Modern India – After 1857 – History – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2020

34. Who founded the Anglo-Vedic college
(A) Dayanand Saraswati
(B) Lala Hansraj
(C) Atmaram Pandurang
(D) Mahadev Govind Ranade
 
41. ‘Neel-Darpan’ by Dina Bandhu Mitra portrays the plight of
(A) Bengali Artisans
(B) Indigo Planters
(C) Landless Labourers
(D) All of them
 
45. Who authored ‘The Spirit of Islam‘ ?
(A) Abdul Wahab
(B) Theodore Beck
(C) Sayyid Amir Ali
(D) Mohsin ul-Mulk
 
51. Who was known as the creator of modern Hindi literature
(A) Lailuji Lai
(B) Padmakar Bhatta
(C) Premchand
(D) Harishchandra
 
105. Which among the following Viceroys was associated with the ‘Ilbert Bill Controversy‘ ?
(A) Lord Curzon
(B) Lord Lytton
(C) Lord Ripon
(D) Lord Hardmge
 
109. In which newspaper ‘Boycott’ was first declared?
(A) Sanjiboni
(B) Hitawadi
(C) Yugantar
(D) Amrita Bazar
 
126. Who was the first editor of the Amrita Bazar Patrika?
(A) Sambhu chandrd Mukhopadhyay
(B) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(C) Grish ChandraGhosh
(D) Robert Knight
 
148. What was the date of  Queen’s’ proclamation” ?
(A) 1st November, 1858
(B) 10th May, 1857
(C) 29th March, 1857
(D) 11th February, 1860
 
171. Who Is called the ‘Father of Indian National Congress‘?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) A. O. Hume
(C) Lokmanya Tilak
(D) Surendra Nath Banerjee
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2019

52. The Indian National Congress represented the views of the microscopic minority in India. The contention was maintained by
(A) Lord Curzon       
(B) Lord Elgin      
(C) Lord Lansdowne      
(D) Lord Dufferin
 
56. Who among the following annulled the Partition of Bengal ?
(A) Lord Hardinge      
(B) Lord Minto      
(C) Lord Curzon       
(D) Lord Chelmsford
 
65. The Indian National Congress was founded by
(A) A. O. Hume      
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak      
(C) Motilal Nehru      
(D) Surendra Nath Banerjee
 
177. Who is the founder of the Ghadar Party ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai      
(B) Lala Hardayal      
(C) Bhagat Singh      
(D) Kunwar Singh
 
182. At which session of the Indian National Congress was ‘Vande Mataram’ sung for the first time ?
(A) 1920 session     
(B) 1906 session      
(C) 1896 session       
(D) 1922 session
 
184. The first session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(B) Womesh Chander Banerjee
(C) Aurobindo Ghosh
(D) Bipin Chandra Pal
 
186. The provision for separate electorate for Hindus and Muslims was made in
(A) Government of India Act, 1935
(B) Montague Cheimsford reforms
(C) Minto-Morley reforms
(D) Mountbatten Plan
 
200. Which of the following movements Immediately followed the partition of Bengal ?
(A) Non-cooperation movement
(B) Swadeshi movement
(C) Civil disobedience movement 
(D) Ghadar movement
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2018

52. Who founded Anushilan Samiti of Decca?
(a) Prafulla Chaki
(b) Pulin Das
(c) S.N. Sanyal
(d) Jatindra Nath Mukherjee
 
56. Who founded ‘Satyashodhak Samaj’?
(a) B. R. Ambedkar
(b) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
(c) Sri Narayan Guru
(d) Jyotiba Phule
 
72. Who among the following gave a systematic critique of the moderate politics of Indian National Congress in a series of articles entitled “New Lamps for Old”?
(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) R. C. Dutt
(c) Syed Ahmad Khan
(d) None of the above
 
85. Who was the editor of the ‘Hindoo Patriot’?
(a) Surendranath Banerjee
(b) Motilal Ghosh
(c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(d) Harish Chandra Mukherjee
 
88. Who denounced the Congress as ‘microscopic minority’?
(a) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
(b) Lord Duffrein
(c) Lord Curzon
(d) Theodore Beck
 
108. Which book depicts the plight of Indigo Cultivators?
(a) Dinabandhu
(b) Neel Darpan
(c) Neel Darshan
(d) Anandamath
 
152. Abhinava Bharat a Secret Society of the Revolutionaries was organised by
(1903)
(a) Khudiram Bose
(b) V. D. Savarkar
(c) Prafulla Chaki
(d) Bhagat Singh
 
159. Who was the leader of Ghadar Party?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Lala Hardayal
(c) B. G. Tilak
(d) V. D. Savarkar
 
175. Who gave the slogan ‘Back to Vedas’?
(a) Lala Hansraj
(b) Pandit Guru Dutt
(c) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai
 
181. Who wrote the book ‘Ghulamgiri’?
(a) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
(b) Rammohan Roy
(c) Jyotiba Phule
(d) B. R. Ambedkar
 
187. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?
(a) Abul kalam Azad
(b) Syed ahmed khan
(c) Badruddin tyabji  (1887)
(d) Fazlul haq
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2017

90. The nationalist organisation ‘Poona Sarvajanik Sabha‘ was established in the year  
1870        
1885       
1890       
1900   
 
94. The first session of the Indian National Congress in 1885 was held in the city of   
Calcutta   
Bombay     
Madras       
Allahabad   
 
95. The Young husband Mission to Tibet was sent by Viceroy  
Ripon       
Lytton       
Mayo       
Curzon
 
97. The author of ‘Neel Darpan’ was   
Rabindranath tagore     
Dinabandhu Mitra     
Girish Chandra Ghosh     
Bipin Chandra Pal   
 
100. The leader of the Munda rebellion (Ulgulan) was   
Sidho       
Birsa        
Bapat       
Korra Malya   
 
101. In which year was the Indian National Congress established   
1883       
1885         
1891       
1905   

102. “Swaraj is my birth right” – who said?   
Lala Lajpat Rai   
Aurobindo Gosh   
Subhas Chandra Bose   
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
 
