POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 20.06.2020

1.) Which one of the following is an important historical novel written during the latter half of the nineteenth century?

(a) Rast Goftar (b) Durgesh Nandini (c) Maratha (d) Nibandhamala

Answer (a)

Hindu College, Calcutta – 1817; University of Calcutta – 1858; Adam’s Report – 1835-38; Wood’s Despatch – 1854

2.) Who among the following was associated with suppression of thugs?

a) General Henry Prendergast

b) Captain Sleeman

c) Alexander Burres

d) Captain Robert Pemberton

Answer (b)

Durgesh Nandini was written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1862-1864 in Bangla.

3.) What is the correct chronological sequence of the following?

  1. Wood’s Education Despatch
  2. Macaulay’s minute on education
  3. The Sargent Education Report
  4. Indian Education (Hunter Commission)

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 2, 1, 4, 3 (b) 2, 1, 3, 4 (c) 1, 2, 4, 3 (d) 4, 3, 1, 3

Answer (b)

Captain William Sleeman was appointed by Lord William Bentick (1828-35) to suppress the thugs.

4.) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List – I

  1. Moplah revolt
  2. Pabna revolt
  3. Eka movement
  4. Birsa Munda revolt

List – II

  1. Kerala
  2. Bihar
  3. Bengal
  4. Awadh

Codes:

a) A – 1; B – 3; C – 4; D – 2

b) A – 2; B – 3; C – 4; D – 1

c) A – 1; B – 2; C – 3; D – 4

d) A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2

Answer (a)

Wood’s Despatch (Magna Carta of English education) – 1854; Macaulay’s Minute on Education – 1835; Sargent Education Report – 1944; Hunter Commission – 1882-83

5.) The educated middle class in India:

(a) opposed the revolt of 1857

(b) supported the revolt of 1857

(c) remained neutral to the revolt of 1857

(d) fought against native rulers

Answer (a)

Moplah revolt in Malabar in Kerala in 1921; Pabna revolt in East Bengal (now in Bangladesh) in 1873; Eka movement in 1921-22 in districts of UP; Birsa Munda revolt in 1899 in Ranchi, Bihar (But now part of Jharkhand).

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