Monday, February 14, 2011


Which Act was the first legislative interference by the British Parliament in the affairs of India ?
(a) Fox's India Bill, 1783
(b) Pitt's India Act, 1784
(c) The Regulating Act, 1773
(d) The Declaratory Act, 1781
Answer: The Regulating Act, 1773
The last Governor General of India was
(a) C. Rajagopalachari
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Answer: C. Rajagopalachari
The Congress ministries that had been formed in several provinces in 1937 resigned in November 1939 in protest against the
(a) British policy of repression
(b) Interference of the Viceroy and the Governors, in administration
(c) Participation of India in the Second World War, without consulting the Indian National Congress
(d) Refusal of the British government to grant independence to India
Answer; Participation of India in the Second World War, without consulting the Indian National Congress
Who was the pioneer among the following social reformers ?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Swami Vivekanand
(c) Dayanand Saraswati
(d) Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Answer: Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Wood's Despatch of 1854 resulted in the
(a) Introduction of postal system
(b) Establishment of educational system
(c) Abolition of child marriage
(d) Establishment of Indian universites
Answer: Establishment of educational system
Who once remarked, Nehru is a patriot while Jinnah is a politician.
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Sir Mohammad Iqbal
(d) Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Answer: Sir Mohammad Iqbal
When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, who said, None will believe that a man like this body and soul ever walked on this earth?
(a) Leo Tolstoy
(b) Bertrand Russel
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Albert Einstein
Answer: Albert Einstein
Who initiated the greeting of Jai Hind ?
(a) Subhash Chandra Bose
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) B.G. Tilak
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose
Satyagraha Sabha was formed by Mahatma Gandhi at
(a) Ahmedabad
(b) Bombay
(c) Poona
(d) Calcutta
Answer: Bombay
Which of the following enactments of British Parliament allowed Indian magistrates to try the cases of British nationals as well in India ?
(a) Bill of Rights
(b) Pitt's India Act
(c) Ilbert Bill
(d) Rowlatt Act
Answer: Ilbert Bill
Queen Victoria was appointed Empress of India in
(a) 1885
(b) 1877
(c) 1858
(d) 1876
Answer: 1877
The first Governor -General of India was appointed in
(a) 1911
(b) 1858
(c) 1774
(d) 1833
Answer: 1911
The Second Civil Disobedience Movement started with
(a) The adoption of a resolution declaring Poorna Swaraj as the objective of the Congress
(b) The failure of Cripps Mission
(c) Dandi march
(d) The passing of the Quit India Resolution
Answer: The failure of Cripps Mission
When did the Indian National Congress ask for the Dominion Status ?
(a) 1942
(b) 1947
(c) 1908
(d) 1929
Answer: 1908
The Cripps Mission visited India during the regime of
(a) Lord Wavell
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wellington
(d) Lord Linlithgow
Answer: Lord Linlithgow
Who among the following was not the Viceroy of India during the 20th century ?
(a) Lord Minto
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Chelmsford
(d) Lord Irwin
Answer: Lord Minto
The slogan Inquilab Zindabad was given by
(a) Khudi Ram Bose
(b) Subhash Chandra Bosse
(c) Chandra Shekhar Azad
(d) Sardar Bhagat Singh
Answer: Sardar Bhagat Singh
Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Quit India Movement ?
(a) Lord Mountbatten
(b) Lord Wellington
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Lord Linlithgow
Answer: Lord Linlithgow
Bombay Samachar, the first newspaper started in Bombay, was a venture by the
(a) Parsees
(b) Sindhis
(c) Hindus
(d) Gujaratis
Answer: Parsees
Which of the folowing is correctly matched ?
(a) Non- Cooperation Movement : 1920
(b) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre : 1921
(c) Salt Satyagraha : 1929
(d) Surat split : 1905
Answer: Non- Cooperation Movement : 1920
The credit for forming an all India organisation of nationalist political workers goes to
(a) A.O. Hume
(b) W.C. Bonnerjee
(c) S.N. Banerjea
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji
Answer: A.O. Hume
Which reformer from Maharashtra was known as Lokhitavadi ?
