Prelims MCQs Quiz 17 : History


1. Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a central figure of the social and cultural awakening in the first half of the 19th century. Which of these is/are correct about him?
1. he was opposed to worship of idols.
2. he was against monotheism.
3. he opposed the prevalence of meaningless rituals.
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

Answer & Explanation

2. The British government sent the Cripps Mission in 1942 to:
a) provide for India’s independence.
b) secure cooperation of Indians in second world war.
c) help Indians frame a constitution.
d) none of the above

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3. With reference to Kalaripayattu, a martial art, consider the following statements:
1. It is practicised only by men.
2. It emphasises on the ability to strike at vital points.
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

4. The British had introduced the permanent settlement in many areas. Which of these was a feature of permanent settlement?
1. fixed land revenue
2. non-transferable ownership of lands
3. cultivators reduced to the status of tenants
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

Answer & Explanation

5. Which of these empowered the Constituent Assembly of India to frame and adopt any constitution of its choice?
a) Cripps Mission
b) Dickie Bird Plan
c) Indian Independence Act, 1947
d) Cabinet Mission Plan

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6. Consider the following statements about Indian Council Acts, 1909 (also called Morley Minto reforms):
1. it provided separate electorates for Muslims, Sikhs, Indian Christians and Anglo-Indians.
2. it introduced direct elections in the country for the first time.
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

7. The national leadership got divided into no-changers and pro-changers after the withdrawal of the non-cooperation movement. Who among the following was a no-changer?
a) C.R.Das
b) Sardar Patel
c) Motilal Nehru
d) both (a) and (c)

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8. Subsidiary alliance as a policy was extremely advantageous to the British because it helped them in:
1. controlling defence and foreign relations of the Indian ally.
2. helping them fight the French onslaught.
3. maintaining large army at the cost of Indian states.
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

Answer & Explanation

9. During the Delhi Sultanate, who among the following first started to pay his soldiers fully in cash?
a) Balban
b) Illtutmish
c) Qutub-udin-Aibak
d) Allauddin Khilji

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10. With reference to Mathura School of art, consider the following statements:
1. It was influenced by the Greek arts.
2. Red sandstone was primarily used.
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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