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(1) Which of the following is/are correct statements?

a. The Imperial durbar at Delhi was held in 1883.

b. Ilbert Bill gave Indian magistrates the right to try Europeans in criminal cases.

c. The year 1877 marks the full codification of the Indian System.

d.Partition of Bengal was carried out in 1905.

Choose the correct code

(a) Only a

(b) Only b ✔

(c) a to c

(d) b and c

2.Who declared, “The only hope for India is from the masses. The upper classes are physically and morally dead’?

(a) Gopalkrishna Gokhale

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Swami Vivekanand ✔

  1. Who was the advocate at the famous INA trials?

(a) Bhulabhai Desai ✔

(b) Asaf Ali

(c) Subhash Chandra Bose

(d) C. Rajagopalachari

4.The British Cabinet Mission which came to India in March 1946 did not have as its member—

(a) Lord Pethick-Lawrence

(b) Sir Stafford Cripps

(c) A.V.Alexander

(d) Campbell Johnson✔

  1. Who was referred to as the ‘ambassador of hindu-musim unity’ by Sarojini Naidu in the early years of Gandhian period?

(a) Muhammad Ali Jinnah ✔

(b) Shaukat Ali

(c) Maulana Azad

(d) Abdul Ghaffar Khan

  1. Who has been referred to as the ‘conscience-keeper ot Gandhiji?

(a) C. Rajagopalachari ✔

(b) Rabindranath Tagore

(c) V. Patel

(d) G.K. Gokhale

  1. In November 1945 three former INA officers were charged With waging war against the King-emperor.

Point the odd man out

(a) Col. Sah Nawaz

(b) Captain Sehgal

(c) Lt Dhillon

(d) Damodar Chapekar✔

  1. The first National Congress deliberated upon—-

(a) only one resolution regarding the Indianisation of the Civil Service

(b) nine resolutions concerning various issues ✔

(C) not a single resolution as they lacked consensus of opinion

(d) none of the above

  1. In the following, who was not among the first speakers at the Indian National Congress session of 1885, December


(a) A.O. Hume

(b) A.Subrahmania Aiyer

(c) K.T. Telang

(d) Surendra Nath Bannerji ✔

  1. The sleeping giant of Asia has woken up and no power on Earth can stop him now. Who said it and for whom?

(a) Lenin, for the textile workers who came out on the streets in protest against Tilak’s transportation in

July, 1908. ✔

(b) M.K. Gandhi, for the poor peasants when they participated in the Bardoli Satyagraha

(c) Subhash Chandra Bose, for the INA soldiers

(d) None of the above

  1. Initially an associate of Gandhi, he left the Congress,broke off with Gandhi and launched a radical social movement called the ‘Self-Respect Movement’, The ref-erence here is to

(a) Chhatrapati Maharaj

(b) E.V. Ramaswamy ✔

(c) P. Tyagaraya Chetti

(d) Jotirao Govindrao Phule

  1. In the context of Non-Brahman movement, assess the following statements:

  2. The Justice Movement in Madras was launched by C.N. Mudaliar, T.M. Nair and P. Tyagaraja Chetti.

  3. E.V. Ramaswamy was the President of the Justice Party

3.Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, the ruler of Kolhapur was the patron of Satyashodhak Movement in Maharashtra

Choose the code for correct statements:

(a) Only 1

(b) 1,2 and 3 ✔

(c) Only2

(d) 1,3

  1. What was the chief programme of the Swaraj party?

(a) council entry ✔

(b) constitutional opposition

(c) rural reconstruction programme

(d) none of the above

l4. Swaraj party took part in the election in——————-

(a) 1923, 1926 ✔

(b) 1919, 1923

(c) 1920, 1926

(d) 1919, 1920

  1. Many of Gandhi’s associates joined him during the course of activities he undertook in his political career to strengthen the national movement. Select the correct statements and choose the right code:

