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UPPSC Modern History PYQ [ 2008-2013]

1. . The person who returned his token of honor to Govt. of India on May 30, 1919, was-  ( UPPSC 2008)

a) Jamna Lal Bajaj

b) Tel Bahadur Sapru

c) Mahatma Gandhi

d) Rabindra Nath Tagore

Answer. d) Rabindra Nath Tagore

2. Who coined the famous slogan "Inqilab Zindabad"?  ( UPPSC 2008)

a) Chandra Shekhar Azad

b) Sardar Bhagat Singh

c) Ashfaque- Ullah Khan

d) Aabdul Kalam Azad

Answer. b) Sardar Bhagat Singh

3. Which of the following came to India after the Second World War in 1946?  ( UPPSC 2008)

a) Cripps Mission

b) Cabinet Mission

c) Wavell Plan

d) Simon Commission

Answer. b) Cabinet Mission

4. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which was surrendered during the Non-Cooperation Movement was -  ( UPPSC 2008)

a) Hind Kesari

b) Kaisar-e-Hind

c) Rai Bahadur

d) Rt. Honorable

Answer. b) Kaisar-e-Hind

5. Which one of the following revolutionaries is not associated with the Kakori conspiracy case? ( UPPSC 2008)

a) Ram Prasad Bismil

b) Roshan Singh

c) Bhagat Singh

d) Ashfaque- Ullah Khan

Answer. c) Bhagat Singh

6.  Who represented the Indian National Congress in the Partition Council headed by Lord  Mountbatten? ( UPPSC 2010)

1.    Abul Kalam Azad

2.    Jawahar Lal Nehru

3.    Sardar Patel

4.    Rajendra Prashad

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :


a) 1 and 2    

b) 2 and 3

c) 3 and 4    

d) 1 and 4

Answer. c) 3 and 4    

 Lord Mountbatten, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Liaqat Ali Khan, Abdur Rab Nishtar

7.  Who had the longest tenure as the Viceroy of India?  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Lord Curzon    

b) Lord Dufferin

c) Lord Hardinge    

d) Lord Mayo

Answer. a) Lord Curzon    

Lord Curzon: 1899-1905

Lord Dufferin: 1884-1888

Lord Hardinge : 1844-1848

Lord Mayo: 1869-1872

lord Dalhousie: 1848-1856

8. The famous book " The Alphabet" was written by  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Buhler    

b) David Diringer

c) G.S Ojha    

d) Sir William Jones

Answer. b) David Diringer

9.  Satya Shodhak Movement was launched by  ( UPPSC 2010)

a)    Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj

b)    B.R. Ambedkar

c)    Jyotirao Phule

d)    T.N. Nair

Answer. c)    Jyotirao Phule ( 24 September 1873)

10. Under whose Governor-Generalship was the Vernacular Act repealed?  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Lord Ripon    

b) Lord Lytion

c) Lord Curzon    

d) Lord Dufferin

Answer. a) Lord Ripon    ( 1881)

11.  "The British Government is not responsible for the partition of India." The above statement is attributed to  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Abul Kalam Azad    

b) Lord Attlee

c) Lord Mountbatten    

d) Mahatma Gandhi

Answer. b) Lord Attlee

12.  Who among the following has been called a "Heaven Born General"?  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Albuquerque    

b) Robert Clive

c) Francis Dupleix    

d) Lord Cornwallis

Answer. b) Robert Clive

13.  Tipu Sultan defeated the British army in 1780 ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Hyderabad    

b) Pollilur

c) Srirangapatnam    

d) Nizamabad

Answer. b) Pollilur; On September 10, 1780

14.  Mahatma Gandhi launched the first Satyagraha campaign in  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Bardoli    

b) Baroda

c) Champaran    

d) Dandi

Answer. c) Champaran ( 1917)

15. The Jugantar Party was led by  ( UPPSC 2010)

a)    Jatindranath Mukherjee

b)    Sachindranath Sanyal

c)    Rashbehari Bose

d)    Subhash Chandra Bose

Answer. a)    Jatindranath Mukherjee

Jugantar Party was founded by Aurobindo Ghosh, his brother Barin Ghosh, Bhupendranath Datta, and Raja Subodh Mallik in April 1906.

16. Which of the following is not correctly matched?  ( UPPSC 2010)

a)    Unhappy India                                -    Bal Gangadhar Tilak

b)    Durgesh Nandini                              -    Bankim Chandra Chatterji

c)    India Wins Freedom                         -    Abul Kalam Azad

d)    Poverty and Un British rule in India    -    Dadabhai Naoroji

Answer. a) Unhappy India was written by Lala Lajpat Rai

17.   Read the following events connected with the Indian National Movement:  ( UPPSC 2010)

1.    Karachi Session of Indian National Congress -1931

2.    Execution of Rajguru

3.    Gandhi Irwin Pact

Find the correct chronological order of the events from the codes given below :

Codes :

a) 3, 2, 1    

b) 1, 2, 3

c) 2, 3, 1    

d) 1, 3, 2

Answer. a) 3, 2, 1

1.    Karachi Session of Indian National Congress -1931: March 26 to 31,1931 was chaired by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

