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1. Which among the following changes were 4. Consider the following statements regarding
brought in the army after the revolt of 1857? Bardoli Satyagraha:
1. The proportion of Europeans to Indians 1. It was against the withdrawal of plague
in the army was decreased. bonus by the mill owners of the region.
2. Communal, tribal and regional loyalities 2. During this satyagraha, Vallabhbhai
were encouraged amongst the soldiers. Patel was given the title of 'Sardar'.
3. Indians were excluded from the officer Which of the statements given above is/are
corps. correct?
Select the correct answer using the code (a) 1 only
given below. (b) 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 5. With reference to Indian freedom
struggle, Shanti Ghosh and Suniti
2. In 1873, an agrarian league was formed at Chowdhry are well-known for
Pabna district of Bengal to (a) their contribution in Quit India
(a) initiate armed resistance against British movement for running secret societies.
officials. (b) playing an important role in leading a
(b) resist the demands of the zamindars contingent in 1857 mutiny.
for enhanced rents. (c) assassinating district magistrates in
(c) oppose the efforts of British to change Bengal under Surya Sen's leadership.
prevalent social practices in the region. (d) playing an important role in picketing
(d) oppose forceful conversion activities of shops during Civil Disobedience
christian missionaries in the region. Movement.

6. With reference to the modern Indian history,


3. With reference to Indian modern history,
who among the following nationalists were
consider the following events:
the moderates?
1. Dandi March
1. Aurobindo Ghose
2. Second Round Table Conference
2. Pherozeshah Mehta
3. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
4. Boycott of Simon Commission
4. Lala Lajpat Rai
Arrange the above events in their correct
Select the correct answer using the code
chronological order:
given below.
(a) 4-1-3-2
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1-4-3-2
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 4-1-2-3
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1-3-4-2
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only
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7. Which of the following were the important 9. Which of the following associations
contribution of early nationalists in Indian preceded the formation of Indian National
Congress?
National Movement?
1. Zamindari Association
1. To provide leadership to the movement
2. British Indian Association
in the early stage. 3. All India Muslim League
2. To encourage the masses to participate Select the correct answer using the code
in the National Movement. given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
3. To provide economic criticism of
(b) 2 only
colonial government.
(c) 1 and 3 only
4. To create public interest in political (d) 1, 2 and 3
questions and organization of public
opinion. 10. With reference to the early nationalist
response towards the British economic
Select the correct answer using the code
policies, consider the following statements:
given below. 1. They welcomed large scale investment
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only in Railways and Plantation.
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only 2. They promoted the idea of Swadeshi.
3. They were critical of Indian capitalist
(c) 3 and 4 only
class.
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only
4. They demanded abolition of salt tax.
Which of the statement given above are
8. Which among the following civil services correct?
reforms were introduced by Lord (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
Cornwallis?
(c) 3 and 4 only
1. Promotion in civil services on the basis
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
of seniority.
2. Establishment of Fort William college at 11. Consider the following statements regarding
Calcutta to train young recruits. the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha in Maharashtra:
1. It was founded by Gopal Krishna
3. Holding civil services examination in
Gokhale.
India
2. It organized a campaign for the peasants
Select the correct answer using the code cause against land revenue settlement.
given below. Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1 only correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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12. Indian Capitalists preferred constitutional 15. Consider the following statements regarding
form of struggle as opposed to mass civil the princely states:
disobedience because 1. The burden of land tax was generally
lower than the British Indian provinces.
1. prolonged mass struggle prevented the
2. People enjoyed more civil liberties than
continuing of day-to-day business.
in the British Indian provinces.
2. they depended on the foreign capitalists 3. The rulers had limited powers to use
and British patronage. state revenues for personal use.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

