Indian History - Modern History Sample Quiz Questions

Modern Indian History Quiz Questions
1....................., a judge of the Supreme Court founded the Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784 A.D.
(A) Sir William Jones (B) Warren Hastings
(C) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (D) Lord Macaulay
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2. Charles Wood's Despatch–
(A) 1554 A.D. (B) 1684
(C) 1784 (D) 1854
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3. The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act–
(A) 1856 (B) 1858
(C) 1865 (D) 1946
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4. The policy of Doctrine of lapse was introduced by–
(A) Lord Wellesley (B) Lord William Bentinck
(C) Lord Macaulay (D) Lord Dalhousie
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5. The ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ was in the year–
(A) 1657 (B) 1757
(C) 1765 (D) 1857
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6. Aruvipuram installation was done by–
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Nārāyana Guru
(C) Chattambi Swamikal (D) C. Kesavan
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7. A new phase began in the Guru's life in 1904. He decided to give up his wandering life and settle down in a place to continue his Sadhana (spiritual practice). He chose....................., twenty miles north of Thiruvananthapuram.
(A) Karunagapally (B) Sivagiri
(C) Kayamkulam (D) Kannur
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8. Nārāyana Guru started a Sanskrit school in–
(A) Varkala (B) Kottayam
(C) Mahi (D) Calicut
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9. In 1913......................founded the Advaita Ashram at Aluva.
(A) Nārāyana Guru (B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Chattambi Swamikal (D) K. Madhavan
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10. When Nārāyana Guru attained the age of sixty, his birth day was observed throughout the west-coast from Mangalore to–
(A) Varkala (B) Sri Lanka
(C) Kottayam (D) Calicut
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11. The Theosophical Society was officially formed in New York City, United States, in
November 1875 by Helena Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge and others.
(A) Madras (B) Calcutta
(C) Bombay (D) New York
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12. After a few years Olcott and Blavatsky moved to India and established the International Headquarters at Adyar, in–
(A) New Zealand (B) Canada
(C) Australia (D) Madras
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13....................., second President of The Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, was described as a ‘Diamond Soul’, for she had many brilliant facets to her character.
(A) Annie Besant (B) Krishnamohan Banerjee
(C) Hari Mohan (D) Govind Chandra Sen
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14.....................joined the National Secular Society in 1874 and worked in the free thought and radical movements led by Charles Bradlaugh, MP.
(A) Annie Besant (B) Tarachand Chakravarty
(C) D. R. Mukhopadhyaya, (D) Brojnath Dhar
See Answer: ‘the National Reformer’ with Charles Bradlaugh and wrote many political and free-thought books and pamphlets from 1874–88.
(A) W. T. Stead (B) S. N. Banerjee
(C) H. P. Blavatsky (D) Annie Besant
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(A) Dadabhai Naoroji (B) S. N. Bose
(C) J. N. Ghosh (D) J. N. Mukherjee
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17....................., the viceroy of India decided to partition Bengal for administrative purposes, creating a new province of East Bengal and Assam, with a population of 31 million people and with its capital at Dhaka.
(A) Lord Curzon (B) Lord Rippon
(C) Lord Hastings (D) Wellesley
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18. The spark for the Swadeshi Movement was the.....................decision to partition Bengal.
(A) French (B) British
(C) Dutch (D) Portuguese
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19. The partition of Bengal had to be annulled in–
(A) 1907 (B) 1911
(C) 1928 (D) 1929
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20. The inauguration of the Ganapati and Shivaji Festivals was done by–
(A) Tilak (B) Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
(C) Shyamaprasad Mukherjee (D) J. N. Mukherjee
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