Monday, 26 March 2012

History Quiz 5

This quiz has questions based on "Social Reform Movements and Reformers"

1. Who wrote 'Gift to Monotheists' and 'Precepts of Jesus'?

2. Brahmo Samaj, founded in 1828 derived inspiration from which texts?

3. Who founded the Hindu College in 1817?

4. Why did the Derozians and the Young Bengal movement fail to create a movement?

5. True/False
a. Tattvabodhini Sabha was founded to propogate Rammohun Roy's ideas.
b. B.M.Malabari made efforts towards restriction of child marriage.
c. The Hindu Widows Remarriage Act 1856, stated that upon remarriage the widow will cease to have any right in the property of the deceased first/previous husband.
d. The Hindu Widow Remarriage Act 1856 applied to all of India
e. Rammohun Roy set up the Atmiya Sabha in 1814
f. Rammohun Roy set up the Vedanta College

6. Who was the founder of Paramahamsa Mandali and what were its beliefs?

7. Who was Lokahitawadi: Gopal Krishna Gokhale or Gopal Hari Deshmukh? And what were his beliefs?

8. Who were the principal actors/people involved in the passing of the Abolition of Sati Act 1829?

9. Who set up the Indian Women's University in Bombay?

10. Who founded the Satyashodhak Samaj and what were its obejctives?

11. Who is Narayan Malhar Joshi?
a. He founded the Social Service League in 1911 to secure decent wages and work conditions for labourers
b. He founded the All India Trade Union Congress in 1925

12. Which social movement centered around the Ezhavas and what were its aims?

13. What are 'self-respect marriages'?

14. What is the Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924?

15. What is common between Titu Mir, Dudu Mian, and Haji Shariatallah?

16. Who laid the foundation of the Central Hindu College in Benaras?

17. Which organisations were influenced by the Brahmo Samaj?

18. What is the 'Aligarh School'?

19. What was the objective of the Akali movement?

20. What are the contributions of Margaret Cousins to the Indian Freedom Struggle?

21. Match the associations with founders
a. All India Womens Conference 1927              1. M K Gandhi    
b. All India Scheduled Castes Federation           2. Sri Narayana Guru
c. All India Depressed Classes Association        3. Narayan Malhar Joshi
d. All India Trade Union Congress                     4. B R Ambedkar
e. All India Harijan Sabha 1932                         5. Annie Besant, Margaret Cousins, Sarojini Naidu,  
                                                                             Rajkumari Amrit Kaur



    1. Raja Rammohun Roy

    2. Vedas and Upanishads which Raja Rammohun ROy considered to be pillars of reason

    3. David Hare. Raja Rammohun Roy also lent support.

    4. The Derozians failed to create a movement because:
    - They were too bookish
    - Their ideas were ahead of their times and they did not involve the peasants who could have been their supporters.

    a. True. It was founded by Debendranath Tagore in 1839.
    b. True. It was due to his efforts that the first law notifying the age of marriage was passed, 'Age of Consent Act 1891.
    c. True.
    d. False. It applied only to territories in the possession of British Government of India and the British-Indian law courts.
    e. True. He set up Atmiya Sabha to campaign against idolatry, meaningless rituals and caste rigidity.
    f. True. Set up in 1825 where Indian religious learning was imparted along with western physical and social sciences.

    6. Paramahamsa Mandali was founded by Dadoba Pandurang. The aims were belief in one God, campaign against caste discrimination, campaign for widow remarriage and women's education.

    7. Gopal Hari Deshmukh. He wanted a reorganisation of Indian society on rational and scientific principles and values.

    8. Campaigners: Rammohun Roy,
    Britishers: Lord William Bentick passed the law.
    The Act- 'Abolition of Sati Act' was initially applicable in Bengal alone, it was later extended to Bombay and Madras provinces.

    9. Prof. D.K. Karve. He also championed widow remarriage, himself marrying a widow. He setup a widow's home and became Secretary of Widow Remarriage Association.

    10. Founded by Jyotiba Phule. The aims were to protest against caste discrimination, and champion girls education and social service.

    11. Both True

    12. Sree Narayana Guru Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Movement led by Sree Narayana Guru. They fought against untouchability, caste discrimination, for temple-entry, established their own priests etc.

    13. "Self-respect marriages" were marriages championed by the Self-respect movement. This movement was started by E V Ramaswamy Naicker. Idea was to solemnise marriages without a Brahmin priest or Sanskrit chanting which no one undestood. They also encouraged inter-caste marriages.

    14. Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924 was a temple-entry movement in Vaikom (Kerala). This drew national attention and support with satyagrahis from as far as Punjab coming to support. The Indian National Congress and Gandhiji too extended support and organisation. This helped draw in large numbers of lower castes of Kerala into the national movement.

    15. They are all freedom fighters who led poor peasants (mostly Muslim) against corrupt landlords (mostly Hindu) in Bengal.

    16. Annie Besant in 1898. This was later developed by Madan Mohan Malviya into the Benaras Hindu VIshwavidyalaya.

    17. Tattvabodhini Sabha, Prarthna Samaj of Maharashtra, Dayal Singh College Lahore was also set up to spread Roy's ideas.

    18. 'Aligarh School' refers to those people who were followers of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

    19. The Akali Movement, which started in 1921 aimed to free the Gurudwaras from the control of corrupt Mahants. They were assisted by the SGPC (Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee). Both SGPC and Akali movement were outcomes of the Singh Sabha Movement which staretd in 1873.

    20. Margaret Cousins was an Irish lady who came to India in 1915. She played a pioneering role in bringing women to the fore of Indian polity and society:
    - in 1917 organised a delegation to Secy of State E.Montague demanding franchise for women. These efforts contributed to Women being given franchise (albeit limited) in the MOntford reforms of 1918.
    - She also campaigned for women's right to stand for elections in 1926
    - She was a founder member of All India Womens Conference in 1927
    -She was also India's first women magistrate, appointed in 1922.
    - She also organised Madras Seva Sadan and Childrens Aid Society.

    21. a-5; b-4; c-2; d-3, e-1

  2. @ Your quiz topics are based on 12th NCERT old History book but content of quiz is not entirely from that book. Which other sources you are including in your quiz ?

  3. @ Ankur: I am including info from Spectrum History as well as internet search. Info that i pick from internet are mostly from wikipedia, books and journals. I also cross-reference to ensure that the info I am putting out is correct.
    From next post onwards I will include the sources too.

  4. Hi,
    I have a doubt in the last question. Weren't both All Indian depressed classes federation and All Indian Scheduled Class Federation started by BR Ambedkar?

  5. Hi Anon, I am sorry I dont have the books right now to refer and get back to you on your doubt. But I did take good care to cross-check the answers before posting, so I think it would be correct. Why dont you do some digging around in Spectrum and NCERT and get back to us. :)