MCQs on Modern Indian History


MCQs on Modern Indian History

MCQs on Modern Indian History

MCQs on Modern Indian History

Q. Choose the correct option form the alternatives given below each question.

1. Who started the Indian Reforms Association?

(a) Narayan Guru

(b) Swami Vivekananda

(c) Krishna swami Aiyar

(d) Keshav Chandra Sen

Ans: (d)

2. As per government of India Act-1858, how many members were appointed to assist the Secretary of State for India?

(a) 10

(b) 15

(c) 13

(d) 14

Ans: (b)

3. When was The Government of India Act 1858 passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom?

(a) August 2 1858

(b) June1857

(c) January 1858

(d) December 1857

Ans: (a)

4. Which of the following statement is not correct about Poona Pact?

(a) It was signed between Madan Mohan Malaviya and Dr. Ambedkar

(b) This act increased the number of seats reserved for depressed class.

(c) It was signed in yarvada jail in Puna

(d) It was signed on January 23, 1932

Ans: (d)

5. The members of the Board of Control must be paid from

(a) The Consolidated Fund of England

(b) Indian Revenues

(c) Funds Voted by Parliament

(d) The revenues of Princely States

Ans: (b)

6. Which of the following incident ended the historic fast of Gandhi?

(a) Poona Pact

(b) Issue of White Paper

(c) Gandhi-Irwin Pact

(d) Arrival of Simon Commission

Ans: (a)

7. Who started the journal ‘The Commonweal’?

(a) N.G.Chandavarkar

(b) Annie Besant

(c) M.G. Ranade

(d) R.G. Bhandarkar

Ans: (b)

8. On account of his differences with Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Bose resigned the Presidentship of the Congress (April 1939) and organised a new party called

(a) Congress Socialist Party

(b) Azad Hind Fauz

(c) Congress Liberal party

(d) Forward Block

Ans: (d)

9. On which date was the announcement formally made that India and Pakistan would be made free?

(a) May 2 1947

(b) June 3 1947

(c) July 4 1947

(d) August 5 1957

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

10. Dadabhai Naroji has described his theory of ‘Drain of Wealth’ in the book————— .

(a) Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

(b) British Rule and its Consequences

(c) Exploitative Nature of British Rule in India

(d) Nature of British Colonial Rule

Ans: (a)

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11. The partition of Bengal had to be annulled in ______ .

(a) 1907

(b) 1911

(c) 1928

(d) 1929

Ans: (b)

12. After Tilak’s deportation which of the following extremist leaders was not similarly deported to Mandalay prison in Burma?

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai

(b) Bipin Chandra Pal

(c) Aswini Kumar Datta

(d) C R Das

Ans: (d)

13. The first Indian selected for Indian Civil Service was

(a) Satyendra Nath Tagore

(b) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Lala Lajpat Rai

(d) R. Das

Ans: (a)

14. Who founded India House in London and guided other revolutionaries

(a) Sri Aurobindo

(b) Lokmanya Tilak

(c) Shyamji Krishna Varma

(d) Bhagat Singh

Ans: (c)

15. The famous revolutionary song ‘Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mei hai ‘ was composed by

(a) Bhagat Singh

(b) Khudiram Bose

(c) Chandrasekhar Azad

(d) Ramprasad Bismil

Ans: (d)

16. Narendra MandaI was inaugurated by Duke of Connaught in the year

(a) 1920

(b) 1921

(c) 1931

(d) 1910

Ans: (b)

17. After the 1935 elections, the only two provinces out of eleven which had non-Congress ministries were

(a) Bengal and Punjab

(b) Assam and Kerala

(c) Bengal and Assam

(d) Punjab and Kerala

Ans: (a)

18. Who said “Patriotism is religion and religion is love for India”?

(a) Raj Narain Bose

(b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

(c) Swami Vivekanand

(d) Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Ans: (b)

19. Who was the first leader to preside over the INC?

(a) Ananda Charlu

(b) S Subramanya Iyer

(c) W C Banerji

(d) Surendranath Bannerjee

Ans: (c)

20 Land Revenue under Tipu ______ .

(a) Was mainly collected through revenue officers

(b) Was mainly collected by Government officials appointed by Tipu

(c) Was collected by interme-diaries

(d) Was not allowed to go into the hands of Sultan

Ans: (b)

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21. Mahatma Gandhi participated in the Second Round Table conference after

(a) signing the Gandhi-Irwin Pact of March 1931

(b) refusing to hold direct talks with the Muslim League

(c) being permitted by the Congress

(d) receiving assurance that independence was fast coming

Ans: (a)

22. Who was the founder-editor of the famous news paper ‘Kesari’ during the National Struggle?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru

(c) Lokmanya Tilak

(d) Muhannad Iqbal

Ans: (c)

23. Where did the revolutionaries have their deliberations, which led to the formation of the Hindustan Republican Association?

