Modern Indian History Set 3 (MCQs)

Q.1. One of our Prime Ministers , Mr. IK Gujral had propounded a doctrine in early nineties which has come to be known as “Gujral Doctrine”. Which among the following statements gives an economic essence of Gujral Doctrine?

[A] India viewed the South Asian Region as one economic entity and emphasizes on the multilateral trade concessions
[B] India offered to create a South Asia Free Trade Region with this doctrine
[C] India offered to sign Free Trade Agreements with its smaller neighbors and was successful in signing such an agreement with Sri Lanka
[D] India offered unilateral concessions and benefits to all its neighbors, without expecting them to make reciprocal gestures to India

Answer: D [India offered unilateral concessions and benefits to all its neighbors, without expecting them to make reciprocal gestures to India]


Q.2. After the first world war, which among the following external event put most profound impact on the course of Indian National Movement?

[A] May Fourth Movement in China
[B] Rise of Egyptian Revolution
[C] Russian Revolution of 1917
[D] Proclamation of Irish Republic by the Sinn Fein Party


Q.3. By introducing which of the following act slavery was abolished in India?

[A] Act V of 1843
[B] Regulating Act of 1773
[C] Declaratory Act of 1781
[D] Indian Council Act of 1861


Q.4. Which among the following books were translated into English by Sir William Jones?

  1. Kalidasa’s Shakuntala
  2. Gita Govinda
  3. Manusmriti

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

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


Q.5. East India Company annexed Punjab in which of the following years?

[A] 1840
[B] 1845
[C] 1849
[D] 1853


Q.6. Who among the following was elected the president of the Naval Central Strike committee of the Royal Indian Navy prior to the RIN Mutiny of 1946?

[A] M.S Khan
[B] General Shah Nawaz Khan
[C] Colonel Prem Sehgal
[D] Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon


Q.7. Which act signed by B.R. Ambedkar on behalf of depressed classes in September 1932 abandoned the demand for separate electorate for the depressed classes?

[A] Lucknow Pact
[B] Delhi Pact
[C] Poona Pact
[D] Nagpur Pact


Q.8. Which among the following agendas were followed by the Moderates of INC?

  1. To educate people
  2. To raise political consciousness
  3. To create collective public opinion on political matters
  4. To criticize the government through the press without any violence

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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


Q.9. Amber was founded by which of the following ruler?

[A] Maharana Pratap Singh
[B] Ajit Singh
[C] Sawai Jai Singh
[D] None of the above


Q.10. Who is best known for his plea for compulsory primary education in India in his Presidential Address at the Madras session of the Congress?

[A] Lalmohan Ghosh
[B] Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
[C] C. Sankaran Nair
[D] Rahimtulla M. Sayani


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