We will go through this section in the form of Questions & Answers. These questions have been carefully collected from previous year’s Law Entrance papers and are all relevant to the topic at hand. As you go through, remember that each question and answer also constitute a fact and should be memorized as such.
1. In which year did Robert Clive accept the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa from the Mughals?
2. Which is correctly matched?
(a) “Do or Die” – Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) “Swaraj is my Birthright” – Mahatma Gandhi
(c) “Give me blood, I will give you freedom” – Subhas Chandra Bose
(d) “Independence through non-violence must be our aim” – B.G. Tilak.
3. Dandi (as in Gandhiji’s Dandi March) is the name of a
(c) music form
(d) dance form
4. Who was better known as Frontier Gandhi?
(a) Abdul Gaffar Khan
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) None of the above
5. The Province of Bengal was partitioned into two parts in 1905 by
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Warren Hasting
(d) Lord Curzon
6. Which party was founded by Subhas Chandra Bose in 1939 after his break from the Congress?
(a) Abhinav Bharat
(b) Forward Bloc
(c) Swaraj Party
(d) Congress (I)
7. What is the meaning of the name of Mohen-jo-daro?
(a) Mound of the Great
(b) Mound of the Living
(c) Mound of the Survivor
(d) Mound of the Dead.
8. Match the following
(I) Theosophical Society (A) Madam Blavatsky
(II) Swarajist Party (B) C.R. Das
(III) Brahmo Samaj (C) Keshab Chandra Sen
(a) I-A, II-B, III-C
(b) I-B, II-A, III-C
(c) I-C, II-B, III-A
(d) I-B, II-C, III-A
9. Who gave the call “Back to the Vedas”?
(b) Dayananda Saraswati
(d) Rammohan Roy
10. The 10th Guru of Sikhs was
(a) Guru Nanak
(b) Guru Gobind Singh
(c) Guru Hargobind
(d) Guru Tegh Bahadur
11. The split of the Congress into Moderates and Extremists took place during the session at
12. It is said that Buddhism and Jainism emerged as a
(a) consequence of Royal terror
(b) consequence of charismatic personalities
(c) reaction to Brahminism
(d) none of the above
13. Which doctrine of Jainism was added by Mahavira?
(d) Non-possession of property
14. Alexander The Great, attacked India in
(a) 341 B.C.
(b) 326 B.C.
(c) 323 B.C.
(d) 323 A.D.
15. Who overthrew the Nandas with the help of Kautilya?
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
16. Who is credited with making Buddhism a world religion?
(b) Gautama Buddha
17. The man who has been called ‘Indian Napolean’ because of his territorial exploits
(a) Samudra Gupta
(b) Chandra Gupta I
(c) Kumara Gupta
(d) None of the above
18. Which Chinese pilgrim came to India during Harsha’s time?
19. The construction of Qutab Minar was begun by Qutb-ud-Din Aibak and completed by
(d) None of the above
20. Point out the wrong match
The Bhakti Movement in the Middle Ages in India was started by—
(a) Tukaram—in Maharashtra
(b) Kabir—in Uttar Pradesh
(d) Chaitanya—in Bengal
21. Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya was the founder of
(a) Banaras Hindu University
(b) Delhi University
(c) Kashi Vidyapeeth
(d) Allahabad University
22. Who was the leader of Gadar Party?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Lala Hardayal
(c) Balgangadhar Tilak
(d) Abul Kalaam Azad.
23. The Peacock throne of Shahjahan was taken away by
(a) Changez Khan
(c) Nadir Shah
(d) Ahmad Shah Abdali
24. The deity most praised in Rigveda is
25. Prophet Mohammed was born in
(a) 570 A.D.
(b) 720 A.D.
(a) 620 A.D.
(b) 510 A.D.
26. Khilafat Movement was organized
(a) for getting Muslim homeland
(b) as a protest against British suppression of Turks
(c) to preserve Turkish Empire with Khilafat as temporal head
(d) as a protest against communal politics.
27. The First President of Indian National Congress was
(a) A.O. Hume
(b) W.C. Banerji
(c) Dadabhai Nauroji
(d) Phirozeshah Mehta.
28. The King who gave permission to establish East India Company in India was
29. The person who conceptualized the idea of Pakistan was
(a) M.A. Jinnah
(b) Hakim Azmal Khan
(c) Mohammad Iqbal
(d) Liaquat Ali Khan.
30. By signing which pact with Gandhiji did Ambedkar give up his demand for separate electorates?
(a) Poona Pact
(b) Aligarh Pact
(c) Deccan pact
(d) Delhi Pact
31. Which British doctrine is considered as one of the reasons leading to the First War of Independence, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny?
(a) Doctrine of Lapse
(b) Doctrine of Contributory Negligence
(c) Doctrine of Incompetence
(d) Doctrine of Frustration of Purpose
32. Which event led to Rabindranath Tagore’s renouncement of his knighthood?
(a) Civil Disobedience Movement
(b) Jallianwalla Bagh massacre
(c) Morley Minto Reforms
(d) Chauri Chaura
33. Which of the following are the principal features of Government of India Act, 1919?
1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
2. Introduction of separate communal electorate for Muslims
3. Devolution of legislative authority by the Centre to the Provinces
4. Expansion and reconstitution of Central and Provincial Legislatures
(a) 1,2, and 3
(b) 1,2, and 4
(c) 2,3, and 4
(d) 1,3 and 4
34. The Theory of Economic Drain from India to England was propounded by
(a) R.C. Dutt
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) L.K. Jha
35. The Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress held in September 1920, passed a resolution which led to the
(a) Non-cooperation Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Home Rule Movement
(d) Quit India Movement
36. India’s capital was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi in
37. 1929 is known for
(a) visit of Simon Commission to India
(b) Congress resolution for complete independence of India
(c) coming of Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Burma was made a part of India
38. Who was the founder editor of ‘Kesari’?
(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji
39. Emperor Akbar the Great, died in the year
40. Lumbini is the place where the Buddha
(a) attained nirvana
(b) attained enlightenment
(c) was bom
(d) was married