SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. In the beginning, the East India Company did not develop any educational policy in India. Its early efforts were spent in the promotion of oriental learning.
    2. In 1781, Warren Hastings founded the Calcutta Madrasa.
    3. In 1784, William Jones founded the Asiatic Society and in 1791, Jonathan Duncan, the Company's Resident at Benaras, started a Sanskrit College there.

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 and 3 only

    C)  1, 2 and 3        

    D)  1 and 2 only

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Towards the close of the eighteenth century, numerous missionary groups strongly urged the Company to introduce Christianity and English education in India. The lead was taken by Charles Grant, William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton and Edward Party. In 1792, Grant published a pamphlet in which he pleaded for the introduction of English language in India. He observed 'The true cure of darkness is the introduction of light'. But his efforts were of no avail.

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