Modern Indian History Selected Questions and Answers Set 1

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Q.1:- During the colonial rule in India, the Permanent Settlement was introduced by ?

  1. Lord Bentick
  2. Lord Cornwallis
  3. Lord Curzon
  4. Lord Wellesely

Ans:- (b) Lord Cornwallis

Q.2:- Who was the inspiratory behind the Young Bengal Movement ?

  1. Madhusudan Dutt
  2. Henry Vivian Derozio
  3. Krishna Mohan Banerjee
  4. Ram Gopal Ghosh

Ans:- (b) Henry Vivian Derozio

Q.3:- The first Indian to contest an election to the British House of Commons was ?

  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
  3. Pheroz Shah Mehta
  4. W.C. Bannerjee

Ans:- (a) Dadabhai Naoroji

Q.4:- Who was the first women president of Indian National Congress ?

  1. Sarojini Naidu
  2. Sucheta Kripalani
  3. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  4. Annie Besant

Ans:- (d) Annie Besant

Q.5:- Where had Baba Ramchandra organised the farmers ?

  1. Awadh
  2. Bihar
  3. Bengal
  4. Andhra

Ans:- (a) Awadh

Q.6:- The successor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was ?

  1. Kharaq Singh
  2. Harihar Singh Nalwa
  3. Sher Singh
  4. Naunihal Singh

Ans:- (a) Kharaq  Singh

Q.7:- Where was the first Iron and Steel industry of India established ?

  1. Bhadravati
  2. Burnpur
  3. Jamshedpur
  4. Bhilai

Ans:- (c) Jamshedpur

Q.8:- Who betrayed Siraj-Ud-Daula in the Battle of Plassey in 1757 ?

  1. Hyder Ali
  2. Mir Qasim
  3. Mir Jafar
  4. Nawab of Oudh

Ans:- (c) Mir Jafar

Q.9:- The 19th century reawakening in India was confined to the ?

  1. Priestly Class
  2. Upper Middle Class
  3. Rich Peasantry
  4. Urban Landlords

Ans:- (b) Upper Middle Class

Q.10:- Who authored the book ‘Poverty and the Un-British Rule in India’ ?

  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. Ramesh Chandra Dutt
  3. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
  4. Amrtya Kumar Sen
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Ans:- (a) Dadabhai Naoroji

Q.11:- Who among the following was the founder of the Servants of India society ?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Dadabhai Naoroji
  3. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
  4. Lala Lajpat Rai

Ans:- (c) Gopal Krishna Gokhle

Q.12:- Who was Titu Mir ?

  1. Leader of Wahabi Movement
  2. Leader of Faraji Movement
  3. Leader of Sepoy Mutiny
  4. Leader of the Indigo Revolt

Ans:- (b) Leader of Faraji Movement

Q.13:- Who one of the following had vigorously advocated for religious education in the Indian Universities ?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Swami Vivekanand
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Madan Mohan Malviya

Ans:- (b) Swami Vivekanand

Q.14:- Who is known as the ‘Father of Modern India’ ?

  1. Ram Mohan Roy
  2. Jawahar Lal Nehru
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. W.C. Bannerjee

Ans:- (a) Ram Mohan Roy

Q.15:- Who had founded the Anushilan Samiti ?

  1. Pramath Nath Mitra
  2. Varindra Ghosh
  3. V.D. Savarkar
  4. Narendra Gosain

Ans:- (a) Pramath Nath Mitra

Q.16:- Who gave the ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ slogan ?

  1. Iqbal
  2. M.K. Gandhi
  3. Bhagat Singh
  4. S.C. Bose

Ans:- (c) Bhagat Singh

Q.17:- Where and when was the Ghadar Party founded ?

  1. America, 1913
  2. England, 1917
  3. Denmark, 1921
  4. Scottland, 1925

Ans:- (a) America, 1913

Q.18:- When did the partition of Bengal take place ?

  1. 1904
  2. 1905
  3. 1906
  4. 1911

Ans:- (b) 1905

Q.19:- Where was Azad Hind Fauj set up ?

  1. Japan
  2. Burma
  3. Singapur
  4. England

Ans:- (c) Singapur

Q.20:- Who among the following was NOT a member of the Cabinet Mission ?

  1. Sir Stafford Cripps
  2. A.V. Alexander
  3. Redcliff
  4. Pethwick Lawrence
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Ans:- (c) Redcliff

Q.21:- Mahatma Gandhi’s remark, ‘A post dated cheque on a crumbling bank’ is regarding the proposals of ?

  1. Simon Commission
  2. Cripps Mission
  3. Cabinet Mission
  4. Wavel Plan

Ans:- (b) Cripps Mission

Q.22:- Who was the Governor General of India during the launch of Civil Disobedience Movement ?

  1. Lord Chelmsford
  2. Lord Reading
  3. Lord Irwin
  4. Lord Wavell

Ans:- (c) Lord Irwin

Q.23:- Cabinet Mission was presided over by ?

  1. Lord Atlee
  2. Stafford Cripps
  3. Clement Atlee
  4. Pathic Lawrence

Ans:- (d) Pathic Lawrence

Q.24:- The date April 6, 1930 is known in Indian History for ?

  1. Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi
  2. First Round Table Conference
  3. Gandhi – Irwin Pact
  4. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Ans:- (a) Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi

Q.25:- Who was the first person to observe Individual Satyagraha ?

  1. Vinoba Bhave
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Vallabh Bhai Patel
  4. Govind Ballabh Pant

Ans:- (a) Vinoba Bhave


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