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Modern Indian History MCQ Questions & Answers

Modern Indian History MCQs : This section focuses on the "Modern Indian History". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Modern Indian History skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

What was the prominent reason of the out break of the Battle of Plassey

A. Mir Jafar
B. Mir Kasim
C. Jagat Sait
D. None of them

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Question 2

The battle of Plassey was fought between

A. East India Company and Ahmad Shah
B. East India Company and Tipu Sultan
C. East India Company and Sirajuddaulla
D. East India Company and Anwaruddin

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Question 3

Which of the following leader was associated with the Home Rule League?

A. B. G. Tilak
B. G. K. Gokhale
C. M. G. Ranade
D. M. K. Gandhi

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Question 4

The First World Conference on Women in __________, generated a new interest in and debate on women's issues

A. Delhi
B. Hyderabad
C. Mexico
D. Copenhagen

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Question 5

In which of the following system of land settlement adopted by the English did provide more protection to the interest of farmers?

A. Permanent Settlement of Bengal
B. Ryotwari Settlement of Madras
C. Zamindari Settlement of Central States
D. Malgujari (land revenue) Settlement of United State

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Question 6

In May__________, S. Ramaswami Mudaliar and P. Anandacharlu established the Madras Mahajana Sabha

A. 1783
B. 1784
C. 1872
D. 1884

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Question 7

Jinnah’s two nation theory was adopted as the

A. Lahore Resolution
B. Karachi Resolution
C. Dacca Declaration
D. Bombay resolution

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Question 8

Who of the following was for the first time designated as the Governor of India

A. Clive
B. Comwallis
C. Warren Hastings
D. Wellesley

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Question 9

The All India Muslim League was founded in December 1906 at

A. Karachi
B. Dacca
C. Calcutta
D. Aligarh

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Question 10

Gandhi called for an all India Hartal (strike) to protest against Rowlatt Act on 6th April __________

A. 1918
B. 1919
C. 1926
D. 1925

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Question 11

The High Commissioner for India in the United Kingdom must be appointed by __________

A. Secretary of State for India
B. The Government of India
C. Parliament of England
D. By Indian National Congress

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Question 12

The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy in India first came into inception onApril 1, ..........................

A. 1900
B. 1947
C. 1991
D. 2000

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Question 13

In a message to the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam in 1926 __________ declared, no community can make progress except through organization

A. Chattambi Swamikal
B. Dr. Palpu
C. Narayana Guru
D. Rajaram Mohan Roy

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Question 14

Jyotiba Phule was one of the prominent __________ of the 19th century India

A. Scientists
B. Politicians
C. Economists
D. Social reformers

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Question 15

The Pakistan panacea was sponsored by

A. Azad Kalam
B. Jinnah
C. Md Iqbal
D. Liyakat All Khan

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Question 16

Which of the following leader said that the Act of 1935 provided 'a machine with strong brakes but no engine'?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Rajendra Prasad
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Vallabhbhai Patel

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Question 17

......................., who led the Congress party, introduced Mahatma Gandhi tothe concerns in India and the struggle of the people.

A. Tej Bahadur Sapru
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Question 18

According to __________ the mutiny was a purely military outbreak

A. VD Sarkar
B. VASmith
C. Sir John Lawrence
D. Roberts

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Question 19

Who among the following was famous for framing the education minute?

A. Lord Elgin
B. Lord Macaulay
C. Sadler
D. None of these

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Question 20

The main brain behind hurling a bomb at Lord Hardinge, while he was making his state entry into Delhi was

A. Ras Behari Bose
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Sachindra Sanyal
D. Jatin Das

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Question 21

Assertion (A): The permanent settlement is said to have initially resulted in increased agricultural production. Reason (R): In this system the Zamindar could keep for himself any increase in the rental of his estate

A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

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Question 22

Who among the following has been given honorary status among the seven wonders of the modern world?

A. Taj Mahal
B. Great Pyramid of Giza
C. Petra
D. Colosseum

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Question 23

The Non-Cooperation Movement launched by ..................had fanned the fireof this discontentment.

A. Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D. Sardar Vallabhai

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Question 24

Who was the first to use the term 'Adivasi' to refer to the tribal people?

A. Jyotiba Phule
B. Thakkar Bappa
C. M N Srinivas
D. B R Ambedkar

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Question 25

Which of the following is the correct chronological order of in modern Indian history?

A. Morley-Minto Reforms, Gandhi-Irwin Pact, August Offer, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
B. August Offer, Morley-Minto Reforms, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Gandhi-Irwin Pact
C. Morley-Minto Reforms, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Gandhi-Irwin Pact, August Offer
D. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Gandhi-Irwin Pact, August Offer, Morley-Minto Reforms

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Question 26

The Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission established by Vivekananda in 1898 are at

A. Kanyakumari
B. Belur
C. Hyderabad
D. Murshidabad

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Question 27

Who among of the following started Marathi fortnightly newspaper 'Bahishkrit Bharat'?

A. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
B. Vir Savarkar
C. Vinobha Bhave
D. Lokmanya Tilak

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Question 28

The Deccan Educational Society founded by

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Jyotiba Phule
C. Firoz Shah Mehta
D. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

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Question 29

In 1913 Annie Besant started a journal called …........

A. the india
B. indian
C. independence india
D. new india

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Question 30

The Dandi March undertaken by Gandhi was

A. A routine March
B. A part of the Quit India Movement
C. A part of the Civil Disobedience Movement
D. A demonstration of Congress power

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Question 31

............... second son Sanjay Gandhi, who was just 29 years old then, tookcharge of the administration and started sending opposition leaders and workers to jails across India.

A. nanaji deshmukh’s
B. morarji desai’s
C. indira gandhi's
D. , subramanian swamy’s,

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Question 32

In India, "the Emergency" refers to a 21-month period in 1975–77 when PrimeMinister................ unilaterally had an emergency declared across the country.

A. Indira Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D. Rajiv Gandhi

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Question 33

On 9th of August, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi and the entire Congress WorkingCommittee were arrested in................

A. UP
B. Delhi
C. Ahmedabad
D. Mumbai

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Question 34

Identify the body among the following that was not founded by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

A. Samaj Samato Sangh
B. People's Education Society
C. Deccan Education Society
D. Depressed Classes Institute

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Question 35

The Presidents of early English Settlements (Madras, Bombay and Calcutta) were responsible to __________

A. The House of Common
B. The House of Lords
C. The Home Government of the Company
D. The Council of Senior Merchants

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Question 36

Sardar Patel brought all the Indian States into the Country's unity

A. By a bloody revolution
B. By using armed forces
C. By a bloodless revolution
D. With the help of the English

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Question 37

Against Lord and State was written by

A. K. N. Panikkar
B. Sri Ramakrishna
C. Chandra Sekhar Deb
D. Shyama Charan Sen

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Question 38

The United Nations declared __________ as the International Year of Women

A. 1875
B. 1878
C. 1975
D. 1956

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Question 39

Which one of the following novels was a source of inspiration for the freedom fighters in India?

A. Pariksha Guru
B. Anandmath
C. Rangbhoomi
D. Padmarag

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Question 40

Upon whom was the title 'Punjab Kesari' conferred?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Sardar Baldev Singh
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Ranjit Singh

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Question 41

A public meeting was held on 13th April 1919 at ................in a smallparkenclosed by buildings on all sides to protest against the Rawlatt Act.

A. Jallianwala Bagh
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Mumbai
D. Delhi3

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Question 42

Mahatma Gandhi was profoundly influenced by the writings of

A. Bernard Shaw
B. Karl Marx
C. Lenin
D. Leo Tolstoy

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Question 43

Who is the author of 'Social Background of Indian Nationalism'?

A. A. R. Desai
B. Dharam Kumar
C. Ray Chaudhuri
D. K. Rajayyan

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Question 44

The Sikhs were defeated by the English at __________ in 1856

A. Sobraon
B. Amritsar
C. Lahore
D. Kashmir

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Question 45

The Governor-General was given power to issue ordinances by the act of

A. 1858
B. 1861
C. 1860
D. 1871

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Question 46

Of the following who did not oppose the Non-cooperation resolution?

A. C R Das
B. Madan Mohan Malaviya
C. Mrs Besant
D. Nehru

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Question 47

Who established the 'Sharda Sadan', a school for Indian Widows in colonial India?

A. Mahadev Govind Ranade
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Dayanand Saraswati
D. Pandita Ramabai

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Question 48

India was partitioned as a consequence of the formula contained in

A. Cabinet Mission Plan
B. Attlee's Declaration
C. June 3 Plan or Mountbatten Plan
D. Both B and C above

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Question 49

When was the office of District Collector created?

A. 1786
B. 1772
C. 1771
D. 1773

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Question 50

To which personality Mahatma Gandhi gave the title "Deen Bandhu"?

A. Sri Aurobindo
B. CF Andrews
C. Vinoba Bhave
D. CR Das

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Question 51

In which session of India National Congress the tricolour flag was unfurled for the first time?

A. Calcutta Session, 1920
B. Annual Session of Congress at Nagpur, 1920
C. Lahore Congress, 1929
D. Haripura congress conference, 1938

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Question 52

One Caste One Religion, One God for Man is the teaching of __________

A. Rajaram Mohan Roy
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. C. Kesavan
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 53

Who was the first Indian civil servant?

A. Motilal Nehru
B. S N Banerjee
C. C R Das
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 54

Queen Victoria became the Empress of India according to the Act of

A. 1858
B. 1861
C. 1876
D. 1909

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Question 55

Who is the Champion of secularism?

A. Jinnah
B. Nehru
C. Savarkar
D. Thilak

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Question 56

Mrs Annie Besant became the first woman President of the INC in

A. 1916
B. 1917
C. 1918
D. 1920

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Question 57

Who, among the following, founded the 'All India Depressed Classes Federation' in 1920?

A. M. K. Gandhi
B. Jyotiba Phule
C. G. K. Gokhale
D. B. R. Ambedkar

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Question 58

In 1893 __________ landed in India, made a tour of the country in the company of H. S. Olcott, and by her splendid presentation of Indian philosophy and her undisguised personal preference for the Indian spiritual heritage, won the support of orthodox Brahmins to Theosophy

A. Annie Besant
B. Upendranath Basu
C. I. N. Gurtu
D. George Thompson

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Question 59

How many volunteers had accompanied Gandhi on the famous Dandi March of March 12, 1930?

A. 13
B. 44
C. 78
D. 108

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Question 60

With which of the following would you associate Jyotiba Phule?

A. Satya Shodhak Samaj
B. Theosophical Society
C. Tattvabodhini Samaj
D. Dharma Sabha

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Question 61

A Khilafat Committee was formed under the leadership of Mahammad Ali,...................., Maulana Azad and Hasrat Mohini to organise a Country-wide agitation.

A. Shaukat Ali
B. Qutubuddin Ahmad
C. Shamsuddin Hussain
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah

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Question 62

Which religious reformer of Western India was known as 'Lokhitwadi'?

A. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
B. R. G. Bhandarkar
C. Mahadev Govind Ranade
D. B. G. Tilak

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Question 63

The Government of India, 1919 is also known as

A. Morley - Minto Reforms
B. Montague - Chelmsford Reforms
C. Regulating Act
D. Pitts India Act

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Question 64

After the elections to the Constituent Assembly were held in July 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on

A. December 9, 1946
B. January 15, 1947
C. February 10, 1947
D. August 15, 1947

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Question 65

Independent India was founded by :

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. Thilak
C. M.N. Roy
D. Jayaprakas Narayanan

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Question 66

The INC for the first time passed the resolutions on Swaraj, Boycott and National Education at its annual session held at

A. Banaras (1905)
B. Calcutta (1906)
C. Surat (1907)
D. Madras (1908)

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Question 67

Who worte "Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Ab Hamaare Dil Mein Hai"?

A. Mohammad Iqbal
B. Ramprasad Bismil
C. Kazi Nazrul Islam
D. Firaq Gorakhpuri

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Question 68

Who was the first Indian ruler to apply the western methods to his administration?

A. Haider Ali
B. Tipu Sultan
C. Murshid Quli Khan
D. Malhar Rao Holkar

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Question 69

Who is commonly known as the 'Iron Man'?

A. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
B. Vittal Bhai Patel
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Bipin Chandra Pal

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Question 70

What was the charge against Bal Gangadhar Tilak, for which he was sentenced to six years transportation in July 1908?

A. for being the chief exponent of the cult of extremism
B. for insiting violence during the Surat session of the INC
C. for seditious writings in his paper Kesari
D. for being instrumental in the murder of the British Plaque commissioner in Poona.

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Question 71

The constitution of India became fully operational with effectfrom 26thJanuary..........................

A. 1905
B. 1935
C. 1947
D. 1950

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Question 72

Who played Socrates to the first generation of the English educated young men of Bengal

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Rai Narain Bose
C. Henry Vivian Derozio
D. Drinkwater Bethun

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Question 73

When the August Offer 1940 was offered to India the Prime Minister of England was

A. Chamberlain
B. Baldwin
C. Churchill
D. Asquith

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Question 74

Which great war was fought between the years 1914 and 1918?

A. The Battle of Tarain
B. The First World War
C. The Battle of Plassey
D. The Second World War

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Question 75

Indira Gandhi became the prime minister in January ............. and then emergedvictorious in the 1971 Lok Sabha elections.

A. 1906
B. 1916
C. 1956
D. 1966

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Question 76

The Indians were allowed to frame their Constitution by

A. The Council Act of 1909
B. Montford Reforms
C. August Offer
D. The Government of India Act of 1935

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Question 77

In __________, the First National Trade union organization (The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)) was established

A. 1904
B. 1908
C. 1917
D. 1920

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Question 78

Which sect of Bhudhism flourished in Ceylon?

A. mahayan
B. hinayan
C. vajrayana
D. mahayana and hinayana equally

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Question 79

On Cabinet Mission, __________ observed, the proposals preserve the essential unity of India which la threatened by the dispute between two major communities

A. Lord Wavell
B. Nehru
C. Patel
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 80

Who was advocated of the famous INA Trials?

A. Bhulabhai Desai
B. Asaf Ali
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. C. Rajagopalachari

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Question 81

Congress leaders, like Lokamanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi, viewed the....................as an opportunity to bring about Hindu-Muslim unity against British.

A. Khalifat Movement
B. Khudai Khidmatgars
C. Peasant movement
D. Womens’ movement

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Question 82

Who was the moving spirit behind the oganization of the Ghadar Party?

A. Lala Hardayal
B. V. D. Savarkar
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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Question 83

The Interim Government which took office on September 2, 1946 was headed by

A. Rajendra Prasad
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Vallabhbhai Patel
D. C Rajagopalachari

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Question 84

Provincial autonomy was introduced in India by the

A. Indian Councils Act, 1909
B. Govemment of India Act, 1919
C. Govemment of India Act, 1935
D. Indian Independence Act, 1947

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Question 85

Bal Gangadhar Tilak born on …....................

A. 23 July 1866
B. 23 July 1876
C. 23 July 1846
D. 23 July 1856

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Question 86

Which Brigadier was associated with Jallianwala Bagh tragedy?

A. General Dyer
B. Arthur Wellesly
C. General Harris
D. Colonel Wellesly

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Question 87

Mahatma Gandhi had been joined the Champaran struggle by

A. Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinoba Bhave
B. Rajendra Prasad and Anugraha Narayan Sinha
C. Mahadev Desai and Maniben Patel
D. Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 88

Which is the oldest trade Union organisation in India?

A. Indian National Trade Union Cogress (INTUC)
B. Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)
C. All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)
D. Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

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Question 89

__________in his book 'Economic history of India' wrote 'If India is poor today it is through the operation of economic causes'

A. Dadhabai Naoroji
B. R. C. Dutt
C. Ranade
D. R. P. Datt

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Question 90

Of the following who did not find a place in the Legislative Council as per the Act of 1853?

A. The Governor-General
B. Additional Members
C. The Commander-in-Chief
D. The Lieutenant Governor

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Question 91

Who shot dead John Saunders on 17th December 1928?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Mangal Pandey
C. Sukhdev
D. Bipin Chandra Pal

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Question 92

Who said that the constant 'drain of wealth' from India was responsible for India's economic miseries?

A. BC Pal
B. BP Wadia
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. GS Arundale

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Question 93

Hindu college Calcutta founded by

A. rajaram mohan roy
B. vivekanda
C. syyed ahmed khan
D. none.

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Question 94

The upliftment of the backward classes had been the prime concern of the

A. Arya Samaj
B. Prarthana Samaj
C. Satyashodhak Samaj
D. Ramakrishna Mission

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Question 95

The decline of Indian Handicrafts industry in the 19th century was attributed to

A. Competition from British manufacturing industries only
B. Disappearance of Indian Princely Courts only
C. Establishment of alien rule only
D. All of the above

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Question 96

Which governor General abolished the 'Sati System' in India?

A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Lord Dalhousie

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Question 97

Who had formulated and perfected the use of the subsidiary alliance system?

A. Lord Mayo
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Lord Wellesley

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Question 98

The Gandhi-lrwin Pact (1931) was vehemently criticised and opposed by the people on the ground that

A. the Civil Disobedience Movement was suspended
B. the sufferings of thousands of people in the Civil Disobedience Movement were wasted
C. It was contrary to the pledge of the Congress for Poorna Swaraj
D. Gandhi did nothing to save the lives of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru who had been awarded the death sentence

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Question 99

Mahabandula was the great General of the

A. Marathas
B. Sikhs
C. Nepalese
D. Burmese

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Question 100

Bal Gangadhar Tilak earned the epithet of Lokmanya during

A. his trial in 1907-08
B. the Lucknow pact of 1916
C. the Home Rule Movement
D. the Congress Session in 1917

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Question 101

Tilak called him the 'Diamond of India, the jewel of Maharashtra and the Prince of Workers'. Who is referred in these words

A. Lajpat Rai
B. Shivaji
C. Gokhale
D. Madhava Rao

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Question 102

Anthology of the Bomb' was written by

A. Tilak
B. Bipin Chandra Pal
C. Gokhale
D. Annie Besant

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Question 103

What was the name of the English weekly edited by Mahatma Gandhi?

A. Young India
B. Kesari
C. Bombay Chronicle
D. Resurgent India

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Question 104

In 1928 Gurudevan took part in the special meeting of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam at __________

A. Kollam
B. Trivandrum
C. Kottayam
D. Aluva

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Question 105

In order to give some concession to Indians in the field of administration, the Government of India Act, ................was designed on the basis of therecommendation of Simon Commission.

A. 1905
B. 1915
C. 1925
D. 1935

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Question 106

The Battle of Plassey is a particularly important event in Indian history because

A. The Nawab of Bengal lost in it
B. It enabled the British to have power in Bengal
C. It laid the foundation for British rule in India
D. It enabled the British to reap higher trade profits

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Question 107

Mahatma Gandhi began his political activities in India first from

A. Dandi
B. Kheda
C. Sabarmati
D. Champaran

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Question 108

A resolution declaring 'Purna Swaraj' was passed in the Congress Session held at

A. Lahore
B. Calcutta
C. Gaya
D. Haripura

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Question 109

..............is a specifically delineated duty-free enclave and shall be deemed tobe foreign territory for the purposes of trade operations and duties and tariffs.

A. SEZ
B. Liberalization
C. Privatization
D. Globalization

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Question 110

Who formed SNDP Yogam?

A. T. K. Madhavan
B. Nataraja Guru
C. Narayana Guru
D. Dr. Palpu

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Question 111

A Royal Commission on the Public Service was appointed in the year

A. 1912
B. 1915
C. 1910
D. 1918

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Question 112

Narayana Guru was the son of__________

A. Madan Asan
B. Krishnan Vaidyan
C. Kummampilli Raman Pillai Asan
D. Kumaran

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Question 113

Who among the following Governor-General repealed the Vernacular Press Act of Lytton?

A. Northbrook
B. Dufferin
C. Elgin-II
D. Ripon

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Question 114

The famous resolution on Non-Cooperation under the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi was adopted in a special session of Congress held at Calcutta in

A. September 1920.
B. December 1922.
C. October 1924.
D. November 1925.

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Question 115

Name the philosopher who believed that freedom is the keynote of spirituallife.?

A. Gopala Krishna Gokhale
B. Nehru
C. Ambedkar
D. Vivekanada

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Question 116

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on

A. March 10, 1930
B. March 20, 1931
C. March 20,1932
D. March 5,1931

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Question 117

SN Banerjee was appointed Professor in English in the Metropolitan Institute at

A. Bombay
B. Madras
C. Calcutta
D. Bangalore

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Question 118

Which of the following statements about the Government of India Act of 1935 is not correct?

A. Diarchy was established in the provinces
B. The Viceroy was given special powers
C. The federal executive was to consist of the Viceroy, councillors and the ministers
D. The federal legislature was to be bicameral

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Question 119

After a few years Olcott and Blavatsky moved to India and established the International Headquarters at Adyar, in__________

A. New Zealand
B. Canada
C. Australia
D. Madras

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Question 120

The main founder (s) of the Swaraj Party was/were

A. CR Das
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Madan Mohan Malaviya
D. Only A and B above

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Question 121

Which of the following statements is correct about Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru?

A. Nehru did not believe in the doctrine of non-violence
B. Nehru was not in favour of socialism
C. Nehru had his higher education in India only
D. Nehru stressed the importance of national planning

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Question 122

In................, with the emergence of a new politically independent nation,India continued to march ahead pursuing a programme of using modern science and technology for national development.

A. 1907
B. 1917
C. 1937
D. 1947

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Question 123

"India for the Indians" was the political message of

A. D E Wacha
B. Vivekanand
C. Dayanand
D. Hume

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Question 124

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the leader of__________

A. Bhoodan Movement
B. Rowlatt Satyagraha
C. Bardoli Satyagraha
D. Swadeshi Movement

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Question 125

Who was the first women president of Indian Natioanl Congress?

A. sarojini naidu
B. annie besant
C. nellie sen gupta
D. lakhshmi sehgal

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Question 126

Who among the following controlled maximum trade in the western coastal region during 17th century?

A. Portuguese
B. Dutch
C. The house of Jagat Seth
D. Mulla Abdul Gaffar

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Question 127

Mahatma Gandhi had been present at the Round Table Conference(s) held in London

A. Third
B. Second
C. First
D. All of the above

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Question 128

There is no doubt that J.L Nehru's India's first Prime Minister was fully analysed the indispensability of science and technology in the economicand the social independence.

A. J.L Nehru\s
B. Narasimha Rao
C. Prof. P.M.S Blackett
D. Vajpayee

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Question 129

In which state was the first non-Congress Government set up in independent India?

