Modern India (Indian History) - MCQ Online Test (2)


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QUESTION: 1

Which of following was not recommendation of Motilal Nehru Committee (1928)

Solution:

The correct pton is C.
Dyarchy, also spelled diarchy, system of double government introduced by the Government of India Act (1919) for the provinces of British India. ... It marked the first introduction of the democratic principle into the executive branch of the British administration of India.

QUESTION: 2

In which of following act, amount of one lakh rupees was earmarked for education?

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QUESTION: 3

Which of following statement is incorrect about the 1857 Revolt?

Solution:

The correct answer is A as statement is incorrect about the 1857 Revolt is 
Kunwar Singh revolted from Lucknow.

QUESTION: 4

Which of following statement is correct about the Vernacular Press Act?

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QUESTION: 5

Consider the following statements:

1. Mahatma Gandhi called Rabindranath Tagore as ‘Gurudev’.
2. Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhiji as ‘Father of the Nation’.
3. Subhash Chandra Bose called Gandhiji as ‘Mahatma’.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 6

Consider the following statements:

1. Brahmo Samaj was established by Raja Rammohan Roy.
2. Arya Samaj was established by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 7

Which of the following statements are correct?

1. “Why Socialism” is a book written by Jayaprakash Narayan.
2. “New Lamps for Old” is a book written by Rabindranath Tagore.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:

In a book “Why Socialism?” (1932), Jayaprakash Narayan explained why socialism would be right for India. In 1934, Jayaprakash and his friends formed the Congress Socialist Party under the Presidentship of Acharya Narendra Deva and Secretaryship of Jayaprakash himself.

QUESTION: 8

Which of the following is correct about British Education Policy in India:

1. Wood’s dispatch (1854) brought downward filtration theory.
2. Charter Act of 1813 sanctioned 1 lakh rupees for educational development.

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Solution:

The principle of Downward Filtration Theory was discarded by the Wood's Despatch and it encouraged the promotion of mass education; it recommended the establishment of indigenous schools.

The Charter Act of 1813 incorporated the principle of encouraging learned Indians and promoting knowledge of modern sciences in the country. The Charter Act of 1813 directed the East India Company to sanction one lakh rupees annually for the purpose.

QUESTION: 9

Which of the following were brought by Portuguese to India?

1. First printing press
2. Tobbaco and Red chillies
3. Spicescodes:

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following is correct about Governor-generals:

1) Lord Cornwallis created Covenanted Civil Services.
2) Lord William Bentinck banned Sati Pratha in India.codes:

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QUESTION: 11

Consider the following statements:

1. “Do or Die” slogan was given by Mahatma Gandhi.
2. “Jai Hind” slogan was given by Jawahar Lal Nehru.
3. “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” slogan was given by Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Solution:

The Quit India speech is a speech made by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, on the eve of the Quit India movement. He called for determined, but passive resistance that signified the certitude that Gandhi foresaw for the movement, best described by his call to Do or Die.
The Term "Jai Hind" was initially coined by Shenbagaraman Pillai in 1907. This slogan was later adopted by Subhas Chandra Bose for INA based on the recommendation of Zain-Ul-Abideen in 1941.
Lal Bahadur Shastri succeeded Pandit Jawaharlal nehru and became the nixt Prime Minister of India.  he gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' with which he highlighted the importance of Indian soldiers and Indian farmers.
Hence, Option C.
 

QUESTION: 12

Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Champaran Satyagraha was related to indigo farming.
2. Kheda Satyagraha was against the revenue policy of government.

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following is correct about Government of India Act, 1935?

1. This Act of 1935 provided for the abolition of ‘Dyarchy’at the provinces.
2. This Act was on the basis of Nehru Report of 1928.

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QUESTION: 14

Which of the following are correct recommendations of Simon Commission?

1. Abolition of diarchy
2. Continuation of Communal Electorates
3. Extension of responsible government to the provinces

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QUESTION: 15

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Solution:

Vernacular Press Act, in British India, law enacted in 1878 to curtail the freedom of the Indian-language (i.e., non-English) press. ... The act excluded English-language publications.

QUESTION: 16

The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

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QUESTION: 17

With reference to Indian History, the Members of the Constituent Assembly from the provinces were

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QUESTION: 18

Which of the following is/are the principal features(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

1) Introduction of diarchy in the executive government of the provinces
2) Introduction of separate electorates for Muslims
3) Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Solution:

The correct optio is C.
The Government of India Act, 1919 divided the provincial subjects into two parts—transferred and reserved. The transferred subjects were to be administered by the governor with the aid of ministers responsible to the Legislative Council. The reserved subjects, on the other hand, were to be administered by the governor and his executive council without being responsible to the Legislative Council. This dual scheme of governance was known as ‘dyarchy’ which means the double rule. However, this experiment was largely unsuccessful. The government of India Act 1919 gave the provinces more legislative powers provided for the framing of rules for the devolution of authority between the Centre and the Provinces. However, judicial review was prohibited. 
 

QUESTION: 19

Annie Besant was

1) responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement
2) the founder of the Theosophical Society
3) once the President of the Indian National Congress

Select the correct statement using the codes given below.

Solution:

C is the correct option.Annie Besant was a British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer, orator, educationist, and philanthropist. Regarded as a champion of human freedom, she was an ardent supporter of both Irish and Indian self-rule.She was responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement and was once the President of the Indian National Congress.

QUESTION: 20

The “Instrument of Instructions” contained in the Government of India Act, 1935 have been incorporated in the constitution of India in the year 1950 as:

Solution:

The Directive Principles resemble the ‘Instrument of Instructions’ enumerated in the Government of India Act of 1935. In the words of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, ‘the Directive Principles are like the instrument of instructions, which were issued to the Governor-General and to the Governors of the colonies of India by the British Government under the Government of India Act of 1935. What is called Directive Principles is merely another name for the instrument of instructions. The only difference is that they are instructions to the legislature and the executive.
 

QUESTION: 21

Who was the Governor General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny?

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QUESTION: 22

Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service?

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QUESTION: 23

Consider the following statements:

1) Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British Pattern.
2) A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.
3) The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860.

Q. Which of the statements given above are correct?

Solution:

1. Lord Cornwallis was the first Governor-General who established a regular police force in India on the British pattern.
2. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.
3. The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860.

QUESTION: 24

Consider the following statements:

1) Robert Clive was the first Governor-General of Bengal.
2) William Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 25

Which of the following act was responsible to make around 13% of the Indians eligible to vote?

Solution:

Government of India Act, 1935 relaxed the eligibility to vote which widened the electorate.