UPPCS Prelims Indian History Question Paper 2011

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1. Which one of the following had seconded the quite India Resolution of  42?

(a) A.K. Azad
(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


2. In which of the following session of the Indian National Congress did Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi participate for the first time?

(a) Calcutta Session, 1901
(b) Banaras Session, 1905
(c) Surat Session, 1907
(d) Lucknow Session, 1916


3. Which one of the following had supported the Non-cooperation Resolution of Mahatma Gandhi in the Special Session of the Indian National Congress at Calcutta in 1920?

(a) C.R. Das
(b) B.C. Pal
(c) Madan Mohan Malviya
(d) Motilal Nehru


4. Which one of the following was the British Agent of Jhansi at the time of it’s annexation into the British dominion?

(a) Major Malcolm
(b) Major Ellis
(c) John Lawrence
(d) Martin Montgomery


5. Which one of the following had drafted the fundamental Rights Resolution passed in the Karachi Session of the Indian National Congress in 1931?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose


6. Which one of the following had led the defence National Army trial in the Red Fort of Delhi ?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Asif Ali
(c) Sir tej Bahadur Sapru
(d) Bhulabhai J.Desai


7. Arrange the following events of the Indian Revolution of 1857 in their correct chronological order by the help of the codes given below :

1. Inciedent of Mangal Pandey at Barakpur.
2. Inciedent of Soldiers at Meerut.
3. Uprising at Jhansi.
4. Uprising at Kanpur.

Codes :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 3, 2, 1
(c) 2, 3, 1, 4
(d) 4, 2, 1, 3


8. Consider the formation of the following associations before the establishment of the Indian National Congress :

1. The Indian Association
2. Madras Native Association
3. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha
4. India League

Find the correct chronological order of the formation of the Association by the codes given below :

(a) 2, 3, 4, 1
(b) 1, 2, 3, 4
(c) 4, 3, 2, 1
(d) 3, 2, 1, 4


9. The biographer of A.O Hume is

(a) William Wedderburn
(b) Webb Miller
(c) Louis Fischer
(d) B.R. Nanda


10. Who was the first Indian to have written in an Indian language on the causes of the Revolt of 1857 ?

(a) Syed Ahmad Khan
(b) V.D. Savarkar
(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(d) None of the above


11. Who was the Governor-General of India during the ‘Third Anglo-Mysore War’ ?

(a) Warren Hastings
(b) Lord Cornwallis
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) Sir John Shore


12. Which one of the following statements is not a feature of the Permanent (Land) Settelment?

(a) It was Implemented in Bengal, Bihar and orrisa
(b) There where three parties in it viz, the Government, Zamindar and the Ryots.
(c) Land-Revenue was permanently fixed by it.
(d) The total amount of the land-revenue to be collected was Rupees four Crores.


13. The Battle of Balakot in A.D. 1831 was fought between the forces of

(a) East India Company and the Afghan
(b) East India Company and the Marathas
(c) Marathas and the Afghan
(d) Raja Ranjit Singh and Syed Ahmad of Rae Bareli


14. Which one of the following Europian trading companies adopted the ‘Blue Water Policy’ in India ?

(a) French Company
(b) Portuguese Company
(c) Dutch Company
(d) British East India Company


15. The Battle of Wandiwash (1760) was fought between

(a) British and French Companies
(b) British and Dutch Companies
(c) Dutch and Portugese Companies
(d) French and Dutch Companies


16. Which one of the following had proposed the name of W.C. Banerjee for the post of President of the Indian National Congress at its first session in Bombay (1885) ?

(a) A.O. Hume
(b) K.T. Telang
(c) D.E. Wacha
(d) N.N. Sen


17. Which one of the following founded the ‘Atmiya Sabha’ ?

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Devendra Nath Tagore
(c) Swami Vivekanand
(d) Akshay Kumar Dutt


18. Which of the region was ruled by the Gujara-Pratiharas at the time Turkish invasion of Northern India ?

(a) Kashmir
(b) Madhyadesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Kannauj


19. Who among the following had introduced ‘Vaishnavism’ in Kamrupa ?

(a) Chaitanya
(b) Purandradasa
(c) Ramanuja
(d) Sankaradeva


20. Sugandhadevi, who issued coins with the figure of seated Lakshmi was a Queen of

(a) Karnataka
(b) Kashmir
(c) Orrisa
(d) Saurashtra


21. Consider the following statements :

Assertion (A) : According to Mitakshara, father could divide his property among his sons during his life-time.
Reason (R) : Mitakshara did not recognize a son’s right of ownership in ancestral property by birth.

