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MODERN INDIA - 100 QUESTIONS


1. During the revolt of 1857, Birjis Qadr, the son of the deposed Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, was proclaimed the new Nawab of : 
Lucknow 

2. Who among established the Calcutta Unitarian Committee? 

Ishwar Chandra Vidhya Sagar 

3. The Governor General who finally removed the Maratha Peshwa from his position, captured his territories and sent him off to a distant place? 

Hastings

 4. Who was the Viceroy when Cripp’s Mission visited India? 

Linlithgo

5. In the Federation established by the Act 1935, residuary powers were given to the : 

Viceroy 

6. On 9th of August, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi and the entire CongressWorking Committee were arrested in _____: 

Mumbai 

7. Which Act at aimed at separating the commercial and political functioning of the East India Company? 

Act of 1784 

8. After the notice had expired the Non-Cooperation movement was launched formally on 1st August of ____: 

1920 

9. Name Brigadier-General who, with his British troops entered the park at Jallianwala Bagh, closed the entrance of the park and commanded his army to fire on the gathered people without any warning. 

Reginald Dyer 

10. The Government of India Act 1919 had introduced the system of _____ to govern the provinces of British India: 

Diarchy

11. Which was the basis on which the Government of India Act 1919 was made? 

Montague’s Declaration 1917 

12. Which nationalist leader has been described as being radical in politics but conservative on social issues? 

Bal Granada Tilak 

13. Which Commission recommended a change in the pattern of Dyarchy introduced under the Act of 1919? 

Simon Commission 

14. Which was considered as the basis of the Indian Independence Act of 1947? 

Mount batten Plan 

15. During the first Round Table Conference, who favoured the move of the British Government to provide separate electorate for the oppressed classes as was done in case of other minorities like Muslims, Sikh etc? 

B.R.Ambedkar 

16. Who acted as President of Indian National Congress for six consecutive years? 

Abul Kalam Azad 

17. Who led the most successful revolutionary operation in the entire history of freedom struggle?

 Surya Sen 

18. Who were the leaders with whom Lord Mountbatten held discussions apart from Jawaharlal Nehru?

Mahatma Gandhi and Jinnah

19. What proposal was made in the ‘August Offer’ of 1940? 

Dominion Status 

20. Following Mahatma Gandhi’s suggestion, the Khilafat Committee unanimously adopted a resolution to launch a nonviolent non-cooperation movement, at its meeting held at: 

Allahabad 

21. Under what charge, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested in 1908? 

Sedition 

22. With the emergence whom the element of mass mobilisation in freedom movement was introduced? 

Mahatma Gandhi 

23. Who mentioned the safeguards and special powers vested in the Governor-General as per the Govt. of India Act 1935 as ‘ Charter of Slavery’? 

Jawaharlal Nehru

24. The Bombay Triumvirate included Feroz Shah Mehta, K.T.Telang and _____. 

Badruddin Tyabji 

25. Who was the Governor-General when the Pindari Wars held? 

Lord Hastings 

26. After matriculation, in which college Mahatma Gandhi joined? 

Samaldas College 

27. Who was the Governor General of India when the Charter Act of 1833 was passed? 

William Bentinck 

28. After reading which book, Mahatma Gandhi founded the Phoenix settlement? 

Unto This Last

29. For how much duration Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced for the first time in South Africa? 

Two months 

30. Under which British Act, the Governors of Madras and Bombay were deprived of their legislative powers? 

Charter Act of 1833 

31. In 1933, Mahatma Gandhi started Harijan Yatra from: 

Wardha 

32. In which year Mahatma Gandhi decided to adopt Brahmacharya? 

1906 

33. In which year Mahatma Gandhi visited Kerala in association with the Vaikom Satyagraha? 

1925

34. Kirti Mandir, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi was in: 

Porbandar 

35. What was the profession of Mahatma Gandhi? 

Lawyer 

36. Mahatma Gandhi confessed his guilt of stealing for the purpose of smoking in a letter, promising never to steal in future and asking for adequate punishment. To whom was this letter addressed? 

Father 

37. Mahatma Gandhi who was sentenced for six years imprisonment in 1922, was released in: 

1924 

38. The famous play was written by Deen Bandhu Mitra which highlighted the plight of indigo farmers? 

Neel Darpan

39. The venue of Santhal rebellion- 

Jharkhand 

40. Under which Act, the English East India Company ceased to be a trading company? 

Charter Act of 1833

 41. What was the age of Mahatma Gandhi when he reached South Africa for the first time? 

24 

42. The number of sections in the Indian Penal Code- 

511 

43. In which Princely state Ranbeer Code was brought into effect in the lines of Indian Penal Code implemented in British India- 

Kashmir 

44. On which occasion the transfer of the capital of British India to Delhi from Calcutta was announced King George V? 

Delhi Durbar of 1911

45. Where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned when he was arrested during the Quit India Movement? 

Aga Khan Palace, Pune 

46. Who led the Salt Satyagraha when Mahatma Gandhi was arrested? 

Abbas Tyabji 

47. How did Mahatma Gandhi help during the Zulu Rebellion in South Africa? 

By nursing the wounded rebels 

48. From which monument the design of the central dome of Viceregal Palace (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) was copied? 

