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76 Who among the following wrote The History of British India (1817) based on utilitarianism?
1 Macaulay
2 Trevelyan
3 Bentham
4 Mill

77 Which among the following was called the ‘steel frame’ that sustained British ruie under Cornwallis?
1 His Revenue Reforms
2 His Judicial System
3 The Indian Civil Service
4 The Permanent Zamindary Settlement of Land

Answer: The Indian Civil Service


78 The concept, ‘back to the Vedas’ was propounded by
1 Swami Dayananda Saraswati
2 Vidyasagar
3 Keshab Chandra Sen
4 Raja Mammohan Roy

Answer:Swami Dayananda Saraswati
79 The first railway line was opened in 1853 between
1 Bombay and Thane
2 Bombay and Calcutta
3 Bombay and Agra
4 Bombay and Delhi

Answer: Bombay and Thane
80 Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh was opened during the time of
1 Lord Elgin
2 Lord Mayo
3 Lord Lytton
4 Lord Northbrook

Answer: Lord Lytton
81 John Shore was known for his policy of non-intervention. However, he followed this policy only with regard to
1 Awadh
2 Assam
3 Rohilkhand
4 None of the above

Answer: Assam
82 During which of the following periods was the policy of subordinate isolation followed?
1 1765-1813
2 1813-1857
3 1857-1882
4 1882-1947

Answer: 1813-1857
83 Which of the following Acts, passed by Lord Lytton, manifested clear-cut racial discriminations?
1 The Royal Tiles Act, 1876
2 The Vernacular Press Act, 1878
3 The Arms Act,1878
4 The Statutory Civil Service Act, (1878-79)

Answer:The Arms Act,1878
84 The consequence of Anti-Partition of Swadeshi Movement of 1905 was that
1 many swadeshi banks and insurance companies were launched
2 journalism and national poetry developed which inculcated the feeling of nationalism in the Indian masses
3 All of the above

Answer: All of the above
85 The provision of separate electorate for Muslim was envisaged by the
1 Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
2 Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, 1919
3 Government of India Act, 1935
4 Indian Independence Act, 1947

Answer: Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
86 The main aim of Home Rule Movement was to
1 remove British rule
2 turn out the British from India
3 keep Hindu-Muslim unity and fight for freedom
4 attain self-government within the British empire

Answer: attain self-government within the British empire
87 The Young Bengal Movement in 19th century was inspired by
1 Peary Chand Mitra
2 Annie Besant
3 Henry Vivian Derozio
4 None of them

Answer: Henry Vivian Derozio
88 As regards the Partition of Bengal (1905) who said, ‘Bengal united is a power , Bengal divided will pull in several different ways’?
1 Lord Curzon
2 H. H. Risley
3 Francis Buchanon
4 S. N. Bannerjea

Answer: H. H. Risley
89 Who wrote the book, The Indian Mussalmans (1871)?
1 H. H. Risley
2 Sayyed Ahmed Khan
3 Abdul Lalit Khan
4 W.W. Hunter

Answer: W.W. Hunter
90 By the Charter Act of 1793, the Company’s commercial privileges were extended for another
1 Fifteen years
2 Twenty years
3 One hundred years
4 None of the above

Answer: Twenty years

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