POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 22.06.2020

1.) Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) ‘Neel Darpan’ was a play based on the exploitation of the Indigo farmers.

(b) The author of the play ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’s is Vijay Tendulkar.

(c) The play ‘Navann’ by Nabin Chandra Das was based on the famine of Bengal.

(d) Urdu theatre used to depend heavily on Parsi theatre.

Answer (c)

Ghashiram Kotwal is a Marathi play written by playwright Vijay Tendulkar in 1972. Neel Darpan, the Mirror of Indigo; translated as Neel Darpan; or, the Indigo Planting Mirror is a Bengali play written by Dinabandhu Mitra in 1858-1859. The play was essential to Neel Bidroha, or Indigo Revolt.

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

List-I (Books)

A. The First Indian

B. Anand Math

C. Life Divine

D. Sadhana

List-II (Authors)

  1. Rabindranath Tagore War of Independence
  2. Sri Aurobindo
  3. Bankim Chandra Chatterji
  4. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Codes:

(a) A – 4; B – 3; C – 2; D – 1

(b) A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2

(c) A – 4; B – 3; C – 1; D – 2

(d) A – 3; B – 4; C – 2; D – 1

Answer (a)

The Life Divine is Sri Aurobindo’s major philosophical opus. It combines a synthesis of western thought and eastern spirituality with Sri Aurobindo’s own original insights, covering topics such as the nature of the Divine (the Absolute, Brahman), how the creation came about, the evolution of consciousness and the cosmos, the spiritual path, and human evolutionary-spiritual destiny.

3.) Consider the following events:

  1. Indigo Revolt
  2. Santhal Rebellion
  3. Deccan Riot
  4. Mutiny of the Sepoys

    T
    he correct chronological sequence of these events is:

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

Answer (d)

Indigo revolt – 1860; Santhal rebellion – 1855-56; Deccan riot – 1875

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

List-I (Year)

A. 1775

B. 1780

C. 1824

D. 1838

List-II (Event)

  1. First Anglo-Burmese War
  2. First Anglo-Afghan War
  3. First Anglo-Maratha War
  4. Second Anglo-Mysore War 

Codes:

(a) A – 4; B – 3; C – 2; D – 1

(b) A – 4; B – 3; C – 1; D – 2

(c) A – 3; B – 4; C – 1; D – 2

(d) A – 3; B – 4; C – 2; D – 1

Answer (c)

First Anglo-Burmese War – Burmese defeated, Treaty of Yandobo (1826); First Anglo-Afghan War – Afghan defeated (1838); First Anglo-Maratha War – Britishers were defeated, Treaty of Salbai (1782); Second Anglo-Mysore War – Haider Ali died and succeeded by Tipu Sultan, Treaty of Mangalore.

5.) The last major extension of British Indian territory took place during the time of:

(a) Dufferin (b) Dalhousie (c) Lytton (d) Curzon

Answer (b)

The last major extension of British Indian Territory took place during Dalhousie under his Doctrine of Lapse (Jhansi, Satara, Jaitpur, Sambalpur, Udaipur and Nagpur) and on the basis of misgovernance (Awadh).

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