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1. Consider the following statements with respect to Pindaris:

1. Pindaris were hordes of irregular horsemen that were loosely associated with the Maratha army.

2. Lord Wellesley took a stern action against the Pindaris with the help of Maratha chiefs and Rajput princes.

3. Karim Khan and Chitu were prominent Pindari.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

2. Consider the following statements with respect to the Anglo-Maratha struggle:

1. The Treaty of Salbai was signed as a result of the Second Anglo-Maratha war.

2. During the third Anglo-Maratha war, Warren Hastings defeated the Peshwa at Khirki.

3. The defeat of Marathas at the hands of the Britishers can be attributed to their ‘unstable economic policy’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

3. Jyotiba Phule is a revered figure in upliftment of lower caste especially in Maharashtra. Which of the following statements regarding Jyotiba Phule is/are correct?

1. He started Prarthana Samaj for social service and spread of education amongst women and lower caste.

2. He wrote books, such as Gulamgiri and Sarvajanik Satyadharma to propagate his ideas.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Which of the following statements regarding Parsee Reform Movement are correct?

1. Dadabhai Naoroji started Seva Sadan to give shelter to widows.

2. Rahnumayi Mazdayan Sabha was started by B M Malabari to work for upliftment of women

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian Councils Act, 1861:

1. The Governor-General was empowered to issue ordinances which were not to remain in force for more than six months.

2. Lord Mayo introduced a portfolio system in the administration based on the provisions of this act.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

- Published/Last Modified on: April 10, 2019

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