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History Solved Questions and Answers for UGC NET Exam | History MCQs Set 5

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1 In nationalist iconography, whose celebrated painting of Bharat Mata or “Mother India” (c. 1904-5) came to symbolise this new image of India ?
1 Raja Ravi Verma
2 Abhinindranath Tagore
3 Gaganendranath Tagore
4 Nandlal Bose

Answer: Abhinindranath Tagore
2 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Mahatma Gandhi wrote : Even Swadeshi, like any good thing, can be ridden to death if it is made a fetish.

Reason (R) : Mahatma Gandhi opined : Swadeshi is a doctrine that has its roots in the purest Ahimsa i.e. love.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
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3 Which country imposed strict restrictions on the Indian immigrants from landing, carried by the ship Komagatu Maru in March 1914 ?
1 U.S.A.
2 England
3 Japan
4 Canada

Answer: Canada
4 Chronologically arrange the following top level political negotiations that took place to conciliate the Muslim League position :

(a) Bhulabhai Desai-Liaqat Ali Pact

(b) Simla Conference

(c) Gandhi-Jinnah talks

(d) Rajaji (Raj Gopalachari) formula

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

1 (c), (a), (d), (b)
2 (b), (d), (c), (a)
3 (a), (c), (b), (d)
4 (d), (c), (a), (b)

Answer:(d), (c), (a), (b)
5 After gaining independence from the British rule, who reminded Jawaharlal Nehru, ‘freedom comes to India, not to the congress’, urging the formulation of a cabinet that included the ablest men regardless of party affiliation ?
1 C. Rajgopalachari
2 Dr. Rajendra Prasad
3 Mahatma Gandhi
4 Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
6 The Second Five Year Plan, which aimed at accelerating economic growth under the state assuming leading role, was also known as :
1 The Bombay Plan
2 The C.N. Vakil Plan
3 The John Mathais Plan
4 The P.C. Mahalanobis Plan

Answer: The P.C. Mahalanobis Plan
7 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : In the end, the Enlightenment brought the world of Europe into the modern era.

Reason (R) : The Scientific Revolution of the 17TH century had created the basic intellectual milieu in which the Enlightenment was born.

In the context of the above statements which of the following is correct ? Code :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
8 From among the following statements which one is not correct ?
1 The term ‘Enlightenment’ denote’s major intellectual and cultural movement of the 18TH century, characterised by a deep faith in the power of human knowledge to solve basic problems of existence
2 Enlightenment writers aimed at rebuilding human society, institutions and knowledge on the foundation of old structures
3 Intellectuals during the Enlightenmnet turned a critical eye on nearly all received traditions of Europe
4 The Enlightenment era was ruled by ideas of faith in reason, progress and humanitarian values

Answer: Enlightenment writers aimed at rebuilding human society, institutions and knowledge on the foundation of old structures
9 At which session of the Indian National Congress, the procession was jointly led by the Congress President, Motilal Nehru and the Muslim League President, Hakim Ajmal Khan ?
1 Lucknow session, 1916
2 Amritsar session, 1919
3 Calcutta session, 1920
4 Ahmedabad session, 1921

Answer: Amritsar session, 1919
10 Which one of the following newspapers was not associated with Mahatma Gandhi for communicating his ideas ?
1 Harijan
2 Indian Opinion
3 Young India
4 The Leader

Answer: The Leader
11 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Despite its name, the Hindu Code Bill was to apply to Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains as well as Hindu castes and sects.

Reason (R) : After independence, among those favouring a common civil code were the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the law minister, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

In the context of these statements, which of the following is correct ?

Code :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
12 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : The humanists of the Renaissance period believed that the classical antiquity constituted a reservoir of excellence – literary, intellectual, artistic and moral.

Reason (R) : The vernacular translation of scriptures during the Renaissance hastened the process of secularization of society.

In the context of the above statements which of the following is correct ?

Code :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
13 Where did the nationalist vocalist Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar establish his first Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in 1901 ?
1 Karachi
2 Bombay
3 Baroda
4 Lahore

Answer: Lahore
14 Which one of the following statements regarding post-modernism is not correct ?
1 Under Post-modernism, assumptions regarding the unity of humanity, the individual as a creative force of society and history have been put under critical scrutiny.
2 Under Post-modernism, assumptions such as the idea of science as Truth and the superiority of the West, are held as absolute.
3 Under Post-modernism, disciplinary boundaries are getting blurred and new disciplinarity such as feminism, ethnic studies, urban and culture studies are moving to the centre of human studies.
4 The Post-modernist critique introduces the idea of discontinuity, disjunction and interruption, instead of the idea of linear and progressive historical rhythm.

Answer: Under Post-modernism, assumptions such as the idea of science as Truth and the superiority of the West, are held as absolute.
15 Which province ventured to construct irrigation canals through private companies by assured returns on their investments in the early sixties of the nineteenth century ?
1 Madras
2 Bombay
3 Bengal
4 Punjab

Answer: Madras

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