16. With reference to the Swadeshi Movement,


13. Consider the following statements regarding consider the following statements:
the Government of India Act, 1935: 1. Emphasis was placed on Atma-shakti or
1. It provided for the establishment of an Self-reliance.
All India Federation. 2. National Council of Education was set
up.
2. It provided for universal adult suffrage.
3. Emphasis on setting up of indigenous
3. It provided for provincial autonomy.
industries.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

17. Consider the following statements regarding


14. With reference to Indian freedom
Cripps Mission:
struggle, Khudai Khidmatgars was 1. It was sent to seek active cooperation of
(a) a revolutionary group of the students in Indians in World War II.
Bengal. 2. It promised India both Dominion status
(b) a group in Congress led by Maulana and constitution-making body after the
war.
Abul Kalam Azad to take up the khilafat
Which of the statements given above is/are
issue.
correct?
(c) a reformist organisation working for
(a) 1 only
modernisation of Parsi community. (b) 2 only
(d) a non-violent revolutionary group led by (c) Both 1 and 2
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan. (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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18. With reference to judicial organization 21. The Carnatic wars (1740-1763) were fought
during British rule in the 18th century, between which of the following European
powers?
consider the following statements:
(a) Dutch and Portuguese
1. Any official could be brought before a
(b) English and French
court of law for acts done in excess of
(c) French and Dutch
official authority. (d) English and Dutch
2. Punishments were in accordance with
the prevalent social system. 22. With reference to the history of Indian
National Movement, who among the
3. The Europeans and their descendants
following was the first Indian to start an
had separate courts and laws.
agitation for political reform?
Which of the statements given above are
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
correct? (b) Raja Rammohan Roy
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) Surendranath Banerjee
(b) 1 and 3 only (d) W.C Banerjee

(c) 2 and 3 only


23. With reference to Indian National
(d) 1, 2 and 3
movement, the famous Safety valve theory is
associated with which of the following?
19. Lucknow pact of 1916 is known for the (a) Formation of Indian National Congress.
agreement between (b) Political agendas used by moderate
(a) Muslim League and Britishers on the leaders of congress.
(c) Methods used by revolutionary activists
demand for self-government in India
against British officials.
after the war.
(d) Demand of separate nation by Muslim
(b) Congress and the Muslim League on
league.
separate electorate.
(c) Extremists and revolutionaries to placate 24. Consider the following pairs:
moderates from Indian politics. Organisation Leader
1. All India Kisan : Acharya Narendra
(d) Tilak and Annie Besant over forming an
Sabha Dev
all-India Home Rule league.
2. Forward Bloc : Subhash Chandra
Bose
20. The aim of Rowlatt Act was 3. Communist : P. C. Joshi
(a) to provide for compulsory economic Party of India
support to British war efforts. Which of the pairs given above is/are
correctly matched?
(b) to curb the activities of trade unions.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(c) to curtail the civil liberties of Indians.
(b) 3 only
(d) to provide legal support to socio- (c) 1 and 2 only
religious reforms in India. (d) 2 and 3 only
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25. Which of the following newspapers were 28. Which of the following was/were the main
started by Mahatma Gandhi? provisions of the Indian Councils Act 1892?
1. Young India 1. Number of members in Imperial and
Provincial Legislative Councils was
2. New India
raised.
3. Indian Opinion
2. Element of election was introduced.
Select the correct answer using the code 3. Budget could be voted upon.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 and 2 only given below.
(b) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

