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1. The Governor General during the Sepoy Mutiny:

(a) Delhousie

(b) Canning  (Ans)

(c) William Bentick

(d) Warren Hastings

2. After 1857, who among the following announced at a Durbar at Allahabad, the assumption of the Government of India by the Sovereign of Great Britain ?

(a) Lord Canning   (Ans)

(b) Sir John Lawrence

(c) Lord Mayo

(d) Lord Northbrook


3. Who said ‘Patriotism is religion and religion is love for India’?

(a) Raj Narain Bose

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Swami Vivekananda   (Ans)

(d) Acharya Vinoba Bhave


4. The Viceroy during INA Trial :

(a) Mountbatten

(b) Linlithgo

(c) Wellington

(d) Wavell   (Ans)


5. Who among the following was the editor of ‘Deenabandhu’ ?

(a) Dadabhai Navroji

(b) Jotiba Phule   (Ans)

(c) Robert Knight

(d) Manmohan Ghosh


6. The first Indian to join the ICS : 

(a) Surendranath Bannerjee

(b) Manmohan Ghosh

(c) S.P. Sinha

(d) Satyendranath Tagor   (Ans)


7. Swami Vivekananda born in :

(a) 1831

(b) 1844

(c) 1863  (Ans)

(d) 1848


8. The Viceroy when Gandhiji launched Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 :

(a) Wellington

(b) Chelmsford

(c) Reading

(d) Irwin   (Ans)


9.  In which year Gandhiji announced his decision to resign from Congress ?

(a) 1933

(b) 1934  (Ans)

(c) 1935

(d) 1936


10. The Viceroy who made August Offer :

(a) Wellington

(b) Wavell

(c) Linlithgo   (Ans)

(d) Mountbatten


11. An Indian revolutionary who was a professor of Sanskrit in the Universities of Berkeley and Stanford died in Philadelphia :

(a) Shyamji Krishna Varma

(b) Lala Hardayal   (Ans)

(c) Taraka Nath Das

(d) Bhai Parmanand


12. Indian Broadcasting Corporation was renamed in 1936 as :

(a) Akashvani

(b) Nabhovani

(c) Doorvani

(d) All India Radio   (Ans)


13. Who was born in 1866 may 9 ?

(a) Atmaram Pandurang

(b) B.G. Tilak   (Ans)

(c) G.K. Gokhale

(d) Gopal Hari Deshmukh


14.  A leading British Parliamentarian and politician admitted that the revolt of 1857 was a National Revolt’ not a’ Military Mutiny’ ?

(a) Lord Dalhousie

(b) Lord Canning

(c) William Gladstone

(d) Benjamin Disraeli   (Ans)


15. During 1940s, Nanasaheb Ramchandra Patil founded parallel government named Pratil Sarkar in the 150 villages in :

(a) Bengal

(b) Bihar

(c) Maharashtra   (Ans)

(d) Orissa


16. Who was not a founder member of Muslim League in 1906 ?

(a) Agha Khan

(b) Mohsinul Mulk

(c) M.A. Jinnah   (Ans)

(d) Nawab Salimulla


17. Who was preferred by Pheroz Shah Mehta in his place when he resigned from Central Legislative Assembly in 1901 ?

(a) G.K. Gokhle  (Ans)

(b) K.T. Telang

(c) D.E. Wacha

(d) B.G. Tilak


18.  The India lOffice, a British government Department was created in :

(a) 1858  (Ans)

(b) 1859

(c) 1861

(d) 1877


19.  Whose words are these ” The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of the greatest ambitions while in India to assist it to a peaceful demise”:

(a) Dufferin

(b) Curzon   (Ans)

(c) Minto II

(d) Hardingell


20. Mrs. Annie Besant set up Home Rule League in September 1916 with its seat at :

(a) Pune

(b) Kolkata

(c) Adayar   (Ans)

(d) Delhi


21. Pondicherry was  the main base on the coromandel coast of the :

(a) English East India Company

(b) French East India Company   (Ans)

(c) Dutch East India Company

(d) Danish East India Company


22. Under whose Chairmanship Indian Education Commission 1882 was appointed ?

(a) Charles Wood

(b) Lord Curzon

(c) W.W. Hunter   (Ans)

