Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-54

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This is the Day-54 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 15 questions is 20 minutes.

Q.1) Quit India Movement was launched in response to

(a) Cabinet Mission Plan

(b) Cripps Proposals

(c) Simon Commission Report

(d) Wavell Plan

Q.2) Annie Besant was

  1. responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement
  2. the founder of the Theosophical Society
  3. Once the President of the Indian National Congress

Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.3) Which one of the following statements concerning the Freedom and Partition of India is NOT correct?

(a) In February 1947, British Prime Minister Attlee announced that the British were not going to transfer power to Indians, come what may

(b) Lord Wavell advocated total withdrawal of the British from India by 31 March, 1948

(c) It was Lord Mountbatten who speeded up the process of transfer of power

(d) The Plan Balkan was abandoned on account of Nehru’s opposition to it

Q.4) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I (Peasant Movement)                List-II (Leader/Follower)

A. Bakasht Land Movement                1.Baba Ramchandra

B. Eka Movement                                2.Kunhammed Haji

C. Mappila Rebellion                           3.Madari Pasi

D. Avadh Kisan Sabha Movement       4.Karyanand Sharma


Code   A          B          C          D

(a)        4          3          2          1

(b)        4          2          3          1

(c)        1          2          3          4

(d)        1          3          2          4

Q.5) 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.6) With respect to Government of India Act, 1919, consider the following statements.

  1. Local self-government was made a ‘transferred’ subject.
  2. finance was a ‘reserved’ subject.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.7) Who among the following were from ‘Conservative school of thought’?

  1. Warren Hastings
  2. Edmund Burke
  3. Munro
  4. Elphinstone

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All the above

Q.8) With respect to the colonial policy of Charter Act of 1813, which of the following is correct?

(a) The act allowed one-way free trade for the British citizens.

(b) The act adopted protectionist policy.

(c) The act made right to property as a fundamental right.

(d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.9) Consider the following pairs.

Press Act Viceroy/Governor-General
Censorship of Press Act, 1799 Lord Wellesley
Licensing Regulation, 1823 John Adams
Metcalf Act 1835 Lytton

Which of the pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.10) Gokhale called which of the following education policy of British as “retrograde measure”?

(a) Indian Universities Act, 1904

(b) Government Resolution on Education Policy – 1913

(c) Saddler University Commission 1917

(d) None

Q.11) The Bengal Tenancy Act 1885 is the result of which of the following peasant movement?

(a) Indigo Revolt

(b) Pabna Agrarian League

(c) Deccan Riots

(d) None

Q.12) ‘He was the president of the All India Kisan Congress/Sabha. He had set up, in 1933, the India Peasants’ Institute’. The above line describes whom of the following?

(a) Swami Sahjanand Saraswati

(b) N G Ranga

(c) Indulal Yagnik

(d) Madan Mohan Malviya

Q.13) The ‘Bharat Shramjeevi’ newspaper during freedom struggle worked for the cause of working-class struggle was brought by

(a) Sasipada Banerjea

(b) Sorabjee Shapoorji Bengalee

(c) Narain Meghajee Lokhanday

(d) Ashwini Coomar Banerjea,

Q.14) The aim of Rowlatt Act was

(a) to curb the activities of trade unions.

(b) to provide for compulsory economic support to British war efforts.

(c) to curtail the civil liberties of Indians.

(d) to provide legal support to socioreligious reforms in India.

Q.15) Which of the following reasons led the British Government to declare elections in India soon after the Second World War?

1. Coming of labour party in power in Britain

2. Direct Action Day by the Muslim league

3. Royal Indian Navy (RIN) revolt

Select the correct answer using code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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