States Public Services and SSC Objective Question Bank
Who wrote ‘Indian War of Independence, 1857′?
[A] R.C Majumdar
[B] V.D. Savarkar
[C] S.B. Chaudhary
[D] S.N. Sen
V.D. Savarkar : He was the proponent of liberty as the ultimate ideal. Savarkar was a poet, writer and playwright. He was associated with the India House and founded student societies including Abhinav Bharat Society and the Free India Society. Savarkar published ‘The Indian War of Independence’ about the Indian rebellion of 1857 that was banned by British authorities.
Dalhousie’s worst political blunder was ___?
[A] Annexation of Punjab
[B] Occupation of lower Burma
[C] Abolition of the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’
[D] Annexation of Oudh
Annexation of Oudh
Annexation of Oudh in February 1856 was a very important decision taken by Lord Dalhousie. But the annexation of Oudh was surely the company’s and Dalhousie’s worst blunder. It proved disadvantageous for the English as the people of Oudh strongly participated in the Revolt of 1857. The English used their giant`s strength and had injured their reputation in the eyes of the Indians. During the Revolt of 1857, the sepoys of Oudh had brought about havoc and had added to the difficulties of the British. It is said that the forced abduction of Wajid Ali Shah and annexation of Oudh were offences against good faith and public conscience.
The Congress is in reality a civil war without arms.
The above statement was made by ___?
[A] W. Wedderburn
[B] Sir Saiyid Ahmad Khan
[C] D.W. Bethune
[D] Lord Dufferin
Sir Saiyid Ahmad Khan
The above statement was made by Sir Saiyid Ahmad Khan, who denounced congress in blunt terms. “The Congress is in reality,” he said, “a civil war without arms. The object of a civil war is to determine in whose hands the rule of the country shall rest.”
The Governor General of India at the time of foundation of Indian National Congress was __?
[A] Lord Chelmsford
[B] Lord Dalhousie
[C] Lord Dufferin
[D] None of these
Lord Dufferin, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1884-1888).
Who among the following founded Theosophical Society in USA?
[A] Dr. Annie Besant
[B] A. O. Hume
[C] Tilak and Gokhale
[D] Madam Blavatsky and Olcott
Madam Blavatsky and Olcott
Madam HP Blavatsky ,a Russian woman & Col. H.S Olcott ,an American ,founded the Theosophical Society in Newyork in 1875 . They advocated the revival & strengthening of ancient religions of Hinduism.
The first President of the Indian Home Rule League (1916)was__?
[A] Joseph Bapista
[B] Annie Besant
[C] N.C. Kelkar
[D] B.G. Tilak
Indian Home Rule League of Bal Gangadhar Tilak was launched in April 1916 and Home Rule League in Sept 1916 by Annie Besant. Joseph Bapista was the first President of the Indian Home Rule League established in April 1916 .
The founder of Satya Shodhak Samaj was ___?
[A] Atmaram Pandurang
[B] Gopal Hari Deshmukh
[C] M. G. Ranade
[D] Jyotiba Phule
Jyotiba Phule was an activist, thinker, social reformer, writer, philosopher, theologist, scholar, editor and revolutionary from Maharashtra founded the Satya Shodhak Samaj in 1873 in Maharshtra..
Who among the following is known as Father of Muslim Renaissance in Bengal?
[A] Syed Ahmad Khan
[B] Ameer Ali
[C] Nawab Abdul Latif Khan
[D] Nawab Samiullah Khan
Nawab Abdul Latif Khan
Nawab Abdul Latif Khan: (1828-1893)a prominent personality of mid 19th century Bengal, the pioneer of Muslim modernization and the architect of the Muslim Renaissance, was one of those great men who appeared as saviours of their frustrated, humiliated, demoralized and disorganised fellow countrymen under colonial rule. His chief contribution was in the field of education. He was among the first to understand that young Bengali Muslims should receive modern education. He understood that the Muslims of Bengal had fallen behind in everything because of their prejudices against modern education. He devoted his whole life to removing this self-destructive prejudice from their minds.
Who among the following invented Zero?
[C] Bhaskara I
[D] An unknown Indian
An unknown Indian
the most fundamental contribution of ancient India to the progress of civilisation is the decimal system of numeration including the invention of the number zero. This system uses 9 digits and a symbol for zero to denote all integral numbers, by assigning a place value to the digits. This system was used in Vedas and Valmiki Ramayana. Mohanjodaro and Harappa civilisations (3000 B.C.) also used this system..So,we can say Zero is invented by unknown Indian.
Who among the following was not one of the founding fathers of the All India Muslim League ?
[A] Nawab Moshin-ul-Mulk
[B] Maulana Abul KalamAzad
[C] Aga Khan
[D] Nawab Salimullah of Dacca
Maulana Abul KalamAzad
In Dec. 1906 “All India Muslim League” was set up under the leadership of Aga Khan, Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dacca and Nawab Mohsin-ul Mulk at Dacca. The League supported the Partition of Bengal and opposed the Swadeshi Movement and demanded the special safeguards for its community and separate electorate of Muslims.