Constitutional Development of India – 1 – 1

1. The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the Governance of India was made through :

(a) Indian Council Act, 1861
(b) Indian Council Act, 1892
(c) Indian Council Act, 1909
(d) 
Government of India Act, 1919

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2. Through which one of the following were commercial activities of the East India Company finally put to an end ?

(a) the Charter Act of 1793
(b) the Charter Act of 1813
(c) the Charter Act of 1833
(d)
 the Charter Act of 1853

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3. The distribution of powers between the Centre and States in the Indian Constitution is based on the scheme provided in the :

(a) Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
(b) Montague-Chelmsford Act, 1919
(c) Government of India Act, 1935
(d) Indian Independence Act, 1947

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4. Which of the following Acts introduced communal electorate in India ?

(a) Indian Council Act, 1861
(b) Indian Council Act, 1892
(c) Indian Council Act, 1909
(d) 
Government of India Act, 1935

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5. Which of the following Acts was described by JawaharLal Nehru as ‘Charter of Slavery’ ?

(a) Regulating Act, 1773
(b) Pitt’s India Act, 1784
(c) Government of India Act, 1919
(d) 
Government of India Act, 1935

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