1. About the state of Mysore, which among the following are correct?

I) Tipu Sultan took French help to set up a factory at Dindigul

II) Marathas under Madhav Rao attacked Mysore and defeated Hyder Ali a few times

III) Haider Ali introduced western methods of training for his army


a) I and III only

b) I only

c) II and III only



  1. Regarding the efforts made by colonial government to control child marriage, which of the following statements are true?

I) Native Marriage Act 1872, prohibited child marriage

II) the Native Marriage act had limited impact as it was not applicable to Hindus and Muslims alone.

III) the age of consent act 1891, forbade marriage of girls below the age of 12 years.


a) I and III only

b) I and II only

c) I,II, III

d) II and III


  1. Babasaheb Ambedkar known as the architect of Indian Constitution is revered as an icon of depressed classes. Consider the options given below and choose the organisation that was not formed by him.

a) Bahishkrit Hitakarini sabha

b) All India Scheduled castes federation

c) All India depressed classes association

d) All India depressed classes league


  1. The fall of Mughal empire in might is one major reason for easy colonisation of the country by the European forces. Consider the statements, with reference to it.

I) Absence of a law of succession

II) Not so tolerant religious policy

III) Stagnation of trade, industry

IV) Regional aspirations

Choose the options that led to fall of the Mughal empire

a) I,II only

b) I,III,IV only

c) II,IV only

d) I,II,III,IV only


  1. The Seva sadan a reform organisation, has which of the following true 

I) It was founded by Keshab Chandra Sen

II) It spoke for widow remarriage and against child marriage


a) I only

b) II only

c) Both I and II

d) Neither I and II


  1. In the context of the Indian History under the British rule, what is the Policy of Proud Reserve?

a) Having scientific frontiers and safeguarding the spheres of influencs

b) To Increase the earnings of the East India company from Indian goods

c) Maintain reserve armed forces to secure the British rule in India in cases of emergency situations

d) None of the above


  1. Prarthana Samaj is a socio religious reform promoting movement. Which among the following is correct about the movement?

I) It was founded by Atmaram pandurang

II) M.G.Ranade was associated with it

III) It was associated with Bhakti cult and polytheism

IV) Supported women’s education, and widow’s remarriage.



b) I,II only

c) II,IV only

d) I,II,IV only


  1. With reference to the Portuguese establishments in India, consider the statements.

I) Portuguese first established their fort in India at Calicut

II) They remained isolated from the battles between local kingdoms like Mughals, Deccanis etc


a) I only

b) II only

c) Both I and II

d) Neither I nor II


  1. Among the impacts listed below, which was not contributed by the battle of Plassey?

a) Laying foundations for British empire in India

b) An English man posted as resident in nawab’s court

c) Zamindari of 24 Parganas was given to British

d) Increasing rivalry between British and French at Bengal


  1. Tipu Sultan is regarded as one of the great warriors and is known as the Tiger of Mysore. Which of the following are correct about him?

I) He was a pioneer in introducing sericulture to Mysore state

II) He was a member of the Jacobin Club, and called himself Citizen Tipu

III) He is credited with beginning capitalistic development at a time when feudalism was prevalent

a) II only

b) I,II only


d) II,III only


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