INDIAN HISTORY
A)
Jacob
B)
Malet
C)
Samuel
D)
Rupert

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Malet

Note : Lord Cornwallis sent an order to Malet (English resident of Poona) to approach Peshwas to fight against Tipu Sultan. Englished offered some attractive terms to Marathas. In the year 1790, Peshwa signed a treaty with the English.

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A)
Jesuit of Goa
B)
The Christian Monarch
C)
The Scheme of William Bolts
D)
Jesus of Pondicherry

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jesuit of Goa

Note : The Portuguese were the first Europeans, who brought a printing press to India and the first book published in India was by the Jesuit of Goa in 1557 AD. Hence, A is the correct option.

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A)
Dutch
B)
French
C)
Portuguese
D)
British

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Portuguese

Note : The first printing press was established in Goa (Jesuit Saint Paul’s College) in 1556 by the Portuguese.

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A)
1931
B)
1939
C)
1942
D)
1947

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 1939

Note : In the year 1939 (3rd May), Forward Bloc was established by Subhas Chandra Bose. Subhas Chandra bose became the president of the Forward Bloc and Shardul Singh Cavesheer of Punjab became its vice-president. Lal Shankarlal from Delhi was appointed as its general secretary and Pandit B Tripathi and Khurshed Nariman from Bombay were appointed as its secretaries.

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A)
Lord Mountbatten
B)
Jawaharlal Nehru
C)
Mahatma Gandhi
D)
B.V. Patel

Correct Answer : Option (D) - B.V. Patel

Note : Sardar Patel invited the princely states to join India “to make laws sitting together as friends than to make treaties as aliens”. He ensured the state department would not impose domination over the princely states.

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A)
Narayan Rao
B)
Madhavrao I
C)
Madavrao Narayan
D)
None of the above

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Madavrao Narayan

Note : Madavrao Narayan was also known as Sawai Madhav Rao was declared the Peshwa. After the incident, the killer of his father Raghunath Rao was accused and fled. In the year 1795, Madhavrao Narayan died.

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A)
1775
B)
1771
C)
1769
D)
1767

Correct Answer : Option (A) - 1775

Note : Nawab of Oudh transferred Banaras to the company in the year 1775. After that Chet Singh came under the control of the company. The father of Chet Singh, Balwant Singh was the first Raja of Banaras.

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A)
Belgaum
B)
Lucknow
C)
Karachi
D)
Mumbai

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Belgaum

Note : Gandhiji served the post of president only on the thirty-ninth session of INC which was held in Belgaum on the 26th & 27th December 1924. Gangadhar Rao Deshpande requested Gandhiji to attend this session. A memorial called “Veer Soudhya” was built to commemorate the 1924 Belgaum session.

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A)
Vidhva Vivaha
B)
Nava Natak
C)
Kulin Kulasarvasva
D)
Bhanumati Chittavikas

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kulin Kulasarvasva

Note : It was Kulin Kulasarvasva(“All about a Kulin Clan”) by Pandit Ramnarayan Tarkaratnan. A social satire against the practice of polygamy. It was the first social drama in a regional language(Bengali) attacking Brahmin polygamy, was presented by an aristocratic family in 1857.

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A)
1843
B)
1848
C)
1852
D)
1859

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 1848

Note : Satara. The princely state of Satara in central India was founded in 1674 by Shivaji the Great (1627-1680) and ruled by the Bhonsle dynasty (who also provided the rulers of the states of Chittor and Udaipur) from then until it was annexed by the British Raj in 1848.

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