Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-37

This is the Day-37 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 20 questions is 25 minutes.

Q.1) Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

(a) To maintain a large standing army at other’s expense

(b) To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger

(c) To secure a fixed income for the Company

(d) To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States

Q.2) After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government?

  1. The territories called `Santhal Paraganas’ were created.
  2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non-Santhal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the

(a) increase in the export of Indian handicrafts

(b) growth in the number of Indian owned factories

(c) commercialization of Indian agriculture

(d) rapid increase in the urban population

Q.4) With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs of Institution vs Founder:

  1. Sanskrit College at Benaras: William Jones
  2. Calcutta Madarsa: Warren Hastings
  3. Fort William College: Arthur Wellesley

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only

Q.5) Regarding Wood’s Dispatch, which of the following statements are true?

  1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced.
  2. Establishment of universities was recommended.
  3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India?

  1. Charter Act of 1813
  2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
  3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were

(a) Raw cotton, oil-seeds and opium

(b) Sugar, salt, zinc and lead

(c) Copper, silver, gold, spices and tea

(d) Cotton, silk, saltpetre and opium

Q.8) Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?

  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Alexander Read
  3. Thomas Munro

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

Q.9) Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

(a) a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar

(b) a temple-entry movement in Gujarat

(c) an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra

(d) a peasant movement in Punjab

Q.10) Consider the following:

  1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee
  2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation
  3. Indian Reform Association

Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.11) What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation (1858)?

  1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States
  2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
  3. To regulate East India Company’s trade with India

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.12) Consider the following pairs:

  1. Radhakanta Deb: First President of the British Indian Association
  2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty: Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
  3. Surendranath Banerjee: Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.13) Which one of the following upheavals took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857?

(a) Sanyasi Rebellion

(b) Santhal Rebellion

(c) Indigo Disturbances

(d) Pabna Disturbances

Q.14) Which one of the following statements does correctly defines the term ‘drain theory’ as propounded by Dadabhai Naoroji?

(a) That the resources of the country were being utilised in the interest of Britain

(b) That a part of India’s national wealth or total annual product was being exported to Britain for which India got no material return

(c) That the British Industrialists were being given an opportunity to invest in India under the protection of the imperial power

(d) That the British goods were being imported to the country making it poorer day by day

Q.15) Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

(a) Holt Machenzie Mahalvari settlement in Northern India

(b) Lord Cornwallis Subsidiary system

(c) Lord Ripon Local Self-Government

(d)Thomas Munro Ryotwari settlement

Q.16) ‘Right to Contest election’

(a) Legal right

(b) Fundamental right

(c) Constitutional right

(d) Human right

Q.17) PM of Bhutan is on a trip to India as his first state visit after being sworn in as the new PM in the recently held elections. Bhutan is surrounded by which of the Indian states.

  1. Sikkim
  2. Assam
  3. West Bengal
  4. Meghalaya
  5. Arunachala Pradesh

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

(b) 1, 3 and 5 only

(c) 1, 2, 3, and 5 only

(d) All the above

Q.18) Arrange the following from north to south.

  1. Nine-degree channel
  2. Kardiaya channel
  3. Equatorial channel
  4. Veimandu channel

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 2-3-1-4

(c) 1-2-4-3

(d) 1-3-2-4

Q.19) India’s success rate in extraditing fugitives is abysmally low. Which among the below are the probable reasons.

  1. Absence of bilateral extradition treaty.
  2. Double Jeopardy Clause
  3. Absence of Anti torture legislation
  4. Human Right Issues

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) All the above

Q.20) What is ‘Shia crescent’ which is often in news?

(a) An omen for Shia community to start the fasting during holy month of Ramzan.

(b) “land bridge” that connects Iran through Iraq to Syria, Lebanon, to the Israeli border at Golan.

(c) Transnational area which is engaged in illegal cultivation of opium poppy

(d) None of the above

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