Paper: BPSC PCS Prelims Exam – 2015

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) PCS Prelims Exam – 2015

held on dated 15-03-2015


1. Cloves are obtained from which of the following parts of the plant? 
(a) Dried leaves (b) Dried stems (c) Dried seeds (d) Dried flower buds (Ans : d)

2. Oncogenes are associated with– 
(a) tuberculosis (b) hepatitis (c) cancer (d) typhoid (Ans : c)

3. Which is the most reactive metal? 
(a) Sodium (b) Calcium (c) Iron (d) Potassium (Ans : d)

4. Who synthesized the DNA in vitro? 
(a) Arthur Kornberg (b) Robert Hooke (c) Edward Jenner (d) Joseph Lister (Ans : a)

5. What was the fissionable material used in the bombs dropped at Nagasaki (Japan) in the year 1945? 
(a) Sodium (b) Potassium (c) Plutonium (d) Uranium (Ans : c)

6. The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was– 
(a) Newton (b) Dalton (c) Copernicus (d) Einstein (Ans : c)

7. Cosmic rays–
(a) are charged particles (b) are uncharged particles
(c) can be charged as well as uncharged (d) None of the above (Ans : c)

8. Which of the following elements is found in all organic compounds? 
(a) Carbon (b) Calcium (c) Nitrogen (d) Oxygen (Ans : a)

9. Which of the following can cause cancer as well as cure it depending upon its intensity and use? 
(a) Tobacco (b) Alcohol (c) Ionized radiation (d) Ultraviolet rays (Ans : c)

10. The total volume of blood in a normal adult human being is– 
(a) 5-6 litres (b) 3-4litres (c) 8-10 litres (d) 10-12 litres (Ans : a)

11. Typhoid and cholera are typical examples of– 
(a) infectious diseases (b) airborne diseases
(c) waterborne diseases (d) None of the above (Ans : c)

12. Energy is stored in liver and muscles in the form of–
(a) carbohydrate (b) fat (c) protein (d) glycogen (Ans : d)

13. Who discovered bacteria? 
(a) Fleming (b) Lamble (c) Temin (d) Leeuwenhoek (Ans : d)

14. The reason of large-scale diversity among the organisms is– 
(a) adaptation (b) cooperation (c) mutation (d) polyploidy (Ans : a)

15. What is vermiculture ? 
(a) The science of raising worms (b) The science of studying animals
(c) The science of studying fishes (d) The science of killing worms (Ans : a)

16. The smallest organism, capable of autonomous growth and reproduction, is– 
(a) virus (b) bacteria (c) mycoplasma (d) bacteriophage (Ans : c)

17. The first human heart transplant was performed in– 
(a) America (b) England (c) South Africa (d) France (Ans : c)

18. The average blood flow through kidneys per minute is–
(a) 1000 cc (b) 1200 cc (c) 200 cc (d) 500 cc (Ans : b)

19. A plant bud is– 
(a) an embryonic shoot (b) an embryonic leaf (c) an endosperm (d) a seed (Ans : a)

20. Which of the following gases is used in cigarette lighters? 
(a) Butane (b) Methane (c) Propane (d) Radon (Ans : a)

21. The Union Health Minister launched Mental Health Policy on–
(a) 20th October, 2014 (b) 10th October, 2014 (c) 5th October, 2014 (d) 11th July, 2014 (Ans : b)

22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on– 
(a) 11th October, 2014 (b) 10th November, 2014 (c) 26th August, 2014 (d) 15th August, 2014 (Ans : a)

23. The 11th Metropolis Congress was organized in Hyderabad in– 
(a) September 2013 (b) January 2014 (c) October 2014 (d) November 2014 (Ans : c)

24. In which area was the Indo-US military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2014’ held? 
(a) Solan (Himachal Pradesh) (b) Gairsen (Uttarakhand)
(c) Ranikhet (Uttarakhand) (d) Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) (Ans : c)

