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History : Practice Quiz 14 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 27, 2017


History: National Movement 5

The Muslim League demanded a separate nation for the Muslim in India from the year
(a) 1920
(b) 1940
(c) 1945
(d) 1930
Answer: 1940

The resolution to start the Quit India Movement was adopted by INC at its session held at
(a) Bombay
(b) Karachi
(c) Lahore
(d) Calcutta
Answer: Bombay

Which school of religion started in 1867, was basically anti-British ?
(a) Deoband
(b) Farazi
(c) Wahabi
(d) Aligarh
Answer: Deoband

The first Indian Councils Act was passed in
(a) 1857
(b) 1892
(c) 1861
(d) 1853
Answer: 1861

Why were the Indians dissatified with the Simon Commission ?
(a) It recommended that Dyarchy in the provinces should be abolished.
(b) None of these
(c) There was no Indian member in the Commission.
(d) Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919.
Answer: There was no Indian member in the Commission.

By which law did the British Crown take over the power to rule over India from the East India Company ?

(a) Magna Carta of Rights
(b) None of these
(c) Indian Councils Act, 1861
(d) Ilbert Bill
Answer: Magna Carta of Rights

Who founded the Indian National Social Congress in 1887 ?
(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) M.G. Ranade
(c) G.K. Gokhale
(d) Ram Prasad Bismil
Answer: M.G. Ranade

Who was responsible for the introduction of English as the official language in India ?

(a) Lord William Bentick
(b) Allan Octavian Hume
(c) Marquess of Dalhousie
(d) Sir Charles Wood
Answer: Sir Charles Wood

Mahatma Gandhi gave the call Do or Die during the
(a) Quit India Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Khilafat Movement
(d) Non-cooperation Movement
Answer: Quit India Movement

According to Mountbatten Plan, which of the following provinces was not to be included in the Indian dominion ?
(a) Bihar
(b) Madras
(c) Bombay
(d) Sind
Answer: Sind

British merchants were willing to invest in railways and mines but not in cotton textiles industry. The reason was
(a) Competition from the Indians
(b) Lack of Technology
(c) None of these
(d) Lack of raw material
Answer: None of these

Who introduced the system of Civil Services ?
(a) Lord Hardinge
(b) William Bentick
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Lord Dalhousie
Answer: William Bentick

Who was named as Mira Behn by Mahatma Gandhi ?
(a) Annie Besant
(b) Maria Montessouri
(c) Kamla Devi
(d) Madeline Slade
Answer: Madeline Slade

Who was known as the Liberator of the Press?
(a) Bentick
(b) Macaulay
(c) Hastings
(d) Metcalfe
Answer: Metcalfe

Who initiated the introduction of education in English in India?
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Bentick
(c) Lord Curzon
(d) Lord Macaulay
Answer: Lord Macaulay

Which of the following institutions was not founded by Mahatma Gandhi ?
(a) Phoenix Ashram
(b) Sabarmati Ashram
(c) Sevagram Ashram
(d) Vishwa Bharati
Answer: Vishwa Bharati

Who commented that Cripps Mission was a post-dated cheque on a crashing bank ?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

Which of the following upheavals took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857 ?
(a) Pabna Disturbances
(b) Indigo Disturbances
(c) Sanyasi Rebellion
(d) Santal Rebellion
Answer: Indigo Disturbances

When was the first interim government formed during the British rule in India ?
(a) 1946
(b) 1915
(c) 1950
(d) 1981
Answer: 1946

The major difference between the moderates and the extremists in the Congress session of 1907 was regarding
(a) Satyagraha
(b) Swaraj
(c) Education
(d) Boycott
Answer: Swaraj

Who after the Constitutional deadlock due to the Quit India Movement, gave the call - Back of Cripps ?
(a) C. Rajagopalachari
(b) Rajendra Prasad
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: C. Rajagopalachari

The Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in
(a) 1875
(b) 1893
(c) 1874
(d) 1882
Answer: 1875

Cripps Mission aimed at
(a) Giving proportional representation to the Muslims under the framework of the new Constitution
(b) A compromise between Congress demand of united India and Muslim League's demand for a partitioned India.
(c) Giving complete independence to united India.
(d) Widening the gulf between the Congress and the Muslim League
Answer: Giving complete independence to united India.

Whom did Lord Wavell invite to make proposal for formation of an interim government ?
(a) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) M.A. Jinnah
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

The author of Hind Swaraj was
(a) M.K. Gandhi
(b) Swami Sharddhanand
(c) V.D. Savarkar
(d) B.G. Tilak
Answer: M.K. Gandhi

Who declared: The only hope for India is from the masses. The upper classes are physically and morally dead?
(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer: Swami Vivekananda

Who among the following characterised the Revolt of 1857 as a conspiracy?
(a) G.B. Malleson
(b) Sir John Kaye
(c) T.R. Holmes
(d) Sir Lawrence
Answer: Sir John Kaye

Which of the following is not a provision of the Charter Act of 1853 ?
(a) Governor General was given the power to veto the bills passed by the Legislative Council.
(b) A provision was made for an open competitive examination for recruitment to Indian Civil Services.
(c) None of these
(d) Under thid Act, a legislative Council for India was created.
Answer: None of these

Lala Lajpat Rai did not write in
(a) English
(b) Urdu
(c) Hindi
(d) Punjabi
Answer: English

One of the most important activities of Mahatma Gandhi was the abolition of untouchability. For this purpose he founded the All India Harijan Sangh in
(a) 1931
(b) 1932
(c) 1928
(d) 1930
Answer: 1932

Dadabhai Naoroji declared Swarajya as the aim of the INC at the Calcutta session in
(a) 1906
(b) 1905
(c) 1896
(d) 1901
Answer: 1906

Non-Cooperation Movement was passed in which session of Indian National Congress ?
(a) Kanpur
(b) Nagpur
(c) Bombay
(d) Calcutta
Answer: Calcutta

King George V visited India during the viceroyalty of
(a) Lorg Curzon
(b) Lord Rippon
(c) Lord Reading
(d) Lord Hardinge
Answer: Lord Hardinge

The first Governor - General of Bengal was
(a) Lord Clive
(b) Lord Wellesley
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Lord Cornwallis
Answer: Warren Hastings

In whose regime during the British period was Samachar Darpan the first vernacular paper, published?
(a) Marquess of Hastings
(b) Lord Minto
(c) Lord Curzon
(d) Lord William Bentick
Answer: Marquess of Hastings

who among the following was not associated with Home Rule Movement ?
(a) Annie Besant
(b) M.A. Jinnah
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal
Answer: M.A. Jinnah

Who said the following of the Indian National Congress:A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generated by our own actions was urgently needed?
(a) A.O. Hume
(b) Lord Curzon
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Lord Rippon
Answer: A.O. Hume

The Revolt of 1857 affected Several town in Bihar. Which of the following entries gives the correct sequence of the outbreak of the revolt in different towns of Bihar ?
(a) Jagdishpur, Patna, Rohini, Muzaffarpur
(b) Rohini, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Jagdishpur
(c) Muzaffarpur, Patna, Jagdishpur, Rohini
(d) Patna, Muzaffarpur, Rohini, Jagdishpur
Answer: Rohini, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Jagdishpur

Who among the following was not one of the revolutionaries abroad who added a new dimension to our struggle for freedom ?
(a) Chidambaran Pillai
(b) Raja Mahendra Pratap
(c) Har Dayal
(d) Maulana Barkatullah
Answer: Chidambaran Pillai