Modern Indian History Question with Answers

Modern Indian History Question
1. Which of the following events is not related with Lord William Bentinck ?
(A) Abolition of Sati (B) Suppression of Thugi
(C) Construction of railway lines (D) Introduction of English education
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2. Mahatma Gandhi was the editor of–
(A) Young India (B) National Herald
(C) Seminar (D) Modern Review
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3. The Ryotwari Settlement was introduced by–
(A) James Thomson (B) Thomas Munroe
(C) Lord Cornwallis (D) Mount Stuart Elphinstone
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4. The theory of economic drain of India during British Imperialism was propounded by–
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) R. C. Dun (D) M. K. Gandhi
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5. After the elections held for the first time in 1937, under the Government of India Act, 1935, in how many provinces, out of a total of eleven, did the Congress form its Ministries ?
(A) 6 (B) 7
(C) 8 (D) 9
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6. On which of the following dates did the Second World War commence ?
(A) September 1, 1939 (B) September 15, 1939
(C) October 1, 1939 (D) October 15, 1939
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7. To evolve a peaceful settlement of the conflict between India and China, which of the following non-aligned Afro-Asian nations participated in a conference held in December 1962 ?
(A) Burma (now Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia and UAE
(B) Burma (now Myanmar), Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Indonesia
(C) Burma (now Myanmar), Indonesia, Ghana and Sri Lanka
(D) All the countries mentioned in (A), (B) & (C)
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8. Which of the following territories of India was/were invaded by China on November 19, 1962 ?
(A) North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) (B) Ladakh, NEFA and Assam
(C) Ladakh and NEFA (D) Ladakh, NEFA, Assam and Sikkim
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9. Which of the following events caused the parting of ways by the Moderates and the Radicals in the Congress for good ?
(A) Constitution of 1919 (B) Montagu-Chelmsford Report
(C) Morley-Minto Reforms (D) Simon Commission Report
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10. Which of the following years is considered to be a memorable landmark in the history of India's struggle for freedom?
(A) 1918 (B) 1919
(C) 1920 (D) 1921
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11. The famous resolution on Non-Cooperation was adopted by the Indian National Congress at a special session (September 1920) held at–
(A) Bombay (B) Calcutta
(C) Lucknow (D) Madras
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12. Which of the following events evoked tremendous upheaval of popular feeling in Bengal, leading to the boycott of British goods at the beginning of the 20th century ?
(A) Morley-Minto Reforms (B) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(C) Partition of Bengal (D) The Indian Press Act, 1910
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13. Who founded the Indian National Congress?
(A) W. C. Bonnerjee (B) Satyendra Nath Bannerjee
(C) G. K. Gokhale (D) A. O. Hume
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14. Who was the Governor-General of India when the Indian National Congress was formed ?
(A) Lord Dufferin (B) Marquess of Lansdowne
(C) Lord Lawrence (D) Lord Lytton
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15. Who was the Prime Minister of England when a statutory commission under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon was appointed to review the working of the Government of India Act, 1919?
(A) Stanley Baldwin (B) Ramsay MacDonald
(C) N. Chamberlain (D) Winston Churchill
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16. The report of the Simon Commission, which reviewed the working of the Act of 1919, was published in May 1930, and included all of the following recommendations, except–
(A) Complete Responsible Government in the provinces including the control of police and justice.
(B) Provincial Legislatures were to be based on wider franchise.
(C) The British authority and control at the Centre was to be confined only to matters relating to defence, communications and foreign affairs.
(D) Official blocs in the Provincial Legislatures were to be discontinued.
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17. When, for the first time during the British Rule, the Executive Council, excepting the Viceroy wand the Commander-in-Chief, was composed of Indians only?
(A) 1944 (B) 1945
(C) 1946 (D) 1947 (before August 15)
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18. Which of the following served the British in India to get in closer touch with their home in England in the 19th century?
(A) Steam navigation (B) Opening of Suez Canal to navigation
(C) Direct telegraph link and overland route (D) All of these
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19. Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in–
(A) 1892 (B) 1896
(C) 1904 (D) 1886
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20. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the Non-Cooperation Movement was–
(A) Hind Kesari (B) Kaiser-e-Hind
(C) Rai Bahadur (D) Rt. Honorable
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