A. Punjab
B. Bihar
C. Maharashtra
D. Kerala

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Question 130

The formation of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) at the initiative of __________ in 1972

A. Ela Bhat
B. Roop Kanwar
C. Raja radhakant dev
D. Dwarkanath Tagore

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Question 131

The immediate cause of the Battle of Plassey was

A. The English attempts to strengthen their fortifications at Fort William
B. The English support and asylum to the political rivals of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah
C. Misuse of Dastaks (passes for free trade) by the Company and its officials
D. Siraj-ud-Daulah's attack on Fort William and capture of Calcutta (Alinagar)

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Question 132

What had the Sir Charles Wood Despatch of 1854 primarily dealt with?

A. Social reforms
B. Administrative reforms
C. Educational reforms
D. Political consolidation

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Question 133

Rowlatt after whom Rowlatt Act was named was a

A. Justice
B. General
C. Member of Parliament
D. Secretary of State for India

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Question 134

Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, .............gave the call for Quit India Movement.

A. 1942
B. 1920
C. 1930
D. 1940

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Question 135

The Home Rule League was started by

A. M. K. Gandhi
B. B. G. Tilak
C. Ranade
D. K. T. Telang

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Question 136

Who was the Chairman of the Union Powers Committee of the Constituent Assembly of India?

A. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
B. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
C. Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar
D. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 137

Of the following who are not given reserved seats in the Indian legislature?

A. Scheduled Caste
B. Scheduled Tribes
C. Anglo-Indian
D. Landed Gentry

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Question 138

The first Swarajist Conference was held at

A. Ahmedabad
B. Allahabad
C. Madras
D. Bardoli

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Question 139

Who was the governor-general during the Second Anglo Mysore War?

A. Lord Wellesley
B. Lord Cornwallis
C. Sir John Shore
D. Warren Hastings

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Question 140

Who ruled that pilgrims could wear yellow clothes - the colour of the garments Sri Buddha wore

A. P. K. Kesavan
B. Govindan Vaidyar
C. P. K. Divakara Panicker
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 141

The Cabinet Mission Plan ruled out the possibility of the formation of

A. Union of India
B. Pakistan
C. Constituent Assembly
D. Groups by Provinces

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Question 142

Dandi March started on __________ 1930

A. 12th March
B. 12th April
C. 12th February
D. 12th May

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Question 143

Murshid Quli Khan, Alivardi Khan and Sirajuddaullah were all nawabs of__________ ?

A. Lucknow
B. Varanasi
C. Hyderabad
D. Bengal

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Question 144

soon after becoming the Prime Minister of India, .................created a Ministryof Scientific Research and Natural Resources and actively supported the atomic energy programme for peaceful purposes.

A. Nehru
B. Narasimha Rao
C. Prof. P.M.S Blackett
D. Vajpayee5

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Question 145

Swami Vivekananda attended the World's Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in __________

A. 1863
B. 1876
C. 1893
D. 1897

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Question 146

Name the Commission that came to India in 1928 to reform India's constitutional system

A. Rowaltt Act
B. Pitt's India Act
C. Partition of Bengal
D. Simon Commission

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Question 147

B.R. Ambedker was born in

A. 1891
B. 1893
C. 1898
D. 1901

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Question 148

The Tata Iron and Steel Works was completed with the aid of

A. Japanese experts
B. Russian experts
C. American experts
D. French experts

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Question 149

Permanent Revenue settlement of Bengal was introduced by

A. Clive
B. Hastings
C. Wellesley
D. Cornwallis

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Question 150

Mangal Pandey was executed on

A. 9 th may 1857
B. 9 th may 1858n
C. 9 th may 1890
D. 8 th april 1857.

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Question 151

Who among the following had observed, upon Gandhi's assassination. "None will believe that a man like this body and soul ever walked on this earth"?

A. Bertrand Russel
B. Nelson Mandela
C. Albert Einstein
D. Leo Tolstoy

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Question 152

Where and when the extremists were readmitted in to the congress ?

A. lahore-1916
B. lucknow 1916
C. karachi 1917
D. surat,1917.

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Question 153

As per Cabinet Mission Plan, the strength of the Constituent Assembly would be

A. 389
B. 289
C. 250
D. 350

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Question 154

Wellesely came to India as governor general in

A. 1796
B. 1797
C. 1798
D. 1799

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Question 155

What was Lala Lajpat Rai demonstrating against when he succumbed to police brutality?

A. Rowlatta Act
B. Minto-Morley Reforms
C. Simon Commission
D. Pitts India Act

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Question 156

Who among the following was the real founder of the Aligarh Muslim University?

A. Nawab Salimullah
B. Syed Ahmad Khan
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. Muhhammed Ali Jinnah

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Question 157

One of the following was not involved in the Chittagong Armoury Raid, 1934. Who was he?

A. Kalpana Dutt
B. Surya Sen
C. Pritialata Woddekar
D. Dinesh Gupta

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Question 158

Who had observed that "Good government was never a good substitute for self-government"?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Ramakrishna Paramahansa
C. Swami Dayananda
D. Aurobindo Ghose

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Question 159

The Simon Commission was formed to review

A. Legislatures in India
B. Fitness of India for further reforms
C. The position of the viceroy
D. A constitution for India

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Question 160

The Company's monopoly of Trade was abolished by the Act of

A. 1793
B. 1813
C. 1833
D. Pitt's India Act

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Question 161

Rabindranath Tagore surrendered his knighthood in protest against

A. Martial law in the Punjab
B. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
C. Rawlatt Acts
D. All the above

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Question 162

Daiva Dasakam is a Malayalam work of __________

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. C. Kesavan
D. T. K. Madhavan

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Question 163

Whom had Gandhi named as Mira Behn?

A. Annie Besant
B. Kamla Devi
C. Indira Gandhi
D. Madeline Slade

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Question 164

Which of the following statement relates the Dadabhai Naoroji's definition of 'Drain of Wealth'?

A. Those resources of the country were being utilized in the interest of Britain
B. That a part of India's national wealth or total annual product was being exported to Britain for which India got no material return
C. That the British industrialists were being given an opportunity to invest in India under the protection of the imperial power
D. That the British goods were being imported into the country making it poorer day by day

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Question 165

The film Mangal Pandey released in August 2005 deals with

A. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
B. Netaji Subash Bose's fight against British occupation of India
C. The first war of Indian Independence in 1857
D. The partition of India and Pakistan

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Question 166

Who is the author of Vande Mataram?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
D. Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

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Question 167

Who proclaimed: It is years since I left castes and religions. Yet some people think that I belong to their caste. That is not correct. I do not belong to any particular caste or religion

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. T. K. Madhavan
C. Rajaram Mohan Roy
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 168

Who had introduced the Indian Universities Act 1904?

A. Lord Ripon
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Curzon
D. Lord Auckland

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Question 169

Which is the oldest English daily in India?

A. the hindustan times
B. the statesman
C. the times of india
D. the indian express .

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Question 170

I. It favoured Dominion Status. II. It favoured a federal system. III. It rejected the system of Communal Electorate. IV. It was against the setting up of a Supreme Court. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct related to the Nehru Report?

A. I & IV
B. I & III
C. II, III & IV
D. I, II & III

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Question 171

Which of the following incident ended the historic fast of Gandhi?

A. Poona Pact
B. Issue of White Paper
C. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
D. Arrival of Simon Commission

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Question 172

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak hailed form

A. Bengal
B. Kashmir
C. Maharashtra
D. Tamil Nadu

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Question 173

Har Bilas Sarda was instrumental in the passage of the famous Sarda Act of 1930, which provided for

A. enforcing monogamy
B. removal of restrictions on intercaste marriages
C. penalisation of parties to a marriage in which the girl was below 14 or the boy was below 18 years of age
D. civil marriages

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Question 174

During the Dandi March the song 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' had been sung by the renowned musician

A. Digambar Vishnu Paluskar
B. Onkar Nath Thakur
C. Mallikarjun Mansur
D. Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit

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Question 175

What does the meaning peshwa means

A. A great personality
B. A great commander of the Army
C. Hea
D. of justice department D leader or Prime minister

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Question 176

Mahatma Gandhi compared Pherozeshah Mehta with the Himalayas, Tilak with the Ocean and Gokhale with

A. the Sky
B. the Ganges
C. the Gangotri
D. the Mansarovar Lake

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Question 177

The immortal national Song 'Vande Mataram' has been written by

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya
C. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya
D. Surendranath Bandopadhyaya

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Question 178

............... second son Sanjay Gandhi, who was just 29 years old then, tookcharge of the administration and started sending opposition leaders and workers to jails across India.

A. Nanaji Deshmukh’s
B. Morarji Desai’s
C. Indira Gandhi\s
D. , Subramanian Swamy’s,

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Question 179

There are no politics devoid of religion' is stated by

A. Nehru
B. Gandhi
C. Vinoba Bhave
D. Jaya Prakash Narayan

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Question 180

The Treaty of Bassein (1802) was signed between

A. The British and the Peshwa
B. The British and the Nizam
C. The British and Sikh
D. The British and Nawab of Arcot

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Question 181

Who is the chief exponent of Two nation theory

A. Vivikananda
B. Gokhale
C. Gandhiji
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah

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Question 182

The first Indian selected for Indian Civil Service was:

A. Satyendra Nath Tagore
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. C.R. Das

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Question 183

Whose tomb is at Bristol?

A. Rajaram Mohan Roy
B. William Bentik
C. Vivekanda
D. None

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Question 184

The __________ was run by Tarachand Chakravarty

A. Quill
B. Hesperus
C. Enquirer
D. Bengal Spectator

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Question 185

This social reformer most ardently worked for the removal of untouchability and uplift the depressed classes before Mahatma Gandhi came on the scene

A. M. G. Ranade
B. Jyotiba Phule
C. Dayanand Saraswati
D. Atmaram Panduranga

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Question 186

Through which principle/device did Mahatma Gandhi strive to bridge economic inequalities?

A. Abolition of machinery
B. Establishment of village industries
C. Adoption of non-violence
D. Trusteeship theory

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Question 187

Which of these battles proved decisive in the Anglo French rivalry in India?

A. Battle of Wandiwash
B. Battle of Plassey
C. Battle of Mysore
D. Battle of Seringapatnam

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Question 188

Assertion (A): English was taken as the medium of instruction in India by the William Bentinck. Reason (R): William Bentinck wanted to promote western culture in India

A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

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Question 189

The Muslim League passed a resolution demanding the partition of India in the __________ session held in 1940

A. Lahore
B. Allahabad
C. Karachi
D. Dacca

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Question 190

Among the following ,permanent settlement was introduced in the province of

A. Madras
B. punjab
C. Bengal
D. Bombay

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Question 191

November 26, 1949 is a significant day in our constitutional history because

A. India took a pledge of complete independence on this day
B. The constitution was adopted on this day
C. India became a Republic on this day
D. The first amendment of the constitution was passed on this day

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Question 192

On June 25, ......................prime minister Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency inIndia citing grave threat to her government and sovereignty of the country from both internal and external forces.

A. 1955
B. 1965
C. 1968
D. 1975

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Question 193

The name of the periodical published by Gandhi during his stay in South Africa was

A. Navjivan
B. India Gazette
C. Afrikaner
D. Indian Opinion

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Question 194

Jyotiba Phule, popularly known as Baba Phule, was a social reformer in Maharashtra. Which of the following is not true about him

A. He was the first to raise his voice against Brahmans in Maharashtra in the 1870s
B. Phule through his book Ghulamagiri (1872) and his organization Satyashodhak Mandal, proclaimed the need to save the lower castes from the hypocritical Brahmans and their scriptures
C. His Satyashodhak Mandal contained both an elite based conservative trend and a genuine mass-based radicalism
D. The urban educated Marathas were his most ardent followers

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Question 195

Madam Bhikaji Cama unfolded the National Flag of India in 1907 at

A. India House, London
B. International Socialist Congress Stuttgart
C. Vande Mataram Office at San Francisco
D. Indian Workers Meet Vancouver

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Question 196

The joint session of the Congress and Muslim League was held in 1916 at

A. Delhi
B. Kanpur
C. Lucknow
D. Madras

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Question 197

Rohelas were of __________ origin

A. Turkish
B. Afghan
C. British
D. Chinese

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Question 198

In 1934 Mahatma Gandhi withdrew from active politics and even resigned his membership of the Congress because

A. of the failure of the Civil Disobedience Movement
B. the political climate of India was unsuitable for any political movement
C. he wanted to devote himself fully to constructive programme and Harijan welfare
D. of his opposition to the desire of congressmen to enter legislatures under the Government of India Act of 1935

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Question 199

The Kheda Satyagraha and Champaran agitation in 1918 was oneof...................first significant steps to achieve Indian independence.

A. Rabindranath Tagore’s
B. Gandhiji
C. Motilal Nehru’s
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s

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Question 200

Who termed Cripps proposals as " a post dated cheque in a crashing bank"?

A. Ambedkar
B. Annie Besant
C. Patel
D. Gandhiji

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Question 201

Who had conceived and founded the Ramakrishna Mission?

A. Swami Muktananda
B. Annie Besant
C. CR Das
D. Swami Vivekananda

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Question 202

The doctrine of Ramarajya was expounded by

A. Tilak
B. Gokhale
C. Gandhiji
D. Nehru

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Question 203

Social back ground of Indian Nationalism is a work by …...

A. dr a c das
B. prof maxmuller
C. ram lal desai
D. dr k k sharma

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Question 204

AI Hilal was a

A. Mosque
B. Journal
C. Madrasah
D. Garden

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Question 205

Hardayal, an intellectual giant, was associated with

A. Home Rule Movement
B. Ghadar Movement
C. Swadeshi Movement
D. Non-Cooperation Movement

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Question 206

Which nationalist had stoutly preached "Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian"?

A. MK Gandhi
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Swami Vivekanand
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 207

In 1901 the State Census Manual of __________recorded Sree Narayana as a revered "Guru" and an erudite Sanskrit scholar

A. Travancore
B. Malabar
C. Cochi
D. Kottayam

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Question 208

All men and women of ................. years or above of age whosenames are registered in the voters lists vote in elections for electing the members of Lok Sabha

A. 14
B. 16
C. 17
D. 18

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Question 209

Sir Saiyad breathed his last on Sunday, 27th March__________

A. 1878
B. 1898
C. 1901
D. 1906

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Question 210

Who preached the idea of Home Rule through his two news papers - the Kesari and the Maratha?

A. Gokhale
B. Annie Besant
C. Tilak
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 211

How many branches of Home rule league did Bal Gangadhar Tilak setup?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 8

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Question 212

My Experiments with Truth is the work of Mahatma Gandhi published in

A. 1901
B. 1902
C. 1906
D. 1946

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Question 213

The Wahabis operated from

A. Hindukush
B. Khyber Pass
C. Western Ghat
D. Palghat

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Question 214

The partition of Bengal was occurred in __________

A. 1804
B. 1805
C. 1904
D. 1905

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Question 215

Ramnath Goenka, the only newspaper owner who stood up to.................., was harassed and he faced a series of troubles at the hands of her government.

A. Indira Gandhi
B. JP, George Fernandes,
C. AB Vajpayee
D. LK Advani,

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Question 216

The concept of four pillar state was advocated by

A. Lohia
B. M.N.Roy
C. Nehru
D. Ambedker

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Question 217

The Emergency draft was hurriedly sent to the President of India ................who signed it immediately.

A. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
B. George Fernandes
C. Dr.Rajendra Prasad
D. ManmohanSingh

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Question 218

Who among the following is not the chief architect of Swadeshi Movement ?

A. arabindo ghosh
B. m k gandhi
C. lokmanya bal gangadhar tilak
D. bipin chandra pal

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Question 219

Which of the following statements is not correct? According to Pitt's India Act the Board of Control would consist of

A. The Chancellor of the Exchequer
B. Secretary of State for India
C. Four Privy Councillors
D. The Governor-General

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Question 220

Who had given out the political message or 'India for the Indians'?

A. P. A. Charlu
B. Dayananda Saraswati
C. AO Hume
D. Swami Vivekananda

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Question 221

Zamindari Association was the political association of modern India

A. First
B. Second
C. Third
D. Fourth

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Question 222

The passage of the Rowlatt Act had been almost immediately followed by the

A. Minto-Morley Reforms
B. Khilafat Movement
C. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
D. Chauri-Chaura Incident

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Question 223

Narendra MandaI was inaugurated by Duke of Connaught in the year

A. 1920
B. 1921
C. 1931
D. 1910

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Question 224

What was Jagat Seth's claim to fame in Bengal?

A. Diwan of Siraj-ud-Daulah
B. Leading popular poet
C. Biggest banker in Bengal
D. Commander of the Nawab's troops

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Question 225

The social reformer of Maharashtra who became famous by his pen name lokhitwadi was

A. Atmaram Panduranga
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
D. KS Chaplunkar

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Question 226

The revolutionary who died of a 64 days hunger strike was

A. Sukh Dev
B. Batukeshwar Dutt
C. Jatin Das
D. Raj Guru

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Question 227

When was Queen Victoria”s proclamatiom

A. 1857
B. 1858
C. 1862
D. 1892

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Question 228

Federal form of government at centre was introduced in India under

A. Government of India Act of 1909
B. Indian Councils Act of 1909
C. Government of India Act of 1935
D. Indian Independence Act of 1947

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Question 229

Siraj-ud-Daulah renamed which city as Alinagar?

A. Calcutta
B. Agra
C. Ferozpur
D. Fatehpur

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Question 230

A Study in Consciousness was written by __________

A. Annie Besant
B. Mrinal Gore
C. Prasanna Kumar Tagore
D. Rajkamal Sen

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Question 231

The first Indian who was elected to the leadership of the Communist International was

A. SA Dange
B. SS Joshi
C. MN Roy
D. PC Joshi

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Question 232

Which of the following was not one of the recommendations of the Cabinet Minion (1946) about the Constitution of India?

A. There should be a Union of India embracing both British India and the States
B. The Muslim majority provinces should be separately constituted into a Union of Pakistan
C. The provinces should enjoy autonomy for all subjects and should be free to form groups
D. Three basic Groups proposed by the Mission were Group A (Hindumajority Provinces) Group B (Muslim-majority Provinces) and Group C (Bengal and Assam)

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Question 233

The revolutionary leader who had organized an attack on the armoury of Chittagong was

A. Surya Sen
B. Jatin Das
C. Chandra Shekhar Azad
D. CR Das

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Question 234

Vivekananda felt that the Parliament would provide the right forum to present his Master's message to the world, and so he decided to go to America. Another reason which prompted Swamiji to go to America was to seek financial help for his project of uplifting the masses. Swamiji, however, wanted to have an inner certitude and divine call regarding his mission. Both of these he got while he sat in deep meditation on the rock-island at __________

A. Mumbai
B. America
C. Kanyakumari
D. Chennai

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Question 235

Swami Vivekananda was born in an affluent family in __________ on 12 January 1863

A. Bombay
B. Ajmer
C. Kolkata
D. Orrisa

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Question 236

Pitt's India Act brought the company in direct subordination to a body representing __________

A. The Parliament of Britain
B. The English Merchants in India
C. The Indian Merchants
D. Princely States

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Question 237

Which of the following leader was associated with the formation of the Congress Socialist Party?

A. P. C. Joshi
B. Subhas Chandra Bose
C. Acharya Narendra Dev
D. Ram Manohar Lohia

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Question 238

The 'Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College' later became the

A. Osmania University
B. JamiaMilia Muslim University
C. Baraktullah University
D. Aligarh Muslim University

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Question 239

On April 12, 1944 Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the INA Flag in a town. In which State/Union Territory is that town now?

A. Tripura
B. Culcutta
C. Manipur
D. Mizoram

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Question 240

Which one of the following is considered the Magna Carta of the Indian people?

A. The Government of India Act, 1858
B. The Ilbert Bill
C. Indian Councils Act of 1892
D. Queen Victoria's Proclamation

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Question 241

The Woods Despatch of 1854 resulted in the

A. Founding of several Indian universities
B. Introduction of the postal system
C. Establishment of the education system
D. Abolition of child marriage

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Question 242

Who started the journal 'The Commonweal'?

A. N. G. Chandavarkar
B. Annie Besant
C. M. G. Ranade
D. R. G. Bhandarkar

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Question 243

Who among the following did not attend the First Round Table Conference?

A. MK Gandhi
B. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
C. Dr Ambedkar
D. C V Chintamani

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Question 244

When was the first train steamed off in India?

A. 1848
B. 1853
C. 1875
D. 1880

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Question 245

Which of the following treaty ended the First Carnatic War?

A. Salbai
B. Bassein
C. Aix-Ia-Chapelle
D. Paris

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Question 246

Why did Mahatma Gandhi ultimately lend his support to the resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee agreeing to the partition of India in spite of his personal, lifelong outspoken disapproval of Pakistan?

A. There was no other go after he was presented with a fait accompli
B. Jawaharlal Nehru convinced him about the justification in favour of it
C. To prevent the loss of prestige of the Congress Ministers who had agreed to the partition
D. The problem at home were far too pressing to carp about a minor concession being conceded to the Muslim League

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Question 247

Where was the first section of Indian National Congress held in 1885

A. poona
B. calcutta
C. bombay
D. agra

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Question 248

August Offer' was issued by __________

A. Crown
B. Parliament
C. Viceroy
D. Secretary of State

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Question 249

Who were called "Kukas"?

A. Namdhari
B. Nirankari
C. Tilak
D. Sri Aurobindo

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Question 250

Who said Ask not, Say not, Think not caste, Think only Gods

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. William Logan
C. Connolly
D. S. N. Banerjee

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Question 251

__________, second President of The Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, was described as a 'Diamond Soul', for she had many brilliant facets to her character

A. Annie Besant
B. Krishnamohan Banerjee
C. Hari Mohan
D. Govind Chandra Sen

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Question 252

With whom is the slogan "Do or Die" associated?

A. Subhas Chandra Bose
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 253

Why was the Simon Commission boycotted by the Indians?

A. It did not include any Indian as a member
B. It did not have any woman member
C. It was appointed before the stipulated time
D. If refused to meet prominent Indian leaders

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Question 254

As per Act of 1919 the lower house of the Central Legislature was known as __________

A. Legislative Council
B. Legislative Assembly
C. House of Representatives
D. House of Commons

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Question 255

The system of communal electorate in India was first introduced by

A. Indian Council Act of 1892
B. Minto-Morley reforms of 1909
C. Montagu-Chelmsford reforms of 1919
D. Government of India of 1935

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Question 256

The first political association of India founded in 1891 was the

A. Landholders Society of Calcutta
B. Indian Association
C. British Indian Association
D. Madras Native Association

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Question 257

Which of the following national leaders did not defended soldiers of the Indian National Army in 1945 case dealing with trial?

A. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
B. Bhula Bhai Desai
C. C. Rajagopalachari
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 258

Wavell Plan was announced in the year

A. 1945
B. 1942
C. 1946
D. 1940

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Question 259

The Diwani Adalat was presided over by

A. Collector
B. Governor
C. Resident
D. Nawabs

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Question 260

The idea of incorporating, safeguards in the Indian Constitution was inspired by the

A. Third Round Table Conference
B. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
C. Visit of Simon Commission
D. Poona Pact

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Question 261

Dyarchy' was introduced in the Government of India Act of

A. 1909
B. 1919
C. 1935
D. None of these

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Question 262

Which of the following was the 'Newspaper' of Annie Besant?

A. The Hindu
B. Indian Express
C. The Times of India
D. New India

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Question 263

Who threw two bombs on the Door of the Central Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Batukeshwar Dutt
C. Raj Guru
D. Both A and B above

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Question 264

Who was the leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha?

A. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
B. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
D. Acharya J.B. Kriplani

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Question 265

Through which principle or device did Ghandhiji strive to bridge economics inequalities?

A. Abolition of machinery
B. Establishment of village industries
C. Trusteeship theory
D. None of the above

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Question 266

Who had observed that "Political freedom is the life-breath of a nation"?

A. BG Tilak
B. Annie Besant
C. Sri Aurobindo Ghose
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 267

From which year did the Muslim League started demanding a separate nation for the Muslims?

A. 1942
B. 1940
C. 1929
D. 1919

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Question 268

In.................., the Atomic Energy Act was passed and the Department ofAtomic Energy was directly under his charge was created.

A. 1908
B. 1938
C. 1945
D. 1948

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Question 269

The Home Rule League was formed during the

A. First World War
B. Partition of Bengal
C. Struggle following the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
D. Implementation of Minto-Morley Reforms

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Question 270

Who among the following had attended all the three Round Table Conferences in London?

A. M. K. Gandhi
B. B. R. Ambedkar
C. J. L. Nehru
D. M. M. Malaviya

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Question 271

An All India Khilafat Conference was held at ..............on November 23,1919with Gandhi as its president.

A. Calcutta
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Delhi

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Question 272

The Charter Act of 1793 Renewed the Company's monopoly for __________ years

A. 20 years
B. 10 years
C. 30 years
D. 15 years

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Question 273

The partition of Bengal had to be annulled in __________

A. 1907
B. 1911
C. 1928
D. 1929

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Question 274

The Theosophical Society is an organization formed in __________ to advance the spiritual principles and search for Truth known as Theosophy

A. 1842
B. 1843
C. 1845
D. 1875

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Question 275

Who among the following is considered as the 'Grand mother of Indianrevolutionary movement ?

A. sarojini naidu
B. lakshmibai,the rani of jhansi
C. annie besant
D. madam cama

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Question 276

Who had strongly advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. C Rajagopalachari
D. Vallabhbhai Patel

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Question 277

Officially issued by President................ Ahmed under Article 352(1) ofthe Constitution for "internal disturbance", the Emergency was in effect from 25 June1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977.

A. Fakhruddin Ali
B. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Manmohan Singh

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Question 278

Rabindranath Tagore had renounced his knighthood because

A. He wanted to join the Congress
B. Of a sense of solidarity with the Indian royalty robbed of its power and honour
C. Of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
D. He was given to occasional eccentric quirks

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Question 279

The Cripps Offer was regarded as a 'post dated cheque' by

A. Nehru
B. Jinnah
C. Gandhi
D. Rajaji

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Question 280

The All India Muslim League was formed in 1906 at

A. Lucknow
B. Dacca
C. Lahore
D. Aligarh

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Question 281

The Mayo College was started at

A. Delhi
B. Calcutta
C. Agra
D. Ajmer

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Question 282

The Nehru Report of 1928 with proposals for constitutional reforms had been prepared by

A. Motilal Nehru
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Kamla Nehru
D. All of the above

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Question 283

Who was the first martyr of the Revolt ?

A. mangal pandey
B. nehru
C. rani laxmi bhai
D. tantio tope

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Question 284

Which of the following treaties brought an end to the independent existence of Peshwa Baji Rao-II?

A. The Treaty of Purandhar
B. Convention of Wadgaon
C. Treaty of Bassein
D. Treaty of Salbai

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Question 285

Who had rounded the first women's university in India?

A. Rani Ahilya Devi
B. Ishwar Chandra Vidayasagar
C. Rani of Thomi
D. Dhondo Keshav Karve

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Question 286

Baba Ram Singh passed away on November 29, __________

A. 1885
B. 1887
C. 1889
D. 1923

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Question 287

Viewing the pathetic condition of widows and unfortunate children Jyotirao decided the open an orphanage called __________

A. Satya Shodhak Samaj
B. Arya Samaj
C. Brahma Samaj
D. Ramakrishna Mission

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Question 288

Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from__________ in January 1915

A. South Africa
B. England
C. USA
D. Russia

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Question 289

Who from the following leaders was not assassinated?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Liaqat Ali Khan
C. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
D. Lord Louis Mountbatten

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Question 290

Which of the following pair of Congress Session is not correctly matched?

A. Nagpur Session 1920: Changes in the Constitution of the Congress
B. Madras Session 1927: Independence Resolution passed for the first time at the instance of Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Calcutta Session 1928: Return of Gandhi to active politics after six years
D. Lahore Session 1929: Resolution on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Policy

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Question 291

Who presided over the second session of INC?

A. pherozeshah metha
B. a o hume
C. dada bhai naoroji
D. mahatma gandhi

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Question 292

The famine in Bihar and Bengal in 1873-74 was averted by the timely action of

A. Minto
B. Morley
C. Northbrook
D. Hastings

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Question 293

In which ot the following places was the Ryotwari settlement introduced by

A. Uttar Pradesh and Punjab
B. North-West Provinces and Punjab
C. Madras and Bombay
D. Bengal and Bihar

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Question 294

The most Important feature of the Government of India Act of 1919 was

A. enlargement of Indian Councils
B. provision for direct election
C. dyarchy in the Provinces
D. All the above

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Question 295

Who was the only Indian to be elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly?

A. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
B. V. K. Krishna Menon
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Rajeswar Dayal

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Question 296

The reformer from Maharashtra popularly known as 'Lokhitavadi' (For the well of others) was

A. MG Ranade
B. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
C. Pt Ramabai
D. GK Gokhale

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Question 297

In 1913 . . . . . founded the Advaita Ashram at Aluva.

A. Narayana Guru
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Chattambi Swamikal
D. K.Madhavan

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Question 298

Haider Ali was born in 1722 at ….........

A. Siyal kot
B. Budikot
C. Sherkot
D. None of the above

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Question 299

Indian Universities Act, 1904 was passed during the governorship of

A. Lord Lytton
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Ripon
D. Lord Hardinge-I

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Question 300

The Special Congress Session held in 1920 at Calcutta was presided over by

A. Nehru
B. LaIa Lajpat Rai
C. Bose
D. Gandhi

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Question 301

A new period in__________'s life began in 1913 when she became active in Indian politics, and gave a lead by claiming 'Home Rule' for India

A. Ammu Swaminathan
B. Malati Patwardhan
C. Annie Besant
D. Ambujammal

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Question 302

The leader of Revolt of 1857 in Lucknow was ….........?

A. beegam hazrat mahal
B. tanteo tope
C. birjis qadir
D. none.

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Question 303

Name the 'Political Guru' of Mahatma Gandhi

A. Gopalkrishna Gokhle
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Aurobindo Ghosh
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

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Question 304

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the author of

A. India Wins Freedom
B. New India
C. Gita Rahasya
D. Discovery of India

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Question 305

Prior to the Indian Association Sisir Kumar Ghosh along with Sambhu Charan Mukherjee founded __________in Calcutta on 25 September 1875

A. The India League
B. Indian National Congress
C. Madras Mahajana Sabha
D. Bombay Presidency Association

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Question 306

Before the passing of the Act of 1773, each of the three English Settlement in India was governed by

A. Viceroy
B. President
C. Secretary
D. Director

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Question 307

Which of the following leader organised the Swaraj Party?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai and Feroz Shah Mehta
B. Sarojini Naidu and Annie Besant
C. C. R. Das and Motilal Nehru
D. C. Rajagopalachari and C. Y. Chintamani

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Question 308

Who called Sree Narayana Guru as 'The Second Buddha'?

A. G. Sankara Kurup
B. Swami Vivekananda
C. Bodhananda Swamikal
D. Moorkoth Kumaran

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Question 309

The use of the mother tongue in India in the law Court was permitted by

A. Lord Hastings
B. Cornwallis
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Bentinck

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Question 310

Which of the following was not of the achievements of the Exteremist Group in the Congress?

A. The partition of Bengal was annulled in 1911
B. The Calcutta Corporation Act and the Indian Universities Act were taken off the statute book
C. Nationalism took root among the progressive sections of society
D. The Extremists taught people self-confidence and selfreliance and prepared the social base of the nationalist movement

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Question 311

In 1913, the Guru founded an Ashram at __________ called the Advaita Ashram

A. Vaikom
B. Palluruthi
C. Aluva
D. Trichur

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Question 312

Who was in favour of a partyless democracy?

A. Jai Prakash Narayan
B. Bhupendra Nath Dutta
C. M. N. Roy
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 313

First Indian Commander-in-Chief was

A. Gen. K. S. Thimayya
B. Gen. K. M. Kariappa
C. S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
D. None of the above

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Question 314

The word Pakistan was coined by

A. Mohammed Iqbal
B. Jinnah
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. Rahmat Ali

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Question 315

Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah of Bengal was defeated by the English in the battle of Plassey, mainly

A. because the English forces were much stronger than those of the Nawab
B. because of Clive's conspiracy with the Nawab's Commanderin- Chief Mir Jafar and rich bankers of Bengal
C. because of Siraj-ud-Daulah's retirement from the battlefield
D. because of the capture of a band of Frenchmen under the Nawab's service by the English

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Question 316

Jyotiba Phule died On 28 November,__________

A. 1850
B. 1859
C. 1870
D. 1890

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Question 317

The Indian Civil Service Examination was thrown open to all by the Act of

A. 1853
B. 1858
C. 1813
D. 1784

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Question 318

Annie Besant joined The Theosophical Society on 21 May __________

A. 1867
B. 1878
C. 1879
D. 1889

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Question 319

Provision was made in the Act of 1773, for the office of a Governor-General of

A. India
B. Fort William
C. Madras
D. Bombay

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Question 320

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge" - this was stated on the night of August 14, 1947 by

A. Dr. B R Ambedkar
B. C Raja Gopalchari
C. Jawaharlal Neheru
D. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

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Question 321

The 'political philosophy' was the work of __________

A. Gopala Krishna Gokhale
B. Dadabai Naoroji
C. R. C. Dutt
D. Lala Lajpath Rai

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Question 322

The song Jana-Gana-Mana composed by Rabindranath Tagore was first published in January 1912 under the title of

A. Tatva Bodhini
B. Morning Song of India
C. Bharat Vidhata
D. Rashtra Jagrati

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Question 323

The first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India was

A. Nandini Satpathy
B. Dr. J. Jayalalitha
C. Sucheta Kripalani
D. Ms. Mayawati

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Question 324

Which of the following acts gave representation of the Indians for the first time in legislation?

A. Indian Councils Act, 1909
B. Indian Councils Act, 1919
C. Government of India Act, 1935
D. Government of India Act, 1935

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Question 325

Pazhassi Samarangal (Malayalam) was written by __________

A. K. K. N. Kurup
B. Bhattacharya Sabya
C. K. K. Kusuman
D. B. Sobhanan

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Question 326

Under whose leadership was the Congress Socialist Party founded in 1934?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi
B. Acharya Narendra Bose and P. C. Joshi
C. Subhas Chandra Bose and P. C. Joshi
D. Saifuddin Kitchlwe and Rajendra Prasad

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Question 327

Who said this message, the name Ezhava does not denote a caste or a religion and he made temple rights to everyone. Therefore people can be admitted to this organization without paying heed to differences of caste

A. Chattambi Swamikal
B. T. K. Madhavan
C. Narayana Guru
D. Rajaram Mohan Roy

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Question 328

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of Lokmanya during

A. His imprisonment in 1908
B. Home Rule Movement
C. Revolutionary Movement
D. Swadeshi Movement

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Question 329

Who started the first English newspaper in India?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Raja Rammohan Roy
C. J. A. Hickey (James Augustus Hickey)
D. Lord William Bentinck

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Question 330

Who was the Nawab of Bengal during "Battle of Plassey"?

A. Mir Jafar
B. Mir Qasim
C. Sirajudduala
D. None of these

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Question 331

The Charter Act of 1813 left intact the Company's monopoly of __________ trade

A. China
B. Jawa
C. Ceylon
D. Japan

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Question 332

.................. was the main architect of first green revolution of India listedfivecomponents of Agricultural renewal?

A. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
B. Lalu Prasad Yadav,
C. Mulayam Singh Yadav
D. Sharad Yadav

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Question 333

Who, among the following, has been known as the 'Frontier Gandhi'?

A. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
B. Khan Saheb
C. Chaudhary Shaukatullah
D. Liaquat Ali Khan

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Question 334

The Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) fought in the Second World War against

A. Germany
B. Japan
C. Italy
D. Great Britain

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Question 335

The revolt of 1857 began at …........

A. delhi
B. meerut
C. alahabhad
D. none

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Question 336

A Federal Railway Authority was established by the Act of

A. 1909
B. 1919
C. 1935
D. 1861

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Question 337

Which was first Vernacular paper in India ?

A. bengal gazette
B. samachar darpan
C. mumbai samachar
D. the times of india.

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Question 338

Ramnath Goenka, the only newspaper owner who stood up to..................,was harassed and he faced a series of troubles at the hands of her government.

A. indira gandhi
B. jp, george fernandes,
C. ab vajpayee
D. lk advani,

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Question 339

Mahatma Gandhi participated In the Second Round Table conference after

A. signing the Gandhi-Irwin Pact of March 1931
B. refusing to hold direct talks with the Muslim League
C. being permitted by the Congress
D. receiving assurance that independence was fast coming

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Question 340

The Ryotwari System of Land Tenure to a situation where

A. The Ryot is the owner of the land held by him/ her and directly pays the revenue assessed on the land to the State
B. The Ryot is an occupancy tenant of his/her land and pays the land revenue to the Zamindar
C. The person cultivates the land leased from a landlord and inreturn pays rent to the landlord
D. The land is collectively owned and cultivated on a cooperative basis

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Question 341

In 1917 Anasuya Sarabhai had led the __________textile workers' strike

A. Ahmedabad
B. Bombay
C. Calcutta
D. Malabar

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Question 342

The Moplahs of Malabar (Kerala) who were largely Muslim leaseholders and cultivators, indulged in a series of rebellions in Kerala between 1836-1919. Which of the following regarding these Moplah uprisings is not true?

A. They were mainly directed against the upper caste Hindu landlords
B. These uprisings were a peculiar form of rural terrorism
C. Most of the Moplah martyrs were poor peasants of landless lobourers
D. A small band of Moplahs committed collective suicides in the belief of being called Shahids (martyrs)

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Question 343

Chanakya was known as__________

A. Sumit Sarkar
B. R.C.Majumdar
C. Panikkar K.N
D. K.K.N.Kurup

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Question 344

On June 14, 1927 __________consecrated a mirror - with the message "Om shanti" written on the surface - in a temple in Kalavankode

A. Rajaram Mohan Roy
B. T. K. Madhavan
C. Sree Narayana Guru
D. Govindan Vaidyar

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Question 345

During the Second World War Churchill replaced __________ as Prime Minister of England

A. Chamberlain
B. Attlee
C. Disraeli
D. Asquith

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Question 346

Gandhi wanted the students to spend their vacations in

A. Studies
B. Social service
C. Games
D. Rebellious deeds

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Question 347

In early 1898 Swami Vivekananda acquired a big plot of land on the western bank of the Ganga at a place called . . . . . to have a permanent abode for the monastery and monastic order originally started at Baranagar, and got it registered as Ramakrishna Math after a couple of years

A. Allahabad
B. Lahore
C. Amritsar
D. Belur

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Question 348

Who among the following organised the "All India Depressed Classes Association" in colonial India?

A. M. K. Gandhi
B. Jyotiba Phule
C. Pandita Ramabai
D. B. R. Ambedkar

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Question 349

Who of the following has the distinction of having Authored the National Anthems of two countries of the world?

A. TS Eliot
B. WB Yeats
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. Mohammad Iqbal

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Question 350

The programme of Swadeshi and Boycott against the partition of Bengal was visualised by

A. Surendra Nath Bennerjee
B. BC Pal
C. Aurobindo Ghose
D. Rash Behari Bose

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Question 351

The battle of Balakot was in __________

A. 1806
B. 1821
C. 1831
D. 1896

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Question 352

V.D Savarkar was born in

A. 1885
B. 1883
C. 1888
D. 1870

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Question 353

The Communal Award, which was subsequently changed following Gandhi's fast unto death in a jail at Poona, had been given by

A. Ramsay Mcdonald
B. Lloyd George
C. Stanley Baldwin
D. AV Alexander

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Question 354

The idea of starting a Home Rule League in 1915 was first propounded by

A. B G Tilak
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Annie Besant
D. Both A and B above

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Question 355

The Ganapati festival was started in __________

A. 1792
B. 1793
C. 1893
D. 1904

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Question 356

Tashkent Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan in the year

A. 1960
B. 1966
C. 1970
D. 1950

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Question 357

Who designated the administrative head of the district as Collector?

A. Warren Hastings
B. Cornwallis
C. MacPherson
D. Clive

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Question 358

The office of the Secretary of State for India was created by the Act of

A. 1853
B. 1858
C. 1861
D. 1892

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Question 359

Who said, The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of my greatest ambitions while in India is to assist it to a peaceful demise?

A. Lord Dufferin
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Lansdowne
D. Lord Elgin

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Question 360

Which one among the following pairs of battle is correctly matched?

A. The 2nd battle of Tarain : Defeat of Jaichand of Kannauj by Muhammad Ghori
B. The first battle of Panipat : Defeat of Sikander Lodi by Babur
C. The battle of Chausa : Defeat of Humayun by SherShah
D. The battle of Khanwa : Defeat of Rana Pratap by Akbar

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Question 361

Constituent Assembly of India was formulated on the recommendation of

A. Wavel Plan
B. Cripps Mission
C. August Offer
D. Cabinet Mission

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Question 362

Mahatma Gandhi's remark, "A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank" is regarding the proposals of

A. Simmon Commission
B. Cripps Mission
C. Cabinet Mission
D. Wavel Plan

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Question 363

Who was the ruler of Delhi when Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas in the third Battle of Panipat in 1761?

A. Alamgir-I
B. Muhammad Shah
C. Jahadar Shah
D. Shah Alam-II

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Question 364

As per the Act of 1853 the Governor-General's Council was enlarged for the purpose of

A. Defence
B. Legislation
C. Finance
D. Security

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Question 365

Through which Educational Report Calcutta University came into existence?

A. Macaulay's Minute
B. Hunter Commission
C. Charter Act
D. Wood's Despatch

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Question 366

Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man'.Who said this?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Sri Ramakrishna
C. Chandra Sekhar Deb
D. Sri Narayana Guru

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Question 367

The Rohelas helped the Afghan invaders in 1761 in the Battle of

A. Bauxar
B. Plassey
C. Arcot
D. Panipat

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Question 368

Who is regarded as as the 'father of modern India'

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Swami Dayananda Saraswati
C. Sri Aurobindo
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 369

__________ made a whirlwind tour of the country in 1916 and in his speeches he said, "Swaraj is my birthright and I will have it."

A. Tilak
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Gokhale
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 370

Among the numerous followers of Gandhi's 'philosophy' was/were

A. Bertrand Russell
B. Marshal Tito
C. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
D. All of the above

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Question 371

The ruler of Mysore who secured the rendition of Mysore was

A. Tippu
B. Hyder
C. Krishnaraja III
D. Rajendra Wodiar

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Question 372

To avenge the brutal lathi charge on Lala Lajpat Rai (October 30, 1928), which was believed to have caused his death subsequently, who murdered Saunders, the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Lahore?

A. Batukeshwar Dutt
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Chandra Shekhar Azad
D. Sachindra Sanyal

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Question 373

What was the single most significant contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to Indian History?

A. He was responsible for the acceptance of the Mountbatten Plan by the Congress
B. As the Home Minister of free India he brought about the integration of 600-odd Indian States with the Indian Republic
C. He was the leading light of Mahatma Gandhi's NonCooperation and Civil Disobedience Movements
D. As President of the Indian National Congress he engineered the passing of the Quit India Resolution

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Question 374

The Tomar Rajputs, were defeated in the middle of the twelfth century by the Chauhans of __________

A. Ayodhya
B. Ajmer
C. Gwalior
D. Dwarka

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Question 375

Noakhali is situated in

A. West Bengal
B. Bangladesh
C. Tripura
D. Bihar

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Question 376

Gandhism is not merely a political creed it is

A. A programme of action
B. A message
C. theory
D. Working class movement

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Question 377

The office of Governor-General of India was created by the

A. Government of India Act, 1833
B. Government of India Act, 1858
C. Charter Act, 1833
D. Charter Act, 1813

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Question 378

What was the Ilbert Bill intended for?

A. To remove racial discrimination in employment
B. To enable India District Magistrates and Session Judges to try Europeans
C. To save Indians from racial humiliation
D. To change the method of recruitment in the Indian Civil Service

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Question 379

Who said permanent settlement that it was sad blunder

A. Marshman
B. Holmes
C. V A Smith
D. Lanepoole

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Question 380

On account of his differences with Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Bose resigned the Presidentship of the Congress (April 1939) and organised a new party called

A. Congress Socialist Party
B. Azad Hind Fauz
C. Congress Liberal party
D. Forward Block

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Question 381

The historic fast by Gandhi came to an end as a result of the

A. Poona Pact
B. Issue of White Paper
C. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
D. Arrival of Simon Commission

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Question 382

A focal point of all revolutionary activities in London was

A. India House
B. Kaiser House
C. Singh Sabha Building
D. Dadabhai Naoroji's House

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Question 383

As per Cabinet Mission Plan, the Princely States would be represented by __________ members in the Constituent Assembly

A. 90
B. 93
C. 103
D. 100

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Question 384

Mahatma Gandhi spent a year of complete silence in 1926 to

A. consolidate Khadi programme
B. work for harijan welfare
C. cl do penance for Chauri-Chaura violence
D. write his autobiography

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Question 385

In which session of Congress the demand of "Purna Swaraj" was accepted as the aim of the congress ?

