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4N) Tribal and Peasant Movements in Modern Indian History (Prelims PYQs)

2020 Prelims PYQs

1] Indigo cultivation in India declined by the beginning of the 20th century because of: [2020]

a) Peasant resistance to the oppressive conduct of planters
b) Its unprofitability in the world market because of new inventions
c) National leaders’ opposition to the cultivation if indigo
d) Government control over the planters

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Ans: b) Its unprofitability in the world market because of new inventions

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2] With reference to the history of India, “Ulgulan” or the Great Tumult is the description of which of the following events? [2020]

a) The Revolt of 1857
b) The Mappila Rebellion of 1921
c) The Indigo Revolt of 1859-60
d) Birsa Munda’s Revolt of 1899-1900

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Ans: d) Birsa Munda’s Revolt of 1899-1900

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2018 Prelims PYQs

1] After the Santhal rising subsided, what were the measures taken by the colonial Government? [2018]
1. The territories called ‘Santhal Paraganas’ were created
2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a Non Santhal
Select the correct answer using a code given below:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Ans: c) Both 1 and 2

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2013 Prelims PYQs

1] The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for___? [2013]

a) The reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
b) The grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
c) The uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
d) Writing off all peasant debts

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Ans: a) The reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third

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2010-1995 Prelims PYQs

1] Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel Anand Math? [2006]

a) Bhil uprising
b) Rangpur and Dinapur uprising
c) Bishnupur and Birbhum rebellion
d) Sanyasi rebellion

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Ans: d) Sanyasi rebellion

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2] Consider the following events: [1999]

I. Indigo Revolt
II. Santhal Rebellion
III. Deccan Riot
IV. Mutiny of the Sepoys

The correct chronological sequence of these events is:
a) IV, II, I, III                             b) IV, II, III, I
c) II, IV, III, I                             d) II, IV, I, III

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Ans: d) II, IV, I, III

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3] Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists: [1997]

List IList II
I. Moplah revoltA) Kerala
II. Pabna revoltB) Bihar
III. Eka MovementC) Bengal
IV. Birsa Munda revoltD) Awadh

Codes:
a) I­A, II­C, III­D, IV­B        
b) I­B, II­C, III­D, IV­A
c) I­A, II­B, III­C, IV­D        
d) I­C, II­D, III­A, IV­B

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Ans: a) I­A, II­C, III­D, IV­B

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