160+ Modern Indian History (1857 to the present) Solved MCQs


Who founded Brahma Samaj?

A. mohan roy
B. benkin chandra chatterji
C. tagore
D. none .
Answer» A. mohan roy

Dayantha Saraswathy founded …........

A. arya samaj
B. prarthana samaj
C. aligarh movement
D. brahma samaj.
Answer» A. arya samaj

In 1917 Annie Besant was elected …........ of the Indian Natioanl Congress.

A. vice roy
B. cheif executive officer
C. manager
D. president.
Answer» D. president.

Which sect of Bhudhism flourished in Ceylon?

A. mahayan
B. hinayan
C. vajrayana
D. mahayana and hinayana equally
Answer» A. mahayan

The battle of plassey took place in the year .

A. 1757
B. 1787
C. 1907
D. 1717
Answer» A. 1757

The Drain Theory was propounded by

A. jawaharlal nehru
B. dadabhai naoroji
C. r c dutt
D. m k gandhi.
Answer» B. dadabhai naoroji

Velu Thampi led a revolt against the British state of

A. travancore
B. baroda
C. hyderabad
D. mysore
Answer» A. travancore

.Tipu Sultan was the ruler of

A. hyderabad
B. b madurai
C. mysore
D. vijaya nagar
Answer» C. mysore

.Wellesely came to India as governor general in

A. 1796
B. 1797
C. 1798
D. 1799
Answer» C. 1798

Hindu college Calcutta founded by

A. rajaram mohan roy
B. vivekanda
C. syyed ahmed khan
D. none.
Answer» A. rajaram mohan roy

The leader of Revolt of 1857 in Lucknow was ….........?

A. beegam hazrat mahal
B. tanteo tope
C. birjis qadir
D. none.
Answer» A. beegam hazrat mahal

India struggle for Independence is a book edited by

A. bipan chandra
B. satish chandra
C. sumit sarkar
D. none.
Answer» B. satish chandra

The battle of Buxar took place in the year

A. 1757
B. 1764
C. 1907
D. 1717
Answer» B. 1764

S N D P formed in the year …......

A. 1905
B. 1903
C. 1914
D. none.
Answer» B. 1903

Panditha Rama Bai belongs to …...........

A. karnataka
B. delhi
C. bengal
D. kerala
Answer» A. karnataka

Which was the first news paper in India?

A. bengal gazate
B. malayala manorama
C. mathrubhumi
D. the hindu
Answer» A. bengal gazate

Social back ground of Indian Nationalism is a work by …...

A. dr a c das
B. prof maxmuller
C. ram lal desai
D. dr k k sharma
Answer» C. ram lal desai

How many branches of Home rule league did Bal Gangadhar Tilak setup?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 8
Answer» A. 6

. The papers New India and “common weal “ were started by …........

A. bal gangadhar tilak
B. jawahar lal nehru
C. mahatma gandhi
D. annie besant
Answer» D. annie besant

Where and when the extremists were readmitted in to the congress ?

A. lahore-1916
B. lucknow 1916
C. karachi 1917
D. surat,1917.
Answer» B. lucknow 1916

Who said the following of the Indian National Congress ;A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generated by our own actions was urgently needed ?

A. a o hume
B. m a jinnah
C. bal ganghadhar tilak
D. bipin chandra pal
Answer» A. a o hume

Where was the first section of Indian National Congress held in 1885

A. poona
B. calcutta
C. bombay
D. agra
Answer» C. bombay

Who presided over the second session of INC?

A. pherozeshah metha
B. a o hume
C. dada bhai naoroji
D. mahatma gandhi
Answer» C. dada bhai naoroji

In which session the Indian National Congress split in to the Moderates and the extremists?

A. 1905
B. 1909
C. 1908
D. 1907
Answer» D. 1907

Who was the first women president of Indian Natioanl Congress?

A. sarojini naidu
B. annie besant
C. nellie sen gupta
D. lakhshmi sehgal
Answer» B. annie besant

Who was the Viceroy of India during Swadeshi Movement ?

