Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 129 of 130)

  1. With references to Lord Hasting's judical reforms, which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Lord Hastings provided that there was to be a Munsif in every Thans.

    2. Munsifs were allowed to try cases up to the value of Rs. 500 (five hundred)

    3. The decisions of the Munsifs were to be confirmed by the judges of the Diwani Adalist.

    4. The Munsifs were to be appointed by the judges of the Diwani Adalat although the power of approval was left with the Provincial Court of Appeal.

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Prince Shuja gave the East India Company the Exemption from payment of the usual customs duty 4 V2 percent in return for an annual payment of 30 lakhs rupees.

    2. Murshid Quli Jafar Khan stipulated that the Company's dastaka could not be used for internal trade.

    3. The servants of East India Company sold the dastake to Indian merchants to enable them to evade the customs duty.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 3 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 2 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. After Rammohan's death in 1833 Devendranath Tagore became the leader of the Brahmo Samaj.

    2. Devendranath tried to polpularise the ideas of Rammohan by founding the Tattivabodini Sabha, which became a platform for the expression of progressive public opinions and religious views.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  4. An important landmark in the history of women's higher education in Bengal was the foundation of a school in Calcutta in May 1849. Who among the following was its founder?

    1. Hodgson Prett

    2. JED Bethune

    3. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    4. Raja Baidyanath Roy

  5. Which one of the following was the first English language weekly paper to be published from Bombay?

    1. Bombay Courier

    2. Bombay Gazette

    3. Bombay Herald

    4. Bombay Times

  6. With reference to the rise modern literature in Indian languages, which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Dinbandhu Mitra's play Neeldarpan probed into the depth of exploitation and atrocities committed by the Indigo planters.

    2. Bankimchandra's semi-historical novel Durgeshnandini was a landmark in the field of Bengali language, as it not only made Bengali language respectable for the English educated but also gave them a new prose style

    3. Bipin Chandra Pal started the weekly New Bengal through which he ventilated ideas about patriotism, nationalilsm and nation building.

    4. Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar was known as Shivaji of Modern Marathi language

  7. Which of the following Acts were passed the British Government in 1856?

    1. Hindu Widow Remarriage Act.

    2. Abolition of Sati (Regulation. XVII)

    3. Religious Disabilities Act

    4. General Service Enlistment Act

    Select the correct answer using the code given below?

    1. 1 and 3 only

    2. 2 and 4 only

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. The Montagu's Declaration of 20th August 1917 contained:

    1. Increasing association of Indians in every branch of administration.

    2. Gradual development of self-governing institutions.

    3. Realisation of responsible government independent of the British Empire.

    4. Progress in this policy to be achieved in successive stages.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 2 and 4 only

    3. 1, 2 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4