Select your answer from the code given below :

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


22. Who was the Chaiman of the National Planning Committee set-up by the Indian National Congress in 1938 ?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(d) J.B. Kriplani


23. An inscription of A.D. 1121 refers to a medical institute teaching the Charaka-Samhita and Astanga-hridaya of Vabhata at :

(a) Varanasi
(b) Nalanda
(c) Valabhi
(d) Tiruvaduturrai


24. The capital of the Sharqi dynasty, during the 15-16th centuries was

(a) Zafrabad
(b) Kara-Manikpur
(c) Benaras
(d) Jaunpur


25. Where did the Rashtrakula King Dantidurga perform the Hiranya-garbha Mahadana ceremony ?

(a) Manyakhet
(b) Girnar
(c) Ujjain
(d) Nasik


26. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below the lists :

List-I                      List-II
(Writers)               (Patrons)

A. Hemadri            1. Parmara Bhoja
B. Dhanapala         2. Gahadavala Jayachandra
C. Srihara             3. Pratihara Mahendrapala
D. Rajasekhara      4. Yadava Mahadeva

Codes :

      A    B    C    D
(a)  1    2    3    4
(b)  2    3    4    1
(c)  3    4    1    2
(d)  4    1    2    3


27. which one of the following temples had celebrated a thousands years of its building in the year 2010 ?

(a) Kailash Temple at Ellora.
(b) Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur.
(c) Lingraja Temple at Bhubaneshwar.
(d) kandariya Mahadeva Temple  at Khajuraho.


28. Who among the following believed in the theory of ‘Bheda-bhed’ ?

(a) Vallabhacharya
(b) Nimbarakacharya
(c) Madhvacharya
(d) Ramanujacharya


29. Marco Polo laments the waste of a great part of Indian wealth in the import of

(a) Gold
(b) Silver
(c) Horses
(d) Wine


30. Which Sultan of Delhi founded and built the Fort of Siri ?

(a) Iltumish
(b) Balban
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq


31. Which one of the following Sufi saint of the Chistiya Order was called the ‘Chirag-i-Dehalvi’?

(a) Sheikh Fariduddin
(b) Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya
(c) Sheikh Nasiruddin
(d) Sheikh Salim Chisti


32. The ruler of Bundel-Khand defeated by Qutbuddin Aibak was

(a) Parmardi Deva
(b) Lakshman Sen
(c) Uday Singh
(d) Malayvarma Deva


33. Who among the following Amirs (nobles) was the one publicity flogged by the orders of Sultan  Balban ?

(a) Haibat Khan
(b) Imaduddin Raihan
(c) Sher Khan
(d) Malik Baqbaq


34. Who among the following rulers constructed the Martanda Temple in Kashmir?

(a) Tarapida
(b) Lalitaditya
(c) Avantivarman
(d) Didda


35. Which one of the following is not true about Mohammad-bin-Tuglaq ?

(a) He played ‘Holi’ publicity
(b) He drank Ganges water
(c ) He appointed Hindu Amirs
(d) He did not visit a Temple


36. Who was the Governor of Kara-Manikpur to have revolated against Sultan jalaluddin Firoz Khalji ?

(a) Arkali Khan
(b) Almas Beg
(c) Jauna Khan
(d) Malik Chajju


37. Given below are two statements :

Assertion (A) : Bahlol Lodi’s kingship theory was based on kinship.
Reason (R) : He emulated the Turkish Sultans.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct ?

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


38. Which Sultan of Delhi made a rule that, in any given year, the land-revenue can be increased only nominally viz. one-tenth or one-eleventh of the fixed revenue ?

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Ghiyasuddin Tuglaq
(d) Firoz Shah Tuglaq


39. Who among the following were called ‘Neo-Muslims’ during the reign of Jalaluddin Firoz Khalji ?

(a) Mongols
(b) Indian Muslims
(c) Tazikh
(d) Abyssinians


40. Who among the following invitees of Akbar to the Ibadat-Khana was not a Jain monk ?

(a) Har Vijai Suri
(b) Meher Ji Rama
(c) Jin Chandra Suri
(d) Shanti Chandra


41. ‘Month-scale’ in the Mansabdari system was introduced by

(a) Jahangir
(b) Shahjahan
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) None of the above


42. Who among the following Englishmen was well-versed in the Turkish language, received a Mansab of 400 and title of ‘English Khan; or ‘Firangi Khan’ ?