A. lord curzon
B. lord irwin
C. lord willingdon
D. lord lansdowne
Answer» A. lord curzon

Who among the following is not the chief architect of Swadeshi Movement ?

A. arabindo ghosh
B. m k gandhi
C. lokmanya bal gangadhar tilak
D. bipin chandra pal
Answer» B. m k gandhi

Who setup Swadesh Bandhab Samiti to propagate the Swadeshi Movement ?

A. surendra nath banerjee
B. rabindra nath tagore
C. g k gokhale
D. ashwini kumar dutt
Answer» D. ashwini kumar dutt

Who was the president of Indin Natioanl Congress during Swadeshi movement ?

A. dadabaha naoroji
B. a o hume
C. m k gandhi
D. b g tilak
Answer» A. dadabaha naoroji

Which of the following extremist leader murdered Kennedy on april 30,1908 ?

A. subramaniyam bharati
B. khudirium bose and prafulla chaki
C. hema chandra kanungo
D. sachindranath sanyal
Answer» B. khudirium bose and prafulla chaki

The revolt of 1857 began at …........

A. delhi
B. meerut
C. alahabhad
D. none
Answer» B. meerut

The head quarters of the Ramakrishna Ashramam is at …........?

A. calcutta
B. bombay
C. delhi
D. dhakka
Answer» A. calcutta

Who abolished dyrachy system?

A. warren hastings
B. lord curzon
C. cornwallis
D. minto.
Answer» A. warren hastings

Mangal Pandey was executed on

A. 9 th may 1857
B. 9 th may 1858n
C. 9 th may 1890
D. 8 th april 1857.
Answer» D. 8 th april 1857.

Who was the first martyr of the Revolt ?

A. mangal pandey
B. nehru
C. rani laxmi bhai
D. tantio tope
Answer» A. mangal pandey

Which part of India witnessed the revolt of 1857?

A. north india
B. south india
C. eastern india
D. north east
Answer» A. north india

India Struggle for Independence is a book edited by

A. bipan chandra
B. satis chandra
C. sumit sarkar
D. none
Answer» A. bipan chandra

The treaty of Sreerangapattanam was between

A. tipu and british
B. hyder and british
C. tipu and french
D. hyder and french
Answer» A. tipu and british

Permanent settlement proved harmful mostly to

A. land lords
B. peasants
C. company
D. money lenders
Answer» B. peasants

The permanent settlement was introduced in India by

A. warren hastings
B. lord welleseley
C. lord cornwallis
D. robert clive
Answer» C. lord cornwallis

India came directly under the British empire by ….........

A. victorian proclamation
B. act of 1813
C. act of 1909
D. act of 1919.
Answer» A. victorian proclamation

The Second Carnatic war was fought between

A. 1749-1752
B. 1749-1754
C. 1749-1753
D. 1749-1755
Answer» B. 1749-1754

.How many years did the third Carnatic war last?

A. two
B. three
C. four
D. six
Answer» D. six

.Name the Irish lady who was elected first women president of Indian national Congress ?

A. nivedita
B. mira benh
C. annie besant
D. sarojini naidu
Answer» C. annie besant

In which place khar party was founded?

A. san francisco
B. california
C. tokyo
D. london
Answer» A. san francisco

Which was the oldest daily in India?

A. bengal gazetee
B. samachar darpan
C. mumbai samachar
D. the times of india.
Answer» C. mumbai samachar

When was Queen Victoria”s proclamatiom

A. 1857
B. 1858
C. 1862
D. 1892
Answer» B. 1858

When was the Indian association formed ?

A. 1876
B. 1885
C. 1886
D. 1893
Answer» A. 1876

When was the Bengal Province partioned ?

A. 1905
B. 1906
C. 1911
D. 1909
Answer» A. 1905

When was Indian Councils Act announced ?

A. 1905
B. 1906
C. 1909
D. 1911
Answer» C. 1909

. Who was the president of Indian national congress during Benagl partion ?

A. a w c banerjee
B. a o hume
C. dadabahai naoroji
D. gopal krishna gokhale.
Answer» D. gopal krishna gokhale.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak born on …....................

