Modern History (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. Which one of the following rivers thrice forks into two streams and reunites a few miles farther on, thus, forming the islands of Srirangappattanam, Sivasamudram and Srirangam? [1996]

2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer [1996]
List I
(a) Governor-General of Presidency of Fort William in Ben­gal (Under Regulating Act, 1773)
(b) Governor-General of India (Under Charter Act, 1833)
(c) Governor-General and Viceroy of India (Under Indian Coundls Act, 1858)
(d) Governor-General and Crown Representative (Under Government of India Act, 1935)
List II
1. Archibald percival Wave 11, Viscount and Earl Wavell
2. James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, Earl and Marquess of Dalhousie
3. Charles Cornwallis 2nd Earl and first Marquess of Cornwallis
4. Gibert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmond, Earl of Minto
5. Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

3. 'It made its proposals in May. It still wanted a united India. There was to be a Federal Union composed of British .provinces'[1999]
The above quotation is related to:

4. Which one of the following is an important historical novel written during the latter half of the nineteenth century?

5. His principle forte was social and religious reform. He relied upon legislation to do away with social ills and worked unceasingly for the eradication of child marriage, the purdah system.To encourage consideration of social problems on a national scale, he inaugurated the Indian National Social Conference, which for many years met for its annual sessions alongside the Indian National Congress. [1996]
The reference in this passage is to:

6. Assertion (A): The Congress rejected the Cripps proposals. Reason (R): The Cripps Mission consisted solely of Whites. [1998]

7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists; [1999]
List I (Books)
A. The first Indian War of Independence
B. Anand math
C. Life Divine
D. Sadhana
List II (Authors)
1. Rabindranath Tagore
2. Sri Aurobindo
3. Bankim Chandra Chatterji
4. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

8. The Governor-General who fol lowed a spirited "Forward" policy towards Afghanistan was: [1999]

9. The first feature film (talkie) to be produced in India was:

10. When the Indian Muslims League was inducted into the interim government in 1946, Liyaqat Ali Khan was assigned the portfolio of: [1998]

Competitive Exams

1. General Knowledge 2012 - 04
2. General Knowledge 2012 - 03
3. General Knowledge 2012 - 02
4. General Knowledge 2012 - 01
5. GK Bank - 01
6. Physical Geography
7. Indian Polity & Governance in Constitution - 02
8. Indian Polity & Governance in Constitution - 01
9. Modern History - 02
10. Modern History - 01
11. Indian National Movement - 03
12. Indian National Movement - 02
13. Indian National Movement - 01
14. World Political Geography - 02
15. World Political Geography - 01
16. Indian Polity & Governance in Constitution
17. Physical Geography
18. Structure of the Indian Economy
19. Planning & Economic Development
20. The Tertiary Sector in the Indian Economy
21. Chemistry - 02
22. Chemistry - 01
23. Botany - 02
24. Botany - 01
25. International Current Affairs - 02
26. International Current Affairs - 01
27. National Current Affairs - 03
28. National Current Affairs - 02
29. National Current Affairs - 01
30. General Knowledge 2011 - 22
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