  2. Champaran indigo cultivators agitation: Rajendran Prasad, Braj Kishore Prasad and J B Kripalani

  3. Ahmedabad textile workers strike: Vallabhbhai Patel and Indulal Yagnik

  4. Kheda peasants: Anasuya Behn

  5. South Africa: G K Gokhale

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 & 4 ✔

(c) 1& 3

(d) 1,2 & 3

  1. Who was the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the constitution?

(a) J.B. Kriplani

(b) Rajendra Prasad

(c) J.L. Nehru

(d) B.R. Ambedkar ✔

  1. M.A. Jinnah and a section of the Muslim league was willing to give up separate electorate in favour of a joint

electorate (with certain conditions) at the time of the

(a) Cabinet Mission

(b) Simon Commission ✔

(c) Wavell plan

(d) none of above

  1. The estrangement of M.A Jinnah with the Congress, or what Jinnah called the parting of ways’, after which he

formulated the Fourteen Points, is linked to———-

(a) failure of the Round Table Conference

(b) the Nehru Report ✔

(c) the failure of non-cooperation movement

(d) none of the above

  1. In which year did Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay write Anandmath?

(a) 1858

(b) 1892

(c) 1882 ✔

(d) none of the above

  1. Who is remembered as the pioneer of economic national-ism?

(a) Bipin Chandra Pal

(b) G.K. Gokhale

(c) R.C. Dutt ✔

(d) Madan Mohan Malviya

(21) Some of the important works of the 19th century have been cited here:

  1. Bangadarshan- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

  2. Saraswati C. Chandra Govardhanram M. Tripathi

  3. Bharat Durdasha – Bhartendu Harishchandra

  4. Nibandhamalahmala – Vishnu Krishna

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) I only

(b) 2, 3 as oplt

(c) 3,4

(d) 1,2, 3, 4 ✔

  1. Who wrote the play ‘Andher Nagari Chaupata Raja’?

(a) Govardhanram M Tripathi

(b) Munshi Premchand

(c) Fakirmohan Senapati

(d) Bhartendu Harishchandra✔

  1. Read the following statements carefully;

  2. There was a pro-Hindu bias in Bankim Chandra’s

historical books

  1. ‘Godan’ was concerned only with the question of


  1. Premashrama’ was inspired by the example of Russian Revolution

4.Although Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay admired Gandhi, yet, at times idolised those who believed in

revolutionary violence

Select the code for wrong statements:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) Only1

(c) I and 4

(d) Only 2 ✔

  1. Some of the important works of modern times and their authors have been cited here:

  2. Chhaman Atha Guntha: Fakirmohan Senapati

2, Karambhumi: Premchand

3, Bipradas: Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

  1. Ganadevata :Tarashankar Bandhopadhyay

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) 1,2

(b) 2,3

(c) Only4

(d) 1,2, 3, 4 ✔

  1. The left wing within the Congress emerged under S.Bose and J.L Nehru’s initiative

(a) in the aftermath of the First World War

(b) in the post Non-Cooperation period ✔

(C)as a result of world wide depression in the 1930’s

(d) none of the above

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  1. Put the following events in the correct chronological sequence

  2. march from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi beach

  3. the Lahore Congress

  4. Gandhi attends the second Round Table Conference

  5. the Gandhi-Irwin Pact

(a) 2, 3,4, 1

(b) 1,3, 4, 2

(C) 2, 1, 4,3 ✔

(d) 1,2, 4, 3

  1. Who proposed the Preamble before the drafting committee of the Constitution?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru ✔

(b) B.R. Ambedkar

(c) B.N. Rau

(d) Mahatma Gandhi

  1. What was the ultimate goal of Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha?

(a) repeal of salt laws

(b) curtailment of the Government’s power

(c) economic relief to the common people

(d) ‘purna swaraj’ for India ✔

  1. The movement that came to an abrupt end due to the Chauri Chaura incident was the

(a) Wahabi movement

(b) Home Rule movement

(c) Non-Cooperation movement ✔

(d) Civil Disobidience movement

  1. The Moplah rebellion of 1921 broke out in?

(a) Assam

(b) Kerala ✔

(c) Punjab

(d) Bengal

  1. Who was the President of the Indian National Congress when India became free?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru

(c) J.B Kripalani ✔

(d) Sardar Patel

  1. In which year did the British Government announce for the first time Dominion Status as the goal of British policy in India?

