History/Struggle for Independence of India History Multiple Choice Questions SET 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Apart from the Quit India Movement which started on 9th August 1942, what other sensational activity of the freedom fighters was done on 9th August?

1.Salt Satyagraha

2. Boycott of Simon Commission

3. Champaran Satyagraha

4.Kakori Mail train robbery


Question:
 Assertion (A): The introduction of ‘Western Education’ and English language as medium of instruction led the foundation for the rise and growth of nationalism in India. ,Reason (R): The Indian National Movement would not have been possible without the English language as the medium

1.Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A

2.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A

3.A is true but R is false

4.A is false but R is true


Question:
 Eminent Tamil Poet C Subramania Bharati was associated with which of the following movements of the Indian National Congress?

1.Extremist

2.Non-Cooperation

3.Civil Disobedience

4.Quit India


Question:
 In 1918, Mahatma Gandhi went to__________ to organise a satyagraha movement amongst cotton mill workers

1.Madras

2.Bombay

3.Surat

4.Ahmedabad


Question:
 In India, the Wahabi movement was started by _______

1.1901 B. C.

2.1906

3.1915

4.None of the these


Question:
 In the absence of Gandhi, the Quit India Movement had been led by

1.Jawaharlal Nehru

2.Sarojini Naidu

3.Aruna Asaf Ali

4. Dadabhai Naoroji


Question:
 In violation of the Salt Laws, Gandhiji started a movement called

1.Non-Cooperation movement

2.Swadeshi Movement

3.Civil Disobedience movement

4.None of the above


Question:
 In which of the following movement did Mahatma Gandhi make the first use of Hunger Strike as a weapon?

1.Non-Cooperation Movement 1920-22

2.Rowlatt Satyagraha 1919

3.Ahmedabad Strike 1918

4. Bardoli Satyagraha


Question:
 In which year Lala Lajpat Rai was deported to Mandalay for organising the agrarian movement in Punjab?

1.1905

2.1907

3.1909

4.1911


Question:
 Khilafat Movement was organised by

1. Jinnah

2.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

3.Ali Brothers

4.Agha Khan


Question:
 Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement on March 12, 1930 by

1.asking the Viceroy through a letter containing Eleven Points Programme to remove the evils of the British rule

2.Dandi March to break the Salt Laws

3. asking the people to take Poorna Swaraj Pledge

4. launching the non-payment of taxes campaign


Question:
 One of the earliest and the best known mutinies before the Revolt of 1857 was

1.the Native Infantry Mutiny (1824)

2. Indian Soldiers Mutiny at Vellore (1806)

3.Sholapur Mutiny (1838)

4.Assam Soldiers Mutiny (1824)


Question:
 Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had started a reform movement among the Muslim, called the __________ Movement

1.Sufi

2.Aligarh

3.Jaipur

4.Wahabi


Question:
 The peasant movements, revolts, riots, struggles, etc. in 19th century, India remained mainly localised because

1.they were mainly directed against enhancement in rent evictions usurious practices of moneylenders etc.

2.the peasants had no leadership and organisation

3.they grew out of local grievances

4.the big landlords were allies of the British


Question:
 The Revolt of 1857 failed mainly because

1.of superior resources of the British empire

2.it was poorly organised and the rebels had no common ideal

3.it had very little nationalist sentiment

4.it was localised restricted and scattered


Question:
 The Revolt of 1857 was started by

1.The sepoys

2.The zamindars

3.The peasants

4.The plantations workers


Question:
 What was the another name of ‘Quit India movement’?

1. Khilafat Movement

2. Swadeshi Movement

3.Home Rule Movement

4.August Kranti


Question:
 When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested during the ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942?

1.7th August 1942

2.30th April 1942

3.9th August 1942

4. 5th July 1942


Question:
 Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct related to the Indian National Congress? ,I. The Poorna Swarajya resolution was passed in Lahore session of the Congress held in December ,II. The Congress Working Committee which met on January 2, 1930, decided that January 26,1930, should be observed as the Poorna Swarajya Day

1.Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I and II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
 Who was the author of the Book, the Indian War of Independence, 1857?

1.Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

2.V.

3.Savarkar

4.Majumdar


Question:
. As per the Act of Indian Independence, the boundaries of East Bengal, West Bengal and Assam would be determined by

1.The National Congress

2.The Muslim League

3.The Award of a Boundary Commission

4.The People living in those boundary areas


Question:
. For how many days did Mahatma Gandhi’s volunteers of the Salt satyagraha walk?

