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61. Who drafted the Constitution of Muslim League, ‘The Green Book’?

(a)Rahamat Ali
(b) Muhammad Iqbal
(c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(d) Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar
Ans: (c)

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62. October 26, 1947 is an important date in the Indian history, because of

(a)Maharaja Hari Singh’s signing on Instrument of Accession
(b) ceasefire with Pakistan
(c) merger of Sind
(d) declaration of war over India by Pakistan
Ans: (a)

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63. The Nehru-Liaquat Pact between India and Pakistan was signed in 1950 to resolve the issue of

(a)the protection of minorities
(b) the accession of princely states
(c) the border disputes
(d) the problem of refugees
Ans: (a)
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64. Consider the following statements relating to the famous Muzaffarpur murders (1908)
1. The bomb, which was hurled at their carriage of Mrs Pringle and her daughter was actually intended for Mr Kingsford, the District Judge of Muzaffarpur.
2. The revolutionaries wanted to kill Mr Kingsford, because he had inflicted severe punishments on Swadeshi activists.
3. Khudiram and Prafulla Chaki had to pay the penalty for their action by death.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

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65. The ‘dual government’ recommended by Lord Clive provided that the

(a)criminal justice would be left to the Nawabi officials, while civil and fiscal matters would be controlled by the company
(b) company will look after fiscal matters and all the rest would be dealt by the Indian rulers
(c) Indian rulers will deal with all the matters of administration under the supervision of a company official
(d) Indian rulers will be only titular heads and all the powers shall be directly dealt by the company
Ans: (b)

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66. Which one of the following statements related to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773 during the American War of Independence is correct?

(a)The revolutionaries stealthily entered into the ships and threw all the chests of tea into the water
(b) The revolutionaries hosted a Tea Party in the honour of Charles Townshend, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer in order to place their grievances before him
(c) It marked a celebration when Lord North, the successor of Townshend, repealed some of the duties imposed by Townshend
(d) It was a protest against the Quebec Act
Ans: (a)

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67. Which one of the following commissions/ committees was appointed by the British Government to investigate into the massacre in Jallianwala Bagh?

(a)Welby Commission
(b) Hunter Committee
(c) Simon Commission
(d) Butler Committee
Ans: (b)
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68. Consider the following statements and identify the person referred to therein with the help of the codes given below During his stay in England, he endeavoured to educate the British people about their responsibilities as rulers of India.
He delivered speeches and published articles to support his opposition to the unjust and oppressive regime of the British Raj. In 1867, he helped to establish the East India Association of which he became the Honorary Secretary.

(a)Pherozeshah Mehta
(b) Mary Carpenter
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) Anand Mohan Bose
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2015

69. Which two of the following plays did Kalidasa wrote before writing Abhigyanashakuntalam?
1. Vikramorvashiyam
2. Malavikagnimitram
3. Swapnavasavadattam
4. Kadambari Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

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70. ‘Use of white marble, long legs and slender frames, human beings as central characters and prominence of kings, princess and palaces’ were the characteristic features of which one of the following ancient art forms of India?

(a)Amaravati School of Art
(b) Gandhara School of Art
(c) Mathura School of Art
(d) Pahari School of Art
Ans: (a)
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71. Which among the following are the five principles of peaceful co-existence of Panchsheel as outlined by Jawaharlal Nehru?

(a)Mutual respect, military collaboration, economic collaboration, de-colonisation and territorial integrity
(b) Mutual respect for each other territorial integrity and sovereignty, non-aggression, non-interference, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence
(c) Peaceful co-existence, economic collaboration cultural interaction, territorial integrity and decolonisation
(d) Disarmament, peaceful co-existence, economic collaboration, cultural interaction and territorial integrity
Ans: (b)
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72. Consider the following paragraph He was seriously injured in police lathi charge in Lahore during demonstrations against Simon Commission, for which he subsequently died in November, 1928. Later on, the British officer who was responsible for the lathi charge on him, was shot dead by Bhagat Singh and Rajguru.
The revolutionary referred to in the above paragraph is

(a)Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) Mangal Singh
(d) Motilal Nehru
Ans: (b)

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73. When Lord Mountbatten became the first Governor-General of India, who among the following became the Governor-
General for Pakistan?

(a)Lord Mountbatten
(b) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(c) Liaquat Ali Khan
(d) Shaukat Ali
Ans: (b)

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74. ‘Dyarchy’ was first introduced in India under

(a)Morley-Minto reforms
(b) Montford reforms
(c) Simon Commision plan
(d) Government of India Act, 1935
Ans: (a)
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75. Which of the following was/were the main feature (s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?
1. Introduction of separate electorates for Muslims.
2. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces.
3. Expansion and reconstitution of central and provincial legislatures.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)Only 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 3
(d) 2 and 3
Ans: (d)

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76. Consider the following statements relating to Indigo Revolt
1. The Indigo Revolt is particularly memorable for the role played by the intelligentsia to uphold the cause of the movement.
2. After the revolt, the colonial authorities set-up the Indigo Commission to enquire into the grievances of the Indigo cultivators.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (c)

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77. Which one among the following prompted Rabindranath Tagore to surrender his title of ‘Sir’?

(a)The passing of the Rowlatt Act
(b) The passing of the Act of 1919
(c) To support Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha Movement
(d) To protest against the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh and the imposition of martial law in Punjab
Ans: (d)

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78. Which of the following statements regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Satyagraha is/are correct?
1. Truth and non-violence are its two vital ingredients.
2. The follower of Satyagraha would resist evil but not hate the evil doer.
3. The Satyagrahi would, if necessary, inflict suffering on himself, and also the evil doer.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 1
(d) 1 and 2
Ans: (d)
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79. Which one among the following sums up Marx’s view about history?

(a)History is a record of the wars between various people
(b) History is a succession of struggle between the oppressor .and the oppressed classes
(c) History is a faithful record of the past events
(d) None of the above
Ans: (b)

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80. The Russian revolutionaries derived their ideology from the doctrines of

(a)Lenin and Stalin
(b) Marx and Lenin
(c) Marx and Engels
(d) Lenin and Engels
Ans: (c)

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