(a) 1922

(b) 1929 ✔


(d) 1935

  1. The part of Government of India Act of 1935 .relating to the federation of provinces and princely states

states as its units never came into effect because

(a) the Congress did not accept it

(b) the Muslim League did not accept it

(c) Some of the provinces did not accept it

(d) The rulers of the Indian states did not give the Consent to it.✔

  1. The Quit India campaign was launched by the Nional Congress after the failure of the—

(a) Cripps Mission ✔

(b) Simla Conference held at the instance of the Governor General Lord Wavell

(c) Cabinet Mission

(d) None of the above

  1. The formation of an Interim Government set up on September 2, 1946 was first envisaged by

(a) Cripps Mission

(b) Wavell Plan

(c) Cabinet Mission Plan ✔

(d) None of the above t ot cine

  1. The main leaders of the Swarajist party were

(a) Vithalbhai Patel and Dr Ansari

(b) M.N. Roy and Muzaffar Ahmed

(c) Motilal Nehru and C.R. Das ✔

(d) B.R. Ambedkar and P.C. Joshi

  1. The boundary between India and Pakistan was demarcated by

(a) Lord Mountbatten

(b) Sir Cyril Radcliffe ✔

(c) Sir Stafford Cripps

(d) None of the above

  1. Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the interim Government in 1946?

(a) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

(b) Baldev Singh

(c) Liaqat Ali Khan

(d) Sardar Patel✔

  1. Some of the important-peasant revolts of the 19th colo

nial India and their leaders were as follows:

  1. Santhal Rebellion – Sido and Kanhu

  2. Khonds of Ghumsar Chakra Bisoi

  3. Savare Rebellion- Radhakrishna Dandasena

4 Pabna Uprising Kesab Chandra Roy

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) Only 1

(b) 2,3

(d) 1,2, 3, 4✔

(c) 4 only

  1. Match the strikes with the years in which they took place

(A) Nagpur Empress Mills 1. 1853

(B) River Transporters 2. 1862

(C) Railways 3. 1877

(a) A-2, B-3, C-1 ✔

(b) A-2, B-1, C-3

(c) A-3, B-2, C-1

(d) A-1, B-2, C-3

  1. Some of the popular revolts and their leaders are mentioned here

  2. Tomma Dora – Koya Rebellion

  3. Birsa Munda – Munda Revolt

  4. Shambunath Pal -Pabna Uprising

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3 ✔

  1. During the Swadeshi movement, of the several forms of struggle thrown up by the movement which one met with

the greatest of success?

(a) boycott of the government educational institutions

(b) development of Swadeshi industries

(c) disobeying of unjust laws

(d) boycott of foreign goods ✔

  1. One of the most effective strategies the capitalists evolved to contain the Left in the national movement was to

(a) start a new party committee to protect their interests

(b) dissociate themselves from the Congress main-stream

(c) remain within the Congress and stengthen the right wing✔

(d) none of the above

  1. Some of the native states refused to join the Indian Union till the last minute. Point the odd one out

(a) Travancore

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Junagadh

(d) Rajkot✔

  1. Peasant revolts took place in different parts of India, in the colonial period. Examine the following statements:

1.Kuki revolt in Tripura

  1. Kuka revolt in Punjab;

  2. Pabna uprising in Bengal;

  3. Birsa Munda’s revolt in Bihar

Select the code for correct statements

(b) 1 and 2

(a) 1 only

(d) 1,2, 3 & 4✔

(c) 2 and 3

  1. What were the Hindu counterparts to the movements of Tabligh and Tanzim?

(a) Satya Shodhak movement

(b) Shudhi and Sangathan ✔

(c) Self Respect movement

(d) Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh

  1. The most important pre-Congress nationalist organisation was the Indian Association of Calcutta. It was founded by S.N. Banerjee and Ananda Mohan Bose in

(a) 1875

(b) 1876 ✔

(d) 1880

(c) 1879

  1. In 1890 the first woman graduate of the Calcutta Univer-Sity addressed the Congress session. Who was she?

(a) Kadambini Ganguly ✔

(b) Pandita Rama Bai

(c) Malvika Mukerjee

(d) none of the above

  1. In 1905, who among the following raised the demand for Swarajya or self-government within the British Empire,from the Congress platform?

(b) G.K. Gokhale ✔

(a) B.G. Tilak

(c) Dadabhai Nauroji

(d) Pherozeshah Mehta

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