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TEST PAPER -- I

MODERN INDIAN HISTORY – HISTORY OF INDIAN PRESS

The following is an effort for extending a helping hand towards UPSC aspirants. This is a set of a model test paper. The questions are based on a particular topic that has been mentioned above. These are multiple choice questions as are asked in the UPSC exam. These questions are also helpful for the other competitive exams held in the country from time to time. The students are required to answer them based on the best of their knowledge and ability. The questions include some very easy, easy, hard and very hard queries on the particular topic. It is hoped that students will find this test engaging. The answers to these questions will be provided in next two days, along with a new test.

1.    Which was the first European nation that brought the printing press to India?
a.    Britain
b.    Portugal
c.    Spain
d.    France
2.    The Oriental Magazine of Calcutta, which was published from 1785 onwards, was also known as:
a.    The Calcutta Gazette
b.    The Bengal Journal
c.    Calcutta Amusement
d.    The Calcutta Chronicle
3.    Who among the following imposed restrictions on the press through The Censorship of Press Act, 1799?
a.    Lord Wellesley
b.    Lord Hastings
c.    Lord John Adams
d.    Lord William Bentinck
4.     Who among the following adopted the liberal attitude towards the Press?
a.    Lord Wellesley
b.    Lord Hastings
c.    Lord John Adams
d.    Lord William Bentinck
5.    When did the Vernacular Press Act come into existence?
a.    1867
b.    1870
c.    1878
d.    1879
6.    The Vernacular Press Act was repealed in 1882 by the Government of
a.    Lord Crambrook
b.    Lord Ripon
c.    Lord Curzon
d.    Lord Gladstone
7.    Among the following, which rule was enforced on the Indian Press during the Second World War?
a.    Liberation of Indian Press
b.    Pre-censorship of Press
c.    Legal status for Press
d.    Complete ban on Press
8.    What did the Government of India do in March 1947 regarding the Press in the country?
a.    It established a Press Enquiry Committee.
b.    The committee was asked to examine the Press Laws in the country.
c.    Both A and B
d.    None of these
9.    When was the Press (Objectionable Matters) Act implemented?
a.    1947
b.    1948
c.    1950
d.    1951
10.  Among the following, which Act was implemented in 1960?
a.    The Working Journalists’ (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act
b.    The Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Liberation) Act
c.    The Newspaper (Price and Page) Act
d.    The Parliamentary Proceedings (Protection of Publications) Act


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