Prelims-IAS – HISTORY MCQ-10

1… The Bethune School founded in Calcutta in 1849 was for:

(a)  Propagation of Western cultural elements
(b)  Eradication of Untouchability
(c)  Women’s Education
(d)  Evoking a sense of pride in India’s Past

2.. Which of the following statements about the Arya Samaj movement are true?

  1. It was essentially a conservative and reactionary movement.
  2. The movement was against idolatry and polytheism.
  3. The Samaj started the Shuddhi movement in a bid to reconvert Hindus who had converted to other religions.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)  1 and 2 only
(b)  1 and 3 only
(c)  2 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3

3… With respect to education and empowerment of women during freedom struggle, consider the following statements:

  1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded Sanskrit college at Calcutta, to improve women education in India.
  2. In western India, Professor D K Karve made efforts for promotion of women education and widow remarriage.
  3. Ishawar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune school.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

4.. Which of the following pair is correctly matched?



1. Young Bengal Movement

Henry Derozion

2. The Servants of India Society

Dadabhai Naoroji

3. Aligarh Movement 

Abdul Kalam Aajad

Select the correct answer using the code below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 only

5.. Consider the statements about Ramakrishna Mission. Which of the following is/are correct?

  1. Ramakrishna mission was founded by Swami Vivekananda.
  2. Ramakrishna mission was a deeply religious body and considered itself a sect of Hinduism.
  3. Swami Vivekananda rejected materialism of west and favored spiritualism of east to produce happiness for mankind.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

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