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Mock Test for IAS Prelims-2017: History & Culture

Q.1. “Delhi pact” of 1932

  1. Was endorsed by Chamber of Princes
  2. Projected federation as constitutional demand of the Princes of India
  1. 1 & 2
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. None of the above

Q.2. Which of the following World Heritage site and their builder pair are correct?

  1. Brihadeshwar temple of Thanjavur- Raja Raja Chola-I
  2. Airavateshwar Temple of Darasuram- Rajendra Chola-I
  3. Gongaikonda Cholapuram Temple- Raja Raja Chola-II
  1. Only 1
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. All

Q.3. What were the objectives- open or hidden of Partition of Bengal by Curzon?

  1. To give direct access to tea planters of Assam to Bay of Bengal
  2. To weaken Hindu-Muslim unity
  3. To weaken “Bhadralok” that was the base of Congress
  4. To increase administrative efficiency
  1. 1, 2, 3 & 4
  2. Only 3
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 2, 3 & 4

Q.4. Which of the following events took place during the reign of Lord Viscount Canning?

  1. Indigo dispute took place in Bengal in 1859
  2. Enactment of Indian Penal Code
  3. In 1861, Indian Council Act
  4. In 1861, enactment of Code of criminal Procedure
  5. In 1861, the enactment of Indian High Court Act

 

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  2. 2, 3 & 4
  3. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  4. 1, 3 & 4

Q.5. In 1932, who fired point blank at the Governor while receiving her degree at the Convocation?

  1. Shanti Ghosh
  2. Suniti Chaudhary
  3. Bina Das
  4. Jogesh Chatterjee

Q.6. Who of the following are not associated with the foundation of Hindustan Republic Association?

  1. Ram Prasad Bismil
  2. Sachindra Nath Sanya
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.7. The immediate cause of industrial conflict in Ahemdabad in 1918 that was later supported by Gandhi, was

  1. Retrenchment of workers without pay
  2. Reduction in wage rate
  3. Withdrawal of plague-bonus
  4. Both A & b

Q.8. Non –Cooperation movement was withdrawn on 11 Feb, 1922 followed by

  1. Poona resolution
  2. Bardoli resolution
  3. Nagpur resolution
  4. Haripur resolution

Q.9. The 1st meeting of INC at Bombay in 1885 was originally planned at

  1. Calcutta
  2. Kanpur
  3. Poona
  4. Madras

Q.10. Which of the following festivals are associated with agriculture – either with harvesting or sowing period?

  1. Dree
  2. Moatsu Mong
  3. Lui-ngai-ni
  4. Nongkrem
  1. 1, 2, 3 & 4
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 2, 3 & 4 

Q.11. Which of the following animals surround Pashupati Shiva idol find of Harappan Civilization?

  1. Elephants
  2. Lion
  3. Cow
  4. Rhinoceros
  5. Buffalo
  6. Deer
  1. All
  2. 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
  3. 1, 2, 4 & 5
  4. 1, 4, 5 & 6

Q.12. Consider the following events associated with Shaheed Bhagat Singh:

  1. Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bomb in the Central Assembly against the Public Safety Bill.
  2. The bomb was thrown when Sir George Chestar stood to present the Bill in the Central Assembly

Which of the above mentioned events are incorrect?

  1. Both
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. None of the above
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