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MCQs on Modern Indian History -8

1. The first Swadeshi dacoity or robbery was organised in the year 1906 in
(A) Maniktala
(B) Rangapur
(C) Muzaffarpur
(D) Midnapur



2. English East India Company lost the monopoly of Chinese trade by
(A) The Charter Act of 1813
(B) The Charter Act of 1833
(C) The Charter Act of 1853
(D) The Charter Act of 1893


3. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
(A) Amrita Bazar Patrika was originally a Bengali paper.
(B) Samachar Darpan, the Vernacular newspaper was started during the period of Warren Hastings.
(C) Bombay Times became the Times of India.
(D) The Bengal Gazette, the Weekly Newspaper, was started by James Augustus Hickey.


4. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                 List – II
a. Treaty of Allahabad      1. 1769
b. Treaty of Madras          2. 1765
c. Treaty of Purandar       3. 1776
d. Treaty of Mangalore    4. 1784

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


5. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A), and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The process of transition to Colonialism was underway over almost a century 1757-1856.
Reason (R): English East India Company annexed all the Indian territories directly under its control.

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 but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).


6. The main reason for the peasants to join the 1857 revolt was
(A) Inordinately high revenue demands.
(B) The revenue policies not only uprooted the ordinary peasants but also destroyed the gentry of the country.
(C) The beneficiaries of the new revenue policies were also not satisfied.
(D) All the above


7. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                                                                                                    List – II
a. Death of Sir Syed 
Ahmad Khan                                          1. 1897
b. Madanlal Dhingra shot dead 
Curzon Wyllie in London                        2. 1898
c. Chapekar brothers murdered the 
cruel Plague Commissioner Rand 
and Lt. Ayerst                                        3. 1909
d. Coronation Durbar in honour of 
George V held at Delhi                          4. 1911

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


8. Given below are the two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Ma Caulay’s Law Commission enacted in 1860s marked an end to India seen as a land of ‘oriental despotism’
Reason (R): Equity and justice were seen to be meted out in place of what was imagined as the despots ‘dark and solemn’ justice.

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 but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).


9. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
a. Behramji M. Malabari                     1. Emancipation of women
b. Dando Keshav Karve                     2. Kanyasulkam
c. Kandukuri Veeresalingam               3. Parsi Social Reformer
d. Gurazada Appa Rao                       4. Widow Remarriage Movement

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


10. One of the following was not associated with Justice Party:
(A) K.M. Patro
(B) Ramaswami Naikar
(C) Tanguturi Prakasam
(D) Raja Ram Rainingar


11. What did the ruler of Nabha and Jind offer Ranjit Singh as a token of accepting his subordination?
(A) Their forts
(B) Their territory
(C) Costly gifts
(D) Their horses


12. Indicate the newspaper mentioned below with which Gandhiji was not associated
(A) Indian Opinion
(B) Indian Mirror
(C) Harijan
(D) Young India


13. Match the List – I with List – II:
List – I                                    List – II
(Princely State)    (Gun salutes entitled by the ruler)
a. Sangli                     1. 17
b. Gwalior                   2. 9
c. Dholpur                   3. 15
d. Kutch                      4. 21
Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          4          2          1
(B)      4          2          1          3
(C)      1          3          4          2
(D)      2          4          3          1


14. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Clement Attlee     1. August Offer
b. Mountbatten         2. Breakdown plan
c. Lord Linlithgow     3. Cabinet Mission
d. Wavell                  4. Plan Balkan
Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          4          2          1
(B)      4          3          1          2
(C)      3          4          1          2
(D)      1          2          4          3


15. Which one of the following was the most immediate problem India confronted after independence?
(A) Settlement of boundaries after partition
(B) Division of Civil Service personnel
(C) Division of military assets
(D) Communal and refugee problem

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