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MCQs on Modern Indian History -11

1. The French East India Company was formed for trading with India under the patronage of:
(A) Louis XIII
(B) Louis XIV
(C) Louis XV
(D) Louis XVI


2. Who made the following statement after the battle of plassy? “Britain must secure the prosperity of India’s people before seeking any gain itself. Britain’s right to rule India, so its leaders argued, could be made legitimate, but only through just governance.”
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Edmund Burke
(C) Robert Clive
(D) Cornwallis


3. Brahmo Samaj has not adopted one of the following as the part of social reform:
(A) Spread of modern education
(B) Infallibility of the vedas
(C) Opposition to idolatery
(D) Rational ethics


4. In 1837, Lord Auckland sent Alexander Burnes as an English Ambassador to:
(A) Baluchistan
(B) Sindh
(C) Kabul
(D) Kandhar


5. The censorship of the Press Act was passed in
(A) 1773
(B) 1774
(C) 1793
(D) 1799


6. One of the following organisations was not associated with National Education Movement in the early twentieth century.
(A) Bhagabat Chatuspadi of Satischandra Mukherjee
(B) The Saraswat Ayatan of Brahma Bandopadhyay
(C) Santiniketan Ashram of Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Anushilan Samiti of Barindra Kumar Ghosh


7. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): British contemplated different strategies in India. At no time was the British vision of India ever informed by a single coherent set of ideas.
Reason (R): Despite an enduring commitment to the production of knowledge about India, the British made little effort at any time to construct a consistent ideology for their imperial enterprise.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.
(C) Both are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(D) Both are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).


8. Who became the trend-setter of Modern Telugu literature?
(A) Rao Bahadur Veeresa Lingam Pentulu
(B) Nanduri Venkata Subbarao
(C) Kokkanda Venkataratnam Pentulu
(D) Garimella Satyanarayana


9. On which post Dadabhai Naoroji was appointed in the Baroda State?
(A) Treasurer
(B) Minister
(C) Dewan
(D) Collector


10. Mrs. Annie Besant leader of the Theosophical Society of India was
(A) An English Lady
(B) An American Lady
(C) A European Lady
(D) An Irish Lady


11. The Preservation of Ancient Monuments Act was passed during the time of
(A) Lord Curzon
(B) Elgin II
(C) Lord Lytton
(D) Lord Ripon


12. Match the List – I the annual sessions of Indian National Congress with List – II its President in that session:
List – I                                                List – II
(a) Lucknow Session of 1916        (i) Hakim Ajmal Khan
(b) Delhi Session of 1918              (ii) C.R. Das
(c) Ahmedabad Session of 1920   (iii)Madan Mohan Malaviya
(d) Gaya Session of 1922              (iv) Ambika Charan Mazumdar
Codes:
(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)
(A)       (iv)       (iii)       (i)         (ii)
(B)       (iii)       (i)         (ii)        (iv)
(C)       (i)         (ii)        (iv)       (iii)
(D)       (ii)        (iv)       (iii)       (i)


13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Montagu-Chelmsford reforms in 1919 totally disregarded the Lucknow pact.
Reason (R): The defeat of Turkey created the spectre of ‘Islam in danger’ and started Khilafat movement to mobilise mass support for muslim leadership.

Read the above statements and select the correct answers from the codes given below:

(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.
(C) Both are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(D) Both are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).


14. In which year Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged?
(A) 1929
(B) 1930
(C) 1931
(D) 1935



15. In the context of the conquest of Gujarat and Malwa by the Marathas, which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) The Maratha claim of chauth and sardeshmukhi was formalized in Gujarat and Malwa.
(B) Subsequently the Maratha claim for chauth and sardeshmukhi was substituted by a demand for the cessation of territory.
(C) The provinces were divided into spheres of influence among the Maratha Sardars.
(D) All of the above.

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