(a) Calcutta

(b) Kanpur

(c) Madras

(d) Allahabad

Ans: (b)

24. With which of the following would you associate Jyotiba Phule?

(a) Satya Shodhak Samaj

(b) Theosophical Society

(c) Tattvabodhini Samaj

(d) Dharma Sabha

Ans: (a)

25. Jyotirao Phule was born in Satara district of ______ in 1827.

(a) Maharastra

(b) Madras

(c) Gujarat

(d) Malabar

Ans: (a)

26. In 1913 ……… founded the Advaita Ashram at Aluva.

(a) Narayana Guru

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Chattambi Swamikal

(d) K.Madhavan

Ans: (a)

27. To establish French political influence in Sothern India, Dupleix had an opportunity in the disputed succession to the thrones of

(a) Delhi and Awadh

(b) Hyderabad and Carnatic

(c) Travancore

(d) Vijayanagar and Ahmednagar

Ans: (b)

28. The Cripps Offer was regarded as a ‘post dated cheque’ by

(a) Nehru

(b) Jinnah

(c) Gandhi

(d) Rajaji

Ans: (c)

29. The ruler of Mysore who secured the rendition of Mysore was

(a) Krishnaraja-III

(b) Hyder

(c) Tippu

(d) Rajendra Wodiar

Ans: (a)

30. A 19th century social reformer who is regarded as the bridge between the past and the future is

(a) Keshab Chandra Sen

(b) Devendra Nath Tagore

(c) Ishwar chandra

(d) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Ans: (d)

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31.Who was the last independent Nawab of Bengal?

(a) Siraj-ud-Daula

(b) Mir Kasim

(c) Mir Jafar

(d) Shujaud daula

Ans: (a)

32.Who presided the first session of the Muslim League?

(a) Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Mustaq Hussain

(b) Mian Abdul Aziz

(c) Hidayat Hussain Khan

(d) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Ans: (a)

33. The Deccan Educational Society founded by

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(b) Jyotiba Phule

(c) Firoz Shah Mehta

(d) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

Ans: (a)

34. Who gave the concept of Total Revolution?

(a) Jayaprakash Narayan

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Karl Marx

(d) Lenin

Ans: (a)

35. Who said that British established a robber state in Bengal between 1765 and 1772 ?

(a) G. W. Forrest

(b) Lord Macaulay

(c) K. M. Panikkar

(d) Nand Lal Chatterji

Ans: (c)

36. Which among the following was the first Presidency of British East India Company in India ?

(a) Madras

(b) Masulipattam

(c) Surat

(d) Hungli

Ans: (c)

37. Balwantrai Mehta, a pioneer of Panchayati Raj and a distinguished freedom fighter, was Chief minister of which state?

(a) Maharastra

(b) Gujarat

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Madya Pradesh

Ans: (b) 

38.Which among the following are called Dharamchakra ?

(a) The chakra which is a weapon of lord Vishnu in Hindu Mythology

(b) The first sermon of Mahavira Jain

(c) The chakra which has 24 spokes in the central white band in Indian Flag

(d) None of the above

Ans: (c)

39. Who acted as an emissary between Mahatma Gandhi and the Labour Government during the discussions of 1945-47?

(a) Arun Shourie

(b) Ajoy Bose

(c) Sudhir Gosh

(d) Kunwar Singh

Ans: (c) 

40. Who is regarded as the ‘Father of Modern Western Education in India’?

(a) Sir Charles Metcalfe

(b) Lord Auckland

(c) Lord William Bentick

(d) Lord Ellenborough

Ans: (c)

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41.The Bombay Association (1852), the first political association in Bombay presidency was founded by whom in 1852?

