Modern Indian History Selected Questions and Answers Set 7

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Q.1:- Several Nationalist leaders in India wrote commentaries on the Bhagavadgita to argue the case for an ethical foundation to Indian nationalism. Who among the following is an exception to it ?

  1. Sri Aurobindo
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  4. Ram Manohar Lohiya

Q.2:- To which part of India did the poet Iqbal, who wrote ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Hamara’, belong ?

  1. Delhi
  2. UP
  3. Punjab
  4. Hyderabad

Q.3:- When did the British Government appoint Sadler University Commission for reforms in education ?

  1. 1919
  2. 1917
  3. 1921
  4. 1896

Q.4:- Which of the following books was known as the ‘Bible of Bengali Patriotism’ ?

  1. Geetanjali
  2. Anand Math
  3. Devdas
  4. Gora

Q.5:- The author of ‘Nil Darpan’ was ?

  1. Dinbandhu Mitra
  2. Sivnath Shastri
  3. Devendra Nath Tagore
  4. Harishchandra Mukherjee

Q.6:- Who is the author of the novel ‘Devdas’ ?

  1. Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
  3. Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  4. Munshi Premchand

Q.7:- In which field of Art did Jamini Roy make his name ?

  1. Sculpture
  2. Music
  3. Painting
  4. Drama

Q.8:- During whose Viceroyship did the High Court come into existence at the three presidential cities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay ?

  1. Warren Hastings
  2. Lord Cornwallis
  3. John Lawrence
  4. Lord Dalhousie

Q.9:- The only AICC session Gandhiji Presided was held at ?

  1. Lahore
  2. Calcutta
  3. Madras
  4. Belgaum

Q.10:- Who was the first person to establish an independent Indian Army outside India ?

  1. N. Roy
  2. Lala Hardayal
  3. Ras Bihari Bose
  4. Subhash Chandra Bose

Q.11:- Gandhiji Champaraj Movement was for ?

  1. The security of rights of Harijans
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Maintaining the unity of Hindu Society
  4. Solving the problem of Indigo Workers

Q.12:- The real intention of the British to include the Princely States in the Federal Union Proposed by the Indian Act of 1935 was to ?

  1. Exercise more and direct political and administrative control over the Princely States
  2. Involve the princes actively in the administration of the colony
  3. Finally effect the complete political and administrative take-over of all the Princely States by the Brithsh
  4. Use the princes to counter balance the anti-imperialist doctrines of the nationalist leaders

Q.13:- Where did the Tebhaga Movement occur in 1946 ?

  1. Bihar
  2. Punjab
  3. Gujarat
  4. Bengal

Q.14:- Who handed over the charge of India National Army to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose ?

  1. Ras Bihari Bose
  2. Mohan Singh
  3. Hardayal
  4. Mahendra Pratap
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Q.15:- Who is known as ‘Lok Nayak’ ?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Subhash Chandra Bose
  3. Jai Prakash Narayan
  4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q.16:- Who among the following Urdu poets was invited to the Second and Third Round Table Conference ?

  1. Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  2. Josh Malihabadi
  3. Muhammad Iqbal
  4. Firaq Gorakhpuri

Q.17:- Who was the first woman President of India National Congress ?

  1. Annie Besant
  2. Aruna Asaf Ali
  3. Sarojini Naidu
  4. Vijayalaxmi Pandit

Q.18:- During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev hanged ?

  1. Lord Curzon
  2. Lord Irwin
  3. Lord Minto
  4. Lord Chelmsford

Q.19:- When Lord Mountbatten became the first Governor General of free India, who among the following became the Governor General of Pakistan ?

  1. Lord Mountbatten
  2. A. Jinnah
  3. Liaquat Ali Khan
  4. Shaukat Ali

Q.20:- Who among the following was elected as the President of All India Khilafat Conference met at Delhi in November, 1919 ?

  1. Motilal Nehru
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. A. Jinnah
  4. Shaukat Ali
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Q.21:- During the Indian freedom struggle, which one among the following formed earliest ?

  1. Congress Socialist Party
  2. Communist Party of India
  3. Hindustan Republican Socialist Association
  4. All India State People’s Conference

Q.22:- Who was the architect of North and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in Delhi ?

  1. Sir Edward Lutyens
  2. Herbert Backers
  3. Robert Tor Tussel
  4. Antonin Raymond

Q.23:- For which of the following sessions the congress elected its first woman president ?

  1. Calcutta session 1917
  2. Gaya session 1922
  3. Allahabad session 1921
  4. Lucknow session 1916

Q.24:- Which is regarded as the Magna Carta of Indian Education ?

  1. Wood’s Despatch
  2. Hunter Commission
  3. Sadler Commission
  4. Wardha Scheme

Q.25:- Who amongst the following made it possible for the Indians to enter the Indian Civil Services (ICS) through an open competitive examination ?

  1. William Bentick
  2. Dalhousie
  3. Mayo
  4. Ripon


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