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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 4 – STHAAPNA Series

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Q.At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napoleon, which one of the following Governor-General kept the British flag flying high in India? [1999]

(a)William Bentinck

(b)Lord Cornwallis

(c) Lord Wellesley

(d) Lord Hastings


Q.Which one of the following submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India’s direct representation in the British parliament? [2002]

(a) The Deccan Association

(b) The Indian Association

(c) The Madras Mahajan Sabha

(d) The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

Q. In India, the first Bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was: [2003]

(a) Hindustan Commercial Bank

(b) Oudh Commercial Bank

(c) Punjab National Bank

(d) Punjab and Sind Bank

Q.The First Factory Act restricting the working hours of women and children and authorizing local government to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time? [2007]

(a)Lord Lytton

(b)Lord Bentinck

(c) Lord Ripon

(d) Lord Canning

Q.With reference to colonial rule in India, what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883? [2003]

(a) To bring Indians and Europeans at par as far as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned

(b) To impose severe restrictions on the freedom of the native press as it was perceived to be hostile to colonial rulers

(c) To encourage the native Indians to appear for civil service examinations by conducting them in India

(d) To allow native Indians to posses arms by amending the Arms Act

Q.The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the [2013]

(a) imposition of certain restrictions to carry arms by the Indians

(b) imposition of restrictions on newspapers and magazines published in Indian languages

(c) removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans

(d) removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth


Q.What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderburn and W.S. Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893 ? (2011)

(a) To agitate for Indian political reforms in the House of Commons

(b) To campaign for the entry of Indians into the Imperial Judiciary

(c) To facilitate a discussion on India’s Independence in the British Parliament

(d) To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British Parliament

Q.During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed. What was the reason for its formation? [2012]

(a)Different social reform groups or organizations of Bengal region united to form a single body to discuss the issues of larger interest and to prepare appropriate petitions/representations to the government.

(b) Indian National Congress did not want to include social reforms in its deliberations and decided

     to form a separate body for such a purpose.

(c) Behramji Malabari and M. G. Ranade decided to bring together all the social reform groups of the

country under one organization.

(d) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct in this context.

Q.Who among the following used the phrase ‘UNBRITISH’ to criticize the English colonial control of India? [2008]

(a)Anandmohan Bose

(b)Badruddin Tyabji

(c) Dadabhai Naoroji

(d) Pherozeshah Mehta

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