(a) Jagannath Shankarsheth

(b) Dadabhai Naoroji

(c) Surendra Nath Banerjee

(d) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Ans: (a)

42. Consider the following Statements:

1. Warren Hastings laid the foundations of Calcutta Madrasa.

2. Sanskrit College was established at Banaras by Jonathan Duncan.

Which of the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: (c)

43. Consider the following statements about Madras Mahajan Sabha:

1. It was started in the year 1884

2. P. Rangaiah Naidu was the first  president

3. Anandacharyulu was the first secretary

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

(a) Only 1 & 2

(b) Only 2 & 3

(c) Only 3

(d) All are correct

Ans: (d)

44.Who among the following started the newspaper ‘Sudharak’?

(a) Bipin Chandra Paul

(b) Annie Besant

(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(d) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

Ans: (d)

45. Who among the following was defeated by Subhash Chandra Bose in the 1939 elections of the President of Congress at the Tripuri session?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(b) Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya

(c) Maulana Azad

(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Ans: (b)

46. Gandhiji’s first major struggle in the country was staged on the soil of Champaran district in Bihar in 1917 in connection with indigo plantation. Who was largely instrumental in persuading Gandhiji to visit Champaran and lead the struggle over there?

(a) Rajendra Prasad

(b) Raj Kumar Shukla

(c) Dharnidhar

(d) Shambhu Saran

Ans: (b)

47. Which among the following statements with respect to the Ilbert Bill is / are correct?

1. The Ilbert Bill (1884) Controversy caused the greatest racial cleavage in India prior to establishment of the Indian National Congress

2. Viceroy Ripon actually desired to abolish the racial prejudice from the Indian Penal Code while introducing this bill

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1 is correct

(b) Only 2 is correct

(c) Both 1 & 2 are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

Ans: (c)

48. 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.

Ans: (c)

49. The battle of St. Thomas was fought between which of the following powers?

(a) French vs English

(b) English vs Dost Ali

(c) English vs Chanda Sahib

(d) French vs Anwar-Ud-Din

Ans: (d)

50. The Fourth Anglo Mysore War was fought in which year?

(a) 1792

(b) 1795

(c) 1796

(d) 1799

Ans: (d)

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51. Arrange chronologically the following Indian states according to their joining years into Subsidiary Alliance

1. Hyderabad

2. Awadh

3. Tanjore

4. Scindia

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4

(b) 1, 3, 2, 4

(c) 1, 2, 4, 3

(d) 3, 4, 1, 2

Ans: (b)

52. When did Mandovi accept the Doctrine of Lapse which was introduced by the Directorate of British East India Company in 1834?

(a) 1839

(b) 1842

(c) 1845

(d) 1852

Ans: (a)

53. When the annexation of Punjab took place by the British?

(a) 1843

(b) 1846

(c) 1849

(d) 1853

Ans: (c)

54. Who of the following blamed the Doctrine of Lapse of Lord Dalhousie for being a cause of the great revolt of 1857?

(a) Smith

(b) P. E. Roberts

(c) Henry Lawrence

(d) Jadunath Sarkar

Ans: (a)

55.Who of the following were the member of the Cabinet Mission

1. Sir Stafford Cripps

2. A. V. Alexander

3. Pethick-Lawrence

4. Lord Wavell

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

(a) 1 & 4

(b) 1, 2 & 3

(c) 1, 3 & 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 & 4

Ans: (b)

56. Which among the following title is/ are said about Raja Rammohan Roy?

1. The Father of Indian Renaissance

2. The herald of a new age

3. Prophet of Indian Nationalism

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 & 2

(c) 2 & 3

(d) 1, 2 & 3

Ans: (d)

57. Maximum number of Famines attacked India during ……… ?

(a) 1750-1800

(b) 1800-1850

(c) 1850-1900

(d) 1900-1950

Ans: (c)

58. Under Government of India Act 1935, Congress contested elections in which year?

(a) 1936

(b) 1937

(c) 1938

(d) 1939

Ans: (b)

59. Who was the head of the commission which was appointed by Congress to investigate the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?

(a) C.R. Das

(b) Motilal Nehru

(c) Ambika Charan Majumdar

(d) B.V Patel

Ans: (a) MCQs on Modern Indian History

60.Who is/ are associated with the concept of the “Drain of Wealth” theory?

