Quiz On Modern Indian History With Answers: Set 7

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  • 1. 

    Till which year, the social questions couldn't be raised in INC?

    • A.

      1900

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1907

    Correct Answer
    D. 1907
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1907. The Indian National Congress (INC) was formed in 1885 and initially focused on political and constitutional reforms. However, it was only in 1907 that the INC started raising social questions, such as the issues of untouchability and women's rights, alongside their political demands. This marked a significant shift in the INC's agenda and demonstrated their commitment to addressing social injustices in addition to their political goals.

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  • 2. 

    He used the term 'untouchable' for SC's for the 1st time. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      H.H. Risley

    • B.

      Begum Hazrat Mahal

    • C.

      Bipin Chandra Pal

    • D.

      Chandra Shekhar Azad

    Correct Answer
    A. H.H. Risley
    Explanation
    H.H. Risley is the correct answer because he was the one who used the term 'untouchable' for Scheduled Castes (SCs) for the first time. The term 'untouchable' was coined by Risley during the British colonial period in India. This term was used to categorize and discriminate against certain social groups based on their caste, considering them as socially impure and untouchable. Risley's usage of this term had significant implications for the social and political status of the SCs in India.

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  • 3. 

    Who introduced the Vernacular Press Act?

    • A.

      Lord Lytton

    • B.

      Rani Lakshmi Bai

    • C.

      Rash Behari Bose

    • D.

      Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Lytton
    Explanation
    Lord Lytton is the correct answer because he introduced the Vernacular Press Act. This act was passed in 1878 during his tenure as the Viceroy of India. The Vernacular Press Act aimed to control and regulate the Indian vernacular press, giving the government the power to censor and suppress any material that was deemed seditious or against British interests. This act was highly criticized as it curtailed the freedom of the press and was seen as an attempt to stifle nationalist movements and dissent in India.

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  • 4. 

    Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year _________.

    • A.

      1919

    • B.

      1900

    • C.

      1952

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    A. 1919
    Explanation
    The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year 1919. This event occurred in Amritsar, Punjab, during the British Raj in India. On April 13, 1919, British troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden, to protest against the repressive Rowlatt Act. The massacre resulted in the death of hundreds of people and left a lasting impact on the Indian independence movement.

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  • 5. 

    For which of the following, Gandhi said 'defeat was more mine than his'?

    • A.

      Pattabhi Sitaramaya

    • B.

      Chittaranjan Das

    • C.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • D.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    Correct Answer
    A. Pattabhi Sitaramaya
    Explanation
    Gandhi said 'defeat was more mine than his' for Pattabhi Sitaramaya.

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  • 6. 

    "It is a crime against man & God to submit to British rule anymore” was said by?

    • A.

      J.L. Nehru

    • B.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • C.

      Mahadev Govind Ranade

    • D.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    A. J.L. Nehru
    Explanation
    J.L. Nehru did not say the statement "It is a crime against man & God to submit to British rule anymore".

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  • 7. 

    The bearer of honorific 'Vaikkom Veerar" was?

    • A.

      E.Y. Ramaswamy

    • B.

      Khudiram Bose

    • C.

      Lakshmi Sahgal

    • D.

      Lala Hardayal

    Correct Answer
    A. E.Y. Ramaswamy
    Explanation
    E.Y. Ramaswamy was the bearer of the honorific "Vaikkom Veerar".

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  • 8. 

    What was the aim of the Red Shirts movement?

    • A.

      Boycott British rules

    • B.

      Demand to decrease Land revenue

    • C.

      Throwing out British from India

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Throwing out British from India
    Explanation
    The aim of the Red Shirts movement was to throw out the British from India. This movement, led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, aimed to achieve complete independence from British rule and establish self-governance in India. The Red Shirts movement gained popularity and support from various sections of society, advocating for the end of British colonialism and the establishment of a free India.

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  • 9. 

    Gandhiji 1st coin the term 'Harijan' for the 'untouchables' in India in?

    • A.

      1932

    • B.

      1950

    • C.

      1944

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    A. 1932
    Explanation
    In 1932, Gandhiji coined the term 'Harijan' for the 'untouchables' in India. The term 'Harijan' means 'children of God' and was used by Gandhiji to emphasize the dignity and worth of the untouchable community. He believed that every individual, regardless of their caste or social status, deserved respect and equal treatment. By introducing this term, Gandhiji aimed to bring attention to the discrimination faced by the untouchables and advocate for their rights and upliftment in society.

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  • 10. 

    Arrange the following in the correct chronological order.1. Gandhi-Irwin pact2. Cripps Mission3. Partition of the country4. Simon Commission

    • A.

      4,1,2,3

    • B.

      1,2,3,4

    • C.

      1,3,2,4

    • D.

      4,3,2,1

    Correct Answer
    A. 4,1,2,3
    Explanation
    The correct chronological order is 4, 1, 2, 3. The Simon Commission was formed in 1927, followed by the Gandhi-Irwin pact in 1931. The Cripps Mission took place in 1942, and the partition of the country occurred in 1947.

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