26. Which of the following statements regarding 29. Who among the following leaders supported
the Bardoli resolution of 1922 is correct? entry in legislative councils after withdrawal
(a) It urged people to launch salt satyagraha of the Non-Cooperation Movement?
at various places. 1. Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) It resulted in the withdrawal of the Non- 2. Motilal Nehru
3. C.R. Das
cooperation movement.
Select the correct answer using the code
(c) It resulted in the formation of Congress-
given below.
Swaraj party. (a) 1 only
(d) Bardoli satyagraha was launched (b) 2 and 3 only
through this resolution. (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
27. Which of the following factors led to the
30. With reference to Indian press, consider the
stagnation and deterioration of agriculture
following statements:
during the British period in India?
1. Charles Metclafe was the first governor
1. Overcrowding of agriculture general to place restrictions on the press
2. Excessive land revenue demand in India.
3. Growth of intermediaries 2. Vernacular Press Act in 1878 put
4. Absence of use of modern machinery restrictions on the freedom on both
and technology. English and Indian language
newspapers.
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are
given below.
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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31. Which of the following was/were the reasons 34. ‘He was a distinguished statesman, law-
of Indigo Revolt of 1859-60 in India: maker and reformer. But most of all he
1. Peasants were forced to enter into shone as a man of science. He founded a
fraudulent contracts. very famous city. He was a great astronomer
2. The price paid for the indigo was far and erected many observatories in Delhi,
below the market price. Jaipur and Ujjain'.
3. The peasants were forced to grow indigo Which one of the following personalities has
on the most fertile lands. been described in the above statement?
Select the correct answer using the code (a) Haider Ali
given below. (b) Raja Sawai Jai Singh
(a) 2 only (c) Peshwa Baji Rao I
(b) 1 and 2 only (d) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 35. With reference to the Indian Councils
Act,1909, consider the following statements:
32. Which of the following was/were the reasons 1. It increased the number of elected
of peasant movements of 19th century in members in the Imperial Legislative
India? Council.
1. To fight for land ownership or against 2. It permitted the members to introduce
landlordism. resolutions.
2. To oppose the state’s right to collect a 3. It provided separate electorates only to
tax on land. Muslims.
3. To oppose restrictions on peasants' Which of the statements given above are
freedom to decide what crop to grow. correct?
Select the correct answer using the code (a) 1 and 3 only
given below. (b) 2 and 3 only
(a) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 36. Which of the following was/were reasons for
the revival of revolutionary nationalism in
33. With reference to the modern Indian history, 1920s?
consider the following events: 1. Sudden suspension of Non-Cooperation
1. Establishment of Home Rule leagues. Movement
2. Komagatamaru incident. 2. Split in Indian National Congress
3. Mahatama Gandhi’s arrival in India. 3. Influence of Russian Revolution
Arrange the above events in their correct Select the correct answer using the code
chronological order: given below.
(a) 1-3-2 (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3-1-2 (b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1-2-3 (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2-3-1 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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37. Which of the following are the 40. Which of the following reasons led
characteristics of the political programme of the British Government to declare elections
the Left movement during late 1930? in India soon after the Second World War?
1. Organization of workers and peasants in 1. Coming of labour party in power in
trade unions and kisan sabhas Britain
2. Anti-fascist and anti-war foreign policy 2. Direct Action Day by the Muslim league
3. Non-violent anti-imperialism policy 3. Royal Indian Navy (RIN) revolt
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using code given
given below. below.

(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 and 3 only


(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

41. Which of the following were the reasons for


38. With reference to Arya Samaj, consider the
rise of civil rebellions during the British
following statements:
Rule?
1. It condemned the study of western
1. Foreign character of the British Rule
sciences.
2. New courts and legal system
2. It was based on the teachings of Puranas.
3. Ruining of Indian handicraft industries
Which of the statements given above is/are
4. Incitement of masses by the scholarly
correct?
and priestly class.
(a) 1 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 only
given below.
(c) Both 1 and 2
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
39. With reference to the Montagu-Chelmsford (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
reforms, consider the following statements:
1. It introduced bicameral legislature at 42. Which of the following was/were reasons for
Centre. the failure of the Revolt of 1857?
2. It enlarged provincial legislative 1. Limited territorial base
councils. 2. Lack of resources
3. It introduced a system of dyarchy at 3. Lack of a central and coordinated
Centre. leadership
Which of the statements given above is/are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below.
(a) 1 only (a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only (d) 2 and 3 only

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43. Consider the following statements regarding 46. With reference to the Indian Factory Act,
the Vaikom Satyagraha: 1881, consider the following statements:
1. It was led by Veersalingam Pantulu in 1. It laid down the provisions for regulation
Andhra Pradesh. of child labour.