A. Calcutta
B. Madras
C. Nagpur
D. Lahore

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Question 386

The most famous woman disciple of Vivekananda was

A. Madam Blavatsky
B. Annie Besant
C. Sister Nivedita
D. Sarojini Naidu

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Question 387

Advaita Deepika is the work of __________

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. C.Kesavan
D. Dr. Palpu

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Question 388

Which was the oldest daily in India?

A. bengal gazetee
B. samachar darpan
C. mumbai samachar
D. the times of india.

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Question 389

Baba Ram Singh, born at Bhaini, in __________district in 1816

A. Haryana
B. Jodhpur
C. Kashmir
D. Ludhiana

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Question 390

Pump priming is

A. injection of purchasing power into the public through government spending
B. withdrawal of purchasing power from the public
C. balancing revenue and expenditure
D. none of the above

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Question 391

Who said "Give me Blood, I will give you Freedom"?

A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Question 392

The main cause of the tribal uprisings of the 19th century was

A. the British land settlements and land laws had created tension in the tribal society
B. Christian Missionary activities in the tribal areas
C. the British Forest Laws
D. new excise regulations and police exactions

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Question 393

In which year was the Indian Home Rule Society founded?

A. 1905
B. 1908
C. 1911
D. 1914

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Question 394

Who was the Congress President at the time when India become free?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. V. L. Pandit
C. Sardar Patel
D. J. B. Kripalani

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Question 395

Who among the following leader draws his inspiration from M.K Gandhi?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Jayaprakash Narayan
C. Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D. Subhas Chandra Bose

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Question 396

Diarchy was introduced by the Act. Of .......................

A. 1908
B. 1913
C. 1915
D. 1919

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Question 397

The last of the Charter Act concerning India was the Act of

A. 1773
B. 1813
C. 1853
D. 1793

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Question 398

Defence organization was set up in 1948, on advice ................for the scientificevolution of weapons and equipment, operational research and special studies.

A. Prof. P.M.S Blackett
B. Vajpayee
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Indira Gandhi

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Question 399

Who was the first Indian to be made a fellow of the Royal Society of London?

A. Srinivas Ramanujam
B. A. C. Wadia
C. C. V. Raman
D. P. C. Mahalanobis

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Question 400

Who said about Mahatma Gandhi that he is a "half naked Fakir"?

A. Winston Churchill
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Lord Wavell
D. Lord Lirrlithgow

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Question 401

Who founded the Central Hindu School and College in Banaras (now Varanasi)?

A. Annie Besant
B. Dr. Bhagavan Das
C. Govinda Das
D. G. N. Chakravarti

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Question 402

The day (22 December 1939) the Congress Ministries resigned in the Provinces the Muslim League observed

A. Deliverance Day
B. Direct Action Day
C. Victory Day
D. Alliance Day

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Question 403

Which of the following statement is incorrect about the Act of 1919?

A. British India must an integral part of the British Empire
B. Responsible government would be realised only by progressive stages
C. Provincial subjects were classified into reserved subjects & transferred subjects
D. The salary of the Secretary of State for India was drawn out of the revenues of Indian government

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Question 404

Of the following, which country's constitution did not influence the fathers of Indian Constitution?

A. The USA
B. The USSR
C. Canada
D. Ireland

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Question 405

In November 1881, Narendra went to meet __________who was staying at the Kali Temple in Dakshineshwar

A. Sri Ramakrishna
B. Rashik Krishna Mallik
C. Dakhinaranjan Mukhopadhyay
D. Ramgopal Ghose

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Question 406

The revolutionary who was an accused in Lahore Conspiracy Case and who died in Jail after 64 days fast was

A. Jatin Das
B. Sukh Dev
C. Raj Guru
D. Both A and B above

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Question 407

Sati was prohibited by

A. Warren Hastings
B. Lord Wellesley
C. Lord William Bentinck
D. Lord Dalhousie

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Question 408

Which of the following leaders did not attended the First Round Table Conference?

A. M. K. Gandhi
B. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
C. Dr. Ambedkar
D. Y. Chintamani

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Question 409

Madame HP Blavatsky had laid the foundation of the Theosophical Society in the year

A. 1853
B. 1864
C. 1875
D. 1886

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Question 410

Atmopadesa Satakam is the work of __________

A. Dr. Palpu
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. C. Kesavan
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 411

Brigadier-General ..................with his British troops entered the parkatJallianwala Bagh , closed the entrance of the park and commanded his army to fire on the gathered people without any warning.

A. reginald dyer
B. sir stafford cripps
C. sir claude auchinleck
D. general sir rob lockhart.

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Question 412

Who was the Chairman of the Partition Council ?

A. M. A. Jinnah
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. V. P. Menon

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Question 413

Nanu moved to his hermitage deep inside the hilly forests of__________, where he led an austere life immersed in meditative thought and yoga and subjected himself to extreme sustenance rituals

A. Silanka
B. Maruthwamala
C. Karunagapally
D. Kayamkulam

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Question 414

At Jallianwala Bagh meeting __________ ordered the troops to open fire

A. Benn
B. Irwin
C. Dyer
D. Montagu

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Question 415

Who among the following leader headed the interim Government of 1946?

A. C. Rajagopalachari
B. M.K Gandhi
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

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Question 416

China invaded Indian frontiers in the year __________

A. 1956
B. 1960
C. 1962
D. 1965

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Question 417

The first truly revolutionary organisation in Bengal was

A. Anusilan Samiti
B. Yugantar
C. Abhinava Bharata
D. Abhinava Bharat Society

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Question 418

The first Indian selected for Indian Civil Service was

A. Satyendra Nath Tagore
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. C. R. Das

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Question 419

The Province of Bengal was partitioned into two parts in 1905 by

A. Lord Lytton
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord Dufferin
D. Lord Curzon

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Question 420

Swarajist Party was organised by

A. Motilal Nehru
B. Subash Chandra Bose
C. Annie Besant
D. Gokhale

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Question 421

Narayana Guru started a Sanskrit school in __________

A. Varkala
B. Kottayam
C. Mahi
D. Calicut

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Question 422

India came directly under the British empire by ….........

A. victorian proclamation
B. act of 1813
C. act of 1909
D. act of 1919.

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Question 423

As per provisions of the Charter Act of 1833, a Law Commission (for consolidating, codifying and improving Indian laws) was constituted under the Chairmanship of

A. Lord Benttick
B. Raja Rammohan Roy
C. Lord Macaulay
D. Lord Dalhousie

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Question 424

According to the Regulating Act, Directors were to be elected for a period of

A. 5 years
B. 4 years
C. 6 years
D. 3 years

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Question 425

During the Anglo-French struggle in the Carnatic, the French were finally defeated by the English in the battle of

A. Trichinopoly
B. Arcot
C. Wandiwash
D. Pondicherry

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Question 426

Who was the first to give the call for Swarajya – "India for Indians"?

A. Dayanand Saraswati
B. Lokmanya Tilak
C. Sri Aurobindo
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 427

Subhash Bose established the Provisional Government of Free India at

A. Berlin
B. Bangkok
C. Singapore
D. Tokyo

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Question 428

The Charter Act of 1813 allotted Rupees __________ annually for Indian learning and spread of Scientific knowledge

A. One lakh
B. Two lakhs
C. £10000
D. £5000

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Question 429

In which year was Burma separated from India?

A. 1863
B. 1902
C. 1937
D. 1947

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Question 430

Jinnh’s Two –nation Theory was adopted on

A. 1935
B. 1940
C. 1925
D. 1947

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Question 431

The song 'Jana-Gana-Mana' composed by Rabindra Nath Tagore was first published in January 1912 under the title of

A. Jay He
B. Rashtra Jagriti
C. Bharat Vidhata
D. Matribhoomi

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Question 432

The founder-president of Indian Independence League was

A. Rash Behari Bose
B. Subhas Chandra Bose
C. MK Gandhi
D. Motilal Nehru

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Question 433

The Cripps Mission visited India in the year

A. 1940
B. 1942
C. 1945
D. 1946

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Question 434

Whom did Bal Gangadhar Tilak refer to as his Political Guru?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Ram Mohan Roy
C. Sisir Kumar
D. Dadabhai Naoroji

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Question 435

The Indian Universities were first founded in the time of

A. Macaulay
B. Warren Hastings
C. Lord Canning
D. Lord William Bentinck

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Question 436

Who introduced the permanent settlement in Bengal?

A. Lord Cornwallis
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. William Bentinck
D. Lord Curzon

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Question 437

Why was the Simon Commission boycotted?

A. Simon was not known to be a great supporter of the Indian cause
B. All the members of the commission were Englishmen
C. It was appointed before the expiry of the statutory period
D. Peaceful demonstrators were severely beaten by the police

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Question 438

Who was the founder of the, Ghadar Party?

A. Basant Kumar Biswas
B. Sohan Singh Bhakna
C. Ram Prasad Bismil
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 439

The Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh was founded by

A. Md. Ali Jinnah
B. Mohammad Ali
C. Saukat Ali
D. Sir Sayyed Ahmad Khan

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Question 440

By whom among the following was the Paramdham Ashram established?

A. Acharya Kripalani
B. Swami Vivekananda
C. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
D. Ramakrishna Paramhansa

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Question 441

In which city of South Africa was Gandhi beaten up and thrown off the pavement by the white people?

A. Cape town
B. Durban
C. Johannesburg
D. Pretoria

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Question 442

The INA was largely composed of

A. Indian Revolutionaries
B. Overseas Indians
C. Indian Prisoners of war under the Japanese
D. Deserters from the British Indian Army

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Question 443

In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi resolved to wear only a loin cloth to propagate home spun cotton to signify

A. the poverty of the Indian people
B. the ruin of India's handloom textiles
C. his identification with the Indian people
D. his resolve to wear tailored clothes only when India became independent

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Question 444

up to 1704 Mysore was under the supremacy of

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Shajahan
D. Aurangazeb

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Question 445

Which of the following Governor-General introduced the services of Railway and telegraph systems?

A. Lord Cornwallis
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Wellesley
D. Lord Bentinck

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Question 446

Which of the following was the most important feature of the Montague-Chelmsford reforms?

A. Self-government
B. The Factory Act
C. System of Dyarchy
D. Transfer of Power of Congress

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Question 447

When did M. K. Gandhi participated in the Second Round Table Conference?

A. Signing the Gandhi-Irwin Pact of March, 1931
B. Getting assurance from the Muslim League that it would not oppose his claim to represent the whole of India
C. Fruitful talks with Sapru
D. Receiving assurances that independence was fast coming

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Question 448

The Peasant and the Raj is the work of __________

A. Eric Stokes
B. A. R. Desai
C. D. N. Dhanagare
D. Shirin Mehta

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Question 449

Muslim communalism was lent an impetus by the activities of

A. Ashfaqullah
B. Liaqat Hussain
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. Sayyid Ahmad Khan

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Question 450

Dandi March started from __________ in 1930

A. Surat
B. Sabarmati Ashram
C. Delhi Durbar Hall
D. Vedaranyan

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Question 451

Whom had the rebels of 1857 enthroned as the emperor/emperess of India?

A. Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi
B. Tantia Tope
C. Bahadur Shah Zafar
D. Faqir-ud-din

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Question 452

Who condemned Gandhism as a reactionary social philosophy?

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. M.N.Roy
C. Nehru
D. Lohia

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Question 453

The first plans for an Indian railway system was made by

A. Minto
B. Amherst
C. Hardinge
D. Cornwallis

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Question 454

Mahatma Gandhi broke his epic fast unto death on September 26, 1932 after the Poona Pact, which provided for

A. common electorate for all Hindus
B. reservation of 48 seats for the depressed classes in different provincial legislatures
C. reservation of 18 per cent of the seats in the Central Legislature
D. All the above

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Question 455

Which of the following was not included in the early three English Settlements in India?

A. Madras
B. The Punjab
C. Bombay
D. Calcutta

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Question 456

Who among of the following was the founder of society called 'Abhinav Bharat'?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
D. Bipin Chandra Pal

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Question 457

Krishnamohan started the __________ in 1831

A. Enquirer
B. Hindu Pioneer
C. Quill
D. Bengal Spectator

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Question 458

In __________ , Jyotiba Phule formed the Satya Shodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of Truth)

A. 1773
B. 1853
C. 1873
D. 1889

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Question 459

Which of the following European Colonisers did not have a settlement on the Eastern Coast of India ?

A. French
B. Portuguese
C. Dutch
D. Danish

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Question 460

Aligarh Muslim University was founded by

A. Jinnah
B. Syed Ahmed Khan
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. Bhutto

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Question 461

Aruvipuram installation was done by __________

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Narayana Guru
C. Chattambi Swamikal
D. C.Kesavan

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Question 462

Annie Besant was first women to support …......... in England.

A. none of these
B. social responsibility
C. birth control
D. literacy rate.

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Question 463

Servants of India Society was founded in

A. England
B. India
C. America
D. Burma

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Question 464

Mahatma Gandhi got his inspiration for Civil Disobedience from

A. Thoureau
B. Ruskin
C. Confucius
D. Tolstoy

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Question 465

Who among the following was the first to sign the 'Instruments of Accession'?

A. The Maharaja of Baroda
B. The Dewan of Travancore
C. The Nizam of Hyderabad
D. The Raja of Jodhpur

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Question 466

Who founded India House in London and guided other revolutionaries

A. Sri Aurobindo
B. Lokmanya Tilak
C. Shyamji Krishna Varma
D. Bhagat Singh

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Question 467

Shuja-ud-Daulah wanted to acquire the territory of

A. Rohelas
B. Marathas
C. Sikhs
D. Tamils

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Question 468

The Times of India' which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1988, was first published in 1838 as

A. Bombay Chronicle
B. Bombay Times
C. Indian Times
D. National Times

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Question 469

In the famous Kakori Conspiracy Case (August 1925) which of the following revolutionaries was not hanged?

A. Ram Prasad Bismil
B. Asafaqulla Khan
C. Snehlata
D. Suhasini Sarkar

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Question 470

According to Gandhi, ahimsa could not be construed to mean

A. truth
B. a positive state of law
C. tolerance of the wrong and unjust
D. doing good even to the evildoers

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Question 471

In 1937, the Congress formed Ministries in

A. 7 states
B. 9 states
C. 5 states
D. 4 states

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Question 472

The keyperson behind the Constitution of India was..................

A. Dr.
B. R. Ambedkar b) Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Sardar Vallabhai Patel

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Question 473

The Pitt's India Act empowered the Governor-General with

A. Power of vote
B. A casting vote
C. The power to dismiss the council
D. The power to add more members to the council

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Question 474

Mahabandula was killed at __________

A. Rangoon
B. Tenesserin
C. Danubyu
D. Prome

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Question 475

One of the best known tribal rebellions in Bihar, known as Ulgulan (meaning Great Tumult), was launched by the Mundas under the leadership of

A. Kanhu
B. Sidhu
C. Birsa Munda
D. Rampa Munda

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Question 476

Who had been the first to emphasise the instruction in literature and science through the English Language was essential for building a modern India?

A. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
B. GK Gokhale
C. Raj Ram Mohun Roy
D. MM Malaviya

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Question 477

Who established Narayana Gurukulam in 1923 in the Nilgiri Hills with the blessings of Narayana Guru?

A. Nataraja Guru
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. T. K. Madhavan
D. Dr. Palpu

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Question 478

The Dyarchy which was introduced on 1921 in province was in force till the year

A. 1927
B. 1935
C. 1937
D. 1947

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Question 479

In which of the following provinces the Congress Ministry was not formed in June 1937?

A. United Provinces
B. Central Provinces
C. Madras
D. Assam

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Question 480

The 'Doctrine of Lapse' was first applied to the princely State of

A. Satara
B. Jhansi
C. Avadh
D. Jaunpur

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Question 481

Which of the folllowing personality is considerd as father of Indian Unrest ?

A. pandit nehru
B. mahatma gandhi
C. bal gangadhar tilak
D. subash chandra bose.

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Question 482

Name the political leader who supported two nation theory

A. Gandhiji
B. Gokhale
C. Jinnah
D. Tilak

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Question 483

In 1917 Annie Besant was elected …........ of the Indian Natioanl Congress.

A. vice roy
B. cheif executive officer
C. manager
D. president.

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Question 484

Sivagiri pilgrimage was conceived by __________ and T. K. Kittan Writer. It was duly approved by Gurudevan on January, 1928

A. Vallabhasseri Govindan Vaidyar
B. T. K. Madhavan
C. Rajaram Mohan Roy
D. Govindan Vaidyar

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Question 485

Who said that "My ultimate aim is to wipe every tear from every eye"?

A. Lord Curzon
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Daya Nand Saraswati

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Question 486

The Theosophical Society was officially formed in . . . . ., United States, in November 1875 by Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge and others

A. Madras
B. Calcutta
C. Bombay
D. New York City

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Question 487

Hevarappathinkangal is a Tamil work of __________

A. Chattambi Swamikal
B. Sree Narayana Guru
C. K. Ayyappan
D. K. madhvan Nair

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Question 488

One of Nehru's key economic reforms was the introduction of the Five YearsPlan in........................

A. 1901
B. 1911
C. 1941
D. 1951

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Question 489

By the Act of 1858, the powers of the Board of Control and the Court of Directors were transferred to __________

A. The Secretary of State
B. Parliament
C. Viceroy
D. Commander-in-Chief

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Question 490

Swaathanthrya gadha' – was written by the great poet __________

A. Cherusseri
B. O. N. V. Kurup
C. G. Sankara kurup
D. Kumaranaasan

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Question 491

In 1893 __________represented The Theosophical Society at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago

A. Annie Besant
B. George Thompson
C. GF Remfry
D. Ramgopal Ghosh

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Question 492

The President of the Constituent Assembly was

A. Dr. BR Ambedkar
B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Vallabhbhai Patel

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Question 493

For which community were seats reserved by the Morley-Minto reforms?

A. Jews
B. Muslims
C. Christians
D. Sikhs

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Question 494

In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Congress Party defeating

A. Pattabhi Sitharamayy
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. VB Patel

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Question 495

As per the Act of 1919 which of the following was not a transferred subject?

A. Education
B. Museum
C. Medical Relief
D. Land Revenue

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Question 496

An emigre (a person or thing who/which has emigrated) communist journal brought out by M N Roy was

A. Anushilan
B. The Worker
C. Kisan Sabha
D. Vanguard

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Question 497

Which one of the following was the first English ship that came to India?

A. Elizabeth
B. Bengal
C. Red Dragon
D. Mayflower

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Question 498

Jyotirao's family belonged to __________ caste

A. Mali
B. Thiyya
C. Pulaya
D. Mahar

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Question 499

Which of the following leader is correctly matched with their association/party/ books/ newspaper?

A. Devendranath Tagore: Young India
B. Rabindranath Tagore: Patrika
C. M. K. Gandhi: Gitanjali
D. B. G. Tilak: Kesari

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Question 500

Which of the following Congress leader rejected the 'August Offer' of 1940?

A. Lord Wavell
B. Lord Linlithgow
C. Sir George Stanley
D. Lord Willingdon

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Question 501

Guru died on 20 September, __________

A. 1902
B. 1908
C. 1918
D. 1928

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Question 502

Kasturba Gandhi died in detention (in 1944) at

A. Yeravada Jail
B. Ahmedabad Prison
C. Aga Khan Palace
D. Ahmednagar Fort

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Question 503

Chandra Shekhar Azad was __________ of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army

A. President
B. Secretary
C. Commander-in-Chief
D. Field Marshal

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Question 504

Taikh -i-Ferishta was written as per the instruction of which ruler ?

A. nizam shah
B. muhammad bin tuglaq
C. akbar
D. ibrahim adilshah

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Question 505

The Indian Soldier who instigated the sepoys to the revolt of 1857 was

A. Mangal Pandey
B. Suresh Pandey
C. Ramesh Pandey
D. None of the above

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Question 506

Tipu sultan was the ruler of

A. Hyderabad
B. Madurai
C. Mysore
D. Vijaya nagar

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Question 507

The Province of Bengal Constituted by the Act of 1935 would cease to exist as per __________

A. The Cabinet Mission Plan
B. Wavell's Plan
C. The Indian Independence Act of 1947
D. The Dikie Bird Plan

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Question 508

__________co-edited 'the National Reformer' with Charles Bradlaugh and wrote many political and free-thought books and pamphlets from 1874-88

A. W. T. Stead
B. S. N. Banerjee
C. H. P. Blavatsky
D. Annie Besant

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Question 509

Which of the following Government of India Act gave separate representation to the Muslims?

A. Act of 1909
B. Act of 1919
C. Act of 1935
D. Act of 1947

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Question 510

Which of the following was established by B. R. Ambedkar?

A. Swaraj Party
B. Samaj Samata Party
C. All India Schedule Castes Federation
D. Congress Party

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Question 511

In ….....Annie Besant founded the Home Rule League.

A. 1923
B. 1945
C. 1916
D. 1910

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Question 512

Dadabhai Naroji has described his theory of 'Drain of Wealth' in the book

A. Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
B. British Rule and its Consequences
C. Exploitative Nature of British Rule in India
D. Nature of British Colonial Rule

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Question 513

The Marathas were defeated in Panipat because

A. The Marathas did not fight bravely
B. The Marathas were not equal to Afghans in strength
C. The Maratha army was short of food supplies
D. The Marathas were considered alien by the local population

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Question 514

How many years did the third Carnatic war last?

A. two
B. three
C. four
D. six

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Question 515

Where was the Royal Durbar Held on November 1st, 1858 to issue to Queen's proclamation?

A. Lucknow
B. Ahmadabad
C. Delhi
D. Allahabad

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Question 516

Who was the Governor-General when Pindaris had created havoc in Central India by indulging in large-scale looting?

A. Lord William Bentinck
B. Lord Hastings
C. Lord Cornwallis
D. Lord Wellesley

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Question 517

However, .................... shocked everybody by declaring Lok Sabhaelections in January 1977 bringing an end to draconian Emergency.

A. Indira Gandhi
B. Ramakrishna Hegde,
C. HD Deve Gowda,
D. M Karunanidhi.

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Question 518

The doctrine of Hindutva was expounded by

A. V. D. Savarkar
B. Tilak
C. Gandhiji
D. Nehru

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Question 519

The first newspaper which was published in India was

A. The Calculatta Gazette
B. The Bombay Gazette
C. The Oriental Maganize of Calculatta
D. The Bengal Gazette

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Question 520

Which of the following writers did not have a profound influence on the thinking of Mahatma Gandhi?