1.24

2.36

3.12

4.6


Question:
. Who among the following had pioneered the Khilafat Movement?

1.The Ali brothers

2. MA Jinnah

3.Syed Ahmed Khan

4.RM Sayani


Question:
After the failure of the Civil Disobedience Movement, Mahatma Gandhi laid emphasis on

1.compromise with the British

2.limited use of Violence

3. constructive programme

4.None of the above


Question:
All India State’s Peoples Conference formed in 1927 launched popular movements in

1.Princely States

2.British Provinces

3.Hill Regions

4.Tribal Areas


Question:
An effect of the 1857 revolt was that

1.The spirit of rebellion in Indian was crushed

2.The British became totally demoralized

3. The British abandoned their repressive policies

4.Unity was forged between the Hindus and Muslims


Question:
Arrange the following events in a correct sequence of Indian National Movement , I. Foundation of Indian National Congress, II. Simon Commission, III. Home Rule Movement,IV. Cabinet Mission

1.I III II IV

2.III I IV II

3.. I II IV III

4.I IV III II


Question:
Arrange the following historical events in the chronological order of their occurrence.,
I. Champaran Satyagraha,
II. Partition of Bengal,
III. Jallianwala Bagh 

1.I II III

2.II III I

3.II I III

4.I III II


Question:
British Crown to the Board of Directors

1.to restore the former glory to the Mughal empire

2.to form a Federation of Indian States under the aegis of Bhadur Shah II

3. elimination of foreign rule and return of the old order

4.each leader wanted to establish his own power in his respective region


Question:
During Quit India Movement,’Parallel Government’ was constituted at

1.Varanas

2.Allahabad

3.Lucknow

4.Ballia


Question:
During the freedom struggle a parallel movement launched in the Indian states (in the states ruled by the Indian rulers such as Kashmir, Nizam’s Hyderabad, Travancore, etc.) was/were

1.State People’s Movement

2. Praja Mandal Movement

3.Both (a) and (b) above

4.Swaraj Movement


Question:
Gandhi gave the call to reject all foreign goods during the __________ Movement

1.Khilafat

2. Non-cooperation

3.Swadeshi

4. Civil Disobedience


Question:
Gandhi had given out the stirring call of ‘Do or Die’ during the __________ Movement

1.Non-cooperation

2.Khilafat

3.Civil Disobedience

4.Quit India


Question:
Govind Dhondu Pant, popularly known was Nanasaheb, and one of the principal leaders of the Revolt of 1857, was the adopted heir and successor of

1.Peshwa Baji Rao II

2.King of Jhansi

3.Madhav Rao Sindhia

4.Malhar Rao Holkar


Question:
In which years did Gandhiji start Satyagraha Movement?

1.1919

2.1917

3.1934

4.1909


Question:
Khilafat Movement was organised to protest against the injustice done to

1.Persia

2.Turkey

3.Arabia

4.Egypt


Question:
Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 from

1.Sabarmati Ashram

2.Ahmedabad

3.Porbandar

4.Dandi


Question:
Name the Mughal emperor occupying the throne of Delhi when the revolt of 1857 took place

1.Shah Alam II

2. Jahandar Shah

3.Bahadur Shah Zafar

4.Humayun


Question:
Name the Mughal emperor occupying the throne of Delhi when the revolt of 1857 took place

1.Shah Alam II

2. Jahandar Shah

3.Bahadur Shah Zafar

4.Humayun


Question:
Socialism is essentially a movement of

1.Intellectuals

2.The poor people

3.The middle classes

4. The workers


Question:
The 1857 revolt did not acquire much intensity in

1. Delhi

2.Awadh

3.Bombay

4.The Chambal Region


Question:
The administrative consequence of the Revolt of 1857 was transfered to power from

1.East India Company to the British Crown

2.British Crown to the East India Company

3.East India Company to the Governor General

4.British Crown to the Board of Directors


Question:
The Ghadar Party was founded (November 1913) at San Francisco USA by

1.Madam Bhikaji Cama

2. Lala Har Dayal

3.Shyamji Krishana Verma

4.Both (a) and (b) above


Question:
The Home Rule Movement was aimed at

1. complete independence for India

2.complete autonomy to India

3.self-government for India within the British Commonwealth

4.larger participation of Indians in India’s administration


Question:
The Indian National Congress had adopted the famous Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) resolution at its session held at