2. It demanded the entry of untouchables in 2. It required employers to pay men and


women equally for doing the same work.
Hindu temples.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
47. Which of the following resolutions was/were
44. Which of the following was/were the passed/endorsed at Karachi session of India
recommendations of Nehru Report (1928)? National Congress, 1931?
1. Universal adult suffrage. 1. Endorsement of Gandhi-Irwin pact.
2. Complete dissociation of state from 2. Resolution on Fundamental Rights.
religion. 3. Resolution on National Economic

3. Dominion status Programme.


Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
given below.
(a) 3 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
48. Consider the following pairs:
45. Consider the following statements regarding Leaders Associations
Akali Movement: 1. Ananda Mohan : Indian Association
1. It was influenced by Civil Disobedience Bose
Movement. 2. Pherozeshah : Bombay
2. It was launched against corrupt mahants Mehta Presidency
of gurudwaras. Association
3. Justice M G : Poona Sarvajanik
3. It was a violent movement.
Ranade Sabha
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the pairs given above is/are
correct?
correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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49. Which of the following were the proposals 52. Consider the following statements regarding
recommended by the Cabinet Mission of Tolstoy Farm:
1946? 1. It was set up by Gandhiji in South
1. It proposed a federation of provinces and
Africa.
princely states.
2. Its purpose was to give shelter to the
2. Defence, communications and foreign
families of Satyagrahis.
affairs to be controlled by the Centre.
3. It recommended for a divided India with 3. It was funded by the members of both
Pakistan as a separate nation. Congress and Muslim league.
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the statements given above are
given below. correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

50. Which of the following were the reasons


behind the collapse of the urban handicrafts 53. Which of the following statements is/are
industry during the British rule in India? correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?
1. Competition with the cheaper imported 1. It opposed idolatry.
machine-goods from Britain. 2. It believed in monotheism and the
2. Forcing craftsmen to sell their goods unitarianism of Christianity.
below the market price.
3. It gave the slogan 'Go back to the vedas'.
3. The gradual disappearance of Indian
Select the correct answer using the code
rulers and their courts.
given below.
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. (a) 1 and 3 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
54. Consider the following statements regarding
51. With reference to peasant movements in
the Poona pact:
India, consider the following pairs:
1. It accepted separate electorates for the
Movement Led by
1. Ramosi Peasant : Vasudev Balwant depressed classes.
movement Phadke 2. The seats reserved for the depressed
2. Kuka Revolt : Baba Ram Singh classes in central and provincial
3. Santhal Uprising : Bankim Chandra legislatures were increased.
Chatterjee Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?
correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(a) 2 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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55. Who among the following 59. Which of the following did not participate in
was not associated with Home Rule the First Round Table Conference?
Leagues?
1. Indian National Congress
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Annie Besant 2. FICCI
(c) H.P Blavatsky 3. Muslim League
(d) Lokmanya Tilak Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
56. Mahatma Gandhi did not initiate an
immediate mass movement during World (a) 1 only
War II because (b) 1 and 2 only
1. he believed that the cause of allies in the (c) 2 and 3 only
war was just.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. there was lack of Hindu-Muslim unity.
3. Congress was organisationally weak to
start a mass struggle 60. Consider the following pairs regarding the
Select the correct answer using the code Revolt of 1857:
given below.
Area Leader of the Revolt
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only 1. Kanpur : Khan Bahadur
(c) 2 and 3 only 2. Bareilly : Kunwar Singh
(d) 1, 2 and 3 3. Bihar : Nana Saheb
Which of the pairs given above is/are
57. Which of the following statement is correct
with reference to the Theosophical Society? correctly matched?
(a) It aimed at the revival of Hinduism, (a) 1, 2 and 3
Zoroastrianism and Buddhism. (b) 2 only
(b) It was a movement led by Indians,
(c) 1 and 2 only
glorifying Indians religious and
philosophical traditions. (d) None of the above
(c) The society was based on the beliefs of
Vedanta. 61. Which among the following were
(d) It was headquartered in United States.
the economic impacts of British rule in

