Thursday, January 24, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains


Page 1

1. Who was the editor of 'Bande Mataram'?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh
(B) Madam Cama
(C) Both of them
(D) None of them.

Correct Answer: [C] Both of them.
Explanation: Bandemataram' was published by Aurobindo Ghosh whereas in Parish it was published by Madam Bhikaji Cama.
2. Who introduced the railways and telegraphs in India?
(A) Lord Hardinge
(B) Lord Ripon
(C) Lord Dalhousie
(D) Lord Canning.

Correct Answer: [C] Lord Dalhousie.
Explanation: Lord Dalhousie served as the governor-general between (1848 to 1856). It was 1853 when rail was started between Bombay (Mumbai) and Thane. He was the father of Indian Railways. In 1850 an experimental electric telegram was started between Dimond Harbour and Kolkata and opened for EIC in1852 between Kolkata and Agra. He was also credited for introducing postage stamp in 1852. He annexed the state Panjub. The Doctrine of Lapse principle was started by him which lead to Sepahi Mutiny in 1875. In 1856 widow remarriage act was passed during his tenure.
3. The first Newspaper which was published in India was titled
(A) Bombay Herald
(B) Madras Courier
(C) The Bengal Gazette
(D) The Calcutta Chronicle

Correct Answer: [C] The Bengal Gazette.
Explanation: Hicky's Bengal Gazette/ The Bengal Gazette was also known as The Original Calcutta General Advertiser. It was and weekly newspaper in the English language published from Calcutta (Now Kolkata). It was the first newspaper printed in Asia by James Augustus Hicky. It was also popularly known for its strong critic against the British administration in India and promotion of the anti-war and anti-colonial rule in India.
4. In 1835 an initiative was taken to establish Calcutta Medical College by?
(A) Lord Curzon
(B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Lord William Bentinck.

Correct Answer: [D] Lord William Bentinck..
5. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the title of Lokmanya after initiation of
(A) Puna Sarvajanik Sabha
(B) Arjyabandhab
(C) Shivaji Festival
(D) Home rule League.

Correct Answer: [D] Home rule League..
Explanation: Tilak formed Homerule league in Maharastra(Poona) in 1926. The first president of this league was Joseph Baptista. Tilak became very popular with this organization that people gave him the epithet of Lokmanya. He was also known as 'Father of Indian Unrest'.


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