A. 23 july 1866
B. 23 july 1876
C. 23 july 1846
D. 23 july 1856
Answer» B. 23 july 1876

Which of the following is not related to Bal Gangadhar Tilak ?

A. social reformer
B. journalist
C. physician
D. teacher.
Answer» C. physician

Which of the folllowing personality is considerd as father of Indian Unrest ?

A. pandit nehru
B. mahatma gandhi
C. bal gangadhar tilak
D. subash chandra bose.
Answer» C. bal gangadhar tilak

In ….....Annie Besant founded the Home Rule League.

A. 1923
B. 1945
C. 1916
D. 1910
Answer» C. 1916

In 1913 Annie Besant started a journal called …........

A. the india
B. indian
C. independence india
D. new india
Answer» D. new india

.In 1913 ,Annie Besant founded Central Hindu College High School at …........

A. banaras
B. allhabad
C. delhi
D. kolkata
Answer» A. banaras

Annie Besant was first women to support …......... in England.

A. none of these
B. social responsibility
C. birth control
D. literacy rate.
Answer» C. birth control

Name the philosopher who believed that freedom is the keynote of spiritual life.?

A. Gopala Krishna Gokhale
B. Nehru
C. Ambedkar
D. Vivekanada
Answer» D. Vivekanada

Who is the chief exponent of Two nation theory

A. Vivikananda
B. Gokhale
C. Gandhiji
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Answer» D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah

The doctrine of Hindutva was expounded by

A. V. D. Savarkar
B. Tilak
C. Gandhiji
D. Nehru
Answer» A. V. D. Savarkar

The theory of ‘Cultural Nationalism’ was expounded by

A. Gokhale
B. Vivekananda
C. Savarkar
D. Nehru
Answer» C. Savarkar

V.D Savarkar was born in

A. 1885
B. 1883
C. 1888
D. 1870
Answer» B. 1883

Who is regarded as the pragmatic social reformer?

A. Nehru
B. Thilak
C. Sree Narayana Guru
D. Mahathma Gandhi
Answer» D. Mahathma Gandhi

In which year Mohammed Ali- Jinnah was elected to the Imperial Legislative Council from Bombay?

A. 1910
B. 1914
C. 1919
D. 1924
Answer» A. 1910

Tilak regarded that Swaraj was not only a right but a

A. Justice
B. Dharma
C. power
D. Status
Answer» B. Dharma

Sree Narayana Guru was born in

A. Sivagiri
B. Aruvipuram
C. Chempazanthi
D. Kollam
Answer» C. Chempazanthi

SNDP Yogam was formed in the year

A. 1903
B. 1896
C. 1908
D. 1914
Answer» A. 1903

The doctrine of Ramarajya was expounded by

A. Tilak
B. Gokhale
C. Gandhiji
D. Nehru
Answer» C. Gandhiji

Who is the Champion of secularism?

A. Jinnah
B. Nehru
C. Savarkar
D. Thilak
Answer» B. Nehru

Who regarded the villages as the centre of Indian economic organization?

A. Gandhiji
B. Vivekananda
C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
D. Thilak
Answer» A. Gandhiji

Gandhism is not merely a political creed it is

A. A programme of action
B. A message
C. theory
D. Working class movement
Answer» B. A message

Name the important work of V.D. Savarkar

A. Princess
B. Politics
C. Freedom struggle
D. Hindutva1
Answer» D. Hindutva1

Who condemned Gandhism as a reactionary social philosophy?

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. M.N.Roy
C. Nehru
D. Lohia
Answer» B. M.N.Roy

Independent India was founded by :

A. Gopalakrishna Gokhale
B. Thilak
C. M.N. Roy
D. Jayaprakas Narayanan
Answer» C. M.N. Roy

Doctrine of Total Revolution was expounded by

A. Jayaprakas Narayanan
B. M.N Roy
C. Gandhiji
D. Thilak
Answer» A. Jayaprakas Narayanan

Radical Democratic party was organised by

A. Lohia
B. M.N.Roy
C. Jayaprakash Narayanan
D. Thilak
Answer» B. M.N.Roy

Who is the champion of the doctrine of ‘social revolution through human Revolution’?

