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History : Practice Quiz 15 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 27, 2017



History: National Movement 4

Which of the following was an empire Communist journal of M.N. Roy ?
(a) Kishan Sabha
(b) The Worker
(c) Vanguard
(d) Anushilan
Answer: Vanguard

The Gandhi - Irwin Pact proclaimed the suspension of
(a) Dandi March
(b) None of these
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Non Cooperation Movement
Answer: Civil Disobedience Movement

The office of the Secretary of State for India was created by the
(a) Morley - Minto Reforms, 1908
(b) Montague- Chelmsford Reforms
(c) Indian Councils Act, 1861
(d) Government of India Act, 1858
Answer: Government of India Act, 1858

The Indian National Congress adopted the resolution of Poorna Swaraj (complete independence) at its session held at
(a) Calcutta
(b) Allahabad
(c) Karachi(d)
Lahore
Answer: Lahore

After 1853, a very large amount of the British capital was invested in
(a) Coal mining
(b) Tea plantation
(c) Railways
(d) Jute mills
Answer: Railways

The Home Rule Movement in India was started by
(a) S.N. Banerjee and W.C. Banerjee
(b) Annie Besant and Gokhale
(c) Mahatma Gandhi and Motilal Nehru
(d) Annie Besant and Tilak
Answer: Annie Besant and Tilak

The importance of Gandhiji's Non-Cooperation Movement was that
(a) It showed the ability and the willingness of the people in general to endure.
(b) None of these
(c) Non-violence was employed for the first time as an effective weapon of mass movement.
(d) It was a great movement on a large scale.
Answer: Non-violence was employed for the first time as an effective weapon of mass movement.

Who among the following was the leader of the moderates ?
(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) C.F. Andrews
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer: Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Who among the following started Bhudan Movement ?
(a) Jayaprakash Narayan
(b) Acharya Kripalani
(c) Vinoba Bhave
(d) Mahatma Gandhi
Answer: Vinoba Bhave

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in the year
(a) 1889
(b) 1914
(c) 1899
(d) 1900
Answer: 1889

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

Which of the following revolutionary leaders organised an attack on the armoury of Chittagong ?
(a) Surya Sen
(b) C.R. Das
(c) Jatin Das
(d) Chandrashekhar Azad
Answer: Surya Sen

Luckhnow Pact of 1916 is significant in the history of Indian National Movement because
(a) None of these
(b) It ended separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims.
(c) It decide India's non participating in World War I.
(d) Both the groups of Congress men settled their disputes
Answer: It ended separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims.

What was the chief characteristic of Government of India Act, 1935 ?
(a) Unitary Government at Centre
(b) None of these
(c) Interim Indian Government at Centre
(d) Federal Government at Centre
Answer: Federal Government at Centre

Which of the following statements is not correct ?
(a) Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj.
(b) Mahatma Gandhi was born in Gandhinagar.
(c) Dr. Annie Besant was a theosophist
(d) The international headquarter of the Theosophical Society is in Madras.
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi was born in Gandhinagar.

The title of Governor - General was changed to that of Viceroy in the year
(a) 1905 A.D.
(b) 1917 A.D.
(c) 1858 A.D.
(d) 1885 A.D.
Answer: 1858 A.D.

What was the name of the periodical published by Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in South Africa ?
(a) Afrikaner
(b) Indian Opinion
(c) India Gazette
(d) Navjivan
Answer: Indian Opinion

Which of the following was written by Raja Rammohan Roy ?
(a) Tuhfatul Muwahiddin
(b) Kiratarjuniya
(c) Mother India
(d) Brahma Samhita
Answer: Tuhfatul Muwahiddin

Whom did Mahatma Gandhi describe as pure as crystal, as brave as a lion and the most perfect man in the political field ?
(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) C.R. Das
(c) Motilal Nehru
(d) G.K. Gokhale
Answer: G.K. Gokhale

Who among the following first propounded the idea of basic education?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Dayanand Saraswati
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

What did Gandhiji do to practise the ideals of truth and non-violence in 1916 ?
(a) He started an all-India Satyagrahs.
(b) He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad
(c) He founded the Gujarat Vidyapeeth.
(d) He joined the Indian National Congress.
Answer: He founded Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad

The Prime Minister of Britain at the time of India's independence was
(a) Ramsay Macdonald
(b) Clement Attlee
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) Wintson Churchill
Answer: Clement Attlee

The split between the extremists and the moderates took places in the sessions Indian National Congress held at
(a) Bombay
(b) Surat
(c) Calcutta
(d) Lahore
Answer: Surat

Which of the following statements regarding Quit India Movement is correct ?
(a) The movement paved the way for British seriously considering granting freedom to India.
(b) The Muslims did not participate in the movement.
(c) It was entirely a non-violent movement.
(d) The upper middle class did not show interest in this movement.
Answer: The Muslims did not participate in the movement.