A. Tolstoy
B. Thoreau
C. Ruskin
D. Marx

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Question 521

Montagu who toured in India in 1918 was a

A. Member of Privy Council
B. Member of Viceroy's Council
C. Secretary of State for India
D. Viceroy of India

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Question 522

There is no doubt that J.L Nehru's India's first Prime Minister was fullyanalysed the indispensability of science and technology in the economic and the social independence.

A. j.l nehru's
B. narasimha rao
C. prof. p.m.s blackett
D. vajpayee

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Question 523

Who is also known by the name of 'Tiger of 'Mysore'?

A. Haidar Ali
B. Tipu Sultan
C. Yaduraya Wodeyar
D. Krishna Devaraya

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Question 524

The permanent settlement was introduced in India by

A. warren hastings
B. lord welleseley
C. lord cornwallis
D. robert clive

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Question 525

The Act of __________ had introduced the system of separate electorates

A. 1874
B. 1893
C. 1909
D. 1926

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Question 526

Which reforms Act had created the office of the secretary of state for India?

A. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
B. The Government of India Act, 1858
C. The Indian Councils Act, 1861
D. Minto-Morley Reforms, 1908

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Question 527

The doctrine of lapse had been put to much use by

A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Lord Bentick
C. Lord Curzon
D. Lord Ripon

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Question 528

In the Battle of Buxar the English army was commanded by

A. Major Munro
B. Clive
C. Rojer Drake
D. Boughton

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Question 529

Tilak started his career as a

A. Writer
B. Professor
C. Journalist
D. Lawyer

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Question 530

The enthusiastic efforts of Mr. ........................led to the expansion of theCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research into a chain of national laboratories spanning a wide spectrum of science, technology, engineering and biomedical sciences.

A. shanti swarup bhatnagar
B. vajpayee
C. jawaharlal nehru
D. sardar patel

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Question 531

What was the name of the Sabha started by Debendranath Tagore?

A. Arya Samaj
B. Dharma Sabha
C. Tattvabodhini Sabha
D. Tattvabodhini Samaj

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Question 532

The State, from among the following, which was not annexed by the 'doctrine of lapse' is

A. Baghat
B. Gwalior
C. Sambalpur
D. Satara

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Question 533

Who attended the Imperial Durbar of 1877 dressed in hand-spun Khadi?

A. M.K. Gandhi
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Bipin Chandra Pal
D. Ganesh Vasudev Joshi

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Question 534

Swami Vivekananda's father, __________, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects

A. Vishwanath Datta
B. Narendra Nath Datta
C. Sri Ramakrishna
D. Rashik Krishna Mallik

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Question 535

Whose speeches at the World's Parliament of Religions held in September 1893 made him famous as an 'orator by divine right' and as a 'Messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western world'

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Sri Ramakrishna
C. Chandra Sekhar Deb
D. Shyama Charan Sen

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Question 536

Who was given the title of "The Ambassador of Hindu - Muslim Unity" for being the architect and mastermind of the historic Lucknow Pact?

A. Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan
B. Fazl-ul-Haq
C. Sayyid Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
D. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Question 537

As per the Act of 1919 which of the following statements was not correct?

A. British India must remain an integral part of the British Empire.
B. Responsible Government would be realised only by the progressive stages.
C. Provincial subjects were classified into Reserved subjects and Transferred subjects.
D. The salary of the Secretary of State for India was not to be paid by Parliament.

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Question 538

Who declared "Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it"?

A. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
B. Bal Gangadhara Tilak
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. K.T Telang

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Question 539

__________edited the journal of Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

A. Gokhale
B. W. C. Banerjee
C. Ranade
D. S. N. Banerjee

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Question 540

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

A. Lord Dalhousie - Doctrine of Lapse
B. Lord Minto - India Councils Act, 1909
C. Lord Wellesley - Subsidiary Alliance
D. Lord Curzon - Vernacular Press Act, 1878

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Question 541

Provision was made by the Charter Act of 1813 for the establishment of a Church at __________

A. Madras
B. Bombay
C. Calcutta
D. Pondicherry

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Question 542

Who among the following is known as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance"?

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Rabindra Nath Tagore
C. Swami Dayanand Saraswati
D. Swami Vivekanand

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Question 543

Bhulabhai Desai's most memorable achievement was his defence of the India National Army (I.N.A.) personnel at the Red fort Trial towards the end of

A. 1943
B. 1944
C. 1945
D. 1946

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Question 544

The first weekly paper published by the INC (in 1889) was

A. Young India
B. India
C. Indian People
D. Voice India

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Question 545

Who said "Truth is the ultimate reality and it is God"?

A. Swamy Vivekananda
B. Rabindra Nath Tagore
C. M. K. Gandhi
D. Radhakrishnan

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Question 546

Who is the author of Discovery of India?

A. Gandhiji
B. Vivekananda
C. Nehru
D. Gokhale

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Question 547

Tashkent Agreement was signed between India and __________

A. Pakistan
B. China
C. Tibet
D. Afghanistan

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Question 548

Under the farsighted leadership of ..................the nation, the government andthe public leaders became committed to the promotion of science and technology.

A. Nehru,
B. Narasimha Rao
C. Prof. P.M.S Blackett
D. Vajpayee

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Question 549

The Servants of India Society was founded in 1905 by

A. BG Tilak
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
D. Aurobindo Ghosh

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Question 550

The Minto Morley reforms was in the year __________

A. 1906
B. 1907
C. 1909
D. 1919

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Question 551

In 1904 the then Maharaja of . . . . . . exempted Narayana Guru from personal appearances in court, an honour recognizing the Guru as a distinguished living personality

A. Kannur
B. Thalassery
C. Travancore
D. Cochi

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Question 552

The Shimla Conference which was convened as per Wavell's Plan ended in failure because of the stiff opposition of

A. Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Jinnah
D. Rajaji

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Question 553

Tilak regarded that Swaraj was not only a right but a

A. Justice
B. Dharma
C. power
D. Status

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Question 554

During the first Carnatic War, the French Governor-General of Pondicherry was

A. La Bourdonnais
B. Captain Paradise
C. Dupleix
D. Count-de-Lally

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Question 555

The battle of Buxar took place in the year

A. 1757
B. 1764
C. 1907
D. 1717

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Question 556

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a scholar in

A. Persian
B. Arabic
C. Sanskrit
D. French

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Question 557

Who is the founder of the concept "Sarvodaya"?

A. Vinobha Bhave
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Jai Prakash Narayan
D. K. G. Mushroowala

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Question 558

Tipu Sultan was the ruler of

A. hyderabad
B. b madurai
C. mysore
D. vijaya nagar

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Question 559

Who had first sought the legalisation of widow remarriage in India?

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Badruddin Tyabji
C. Ishwar Chandra Vidayasagar
D. Swami Dayanand Saraswati

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Question 560

In 1905 __________ laid the foundation of the 'servants of India society', with a view to the training of national missionaries for the service of India, and to promote by all constitutional means, the true interest of the Indian people

A. Gokhale
B. Dadabai Naoroji
C. R. C. Dutt
D. Ranade

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Question 561

Of the following who was not the leader of the Extremists?

A. Lokamanya Tilak
B. Aurobindo Ghose
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Hume

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Question 562

On October 16, 1905, when the partition of Bengal was enforced, the great poet Rabindranath Tagore, to emphasise the unity of Bengal, suggested the programme of

A. singing Bande Mataram
B. tying of Rakhi on each other's wrists
C. composing of patriotic songs
D. establishing national educational institutions

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Question 563

When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested, who among the following took over the leadership of Salt Satyagraha?

A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
C. Abbas Tayyabji
D. Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

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Question 564

India has an elected head of state (President of India) who wields power for afixed term of ................... years.

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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Question 565

The fundamental principles of Pancha shila were laid down in the year;

A. 1961
B. 1955
C. 1954
D. 1950

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Question 566

Land Revenue under Tipu__________

A. Was mainly collected through revenue officers
B. Was mainly collected by Government officials appointed by Tipu
C. Was collected by interme-diaries
D. Was not allowed to go into the hands of Sultan

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Question 567

The Drain Theory was propounded by

A. jawaharlal nehru
B. dadabhai naoroji
C. r c dutt
D. m k gandhi.

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Question 568

The Frontier Gandhi actively participated in

A. Khilafat Movement
B. Non-Cooperation Movement
C. Civil Disobedience Movement
D. All the above

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Question 569

The Second Round Table Conference failed over the question of

A. communal representation
B. suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement
C. grant of dominion status
D. date of transfer of power

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Question 570

.....................appointed a scientific man power committee and five institutes oftechnology came up at Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur and Delhi besides a number of regional engineering colleges by his efforts.

A. J.L. Nehru
B. Prof. P.M.S Blackett
C. Indira Gandhi
D. Vajpayee

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Question 571

Where did the so-called 'Black Hole Tragedy' take place ?

A. Daccan
B. Monghyr
C. Calcutta
D. Murshidabad

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Question 572

Who said that "India's Soul live in villages"?

A. Vinoba Bhave
B. Jayaprakash Narayan
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 573

The Second Carnatic war was fought between

A. 1749-1752
B. 1749-1754
C. 1749-1753
D. 1749-1755

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Question 574

India is in favour of __________ in the economic field

A. Public Sector
B. Private Sector
C. Mixed Economy
D. Capitalistic Economy

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Question 575

Which of the following pair of author & book is incorrectly matched?

A. Rabindra Nath Tagore: Gora
B. Dadabhai Naoroji: Poverty and the Un-British rule in India
C. Dinabandhu Mitra: Nil Darpan
D. R. C. Dutt: History of India

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Question 576

The Tokyo Conference which passed a resolution to form an Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj was a conference of

A. different associations of Indians living in South-East Asia
B. Indians living in Tokyo
C. Indian prisoners of war in Japanese custody
D. Indian revolutionaries living outside India

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Question 577

The maximum number of additional members for the council of Bengal was raised from 20 to __________

A. 60
B. 50
C. 70
D. 25

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Question 578

Who among the following had during his reign introduced a new calendar, a new system of coinage, and new scales of weights and measures?

A. Tipu Sultan
B. Murshid Quli Khan
C. Raghunath Rao
D. Lord Cornwallis

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Question 579

Nehru's economic policies have often been considered to be .................in nature.

A. Socialist
B. Communist
C. Capitalist
D. Utopian Socialism

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Question 580

Arrange in chronological order: 1. Cabinet Mission 2. Cripps Mission 3. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms 4. Minto-Morley Reforms

A. 3, 2, 4, 1
B. 1, 2, 3, 4
C. 4, 3, 2, 1
D. 2, 3, 4, 1

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Question 581

The Asiatic Society had been established in Calcutta by

A. TB Macaulay
B. Sir William Jones
C. GK Gokhale
D. Annie Besant

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Question 582

In May 1933, Mahatma Gandhi began a fast of 21 days

A. to appeal to the Hindus to throw open the temples and public wells to the Harijans
B. to launch a campaign against untouchability
C. for his own purification and that of his associates for greater commitment to the cause of the Harijans
D. For all the above

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Question 583

Which one of the following wars decided the fate of the French in India?

A. Battle of Wandiwash
B. First Carnatic War
C. Battle of Buxar
D. Battle of Plassey

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Question 584

Which of the following leaders was one of the founding member of the Muslim League?

A. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
B. Shaukat Ali
C. Nawab Salimullah
D. Aga Khan

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Question 585

Who said "Patriotism is religion and religion is love for India"?

A. Raj Narain Bose
B. Bankim chandra Chatterjee
C. Swami Vivekanand
D. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

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Question 586

The Permanent settlement introduced by Cornwallis is in Bengal is known as

A. Roytwari System
B. Mahalwari System
C. Zamindari System
D. Iqtadari System

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Question 587

Which of the following was not included in the Treaty to be negotiated as provided in the Cabinet Mission Plan?

A. The Indian Union
B. Constituent Assembly
C. Indian National Congress
D. The United Kingdom

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Question 588

According to the provisions of the Regulating Act the Supreme Court in Bengal consisted of the Chief Justice and

A. Five Judges
B. Two Judges
C. Six Judges
D. Three Judges

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Question 589

India Home Rule Society, founded in London in February 1905, was one of the earliest revolutionary societies set up outside India. This society was founded by

A. Lala Har Dayal
B. VD Savarkar
C. Shyamji Krishnavarma
D. Madan Lal Dhingra

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Question 590

Which of the following is not one of the reasons why Mahatma Gandhi is known as the Father of Nation?

A. He was universally adored, admired and respected by all castes, communities and classes
B. Starting with opposition to the Rowlatt Acts, till the Quit India Movement he was the supreme leader and the main spirit behind the national movement
C. His social political, economic and religious ideologies were based on Indian values with a very strong moral and ethical content
D. He was the founder President of the Indian National Congress

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Question 591

In the Interim Government formed in 1946, the Minister for Education was

A. Patel
B. Rajaji
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. Annie Besant

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Question 592

After the defeat at Plassey, Siraj-ud-daullah was assassinated __________and was made the nawab

A. Mir Jafar
B. Mir Qasim
C. Haider Ali
D. Tipu Sultan

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Question 593

In which place khar party was founded?

A. san francisco
B. california
C. tokyo
D. london

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Question 594

Who among the following was the counter part of Tipu Sultan during the Treaty of Seringapatnam?

A. Warren Hastings
B. Robert Clive
C. Cornwallis
D. Dalhousie

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Question 595

The quintessence of Gandhian thought is

A. Satyagraha
B. Metaphysics
C. Spiritualism
D. Moksha

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Question 596

Which of the following newspaper was started by Annie Besant?

A. The Hindu
B. Indian Express
C. The Times of India
D. New India

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Question 597

Communal Representation was for the first time given in the interest of Muslims by

A. The Indian Council Act of 1909
B. The Government of India Act of 1919
C. The Government of India Act of 1935
D. The Act of 1858

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Question 598

As per Pitt's India Act the Committee of Secrecy would consist of three members of __________

A. The Board of Control
B. The Court of Directors
C. The House of Commons
D. The House of Lords

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Question 599

As per the Regulating Act, a Governor-General and four Councillors were appointed for

A. Bengal
B. Bombay
C. Madras
D. Surat

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Question 600

The Government of India Act of 1935 consists of __________ sections and 10 schedules

A. 300
B. 330
C. 321
D. 331

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Question 601

Who was the first propounder of the doctrine of Passive Resistance ?

A. B. G Tilak
B. Aurobindo Ghosh
C. Lajpat Rai
D. G. K. Gokhale

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Question 602

What benefits did the Poona Pact offer to the depressed classes?

A. 44 seats in the central legislature
B. 20% reservation in the provincial legislature
C. 18% seats in the central legislature and 148 seats in the provincial legislature
D. 50% reservation in the ICS

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Question 603

The Third battle of Panipat was fought in the year

A. 1526 A.D.
B. 1556 A.D.
C. 1761 A.D.
D. 1776 A.D.

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Question 604

Who scripted Gandhiji's favorite song 'Vaishnav Jan to __________ '?

A. Narsi Mehta
B. Premanand
C. Chunilal
D. Dharmiklal

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Question 605

Who was the first European to translate the Bhagavad Gita into English?

A. Alexander Cunningham
B. William Jones
C. James Prinsep
D. Charles Wilkins

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Question 606

What was the immediate cause of the out break of the revolt of 1857

A. Greased Catridges
B. Transfer policy of English
C. Behavoiur of the English
D. None of the above

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Question 607

Nirvruthi Panchakam was written by __________

A. C.Kesavan
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. Brahmananda Sivayogi
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 608

Which of the following was not to be ceded by Mir Kasim to the Company as per the treaty signed between Mir Kasim and Calcutta Council?

A. Burdwan
B. Midnapur
C. Chittagong
D. Monghyr

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Question 609

The Lucknow Session of INC and the Lucknow Pact (1916) were significant on account of

A. unity between the Moderates and the Extremists with the return of the Extremists to the Congress
B. the pact between the Congress and Muslim League
C. both A and B above
D. the beginning of the tide of Indian Nationalism

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Question 610

After leaving the Congress, Subhash Chandra Bose formed, in 1939, his own party, named

A. Socialist Bloc
B. Revolutionary Socialist Bloc
C. Forward Bloc
D. Socialist-Congress Bloc

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Question 611

Who of the following was associated with the publication of a large number of weeklies and dailies such as Hindustan, Indian Union, Leader, Maryada, Kissan, Abhudaya etc.?

A. Motilal Nehru
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Madan Mohan Malaviya
D. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi

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Question 612

The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year

A. 1919
B. 1925
C. 1927
D. 1930

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Question 613

In 1946, the Interim Government was formed under

A. Patel
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Rajaji
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 614

Why was the Second Round Table Conference failed?

A. Priority to be given to communal question
B. Suspension of Civil Disobedience Movement
C. Grant of Dominion Status
D. Date of transfer of power

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Question 615

Which among the following regulations made English as a medium of education compulsory in government aided schools and colleges?

A. Pitts India Act, 1784
B. Educational Despatch, 1854
C. Macaulay Minute, 1835
D. Regulating Act, 1773

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Question 616

Which was the first news paper in India?

A. bengal gazate
B. malayala manorama
C. mathrubhumi
D. the hindu

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Question 617

In 1907, after the passing of Col. H. S. Olcott, __________ became the second International President of the Theosophical Society

A. Annie Besant
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Ahalya Rangnekar
D. Bhabani Charan Mitra

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Question 618

When was the famous Resolution on non-cooperation under the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi was adopted in a special session of the Congress held in Calcutta?

A. September, 1920
B. December, 1922
C. October, 1924
D. November, 1925

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Question 619

The tenure of the Lok Sabha is ........................ years. a)2 b)3 c)4 d) 512.The keyperson behind the Constitution of India was..................

A. Dr.
B. R. Ambedkar b) Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Sardar Vallabhai Patel

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Question 620

Who is generally acknowledged as the pioneer of local self-government in modern India?

A. Ripon
B. Mayo
C. Lytton
D. Curzon

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Question 621

The sole representative of the Congress in the Second Round Table Conference was

A. Subhas Chandra Bose
B. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 622

As a result of the elections held in early 1937 under the Act of 1935 the Congress formed ministries in provinces

A. 7
B. 9
C. 10
D. 8

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Question 623

Indian Association formed in __________ was one of the pioneer political associations with an all India outlook

A. 1769
B. 1776
C. 1874
D. 1876

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Question 624

On September 20, 1932 Mahatma Gandhi began a fast unto death in Yervada jail against

A. British repression of the Satyagrahis
B. Violation of the Gandhi - Irwin Pact
C. Communal award of Ramsay MacDonald
D. Communal Roits in Calcutta

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Question 625

Who is the first female governor of Independent India?

A. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
B. Sharda Mukherjee
C. Fathima Beevi
D. Sarojini Naidu

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Question 626

The Rama Krishna Mission was established by

A. Vivekananda
B. Rama Krishna
C. M. G. Ranade
D. Keshab Chandra Sen

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Question 627

The Cabinet Mission which arrived Delhi in 1946 was headed by

A. Lord Pethrick Lawrence
B. Sir Stafford Cripps
C. AV Alexander
D. Lord Attlee

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Question 628

__________ is the acknowledged high priest of the drain theory

A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. S. N. Bose
C. J. N. Ghosh
D. J. N. Mukherjee

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Question 629

The Mohamedan Association was founded in __________in 1856

A. Calcutta
B. Adayar
C. Madras
D. Maharashtra

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Question 630

.................. started his career as the Prime Minister of independent India in1947, and immediately launched a number of economic reforms.

A. Nehru
B. Indira Gandhi
C. Morarji Desai
D. Rajiv Gandhi

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Question 631

In 1937 , an educational conference endorsing Gandhi's proposals for 'basic education' through the vernacular medium was held at

A. Surat
B. Bombay
C. Ahmedabad
D. Wardha

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Question 632

Who founded the Naujawan Bharat Sabha?

A. B. C. Pal
B. G. Subramania lyer
C. Sardar Baghat Singh
D. Rukmani Lakshmipth

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Question 633

The Constitution of India indeed much bigger than the US Constitutionwhich hasonly 7 Articles and the ..................Constitution with its 89 Articles.

A. French
B. Dutch
C. Pakistan
D. Afghanistan

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Question 634

In 1884 __________founded the Indian National Union

A. A. O. Hume
B. A. M. Bose
C. Lord Dufferin
D. W. C. Banerjee

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Question 635

Who said "Sir Saiyad was an ardent reformer and he wanted to reconcile modern scientific thought with religion by rationalistic interpretations and not by attacking basic belief. He was anxious to push new education. He was in no way communally separatist. Repeatedly he emphasized that religious differences should have no political and national significance"

A. Inder Kumar Gujral
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Mohammad Iqbal

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Question 636

As per 'August Offer 1940' the Constitution of India would be drawn by

A. House of Commons
B. House of Lords
C. Princely States
D. Indians

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Question 637

Which among the following is correctly matched?

A. Non-Cooperation Movement - Surendra Nath Banerjee
B. Swadeshi Movement - Rabindra Nath Tagore
C. Indian National Army - Subhash Chandra Bose
D. Swaraj Party - Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 638

Which of the following event was probe by the Hunter Commission?

A. Chauri Chaura incident
B. Demolition of Kanpur mosque
C. Jalianwalla Bagh massacre
D. Kakori train dacoity incident

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Question 639

The capital of Tipu Sultan, where he died while fighting the Fourth Anglo-Mysore war in 1799, was

A. Bangalore
B. Mysore
C. Seringapatam
D. Hellebid or Halebid

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Question 640

Confessions of Thug' was written by

A. Burke
B. Meadows Taylor
C. Havell
D. Moreland

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Question 641

The first elected Indian President of the Legislative Assembly was

A. Motilal Nehru
B. Rangachariar
C. CR Das
D. VJ Patel

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Question 642

The only AICC session Gandhiji presided was held at

A. Calcutta
B. Madras
C. Belgaum
D. Lahore

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Question 643

The Regulating Act was passed in the year

A. 1793
B. 1773
C. 1763
D. 1783

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Question 644

The first statue of the Guru was conceived by __________

A. Moorkoth Kumaran
B. Tavaroli
C. Bodhananda Swamikal
D. Gokahale

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Question 645

All Indian Muslim League was started in :

A. 1960
B. 1906
C. 1921
D. 1928

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Question 646

As per the Regulating Act a Supreme Court was established in

A. Bengal
B. Bombay
C. Delhi
D. Madras

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Question 647

Who started the Young Men's Indian Association in 1914?

A. Annie Besant
B. Swarnakumari Devi
C. Devendranath Tagore
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 648

Panditha Rama Bai belongs to …...........

