Indian National Movement


Consider the following movements:

  1. Moplah Rebellion
  2. Bardoli Satyagraha
  3. Champaran Satyagraha
  4. Salt Satyagraha

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above in ascending order?

  1. 1-3-4-2
  2. 3-1-2-4
  3. 2-3-1-4
  4. 4-2-1-3
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The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged a

  1. Federation
  2. Confederation
  3. Unitary form of Government
  4. Union of States
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Which among the following was the reason of the resignations of the Indian Ministers in all the provinces in the year 1939? 

  1. The Governors refused to act as constitutional heads
  2. The Governor-General converted Indian administration from federal to unitary one because of the beginning of the World War II
  3. The Centre did not provide the required financial help to provinces
  4. India was declared a party to the World War II without the consent of the provincial government
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Which of the four linguistic regions in South India remained unaffected by the Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22)?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu
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Consider the following statements about the First Session of the Indian National Congress

  1. It was held in Bombay in 1885.
  2. Surendranath Banerji could not attend the session due to simultaneous session of the Indian National Conference.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
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Consider the following statements 

  1. B G Tilak founded the Home Rule League in April 1916, in Maharashtra.
  2. N C Kelkar was not associated with Home Rule Movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
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What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?

  1. Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto
  2. Extremists' lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government
  3. Foundation of Muslim League
  4. Aurobindo Ghosh's inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress
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The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

  1. social reforms
  2. educational reforms
  3. reforms in police administration
  4. constitutional reforms
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The ‘Swadeshi’ and 'Boycott' were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

  1. agitation against the Partition of Bengal
  2. Home Rule Movement
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. visit of the Simon Commission to India
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Dr B R Ambedkar clashed with Mahatma Gandhi at the 2nd Round Table Conference demanding

  1. Reservation for Dalits in Government jobs
  2. Reservation for Dalits in Ministries
  3. Separate citizen status for Dalits
  4. Separate Electorate for Dalits
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The Radcliffe Line is named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe. It is a boundary demarcation line between

  1. Pakistan & Afghanistan
  2. India & Bhutan
  3. India & Pakistan
  4. India & Myanmar
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In which year, Mahatama Gandhi travelled to Champaran in Bihar to inspire the peasants to struggle against the oppressive plantation system?

  1. 1914
  2. 1915
  3. 1916
  4. 1917
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Annie Besant was

  • 1. Responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement
  • 2. The founder of the Theosophical Society
  • 3. Once the President of the Indian National Congress

Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only
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The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because

  1. Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919
  2. the Simon Commission suggested the partition of the country
  3. Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces
  4. there was no Indian member in the Simon Commission
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The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

  1. writing off all peasant debts
  2. the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
  3. the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
  4. the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
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Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

  • 1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
  • 2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims
  • 3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 only
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The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because

  • 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence
  • 2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session
  • 3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None of the these
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Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

  1. Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations
  2. Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award
  3. Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion
  4. None of these
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Which one of the following observations is not true about the Quit India Movement of 1942?

  1. It was a non-violent movement
  2. It was led by Mahatma Gandhi
  3. It did not attract the labour class in general
  4. It was a spontaneous movement
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Which of the following parties were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

  • 1. The Peasants and Workers Party of India
  • 2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation
  • 3. The Independent Labour Party

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only
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Quit India Movement was launched in response to

  1. Cabinet Mission Plan
  2. Cripps Proposals
  3. Wavell Plan
  4. Simon Commission Report
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The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to

  1. delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan
  2. give effect to the Independence Bill
  3. solve the problem of minorities in India
  4. enquire into the riots in East Bengal
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The Rowlatt Act aimed at

  1. compulsory economic support to war efforts
  2. imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial
  3. imposition of restrictions on freedom of the press
  4. suppression of the Khilafat Movement
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With reference to the Indian History, the members of the Constituent Assembly from the Provinces were

  1. Nominated by the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League
  2. Elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies
  3. Selected by the Government for their expertise in constitutional matters
  4. Directly elected by the people of those Provinces
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With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, the term Surat Split refers to the affairs of

  1. Indian National Congress
  2. Muslim League
  3. Hindu Mahasabha
  4. Swaraj Party
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Consider the following pairs - Freedom Fighter/Well known for

  • 1. Annie Besant - Home Rule Movement
  • 2. Surendranath Sen - Non-Cooperation Movement
  • 3. Vinoba Bhave - Bhoodan Movement

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
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With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the 'Sedition Committee'.
  2. In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League.
  3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only 
  2. 1 and 2 only 
  3. 2 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3
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Consider the following statements about Cripps Proposals of 1942:

  1. Provision was to be made for participation of Indian States in the Constitution-making body.
  2. British Government undertook to accept and implement the Constitution.
  3. All provinces of British India were to give an undertaking about the acceptance of the Constitution.
  4. In the ongoing World War, no resources of British India would be used.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1, 2 and 4
  4. 1, 3 and 4
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Which one among the following statements regarding the Government of India Act, 1935 is not correct?

  1. Provincial Autonomy came into existence
  2. Bicameral legislature were provided in six provinces
  3. The principles of communal electorates and weightage were further extended
  4. The States were compelled to enter the Federation
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Which among the following about Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement are correct?

  1. Refusal to attend Government Durbars and official functions
  2. Participation in elections
  3. Participation in rallies for the boycott of foreign goods
  4. Surrender of titles

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1, 3 and 4
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 4 only
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Gandhiji's call for breaking Salt Laws was in response to the

  1. Non-Cooperation Movement
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Khilafat Movement
  4. Quit India Movement
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Why did Gandhiji go to Champaran?

  1. To launch a Satyagraha movement
  2. To launch a non-cooperation movement
  3. To enquire into the grievances of the indigo cultivators
  4. To fight against the zamindars
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Which of the following was/were the features of the Quit India Movement?

  1. From the very beginning, it was rural revolt
  2. It was essentially a moderate movement
  3. It was marked by the unprecedented use of violence
  4. It was marked by acute state repression

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 3 and 4
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Which of the following statements about the founding of the Indian National Congress (INC) is / are correct?

  1. The INC was formed in Bombay 1885
  2. The first president of the INC W.C.Banerjee

Select the correct answer using the given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
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