25. Which of the following groups of political parties could not win a single seat in the 16th Lok Sabha Election? 
(a) MNS, BSP, SP, RJD (b) SP, BSP, National Conference, RLD
(c) JD(U), BSP, NCP, RJD (d) DMK, RLD, National Conference, BSP (Ans : d)

26. President Pranab Mukherjee on 7th October, 2014 presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014 to– 
(a) V. Sampath (b) Dr. A. S. Pillai (c) Arvind Mayaram (d) Ajit Dobhal (Ans : b)

27. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the 7th Central Pay Commission constituted by the Government of India in February 2014 ?
(a) Justice B. K. Singh (b) Justice Swatanter Kumar
(c) Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (d) Justice Mridula Singh (Ans : c)

28. Justice J. S. Verma Committee’s Report, 2013 deals with– 
(a) Centre-State relations (b) change in law pertaining to offences against women
(c) the Fundamental Rights (d) rights of children (Ans : b)

29. How many members are elected from Bihar to the Lok Sabha ? 
(a) 20 (b) 30 (c) 35 (d) 40 (Ans : d)

30. What is the unique festival of Bihar? 
(a) Deepawali (b) Bisu (c) Vinayak Chaturthi (d) Chhath Puja (Ans : d)

31. Who among the following has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014 ? 
(a) Kailash Satyarthi (b) Malala Yousafzai (c) Jean Tirole (d) Patrick Modiano (Ans : d)

32. Which among the following European Union countries is the first to officially recognize the State of Palestine? 
(a) Sweden (b) Denmark (c) Norway (d) Italy (Ans : a)

33. Which one of the following countries has decided in January 2014 to make military service compulsory for all its adult males? 
(a) North Korea (b) UAE (c) Israel (d) Turkey (Ans : b)

34. What is the theme of Global Financial Development Report, 2014?
(a) Hunger and poverty (b) Corruption and fraud in corporate sector
(c) Financial inclusion (d) Global recession and the Third World (Ans : c)

35. Who among the following has/ have figured in ‘Time’ magazine’s list of 25 most influential teens of 2014 ? 
(a) Malia and Sasha Obama (b) Kendall and Kylie Jenner
(c) Malala Yousafzai (d) All of them (Ans : d)

36. The Seventh BRICS Summit is proposed to be held in 2015 at– 
(a) Durban, South Africa (b) Ufa, Russia (c) New Delhi, India (d) Sanya, China (Ans : b)

37. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated on– 
(a) 10th December (b) 24th October (c) 19th November (d) 3rd December (Ans : d)

38. Amnesty International is an organization which is associated with– 
(a) protection of women’s rights (b) protection of human rights
(c) abolition of untouchability (d) None of the above (Ans : b)

39. In October 2014, India has been reelected for three years as a member to– 
(a) the UN Security Council (b) the UN General Assembly
(c) the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (d) the World Bank (Ans : c)

40. Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela were elected as non-permanent members on 16th October, 2014 to serve in– 
(a) the UN General Assembly (b) the UN Trusteeship Council
(c) the UN Human Rights Commission (d) the UN Security Council (Ans : d)

41. Which one of the following countries won the highest number of Gold Medals at the Winter Olympic Games held in Sochi in February 2014? 
(a) Canada (b) Russia (c) Norway (d) USA (Ans : b)

42. Who among the following cricket all-rounders cracked the fastest century in one-day international cricket history in January 2014 ? 
(a) Darren Bravo (b) James Faulkner (c) Glenn Maxwell (d) Corey Anderson (Ans : d)

43. Who was the winner of the Champions League T-20, 2014 ? 
(a) Kolkata Knight Riders (India) (b) Rajasthan Royals (India)
(c) Sydney Sixers (Australia) (d) Chennai Super Kings (India) (Ans : d)

44. What was India’s position in the 17th Asian Games in 2014 ? 
(a) 8th (b) 6th (c) 3rd (d) 4th (Ans : a)

45. Who among the following was the Gold Medal winner in the 17th Asian Games Men’s Freestyle 65 kg Wrestling? 
(a) Jittu Rai (b) Sandeep Kumar (c) Rajat Chauhan (d) Yogeshwar Dutt (Ans : d)

