MCQs on Modern Indian History -10

1. One of the following Congress leaders did not preside any Session of the Indian National Congress:
(A) Surendranath Bannerjee
(B) Gopala Krishna Gokhale
(C) Bala Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Mahatma Gandhi

2. In 1834, one of the following remarked on the famine that “the bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India”:
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji
(B) R.C. Dutt
(C) William Bentinck
(D) Palme Dutt

3. Bullionism and favourable balance of trade were the salient features of :
(A) Laissez Faire
(B) Commercialism
(C) Mercantilism
(D) Capitalism

4. Who among the following said “patriotism is religion and religion is love for India”?
(A) Dayananda Saraswati
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Swami Vivekananda
(D) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

5. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                     List – II
a. Indian States Commission                i. 1932
b. Communal Award                              ii. 1929
c. Gandhi-Irwin Pact                              iii. 1928
d. Lahore Session of the Congress     iv. 1931
a          b          c          d
(A)       iii         i           iv         ii
(B)       ii          iii         iv         i
(C)       iii         ii          i           iv
(D)       iv         i           iii         ii

6. Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the Viceroys?
(i) North Brook
(ii) Minto
(iii) Linlithgow
(iv) Mayo

Codes :
(A) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)
(B) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(D) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

7. In which year did Robert Clive accepted the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa from the Mughal ruler.
(A) 1761
(B) 1765
(C) 1778
(D) 1781

8. The Treaty of Bassien (1802) was signed between:
(A) the English and Peshwa Baji Rao II
(B) the English and Tipu Sultan
(C) the English and Holkar
(D) the English and Gaikwad

9. The Home Rule Movement started by Annie Besant aimed at:
(A) boycotting foreign goods
(B) educating the Indian Masses
(C) attaining self-rule for India
(D) agitating against the British Monopoly in administration

10. Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the English East India Company factories established in India?
(i) Surat                      
(ii) Masulipatnam
(iii) Hugli
(iv) Balasore

Codes :
(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(B) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(C) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)
(D) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

11. Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress?
(A) Sarojini Naidu
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Sucheta Kripalani
(D) Madam Cama

12. Who wrote Poverty and Un-British Rule in India?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji
(B) R. C. Dutt
(C) Charles Wood
(D) M. N. Roy

13. August 8, 1942 is important in Indian History for
(A) Formation of Indian National Army by Subhash Chandra Bose at Singapore
(B) Cripp’s Proposals for Dominion status
(C) Non-co-operation Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Quit India Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi

14. Which is correctly matched:
(A) “Do or Die” – Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) “Swaraj is my birth right” – Mahatma Gandhi
(C) “Give me blood, I will give you freedom – Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) “Independence through nonviolence must be our aim”

15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below
List – I                                                List – II
(a) Freedom at Midnight          (i) Collins and Lapierre
(b) The Story of the 
Integration of Indian States      (ii) C. P. Ramaswami Iyar
(c) Travancore Dewan              (iii) V. P. Menon
(d) Secretary of State               (iv) Pethick- Lawrence

Codes :
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(B) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(C) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(D) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)



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