Quiz 419 – Practice Paper (History)

1. Assertion (A): Magadh came into prominence under the leadership of Bimbisara who strengthened his position by marriage alliances.

Reason (R): Bimbisara had three wives. His first wife was a Lichchhavi princess who gave birth to Ajatashatru.

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

(b) 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. Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency failed on account of

(a) Melting of token currency.

(b) Poor quality of token currency.

(c) Rejection of token coins by foreign merchants.

(d) Large-scale minting of spurious coins.


3. Which one of the following had principles and constitutional provisions which were later incorporated in the Montague-Chelmsford reforms?

(a) Poona Pact

(b) Lucknow Pact

(c) Nehru Report

(d) Wavell Plan


4. The lower castes tried to assert themselves by borrowing and imitating customs and manners of the upper castes. This was termed as Sanskritisation by

(a) Bernard Cohn

(b) M.K. Gandhi

(c) M.N. Srinivas

(d) B.R. Ambedkar


5. The pioneer of the ‘Young Bengal Movement’ was

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(b) Surendra Nath Banerjee

(c) Keshav Chandra Sen

(d) Henry Vivian Derozio


6. Who among the following was the first Commander-in-chief of the Indian National Army

(a) Shah Nawaz Khan

(b) Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Pitam Singh

(d) Mohan Singh


7. Consider the following statements about Ghadar Party:

  1. The party was active in the Eastern coast region of United States.
  2. The Party started a newspaper named “Ghadar”.
  3. The party was formed by Indian migrants in US and Canada.

Which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


8. The immediate cause which led to the launching of the Non-cooperation Movement was the

(a) Dissatisfaction with the Government of India Act, 1919.

(b) Khilafat Movement.

(c) Rowlett Act.

(d) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.


9. Which one of these was the first Indian effort to draft a constitutional scheme?

(a) Cabinet Mission.

(b) Government of India Act, 1919.

(c) Government of India Act, 1935.

(d) Nehru Report1928.


10. White Munity refers to the revolt by

(a) Widow women’s against Widow Remarriage Act.

(b) British army officers in India.

(c) Indian soldiers in Company army against British army officers.

(d) Cotton producer farmers.


11. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Holland: Compagnie des Indes Orientales
  2. Portugal: Estado da India
  3. France: Verenigde Oost-Indsche Compagnie

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) all of them.


12. Which one of the following ruling lines of the Marathas defeated Baji Rao II, the last Peshwa?

(a) Gailkwar

(b) Bhonsle

(c) Scindhia

(d) Holkar



  1. (c) Bimbisara’s first wife was the daughter of king of Koshala. His second wife was a Lichchhavi princess who gave birth to Ajatshatru. His third wife was the daughter of the chief of the Madra clan of Punjab.
  2. (d)
  3. (b) The Montague Chelmsford Reforms were announced in 1918, and in it were incorporated elements from the Lucknow Pact signed between the Congress and the Muslim League in 1916. It was on the basis of Montague-Chelmsford Reforms that the Government of India Act of 1919 was passed.
  4. (c) Sanskritisation is a concept to explain social mobility in the Hindu caste hierarchy. The concept was propounded by M.N. Srinivas.
  5. (d)
  6. (d) The Indian National Army (Azad Hindu Fauj) was founded by Captain Mohan Singh and Fujimara in 1942 (during the Second World War).
  7. (c)
  8. (b) Khilafat Movement was the immediate cause which led to the launching of Non-cooperation Movement.
  9. (d) Nehru Report recommended dominion status, joint electorates with reserved seats for minorities; linguistic provinces, 19 fundamental rights, responsible government at Centre and in provinces.
  10. (c) The resolution was passed during Karachi session.
  11. (b) Estado da India was a Portuguese company. Compagnie des Indes Orientales was a French company and Verenigde Oost-Indsche Compagnie was the company of Holland.
  12. (d) In 1802, Holkar attacked Poona and defeated the combined forces of Peshwas and Sindhia. Peshwa Bajirao-II as a result of this defeat fled to East India company and concluded the treaty of Bassein.

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