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji

(b) R.C. Dutt

(c) Both of them

(d) None of the above

Ans: (c)

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61. Arrange the following Viceroys according to the chronological order of their appointment

1. Lord Lansdowne

2. Lord Elgin II

3. Lord Ripon

4. Lord Dufferin

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4

(b) 3, 4, 1, 2

(c) 4, 3, 1, 2

(d) 1, 4, 3, 2

Ans: (b)

62. Who of the following had died while participating in the agitation against Simon Commission?

(a) C.R. Das

(b) Motilal Nehru

(c) Lala Lajpat Roy

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Ans: (c)

63. Gandhiji established Tolstoy Farm near Johannesburg in which year?

(a) 1893

(b) 1899

(c) 1905

(d) 1910

Ans: (d)

64. Which of the following was the first extensive step for the spread of education in India?

(a) Wood’s Despatch

(b) Hunter Commission

(c) University Act 1904

(d) Wardha Sceheme

Ans: (a) MCQs on Modern Indian History

65.Which among the following recommendation of the Universities Act of 1904 are correct?

1. It focused special attention to Study and Research

2. The number of university fellows was reduced

3. Terms and conditions for the affiliation of private college became more rigid

4. For the development of universities Rs. 5 lakh per year were to be sanctioned

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

(a) 1 & 3

(b) 2 & 4

(c) 1, 3 & 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 & 4

Ans: (d)

66. The British East India Company was formed during the reign of which of the following ruler?

(a) Henry-VIII

(b) James-I

(c) Charles-I

(d) Elizabeth-I

Ans: (d)

67. The British Government of India had an interest in Afghanistan in the nineteenth century due to which of the following reasons?

(a) Make use of the natural resources of Afghanistan.

(b) Ensure that the Russian empire did not have an influence over Afghanistan.

(c) Establish a monopoly over the markets of Afghanistan.

(d) to find out a new rod to China.

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

68. Which of the following was the editor of the first all-Hindi newspaper ‘Udanta Martanda’ which was published from Calcutta in the year 1826?

(a) Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla

(b) Pandit Sadal Mishra

(c) Bhartendu Harishchandra

(d)Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi

Ans: (a)

69. Which of the following was the first Governor General of India?

(a) Robert Clive

(b) Lord Canning

(c) Lord William Bentinck

(d) Lord Wellesley

Ans: (a) MCQs on Modern Indian History

70.Which of the following statements are correct with respect to the penetration of English into Bengal?

1. Job Charnock arrived in Sutanati in August 1690.

2. Job Charnock laid the foundation of Calcutta which later became the heart of the British Indian Empire.

3.The French East India Company built a fort near the Fort William in Calcutta.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 1 & 2

(c) Only 2 & 3

(d) 1, 2 & 3

Ans: (b)

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71.Which of the following was the founder of Wahabi Movement?

(a) Karam Shah

(b) Tipu Shah

(c) Chirag Shah

(d) Syed Ahmed

Ans: (d)

72. Robert Sewell’s book ‘A Forgotten Empire’ is about which of the following empires?

(a) Kushan empire

(b) Mauryan empire

(c) Vijayanagar empire

(d) Mughal empire

Ans: (c) MCQs on Modern Indian History

73. Burma achieved independence from Britishers in which of the following years?

(a) 1946

(b) 1948

(c) 1950

(d) 1952

Ans: (b)

74. In which year, Lala Lajpat Rai was martyred?

(a) 1927

(b) 1928

(c) 1929

(d) 1930

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

75. In which year, the admiralty court was established in Madras?

(a) 1675

(b) 1683

(c) 1689

(d) 1697

Ans: (b)

76. Under which of the following acts, a Special Court was established to try in England any offences committed in India?

(a) Regulating Act, 1773

(b) Amending Act, 1781

(c) Amending Act, 1786

(d) Pitts India Act, 1784

Ans: (d) MCQs on Modern Indian History

77. Under the Scheme of 1793 implemented by Cornwallis, which was the highest Civil Court in India?

(a) Supreme Court of Judicature of Calcutta

(b) Sadar Diwani Adalat

(c) Sadar Nizamat Adalat

(d) High Court of India

Ans: (b)

78. On which date, new boundaries of India and Pakistan were announced?

(a) 10 August, 1947

(b) 11 August, 1947

(c) 12 August, 1947

(d) 14 August, 1947

Ans: (d) MCQs on Modern Indian History

79. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to East India Company?

