Test: Important Question (Ancient India) - 4


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QUESTION: 1

The peasant movement against the Udaipur Maharana was led in 1916 by     

Solution:

The correct option is A.
It was in 1916 that Bhoop Singh alias Vijai Singh Pathik arrived in Bijolia and organized the peasants under the Bijoliya Kisan Panchayat to oppose payments to the war fund and other taxes. Petitions were sent to the Maharana, and stories of the agitation started receiving publicity in various newspapers.

QUESTION: 2

The revolt of the peasantry against the European indigo planters in Bengal in 1859 was characterised by 

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QUESTION: 3

Match the following:

I. Pratapgarlu        (A) Kongsari Haldar
II. Worli                 (B) Baba Ramchandra
III.Dinajpur            (C) Haji Danesh
                              (D) Siyamrao Parulekar

Solution:

The correct option is C.
They are correctly matched.
 

QUESTION: 4

The period between 1930 and 1939 was NOT favourable to the growth of the Indian trade union movement because  of     

I. the prosecution  of the communist leaders in the Meerut conspiracy case.
II. the failure of the Bombay textile strike of 1929
III. severe economic depression the country was passing through
IV. Civil Disobedience Movement  absorbing the leaders' time and attention    

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QUESTION: 5

Who among the following analysed the causes of the uprising of 1857advocting a reconcilation between the British and the Muslims?

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QUESTION: 6

Legislation of widow remarriage is India was first secured by     

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QUESTION: 7

Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?    

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QUESTION: 8

The importance of Gandhiji's Non-Cooperation Movement was that     

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QUESTION: 9

The first Commercial Bank to be set up in India was the     

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QUESTION: 10

Between 1922 and 1939. the cotton textile industry in India continuously suffered from one economic crisis or another due to 

I. Increasing Japanese competition
II. weakening of domestic demand on account of the perilous state of Indian agriculture 
III. inflation of capital burden accumulated as a result of the war and postwar boom 
IV. frequent strikes by workers at the behest of political parties

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QUESTION: 11

Assertion: Jyotiba Phule established the Satya Shodhak Samaj in 1873. 

Reason: He wanted to bring together the people of different religions.

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QUESTION: 12

Assertion: Megasthenese mentioned seven castes into which the Indian society was divided.

Reason: Megasthenese confused caste with professions

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QUESTION: 13

Assertion: The Punjab Land Alienation Act of 1900 led to the consolidation of land holdings.

Reason: The money lenders were exploiting ignorance of the poor peasants.

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QUESTION: 14

Assertion: The British Government introduced Ryotwari settlement of land revenue in the whole of India.

Reason: The British Government wanted to ensure fixed revenue from land.

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QUESTION: 15

Assertion: The city of Taxila revolted twice during the Mauryan period.

Reason: The Mauryan emperors were despots.

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QUESTION: 16

Assertion : Drastic change in the superstructure of monuments built in medieval India became feasible.

Reason: Variety of building materials, design and techniques were available.

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QUESTION: 17

Assertion: The Maratha Army under Shivaji was quite swift in mobility. 

Reason: It avoided pitched battles.

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QUESTION: 18

Assertion: Duplex was detated by Clive in the second Carnatic war.

Reason: British had superior arms and superior techniques of warfare.

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QUESTION: 19

Assertion: The growth of British sovereignty in Bengal rendered the power of the Nawab illusory. 

Reason : The Supreme Court challenged the authority of the Bengal Nawab.

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QUESTION: 20

Arrange the following chronologically:

I. Swadeshi Movement
II. Home Rule Movement
III. Anti-Rowlatt Act Movement
IV. Khilafat Movement

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QUESTION: 21

The Karachi session of the Indian National Congress passed a resolution    

Solution:

The Karachi session was presided over by Sardar Patel. The congress adopted a resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Policy which represented the Party’s Social, Economic and Political programme. It was later known as Karachi Resolution. Nehru had originally drafted it, but some Congress leaders thought it was too radical and it was redrafted. We have been told that MN Roy also played a role in drafting this resolution, but Nehru himself later said that MN Roy had nothing to do with it. In any case, the redrafted resolution made the Karachi Session memorable, because for the first time, the resolution tried to define what would be the meaning of Swaraj for common people.

QUESTION: 22

Arrange the following chronologically :

I. Cabinet Mission
II. First Round Table Conference
III. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
IV. Simon Comission

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QUESTION: 23

Kamagata Maru was    

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QUESTION: 24

Match the following

Organisation                                          Year
I. All India Trade Union Congress            (A) 1936
II. All India Kisan Congress                     (B) 1920
III. Gimi Kamgar Union                            (C) 1938
IV. Hindustan Mazdur Sabha                   (D) 1948

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QUESTION: 25

Arrange the following chronologically :

I. Vaikom
II. Borsad 
III. Kheda
IV. Champaran

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QUESTION: 26

Match the following events associated with Raja Ram Mohan Roy in chronological order :

I. Foundation of Brahmo Samaj
II. Abolition of Sati
III. Establishment of Vedant College

Solution:

Correct Answer:D

In 1817, in collaboration with David Hare, he set up the Hindu College at Calcutta. In 1822, Roy found the Anglo-Hindu school, followed four years later (1826) by the Vedanta College; where he insisted that his teachings of monotheistic doctrines be incorporated with "modern, western curriculum."

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, along with Dwarkanath Tagore founded the Brahmo Samaj, an important socio-religious reform movement in Bengal in 1828. The Brahmo Samaj was essentially a monotheistic reform movement in the Hindu religion.

The Bengal Sati Regulation which banned the Sati practice in all jurisdictions of British India was passed on December 4, 1829 by the then Governor-General Lord William Bentinck

QUESTION: 27

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

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QUESTION: 28

Which one of the following statements about the land grants made by the Palas and Pratiharas is not true?

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QUESTION: 29

Which two of the Rock Edicts of Ashoka mention the Southern kingdoms Cholas, Pandyas, Satiyaputra, Keralaputra and Ceylon?

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QUESTION: 30

The first historical reference to Tamils or Pandyas occurs in the work inscriptions of

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