Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle Questions (MCQs)

Multiple choice questions on Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

31. Who among the following personalities wrote a play ‘Neel Darpan’ to portray the oppression of indigo farmers?

[A] Shambhu Pal
[B] Ishwar Chandra Roy
[C] Harish Chandra Mukherji
[D] Din Bandhu Mitra

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32. Consider the following:
1. Sabarmati Ashram
2. Tolstoy Farm
3. Phoenix Farm
Which among the following presents the correct order of their establishment by Mahatma Gandhi?

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

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33. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The war of Austrian succession in Europe was a direct cause of First Carnatic War 
  2. The loss of French supremacy in Carnatic was a direct consequence of First Carnatic War 

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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34. Why did the English East India Company succeed so spectacularly in India when others, European and Indian, did not?

  1. Britain was better than all rivals on the front of Control of the seas
  2. East India Company had gained control of India’s richest province after battle of Plassey
  3. East India Company was devoid of corruption

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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35. The enactment of Government of India Act 1919 resulted in__:
1. Dyarchy in the Executive Government of the Provinces
2. Introduction of Separate Communal electorates for Muslims
3. Devolution of the Legislative authority by the centre to provinces
4. Expansion and reconstruction of the Central provincial legislatures
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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36. Henry Vivian Derozio was the leader of __:

[A] Self Respect Movement
[B] Justice Party Movement
[C] Young Bengal Movement
[D] Seva Sadan

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37. The British Government agreed upon which of the following points as per the much talked about Gandhi-Irwin pact?

  1. Release all political prisoners except those guilty of violence
  2. Abolish the salt tax
  3. Withdraw all ordinances and prosecutions
  4. Accept Indian National Congress as sole representative of Indians

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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38. Consider the following statements with respect to Buddhism:

  1. Buddism denied moksha and beleived in nirvana to get rid of birth and death
  2. Third Buddhist council was held in Patliputra under patronage of Ashoka
  3. Sutta pitaka (one of tripitika) consists of rules and regulations for those who joined monastic order and sangha

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

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39. Which of the following political parties had contested elections held under the Government of lndia Act 1919 (Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms)?
1. Swaraj Party
2. Muslim League
3. Indian National Congress
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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40. Which Vijayanagara ruler bore the title of Gajabentakara?

[A] Harihara-I
[B] Bukka Raya-II
[C] Deva Raya-II
[D] Virupaksha Raya

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