103. Which political party was founded in 1906?   
Bharat Sabha       
Muslim League   
Bengal Zamindar League   
Communist Party of India
 
108. _____ was the centre of the Aligarh movement.   
The Deaband School       
The Anglo-Oriental College   
Pir-Fakir Majlis   
The Khilafat Committee   
 
109.   The Morley Minto Reform was declared in the year   
1907       
1909        
1911       
1919   
 
111. Who was the President of the First Session of the Indian National Congress?   
Womesh Chandra Bonerji   
Surendra Nath Banerjee       
Firoj Shah Meheta   
A. O Hume
 
112. Which phase is considered to the liberal phase of Indian National Congress?   
1885 -1895     
1885-1905        
1905-1915      
1895-1925   
 
113. The Partition of Bengal was annulled in the year   
1907       
1909       
1911        
1914   
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2016

29.  “Hind Swaraj” (Indian Home Rule) was written by Gandhi while
(A) Travelling from England to India by ship   
(B) In Sabarmati Ashram
(C) Travelling from England to South Africa by ship   
(D) During Champaran Satyagraha
 
38.  Who is Pioneer of Economic Nationalism ?
(A) Bipin Chandra Pal      
(B) Gokhale        
(C) R. C. Dutt  
(D) M. M. Malviya
 
62.  ‘The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental Defence Association’ was started by – (1875 Aligarh Muslim University)
(A) Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan      
(B) T. Beck    
(C) A. S. Samuelsen      
(D) M. M. Mulk
 
72.  Who committed the murder of sir Curzon Wyllie in 1907 ?
(A) B. N. Dutta       
(B) M. L. Dhingra      
(C) Sardar Ajit Singh     
(D) S. C. Chatterjee
 
75.  Who was the Viceroy of India when the Quit India Movement started in 1942 ?
(A) Linlithgow (1936-43)     
(B) Wilington      
(C) Wavell       
(D) Minto
 
78.  Who organised ‘Anushilan Samiti’ ? 
(A) Jatin Das      
(B) Batukeshwar Dutta       
(C) P. Mitra      
(D) Aswini Kumar Dutta
 
79.  In which of the following provinces was a Congress Ministry not formed under the Act of 1935 ?
(A) Bihar       
(B) Madras       
(C) Orissa        
(D) Punjab
 
84.  Who laid the foundation of the ‘Theosophicai Society’ ?  
(1875, New York)
(A) Henry Dirozeo     
(B) Annie Besant      
(C) Sister Nivedita        
(D) Madame H. P. Blavatsky
 
118.  Which religious reform movements of the following influenced nationalism in India ?
(A) Brahmo Samaj (1828)
(B) Arya Samaj (1875)
(C) Ramakrishna Mission (1897)
(D) All of the above
 
128.   Who wrote the book ‘Drain of Wealth’ ?
(A) J. L. Nehru        
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji      
(C) Mahatma Gandhi      
(D) R. C. Dutta
 
159.   What was the direct cause of the rise of Extremism in the Indian National Movement ?
(A) The Govt, did not pay heed to moderates       
(B) Oppression by the Britishers on the Indians
(C) The Partition of Bengal       
(D) Rise of revolutionary terrorism
 
189.   Who is considered as the father of Indian Archaeology? 
(A) Alexander Cunningham     
(B) Gordon Child       
(C) Mortimer Wheeler      
(D) John Marshall
 
194.  Servants of India Society was founded by :  
(A) G. K. Gokhale       
(B) M. G. Ranade       
(C) B. G. Tilak      
(D) V. D. Savarkar
 

 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2015

33.  What was the effective date of the partition of Bengal ?
(A) October 16, 1905      
(B) March 29, 1901     
(C) July 22, 1911    
(D) August 14, 1946
 
38.   When and where was the ‘Gadar Party’ founded ?           
(Har Dayal, 1st precident Sohan Singh Bhakna)
(A) America, 1913       
(B) England, 1917     
(C) Denmark, 1921      
(D) Scotland, 1925
 
42.   Who passed the ‘Vernacular Press Act’ ?
(A) Loard Lytton (1876-80)   
(B) Lord Dalhousie       
(C) Lord Wellesley      
(D) Lord Curzon
 
44.   The major difference between the moderates and the extremists in the Congress session of 1907 as regarding      
(A) Satyagraha        
(B) Swaraj       
(C) Education       
(D) Boycott
 
48.   When the Muslim League was established ?  
(Aga Khan III, Dhaka)
(A) 1901       
(B) 1906      
(C) 1910      
(D) 1915
 
54.  Who was the defence lawyer at the INA trials of 1946 ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru     
(B) Bhulabhai Desai      
(C) Tejbahadur Sapru       
(D) All of the above
 
62.  Name one book written by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
(A) Kathamrita       
(B) Kathamala        
(C) Bartaman Bharat  (1899)    
(D) A Nation in Making
 
64.   Which of the following upheavals took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857 ?
(A) Pabna Riots       
(B) Indigo Rebellion (1859)    
(C) Sannyasi Rebellion      
(D) Santhal Rebellion
 
72.   Who was the founder of the Indian Association ?
(A) W.C. Banerjee       
(B) Surendra Nath Banerjee     
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai     
(D) Dadabhai Naoraji
 
78.   Which English Governor General of India was ‘murdered by a convict in the Andaman Islands  
(A) Clive     
(B) Ripon       
(C) Mayo 
(D) Northbrooke
 
89.   The Arya Samaj at Bombay was founded in  
(A) 1870       
(B) 1875      
(C) 1876      
(D) 1880
 
141.  Partition of Bengal was withdrawn in    
(Hardinge II)
(A) 1905      
(B) 1906        
(C) 1911      
(D) 1909
 
159.   In which year the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi ?  
(Hardinge II)
(A) 1905       
(B) 1911      
(C) 1931      
(D) 1947
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2014

