Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle Questions Set-1(MCQs)

Q.1. Who among the following is known to have founded the “Academic Association”?

[A] Henry Vivian Derozio
[B] Madhusudan Datta
[C] Madan Mohan Tarkalankar
[D] Surendranath Tagore


Q.2. In which year Treaty of Amritsar was signed between Ranjit Singh and East India Company?

[A] 1800
[B] 1803
[C] 1806
[D] 1809


Q.3. The Mitakshara Laws and Dayabhaga Laws depict the core laws that govern the rules of coparcenership in Hindu Undivided Families (HUF). In this context, consider the following statements:

Mitakshara Law is prevalent in all over India; Dayabhaga is prevalent in Bengal and Assam
Mitakshara Law is primarily based upon birth of a son, while Dayabhaga Law is primary based upon death of a father
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2


Q.4. Which among the following were the provisions of the University Act of 1904?

  1. Control of Government over universities has increased
  2. Nominated members were increased in Senates and Syndicates by reducing elected members
  3. Inspection of colleges was conducted
  4. Only the Government could grant permission for establishing new universities
    Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 1, 2 & 3
[C] 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4


Q.5. Which of the following ruler ruled the Arcot principality around the 1700s?

[A] Sadullah Khan
[B] Haidar Ali
[C] Tipu Sultan
[D] Nizam-ul-


Q.6. Which among the following towns / cities of Karnataka is most famous for monuments of Vijayanagar Empire?

[A] Gulbarga
[B] Belgaum
[C] Gadag
[D] Hampi


Q.7. In which year, the custom duties were completely waived for the trade for East India Company?

[A] 1711
[B] 1715
[C] 1717
[D] 1720


Q.8. In which of the following cities in 1857, a major rebellion against the British began?

[A] Bangalore
[B] Calcutta
[C] Meerut
[D] Bombay


Q.9. Which of the following was the term of the system of Dyarchy in provinces?

[A] 1918-25
[B] 1919-48
[C] 1921-37
[D] 1921-48


Q.10. Where is the tomb of Lord Cornwallis situated?

[A] Ghazipur
[B] Gorakhpur
[C] Varanasi
[D] Ballia


Q.11. Moderates and the Extremists in the Indian National Congress split in 1907 at __?

[A] Surat
[B] Calcutta
[C] Nagpur
[D] Madras


Q.12. Arrange the Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party in chronological order of the years they were founded:

[A] Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party
[B] Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Rastriya Janta Dal, Nationalist Congress Party
[C] Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party,Rastriya Janta Dal,
[D] Bahujan Samaj Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Rastriya Janta Dal, Samajwadi Party

Answer: B [Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Rastriya Janta Dal, Nationalist Congress Party]


Q.13. Which act gave recognition to the ‘portfolio system’ introduced by Lord Canning in 1859?

[A] Indian Councils Act, 1861
[B] Indian Councils Act, 1892
[C] Government of India Act, 1858
[D] None of the Above

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Q.14. Which of the following was the real meaning of “Wahabi”?

[A] Victory of Islam
[B] Renaissance
[C] Secularism

[D] Path showed by Islam


Q.15. Which of the following statements is correct?

  1. Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of India.
  2. Lord Canning was the first Viceroy of India.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2


Q.16. The Congress is in reality a civil war without arms.The above statement was made by _?

[A] W. Wedderburn
[B] Sir Saiyid Ahmad Khan
[C] D.W. Bethune
[D] Lord Dufferin


Q.17. After independence, from which year, India brought its distinctive coins?

[A] 1947
[B] 1949
[C] 1950
[D] 1955


Q.18. In the Maratha administration who of the following was in charge of the division “Sarkar”?

[A] Munsif
[B] Kulkarni
[C] Patel
[D] Mamlatdar


Q.19. Which among the following recommendation of the Universities Act of 1904 are correct?

  1. It focused special attention to Study and Research
  2. The number of university fellows was reduced
  3. Terms and conditions for the affiliation of private college became more rigid
  4. For the development of universities Rs. 5 lakh per year were to be sanctioned

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

[A] 1 & 3
[B] 2 & 4
[C] 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4


Q.20. In 18th century, the Ijara system of land revenue collection was first intrdouced in which of the following regions?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Bengal
[C] Carnatic
[D] Punjab


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