DPPH: 28 February
The following items consist of two statements : one labelled as the Assertion (A) and the others as Reason (R)’ Yeu are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below :
(a) Both (A) and (R) are individually true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are individually true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false but (R) is true
1. Assertion (A) : Lord Ripon resigned before the term of his viceroyalty was over.
Reason (R) : The British Government was annoyed by the Ilbert bill and forced him to resign.
2. Assertion (A) : The Constituent Assembly of 1946 was not elected on the basis of universal adult franchise.
Reason (R) : Gandhiji had desired that the very best talent available in the country must be involved in the task of the making of the Constitution.
3. Assertion (A) : The Congress Working Committee and the AICC passed a resolution against the Mountbatten Plan.
Reason (R) : Mountbatten Plan sought to affect an early transfer of power on the basis of Dominion Status to two successor states, India and Pakistan.
4. Assertion (A) : In the early years of the Indian National Congress, it was decided to rotate the Congress Session among dlfferent parts of the country.
Reason (R) : The very early leadership of the Congress, wanted to take up the issue of social reform of different parts of the country.
5. Assertion A : The Khilafat movement did bring the urban Muslims into the fold of the.National Movement.
Reason R: There was a predominant elements of anti-imperialism in both the National and Khilafat Movement.
6. Assertion A : Partition of Bengal in 1905 brought to an end the Moderates role in the Indian freedom movement.
Reason R: The Surat session of Indian National Congress separated the Extremists from the Moderates.
7. Assertion A : The first ever Bill to make primary education compulsory in India was rejected in 1911
Reason R: Discontent would have increased every cultivator could read.
8. Assertion A : Gandhi stopped the Non-Co-operation Movement in 1922.
Reason R : Violence at Chauri Chaura led him to stop the movement.
9. Assertion A : The congress rejected the cripps proposals.
Reason R : The cripps Mission consisted solely of whites.
10. Assertion (A): Amir Khusrau’works incorporate Hindi verses.
Reason (R): Amir Khusrau showed respect for Hindi and bad little reservation in using it in his
Mains Type Quedtions:
Q. “The vernacular press in the nineteenth century was both newspaper as well as ‘views- papers’ that enlightened the dormant masses.” Comment. (200 words)
Q. Orientalism produced a knowledge of the past to service the needs of the Colonial States.” Elucidate. (200 words)