A. karnataka
B. delhi
C. bengal
D. kerala

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Question 649

In which session the Indian National Congress split in to the Moderates and theextremists?

A. 1905
B. 1909
C. 1908
D. 1907

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Question 650

Under pressure from his family, Nanu married__________, the daughter of a traditional village doctor

A. Kaliamma
B. Kaliamma
C. Rohini
D. Meenkshi Amma

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Question 651

SNDP Yogam was formed in the year

A. 1903
B. 1896
C. 1908
D. 1914

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Question 652

"Go back to Vedas." This call given by

A. Ramakrishna Paramhansa
B. Vivekananda
C. Jyotiba Phule
D. Dayanand Saraswati

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Question 653

Who of the following attended all the Three Round Table Conferences?

A. B. R. Ambedkar
B. M. M. Malavia
C. Vallabhbhai Patel
D. Gandhiji

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Question 654

The Poona Pact (1932) was an agreement between

A. Nehru and Ambedkar
B. Gandhi and Ambedkar
C. Malaviya and Ambedkar
D. Gandhi and Nehru

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Question 655

The Hindu Pioneer started in __________

A. 1827
B. 1831
C. 1834
D. 1838

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Question 656

Gandhi wanted to realise 'truth' through

A. Ahimsa (Non-violence)
B. Dharma (Religion)
C. Karma (Service)
D. Dhyana (Meditation)

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Question 657

The Idea of federation was first proposed in

A. Indian Councils Act of 1892
B. Morley Minto Reforms
C. Montague Chelmsford Reforms
D. Nehru Report of 1928

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Question 658

Who was the author of the book My Experiment with Truth?

A. Aurobindo
B. Tilak
C. Gandhi
D. Vinobha

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Question 659

Which one of the following was not a French settlement in India?

A. Puducherry
B. Mahe
C. Goa
D. Chandannagar

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Question 660

The Golden Jubilee of the Indian National Congress (1885-1935) fell in 1935, which was observed during the session held at

A. Karachi
B. Lucknow
C. Faizpur
D. Nowhere

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Question 661

Who opened the First Round Table Conference?

A. King George V
B. MK Gandhi
C. Lord Irwin
D. Ramsay McDonald

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Question 662

To face the Maratha Army the Rohelas chief entered into a pact with

A. The Nawab of Awadh
B. The French
C. The Portuguese
D. The Sikhs

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Question 663

Gokhale was born in a Marathi Brahmin family at __________

A. Ratnagiri
B. Poona
C. Allahabad
D. Assam

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Question 664

The first Congress and nationalist leader to face repeated imprisonment was

A. Pheroze Shah Mehta
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. BG Tilak

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Question 665

............visited Malabar in 1921, giving a further impetus to the Khilafatmovement.

A. Gandhiji
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Sri Aurobindo

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Question 666

Who started the journal 'New India'?

A. C. W. Leadbeater
B. Annie Besant
C. Ram Mohun Roy
D. Keshub Chandra Sen

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Question 667

Who declared as his ultimate aim the wiping of every tear from every eye?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Gandhiji
C. Bal Gangadhar
D. Sardar Patel

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Question 668

Which town/city in India has got a tower (minar) named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

A. Mumbai
B. Aligarh
C. Calicut
D. Guntur

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Question 669

After reading Thomas Paine's famous book __________Jyotirao was greatly influenced by his ideas

A. The Rights of Man
B. Prince
C. Utopia
D. Advaitha Deepika

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Question 670

__________'s Darsana Mala is written in Sanskrit

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. C. Kesavan
D. Dr. Palpu

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Question 671

On which date was the announcement formally made that India and Pakistan would be made free?

A. May 2, 1947
B. June 3, 1947
C. July 4, 1947
D. August 5, 1957

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Question 672

Sree Narayana Guru was born in

A. Sivagiri
B. Aruvipuram
C. Chempazanthi
D. Kollam

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Question 673

The National Anthem was first sung in year 1911 at the Annual session of the India National Congress held at

A. Pune
B. Mumbai
C. Kolkata
D. Lucknow

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Question 674

The Deccan Riots of 1874-75 in Maharashtra were directed against

A. Big landlords
B. Moneylenders
C. Revenue collectors
D. British opium planters

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Question 675

The landmarks or Dalhousie's administration did not include

A. Indian Railways
B. English as the medium of instruction
C. Public works department
D. Telegraph

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Question 676

The States Reorganization Act was passed by parliament in November..............

A. 1916
B. 1926
C. 1946
D. 1956

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Question 677

Which of the following provision is a part of the Government of India Act of 1919?

A. Transfer of power to the Indians
B. The enlargement of the Viceroy's Executive Council
C. Remodelling of the Central legislature
D. Doing away with the distinction between the regulation and non-regulation provinces

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Question 678

Which day was declared as the 'Direct Action Day' by the Muslim League?

A. 3rd September, 1946
B. 16th August, 1946
C. 16th May, 1946
D. 4th Decembar, 1946

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Question 679

Who was the first Indian Governor General of India?

A. B. R. Ambedkar
B. C. Raja Gopalachari
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

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Question 680

In 1916 Mahatma Gandhi travelled to__________ to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system

A. Dandi
B. Sabarmati
C. Champaran
D. Chauri Chaura

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Question 681

Which of the following books were written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru? I. Discovery of India II. Outline of History III. Glimpses of World History IV. A Study of History

A. I & IV
B. II & IV
C. I & III
D. I, II, III & IV

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Question 682

Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed on 5th March __________

A. 1928
B. 1930
C. 1931
D. 1935

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Question 683

In 1875, Sir Syed founded the Madarsatul Uloom in __________

A. Delhi
B. Aligarh
C. Bengal
D. Agra

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Question 684

The strategy of 'divide and rule' had been actually practised by

A. Lord Curzon
B. Lord Wellesley
C. Lord Minto
D. Lord Dufferin

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Question 685

After 1893, when complete ban was imposed on all commercial activities of the Company. India was left open to exploitation by

A. British officers in India
B. Planters
C. British mercantile industrial capitalist class
D. Zamindars and big landlords

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Question 686

The first Shivaji festival was held at Raigarh in __________

A. 1890
B. 1892
C. 1895
D. 1899

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Question 687

Azad Hind Fauz or the Indian National Army (INA) was founded by

A. Subhash Bose
B. Rash Behari Bose
C. General Mohan Singh
D. Shah Nawaz

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Question 688

When did the Cripps Mission, which had practically repeated the August Offer 1940 visit India?

A. 1941
B. 1942
C. 1943
D. 1944

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Question 689

Who declared that he would talk of religion only when he succeeded in removing poverty and misery from the country, for religion could not appease hunger?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Dadabhai Naoroji

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Question 690

Who wrote the song 'Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindoostan Hamara'?

A. Ashafaqullah Khan
B. Sahir Ludhianvi
C. Mohammad Iqbal
D. Ramprasad Bisrnil

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Question 691

S N D P formed in the year …......

A. 1905
B. 1903
C. 1914
D. none.

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Question 692

Tilak was sentenced and transported to

A. Mandal
B. Mandalay
C. Australia
D. Andaman

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Question 693

Identify the revolutionary among the following who was not active in London?

A. Shyamji Krishna Varma
B. Ashfaqullah
C. Lala Hardayal
D. V D Savarkar

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Question 694

The Simon Commission was boycotted by Indians because

A. It sought to curb civil liberties of the Indians
B. It proposed to partition India
C. It was an all-white commission without Indian representation
D. It proposed measures to contain nationalism

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Question 695

Author of 'Culture ideology Hegemony Intellectual and Social consciousness in Colonial India' is

A. K. N. Ganesh
B. K. N. Panikkar
C. R. C. Majumdar
D. Herman Kulke

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Question 696

The father of extremist movement in India is:

A. Motilal Nehru
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Vallabh Bhai Patel
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 697

The members of the Board of Control must be paid from

A. The Consolidated Fund of England
B. Indian Revenues
C. Funds Voted by Parliament
D. The revenues of Princely States

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Question 698

In which of the following tribal rebellions did two tribal brothers, Kanhu and Sidhu, proclaim the end of the Company's rule in their region, and to supress their rebellion the government had to use military force?

A. Khasi Rebellion in Assam (1855)
B. Naika Tribal Uprising in Gujarat (1868)
C. Munda Rebellion in Ranchi (1899)
D. Santhal Rebellion in Bihar (1855-56)

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Question 699

The last constitutional provision (covering undivided India) passed by the House of Commons was

A. Government of India Act 1935
B. Cabinet Mission Plan
C. Mountabatten (or June 3) Plan
D. Indian Independence Bill

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Question 700

Which of the following events inspired for the formation of the Home Rule Leagues?

A. First World War
B. Just before the First World War
C. After the First World War
D. After the passing of the Act of 1909

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Question 701

Who represented India in The Second Round Table Conference?

A. Aruna Asaf Ali
B. Sucheta Kripalani
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Kalpana Joshi

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Question 702

Bicameral Legislature was first provided to India by the

A. Pitt's India Act
B. Government of India Act of 1935
C. Government of India Act of 1919
D. Council Act of 1861

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Question 703

On the Direct Action Day unprecedented bloodshed took place (as a result of Hindu-Muslim riots) in

A. Dacca
B. Calcutta
C. Delhi
D. Meerut and Karachi

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Question 704

Which of the following statements is not correct? As per the Act of 1935, the Federal Court would have jurisdiction to decide disputes between

A. The Federating Units
B. The Federating Units and the Federal Government
C. The Federal Government and a Federating Units
D. The Secretary of State and the Viceroy's Council

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Question 705

Swami Vivekananda was graduated from __________University

A. Delhi
B. Hyderabad
C. Calcutta
D. Karachi

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Question 706

The Bombay Association, the first political association in Bombay presidency was founded by __________ in 1852

A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Pulinbehari Sarkar
C. Amaresh Chakravarty
D. Prankrishna Parija

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Question 707

Who started the Sharda Sadan in Bombay?

A. Ramabai Saraswati
B. Sarala Devi Chaudhurani
C. Lord Edwin Montague
D. Dorothy Jinarajadasa

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Question 708

The inaugural issue of Bombay Darpan, a Marathi weekly, was published on November 12, 1832 started by a publisher reformer named

A. Jagannath Shankar
B. Vishnu Shastri
C. Bal Shastri
D. Krishna Shastri

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Question 709

Glimpses of world History’ was written by

A. Nehru
B. Gandhiji
C. Thilak
D. Ambedkar

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Question 710

The Communist Party of India was founded in 1921 by

A. Hiren Mukherjee
B. SM Joshi
C. MN Roy
D. RC Dutt

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Question 711

The Aligarh Institute Gazette, an organ of the Scientific Society was started in March . . . . . and succeeded in transforming the minds in the traditional Muslim Society

A. 1766
B. 1866
C. 1869
D. 1870

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Question 712

Which of the following influenced the makers of Indian Constitution?

A. The Constitution of China
B. The Constitution of USSR
C. The Constitution of USA
D. The Constitution of Japan

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Question 713

The National Liberal Federation was founded by

A. S. N. Bannerjee
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. Mrs. Annie Besant

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Question 714

The Indian tricolour was unfurled for the first time by Jawaharlal Nehru

A. At the ramparts of the red ford in 1947
B. On the bank of Ravi at Lahore in 1929
C. When India became a democratic republic in 1950
D. When The Government of India Act was passed in 1935

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Question 715

The Congress ministries gave up office in October 1939 over the issue of

A. constant interference by Governors in day-to-day administration
B. propaganda of the Muslim League against the Congress
C. India having been unwillingly dragged into the Second World War
D. failure of the British to define their war aims

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Question 716

since its inauguration on 26th January.............., the Constitution India hasbeen successfully guiding the path and progress of India.

A. 1905
B. 1915
C. 1930
D. 1950

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Question 717

Who gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad?

A. Chandrashekhar Azad
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Iqbal

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Question 718

The Montague-Chelmsford Reforms of .................... had brought alarge scale discontentment among the people of India.

A. 1909
B. 1911
C. 1916
D. 1919

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Question 719

In the Cabinet Mission Plan, provision was made for the Commissioner's Provinces to represent by __________ members in the Constituent Assembly

A. 14
B. 10
C. 8
D. 4

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Question 720

In 1920 under her leadership the__________, the Ahmedabad textile mill workers union was established

A. Majoor Mahajan
B. Ushabai Dange
C. Parvati Bhore
D. Maniben Kara

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Question 721

Sati was declared a punishable offence in__________

A. 1727
B. 1729
C. 1829
D. 1834

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Question 722

With which of the following was Annie Besant Associated?

A. Ramakrishna Mission
B. Arya Samaj
C. ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
D. Theosophical Society

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Question 723

The system of civil services had been introduced into India by

A. Lord Ripon
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Bentick
D. Lord Hastings

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Question 724

The Sepoy Mutiny broke out on May 10, 1857 at __________

A. Meerut
B. Gwalior
C. Jhansi
D. Agra

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Question 725

Lord Mountbatten had held detailed discussions on the approaching partition of India with

A. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. All of the above

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Question 726

Which of the following according to Mahatma Gandhi, is the strongest force in the world?

A. Non-violence of the brave
B. Non-violence of the weak
C. Non-violence of the coward
D. Non-violence of the down-trodden

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Question 727

Which of the following is correctly matched?

A. Third Battle of Panipat: 1764
B. Regulating Act: 1773
C. Pitt's India Act: 1761
D. Treaty of Allahabad: 1784

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Question 728

Which of the following was established first?

A. Banaras Hindu University
B. University of Bombay
C. Aligarh Muslim University
D. University of Allahabad

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Question 729

The famous revolutionary song 'Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mei hai ' was composed by

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Khudiram Bose
C. Chandrasekhar Azad
D. Ramprasad Bismil

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Question 730

The author of 'A Nation in the Making' was

A. SN Banerjee
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Hume
D. Tilak

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Question 731

Permanent settlement proved harmful mostly to

A. land lords
B. peasants
C. company
D. money lenders

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Question 732

Who was the president of Indin Natioanl Congress during Swadeshi movement ?

A. dadabaha naoroji
B. a o hume
C. m k gandhi
D. b g tilak

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Question 733

The Government of India Act of 1919 made provision for the appointment of a/an __________ for India in the United Kingdom

A. Ambassador
B. Council
C. High Commissioner
D. Indian Member in the parliament of England

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Question 734

The economic liberalisation in India denotes the continuing financial reformswhich began since July 24, ..........................

A. 1961
B. 1971
C. 1981
D. 1991

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Question 735

India struggle for Independence is a book edited by

A. bipan chandra
B. satish chandra
C. sumit sarkar
D. none.

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Question 736

Which of the following reason that compel the Congress leader not to attend the Round Table Conference?

A. The British government was not in favour of M. K. Gandhi's participation in it
B. The British government wanted to give representation to communal organisations
C. The British government did not give any assurance to the effect that the discussions would proceed on the basis of granting Poorna Swaraj
D. Fazl-i-Hussain who was suspected of dislike towards the Muslims with leanings towards the Congress was to guide the British government in the choice of Muslim delegates to the conference

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Question 737

Which of the following songs was so dear to Mahatma Gandhi's heart, that he wrote: 'That one song is enough to sustain me, even if I were to forget the 'Bhagavad Gita'

A. Hare Ram
B. Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
C. Vaishnava Jana To Tene Kahiye
D. Ishwar Allah Tero Nam

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Question 738

Who spoke "At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India awakes to life and freedom"?

A. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Rajagopalachari

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Question 739

When was the All India Women's Conference founded?

A. 1924
B. 1925
C. 1926
D. 1927

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Question 740

The Muslim League demanded creation of Pakistan (Pakistan Resolution) in its session held on March 24, 1940 at

A. Karachi
B. Lahore
C. Islamabad
D. Aligarh

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Question 741

Who was the first Governor General of the new Indian Dominion?

A. Rajendra Prasad
B. Vallabhbhai Patel
C. Rajagopalachari
D. Lord Mountbatten

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Question 742

Which of the following statements is not correct? The materials for the Government of India Act of 1935 were drawn from

A. The Simon Commission Report
B. The Nehru Committee Report
C. The White Paper issued by the British Government
D. Morley-Minto Reforms

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Question 743

In . . . . . Derozio founded with his students the 'Academic Association' which organised debates on various subjects

A. 1824
B. 1825
C. 1828
D. 1834

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Question 744

Who gave the title or "Mahamana" to Madan Mohan Malviya?

A. Dada Bhai Naoroji
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Rabindra Nath Tagore
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 745

Sindhia's troops were defeated by General Wellesley at

A. Bessein
B. Assaye
C. Tanjore
D. Poona

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Question 746

Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as__________

A. Narendra Nath Datta
B. Vishwanath Datta
C. Upendranath Datta
D. Vasava Datta

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Question 747

Who was the French Governor of Pondicherry who tried to make the French Company as a powerful company?

A. Thomas Arthur, Comte de Lally
B. Godeheu
C. La Bourdonnais
D. Joseph Francois Dupleix

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Question 748

The two states which had non Congress Ministries in 1937 were

A. Bengal and Punjab
B. Punjab and NWFP
C. Madras and Central Provinces
D. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

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Question 749

The Editor of 'Young India' and 'Harijan' was

A. Nehru
B. Ambedkar
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Subhash Chandra bose

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Question 750

Who regarded the villages as the centre of Indian economic organization?

A. Gandhiji
B. Vivekananda
C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
D. Thilak

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Question 751

Who was the Viceroy of India during Swadeshi Movement ?

A. lord curzon
B. lord irwin
C. lord willingdon
D. lord lansdowne

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Question 752

When was first telegraph line started in India?

A. 1851
B. 1875
C. 1884
D. 1900

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Question 753

Name the important work of V.D. Savarkar

A. Princess
B. Politics
C. Freedom struggle
D. Hindutva1

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Question 754

Permanent Revenue settlement of Bengal was introduced by:

A. Clive
B. Hastings
C. Wellesley
D. Cornwallis

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Question 755

On what charge was Khudiram Bose, a boy of 18, sentenced to death on April 30, 1908?

A. for being an active member of the Anushilan Samiti, the first revolutionary organisation in Bengal
B. for participating in the Alipur Conspiracy
C. for murdering one Kennedy in Muzaffarpur
D. for attempting to murder Kingsfords, the Chief Presidency Magistrate at Muzaffarpur, who had ordered severe flogging to some young men for minor offences.

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Question 756

In 1913 ,Annie Besant founded Central Hindu College High School at …........

A. banaras
B. allhabad
C. delhi
D. kolkata

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Question 757

Who played an important role in bringing all the states in the independent India into the country's unity?

A. Sardar Patel
B. Hume
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

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Question 758

Which of the following periods is considered as the revolutionary era in Indian history?

A. 1857-60
B. 1857-1947
C. 1857-90
D. 1845-1947

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Question 759

Motilal presided over the Congress Session of 1919 held at

A. Lahore
B. Amritsar
C. Calcutta
D. Bombay

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Question 760

Who among the following introduced Ryotwari system in madras?

A. Lord Hastings
B. Lord Wellesley
C. Sir Thomas Munro
D. Lord Cannemara

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Question 761

The second session of the congress met in Calcutta on December 1886, under the president ship of __________

A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Kadambini Ganguli
C. Pherozeshah Mehta
D. D.Ewacha

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Question 762

October 17, ................was observed as Khilafat Day, when the Hindus alongwith Muslims in fasting observed hartal on that day.

A. 1908
B. 1909
C. 1916
D. 1919

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Question 763

The Mountbatten plan did not envisage the inclusion of the __________ province in the Indian dominion

A. Bihar
B. Sind
C. Madras
D. Bombay

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Question 764

Who considered Jinnah as an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity?

A. Gandhiji
B. Thilak
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Vivekananda

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Question 765

PIassey is located near

A. Murshidabad in West Bengal
B. Rajashahi in Bangladesh
C. Calcutta
D. Monghyr in Bihar

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Question 766

Narain Malhar Joshi founded

A. the Social Service League in Bombay in 1911
B. All India Trade Union Congress 1920
C. Both A and B above
D. The Deccan Education Society 1884

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Question 767

Muslim League was founded in the year

A. 1900
B. 1905
C. 1906
D. 1902

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Question 768

Calcutta medical college in__________

A. 1735
B. 1745
C. 1832
D. 1835

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Question 769

The All India Muslim league was founded by

A. Maulana Ahmed Ali
B. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
C. Agha Khan
D. Hakim Ajmal Khan

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Question 770

The Singh Sabha intended to restore Sikhism to its past purity by publishing historical religious books, magazines and journals, to propagate knowledge using Punjabi, to return Sikh apostates to their original faith, and to involve highly placed __________in the educational programme of the Sikhs

A. Portuguese
B. Frenchmen
C. Dutch
D. Englishmen

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Question 771

In which year was the All India Muslim League founded?

A. 1903
B. 1906
C. 1909
D. 1912

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Question 772

The Swaraj Party was organised by

A. Lala Lajapat Rai and Feroze Shah Mehta
B. Sarojini Naidu and Annie Besant
C. CR Das and Motilal Nehru
D. C Rajagopalachari and CY Chintamani

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Question 773

Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British in state of

A. Travancore
B. Baroda
C. Hyderaba
D. D Mysore

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Question 774

According to __________ the Mutiny was a popular rebellion

A. V D Sarkar
B. V ASmith
C. L Mukherjee
D. Chabbra

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Question 775

The problem that exercised and evoked the reformists in the 19th century to the greatest extent related to

A. Education
B. Caste restrictions
C. Religious revivalism
D. Women's issues

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Question 776

The Young Bengal group published the __________(Quest for Knowledge) for propagating their views

A. Jnananvesan
B. Parthenon
C. Hesperus
D. Enquirer

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Question 777

The Portuguese built their first fort on India soil in the territory of the Raja of

A. Calicut
B. Cochin
C. Daman
D. Bijapur

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Question 778

The first Defence Minister of India was

A. K. M. Cariappa
B. Gopalaswami Aiyangar
C. Baldev Singh
D. Sardar Patel

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Question 779

From 1885 to 1905 (the moderate phase of the INC) the object before the INC was

A. wider employment of Indians in higher public services
B. establishment of representative institutions
C. self-government to India
D. Only A and B above

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Question 780

The Muslim League withdrew its acceptance of the Cabinet Mission Plan and decided to resort to Direct Action Day on

A. August 16, 1946
B. September 2, 1946
C. October 15, 1946
D. July 29, 1946

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Question 781

Of the following who transferred the capital from Murshidabad to Monghyr?

