Prelims MCQs Quiz 10 : History


1. With reference to Regulating Act, 1773, Consider the following statements :
1. It completely subjected the activities of the East India Company to the supervision of the British Government.
2. It established a board of control.
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

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2. Various events of Buddha’s life are represented by different objects. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ?
1. Buddha’s birth : Lotus
2. First Sermon : Wheel
3. Death : Bodhi Tree
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

3. Consider the following statements :
1. Ghadar revolutionists recognized Lala Hardayal as their leader to organize the revolt in India
2. Ghadar movement remained largely unorganized.
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. Which of the following opposed the Simon Commission ?
1. moderate nationalists
2. extremist nationalists
3. Muslim league
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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5. The French failed compared to British in India. This was because of :
1. French company was subjected to excessive government control.
2. French did not possess great naval power like the British
3. French officers were corrupt, while British officers were honest.
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

6. Consider the following statements regarding Illbert bill :
1. It was strongly opposed by the Indians.
2. It violated the principle of natural justice.
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 famous Madhubani paintings have their own unique features. Which among the following are features of Madhubani paintings ?
1. use of natural dyes and pigments
2. three dimensional effect
3. depiction of themes like birth, marriage and festivals.
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

8. Consider the following statements about Rig vedic period :
1. there was widespread use of horses
2. agriculture was the predominant economic activity.
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

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9. Which of the following was also called “Delhi Chalo” movement ?
a) None-Cooperatyion movement
b) Civil disobedience movement
c) Quit India movement
d) Individual Satyagrah

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10. With reference to the revolt of 1857, consider the following statements :
1. It was well planned and organised.
2. It failed because of disunity between Hindus and Muslims.
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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