Modern Indian History MCQ for SSC, WBCS, UPSC
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Modern Indian History is the timeline from the middle of the 18th century to India’s independence in 1947.
Who is regarded as the ‘father of modern India’?
a. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
b. Swami Dayananda Saraswati
c. Sri Aurobindo
d. Bhagat Singh
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was called the ‘father of modern India’ and the ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’.
What was the name of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel on Swadeshi Movement?
b. Ghare Baire
d. Char Adhyay
Rabindranath Tagore’s 1916’s novel on Swadeshi Movement was Ghare Baire.
What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati?
a. Gowri Shankar
b. Abhi Shankar
c. Mula Shankar
d. Daya Shankar
Explanation: Dayananda Saraswati was a noted Hindu religious scholar, reformer, and founder of the Arya Samaj. He was the first to give the call for Swarajya-“India for Indians” – in 1876, later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. Since he was born under Mul Nakshatra, he was named “Moolshankar”, and led a comfortable early life studying Sanskrit, the Vedas and other religious texts to prepare himself for a future as a Hindu priest.
Diu was the colony under which power?
Explanation:- Diu was one of the Portuguese colonies in 1961.
When Mahatma Gandhi was first arrested during Satyagraha?
Explanation: Gandhi went to South Africa in 1893 but he faced racism, prejudice and inequality against Indian citizens in South Africa and he established the Natal Indian Congress in 1894 and formed an Indian community in South Africa. In 1906, the Transvaal government of South Africa promulgated a new Act compelling registration of the colony’s Indian population. At a mass protest meeting held in Johannesburg on 11 September that year, Gandhi adopted his still evolving methodology of Satyagraha (devotion to the truth), or non-violent protest, for the first time. In June 1907, he organized Satyagraha against compulsory registration of Asiatics (The Black Act). In 1908, Gandhiji had to stand trial for instigating the Satyagraha. He was sentenced to two months in jail (the first time), however after a compromise with General Smuts he was released.
When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested who took over the leadership of salt Satyagraha?
a. Vinoba Bhabe
b. Abbas Tybaji
c. Sardar B Patel
d. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Explanation: Abbas Tyabji was an Indian freedom fighter who hailed from Gujarat, who once served as the Chief Justice of the (Baroda) Gujarat High Court. Mahatma Gandhi appointed Tyabji, at the age of seventy-six, to replace him as leader of the Salt Satyagraha in May 1930 after Gandhi’s arrest. Tyabji was arrested soon afterward and imprisoned by the British Indian Government. Gandhi and others respectfully called Tyabji the “Grand Old Man of Gujarat“,
Who said this famous dialogue: “Sab lal ho jayega”
a. Guru Govind Singh
b. Ajit Singh
c. Tegh Bahaur
d. Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh said this famous dialogue: “Sab lal ho jayega”
Pritilata Waddedar died in which incident?
a. Chattogram Armoury Raid
b. Feni Expedition
c. Carpole Expedition
d. Attack on Pahartali European Club
Pritilata Waddedar died during attacking on Pahartali European Club.
When did Vasco da Gama arrive in Calicut?
Vasco Da Gama came to Calicut during the reign of Immadi in 1498.
When was the swadeshi movement started?
The swadeshi movement started in 1905 in Bengal.
In which year, Bangladesh became an independent country?
Bangladesh was created in 1971 after Mukti Yuddho against Pakistan with the help of India.
Who was the national leader who wrote history of India on the walls of Andaman Cellular Jail?
a. Nandalal Bose
c. Jyotiba Phule
d. Vir Savarkar
Explanation:- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian revolutionary and politician. He wrote more than 10,000 pages in the Marathi language. When in the Cellular jail, Savarkar was denied pen and paper. He composed and wrote his poems on the prison walls with thorns and pebbles, memorized thousand lines of his poetry for years till other prisoners returning home brought them to India.
Who established a trading post in Gujarat?
British established a trading post in Gujarat in 1612.
Tebhaga Movement began in which year in Bengal?
Tebhaga Movement began in Bengal by Kisan Sabha.
Who introduced ‘The Doctrine of Lapse’?
a. Lord Wellesley
b. Lord Dalhousie
c. Lord Canning
d. Lord Linlithgo
Lord Dalhousie introduced ‘The Doctrine of Lapse’ to annex states.
