this organization was

(A) Ramanauda Tirtha

(B) Mohammad Abdullah

(C) Pattum Thanu Pillai

(D) Balwant Rai Mehta

Q39. Consider the following statements:

1. Indian Councils Act 1919 introduced Dyarchy at centre

2. Government of India Act 1935 introduced the Provincial Autonomy

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q40. Consider the following statements about 1937 elections:

1. Muslim League won a less than a quarter of the seats in the North West Frontier Province

2. Hindu Communal Parties could win ten percent of seats in Bombay province

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q41. Which of the following statements about Act of 1861 is/are correct?

1. The number of ordinary members of the Executive Council was increased to five.

2. The membership of the Legislative Council was enlarged by an addition of six to twelve more members.

3. The Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay Council consisting of three members.

4. Legislative Councils was created in the provinces which comprised of members of the executive council and other members whose number varied from four to eight.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 1, 2 and 3

(C) 3 and 4

(D) All the above

Q42. Consider the following statements:

1. The tax realized by the Marathas from the areas inside their domain, equal to one-fourth of the revenue paid to the Mughal Empire, was known as the Chauth.

2. The tax realized by the Marathas equal to one-tenth of land revenue was known as the Sardeshmukhi.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q43. Which of the following statements about the battle of Plassey is/are correct?

1. The battle of Plassey was fought between Siraj-ud-daulah and the English on 23 June 1757.

2. In this battle Mir Jafar supported English Company but Jagath Seths supported the Nawab.

3. Mir Jafar was made the Nawab and he gave away large sums of money to Clive and other officials of the English Company as reward for their support.

4. This battle marks the beginning of the establishment of British power in India.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) All the above

Q44. Which of the following statements about Battle of Buxar is/are correct?

1. The battle of Buxar took place on 22 October 1764.

2. Mir Qasim the Nawab of Bengal, Shuja-ud-daulah the Nawab of Awadh, the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam prepared for a battle against the British.

3. In 1765, Shuja-ud-daulah and Shah Alam signed treaties at Allahabad with Clive who had become the Governor of the Company.

4. Under these treaties, the English Company secured the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) All the above

Q45. Consider the following statements:

1. In 1773, Warren Hastings was made the Governor of British territory in India.

2. In 1772, the Dual Government was abolished and Bengal was brought under the direct control of the company.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q46. Consider the following statements:

1. Between 1785-1797, although Cornwallis followed the policy of non-intervention, John Shore followed the policy of annexation.

2. The policy of non-intervention was given up in the case of Mysore State.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q47. Consider the following statements:

1. The first ruler to accept the Subsidiary Alliance was the Nawab of Awadh.

2. When Warren Hastings returned to England after having a huge personal fortune, he was tried by the Parliament for taking bribes from the Indian rulers.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q48. Consider the following statements:

1. Lord Curzon was the Governor General, who led to the expansion of British power in India and the neighbouring countries.

2. Marques of Hastings was the Governor-General who waged a war against Nepal.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q49. Which of the following statements about the Regulating Act of 1773 is/are not correct?

1. This was the first direct interference made by the British government in the affairs of India.

2. The Company’s Directors were asked to lay before the British government all correspondence and documentary regarding the civil, military and revenue affairs of the Company.

3. The President of the Company’s Calcutta factory, who used to be the Governor of Bengal, was made the Governor-General of all the Indian territories of the Company.

4. For the administration of Justice, the Act proposed the setting up of a Supreme Court at Bombay.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 2 and 3

(C) Only 4

(D) All the above

Q50. The Ghadar Party was founded (November 1913) at San Francisco USA by

A. Madam Bhikaji Cama

B. Lala Har Dayal

C. Shyamji Krishana Verma

D. Both ((A) and ((B) above

Q51. Which of the following statements about the Act of 1858 is/are correct?

1. It put an end to the rule of the Company and British Government in India was controlled by the British Crown.

2. After this Act, a minister of the British Government called the ‘Secretary of State’ was made responsible for the Government in India.

3. Governor-General was given the title of Viceroy

4. Company didn’t follow the Act and they revolted against monarch.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1. 3 and 4

(D) All the above

Q52. Which of the following is/are correct about the Veda Samaj?

1. Veda Samaj was established in Madras in 1864

2. Veda Samaj advocated discarding of caste distinctions and promotion of widow remarriage and girls education

3. Veda Samaj also condemned the superstitions and the rituals of the Orthodox Hinduism but advocated the Vedas as the ultimate source of knowledge

4. Veda Samaj propagated belief in one Supreme God

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 2 and 4

(D) All the above

Q53. Which of the following statement is not correct?

(A) British government was responsible to parliament.

(B) The supreme body for India also was the British parliament.

