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  • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    Who among the following gave a systematic critique of the moderate politics of the Indian National Congress in a series of articles entitled New Lamps for Old?
    • A. 

      Bipinchandra Pal

    • B. 

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • C. 

      Lala Lajapat Rai

    • D. 

      Aurobindo Ghosh

  • 27. 
    Four resolutions were passed at the famous Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1906. The question of either retention OR of rejection of these four resolutions became the cause of a split in Congress at the next Congress session held in Surat in 1907. Which one of the following was not one of those resolutions?
    • A. 

      Annulment of partition of Bengal

    • B. 

      Boycott of Foreign Goods

    • C. 

      Establishment of factories and universities in Bengal

    • D. 

      Imparting education in vernacular languages

  • 28. 
    Who among the following rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India?
    • A. 

      Motilal Nehru

    • B. 

      M G Ranade

    • C. 

      G K Gokhale

    • D. 

      D B Naroji

  • 29. 
    The name of the English newspaper which was edited by B G Tilak was
    • A. 

      Mahratta

    • B. 

      Kesari

    • C. 

      Young India

    • D. 

      Bombay Chronicles

  • 30. 
    Goa was headquarters of Portugal Colonies till the year___
    • A. 

      1961

    • B. 

      1963

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1971

  • 31. 
    In which year, Battle of Buxar was fought?
    • A. 

      1744

    • B. 

      1760

    • C. 

      1764

    • D. 

      1881

  • 32. 
    East India Company was formed during the reign of the king___ in India
    • A. 

      Akbar

    • B. 

      Jahangir

    • C. 

      Shahjahan

    • D. 

      Aurangzeb

  • 33. 
    First settlement of British East India company was in the city___
    • A. 

      Serampore

    • B. 

      Masaulipatnam

    • C. 

      Trarquebrar

    • D. 

      Surat

  • 34. 
    First English Translation of Bhagwad Gita was done by___
    • A. 

      William Hawkins

    • B. 

      William Jones

    • C. 

      Charles Metcafe

    • D. 

      Charles Wilkins

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Lord Mountbatten

    • B. 

      C Rajagopalachari

    • C. 

      Lord William Bentick

    • D. 

      Lord Canning

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      1761

    • B. 

      1774

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1797

  • 37. 
    Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, or Tippoo Sahib as the British called him, was the Indian ruler who resisted the East India Company's conquest of southern India. He was killed at the fort of
    • A. 

      Travancore

    • B. 

      Seringapatnam

    • C. 

      Vishakhapatnam

    • D. 

      Pabmallika

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Regulating Act 1773

    • B. 

      Indian Councils Act 1892

    • C. 

      Government of India Act 1858

    • D. 

      Government of India Act 1935

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Canning

    • B. 

      Hunter

    • C. 

      Ripon

    • D. 

      Welleseley

  • 40. 
     Founded in In 30 December 1906, the All-India Muslim League had Dhaka as its founding city. Aga Khan was its first president. In which city was the HQ's of AIML located?
    • A. 

      Lahore

    • B. 

      Karachi

    • C. 

      Aligarh

    • D. 

      Lucknow

  • 41. 
    The Muslim League observed the Direct Action Day in support of their demand for Pakistan on
    • A. 

      August 14, 1940

    • B. 

      September 16, 1944

    • C. 

      August 16, 1946

    • D. 

      September 14, 1942

  • 42. 
    The Ghadar Party was organized by
    • A. 

      ChandraShekhar Azad

    • B. 

      Lala Hardayal

    • C. 

      Ras Behari Bosh

    • D. 

      A C Mazumdar

  • 43. 
    The Morley-Minto Reforms which were passed in 1909
    • A. 

      Established a constitution making body

    • B. 

      Enlarged the central and the provincial legislative councils

    • C. 

      Made the executive council of the Governor General purely English in composition

    • D. 

      Anticipated that Clatapult will give best results 109 years later

  • 44. 
    _____________was popularly known as Deenbandhu
    • A. 

      C D Deshmukh

    • B. 

      C R Das

    • C. 

      C F Andrews

    • D. 

      C M Gama

  • 45. 
    In which year did Cripps Mission visit India?
    • A. 

      1940

    • B. 

      1942

    • C. 

      1944

    • D. 

      1946

  • 46. 
    Shuddi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism) was started by
    • A. 

      Swami Vivekananda

    • B. 

      Swami Dayanand Saraswati

    • C. 

      Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    • D. 

      Raja Rammohan Roy

  • 47. 
    Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in
    • A. 

      1892

    • B. 

      1896

    • C. 

      1907

    • D. 

      1911

  • 48. 
    After Quit India Movement, C. Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled "The Way Out". Which one of the following was a proposal in this pamphlet?
    • A. 

      The establishment of a "War Advisory Council' composed of representatives of British India and the Indian States

    • B. 

      Reconstitution of the Central Executive Council in such a way that all its members, except the Governor General and the Commander-in-Chief should be Indian leaders

    • C. 

      Fresh elections to the Central and Provincial Legislatures to be held at the end of 1945 and the Constitution making body to be convened as soon as possible

    • D. 

      A solution for the constitutional deadlock

  • 49. 
    With reference to Simon Commission's recommendations, which one of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      It recommended the replacement of diarchy with responsible government in the Provinces

    • B. 

      It proposed the setting up of interprovincial council under the Home Department

    • C. 

      It recommended the creation of Indian Police Service with a provision for increased pay and allowances for British recruits as compared to Indian recruits

    • D. 

      It suggested the abolition of bicameral legislature at the Centre

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      Lord Irwin

    • B. 

      M A Jinnah

    • C. 

      M K Gandhi

    • D. 

      B R Ambedkar