Indian National Movement Quiz - Socio-Religious Movements in 19th – 20th Centuries
Daily Quiz – 6
Total Question -20
- He evolved a new technique of teaching Sanskrit
- He opened the gates of the Sanskrit College to the non- brahmins
- He waged a long struggle in favour of Widow remarriage
2. The original name of Swami Dayanand Saraswati was-
Correct Answer: [A] Mula Shankar
Notes: Mula Shankar is none other then “Swami Dayananda Saraswati”. Founder of Arya Samaj a Hindhu Reform Movement in 1875 in Bombay Presidency and later moved to Lahore in 1877.
3. Who among the following was the founder of the Servants of India Society?
Correct Answer: [B] Gopal Krishna Gokhle
Notes: The Servants of India Society was formed in Pune, Maharashtra, on June 12, 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, who left the Deccan Education Society to form this association.
4. This social reformer most ardently worked for the removal of untouchability and uplift the depressed classes before Gandhiji came on the scene
- Justice Party Movement—Dr. T.M Nair, Theagaroya Chetty
- Harijan Sevak Sangh —B R ambedkar
- Praja Paksh —C.R Reddy
Correct Answer: [C] 1 and 3 only
Notes: Justice Party Movement was founders T. M. Nair, Theagaroya Chetty and C. Natesa Mudaliar in 1916.
Harijan Sevak Sangh is a non-profit organisation founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932.
The Praja Paksh was founder C.R Reddy in 1930.
6. Who was the founder of Aligarh Movement?
Correct Answer: [D] Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
Notes: The movement′s name derives from the fact that its core and origins lay in the city of Aligarh in Northern India(UP).
- Arya Samaj was founded by Dayanand Saraswati
- Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the members of Arya Samaj and supported the appeal of Arya Samaj .
- Vinobha Bhave is also believed to be the part of Arya Samaj
- Under Keshab Chandra Sen , the Arya Samaj campaigned for women’s education.
8. Two great socio-religious reformers of the 19th century who provided Inspiration to the Indian National Movement were
9. The social reformer of Maharashtra who became famous by his pen name lokhitwadi was
Correct Answer: [C] Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Notes: For their work & contribution they popularly knew as Lokhitwadi. They are the founder of Marathi weekly the Lokhitwadi.
10. The main cause for the Instant popularity of the Arya Samaj was that
Correct Answer: [C] It combined the opposition to the evil practices of Hinduism with an aggressive assertion of the superiority of the Vedic religion and Indian thought over all other faiths
11. The first weekly paper published by the INC (in 1889) was
- She was an Indian social reformer, a champion for the emancipation of women, and a pioneer in education.
- She founded Arya Mahila Samaj in Pune, which is Sanskrit for “Noble Women’s Society.”
- She estabished Sharada Sadan in Bombay during a severe famine in 1896.
13. Who is known as the ‘Father of Modern India’?
Notes: Raja Ram Mohan Ray is known as the `Father of Modern India’ in acknowledgment of his age making social, instructive and political changes.
14. Who among the following started the newspaper Shome Prakash?
Correct Answer: [B] Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Notes: Bengali Newspaper – Shome Prakash started publishing in 1858.
15. Who among the following Mughal Kings had sent Raja Ram Mohan Roy as his envoy to London?
Notes: Akbar II sent Ram Mohan Roy as an ambassador to Britain and gave him the title of Raja. During his regime, in 1835, the East India Company (EIC) discontinued calling itself subject of the Mughal Emperor and issuing coins in his name.
16. Who among the following founded the Theosophical Society in India in 1897?
Correct Answer: [B] 1893
Notes: Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (1893). This was the first World’s Parliament of Religions and it was held from 11 to 27 September 1893.
18. From which area the social and religious reform movements started?
19. Who was the inspiration behind the Young Bengal Movement?
Correct Answer: [B] Henry Vivian Derozio
Notes: The Young Bengal movement was a group of radical Bengali free thinkers emerging from Hindu College, Calcutta.