73.  Who among the following founded a national paper, a national school and a national gymnasium in the second half of the nineteenth century ?  
(‘National Mitra’, 1840–1894)
(A) Jatindranath Tagore  
(B) Rajnarayan Bose       
(C) Nabagopal Mitra    
(D) Satyendranath Tagore
 
77.  The tribal rebellion against the British Known as UIgulan was organised by
(A) Korra Mallya       
(B) Ranade        
(C) Birsa Munda  (1875–1900)     
(D) Konda Dora
 
163.  Who founded the Indian Reform Association in 1870 ? 
(secular side of the Brahmo Samaj)
(A) Ram Mohan Roy      
(B) Debendranath Tagore
(C) Keshab Chandra Sen      
(D) Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
 
166.  Where did the Theosophical Society establish its headquarters in India ?
(A) Adyar     
(B) Belur      
(C) Avadi      
(D) Vellore
 
169.  Which one of the following newspapers/journals was from Maharashtra ?
(A) Kranti     
(B) Atmasakti      
(C) Sarathi      
(D) Sandhya
 
175.  Who elaborated the Drain of Wealth theory propounded by Dada Bhai Naorogi ?
(A) M.G. Ranade     
(B) R. G. Tilak     
(C) G.K. Gokhale     
(D) Feroz Shah Mehta
 
177.  Who was the founder President of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) W.C. Banerjee      
(B) S.N. Banerjee      
(C) G.K. Gokhale     
(D) A.O. Hume
 
189.  Who amongst the following communities opposed the Ilbert Bill vigorously ? 
(1884, Lord Ripon)
(A) The Hindus     
(B) The Muslims       
(C) Anglo Indian Community     
(D) AII of the above
 
190.  Which one of the following was a mouth piece of the Liberals ? 
(A) Now India     
(B) Leader      
(C) Young India         
(D) Free Press Journal
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2013

144.  Who translated ‘Neel Darpan’ ?
(A) Rev. James Long       
(B) William Gary
(C) Satish Chandra Mukherjee       
(D) Michael Madhusudan Dutta
 
149.  Where did Bhil revolt take place ? 
(A) Chhotonagpur      
(B) Singbhum        
(C) Satara      
(D) Khandesh
 
167.  The Prarthana Samaj was established by — 
(A) M. G. Ranade       
(B) Atmaram Pandunrang       
(C) Ram Mohun Roy     
(D) Keshab Sen
 
172.  The Non-Cooperation Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in —
(A) 1916       
(B) 1920       
(C) 1923       
(D) 1926
 
174.  Who was the painter of the famous ‘Bharatmata’ ? 
(1905)
(A) Gaganendranath Tagore      
(B) Abanindranath Tagore     
(C) Nandalal Bose    
(D) Jamini Roy
 
180.   Where was the first session of the Indian National Congress held ?
(A) Calcutta        
(B) Bombay       
(C) Madras      
(D) Poone
 
183.   Whom did the Ghadar Party plot to kill ?  
(1st Lahore Conspiracy Case)   
(A) Kingsford        
(B) Hardinge 
(C) Tegart       
(D) Northbrooke
 
196.  Who said ‘What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow’ ?
(A) Abul Kalam Azad      
(B) Motilal Nehru       
(C) G. K. Gokhle
(D) None of the above
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2012

30.  Who came to be known as the ‘Father of Indian National Congress’ ?
(A) W. C. Bannerjee       
(B) S.N. Banerjee        
(C) A.O Hume       
(D) Mahatma Gandhi
 
33.  Who was the President of the First session of the Indian National Congress ? 
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji       
(B) W.C. Bonnerjee    
(C) Feroze Shah Mehta   
(D) S. N. Banerjee
 
36.  Who edited the journal ‘Bande Mataram’ in Paris ? 
(A) Madame Cama  
(B) Shyamaji Krishnavarma  
(C) Lala Hardayal 
(D) Bhupen Datta
 
40.  Who founded the Gadar Party in San Francisco in the USA ?
(A) Lala Harydayal      
(B) Ajit Singh      
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai      
(D) P. Mitra
 
44.  Who made an attempt on the life of Lord Hardinge in 1912 ?
(A) Rashbihari Bose     
(B) Bhagat Singh      
(C) Khudiram Bose      
(D) Ajit Singh
 
65.   Who led the Muslim deputation at Simla in 1906 ?    
(Muslim League)
(A) Salimullah        
(B) Aga Khan       
(C) Muhammad Ali      
(D) Saukat Ali
101.  Who was the founder of Anusilan Samiti ? 
(1902)
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh      
(B) Barin Ghosh       
(C) Barrister Pramatha Nath Mitra      
(D) C R Das
 
110.  Indigo revolt was regularly highlighted in : 
(A) Hindoo Patriot     
(B) Times of India      
(C) Statesman      
(D) Englishman
 
114.  Who said “Swaraj is my birth right” ?
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
(B) Bipin Chandra Pal   
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai  
(D) Mahatma Gandhi
 
132.   One of the important Muslim leaders of the Swadeshi Movement was :
(A) Liakat Ali Khan      
(B) Liakat Hossain       
(C) Muhammad Ali     
(D) A.K. Azad
 
146.  The Arya Samaj was established by –        
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai     
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak      
(C) Dyananda Saraswati     
(D) Aurobindo Ghosh
 
150.  The Aligarh Movement was started by   
(A) Syed Ahmed khan     
(B) M.A. Jinnah      
(C) A. K. Azad     
(D) Theodore Beck
 
199.   Who was the author of the book ‘Poverty and Un British Rule in India’ ? 
(1901)
(A) Surendra nath Bannerjee
(B) Pherozah Mohta  
(C) Badruddin Tyabji   
(D) Dadabhai Naoroji
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2011

47.  Who was the first Indian selected as a member of British Parliament ?  
(1892)
(A) J. L. Nehru        
(B) Dada Bhai Naoroji      
(C) M.K.Gandhi     
(D) None of the above
 