When did Indo-China war occur in?
Indo-China war or Sino-Indian war occurred in 1962.
Who instructed Sir Thomas Roe to visit the court of Jahangir, the Mughal emperor of India?
a. James I
In 1614 Sir Thomas Roe was instructed by James I to visit the court of Jahangir, the Mughal emperor of India.
In 1942, the ‘ Swaraj Panchayat’ was set up at_?
‘Swaraj Panchayat’ was set up at Cuttack, Orissa in 1942.
The company obtained which place from Charles II?
The company obtained Bombay from Charles II in 1661
The first President of the ‘Constituent Assembly’ was–?
a. Dr. Ambedkar
c. Abul Kalam Azad
d. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
The first President of the ‘Constituent Assembly’ was. Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Gabriel Boughton, got a license for trade in which of the following places?
Gabriel Boughton obtained a license for trade in Bengal in 1650.
Who said that “we could not play off Mohammedans against the Hindus”?
b. Lord Canning
c. Henry Lawrence
d. Collin Campbell
Aitcheson said that “we could not play off Mohammedans against the Hindus” during 1858 mutiny
The Asiatic Society founded in which year?
Sir William Jones founded Asiatic Society on 15th January, 1784.
In which year the Battle of Plassey was fought?
On 23rd June, 1757, the Battle of Plassey was fought between Robert Clive and Siraj-ud-Daulah.
Who was not a member of the Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauj ?
a. P. K. Sehgal
b. Shah Nawaz Khan
c. Captain Mohan Singh
d. G. S. Dhillon
Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon was an INA (Indian National Army) officer.
The Non-Cooperation Movement was launched in which year?
The Non-Cooperation Movement was launched on 1st August, 1920 by Mahatma Gandhi.
In which year the Battle of Wandiwash was fought?
Explanation:- Battle of Wandiawash, (January 22, 1760), in the history of India, was a confrontation between the French, under the comte de Lally, and the British, under Sir Eyre Coote. It was the decisive battle in the Anglo-French struggle in southern India during the Seven Years’ War (1756-63). This was the Third Carnatic War fought between the French and the British. British got complete dominance over the India after the war.
Who advocated ‘United Sovereign Bengal’ ?
a. H. S. Surhawardy
b. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee
c. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
d. NONE OF THE ABOVE
Huseyn Shahhed Surhawardy advocated ‘United Sovereign Bengal’
‘Neel Darpan’ was translated by whom?
a. Rev. James Long
b. William Cary
c. Satish Chandra Mukherjee
d. Machael Madhusudan Dutta
Michael Madhusudan Dutta translated “Nil Darpan” into English. The English version was published by Reverend James Long.
Who started the Ganapati Festival?
a. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
c. Shyamaprasad mukherjee
Bal Gangadhar Tilak inaugurated Ganapati festival in 1893 and Shivaji festival in 1895 in Maharashtra.
‘India wins Freedom’ was written by?
a. Jawaharlal Nehru
b. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
c. Sardar patel
d. M. A. Jinnah
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad wrote India wins Freedom’. It was first published in 1988.
Who established Prarthana samaj?
a. M. G. Ranade
b. Atmaram Pandurang
c. Ram Mohun Roy
d. Keshab Sen
Atmaram Pandurang established Prarthana samaj in 1863 in Maharashtra.
In which year of the Battle of Buxar was fought?
Mir Qasim, Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-udDaula and Mughal Emperor Shah Alam-II fought with the British at Buxar on 22nd October, 1764
Regulating Act came in effect in which year?
Warren Hastings brought Regulating Act in effect in 1773.
Sisir Kumar Ghosh founded which party in Calcutta in 1875?
a. The India League
b. Indian National Congress
c. Madras Mahajana Sabha
d. Bombay Presidency Association
Sisir Kumar Ghosh founded The India League along with Sambhu Charan Mukherjee on 25th September, 1875.
Bhil revolt took place in which place?
With the leadership of Sewaram, Bhil revolt took place in Khandesh in 1818.
Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor for which place?
Explanation:- Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor for Bengal in 1772.
Hyder Ali ruled which place?
Hyder Ali was king of Mysore. He fought against the British East India Company.
