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    Quiz 303 – History Previous Year’s Questions with Explained Answers

    1. Assertion (A): The emphasis of Jainism on no-violence (ahimsa) prevented agriculturalists from embracing Jainism.

    Reason (R): Cultivation involved killing of insects and pests.

    (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

    (c) A is true but R is false.

    (d) A is false but R is true.


     

    2. While delivering the presidential address, the Congress President, who advocated the introduction of Roman script for Hindi language was-

    (a) Abul Kalam Azad

    (b) Mahatma Gandhi

    (c) Subhash Chandra Bose

    (d) Jawaharlal Nehru


     

    3. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarshah’s reign come to an early end?

    (a) He died of sickness due to much consumption of wine

    (b) He died due to a slip while climbing down steps

    (c) He was deposed by his Wazir

    (d) He was defeated by his nephew in a battle


     

    4. Consider the following statements:

    1. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.
    2. Warren Hasting was during his tenure Regulating Act, 1773 was introduced which brought the dual Government of Bengal to an end.
    3. The Indian Penal Codes came onto effect in the year 1860.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    (a) 1 and 2 are correct

    (b) 2 and 3 are correct

    (c) 1 and 3 are correct

    (d) 1, 2 and 3 are correct


     

    5. Consider the following statements:

    The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for:

    1. The establishment of Federal Court.
    2. The provincial autonomy.
    3. All India Federation at the centre.

    Which of the statements given above the correct?

    (a) 1 and 2 are correct

    (b) 2 and 3 are correct

    (c) 1 and 3 are correct

    (d) 1, 2 and 3 are correct


     

    6. The name of the famous person of India, who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government as a token of protest against the atrocities in Punjab in 1919 was-

    (a) Rabindra Nath Tagore

    (b) Tej Bahadur Sapru

    (c) Syed Ahmed Khan

    (d) Ashotosh Mukherjee


     

    7. After returning from South Africa Gandhiji launched his first successful Satyagraha in:

    (a) Champaran

    (b) Dandi

    (c) Bardoli

    (d) Chauri-Chaura


     

    8. The Indian National Army (INA) came into existence in 1943 in:

    (a) Singapore

    (b) Malaya

    (c) Burma

    (d) Japan


     

    9. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List – I (Period)

    A. 1883

    B. 1906

    C. 1927

    D. 1932

    List – II (Event)

    1. Foundation of Muslim League at Dacca
    2. First session of National Conference at Calcutta
    3. Announcement of Communal Award from Whitehall
    4. Formation of Al India State Peoples Conference

    Codes: A – B – C – D

    (a) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

    (b) 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

    (c) 3 – 4 – 1 – 2

    (d) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4


     

    10. Assertion (A): The first ever Bill to make primary education compulsory in India was rejected in 1911.

    Reason (R): Discontent would have increased if every cultivator could read.

    (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

    (c) A is true but R is false.

    (d) A is false but R is true.

     

    Answers

    1.  (a) The Jainism believes in non-violence and cultivation involves killing of insects and pests which is prohibited in Jainism.

    2. (c) In 1938, Subhash Chandra Bose advocated the introduction of Roman script for Hindi language.

    3.  (d) Jahandar Shah was defeated and killed by his nephew Farrukhsiyar (son of Azim-us-Shah).

    4.  (d) All statements are correct.

    5.  (d) All statements are correct.

    6. (a) Ribindra Nath Tagore, returned his knighthood to British Government as a token of protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.

    7. (a) Gandhiji returned from South Africa in 1915 and 1917, he launched his first successful Satyagraha in Champaran at the insistence of Rajkumar Shukla.

    8. (a) On 4th July 1943 in Singapore, Subhash Chandra Bose named the Indian independence League an Indian National Army (INA) and gave the slogan “Delhi Chalo”.

    9. (b) Foundation of Muslim League at Dacca – 1906

    First session of National Conference at Calcutta – 1883

    Announcement of Communal Award from Whitehall – 1932

    Formation of Al India State Peoples Conference – 1927

    10.  (a) The main cause of rejection of first even Bill to make primary education compulsory in 1911 was the English Government feared that the spread of education will spread nationalism and discontent would have increased if every cultivator could read.

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    1. 6-12 ki ncert jo hoti hain unme sirf history geography aur pol sci ke alwa bhi padhni hoti hai kya .agr ha toh kon kon si.

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