Prelims MCQS Quiz 23 : History


1. The Young Bengal Movement, started by Henry Vivian Derozio:
1. took up the peasant’s cause
2. advocated women’s rights
3. attacked old and decadent customs
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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2. The Tanjore paintings are called ‘panel paintings’. This means that Tanjore paintings are
a) made on cloths
b) made on solid wood planks
c) made on plastered walls
d) none of the above

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3. Which of the following elements were used during the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC)?
1. Copper
2. Bronze
3. Iron
4. Silver
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, and 4 only

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4. Harijan Sevak Sangh for the emancipation of lower caste was founded by
a) B.R. Ambedkar
b) Jyotiba Phule
c) E.V.R.Naicker
d) M.K.Gandhi

Answer & Explanation

5. Congress Socialist Party was started in 1934 by
1. J.L.Nehru
2. A.N.Dev
3. J.P.Naryan
4. S.C.Bose
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 ,2, and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

6. The Brahma Samaj , started by Raja Ram Mohan Roy
1. laid emphasis on human dignity
2. opposed monotheism
3. was against idolatory
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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7. Simon Commission was appointed to
a) report on the working of the GOI,1919 Act
b) provide dominion status to India
c) end the hostility between INC and Muslin League
d) both (a) and (c)

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8. Which of the following statements about Theosophical society is/are correct?
1. It advocated the revival of ancient religions.
2. It was founded by Annie Beasant.
3. It accepted the doctrine of transmigration of soul.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 3 only

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9. Which among these did not participated in the Home rule league movement?
1. Muslims
2. Non-Brahmins Hindus
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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10. With reference to the Arya samaj, consider the following statements :
1. It regarded Vedas as infallible.
2. It tried to prevent the conversion of Hindus to other religion.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

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