A. Mir Kasim
B. Mir Jaffar
C. Siraj-ud-Daulah
D. Mir Mudan

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Question 782

Who among the following visited Gandhiji in South Africa?

A. B. G. Tilak
B. Vallabhbhai Patel
C. G. K. Gokhale
D. J. L. Nehru

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Question 783

Where did the revolutionaries have their deliberations, which led to the formation of the Hindustan Republican Association?

A. Calcutta
B. Kanpur
C. Madras
D. Allahabad

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Question 784

The Battle of Wandiwash was fought between

A. The Nizam of Hyderabad and the French
B. The English and the French
C. The English and Hyder Ali
D. The Nawab of Carnatic and the English

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Question 785

Who represented Indian women in The Second Round Table Conference?

A. Aruna Asaf Ali
B. Sucheta Kripalani
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Kalpana Joshi

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Question 786

The communal electorate was introduced for the first time in India in

A. 1919
B. 1935
C. 1906
D. 1909

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Question 787

Who was the first woman President of Congress?

A. Mrs. Annie Besant
B. Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
C. Mrs. Nelline Sengupta
D. Aruna Asaf Ali

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Question 788

Which of the following statements is not correct? Provision was made In the Act of 1935 for

A. The Central Subjects
B. Provincial Subjects
C. Concurrent Lists
D. A List of Subjects for Princely States

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Question 789

India Struggle for Independence is a book edited by

A. bipan chandra
B. satis chandra
C. sumit sarkar
D. none

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Question 790

Subhash Bose selected the best soldiers from the three existing brigades (named after Gandhi, Azad and Nehru) and organised a new brigade which the soldiers themselves called

A. Himalayan Brigade
B. Swatantra Bharat Brigade
C. Bhagat Singh Brigade
D. Subhash Brigade

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Question 791

A day of deliverance and thanks giving' was celebrated in 1939 by

A. Congress Party
B. Muslim League
C. Forward Bloc
D. Communist Party

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Question 792

India attained 'Dominion status' on

A. 15th January, 1947
B. 15th August, 1947
C. 15th August, 1950
D. 15th October, 1947

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Question 793

Writing Social History is the book of __________

A. Ania Loomba
B. Sumit Sarkar
C. Cohn Bernard
D. Ranajith Guha

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Question 794

The first vernacular paper, Samachar Darpan, was published during the tenure of

A. Lord Hastings
B. Lord Minto
C. Lord metcalfe
D. Lord Macaulay

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Question 795

"Sir Saiyad was a prophet of education" who said this?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Sree Narayana Guru
C. Chattambi Swamikal
D. Tilak

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Question 796

Who did Mahatma Gandhi recognise as his political Guru?

A. Pheroze Shah Mehta
B. B. G. Tilak
C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
D. Dadabhai Naoroji

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Question 797

Who was the first leader to preside over the INC?

A. Ananda Charlu
B. S Subramanya Iyer
C. WC Banerji
D. Surendranath Bannerjee

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Question 798

Of the following who was a poet and political thinker?

A. Gandhi
B. Jinnah
C. Mohammed Iqbal
D. Patel

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Question 799

Which was the earliest settlement of the Dutch in India?

A. Masulipatnam
B. Pulicat
C. Surat
D. Ahmedabad

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Question 800

The vision of Homi. ..................also led to advanced research in nuclear energy and other fundamental areas through the creation of the Tata Institute ofFundamental Research which is now known as the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC).

A. J. Bhabha
B. Vajpayee
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Sardar Patel

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Question 801

The enquiry Committee on Jallianwaia Bagh incident was headed by

A. Dyer
B. Irwin
C. Hunter
D. Simon

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Question 802

The prime objective of ................was to enhance foreign investment andprovide an internationally competitive and hassle free environment for exports.

A. SEZ
B. Land Grabbing
C. Liberalization
D. Privatization

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Question 803

Who among the following from the first cabinet of indepenent India was responsible of mass religious conversion?

A. Dr. S. P. Mukherjee
B. Dr. John Mathai
C. Sardar Baldeve Singh
D. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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Question 804

To whom is the statement "Cowardice and ahimsa do not go together any more than water and fire" attributed?

A. Acharya Narendra Dev
B. M K Gandhi
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Jayaprakash Narayan

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Question 805

The first Famine Commission was constituted under

A. Sir Richard Strachey
B. Sir John Strachey
C. Roberts
D. Chamberlain

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Question 806

The Government of India Act of 1935 had divided India into __________ provinces

A. 5
B. 8
C. 11
D. 14

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Question 807

The first to come and last to leave India were

A. The Portuguese
B. The French
C. The English
D. The Dutch

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Question 808

The Constitution of ...................provides for a mixture of federalismandUnitarianism, and flexibility and with rigidity.

A. Afghanistan
B. America
C. Pakistan
D. India

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Question 809

Who designed the national flag of Independent India?

A. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Mahatma Ghandhi
D. Pingali Venkaiya

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Question 810

Nanu met Kunjan Pillai, who later came to be known as Chattampi Swamikal. Kunjan Pillai, who discovered and appreciated Nanu's philosophical genius and passion for Yoga, introduced him to__________, a 'Hatha yogi'

A. Madan Asan
B. Thycattu Ayyaavu
C. Krishnan Vaidyan
D. Kumaran Asan

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Question 811

Which of the following personality is related with the "Deepavali Declaration"?

A. Lord Irwin in 1929
B. Lord Linlithgow in 1940
C. Gandhiji in 1930
D. Subhas Chandra Bose in 1941

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Question 812

Dayantha Saraswathy founded …........

A. arya samaj
B. prarthana samaj
C. aligarh movement
D. brahma samaj.

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Question 813

Who was the founder of Banaras Hindu University?

A. Sukumar Dutt
B. Madan Mohan Malviya
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Motilal Nehru

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Question 814

The first definite and forceful expression of the concept of a separate homeland for the Muslims came from (or the Catcher of the idea of Pakistan was)

A. Sir Mohammad Iqbal
B. Rahmat Ali
C. M A Jinnah
D. Liaqat Ali

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Question 815

Whom would you associate with the Censorship of the Press Act 1794?

A. Charles Metcalfe
B. Andrew Frazer
C. Lord Wellesly
D. Lord Auckland

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Question 816

Amar Shonar Bangla' the national anthem of Bangladesh was composed by whom?

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Surendranath Banerjee
D. Anand Mohan Bose

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Question 817

Who among the following reformer associated with the passing of the Widow Remarriage Act?

A. Swami Vivekananda
B. Raja Rammohan Roy
C. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
D. Ramakrishna Paramahansa

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Question 818

The Constituent Assembly was formed on the recommendations of the

A. Government of India Act, 1935
B. Cabinet Mission Plan
C. Cripps' Mission
D. Mountbatten Plan

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Question 819

Who composed the song "Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindostan Hamara"?

A. Mohammed Iqbal
B. Josh Malihabadi
C. Bhagat Singh
D. Chandra Shekhar Azad

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Question 820

Who wrote 'vande mataram”

A. rabindra nath tagore
B. bankim chandra chatterjee
C. muhammad iqbal
D. b g tilak

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Question 821

Who instituted Scientific Society in 1863 to create a scientific temperament among the Muslims and to make the Western knowledge available to Indians in their own language?

A. Mohammad Iqbal
B. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
C. Karim Ali
D. Inayat Ali

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Question 822

The Prime causes of the 1857 mutiny did not include

A. The new system of education
B. The Widow Remarriage Act
C. The despatch of Indian Sepoys to Afghanistan
D. Laws forbidding intermarriages between Indians and the British

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Question 823

Who founded Brahma Samaj?

A. mohan roy
B. benkin chandra chatterji
C. tagore
D. none .

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Question 824

The Muslim League advocated a separate Muslim State

A. At its birth in 1906
B. During the Khilafat Movement
C. In 1930, when it opposed the Civil Disobedience Movement
D. At the Lahore Session of 1940

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Question 825

My strongest bulwark is gone lamented Mahatma Gandhi on the death of

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Pheroze Shah Mehta
D. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Question 826

The President of the Congress Sessions of 1898 and 1902 was

A. Hume
B. Tilak
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. S. N. Banerjee

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Question 827

Who was the founder of the Servants of India Society?

A. G K Gokhale
B. MG Ranade
C. B G Tilak
D. Bipin Chandra Pal

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Question 828

Lahore was Ranjeet Singh's political capital. Which city was called his religious capital?

A. Amritsar
B. Anandpur Sahib
C. Gujranwala
D. Peshawar

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Question 829

Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Started an Urdu Weekly, The Al-Hilal in 1912 but on its being banned by the Government he founded Al-Balagh in

A. 1913
B. 1914
C. 1915
D. 1916

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Question 830

High courts were established in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in

A. 1935
B. 1919
C. 1862
D. 1861

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Question 831

The main object of Khilafat Movement was to force the ..............Governmentto change its attitude towards Turkey and to restore the Sultan.

A. British
B. Austrian
C. American
D. Serbian

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Question 832

I. Nasir Jang II. Muzaffar Jang III. Anwaruddin IV. Chanda Sahib Which of the above ruler(s) is/are associated with the French during the course of the Carnatic wars?

A. I & II
B. III & IV
C. II & III
D. II & IV

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Question 833

Who among the following was impeached in the UK for his actions in India?

A. Lord Wavell
B. Lord Ripon
C. Lord Hastings
D. Lord Cornwallis

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Question 834

When Ramakrishna Mission was founded?

A. 1795
B. 1797
C. 1894
D. 1897

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Question 835

When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, who said, "None will believe that a man like this in body and soul ever walked on this earth."?

A. Bertrand Russell
B. Leo Tolstoy
C. Albert Einstein
D. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

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Question 836

With which conspriracy case Aurobindo Ghosh's name is conected?

A. Kakori Conspiracy Case
B. Lahore Conspiracy Case
C. Meerut Conspiracy Case
D. Alipore Conspiracy Case

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Question 837

The English established their first factory in Bengal in 1651 at __________

A. Hugli
B. Kassimbazar
C. Patna
D. Calcutta

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Question 838

Which of the following event compel the Rabindranath Tagore to renounce his knighthood?

A. To protest against the Jallianwalla Bagh incident
B. To protest against lathi charge on Lala Lajpat Rai that caused his death
C. To express solidarity with the leaders of Non-Cooperation Movement
D. To express solidarity with the protestors against the arrival of Simon Commission

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Question 839

Pitts India Act of 1784 was a/an

A. White Paper
B. Regulating Act
C. Ordinance
D. Resolution

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Question 840

Radical Democratic party was organised by

A. Lohia
B. M.N.Roy
C. Jayaprakash Narayanan
D. Thilak

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Question 841

The __________ were the first Europeans to start a Joint stock company trade with India?

A. French
B. Portuguese
C. Danish
D. Dutch

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Question 842

A new phase began in the Guru's life in 1904. He decided to give up his wandering life and settle down in a place to continue his Sadhana (spiritual practice). He chose__________, twenty miles north of Thiruvananthapuram

A. Karunagapally
B. Sivagiri
C. Kayamkulam
D. Kannur

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Question 843

Brahmavidya Panchakam is a Sanskrit work of __________

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. K. Madhvan Nair
D. Dr. Palpu

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Question 844

The Portuguese Governor who abolished Sati in Goa was

A. Albuquerque
B. Cabral
C. Almeida
D. De Braganza

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Question 845

When was the First Round Table Conference held?

A. 1933
B. 1931
C. 1930
D. 1903

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Question 846

A 19th century social reformer who is regarded as the bridge between the past and the future is

A. Keshab Chandra Sen
B. Devendra Nath Tagore
C. Ishwar chandra
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question 847

Who was the founder-editor of the famous newspaper 'Kesari' during the National Struggle?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Lokmanya Tilak
D. Muhannad Iqbal

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Question 848

Which scripture was called his 'mother' by Gandhiji?

A. Ramayana
B. The New Testament
C. Bhagwat Gita
D. The Holy Quran

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Question 849

Jyotirao Phule was born in Satara district of __________ in 1827

A. Maharastra
B. Madras
C. Gujarat
D. Malabar

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Question 850

Who abolished dyrachy system?

A. warren hastings
B. lord curzon
C. cornwallis
D. minto.

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Question 851

Who had paned the Vernacular Press Act into law?

A. Lord Mayo
B. Lord Hardinge
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Lord Lytton

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Question 852

AI Hilal' was a newspaper launched for propagating nationalism by

A. Syed Ahmed Khan
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Abul Kalam Azad
D. DE Wacha

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Question 853

Who is regarded as the pragmatic social reformer?

A. Nehru
B. Thilak
C. Sree Narayana Guru
D. Mahathma Gandhi

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Question 854

The immediate cause of split in the INC at its Surat Session was

A. election of the President of the INC
B. expulsion of Tilak from the INC
C. demand of Swaraj as the goal of the INC
D. resolutions on Swaraj, Swadeshi, Boycott and National Education

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Question 855

Who had set up the Anti-Untouchability League for the eradication of the evil of untouchability?

A. Jagjivan Ram
B. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
C. Acharya Kripalani
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 856

The author of the "The Peri plus of the Erythraean Sea" was a

A. Historian
B. Poet
C. Sailor
D. Musician

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Question 857

Name the Irish lady who was elected first women president of Indian nationalCongress ?

A. nivedita
B. mira benh
C. annie besant
D. sarojini naidu

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Question 858

Muslim League was established in December

A. 1906
B. 1905
C. 1925
D. 1926

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Question 859

Which of the following ruler was the first Indian native ruler to accept the system of Subsidiary Alliance?

A. Scindia of Gwalior
B. Nizam of Hyderabad
C. Dalip Singh of Punjab
D. Gaikwad of Baroda

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Question 860

When was the Bengal Province partioned ?

A. 1905
B. 1906
C. 1911
D. 1909

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Question 861

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October..............

A. 1869
B. 1859
C. 1889
D. 1900

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Question 862

Indian handicrafts rapidly declined due to

A. lack of patronage
B. growing craze for imported goods
C. stiff competition from the machine-made goods of England
D. All the above

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Question 863

Who was the founder of Swatantra Party?

A. B. G. Tilak
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
D. C. Rajagopalachari

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Question 864

Who founded the Ramakrishna Mission?

A. Derozio
B. Satkari Datta
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Sri Ramakrishna Parama Hamsar

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Question 865

When was Indian Councils Act announced ?

A. 1905
B. 1906
C. 1909
D. 1911

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Question 866

Which of the following pair is incorrect?

A. Comrade - Mohammed Ali
B. Indian Sociologist - Lala Har Dayal
C. Young India - Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Common Weal - Annie Besant

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Question 867

The Ghadar Party took the name Ghadar from

A. the Revolt of 1857
B. its objective to wage another revolt
C. a weekly paper Ghadar published in commemoration of the Revolt of 1857
D. All the above

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Question 868

Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is on the UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritages?

A. Ellora Caves
B. Kashi Viswanath Temple
C. Qutab Minar
D. Manas Wildlife - Sancturary

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Question 869

The Ghadar Party was founded (November 1913) at San Francisco USA by

A. Madam Bhikaji Cama
B. Lala Har Dayal
C. Shyamji Krishana Verma
D. Both A and B above

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Question 870

Who among the following started Bengali weekly newspaper 'Sambad Kaumudi' in year 1821?

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Aurobindo Ghosh
C. Ramkrishna Paramhans
D. Debendranath Tagore

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Question 871

Who was the founder of Gadar party?

A. lala hardayal
B. sohan singh bhakkna
C. taraknath das
D. all of the above.

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Question 872

The Round table conference at London met for the discussion of

A. Provision of provincial autonomy
B. A future administration of India
C. Gandhi's demands for calling off Civil Disobedience Movement
D. Congress claim to be the sole representative of Indians

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Question 873

Which of the following was not one of the cardinal principles of Mahatma Gandhi doctrine of Satyagraha?

A. Truthfulness
B. Non-Violence
C. Fearlessness
D. Abstinence

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Question 874

All are of one Self-fraternity such being the dictum to avow, in such a light how can we take life and devoid of least pity go on to eat. Who said this?

A. Tilak
B. Chattambi Swamikal
C. Rajaram Mohan Roy
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 875

Who said: "Let the pilgrims congregate at the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. It should be Dhanu 16-17 in Malayalam calendar. Let the pilgrims observe 10 days self-purification according to Sri Buddha's principles of five purities - body, food, mind, word, and deed called as Pancha Dharma"

A. S. Sankunni
B. P. V. Raghavan
C. M. S. Raghavan
D. Sree Narayana Guru

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Question 876

The Battle of Buxar was fought between the combined armies (of the Nawab of Awadh, the Mughal Emperor and Mir Qasim) and the

A. French
B. Dutch
C. Portuguese
D. English

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Question 877

M. A. Jinnah, in his early political life

A. Supported two nation theory
B. Initiated Hindu-Muslim unity
C. Imagined Pakistan as an independent State
D. Was a communalist

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Question 878

The English established their first factory in India at

A. Bombay
B. Surat
C. Sutanati
D. Madras

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Question 879

The first national leader to decry the salt tax in the Indian legislature was

A. G. K. Gokhale
B. M. K. Gandhi
C. J. L. Nehru
D. Netaji S C Bose

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Question 880

To campaign for Home Rule, Mrs Annie Besant published the newspaper (s)

A. New India and Commonweal
B. Young India and Home Rule News
C. Mahratta and Kesari
D. Home Rule Courier

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Question 881

The Hindu of Madras started in 1868 as a weekly, became a Daily in

A. 1889
B. 1899
C. 1890
D. 1855

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Question 882

The Objective of Non-alignment of India's foreign policy means

A. To stand in isolation from world affairs
B. To judge every international issue on its own merit
C. To interfere in the internal matters of a country
D. Not to help any country

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Question 883

Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British state of

A. travancore
B. baroda
C. hyderabad
D. mysore

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Question 884

When was the Gandhi Irwin Pact made?

A. 1935
B. 1931
C. 1929
D. 1932

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Question 885

The socialist stalwart ...................openly led a mass movement against hercalling her corrupt and autocratic.

A. Jaya Prakash Narayan
B. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
C. EMS
D. AKG

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Question 886

Jawaharlal Nehru had helped to start the newspaper

A. Pioneer
B. National Herald
C. Kesari
D. Patriot

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Question 887

Which year did Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Anandmath?

A. 1858
B. 1892
C. 1882
D. None of these

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Question 888

Who persuaded the ratings of the RIN (Royal India Navy) to surrender on the 23rd February 1946?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulanav Abdul Kalam Azad
C. Vallabh Bhai Patel and M. A. Jinnah
D. Morarji desai and J. B. Kripalani

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Question 889

The system of communal electorate in India was first introduced by :

A. Indian Council Act of 1892
B. Minto-Morley reforms of 1909
C. Montagu-Chelmsford reforms of 1919
D. Government of India of 1935

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Question 890

Who among the following leader made the famous 'Objectives Resolution', in the Constituent Assembly?

A. Vallabhbhai Patel
B. C. Rajagopalachari
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Dr. John Mathai

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Question 891

During the First World War, ................joined the central powersagainstBritain.

A. America
B. Britain
C. France
D. Turkey

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Question 892

Under whose leadership was the Chittagong Armoury Raid organised?

A. Sukhdev
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Surya Sen
D. Rajguru

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Question 893

The Act of 1833 concentrated the legislative powers in the hands of

A. Parliament
B. Governor-General in Council
C. Board of Control
D. Crown

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Question 894

__________ was primarily responsible for making India a secular State

A. Gandhi
B. Patel
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Gokhale

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Question 895

As per the Cabinet Mission Plan, the power would be first transferred to __________

A. The Indian National Congress
B. The Interim Government
C. The Viceroy
D. The Princes of the States

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Question 896

The Hindu College was started in 1817 at

A. Calcutta
B. Bombay
C. Madras
D. Pondicherry

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Question 897

Who was the other Congress leader who joined with Motilal Nehru to start the Swaraj Party in 1923?

A. B. G. Tilak
B. Chittaranjan Das
C. M. K. Gandhi
D. G. K. Gokhale

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Question 898

In the ................... Lok Sabha polls, Indira Gandhi returned to power andremainedin power till her assassination in 1984.

A. 1908
B. 1940
C. 1970
D. 1980

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Question 899

The All India Muslim League was founded in 1906 primarily to promote among Indian Muslims

A. mutual unity and goodwill
B. political consciousness
C. feeling of loyalty to the British Government
D. hatred for the Congress

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Question 900

Who led the armed raid on the government armoury at Chittagong in 1930?

A. Chandra Shekhar Azad
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Surya Sen
D. Sukhdev

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Question 901

Motilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the founder members of the

A. Communist Party of India
B. Forward Block
C. Socialist-Swarajist Party
D. Swarajya Party

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Question 902

Who said the following of the Indian National Congress ;A safety valve for the escapeof great and growing forces generated by our own actions was urgently needed ?

A. a o hume
B. m a jinnah
C. bal ganghadhar tilak
D. bipin chandra pal

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Question 903

Who had founded the Deccan Educational Society?

A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. CR Das
C. Swami Vivekananda
D. Mahadeva Govind Ranade

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Question 904

The socialist group in the INC during, the 1930s had been led by

A. Bipin Chandra Pal
B. Rajendra Prasad
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Subhas Chandra Bose

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Question 905

In................., Nehru directed the CSIR to prepare National Register ofScientific and Technical personnel.

A. 1908
B. 1938
C. 1948
D. 1958

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Question 906

The death of millions of Indian in frequent famines which visited India during the 19th century, were mainly due to

A. overall shortage of food and its improper distribution
B. commercialisation of agriculture
C. poor purchasing power of the people due to their extreme poverty and rise in prices
D. unremunerative agriculture and fall in agricultural production

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Question 907

From which of the following Upanishads the words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed in Devanagari Script below the abacus of the state Emblem are?

A. Prashna
B. Yajurveda
C. Mundaka
D. Ishavasya

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Question 908

Who was the Nawab when Dalhousie annexed Awadh in 1854?

A. Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah
B. Wajid Ali Shah
C. Sirajud daulla
D. Alivardi Khan

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Question 909

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was equated with

A. Mazzini
B. Cavour
C. Garibaldi
D. Bismarck

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Question 910

Who established the Indian Civil Liberties Union in 1936?

A. Subhash Chandra Bose
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Rajendra Prasad

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Question 911

Who had succeeded Mir Jafar to the throne?

A. Haider Ali
B. Chandra Sahib
C. Tipu Sultan
D. Mir Kasim

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Question 912

As per the Act of 1919, the Council of India would consist of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of __________ members

A. 15
B. 12
C. 10
D. 20

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Question 913

The main exponent of the theory of Drain of Wealth was

A. RC Dutt
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. DR Gadoil
D. Karl Mane

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Question 914

Which of the following literary personalities made the greatest contribution in arousing patriotism in the 19th century?

