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UPPSC Modern History PYQ [ 2014-2016]

 1. The Lieutenant Governor of Bengal at the time of the Partition of Bengal was ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Sir Andrews Fraser

b) H.H. Risley

c) Brodrick

d) A. T. Arundel

Answer. a) Sir Andrews Fraser was Lieutenant Governor and Lord Curzon was Governor of Bengal.

2. Who among the following had seconded the resolution on partition in the meeting of the All India Congress Committee held in New Delhi in 1947? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Govind Ballabh Pant

b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

c) J.B. Kripalani

d) Abul Kalam Azad

Answer. b. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

3. The Indian Independence Bill received Royal Assent ( UPPSC 2014)

a) 18th July 1947

b) 19th July 1947

c) 20th July 1947

d) 21st July 1947

Answer. a. 18th July 1947.

The Indian Independence Bill received the Royal Assent on 18th July 1947 after Mountbatten Plan [3rd June 1947]

556 states decided to merge with India.

4. Which of the following had regarded the Karachi Session of the Indian National Congress (1931) as the 'pinnacle of Mahatma Gandhi's popularity 'and prestige'? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) S.C. Bose

b) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Sardar Kishan Singh

Answer. a. S.C. Bose.

S.C Bose had regarded the Karachi Session of the Indian National Congress (1931) as the 'pinnacle of Mahatma Gandhi's popularity 'and prestige

1931: Karachi session: The meaning of "Poorna Swaraj" was elaborated.

5. Which of the following took the passing of a resolution on partition in the meeting of the Congress Committee (1947) as a "Surrender of Nationalism in favor of Communalism"? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Dr. Kitchlew

b) Purushottam Das Tandon

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) G.B. Pant

Answer. a. Dr. Kitchlew

6. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? - ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Bhagat Singh: The Indian Sociologist

b) Sachindranath Sanyal: Bandi Jivan

c) Lala Ramsaran : Das The Dreamland

d) Bhagawati Charan Vohra: The Philosophy of Bomb

Answer. a. Bhagat Singh: Revolutionary 

7. The British journalist H.W. Nevinson was associated with ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Non-Co-operation Movement

b) Civil Disobedience Movement

c) Swadeshi Movement

d) Quit India Movement

Answer. c. Swadeshi Movement.

The British journalist H.W. Nevinson was associated with the Swadeshi Movement.

8. In which of his following books did Mahatma Gandhi call the British Parliament sterile and prostitute? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Sarvodaya or Universal dawn

b) An Autobiography or the story of my experiments with truth

c) Hind Swaraj

d) The Story of a Satyagrahi

Answer. c. Hind Swaraj

9. The task of drafting the Congress Inquiry Committee report on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was entrusted to ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Mahatma Gandhi

c) C.R. Das

d) Fazlul Haq

Answer. b. Mahatma Gandhi.

10. Along with Mahatma Gandhi who amongst the following Muslims did lift the bier of Bal Gangadhar Tilak? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Shaukat Ali

b) Mohammad Ali

c) Maulana A.K. Azad

d) M.A. Ansari

Answer. a. Shaukat Ali

11. The first editor of the journal 'Indian Opinion was ( UPPSC 2014)

a) M.K. Gandhi

b) Albert West

c) Mahadev Desai

d) Mansukhlal Nazar

Answer. d.

The first editor of the journal 'Indian Opinion was Mansukhlal Nazr. Indian Opinion was published by M K Gandhi. ( UPPSC 2014)

12. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Dadabhai Naoroji? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) He was the first Indian to be appointed as a professor of Mathematics and Physics at Elphinstone College, Bombay.

b) He was elected as a member of the British Parliament in 1892.

c) He started a Gujarati Journal, 'Rast Goftar'.

d) For four times he had presided over the Indian National Congress.

Answer. d.

Dadabhai Naoroji presided over three times in INC in 1886, 1893, and 1906.

13. The last session of the Indian National Congress attended by Bal Gangadhar Tilak was ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Calcutta Session, 1906

b) Surat Session, 1907

c) Calcutta Session, 1917

d) Amritsar Session, 1919

Answer. d. Amritsar Session, 1919.

14. In which of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress, the word 'Swaraj' was uttered from the Congress platform for the first time? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Banaras Session, 1905

b) Calcutta Session, 1906

c) Surat Session, 1907

d) None of the above

Answer. b. Calcutta Session, 1906. After the partition of Bengal in 1905. 

15. Consider the following events connected with the Indian National Movement and find the correct chronological order of the events from the codes given below : ( UPPSC 2014)

1. Demise of B.G. Tilak

2. Passing of Rowlatt Bill as an Act

3. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

4. Amritsar Session of Indian National Congress, 1919


a) 2, 3, 4, 1

b) 4, 3, 2, 1

c) 3, 4, 2, 1

d) 1, 2, 3, 4

Answer. a.

Rolatt Bill: 1918

Lalianwala Bagh masscre: 13 April, 1919.

Demise of Bal Gangadhar Tilak: 1920

16. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) S.C. Bose: Indian Struggle

b) Dadabhai Naoroji: Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

c) Rajendra Prasad : India Divided

d) Frank Moraes : India from Curzon to Nehru and After

Answer. d.

Durga Das: India from Curzon to Nehru and After

17. After the sentence of B.G. Tilak, who among the following had pleaded for mercy and said: "My interest in Tilak is that of a Sanskrit scholar."? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Rabindranath Tagore

b) Max Muller

c) Bipin Chandra Pal

d) William Jones

Answer. b. Max Muller

18. Under whose chairmanship a committee was formed to defend the accused in the Kakori Case? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Acharya Narendra Dev

b) Govind Ballabh Pant

c) Chandrabhanu Gupta

d) Motilal Nehru

Answer. d. Motilal Nehru.