(d) Lord Lytton


23. After the demise of which leader, Gandhiji was emerged as the eminent leader of the Indian National congress ?

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak   (Ans)

(c) Lala Lajpath Rai

(d) Feroz Shah Mehta


24. Revolutionary youth Madanlal Dhingra shot dead :

(a) Michael O’Dyer

(b) General Dyer

(c) Lord Curzon

(d) Curzon Wylie   (Ans)


25. During Quit India movement, Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar (Tamralipta National Government) was  formed in :

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Bengal   (Ans)

(c) Orissa

(d) Bihar


26. Who was the Viceroy when the first Factory Act was introduced ?

(a) Mayo

(b) Ripon   (Ans)

(c) Lytton

(d) Dufferin


27. Which modern historian opined that “the so called First National War of Independence of 1857 is neither First, nor National, nor War of Independence”. ?

(a) S.N. Sen

(b) Tara Chand

(c) R.C. Majumdar   (Ans)

(d) K.K.Dutta


28. ‘My one man army’ who made this remark about Gandhiji ?

(a) Nehru

(b) Lord Mountbatten   (Ans)

(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

(d) Clement Atlee


29. The British introduced the railways in India in order to :

(a) promote heavy industries

(b) facilitate British commerce and administrative control   (Ans)

(c) move food stuff in case of famine

(d) enable Indians to move freely within the country


30. Who among the following wrote the book ‘Bahuvivah’ ?

(a) Raja Ram Mohun Roy

(b) Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar   (Ans)

(c) Pandita Rambai

(d) Rabindranath Tagore


31. In 1905, Bhavani Mandir was published by :

(a) B. G. Tilak

(b) Aurobindo

(c) Sachin Sanyal

(d) Barindrakumar Ghosh   (Ans)


32. Appointment of an Educational Commission under Sir William Hunter in 1882 was during the period of :

(a) Lytton

(b) Ripon   (Ans)

(c) Mayo

(d) Dufferin


33. Which session of the Indian National Congress decided to reorganise Provincial Congress Committees on the basis of linguistic areas :

(a) 1920 Nagpur   (Ans)

(b) 1911 Kolkata

(c) 1916 Lucknow

(d) 1924 Belgaum


34. The Viceroy who made the ‘Deepavali Declaration’:

(a) Wellington

(b) Chelmsford

(c) Linlithgo

(d) Irwin   (Ans)


35. The first secretary of Punjab Naujawan Sabha was :

(a) Ajith Singh

(b) Lajpath Rai

(c) Bhagat Singh   (Ans)

(d) Thilak


36. All India Hindu Maha Sabha was setup in 1915 under the presidentship of :

(a) Sahajanand

(b) Maharaja of Kasimbazar   (Ans)

(c) Lajpath Rai

(d) M.M. Malavya


37. Who codified the RSS doctrine in his booklet ‘We’ ?

(a) Savarkar

(b) N.V. Godse

(c) M.S. Golwalker   (Ans)

(d) None of these


38. The word ‘Swaraj’ was first used in the Congress platform in the 1906 session of :

(a) Pune

(b) Lucknow

(c) Surat

(d) Kolkata   (Ans)


39. “Christianity wins its prosperity by cutting throats of its fellow mean” Who said this ?

(a) Dayanand

(b) Vivekananda   (Ans)

(c) Ram Krishna Paramhansa

(d) Gandhihi


40. Simla Conference (1945) was held during the period of :

(a) Linlithgo

(b) Wavell   (Ans)

(c) Mountbatten

(d) Irwin


41. Who was elected the first president of the Indian Liberal Federation (1918) ?

(a) S.N. Bannerjee   (Ans)

(b) M.M. Malavya

(c) C.R. Das

(d) Motilal Nehru


42. Who was the leader of the 1857 Revolt at Bareilly :

(a) Lakshmi Bhai

(b) Tantya Tope

(c) Kunwar Singh

(d) Khan Bahadur   (Ans)


43. When India celebrated independence on August 15, 1947 Gandhiji was in :

(a) New Delhi

(b) Lahore

(c) Pune

(d) Kolkata   (Ans)


