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Indian History MCQ-21

After the revolt of 1857 the British recruited the soldiers from the—

A. Brahmins of UP and Bihar
B. Bengalis and Orrias from the East
C. Gurkhas, Sikhs and Punjabis in the North
D. Madras Presidency and Marathas

When did Queen Victoria declared the taking over of Indian Administration under British Crown ?

A. 1 November, 1858
B. 31 December, 1857
C. 6 January, 1958
D. 17 November, 1859

The revolt of 1857 at Lucknow was led by—

A. Begum Hazarat Mahal
B. Tantia Tope
C. Rani Laxmi Bai
D. Nana Sahib

‘India war of Independence 1857’ is written by—

A. S.N. Sen
B. R.C. Majumdar
C. V.D. Savarkar
D. S.B. Chaudhari

The birth place of Maharani Laxmi Bai, the heroine of the 1857 freedom struggle is—

A. Agra
B. Jhansi
C. Varanasi
D. Vrindaban

The modern historian who called the revolt of 1857 as the ‘first war of independence’ was—

A. R.C. Majumdar
B. S.N. Sen
C. V.D. Savarkar
D. AshokMehta

‘In this instance we could not play off the Mohammedans against the Hindus’. To which one of the following events did this remark of Aitchison relate ?

A. Revolt of 1857
B. Champaran Satyagraha (1917)
C. Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement
D. August Movement of 1942

Which one of the following territories was NOT affected by the Revolt of 1857 ?

A. Jhansi
B. Chittor
C. Jagdishpur
D. Lucknow

With reference to the ‘revolt of the year 1857’, who of the following was betrayed by a friend captured and put to death by the British ?

A. Nana Sahib
B. Kunwar Singh
C. Khan Bahadur Khan
D. Tantiya Tope

Who was the Governor General of India during the sepoy Mutiny ?

A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Hardings
D. Lord Lytton

According to Dadabhai Naoroji Swaraj meant—

A. Complete independence
B. Self government
C. Economic independence
D. Political independence

Which book was written by Dadabhai Naoroji on Indian poverty and economy under British rule ?

A. Indian Economy under British Raj
B. British Rule and Economic Drain of India
C. Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
D. Economic Drain and Poverty of India

The partition of Bengal (1905) was annulled by the—

A. Indian Councils Act of 1909
B. Chelmsford-Montague Report, 1919
C. Proclamation of Delhi Durbar in 1911
D. Government of India Act, 1935

Who of the following founded the East India Association ?

A. C.R. Das
B. Dadabhai Naoroji
C. Debendranath Tagore
D. V.D. Savarkar

Consider the following statements :

1. The Indian National Congress was founded during the viceroyalty of Lord Dufferin.
2. The first President of Indian National Congress was W.C. Banerji.
3. The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Calcutta.
4. In. the first session of the Indian National Congress Some government
officials were also present. Which of the statements given above are correct ?

A. 1,2 and 3 only
B. 1, 2 and 4 only
C. 3 and 4 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

At which congress session did Dadabhai Naoroji announce that Swaraj was the goal of India’s political efforts ?

A. 1886 Calcutta session
B. 1893 Lahore session
C. 1905 Benaras session
D. 1906 Calcutta session

The first session of the Indian National Congress was shifted from Poo’na to Bombay almost at the eleventh hour because—

A. The leaders of the Bombay Presidency Association were against holding the first meeting of the Congress at Poona.
B. The Bombay Governor agreed to A.O. Hume’s proposal to act as First President of the Congress.
C. Bombay as the capital of the presidency would help the conference attract more attention if it was held there.
D. An outbreak of cholera in Poona forced the organizers of the Congress to shift its venue from poona to Bombay