Monday, March 30, 2020

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

General Knowledge on Modern Indian History P21


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101. When was the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) founded?
(A) 1917
(B) 1927
(C) 1905
(D) 1907

Correct Answer: [B] 1927.
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102. Who said: 'The Muslims were fools to ask for safeguards and the Hindus were greater fools to refuse them'?
(A) Muhammed Ali
(B) Subhas Bose
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Abul Kalam Azad

Correct Answer: [D] Abul Kalam Azad.
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103. The conquered people were to be ruled by their own laws and British rule had to "Legitimize itself in an Indian Idiom". This was the Fundamental principle of
(A) Utilitarianism
(B) Mercantilism
(C) Evangelicalism
(D) Orientalism

Correct Answer: [D] Orientalism.
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104. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(A) The East India College was moved to Haileybury in 1809.
(B) In 1805 the East India College was established at Hartford near London.
(C) Fort William College was closed in 1802.
(D) All of the above

Correct Answer: [A] The East India College was moved to Haileybury in 1809..
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105. Which of the following statements about Tipu Sultan is not correct?
(A) Instead of emperor Shah Alam's name, he inserted his own name in the Khutba (Friday prayers at the Mosque's).
(B) He never sought a Sanad from the Ottoman Khalifa to legitimize his rule.
(C) His reign represented a discontinuity in 18th Century Indian politics, as his kingship was rooted firmly in a strong regional tradition.
(D) In a symbolic gesture to proclaim his independence, he issued coins without any reference to the Mughal emperor.

Correct Answer: [B] He never sought a Sanad from the Ottoman Khalifa to legitimize his rule..
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