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81. Which one of the following was not a result of British colonial rule in India?

(a)Ruin of Indian agriculture
(b) Ruin of Indian industries
(c) Ruin of Indian trade
(d) Ruin of Indian feudalism
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2015

82. Consider the following statements about the famous traveller, Ibn Batuta
1. He was a Moroccan traveller.
2. He narrated his experiences while travelling the sub continent in the 14th century in Kitab-ul-Hind.
3. He was sent as the envoy of Sultan of Delhi to China.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 3
(d) 1 and 2
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2019

83. Consider the following statements aboul Vijayanagara empire
1. Vijayanagara was noted for its markets dealing in spices, textiles and precious stones.
2. Krishnadeva Raya’s rule was characterised by the strain within the imperial structure,
3. The Amara-Nayakas were military commanders who were given territories to govern by the Royas.
Which ofthe statements given above is/are correct?

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

CDS (II) 2012

84. Which one of the following statements regarding the Revolt of 1857 is not correct?

(a)The revolt was supported whole heartedly by the educated, elite Indian everywhere
(b) The diverse elements which took part in the revolt were united by their hatred of British rule
(c) The role of Hindu-Muslim unity in the revolt was acknowledged by many, including British officials
(d) The revolt did not spread to South India
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2007

85. Prior to 1813, which among the following measures, was not adopted by the British to exploit the Indians economically ?

(a)Monopolising the trade of raw goods wherever possible and selling them at high rates
(b) Forcing Indiancraftsman to produce quality products in fixed quantity and at fixed price
(c) Free Trade Policy
(d) Elimination of Indian traders from competition by every means
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2009

86. Consider the following statements about Dr Ram Manohar Lohia
1. He believed the Satyagraha without constructive work is like a sentence without a verb.
2. He wrote his PhD thesis paper on the topic of Salt Satyagraha, focusing on Mahatma Gandhi’s socioeconomic theory.
3. He recognised that caste, more than class, was the huge stumbling block to India’s progress.
Which of the statements give above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2018

87. Which of the following statements above Ryotwari settlement is/are correct?
1. It recognised the cultivators as the owner of land.
2. It was a temporary settlement.
3. It was introduced later than the permanent settlement.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

CDS (II) 2016

88. Consider the following statements about the Non-
Cooperation Movement
1. The movement was a mixture of nationalism, middle class politics, religion, feudalism, agrarian discontent and working class agitation.
2. The movement was much greater in intensity than any other political agitation which came before it.
3. The movement helped to foster Hindu-Muslim unity.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

CDS (I) 2008

89. Statement I: Bal Gangadhar Tilak sought to diffuse the spirit of nationalism among the masses.
Statement II: Tilak organised a corps of volunteers to help the famine stricken people in the Deccan. Codes:

(a)Both the statements are true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
(b) Both the statements are true, but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
(c) Satement I is true, but Statement II is false
(d) Statement I is false, but Statement II is true
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2010

90. Consider the following events in the history of British India
1. Santhal Rebellion
2. Indigo Revolt
3. Sanyasi and Fakir Rebellion
4. Birsa Munda Rebellion Which one of the following is a correct chronological sequence of the above events starting with the earliest?

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

CDS (I) 2015

91. Which one among the following statements regarding the social and religious reform ideas of Raja Rammohan Roy is not correct?

(a)His efforts led to the formation of Brahmo Samaj in 1828
(b) He considered different religions as embodiments of universal theism
(c) His Vedantic monism was strengthened after 1815 since an exposure to Christian unitarianism
(d) He paid attention exclusively to the problems/issues of the emerging middle class of India
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2011

92. Consider the following statement and identify the author of the statement using the codes given below I shall work for an India in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country, in whose making they have an effective voice, an India in which there shall be no high class and low class of people, an India in which all communities shall live in perfect harmony.

(a)Baba Saheb Ambedkar
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Gurudev Tagore
(d) Pandit Nehru
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2013

93. Which one among the following was not a reform measure carried out by Mahmud Gawan of Bahmani kingdom?

(a)The kingdom was divided into eight provnices or Tarafs
(b) Nobles were paid salaries and were asked to maintain contingents of horses
(c) A tract of land, Khalisa, was set apart for the expenses of the Tarafdar
(d) Lands were measured and land taxes were fixed on that basis
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2017

94. To which among the following the residuary powers were conferred by the federation established by the act of 1935?

(a)Federal legislature
(b) Provincial legislatures
(c) Governor-General
(d) Provincial Governors
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2015

95. Which of the following statements relating to the Non-
Alignment Movement is/are not correct?
1. Non-alignment came to symbolise the struggle of India and other newly independent nations to retain and strengthen their independence from colonialism and imperialism.
2. Non-alignment advanced the process of democratisation of international relations.
3. Military alliances formed a major part of non-alignment.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

CDS (II) 2019

96. Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a)The Second Battle: Defeat of Jaichand of Kannauj of Tarain by Muhammad of Ghori
(b) The First Battle of: Defeat of Sikander Lodhi by Panipat Babur
(c) The Battle of Chausa: Defeat of Humayun by Sher Shah
(d) The Battle of Khanwa: Defeat of Rana Pratap by Akbar
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2012

97. Which one among the following statements about Ashokan edicts is correct?

(a)The Pillar edicts were located in all parts of the empire
(b) The edicts give details of his personal concerns but are silent on events of the empire
(c) The subject of inscribed matter on Rock edicts differs completely with that of the Pillar edicts
(d) The Greek or Aramaic edicts are versions or translations of the texts used in other edicts
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2007

98. Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?

(a)He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
(b) He believed in universal love
(c) He emphasised on one God and the spread of devotionalism
(d) He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2009

99. Match the following List I List II
(Event) (Place/Person)
A. Tarmashirin Khan’s 1. Vijayanagara invasion of India
B. Visit of Farnao 2. Zainul Abidin Martinz Evangelho, the Portuguese factor
C. Visit of the traveller 3. Champaner Nuniz
D. Network of canals 4. Muhammad Tughlaq in Kashmir valley Codes:

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

CDS (II) 2018

100. Which one among the following was part of Gandhi-lrwin Agreement of 1931?

(a)Stern action against policemen guilty of brutal assault on Satyagrahis
(b) Nehru to represent Congress at the Round Table Conference of 1931
(c) Deletion of communal question from the agenda of the conference
(d) Release of political prisoners excepting those guilty of arson and violence
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2016

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