1.) Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

(a) Goa attained full statehood in 1987.

(b) Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambhat.

(c) Daman and Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendment of the Constitution of India.

(d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli were under French colonial rule till 1954.

Answer (d)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli was under Portuguese colonial rule till 1954 and not French colonial rule.

2.) Who among the following Indian rulers established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines?

(a) Haider Ali (b) Mir Qasim (c) Shah Alam II (d) Tipu Sultan

Answer (d)

Tipu Sultan established embassies in France, Turkey and Egypt on modern lines.

3.) Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) India’s first technicolour film –Jhansi ki Rani

(b) India’s first 3-D film – My dear Kuttichathan

(c) India’s first insured film –Taal

(d) India’s first actress to win the Bharat Ratna– Meena Kumari

Answer (d)

Meena Kumari is not the recipient of Bharat Ratna.

4.) Under the Permanent Settlement, 1893, the Zamindars are required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was:

(a) the Zamindars were trusted by the farmers.

(b) there was no officials check upon the Zamindars.

(c) it was the responsibility of the British government.

(d) the farmers were not interested in getting pattas.

Answer (b)

John Shore planned Permanent Settlement and it was introduced in 1793 by Lord Cornwallis. Zamindars were made the owners of the land and the British got a fixed share of 10/11th of the revenue collected by the zamindars.

5.) Consider the following statements:

  1. Arya Samaj was founded in 1835.
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai opposed the appeal of Arya Samaj to the authority of Vedas in support of its social reform programme.
  3. Under Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj campaigned for women’s education.
  4. Vinoba Bhave founded the Sarvodya Samaj to work among refugees.

Which of these statements are correct?

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

Answer (d)

Arya Samaj was founded in 1875 (not 1835) at Bombay by Dayananda Saraswati. Lala Lajpat Rai joined the Arya Samaj. His journal Arya Gazette concentrated mainly on subjects related to the Arya Samaj. He never opposed Arya Samaj.

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