Indian National Movement [Quiz] – Socio-Religious Movements in 19th – 20th Centuries


Indian National Movement Quiz - Socio-Religious Movements in 19th – 20th Centuries

 Daily Quiz – 6
Total Question -20

1. Which amongst the following is/are correct about Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ? 
    1. He evolved a new technique of teaching Sanskrit
    2. He opened the gates of the Sanskrit College to the non- brahmins
    3. He waged a long struggle in favour of Widow remarriage
 Choose the correct option
[A]  1 and 3

[B]  2 and 3

[C]  1 and 3

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

2. The original name of Swami Dayanand Saraswati was-

[A]  Mula Shankar

[B]  Gauri Shankar

[C]  Abhi Shankar

[D] Daya Shankar

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?

[A]  Bal Gangadhar Tilak

[B]  Gopal Krishna Gokhle

[C]  Lala Lajpat Rai

[D] Dadabhai Noroji

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

[A]  M G Ranade

[B]  Jyotiba Phule

[C]  Dayanand Saraswati

[D] Atmaram Panduranga

Correct Answer: [B]  Jyotiba Phule

5. Consider the following pairs:
    1. Justice Party Movement—Dr. T.M Nair, Theagaroya Chetty
    2. Harijan Sevak Sangh —B R ambedkar
    3. Praja Paksh —C.R Reddy
Choose the correct pair:
[A]  1 only

[B]  1 and 2 only

[C]  1 and 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

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?

[A]  Sir Agha Khan

[B]  Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali

[C]  Maulana Shibli Mumani

[D] Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

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).

7.Consider the following statements: 
    1. Arya Samaj was founded by Dayanand Saraswati
    2. Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the members of Arya Samaj and supported the appeal of Arya Samaj .
    3. Vinobha Bhave is also believed to be the part of Arya Samaj
    4. Under Keshab Chandra Sen , the Arya Samaj campaigned for women’s education.
Which of the statements are correct?
[A]  1 and 2

[B]  2 and 3

[C]  3 and 4

[D] 2 and 4

Correct Answer: [A]  1 and 2

8. Two great socio-religious reformers of the 19th century who provided Inspiration to the Indian National Movement were

[A]  Dayanand Saraswati and Vivekananda

[B]  Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendra Nath Tagore

[C]  MG Ranade and DK Karve

[D] Keshab Chandra Sen and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Correct Answer: [A]  Dayanand Saraswati and Vivekananda

9. The social reformer of Maharashtra who became famous by his pen name lokhitwadi was

[A]  Atmaram Panduranga

[B]  Bal Gangadhar Tilak

[C]  Gopal Hari Deshmukh

[D] KS Chaplunkar

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

[A]   It represented the purified form of Hinduism

[B]  It supported and worded for the cause of western education

[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

[D] It gave a call to its followers to go back to the Vedas

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

[A]  Young India

[B]  India

[C]  Indian People

[D] Voice India

Correct Answer: [B]  India

12. Consider the following statements:
    1. She was an Indian social reformer, a champion for the emancipation of women, and a pioneer in education.
    2. She founded Arya Mahila Samaj in Pune, which is Sanskrit for “Noble Women’s Society.”
    3. She estabished Sharada Sadan in Bombay during a severe famine in 1896.
Identify the personality based on above given statements:
[A]  Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati

[B]  Lakshmibai Dongre

[C]  Savitribai Phule

[D] Laxmibai Kelkar

Correct Answer: [A]  Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati

13. Who is known as the ‘Father of Modern India’?

[A]  Jawehar Lal Nehru

[B]  W. C. Bannerjee

[B]  Raja Ram Mohan Roy

[D] Mahatma Gandhi

Correct Answer: [B]  Raja Ram Mohan Roy
 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?

[A]  Dayanand Saraswati

[B]  Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

[C]  Raja Ram Mohan Roy

[D] Surendranath Banerjee

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?

[A]  Alamgir II

[B]  Akbar II

[C]  Shah Alam II

[D] Bahadur Shah II

Correct Answer: [B]  Akbar II
 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?

[A]  Madam Blavatsky and H. S. Olcott

[B]  Madam Blavatsky and Annie Besant

[C]  M G Ranade

[D] Annie Besant And Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Correct Answer: [A]  Madam Blavatsky and H. S. Olcott

17. In which year did Swami Vivekananda participate the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago?
[A]  1891

[B]  1893

[C]  1895

[D] 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?

[A]  Bihar

[B]  Bengal

[C]  Orissa

[D] Madras

Correct Answer: [B]  Bengal

19. Who was the inspiration behind the Young Bengal Movement?

[A]  Madhusudan Dutta

[B]  Henry Vivian Derozio

[C]  Ram Mohan Roy

[D] None of above

Correct Answer: [B]  Henry Vivian Derozio

Notes: The Young Bengal movement was a group of radical Bengali free thinkers emerging from Hindu College, Calcutta.

20. Who was associated the Bethune College in Calcutta?
[A]  Raja Ram Mohan Ray

[B]  Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

[C]  Rabindranath Tagore

[D] Surrendranath Banerjee

Correct Answer: [B]  Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

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