2.    Execution of Rajguru: the Lahore Central Jail in Lahore on March 23, 1931

3.    Gandhi Irwin Pact: 5 March 1931

18.    The statement, "We shall either free India or die in the attempt" is associated with  ( UPPSC 2010)

a)    Non-cooperation Movement

b)    Civil Disobedience Movement

c)    Individual Satyagraha

d)    Quit India Movement

Answer. d)    Quit India Movement by Gandhi Ji

19.    Queen Victoria's Proclamation was read out by Lord Canning on November 1858 at  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Allahabad    

b) Calcutta

c) Bombay    

d) Madras

Answer. a) Allahabad 

20. The book "Mountbatten and the Partition of India" was written by  ( UPPSC 2010)

a)    Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

b)    M.N. Das

c)    Louis Fischer

d)    None of the above

Answer. a)    Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

21. The First Society founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy was  ( UPPSC 2010)

a) Brahma Samaj    

b) Atmiya Sabha

c) Brahma Sabha    

d) Tatvabodhini Sabha

Answer. c) Brahma Sabha    

22.  The Poorna Swaraj Resolution adopted at the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress was moved by ( UPPSC 2010)

a) B.G. Tilak    

b) J.L. Nehru

c) M.K.Gandhi    

d) Sardar Patel

Answer. b) J.L. Nehru ( 1929)

23. Which one of the following rulers established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Haider Ali

b) Mir Qasim

c) Shah Alam II

d) Tipu Sultan

Answer. d) Tipu Sultan

24. Who among the following was the one to have escaped being hanged in the 'Kakori Conspiracy Case'? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Ashfaqullah Khan

b) Rajendra Lahiri

c) Ram Prasad Bismil

d) Chandra Shekhar Azad

Answer. d) Chandra Shekhar Azad

25. Who among the following attended all three Round Table Conferences? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) B.R. Ambedkar

c) Vallabh Bhai Patel

d) Rajendra Prasad

Answer. b) B.R. Ambedkar and Tej Bahadur Sapru

26. Who among the following leaders of the Revolution of 1857 had the real name of Ram Chandra Pandurang? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Kunwar Singh

b) Nana Saheb

c) Tatiya Tope

d) Mangal Pandey

Answer. c) Tatiya Tope

27. Who among the following led the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905)? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Surendranath Banerjee

b) C. R. Das

c) Ashutosh Mukherjee

d) Rabindra Nath Tagore

Answer. a) Surendranath Banerjee;

The partition of Bengal was announced by Lord Curzon in 1905. 

28. Who among the following leaders escaped from the prison and organized underground activities during the 'Quit India Movement'? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) J.B. Kriplani

b) Ram Manohar Lohia

c) Achyut Patwardhan

d) Jai Prakash Narayan

Answer. d) Jai Prakash Narayan

Jaayaprakash Narayan escaped from prison and organized underground activities during the Quit India Movement. Ram Manohar Lohia and Aruna Asaf Ali also supported the quit India Movement.

29. Arrange the following In chronological order and select the correct answer from the code given below: ( UPPSC 2011)

1. The August Offer

2. The Cabinet Mission Plan

3. The Cripps Mission Plan

4. The Wavell Plan


a) 1, 2, 4, 3

b) 4, 3, 2, 1

c) 1, 3, 4, 2

d) 3, 4, 1, 2

Answer. c) 1, 3, 4, 2

1. The August Offer: 1940

2. The Cabinet Mission Plan: May 16, 1946

3. The Cripps Mission Plan: March 1942

4. The Wavell Plan: 1945

30. After returning from South Africa, Gandhiji launched his first successful Satyagraha in ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Champaran

b) Chauri Chaura

c) Bardoli

d) Dandi

Answer. a) Champaran (1917)

31. The only session of the Indian National Congress addressed by Mahatma was held at ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Amravati

b) Belgaum

c) Karachi

d) Nagpur 

Answer. b) Belgaum ( 1924)

32. Who among the following had moved the Non-cooperation resolution in the Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress in 1920? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) C.R. Das

b) Annie Besant

c) B.C. Pal

d) Madan Mohan Malviya

Answer. a) C.R. Das ( 1920)

33. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Durga Das: The Life of Mahatma Gandhi

b) Louis Fischer: India From Curzon to Nehru and After

c) Frank Moraes: Jawahar Lal Nehru - A Biography

d) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad : India Divided

Answer. c) Frank Moraes: Jawahar Lal Nehru - A Biography

34. Who among the following had led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi. ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Balgangadhar Tilak

b) Ajit Singh

c) Lala Lajpat Rai

d) Syed Haider Raza

Answer. d) Syed Haider Raza ( Delhi)

Chidambaram Pillai ( Madras)

35. Who among the following had started 'Mitra Mela' Association? ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Shyamji Krishna Verma

b) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

c) Lala Hardayal

d) Sohan Singh Bhakna

Answer. : b) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ( 1899)

