Modern History Quiz for IAS with Answers

Modern History Quiz for IAS
1. The Ryotwari Settlement was introduced by the British in the–
(A) Bengal, Presidency only (B) Bombay Presidency only
(C) Madras Presidency only (D) Madras and Bombay Presidencies
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2. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following stages in the political life of Mahatma Gandhi ?
1. Champaran 2. Ahmedabad Mill Strike
3. Kheda 4. Non-Cooperation Movement
(A) 4, 3, 2, 1 (B) 3, 4, 2, 1
(C) 1, 3, 2, 4 (D) 2, 4, 3, 1
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3. Where did Mahatma Gandhi first try the weapon of Satyagraba ?
(A) Champaran (B) Bardoli
(C) Dandi (D) South Africa
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(A) W. C. Bonnerji (B) A. O. Hume
(C) B. Malabari (D) Badruddin Tyabji
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5. In which of the following sessions of the Round Table Conference held in London did Gandhiji participate as the sole representative of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) From November 12, 1930 to January 19, 1931
(B) From September 7, 1931 to December 1, 1931
(C) From November 17, 1932 to December 24, 1932
(D) None of these
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6. Which of the following principle(s) was/were embodied in the Constitutional Act of 1935, passed by the British Parliament on August 2, 1935 ?
(A) All-India Federation, comprising Governor's Provinces, Chief Commissioner's Provinces arid the Federating Indian States
(B) Provincial Autonomy, with a Government responsible to an elected Legislature in every Governor's Province
(C) The functions and powers of “paramountcy in regard to the Indian States were to be exercised by the Crown through a representative”
(D) All of these
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7. Which of the following reform movements during the 19th century resulted in the establishment of a group or order outside the pale of orthodox Hindu society?
(A) Brahmo Samaj (B) Ramakrishna Mission
(C) Arya Samaj (D) None of the above
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8. Which of the following reform movements was the first to be started in the 19th century ?
(A) Arya Samaj (B) Brahmo Samaj
(C) Prarthana Samaj (D) Ramakrishna Mission
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9. Who, amongst the following leaders in the freedom movement, was a 'Moderate'?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai (B) Bipin Chandra Pal
(C) Surendranath Bannerjee (D) B. G. Tilak
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10. In an agricultural country like India, irrigation has always formed an important branch of administration. Who, amongst the following Governors-General, was the first to initiate a new policy for execution of extensive irrigation schemes ?
(A) Canning (B) Elgin
(C) Lawrence (D) Mayo
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11. Which of the following enactments of the British Parliament sought to perpetuate the extraordinary powers conferred on the Government of India during the First World War ?
(A) Government of India Act, 1919 (B) Rowlatt Act
(C) Government of India Act, 1935 (D) None of these
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12. Who was the founder of the Muslim League in India ?
(A) M. A. Jinnah (B) Sir Syed Ahmed
(C) Nawab Salimulla (D) None of these
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13. Which of the following statements about the Indian. National Congress is not correct ?
(A) Its birth in the 19th century was at the initiative of an Englishman.
(B) Its first session was held at Bombay.
(C) Right from the beginning the Government looked upon the Congress movement with disfavour.
(D) Resolutions of the Congress during the first decade of its existence evoked but little response from the Government.
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14. When was the Partition of Bengal, effected during the time of Curzon, annulled?
(A) 1911 (B) 1912
(C) 1913 (D) 1914
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15. With the promulgation of which of the following Acts was Sind constituted as a separate province ?
(A) Indian Councils Act, 1892 (B) Indian Councils Act, 1909
(C) Government of India Act, 1919 (D) Government of India Act, 1935
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16. When was Dyarchy as form of Government in the Governors' Provinces abolished ?
(A) 1892 (B) 1909
(C) 1919 (D) 1935
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17. The Partition of Bengal was effected by Lord Curzon in 1905–
(A) Solely for the purpose of providing administrative efficiency
(B) Mainly to curb and stifle the growth of national consciousness among the Hindus of Bengal
(C) Both (A) and (B) above
(D) Neither of these
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18. Who, amongst the following, held the view that the Hindus and Muslims in India formed one nation, and said, “they are two eyes of India; injure the one, and you injure the other” ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (D) Sir Muhammad Iqbal
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19. The Quit India Movement started at–
(A) Wardha on August 7, 1942 (B) Bombay on August 8, 1942
(C) Delhi on August 12, 1942 (D) Amritsar on August 14, 1942
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20. The Chauri-Chaura incident (during the Non-Cooperation Movement) relates to–
(A) A major offensive by underground revolutionaries
(B) Large-scale looting of Government property by Congress workers
(C) Massive police firing on unarmed Satyagrabis
(D) The burning of a police post by a mob
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