Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 51

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1 .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
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2 .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
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3 .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
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4 .The Moplahs of Malabar (Kerala) who were largely Muslim Leaseholders and cultivators, Indulged in a series of rebellions in Kerala between 1836-1919. Which of the following regarding these Moplah uprisings is not true?
A.  They were mainly directed against the upper caste Hindu Landlords
B.  These uprisings were a peculiar form of rural terrorism
C.  Most of the Moplah martyrs were poor peasants of landless Lobourers
D.  A small band of Moplahs committed collective suicides in the belief of being called Shahids (martyrs)
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5 .What was the main objective of the Wahabi movement which during 1852-70 was particularly active in the Punjab, bengal, Bihar and the NWFP?
A.  To oust the British from India
B.  To overthrow the Sikhs in the Punjab and the British in bengal and to restore Muslim power in India
C.  To eradicate religious corruption from Muslim society
D.  To organise the Muslims into a nationalist community
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6 .The immediate forerunner of the Indian National congress was
A.  Indian Association of Calcutta
B.  Indian National Conference
C.  British India association
D.  Indian Union
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7 .Which of the following literary personalities made the greatest contribution in arousing patriotism in the 19th century?
A.  Dinbandhu Mitra's exposure of Indigo planters in Nil darpana
B.  Bankim Chandra with his historical novels culminating with ananda Math (1882)
C.  Vishnu Krishna Chiplunkar's Journal Nibandhamaka (1874- 81)
D.  Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850-85) through his plays, poems and journals advocating use of Swadeshi articles and use of Hindi in courts
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8 .Who said, 'The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of my greatest ambitions while in India is to assist it to a peaceful demise'?
A.  Lord Dufferin
B.  Lord Curzon
C.  Lord Lansdowne
D.  Lord Elgin
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9 .The first weekly paper published by the INC (in 1889) was
A.  Young India
B.  India
C.  Indian People
D.  Voice India
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10 .On October 16, 1905, when the partition of Bengal was enforced, the great poet Rabindranath Tagore, to emphasise the unity of Bengal, Suggested the programme of
A.  singing Bande Mataram
B.  tying of Rakhi on each other's wrists
C.  composing of patriotic songs
D.  establishing national educational institutions
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11 .The programme of Swadeshi and Boycott against the partition of Bengal was visualised by
A.  Surendra Nath Bennerjee
B.  BC Pal
C.  Aurobindo Ghose
D.  Rash Behari Bose
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12 .What was the charge against Bal Gangadhar Tilak, for which he was sentenced to six years' transportation in July 1908?
A.  for being the chief exponent of the cult of extremism
B.  for insiting violence during the Surat session of the INC
C.  for seditious writings in his paper Kesari
D.  for being instrumental in the murder of the British Plaque commissioner in Poona.
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13 .After Tilak's deportation which of the following extremist Leaders was not similarly deported to Mandalay prison in burma?
A.  Lala Lajpat Rai
B.  Bipin Chandra Pal
C.  Aswini Kumar Datta
D.  CR Das
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14 .The immediate cause of split In the INC at its Surat Session was
A.  election of the President of the INC
B.  expulsion of Tilak from the INC
C.  demand of Swaraj as the goal of the INC
D.  resolutions on Swaraj, Swadeshi, Boycott and National education
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15 .The All India Muslim League was founded in December 1906 at
A.  Karachi
B.  Dacca
C.  Calcutta
D.  Aligarh
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