(C) Queen Victoria issued a proclamation which was read out by governor-general canning at a Durbar held at Kanpur on 1st November 1858.

(D) After 1858, the interests of India were further subordinated to those of Britain.

Q54. Arrange the following events chronologically:

1. Cripp’s Mission

2. Cabinet Mission

3. Quit India Movement

4. Individual Satyagraha

5. RIN Mutiny

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) 1 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 5

(B) 4 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 2

(C) 4 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 5

(D) 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5

Q55. The ‘Satyarth Prakash’ speaks the philosophy of

(A) Brahmo Samaj

(B) Veda Samaj

(C) Ramakrishna Mission

(D) Arya Samaj

Q56. Which of the following statements about the State of Awadh is/are not correct?

1. Saddat Khan, the Governor of Awadh, was succeeded by his son-in-law Shuja-ud-daulah who suppressed lawlessness and improved the finances

2. At the time of Saadat Khan the rulers of Awadh organised a powerful army, which was composed of, besides Hindus and Muslims, Naga Sanyasis as well

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q57. Consider the following statements:

1. The Rajputs regained influence during the period of later Mughals and were frontline supporters against the Jats and Marathas

2. Sawai Jai Singh built astronomical observatories at Delhi, Ujjain, Benaras, Jaipur, Agra and Mathura

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q58. Consider the following statements:

1. The Sikh Misls emerged on the decline of Mughal power in Punjab due to repeated invasions of Ahmad Shah Abdali

2. Even Nadir Shah failed to subdue the Sikh Misls

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q59. Which of the following about the state of Mysore is not correct?

(A) It was a part Deccan Subah

(B) Hyder Ali began his career as a soldier and established his dynasty in Mysore

(C) Tipu Sultan gave respect to all faith and won the support of his subjects

(D) Tipu Sultan had good knowledge of international developments

Q60. Which among the following is the correct sequence of Peshwas who ruled Marathas?

(A) Shivaji, Shahu, Balaji Vishwanath

(B) Balaji Vishwanath, Baji Rao-I, Balaji Baji Rao

(C) Balaji Baji Rao, Baji Rao I, Balaji Vishwanath

(D) Baji Rao I, Balaji Baji Rao, Balaji Vishwanath

Q61. Third Battle of Panipat (1761) was fought between

(A) Jats and Sikhs

(B) Marathas and Mughals

(C) Marathas and Ahmad Shah Abdali

(D) Peshwas and Gaekwads

Q62. Consider the following statements:

1. During 1885-1905, the Congress demanded more powers for the Legislative Council and the creation of the Legislative Councils in provinces where they did not exists

2. During 1885-1905, the Congress also demanded that the reduction in land revenue and changes in government economic policies, to facilitate the growth of Indian industries

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q63. Which of the following is not correct?

(A) The decision to launch Individual Satyagraha Movement was taken in Ramgarh session of the Congress

(B) The session presided by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in 1940 launched the Individual Satyagraha Movement

(C) The first Satyagraha of Individual Satyagrahi Movement was Rajagopalachari

(D) Srikrishna Sinha was the premier of Bihar during Individual Satyagraha Movement

Q64. In which annual session of the Congress, the Congress gave it support to the ‘Boycott’ and ‘Swadeshi’?

(A) Banaras session in 1905

(B) Calcutta session in 1906

(C) Surat session in 1907

(D) Madras session in 1908

Q65. The Cartaz system with reference to naval trade was used by which of the following?

(A) Americans

(B) Japanese

(C) Germans

(D) Portuguese

Q66. Arrange the following in chronological order:

I. Viceroy Lytton

II. Viceroy Mayo

III. Viceroy Lansdowne

IV. Viceroy Linlithgow

A.II, III, I, IV

B.II, I, III, IV

C.IV, III, II, I

D.III, IV, I, II

Q67. Which of these statement(s) is/are correct related to the Bengal Politics during the 18th century?

I. Bengal Nawab was captured and put to death by Mir Jafar in the Battle of Plassey, 1757.

II. After Mir Qasim, Nizam-ud-daula was made the Nawab of Bengal.

III. The same person acted as the deputy Dewan on behalf of the East Indian Company and as Deputy Subedar on behalf of the Bengal Nawab.

IV. In 1767, British Government ordered the East India Company to pay £400,000 per year.

A. I & II

B. I & III

C. II & IV

D. III & IV

Q68. What did the Hunter Commission appointed by the Viceroy probe?

A. Bardoli Satyagraha

B. Khilafat Agitation

C. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy

D. Chauri Chaura incident

Q69. The British colonial policies in India proved moat ruinous for Indian

A. agriculture

B. trade

C. industry

D. Handicrafts

Q70. Who was the British Governor General during Second Anglo-Mysore War?