46. Which country achieved the fifth position in the 20th Commonwealth Games? 
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Nepal (c) England (d) India (Ans : d)

47. Who won her first Grand Slam Australian Open Tennis Competition, 2014 (Women’s Singles) ? 
(a) Li Na (b) Dominika Cibulkova (c) Sara Errani (d) None of them (Ans : a)

48. The winner of the SAFF Tournament, 2013 was– 
(a) India (b) Maldives (c) Afghanistan (d) Nepal (Ans : c)

49. Which award is given for excellence in sports? 
(a) Jamnalal Bajaj Award (b) Arjuna Award (c) Tagore Award (d) Moortidevi Award (Ans : b)

50. ‘Prince of Wales Cup’ is associated with the game of– 
(a) Hockey (b) Cricket (c) Football (d) Golf (Ans : d)

51. Who among the following was not associated with the excavation of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro? 
(a) R. D. Banerjee (b) K. N. Dikshit (c) M. S. Vats (d) V. A. Smith (Ans : d)

52. Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at– 
(a) Vaishali (b) Kaushambi (c) Sarnath (d) Pawapuri (Ans : c)

53. Who is called ‘the Napoleon of Ancient India’? 
(a) Chandragupta Maurya (b) Pushyamitra (c) Kanishka (d) Samudragupta (Ans : d)

54. Which Chinese traveller visited India during Harshavardhana’s rules? 
(a) Fa-Hien (b) Hiuen-Tsang (c) I-tsing (d) Taranath (Ans : b)

55. What is ‘Dhai Din Ka Zhonpda’? 
(a) Mosque (b) Temple (c) Saint’s hut (d) Tower (Ans : a)

56. In which language was ‘Tuzuk-i-Baburi’ written ? 
(a) Persian (b) Arabic (c) Turkish (d) Urdu (Ans : c)

57. Who was the commander of Rana Pratap’s army in the Battle of Haldighati ? 
(a) Amar Singh (b) Man Singh (c) Hakim Khan (d) Shakti Singh (Ans : c)

58. Where was the capital of Shivaji ? 
(a) Raigarh (b) Sindhudurg (c) Poona (d) Kolhapur (Ans : a)

59. In which year was the Regulating Act passed? 
(a) AD 1757 (b) AD 1765 (c) AD 1773 (d) AD 1793 (Ans : c)

60. Who was the Governor-General of India in 1857? 
(a) Wellesley (b) Dalhousie (c) Canning (d) Minto (Ans : c)

61. After which incident Mahatma Gandhi had called Non-Cooperation Movement as his ‘Himalayan Blunder’ ? 
(a) Chauri-Chaura (b) Kheda Satyagraha (c) Nagpur Satyagraha (d) Rajkot Satyagraha (Ans : a)

62. Which movement started after the Partition of Bengal ? 
(a) Civil Disobedience Movement (b) Swadeshi Movement
(c) Quit India Movement (d) Non-Cooperation Movement (Ans : b)

63. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress? 
(a) Mrs. Annie Besant (b) Sucheta Kripalani (c) Sarojini Naidu (d) Indira Gandhi (Ans : c)

64. Where did Madam Cama hoist the first tricolour flag in 1907 ? 
(a) tendon (b) Paris (c) Moscow (d) Stuttgart (Ans : d)

65. Who was the founder of Nalanda University? 
(a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya (b) Kumargupta (c) Dharmapal (d) Pushyagupta (Ans : b)

66. At which place in Bihar Gandhiji had his first Satyagraha? 
(a) Champaran (b) Chhapra (c) Bettiah (d) Patna (Ans : a)