1. With the acquisition of Diwani of Bengal the company directly organised the ‘drain of wealth.

2. The company began to send to England the revenue of Bengal through what were called ‘Investment’.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) Neither 1 and 2

Ans: (c) MCQs on Modern Indian History

80. Bring out the wrong statements?

(a) Leo Tolstoy was one of the people who influenced Gandhi Ji very Much

(b) Religious and socials reforms contributed a lot to develop nationalism in India

(c) The main purpose of Crips Mission was to form constituent assembly

(d) All are correct

Ans: (d)

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81. In which of the following wars, Robert Clive was one among the prisoners of war?

(a) First Carnatic War

(b) Second Carnatic War

(c) Third Carnatic War

(d) Seven Years War

Ans: (a)

82. The year of the foundation of the Women’s Indian Association (WIA) is

(a) 1947

(b) 1937

(c) 1927

(d) 1917

Ans: (d)

83. By the Act of 1858, India was to be governed

(a) By the Company

(b) In the name of the Crown

(c) By a Board of Directors

(d) In the name of Governor-General of India

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

84. The Ghadar Party was founded (November 1913) at San Francisco USA by

(a) Madam Bhikaji Cama

(b) Lala Har Dayal

(c) Shyamji Krishana Verma

(d) Both (a) and (b) above

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

85. Who started the first English newspaper in India?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(b) Raja Rammohan Roy

(c) J. A. Hickey

(d) Lord William Bentinck

Ans: (c)

86. The first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India was

(a) Nandini Satpathy

(b) Dr. J. Jayalalitha

(c) Sucheta Kripalani

(d) Ms. Mayawati

Ans: (c)

87. The Poona Pact (1932) was an agreement between

(a) Nehru and Ambedkar

(b) Gandhi and Ambedkar

(c) Malaviya and Ambedkar

(d) Gandhi and Nehru

Ans: (b) MCQs on Modern Indian History

88. Which of the following national leaders did not defended soldiers of the Indian National Army in 1945 case dealing with trial?

(a) Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru

(b) Bhula Bhai Desai

(c) Rajagopalachari

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Ans: (c) MCQs on Modern Indian History

89. Which of the following treaties brought an end to the independent existence of Peshwa Baji Rao-II?

(a) The Treaty of Purandhar

(b) Convention of Wadgaon

(c) Treaty of Bassein

(d) Treaty of Salbai

Ans: (c)

90. The most Important feature of the Government of India Act of 1919 was

(a) enlargement of Indian Councils

(b) provision for direct election

(c) dyarchy in the Provinces

(d) All the above

Ans: (d)

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91. Muslim communalism was lent an impetus by the activities of

(a) Ashfaqullah

(b) Liaqat Hussain

(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

(d) Sayyid Ahmad Khan

Ans: (d) MCQs on Modern Indian History

92. Who threw two bombs on the Door of the Central Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929?

(a) Bhagat Singh

(b) Batukeshwar Dutt

(c) Raj Guru

(d) Both (a) & (b)

Ans: (d) MCQs on Modern Indian History

93. Noakhali is situated in

(a) West Bengal

(b) Bangladesh

(c) Tripura

(d) Bihar

Ans: (b)

94. Who is the author of ‘Vande Mataram’?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Rabindranath Tagore

(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

(d) Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

Ans: (c) MCQs on Modern Indian History

95. Who is regarded as as the ‘father of modern India’

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(b) Swami Dayananda Saraswati

(c) Sri Aurobindo

(d) Bhagat Singh

Ans: (a) MCQs on Modern Indian History

96. During the first Carnatic War, the French Governor-General of Pondicherry was

(a) La Bourdonnais

(b) Captain Paradise

(c) Dupleix

(d) Count-de-Lally

Ans: (c)

97. Gokhale was born in a Marathi Brahmin family at _______ .

(a) Ratnagiri

(b) Poona

(c) Allahabad

(d) Assam

Ans: (a) MCQs on Modern Indian History

98. The first Indian who was elected to the leadership of the Communist International was

(a) S A Dange

(b) S S Joshi

(c) M N Roy

(d) P C Joshi

Ans: (c) MCQs on Modern Indian History

99. Who had founded the Deccan Educational Society?

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji

(b) CR Das

(c) Swami Vivekananda

(d) Mahadeva Govind Ranade

Ans: (d)

100. The Sepoy Mutiny broke out on May 10, 1857 at _____ .

(a) Meerut

(b) Gwalior

(c) Jhansi

(d) Agra

Ans: (a) 0 0 0.

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