A. M.N.Roy
B. Lohia
C. Jayaprakash Narayanan
D. Nehru
Answer» C. Jayaprakash Narayanan

Jinnh’s Two –nation Theory was adopted on

A. 1935
B. 1940
C. 1925
D. 1947
Answer» B. 1940

The concept of four pillar state was advocated by

A. Lohia
B. M.N.Roy
C. Nehru
D. Ambedker
Answer» A. Lohia

Who considered Jinnah as an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity?

A. Gandhiji
B. Thilak
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Vivekananda
Answer» C. Sarojini Naidu

Jinnah’s two nation theory was adopted as the

A. Lahore Resolution
B. Karachi Resolution
C. Dacca Declaration
D. Bombay resolution
Answer» A. Lahore Resolution

Azad Muslim conference’ was formed in

A. 1939
B. 1940
C. 1941
D. 1947
Answer» B. 1940

Name the political leader who supported two nation theory

A. Gandhiji
B. Gokhale
C. Jinnah
D. Tilak
Answer» C. Jinnah

All Indian Muslim League was started in :

A. 1960
B. 1906
C. 1921
D. 1928
Answer» B. 1906

Glimpses of world History’ was written by

A. Nehru
B. Gandhiji
C. Thilak
D. Ambedkar
Answer» A. Nehru

Who is the author of Discovery of India?

A. Gandhiji
B. Vivekananda
C. Nehru
D. Gokhale
Answer» C. Nehru

The fundamental principles of Pancha shila were laid down in the year;

A. 1961
B. 1955
C. 1954
D. 1950
Answer» C. 1954

B.R. Ambedker was born in

A. 1891
B. 1893
C. 1898
D. 1901
Answer» A. 1891

A public meeting was held on 13th April 1919 at ................in a smallpark enclosed by buildings on all sides to protest against the Rawlatt Act.

A. Jallianwala Bagh
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Mumbai
D. Delhi3
Answer» A. Jallianwala Bagh

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October..............

A. 1869
B. 1859
C. 1889
D. 1900
Answer» A. 1869

Gandhiji came back to India from South Africa, in the year...

A. 1914
B. 1915
C. 1916
D. 1917
Answer» B. 1915

. ......................., who led the Congress party, introduced Mahatma Gandhi to the concerns in India and the struggle of the people.

A. Tej Bahadur Sapru
B. Rabindranath Tagore
C. Mohammad Ali Jinnah
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer» A. Tej Bahadur Sapru

The Kheda Satyagraha and Champaran agitation in 1918 was one of...................first significant steps to achieve Indian independence.

A. Rabindranath Tagore’s
B. Gandhiji
C. Motilal Nehru’s
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s
Answer» B. Gandhiji

Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, .............gave the call for Quit India Movement.

A. 1942
B. 1920
C. 1930
D. 1940
Answer» A. 1942

On 9th of August, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi and the entire Congress Working Committee were arrested in................

B. Delhi
C. Ahmedabad
D. Mumbai
Answer» D. Mumbai

During the First World War, ................joined the central powersagainst Britain.

A. America
B. Britain
C. France
D. Turkey
Answer» D. Turkey

A Khilafat Committee was formed under the leadership of Mahammad Ali, ...................., Maulana Azad and Hasrat Mohini to organise a Country-wide agitation.

A. Shaukat Ali
B. Qutubuddin Ahmad
C. Shamsuddin Hussain
D. Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Answer» A. Shaukat Ali

The main object of Khilafat Movement was to force the ..............Government to change its attitude towards Turkey and to restore the Sultan.

A. British
B. Austrian
C. American
D. Serbian
Answer» A. British

October 17, ................was observed as Khilafat Day, when the Hindus along with Muslims in fasting observed hartal on that day.

A. 1908
B. 1909
C. 1916
D. 1919
Answer» D. 1919
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