44. ‘Sudharak’ was a newspaper by :

(a) G.K. Gokhale   (Ans)

(b) Gandhiji

(c) M.G. Ranade

(d) B.G. Tilak


45. Who started the journal ‘Kudi Arasu’ in 1929 to propagate his ideas ?

(a) Ramaswami Naicker   (Ans)

(b) Annadurai

(c) Chidambaram Pillai

(d) Subramanya Bharati


46. Who called Gopala Krishna Gokhale ‘the Diamond of Inida, Jewel of Maharashtra, Prince of Workers’ ?

(a) Gandhiji

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak   (Ans)

(c) Pheroz Shah Mehta

(d) M.G. Ranade


47. Who compared Curzon to Aurangazeb ?

(a) V. A. Smith

(b) Lane Pool

(c) G.K. Gokhale   (Ans)

(d) V.D. Savarkar


48. “God is of no use to the hungry belly’ – Whose words are these ?

(a) Vivekananda

(b) Dayanand

(c) Guru Nanak

(d) Ram Krishna Paramhansa  (Ans)


49. Who was Popularly known as the “Christian Viceroy’ ?

(a) Wellington

(b) Irwin   (Ans)

(c) Wavell

(d) Linlithgo


50. The word ‘National’ was added to the name of Congress during the Nagpur session of :

(a) 1891  (Ans)

(b) 1892

(c) 1897

(d) 1899


51. Who was the president of the Socialist Conference held at Patna in 1934:

(a) J.P. Narayan

(b) Minu Masani

(c) Acharya Narendradev   (Ans)

(d) J.B. Kripalani


52. Who edited ‘Abhudaya’ ?

(a) S.N. Bannerjee

(b) M.M. Malavya   (Ans)

(c) C.R. Das

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


53. What was called by Gandhiji as his ‘two lungs’ ?

(a) Truth and Non-violence   (Ans)

(b) Khadi and Charkha

(c) Prayer and Satyagraha

(d) Turth and Khadi


54. In which year Gandhiji attended the Congress session for the first time ?

(a) 1899

(b) 1900

(c) 1901  (Ans)

(d) 1902


55. Which was published from Allahabad by M.M. Malavya ?

(a) Indian Mirror

(b) Hindustani

(c) The Leader   (Ans)

(d) National Herald


56. The Viceroy who refused to meet the Congress deputation led by its president in 1904 ?

(a) Curzon   (Ans)

(b) Dufferin

(c) Rippon

(d) Lytton


57.  The venue of Satyagraha by Gandhiji to protest against Jallianwallabagh massacre :

(a) Pune

(b) Mumbai   (Ans)

(c) Ahmedabad

(d) New Delhi


58.  Who was the secretary of Dadabhai Navroji in 1906 session of INC ?

(a) D.E. Wacha

(b) Aurobindo Ghosh

(c) Pheroz Shah Mehta

(d) M.A. Jinnah   (Ans)


59.  The political guru of K. Kamaraj :

(a) Annadarai

(b) Ramaswami Naicker

(c) S. Satyamurti   (Ans)

(d) T.M. Nair


60. What was the real name of Sarala Behn, who was a disciple of Gandhiji ?

(a) Madelein Slade

(b) Catherine Mary Heilman   (Ans)

(c) Mira Richard

(d) Margaret Noble


61. Netaji founded Forward Bloc in :

(a) 1939   (Ans)

(b) 1941

(c) 1942

(d) 1943


62. Who proposed financial support to Vivekananda for his voyage to Chicago ?

(a) Maharaja of Jodhpur

(b) Maharaja of Khetri    (Ans)

(c) Maharaja of Kasimbazar

(d) Maharaja of Vizianagar


63. The Viceroy when the First World War was started :

(a) Minto II

(b) Hardinge II    (Ans)

(c) Chelsmsford

(d) Linlithgo


64. Who was selected as the first Satyagrahi when Gandhiji launched individual satyagraha in 1940 ?

(a) Abbas Tyabji

(b) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Vinoba Bhave    (Ans)

(d) Jawaharla Nehru


65. Gandhiji established …….. in Johennesberg in 1910.

(a) Phoenix settlement

(b) Tolstoy Farm    (Ans)

