Modern Indian History MCQs

21. Who founded the association ‘ Naujawan Bharat Sabha’ to help foster revolution against the British Raj by gathering together worker and peasant youth in 1928 ?
[A] Chandra Shekhar Azad
[B] Surya Sen
[C] Bhagat Singh
[D] V.D.Savarkar

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22. Who among the following attended all the three Round Table Conferences held in London:
1. Mahatma Gandhi
2. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar
3. Tez Bahadur Sapru
4. Chittaranjan Das
[A] 2 and 3
[B] 2 and 4
[C] 2, 3 and 4
[D] All of them

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23.  ‘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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24. 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
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 3
[D] 1, 2 and 3

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25. 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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26. 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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27. 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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28.  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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29. 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
[A] 1 and 2
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 3 and 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

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30. 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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