DPPH: 24 February

1. Consider  the  following  statements  relating  to  the Civil  Disobedience Movement

1. By the Gandhi-Irwin Pact, the Congress agreedto suspend the Civil Disobedience Movement.

2. By  the  Gandhi-Irwin  Pact.  the  Government promised  to  release  all  political  prisoners  not convicted for  violence.

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

2. Consider the following statements:

1. The Theosophical Society allied itself to the Hindu revival from the very beginning,
2. The Theosophical Society’s activities were confined to Southern India only.
3. The Theosophical Society supported the belief in occult mysticism.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1and 3 only

3. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) It was Lord Lytton who first ordered that the names of the editors and proprietors should be published in the newspapers.

(b) The Bengal Gazette was started as a weekly during the tenure of Lord Wellesley.

(c) J.  S.  Buckingham  started  the  Calcutta  Journal during the tenure of Lord Hastings.

(d) Akhbar-e-Aam  was started as a daily newspaper from Karachi.

4. Consider the following statements with reference to the extremists and moderates within the Congress during the years 1905-07.

1. The extremists wanted to extend the Swadeshi and Boycott movement from Bengal to the rest of the country.

2. The  moderates  wanted  to  gradually extend  the boycott  from  foreign  goods  to  every  form  of association or cooperation with the government.

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

5. Which among the following was/were the reason(s) for decline of the Swadeshi movement by mid 1908?

1. Severe repression by the Government.
2. Internal squabbles in the Congress.
3. Lack of an effective organization and party structure.

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

6.In the Lucknow Session of the Congress in 1916, who among the following made a very significant proposal that the Congress should appoint a working Committee that would carry on day to day affairs of the Congress?

(a) Annie Besant

(b) BaI Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Madan Mohan Malaviya

(d) Surendranath Banerjee

7. During  Indian  struggle  for  independence,  who among  the  following  came  forward  in  defence  of the prisoners in the Meerut Conspiracy  Case ?

1. Jawaharlal Nehru

2. Muzaffar  Ahamed

3. P.  C.  Joshi

4. M.  C.  Chagla

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

8. Consider the following statements :

1. In the First Round Table Conference that met in November, 1930, Congress had no representative.

2. Mahatma Gandhi was chosen as the sole representative of the Congress at the Second Round Table Conference held in September-December, 1931.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a) 1  only

(b)  2  only

(c) Both  1 and  2

(d)  Neither  1  nor 2

9. With  reference  to  the  Nehru  Report,  Consider the following  statements:

1. In  the  Nehru  Report,  the  secular  character of the’State  was listed as a  Fundamental Right.

2. The  Nehru  Report  recommended  that  the redistribution  of  provinces  should  take  place on a  lingusitic  basis.

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

10. Which  one  of  the  following  was  a  reason  for  the failure  of  talks  held  at  the  Simla  Conference  in 1945  ?

(a) The  Congress  boycotted it.

(b) The  Viceroy  was  indifferent  to  demands  of Congress.

(c) The.Dominion status suggested by the Viceroy was not acceptable to both Congress and Muslim League.

(d) Jinnah insisted that all muslim members of the Executive Council must be nominated by Muslim League.

Mains Type Question

Q. Buddha’s  teachings  to  a  large  extent  could  be  helpful  in understanding  and  resolving the problems of today’s society. Analyse critically.

Q. Explain the social aspects of Buddhism and account for its decline in India.


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