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Question Day 15- Current Affairs

 

Q1. Why victory of  Bengal in Battle of Plassey was important to British ?

  1. It raised their prestige immensely and presented them as a strong contender in India.
  2. Bengal was one of the richest province sat that time and it helped British to amass huge wealth from its exploitation and maintain a large army.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Which of the following are features of Subsidiary Alliance ?

  1. British stationed their forces permanently in their allies and the Indian ruler has to pay for them and also accept British paramountcy.
  2. Indian ruler could keep his force along with British force  but was also debarred from making any transactions from other foreign power without British approval.
  3. British promised non-interference in internal affairs of allies.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

 

Q3.  Which of the  following style or features is/are incorporated while constructing New Delhi ?

  1. Classical Greek.
  2. Stupa at Sanchi
  3. Mughal architecture

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q4. Consider the following pairs :

  1. Khond Uprising           – Orissa.
  2. Santhal Rebellion        – Bengal
  3. Kuki Movement           – Nagaland

Which of the pairs given above are correct?

  1.  1,2 and 3
  2.  2 and 3 only
  3.  1 and 2 only
  4.  1 and 3 only

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Q5. Consider the following statements about ‘Third battle of Panipat’

  1. It was fought between Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.
  2. The result was decisive Afghan victory.
  3. Shah Alam II was the Mughal Emperor during the battle.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1.  1,2 and 3
  2.  2 and 3 only
  3.  1 and 2 only
  4.  1 and 3 only

 

Q6. Consider the following statements about Bahadur Shah Zafar
1. He was the last Mughal ruler
2. He was killed in the 1857 revolt
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. During the colonial period in India, what was the purpose of the Whitley Commission?

  1. To review the fitness of India for further political reforms
  2. To report on the existing conditions of labour and to make recommendations
  3. To draw up a plan for financial reforms for India
  4. To develop a comprehensive scheme for Civil Services in India

8. Which of the following women Became president of Indian National Congress Before independence of India?

  1. Annie Besant
  2.  Sarojini Naidu
  3.  Aruna Asaf Ali
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q9. Consider the following statements with reference to history of Press in India :

  1. First law to curb press was Censorship of Press Act, 1799 .
  2. James Augustus Hicky began publication of Bengal Gazette on January 29, 1780
  3. Charles Metcalfe lifted of restrictions from press. Thus he is termed as ‘liberator of press in India’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q10. Consider the following pairs :

  1. William Jones                         : Asiatic Society.
  2. Charles Wilkins                      : Translation of the Bhagavad Gita 
  3. Alexander Cunningham       :  Decipherment of Mauryan Brahmi script

 

 

Which of the pairs given above are correct?

  1.  1,2 and 3
  2.  2 and 3 only
  3.  1 and 2 only
  4.  1 and 3 only

 

 

Q11. Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his executive council by substituting “portfolio” or departmental system for corporate functioning?

  1. Indian Council Act, 1861
  2. Government of India Act, 1858
  3. Indian Councils Act, 1892
  4. Indian Councils Act, 1909

 

Q12. At the battle of Biddera the English crushed the power of

  1. French
  2. Dutch
  3. Portuguese
  4. Danes

Q13. Consider the following Princely States of the British rule in India:

  1. Jhansi
  2. Sambalpur
  3. Satara
    The correct chronological order in which , they were annexed by the British is:
    a. 1-2-3
    b. 1-3-2
    c. 3-2-1
    d. 3-1-2

Q14. Which of the following are introduced by Lord Dalhousie ?

  1. Railways
  2. Public Works Department
  3. Modern postal system
  4. Census

Select the correct answer using the codes given below
a.  1, 2 and 3 only
b.  1, 2 and 4 only
c.  2, 3 and 4 only
d.  1, 2, 3 and 4

Q15. With reference to the tenure of Lord Ripon, the purpose of the Ilbert Bill was to

  1. Enable the Europeans to keep arms freely while the Indians could not do so without licence
  2. Give the Indian magistrates the power to try the Europeans
  3. Enable the British to annex the territories of native princes without heirs
  4. Introduce the western education in India

 

Q16. With reference to the period of colonial rule in India, “Home Charges” formed an important part of drain of wealth from India. Which of the following funds constituted “Home Charges”?

  1. Funds used to support the India Office in London.
  2. Funds used to pay salaries nad pension of British personnel
  3. Funds used for waging wars outside India by the British.

Select the Correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q17. What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderburn and W.S.Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893 ?

  1. To agitate for Indian political reforms in the House of Commons.
  2. To campaign for the entry of Indians into the Imperial Judiciary.
  3. To facilitate a discussion on India’s Independence in the British Parliament.
  4. To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British Parliament. in the House of Commons.

Q18. Which of the following statements about the Satya Sodhak Samaj are correct?

  1. It was founded by Jyotiba Phule.
  2. The movement aimed at the complete abolition of the caste system.
  3. The movement aimed to spread education among women and lower caste people.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q19. Which of the following British policies undermined the caste system?

  1. Introduction of modern industries and railways
  2. Free sale of land
  3. Reforms in education system
  4. Entrance into administrative services
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below
  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 1, 3 and  4 only
  3. 2, 3 and  4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

Q20. Which of the following statements about the Theosophical Movement are correct?

  1. The movement was founded in India by Annie Besant.
  2. The movement glorified Indian religious and philosophical traditions.
  3. The movement was revivalist in nature and lacked a positive programme.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3

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