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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 MODERN INDIA & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 20]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 20]

 


Q.1) Which of the following statements are the correct reasons of Vellore Mutiny?

  1. There was a racial prejudice and Indian sepoys were considered inferior.
  2. Wearing ear rings and caste marks were prohibited.
  3. The sepoys were asked to shave the chin and trim the moustache.
  4. It was a popular belief that all the soldiers would be slowly converted to Christianity.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 4

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.2) During 17th and 18th Century, the East India company had a monopoly in the eastern trade. Bribes were often given to monarchs to have their political backing. Which of the following statements are correct about the relations between east India company and the crown of England?

  1. In 17th century company gave huge loans to the crown.
  2. Charles II granted series of charters, empowering company to build forts, raise army and make peace and war with the eastern powers.
  3. Company was allowed to administer justice to all Englishmen and others living in English settlements.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.3) Battle of Plassey between The Nawab of Bengal ‘Siraj ud Daulah’ and English East India company made company a major contender of political power in India. Consider the following statements:

  1. Siraj ud Daulah was defeated treacherously and there was hardly any fight in Battle of Plassey.
  2. British put Mir Qasim as a puppet nawab in place of Siraj ud Daulah.
  3. Mir Qasim was an able administrator who tried to maintain public discipline and tried to free himself from the influence of the British.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.4) Fourth Anglo-Mysore war was a decisive war between British and Mysore. Tipu sultan was killed defending the city. Which of the following statements are correct about fourth Anglo-Mysore war?

  1. Mysore was attacked from all four sides by British, Marathas and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
  2. Tipu’s troops were outnumbered 4:1.
  3. British annexed almost all of Mysore. The core area was restored to the eldest son of Tipu whose ancestors ruled till 1947.

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.5) Bahramji Malabari was one of the most prominent Parsi social reformers of India. Which of the following statements are correct about him?

  1. He criticized the prohibition of widow remarriage by Hindus and placed the blame squarely with that religion’s “priestly class” and the “social monopolists” (i.e. the Brahmin caste) for their “vulgar prejudices.
  2. Malabari published a set of Notes on Infant Marriage and Enforced Widowhood, that he sent to 4,000 leading Englishmen and Hindus.
  3. He was instrumental in passing the Age of Consent Act in 1894.
  4. Malabari published a book in England “An Appeal from the daughters of India”.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the abov


Q.6) The doctrine of lapse was an annexation policy purportedly devised by Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General for the East India Company in India between 1848 and 1856. Which of the following statements are correct about the policy of ‘Doctrine of Lapse’?

  1. This doctrine was based on the idea that in case a ruler of dependent state died childless, the right of ruling over the State reverted or ‘lapsed’ to the sovereign.
  2. The state was not to pass to an adopted heir unless the adoption was approved by the British authorities.
  3. Satara was the first state to be annexed under this policy.
  4. Awadh was the last state to be annexed under ‘Doctrine of lapse’ which triggered the great revolt of 1857.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.7) Which of the following Acts ended the monopoly of trade of East India company in India?

a) Charter Act of 1793

b) Charter Act of 1813

c) Charter Act of 1833

d) Government of India Act 1858


Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding Permanent Settlement method of land revenue:

  1. It was introduced in Bengal and Bihar by Warren Hastings.
  2. The zamindars were made owners of the land and ownership was made hereditary and transferable.
  3. Cultivators were reduced to low status of mere tenants.
  4. Zamindars were to give 50% of the rental they derived to the state, keeping 50% to themselves.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 2 and 3

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.9) The revolt of 1857 came as a bitter shock to the British empire. Since it started as an army revolt, key changes were made in the Army to avoid such a situation again. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the changes made in the Indian Army?

  1. The proportion of Europeans to Indians in the army was increased.
  2. European troops were kept in key geographical and military positions.
  3. Policy of ‘divide and rule’ was implemented by making battalions on the basis of caste and religion.
  4. The older policy of excluding Indians from officer corps was abandoned and loyal Indians were given higher posts.

Select the code from the following:

a) 2,3 and 4

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding the Khaksar movement:

  1. It was started by a charismatic leader, Allama Mashriqi in Lahore.
  2. Its aim was revival of orthodox Islam in India and establish a Muslim government.
  3. Allama encouraged members of the movement to serve the people regardless of their caste or religion; and Khaksars were expected to convince others to join the movement through “love and affection.
  4. Mahatma Gandhi Called Allama Mashriqi to join Quit India movement in 1942.

Select the correct statement from above:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1 and 2


Q.11) Which of the following political entities supported the Quit India Movement?

  1. Muslim League
  2. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
  3. Hindu Mahasabha
  4. Communist Party of India
  5. Princely States

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 4

b) 2,3 and 5

c) 2 and 3

d) None of the above


Q.12) Consider the following statements about Tattvabodhini Sabha:

  1. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
  2. The objective of Tattvabodhini Sabha was to encourage religious inquiries and disseminate the essence of Upanishads.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.13) Consider the following matches:

Author                                                                                    Literature

  1. Premchand                                                                          Bharat Durdasha
  2. New lamps for Old                                                            Aurobindo Ghosh
  3. Bhagat Singh                                                                      Why I am an Atheist
  4. Shyama Prasad Mukherji                                                Young India

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 3 only

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding Baba Ramchandra:

  1. He left for Fiji as an indentured labourer and changed his name to Ramchandra Rao to conceal his identity as Brahmin.
  2. He returned to India, became a Sanyasi and started working for the upliftment of peasantry.
  3. In 1920, he organized an all farmers association in Oudh, called Oudh Kisan Sabha.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.15) The second half of the 19th century saw a remarkable growth in the vernacular press. They played a critical role in creating socio-political awareness in the masses. They also became a vehicle in exposing the exploitative policies of the British government. Alarmed, by its growth, the government passed a Vernacular Press Act. Which of the following statements are correct about this act?

  1. It was passed by Lord Ripon in 1878.
  2. The magistrates of the districts were empowered, to call upon a printer and publisher of any kind to enter into a Bond, undertaking not to publish anything which might “rouse” feelings of disaffection against the government.
  3. The magistrate was authorized to deposit a security, which could be confiscated if the printer violated the Bond.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.16) Consider the following statements with Rare earth metals

  1. As per IUPAC they are 17 rare earth metals
  2. Among the rare earth metals there are 15 rare earth metals belonging to lanthanoid group and other two being scandium and yttrium
  3. China has the largest reserves of rare earth metals

 Select the correct option

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) All


Q.17) Consider the fund “SMILE” as mentioned in the budget 2016-17

a) It is debt fund by SIDBI that will be used  to provide soft term  loans for MSME sectors to meet debt to  equity norms

b) It is fund that will be used to provide rehabilitation care  for women affected by violence

c) It is fund used to develop scientific temper among students in school

d) None of these


Q.18) Consider the following statements with respect to Kanheri caves

  1. It is located in close proximity to Sanjay Gandhi National park in Madhya Pradesh
  2. Kanheri caves are constructed with the influence of Buddhism

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.19) Consider the following

  1. George Yule
  2. Sarojini Naidu
  3. Annie besant
  4. Chadrashekar Azad
  5. Badruddin Tyabji

Select the above personalities who presided over the sessions of Indian National congress

a) 1 and 4 only

b) 1,2,3 and 5 only

c) 2,3,4 and 5 only

d) All presided over INC sessions


Q.20) Silambham is a Martial art patronised by which of the following ancient Indian kingdoms  

a) Cholas

b) Cheras

c) Pandyas

d) Pallavas


 

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