GS Quiz History

1. Assertion (A): Chandragupta-II adopted the title of Vikramaditya, which had been first used by a Malwa ruler.

Reason (R): Chandragupta-II occupied western Malwa and Gujarat, which had for about four centuries been under the rule of the Shaka Kshatrapas.

(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. The two important Harappan sites, viz, Dholavira and Rakhigari have one of the following common features:

(a) The sites depict all the three-early, mature and late phases of Harappa culture.

(b) The sites can be traced to later Harappan Phase.

(c) The sites depict mature and flourishing stages of Harappan culture.

(d) Both the sites are situated on the coast.


 

3. What is the correct chronological order of the following events?

  1. Poona Pact
  2. Lucknow Pact
  3. Gandhi-Irwin Pact

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3

(b) 2-3-1

(c) 3-1-2

(d) 3-2-1


 

4. The result of the sustained agitation (Ghadar) both in Canada and the US was to

(a) draw support from Canadian and US governments.

(b) create nationalistic consciousness and feeling of solidarity among immigrant Indians.

(c) unite the nationalists ranks by teaching them English.

(d) arrange money for nationalist.


 

5. The Bengal Nawab who collected revenue directly from the ryots through his agents called Ijaradars was

(a) Sarfaraz Khan

(b) Shujauddin

(c) Murshid Quli Khan

(d) Aliwardi Khan


 

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

(a) Gaikwar

(b) bhonsle

(c) Holkar

(d) Scindhia


 

7. The founder of the autonomous kingdom of Awadh was

(a) Zulfiqar Khan

(b) Sadat Khan “Burhan-ul-Mulk”

(c) Safdarjung

(d) Ahmed Shah Abdali


 

8. The commercial objective of the Portuguese in India was to

(a) Capture trade of pepper and other superior spices.

(b) Oust Arabs and the Persians from India’s maritime trade.

(c) Capture territories on the Western Coast.

(d) Capture trade of textiles and spices.


 

9. “Indian War of Independence, 1857” was written by

(a) V.D. Savarkar

(b) S.B. Chaudhary

(c) S.N. Sen

(d) R.C. Majumdar


 

10. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

  1. Frazer Commission: Police Reforms
  2. Strachey Commission: Famine
  3. Hartog Committee: Education

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these


 

11. Which Court was considered as the highest court of appeal in India for trying criminal cases during the East India Company rule?

(a) Sardar Nizamat Adalat

(b) Sardar Diwani Adalat

(c) Provincial Court

(d) Circuit Court


 

12. Who among the following were associated with the starting of the Rehnumai Mazdayaran?

  1. S.S. Bengalee
  2. Naoroji Furedenji
  3. Dadabhai Naoroji

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

13. The book Gyan, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga are the compilation of lectures, of which famous social reformer

(a) Ramakrishna Paramhans

(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(c) Swami Vivekananda

(d) Ranade


 

14. The Central Hindu School at Benaras which served as a nucleus of the Benaras Hindu University (BHU) was established by

(a) Swami Shradhananda

(b) Bhagwan Das

(c) Madan Mohan Malaviya

(d) Mrs. Annie Besant.


 

15. The High Courts at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras to replace the ‘Sadar Courts’ of Diwani and Nizamat were established in the year:

(a) 1833

(b) 1865

(c) 1831

(d) 1793


 

Answers:

  1. (d) Chandragupta-Ii adopted the title of Vikramaditya, which had been first used by an Ujjain ruler in 58-57 BC as a mark of victory over the Shaka Kshatrapas of western India.
  2. (a)
  3. (b) Lucknow Pact signed in 1916, Gandhi-Irwin Pact signed in 1930, Poona Pact signed in 1932.
  4. (b)
  5. (c) The founder of independent kingdom of Bengal was Murshid Quli Khan. He brought several changes in revenue administration. He introduced the “Ijara system” in which the state revenue was collected directly from the ryots through his agents called “Ijaradar”.
  6. (c) 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 Bessein.
  7. (b) In 1972 Saadat Khan Burhan-ul-Mulk broke all his relations from Emperor Muhammad Shah Rangila and founded the autonomous kingdom of Awadh.
  8. (a) The Portuguese were the first to land in India and were the first power to dominate the trade of Indian Ocean. The commercial objective of Portuguese in India was to capture trade of Pepper and other superior spices.
  9. (a) V.D. Savarkar in his book “Indian War of Independence, 1857” calls the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 as the first war of independence.
  10. (d) Strachey Commission was appointed in 1980 by Lytton which recommended the famine fund. Hortog Committee was appointed in 1929 on education and for police reform, Lord Curzon appointed Frazer Commission.
  11. (a) Cornwallis introduced new legal system in India and brought a hierarchy of courts. “Sardar Nizamat Adalat” was the highest court of appeal in India for trying criminal cases.
  12. (d) Rehnumai Mazdayaran was a Parsi reform movement which started from 1851 by Dadabhai Naoroji, S.S. Bengalee and Naoroji.
  13. (c) Swami Vivekananda was a treat advocater of “Yoga”. Several books on Yoga like Gyana Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga are the compilations of his various lectures across the World.
  14. (c)
  15. (b) India High Courts Act was passed in 1865. By this Act High Courts were established in Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. By this Act these High Courts, replaced the Sadar Courts, replaced the Sadar court of Diwani and Nizamat.

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