(c) Ruskin  Farm

(d) Gokhale  Farm


66.  Bombay Stock Exchange was established in :

(a) 1875   (Ans)

(b) 1876

(c) 1878

(d) 1880


67. The Dev Samaj founded in 1887 had it headquarters at :

(a) Calcutta

(b) Belur

(c) Lahore   (Ans)

(d) Bombay


68. Mulsim League observed ‘Direct Action Day’ in :

(a) 1945

(b) 1946   (Ans)

(c) 1944

(d) 1947


69. Who among the following helped the British during the 1857 mutiny and received as a reward a pension of Rs.200 per month ?

(a) Agha Khan

(b) Chirag Ali

(c) Radhakant Deb

(d) Syed Ahmed Khan   (Ans)


70. In the last months of Gandhiji’s life, he fasted to end bloody clashes between Muslims and Hindus in which two cities ?

(a) Lahore and Karachi

(b) Mumbai and Delhi

(c) Kolkata and Dhaka

(d) Kolkata and Delhi    (Ans)


71. The Viceroy who conceded to the demand of separate electorate to Muslims :

(a) Dufferin

(b) Rippon

(c) Hardinge

(d) Minto II     (Ans)


72. The venue of Round Tabel Conference :

(a) Kolkata

(b) London     (Ans)

(c) New Delhi

(d) Glasgow


73. The year of Sharda Act :

(a) 1925

(b) 1926

(c) 1928

(d) 1929    (Ans)


74. “Hamdard’ was launched by :

(a) Jinnah

(b) Syed Ahmed Khan

(c) B.R. Ambedkar

(d) Muhammad Ali     (Ans)


75. Which one of the following was not one of the three who was invited to take part in the Round Table Conference in 1930 ?

(a) Sarojini Naidu

(b) Jehanara Shah Nawaz

(c) Radhabhai Subbaroyan

(d) Kasturba Gandhi     (Ans)


76. Who repealed the Vernacular Press Act ?

(a) Differin

(b) Mayo

(c) Ripon     (Ans)

(d) Hardinge II


77. At the earlier stage backward classes movement means ?

(a) Antirulers movement

(b) Harijan movement

(c) Non-Brahmin movement     (Ans)

(d) Santal movement


78. ‘Mookanayak’ was started by :

(a) MG Rande

(b) BR Ambedkar     (Ans)

(c) GG Agarkar

(d) Atmaram Pandurang


79. In the year 1946, who among the following joined the viceroy’s executive council with the finance Portfolio ?

(a) Liaqat Ali Khan     (Ans)

(b) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

(c) Nawab Salimullah

(d) Shaukat Ali


80. Who accompanied Bhagat Singh to bomb Central Legislature in Delhi ?

(a) Raj Guru

(b) Sukh Dev

(c) Chandrasekhar Azad

(d) Batukeswar Dutt    (Ans)


81. Who organised Translation Society in 1864 which later became ‘the Aligarh Scientific Society’ ?

(a) Agha Khan

(b) Salimulla Khan

(c) Syed Ahmed Khan     (Ans)

(d) Syed Ahmed Brelvi


82. Who was the Viceroy when Reserve Bank of India was formed in 1935 ?

(a) Reading

(b) Irwin

(c) Wellington     (Ans)

(d) Wavell


83. During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru handed ?

(a) Lord Chelsmford

(b) Lord Minto

(c) Lord Curzon

(d) Lord Irwin     (Ans)


84. Who was the spokesman of untouchables in the Round Table Conference ?

(a) V.R. Shinde

(b) B.R. Ambedkar     (Ans)

(c) Sarojini Naidu

(d) Tej Bahadur Sapru


85. The Viceroy of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1877 :

(a) Wellesley

(b) Lytton     (Ans)

(c) Dufferin

(d) Curzon


86. ‘Karm Yogi’ was started by :

(a) V.D. Savarkar

(b) Aurobindo Ghosh     (Ans)

(c) Annie Besant

(d) Sarojini Naidu


87. Who was the Chairman of the Partition Council ?

(a) Mountbatten     (Ans)

(b) M.A. Jinnah

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) V.P. Memon


88. Who authored ‘Nil Darpan’ (1858 – 59) ?

(a) Prem Chand

(b) Dinabandhu Mitra     (Ans)

(c) Banking Chandra

(d) Tagor


89. Who opened a widow home at Pune, formed a widow remarriage association, married to a widow in 1893 and in 1916 founded a Woen’s University in Bombay ?

