Indian History - Modern History Questions with Answers

Modern Indian History Quiz Questions
1. Under the Government of India..................... the British Crown assumed direct administration of India in the new British Raj.
(A) Act of 1658 (B) Act of 1758
(C) Act of 1858 (D) Act of 1947
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2. Defeat of the Spanish Armada in–
(A) 1256 (B) 1288
(C) 1588 (D) 1688
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3. The English East Company achieved a major victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of.....................in 1612.
(A) Buxar (B) Plassey
(C) Swally (D) Trafalgar
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4. The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) resulted in the defeat of the.....................forces.
(A) American (B) British
(C) French (D) Russian
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5. Robert Clive, the Governor General of the–
(A) Dutch (B) French
(C) British (D) Portuguese
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6. Jyotirao Phule was born in Satara district of ......................in 1827.
(A) Maharastra (B) Madras
(C) Gujarat (D) Malabar
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7. Jyotirao’s family belonged to.....................caste.
(A) Mali (B) Thiyya
(C) Pulaya (D) Mahar
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8. In 1848, an incident took place in his life that later sparked off the dalit-revolution in the Indian society. Jyotirao was invited to attend a wedding of one of his.....................friends.
(A) Brahmin (B) Christian
(C) Pulaya (D) Nayar
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9. After reading Thomas Paine's famous book .....................Jyotirao was greatly influenced by his ideas.
(A) The Rights of Man (B) Prince
(C) Utopia (D) Advaitha Deepika
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10. Viewing the pathetic condition of widows and unfortunate children Jyotirao decided the open an orphanage called–
(A) Satya Shodhak Samaj (B) Arya Samaj
(C) Brahma Samaj (D) Ramakrishna Mission
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11. In India, the Wahabi movement was started by–
(A) Syed Ahmed of Rai Bareilly (B) ViIayet Ali
(C) Mohammad Ali (D) Jahan Dad Khan
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12. The battle of Balakot was in–
(A) 1806 (B) 1821
(C) 1831 (D) 1896
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13. Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as–
(A) Narendra Nath Datta (B) Vishwanath Datta
(C) Upendranath Datta (D) Vasava Datta
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14. Swami Vivekananda was born in an affluent family in.....................on 12 January 1863.
(A) Bombay (B) Ajmer
(C) Kolkata (D) Orrisa
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15. Swami Vivekananda’s father, .....................was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects.
(A) Vishwanath Datta (B) Narendra Nath Datta
(C) Sri Ramakrishna (D) Rashik Krishna Mallik
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16. In May..................... S. Ramaswami Mudaliar and P. Anandacharlu established the Madras Mahajana Sabha.
(A) 1783 (B) 1784
(C) 1872 (D) 1884
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17. The Indian National Congress was founded in December 1885 at–
(A) Bombay (B) Calcutta
(C) Madras (D) Gujarat
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18. The Indian National Congress was the first organized expression of Indian nationalism on an all India Scale.....................; a retired English LC.S officer played an important rule in its formation.
(A) A. O. Hume (B) Man Mohan Gosh
(C) W. C. Banerjee (D) S. N. Sen
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19. In 1884.....................founded the Indian National Union.
(A) A. O. Hume (B) A. M. Bose
(C) Lord Dufferin (D) W. C. Banerjee
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20. The second session of the congress met in Calcutta on December 1886, under the president ship of–
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji (B) Kadambini Ganguli
(C) Pherozeshah Mehta (D) D. Ewacha
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