(a) M.G. Ranade
(b) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
(c) Pandit Ramabai
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer: Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Who said : Bengal united is a power. Bengal divided will pull several different ways?.. ?
(a) Hardinge
(b) Risley
(c) Dufferin
(d) Curzon
Answer: Risley
Who among the following was not one of the founders of the Congress Socialist party set up in 1934 ?
(a) P.C. Joshi
(b) Acharya Narendra Dev
(c) Ashok Mehta
(d) Jaya Prakash Narayan
Answer: P.C. Joshi
The purpose of the Whitley Commission was
(a) To suggest measures to improve conditions of labourers
(b) None of these
(c) To look into the problem of minorities in India
(d) To enable political parties in India to reach a consensus on the constitutional question
Answer: To suggest measures to improve conditions of labourers
Identify the area where the Santhals proclaimed a government of their own in 1855-56 :
(a) Munger - Bhagalpur
(b) Gaya -Munger
(c) Bhagalpur-Rajmahal
(d) Shahabad- Gaya
Answer: Bhagalpur-Rajmahal

Mahatma Gandhi gave the call to reject foreign goods during the
(a) Civil Disobedience Movement
(b) Non Cooperation Movement
(c) Khilafat Movement
(d) Swadeshi Movements
Answer: Swadeshi Movements
Who among the following opposed Mahatma Gandhi's association with the Khilafat movement ?
(a) Mohammed Ali Jinnah
(b) Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(d) Fazlul Haquer
Answer: Mohammed Ali Jinnah
 The integration of Indians States is the achievement of
(a) Subhash Chandra Bose
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Vallabhbhai Patel
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose
Jawaharlal Nehru helped to start the newspaper
(a) Pioneer
(b) Patriot
(c) Kesri
(d) National Herald
Answer: National Herald
Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the Second Round Table Conference ?
(a) Clement Attlee
(b) None of these
(c) Neville Chamberlain
(d) Ramsay Macdonald
Answer: Ramsay Macdonald
Who was the Viceroy during the time Mr. Attlee of England declared the British intention to transfer power to Indians ?
(a) Lord Irwin
(b) Lord Linlithgow
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) Lord Wavell
Answer: Lord Wavell
The Wavell Plan aimed at
(a) Complete Indianisation of the Executive Council
(b) None of these
(c) Complete Europeanisation of the Executive Council.
(d) Giving equal representation to the Indians and the European in the Executive Council
Answer: Complete Indianisation of the Executive Council
The leader who left politics, retired to Pondicherry and set up an ashram there, was
(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Bhikaji Cama
(c) Lokmanya Tilak
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal
Answer: Aurobindo Ghosh
The first Satyagraha of Gandhiji for the cause of indigo farmers was observed at
(a) Champaran
(b) Sabarmati
(c) Chauri Chaura
(d) Bardoli
Answer: Champaran
 Which of the following was East India Company's most significant parliamentary Act ?
(a) Regulation Act
(b) Rowlatt Act
(c) Charter Act of 1813
(d) Pitts Act
Answer: Regulation Act
 The word Adivasi was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by
(a) Jyotiba Phule
(b) Thakkar Bappa
(c) B.R. Ambedkar
(d) Mahatma Gandhi
Answer: Thakkar Bappa
 Except Jammu and Kashmir and Hyderabad, the integrationof Indian states was completed in
(a) 18598
(b) 18203
(c) 17380
(d) 17807
Answer: 18203
Which of the following Acts of British Parliament was introduced to remove the shortcomings of the Regulation Act ?