(a) M.G. Ranade

(b) Prof.D.K. Karve     (Ans)

(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(d) G.V. Joshi


90. In which Round Table Conference Gandiji attended ?

(a) First

(b) Second     (Ans)

(c) Third

(d) None of these



91. In which journal, the autobiography of Mahathma Gandhi was published for the first time ?

(a) Young India

(b) Harijan

(c) Navjeevan    (Ans)

(d) Satyagrahi


92. The Federal Court of India was brought into existence in 1937 during the reign of :

(a) Wavell

(b) Reading

(c) Linlithgo    (Ans)

(d) Mountbatten


93. Who denounced Congress as a ‘microscopic minority’ ?

(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

(b) Lord Dufferin    (Ans)

(c) Lord Curzon

(d) Theodore Beck


94. In which session the Indian National Congress adopted the resolution on Fundamental Rights ?

(a) Madras (1927)

(b) Lahore (1929)

(c) Karachi (1931)   (Ans)

(d) Faizpur (1936)


95.  Who authored Gandhiji’s favorite prayer ‘Vaishnava Janato’ ?

(a) Tagor

(b) Vishnu Diagambar Paluskar

(c) Narasimha Mehta    (Ans)

(d) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee


96. The publication launched by the British Committee of INC in 1890:

(a) Pioneer

(b) National Herald

(c) India    (Ans)

(d) Vanguard


97. Which is the last one in the chronological order ?

(a) Cripps Mission

(b) Quit India Movement

(c) August Offer    (Ans)

(d) Individual Satyagraha


98. Who was the Viceroy when the Indian Independence Act was given royal assent on 18th July, 1947 ?

(a) Wavell

(b) Linlithgo

(c) Mountbatten    (Ans)

(d) Reading


99.  The last Viceroy of India :

(a) Wavell

(b) C. Rajagopalachari

(c) Mountbatten    (Ans)

(d) Wellington


100. Who said “The British rule was a bleeding drain from India” ?

(a) M.G. Ranade

(b) R.C. Dutt

(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(d) Dadabhai Naoroji    (Ans)


101. Who is related to Gadkari Revolt 1944 ?

(a) Krishna Daji Pandit

(b) Haji Shariat Ullah

(c) Alluri Sitaram Raju     (Ans)

(d) Birsa Munda


102. Gandiji ended his fast in Yervada prison which he started after the Communal Award of Ramsay Mc Donald :

(a) Lahore Pact

(b) Poona Pact    (Ans)

(c) Lucknow Pact

(d) Shimla Pact


103. Gandhiji got Barrister at Law from :

(a) India

(b) America

(c) England     (Ans)

(d) South Africa


104. The Viceroy during the Chauri Chaura incident :

(a) Hardinge II

(b) Reading     (Ans)

(c) Wellington

(d) Chelmsford


105. ‘Comrade’ was started by :

(a) Muhammad Ali     (Ans)

(b) Maulana Azad

(c) Syed Ahmed Khan

(d) Gandhiji


106. First Marathi monthly “Digdarshan” was published by :

(a) Balshastri Jambhekar     (Ans)

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) K.T. Telang

(d) Pheroz Shah Mehta


107. Fourth kerala visit of gandhiji was in ?

(a) 1934    (Ans)

(b) 1948

(c) 1938

(d) 1942


108. Which Princely State resembled ‘Ramrajya’ according to Gandhiji ?

(a) Baroda

(b) Gwalior

(c) Mysore     (Ans)

(d) Patiala


109. He was born with a withered arm and no left hand. He was appointed Viceroy of India in 1926. Name this person :

(a) Reading

(b) Irwin     (Ans)

(c) Linlithgo

(d) Wavell


110. Whom Gandhiji declared as his political heir ?

(a) Acharya Vinoba

(b) Rajagopalachari

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru     (Ans)

(d) None of these

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