A. Lord Ripon

B. Lord William Bentinck

C. Lord Warren Hastings

D. Lord Wellesley

Q71. Consider the following statements:

1. The Cripp’s Mission agreed to the demand for a Constituent Assembly

2. The People of the States were given proper representation in the proposed Constituent Assembly of Cripp’s Mission

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Q72.  With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

(a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneshwar

(b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli

(c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram

(d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri

 Q73. With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential elements of the feudal system?

1. Very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority

2. The emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of the land

3. Creation of the lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 Q74. Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of ‘moderates and ‘extremists’?

(a) Swadeshi Movement

(b) Quit India Movement

(c) Non-Cooperation Movement

(d) Civil Disobedience Movement

 Q75. 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 the Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 Q76. Who of the following was/were economic critic/ critics of colonialism in India?

1. Dadabhai Naoroji

2.  Subramania Iyer

3. R. C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only    

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 Q77.  With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements:

1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and the evasion of taxes.

2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.

3. It advocated separate electorates for minorities and oppressed classes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only    

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

 Q78. Consider the following pairs:

Medieval State          Present Region

1. Champaka:           Central India

2. Durga:            Jammu

3. Kuluta:            Malabar

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1 and 3 Only

 Q79. Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?

1.            Avanti

2.            Gandhara

3.            Kosala

4.            Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 3 and 4 only

 Q80. Consider the following:

The arrival of Babur into India led to the

1. Introduction of gunpowder in the subcontinent

2. Introduction of the arch and dome in the region’s architecture

3. Establishment of Timurid dynasty in the region

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 Q81. Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930?

(a) V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

(b) C. Rajagopalachari

(c) K. Kamaraj

(d) Annie Besant

 Q82. Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank of a tributary to river Krishna and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong?

(a) Amoghavarsha I

(b) Ballala II

(c) Harihara I

(d) Prataparudra II

 Q83. Consider the following statements:

1. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu.

2. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) neither 1 nor 2

Q84. Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally

(a) Agriculturists

(b) warriors

(c) weavers

(d) traders

 Q85. Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?

(a) Georg Bilhler

(b) James Prinsep

(c) Max Muller

(d) William Jones

 Q86. What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?

(a) Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto

(b) Extremists’ lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government

(c) Foundation of Muslim League

(d) Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress

 Q87. The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War

(a) India should be granted complete independence

(b) India should be partitioned into two before granting independence

(c) India should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the Commonwealth

(d) India should be given Dominion status

Q88. Considers the following statements regarding the taxation system of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar,

1. The tax rate on land was fixed depending on the quality of the land.

2. Private owners of workshops paid an industry tax.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 Q89. Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?

(a) Swapnavasavadatta

(b) Malavikagnirnitra

(c) Meghadoota

(d) Ratnavali

 Q90. With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements:

1. Siddhas (Sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry.

2. Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q91. Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?

(a) Kakinada

(b) Motupalli

(c) Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)

(d) Nelluru

 Q92. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:

1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.

2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 Q93. In the context of Indian history, the principle of `Dyarchy (diarchy)’ refers to

(a) Division of the central legislature into two houses.

(b) Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments.

(c) Having two sets of rulers; one in London and another in Delhi.

(d) Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.

 Q94. The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to?

(a) Define the jurisdiction of the Central and Provincial Governments.

(b) Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India.

(c) Impose censorship on national press.

(d) Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.

 Q95. Consider the following pairs:

1.            Radhakanta Deb — First President of the British Indian Association

2.            Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty —Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha

3.            Surendranath Banerjee — Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q96.  With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1.            Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.

2.            Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.

3.            Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q97. Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?

1.            Lord Cornwallis

2.            Alexander Read

3.            Thomas Munro

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q98. The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were?

(a) Raw cotton, oil-seeds, and opium

(b) Sugar, salt, zinc, and lead

(c) Copper, silver, gold, spices, and tea

(d) Cotton, silk, saltpetre, and opium

 Q99. Which one of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha?

(a) Active all-India participation of lawyers, students and women in the National Movement

(b) Active involvement of Dalit and Tribal communities of India in the National Movement

(c) Joining of peasant unrest to India’s National Movement

(d) Drastic decrease in the cultivation of plantation crops and commercial crops

 Q100. Who among the following were the founders of the “Hind Mazdoor Sabha” established in 1948?

(a) B. Krishna Pillai, E.M.S. Namboodiripad and K.C. George

(b) Jayaprakash Narayan, Deen Day al Upadhyay and M.N. Roy

(c) C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, K. Kamaraj and Veeresalingam Pantulu

(d) Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam and G.G. Mehta

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