MCQs on Modern Indian History -9

1. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                            List – II
a. Kuka Revolt in the Punjab                   i. 1861
b. Deposition of the Gaikwad of Baroda ii. 1869
c. Opening of Suez Canal                      iii. 1872
d. Indian High Courts Act                       iv. 1875
a          b          c          d
(A)       ii          iii         i           iv
(B)       iii         iv         ii          i
(C)       iii         ii          i           iv
(D)       iv         i           iii         ii

2. The Muslim peasants of Malabar were known as:
(A) Kukis
(B) Jaintia
(C) Moplahs
(D) Wahabis

3. One of the following was not a revolutionary leader during the freedom movement:
(A) Lala Haradayal
(B) Birendrakumar Ghosh
(C) Satyendranath Bose
(D) Lal Mohan Ghosh

4. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
a. Kandukuri Veeresalingam      i. History of Indian National Congress
b. Madapati Hanumantha Rao   ii. Andhra Patrika
c. Kasinathuni Nageswar Rao   iii. Vivekavardhani
d. Pattabhi Seetaramaiah          iv. Telanganaloo Andhrodyamam
a          b          c          d
(A)       iii         iv         ii          i
(B)       ii          iii         i          iv
(C)       iv         i           ii          iii
(D)       i           ii          iii         iv

5. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Colonial government considered Gandhi as a spent force politically after 1924.
Reason (R): After 1924 Gandhi remained aloof from direct politics and concentrated on constructive programme and congress itself got divided between ‘no changers’ and ‘pro-changers’.

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).

6. The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in the State emblem has been taken from
(A) Mundaka Upanishad
(B) Svetasvatara Upanishad
(C) Isa Upanishad
(D) Chandogya Upanishad

7. The Fergusson College at Pune was founded in 1885 by:
(A) The Social Service League
(B) The Servants of India Society
(C) The Deccan Education Society
(D) Poona Sarvajanic Sabha

8. Match the List – I (Regions) with List – II (Annexations) and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Punjab                 i. 1848
b. Satara                 ii. 1801
c. Ceded districts   iii. 1856
d. Awadh                iv. 1849
a          b          c          d
(A)       iv         i           ii          iii
(B)       i           iii         iv         ii
(C)       ii          iv         iii         i
(D)       iii         ii          i           iv

9. Whom Gandhiji selected as the first satyagrahi to launch the individual satyagraha in October 1940?
(A) Vallabhbhai Patel
(B) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

10. The command of Indian National Army was given to Subhash Chandra Bose in:
(A) 1941
(B) 1942
(C) 1943
(D) 1944

11. From the genesis of Indian National Congress to India’s independence (1885-1947) which leader amongst the following held the post of its President for the longest period?
(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(D) W.C. Bannerjee

12. India took a very strong anti-west stand during which one of the following?
(A) Non-Alignment Movement
(B) Suez Canal Crisis
(C) Annexation of French territories in India
(D) Belgrade Summit

13. Which leader among the following said Kashmir acceded to the Indian Union because of economic need?
(A) Hari Singh
(B) Shaikh Abdullah
(C) Mehar Chand Mahajan
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru

14. The first amendment to Indian Constitution (1951) was enacted to confer power on the States
(A) To place responsible restrictions on freedom of expression.
(B) To adopt Hindu Succession Bill.
(C) To abolish zamindari system
(D) None of the above

15. Which one of the following books is not authored by R.S. Sharma?
(A) Sudras in Ancient India
(B) Urban decay in India
(C) From Lineage to State
(D) Material Culture and Social Formation in Ancient India



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