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MCQs on Modern Indian History -7

1. Which one of the following Committees was appointed by the UPSC in 1974 to go into the issue of recruitment and selection methods?
(A) Bhagwati Committee
(B) D.S. Kothari Committee
(C) A.D. Gorwala Committee
(D) Santhanam Committee


2. The Moplahs were the poor peasants and agricultural labourers of South Malabar. They were mainly converts to Islam from the lower castes like
(A) Tiyya, Cheruma
(B) Ramdasiya, Mehtar
(C) Mahar, Mang
(D) Mala, Madiga


3. What was Marshal Plan?
(A) Control of European powers by military power.
(B) To spread of American Dictatorship in Europe.
(C) Economic package of USA to control Communism.
(D) American Continent is meant for Americans only.


4. A concrete outcome of the Wavell Plan was the
(A) Constitution of the Constituent Assembly
(B) Complete independence for India gradually
(C) Hold a Referendum in the North-West Province
(D) Summoning of the Shimla Conference


5. Name the Governor General who adopted a policy of the Europeanization of bureaucracy and an exclusion of Indians from higher posts.
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Cornwallis
(C) Wellesley
(D) Dalhousie


6. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The British introduced different land revenue tenures in different parts of India.
Reason (R): It led to the impoverishment of Indian peasantry.

In the context of above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).


7. Curzon-Kitchner Controversy of 1904-05 is related to
(A) Partition of Bengal
(B) Abolition of military member in the Viceroy’s Council
(C) Direct recruitment of police force
(D) Autonomy of the Calcutta University


8. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List – I                                                                        List – II
(a) Punjab Land Alienation Act                         (i) 1900
(b) Central Provinces Land Alienation Act        (ii) 1879
(c) North West Provinces Land Alienation Act (iii) 1904
(d) Deccan Agricultural Relief Act                     iv) 1916

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


9. Name the ruler who was deposed in 1875 on charges of ‘gross misrule’.
(A) Gangasingh of Bikaner
(B) Bupendranath Singh of Patiala
(C) Krishna Raja Wadiar of Mysore
(D) Malhar Rao Gaikwad of Baroda


10. The first English Evening Daily Newspaper from Madras was
(A) The Madras Mail
(B) The Madras Chronicle
(C) The Madras Herald
(D) The Madras Standard


11. “Forget not that the lower classes, the ignorant, the poor, the illiterate, the cobbler, the sweeper are thy flesh and blood, thy brothers” – These words are related to
(A) Jyotiba Phule
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) B.R. Ambedkar
(D) Swami Vivekananda


12. “The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was not one movement …. it was many” – The above statement has been made by
(A) S.N. Sen
(B) R.C. Majumdar
(C) C.A. Bayly
(D) Eric Stokes


13. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List – I                                                            List – II
(a) Narayan Guru                                    (i) Rising Sun
(b) Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Choudary  (ii) Jati Mimamsa
(c) Venkataraylu Naidu                           (iii) Shambuka Vadha
(d) Sridharula Naidu                               (iv) Veda Samaj

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


14. Select the correct answer from the codes given below about the chronological sequence of the movements:
(i) Kuka Movement
(ii) Wahabi Movement
(iii) Mundas Revolt
(iv) Moplah Peasant Revolt

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


15. Select the correct answer from the codes given below about the chronological sequence of the Act passed:
(i) Brahmo Marriage Act
(ii) Sarada Act
(iii) Hindu Widow’s Re-marriage Act
(iv) Age of Consent Bill

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

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