(a) Fitch
(b) Mildenhall
(c) Hawkins
(d) Sir Thomas Roe


43. Fawaid ul Fuwad is the record of the conversation of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya. It was compiled by

(a) Amir Hasan Sizzi
(b) Amir Khusru Dehlavi
(c) Ziauddin Barani
(d) Hasan Nizami


44. Which one of the following pairs is an incorrect pair ?

(a) Diwan-i-Riyasat : Alauddin Khalji
(b) Diwan-i-Bandgan : Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
(c) Diwani-i-Siyasat : Mahammad-bin- Tughlaq
(d) Diwan-i-Khairat : Firoz Shah Tughlaq


45. Which modern historian has described Satnami Rebellion during the reign of Aurangzeb as ‘Hindu Reaction’ against his religious politicies ?

(a) R.C. Majumdar
(b) Ishwari Prasad
(c) V.D. Mahajan
(d) Jadu Nath Sarkar


46. What was ‘Jihat’ in the Mughal land-revenue administrative terminology ?

(a) A cess over fixed rates
(b) A Religious-tax
(c) A Toll-tax
(d) None of the above


47. Which Fort ceded by Shivaji to the Mughals by the terms of the ‘treaty of Purandhar’ (1665 A.D.) could not be won back by Shivaji ?

(a) purandhar
(b) Mahuli
(c) Lohagadh
(d) Shivneri


48. Who was the ‘Peshwa’ during Shivaji’s reign ?

(a) Moropant Pingley
(b) Dattaji Trimbak
(c) Niraji Raoji
(d) Ramchandra Nilkanth


49. In which one of the following expeditions did Ahmad Shah Abdali ravage Mathura-Vrindaban alongwith Delhi ?

(a) First, 1748 A.D.
(b) Second, 1749 A.D.
(c) Third, 1751 A.D.
(d) Fourth, 1756 A.D.


50. What was the percentage (of the total revenue charged) of the extra tax charged by Sher Shah for the use of general welfare in calamities and emergencies ?

(a) 7.5%
(b) 5.0%
(c) 2.5%
(d) 1.5%


51. Roshaniya movement in India during the 16th century was started by

(a) Miyan Bayazid Ansari
(b) Akhund Darwiza
(c) Miyan Mustafa Gujarati
(d) None of the above


52. Which one of the following is not true about the Mughal Mansabdari System ?

(a) That, there were thirty-three (33) divisions of Mansabdars.
(b) That, they (Mansabdars) could be assigned ‘Mashrut’ or conditional Rank.
(c) That, it put the Mughal transport system on a sound-footing.
(d) That, the Masabdars were hereditary officers.


53. The preachings of which medieval saint are collected in ‘Abhangas’ ?

(a) Dadu
(b) Kabir
(c) Namdev
(d) Tukaram


54. Who is the writer of ‘Kitab-ul-Yamini’ ?

(a) Al-Beruni
(b) Utbi
(c) Firdausi
(d) Barani


55. Which one of the following was not true about the terms of the ‘treaty of Chittor’ (1615 A.D.) ?

(a) Jahangir did not want to destroy old Rajput dynasties.
(b) Mewar, including Chittor were restored to the Rana.
(c) Rana could not repair or re-fourtify Chittor.
(d) Rana had to be personally present at the Mughal Court.


56. Whom did Ahmad Shah Abdali proclaim the Emperor of India before leaving after his victory in the third Battle of Panipat ?

(a) Ahmad Shah
(b) Shahjahan III
(c) Shah Alam II
(d) Akbar II


57. Consider these two statements :

Assertion (A) : Akbar constructed the Buland-darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri.
Reason (R) : Akbar desire to commemorate his victory.

In the context of these two statements, which one of the following is correct ?

