Modern History : Miscellaneous One Liner Questions & Answers


Sr. No. Questions Answers
1 The Anglo-Afghan relations in the 19th century were influenced by the fear of whose expansion towards India? Russia
2 In India, the First Municipal Corporation was set up in which place? Madras
3 In the Indian context, the attitude of ‘Paternalism in Governance’ is associated with – Thomas Munro
4 Which famine of the 19th century in India has been described as the ‘Sea of Calamity’? Orissa Famine of 1866-67
5 In the second half of the 18th century, who was often called the local representative of “Aura and Authority of Company Bahadur”? Daroga
6 The Indian Famine Code, of 1883 was prepared by – Strachey Commission
7 Who introduced the printing press in India and in which year? Portuguese in 1550
8 He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji, and Shrikrishna; stayed in America for some time: and was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was – Lala Lajpat Rai
9 “The British Government is not responsible for the partition of India.” This statement is attributed to – Lord Attlee
10 “So always with the assent and often to the dictates of the Chamber of Commerce, the Government of India is carried on and this is the ‘White Man’s Burden.” Who said this? Sachchidananda Sinha
11 “So long as this third power, i.e. England is here, our communal differences would keep on troubling us” Who said this? Mahatma Gandhi
12 Who remarked about the East India Company that “The Company is an anomaly but it is part of a system where everything is an anomaly”? G.B. Macaulay
13 Who said, “Political Freedom is the life-breath of a nation”? Aurobindo Ghosh
14 Who proposed “Party Less Democracy’ in India? Mahatma Gandhi & Jay Prakash Narayan
15 Rajani Palme Dutt said, “They both fought and collaborated with imperialism.” Which political grouping was he referring to? The Indian National Congress
16 ‘New Lamps for Old’ was a series of articles (1893-94) that criticized Congress for being out of touch with the ‘proletariat.’ Who was the author of these articles? Aurobindo Ghose
17 Which two leaders visited India and served for social regeneration? Gandhi & Tilak
18 Who was the first Speaker to discard the official wig and preside over the house wearing the Gandhi cap? G.V. Mavlankar
19 On which date did the maker of the constitution of India Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar die? December 6, 1956
20 Which death anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar fall in 2016? 61st
21 Which Indian is known as Gurudev? Rabindranath Tagore
22 In which year, Rabindranath Tagore died? 1941
23 Who called Rabindra Nath Tagore ‘the Great Sentinel’? Mahatma Gandhi
24 Who gives the Slogan ‘Jai Jawan’, Jai Kisan’? Lal Bahadur Sashtri
25 Who said, “Freedom is almost within reach, we have to seize it”? Mahatma Gandhi
26 Who coined the slogan ‘Quit India’? Yousuf Meher Ali
27 Who had written, “India’s salvation will not be achieved under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi”? Subhash Chandra Bose
28 “Everything else can wait, but not agriculture.” This statement is attributed to – Jawahar Lal Nehru
29 In which year was the first cloth mill established in Bombay? 1854
30 “Kings are made for the Public; Public is not made for the King.” Who made this statement during the National Movement? Dadabhai Naoroji
31 Who has advocated ‘Practical Vedanta’? Vivekananda
32 “The British empire is rotten to the core, corrupt in every direction, and tyrannical and mean.” This statement was made by – Sister Nivedita
33 Which leader said, “I am an Indian Tom-Tom, whose work is waking up all the sleepers so that they may wake and work for their motherland”? Annie Besant
34 “Can you show me one free country where there are separate electorates? The British element is gone, but they have left mischief behind”. Who said this statement in the Constituent Assembly debate? Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
35 ‘Indian nationalism in the middle of the 19th century was in the Embryonic stage’. Which historians are related to this fact? Dr. R.C. Majumdar and Dr. S.N. Sen
36 The founder of the Boy Scouts and Civil Guides movement in India was – Baden-Powell
37 Who led the ‘Banaras Rebellion’ against the Britishers? Raja Chet Singh
38 The statement “I am a socialist and a republican and am no believer in Kings and Princes” is associated with – Jawahar Lal Nehru
39 Who was considered as the high priest of Communism in India? Jawahar Lal Nehru
40 Who is known as the father of Dyarchy? Sir Leonel Curtis
41 “It will be our blunder if we leave the people of Bihar and their Government unsafe before the violence and uncivilized attacks of league leaders.” In the year 1946, who told this? Sardar Patel
42 Who raised the demand for ‘Complete Independence’ for the first time in 1921? Maulana Hasrat Mohani
43 Who has hailed Mohd. Ali Jinnah most responsible for the partition of India? Lord Mountbatten
44 Who presided over the All Parties Muslim Conference held at Delhi on 31st December 1928? Aga Khan
45 The Banaras Session of August 1923 of the Hindu Mahasabha was presided over by – Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
46 In which year the Communist Party of India and the RSS are found? 1925
47 What is the real name of ‘Frontier Gandhi’? Abdul Ghaffar Khan
48 What was the name of the movement started by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan against the British? Red Shirt
49 Who attacked Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by saying “Ambedkar has had his leadership thrust upon him by a benign British Government because his services were necessary to embarrass the Nationalist leaders.”? Dr. B. S. Moonje
50 Rajendra Prasad belonged to which place? Bihar