60.  The first Muslim elected as the President of Indian National Congress was  
(1887, Madras)
(A) Mohammad Ali       
(B) Badruddiu Tayabji      
(C) Abul Kalam Azad      
(D) None of the above
 
77.  When did Munda Revolt take place ?   
(Birsa Munda)
(A) 1854 – 55       
(B) 1890       
(C) 1899 – 1900      
(D)1902
 
78.  Which Governor-General of India was assassinated in the Andaman ?   
(A) Lord Lytton        
(B) Lord Mayo       (1872)
(C) Lord Curzon      
(D) None of the above
 
133.  Ilbert Bill was introduced in the Imperial Legislative Council in the year
(A) 1880       
(B) 1883      
(C) 1885      
(D) None of the above
 
145.  ‘Indigo Revolt’ in Bengal took place in the year
(A) 1859      
(B) 1860      
(C) 1863      
(D) 1869
 
171.  The National Conference in Calcutta was held to raise National Fund in the year
(A) 1883      
(B) 1884      
(C) 1885      
(D) 1905
 
173.  Where was Gadar Party formed ?
(A) New York      
(B) Tokyo       
(C) San Francisco      
(D) Lahore
 
184.  “The Servants of India Society” was founded by
(A) M. N. Joshi     
(B) G. K. Gokhale     
(C) B. G. Tilak      
(D) V. D. Savarkar
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2010

68. The Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College of Aligarh was founded in the year
(Syed Ahmad Khan)
(A) 1868 A.D.
(B) 1875 A.D.
(C) 1883 A.D. 
(D) 1906 A.D.
 
87.  At which Delhi Durbar the Queen of England was proclaimed the Empress of India ? 
(Lord Lytton)
(A) 1876-77 A.D.      
(B) 1911 A.D.       
(C) 1921 A.D.      
(D) None of the above
 
106.  Who founded the “Amrita Bazar Patrika” ?     
(1868, Jessore, Bangladesh)
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee  
(B) Barindra Ghosh   
(C) Krishna Kumar Mitra  
(D) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
 
109.   Who translated ‘Nil Darpan’ in English ?
(edited by James Long)
(A) Madhusudan Dutt       
(B) Rev. James Long 
(C) Harish Chandra Mukherjee      
(D) Kali Prasanna Singha
 
117.  Partition of Bengal was withdrawn in   
(12 Dec 1911, King George)
(A) 1905      
(B) 1906       
(C) 1911      
(D) 1909
 
146.  Which Governor General was assassinated during his term of office ?
(Sher Ali Afridi, 1872, Andaman)
(A) Lord Mayo      
(B) Lord Hardinge      
(C) Lord Northbrook       
(D) Lord Lytton
 
156.  Who presided over the second session of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji      
(B) Badruddin Tayebji       
(C) W. C. Bonnerjee
(D) Pherozeshah Mehta
 
157.  Queen Victoria became Empress of India
(A) Royal Titles Act, 1876      
(B) Act of 1858      
(C) Council Act, 1861     
(D) Act of 1872
 
164.  Who was known as the mother of Indian revolutionaries ?
(A) Sister Nivedita       
(B) Annie Besant         
(C) Madame Cama       
(D) Matangini Hazra
 
200.  Who founded the Indian Association in Calcutta ?
(1876, Ananda Mohan Bose)
(A) W. C. Banerjee       
(B) S. N. Banerjee     
(C) Subhas Chandra Bose     
(D) Chittaranjan Das
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2009

29.  When and where was the Ghadar Party founded ?
(A) America, 1913       
(B) England, 1917       
(C) Denmark, 1921      
(D) Scotland, 1925
 
43.  Who was called ‘Grand Old Man’ of India ?
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji     
(B) Jamshedji Tata    
(C) Surendranath Banerjee     
(D) C. Rajagopalachair
 
82.  Who passed ‘Vernacular Press Act’ ?   
(A) Lord Lytton     
(B) Lord Dalhousie     
(C) Lord Wellesley      
(D) Lord Curzon
 
92.  In which year ‘Vernacular Press Act’ was passed ?
(A) 1870        
(B) 1875        
(C) 1878        
(D) 1880
 
101.  When was established the Muslim League ?
(A) 1904       
(B) 1906      
(C) 1910     
(D) 1915
 
108.  Who was Titu Mir ?
(A) Leader of Wahabi Movement      
(B) Leader of Faraji Movement
(C) Leader of the Sepoy Mutiny       
(D) Leader of the Indigo Revolt
 
114.  Name one book written by Swami Vivekananda 
(1899, Essay published in Udbodhan)
(A) Kathamala      
(B) Katha Saritsagar       
(C) Bartaman Bharat     
(D) A nation in making
 
158.  Who was the founder of Hindu Mela  ?   
(1867, Jatiya Mela, Calcutta)
(A) Nabagopal Mitra     
(B) GandharTilak      
(C) Akshay Kumr Dutta      
(D) Surendranath Banerjee
 
164.  Who was the founder of the Indian Association ?
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai      
(B) Surendranath Banerjee    
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal    
(D) W. C. Bonerjee
 
169.  When the Indian Association was founded ?
(A) 1876       
(B) 1884      
(C) 1887      
(D) 1890
 
196.  Who was the editor of Kesari ?    
(1881, Maharastra)
(A) Lala Lajpat Rai      
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak     
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhle 
(D) Dadabhai Naoraji
 

 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2008

26. Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of the formation of the Indian National Congress ?
(A) Curzon  
(B) Canning        
(C) Lawrence         
(D) Dufferin 
 
37. Who among the following was not a moderate ?
(A) Bipin Ch. Pal  
(B) Feroze Shah Mehta 
(C) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale 
 
41. Who tried to organise revolt by Indian Sepoys and revolutionaries around 1913?
(Delhi Conspiracy case)
(A) Baghajatin  
(B) Aurobindo Ghosh
(C) Rashbehari Bose 
(D) Sachindra Nath Sanyal  
 
