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MCQs on Modern Indian History -3

1. The policy announcement regarding the ‘progressive realization of responsible Government in India as an integral part of the British Empire’ was made by
(A) Lord Morley
(B) Lord Montague
(C) Lord Ripon
(D) Lord Irwin


2. Paramountcy is paramount’ was declared to define the relations of Indian States with British Government by which Commission?
(A) Hunter Commission
(B) Strachey Commission
(C) Butler Commission
(D) Campbell Commission


3. The Governor General who visited Allahabad to review the working of Mahalwari Land Revenue System was
(A) Lord William Bentinck
(B) Lord Auckland
(C) Lord Dalhousie
(D) Lord Canning


4. The land revenue demand under the Ryotwari in Madras was finally fixed to fifty percent of the rental and the settlement was made for thirty years in the year
(A) 1820
(B) 1855
(C) 1864
(D) 1878


5. Policy of tariff holiday was practised by the British during
(A) 1858 to 1870
(B) 1870 to 1880
(C) 1882 to 1894
(D) 1898 to 1905


6. The worrisome aspect of the drain of wealth in the late nineteenth century according to Dadabhai Naoroji was
(A) Transfer of India’s accumulated gold
(B) Unrequited exports
(C) Depletion of urban wealth
(D) British investments in India


7. The Scheme of Local Finance was introduced by
(A) Lord Canning
(B) Lord Mayo
(C) Lord Lytton
(D) Lord Ripon


8. First factory legislation was passed to improve the working conditions of the labour in
(A) 1880
(B) 1881
(C) 1884
(D) 1893


9. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
a. B. P. Wadia              i. Trade Union Leader
b. Sri Narayana Guru  ii. Peasant Leader
c. S. N. Haldar            iii. Jamshedpur Labour Leader
d. Kunvarji Mehta       iv. South Indian Lower Caste Leader

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


10. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha                                  i. Vijay Singh Pathik
b. Ryat’s Association in Guntur                                 ii. Sahajanand Saraswati
c. Pratapgarh and Rae Bareli Peasant Leader             iii. N.G. Ranga
d. Rajasthan Peasant Leader                                       iv. Baba Ram Chandra

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


11. The English East India Company lost its monopoly of Indian trade by throwing it open to the Britishers by the Charter Act of
(A) 1793
(B) 1813
(C) 1833
(D) 1853


12. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The British had no coherent place for the princes in their imperial ideology.
Reason (R): The princes were kept apart from each other. These traditional rulerships served the purpose of announcing India’s enduring ‘differences’.

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).


13. Which one of the following policy document was called the ‘Magna Carta’ of Western education system in India?
(A) Ma Caulay’s Minute of 1835
(B) Indian Education Commission Report of 1882
(C) Charles Woods Despatch of 1854
(D) Releigh Commission Report of 1902


14. In whose honour Gateway of India was built?
(A) King George V
(B) King George VI
(C) Prince of Wales
(D) Queen Victoria


15. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
a. Dadabhai Naoroji                   1. Indian Mirror
b. Dwarakanath Vidyabhushan  2. Rast Goftar
c. Devendranath Tagore            3. Swadeshamitram
d. G.S. Aiyer                              4. Somaprakasha

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          2          4          1
(B)      2          4          3          1
(C)      2          1          3          4
(D)      2          4          1          3

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