Modern Indian History MCQs Online Test | Top Questions and Answers

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Free Modern Indian History MCQs Test your preparation of upcoming competitive examinations by answering the Modern History questions correctly. These GK questions of Modern Indian History, besides the new questions, include questions asked in previous examinations.


1. When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested during the ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942?

  • (A) 7th August, 1942
  • (B) 30th April, 1942
  • (C) 9th August, 1942
  • (D) 5th July, 1942
2. The Province of Bengal was partitioned into two parts in 1905 by :
  • (A) Lord Lytton
  • (B) Lord Ripon
  • (C) Lord Dufferin
  • (D) Lord Curzon
3. Who was in favour of a partyless democracy?
  • (A) Jai Prakash Narayan
  • (B) Bhupendra Nath Dutta
  • (C) M.N. Roy
  • (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
4. Provincial autonomy was introduced in India by the :
  • (A) Indian Councils Act, 1909
  • (B) Government of India Act, 1919
  • (C) Government of India Act, 1935
  • (D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
5. The transfer of Government from the ‘Company’ to the ‘Crown’ was pronounced by Lord Canning (November 1, 1858) at :
  • (A) Calcutta
  • (B) Delhi
  • (C) Patna
  • (D) Allahabad
6. The Indian National Congress and the Muslim League came to each other in 1916 at :
  • (A) Lahore
  • (B) Amritsar
  • (C) Lucknow
  • (D) Haripura
7. Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Started an Urdu Weekly, The AI-Hilal in 1912 but on its being banned by the Government he founded at AI-Balagh in :
  • (A) 1913
  • (B) 1914
  • (C) 1915
  • (D) 1916
8. High courts were established in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in :
  • (A) 1935
  • (B) 1919
  • (C) 1862
  • (D) 1861
9. The issue on which the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930 was launched was :
  • (A) Equal employment opportunities for Indians
  • (B) The proposed execution of Bhagat Singh
  • (C) Salt monopoly exercised by the British Government
  • (D) Complete freedom
10. Which Directive Principal bears the direct impact of Gandhi’s moral philosophy?
  • (A) Equal pay for equal work
  • (B) Provision of free legal aid and advice
  • (C) Prohibition of the slaughter of cows
  • (D) Protection of the monuments of historical importance
11. Who was the founder-editor of the famous news-paper ‘Kesari’ during the National Struggle?
  • (A) Mahatma Gandhi
  • (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
  • (C) Lokmanya Tilak
  • (D) Muhannad Iqbal
12. Who was the only Indian to be elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly?
  • (A) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  • (B) V.K. Krishna Menon
  • (C) Jawaharlal Nehru
  • (D) Rajeswar Oayal
13. Mahatma Gandhi was profoundly influenced by the writings of :
  • (A) Bernard Shaw
  • (B) Karl Marx
  • (C) Lenin
  • (D) Leo Tolstoy
14. India attained ‘Dominion Status’ on :
  • (A) 15th January, 1947
  • (B) 15th August, 1947
  • (C) 15th August, 1950
  • (D) 15th October, 1947
15. At which place in Bengal was the East India Company given permission to trade and build a factory by the Mughals in 1651?
  • (A) Calcutta
  • (B) Qasim Bazar
  • (C) Singur
  • (D) Burdwan
16. Who gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad?
  • (A) Chandrashekhar Azad
  • (B) Subhash Chandra Bose
  • (C) Bhagat Singh
  • (D) Iqbal
17. In which years did Gandhiji start Satyagraha Movement?
  • (A) 1919
  • (B) 1917
  • (C) 1934
  • (D) 1909
18. Where was the Royal Durbar Held on November 1st, 1858 to issue to Queen’s proclamation?
  • (A) Lucknow
  • (B) Cawnpore
  • (C) Delhi
  • (D) Kanpur
19. ‘Lucknow pact’ was a deal between :
  • (A) Indians and the British about legislative seats
  • (B) Hindus and Muslims regarding’ seat’ sharing in legislatures
  • (C) Depressed castes and Brahmins about job reservations
  • (D) Hindus and Sikhs about job reservations
20. The joint session of the Congress and Muslim League was held in 1916 at :
  • (A) Delhi
  • (B) Kanpur
  • (C) Lucknow
  • (D) Madras
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