1.Karachi

2.Allahabad

3.Lahore

4.Calcutta


Question:
The issue on which the Civil disobedience movement of 1930 was launched was

1.Equal employment opportunities for Indians

2.The proposed execution of Bhagat Singh

3. Salt monopoly exercised by the British Government

4.Complete freedom


Question:
The Khilafat Movement was launched to protest against the humiliation of

1.The Turkish Caliph

2.Aga Khan

3.Muhammad Ali Jinnah

4.Abdul Kalam Azad


Question:
The Kuka movement started in mid-nineteenth century in

1.Western Punjab

2.Maharashtra

3.Bengal

4.Madhya Bharat


Question:
The main objectives of the Non-Cooperation Movement were

1.restoration of the old status of the Caliph (Khilafat Demand) and attainment of Swaraj for India

2.protest against the Punjab wrongs and withdrawal of the Rowlatt Acts

3. lifting of martial law from Punjab and withdrawal of repressive laws

4.None of the above


Question:
The members of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s Red Shirt Movement were known as
A. 

1.Khidmatgars (Servants)

2. Insan-i-Khidmatgar (Servants of the people)

3.Khuda-i-Khidamatgar (Servants of God)

4.Angels of Freedom


Question:
The Namdhari, or Kuka, movement had its origin in the __________ corner of the Sikh kingdom, away from the places of royal pomp and grandeur

1. North-west

2. North-south

3.North-east

4.South


Question:
The non cooperation movement was called off due to

1.Jallianwalla Bagh Tragedy

2.Chauri Chaura Incident

3.Poona pact

4.Gandhi-Irwin pact


Question:
The Non-Cooperation movement had been launched by Gandhi in the year

1.916

2.1919

3.1920

4.1923


Question:
The Non-Cooperation Movement started in

1.1870

2.1920

3.1921

4.1942


Question:
The Non-Cooperation Movement was suspended in February 1922 on account of

1.the Chauri Chaura incident

2.Hindu Muslim riots

3. arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and his imprisonment for six years

4.All the above


Question:
The objective(s) of the Kuka Movement in the Punjab was/were

1.To purify Sikh religion of its abuses and superstitions

2.The revival of Sikh sovereignty

3.Both (a) and (b) above

4.The revival of the Khalsa Answer


Question:
The rebels lacked effective leadership.,II. They did not get the support of the civilian people anywhere in the country.,III. There was no central organisation to guide them.,IV. Their military equipment was inferior to that of the English.,Which of these statements is/are correct related the causes for the failure of the Great Revolt of 1857?

1.I III ; IV

2.I II ; III

3. III ; IV

4. II III ; IV


Question:
The revolt of 1857 had its beginning in

1.Meerut

2.Plassey

3.Madras

4.Bombay


Question:
The Revolt of 1857 in Awadh and Lucknow was led by

1. Wajid Ali Shah

2.Begum Hazrat Mahal

3.Asaf-ud-daula

4.Begum Zeenat Mahal


Question:
The roots of the 1857 revolt lay in

1.Blatantly discriminatory policies

2.Exploitative land revenue policy

3.The policy of greased cartridges

4.All the above


Question:
The Rowlatt Act aroused a wave popular indignation and led to the JalianwallaBagh Massacre

1. M K Gandhi

2.Acharya Kripalani

3.Jayaprakash Narayan

4. Vinoba Bhave


Question:
The spark for the Swadeshi Movement was the __________ decision to partition Bengal

1.French

2.British

3.Dutch

4.Portuguese


Question:
The swadeshi movement in Bengal started on ______

1.1902

2.1905

3.1908

4.1909


Question:
Two great socio-religious reformers of the 19th century who provided inspiration to the Indian National Movement were

1.Dayanand Saraswati and Vivekananda

2.Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendra Nath Tagore

3.MG Ranade and DK Karve

4.Keshab Chandra Sen and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar


Question:
Two socio-religious reform movements founded in India in 1875 were

1.Brahmo Samaj and Prarthana Samaj

2.Arya Samaj and Ramakrishna Mission

3.Theosophical Society and Arya Samaj

4.Aligarh Movement and Servants of Indian Society


Question:
Vivian Derozio had been associated with the __________ movement

1.Swadeshi

2.Back to the Vedas

3.Young Bengal

4.Young India


Question:
When was the ‘Quit India Movement’ launched by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?