A. Dinbandhu Mitra's exposure of Indigo planters in Nil Darpana
B. Bankim Chandra with his historical novels culminating with Ananda Math (1882)
C. Vishnu Krishna Chiplunkar's Journal Nibandhamaka (1874-81)
D. Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850-85) through his plays, poems and journals advocating use of Swadeshi articles and use of Hindi in courts

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Question 915

Who setup Swadesh Bandhab Samiti to propagate the Swadeshi Movement ?

A. surendra nath banerjee
B. rabindra nath tagore
C. g k gokhale
D. ashwini kumar dutt

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Question 916

The Alipore conspiracy case was launched against the revolutionary activities of

A. Anusilan Samiti
B. Abhinava Bharat
C. Abhinava Bharat Society
D. Ghadar Party of India

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Question 917

Who was the first to raise the slogan 'Inquilab zindabad'?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. M Kelappan
C. Veer Savarkar
D. Shankaran Nair

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Question 918

What is Gandhi's definition of Rama Raj?

A. The rule as it was during the time of Rama
B. Sovereignty of the people based on pure moral authority
C. The greatest good of all
D. The absolute powerconcentrated in the hands ofa king

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Question 919

..................... succeeded her as the Prime Minister and led the JanataParty government till 1980.

A. Morarji Desai
B. Lalu Prasad Yadav,
C. Mulayam Singh Yadav
D. , Sharad Yadav

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Question 920

Who among the following had been a high court judge, an economist, a social reformer, among the founders or the INC, besides being regarded by A O Hume as his political guru?

A. Surendranath Banerjee
B. Pheroze Shah Mehta
C. Mahadev Gobind Ranade
D. Dadabhai Naoroji

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Question 921

Which of the following statement is related with the provision of the Charter Act of 1833?

A. Allowed the Company's monopoly of tea trade and trade with China
B. Put an end to the Company's tea trade and trade with China
C. Has not interfered with Company's tea trade and trade with China
D. Allowed the Company's monopoly of tea trade and trade with China for ten years

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Question 922

The Hindustan Republican Association, subsequently styled as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) was founded in 1924 by

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Chandra Shekhar Azad
C. Jogesh Chandra Chatterji
D. Sachindra Sanyal

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Question 923

Narayana Guru was born on August 22, 1856, in the village of __________ near Thiruvananthapuram

A. Chempazhanthi
B. Karunagapally
C. Kayamkulam
D. Kannur

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Question 924

"Go back to Vedas" This call is given by

A. Ramakrishna Paramhansa
B. Vivekananda
C. Jyotiba Phule
D. Dayanand Saraswati

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Question 925

The young Nanu had a keen mind and was sent to a famous scholar, __________ Asan at Karunagapally, a village fifty miles away from his home, at the age of 21

A. Madan Asan
B. Kummampilli Raman Pillai
C. Krishnan Vaidyan
D. Kumaran Asan

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Question 926

__________ is remembered as the 'Grand old man of India'

A. Ranade
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Pulinbehari Sarkar
D. Amaresh Chakravarty

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Question 927

Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was called as 'Mahatma' by

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. Rabindra Nath Tagore

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Question 928

The first President of the Ghadar Party - founded in 1913 in USA was

A. Lata Hardayal
B. Sohan Singh Bhakna
C. Bhai Parmanand
D. Sardar Ajit Singh

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Question 929

Which of the following Act(s) was/were passed in 1856?

A. The Religious Disabilities Act
B. The Hindu Widow Remarriage Act
C. Both the above
D. None of the above

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Question 930

For the annexation of which Indian Kingdom, the "Doctrine of Lapse" was not followed?

A. Satara
B. Nagpur
C. Jhansi
D. Punjab

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Question 931

In 1848, an incident took place in his life that later sparked off the dalit-revolution in the Indian society. Jyotirao was invited to attend a wedding of one of his __________friends

A. Brahmin
B. Christian
C. Pulaya
D. Nayar

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Question 932

Aurobindo was arrested in connection with

A. Alipore Bomb case
B. Kolhapur Bomb Case
C. Lahore Conspiracy Case
D. Kakori

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Question 933

Which of the following extremist leader murdered Kennedy on april 30,1908 ?

A. subramaniyam bharati
B. khudirium bose and prafulla chaki
C. hema chandra kanungo
D. sachindranath sanyal

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Question 934

A letter to the Mughal emperor Jahangir from King James I had been presented by

A. Lord Clive
B. Sir Thomas Roe
C. Lord Curzon
D. Captain Hawkins

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Question 935

The most Important cause for the outbreak of the Ghadar revolution was the

A. Commencement of World War I
B. Hanging of Kartar Singh Sarabha
C. Komagata Maru Incident
D. Arrest of Lala Hardayal

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Question 936

In 1908, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was imprisoned for six years and sent to

A. Mandalay
B. Delhi
C. Singapore
D. Andaman and Nicobar Island

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Question 937

The 19th Century reawakening in India was confined to the

A. Priestly class
B. Upper middle class
C. Rich peasantry
D. Urban Landlords

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Question 938

Which of the following was not contained in the Cripps Offer?

A. Dominion Status to India
B. Constituent Assembly
C. Control of Defence of India by the Indian National Government
D. Right to take part in highest Counsels

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Question 939

When was the Indian association formed ?

A. 1876
B. 1885
C. 1886
D. 1893

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Question 940

India came under direct colony of British in

A. 1857
B. 1858
C. 1869
D. 1860

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Question 941

Pitt's India Bill was introduced by __________ in 1784

A. Prime Minister Pitt
B. Governor-General of India
C. Senior Merchants
D. East India Company

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Question 942

Shudhi movement was started by

A. . swami shraddhanand
B. swami dayanand
C. sree narayana guru
D. R G Ranade

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Question 943

In....................., the country experienced a balance of payments dilemmafollowing the Gulf War and the downfall of the erstwhile Soviet Union.

A. 1951
B. 1961
C. 1971
D. 1991

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Question 944

Cripps Mission came to India

A. 1946
B. 1945
C. 1942
D. 1940

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Question 945

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had proclaimed the formation of the Provisional Government of Independent India (Azad Hind) in

A. Vienna
B. Rangoon
C. Tokyo
D. Singapore

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Question 946

Who among the following was the founder of the Dravida Kazhagam ?

A. Periyar E.V Ramaswamy Naicker
B. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
C. C. Rajagopalachari
D. Mahatma Gandhi

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Question 947

Who gave the concept of Total Revolution?

A. Jayaprakash Narayan
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Karl Marx
D. Lenin

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Question 948

In the Carnatic, the English supported the claims of

A. Anwaruddin
B. Chanda Sahib
C. Nasir Jang
D. Muzaffar Jang

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Question 949

Narayana Guru's later literary and philosophical masterpiece Atmopadesa Satakam was written in__________

A. Tamil
B. Malayalam
C. Sanskrit
D. Hindi

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Question 950

Azad Muslim conference’ was formed in

A. 1939
B. 1940
C. 1941
D. 1947

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Question 951

Which of the following libraries has the largest collection of manuscripts of historical value?

A. Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library
B. Tanjavur Maharaja Serfoji Saraswati Mahal Library
C. Asiatic Society Library
D. Rampur Raza Library

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Question 952

According to Dadabhai Naoroji 'Swaraj' means

A. Complete independence
B. Self government
C. Economic independence
D. Political independence

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Question 953

The tenure of the Lok Sabha is ........................ years.

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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Question 954

Who was the author of 'Esoteric Christianity'?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. J. Krishnamurti
C. Sarala Devi Chaudhurani
D. Annie Besant

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Question 955

Assertion (A): Provincial autonomy was introduced in the Government of India Act, 1935. Reason (R): The Act itself made a clear-cut division of powers between the Centre and the Provinces

A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

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Question 956

Who amidst the following great music composers was the ruler of a State?

A. Tyagaraja
B. Shyama Shastri
C. Muthu Swami Diskshitar
D. Swati Thirunal

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Question 957

Which part of India witnessed the revolt of 1857?

A. north india
B. south india
C. eastern india
D. north east

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Question 958

Who said "The Simmon Commission Report should be thrown on a heap of rubbish"?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Shivaswami Iyer
C. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 959

August Offer' was issued on __________ 1940

A. 08 August.
B. 15 August.
C. 20 August.
D. 30 August.

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Question 960

Shuja-ud-Daulah was the Nawab of

A. Rampur
B. Arcot
C. Awadh
D. Surat

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Question 961

Who was the National leader who wrote History of India on the walls of the Andaman Cellular Jail?

A. Nandalal Bose
B. Ambedkar
C. Vir Savarkar
D. Jyotiba Phule

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Question 962

Who is called as the 'Prophet of New India'?

A. Dayanand Saraswati
B. Sri Ramkrishna
C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
D. Swami Vivekananda

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Question 963

In Gandhian Socialism

A. State is required
B. State is not required
C. State is sometimes required and sometimes not required
D. State is neither required

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Question 964

Who is regarded as 'the Mother of the Indian Revolution'?

A. Rani Lakshmi Bai
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Madam Bhikaji Cama
D. Priti Lata Waddedar

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Question 965

What was the basis of transfer of power to India on 15th August?

A. On this day the Indian National Congress had demanded "Poorna Swaraj"
B. On this day Mahatma Gandhi started 'Quit India Movement'
C. Anniversary of formation of Interim Government
D. Anniversary of the surrender of Japanese army before Admiral Mountbatten

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Question 966

Gandhiji considered Khadi as a symbol of

A. Industrialisation
B. Economic independence
C. Economic growth
D. Moral purity

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Question 967

Which of the following Acts had provision of Indian Civil Services recruitment on the basis of competitive examination?

A. Charter Act of 1813
B. Government of India Act, 1858
C. Charter Act of 1853
D. Charter Act of 1833

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Question 968

Which of the following institutions was not founded by Gandhi?

A. Sevagram Ashram
B. Ramakrishna Mission
C. Phoenix Ashram
D. Sabarmati Ashram

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Question 969

The 'Hero of Plassey' was

A. Warren Hastings
B. Dupleix
C. Clive
D. Shuja-ud-Daulah

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Question 970

At the historic Tripuri Session of the Congress (March 1939) Subhas Bose defeated Mahatma Gandhi's official candidate for the Presidentship of the Congress. Who was Mahatma Gandhi's nominee?

A. Abdul Kalam Azad
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
D. Vallabhbhai Patel

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Question 971

Ram Prasad Bismil had been associated with the case?

A. Alipore bomb
B. Kanpur conspiracy
C. Kokori bomb
D. Meerut conspiracy

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Question 972

Who among the following had authored the book, 'At the Feet of Mahatma Gandhi'?

A. JB Kripalani
B. Rajendra Prasad
C. Jayaprakash Narayan
D. Vinoba Bhave

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Question 973

Who had scrapped the partition of Bengal?

A. Lord Hardinge
B. Lord Mountbatten
C. Lord Lytton
D. Lord Wellesley

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Question 974

Gandhiji came back to India from South Africa, in the year...

A. 1914
B. 1915
C. 1916
D. 1917

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Question 975

The number of members in the Simon Commission/was __________

A. 10
B. 20
C. 7
D. 12

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Question 976

Which of the following reason compel the leaders of Muslim League to enter in the Interim Government?

A. The Congress accepted their demand that it would not nominate a non-Muslim League Muslim to the Interim Government
B. The Viceroy accepted its stand that it would not join the Constituent Assembly
C. The Viceroy had accepted its stand that it would not take steps to rescind the League Council's resolution of July 29
D. The Muslim League wanted to get a foothold to fight for the cherished goal of Pakistan

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Question 977

"India Wins Freedom" is the autobiography of

A. Abdul Kalam Azad
B. Muhammad Ali
C. Zakir Hussain
D. Sayyed Ahmad Khan

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Question 978

The year of the foundation of the Women's Indian Association (WIA) is

A. 1947
B. 1937
C. 1927
D. 1917

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Question 979

Satyarth Prakash was written by __________

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Lala Hardyal
C. Dayanand Saraswati
D. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question 980

The term of office of member of the Council of India as per the act of 1919 was

A. 5 years
B. 4 years
C. 2 years
D. 6 years

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Question 981

The Constitution of ....................is the largest written liberal democraticconstitution of the world.

A. India
B. America
C. Pakistan
D. Afghanistan

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Question 982

The first Indian national leader who began building, organizing and promoting the freedom struggle was

A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Lala Lajpat Rai
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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Question 983

The firebrand trade union leader ....................had successfully organised an allIndia Railways strike bringing the public transport and economy to a halt.

A. George Fernandes
B. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
C. Jaya Prakash Narayan
D. EMS

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Question 984

In the . . . . . . Provinces were allowed to form groups with common executives and legislatures

A. Wavell Plan
B. Dikie Bird Plan
C. Cabinet Mission Plan
D. Mountbatten Plan

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Question 985

Which of the following is not related to Bal Gangadhar Tilak ?

A. social reformer
B. journalist
C. physician
D. teacher.

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Question 986

When King George-V and Queen of India visited India, a magnificent Durbar was held at

A. Calcutta
B. Delhi
C. Bombay
D. Madras

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Question 987

The Constitution drawn by the Constituent Assembly (provided in the Cabinet Mission Plan) would be implemented by

A. Parliament
B. The British Government
C. Viceroy
D. Indian National Congress

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Question 988

Who had founded the Indian Home Rule Society?

A. Madan Lal Dhingra
B. V D Savarkar
C. Lala Hardayal
D. Shyamji Krishna Varma

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Question 989

Since......................., the Indian economy has pursued free market liberalisation , greater openness in trade and increase investment in infrastructure.

A. 1961
B. 1971
C. 1981
D. 1991

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Question 990

When Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed, the Secretary of State for India was

A. Salisbury
B. Curzon
C. Wedgwood Benn
D. Montagu

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Question 991

Jathi Nirnayam is the work of __________

A. Sree Narayana Guru
B. C. Kesavan
C. Nataraja Guru
D. T. K. Madhavan

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Question 992

The leader of the Anuslian Samiti was

A. Barindra Kumar Ghosh
B. Pulin Das
C. Kanai Lal Dutta
D. Prafulla Chaki

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Question 993

Which of the following leaders died as a result of injuries sustained during a protest demonstration against Simon Commission?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Goplakrishna Gokhale
D. LaIa Lajpat Rai

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Question 994

In order to give some concession to Indians in the field of administration, theGovernment of India Act, ................was designed on the basis of the recommendation of Simon Commission.

A. 1905
B. 1915
C. 1925
D. 1935

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Question 995

The battle of plassey took place in the year .

A. 1757
B. 1787
C. 1907
D. 1717

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Question 996

Who founded as Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College (MAO) at Aligarh in 1875?

A. Sir Saiyad Ahmed Khan
B. Mirza Mohammad
C. Maulana Qasim Nanotvi
D. Maulana Abdullah Ansari

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Question 997

Purna Swaraj was declared as the goal of the Congress in the Congress session held at Lahore under the Presidentship of

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. CR Das
C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D. Gokhale

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Question 998

Who said that 'the real seat of taste is not the tongue but the mind.'?

A. Aurobindo Ghosh
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D. Swami Vivekananda

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Question 999

The head quarters of the Ramakrishna Ashramam is at …........?

A. calcutta
B. bombay
C. delhi
D. dhakka

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Question 1000

To establish French political influence in Sothern India, Dupleix had an opportunity in the disputed succession to the thrones of

A. Delhi and Awadh
B. Hyderabad and Carnatic
C. Travancore
D. Vijayanagar and Ahmednagar

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Question 1001

Wahabis were __________ fanatics

A. Hindu
B. Muslim
C. Christian
D. Sikh

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Question 1002

Who is the champion of the doctrine of ‘social revolution through humanRevolution’?

A. M.N.Roy
B. Lohia
C. Jayaprakash Narayanan
D. Nehru

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Question 1003

The Congressmen who wanted to contest the elections under the Act of 1919 and enter the legislature, formed a party (1923) called

A. Swaraj Party
B. Congress Swarajya Party
C. Nationalist Party
D. Liberal Party

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Question 1004

The majority of the moderate leaders of India's freedom struggle may be traced to hail from

A. Bengal
B. Rural areas
C. Urban areas
D. Both rurals as well as urban parts

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Question 1005

What was the basis of transfer of power to India on 15th August?

A. On this day the Indian National Congress had demanded Poorna Swaraj
B. On this day Mahatma Gandhi started Quit India Movement
C. Anniversary of formation of Interim Government
D. Anniversary of the surrender of Japanese army before Admiral Mountbatten

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Question 1006

The theory of ‘Cultural Nationalism’ was expounded by

A. Gokhale
B. Vivekananda
C. Savarkar
D. Nehru

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Question 1007

Indirect election was introduced in India by the Act of

A. 1853
B. 1858
C. 1892
D. 1833

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Question 1008

Who contemptuously referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a halfnaked fakir?

A. Lord Wavell
B. Lord Irwin
C. Lord Willingdon
D. Winston Churchill

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Question 1009

The immediate cause for the Mutiny was

A. Doctrine of Lapse
B. The Social Legislation of 1856
C. The Episode of the Greased Cartridges
D. The fear of me Indians that they would be converted to Christianity

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Question 1010

Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of the central Secretariat in Delhi?

A. Sir Edward Lutyens
B. Herbert Bakers
C. Robert Tor Tussell
D. Antonin Raymond

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Question 1011

Infanticide was completely banned by the

A. Bengal Regulation Act XVII of 1829
B. Sharda Act, 1930
C. Bengal Regulation Act XXI of 1795
D. Minto-Morley reforms

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Question 1012

The Secretary of State for India was given powers by

A. The Act of 1909
B. The Act of 1919
C. The Act of 1858
D. The Act of 1861

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Question 1013

Who among the following leader presided the historic 1916 Lucknow Session of the Congress?

A. Annie Besant
B. Madan Mohan Malviya
C. Ambika Charan Majumdar
D. Subhas Chandra Bose

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Question 1014

By the Act of 1858, India was to be governed

A. By the Company
B. In the name of the Crown
C. By a Board of Directors
D. In the name of Governor-General of India

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Question 1015

Who was not among the three revolutionaries who were hanged on March 23, 1931?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Azad
C. Rajguru
D. Sukhdev

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Question 1016

As per Wavell's Plan the external affairs would be under the charge of __________

A. Viceroy
B. Parliament
C. An Indian Member of the Executive Council
D. Secretary of State

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Question 1017

Indian Constitution consists of ................ Articles divided into 22 Parts with12Schedules and 94 constitutional amendments.

A. 295
B. 305
C. 388
D. 395

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Question 1018

Of the following who died as political prisoner in Lahore prison?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Batukeshwar Dutt
C. Jatin Das
D. Sukh Dev

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Question 1019

Which Directive Principal bears the direct impact of Gandhi's moral philosophy?

A. Equal pay for equal work
B. Provision of free legal aid and advice
C. Prohibition of the slaughter of cows
D. Protection of the mounments of historical importance

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Question 1020

The governor general of India came to be known as Viceroy of India with effect from

A. 1855
B. 1856
C. 1857
D. 1858

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Question 1021

Lucknow pact' was a deal between

A. Indians and the British about legislative seats
B. Hindus and Muslims regarding seat sharing in legislatures
C. Depressed castes and Brahmins about job reservations
D. Hindus and Sikhs about job reservations

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Question 1022

With whom was the seven-year rule of' "missions, omissions and commissions' associated?

A. Lord Dalhousie
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Lytton
D. Lord Mayo

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Question 1023

After the ruin of India's trade, industries and handicrafts, the burden of taxation in India had to be mainly borne by

A. Zamindars
B. Peasantry
C. Income-tax payers
D. All the above

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Question 1024

__________ started The Adyar Bulletin, which continued until 1929

A. Annie Besant
B. J. Krishnamurti
C. Durgabai Deshmukh
D. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya

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Question 1025

When the Governor-General was away from Bengal a Vice President appointed by __________ would act for him

A. Crown
B. Parliament
C. Board of Control
D. Governor-General

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Question 1026

Jinnah gave his opposition to Wavell's Plan in the Conference held at __________

A. Delhi
B. Shimla
C. Calcutta
D. Madras

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Question 1027

Who attended the Congress of Oppressed Nationalities at Brussels in 1927, on behalf of the National Congress?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Dr. Ansari
D. Motilal Nehru

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Question 1028

The hero of the Kakori 'Dacoity' case was

A. Ramprasad Bismil
B. Bhagat Singh
C. Batukeshwar Datta
D. Barkatulla

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Question 1029

The first organisation in the Madras Presidency to agitate for the rights of Indians was the Madras Native Association which was established by publicist __________ Chetty in 1849. This organisation did not survive for long and was eventually disbanded.

A. Gazulu Lakshminarasu
B. S. Ramaswami Mudaliar
C. P. Anandacharlu
D. R. Balaji Rao

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Question 1030

The treaty of Sreerangapattanam was between

A. tipu and british
B. hyder and british
C. tipu and french
D. hyder and french

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Question 1031

In which year Mohammed Ali- Jinnah was elected to the Imperial LegislativeCouncil from Bombay?

A. 1910
B. 1914
C. 1919
D. 1924

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Question 1032

After the 1935 elections, the only two provinces out of eleven which had non-Congress ministries were

A. Bengal and Punjab
B. Assam and Kerala
C. Bengal and Assam
D. Punjab and Kerala

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Question 1033

Which of the following was not a common social reform attempted by all the Hindu social reformers of the 19th century

A. emancipation of women
B. monogamy
C. female education
D. untouchability

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Question 1034

Provision was made in the Act of 1919, for the appointment of a Commission in __________ to investigate the working of the Constitution

A. 1930
B. 1929
C. 1939
D. 1925

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Question 1035

Doctrine of Total Revolution was expounded by

A. Jayaprakas Narayanan
B. M.N Roy
C. Gandhiji
D. Thilak

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Question 1036

Who was the founder of 'Gadhar party'

A. Sachindranath Sanyal
B. Chandarshekhar Azad
C. Lala Har Dayal
D. Batukeshwar Dutt

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Question 1037

In 1942, Europe had witnessed a great war between

A. Sweden and Russia
B. France and Germany
C. France and England
D. Germany and Russia

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Question 1038

After Tilak's deportation which of the following extremist leaders was not similarly deported to Mandalay prison in Burma?

A. Lala Lajpat Rai
B. Bipin Chandra Pal
C. Aswini Kumar Datta
D. CR Das

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Question 1039

Sarvodaya stands for

A. Total revolution
B. Non-cooperation
C. Upliftment of all
D. Non-violence

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