1.) The paintings of Abanindranath Tagore are classified as:

(a) realistic (b) socialistic (c) revivalistic (d) impressionistic

Answer (c)

Abanindranath Tagore is known as the leader of the Revivalist Movement in the field of modern Indian painting in Bengal.

2.) There was no independent development of industries in India during British rule because of the:

(a) absence of heavy industries

(b) scarcity of foreign capital

(c) scarcity of natural resources

(d) preference of the rich to invest in land

Answer (a)

3.) The first feature film (talkie) to be produced in India was:

(a) Hatimtai (b) Alam Ara (c) Pundalik (d) Raja Harishchandra

Answer (b)

Alam Ara was the first Indian sound film directed by Ardeshir Irani. The first Indian talkie was so popular that police aid had to be summoned to control the crowds.

4.) The Governor-General who followed a spirited “Forward” policy towards Afghanistan was:

(a) Minto (b) Dufferin (c) Elgin (d) Lytton

Answer (d)

Lord Lytton (1876-80)

5.) At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napoleon, which one of the following Governors-General kept the British flag flying high in India?

(a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Lord Wellesley (d) Lord Hastings

Answer (d)

Lord Hastings (1813-23)



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