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ANSWERS TO TEST PAPER -- I

MORDEN INDIAN HISTORY – HISTORY OF INDIAN PRESS

Students are requested to first try to solve the test papers on their own, and then see the answers provided herein for the verification of the answers which they arrived at. Although utmost care has been taken while listing the answers, students are requested to bring about error, if any, in the same.

Answers
1.    Which was the first European nation that brought the printing press to India?
a.    Britain
b.    Portugal
c.    Spain
d.    France

Ans: Portugal

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

Ans: Calcutta Amusement

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

Ans: Lord Wellesley

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

Ans: Lord William Bentinck
5.    When did the Vernacular Press Act come into existence?
a.    1867
b.    1870
c.    1878
d.    1879

Ans: 1878

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    The Vernacular Press Act was repealed in 1882 by the Government of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

Ans:  Lord Ripon

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

Ans:  Pre-censorship of 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

Ans: Both A and B

9.    When was the Press (Objectionable Matters) Act implemented?
a.    1947
b.    1948
c.    1950
d.    1951

Ans: 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

Ans: The Parliamentary Proceedings (Protection of Publications) Act

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