[CSP] Test PT19ST03 – History & Culture

#1. Who of the following described himself as a worshipper of Lord Vishnu in the Besnagar Pillar inscription?

(a) Hieun-Tsang

(b) Ardashir

(c) Heliodorus

(d) Megasthanese

#2. Which of the following texts supplied the literary material for the Buddhacarita of Asvaghosa?

(a) Mahavastu

(b) Abhidhamma Pitaka

(c) Visudhamagga

(d) Lalitavistara

#3. Which of the following organizations was the first to be founded/established?

(a) Prarthana Samaj

(b) Satya Shodhak Samaj

(c) Arya Samaj

(d) Poona Sarvanajanik Sabha

#4. While Lord William Bentinck was the Governor General of British India, the famous Regulation XVII was passed. This regulation

(a) abolished the practice of Sati

(b) introduced civil services reforms

(c) allowed the trial of Europeans by Indian judges

(d) criminalized the practice of child marriage

#5. Which of the following organizations was/were set up in the pre-independence India?

1. Punjab National Bank

2. Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited (formerly Bengal Chemicals Factory)

3. Reserve Bank of India Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#6. Several movements against the British predate the famous revolt of 1857. Which of the following is/are among such movements?

1. Paika rebellion in Odisha

2. Naikada movement in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat

3. Kharwar rebellion in Bihar

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

#7. Which of the following fuelled the ‘Curzon-Kitchener’ controversy that finally saw the Governor General Lord Curzon resign?

(a) Opposition to the subservience expected of the Commander-inChief of the British Indian Army to the Governor General

(b) System of dual control of the British Indian Army which was found operationally ineffective by the Commander-in-Chief

(c) Meddling of the Governor General in the routine affairs of the British Indian army

(d) Refusal of the Commander-inChief to spare the army personnel to fight the wars waged by the Governor General

#8. Consider the following statements:

1. No woman addressed any congress session till Annie Besant presided over its session in 1917.

2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak did not preside over any session of the Indian National Congress.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#9. Amukta Malyada – a poem in which the author explains how a king should rule – was composed by a ruler of the

(a) Bahmani kingdom

(b) Vijayanagara kingdom

(c) Ganga dynasty

(d) Pallava clan

#10. Consider the following statement: “The Extremists of today will be the Moderates of tomorrow, just as the Moderates of today were the Extremists of yesterday.” The above statement is attributed to which of the following nationalists?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(b) Madan Mohan Malviya

(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(d) Dinshaw E Wacha

#11. Paramhansa Mandalis founded in 1849 in Maharashtra were primarily interested in

(a) breaking caste rules

(b) advocating vernacular education

(c) securing better conditions of work for the masses

(d) abolition of child marriage

#12. Consider the following statements about ‘Dharma Sabha’ founded by Radhakant Deb in1830:

1. It advocated reforms in the socio-religious matters.

2. It condemned the practice of sati.

3. It favoured the promotion of western education.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

#13. With respect to the early phase of the Indian freedom struggle, the ‘Moderates’ drew their ideological inspiration from

(a) Indian history

(b) western liberal thought and European history

(c) Indian cultural heritage and traditional symbols

(d) Both (a) and (c) are correct in this context

#14. Along with who of the following did Bal Gangadhar Tilak founded the newspapers Kesari and Mahratta?

(a) G G Agarkar

(b) Asutosh Mukherjea

(c) Romesh Chandra Mitra

(d) Sisir Kumar Ghosh

#15. The revolt of 1857 was followed by

1. abolition of the Doctrine of Lapse

2. taking over of the administration of British India by Queen Victoria

3. end of the rule of East India Company in India

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#16. ‘Satyameva Jayate’, the national motto inscribed at the base of the national emblem, was popularized by

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Madan Mohan Malviya

(d) Aurobindo Ghosh

#17. Which of the following movements had its genesis in the anti-partition movement of Bengal?

(a) Quit India Movement

(b) Non Cooperation Movement

(c) Swadeshi Movement

(d) Civil Disobedience Movement

#18. Which of the following is/are attributable to the period about the Swadeshi Movement?

1. Women and students and a large section of the urban and rural population of Bengal and other parts of India became actively involved in politics for the first time.

2. Next few years saw the emergence of almost all the major political trends of the Indian National Movement.

3. A breakthrough was witnessed in Indian art, literature, music, science and industry.

4. An effective organization and party structure, which gave the movement its all-India character.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4

#19. The Ilbert Bill agitation led to the foundation of which one of the following?

(a) Indian Association

(b) All India National Conference

(c) British Indian Association

(d) Jatiya Sabha

#20. Who of the following started one of the earliest centres of revolutionary activity outside India in England known as Indian Home Rule Society?

(a) Bhikaji Cama

(b) Dadabhai Naoroji

(c) Rashbihari Bose

(d) Shyamji Krishna Varma


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