67. Who was the author of ‘Indica’ ? 
(a) Vishnugupta (b) Megasthenes (c) Diamechus (d) Pliny (Ans : d)

68. Which Sikh Guru was born at Patna? 
(a) Nanak (b) Teg Bahadur (c) Hargobind (d) Gobind Singh (Ans : d)

69. Who was the President of Gaya Session of the Indian National Congress held in 1922 ? 
(a) Chittaranjan Das (b) S. N. Banerjee (c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (d) Hakim Ajmal Khan (Ans : a)

70. By which name is Jay Prakash Narayan known ? 
(a) Lokmanya (b) Loknayak (c) Lokhitvadi (d) Lokneta (Ans : b)

71. Which country has the largest coastline?
(a) USA (b) Australia (c) Canada (d) India (Ans : c)

72. The largest producer of aluminium in the world is– 
(a) France (b) India (c) USA (d) Italy (Ans : c)

73. The Pennines (Europe), the Appalachians (America) and the Aravallis (India) are examples of– 
(a) young mountains (b) old mountains (c) block mountains (d) fold mountains (Ans : b)

74. Match the rivers with the cities through which they are flowing and select the correct answer using the codes given below– 
City : A. Rotterdam B. Paris C. Budapest D. Washington
River : 1. Seine 2. Potomac 3. Rhine 4. Danube
(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 1 3 4 2
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 4 3 2 1 (Ans : c)

75. Which is the largest metal trading centre? 
(a) Johannesburg (b) New York (c) London (d) Singapore (Ans : b)

76. Which of the following drainage systems fall into Bay of Bengal ? 
(a) Ganga, Brahmaputra and Godavari (b) Mahanadi, Krishna and Cauvery
(c) Luni, Narmada and Tapti (d) Both (a) and (b) (Ans : d)

77. The oldest oil field in India is– 
(a) Bombay High, Maharashtra (b) Ankleshwar, Gujarat
(c) Navagam, Gujarat (d) Digboi, Assam (Ans : d)

78. In India, ‘Yarlung Zangbo River’ is known as– 
(a) Ganga (b) Indus (c) Brahmaputra (d) Mahanadi (Ans : c)

79. Which one of the following is the driest station? 
(a) Mumbai (b) Delhi (c) Leh (d) Bengaluru (Ans : c)

80. Which amongst the following States has not identified tribal community? 
(a) Maharashtra (b) Chhattisgarh (c) Haryana (d) Karnataka (Ans : c)

81. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located at– 
(a) Chandigarh (b) Bharatpur (c) Gurgaon (d) Gandhinagar (Ans : c)

82. The forest area in India per person (in average hectare) is– 
(a) 0.23 (b) 0.34 (c) 0.20 (d) 0.29 (Ans : c)

83. Which of the following States has agricultural area less than 60 per cent? 
(a) West Bengal (b) Punjab (c) Uttar Pradesh (d) Bihar (Ans : d)

84. ‘Nagarjuna Sagar Multipurpose Project’ is on which river? 
(a) Tapti (b) Kosi (c) Godavari (d) Krishna (Ans : d)

85. Dalmianagar of Bihar is famous for– 
(a) Silk (b) Cement (c) Leather (d) Jute (Ans : b)

86. How much square metre forest area is there in Bihar? 
(a) 2812 square metre (b) 3612 square metre
(c) 2461 square metre (d) 2612 square metre (Ans : d)

87. The two States of India, most richly endowed with iron ore, are– 
(a) Bihar and West Bengal (b) Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
(c) Bihar and Odisha (d) Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal (Ans : b)

88. What is chiefly found at Jharia in Jharkhand? 
(a) Thorium (b) Silk (c) Gold (d) Coal (Ans : d)

89. Which of the following towns is located easternmost of Bihar? 
(a) Bhagalpur (b) Patna (c) Katihar (d) Purnia (Ans : c)

90. Which of the following lakes is situated in Bihar? 
(a) Anupam Lake (b) Sambhar Lake (c) Sukhna lake (d) Kama Lake (Ans : a)

91. The Decentralization System was recommended by– 
(a) C. Rajagopalachari (b) J. B. Kripalani (c) Balwant Rai Mehta (d) Ashok Mehta (Ans : c)

