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Question Day 13- Modern Indian History

1.Which among the following are the reasons for the resurgence of Nationalist movement post-1919?

  1.  Paris peace conference
  2.  Russian revolution.
  3.  Failure of Moderates.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

2.Consider the following statements regarding Simons commission:

  1. The premises for the constitution of the commission can be traced back to the times of  Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms.
  2. Clement Attlee who later became British PM was a member of the commission.
  3. All the major Indian parties unilaterally boycotted the commission.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

3.Which of the following acts first introduced an element of election for memberships to Imperial Legislative Councils?

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

4.Consider the following statements regarding Swarajya Party:

  1. They believed in the use of constitutional methods for achieving freedom for the country.
  2. Though initially opposed to Swarajist methodologies, Gandhi later reconciled with them and expressed solidarity for council entry.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

5.Consider the following statements regarding Rowlatt Act.

  1. It enabled the government to suspend all writs excluding habeas corpus.
  2. The act empowered government to imprison a person without any trail.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

6. Consider the following statements regarding Gandhi’s initial phase.

  1. He understood the limitations of the moderate phase.
  2. He was not in favour of Home rule movement.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

7. Consider the following statements regarding Bhagat Singh:

  1. Bhagat Singh along with Rajguru and Sukhdev were sentenced to death for throwing the bomb on inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi.
  2. He was a founding member of Hindustan Republican Association (HRA).

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

8.Consider the following statements regarding Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan:

  1. He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition to the British Raj.
  2. He strongly opposed the All-India Muslim League’s demand for the partition of India.
  3. He became the congress president in 1931 following insistence of Gandhi.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

9.The younger sections of congress vehemently criticised the Nehru report mainly on account of which of the following reasons?

  1. Provision for separate electorates for minorities.
  2. Demand for dominion status.
  3. Formation of linguistic states.
  4. Federal structure of governance

10.Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Govt. of India Act 1919?

  1. The Act introduced dyarchy in both central and provincial legislative councils.
  2. At the centre, the legislature had no control over viceroy and his executive council.
  3. Women were given the right to vote in provincial legislative councils.
  4. A bicameral legislature was introduced in central level.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

11. Identify the correctly matched pair from the below:

  1. Champaran Satyagraha A. First Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. Rowlatt Satyagraha B. First mass strike
  3. Kheda Satyagraha C. First Non-cooperation movement
  4. Ahmedabad Mill strike D. First Hunger strike

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

12. Consider the following statements regarding orientalist and anglicist debates regarding education system in India:

  1. The Orientalists were sure that a social change was required in India and that change would come when Indian rediscovered the roots of their civilisation whereas Anglicists argued that the aim of the British should be to teach useful learning and that Hindu and Muslim literature contained only a small portion of any utility.
  2. Macaulay’s minutes of 1835 settled the debate and was skewed in the favour of orientalists.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

13. Which of the following statements regarding Quit India Movement is/are correct?

  1. Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched by Gandhi demanding an end to British Rule in India.
  2. Gandhi asked Govt. servants and soldiers to resign from their posts.
  3. Quit India movement was the major reason behind the occurrence of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

14. Consider the following statements regarding August offer:

  1. For the first time, it recognised the exclusive rights of Indians to frame their own constitution.
  2. It made Indians a majority in the Viceroy’s executive council.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

15. Why Mahatma Gandhi launched individual satyagrahas in 1940:

  1. As a reaction against the failure of August Offer.
  2. To protest against British decision to make India join second world war.
  3. To affirm the right of speech for Indians.
  4. To prepare masses for quit India movement.

16. Which among the following were the reason for the resurgence of Revolutionary movement post-1920.

  1. Influence of Russian revolution and Marxist ideas.
  2. Sudden withdrawal of non-cooperation movement by Gandhiji.
  3. Increase in activism by working class.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

17.Which of the following are correct regarding constitutional reforms in pre-independent India?

  1. Provision of an All India Federation – Government of India Act, 1935
  2. Introduction of separate electorates – Government of India Act, 1919
  3. Dyarchy in provinces – Council Acts, 1892

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

18. Consider the following statements regarding Bombay plan of 1944:

  1. The plan was formulated by INC to map an economic programme for post-independent India.
  2. The plan proposed that state intervention in the market is significant to post independent Indian economy.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

19. The Aitchison Commission was set up in 1886 under the chairmanship of Sir Charles  Aitchison for:

  1. To suggest reforms in public services under British Raj.
  2. To improve the standard of elementary education in India.
  3. To recommend revocation of press act.
  4. To suggest feasibility of constitutional reforms

20.Consider the following statements regarding communalism.

  1. The rivalry for jobs, trade and industry between the two communities resulted in the spread of communalism.
  2. Modern political consciousness emerged late in Muslim community
  3. The activities of Muslim league and Hindu Mahasabha.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All the above

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