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General Knowledge on Indian History

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1. What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderburn and WS Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893?
  • A. To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British Parliament
  • B. To facilitate a dis cussio on India's Independence in the British Parliaments
  • C. To campaign for the entry of Indians into the Imperial Judiciary
  • D. To agitate for Indian political reforms in the House of Commons
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2. Jotiba Phule's fame lies in the fact that he
  • A. was the greatest champion of the lower castes in Maharashtra
  • B. fought for the uplift and education of the lower castes
  • C. challenged the supremacy of the Brahmins
  • D. All of the above
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3. Several socio-political organisations were formed in the19th and 20th centuries in india, Anjuman-e-Khawatin-e-Islam, founded in the year 1914 was.
  • A. All India Islamic's Conference
  • B. All India Muslim Student's Conference
  • C. A radical wing of the All India Muslim League
  • D. All India Muslim Ladies Conference
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4. Why did Bombay and Madras fail to rise up in revolt like the Northern Provinces?
  • A. they were at a great distance from the seat of British administration (Calcutta)
  • B. They had more tolerant and enlightened administrators
  • C. They were comparatively free from annexations and confiscations
  • D. The ryotwari settlement had denuded them of necessary leadership
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5. There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the
  • A. preference of the rich to invest in land
  • B. scarcity of natural resources
  • C. scarcity of foreign capital
  • D. absence of heavy industries
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6. The Native state of Tripura became involved in the freedom movement early in the 20th century because
  • A. there were already some groups fighting against the kingship and its protector, the British
  • B. The tribes of the stste were fiercely freedom loving
  • C. the Bengal revolutionaries took shelter in Tripura
  • D. the kings of Tripura were always anti-British
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7. What was the novel undertaking initiated by Dadabhai Naoroji and his Parsi friends in the field of social upliftment of women?
  • A. An institution to teach western manners to Parsi women
  • B. A home for destitute women
  • C. Orphanages for abandoned female children
  • D. Schools for teaching girls
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8. Which one among the following was not a possible reason for the success of Nadir Shah's military Compaign in Delhi?
  • A. Use of superior military technology by the invading army
  • B. Late preparation for the defence of Delhi
  • C. Lack of strong defence in the North West frontier
  • D. Week Mughal Emperor
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9. The clique of four persons who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1611 to 1621 comprised
  • A. Nur Jahan, Asaf Khan, Itmatuddaulah and Asaf Khan
  • B. Bir Singh Bundela,Aziz Koka, Asaf Khan and Khurram
  • C. Mirza Aziz Koka, Khurram, Khusrau and Asaf Khan
  • D. Jahangir, Mahabat Khan, Khurram and Asaf Khan.
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10. Which of the following was not one of the measures adopted by the Mughals to counter the obvious dangers of the Jagir system?
  • A. Jagirs were normally not granted in home territories or place of posting
  • B. Strict accounting of income from Jagir was enforced through Jama-dami
  • C. Jagirs were resumed by the Emperor on the mansabdar's death
  • D. Jagirs were frequently transferred from one Mansabdar to another
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