92. Mahalanobis Plan Model adopted in India in the mid-fifties aimed at– 
(a) building a strong defence industry base (b) setting up heavy industries which were capital intensive
(c) curbing inflation in the economy (d) removing unemployment within a short period (Ans : b)

93. Match Column-A with Column-B and select the correct answer using the codes given below– 
Column-A :
A. 1955 B. 1964 C. 1982 D. 1987
1. Export Import Bank of India 2. Industrial Development Bank of India
3. Industrial Credit and Investment 4. Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 1 2 3 (Ans : c)

94. Match Column-A with Column-B and select the correct answer using the codes given below–
Column-A :
A. Open-general license B. TRYSEM C. Wholesale price index D. Cash-reserve
Column-B :
1. Employment 2. External trade 3. Credit control 4. Inflation ratio
(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 2 4 3 1
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 3 2 1 4 (Ans : a)

95. The controlling authority of government expenditure is– 
(a) the Reverse Bank of India (b) the Planning Commission
(c) the Finance Ministry (d) the Finance Commission (Ans : c)

96. Effective Revenue Deficit was introduced in the Union Budget of– 
(a) 2010-11 (b) 2011-12 (c) 2009-10 (d) 2012-13 (Ans : b)

97. Interest payment is an item of– 
(a) revenue expenditure (b) capital expenditure
(c) plan expenditure (d) None of the above (Ans : a)

98. The HDI rank of India as per the HDR-2014 is– 
(a) 137 (b) 128 (c) 135 (d) 147 (Ans : c)

99. Consider the following consumer price indices–
I. Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers
II. Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers
III. Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourers
IV. Consumer Price Index for Urban Non-Manual Employees
Which of the above indices is/ are compiled by Central Statistical Organization (CSO)?
(a) only 111 and IV (b) Only I, II and III (c) Only IV (d) I, II, III and IV (Ans : c)

100. What is the total production of oilseeds in India in 2013-14 ? 
(a) 34. 32 million tonnes (b) 43. 34 million tonnes
(c) 20. 89 million tonnes (d) 30. 72 million tonnes (Ans : a)

101. India earns maximum foreign exchange by the export of– 
(a) iron (b) tea (c) textile (d) rubber (Ans : b)

102. Foreign currency which has a tendency of quick migration is called– 
(a) hot currency (b) gold currency (c) soft currency (d) hard currency (Ans : a)

103. Which one of the following is not included in the National Food Security Missions ? 
(a) Oilseeds (b) Wheat (c) Rice (d) Pulses (Ans : a)

104. Ad hoc Treasury Bill System of meeting budget deficit in India was abolished on– 
(a) 1st April, 1992 (b) 1st April, 1994 (c) 31st March, 1996 (d) 31st March, 1997 (Ans : d)

105. R. N. Malhotra Committee is associated with– 
(a) sick industries (b) tax reforms (c) insurance sector (d) banking sector (Ans : c)

106. Service tax in India was introduced in the year– 
(a) 1994-95 (b) 1996-97 (c) 1998-99 (d) 1991-92 (Ans : a)

107. Convertibility of the rupee implies– 
(a) being able to convert rupee notes into gold
(b) freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other major currencies and vice versa
(c) allowing the value of the rupee to be fixed by market forces
(d) developing an international market for currencies in India (Ans : b)

108. Consider the following important sources of tax revenue for the Central Government– 
I. Corporation tax II. Taxes on income other than corporation tax
III. Customs IV. Union excise duties
Which one of the following is the correct descending order in terms of gross tax revenue ?
(a) I-II-IV-III (b) I-II-III-IV (c) III-I-II-IV (d) II-III-I-IV (Ans : a)

109. Which one of the following is the prescribed investment limit for medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector as per the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 ? 
(a) More than Rs. 10 lakhs and less than Rs. 2 crores
(b) More than Rs. 2 crores and less than Rs. 5 crores
(c) More than Rs. 5 crores and less than Rs. 10 crores
(d) More than Rs. 10 crores (Ans : c)

