MCQs on Modern Indian History -4

1. Veda Samaj founded under the initiative of Kesab Chandra Sen in 1864 in Madras was renamed as the Brahmo Samaj of South India in 1871 by
(A) Sir R. Venkataratnam Naidu
(B) Rajagopala Naidu
(C) Subbarayala Chetti
(D) K. Sreedharalu Naidu

2. Arrange the following Viceroys in chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Lord Reading
(ii) Earl of Willingdon
(iii) Sir John Lawrence
(iv) Earl of Dufferin

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

3. Given below are the two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Indian States Commission reiterated that ‘Paramountcy must remain Paramount’.
Reason (R): The British were disenchanted with the new corporate princely culture.

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).

4. Arrange the following Commissions in the chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Kothari Commission
(ii) Radhakrishnan Commission
(iii) Sadler Commission
(iv) University Grants Commission

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

5. Mrs. Annie Besant became the first woman President of Indian National Congress in the year
(A) 1916
(B) 1917
(C) 1919
(D) 1921

6. Who said in 1904 that “Bengal United is a power”, “Bengal divided will pull in several different ways.”?
(A) Lord Curzon
(B) Herbert Risley
(C) Lord Minto
(D) Sir Lancelot Hare

7. Shyamji Krishna Varma set up the India House in London to work for India’s freedom in the year
(A) 1902
(B) 1905
(C) 1907
(D) 1909

8. Who has called Gopal Krishna Gokhale a rare combination of “the practical, strenuous worker and the mystic dreamer of dreams”?
(A) Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
(B) Mrs. Annie Besant
(C) Ganesh Savarkar
(D) V.D. Savarkar

9. Vaikom Satyagraha was launched by Gandhiji in Kerala to
(A) Ban devadasi system in temple services.
(B) Remove untouchability
(C) For the appointment of non- Brahmins as priests
(D) Open the temples for the entry of avarnas or lower castes.

10. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
              List – I                                      List – II
a. Collins, Larry and Lapierre  1. Satanic Verses
b. Judith Brown                        2. The Great Divide: Britain-India- Pakistan
c. Salman Rushdie                  3. Freedom at Midnight
d. H.V. Hudson                       4. Gandhi’s Rise to Power

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

11. The biggest British capital investment in India was made in
(A) The Jute Mills
(B) The Railways, Banking, Insurance and Shipping.
(C) The Tea and Coffee Plantations.
(D) The Indigo Plantations.

12. Who said: ‘The misery hardly finds a parallel in the history of commerce. The bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India.”?
(A) William Bentinck
(B) G.M. Trevelyan
(C) C. Metcalfe
(D) Lord. Auckland

13. Who said, “Imparting education to natives is our moral duty”?
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Wellesly
(C) William Bentinck
(D) Lord Moira

14. After 1833 the single biggest source of drain of Indian wealth to Britain was
(A) Export of opium
(B) Export of indigo
(C) British capital investment in India
(D) Export of cotton

15. Which of the following is not one of the causes responsible for the rise of moneylenders in British India?
(A) New Revenue Policy
(B) New Legal System
(C) New Educational System
(D) Commercialization of Agriculture



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