Modern History

Modern History (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

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1. Which one of the following is an important historical novel written during the latter half of the nineteenth century?

 
 
 
 

2. His principle forte was social and religious reform. He relied upon legislation to do away with social ills and worked unceasingly for the eradication of child marriage, the purdah system.To encourage consideration of social problems on a national scale, he inaugurated the Indian National Social Conference, which for many years met for its annual sessions alongside the Indian National Congress. [1996]
The reference in this passage is to:

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following landmarks in Indian education:
1. Hindu College, Calcutta [1996]
2. University of Calcutta
3. Adam’s Report
4. Wood’s Despatch
The correct chronological order of these landmarks is:

 
 
 
 

4. The ‘Modi script’was employed in the documents of the: [1995]

 
 
 
 

5. Hooghly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by: [1995]

 
 
 
 

6. Which one of the following rivers thrice forks into two streams and reunites a few miles farther on, thus, forming the islands of Srirangappattanam, Sivasamudram and Srirangam? [1996]

 
 
 
 

7. Who among the following was associated with supression of thugs? [1997]

 
 
 
 

8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer [1996]
List I
(a) Governor-General of Presidency of Fort William in BenĀ­gal (Under Regulating Act, 1773)
(b) Governor-General of India (Under Charter Act, 1833)
(c) Governor-General and Viceroy of India (Under Indian Coundls Act, 1858)
(d) Governor-General and Crown Representative (Under Government of India Act, 1935)
List II
1. Archibald percival Wave 11, Viscount and Earl Wavell
2. James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, Earl and Marquess of Dalhousie
3. Charles Cornwallis 2nd Earl and first Marquess of Cornwallis
4. Gibert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmond, Earl of Minto
5. Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

 
 
 
 

9. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

10. Who among the following was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of Indian princes with a view to acquire territories? [1996]

 
 
 
 

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