Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 49

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Q. Which of the following statements about Swami Vivekananda are true?

(I) He popularized his guru’s universal message of Vedanta and tried to put it in a form that would suit the needs of contemporary Indian society.

(II) He stressed social action without which knowledge was useless in this World.

(III) He proclaimed the essential oneness of all religions.

(IV) He declared Vedanta to be a fuller tonal system.

(a) I, II & III

(b) II, III & IV

(c) I, III & IV

(d) All of them

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following were the main objectives of the Theosophical Society?

(I) To from a universal brotherhood of man

(II) To spread Christianity in the world

(III) To promote the study of ancient religions and philosophies.

(IV) To make a systematic investigation into the mystic potencies of life and matter, known as, occultism.

Select the answer from the codes below:

(a) I, II & III

(b) II, III & IV

(c) I, II & IV

(d) I, III & IV

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following were the original founders of the theosophical Society?

(I) Madam H.P. Blavatsky

(II) Mrs., Annie Besant

(III) Col. H.S Alcott

(IV) Col. O.P. Wilbur

Choose the answer from the codes below:

(a) I & II

(b) II & III

(c) I & III

(d) III & IV

Answer: C

Q. Which of the following statements about Jyoti ba Thule are true?

(I) He came from a high caste family in Maharashtra.

(II) He warred a life- long crusade against Brahmanical supremacy.

(III) He pioneered the widow remarriage movement in Maharashtra.

(IV) He worked for the education of women.

Select the answer from the codes below:

(a) I, II & III

(b) I, III & IV

(c) I, III & IV

(d) All of them

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following statements about Viresalingam Pant Hulu are true?

(I) He was most prominent social reformer of south India in the second half of the 19th century.

(II) He founded the Rajahmundry Social Reform Association in Andhra Pradesh.

(III) Its principal objective was education of women.

(IV) Its principal objective was promotion of widow remarriages.

Choose the answer from the codes below:

(a) I, II & III

(b) II, III & IV

(c) I, II & IV

(d) All of them

Answer: C

Q. Which of the following statements about the Alkali movement are true?

(I) Its main aim was to purify the management of the ‘Gurudwaras’ or Sikh shrines.

(II) It led to the enactment of a new Sikh Gurudwaras Act by the British in 1920.

(III) The Alkalis removed the corrupt ‘merchants’ or priests from the ‘Gurudwaras’ with the help of the new act and sometimes through direct action.

(IV) They began to manage the ‘guru wares’ though the Shiromani Gurudwaras Prabhandhak Committee.

Select the answer from the codes below:

(a) I, II & III

(b) II, III & IV

(c) I, III & IV

(d) All of them

Answer: C