Modern History of India Quiz with Answers

Modern History of India Quiz

1. Following the famous 'Quit India resolve' the top Congress leaders were arrested on–
(A) August 8, 1942 (B) August 9, 1942
(C) August 10, 1942 (D) August 11, 1942
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2. The historic 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by–
(A) Motilal Nehru (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai (D) Mahatma Gandhi
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3. Who was the first Indian to become a Member of the British Parliament ?
(A) M. Malabari (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) D. N. Wacha (D) W. C. Bonnerjee
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4. Who started the Doctrine of Lapse ?
(A) Lord Dalhousie (B) Lord Hardinge
(C) Lord Curzon (D) Lord Hastings
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5. In which year and at which place did Subhas Chandra Bose reorganised the Azad Hind Fauj (also known as Indian National Army) ?
(A) 1941; Berlin (B) 1942; Tokyo
(C) 1943; Singapore (D) 1943; Rangoon
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6. Under an agreement with which of the following countries did Subhas Chandra Bose organise the Indian soldiers, taken as prisoners by the Axis Powers, into the Azad Hind Fauj ?
(A) China (B) Germany
(C) Italy (D) Japan
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7. The agreement between India and China, by which both accepted ‘Panchsheel’ as the basis of their relations, was signed in–
(A) 1950 (B) 1951
(C) 1953 (D) 1954
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8. Who was the first Indian to be appointed as Member of the Governor-General's Executive Council ?
(A) Raja Kishori Lal Goswami (B) Satyendra Prasanna Sinha
(C) Sir Sankaran Nair (D) Sir Ali Imam
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9. The departure of Raja Rammohun Roy for England and his death there led to a steady decline of Brahmo Samaj till new life was infused into it by–
(A) Devendranath Tagore (B) Keshab Chandra Sen
(C) Akshay Kumar Datta (D) Rabindranath Tagore
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10. When were the High Courts in Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established?
(A) 1861 (B) 1929
(C) 1932 (D) 1935
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11. Who, amongst the following Governors-General, endeavoured earnestly to introduce a real element of local self-government in India ?
(A) Lord Dufferin (B) Lord Elgin
(C) Lord Lytton (D) Lord Ripon
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12. Ilbert Bill, introduced in 1883, raised considerable controversy and opposition. Who, amongst the following, opposed it vigorously as the community affected by it?
(A) The Hindus (B) The Muslims
(C) Anglo-Indian Community (D) All of these
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13. February 20, 1947 is an important date in the history of modern India. Which of the following events is associated with this date ?
(A) The British Government declared its intention to quit India by June 1948.
(B) The Constituent Assembly held its first meeting for drafting the Constitution for the whole of India.
(C) Lord Mountbatten assumed office as Viceroy of India.
(D) The British Government spelt out the method by which power will be transferred to Indian hands.
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14. In which of the following provinces of undivided India was a referendum held to ascertain whether it should join Pakistan or not ?
(A) Bengal (B) North-West Frontier Province
(C) Punjab (D) Sind and Baluchistan
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15. Who, amongst the following national leaders of India, preached through his paper Kesari, his new ideals of self-help and national revival among the masses ?
(A) G. K. Gokhale (B) B. G. Tilak
(C) M. G. Ranade (D) N. M. Joshi
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16. Which of the following statements about the British Rule of India is not correct?
(A) Provincial autonomy was, for the first time, introduced under the reformed Constitution of 1935.
(B) The epoch of reforms commenced from 1905.
(C) The British Crown took the administration of India into its own hands in 1857.
(D) The Indian Councils Act of 1892 very largely conceded the demands made by the Indian National Congress.
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17. When, for the first time, was the institution of Public Service Commission for recruitment to public services in India set up ?
(A) 1925 (B) 1929
(C) 1932 (D) 1935
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18. Which of the following dates is regarded as a red-letter day in the history of modern India?
(A) December 9, 1946 (B) February 20, 1947
(C) March 24, 1947 (D) August 15, 1947
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19. "He was the first Hindu whose personality won demonstrative recognition abroad at the close of the last century for India's ancient civilisation and for her newborn claim to nationhood." This was a tribute paid by Sir Valentine Chirol to the genius of–
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Swami Vivekananda (D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
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20. Which, among the following, put in the forefront of its programme the idea of social service, not as a mere philanthropic work, but as an essential discipline for religious and spiritual life ?
(A) Arya Samaj (B) Brahmo Samaj
(C) Ramakrishna Mission (D) Theosophical Society
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