The last Governor-General of India was_?
a. Lord Mountbatten
b. Lod Canning
c. Abul Kalam Azad
d. Chakravorty Rajagopalachari
After the 1857 Mutiny The government of India Act 1858 was passed. The act abolished the East India Company and the governing power was transferred to British crown directly. The post of Governor-General of India is dissolved and the post of Viceroy was set up. Lord Canning was the Governor-General of India and the first Viceroy of India.
The Tariqa movement was led by_?
a. Dudu Mian
b. Titu Mir
c. Haji Shariatullah
d. Sayed Ahmed
Titu Mir leaded Tariqa movement in Bengal.
India achieved political independence from British Rule on?
a. 26th January, 1950
b. 2nd October, 1942
c. 15th August, 1947
d. 3rd December, 1972
The Santhal call Damin-i-Koh at which place?
c. Rajmahal hills
Where did Champaran Satyagraha originate?
M. K. Gandhi started Satyagraha from Champaran, Bihar in 1917.
India’s first jute mill was set up in which year?
George Acland established India’s first jute mill in Rishra in 1854.
Mahe was the colony of which country?
Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam were former French territories.
Which session of All India Muslim League formally proclaimed a Muslim nation on 22nd-24th March 1940?
When Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded an organization called ‘Brahmo Samaj’?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded Brahmo Samaj in 1828 in Calcutta.
In November 1781, Sir Eyre Coote defeated whom at Porto Novo?
a. Hyder Ali
b. Marthanda Verma
d. Tipu Sultan
The Battle of Porto Novo was fought between Mysore and the British from 1 July, 1781.
When the term ‘Viceroy’ was first used instead of ‘Governor-General’?
a. 1848 A.D
b. 1858 A.D
c. 1862 A.D
d. 1856 A.D
The act that allowed the Christian Missionaries to enter India –
a. Charter Act of 1793
b. Charter Act of 1813
c. Charter Act of 1833
d. Pitt’s India Act of 1784
Charter Act of 1813 allowed Christian Missionaries to spread Christianity.
The famous ‘Bharatmata’ painting was drawn by which artist?
a. Gaganendranath tagore
b. Abanindranath tagore
c. Nandalal bose
d. Jamini Roy
The Ghadar party plotted to kill which British Personality?
The Hindu College established in which year?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy established the Hindu College on 20th January, 1817 in Calcutta.
‘What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow’ was said by which personality?
a. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
b. Motilal Nehru
c. G. K. Gokhale
d. NONE OF THE ABOVE
The Treaty of Mangalore was signed in which year?
Tipu Sultan and the British signed The Treaty of Mangalore on 11 March 1784
Kharagpur Railway work-shop was built in which year?
Who said “I accept as Dharma whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice, truthfulness”?
a. Baba Ram Singh
b. Ranjit Singh
c. Lal Singh
d. Dayananda Saraswati
Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati said, “I accept as Dharma whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice, truthfulness”
The resolution to fight for ‘Purna Swaraj’ was taken by the Congress in the year of–
INC took resolution for ‘Purna Swaraj’ on 19th December, 1929 at Lahore session.
Seringapatam was the capital of which king?
a. Pazhassi Raja
b. Tipu Sultan
c. Kurumbranad Raja
d. Sri Moolam Thirunal
Seringapatam was the capital of Mysore.
The idea of federation of states was first proposed on basis of whose report?
b. Sarat Bose
c. Motilal Nehru
d. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee
The idea of federation of states was first proposed on basis of Nehru report of 28th August, 1928.
Who was the president when the Congress constituted its first National Planning Programme in 1938?
a. Jawaharlal Nehru
b. Subhas Chandra Bose
c. Jayaprakash Narayan
d. Vallabhbhai Patel
The All India Trade Union Congress formed in which year?
Siraj-ud-daulah ascend the throne in which year?
Siraj-ud-daulah ascend the throne in April, 1756 after his grandfather, Ali Vardi Khan’s death.
Who started the Arya Mahila Samaj?
a. Ramabai Saraswati
b. Swarnakumari Devi
c. Lord Chelmsford
d. Annie Besant
Pandita Ramabai Saraswati started the Arya Mahila Samaj in Pune n 30th November, 1882.
Which paper or journal got published from Maharashtra?
Kranti was published in Maharashtra in 1927.
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