Quiz 625: Indian History for RAS Examination

1. Consider the following policies followed by the Governor Generals for the expansion of their dominions and consolidation of their rule during the 3 stages of the process of the growth of British Paramountcy in India:

  1. Subordinate Isolation
  2. Policy of Ring Fence
  3. Policy of Subordinate Union

Which of the following is the correct sequence of their adoption in the course of the establishment of British rule in India?

[A] 1-3-2
[B] 2-1-3
[C] 1-2-3
[D] 3-2-1

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2. Which among the following was/were related to Governor-General William Bentinck:

  1. Regulation XVII
  2. Committee of Public Instruction
  3. Macaulay’s Minute
  4. Presidency of Agra

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 3
[C] 1 and 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Which of the following personalities were the founders of the ‘Home Rule Movement’ ?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Annie Besant
  3. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
  4. Mahatma Gandhi

Select the correct option from the codes given below:  

[A] 1 and 2
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 3 and 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

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4. The only session of Indian National Congress which was presided by Mahatma Gandhi was held at:

[A] Belgaum
[B] Faizpur
[C] Allahabad
[D] Karachi

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5. In the light of events that occurred after the General Elections of 1937 and the subsequent formation of Indian ministries in various provinces, identify the statement which is incorrect:

[A] Congress was highly successful and Muslim League failed miserably.
[B] Congress emerged as the largest party in NWFP.
[C] Unionist Party and Krishak Praja Party formed Governments in Punjab and Bengal respectively.
[D] Pirpur Report was prepared by Jinnah to highlight the atrocities and misrule of the Congress ministries

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6. In the tenure of which Governor-General an attempt was made for the first time to codify Hindu and Muslim customary laws?

[A] Lord Cornwallis
[B] Warren Hastings
[C] William Bentinck
[D] Charles Metcalfe

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7. Socio-religious reform movements in western India were led by some very illustrious personalities, the incorrect statement in this context is:

[A] Gopal Hari Deshmukh was one of the earliest religious reformers who rationally attacked hindu orthodox beliefs.
[B] Bal Gangadhar was a great Indian nationalist who revived the faith of Indians in their rich cultural heritage by celebration of Shivaji and Ganesh festival in Maharashtra.
[C] Dr Atmaram Pandurang and Justice Ranade, founded the Prarthana Samaj in Maharashtra, inspired by the Brahmo Samaj and espousing principles of enlightened theism based on the ancient Vedas.
[D] Justice Ranade and Pandita Ramabai were pioneers of women’s education in India.

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8. The methods of the Moderates can be best described as ‘Constitutional agitation’. Their main demands were –

  1. Holding of Indian Civil Services examination simultaneously in England and in India.
  2. Reduction of military expenditure.
  3. Separation of judiciary from the executive.
  4. Grant of self-government to India within the British Empire.

Which of the above statement(s) is / are incorrect?

[A] 2 and 3
[B] 1, 2 and 4
[C] 2, 3 and 4
[D] All of them

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9. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding the Quit India Movement?

  1. It was a leaderless movement, with the reigns of the movement in the hands of the masses.
  2. It was also characterized by the outbreak of violence though Gandhi had given a call for a determined, but passive resistance, ‘do or die’.
  3. The movement failed in terms of achieving immediate objective

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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10. ‘New India’ and ‘Commonweal’ newspapers were started by:

[A] Madan Mohan Malviya
[B] S.Subramaniyam Iyer
[C] Annie Besant
[D] Lala Lajpat Rai

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    With reference to question number 11.
    Mahatma gandhi was present only in the second round table conference (1931).
    Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Table_Conferences_(India)

    • Neeraj Dhanik

      Here ans is A.
      A. Means B.R Ambedlam and Tez bahadur saru not Mahatma Gandhi

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