Modern History MCQ (Pages :52)

  • 61 Har Bilas Sarda was Instrumental in the passage of the famous Sarda Act of 1930, which provided for?

    (A) enforcing monogamy
    (B) removal of restrictions on intercaste marriages
    (C) penalisation of parties to a marriage in which the girl was below 14 or the boy was below 18 years of age
    (D) civil marriages
  • 62 The Revolt of 1857 in Awadh and Lucknow was led by?

    (A) Wajid Ali Shah
    (B) Begum Hazrat Mahal
    (C) Asaf-ud-daula
    (D) Begum Zeenat Mahal
  • 63 Queen Victoria's famous proclamation, transferring authority from the East India Company to the Crown , was made from?

    (A) London
    (B) Calcutta
    (C) Delhi
    (D) Allahabad
  • 64 Govind Dhondu Pant, popularly known was Nanasaheb, and one of the principal leaders of the Revolt of 1857, was the adopted heir and successor of?

    (A) Peshwa Baji Rao II
    (B) King of Jhansi
    (C) Madhav Rao Sindhia
    (D) Malhar Rao Holkar
  • 65 During the first hundred years of the British rule In India, people's resentment and Opposition to the British policies mainly surfaced In the form of?

    (A) Tribal uprisings
    (B) Peasant uprisings
    (C) Civil uprisings
    (D) Both B and C above
  • 66 The peasant movements, revolts, riots, struggles, etc. in 19th century, India remained mainly localised because?

    (A) they were mainly directed against enhancement in rent; evictions; usurious practices of moneylenders; etc.
    (B) the peasants had no leadership and organisation
    (C) they grew out of local grievances
    (D) the big landlords were allies of the British
  • 67 The Deccan Riots of 1874-75 in Maharashtra were directed against?

    (A) Big landlords
    (B) Moneylenders
    (C) Revenue collectors
    (D) British opium planters
  • 68 The main cause of the tribal uprisings of the 19th century was?

    (A) the British land settlements and land laws had created tension in the tribal society
    (B) Christian Missionary activities in the tribal areas
    (C) the British Forest Laws
    (D) new excise regulations and police exactions
  • 69 One of the best known tribal rebellions In Bihar, known as Ulgulan (meaning Great Tumult) , was launched by the Mundas under the leadership of?

    (A) Kanhu
    (B) Sidhu
    (C) Birsa Munda
    (D) Rampa Munda
  • 70 In which of the following tribal rebellions did two tribal brothers, Kanhu and Sidhu, proclaim the end of the Company's rule in their region, and to supress their rebellion the government had to use military force?

    (A) Khasi Rebellion inAssam (1855)
    (B) Naika Tribal Uprising in Gujarat (1868)
    (C) Munda Rebellion in Ranchi (1899)
    (D) Santhal Rebellion in Bihar (1855-56)
  • 71 One of the earliest and the best known mutinies before the Revolt of 1857 was?

    (A) the Native Infantry Mutiny (1824)
    (B) Indian Soldiers Mutiny at Vellore (1806)
    (C) Sholapur Mutiny (1838)
    (D) Assam Soldiers Mutiny (1824)
  • 72 The first political association of India founded in 1891 was the?

    (A) Landholders Society of Calcutta
    (B) Indian Association
    (C) British Indian Association
    (D) Madras Native Association
  • 73 After the initial success of the Revolt of 1857, the objective for which the leaders of the Revolt worked was?

    (A) to restore the former glory to the Mughal empire
    (B) to form a Federation of Indian States under the aegis of Bhadur Shah II
    (C) elimination of foreign rule and return of the old order
    (D) each leader wanted to establish his own power in his respective region
  • 74 The Revolt of 1857 failed mainly because?

    (A) of superior resources of the British empire
    (B) it was poorly organised and the rebels had no common ideal
    (C) it had very little nationalist sentiment
    (D) it was localised; restricted and scattered
  • 75 The earliest nationalist to commit political dacoities (a feature of the later revolutionary movements) was?

    (A) Jyotiba Phule
    (B) Chapekar brothers
    (C) Vasudev Balwant Phadke
    (D) Yatindra Das
  • 76 The British colonial policies in India proved most ruinous for Indian?

    (A) agriculture
    (B) trade
    (C) industry
    (D) handicrafts
  • 77 Indian handicrafts rapidly declined due to?

    (A) lack of patronage
    (B) growing craze for imported goods
    (C) stiff competition from the machine-made goods of England
    (D) All the above
  • 78 The main exponent of the theory of Drain of Wealth was?

    (A) RC Dutt
    (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
    (C) DR Gadoil
    (D) Karl Mane
  • 79 After 1893, when complete ban was imposed on all commercial activities of the Company. India was left open to exploitation by?

    (A) British officers in India
    (B) Planters
    (C) British mercantile industrial capitalist class
    (D) Zamindars and big landlords
  • 80 After the ruin of India's trade, Industries and handicrafts, the burden of taxation in India had to be mainly borne by?

    (A) Zamindars
    (B) Peasantry
    (C) Income-tax payers
    (D) All the above
  • 81 The single biggest item of British capital investment in India was?

    (A) railways
    (B) plantations and mines
    (C) banking and insurance
    (D) shipping
  • 82 The new proletariat class which emerged in India on account of the British economic policies, consisted of?

    (A) money lenders
    (B) landlords
    (C) traders
    (D) All the above
  • 83 A 19th century social reformer who is regarded as the bridge between the past and the future is?

    (A) Keshab Chandra Sen
    (B) Devendra Nath Tagore
    (C) Ishwar chandra
    (D) Raja Ram Mohun Roy
  • 84 Which of the following was not a common social reform attempted by all the Hindu social reformers of the 19th century?

    (A) emancipation of women
    (B) monogamy
    (C) female education
    (D) untouchability
  • 85 This social reformer most ardently worked for the removal of untouchability and uplift the depressed classes before Gandhiji came on the scene?

    (A) M G Ranade
    (B) Jyotiba Phule
    (C) Dayanand Saraswati
    (D) Atmaram Panduranga
  • 86 Two great socio-religious reformers of the 19th century who provided Inspiration to the Indian National Movement were?

    (A) Dayanand Saraswati and Vivekananda
    (B) Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendra Nath Tagore
    (C) MG Ranade and DK Karve
    (D) Keshab Chandra Sen and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • 87 The social reformer of Maharashtra who became famous by his pen name lokhitwadi was?

    (A) Atmaram Panduranga
    (B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    (C) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
    (D) KS Chaplunkar
  • 88 Who played Socrates to the first generation of the English educated young men of Bengal?

    (A) Swami Vivekananda
    (B) Rai Narain Bose
    (C) Henry Vivian Derozio
    (D) Drinkwater Bethun
  • 89 The main cause for the Instant popularity of the Arya Samaj was that?

    (A) It represented the purified form of Hinduism
    (B) It supported and worded for the cause of western education
    (C) It combined the opposition to the evil practices of Hinduism with an aggressive assertion of the superiority of the Vedic religion and Indian thought over all other faiths
    (D) It gave a call to its followers to go back to the Vedas
  • 90 The objective (s) of the Kuka Movement in the Punjab was/were?

    (A) To purify Sikh religion of its abuses and suprestitions
    (B) The revival of Sikh sovereignty
    (C) Both A and B
    (D) The revival of the Khalsa

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