(a) Government of India Act, 1919
(b) Rowlatt Act
(c) Pitt's India Act, 1784
(d) Charter Act of 1793
 Indian National Congress held its first sessum at
(a) Lahore
(b) Madras
(c) Bombay
(d) Lucknow
Answer: Bombay
Who was the founder of Muslim League in India ?
(a) None of these
(b) Aga Khan
(c) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(d) M.A. Jinnah
Answer: Aga Khan
When was Purna Swaraj day first decided tobe celebrated ?
(a) 17394
(b) 18289
(c) 10984
(d) 11185
Answer: 10984
The trial of INA heroes was held at
(a) Delhi
(b) Simla
(c) Bombay
(d) Calcutta
Answer: Delhi
Who among the following was the follower of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy?
(a) Bertrand Russel
(b) Martin Luther
(c) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(d) Marshal Tito
Answer: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
 Montague -Chelmsford reforms were
(a) Educational reforms
(b) Constitutional reforms
(c) Political reforms
(d) Social reforms
Answer: Constitutional reforms
 First Governor - General of India, after independence was
(a) C. Rajagopalachari
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: Lord Mountbatten
In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated with
(a) Chauri Chaura incident
(b) Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy
(c) Partition of Bengal
(d) Dandi March
Answer: Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy
 Which of the following revolutionary groups was involved in Kakori Conspiracy Case ?
(a) Ghadar Party
(b) Abhinav Bharat Group
(c) Anushilan Samiti
(d) Hindustan Republican Association
Answer: Hindustan Republican Association
 The Second International was attended by
(a) Pherozeshah Mehta
(b) Dinshaw Edalji Wacha
(c) Surendranath Banerjee
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
The Buddha, the Ramayana and the Mahabharat are three treasures of India. Who said this?
(a) Swami Vivekananda
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Rabindranath Tagore
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: Swami Vivekananda
Who among the following was not the member of the Cabinet Mission which visited India in 1946?
(a) Lord Pethick Lawrence
(b) A.V. Alexander
(c) Sir Stafford Cripps
(d) Lord Mountbatten
Answer: A.V. Alexander
Who, amongst the following is associated with the Local Self-Government Act ?
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) William Bentick
(d) Lord Ripon
Answer: William Bentick
 When Mahatma Gandhi set out on the Dandi march, he was accompanied, among others, by
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarojini Naidu
(b) Rajendra Prasad and Sarojini Naidu
(c) Vallabhbhai Patel and Sarojini Naidu
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarojini Naidu
 Raja Rammohan Roy's Brahmo Samaj rejected
(a) Casteism
(b) Ritualism
(c) Idolism
(d) All of the above
Answer: All of the above
In the early stages, the moderates in IndianNational Congress sought political progress through
(a) Renonucing the titles conferred on them by Britishers
(b) None of these
(c) Boycotting the legislature and judiciary
(d) Instigating violence
Answer: Boycotting the legislature and judiciary
Who said:Cowa rdice and ahimsa do not go together any more than water and fire ?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jayaprakash Narayan
(c) Acharya Narendra Dev
(d) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
Who was the political guru of Gandhiji?
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer: Gopal Krishna Gokhale
In 1921, Chamber of Prince was established to
(a) Al of these 
(b) Organize the princes of India provinces
(c) Demand self rule
(d) Support Gandhiji in Satyagraha
Answer: Organize the princes of India provinces
The Barrah dacoity was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in
(a) The Madras Presidency
(b) Bombay- Karnataka
(c) Punjab
(d) East Bengal
Answer: East Bengal
Legislature of widow remarriage in India was first secured by
(a) K. Natarajan
(b) Maharshi Karve
(c) Pandita Ramabai
(d) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Answer: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
 Who led Quit India Movement in the absence of Mahatma Gandhi ?
(a) Sardar Patel
(b) Aruna Asaf Ali
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: Aruna Asaf Ali
 A.O. Hume belongs to
(a) Germany
(b) Britain
(c) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(d) U.S.A.