General Dyer who was responsible for Jallianwala Bagh massacre was shot dead by
(a) Udham Singh
(b) Hasrat Mohani
(c) Sohan Singh Bhakna
(d) V.V.S. Iyer
Answer: Udham Singh

The famous song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram was sung during Dandi march by the renowed musician
(a) Mallikarjun Mansur
(b) Onkar Nath Thakur
(c) Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit
(d) Digambar Vishnu Paluskar
Answer: Digambar Vishnu Paluskar

The greatest evil that arose out of British policies with regard to Indian agriculture, was the
(a) Emergence of the money lenders
(b) None of these
(c) Transformation of the peasant cultivators into tenants at will.
(d) Improverishment of the peasantry
Answer: Improverishment of the peasantry

The Home Rule Movement started by Annie Besant aimed at
(a) Boycotting foreign goods.
(b) Attaining self rule for India
(c) Educating the Indian masses
(d) Agitating against the British monopoly in administration.
Answer: Attaining self rule for India

Before Delhi, where was the capital of India during the British India ?
(a) Lucknow
(b) Patna
(c) Bombay
(d) Calcutta
Answer: Calcutta

In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi started Civil Disobedience Movement from
(a) Sabarmati
(b) Dandi
(c) Wardha
(d) Sevagram
Answer: Sabarmati

Which Governor General abolished the system of dual government established by Robert Clive and established the Company's control over Bengal ?
(a) Warren Hastings
(b) Sir Charles Metacalfe
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) Lord Cornwallis
Answer: Warren Hastings

Which of the following is not a form of Ganshian Satyagraha ?
(a) Civil Disobedience
(b) Hunger strike
(c) Hijrat
(d) Non - Cooperation
Answer: Hijrat

The immediate cause for precipitation of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 was
(a) Disparity in salaries of native sepoys and British soldiers
(b) The rumour of use of catridges greased with cow fat
(c) Spread of Christianity
(d) Doctrine of Lapse
Answer: The rumour of use of catridges greased with cow fat

The Viceroy upon whom a bomb was thrown but he did not change his attitude towards the Indians, was
(a) Lord Chelmsford
(b) Lord Hardinge
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Lord Curzon
Answer: Lord Hardinge

The capital of India was shifted to Delhi during the reign of
(a) Curzon
(b) Hardinge
(c) Minto
(d) Chelmsford
Answer: Hardinge

Which of the following is correctly matched ?
(a) Pararthana Samaj : Dayanand Saraswati
(b) Brahmo Samaj : Jyotiba Phule
(c) Satya Shodhak Mandal : Keshab Chandra Sen
(d) Sri Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam : Narayana Guru
Answer: Sri Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam : Narayana Guru

The Separatist system of representation by various religious communities and other groups was a prominent feature of the
(a) Government of India Act, 1919
(b) Indian Independence Act, 1947
(c) Government of India Act, 1935
(d) Indian Council Act, 1861
Answer: Government of India Act, 1935

Lala Lajpat Rai was assulted by the British during
(a) The protest against the Simon Commision
(b) The First war of Indian Independence
(c) The salt Satyagraha
(d) The Civil Disobedience Movement
Answer: The protest against the Simon Commision

The Young India was edited by
(a) Acharya Narendra Dev
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Mahadev Desia
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

Vande Mataram was first published in
(a) Anand Math
(b) Kesari
(c) Gitanjali
(d) Harijan
Answer: Anand Math

The song Jana-Gana-Mana composed by Rabindranath Tagore, was first published in January 1912 under the title of
(a) None of these
(b) Bharat Vidhata
(c) Rashtra Jagrati
(d) Tatva Bodhini
Answer: Bharat Vidhata