42. Who founded Gadar Party in America?
(15 July 1913)
(A) Tarak Nath Das
(B) Hardayal
(C) Ramchandra 
(D) Kazi Qbeidullah 
 
65. Who wrote “Swadhinata hinatay ke banchite chai” ?
(Padmini Upakhyan,1858)
(A) Dwijendralal Roy 
(B) Hemchandra Banerjee
(C) Nabin Chandra Sen 
(D) Rangalal Banerjee 
 
66. Who said “For next fifty years let Mother India be the only god to be worshiped by Indians”? 
(A) Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Aswini Kumar Dutta
(D) Swami Vivekananda 
 
67. Who founded “Indian Association” ?   
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(B) Bipin Chandra Pal
(C) Barindra Ghosh 
(D) W. C. Bonnerjee 
 
68. Who was the first editor of “The Yugantar” ?     
(A) Barindra Ghosh 
(B) Bipin Chandra Pal
(C) Jatindra Nath Mukherjee
(D) Ullaskar Dutta 
 
69. Who wrote “Banglar gharay joto Bhai-bon ek hawuk, he bhagaban” ?
(Published in Bhandar, 1905)
(A) Rajani Kanta Sen 
(B) Mukunda Das
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Dwijendralal Roy 
 
70. Who founded Muslim League of India ?
(A) Nawab Salim Ullah 
(B) Syed Ahmad Khan
(C) Abdul Gaffar Khan
(D) R.A. Kidwai 
 
74. Who wrote “Bande Mataram”?
(novel Anandamath, 1882)
(A) Bankimchandra Chatterjee
(B) Rangalal Banerjee
(C) Rabindranath Tagore 
(D) Rajanikanta Sen  
75. Who wanted Indian National Congress to be “a safety valve” ?
(A) A. O. Hume  
(B) Lord Lytton
(C) W. C. Bonnerjee 
(D) Surendra Nath Banerjee 
 
76. Who founded “National Mela” ?
(A) Rajnarayan Bose 
(B) Naba Gopal Mitra
(C) Jyotirindra Nath Tagore
(D) Akshay Kumar Dutta 
 
77. Who founded “Anushilan Samiti” ?
(A) Satish Chandra Basu
(B) P. Mitra
(C) Aurobindo Ghosh 
(D) Bhupendra Dutta 
 
78. Who initiated regeneration of Indian Muslims in the 19th century ? 
(A) Syed Ahmed Khan 
(B) Nawab Salim Ullah 
(C) Badsha Khan  
(D) Abul Kalam Azad  
 
79. Who defended Aurobindo Ghosh in the Alipur Bomb Case?   
(1908, Khudiram, Arobindo ghosh)
(A) W. C. Bonnerjee
(B) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal
(D) Chittaranjan Das 
 
80. Who founded “Swadesh Bandhav Samity“?  
(1905)
(A) Aswini Kumar Dutta
(B) Pulin Das
(C) Surya Sen
(D) Barindra Ghosh 
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2007

28. “I am giving you a Muslim province”—who said?
(A) Fazlul Haque  
(B) Lord Curzon
(C) Stafford Cripps  
(D) Lord Mountbatten  
 
48. The first indication of the revolutionary movement in India was seen in 
(A) Maharashtra  
(B) Bengal 
(C) Punjab   
(D) Rajasthan 
 
59. The Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was repealed by
(A) Lord Ripon  (1881)
(B) Lord Lytton   
(C) Lord Curzon    
(D) Lord Minto  
 
79. Who was the founder of the Indian Association?
(A) A. O. Hume  
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) W. C. Bonerjea   
(D) S. N. Banerjee 
 
98. The First Factory Act (1881) was passed by
(A) Lord Curzon  
(B) Lord Wellesley
(C) Lord Cornwallis  
(D) Lord Ripon 
 
116. Who said “Swaraj is my birth right”?
(1916 at Belgaum)
(A) Bipin Chandra Pal 
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai  
(D) G. K. Gokhale  
 
120. When did Tilak initiate a no-tax campaign?  
(1896-1897 in Maharashtra)
(A) 1896    
(B) 1898  
(C) 1895   
(D) 1899 
 
128. Which one of the following may be regarded as the first labour association of India?
(A) The Bombay Workers’ Association
(B) The Bombay Mill Hands’ Association  (1890)
(C) The Indian Workers’ Union       
(D) The Printers’ Union, Calcutta 
 
166. Who was the President of the first session of the Indian National Congress?
(A) Surendranath Banerjee 
(B) G. H. Deshmukh
(C) A. Besant   
(D) W. C. Banerjee 
 
174. Which two revolutionaries were involved in the Muzaffarpur Murder (1908)?
(A) Binoy Bose, Badal Gupta         
(B) Surya Sen, Lokenath Bal
(C) Damodar and Balakrishna Chepekar    
(D) Prafulla Chaki, Khudiram Bose 
 
187. Who founded Anglo-Mohammedan College?
(A) Syed Ahmed Khan 
(B) Nawab Salim Ullah
(C) Fazlul Haque  
(D) Mohammad Ali Jinnah 
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2006

43. “Judge me by my acts and not by my words.”- Who said this?
(a) Lord Lytton  
(b) Lord Curzon 
(c) Lord Ripon  
(d) Hunter 
 
47. Who was known as Kakasaheb?
(a) G. V. Joshi 
(b) M. G. Ranade
(c) G. H. Deshmukh
(d) Naoroji Phadunji 
 
48. Bengal Tenancy Act was passed in   
(Jamindary act)
(a) 1885   
(b) 1878 
(c) 1928   
(d) 1868 
 
58. ‘Mahayatra’ is written by    
(Odia Language)
(a) Radhanath Ray 
(b) Phakir Mohan Senapati
(c) Madhusudan Rao
(d) Lakshminath Bazbarua  
 
82. Who is the founder of the Central Hindu School at Benaras?
(1898)
(a) M. G. Ranade  
(b) Keshab Chandra Sen
(b) Mrs. Annie Besant 
(d) G.H.D.eshmukh 
 