58. Consider the following statements regarding India?


Quit India Movement: 1. Deindustrialisation
1. It was led by Gandhiji. 2. Deterioration of agriculture
2. It was a non-violent movement.
3. Rise of bourgeoisie class in India
3. Parallel governments were set up during
Select the correct answer using the code
the movement.
Which of the statements given above is/are given below.
correct? (a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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62. Consider the following pairs: 65. Consider the following statements with
Europeans Centre of Influence reference to All India Muslim League:
1. French Chandernagore 1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of the
2. Portuguese Goa founding members of the league.
3. Dutch Pulicat 2. It supported the Partition of Bengal.
Which of the pairs given above are correctly 3. It joined the Interim government of
matched? 1946.
(a) 1 and 2 only Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 2 and 3 only correct?
(c) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
63. Consider the following statements regarding (d) 1, 2 and 3
the socio-religious reform movements in
India: 66. Which of the following were responsible for
the decline of the Swadeshi Movement?
1. Reform movements were exclusively
1. Heavy repression by the government.
religious in character.
2. Moderate-extremist split at Surat
2. Social relevance of religions was judged
session.
by a rationalist critique.
3. Lack of an effective organization and
3. Reformers aimed at modernization
party structure.
rather than westernization.
4. Communal clashes at various places in
Which of the statements given above is/are
Bengal.
correct?
Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 and 3 only
given below.
(b) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
64. With reference to Permanent Settlement
System, consider the following statements:
67. Which of the following was/were the
1. It recognized zamindars as the owner of
outcomes of Gandhi-Irwin pact ?
the land. 1. Return of confiscated properties not yet
2. The revenue settled was revised every sold.
20-30 years. 2. Immediate release of all political
3. It was introduced in Orissa, Bengal and prisoners.
Bihar. 3. Public inquiry into police excesses.
Which of the statements given above are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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68. With respect to the Sanyasi Revolt, consider 71. Consider the following statements regarding
the following statements: the course of national movement in Princely
1. It was led by religious monks in Bengal states after late 1930s:
2. It was supported by demobilized soldiers 1. The Haripura Session of 1938 allowed
and zamindars. the movements in the States to be
Which of the statements given above is/are launched in the name of the Congress.
correct?
2. During Quit India movement people of
(a) 1 only
the states demanded princely states to
(b) 2 only
become an integral part of the Indian
(c) Both 1 and 2
Union.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
69. The move to partition Bengal in 1905 was
(a) 1 only
seen by the Indian National Congress and
(b) 2 only
nationalists of Bengal
1. as an administrative measure only. (c) Both 1 and 2

2. as a deliberate attempt to weaken (d) Neither 1 nor 2

nationalism in Bengal.
Select the correct answer using the code 72. Which of the following leaders are related to
given below. Kanpur Bolshevik Conspiracy?
(a) 1 only 1. Bhagat Singh
(b) 2 only 2. Nalini Gupta
(c) Both 1 and 2 3. Muzzafar Ahmed
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 4. Shaukat Usmani
Select the correct answer from the code
70. With reference to the Workers and Peasant's given below.
Party (WPP), consider the following
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
statements:
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
1. It was formed in 1928 as an all-India
(c) 1 and 4 only
party.
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
2. All communists were its members.
3. It worked outside the Indian National
73. Under which reform/act, non-official
Congress.
majority was introduced in the provincial
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? legislative councils?

