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Question 232

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

On December 11,1823, Rammohan Roy addressed a letter to the British authority which pleaded for modern western education and is considered historically important for the introduction of English education in India. Who was the letter addressed to?

(1 October Morning Shift)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Lord Macaulay

b.

Lord Minto

c.

Lord Amherst

d.

Lord Bentick

Question 233

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

Assertion-Reason▾

Assertion(Ꭺ)

The introduction of English in India was primarily for the benefit and consolidation of British power. (1 October Morning Shift)

Reason(Ꭱ)

English catered to the social and economic aspirations of the emerging middle class and urban elites in India.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true

b.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ

c.

Ꭺ is true but Ꭱ is false

d.

Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ

Question 234

History of English Literature

Appeared in Year: 2020 (UGC)

Question

MCQ▾

Macaulay՚s Minute of 1835 sought to: (1 October Morning Shift)

A. promote European literature and science among the natives.

B. impart knowledge of English literature and science through translated texts.

C. encourage branches of native learning by more useful studies.

D. Stop expenditure on the publication of oriental works and spend funds only on English education.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

A and D only

b.

B and D only

c.

B and C only

d.

A and C only

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