DPPH: 27 February

1. Consider the following statements:

1. The first Session of the All-India Hindu Mahasabha was held under the Presidentship of the Mabaraja of Kasim Bazaar.

2. The Jabalpur Session of Hindu Mahasabha in 1928 adopted resolutions calling for conversion of non Hindus into Hinduism.

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. In February 1947, who among the following made the important announcement that it was his Majesty’s Government’s definite intention to take necessary steps to effect the transference of power to responsible Indian hands by June 1948?

(a) Clement Dulce

(b) Lord Mountbatten

(c) Winston Churchill

(d) Lord Pethick Lawrence

3. Consider the following statements:

1. When Warren Hastings took over as the Governor General, he shifted the treasury to Calcutta.

2. In 1780, the manufacture of salt was directly taken up by the Government.

3. The Decennial  Settlement  of  land revenue  was declared permanent in 1790.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c)  2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. Consider the following statements:

In the ryetwari (land revenue) system,
1. the settlement was made with small farmers.
2. the farmers enjoyed all rights in the land subject to the payment of a fixed revenue which was collected by the village headman on behalf of the State.
3. the senlement was made and renewed for specified periods during which the revot was not liable to be ousted from the land.

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

5. Who  among  the  following  was  popularly  known  as Lokahitavadi?

(a) Akshay Kumar Dun

(b) Gopal Mari Deshmukh

(c) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(d) Mahadev Govind Ranade

6. Who among the following made the first systematic critique of moderate politics in  1893-94 in a series of articles entitled “New Lamps  for  Old”?

(a)  Aurobindo Ghosh

(b)  Hal  Gangadhar  Tilak

(c)  Satish  Chandra Mukherjee

(d) Lala Lajpat Kai

7. At  which  one  of  the  following  places  was  the Hindustan  Socialist  Republican  Army  founded  in September  1928 by Bhagat Singh and a few of his associates ?

(a) Jodha Bai’s  Palace,  Fatehpur  Sikri

(b)  Ferozeshah  Kotla,  Delhi

(c)  Alfred  Park, Allahabad

(d) Mott  Masjid,  Agra Fort

8. As per the Press Licensing regulations of 1823,

(a) The printer and publisher had to obtain a license for starting a press

(b) Magistrates could attach unlicensed presses

(c) Every book or newspaper was required to have printed the name of printer and publisher on it and a free copy supplied to local government

(d) The Governor-General had the right to revoke a license or call for a fresh application.

9. Which  one  of  the  following  pairs  is  correctly matched ?

(a)  Ganesh  Darnodar  Savarkar – Naujawan  Bharat Sabha

(b)  Sardar  Ajit Singh    -Bharat Mata  Socitey

(c)  G. S.  Arundale        -Hindustan Socialist Republican  Party

(d)  Bhupendra Nath Dutta    Abhinav Bharat Samaj

10. Match the List-I and the List-II and select the correct
answer  using  the code’ given below  the lists :
List-I                                     List-II
(Samiti/Society)                  (Person Associated)

(a)  Anushilan  Samiti         1.  Krishna Kumar  Mitra
(b) Anti-circular  Society  2.  Jatindranath  Banerjee
(c)  Dawn Socity                3.  Ashwini  Kumar  Dun
(d) Swadesh  Bandhab Samiti    4.  Satls’chandra Mukherji

A      B       C      D
(a) 2       4        1      3
(b) 2        1       4       3
(c) 3       4       1       2
(d) 3        1       4       2

Mains Type Questions:

Q. “Railway development in India provides an interesting instance of private enterprise at public risk.” Comment. (200 words)

Q. Write a critique on the impact of the Drain Theory of Dadabhai Nauroji in the growth of economic nationalism. (250 words)