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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 19 – STHAAPNA Series

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Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?  [2012]

  1. It opposed idolatry.
  2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
  3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Consider the following statements:

  1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune School at Calcutta with the main aim of encouraging education for women.
  2. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first graduate of the Calcutta University.
  3. Keshav Chandra Sen’s campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati by the Governor General.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  [2005]

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Consider the following statements: [2001]

  1. Arya Samaj was founded in 1835
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai opposed the appeal of Arya Samaj to the authority of Vedas in support of its social reform programme
  3. Under Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj campaigned for women’s education
  4. Vinoba Bhave founded the Sarvodya Samaj to work among refugees

Which of these statements are correct?

(a)1 and 2

(b)2 and 3

(c) 2 and 4

(d) 3 and 4


Satya Shodhak sabha organized- (2016)

(a) a movement for upliftment of tribals in bihar

(b) a temple-entry movement in Gujrat

(c) an anti-caste movement in maharashtra

(d) A peasant movement in Punjab


Who among the following was a proponent of Fabianism as a movement? [2005]

(a) Annie Besant

(b) A.O. Hume

(c) Michael Madhusudan Dutt

(d) R. Palme Dutt


Which among the  following events happened earliest? (2018)

(a) Swami Dayanand established Arya Samaj

(b) Dinabandhu Mitra wrote Neeldarpan

(c) Bankim Chandra chhatopadhyay wrote Anandmath

(d) Satyendranath Tagore became the first Indian to succeed in the Indian Civil Services Examination.


Consider the following pairs: (2017)

Radhakanta Deb- First president of the british indian Association

Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty- founder of the madrasa Mahajana Sabha

Surendranath Bannerjee- Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

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