51 Name the revolutionary woman, who participated in the Peasant Movement of Bijoliya and was arrested. She also participated in the 1930 Satyragrah and 1932 Civil Disobedience Movement and was sentenced to Jail – Rama Devi
52 The great poet Rabindranath Tagore emerged as a great painter in which age? Seventy Year
53 Jagat Narayan Lal was sent to which jail? Hazaribagh Jail
54 The Samadhis of Kasturba and Mahadev Desai are situated on the premises of – Agha Khan Palace, Poona
55 During the colonial period in India, what was the purpose of the Whitley Commission? To report on existing conditions of labor and to make recommendations
56 What was the common relationship between Katherine Mayo, Aldous Huxley, Charles Andrews, and William Digby? They wrote commentaries on the condition of India during the British rule
57 The year of the Bengal Famine in which millions of people died is – 1943
58 Which part of India remained under Portuguese control after 15 August 1947? Goa
59 Who was associated as Secretary with Hindu Female School which later came to be known as Bethune Female School? Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
60 The first Indian to contest an election to the British House of Commons was – Dada Bhai Naoroji
61 The practice of indirect election in India was launched in which year? 1892
62 Name the Deoband scholar who played a significant role in the freedom movement – Abul Kalam Azad
63 The first Industrial Policy of independent India was announced in the year of – 1948
64 The first communist Government of India was established in the province of – Kerala
65 The first Communist State Government in Kerala was formed in – 1957
66 Women Saint Daya Bai was a disciple of – Saint Charandas
67 In which session of the Indian National Congress, Gandhi said, ‘Gandhi may die, but Gandhism will remain forever”? Karachi Session,1931
68 In February 2021 Prime Minister inaugurates which Centenary Celebration? Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebration
69 Who organized the ‘Khudai Khidmatgar’ in 1929? Abdul Gaffar Khan
70 When was the Punjab Land Alienation Act passed? 1900
71 In which year did almost the entire area of present Uttar Pradesh separate from the Bengal Presidency and placed under the Agra Presidency? 1834 A.D.
72 The British entered Jharkhand for the first time from the side of – Palamu
73 The Department of State was established under whose headship? Sardar Patel
74 The ‘Deepavali Declaration’ was issued in the year 1929 and was related to which authority? Dominion status
75 In which year was the Wavell Plan presented? 1945
76 ‘Who said “Imperialism” is dead as ‘Dodo’? Clement Attlee
77 Who said, “Here is a revolution taking place and we should move quickly”? Sir Stafford Cripps
78 In which city did the first atomic bomb explode? Hiroshima (Japan)
79 The French Revolution started in – 1789
80 The Shimla agreement between India and Pakistan was signed in – 1972
81 ‘Operation Vijay’ was conducted against which nation? Pakistan
82 Kisan Diwas is celebrated on – 23rd December
83 On which day did the design of the National flag of India was adopted? July 22, 1947
84 Who is considered as the creator of Modern Bihar? Sachchidananda Sinha
85 The first Indian to win the Nobel Prize was – Rabindranath Tagore
86 Who was the Political Guru of Subhash Chandra Bose? C.R. Das
87 Who was the chairperson of the first All India Socialist Youth Congress? Jawahar Lal Nehru
88 Which revolutionary made this statement: “Avenge the blood of Indian Martyrs. Use your sword to liberate your motherland. Stand up against the entire Anglo-American enemy”? Ras Behari Bose
89 Alipore Central Jail is situated at – Kolkata
90 ‘’Operation Polo’’ is associated/connected with – Military Action in Hyderabad State
91 The ‘Secretariat Building’ of which the State is known as the “Writer’s Building”? West Bengal
92 The biggest museum in the country depicts the story of the development of human civilization and is also known as Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya is situated in – Bhopal
93 The active participant of the Bundela rebellion of 1842 Hirdeshah was Zamindar of which place? Hirapur
94 In India ‘Teacher’s Day is celebrated on – 5th September
95 When is “National Press Day” celebrated? 16 November
96 The Bharatiya Kisan Union was established in – 1986
97 Karl Marx explained the process of class struggle with the help of which theory? Dialectical materialism
98 ‘’Valentine’s Day’’ is celebrated every year on? 14 February
99 The present-day calendar is based on – Gregorian Calendar
100 ‘’Falun Gong’’ is becoming a popular movement in – China
101 Religious Organisation established by Mother Teresa is called – Missionaries of Charity
102 Who was the compiler of the “Imperial Gazetteer”? William Wilson Hunter
103 Civil Service Day is celebrated on – 21st April
104 The first lady, the Prime Minister in the world, was – Sirmao Bhandarnaike
105 Which place is named the official Residence of the British Prime Minister? 10 Downing Street
106 China occupied Tibet in which year? 1959
107 Bangladesh was established as an independent nation after the Indo-Pakistan War of – December, 1971
108 When were the special rights and privy purse enjoyed by the Indian Princely States abolished? 1971
109 In which year did the USSR become Russia? 1991
110 When did the second unification of Germany take place? 3 October, 1990
111 The main cause of participation of the USA in 2nd World War, 1941 was – Invasion at Pearl Harbour
112 The first President of the United States of America was – George Washington
113 Which country is concerned to Bishop Desmond Tutu? South Africa
114 Who is credited with making real paper in China? Tsai-lun
115 Which is the first month of the Indian National Calendar? Chaitra
116 The ‘Tamaria’ Tribes are found in which state of India? Jharkhand