Quiz 459 – Practice Paper (History)

1. The Young Bengal movement in the 19th century was inspired by

(a) Peary Chand

(b) Henry Vivin Derozio

(c) Ramtannu Lahiri

(d) Rasik Kumar Mallick

2. 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) 1793

(d) 1831

3. The tribal rebellion against the British known as Ulgulan was organized by

(a) Konda Dora

(b) Birsa Munda

(c) Ranade

(d) Korra Mallaya

4. The term ‘Dastak’ implies

(a) market place

(b) a port near Hoogly

(c) a riot

(d) free pass or duty-free trade

5. The common feature between Shivaji and Baji Rao-I that ensured their successes in battle was

(a) Organized and trained army.

(b) Guerrilla Warfare

(c) Support from Hindu Rajas

(d) Hindu Padpadshahi

6. Nizam-ul-Mulk established the independent state of

(a) Kandhar

(b) Burhanpur

(c) Hasanpur

(d) Hyderabad

7. ‘Malacca cannot live without Cambay, nor Cambay without Malacca, if they are very rich and very prosperous.’ This comment was made in the context of Asian trade by

(a) Barbosa

(b) Varthema

(c) Tome Pires

(d) Linschoten

8. Match the followings:

List – I

A. D. Savarkar

B. Tarak Nath Das

C. Raja Mahendra Pratap

D. Shyamji Krishna Verma

List – II

  1. India Home Rule Society, India House.
  2. Indian Independence League and Government.
  3. Indian Independence League
  4. Abinav Bharat

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

(c) 3 – 2 – 1 – 4

(d) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

9. Under the Regulating Act of 1773, a Supreme Court was established at

(a) Madras

(b) Calcutta

(c) Bombay

(d) Delhi

10. What is the correct chronological order of the following movements of Gandhi?

  1. Ahmedabad Mils Strike
  2. Rowlatt Act Agitation
  3. Kheda Movement
  4. Champaran Movement

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 2-1-3-4

(c) 4-3-1-2

(d) 4-3-2-1

11. Mahadji, the famous Maratha ruler of the later half of the 18th century, belonged to the House of

(a) Gaekwad

(b) Holkar

(c) Scindia

(d) Bhonsle

12. With a view to encouraging the spread of western education among the Muslims, the Muhammedan Literary Society was founded in 1863 at

(a) Delhi

(b) Karachi

(c) Aligarh

(d) Calcutta


  1. (b) Henry Vivian Derozio launched his Young Bengal Movement in 1826 for the freedom of the press, Jobs for students and against the exploitation of Zamindars.
  2. (b) Indian High Court 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 of Diwani and Nizamat.
  3. (b) “Ulgulan” which means “great rebellion” was a tribal revolt of the Mundas. Its leader was Birsa Munda who led the rebellion in Ranchi region of Bihar.
  4. (d) The term ‘Dastak’ implies free pass or duty-free trade. This privilege was given to the English for trade in Bengal. This ‘Dastak’ was the main cause of the battle of Buxer between Mir Qasim and English.
  5. (b) After Shivaji, Bajirao-I was the biggest propounder of Guerrilla Warfare, which ensured their success in the battles.
  6. (d) Nizam-ul-Mulk established the independent state of Hyderabad.
  7. (a) Barbosa was a Portuguese who worked as a translator for Portuguese governor Albuquerque. He mentioned about the growing trade between the Malacca and Cambay. He had also given a list of articles, which were most prominent in Asian trade.
  8. (d)
  9. (b) It had original and appellate jurisdiction. Often the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court clashed with that of other courts since other courts and Supreme Court derived their authority from Mughals and the charter of justice granted by the king of England.
  10. (c) Rowlatt Act came in 1919, Kheda Movement started in 1918, Champaran Movement in Bihar in 1917 and Ahmedabad Mills Strike in later part of 1918.
  11. (c) Mahadji Scindia was the famous Maratha ruler of later half of the 18th century. In 1771, he established the Mughal emperor Shah Alam-Ii, who was in exile.
  12. (d) Muhammaden Literary Society was founded at Calcutta to encourage the spread of Western education among the Muslims, middle and upper class.

Also Read:

Quiz 457 – Practice Paper (Indian Polity)

Quiz 455 – Practice Paper (Indian Culture)

Quiz 453 – Practice Paper (History)

Quiz 451 – Practice Paper (Mixed Questions)

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