Quiz 480 – GS Practice Paper (History)

1. What proposal was made in the ‘August Offer’ of 1940?

(a) Representative government at the Centre

(b) Provincial autonomy

(c) Domain status

(d) Complete independence for India gradually


 

2. What is the correct sequence of the following?

  1. First University Act
  2. Prohibition of Sati
  3. Education Resolution

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 3 and 2

(c) 2, 3 and 1

(d) 3, 2 and 1


 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. C. Rajagopalachari was the Governor General of India at the time of second division of Bengal.
  2. Acharya J.B. Kriplani was the President at the time of partition of the country.
  3. Lord Curzon was the Governor General of India at time of first division of Bengal.

Which of the statement given above are correct?

(a) Both 1 and 2

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these


 

4. Which of the following Acts introduced the Principle of the ‘Constitutional autocracy?

(a) Indian Independence Act of 1947

(b) The Act of 1935

(c) Government of India Act of 1919

(d) The Indian Council Act of 1909


 

5. The Theosophists advocated the revival and strengthening of

(a) Hinduism and Buddhism only

(b) Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

(c) Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam

(d) Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism


 

6. Dayal Singh Majithia was associated with which of the following:

  1. British Army
  2. Banking
  3. Newspaper
  4. Education

Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below:

(a) Both 1 and 3

(b) 1, 3 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) All of these


 

7. To which of the following, was the Meerut incident a follow up:

  1. Disbandment of the 19th native infantry
  2. Disbandment of the 34th native infantry
  3. Disbandment of 47th regiment at Barrakpur

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 2

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these


 

8. Arrange the following in correct chronological order:

  1. Chaur Rebellion
  2. British declared war against Yashwant Rao Holkar
  3. Convention of Cambay between the Gaikwad and English
  4. Threaty of Deogaon between Bhonsle of Nagpur and English

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 1-3-4-2

(c) 3-2-1-4

(d) 4-3-2-1


 

9. Assertion (A): Gandhiji in his initial two years in the country did not intend to get involved in any national movement, instead travel the whole country.

Reason (R): Gandhiji could not identify himself with any of the current political ideologies.

(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.


 

10. The British East India Company became Zamindar in Bengal after renting the village of

(a) Kalikata, Govindpur and Plassey

(b) Chandranagar, Sutanati and Kalikata

(c) Chandranagar, Sutanati and Dhaka

(d) Govindpur, Sutanati and Kalikata


 

Answers:

  1. (c) Seeing the deterioratin situation of England in the World War-II, and to gain the full India support Lord Linlithgow made a proposal which is called “August Offer” in 1940. In this proposal dominion status was offered for India within a year after the completion of the war.
  2. (c) The correct chronology is Prohibition of Sati in 1829, Education resolution of Macaulay in 1839 and First University Act in 1904.
  3. (c)
  4. (b) The Principle of ‘Constitutional Autocracy’ was introduced by the Act of 1935. In this act so many reservation and Control of the Constitution was introduced in every field of the governance that made the whole governance system relying on the Constitution and being directed by it.
  5. (d) The Theosophical Society was established by H.S. Alcott and Madan H.P. Balavastsuy in USA. Annie Besant became its President in 1893. The theosophists advocated the revival and strengthening of Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism.
  6. (b) Dayal Singh Majithia was not associated with Newspaper, Education and British Army; but with banking.
  7. (b)
  8. (b)
  9. (b) Gandhiji in his initial two years in the country did not intend to get involve in any national movement, instead travel the whole country to make as assessment of the situation across the nation before getting involved personally. Gandhiji could not identify himself with any of the current political ideologies and developed his own methodology of Satyagrah.
  10. (d) Bengal’s Subedar Azimushan gave the zamindarari of Sutanati, Kalikata and Govindpur village in lieu of Rs. 1200 per year. These villages became the city of Calcutta by job Charnock’s effort.

Also Read:

Quiz 479 – GS Practice Paper (Polity)

Quiz 478 – GS Practice Paper (History)

Quiz 477 – GS Practice Paper (Science and Tech)

Quiz 476 – GS Practice Paper (Polity)

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