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History : Practice Quiz 12 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 27, 2017



History: National Movement 7

Who among the following, analysed the cause of uprising of 1857 advocating a reconcilation between the British and the Muslims ?
(a) Syed Ahmed Khan
(b) Syed Ahmed Bardvi
(c) Syed Amir Ali
(d) Shah Wali- ullah
Answer: Syed Ahmed Khan

Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre ?
(a) Lord Hardinage
(b) Lord Irwin
(c) Lord Chelmsford
(d) Lord Curzon
Answer: Lord Chelmsford

Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on

(a) 43568
(b) 11142
(c) 43130
(d) 44057
Answer: 43568

The Civil Disobedience Movement was led in the North - West Frontier Province by
(a) Sewa Singh Thikriwala
(b) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(c) Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah
(d) Dr. M.A. Ansari
Answer: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Which of the following Acts was known as Morley Minto reforms ?
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(b) Government of India Act, 1919
(c) Government of India Act, 1915
(d) Government of India Act, 1909
Answer: Government of India Act, 1909

 Who among the following was impeached in England for his actions in India ?

(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Warren Hastings
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Lord Ripon
Answer: Warren Hastings

The famous Pakistan resolution was passed at
(a) Delhi
(b) Calcutta
(c) Lahore
(d) Bombay
Answer: Lahore

Mahatma Gandhi started his Dandi march from

(a) Sabarmati Ashram
(b) Ahmedabad
(c) Dandi
(d) Porbandar
Answer: Ahmedabad

When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the control of the British Crowns ?
(a) 1784 A.D.
(b) 1813 A.D.
(c) 1793 A.D.
(d) 1773 A.D.
Answer: 1773 A.D.

Gandhi- Irwin Pact was signed in London in

(a) 1931
(b) 1925
(c) 1937
(d) 1930
Answer: 1931

The communal award declared in 1932 by Ramsay Macdonald provided a separate electorate for the

(a) Sikhs
(b) Anglo- Indians
(c) Muslims
(d) Depressed classes
Answer: Muslims

Who was the head of the Committee formed by the government to enquire into Jallianwala Bagh massacre ?

(a) General Dyer
(b) None of these
(c) John Simon
(d) Hunter
Answer: Hunter

Which of the following is considered as the Revolutionary Era ?

(a) None of these
(b) 1900-1913
(c) 1857-1890
(d) 1934-1942
Answer: 1900-1913

In 1943, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose proclaimed the Independent India (Azad Hind) in
(a) Vienna
(b) Singapore
(c) Rangoon
(d) Tokyo
Answer: Singapore

Ryotwari was started by
(a) Hastings
(b) Dalhousie
(c) Munro
(d) Wellesley
Answer: Munro

The Great Mutiny of 1857 broke out during the Governor - General ship of

(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) Lord Hardinage
Answer: Lord Canning

Who among the following worked for the upliftment of depressed classes before independence ?
(a) Ram Manohar Lohia
(b) Rajendra Prasad
(c) Jagjivan Ram
(d) Bhim rao Ambedkar
Answer: Bhim rao Ambedkar

Mahatma Gandhi Thoughts were greatly influenced by
(a) The Vedas
(b) None of these
(c) The upanishads
(d) Bhagwad Gita
Answer: Bhagwad Gita

The centenary celebration of Indian National Congress was held at

(a) Delhi
(b) Madras
(c) Calcutta
(d) Bombay
Answer: Bombay

 Which of the following movements truly reflected the spirit of Hindu - Muslim unity ?

(a) Civil Disobedience Movement
(b) Quit India Movement
(c) Swadeshi Movement
(d) Khilafat Movement
Answer: Khilafat Movement

Who played the prominent part in bringing about the Lucknow Pact ?
(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Motilal Nehru
(d) Lajpat Rai
Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Moplah rebellion of 1921 took place in
(a) Kerala
(b) North - west Frontier Province
(c) Assam
(d) Kashmir
Answer: Kerala

Burma was seperated from India in

(a) 1935
(b) 1941
(c) 1939
(d) 1937
Answer: 1937

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on

(a) 18289
(b) 17562
(c) 17558
(d) 17928
Answer: 17562

The 19th Century reawakening in India was confined to be

(a) Upper middle classes
(b) Rich peasantry
(c) Urban landlords
(d) Priestly classes
Answer: Upper middle classes

Who founded the Scouts Movement ?

(a) Clement Attlee
(b) Lord Baden Powell
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Florence Nightingle
Answer: Lord Baden Powell

English as a media of education was introduced in India in

(a) 1835
(b) 1883
(c) 1838
(d) 1853
Answer: 1835

To promote the cause of Indian independence Home Rule society, popularly called India House was established in London by

(a) Hardayal
(b) Shyamji Krishna Varma
(c) Madan Lal Dhingra
(d) V.D. Sarvarkar
Answer; Shyamji Krishna Varma

The East India Company assumed responsibility for the education of the Indian people by the Charter Act of

(a) 1774
(b) 1793
(c) None of these
(d) 1758
Answer: None of these

With how many volunteers did Gandhiji start on his famous Dandi march on March 12, 1930?

(a) 78
(b) 108
(c) 12
(d) 58
Answer: 78

 The secret society of revolutionaries which was organised by V.D. Savarkar in 1904 was
(a) Abhinav Bharat
(b) Sandhya
(c) Yugantar
(d) Ghadar
Answer: Abhinav Bharat

Which of the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi's views on Satyagraha is not correct ?
(a) It is the best weapon of the week against the strong.
(b) It accepts the concept of self- suffering to wean away the evil doer by love and suffering.
(c) It denotes assertion and economic dominance.
(d) It is the exercise of the purest soul force against all types of injustice.
Answer:It is the best weapon of the week against the strong.

Rani Lakshmi Bai died fighting the British in the battle of
(a) Gwalior
(b) Kalpi
(c) Kanpur
(d) Jhansi
Answer: Gwalior

The Simon Commision visited India to

(a) Discuss the demand for the formation of Pakistan.
(b) None of these
(c) See the important historical places
(d) Enquire into the progress of responsible government in India.
Answer: Enquire into the progress of responsible government in India.

Who said, Good government was never a good substitute for self government ?

(a) Swami Dayananda
(b) Swami Vivekanand
(c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(d) Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Answer: Swami Dayananda

The first weekly paper published by the INC (in 1889) was

(a) India
(b) Young India
(c) Voice of India
(d) Indian Opinion
Answer: India