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Chapter 1 Indian History

1. Among the following which Mughal Emperor introduced the policy of Sulh-i-kul?

(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Shahjahan
Ans: (c)

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2. With which one of the following did the Civil Disobedience Movement in India commerce?

(a)The Dandi March
(b) No Tax campaign by Sardar Patel
(c) The unfurling of the National flag by Nehru
(d) Mahatma Gandhi’s going on fast
Ans: (a)

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3. Who among the following was the Governor-General of India immediately preceeding Chakravarthi Raja gopalachari?

(a)The Marquess of Linlithgow
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Lord Chelmsford
Ans: (b)

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4. Consider the following statements
1. At the time of independence, the Government of India followed the calender based on Saka era.
2. The National Calendar commenced on Chaitra 1 Saka, 1879 corresponding to March 22, 1957 AD.
Which ofthe statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (b)
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5. The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I.
To which dynasty did he belong to?

(a)Somavamsi dynasty
(b) Imperial Ganga dynasty
(c) Suryavansi Gajapti dynasty
(d) Bhoi dynasty
Ans: (b)

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6. In which one of the following cities, was the East India Association founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866?

(b) London
(c) New York
(d) Tokyo
Ans: (b)

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7. In which one of the following sessions was the Indian National Congress split into moderates and extremists?

(b) Allahabad
(c) Surat
(d) Calcutta
Ans: (c)
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8. Who among the following was the first Governor General of India?

(a)Lord Amherst
(b) Lord William Bentinck
(c) Sir Charles Metcalfe
(d) Robert Clive
Ans: (b)

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9. Arrange the following in correct chronological order
1. Third Carnatic War
2. First Burmese War
3. First Mysore War
4. Second Afghan War Codes:

(a)1, 4, 3, 2
(b) 1, 3, 2, 4
(c) 2, 4, 1, 3
(d) 3, 1, 2, 4
Ans: (b)

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10. After 1857, which of the following announced, at a Darbar at Allahabad, the assumption of the Government of India by the Sovereign of Great Britain?

(a)Lord Canning
(b) Sir John Lawrence
(c) Lord Mayc
(d) Lord Northbrok
Ans: (a)
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11. The ‘Arthasastra’ is a treatise on which one of the following?

(b) Environment
(c) Political Philosophy
(d) Religion in Administration
Ans: (c)
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12. ‘The Musalman’, the handwritten daily newspaper in circulation since 1927, is published from which one of the following places?

(b) Hyderabad
(c) Mysore
(d) Lucknow
Ans: (d)

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13. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the freedom movements of India?

(a)Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement
(b) Non-cooperation Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement
(c) Quit India Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement, Non, Cooperation Movement
(d) Non-Cooperation Movement–Quit India Movement– Civil Disobedience Movement
Ans: (b)

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14. Who among the following was not a party to the coalition that fought against the English in the Battle of Buxar?

(a)Mir Kasim
(b) Mir Jafar
(c) Shuja-ud-daulah
(d) Shah Alam II
Ans: (b)
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15. Who among the following had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of America?

(a)Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(b) Madam Blavatsky
(c) Madam Cama
(d) Lala Hardayal
Ans: (b)

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16. The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and who of the following?

(a)Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Hastings
(d) Lord Minto
Ans: (d)

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17. Match the following List I List II
(Session of Indian National (Venue) Congress)
A. 1st session 1. Allahabad
B. 2nd session 2. Madras
C. 3rd session 3. Calcutta
D. 4th session 4. Bombay Codes:

(a)4 3 2 1
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 1 2 3 4
Ans: (a)

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18. Separate electorates for Muslims in India were introduced by which one of the following Acts?

(a)Government of India Act of 1909
(b) Indian Councils Act of 1892
(c) Rowlatt Act of 1919
(d) Government of India Act of 1935
Ans: (a)
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19. Who among the following was the Viceroy of India at the time of the formation of Indian National Congress?

(a)Lord Mayo
(b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Dufferin
(d) Lord Lansdowne
Ans: (c)

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20. Arrange the following in chronological order
1. Partition of Bengal
2. Chauri-Chaura Incident
3. First Round Table Conference Codes:

(a)1, 2, 3
(b) 3, 2, 1
(c) 1, 3, 2
(d) 2, 1, 3
Ans: (a)

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