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Prelims Marathon: Modern History Practice Quiz, June 1st



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Q.1) With reference to doctrine of lapse, consider the following statements:
1) The forumla was devised by Lord Dalhousie.
2) Under the doctrine, any princely state or territory under the direct influence (paramountcy) of the British, would automatically be annexed if the ruler was either “manifestly incompetent or died without a male or female heir”.
3) They have generally been regarded as having contributed to the discontent that was a factor in the outbreak (1857) of the Indian Mutiny.
Select the correct options using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2 Only
b) 2 and 3 Only
c) 1 and 3 Only
d) All of the above

Q.2) With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Kazi Nazrul Islam is well-known for:
a) Participating in the Second Round Table Conference
b) Assisting in the formation of Interim Government under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Leading a contingent of Indian National Army
d) Using literature, poetry and speech as a tool for political awareness.

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Home Rule League:
1) In 1915, Tilak launched the Home Rule League
2) The All India Home league ended in 1920, when it elected Jawaharlal Nehru as its President
3) The demand of All India Home Rule League was self-government within the British Empire for all of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 Only
b) 3 Only
c) 1 and 3 Only
d) 2 and 3 Only

Q.4) Which of the following statements is/are incorrect regarding Arya Samaj?
1) It opposed the idol-worship and the doctrine of ‘Karma’.
2) Opposed Four Varna System.
3) Accepted the reincarnation theory of God.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above

Q.5) Which of the following statements is/are incorrect about Vernacular Press Act of 1878?
1) Lord Ripon passed the Vernacular Press Act in 1878.
2) The act was repealed by Lord Lytton.
3) Magistrates of the districts were empowered, after taking the permission of the Government, 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.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above
Q.6) Which of the following statements is/are incorrect about Rowlatt Act:
a) The act provided speedy trial of the offenses by a special cell that consisted of 3 High Court Judges.
b) The act authorized the government to imprison for a maximum period of five years, without trial, any person suspected of terrorism.
c) The act was also called as ‘Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act of 1919’
d) None of the above.

Q.7) Which of the following were the salient features of Permanent settlement introduced in 1793?
1) To streamline the revenues of the company, Cornwallis changed the settlement schedule from annual to decennial (10 years).
2) Zamindars were only collectors of revenue and had no ownership rights over land.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Which of the following were the recommendations of the Simon Commission?
1) Dyarchy in the provinces to be abolished.
2) Change in the central executive.
3) Burma to have a constitution of its own.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above


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