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1. Why did Mahatma Gandhi undertake fast into death in 1932?

a) Ramsay McDonald announced the Communal Award

b) Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations

c) Congress and the Muslim League had differences of opinion

d) None of the above

Ans: A

2. With reference to the Ryotwari Settlement, which of the below-given statements is/are correct?

1. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed.

2. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government

3. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots

a) 2 only                   b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3 only         d) None of the above

Ans: B

3. The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he,

1.Exposed the economic exploitation of the Indian nation by the Britishers

2. Stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else

3. Restored the self-confidence of Indians and interpreted the ancient Indian texts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only                    b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only         d) 1,2 and 3

Ans: A

4. The aim of the Rowlatt Act was to,

a) The imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press

b) Compulsory economic support to war efforts

c) Imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial

d) Suppression of the Khilafat Movement

Ans: C

5. The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress in 1929, marks as an important incident in the history of India, because

1. A resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

2. The Congress passed a resolution demanding purna swaraj (complete independence)

3. The rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session

Which of the above-given statements is/are correct?

a) 2 only             b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3          d) None of the above

Ans: A

6. Which of the following given statements is/are correct, with reference to the guilds / Shrine of ancient India, which played a very major role in the country’s economy?

1. The guild had judicial powers over its own members.

2. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the State and the king was the chief administrative authority on them.

3. The wages, rules of work, standards, and prices were fixed by the guild.

a) 1 and 3 only         b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only        d) 1,2 and 3

Ans: A

7. In the Indian Constitution, the distribution of powers between the Centre and the states is based on the scheme provided in the

a) Indian independence Act, 1947

b) Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909

c) Montagu-Chelmsford Act, 1919

d) Government of Indian Act, 1935

Ans: D

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