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History : Practice Quiz 13 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 27, 2017



History: National Movement 6

Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother? who had said these words ?
(a) Vivekananda
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Lala Rajpat Rai
Answer: Vivekananda

What was the ultimate goal of Gandhi's Salt Satyagraha?
(a) Purna Swaraj for India
(b) Removal of economic hardship to the people
(c) Repeal of Salt Laws
(d) Abolition of Government monopoly on taxation
Answer: Purna Swaraj for India

Shuddhi Movement was started by
(a) Arya Samaj
(b) Brahma Samaj
(c) Theosophical Society
(d) Prarthana Samaj
Answer: Arya Samaj

Who introduced the railways and telegraphs in India ?
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Hardinage
(d) Lord Ripon
Answer: Lord Dalhousie

The Chauri-Chaura incident (during Non-Cooperation Movement) relates to
(a) Large scale looting of government property by Congress workers.
(b) A major offensive by underground revolutionaries
(c) Massive police firing on unarmed Satyagrahis.
(d) The burning of a police post by a mob.
Answer: The burning of a police post by a mob.

Who advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India ?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) C.Rajagopalachari
(d) Vallabhbhai Patel
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

All the three Round Table Conferences were held in
(a) London
(b) Manchester
(c) Calcutta
(d) Bombay
Answer: London

Which of the following Movements was started by the Indian National Congress during the course of the Second World War and formed a part of our freedom struggle ?
(a) Quit India
(b) Swadeshi
(c) Home Rule
(d) Civil Disobedience
Answer: Quit India

Who among the following was the leader of a number of anti-British revolts in Sambalpur ?
(a) Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi
(b) Surendra Sai
(c) Utirat Singh
(d) Kattabomman
Answer: Surendra Sai

The Cripps Mission visited India during the regime of
(a) Lord Wellington
(b) Lord Linlithgow
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Lord Mountbatten
Answer: Lord Linlithgow

The system of budget was introduced in India during the viceroyalty of
(a) Ripon
(b) Canning
(c) Dalhousie
(d) Elgin
Answer: Canning

The Quit India Movement started at
(a) Lahore on July 7, 1942
(b) Wardha on Aug 7, 1942
(c) Bombay on Aug 8, 1942
(d) Delhi on Aug 15, 1942
Answer: Bombay on Aug 8, 1942

Who was the Governor-General when the Great Mutiny of 1857 broke out ?
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Hardinge
(c) Lord Canning
(d) Lord Ripon
Answer: Lord Canning

Which one of the following was the most immediate factor for the spread of Swadeshi and boycott of foreign goods during the first decade of the present century ?
(a) Curzon's Partition of Bengal
(b) Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity of the Indian National Congress.
(c) Curzon's design to curtail the sphere of local self government
(d) Curzon's attempt to control the universities
Answer: Curzon's plan to curb the growing popularity of the Indian National Congress.

Indian National Congress split for the first time in its session at
(a) Surat
(b) Calcutta
(c) Allahabad
(d) Lahore
Answer: Surat

The first Indian to be elected to the leadership of Communist International was
(a) Sohan Singh Josh
(b) M.N. Roy
(c) P.C. Joshi
(d) S.A. Dange
Answer: M.N. Roy

According to the Poona Pact signed in 1932,
(a) Hindus and Muslims patched up their differences
(b) None of these
(c) The strategy for elections was made.
(d) A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus was suggested.
Answer: A joint electorate for the Scheduled castes with the Hindus was suggested.

Who among the following was a prominent officer of the Azad Hind Fauj ?
(a) DR. M.A. Ansari
(b) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(c) Shah Nawaz Khan
(d) Aruna Asaf Ali
Answer: Shah Nawaz Khan

Sharada Act deals with
(a) Intercaste marriage
(b) Polygamy
(c) Child Marriage
(d) Widow remarriage
Answer: Child Marriage

Who among the following was associated with the Home Rule Movement from Madras in 1922 ?
(a) C. Rajagopalachari
(b) T.Prakasham
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Annie Besant
Answer: T.Prakasham

The first fort which the British constructed in India was
(a) Agra Fort
(b) St. David Fort
(c) St. George Fort
(d) Hoogly Fort
Answer: St. George Fort

