Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 10

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Q. Masala Bonds’ recently been in news, refers to:

(a) Group of international spice industries whose members can issue bonds to each other.

(b) Offshore rupee denominated bonds issued by Indian corporates to overseas buyers.

(c) Illegal bonds purchased by foreign Institutional Investors (FLLs).

(d) Inflation indexed bonds.

Answer: B

Q. The National pension System governed by pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) can be subscribed by which of the following?

1. Government and public sector employees.

2. Non- resident Indians

3. Unorganized sector workers

4. Overseas citizens of India

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Arya Sahaj movement?

1. It accepted the authority of Vedas but disregarded the authority of the purines and later Hindu scriptures.

2. It accepted the doctrine of karma and rejected the theory of destiny.

3. It supported the Vedic notion of the caste system.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

Q. With reference to the Theosophical society consider the following statements:

1. The theosophists advocated revival of ancient religion of Hinduism. Buddhism and Zoroastrianism.

2. They recognized the doctrine of transmigration of soul.

3. It was headquartered at Bombay.

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

Answer: A

Q. after the revolt of 1857. Consider the following statements regarding the reorganization of army:

1. The percentage of Europeans in the army was decreased.

2. To create divisions among various groups in army, some races like Sikhs, Purchas were declared non-martial.

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

Answer: D

Q. Consider the following statements:

1. Gopal Hari Deshmukh ‘Lokhitawadi’ advocated the principle of rationality and secularism.

2. Saty Prakash was started by Karson as Muja was to advocate against caste rigidities.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Q. The term ‘Pair’ refers to which one of the following?

(a) A form of Marathi poetry that emerged during the Maratha period.

(b) A category of tenancy tenure held under the Maratha regime.

(c) A court official during Maratha rule.

(d) A group of peasants who rebelled against their oppressive landlords under Maratha rule.

Answer: B

Q. Consider the following statements regarding the changes brought in Indian Army after the revolt of 1857?

1. European soldiers were kept in key geographical and military positions.

2. Indian were given opportunities in the officer corps to appease them.

3. Recruitment from Awadhi, Bihar and Central India had increased.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A