1.1946

2.1939

3.1942

4.1940


Question:
Which among the following place, was not an important centre of the Revolt of 1857 ?

1.Agra

2.Kanpur

3.Jhansi

4.Lucknow


Question:
Which movement got the support from both Hindus and Muslims?

1.Non-Cooperation Movement

2.Quit India Movement

3.Champaran Stayagraha

4.Anti-Partition Movement


Question:
Which of the following leader was not associated with extremist leadership of Indian National Congress?

1.Lokmanya Tilak

2.Aurobindo Ghosh

3.Lala Lajpat Rai

4.O. Hume


Question:
Which of the following pair leader associated with the Revolt of 1857 is not correctly matched?

1.Hazrat Mahal : Kanpur

2.Khan Bahadur Khan : Bareilly

3. Kunwar Singh : Bihar

4.Bakht Khan : Delhi


Question:
Which of the following reform movements was the first to be started in the 19th Century?

1.Prathana Samaj

2.Brahmo Samaj

3.Arya Samaj

4.Rama Krishna Mission


Question:
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct related to the Non-cooperation Movement?,I. It aimed to resist British rule in India through non violent means. Protestors would refuse to buy British goods, adopt the use of local handicrafts and picket liquor shops. ,II. The ideas of Ahimsa and nonviolence, and Gandhi’s ability to rally hundreds of thousands of common citizens towards the cause of Indian independence, were first seen on a large scale in this movement through the summer 1920, they feared that the movement might lead to popular violence

1. Only I

2.Only II

3.Both I ; II

4.Neither I nor II


Question:
Which of the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi’s views on Satyagraha is not correct?

1.It denotes assertion of the power of the human soul against social political and economic dominance

2.It denotes assertion of the power of the human soul against social political and economic dominance

3.It is the best weapon of the weak against the strong

4.Mahatma Gandhi’s theory of Satayagraha was based on the acceptance of the concept of self-suffering


Question:
Which of the following statements best explains the nature of revolt of 1857?

1.The last effort of the old political order to regain power

2.Mutiny of a section of sepoys of the British Army

3.A struggle of the common people to overthrow common rule

4.An effort to establish a limited Indian nation


Question:
Which of the following upheavals took place In Bengal immediately after the revolt of 1857?

1.Santhal rebellion

2.Indigo disturbances

3.Sanyasi rebellion

4.Pabna disturbances


Question:
Which of the following was not one of the points stressed by Mahatma Gandhi while exhorting the people to join the Quit India Movement?

1.Forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims and think of yourselves as Indians only.

2. our quarrel is not with British people we fight their imperialism and we must purge ourselves of hatred.

3.Feel from today that you are a free man and pot a dependent. Do or die. Either free India or die

4.Freedom of India is an end that will purify all means employed to achieve it.


Question:
Which of the following was the main part of Aurobindo’s programme to achieve independence?

1.Organisation of secret societies

2.Passive resistance

3.Constitutional agitation

4.Terrorism


Question:
Which one is the correct chronological order of the following vents?,Which one is the correct chronological order of the following vents?,

1.II IV I III

2.III IVII I

3. III I II IV

4. IV II III I


Question:
Which was the main cause for starting of the Quit India Movement in 1942 ?

1.Severe unrest among the people

2.Report of Simon Commission

3.Failure of the Cripps Mission

4.British involved in the world was-II


Question:
Who among the following freedom fighter opposes the Annie Besant’s idea of launching Home Rule Movement?

1.G. K. Gokhale

2.Mahatma Gandhi

3.Aurobindo Ghosh

4.G. Tilak


Question:
Who are among the following leaders of the Revolt of 1857 managed to escape to Nepal? ,I. Kunwar Singh,II. Nana Sahab,III. Begum of Awadh,IV. Bakht Khan

1. I and II

2.I and IV

3.II and IV

4. II and III


Question:
Who said that Indian National Congress is a ‘begging institute’?

1.Mahatma Gandhi

2.. Bipin Chandra Pal

3.Bal Gangadhar Tilak

4. Aurobindo Ghosh


Question:
Who was in command of the nationalist movement before Gandhi had assumed leadership of the Congress?

1.C R Das

2.Motilal Nehru

3.Lala Lajpat Rai

4.Lokmanya Tilak


Question:
___ was the Founder Father of Aligarh movement

1.Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

2. Maqsud Ali

3.Abul kalam Azad

4. Karim Ali


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