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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 11 – STHAAPNA Series

Consider the following events during India’s freedom struggle: [2004]

  1. Chauri-Chaura Outrage
  2. Minto-Morley Reforms
  3. Dandi March
  4. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the events above?

(a)1, 3, 2, 4

(b)2, 4, 1, 3

(c) 1, 4, 2, 3

(d) 2, 3, 1, 4

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :  [1997]


(a) A – 3; B – 4; C – 5; D – 2

(b) A – 4; B – 1; C – 2; D – 3

(c) A – 2; B – 3; C – 4; D – 5

(d) A – 3; B – 1; C – 2; D – 5


The meeting of Indian and British political leaders during 1930–32 in London has often been referred to as the First, Second and Third Round Table Conferences. It would be incorrect to refer to them as such because:  [1996]

(a) the Indian National Congress did not take part in two of them

(b) Indian parties other than the Indian National Congress, participating in the conference represented sectional interests and not the whole of India

(c) the British Labour Party had withdrawn from the conference thereby making the proceeding of the conference partisan

(d) It was an instance of a conference held in three session and not that of three separate conference


Consider the following statements[2005]

  1. 1. In the First Round Table Conference, Ambedkar demanded separate electorates for the depressed classes.
  2. In the Poona Pact, special provisions for representation of the depressed people in the local bodies and civil services were made.
  3. The Indian National Congress did not take part in the Third Round Table Conference.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 and 2

(b)2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because-   [2012]

(a) Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations

(b) Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion

(c) Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award

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


The Poona Pact which was signed between the British Government and Mahatma Gandhi in 1934 provided for: [1997]

(a) creation of dominion status for India

(b) separate electorates for the Muslims

(c) separate electorate for the Harijans

(d) joint electorate with reservation for Harijans


Who among the following was a prominent leader of the Congress Socialist Party?  [1996]

(a) M.N. Roy

(b) Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi

(c) Pattam Thanu Pillai

(d) Acharya Narendra Dev


With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements:  [2015]

  1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes.
  2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of proletariat.
  3. It advocated separate electorate for minorities and oppressed classes.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None


. In which one of the following provinces was a Congress ministry not formed under the Act of 1935 ?  [2005]



(c) Orissa

(d) Punjab


Consider the following statements: [2010]

  1. The “Bombay Manifesto” signed in 1936 openly opposed the preaching of socialist ideals.
  2. It evoked support from a large section of business community from all across India.

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

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