Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle

91. Which of the following dance form achieved a greater dimension during the reign of Wajid Ali Shah?

(A) Kathak
(B) Odissi
(C) Kathakali
(D) Kuchipudi

Correct Answer: (A) Kathak

Answer Explanation:
The Kathak dance form achieved a greater dimension under the patronage of Wajid Ali Shah. He choreographed his own dance form which was known as Rahas and the dance moves were similar to the Kathak.

92. Which of the following military reforms of Lord Dalhousie is/ are correct?

1. The movement of troops from Bengal to West was started by him
2. Enlistment of Gurkha regiment in the Indian Army was recommended by him
3. he was in favor of recruiting British troops rather than the Indians

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 & 2
(C) 2 & 3
(D) 1, 2 & 3

Correct Answer: (D) 1, 2 & 3

Answer Explanation:
Lord Dalhousie transferred the headquarters of the Bengal artillery from Kolkata to Meerut and also shifted the army headquarters to Shimla. By his recommendation and encouragement, the enlistment of the Gurkha regiment in the army was conducted. He was always in favor of recruiting British troops as he has no faith in Indians.

93. The first passenger train in India started during the reign of which of the following governor-general?

(A) Lord Wellesley
(B) Lord Bentinck
(C) Lord Minto
(D) Lord Dalhousie

Correct Answer: (D) Lord Dalhousie

Answer Explanation:
The first passenger train ran in India in the year 1853 (16th April) from Bombay (Bori Bunder) to Thane during the reign of Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie is called the father of Indian Railways.

94. Arrange the following places according to their chronological order of the date of broke out the revolt of 1857.

1. Meerut
2. Kanpur
3. Delhi
4. Lucknow

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(A) 1, 2, 3, 4
(B) 1, 4, 3, 2
(C) 1, 3, 2, 4
(D) 1, 3, 4, 2

Correct Answer: (C) 1, 3, 2, 4

Answer Explanation:
Chronological order of the revolt of 1857- Meerut (10th May), Delhi (May), Awadh, Kanpur (June), Lucknow, Bareilly, Jhansi, Bihar

95. Who of the following is the author of the book ” The first war of Indian Independence”

(A) V. D. Savarkar
(B) Disraeli
(C) Karl Marx
(D) David Outram

Correct Answer: (A) V. D. Savarkar

Answer Explanation:
The name of the author of the book ” The first war of Indian Independence” is Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. In this book, he termed the great revolt of 1857 as a “planned war of national independence”.

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