Sunday, July 11, 2010

MPSC Quiz (Focus --- Social Reform Movement in Maharashtra)

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Q 1:He was the first editor of Kesari, a prominent Marathi weekly in his days which was started by Lokmanya Tilak in 1880-81. He subsequently left Kesari out of ideological differences with Tilak concerning the primacy of political reforms versus social reforms, and started his own periodical Sudharak.Who is he?
Hamid Dalwai
Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
Raghunath Dhondo Karve


Q 2:He was a professor of mathematics and a visionary social reformer from Maharashtra, India. He was a pioneer in initiating family planning and birth control for masses in Mumbai in 1921.He was also the eldest son of Bharat Ratna winner? Who was he?

M V Dhond
Raghunath Dhondo Karve
Yashawant Dinkar Phadke



Q 3:................worked as a journalist. He works include Lat (लाट) (The Wave) and Indhan (इंधन) (Fuel) in Marathi, and Muslim Politics In Secular India in English.
Azis-un-Nisa
Syed Ahmed Khan
Hamid Dalwai



Q 4:................. through his shatpatre (a bunch of letters numbering 100 - exact no. is 108) attacked orthodox Brahmans opposing social and religious reforms in Maharashtra.
Jotirao Phule
Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Balshastri Jambhekar



Q 5:Who started Seva Sadan for the care of women of all castes?
Justice Ranade
Behramji Malbari
Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar



Q 6:................founded the Sharada Sadan in 1890 to help upper-class widows.
Jotirao Phule
Shahu Maharaj
Pandita Ramabai



Q 7:...........established Satyashodhak Samaj.
Pandita Ramabai
Jotirao Phule
Shahu Maharaj



Q 8:...............fought for the eradication of untouchability through his Depressed Classes Mission.
Justice Ranade
Vitthal Ramji Shinde
Shahu Maharaj



Q 9:......... was the architect of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha.
Jotirao Phule
Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil



Q 10:................ was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and the creator of a social and political awareness among the Scheduled Castes of India.
CD Deshmukh
BR Ambedkar
Malvankar


Q 11:................., the spiritual heir of Gandhi, sacrificed his life for sarvodaya.
Vinoba Bhave
Tarabai Modak
Baba Amte


Q 12:.................is also known as Father of Marathi journalism for his efforts in starting journalism in Marathi language with the first newspaper in the language named 'Darpan' in the early days of British Rule in India.

Lokhitwadi
Balashastri Jambhekar
Justice Ranade



Q 13:The Crawford Market in Mumbai is officially named after him.He was a member of Pune municipality from 1876 to 1882.Dhananjay Keer, his biographer, rightly notes him as "the father of Indian social revolution". Who is he?
BR Ambedkar
Shahu Maharaj
Jotirao Phule



Q 14:He is credited with doing much to further the lot of the lower castes, and indeed this assessment is warranted. He did much to make education and employment available to all: he not only subsidized education in his state, eventually providing free education to all, but also opened several hostels in Kolhapur for students hailing from many different non-brahmin communities, thereby facilitating the education of the rural and low-caste indigent. He also ensured suitable employment for students thus educated, thereby creating one of the earliest Affirmative action programs in history. Many of these measures were effected in the year 1902.There is one college named Rajaram college built by him. Who is he?
Shahu Maharaj
BR Ambedkar
Dhondo Karve



Q 15:Click wrong option
Pandita Ramabai -Sharada Sadan
Anutai Wagh-Prarthana Sabha
Behramji Malbari-Seva Sadan



Q 16:He spent the later part of his life at his ashram in Paunar, Maharashtra. He controversially backed the Indian Emergency imposed by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, calling it Anushasana Parva (Time for Discipline).Who are we talking about?
Jotiba Phule
BR Ambedkar
Vinoba Bhave



Q 17:.............founded the Lok Biradari Prakalp to work among the Madia Gond tribal people of Gadchiroli District.
Baba Amte
Tukdoji Maharaj
BR Ambedkar



Q 18:..................in his book The Rise of Maratha Power comments on the role played by the saints thus: The saints reduced the inequality amongst various castes. By creating an atmosphere of equality in Maharashtra they prepared the ground, in which Shivaji Maharaj could sow the seed of freedom later.
G Malvankar
Justice Ranade
BR Ambedkar



Q 19:Who writes in his autobiobraphy "… I was married at the age of fourteen and my wife was then eight. Her family lived very near to ours, and we knew each other very well and had often played together. However, after marriage, we had to forget our old relation as playmates and to behave as strangers, often looking toward each other but never standing together to exchange words…. We had to communicate with each other through my sister…… My marital life began under the parental roof at Murud when I was twenty…".?
Gopalrao Khedkar
Dr Shivaji Patwardhan
Dhondo Keshav Karve



Q 20:Strong advocate of education of the masses, he was the founder of Rayat Education Society, one of the most important educational institution in Maharashtra.Whose he?
Karamveer bhaurao Patil
Shahu Maharaj
Justice Ranade

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