Solution of DPPH: 29 February

1. In the context of Non-Cooperation Movement, under whose chairmanship was the All India College Students’ Conference held at Nagpur in December 1920?

(a) B.C. Pal

(b) C.R. Das

(c) Lala Lajpat Rai

(d) Pandit Motilal Nehru


2. Consider the following names :

1. Alfred Webb

2. Badruddin Tyabji

3. George Yule

4. Rahamatulla Muhammad Sayani

Which of the above were the Presidents of Indian National Congress?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


3. To house the families of the Satyagrahis in South Africa and give them a way to sustain themselves, Gandhiji, with the help of his German architect friend, Kallenbach set up a centre which was to become precursor to later Gandhian ashrams that were to play an important role in the Indian National Movement. Which one of the following is that centre?

(a) Dublin Farm

(b) Natal Farm

(c) Tolstoy Farm

(d) Indian Farm


4. Who among the following was not associated with the foundation of the Indian Association?

(a) Surendranath Banerjee

(b) Anandmohan Bose

(c) A.O. Hume

(d) Surya Sen


5. ‘Mitra Mela’ was later on renamed as

(a) Anushilan Samiti

(b) Abhinava Bharati Samiti

(c) Jugantar

(d) Nibandhamala


6. Consider the following events :

1. Royal visit of the King Emperor George-V

2. Partition of Bengal

3. Simla deputation

4. Birth of Muslim League

Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

(a) 2-4-3-1

(b) 2-3-4-1

(c) 3-2-1-4

(d) 4-2-1-3


7. The Montagu’s Declaration of 20th August 1917 contained

1. Increasing association of Indians in every branch of administration.

2. Gradual development of self-governing institutions.

3. Realization of responsible government independent of the British Empire.

4. Progress in this policy to be achieved in successive stages.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


8. Which of the following Acts were passed by the British Government in 1856?

1. Hindu Widow Remarriage Act

2. Abolition of Sati (Regulation XVII)

3. Religious Disabilities Act

4. General Service Enlistment Act

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 3


9. With reference to the rise of modern literature in Indian languages, which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Dinbandhu Mitra’s play Neeldarpan probed into the depth of exploitation and atrocities committed by the Indigo planters.

(b) Bankimchandra’s semi-historical novel Durgeshnandini was a landmark in the field of Bengali language, as it not only made Bengali language respectable for the English educated but also gave them a new prose style.

(c) Bipin Chandra Pal stated the weekly New Bengal through which he ventilated ideas about patriotism, nationalism and nation building.

(d) Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar was known as “Shivaji of Modern Marathi language”


10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I                           List II

(Founders)              (Journals)

(a) Zafar Ali Khan  1. Kudi Arasu

(b) B.C. Horniman  2. Kisan Bulletin

(c) E.V.R. Naicker Periyar 3. Bombay Chronicle

(d) Indulal Yagnik          4. Zamindar

Code :


(a) 4 2 3 1

(b) 4 3 1 2

(c) 1 3 2 4

(d) 1 2 3 4

Mains Questions (For History Optional and Mains)
Q. Trace the course and explain the consequences of the drain of wealth from Bengal in the  eighteenth century. (300 words)
Q. “Our system acts very much like a sponge, drawing up all the good things from the banks  of  the  Ganges, and  squeezing  them down  on  the  banks  of the  Thames.”  Comment. (200 words)

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