Those who joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran struggle included
(a) Rajendra Prasad and Anugraha Narayan Sinha
(b) Mahadev Desai and Maniben Patel
(c) Vallabh bhai Patel and Vinobha Bhave
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad
Answer: Vallabh bhai Patel and Vinobha Bhave

The Indian National Congress represented the views of the microscopic minority in India. This contention was maintained by
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Lansdowne
(c) Lord Dufferin
(d) Lord Ripon
Answer: Lord Dufferin

The first Indian university opened in 1857 was in
(a) Banaras
(b) Bombay
(c) Calcutta
(d) Madras
Answer: Calcutta

Between which periods were the three Round Table Confrences held in London ?
(a) 1906-1909
(b) 1914-1942
(c) 1929-1931
(d) 1930-1932
Answer: 1930-1932

The setting up of a Constituent Assembly of India was not acceptable to the Indian National Congress when it was proposed under the
(a) Mountbatten Plan
(b) Cabinet Mission Plan
(c) Cripps Plan
(d) Government of India Act, 1935
Answer: Cripps Plan

The Dual Government introduced by Robert Clive in Bengal was a failure because
(a) He was not a good administrator.
(b) Local people rose against Clive.
(c) Power was divorced from responsibility.
(d) The home government did not encourage it.
Answer: Power was divorced from responsibility.

Who among the following was responsible for the revival of Hinduism in the 19th century ?
(a) Swami Vivekananda
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(c) Swami Dayananda
(d) Guru Shankaracharya
Answer: Swami Vivekananda

What is not ahimsa according to Gandhiji ?
(a) It is tolerating the wrong.
(b) It is truth.
(c) It is a positive state of love.
(d) It is doing good even to the evil doer.
Answer: It is tolerating the wrong.

Who amongst the following Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa ?
(a) None of these
(b) Polak
(c) C.F. Andrews
(d) Peterson
Answer: Polak

The Interim Government formed by INC in September 1946 was headed by
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) C. Rajagopalachari
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Mahatma Gandhi
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

In which of the sessions, Home Rule Leaguers were able at demonstrate their political strength ?
(a) The Lucknow Session of Congress in 1916
(b) The joint session of the ATTUC and NFTL in Nagpur in 1938
(c) The All India Trade Union Congress held in Bombay in 1920
(d) The first A.U.P. Kisan Sabha in 1918
Answer: The Lucknow Session of Congress in 1916

The first Bengali political drama which presented the story of the brutality of English indigo planters was
(a) Neel Darpan
(b) Shome Prakash
(c) Rast Goftar
(d) Indian Social Reformer
Answer: Neel Darpan

Who among the following was responsible for the revival of Hinduism in 19th century ?
(a) Swami Vivekananda
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(c) Guru Shankaracharya
(d) Swami Dayanand
Answer: Swami Dayanand

The main aim of forming the Indian National Congress in its initial stages was
(a) To reduce the military expenditure
(b) To improve the lot of peasants and indigo cultivators
(c) To secure the right of recruitment of Indians in the higher civil services under British administration
(d) To hold a simultaneous examination in India and England for the ICS
Answer: To secure the right of recruitment of Indians in the higher civil services under British administration

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the city of
(a) Bombay
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Lahore
(d) Amritsar
Answer: Amritsar

On whose recommendations was the Constituent Assembly formed ?
(a) Cabinet Mission Plan
(b) Govt. of India Act, 1935
(c) Mountbatten Plan
(d) Cripps Mission
Answer: Cabinet Mission Plan

Moderates and extremists of the Indian National Congress differed mainly on the issue of
(a) National education
(b) Swaraj
(c) Swadeshi
(d) Boycott
Answer: Swaraj

Who among the following were popularity known as Red Shirts ?(a) Khudai Khidmatgars
(b) Mambers of the Azad Hind Fauj
(d) People led by Rani Gaidinliu
Answer: Khudai Khidmatgars

The Indian Independence League was set up by
(a) Jayaprakash Narayan
(b) Aruna Asaf Ali
(c) Rash Behari Bose
(d) S.M. Joshi
Answer: Rash Behari Bose