(a) 1 and 2 only (a) Montague-Chelmsford reforms

(b) 2 and 3 only (b) Indian Councils Act, 1861


(c) 1 and 3 only (c) Government of India Act, 1935
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Morley-Minto reforms

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74. Who among the following were associated 77. 'He was actively involved in Vaikom
with Dharasana salt satyagraha during Civil Satyagraha and also walked from Calicut to
Disobedience Movement?
Payannur to break salt law in response to
1. Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Sarojini Naidu Salt Satyagraha'.

3. Imam Saheb The above passage best describes who


4. Manilal among the following?
Select the correct answer using the code
(a) K. Kelappan
given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only (b) C. Rajagopalachari

(b) 1 and 4 only (c) Chidambaram Pillai


(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) M.R. Jayakar
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

75. Which of the following forms of agitation 78. The early Nationalists were unwilling to take

were associated with the Civil Disobedience up the question of labour reform because
Movement? 1. they feared regulation of working hours
1. No-revenue campaign by zamindars
of Indian labour would hamper the
against the government
2. No-rent campaign by the tenants against competitiveness of Indian industries.

zamindars 2. they saw rapid industrialization as a


3. No-chowkidara tax campaign in eastern solution to the Indian poverty.
India
Select the correct answer using the code
4. Defying forest laws in central provinces
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

given below. (a) 1 only


(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

76. In the context of Indian history, ‘Dual 79. With respect to the modern Indian history,
Government’ refers to:
the term ‘dikus’ refers to
(a) introduction of bicameralism at the
Centre. (a) the exploitative outsiders in tribal areas.
(b) vesting of both diwani and nizamat (b) a form of unpaid labour.
powers with the Company in Bengal. (c) passes issued by the East India
(c) introduction of double government at
Company.
Centre and provinces.
(d) division of central subjects into two (d) a local term for infertile land in the

categories. gangetic plain.

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80. With regard to Ghadar party, consider the 83. Consider the following personalities:
following statements: 1. M. Viraraghavachari
1. It was setup by Indian revolutionaries in 2. G. Subramanian Iyer
America and Canada in 1913. 3. Ananda Charlu
2. Its ideology was strongly based on Which of the above was/were associated
Hinduism and Sikhism. with Madras Mahajan Sabha?
3. Lala Hardyal and Ram Chandra were its
(a) 1 only
prominent leaders.
(b) 2 only
Which of the statements given above is/are
(c) 1 and 3 only
correct?
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
84. With reference to Tattvabodhini Sabha,
(c) 2 only
consider the following statements:
(d) 1, 2 and 3
1. It aimed to promote a systematic study

81. Which of the following statements is correct of India's past and promote rational

regarding Vande Matram Movement? outlook among people in Bengal.

(a) It was a peasants movement started by 2. It was founded by Debendranath Tagore.


All India Kisan Sabha in Lucknow. Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) It was a tribal uprising against the correct?
britishers in Nagaland. (a) 1 only
(c) It was an armed rebellion in Jhansi (b) 2 only
during the 1857 mutiny. (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) It was a student's protest in (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Hyderabad against the authorities’
refusal to let them sing Vande Mataram. 85. With reference to Ilbert Bill, consider the
following statements:
82. Which of the following initiatives taken by
1. It aimed at allowing Indian magistrates
British contributed to the spread of
to preside over cases involving British
communalism in India?
subjects in India.
1. Partition of Bengal, 1905
2. It was supported by Governor General,
2. McDonald Award, 1932
Lord Ripon.
3. Indian Councils Act, 1909
Which of the statements given above is/are
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only


(c) 2 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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86. Who among the following supported Royal 89. Why did the mutinying sepoys proclaim
India Navy (RIN) Mutiny? Bahadur Shah, the Mughal Emperor, as the
1. Mahatma Gandhi
spearhead of the Revolt of 1857?
2. Vallabhai Patel
(a) To avail the vast resources of the
3. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Select the correct answer using the code Mughals.
given below. (b) To give political legitimacy to their
(a) 1, 2 and 3 revolt.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) They feared Bahadur Shah and his
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) None might.