19. The book 'The Man Who Divided India' was written by ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

c) Rafiq Zakaria

d) Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Answer. c. Rafiq Zakaria

20. Who amongst the following revolutionaries refused to drink the given milk on the eve of his execution and said "Now, I shall take my mother's milk only." ? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Rajguru

b) Ashfaqulla

c) Ramprasad Bismil

d) Bhagat Singh

Answer. c. Ramprasad Bismil.

21. Who among the following took Mahatma Gandhi's gain in the Gandhi-Irwin Pact as "Consolation Prizes"? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) S.C. Bose

b) Alan Campbell Johnson

c) B.G. Horniman

d) Sarojini Naidu

Answer. b. Alan Campbell Johnson.

22. Match List - I with List II and find the correct answer from the codes given below the lists: ( UPPSC 2014)

    List - I                 List - II

A. Vinoba Bhave 1. Home Rule Movement

B. B.G. Tilak,         2. Individual Satyagraha

C. Aruna Asaf Ali     3. Dharsana Raid

D. Sarojini Naidu 4. Quit India Movement

Codes :

    A B C D

a) 2 1 4 3

b) 1 2 3 4

c) 4 3 2 1

d) 1 2 4 3

Answer. a) 2 1 4 3

23. What is the name of the party founded by Saumyandra Nath Tagore? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Indian Bolshevik Party

b) Revolutionary Communist Party

c) Bolshevik Leninist Party

d) Radical Democratic Party

Answer. b) Revolutionary Communist Party ( 1 August 1934)

24. Who addressed Gandhiji as a "One-man boundary force"? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Churchill

b) Attlee

c) Mountbatten

d) Simon

Answer. c) Mountbatten

25. For which of the following Sessions, the Congress elected its first women President? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Calcutta Session 1917

b) Gaya Session 1922

c) Allahabad Session 1921

d) Lucknow Session 1916

Answer. a) Calcutta Session 1917 ( Anni Besant)

26. Who was the leader of the 1857 struggle for freedom in Lucknow? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Zeenat Mahal

b) Hazrat Mahal

b) Nana Saheb

c) Tantya Tope

Answer. b) Hazrat Mahal

27. Who was known by the nickname "Lokhitwadi"? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh

b) Mahadev Govind Ranade

c) Jyotiba Phule

d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Answer. a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh

28. What was "Komagata Maru"? ( UPPSC 2015)

a) An industrial center

b) A harbor

c) A ship

d) An army unit

Answer. c) A ship

29. The head of the "Cabinet Mission" of 1946 was ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Sir Pethick Lawrence 

b) Lord Linlithgow

c) Lord Wavell

d) Sir John Simon

Answer. a) Sir Pethick Lawrence 

30. The Tarkeshwar movement of 1924 in Bengal was against ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Corruption in temples

b) Violence

c) Arrest of political leaders

d) Communalism

Answer. a) Corruption in temples

31. The "Deepavali Declaration" issued in the year 1929 was related to the ( UPPSC 2015)

a) Communal problem

b) Dominion status

c) Labor leader

d) Untouchability

Answer. b) Dominion status

32. Sir Thomas Munro was Governor of Madras during the years ( UPPSC 2016)

a) 1820-1827 AD

b) 1819 1826 AD

c) 1822 1829 AD

d) 1818 1825 AD

Answer. a) 1820-1827 AD

33. " The Roots of Ancient India" was written by ( UPPSC 2016)

a) D.K. Chakravarty

b) D.P. Agrawal

c) W.A. Fairservis

d) A. Ghosh

Answer. c) W.A. Fairservis

34. Who among the following were prominent leaders of the "Khilafat Movement"? ( UPPSC 2016)

a) Maulana Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali

b) Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Shaukat Ali

c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

d) Rafi Ahmed Kidwai and Shaukat Ali

Answer. a) Maulana Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali

35. The Deoband Movement in Uttar Pradesh ( United Province) started in the year ( UPPSC 2016)

a) 1900 AD

b) 1888 AD

c) 1885 AD

d) 1866 AD

Answer. d) 1866 AD

36. What was the name of the party formed by Motilal Nehru and C.R. Das in 1923 A.D? ( UPPSC 2016)

a) Independence Party

b) Ghadar Party

c) Swaraj Party

d) Indian National Party

Answer. c) Swaraj Party

37. Which of the following was the first victim of Lord Dalhousie's policy of doctrine of lapse?

a) Jhansi

b) Satara

c) Karauli

d) Sambalpur

Answer. b) Satara 

The doctrine of lapse: 1848 Lord Dalhousie

38. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: ( UPPSC 2016)

List I

A. First Carnatic War

B. Third Carnatic War

C. Second Carnatic War

D. First Mysore War

List II

1. Ended by Treaty of Paris

2. Britishers Lost

3. Inconclusive War

4. Ended by Treaty of Aix La Chapelle


        A    B    C    D

a)     1    3    4    2

b)    2    4    1    3

c)    4    1    3    2

d)    3    1    4    2

Answer. c)    4    1    3    2

39. The name of D.K Karve of Western India figures in the context of which of the following? ( UPPSC 2016) 

a) Sati Pratha

b) Infanticide

c) Women Education

d) Widow Remarriage 

Answer.  c) Women Education

40. What was the name of the movement started by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan against the British? ( UPPSC 2016)

a) Red Shirt

b) Quit India

c) Khilafat

d) None of the above

Answer. a) Red Shirt

41. Rabindra Nath Tagore gave up his "Knighthood" in protest to which one of the following? ( UPPSC 2016)

a) Rowlatt Act

b) Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh

c) Simon Commission

d) Cripps Mission

Answer. b) Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh

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