Sanchi Stupa

49. Identify the Viceroy who wrote home these words after his first meeting with Mahatma Gandhi: “Mr Gandhi’s religious and moral views are, I believe, admirable, but I confess that I find it difficult to understand the practice of them in politics.” 

Lord Reading 

50. In the last months of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, he fasted to end bloody clashes between Muslims and Hindus in which two cities? 

Kolkata and Delhi 

51. On what charges was Mahatma Gandhi arrested in 1922? 

Sedition 

52. In which Jail Mahatma Gandhi started the writing of his autobiography? 

Yervada

53. In which organisation Mahatma Gandhi became a member when he was a student in England?

vegetarian society 

54. Which party is related to Shimla Deputation? 

Muslim League 

55. Who led Shimla Deputation? 

Aga Khan 

56. The Viceroy whom the Shimla Deputation led by Aga Khan met in 1906? 

Minto II 

57. The year of First Lahore Conspiracy Case: 

1915 

58. In which state Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi is situated? 

Gujarat

59. In which year All India rural industries organisation was brought into existence under the patronage of Mahatma Gandhi? 

1934 

60. What news awaited Mahatma Gandhi on his return from England in 1891? 

Mother’s death 

61. After the demise of which leader, Mahatma Gandhi emerged as the eminent leader of the Indian National Congress? 

Bal Gangadhar Tilak 

62. The rebellion that broke out in Central India in 1910- 

Bastar Rebellion

63. The viceroy Lord Irwin escaped unhurt from a bomb blast in Modern India Delhi-Agra route in 1929 who thanked God for the narrow escape, condemned the revolutionary act through his article ‘The Cult of Bomb’? 

Mahatma Gandhi 

64. What style did Mahatma Gandhi adopt in writing the book “Hind Swaraj”?

Questions and Answers 

65. Which book influenced Mahatma Gandhi greatly, which he read in England? 

Plea for Vegetarianism 

66. Which region witnessed Warli revolt? 

Maharashtra 

67. Who referred to Mahatma Gandhi’s decision to call-off the Non-Cooperation Movement as a “National Calamity”? 

Subhas Chandra Bose

68. Who was known as ‘Saint of Sabarmati”? 

Mahatma Gandhi 

69. Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced for six years imprisonment in 1922 for sedition on behalf of the articles published in: 

Young India 

70. When did Mahatma Gandhi get his head shaved, discard his clothes and settle for a loincloth? 

1921 

71. When did Mahatma Gandhi write the “Green Pamphlet”? 

1896 

72. In which day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated? 

Friday 

73. In which year Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed? 

1931

74. In which year Tipu Sultan attacked Travancore? 

1789 

75. Who was the chief leader of Kol uprising? 

Buddho Bhagat 

76. Who was the regent when Dalip Singh, the son of Ranjith Singh, was raised to the throne of Punjab? 

Rani Jhindan 

77. The treaty that ended the first Anglo-Sikh War? 

Treaty of Lahore (1846) 

78. Name the European power which was benefitted by the Treaty of Srirangapatnam (1792) as the surrendered territories of Tipu was divided among the allies? 

The British

79. Which state was the venue of the Khond uprising? 

Odisha 

80. Name the allies of the British who were benefitted by the Treaty of Srirangapatnam as they got the share of surrounded territories? 

The Marathas and Nizam 

81. Which river was determined as the boundary of the territories of the Sikhs and the British as per the Treaty of Amritsar? 

Sutlej 

82. The exiled ruler of Afghanistan who signed the Tripartite Treaty with Ranjith Singh and the British in 1838? 

Shah Shuja

83. What was the original name of Alivardi Khan- 

Mirza Muhammad Ali

 84. The resident of Poona who signed a secret treaty with Peshwa to exclude the French from the army? 

Palmer 

85. The year in which the Danes came to India for trading? 

1616 

86. Which European power left India by the end of 17th century as their fortunes ended? 

The Dutch 

87. Which European power occupied Puducherry between 1693 and 1699? 

The Dutch

88. Which is the last European colonial power to leave India? 

The Portuguese (1961) 

89. Which revolt in Chotanagpur was led by Jatra Bhagat? 

Oraon Revolt 

90. Who succeeded Dupleix as the French Governor in India? 

Godeheu 

91. Who was the leader of 1857 revolt at Faizabad? 

Ahmadullah Shah (Maulavi Ahmadullah) 

92. The wife of Bahadur Shah Zafar who was sent to prison in Rangoon during the 1857 revolt: 

Begum Zeenat Mahal 

93. In which year the French abandoned their settlement at Surat? 

1714

94. The ruler of Nagpur who befriended the pindari leader Cheetu: 

Appa Saheb 

95. The Governor of Madras with whom Tipu Sultan signed the Treaty of Mangalore in 1784: 

Mac Artney 

96. The Pindari leader who submitted to Malcolm in 1818: 

Karim Khan 

97. The ruler of Wodeyar dynasty who was usurped by Devraj and Nanjaraj: 

Chik Krishnaraj 

98. The Wodeyar was the feudatories of which kingdom? 

Vijayanagar 

99. Under which Act, a Secretary of State was appointed for India? 

Govt of India Act 1858

100. Who assumed the title Padshah in 1787? 

Tipu Sultan

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