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Indian History Practice Question: Set-2

Q.1: With reference to ‘Swaraj Party’ which of the following statement is incorrect?

a. C.R. Das was president of Swaraj Party

b. Swaraj Party accepted all the programs of Indian National Congress .

c. Leaders of Swaraj party were moderates but had accepted the politics of boycott.

d. Swarajist claimed that they would transform the legislature into arenas of political struggle.

Ans. b

Explanation: Though Swaraj Party accepted all the core programs of congress it differed from them in regard to contesting elections after Non-Cooperation Movement. C.R.Das and Motilal Nehru were prominent leaders of this party.

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Q.2: Which of the following events occurred during the Lord Dalhousie’s time period?

1. Second Anglo-Sikh War

2. Annexation of Satara

3. Postal reforms

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a. 1 and 2

b. 2 and 3

c. 1 and 3

4. 1, 2 and 3 

Ans.  d

Explanation: Time period of Dalhousie is 1848-56 seconded Anglo Sikh war was held in1849, Satara was the first state to be annexed in 1848. Postal reforms occurred in Lard Dalhousie’s period.

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Q.3: Consider the following statements with reference to rise of revolutionary movement in Bengal in 1905:

1. It arose due to failure of moderates.

2. It was influenced by rise of the radical socialist movement in the world.

Which of the Statements given below is correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both1 and 2

d. Neither 1 or nor 2

Ans. a

Explanation: The rise of Indian revolutionary movement is normally contributed to failure of moderates and it rose after the partition of Bengal. Impact of socialism on Indian revolutionary movement was seen after the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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Q.4: Consider the following statements with regard to Indian Councils Act, 1861:

1. It exclusively introduced changes in the home Government only.

2. It empowered the governor-General to make rules for more convenient transaction of business in the council.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. b

Explanation: Act of 1858 exclusively introduced changes in the home government and the power of the government was shifted to the British Empire. The act empowered the Governor-General to make rules for the more convenient transaction of business in the council.

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Q.5: Consider the following statements regarding Harappan Civilisation:

1. Class division was present in the Society as evidenced by their housing pattern.

2.  The People of this civilisation navigated the Mediterranean coast.

3. The People of this civilisation used carts and wheels.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c.  1 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

Ans. c

Explanation: Harrapan civilization was an urban civilization with apparent class division. The people of this civilization had trading relations with Mesopotamia and they navigated in the Arabian Sea. 

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