83. Who is regarded as one of the greatest spokesman of Hindu Revivalism?
(a) Dayanand Saraswati 
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Lala Hansaraj  
(d) Rammohan Roy 
 
85. “Hindu Mela” was organized by
(a) Nabagopal Mitra  
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Dayanand Saraswati
(d) Keshab Chandra Sen 
 
88. Calcutta remained the capital of British India till 
(a) 1909 
(b) 1910  
(c) 1911 
(d) 1912 
 
93. Which Viceroy has been described as a ‘Brilliant Failure’?
(a) Lord Curzon  
(b) Lord Canning 
(c) Lord Ripon  
(d) Lord Lytton 
 
97. Who wrote ‘Life Divine’?
(a) Arabinda Ghosh
(b) Sister Nivedita
(c) Swami Vivekananda
(d) Keshab Chandra Sen 
98. Who presided over the second session of the Indian National Congress? 
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Badruddin Tayebji
(c) W. C. Bonerjee 
(d) Firojshah Mehta 
 
104. Who passed the Local Self-Government Act?   
(1882)
(a) Lord Moyo 
(b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Bentinck 
(d) Lord Dufferin 
 
105. When was the “Parliament of Religions” organized at Chicago? 
(a) 1893   
(b) 1896 
(b) 1897   
(d) 1885 
 
114. “We shall make the settled fact unsettled”- Who said this?
(a) Lord Curzon 
(b) Surendranath Banerjee 
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) B. G. Tilak 
 
118. Who wrote the article “New Lamps for Old“?    
(1893)
(a) Arabinda Ghosh
(b) B.G.Tilak
(c) S.N. Banerjee 
(d) J. N. Banerjee 
 
134. Who was the founder of Nadwat-al-ulama?   
(1898, Islamic institution at Lucknow)
(a) Sivali Naumani 
(b) Abdullah Chakralbhi
(c) Ghulam Ahmed     
(d) Mir Muttaqi 
 
135. Who published the “Bharat Mata”?
(1906, Journal)
(a) Ajit Singh  
(b) C.R. Das  
(c) B.C. Tilak  
(d) S.N. Banerjee 
 
156. Partition of Bengal was withdrawn in
(a) 1905   
(b) 1906 
(c) 1911   
(d) 1909 
 
159. The ‘Marhatta’ was published by
(a) B. G. Tilak  
(b) M.G, Ranade 
(c) savarkar   
(d) Deshmukh 
 
168. Queen Victoria became the Empress of India by 
(a) Royal Titles Act, 1876       
(b) Act of 1858
(c) Councils Act, 1891 
(d) Act of 1872 
 
176. Where was the ‘Gadar’ party established?
(a) Sanfransisco   
(b) Lahore 
(c) Amritsar   
(d) Washington  
 
193. The first Partition of Bengal took place in 
(a) 1900    
(b) 1902  
(c) 1905    
(d) 1907 
 
 
 

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(a) A. O. Hume
(b) Surendranath Banerjee  
(c) W. C. Banerjee
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji 
 
36. Who fathered the two-nation-theory? 
(Jan 1883 speech in Patna)
(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan   
(b) M. A. Jinnah 
(c) Md. Iqbal             
(d) Fazlul Haque 
 
50. Who founded the “Amrita Bazar Patrika“?  
(1868)
(a) Surendranath Banerjee    
(b) Barindra Ghosh  
(c) Krishna Kumar Mitra 
(d) Sisir Kumar Ghosh  
 
55. Who was described by the British Prime Minister as “half naked fakir from India“? 
(Winston Churchill)
(a) Gandhiji
(b) Tej Bahadur Sapru 
(c) B. R. Ambedkar
(d) Muhammad Ali 
 
58. Where was the “Gadar” Party formed?
(a) U.S.A.
(b) Russia 
(c) Japan
(d) United Kingdom 
 
66. Who assisted Rashbehari Basu in his revolutionary activities at Banaras?
(a) Paramanand    
(b) Sachindra Nath Sanyal 
(c) Basanta Biswas
(d) Kartar Singh 
 
81. Who founded the Society for Promotion of National Feeling (1866)?
(a) Prince Dwarakanath 
(b) Iswar Gupta 
(c) Rajnarayan Bose 
(d) Rabindranath 
 
84. Who was called “the mother of Indian revolution“?
(a) Sarojini Naidu    
(b) Basanti Devi 
(c) Bhikhaji Rustomji Kama 
(d) Matangini Hazra 
 
85. Who was the roving singer to sing “Mayer deya mota kapor mathai tule ne re bhai“? 
(1905 for protesting against Partition)
(a) Mukunda Das
(b) Rajanikanta Sen
(c) Dwijendralal Roy
(d) Rabindranath Tagore 

(a) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak  
(c) Sri Aurobinda 
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai  
 
123. Who first introduced the Portfolio system?   
(1861)
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Canning  
(c) Lord Ripon  
(d) Lord Minto 
 
148. In which year was the Railway Board founded?     
(a) 1905        
(b) 1919 
(c) 1935        
(d) 1947 
 
170. Who passed the Arms Act? 
(a) Lord Canning   
(b) Lord Lytton 
(c) Lord Curzon    
(d) Lord Minto 
 
173. The song ‘Bande Mataram‘ is from     
(a) Pather Dabi
(b) Durgesh Nandini 
(c) Ananda Math
(d) Gora 
 
182. Who pleaded for Sri Aurobinda in the Alipur Bomb Case?  
(1908)   
(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) C. R. Das 
(c) G.K. Gokhle        
(d) Tej Bahadur Sapru 
 
(1909, assassinated Curzon Wyllie)
(a) Savarkar
(b) Haridayal 
(c) Madanlal Dhingra
(d) Mohan Singh Bhakna 
 
190. Who was the first Editor of the “Yugantar“?   
(a) Brahmabandhab Upadhyay 
(b) Barindra Ghosh 
(c) Krishna Kumar Mitra 
(d) Bhupendra Datta 
 