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


58. A figure of Mother Goddess made of bone from the upper Palaeolithic context was discovered from

(a) Godavari Valley
(b) Narmada Valley
(c) Son Valley
(d) Bealn Valley


59. Which one of the followings is the largest Harappan site in India ?

(a) Banawali
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Lothal
(d) Rakhigarhi


60. The city is Vijaynagar was located on the banks of the river

(a) Wain-Ganga
(b) Kaveri
(c) Tungabhadra
(d) Krishna


61. The game of ‘dice’ was a part of the ritual of

(a) Agnistoma
(b) Aswamegha
(c) Rajasurya
(d) Vajapeya


62. kashful Mahjoob a Persian text on Sufism was compiled at Lahore by

(a) hazrat Miyan Mir Qadiri
(b) Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi
(c) Shaikh Ismail Lahori
(d) Shaikh Ali Hujwiri


63. Arrange in a Chronological order the following Western writers, whose works are important source for Ancient Indian Culture history :

1. Nearchus
2. Pliny
3. Strabo
4. Ptolemy

Choose the correct answer from the code given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 1, 3, 2, 4
(c) 2, 3, 4, 1
(d) 2, 4, 1, 3


64. Arrange the following astronomers in their correct chronological order :

1. Aryabhatta
2. Brahmagupta
3. Lagadh
4. Varahamihira

Choose your answer from the code given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 2, 1, 4, 3
(c) 3, 1, 4, 2
(d) 4, 3, 2, 1


65. Mahadevi movement in India was started by

(a) Abdullah Niyazi
(b) Shaikh ‘Alai’
(c) Abdullah Sultanpuri
(d) Saiyad Muhammad Jaunpuri


66. In which type of marriage payment of bride-price was a condition ?

(a) Aasura
(b) Brahma
(c) Daiva
(d) Gandharva


67. Which of the following samhitas of Yajurveda contains only hymns and no prose ?

(a) Katha
(b) Maitrayaviya
(c) Taittiriya
(d) Vajasaneyi


68. The Rivers Ganga and Yamuna are mentioned for the first time in

(a) Rig Veda
(b) Atharvaveda
(c) Satapath Brahmana
(d) Chhandogya Upanishad


69. Consider the following statements :

Assertion (A) : Gautam Buddha spent the maximum number of rainy seasons in Sravasti.
Reason (R) : Prasenjit, the ruler of Kosala and Gautam Buddha were of the same age.

Select the correct answer from the code given below ?

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


70. The book History of India as told by its own Historians [in eight volumes]was compiled by

(a) Alexander Cunningham
(b) Mantogomery Martin & Francis Buchnam
(c) William Kay
(d) H.M. Elliott & John Dawnson


71. Who among the following was considerd to be first successor for ‘Stridhana’ ?

(a) Husband
(b) Son
(c) Daughter
(d) Daughter-in-Law


72. ‘tevaram’ is a collection of hymns of Savita Saints named

1. Appar
2. Sambandar
3. Sundarar
4. Manikkavachakar

Indicate your answer from the code given below :

(a) 1 Only
(b) 1 and 2 Only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


73. In the scheme of Yajna valkya, who among the following occupies the first place in the succession of a man, who dies without a son ?

(a) Daughter
(b) Brother
(c) Wife
(d) Father


74. Which of the following Mauryan Pillars was/were surmounted by Lion-Capital ?

1. Sarnath Pillar
2. Sanchi Pillar
3. Koluha Pillar
4. Lauriya Nanddagarh Pillar

Choose your Correct answer from the code given below :

(a) 1 Only
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


75. The Valabhi era is identical with

(a) Vikram era
(b) Saka era
(c) Gupta era
(d) Harsha era


76. For whom did Ashoka got excavated caves in the Barabar Hill of Gaya District ?

(a) Ajivakas
(b) Mahasanghikas
(c) Niganthas
(d) Theravadias 


77. In which royal family, the men usually followed the Brahmanical religion and women were Buddhists ?

(a) Ikshvakus
(b) Lichchhavis
(c) Pallavas
(d) Yaudheyas


78. The earliest Jain bronzes were discovered from

(a) Chausa
(b) Nalanda
(c) Sravanabenagola 
(d) Udaigiri


79. As the find-spots suggest, the “bent-bar” coins were prevalent in the region of

(a) Gandhara
(b) matsya
(c) Magadha
(d) Kalinga


80. Match List-I with List-II and chose the correct answer from the code given below the lists :

List-I                    List-II
(Acharya)           (Religion)

A. Haribhadra      1. Buddhism
B. Lakulisa          2. Jainism
C. Nathamuni      3. Saivism
D. Vasubandhu    4. Vaishnavism
Codes :

     A    B    C    D
(a) 1    2    3    4
(b) 2    3    4    1
(c) 3    4    1    2
(d) 4    1    2    3


81. In which of the following coins-series the symbols on he reverse, generally, match with the names of the King on the obverse ?

