Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 8

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Q. How did Industrial Revolution in England affected Britain’s economic relations with India during Company’s rule?

1. It led to emergence of local manufacturing class in England which opposed trade activities of East India Company.

2. One sided free trade to benefit British manufacturers was initiated by Charter Act of 1853.

3. Indian export of indigo and tea decreased.

4. It was accompanied by gradual decline of India textile Industries.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Answer: B

Q. With reference to the Indo- African Forum Summit, consider the following statements:

1. The first summit was held in New Delhi in 2008.

2. It started as a part of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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: A

Q. With reference to the Global Competitiveness Report, consider the following statements:

1. It is published by the United Nations Development programme.

2. It publishes a competitive index for all the UN member countries.

3. In 2015-16 report, India’s rank is the highest among SAARC countries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

Answer: B

Q. With reference to the Derisions. Consider the following statements:

1. They were passionate advocates of women rights.

2. They advocated for the peasant cause.

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: A

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about army after the revolt of 1857?

1. Caste loyalties were encouraged among army men.

2. The old policy of excluding Indians from officer corps was abolished.

3. Discrimination on the basis of religion was practiced during recruitment.

Select the correct answer using 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. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Universities Act of 1904:

1. It was based on the recommendations made by the Raleigh Commission.

2. It increased Government’s control over the universities.

3. It increased university control over the private colleges.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following statements about “downward filtration theory” in education in 19th century India is/are correct?

1. It believed in educating few Indians from lower classes to educate the masses.

2. It provided for teaching of Indian philosophy along with modern western and secular education.

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: C