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English education brought a widening of the Indian horizon, an admiration for English Literature and Institutions, a revolt against some customs and aspects of Indian life, and a growing demand for political reform. The new professional classes took the lead in political agitation, which consisted chiefly in sending representations to Government. English-educated people in the professions and the services formed, in effect a new class, which was to grow all over India, a class influenced by Western thought and ways and rather cut off from the mass of the population. In 1852 the British Indian Association was started in Calcutta. This was one of the fore runners of the Indian National Congress, and yet a whole generation was to pass before the congress was started in 1885. This gap represents the period of the Revolt of 1857-58, its suppression and its consequences. The great difference between the State of Bengal and that of Northern and Central India in the middle of the nineteenth century is brought out by the fact that while in Bengal the new intelligentsia, chiefly Hindu, had been influenced by English thought and literature and looked to England for political constitutional reform, the other areas were seething with the spirit of revolt.

1. This passage appears to be a part of

(A) a history of freedom movement in India

(B) the introduction of English education in India

(C) the role of the Bengali intelligentsia in a demand for political reforms

(D) a treatise on the impact of English Education in India

2. According to the author English Education in India was responsible for

(i) a revolt against customs

(ii) growing demand for political reform

(iii) an awareness for political agitation

(iv) preference for Western dress

A) (i), (ii) & (iii),

(B) (i), (iii) (iv)

(C) (i), (ii) & (iv)

(D) all of these

3. The Indian National Congress was formed in

(A) 1852 (13) 1858 (C) 1885 (D) None of these

4. The new class comprising English-educated people in professions and services was

(A) seething with the spirit of revolt

(B) more British than the British themselves

(C) influenced by Western thought and Culture

(D) busy sending representations to the Government

5. The great difference between the State of Bengal and Northern and Central India in the middle of 19th century was

(i) English education was quite popular in Bengal

(ii) The new intelligentsia in Bengal sought political and constitutional reform

(iii)Bengal produced ardent revolutionaries

(iv) People in Northern and Central India were seething with the spirit of revolt

(A) (i) & (ii) (B)(i), (ii) & (iii) (C) (i), (ii) & (iv) (D) (ii), (iii) & (iv)

6. English education in India was, in a way, responsible for the Indian Freedom Movement because

(A) Indians could send representations to the Govt. in English

(B) It led to the rejection of certain customs and aspects of Indian life

(C) It created a new intelligentsia influenced by Western thought and Culture

7. Political agitation in the beginning consisted in

(A) holding public meetings

(B) talking about reforms in the clubs

(C) sending representations to the government

(D) rejecting some Indian customs and traditions

8. Hindus took more readily to English education is suggested by the fact that

(A) the new intelligentsia was predominantly Hindu

(B) Hindus were in a majority

(C) the British Indian Association was started in Kolkata

(D) the Hindus loved English Literature.

(E) None of these

Hints & Solutions

1.(A)

2.(A)

3.(C)

4.(C)

5.(C)

6.(C)

7.(C)

8.(A)