Test: Women Caste And Reform - 2


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QUESTION: 1

His support for women upliftment made him pass the Widow Remarriage Act of 1856. Who is being referred to here?

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QUESTION: 2

The Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College was founded by

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QUESTION: 3

In the Telugu speaking areas of the Madras Presidency an association was formed for widow remarriage. Name the personality behind this, who is also called the Vidyasagar of the south.

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The correct answer is option (D). Rao Bahadur Kandukuri Veerasalingam Pantulu (16 April 1848 – 27 May 1919) was a social reformer and writer of Madras Presidency, British India. He is considered as the father of renaissance movement in Telugu. He was one of the early social reformers who encouraged women's education, remarriage of widows which was not supported by the society during his time and fought against dowry system.

QUESTION: 4

Who founded Arya Samaj, an organization that attempted to reform Hinduism?

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QUESTION: 5

Name the person who founded the Theosophical Society in India.

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QUESTION: 6

Identify the personality based on the clues :
Born in a poor Brahmin family, he was a great Sanskrit scholar who became the Principal of a Sanskrit College
He spent his life for the upliftment of women and girls and was instrumental in the passing of Widow Remarriage Act 1856 He opposed the monopoly of the Brahmans on the study of Sanskrit

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QUESTION: 7

Considered as the Grand Old Man of India, he is one of the co-founders of the Indian National Congress, he also fought for the legal rights of women 

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An intellectual, and academician, an economist, a staunch nationalist, a social reformer and an educator, Dadabhai Naoroji was instrumental in the formation of the Indian National Congress along with other leaders like Dinshaw Edulji Wacha and A. O. Hume. A believer of equality and an upholder of progressive views, Dadabhai Naoroji believed in the equal treatment of both men and women and was a forerunner that advocated for education among the women. He is also famously called “The Grand Old Man of India”.

QUESTION: 8

Name the social reformer who worked for the upliftment of women in Maharashtra

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QUESTION: 9

Followers of Brahmo Samaj started another one in Bombay in 1867. Name this Samaj that fought against social customs like child marriage and remarriage for widows.

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QUESTION: 10

Name the personality, from the list given below, who secretly learned to read and write in the flickering light of candles at night.

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QUESTION: 11

In which language women of the aristocratic Muslim households of North India learnt to read and write the Koran?

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QUESTION: 12

Who was the important reformer who reinterpreted verses from the Koran to argue for women's education

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QUESTION: 13

In which century did the first Urdu novels began to be written?

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QUESTION: 14

Who from Bhopal, from the early 20th century, played a notable role in promoting education among women and founded a primary school for girls

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QUESTION: 15

Where did the first primary school for girls start at?

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QUESTION: 16

Name the person who started schools for Muslim girls in Patna and Calcutta and encouraged education for Muslim girls.

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QUESTION: 17

Name the important women personality who wrote and published a book Stripurushtulna, criticising the social differences between men and women

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QUESTION: 18

Identify this personality who was a great scholar in Sanskrit. She also founded a widows home at Poona to provide shelter to widows who had been treated badly by their husbands relatives

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QUESTION: 19

Who translated an old Buddhist text that was critical of caste.

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QUESTION: 20

Which of the following adhered to the tradition of Bhakti that believed in spiritual equality of all castes?

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