Quiz 316 – Practice Paper on Modern India

  1. Who was the first Indian to go to jail in performance of his duty a journalist ?

(a) Romesh Chandra Mitra

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Surendranath Banerjee

(d) Asutosh Mukherjee.


  1. Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act of 1878?

(a) Lord Lytton

(b) Lord Ripon

(c) Lord Curzon

(d) Lord Dufferin


  1. Match the following

List – I

A. Amrit Mazar Patrika

B. Indian Mirror

C. Sudharak

D. Mahratta

List – II

  1. G.K. Gokhale
  2. B.G. Tilak
  3. Sisir Kumar Ghosh
  4. N.N. Sen

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 3 – 4 – 1 – 2

(c) 3 – 4 – 2 – 1

(d) 3 – 2 – 1 – 4


  1. Who said it: ‘the highest ideal of truth is to a large extent a Wistern conception. Undoubtedy, truth took a high place in moral codes of the West before it had ben similarly honoured in the East.’

(a) Lord Curzen

(b) Lord Dufferin

(c) Lord Lytton

(d) Lord Ripon


  1. Who said it : All experience teaches as that where a dominant race rules another, the mildest form of Government is despotism’.

(a) Justice Darvar

(b) Charles Wood

(c) Viceroy Elgin

(d) Lord Lytton


  1. Who among the following said: “If a God were to tolerate untouchability, I would not recognize him as God at all.”

(a) B.G. Tilak

(b) G.K. Gokhale

(c) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Vivekanand


  1. Indian immigration to South Africa had begun in-

(a) 1860

(b) 1870

(c) 1880

(d) 1890


  1. Who said it: ‘Is this Christian-like, is this fair play, is this justice, is this civilization? I pause for a reply.’

(a) B.G. Tilak

(b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


  1. The draft of the famous statement of revolutionary position, The Philosophy of the Bomb was written by-

(a) Sukhdev

(b) Shiv Verma

(c) Chandrashekhar Azad

(d) Bhagwati Charan Vohra.


  1. Who had appealed to the youth to give up ‘the desire to keep revolvers and pistols’, ‘not to work in revolutionary conspiracies’, and to work on ‘The open movement’.

(a) Ramprasad Bismil

(b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Sukhdev

(d) Chandrashekhar Azad



1.(c) He was sentenced to two month imprisonment for he wrote an in Bengalee on April 2, 1883 criticizing the judgement of the Calcutta High Court in a case involving the decision of the age of a family idol Saligram. He was found guilty of the contempt of court.

2.(b) The Act, aimed to strike at the Indian Language newspapers, was in particular aimed at the Amrit Bazar Patrika which was published at the time in both English and Bengali. The Act was repealed in 1881.

3. (b)

4.(a) In 1905 Lord Curzon, the Viceroy, said it while he was delivering a convocation Address at Calcutta University.

5.(b) In the course of moving the Indian Councils Bill of 1861, Charles Word, the then Secretary of State for India, said this famous line. Indian Councils Act, 1861 enlarged the Governor-General’s Executive Council for the purpose of making laws.

6. (a) At a conference for the removal of untouchability he said it.

7.(d) The immigration had began when the White settlers recruited indentured Indian labour, mainly from South India, to work on suger plantations.

8.(c) In 1893 in South Africa, Gandhiji to protest against oppression he wrote a letter to Natal Advertiser in which he had expressed his agony by asking these stinging questions.

9.(d) He had written it at the instance of Chandrashekhar Azad and after a full discussion with him.

10.(a) He sent this message from the death-cell, in which he had asked people to establish Hindu-Muslim unity and unit all political groups under the leadership of Congress.

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