IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 MODERN INDIA & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 19]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 19]


Q.1) Congress Session of Calcutta in the year 1906 after Bengal Partition was significant in many ways. Which of the following statements are correct about this Congress Session?

  1. It was presided by Dr. Rashbihari Ghosh.
  2. Congress adopted ‘Swaraj’ as the goal of Indian people.
  3. A resolution on partition of Bengal was passed.
  4. The Congress got split into moderates and extremists.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above 

Q.2) Home Rule league movement of 1916 played an important role in creating political awareness in masses and putting up a united front against the British rule. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Home Rule League:

  1. It was designed on the lines of Irish Home Rule league.
  2. It was started first by Annie Besant and later by Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
  3. The aim of the league was to attain independence from the British rule and have self government.
  4. The two leagues cooperated with each other as well as with Congress and Muslim League.
  5. Tilak’s movement was concentrated in Maharashtra while Besant’s movement in rest of the country.
  6. Montague’s August declaration to gradually develop self governing institutions in India led to the end of Home rule Movement.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2,3,4 and 5

b) 1,4,5 and 6

c) 1,3,4,5 and 6

d) 1,2,3,5 and 6

Q.3) On what charges were Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru sentenced to death?

  1. For throwing bomb in the assembly
  2. For killing of Asst. Superintendent of Police J.P. Saunders
  3. For Kakori Conspiracy case
  4. For the Hunger strike unto death in Lahore Central Jail

Which of the above reasons are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3

d) 1,2 and 4

Q.4) In which of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death for the first time to get his demands fulfilled?

a) Champaran Satyagraha

b) Kheda Satyagraha

c) Ahmadabad mill strike

d) Non-cooperation movement

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Khudai Khidmatgar’ movement:

  1. It was a non-violent freedom struggle against the British by pathans of North-West Frontier province.
  2. It was led by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  3. The movement is also known as the ‘Red Shirt’ movement as the volunteers used to wear red shirts.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3

Q.6) Who amongst the following personalities have won ‘Bharat Ratna’ award despite being a non-Indian citizen?

  1. Mother Teresa
  2. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  3. Nelson Mandela
  4. Granville Austin

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) 3 only

Q.7) After the August offer of 1940, the radicals and leftists wanted to start a mass civil disobedience movement. But Mahatma Gandhi insisted on individual Satyagraha. Which of the following statements are correct about individual satyagraha of 1940?

  1. It was not to seek independence but to affirm the right of speech.
  2. It was started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave first and then by Jawaharlal Nehru.
  3. Since it was not a mass movement, it attracted little enthusiasm and later in December, Gandhiji suspended it.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above 

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. Leaders and influential personalities returned their honorary posts and titles.
  2. Students came out of Government educational institutions and national schools as Kashi Vidhyapeet, Bihar Vidyapeet and Jamia Millia Islamia were set up.
  3. People switched to swadeshi and took up charkha.
  4. Movement abruptly called off by a violent incident in Gorakhpur District.

Which of the following mass movements is being discussed in the above statements?

a) Swadeshi Movement 1905-06

b) Non-cooperation Movement 1921-22

c) Civil Disobedience movement 1929-30

d) Quit India Movement 1942 

Q.9) The British government adopted the strategy of talking to different political parties by convening the Round Table Conferences. Which of the following statements are incorrect about these conferences?

  1. Congress boycotted the first round table conference and civil disobedience movement was going on in India.
  2. After Gandhi-Irwin pact the civil disobedience movement was called off and Ghandhiji attended the second round table conference.
  3. Civil disobedience movement was relaunched after second round table conference.
  4. Communal award was given in third round table conference.

Select the code from the following:

a) 4 only

b) 3 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.10) Which of the following slogans are correctly matched with the leaders who gave them?

            Slogan                                                                                     Leader

  1. Do or Die                                                                            Mahatma Gandhi
  2. You give me blood, I’ll give you freedom                     Subhash Chandra Bose
  3. Dilli Chalo                                                                           Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Swaraj is my birth right                                                   Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Select the correct code from the following:

a) All of the above

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1,2 and 4

Q.11) The civil disobedience movement was started by Salt Satyagraha- by breaking the salt tax law. No one imagined that such a small thing would stir the emotions of the masses in India. Which of the following statements are correct about the salt satyagraha? 

