The Modern History Of India Quiz (Long)

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 154

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Do you know anything about the modern history of India? Would you be able to pass this quiz? The early modern period of Indian history goes back to 1526 CE to 1858 CE, which parallels to the growth and collapse of the Mughal Empire. The Timurid Renaissance inherited this. During this period, India’s economy flourished. If you want to put your knowledge to the test, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The practice of Sati was declared illegal by :
    • A. 

      Lord William Bentinck

    • B. 

      Lord Ripon

    • C. 

      Lord Lytton

    • D. 

      Lord Dalhousie

  • 2. 
    Delhi was named as the capital of India during whose viceroyalty?
    • A. 

      Lord Bentick

    • B. 

      Lord Hardinge

    • C. 

      Lord Chelmsford

    • D. 

      Lord Curzon

  • 3. 
    Who among the following did not belong to the Swarajist group?
    • A. 

      C R Das

    • B. 

      C Rajgopalachari

    • C. 

      NC Kelkar

    • D. 

      M.L. Nehru

  • 4. 
    In which session, congress appointed first Muslim president of INC?
    • A. 

      1885

    • B. 

      1896

    • C. 

      1888

    • D. 

      1887

  • 5. 
    In which case was Bhagat Singh found guilty and sentenced to death?
    • A. 

      Meerut

    • B. 

      Lahore

    • C. 

      Kakori

    • D. 

      Delhi

  • 6. 
    The President of the annual session of Congress for the year 1917 was___
    • A. 

      Annie Besant

    • B. 

      A C Mazumdar

    • C. 

      Sarojini Naidu

    • D. 

      Bishan Narayan Dar

  • 7. 
    Who among the following was NOT associated with the Prarthana Samaj founded in 1867?
    • A. 

      MG Ranade

    • B. 

      B G Tilak

    • C. 

      R G Bhandarkar

    • D. 

      A Pandurang

  • 8. 
    The book ‘The First Indian War of Independence 1857’ was written by
    • A. 

      V D Savarkar

    • B. 

      R C Dutt

    • C. 

      A.K. Mazumdar

    • D. 

      Karl Marx

  • 9. 
    Who among the following was killed by Udham Singh to avenge the Jallianwalabagh massacre?
    • A. 

      Reginald Dyer

    • B. 

      Michael O Dwyer

    • C. 

      M Sanders

    • D. 

      Curzon Wilye

  • 10. 
    Widow Remarriage Act was enacted during the rule of
    • A. 

      Lord William Bentinck

    • B. 

      Lord Metcafe

    • C. 

      Lord Dalhousie

    • D. 

      Lord Ellenborough

  • 11. 
    The resolution demanding Purna Swaraj was adopted by the Indian National Congress in its session held at
    • A. 

      Lucknow

    • B. 

      Bombay

    • C. 

      Lahore

    • D. 

      Calcutta

  • 12. 
    Satyagraha as a political method was first used by Gandhiji in 1906 in
    • A. 

      Durban

    • B. 

      St. Pietermaitzburg

    • C. 

      Johannesburg

    • D. 

      Port Elizabeth

  • 13. 
    What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi movement?
    • A. 

      The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon

    • B. 

      A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak

    • C. 

      The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Singh; and passing of the Punjab Colonization Bill

    • D. 

      Death sentence pronounced on the Chapekar brothers.

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following began with the Dandi March?
    • A. 

      Home Rule Movement

    • B. 

      Non-Cooperation Movement

    • C. 

      Civil Disobedience Movement

    • D. 

      Quit India Movement

  • 15. 
    During the Indian Freedom Struggle, why did Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation?
    • A. 

      It curtailed the freedom of religion

    • B. 

      It suppressed the Indian traditional education

    • C. 

      It authorized the government to imprison people without trial

    • D. 

      It curbed the trade union activities

  • 16. 
    Which city was originally conducting 1st session of Indian National Congress?
    • A. 

      Bombay

    • B. 

      Indore

    • C. 

      Nagpur

    • D. 

      Pune

  • 17. 
    In which year, vernacular press act was passed?
    • A. 

      1878

    • B. 

      1879

    • C. 

      1881

    • D. 

      1882

  • 18. 
    At which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?
    • A. 

      Bardoli

    • B. 

      Ahmedabad

    • C. 

      Champaran

    • D. 

      Kheda

  • 19. 
    Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after he broke away from the Congress?
    • A. 

      Indian Freedom Party

    • B. 

      Forward Bloc

    • C. 

      Indian National Army

    • D. 

      Azad Hind Fauz

  • 20. 
    Consider the following statements: The government of India Act, 1935 provided for: 1. the provincial autonomy. 2. the establishment of Federal court. 3. all India Federation at the centre. Which of the statements given above are correct?
    • A. 

      1,2 only

    • B. 

      2,3 only

    • C. 

      1,3 only

    • D. 

      All statements are correct.

  • 21. 
    Who unfurled the National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Paris in the year 1907?
    • A. 

      Dada Bhai Naroji

    • B. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • C. 

      Bhikaji Kama

    • D. 

      Pingali Venkayya

  • 22. 
    Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? Movement/Satyagraha Person Actively Associated with:  1. Champaran : Rajendra Prasad 2. Ahmedabad Mill Workers : Morarji Desai 3. Kheda : Vallabhai Patel 4. Red Shirt: Abul Kalam  Select the correct answer using the code given below: Codes:
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 4

    • B. 

      1, 3 and 4

    • C. 

      2, 3 and 4

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 23. 
    Who among the following drafted the resolution on fundamental rights for the Karachi session of Congress in 1931?
    • A. 

      Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

    • B. 

      Dr. Rajendra Prasad

    • C. 

      Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    • D. 

      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • 24. 
     Consider the following statements: 1. In the First Round Table Conference, Dr. Ambedkar demanded separate electorates for the depressed classes. 2. In the Poona Act, special provisions for representation of the depressed people in the local bodies and civil services were made. 3. The Indian National Congress did not take part in the Third Round Table Conference. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      1 and 3

    • C. 

      2 and 3

    • D. 

      All three are correct

  • 25. 
     Under whose presidency was the Lahore Session of the Indian Congress held in the year 1929, wherein a resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British?
    • A. 

      BalGangadhar Tilak

    • B. 

      M.L Nehru

    • C. 

      G K Gokhale

    • D. 

      J L Nehru

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