Answer: Britain
The aim of the Swarajya party was to
(a) Boycott the Congress moves
(b) Agitate for total freedom
(c) Resort to extremism
(d) Enter the legislature and wreck the government from within
Answer: Enter the legislature and wreck the government from within
On the death of Gandhiji, who said that The light has gone out of our lives?.?
(a) Dr. S. Radhakrishna
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru
 Give me blood, I will give you freedom. These words are attributed to
(a) Subhash Bose
(b) Veer Savarkar
(c) Khudi Ram Bose
(d) Bhagat Singh
Answer: Subhash Bose

What was the rate of land revenue as given in the dharma shastras?
(a) 4-Jan
(b) 8-Jan
(c) 6-Jan
(d) 3-Jan
Answer: 6-Jan
During the Gupta period of Indianhistory, the village affairs were managed by the village headman with the assistance of
(a) Vishyapati
(b) Amatya
(c) Gopa
(d) Mahattara
Answer: Vishyapati
Who was the first king to conquer Malwa, Gujarat and Maharashtra ?
(a) Skandagupta
(b) Harshavardhana
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Chandragupta Maurya
Answer: Chandragupta Maurya
Name the great Hindu King who combined in himself the qualities of Samudragupta and Ashoka ?
(a) Harshavardhana
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Kanishka
(d) Chandragupta I
Answer: Harshavardhana
Who among the following was a great ruler of Kalinga in ancient times ?
(a) Kharavela
(b) Mayurasarman
(c) Bindusara
(d) Ajatashatru
Answer: Bindusara
The great Hindu law -giver was
(a) Kautilya
(b) Manu
(c) Kapil
(d) Banabhatta
Answer: Manu
Which of the following is the correct chronological order ?
(a) Guptas - Kushans - Mauryas - Sungas
(b) Sungas - Mauryas - Guptas - Kushans
(c) Mauryas - Sungas - Kushans - Guptas
(d) Kushans - Guptas - Sungas - Mauryas
Answer: Mauryas - Sungas - Kushans - Guptas
Which of the following was an important port of the eastern coast during the Gupta period ?
(a) Kalyan
(b) Sopara
(c) Tamralipti
(d) Broach
Answer: Tamralipti
The Arab conquest of Sindh took place in
(a) 712 A.D.
(b) 1009 A.D.
(c) 740 A.D.
(d) 1001 A.D.
Answer: 712 A.D.
Sakas were finally overthrown by
(a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(b) Devapala
(c) Gautamiputra Satakarni
(d) Kanishka
Answer: Gautamiputra Satakarni
Which of the following was a republic in sixth century B.C.?
(a) Vrijian state
(b) None of these
(c) Magadha
(d) Avanti
Answer: Vrijian state
In the sixth and fifth centuries B.C., the most remarkable king of the Haryanka line was
(a) Bimbisara
(b) Sisunaga
(c) Udayi
(d) Ajatashatru
Answer: Bimbisara
The Arthashastra is not concerned with
(a) Administration of tests of loyalty to ministers.
(b) Appointment of superintending officers for industries.
(c) Appointment of superintending officers for agriculture
(d) Assignment of lands to officers for their services.
Assignment of lands to officers for their services.
The original name of the Kushanas was in
(a) Chinese Turkistan
(b) Arabia
(c) Persia
(d) Macedonia
Answer: Chinese Turkistan
Who among the following was not a Saka ruler?
(a) Nahapana
(b) Menander
(c) Rudradaman
(d) Sodassa
Answer: Menander
Maurya empire declined after Ashoka mainly because of
(a) Weak successors of Asoka
(b) Decentralisation of powers
(c) Ashoka's excessive patronage to Buddhism.
(d) The policy of ahimsa leading to military weakness.
Answer: Weak successors of Asoka
The most commonly used coin, during the Mauryan period, was
(a) Nishka
(b) Karashapana
(c) Suvarna
(d) Kakini
Answer: Karashapana

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