36. The statement "I am a socialist and a republican and am no believer in Kings and Princes" is associated with ( UPPSC 2011)

a) Narendra Dev

b) Achyut Patwardhan

c) Jai Prakash Narayan

d) Jawahar Lal Nehru 

Answer.:d) Jawahar Lal Nehru 

37. Ram Mohan Roy was given the title of Raja by ( UPPSC 2012)

a) Lord William Bentick

b) Akbar II

c) Followers of Brahma Samaj

d) Intellectuals opposing the custom of Sati

Answer. b) Akbar II

38. Which of the following colleges was the first to be established? ( UPPSC 2012)

a) Hindu College, Calcutta

b) Delhi College

c) Mayo College

d) Muslim Anglo_oriental college

Answer. a) Hindu College, Calcutta;

Hindu College, Calcutta: 1817

Delhi College: 1922

Mayo College: 1875

Muslim Anglo_oriental College: 1875

39. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists: ( UPPSC 2012)

        List-I                List II

   ( Newspaper)        ( Language)

A. Bharat Mitra    1. Bengali

B. Rashtramata     2. Gujarati

C. Prajamitra        3. Hindi

D. Nayak               4. Marathi


        A    B    C    D

a)    1    2    4    3

b)    2    3    1    4

c)    3    4    2    1

d)    4    1    3    2

Answer. c)    3    4    2    1;

Bharat Mitra ( Hindi)

Rashtramata (Marathi)

Prajamitra  ( Gujarati) 

Nayak ( Bengali)

40  The National Leader who was elected President ( Speaker) of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1925 was ( UPPSC 2012)

a) Motilal Nehru

b) C. R. Das

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Vittalbhai Patel

Answer. c) Vallabhbhai Patel( 1925)

41. Who of the following was entrusted with the Finance portfolio in the ministry formed in the U.P. after the election of 1937? ( UPPSC 2012)

a) Govind Ballabh Pant

b) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

c) Kailash Nath Katju

d) Mohammed Ibrahim

Answer.b) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

42. Match List- I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists: ( UPPSC 2012)

        List-I                            List -II

    (Congress Presidents)    ( Venues of Session)

A. Dr. M.A. Ansari        1. Haripura

B. Purushottam Das Tandon  2. Kanpur

C. Sarojini Naidu            3. Madras

D. Subhas Chandra Bose     4. Nasik


        A    B    C    D

a)    1    2    4    3

b)    2    3    1    4

c)    3    4    2    1

d)    4    1    3    2

Answer. c)    3    4    2    1

Dr. M.A. Ansari  Madras 

Purushottam Das Tandon: Nasik

 Sarojini Naidu: Kanpur  ( 1925) 

Subhas Chandra Bose : 1938-Haripura

43. Which of the following movements drew women out of the seclusion of the home? ( UPPSC 2012)

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

1. Swadeshi Movement

2. Home Rule Movement 

3. Non-Cooperation Movement

4. Civil Disobedience Movement


a) 1and 3 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3, and 4

Answer. d) 1,2,3, and 4

44.  With which of the following movements is Aruna Asaf Ali associated? ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Non-cooperation movement

b) Civil Disobedience movement

c) Individual Satyagrah

d) Quit India Movement.

Answer. d; she was part of the Quit India Movement and she hoisted the Indian Independence flag at Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay. 

45. Mountbatten plan becomes the basis for; ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Continuity of British rule

b) Transfer of power

c) Partition of the country

d) Solution of communal problems

Answer. c; June 1947.

46. By whom the "Quit India" resolution was moved in the Bombay session of the congress in the year 1942. ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

b) Narendra Deo

c) Rajendra Prasad

d) J.B. Kripalani

Answer. a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

47. Lahore Session of Muslim League ( 1940) was presided over by : ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Liaqat Ali Khan

b) Chaudhary Khaliquzzaman

c) Mohammad Ali Zinnah

d) Fatima Jinnah

Answer. c; c) Mohammad Ali Zinnah

Demand a Separate state for Muslims.

48. "Tinkathia System" in Champaran meant: ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Cultivation of Indico on the 3/20 area of land.

b) Cultivation of Indico on the 3/19 area of land

c) Cultivation of Indico on the 3/18 area of land.

d) None

Answer. a) Cultivation of Indico on the 3/20 area of land.

49. In which of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress. Mahatma Gandhi said," Gandhi may die but Gandhism will remain forever" ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Calcutta Session, 1928

b) Lahore Session, 1929

c) Madras Session, 1927

d) Karachi Session, 1931

Answer. d) Karachi Session, 1931

Karachi session by Vallabh Bhai Patel.

50. Who Said? " Tilak is the father of Indian unrest.?" ( UPPSC 2013)

a) V. Chirol

b) Louis Fischer

c) Web Miller

d) Lord Reading

Answer. a) Valentine Chirol

51. Who of the following had pleaded from the side of Indian National Army officers in their Red Fort trail? ( UPPSC 2013)

a) C.R. Das

b) Motilal Nehru

c) M.A. Jinnah

d) Sir T.B. Saparu

Answer. d) Sir T.B. Saparu

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