110. What does infant mortality rate refer to? 
(a) The ratio of number of children who die before their fifth birthday out of every 1000 live births
(b) The ratio of number of children who die before their first birthday out of every 1000 live births
(c) The ratio of number of children who die before their fifth birthday out of every 100 live births
(d) The ratio of number of children who die before their first birthday out of every 100 live births (Ans : b)

111. In which of the following years was the trade balance favourable to India? 
(a) 1970-71 and 1974-75 (b) 1972-73 and 1976-77
(c) 1972-73 and 1975-76 (d) 1971-72 and 1976-77 (Ans : b)

112. Consider the following agreements– 
I. ISLFTA (India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement)
II. SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Area)
III. CECA (Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Singapore)
IV. SAPT A (South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement)
Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above agreements ?
(a) I-III-II-IV (b) IV-I-II-III (c) II-I-IV-III (d) I-II-III-IV (Ans : b)

113. During which year was the annual average growth rate (at constant prices) of agriculture and allied sectors negative ? 
(a) 2002-03 (b) 2003-04 (c) 2005-06 (d) 2006-07 (Ans : a)

114. Consider the following statements– 
I. Varsha Bima, the rainfall insurance scheme, is managed by the Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited’ (AICIL).
II. The scheme was introduced during the 2007 south-west monsoon period.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct ?
(a) Only I (b) Only II (c) Both I and II (d) Neither I nor II (Ans : c)

115. Consider the following statements– 
I. Bank rate is the rate of interest which RBI charges its clients on their short-term borrowing.
II. Repo rate is the rate of interest which RBI charges its clients on their long-term borrowing.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) Only I (b) Only II (c) Both l-and II (d) Neither I nor II (Ans : c)

116. Financial sector reforms in India consist of– 
(a) lowering down of CRR and SLR (b) entry of private firms in insurance sector
(c) deregulation of rate of interest (d) All of the above (Ans : d)

117. Which of the following is not a component of Bharat Nirman ? 
(a) Rural housing (b) Rural electrification (c) Agro-based industries (d) Rural telephony (Ans : c)

118. According to the Planning Commission of India, which of the following are correct for the poverty line? 
I. Rs. 42 per capita per day in urban area II. Rs. 26 per capita per day in rural area
III. Rs. 32 per capita per day in urban area IV. Rs. 32. per capita per day in rural area
Choose the correct option from the following–
(a) I and II (b) I and III (c) II and III (d) III and IV (Ans : c)

119. Consider the following schemes– 
The correct chronological sequence of the launching of these schemes is–
(a) II-IV-I-III (b) IV-II-III-I (c) IV-III-I-II (d) II-IV-III-I (Ans : d)

120. Match Column-A with Column-B and select the correct answer using the codes given below– 
Column-A                                              Column-B
A. National Agricultural Policy        -2004

B. Marine Fishing Policy                   -1978

C. New Foreign Trade Policy           -2000

D. Seventh Finance Commission     -2014

(a) 2 1 3 4
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 3 1 4 2

(Ans : d)

121. Who founded the Pagal Panth ? 
(a) Bulleh Shah (b) Karam Shah (c) Yaduvendra Singh (d) Swami Sahajananda (Ans : b)

122. Who were the Faraizis ? 
(a) Followers of Haji Shariatullah (b) Followers of Dadu
(c) Followers of the Arya Samaj (d) Followers of the Muslim League (Ans : a)

123. The correct geographical location for the Ramosi Uprising was– 
(a) Western India (b) Eastern Ghats (c) Eastern India (d) Western Ghats (Ans : d)

124. The Waghera Uprising happened in– 
(a) Surat (b) Poona (c) Calicut (d) Baroda (Ans : d)

125. In order to control the media in India, ‘Acts’ were passed in– 
(a) 1835, 1867, 1878, 1908 (b) 1854, 1864, 1872, 1910
(c) 1854, 1872, 1908, 1910 (d) 1867, 1908, 1910, 1919 (Ans : a)

