Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 27 of 130)

  1. What was the immediate reason that resulted in the murder of Rand, the Chairman of the Plague Committee and Lt. Ayerst in 1898?

    1. Arrest of Bal Gangadhar Tilak for criticizing the government's handling of the plague situation which made the workers of the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha violent

    2. There was general resentment against the official plague measures

    3. Manhandling of the workers of the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha by the Police in plague-stricken areas provoked the people

    4. Some extremist leaders of Maharashtra showed over-enthusiasm to enhance the degree of conflict between the

    British rules and the Indian people

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. The formal proclamation of the Swadeshi movement was made in 1905 in a conference convened by Surendranath Banerjee at Barishal

    2. On the day of partition of Bengal, the famous Boycott resolution was passed by the leaders of the Swasdeshi movement in Bengal

    3. Chidambaram Pillai took the Swadeshi movement to Madras Presidency.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 only

  3. Which among the following was/were the reason (s) for decline of the Swadeshi movement by mid 1908?

    1. Severe repression by the Government.

    2. Internal squabbles in the Congress.

    3. Lack of an effective organization and party structure.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  4. Consider the following statements with reference to the extremists and moderates within the Congress during the years 1905 − 07

    1. The extremists wanted to extend the Swadeshi and Boycott movement from Bengal to the rest of the country.

    2. The moderates wanted to gradually extend the boycott from foreign goods to every form of association or cooperation with the government.

    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

  5. At the beginning of the 20th century, who among the following published ‘The Economic History of India’

    1. Dadabhai Naoroji

    2. Gopal Krishan Gokhale

    3. Mahadev Govind Ranade

    4. Romesh Chandra Dutt

  6. Consider the following statements in respect of the Indigo revolt:

    1. There was a complete unity among Hindu and Muslim peasants.

    2. Hem Chandra Kar was one of the prominent leaders of the rebellious ryots.

    3. the rebellious ryots maintained a great organization and discipline.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1 and 3 only

  7. In 1890, who among the following started ‘Indian Social Reformer’

    1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    2. K Viresalingam

    3. K N Natarajan

    4. M G Ranade

  8. After the 1857 revolt, who announced at a darbar at Allahabad the assumption of the Government of India by the Sovereign of Great Britain?

    1. Lord Auckland

    2. Lord Canning

    3. Lord Dalhousie

    4. Lord Hardinge

  9. Two famous leaders Sido and Kanhu of civil uprisings during India's freedom struggle belonged to which community?

    1. Koils

    2. Mundas

    3. Santhals

    4. Bhils

  10. Consider the following statements: Keshab Chandra Sen encouraged

    1. remarriage of widows.

    2. inter-caste marriage.

    3. abolition of Purdah system.

    4. higher university education for women.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. 1 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  11. Who founded the Paramhansa Sabha in Poona in 1840?

    1. Bal Shastri Jambhekar

    2. Mahadev Govind Ranade

    3. Ganesh Vasudeo Joshi

    4. Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhedkar

  12. Who among the following played an important role for passing the Native Marriage Act of 1872?

    1. Devendranath Tagore

    2. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    3. Keshab Chandra Sen

    4. Shyam Chandra Dass

  13. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. It was Lord Lytton who first ordered that the names of the editors and proprietors should be published in the newspapers

    2. The Bengal Gazette was started as a weekly during the tenure of Lord Wellesley

    3. J S Buckingham started the Calcutta Journal during the tenure of Lord Hastings

    4. Akhbar-e-Aam was started as a daily newspaper from Karachi

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Theosophical Society allied itself to the Hindu revival from the very beginning.

    2. The Theosophical Socirty's activities were confined to Southern India only.

    3. The Theosophical Society supported the belief in occult mysticism.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1 and 3 only

  15. Which one of the following did not take place during the administration of Lord Dalhousie?

    1. The Second Anglo-Burmese war

    2. Setting up telegraph line from Calcutta to Agra

    3. Railway opened from Bombay to Thane

    4. Foundation of the University of Delhi