(a) Kuninda
(b) Malava
(c) Magha
(d) Panchala


82. Which of the following ports were situated on the east coast of south India ?

1. Kaveripattanam
2. Korkai
3. Musiri
4. Tondi

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 3


83. The guild, which migrated from Lata to Daspura during the time of Kumargupta traded in

(a) Jewels
(b) Horses
(c) Ivory
(d) Silken Textile


84. Which one of the following is an exampl of ‘Anuloma’ type of marriage ?

(a) A Brahmana boy marrying a Kshatriya girl
(b) A Kshatriya girl marrying a Kshatriya boy.
(c) A Brahmana boy marrying a Brahmana girl.
(d) A Vaisya girl marrying a Kshatriya boy.


85. Who among the following is famous for his commentary on the ‘Manu-Smriti’ ?

(a) Apararka
(b) Medhaithi
(c) Vijnanesvara
(d) Visvarupa


86. Harsha’s military ezpansion in the Deccan was checked by

(a) Mahendra Varman
(b) Dantidurga
(c) rajendra I
(d) Pulkesin II


87. The first meeting of Ghosal with Mahavir Swami was held at

(a) Champa
(b) Vaishali
(c) Taxilla
(d) Nalanda


88. The Book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India was written by

(a) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(b) A.O. Hume
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) R.P. Dutt


89. Sanghao Cave belongs to

(a) Lower Palaeolithic
(b) Middle Palaeolithic
(c) Neolithic
(d) Chalcolithic


90. The Gupta ruler who defeated the Hunas was

(a) Samundragupta
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Kumargupta
(d) Skandgupta


91. Which of the following rock-shelters has yielded evidence of human burials ?

(a) Morahana
(b) lekhakhia Rock Shelter I
(c) Dhanuhi
(d) Ghagharia


92. In the Jain sect, ‘Santhara’ stands for

(a) A Ritual for fasting unto death
(b) Assembly
(c) Teachings of the Tirthankaras
(d) A noble path


93. In which inscription,is it mentioned that Pushyamitra had performed two horses sacrifices ?

(a) Hathigumpha inscription of Kharvela
(b) Ayodhya inscription of Dhanadeva
(c) Nasika inscription of Gautamiputra Satakarni
(d) Reh inscription of Fatehpur


94. Satkarni of the Hathigumpha inscription can be identified with
(a) Satkarni I
(b) Gautamiputra Satkarni
(c) Vashisthiputra Satkarni
(d) Yagyasri Satkarni


95. The doctrine of ‘Pratitya Samutpad’ is associated with

(a) Jainism
(b) Buddhism
(c) Ajivaka
(d) Charvaka


96. Guru Granth Saheb, in its present form, was compiled by

(a) Guru Nanak Dev
(b) Guru Arjan Dev
(c) Guru Gobind Singh
(d) None of the above


97. Which inscription of the Gupta period gives details regarding the sale of land ?

(a) Junagarh Inscription
(b) Bhitari Pillar Inscription
(c) Begram Copper Plate
(d) Damodarpur Copper Plate


98. Who was the first ruler of the Gupta Dynasty to assume the title of ‘Maharajadhiraja’ ?

(a) Srigupta
(b) Chandragupta I
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Chandragupta II


99. Who was the architect of the ‘Communal Award’ ?

(a) Lord Linlithgow
(b) Lord Reading
(c) Lord Irwin
(d) Ramsay Macdonald


100. Who addressed whom as the spiritual father of Indian Nationalism ?

(a) Lala Hardayal-Tilak
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose-Swami Vivekanand
(c) Bipin Chandra Pal-Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(d) Tilak-Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya


101. Who was the author of the book ‘Gulamgiri’ ?

(a) Jyotiba Phule
(b) Bhimrao Ambedkar
(c) E.V. Ramaswami Naicker
(d) None of the above