  1. The salt march was started by Gandhi ji from his Sabarmati ashram to a coastal village of Dandi.
  2. The march was started with disciplined and trained volunteers of Sabarmati Ashram.
  3. The path of the march was kept secret from the authorities so that they do not cause a hindrance.
  4. The Salt Satyagraha in Madras was led by Sarojini Naidu.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.12) The Government of India Act of 1935 was passed on the basis of the report of the Simon Commission, the outcome of the Round Table Conferences and the White Paper issued by the British Government in 1933. This was one of the most comprehensive Acts that shaped the later Constitution of India. Which of the following was not a provision of this Act?

a) It introduced diarchy at the provinces and provincial subjects were divided into ‘reserved subjects’ and ‘transferred subjects’.

b) Division of power into three lists: Federal, provincial and concurrent.

c) Provincial Legislatures of Bengal, Madras, Bombay, United Provinces, Bihar and Assam were made bicameral.

d) Extension of the principle of Separate Electorates to Sikhs, Europeans, Indian Christians and Anglo Indians.

Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Rowlatt Act

  1. As per this act, any person could be arrested on the basis of suspicion
  2. Arrested person could file an appeal or petition against his arrest
  3. It was called the Black Act and was widely opposed

Select the correct statements

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All

Q.14) Consider the statements regarding Nehru Report of 1928

  1. List of Fourteen Points as Muslim League demands were put forward against Nehru Report
  2. It advocated provincial autonomy and bicameral legislature

Select the incorrect code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None 

Q.15) Consider the following statements and identify the personality associated with it

  1. He started the Indian National Union (1926) and the All India Nationalist Muslim Party (1929)
  2. Autobiographies like ‘Tazhiran’, ‘Ghubir-i-khatir’, ‘Kahani’ and ‘India wins Freedom’ belongs to him
  3. He started Al-Hilal, the Urdu Newspaper

Correct code

a) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

b) A. Jinnah

c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

d) Liyaqat Ali

Q.16) Which of the following is/are not a lake?

  1. Hunza
  2. Shyok
  3. Otteri
  4. Zaskar
  5. Chandratal

Select the correct code

a) Only 2 and 4

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) Only 1 and 2

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.17) Consider the following

  1. Hague Convention- To amend Warsaw Convention
  2. Hague Code of Conduct- Ballistic Missile Proliferation
  3. Hague Agreement- International Registration of Industrial designs
  4. Hague Protocol- Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Choose the incorrect match

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 3 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) None

Q.18) Select the correct statement

a) River Rhone flows through Germany

b) Germany borders with Slovenia, France and Switzerland

c) Black Forest is a large forested mountain in southwestern Germany

d) (b) and (c) are correct

 Q.19) Identify the place referring to following statements

  1. It is one of the World Heritage Sites
  2. It is also known as Pearl of Desert and Tadmur
  3. It is an oasis

Select the correct code

a) Palmyra

b) Cultural Landscape of Maymand

c) Ephesus

d) Susa 

Q.20) Consider the following statements

  1. A winter festival is in the named after this
  2. It lies on the border of Arunanchal Pradesh and Myanmar
  3. It lies on the crest of Pitkai Hills

Select the correct code

a) Rohtang Pass

b) Sela Pass

c) Pangsau Pass

d) Bum La Pass

Q.21) Consider the following International organizations

  1. The European Organization for Nuclear Research
  2. The International Labour Organization (ILO)
  3. World Health Organization
  4. World Trade Organization

Which of the following International Organization is located in Switzerland?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2, 3, and 4

d) 1 and 4 only

Q.22) Consider the following

  1. The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite, located in Medium Earth orbit.
  2. International Space Station can often be seen with naked eye
  3. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in physics, astronomy, meteorology but not in the field of in biology and  human biology

Select the incorrect option

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All

Q.23) Consider the following statements

  1. The ?-cells secretes a hormone called Insulin
  2. The ?-cells secretes a hormone called glucagon
  3. Prolonged hyperglycemia leads to a complex disorder called diabetes mellitus

Select the incorrect statement with respect to Diabetes

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.24) Consider the following Glaciers

  1. Pindari Glacier
  2. Gangotri Glacier
  3. Panchchuli Glacier

Which of the above glacier is present in the state of Himachal Pradesh?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None

Q.25) Consider the following

  1. Interest payment
  2. Grants to States
  3. Defence
  4. Loans to public enterprises
  5. Loans to States

Which of the following fall under Plan Expenditure?

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1,3,4 and 5 only

d) None of the above


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