126. The process of split in the Congress in the early years of the twentieth century began over–
(a) strategies of, the Congress Movement (b) objectives of the Congress Movement
(c) participation of the people in the Congress Movement (d) All of the above (Ans : a)

127. ‘New Lamps for Old’ was a series of articles (1893-94) that criticized the Congress for being out of touch with the ‘proletariat’. 
Who was the author of these articles? 
(a) Aurobindo Ghose (b) A. O. Hume (c) G. K. Gokhale (d) B. G. Tilak (Ans : a)

128. Fill in the blanks– 
The Nehru Report was drafted by a committee headed by………. and the subject was………..
(a) Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru; India’s relationship with the British Empire
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru; Local Self-Government in India
(c) Motilal Nehru; Constitutional arrangements in India
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru; Constitutional arrangements in India (Ans : c)

129. What was the common relationship between Katherine Mayo, Aldous Huxley, Charles Andrews and William Digby? 
(a) They wrote commentaries on the condition of India during the British rule
(b) They were supporters of the Indian National Movement
(c) They were opponents of the Indian National Movement
(d) They were friends of Mahatma Gandhi (Ans : a)

130. Who penned the following lines? 
“Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil me hai/Dekhna hai zor kitna baju-e-qatil me hai.”
(a) Bismil (b) Rajguru (c) Bhagat Singh (d) Azad (Ans : a)

131. Who raised the . demand of ‘Complete Independence” for the first time in 1921 ? 
(a) Maulana Muhammad Ali (b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) Maulana Hasrat Mohani (Ans : d)

132. Identify the years those are closest to the founding of the Communist Party of India and the RSS respectively. 
(a) 1915, 1914 (b) 1925, 1925 (c) 1928, 1925 (d) 1925, 1929 (Ans : b)

133. Swami Sahajananda Saraswati formed the All India United Kisan Sabha with the demand for the ‘nationalization of land and waterways’………. . 
(a) just before his death (b) at a very young age (c) in the 1930s (d) in the 1920s (Ans : a)

134. Fill in the blank– In………. , the rights of the tenants on land in Bengal and Bihar were given by the Bengal Tenancy Act. 
(a) 1885 (b) 1886 (c) 1889 (d) 1900 (Ans : a)

135. Which Round Table Conference held in 1932 ? 
(a) First (b) Second (c) Third (d) Fourth (Ans : c)

136. One of the popular beliefs in Bihar during the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920-22 was that victory would come to them because Gandhi………. . 
(a) was the epitome of Dharma (b) was an accomplished politician
(c) knew the ways to defeat the English (d) knew English (Ans : a)

137. Who among the following was/were peasant leader(s) from Bihar? 
I. Swami Vidyananda II. Swami Sahajananda III. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Choose the correct option from the Following–
(a) I and II (b) II and III (c) I and III (d) Only II (Ans : d)

138. In which area was Rahul Sankrityayan active in the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920 ? 
(a) Chhapra (b) Delhi (c) Lucknow (d) Patna (Ans : a)

139. Which of the following statements is correct? 
(a) In 1857, the Maharajas of Darbhanga, Dumraon and Hatwa and their fellow landlords helped the English with men and money
(b) In 1857, the Maharajas of Darbhanga, Dumraon and Hatwa and their fellow landlords helped the English with men but not with money
(c) In 1857, the ‘Maharajas of Darbhanga, Dumraon and Hatwa and their fellow landlords helped the English with money but not with men
(d) In 1857, the Maharajas of Darbhanga, Dumraon and Hatwa and their fellow landlords opposed the English

(Ans : a)

140. Who highlighted the plight of the peasants of Champaran by writing under pseudonyms like ‘Dukhi’, ‘Dukhi Atma’, ‘Dukhi Hridaya’ ? 
(a) Peer Muhammad Moonis (b) Rajendra Prasad
(c) Sahajananda Saraswati (d) S. N. Sinha (Ans : a)

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