102. By which treatly did the English East India Company gain the Diwani rights of Bengal, Bihar and Orrisa ?

(a) Treaty of Murshidabad
(b) Treaty of Hoogly
(c) Treaty of Allahabad
(d) Treaty of Hariharpur


103. Who among the following was the Railway Minister during the Interim Government (1946)?

(a) Baldev Singh
(b) T.T. Chundrigar
(c) Asaf Ali
(d) Abdul rab Nistar


104. By which of the following Acts was the ‘Board of Control’ created ?

(a) Regulating Act, 1773
(b) Pitt’s India Act, 1784
(c) Charter Act, 1813
(d) Charter Act, 1833


105. The propounder of ‘Filtration Theory’ in India’s education policy was

(a) C. Wood
(b) Macaulay
(c) J.S. Mill
(d) Cornwallis


106. During the tenure of which Governor-General was the ‘Ancient Monuments’ Preservation Act’ passed ?

(a) Lord Minto
(b) Lord Linlithgo
(c) Lord Canning
(d) Lord Curzon

107. Who among the following published the translations of Vedic texts in Bangala (Bengali) language?

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Devendranath Tagore
(c) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(d) None of the above


108. Vinobha Bhave was chosen as the first ‘Satyagarh’. Who was the second ?

(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(b) Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru
(c) C. Rajgopalachari
(d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


109. Who founded the ‘All India Muslim League’ ?

(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(b) Sir Mohammad Iqbal
(c) Sir Agha Khan
(d) Nawab Salimullah Khan


110. When did the Indian National Congress accept the theory of ‘Drain of Wealth’ ?

(a) In 1896
(b) In 1902
(c) In 1906
(d) In 1935


111. On the suggestion of Rabindranath Tagore the date of Partition of Bengal (October 16, 1905) was celebrated as

(a) Solidarity Day
(b) Rakshabandhan Day
(c) Black Day
(d) Brotherhood Day


112. Who among the following said, “India has to unite and conquer the whole world once again with its might. ”?

(a) Swami Dayanand
(b) Ram Krishna Param Hansha
(c) Swami Vivekanand
(d) Mrs. Annie Besant


113. The President of the Congress session at Madras in 1927, where the Indian National Congress had adopted the Resolution to boycott ‘Simon Commission’ was

(a) C.R. Das
(b) Motilal Nehru
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Dr. M.A. Ansari


114. U.P. Zamindari Abolution of Land Reform Act was implemented from the following date :

(a) 1st July, 1952
(b) 15th August, 1947
(c) 26th January, 1950
(d) 1st July, 1951


115. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

(a) Neville Maxwell : India China War
(b) D.R. Mankekar : Witness to an Era
(c) Frank Moraes : The Untold Story
(d) B.M. Kaul : Guilty Men of 1962


116. The first newspaper published in India was

(a) The Bengal Gazette
(b) The Culcutta Gazette
(c) The Culcutta Chronicle
(d) The Indian Gazette


117. Which one of the following statements is not about the first Summit if the Non-Aligned Movement ?

(a) it was held at Cairo.
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru and Sukarno participated in it.
(c) It was held when the Cold War was at its peak.
(d) Consolidation of world peace and security were discussed in it.


118. Consider the following events related to India’s freedom struggle and find their correct chronological order from the codes given below the events :

1. Bomb-hurling at the Central Legislative Assembly Hall in Delhi
2. Martyrdom of Jatin Das.
3. Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh.
4. Karachi Session of the Indian National Congress (1931).


119. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the book ‘Indian Struggle (1920-1942)’ written by Subhash Chandra Bose ?

(a) It covers the period of India’s struggle for freedom between 1920 and 1942.
(b) it comprises the Haripura (1938) and Tripuri (1939) Sessions.
(c) It has a chapter ‘The Gandhi-Irwin Pact and after’.
(d) It depicts the comprehensive history of the Peasant Movement in India.

Codes :

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 4, 3, 2 and 1
(c) 3, 4, 2 and 1
(d) 2, 1, 3 and 4


120. Who among the following chose ‘Constituent Assembly for India’ as a subject of his convocation address deleiverd at Banaras Hindu University and was strongly against a Constituent Assembly Framing the future Constitution of India ?

(a) Sir Maurice Gwyer
(b) K.M. Munshi
(c) Austin
(d) None of the above