195. Who was the author of “Swadhinata hinatay key bachitey chai“?      
(a) Hemchandra Banerjee   
(b) Rangalal Banerjee
(c) Iswar Chandra Gupta    
(d) Nazrul Islam 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2004

34. Who among the following persons described the British rule in India as ‘Un-British’? 
(published 1901)
(A) Dadabhai Naoroji          
(B) Ramesh Chandra Dutt
(C) Mahadev Govind Ranade    
(d) Gopal krishna Gokhale  
 
46. Who was the most famous Bengali Journalist who championed the cause of Indigo cultivators?
(A) Harish Mukherjee 
(B) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(C) Iswar Chandra Gupta   
(D) Shibnath Sastri          
 
59. Who was the editor of “Hindoo Patriot”?
(A) Harish Chandra Mukherjee
(B) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(C) Madhusudan Datta 
(D) Rajnarayan Bose      
 
64. Who introduced “ Rakhi Vandhan” during anti-Partition Movement?
(A) Aswini Datta  
(B) Dayananda
(C) Rabindranath  
(D) Surendranath Banerjee   
 
71. Who was known as “Grand Old Man of India”?
(A) Surendranath Banerjee    
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Ranade   
(D) Ananda Mohan Basu 
 
97. Who published ‘Al-Hilal”?  
(1912)
(A) Altaf Husain Ali  
(B) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(C) Abul Kalam Azad 
(D) Rahamat Ali  
 
101. When was “the settled fact” of Bengal partition “unsettled”?
(A) 1905   
(B)1908
(C) 1911   
(D)1916  
 
104. Under whose efforts was the Age of Consent Act passed?   
(1891)
(A) K. R. Cama  
(B) B.M. Malabari
(C) Harinarayan Apte 
(D) Krishnashastri Cluplunkar 
 
114. Who ridiculed the Indian National Congress as a microscopic minority of the people?
(A) Lord Dufferin  
(B) Lord Curzon
(C) Lord Minto  
(D) Lord Chelmsford      
 
141. Who is regarded as the ‘Mother’ of Indian revolution?
(A) Madame Bhikaji Cama     
(B) Matangini Hazra
(C) Saraladevi Chaudhuran
(D) Kalpana Datta  

 

167. In which session of the Indian National Congress did the conflict between the Moderates and the Extremists reach its climax?
(A) Calcutta   
(B) Bombay
(C) Surat   
(D) Madras  
 
174. During whose Viceroyalty was the Vernacular Press Act enacted?
(A) Lord Dalhousie  
(B) Lord Canning
(C) Lord Lytton  
(D) Lord Ripon  
 
183. In which year was the All India Muslim League Founded?
(A) 1906   
(B) 1911
(C) 1916   
(D) 1920  
 
189. The leader of the ‘Ulgulan’ was
(A) Gaya Munda  
(B) Joa Bhagat
(C) Birsa Munda     
(D) Digambar Biswas      
 
196. Who translated ‘Nil Darpan’ in English?
(A) Madhusudan Datta 
(B) James Long
(C) Harish Chandra Mukherjee 
(D) Kaliprasanna Sinha  
 
199. When did Vivekananda found Ramakrishna Mission?
(A) 1885      
(B) 1897
(C) 1893      
(D) 1866  
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2003

42. “Swaraj” is my birth right and I must have it.” Said   
(1905)
(B) Bipin Ch. Pal  
(B) Lala Lajpat Rai .
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
(D) Aurobinda Ghosh 
 
51. The Journal Maratha was edited by
(A) Tilak        
(B) Gokhale    
(C) Indraji        
(D) R.G. Bhandarkar 
 
81. Who wrote ‘Parivrajak’?
(A) Keshab Ch. Sen  
(B) Vidyasagar 
(C) Dayanand   
 (D) Vivekananda 
 
84. Anusilan Samiti was first organised by  
(A) Kshudiram Bose  
(B) Hemchandra Kinungo 
(C) Prafulla  Chaki 
(D) Pramatha Nath Mitra 
 
92. Chicago Parliament of Religions was held in
(A) May 1891     
(B) May 1892   
(C) May 1893     
(D) May 1894 
 
115. First Viceroy Of India :
(A) Dalhousie        
(B) Canning     
(C) Bentinck       
(D) Curzon  
 
122. The first President of the Indian National Congress was
(A) A. O. Hume  
(B) Wedderburn
(C) W. C. Banerjee  
(D) Dadabhai Naoroji 
 
160. Rash Behari Bose originally worked as clerk at
(A) Delhi   
(B) Dehradun   
(C) Bombay        
(D) Meerut   
 
165. Gurukul was founded at
(1902 by Swami Shraddhananda)
(A) Hardwar          
(B) Nainital      
(C) Almora        
(D) Ranikbet  
 
172. “Nil-Darpan” was written by
 (A) Dinabandhu Mitra  
(B) Harish Chandra Mukherjee
(C) Bankim Ch. Chatterjee 
(D) Ramesh Ch. Datta
 
189. Ganapati Festival was inaugurated by  
(1892)
(A) G.K. Gokhale  
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji 
(D) Lalmohan Ghosh 
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2002

48. Anushilan Samity was founded in Bengal by:
(A) Satish Chandra Basu 
(B) Pramatha Mitra
(C) Barin Ghosh  
(D) Aswini Kuma Datta 
 
60. Among the following Muslim leaders who was not associated with the Boycott Movement, 1905?
(A) Abdul Rasul   
(B) Hiakat Hussen 
(C) Abdul Halim Gajnavi  
(D) Nawab Salimullah 
 
69. Who was not a ‘moderate’ among the following?
(A) G. K. Gokhale   
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji 
(C) Pheroz Shah Mehra  
(D) Bipin Ch. Pal  
 
79. ‘Grand Old Man of India’ was referred to
(A) Mahatma Gandhi  
(B) Madan Mohan Malavya 
(C) Sitarain Keshan   
(D) Dadabhai Naoroji. 
 