(d) All the statements (a), (b) and (c) are


87. Consider the following statements regarding correct.
annual sessions of Indian National Congress:
1. The President was to belong to the same
90. The objective of the Hunter committee of
region where the Congress session was
being held. 1919 was to:
2. No resolution was to be passed to which (a) impose censorship on national press in
overwhelming majority of Hindu or response to Khilafat Movement.
Muslim delegates objected.
(b) amend Rowlatt Act.
Which of the statements given above is/are
(c) investigate Jalliawala Bagh massacre.
correct?
(a) 1 only (d) prepare action plan to weaken Non
(b) 2 only Cooperation Movement.
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
91. Which of the following were the reasons

88. Which of the following agrarian reforms behind the Revolt of 1857?

were undertaken by the Congress ministries 1. Heavy taxation under the new revenue
during 1937-39? policy
1. Reduction of land revenue
2. Discrimination against the Indian sepoys
2. Reducing the burden of debt of the
3. Activities of Christian Missionaries.
peasants
3. Abolition of zamindari system Select the correct answer using the code

Select the correct answer from the code given below.


given below. (a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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92. Which of the following resolutions were 95. He pointed out that the Chaturvarna and the
adopted during the Lahore session (1929) of inherent differences in quality between man
Indian National Congress? and man is only superficial, but not in
1. Poorna Swaraj was declared as the essence: the juice of all leaves of a particular
objective of Congress. tree would be the same in content. It was he
th
2. 26 January was declared as first who gave the call - ‘one religion, one caste
Independence Day. and one God for mankind.'
3. Launching of civil disobedience The above paragraph describes which of
movement was announced. following historical personality?
Select the correct answer using the code (a) Raja Rammohan Roy
given below. (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(a) 1 only (c) Narayana Guru
(b) 2 and 3 only (d) Motilal Nehru
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 96. With reference to modern Indian history,
Individual Satyagraha launched during
93. Which of the following was/were secret 1940s because
societies of revolutionaries during Indian (a) Congress did not have enough funds
freedom struggle? required to organise a mass movement.
1. Abhinav Bharat (b) Congress did not want to adversely
2. Yugantar impact Britain’s war efforts.
3. Anushilan Samiti (c) many political parties were not in favour
Select the correct answer using the code of a mass movement.
given below. (d) the Cripps Mission proposals failed to
(a) 1 only satisfy Indian nationalists.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only 97. Which of the following statements is/are
(d) 1, 2 and 3 correct regarding Home Rule League
movement?
94. Who among the following participated in the 1. It was based on the Irish model of home
trials of the Indian National Army (INA) rule leagues.
prisoners? 2. Its main aim was to overthrow the
1. Bhulabhai Desai British rule from India.
2. Tej Bahadur Sapru 3. Moderates in the Indian National
3. Rajendra Prasad Congress did not join the home rule
4. Jawaharlal Nehru leagues.
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only (b) 1 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) 3 only

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98. With reference to the Indian National Army 100. With reference to the Champaran
(INA), consider the following statements: Satyagraha, which of the following
1. The idea of INA was first conceived by statements are correct?
Subash Chandra Bose. 1. Its aim was to abolish tinkathiya system.
2. Its formation coincided with the launch 2. Raj Kumar Shukla persuaded Mahatma
of Quit India movement. Gandhi to visit Champaran.
3. Recruitment to the army was open to 3. Rajendra Prasad and J.B. Kriplani were
both males and females. associated with this movement.
Which of the statements given above is/are Select the answer using the code given
correct? below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

99. Consider the following statements with


regard to Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan :
1. He was the founder of Muhammedan
Literary Society.
2. He declared Quran alone as authoritative
work on Islam.
3. He supported customs of polygamy
and easy divorce.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

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