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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 22 – STHAAPNA Series

Consider the following statements : [2012]

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

  1. 1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
  2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians
  3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Who of the following was/were economic critic/ critics of colonialism in India? [2015]

  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. G. Subramania Iyer
  3. R. C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Who among the following wrote the book Bahubivah? [2007]

(a) Raja Rammohan Roy

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(c) Pandita Rambai

(d) Rabindranath Tagore


Who among the following started the newspaper Shome Prakash? [2007]

(a) Dayanand Saraswati

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(c) Raja Rammohan Roy

(d) Surendranath Banerjee


The paintings of Abanindranath Tagore are classified as:  [1999]




(d) Impressionistic


A graduate at 18, professor and associate editor of the Sudharak at 20, Secretary of the Sarvajanik Sabha and of the Provincial Conference at 25, Secretary of the National Congress at 29, leading witness before an important Royal Commission at 31, Provincial legislator at 34, Imperial legislator at 36, President of the Indian National Congress at 39, a patriot whom Mahatma Gandhi himself regarded as his master”.  [1997]

This is how a biographer describes:

(a) Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya

(b) Mahadev Govind Ranade

(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


M.C. Setalvad, B.N. Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer were distinguished members of the: [1997]

(a) Swaraj Party

(b) All India National Liberal Federation

(c) Madras Labour Union

(d) Servants of India Society


“The Congress is tottering to its fall and one of my great ambitious while in India, is to assist it to a peaceful demise. “This statement is attributed to:  [1998]

(a)Lord Dufferin

(b)Lord Curzon

(c) Lord Lytton

(d) None of the above


The Governor-General who followed a spirited “Forward” policy towards Afghanistan was: [1999]



(c) Elgin

(d) Lytton


Lord Mountbatten came to India as a Viceroy with specific instruction to: [1998]

(a) balkanize the Indian sub-continent

(b) keep India united if possible

(c) accept Jinnah’s demand for Pakistan

(d) persuade the Congress to accept the partition



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