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[Solutions] – Thursday History and Culture Quiz #18


Q.1 Arrange the following events in chronological order:

1. Champaran Satyagraha

2. Home Rule League Movement

3. Ahmedabad Mill Strike

4. Komagata Maru incident

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 4-2-1-3

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 2-4-1-3

Ans: b) Komagata Maru incident occurred in 1914, Home Rule League movement started in 1916,  Champaran Satyagraha in 1917, Ahmedabad Mill strike 1918.


Q.2 Consider the following statements regarding puppetry:

1. Kundhei, Kathaputli and Gombayetta are a form of string puppetry

2. In Kathputli the dolls are made of a single piece of wood

3. Ravanchhaya is type of rod puppetry

Which of the statements given above is/are false?

a) 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 2 only

Ans :a) Ravanchhaya is a type of Shadow puppetry, hence, false. Rest all are true.


Q.3 Consider the following statements regarding Harsha’s empire:

1. University of Nalanda was founded during Harsha’s rule

2. Hieun-Tsang visited India during Harsha’s rule

3. Land grants to the officers was started by Harsha

Which if the statements given above is/are true?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Ans: c) Nalanda was founded during the Gupta period (Kumaragupta).Hence, Statement 1 is false. Statement 2 and 3 are correct.


Q.4 Which of the following philosophies belong to the unorthodox school?

1. Ajivika

2. Lokayata

3. Vaisheshika

4. Samkhya

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 , 3 and 4

Ans: b) Unorthodox schools are those which did not believe in divinity, spirituality, karma and rituals. Ajivika and Lokayata by Charvaka belong to unorthodox school.


Q.5 Who among the following is known as the ‘Liberator of Indian Press’ 

a) Lord Metcalfe

b) Lord Ripon

c) Lord Hastings

d) None of these

Ans: a) Lord Metcalfe in 1835 repealed the Licensing Regulation of 1823 imposed by Sir John Adams. This earned him the epithet of the ‘Liberator of Indian Press’.


Q.6 Consider the following statements:

1. Carnatic music has more freedom and room for improvisation as compared to Hindustani music

2. Gharanas are a feature of both Hindustani and Carnatic music

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both (1) and (2)

d) None of these

Ans: d) In Carnatic music there is no scope of improvisation unlike the Hindustani school. Gharanas are a feature of Hindustani music only.


Q.7 Which among the following was not a demand arising out of Lucknow Pact:

a) Half of the members of viceroy’s executive council should be Indians

b) Government should confer self government on Indians at an early date

c) Legislative council to be further expanded

d) None of these

Ans: d) All of these were the demands arising out of the Lucknow Pact, 1916 between INC and Muslim League.

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  • Dhara pal

    Help full information for mppsc notes Thanks.

  • What source to read to answer these kind of questions?

  • Rakesh jaiswar

    lage raho,,,:D

  • Gautam Himanshu

    in Q. 4 Vaisheshika school is also of one of orthodox school..

  • Gautam Himanshu