125. In 1908 an attempt was made on the life of Kingsford, the unpopular judge at Mazaffarpur by
(1) Khudiram Bose
(2) Prafulla Chaki
(3) Barindra Ghosh
(4) Satyen Bose
(A) 1          
(B) 1 and 2       
(C) 3 and 4         
(D) 1, 2 and 4 
 
135. “Servants of India Society” was founded by:
(A) B. G. Tilak   
(B) G. K. Gokhale 
(C) Lala Lajpat Raj   
(D) Bepin pal 
 
143. The Indian National Congress was founded during the Viceroyalty of
(A) Lord Lytton   
(B) Lord Ripon 
(C) Lord Dufferin   
(D) Lord Lansdowne  
 
153. Chicago parliament of Religions was held in the year 
(A) 1880        
(B) 1893 
(C) 1890        
(D) 1900 
 
157. Who referred to the movement of 1857 as the first war of National Independence?
(A) Tilak    
(B) Savarkar 
(C) Arabainda Ghosh  
(D) Ramesh Chandra Majumder. 
 
166. The theory of the drain of wealth from India under the British was first formulated by
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee 
(B) G. K. Gokhale 
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji  
(D) R. C. Dutt 
 
174. The Indian Tri-colour was first hoisted in Germany in 1907 by
(A) Shyamaji Krishnavarma 
(B) Madam Bhikhaji Rustam Kama
(C) Savarkar    
(D) Madanlal Dhingra 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2001

30. Who is known as ‘the mother of Indian revolution’?
(A) Sarojini Naidu  
(B) Matangini Hazra 
(C) Vikhaji Rustom Kama       
(D) Aruna Asaf Ali 
 
37. Who among others founded the National Council of Education?   
(1906)
(A) Raja S.C. Mallick 
(B) Satish Mukherjee
(C) Aurobindo Ghosh 
(D) Rabindranath Tagore 
 
48. Who described the early Congress sessions as ‘‘three days’ tamasha”? 
(1897)
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
(B) Aswini Kumar Datta
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal 
(D) Aurobindo Ghosh 
 
50. Who translated the Swadeshi into a mass movement in Bengal?
(A) Pulin Das   
(B) Bipin Chandra Pal  
(C) Mukunda Das  
(D) Aswini Kumar Oatta 
 
54. Who was the first Indian martyr outside India?
(A) Madanlal Dhingra 
(B) Tarak Nath Das
(C) Lala Hardayal  
(D) B.D.Savarkar 
 
62. The Partition of Bengal was annulled in
(A) 1909   
(B) 1906 
(C) 1911   
(D) 1910 
 
70. Who founded ‘Abhinava Bharat’?  
(1903)
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak 
(B) Barindra Kumar Ghosh
(C) B. D. Savarkar   
(D) Bipin Chandra Pal 
 
80. Which region’ in India witnessed the earliest outbreak of revolutionary activities?
(A) Bengal   
(B) Punjab      
(C) Maharashtra   
(D) Delhi
94. The organisation funded by Surendranath Banerjee & Ananda Mohan Bose before the birth of Indian National Congress was
(A) Native Indian Association 
(B) Indian Association
(C) British India Society 
(D) British Indian Society 
 
98. Who said. “If to love my country is a crime, I am a criminal”?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh 
(B) C. R. Das
(C) M. K. Gandhi  
(D) Subhas Chandra Bose 
 
116. Who passed ‘Dramatic Performances Act 
(1876)
(A) Lord Curzon  
(B) Lord Lytton 
(C) Lord Amherst     
(D) Lord Northbrook
 
134. Who described the British rule in India as “un-British”? 
(A) Ramesh Chandra Datta 
(B) Dadabhai Naorojee 
(C) Aurobindo Ghosh
(D) Bhupendra Nath Datta 
 
151. Which journal specially championed the cause of Indigo Cultivators?
(A) Sbrhprokash  
(B) Amrita Bazar Patrika
(C) Hindu Patriot  
(D) Indian Mirror 
 
154. Who was sentenced for publication of the English translation of ‘Nil Darpan’?
(A) Dinabandhu Mitra 
(B) MadhuSudan Datta
(C) Reverend Long  
(D) Surendranath Banerjee 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2000

95. When was Ramkrishna Mission founded?
(A)  1897    
(B)  1885 
(C)  1902    
(D)  1905 
 
141. Who, among the following was elected President of the Congress in 1907?
(A)  Dadabhia Nauroji 
(B)  Rashbehari Ghosh
(C)  Motilal Nehru     
(D)  S. N. Banerjee  
 
142. The Quit India Movement started in
(A)  July, 1942  
(B)  August, 1942
(C)  September, 1942 
(D)  October, 1942 
 
143. Baba Ramchandra is associated with  
(A)  Labour Union  
(B)  Peasant movement
(C)  Art    
(D)  English education 
 
144. Which ACT is known as the Black ACT?
(A)  Ilbert Bill  
(B)  Rowlatt Act
(C)  Hunter Act  
(D)  Act of 1909 
 
146. Modernization of Muslims in India was initiated by 
(A)  Sir Syed Ahmed Kahan
(B)  Addul Latif  
 
151. The first Tri-colour flag was hoisted on
(A)  31st January, 1928 
(B)  31st December, 1929
(C)  26th January, 1950 
(D)  15th August, 1947 
 
153. The tribal revolt against the British Known as ‘Ulgulan’ was organised by
(A)  Korra Mallya  
(B)  Ranade
(C)  Birsa Mumda  
(D)  Konda Dora  
 
155. The Partition of Bengal was revoked by the British Government in.
(A)  1911      
(B)  1941  
(C)  1971      
(D)  1919 
 
159. Who, among the following, was the protagonist of India National Conference in 1876?
(A)  Surendranath Banerjee
(B) Dwarkanath Tagore
(C) Dadabhai Nauroji 
(D)  Ram Gopal Ghosh 
 
 

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